SIA Acc. 19-100, Lemelson Center, Program/Project Records, 1994-2017


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This accession consists of project and program records created and maintained by the Lemelson Center. The materials document the development and execution of conferences, workshops, lectures, educational programs, special events, seminars, talks, workshops, and symposia. Programs documented include "Innovative Lives" and the "Inventing for the Environment" symposium. "Innovative Lives" is a public program series that brings audiences of all ages and backgrounds face-to-face with diverse inventors and innovation leaders to engage in a public conversation about their pioneering work and careers. The "Inventing for the Environment" examining the role of invention in society and in this particular case specifically examining how an innovation, invention or inventor created something that altered that environment to better suit the human condition. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, transcripts, conference presentations, interviews, images, video recordings, audiotapes, brochures, drawings, participant lists, and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.


Lemelson Center


  • Lemelson Center Innovative Lives Program
  • Inventing for the Environment (Symposium) (1998: Washington, D.C.)


  • Electronic List in accession file.
  • Folder List in accession file.
  • For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.



Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1994
  • 1994-2017


  • Public relations
  • Congresses and conventions
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Inventors
  • Education
  • Inventions
  • Workshops
  • Museums
  • Technological innovations
  • Museums--Educational aspects
  • Museums--Public relations


  • Manuscripts
  • Collection descriptions
  • Brochures
  • Clippings
  • Electronic records
  • Compact discs
  • Digital images
  • Drawings
  • Color negatives
  • Color transparencies
  • Color photographs
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Audiotapes

Local number

SIA Acc. 19-100

Physical description

2.19 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box) (1 16x20 box)