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Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Medicine and Science  Search this
Subject:
Mitman, Carl Weaver 1889-  Search this
Garber, Paul Edward 1899-1992  Search this
Church, Ted  Search this
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
Forman, Paul  Search this
Finn, Bernard S. 1932-  Search this
Sivowitch, Elliot N  Search this
Molella, Arthur P. 1944-  Search this
King, W. James (William James) 1915-  Search this
Multhauf, Robert P  Search this
Briscoe, Nance L  Search this
Stine, Jeffrey K  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Engineering  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Transportation and Civil Engineering  Search this
WMAL (Radio station : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Electricity and Modern Physics  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Electricity  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Information Technology and Society  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of the History of Technology  Search this
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. processed holdings
23.75 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Audiotapes
Phonograph records
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Brochures
Books
Black-and-white transparencies
Electronic mail
Electronic records
Pamphlets
Digital images
Compact discs
Date:
1886
1886-2016
Category:
Series Level Description
Notes:
To view records that comprise this series, see the detailed list of accessions and/or record units below.
For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.
Organization:
Alphabetic, chronologic, and unarranged
Summary:
Consists of records documenting curatorial and professional activities in the fields of technology, environmental history, electricity, and modern physics. The curatorial staff of electricity and modern physics were in the Division of Electricity, the Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy, the Division of Electricity and Modern Physics, and the Division of Information Technology and Society prior to 2009 when, that year, they disbanded and modern physics became part of the Division of Medicine and Science, formerly known as the Division of the History of Technology, and electricity was transferred to the Division of Work and Industry. Records predating 1938 were created by the Section of Steam Transportation and the Division of Engineering within the United States National Museum. Staff members whose activities are documented in these records include Carl Weaver Mitman, Frank A. Taylor, Paul Edward Garber, Paul Forman, Bernard S. Finn, Elliot N. Sivowitch, Arthur P. Molella, W. James King, Robert P. Multhauf, Nance L. Briscoe, and Jeffrey K. Stine. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes pertaining to inventions and inventors of dynamos and incandescent electric lighting, manufacturers of electrical equipment, donors of artifacts, electrical equipment patents, modern physics, objects in the Division's collection, and exhibitions. Also includes lecture papers, articles, and book reviews; proposals; photographs; information in regard to grants, forums, committees, conferences, symposiums, workshops, and public programs; a WMAL radio broadcast recording that features broadcaster Ted Church touring science and technology collections at the United States National Museum and interviewing curators Mitman, Taylor, and Garber; electronic mail; fellowship information; meeting agendas and minutes; proposals; reports; agreements; newspaper clippings; pamphlets; brochures; and awards. Some materials are in electronic format.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Topic:
Physics--History  Search this
Electricity--History  Search this
Engineering  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00401
See more items in:
Curatorial Records 1886-2016 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Medicine and Science]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_220170