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Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection

Creator:
Foresight Institute. (Palo Alto, California)  Search this
Lubar, Steven D.  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Newsletters
Date:
1986-2004
Summary:
The collection contains an almost complete set of the quarterly newsletter Foresight Background and its successor Foresight Update from 1987 to January, 2004. Also included are five issues of Foresight Briefing. The Foresight Institute of Palo Alto, California, studies transformative technologies.
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains an almost complete set of the quarterly newsletter Foresight Background and its successor Foresight Update from 1987 to January, 2004. Foresight Update is now a weekly newsletter. Also included are five issues of Foresight Briefing, a newsletter containing single, in-depth articles. The newsletters contain essays, reviews of nanotechnology research, student prizes, question-and-answer sets, reference information, in-depth full length articles, and advertisements for nano-related scientific companies and legal services. Miscellaneous mailings from the Foresight Institute to members, such as contribution requests, announcements of upcoming events, and publication offers are included.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1, Newsletters, 1989-2004

Series 2, Miscellaneous materials, 1986-2002 and undated
Biographical / Historical:
Started by Dr. Eric Drexler in 1986 in Palo Alto, California, the non-profit Foresight Institute's mission is to anticipate and meet the future challenges of advances in technology. The Institute seeks to increase knowledge about advances, and to encourage and enable free and open discussion and study of them. Its primary focus is on "molecular nanotechnology, the coming ability to build materials and products with atomic precision." It was the first organization to educate society about the benefits and risks of nanotechnology. The Institute hosts regular conferences on nanotechnology subjects, and it publishes articles, books, and a quarterly newsletter entitled Foresight Update (formerly Foresight Background). The Institute awards annual prizes in two categories, entitled the Foresight Institute Feynman Award, in honor of physicist Richard Feynman. One award is given for experimental research and the other for theory in advances in nanotechnology.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Steven F. Lubar, former curator in the National Museum of American History's Division of the History of Technology (now Division of Work and Industry) in 2004.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Topic:
Nanotechnology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newsletters -- 20th century
Citation:
Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0863
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Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8afd8b121-7d28-4897-88dd-028cfe80e97b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0863

Newsletters

Collection Creator:
Foresight Institute. (Palo Alto, California)  Search this
Lubar, Steven D.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1989-2004
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0863, Series 1
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Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep898c91c70-7917-4feb-98b2-bbd9a01e4377
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0863-ref13

Miscellaneous materials

Collection Creator:
Foresight Institute. (Palo Alto, California)  Search this
Lubar, Steven D.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1986-2002
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0863, Series 2
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Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f27d2898-f88f-432d-94c8-7b0f800ba9f0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0863-ref14

Foresight Institute Briefing, Numbers 1 and 3-5

Collection Creator:
Foresight Institute. (Palo Alto, California)  Search this
Lubar, Steven D.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1998-1999
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection
Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection / Series 1: Newsletters
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep87daffa68-bade-4de3-a6f1-72a8a9629b52
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0863-ref15

Foresight Background, Numbers 0-4, 6

Collection Creator:
Foresight Institute. (Palo Alto, California)  Search this
Lubar, Steven D.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1987-1989
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection
Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection / Series 1: Newsletters
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep86ad839d4-6e28-4a78-9247-e61bc2251ee3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0863-ref16

Foresight Update, Numbers 1-3, 5-9

Collection Creator:
Foresight Institute. (Palo Alto, California)  Search this
Lubar, Steven D.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1987-June 1990
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection
Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection / Series 1: Newsletters
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep88244cd1f-dc40-4097-b43c-74b3c4623695
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0863-ref17

Foresight Update, Numbers 10-19; 1990 October -1994 September

Collection Creator:
Foresight Institute. (Palo Alto, California)  Search this
Lubar, Steven D.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection
Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection / Series 1: Newsletters
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8da3ca3a5-4580-4b90-914e-4ad623f24ddc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0863-ref18

Foresight Update, Numbers 20-29; 1995 February 1995--1997 June

Collection Creator:
Foresight Institute. (Palo Alto, California)  Search this
Lubar, Steven D.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection
Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection / Series 1: Newsletters
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep890474bd9-5076-4896-9176-b7e56295c46a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0863-ref19

Foresight Update, Numbers 30-39, 1997 September--1999 December

Collection Creator:
Foresight Institute. (Palo Alto, California)  Search this
Lubar, Steven D.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection
Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection / Series 1: Newsletters
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d9546a18-9bd8-4fe4-8cdc-c777bfc77029
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0863-ref20

Foresight Update, Numbers 40-49, 2000 March--2002 August

Collection Creator:
Foresight Institute. (Palo Alto, California)  Search this
Lubar, Steven D.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection
Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection / Series 1: Newsletters
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep882594554-e94e-4dab-9283-036afbc8963d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0863-ref21

Foresight Update, Numbers 50-53, 2002 November 2002--2004 January

Collection Creator:
Foresight Institute. (Palo Alto, California)  Search this
Lubar, Steven D.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection
Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection / Series 1: Newsletters
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8df00c1a5-ac54-4300-bab6-1b76bea30344
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0863-ref22

Miscellaneous mailings, 1986-1994

Collection Creator:
Foresight Institute. (Palo Alto, California)  Search this
Lubar, Steven D.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection
Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection / Series 2: Miscellaneous materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep881d00cb9-88b6-47dc-8131-363c891e7207
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0863-ref23

Miscellaneous mailings, 1995-2002

Collection Creator:
Foresight Institute. (Palo Alto, California)  Search this
Lubar, Steven D.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection
Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection / Series 2: Miscellaneous materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep87c1182a3-f6ba-452f-ad5e-7b9fb88092c8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0863-ref24

Miscellaneous mailings, undated

Collection Creator:
Foresight Institute. (Palo Alto, California)  Search this
Lubar, Steven D.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection
Foresight Institute Newsletter Collection / Series 2: Miscellaneous materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep84b2d6e71-5a35-42d7-922a-d74a9d6be302
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0863-ref25

Exhibition Records, 1991

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Engineering and Industry  Search this
Uniform title:
HyperCard (Computer file)  Search this
Subject:
Lubar, Steven D  Search this
Engines of Change: The American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860 (Exhibition) (1986-2006: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Electronic records
Collection descriptions
Place:
United States
Date:
1991
Topic:
Industrial revolution  Search this
Computer programs  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Engineering--History  Search this
Industries--History  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Artisans  Search this
Personnel management  Search this
Slave labor  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 18-185
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1927, 1953-1991 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Engineering and Industry]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_397502

Exhibition Records, 1927, 1953-1991

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Engineering and Industry  Search this
Subject:
Stephens, Carlene E. 1949-  Search this
Battison, Edwin A  Search this
Vogel, Robert M  Search this
Multhauf, Robert P  Search this
Ferguson, Eugene S  Search this
Mitman, Carl Weaver 1889-  Search this
Roebling, John Augustus 1806-1869  Search this
Lubar, Steven D  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Hall of Heavy Machinery  Search this
Physical description:
6.81 cu. ft. processed holdings
13.25 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Sketches
Exhibition catalogs
Clippings
Newsletters
Architectural drawings
Electronic records
Date:
1927
1927-1991
1927, 1953-1991
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Engineering--History  Search this
Industries--History  Search this
Civil engineering  Search this
Mechanical engineering  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00381
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
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Exhibition Records 1927, 1953-1991 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Engineering and Industry]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219690

Agency history, 1957-1995

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Engineering and Industry  Search this
Subject:
Noble, David F (David Franklin) 1935-  Search this
Vogel, Robert M  Search this
Battison, Edwin A  Search this
Crouch, Tom D  Search this
Lubar, Steven D  Search this
Mayr, Otto  Search this
Multhauf, Robert P  Search this
Post, Robert C  Search this
Stephens, Carlene E. 1949-  Search this
Stine, Jeffrey K  Search this
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Engineering  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of Science and Technology  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of History of Technology  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of History of Science  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of the History of Technology  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1957
1957-1995
Topic:
Historical museums  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Engineering--History  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00084
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221440

Exhibition Records, 1915-2014, 2020

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Work and Industry  Search this
Subject:
Stine, Jeffrey K  Search this
Worthington, William E. 1948-  Search this
Lubar, Steven D  Search this
Daniel, Pete  Search this
Johnston, Paul Forsythe 1950-  Search this
Harrison, Michael  Search this
Johnson, Paula J. 1954-  Search this
Finn, Bernard S. 1932-  Search this
Vining, Margaret  Search this
Chase, Lynn  Search this
Kendrick, Kathleen M  Search this
Battison, Edwin A  Search this
Stephens, Carlene E. 1949-  Search this
Post, Robert C  Search this
Withuhn, William L  Search this
Bishop, Philip W  Search this
Schlebecker, John T  Search this
Vogel, Robert M  Search this
White, John H. 1933-  Search this
Hoffman, John Nathan  Search this
Klose, Claudine  Search this
Sharrer, G. Terry  Search this
Henkel, Lowell L  Search this
Doyle, Aida M  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of the History of Technology  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Mechanisms  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Extractive Industries  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Manufacturing  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Mining  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Forest Products  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Industrial Cooperation  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Transportation  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Mineral Technology  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Organic Chemistry  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Chemical Industries  Search this
Physical description:
40.84 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Video recordings
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Brochures
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Drawings
Floor plans
Compact discs
Audiotapes
Newspapers
Books
Picture postcards
Exhibition catalogs
Digital versatile discs
Artifacts
Color negatives
Electronic records
Ephemera
Pamphlets
Digital images
Date:
1915
1915-2020
1915-2014, 2020
Topic:
Technology--History  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Agriculture--History  Search this
Navigation--History  Search this
Electricity--History  Search this
Military education  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Autonomous vehicles  Search this
Mining engineering  Search this
Forest products  Search this
Nuclear energy  Search this
Petroleum  Search this
Steel  Search this
Iron  Search this
Loans  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc  Search this
Committees  Search this
Textile fabrics  Search this
Rubber  Search this
Coal  Search this
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00388
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1915-2014, 2020 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Work and Industry]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_223016

Doodles, drafts, and designs [electronic resource] : industrial drawings from the Smithsonian

Title:
Industrial drawings from the Smithsonian
Author:
Lubar, Steven D  Search this
Van Doren, Nicole 1972-  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Libraries  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Type:
Electronic resources
Exhibitions
Drawings
Place:
United States
Date:
2004
Topic:
Industrial design  Search this
Inventors  Search this
New products--Drawings  Search this
Call number:
TS171.6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_728561

The Smithsonian's America : an exhibition on American history and culture / American Festival Japan '94 ; [catalogue by: National Museum of American History, Jeffrey L. Brodie ...[et al.]

Author:
Brodie, Jeffrey L  Search this
Bunch, Lonnie G  Search this
Hughes, Ellen Roney  Search this
Lubar, Steven D  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Bijutsu Shuppan Dezain Sentà„ (Japan)  Search this
American Festival Japan '94  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Physical description:
158 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Japan
Date:
1994
C1994]
Topic:
History  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Civilization  Search this
Foreign relations  Search this
Call number:
E179 .S664 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_480221

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