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Humidity Is a Nightmare for 'The Scream'

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Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
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Published Date:
Mon, 18 May 2020 17:58:23 +0000
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Custom RSS  Search this
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Artificial materials / Olivier Vanbesien

Author:
Vanbésien, Olivier http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2012009264 http://viaf.org/viaf/231879111/  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xv, 346 pages) : illustrations
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
2012
Topic:
Materials  Search this
Synthetic products  Search this
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING--Material Science  Search this
Call number:
TA403 .V376 2012 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1132835

Organic materials for sustainable construction / edited by Yves Mouton

Author:
Mouton, Yves http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2006018537 http://viaf.org/viaf/17343012/  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xxviii, 651 pages) : illustrations
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
2011
Topic:
Polymers  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Synthetic products  Search this
Organic compounds  Search this
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING--Structural  Search this
Call number:
TA455.P58 O655 2011 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1133322

Science and technology of polymer nanofibers / Anthony L. Andrady

Author:
Andrady, A. L (Anthony L.) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n97007973 http://viaf.org/viaf/76653857/  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xix, 403 pages) : illustrations
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
2008
Topic:
Nanofibers  Search this
Electrospinning  Search this
Synthetic products  Search this
Polymers  Search this
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING--Technical & Manufacturing Industries & Trades  Search this
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING--Textiles & Polymers  Search this
Call number:
TA418.9.F5 A53 2008 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1125977

Exhibition Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society  Search this
Extent:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Floppy disks
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Place:
United States -- Social life and customs
Date:
1942-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records which document the planning, development, and installation of Science in American Life, a major permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). This exhibition demonstrates how science has changed the way Americans have lived over the past 125 years. Opening on April 27, 1994, Science in American Life was 4 years in the making and took the work and collaboration of more than 75 curators, educators, writers, designers and scientific consultants. It occupies 13,000 square feet of exhibition space and includes approximately 600 artifacts, 700 graphics, six video loops, three sound and light displays, six computer interactives, two CD-ROM interactives, 11 mechanical interactives, and a science center featuring 20 hands-on activities.

The exhibition was underwritten by a $5.3 million contribution from the American Chemical Society and was executed under the leadership of Chief Curator, Arthur P. Molella, chair of the Department of the History of Science and Technology. The exhibition begins with an orientation area where people are greeted by 12 host scientists - 10 scientists and two children, represented by life-size photographs and recorded voices - who give a personal, contemporary perspective of the historial materials found in the exhibition. Following this are 6 sections arranged in chronologic order: "Laboratory Science Comes to America, 1876-1920;" "Science for Progress, 1920-1940;" "Mobilizing Science for War, 1940-1960;" "Better Than Nature, 1950-1970;" "Science in the Public Eye, 1970 to the present;" and "Looking Ahead." Developed by Museum Specialist Howard Morrison, "Looking Ahead" focuses on the science of biotechnology and public attitudes about it.

An additional component to the exhibition is the 1,500 square-foot interactive education center known as the "Hands on Science Center." All aspects of the exhibition are documented, including publicity, the anti-science controversy, the glossing over of corporate misdeeds, exhibition design, educational aspects, curriculum development, grant proposals, advisory board meetings, copyrights, audio and video development, feasibility studies, audience surveys, and object acquisition. Subjects and people covered in the exhibition include chemists Ira Remsen and Ellen Henrietta Richards; coal tar and synthetic materials; the Manhattan Project; the first nuclear reactor, Chicago Pile no. 1; the birth control pill; pesticides; DNA; chlorofluorocarbons and atmospheric ozone; the Superconducting Super Collider; genetic engineering; and biotechnology. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting minutes, notes, scripts, contracts, loan agreements, exhibitions proposals, evaluations, budget summaries, design submittals, floor plans, black-and-white photographs and negatives, color photographs and negatives, floppy disks, clippings, and brochures.
Topic:
Nuclear reactors  Search this
Chemists  Search this
Synthetic products  Search this
Coal-tar  Search this
Oral contraceptives  Search this
Pesticides  Search this
DNA  Search this
Chlorofluorocarbons  Search this
Ozone  Search this
Superconducting Super Collider  Search this
Genetic engineering  Search this
Biotechnology  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Floppy disks
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-276, National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 06-276
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-276

Leo Baekeland Diary Volume 1

Author:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.0" x 3.5".)
Container:
Box 18, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Biographies
Diaries
Place:
Yonkers (N.Y.) -- 1900-1910
Date:
1907 April 3-1908 January 22
Scope and Contents:
Inscription on flyleaf: "I / Journal of / Dr. L.H. Baekeland / Yonkers, NY [sic] / April 3, 1907 / to Jan. 23, 1908." The diary details Baekeland's daily activities. He writes often of his visits and discussions, and the subjects of correspondence he has written and received. It sheds light on the use and distance of travel by automobile in the early twentieth century. In the notes, Baekeland explains increasing time spent in the laboratory at the end of 1907 into 1908.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Laboratories  Search this
Automobiles -- 1900-1910  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Biographies
Diaries -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Leo Baekeland Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Leo H. Baekeland Papers / Series 4: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0005-ref288
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Leo Baekeland Diary Volume 19

Author:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.0" x 3.5")
Container:
Box 19, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Date:
1915 October 21-1916 April 30
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Leo Baekeland Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Leo H. Baekeland Papers / Series 4: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Leo Baekeland Diary Volume 28

Author:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.0" x 3.5")
Container:
Box 20, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Date:
1919 October 1-1920 February 26
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Leo Baekeland Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Leo H. Baekeland Papers / Series 4: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0005-ref317
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Leo Baekeland Diary Volume 59

Author:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.0" x 3.5")
Container:
Box 22, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Date:
1938 September 12-1939 December 31
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Leo Baekeland Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Leo H. Baekeland Papers / Series 4: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0005-ref348
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The Corn of the Future Is Hundreds of Years Old and Makes Its Own Mucus

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Published Date:
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 18:22:01 +0000
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Future Talks 013 : lectures and workshops on technology and conservation of modern materials in design / Tim Bechthold, editor

Author:
Future Talks (13th : 2013 : Munich, Germany) author  Search this
Editor:
Bechthold, Tim  Search this
Host institution:
Neue Sammlung, Staatliches Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Bavaria, Germany)  Search this
Physical description:
295 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
2013
Topic:
Industrial design--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Art, Modern--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Plastics--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Synthetic products--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1084800

[Trade catalogs on laminated, synthetic resin-bonded material (Tufnol) products : Tufnol gears and bearings, electrical insulators, sheets, tubes, rods, bars, angles and channels, electrical insulating varnish and cement, plastic compound; electric switchgear ... ]

Author:
Tufnol Ltd  Search this
Ellison Insulations Limited  Search this
George Ellison Limited  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<15> v. : ill. (some col.)
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1930
[1930]-
Topic:
Synthetic products  Search this
Materials  Search this
Electric switchgear  Search this
Tufnol (Brand name)  Search this
Ellison (Brand name)  Search this
Call number:
053772
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_710515

The use of design in modern plastics : luncheon clinic, January 23, 1933 / organized by the National Alliance of Art and Industry

Author:
Rodgers, James L  Search this
Coleman, R. E  Search this
Brown, Gordon  Search this
Spencer, H. S  Search this
Sinel, Joseph  Search this
National Alliance of Art and Industry (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
3 leaves ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1933
Topic:
Plastics--Design  Search this
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Bakelite  Search this
Call number:
NK8595 .U74 1933
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_765692

Werkstoffe : miracles of German chemistry

Title:
Economic strength of the new Germany
Author:
Dorn, Karl  Search this
German library of information, New York  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 30 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Germany
Date:
1941
Topic:
Synthetic products  Search this
Metals  Search this
Industries  Search this
Call number:
TP145 .D67 1941
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_634197

Kunstoffe

Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
19uu
Topic:
Synthetic products--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
TP1 .K96
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_500495

Kautschuk

Author:
Deutsche Kautschuk-Gesellschaft  Search this
Physical description:
19 v. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1925
1943
1925-1943
Topic:
Rubber industry and trade--Periodicals  Search this
Synthetic products--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
TS1870 .K38
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_545753

Cheap, quick, & easy : imitative architectural materials, 1870-1930 / Pamela H. Simpson

Title:
Cheap, quick, and easy
Author:
Simpson, Pamela H (Pamela Hemenway) 1946-2011  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 215 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Building materials--History  Search this
Substitute products  Search this
Synthetic products  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_558504

Synthesis of elastomers containing boron / by Lynn G. Wiedenmann

Author:
Wiedenmann, Lynn G  Search this
Rock Island Arsenal (Ill.)  Search this
Physical description:
iii, 19 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1963
[1963]
Topic:
Elastomers  Search this
Polymers  Search this
Polymerization  Search this
Synthetic products  Search this
Call number:
TA455.E4 W64 1963
TA455.E4W64 1963
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_328418

The application of nondestructive testing to plastics / by Alfred M. Anzalone

Author:
Anzalone, Alfred M  Search this
Plastics Technical Evaluation Center (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
ii, 39 p. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1961
[1961]
Topic:
Plastics--Testing--Bibliography  Search this
Synthetic products--Testing--Bibliography  Search this
Call number:
Z7914.P7 A63 1961
Z7914.P7A63 1961
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_343997

Les méthodes de synthèse en minéralogie. Cours professé au Muséum, par Stanislas Meunier

Author:
Meunier, Stanislas 1843-1925  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 359 p. illus. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1891
Topic:
Artificial minerals  Search this
Mineralogy  Search this
Synthetic products  Search this
Call number:
TP870 .M571mZ
TP870.M571mZ
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_230304

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