SIA Acc. 20-127, National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Mathematics, Exhibition Records, 1965-1986

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Summary

This accession consists of exhibition records created and maintained by Associate Curator and Curator, Uta C. Merzbach. The materials document the research, design, and execution of exhibitions at the National Museum of American History, primarily in the field of mathematics. Exhibitions covered include 1876: A Centennial Exhibition, the Hall of Physical Sciences, Learning Mathematics With Objects, and Pain and Its Relief. Some records date to when the division was previously known as the Section of Mathematics and Antique Instruments, and then the Section of Mathematics, as well as from when the museum was known as the United States National Museum, the Museum of History and Technology, and the National Museum of History and Technology. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; and exhibit schedules, proposals, scripts, objects lists, images, and floor plans.

Subject

  • Merzbach, Uta C. 1933-
  • United States National Museum Section of Mathematics and Antique Instruments
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Section of Mathematics
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Mathematics
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Mathematics
  • United States National Museum. Hall of Physical Sciences
  • 1876: A Centennial Exhibition (1976: Washington, D.C.)
  • Learning Mathematics With Objects (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.)
  • Pain and Its Relief (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)
  • Classics of Mathematics (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.)

Notes

  • 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.

Organization

Unarranged

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1965
  • 1965-1986

Topic

  • Women
  • Women mathematicians
  • Museums
  • Museum exhibits
  • Women museum curators

Form/Genre

  • Manuscripts
  • Collection descriptions
  • Floor plans
  • Color photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 20-127

Physical description

1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)

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