Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History
Curatorial Records, 1996-1999, 2001
This accession consists of a dissertation written by museum specialist Ellen Roney Hughes, titled "Machines for Better Bodies: A Cultural History of Exercise Machines in America, 1830-1950," which was submitted to the graduate faculty at the University of Maryland in fulfillment of the requirement for a doctorate degree in American Studies in 2001; and the records of museum specialist David H. Shayt, documenting collection management issues in regard to the Mayo J. Kaan donation of his Superman photograph collection to the National Museum of American History. Materials include a publication, correspondence, photographs and slides, press clippings, and a deed of gift.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Hughes, Ellen Roney
- Shayt, David H.
- Kaan, Mayo J.
- Superman (Fictitious character)
- University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)
- Machines for Better Bodies: A Cultural History of Exercise Machines in America, 1830-1950 (Monograph: 2001)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-167, National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History, Curatorial Records