SIA Acc. 20-129, National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of the History of Technology, Exhibition Records, 1980-2003

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Summary

This accession consists of records that document exhibitions at the National Museum of American History. The materials primarily consist of audiovisual materials created for use in exhibitions. Exhibitions documented include: "The Clockwork Universe: German Clocks and Automata, 1550-1650"; "Science in American Life"; "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops, 1820-Present"; and "Engines of Change: The American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860". Some of the materials were created from when the division was known as the Department of the History of Science and Technology. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, press releases, videotapes, audiocassettes, audiotape, motion picture film, images, brochures, and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.

Subject

  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of the History of Science and Technology
  • The Clockwork Universe: German Clocks and Automata, 1550-1650 (Exhibition) (1980-1981: Washington, D.C.)
  • Science in American Life (Exhibition) (1994-2011: Washington, D.C.)
  • Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops, 1820-Present (Exhibition) (1998: Washington, D.C.)
  • Engines of Change: The American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860 (Exhibition) (1986-2006: Washington, D.C.)

Notes

  • Item List in accession file.
  • Electronic 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.

Organization

Unarranged

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1980
  • 1980-2003

Topic

  • Education
  • Historical museums
  • Museums
  • Museum exhibits
  • Museums--Educational aspects

Form/Genre

  • Clippings
  • Collection descriptions
  • Brochures
  • Manuscripts
  • Compact discs
  • Digital images
  • Electronic records
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Color transparencies
  • Motion pictures (visual works)
  • Videotapes
  • Audiotapes

Local number

SIA Acc. 20-129

Physical description

3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)

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