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Fractal.MGX Table process

Type:
Exhibitions
Video
Object Name:
Video
Accession Number:
s-e-2290
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Metallic Patched

Designer:
Luisa Cevese, Italian, b. 1955  Search this
Manufacturer:
Luisa Cevese Riedizioni, Milan, Italy  Search this
Collaborator:
Hosoo Co., Ltd.  Search this
Medium:
Polyurethane embedded with offcuts of Riedizioni products (mixed metallic fibers)
Type:
non-woven textiles
Exhibitions
Table mat
Object Name:
Table mat
Made in:
Milan, Italy
Date:
2016
Credit Line:
Courtesy of Luisa Cevese Riedizioni
Accession Number:
88.2015.11
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Online Media:

Book

Designer:
Johann Michael Hoppenhaupt II, 1709–ca. 1750  Search this
Type:
ornament
Book
Made in:
Germany
Date:
1753
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-221
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Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
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[Trade catalogs from Crane Co.]

Variant company name:
"Modern American home"  Search this
Company Name:
Crane Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Crane Export Corp. ; Crane, Ltd.  Search this
Notes content:
Corwith family of lavatories, baths, sinks, dressing tables ; water systems, heaters, softeners
Includes:
Trade catalog and photographs
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Water wheels; water motors and waterpower equipment  Search this
Plumbing supplies and fixtures  Search this
Appliances (household)  Search this
Topic:
Household appliances  Search this
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Hydraulic machinery  Search this
Plumbing equipment industry  Search this
Plumbing fixtures  Search this
Water-power  Search this
Water-wheels  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10162
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Society for the History of Technology Records

Author:
Society for the History of Technology  Search this
Kranzberg, Melvin, Dr., 1917-1995  Search this
Names:
American Association for the Advancement of Science  Search this
American Council of Learned Societies  Search this
National Science Foundation  Search this
Extent:
353 Cubic feet (378 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Newsletters
Correspondence
Photographs
Floppy disks
Date:
1956-2017
Summary:
The Society for the History of Technology Records (SHOT) consists of documents relating to SHOT from its inception in 1958- [0ngoing]. The collection is divided into two subgroups: Subgroup I, General Records, 1956-2009 which consist of papers generated and received by Melvin Kranzberg in his various roles as an officer of SHOT, as well as papers of other SHOT officers. Subgroup II,Technology and Culture Records, 1958-2009, consists of documents relating to the Society's journal, Technology and Culture. T & C is a quarterly publication containing articles of interest to and written by historians and students of technology. The records consist of material generated by Melvin Kranzberg in his role as editor-in-chief, 1959-1981 and by succeeding T&C editors.
Scope and Contents:
The collection is divided into two subgroups: Subgroup I, General Records, 1956-2009 which consist of papers generated and received by Melvin Kranzberg in his various roles as an officer of SHOT, as well as papers of other SHOT officers. Subgroup II,Technology and Culture Records, 1958-2009, consists of documents relating to the Society's journal, Technology and Culture. T & C is a quarterly publication containing articles of interest to and written by historians and students of technology. The records consist of material generated by Melvin Kranzberg in his role as editor-in-chief, 1959-1981 and by succeeding T&C editors. The Melvin Kranzberg Papers (AC0266) consist of the personal papers of Dr. Kranzberg from his undergraduate years at Amherst College through his professional career. The collection documents his involvement with development of the new field of history of technology and his role as principal founder of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT); work as consultant and advisor to domestic and international agencies, colleges, and universities; personal affiliations, lectureships, publications; and teaching and administrative activities for more than forty years as a college professor.

Subgroup I: General Records, 1956-2009, consists of documents relating to SHOT from its inception in 1958 to 2009, papers generated and received by Melvin Kranzberg in his various roles as an officer of SHOT, as well as papers of other SHOT officers.

The General Records are divided into ten series based on the functions of this professional organization of scholars interested in the history of technology. Series one through three document committees and officers and their correspondence regarding day-to-day activities of the Society. Financial records and preparation for annual membership meetings and other more specialized meetings comprise other series. Newsletters and brochures describing SHOT's activities and the records of SHOT's relationships with other professional associations (such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science) complete the General Records.

Series 1: Organizational Records, 1956-1984, consists of materials documenting organizing work, including membership, officers, finances, publicity and drafting of a constitution for SHOT. Included are minutes of meetings to accomplish these purposes as well as for the first general membership meeting held in December, 1958. Papers incorporating SHOT and a history of the organization as of 1976 are included. These records are organized into three categories: the initial conceptualization and creation of SHOT; support activities in the early period; the constitution and history of SHOT. The material is arranged chronologically.

Series 2: Records Of Councils, Committees, and Other Groups, 1959-1989, consists of the records of SHOT councils, committees and other organizational groups. The Executive Council consists of nine elected voting members in addition to the officers of the Society, past presidents of the Society, and the editor-in-chief of the Society's journal. The Executive Council directs the affairs of the Society. In order to reflect the composition of the Society as an interdisciplinary organization which draws from both academe and the factory and industrial laboratory, the Executive Council has been made up of a combination of academicians and practicing engineers and industrialists.

Subseries 2.2a: Executive Council, 1959-1963; 1968; 1975-1978; 1983-1987, contain memoranda to the Executive Council from Melvin Kranzberg, Secretary, 1959-1974; correspondence to and from Secretary Carroll Pursell, 1975-1978; reports; minutes; and other memoranda regarding the SHOT Brochure and Museum Exhibit Awards Program. In addition, Series 5 contains the minutes of many Executive Council meetings, 1958-1992.

Subseries 2.2b: Advisory Council, 1960-1961, is composed of SHOT members selected on the basis of their distinquished scholarship or eminent service to the development of technological studies. The Advisory Council is consulted from time to time regarding the affairs of the Society. These records contain memoranda to the Advisory Council requesting advice, and a list and addresses of Council members as of March, 1961.

The Subseries 2.2c: Nominating Committee,1961-1984, is composed of three Society members appointed by the president; they serve for three years in rotation, one member being added and one retiring each year. Their duties are to nominate persons for the various offices, Executive Council, and the Advisory Council. In addition they make nominations to the Executive Council of candidates for corresponding membership. These records contain correspondence among Society officers, members and potential members of the Nominating Committee; memoranda to the Nominating Committee regarding the work of the committee; lists of officers and council members of the Society; and nominations and ballots.

The Subseries 2.2d: Editorial Committee,1980-1987, is chosen by members of the Executive Council and generally oversees and has ultimate responsibility for the Society's journal, Technology and Culture. The editor-in-chief of the journal is the chairman of the Editorial Committee. The records contain correspondence of the committee; annual reports of the committee; memoranda; and the editor's reports.

The Subseries 2.2e: Documents Committee,1961-1970; 1979-1985 mission was to monitor the preservation of important documents and archival materials that are or may be of value to historians of technology. A primary function is the encouragement of the maintenance and preservation of scientific and technological archives. These records contain correspondence to and from the chairman of the committee, Mel Kranzberg, and others regarding the committee's work and status.

The Subseries 2.2f: Program Committee, 1959; 1961; 1968; 1971; 1983-1984, has charge of arrangements for SHOT's annual meetings, any special meetings of the Society, and any other programs sponsored by the Society. For example, the committee has the responsibility of organizing SHOT sessions at annual meetings of the American Historical Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and History of Science Society, among others. These records contain correspondence and memoranda among members of the committee--and with Kranzberg--regarding program sessions and participants at various meetings and other committee business and priorities; the program of the SHOT 1983 annual meeting; and various program reports, 1959-1985.

Subseries 2.2g: Other Committees, 1961-1987, consist of correspondence and memoranda regarding the myriad aspects of various small SHOT committees' work. Among the committees are: Fellowship Committee; Aims and Goals Committee; Industrial Archeology Committee; Electricity and Electronics Archives Committee; Bicentennial Committee; SHOT Research Committee; Technical Studies Committee; Museum Committee; Monograph Committee; Ad Hoc Committee on Library Services; Technical Studies and Educational Committee; Sites Committee; the Endowment Committee; and the Bibliographic Committee, which was organized to prepare an annual list of books and articles with critical comments or references to reviews when available. The bibliography is published annually in Technology and Culture. An analytical index is prepared annually to accompany the bibliography.

Subseries 2.2h: Officers and Committee Appointments, 1963;1966; 1970-1977; 19080; 1982, contains lists of SHOT committee officers, as well as correspondence and memoranda regarding committee and SHOT officers' appointments and acceptances.

Since SHOT's inception in 1958, members have formed special interest groups (SIGs) for the purpose of bringing together scholars and professionals with interests in specific fields of the history of technology.

Subseries 2.2i: Special Interest Groups, 1961-1988, material includes correspondence, memoranda, newsletters, directories, reports of chairmen, and articles of various special interest groups. These special interest groups are composed of SHOT members who have a common interest, e.g., women's roles in technological history and military technology.

The Subseries 2.2j: Awards Committee (Committee on Honors), 1961-1988, was an advisory committee created to establish conditions and to recommend recipients for various SHOT medals and awards, such as the Usher, Dexter and da Vinci. The power to confer the awards rests with the Executive Council of SHOT. The committee is also responsible for developing citations for the medals and carrying out the nomination process for awards. These records contain correspondence between committee members and Kranzberg regarding awards to recipients, vitae of award recipients, and edited copies of the "awards/honors section" of Technology and Culture.

The Subseries 2.2k: Leonardo da Vinci Medal, 1966-1986, is the Society's highest honor, presented to an individual who has greatly contributed to the history of technology through research, teaching, publications, and other activities. This material consists mostly of correspondence among officers of SHOT and the medal recipients. Also included is biographical material on three recipients of the medal. Photographs of the medal are also included.

The Subseries 2.2l: Dexter Prize, sponsored by the Dexter Chemical Corporation of New York City, is an annual prize of $1,000 dollars for the best book on the history of technology. This material is mainly correspondence regarding the establishment of the prize, development of the plaque, correspondence to and from the recipients, a photo of one recipient, and original illustrations of the plaque.

The Subseries 2.2m: Robinson Prize, 1968-1987, was established by the Executive Council and is awarded annually. It consists of a certificate and a check for $150 dollars for the best paper presented at a SHOT annual meeting by a person under thirty years of age. The material includes correspondence and memoranda regarding this prize. In addition, copies of many submission papers are included.

The Subseries 2.2n: Levinson Prize, 1984-1986, is awarded for an author's first manuscript intended for publication. There is a cash award of $250 dollars and an appropriate plaque. Included is correspondence to and from SHOT officers regarding the establishment and the awarding of this prize.

Subseries 2o: Miscellaneous Awards, 1984-1986, consists of correspondence and memoranda related to various small awards and prizes, including the Usher prize, a special certification award for meritorious work not covered by established prizes, and the IEEE Life Member's Prize in Electrical History, administered by SHOT.

Series 3: Correspondence, 1963-1988, contains correspondence of SHOT officers and is divided into three subseries: general correspondence, correspondence of SHOT presidents, and correspondence dealing with particularly important subjects. The general correspondence deals with routine administrative matters from 1966-1988. The presidential letters and the letters to which they reply relate to the official responsibilities of the SHOT president 1978-1986. The final category contains correspondence, 1975-1985, on subjects such as preparations for commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Columbus' voyage and the offer of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History to be the repository for the records of SHOT.

Series 4: Financial Records (Budget), 1959-1993, consists of financial statements and bank records, 1960-1993, including reports of SHOT treasurers to the membership and to appropriate committees regarding SHOT finances, as well as bank statements, check stubs, and other records of transactions and investments. Copies of required reports to the Internal Revenue Service, 1960-1991 are filed separately as is the general correspondence of SHOT Treasurers, 1985-1991. Financial reports on individual SHOT Meetings, 1976-1993 consititute a final category.

Series 5: Meetings, 1958-1992, contains minutes of the Executive Council and annual general membership meetings, as well as records of preparatory work for annual meetings of SHOT, and is arranged chronologically. Records of other membership meetings concerned with particular subjects are listed separately. Correspondence relating to a conference on "Critical Issues in the History of Technology" organized by SHOT in Roanoke, Virginia in 1978, is also included.

Series 6: Secretary's Membership Records, 1958-1984, consists of reports and correspondence to and from officers and members of SHOT, and is arranged chronologically. Included are inquiries from prospective members, responses by the SHOT secretary, statistics of membership, questionnaires, and invitations to join SHOT.

Series 7: Newsletter, 1958-1997, contains the SHOT newsletter and records of its publication and is arranged chronologically for 1977-1989. Materials for the years preceding 1977 include the actual newsletters for 1958-1964, arranged chronologically, and the rough draft of the 1960 newsletter. Series 9 contains additional copies of the SHOT newsletter.

Series 8: Publication of Monographs, 1961-1984, contains correspondence and committee meeting minutes relating to editorial review, printing problems and royalties. These are arranged by subject.

Series 9: SHOT Professional Relations with Other Organizations, 1964-1988, consists of materials documenting SHOT's numerous official contacts with other professional societies, including joint meetings, correspondence, and minutes. These records are arranged chronologically. Papers relating to the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Council of Learned Societies are grouped separately.

Series 10, Officers Files, 1958-2009, contains materials submitted periodically by former officers of SHOT, beginning in the mid-1980s. Included are documents relating to their administrative functions, as well as their correspondence conducted while in office. Received material which obviously fits into the body of the collections has been so incorporated, in the order of their donation.

Subgroup II: Technology and Culture Records, 1958-1995, consists of documents relating to the Society's journal, Technology and Culture. T & C is a quarterly publication containing articles of interest to and written by historians and students of technology. The records consist of material generated by Melvin Kranzberg in his role as editor-in-chief, 1959-1981 and by succeeding T&C editors.

The papers are divided into ten subseries according to the editorial and other activities involved in producing T & C. In addition to the Organizational Records, 1958-1962, the Technology and Culture records include book reviews, editorial reviews of articles, indexes and tables of contents, printing (by the University of Chicago Press), costs, promotions, and special projects.

Series 1: Organizational Records, 1958-1962 , contains correspondence, minutes of meetings and memoranda relating to the creation of the quarterly journal, T&C, and its first issue. the series includes records of a membership poll to choose the journal's name. A speech by Melvin Kranzberg in 1981 entitled "Quirks and Jerks of Editing Technology and Culture" outlines the early considerations in publication and later editorial problems.

Series 2: Correspondence, 1965-1988, is restricted and contains articles and reviews of articles submitted to T&C for publication. This material is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. The folder dates represent the dates of all the correspondence in the folder. The older date usually represents the date when the correspondence was initiated regarding the submission of an article to T&C. However, the latest date does not always represent correspondence regarding a submission to T&C, since Kranzberg sometimes included general correspondence in the folders.

All articles went through a refereeing process, during which referees wrote recommendations, either for or against publication. These judges wrote their recommendations with the understanding that their identities and their evaluations would remain confidential. In order to maintain the confidentiality of all parties, this separate correspondence series and the confidential referee reviews have been restricted for thirty years from the most recent date of the correspondence. Exceptions will be made if written permission is obtained from SHOT's Editorial Board.The majority of folders contain correspondence between Kranzberg and the referees about articles, but not the articles themselves. The judges' recommendations contain a great deal of information. Some papers were revised two, three, or more times in preparation for publication and referees' reports follow each revision.

Series 3: Book Reviews, 1969-1995, consists of drafts of reviews which appeared inT&C with correspondence relating to those reviews. The material is arranged chronologically according to theT&C issue in which they appeared.

Series 4: Editorial Review of Articles, 1960-1993, consists of drafts of articles considered for publication and other editorial material, for example, exhibit reviews, communications, notes and announcements, correspondence (with authors and reviewers; the latter included comments on the draft articles) and email printouts. The material is arranged alphabetically by name of author and is restricted. Judges wrote their recommendations with the understanding that their identities and their evaluations, would remain confidential. In order to maintain the confidentiality of all parties, this series and the confidential referee reviews have been restricted for thirty years from the most recent date of the correspondence. Exceptions will be made if written permission is obtained from SHOT's Editorial Board.

Series 5: Indexes (Cumulative) and Tables of Contents, 1965-1987 (Boxes 54-56), contains tables of contents of each quarterly edition of T&C, 1965-1981, together with cumulative indexes through 1987.

Series 6: Technology and Culture Printing and Costs, 1959-1994, consists of correspondence with printers of the T&C quarterly journal (primarily the University of Chicago Press), including instructions for printing and negotiation of costs. Also included are arrangements for reprints, cover designs and membership lists. Correspondence relating to campaigns to promote sales of T&C and annual reports of revenues and costs is arranged chronologically.

Series 7: Special Projects, 1962-1986, includes materials documenting miscellaneous projects related to T&C and its editing and publication, and is arranged chronologically.

Series 8: Technology and Culture Editor, 1982-1995, consists of records of the editor documenting the functions of soliciting, reviewing, refereeing and giving final approval for articles and book reviews appearing in T&C. Correspondence with members of SHOT and others is arranged alphabetically. Letters relate to proposed articles and comments on them, as well as other subjects. Also included is correspondence relating to Post's own publications, exhibits, and public presentations, assessments of grant applications, records of his involvement in the affairs of the National Museum of American History and other museums, and correspondence with other periodicals with which he was editorially involved, such as Invention and Technology and Railroad History.

Series 9: Published Files, 1982-1994,contains edited typescript (as submitted to publisher) for articles, research notes, conference reports, organizational notes, reviews, obituaries, and all other material published in Technology and Culture for one calendar year. Correspondence with authors, advisory editors, referees (between two and five for each article), and editorial and production staff of the University of Chicago Press is also included. The materials are arranged chronologically by year. These files are closed for thirty years from the date of the last correspondence in the individual folder. They may be opened, on a case-by-case basis, through appeal to the SHOT Editorial Committee.

Series 10: Office Business Files, 1983-2007, consists of files from the Technology and Culture offices. Many of the files relate to the journal's redesign, editors, and search for a university press to publish the journal.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into two subgroups.

Subgroup I: General Records, 1956-2009

Subgroup II:Technology and Culture Records, 1958-2010

Subgroup I: General Records, 1956-2009

Series 1: Organizational Records, 1956-1984

Subseries 1.1a: Conceptualization and Creation of SHOT, 1956-1959

Subseries 1.1b: Support Activities, 1958-1972

Subseries 1.1c: Constitution and History of SHOT, 1958-1976

Series 2: Records of Councils, Committees, and Other Groups, 1959-1989

Subseries 2.2a: Executive Council: 1959-1963; 1968; 1975-1978; 1983-1987

Subseries 2.2b: Advisory Council, 1960-1961

Subseries 2.2c: Nominating Committee, 1961-1984

Subseries 2.2d: Editorial Committee, 1980-1987

Subseries 2.2e: Documents Committee, 1961-1970; 1979-1985

Subseries 2.2f: Program Committee, 1959; 1961; 1968; 1971; 1983-1984

Subseries 2.2g: Other Committees, 1961-1987

Subseries 2.2h: Officers and Committee Appointments, 1963;1966; 1970-1977; 19080; 1982

Subseries 2.2i: Special Interest Groups, 1961-1988

Subseries 2.2j: Awards Committee (Committee on Honors), 1961-1988

Subseries 2.2k: Leonardo da Vinci Medal, 1966-1986

Subseries 2.2l: Dexter Prize, 1968-1987

Subseries 2.2m: Robinson Prize (Joseph J. Corn, Chair), 1979-1989

Subseries 2.2n: Levinson Prize, 1984-1986

Subseries 2.2o: Miscellaneous Awards, 1984-1986

Series 3: Correspondence, 1963-1988

Subseries 3.3a: General, 1963-1988

Subseries 3.3b: President's, 1977-1986

Subseries 3.3c: Other, 1975-19853a. General, 1963-1988

Series 4: Financial Records (Budget), 1959-1993

Subseries 4a: General, 1959-1991

Subseries 4b: Treasurer's Reports to the Internal Revenue Service, 1959-1991

Subseries 4c: Treasurer's Correspondence, 1962-1991

Subseries 4d: Meetings (Financial Records), 1973-1993

Series 5: Meetings, 1958-1992

Subseries 5.5a: Annual, 1958-1992

Subseries 5.5b: Other, 1965-1982

Series 6: Secretary's Membership Records, 1958-1984

Series 7, Newsletter, 1958-1997

Series 8: Publication of Monographs, 1961-1984

Series 9: SHOT Professional Relations with Other Organizations, 1964-1988

Subseries 9.9a: AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science), 1966-1985

Subseries 9.9b: ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies), 1973-1985

Subseries 9.9c: Other Professional Affiliations, 1968-1986

Series 10: Officers' Files, 1958-2009

Subseries 10.10a: John B. Rae Files, 1958-1988

Subseries 10.10b: Bruce Seely Files, 1984-1995

Subseries 10.10c: Alex Roland Files, 1986-1996

Subseries 10.10d: Russell I. Fries Files, 1991-1993

Subseries 10.10e: James C. Williams Files, 1993-1998

Subseries 10.10f: Susan Smulyan Files, 1986-1994

Subseries 10.10g: Ruth Schwartz Cowan Files, 1991-1994

Subseries 10.10h: Molly Berger Files, 1976-2001

Subseries 10.10i: William Leslie Files, 1989-2003

Subseries 10.10j: Terry Reynolds Files, 1993-2002

Subseries 10.10k: Joyce Bedi Files, 1984-2009

Subseries 10.10l: Carroll Pursell Files, 1965-2004

Subgroup II:Technology and Culture Records, 1958-2012

Series 1: Organizational Records, 1958-1962

Series 2: Correspondence, 1965-1988

Series 3: Book Reviews, 1969-1995

Series 4: Editorial Review of Articles, 1960-1993

Series 5: Indexes (cumulative and tables of contents), 1965-1987

Series 6:Technology and Culture, 1959-1994

Series 7, Special Projects, 1962-1986

Series 8, Technology and Culture Editor, 1982-2010

Series 9: Published Files, 1982-1994

Series 10: Office Business Files, 1983-2007

Series 11:Technology and Culture (journal), 1992, 1994, 2005-2012
Biographical / Historical:
The Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) was formed in 1958 to encourage the study of the development of technology and its relations with politics, economics, labor, business, the environment, public policy, science, and the arts. The Society is incorporated in the State of Ohio as a nonprofit educational organization. Membership is international, open to individuals, organizations, corporations, and institutions interested in the purposes and activities of the Society. An international society, SHOT meets annually in North America or Europe and also sponsors smaller conferences focused on specialized topics, often jointly with other scholarly societies and organizations. The Society's quarterly journal, Technology and Culture, is published by the Johns Hopkins University Press (http://www.techculture.org/). In addition to Technology and Culture, SHOT publishes a quarterly newsletter and, jointly with the American Historical Association, a booklet series, Historical Perspectives on Technology, Society, and Culture.

Melvin Kranzberg was the driving force behind the organization of SHOT. He chaired its Executive Council, 1958-1959, and also served as secretary of the organization, 1959-1974; vice president, 1981-1982; president, 1983-1984; and chairman of the editorial committee, 1985-1988. From 1959 to 1981, he was editor-in-chief of SHOT's quarterly journal, Technology and Culture (T&C). In addition to his long, intimate involvement with SHOT, Kranzberg, as a professor at Case Institute of Technology and Georgia Institute of Technology, 1952-1988, was deeply engaged in studying aspects of technological development over the course of human history. Kranzberg participated in many scholarly committees and other organizations, both domestic and international. He also contributed to governmental commissions and international bodies. His correspondence, speeches and published articles constitute the Melvin Kranzberg Papers, 1934-1988 (AC0266), in the National Museum of American History's Archives Center.

The Archives Center was officially designated the respository for the SHOT records and the editorial records of Technology and Culture in October 1994.
Related Materials:
Material in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Melvin Kranzberg Papers (AC0266)

Personal papers of Dr. Kranzberg from his undergraduate years at Amherst College through his professional career. Collection documents his involvement with development of the new field of history of technology and his role as principal founder of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT); work as consultant and advisor to domestic and international agencies, colleges, and universities; personal affiliations, lectureships, publications; and teaching and administrative activities for more than forty years as a college professor.

S. Colum Gilfillan Papers (AC0461)

Gilfillan was a charter member of SHOT in 1958. The papers include correspondence with Melvin Kranzberg concerning articles that he published in SHOT's journal, Technology and Culture.

Materials in Smithsonian Institution Archives

Brooke Hindle Papers, 1944-1985 (RU 7363)

These papers document Hindle's teaching career; his tenure as an academic dean, historian, and professor of science and technology at New York University; his service as president of SHOT; and, to a lesser extent, his years as director of the National Museum of the History of Technology (NMHT). Papers consist of correspondence and memoranda with historical, scientific, and technological institutes and societies concerning research; correspondence and memoranda with prominent historians of science and technology, particularly Carl Bridenbaugh, Whitfield J. Bell, and A. Hunter Dupree; historical research proposals, manuscripts, publications, index cards, and related material; biographical information; slides and photographs of scientific illustrations and portraits of historic American figures; files concerning his presidency of SHOT and as a member of various visiting committees to review academic programs in the history of science and technology; and copies of course materials prepared during his teaching career at New York University.
Provenance:
Dr. Melvin Kranzberg donated the collection on August 29, 1988.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research, but is stored offsite. Arrangements must be made with the Archives Center staff two weeks prior to a scheduled research visit.

Subgroup II: Technology and Culture Records

Series 2: Correspondence, 1965-1988

Files are restricted for thirty years from the most recent date of the correspondence. They may be opened, on a case-by-case basis, through appeal to the SHOT Editorial Committee.

Series 4: Editorial Review of Articles, 1960-1993

Files are restricted for thirty years from the most recent date of the review. They may be opened, on a case-by-case basis, through appeal to the SHOT Editorial Committee.

Series 9: Published Files, 1982-1994

Files are restricted for thirty years from the date of the last correspondence in the individual folder. They may be opened, on a case-by-case basis, through appeal to the SHOT Editorial Committee.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Technology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records -- 1950-2000
Newsletters -- 21st century
Correspondence -- 1940-2000
Photographs -- Phototransparencies -- 1950-2000
Newsletters -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 2000-2010
Floppy disks
Citation:
Society for the History of Technology Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0400
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Society for the History of Technology Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0400

[Trade catalogs from American Optical Corp.]

Variant company name:
Founded 1833 ; Inc. 1869 ; Southbridge, MA  Search this
Company Name:
American Optical Corp.  Search this
Related companies:
Spencer Lens Co. ; Coates and Weller Instrument Corp. ; Coates & Welter ; AO Instrument Co. ; Safety Products Div. (Southbridge, MA) ; Warner-Lambert Pharmaceutical Co. ; American Optical Co. ; Scovill Mfg. Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Microscopes and accessories, lens systems, eyepieces, ophthalmoscopes and ophthalmometers, retinoscopes, otoscopes, combination tongue depressors and laryngoscopes, stereoptors, eyecharts, office furniture, metronoscopes, temples. Opaque projectors ; overhead projectors ; radiuscope ; vertical illuminator ; water bath shaker ; disposable microtome blades ; industrial fluid tester ; attachment cameras ; monoplex eyes, implants, and accessories ; Histokinette Automatic Tissue Processor ; Bilirubinometer ; slit lamp ; EPI-LUME microscopes ; surface projection microscope ; tissue culture microscope ; industrial microscope ; cameras for StereoStar ZOOM and Cycloptic Microscopes ; Phase Contrast Dental Plaque Microscope ; analytical dairy microscope ; zoom stereoscopoic teaching microscopes ; stereostar/zoom microscopes ; table microscope illuminator ; Spencer microscopes ; laboratory microscope ; polarizing microscope ; pathologist's microscopes ; gravure microscope ; projection magnifier ; Salinity Refractometer ; microtome knives ; hand refractometers ; industrial fluid tester ; optical depth gauge ; Fluorescent Ring Illuminator ; Hear-Guard Ear Inserts ; Unistat Oximeter ; PhotoStar Semi Automatic Exposure Meter ; ExpoStar Shutter Control ; Cryo-Cut ; Darkfield Quebec Colony Counter ; low vision spectacles ; magnifying glasses ; telescopic aids ; absorptive goggles ; AUTOCUT Microtome ; Docustar Fundus Camera ; photomicrographic cameras ; Micro-Oximeter ; American Polaroid Day Glasses ; American Sun-Veil Day Glasses ; refracting equipment ; lens marking equipment ; lens edging accessories ; Aolite dyes for hard resin plastic lenses ; frame warmers ; eyeglass frame repair tools ; eyeglass lens cleaners ; eyeglass nose pads and cushions ; laboratory workbenches ; Rx mailing boxes ; prescription trays ; Sunvogues sunglasses ; invisible multifocal lens ; Ultravue lens ; Universal Micro-Surfacer...this comprises the uncataloged portion. contact lenses ; AOSOFT ; universal microscope illuminator model 653...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists, manual and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
184 pieces; 5 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Buffalo, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Dental equipment and supplies  Search this
Educational institutions; equipment and supplies (includes playground equipment)  Search this
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Medical and surgical instruments and supplies  Search this
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
"Schools -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Dental instruments and apparatus  Search this
Furniture industry and trade  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Medical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Playgrounds  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Surgical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_27100
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_27100

Oral history interview with Bob Winston, 2002 July 31-October 10

Interviewee:
Winston, Bob, 1915-2003  Search this
Interviewer:
Baizerman, Suzanne  Search this
Subject:
California College of Arts and Crafts  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Jewelers  Search this
Metal-workers  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12194
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)238991
AAA_collcode_winsto02
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_238991
Online Media:

Oral history interview with David Holzapfel, 2008 January 26-March 2

Interviewee:
Holzapfel, David, 1950-  Search this
Interviewer:
Shea, Josephine, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Brelsford, Edmond  Search this
De Libero, Libero  Search this
Giuliani, Alfredo  Search this
Joseph, Peter T. (Peter Thomas),  Search this
Sheldon, Roy  Search this
O'Grady, Desmond  Search this
Ancell, Nathan  Search this
Holzapfel, Michelle  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Marietta College  Search this
Marlboro College  Search this
Pritam & Eames  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Woodworking  Search this
Africa  Search this
Italy  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Europe  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15620
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)281472
AAA_collcode_holzad08
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_281472
Online Media:

Benjamin K. Smith papers relating to O'Brien Galleries, 1912-1941

Creator:
Smith, Benjamin K., 1872-1973  Search this
Subject:
O'Brien, William Vincent  Search this
Heller, Helen West  Search this
Nickerson, Samuel Mayo  Search this
O'Brien, William Vincent  Search this
O'Brien, Martin  Search this
O'Brien Galleries (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
House of O'Brien  Search this
M. O'Brien & Son  Search this
O'Brien Art Galleries  Search this
O'Brien's Art Emporium  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9538
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211737
AAA_collcode_smitbenj
Theme:
The Art Market
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211737

Kate Steinitz papers, circa 1910-2002

Creator:
Steinitz, Kate Traumann, 1889-1975  Search this
Subject:
Höch, Hannah  Search this
Chagall, Marc  Search this
Graeff, Werner  Search this
Leonardo  Search this
Berg, Ilse  Search this
van Biema, Carrie  Search this
Nebel, Otto  Search this
Schwitters, Kurt  Search this
Lissitzky, El  Search this
Gabo, Naum  Search this
Steinitz, Kate Traumann  Search this
Mondrian, Piet  Search this
Grosz, George  Search this
Thiel, Philip  Search this
Bauhaus  Search this
San Francisco Museum of Art  Search this
Berlinische Galerie  Search this
Germanisches Nationalmuseum NÞurnberg  Search this
Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Curators  Search this
Dadaism  Search this
Art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6251
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216575
AAA_collcode_steikate
Theme:
Women
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216575
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Jack Stewart papers, 1926-2010

Creator:
Stewart, Jack Thomas, 1926-2005  Search this
Subject:
Weiner, Sam  Search this
Egan, Charles  Search this
Romano, Clare  Search this
Gold, Nancy  Search this
Townsend, Rodman  Search this
Thiel, Philip  Search this
Kahn, Wolf  Search this
Goulet, Lorrie H.  Search this
Walker, Herbert Brooks  Search this
Toney, Anthony  Search this
Baxter, Violet  Search this
Thomas, Steffen  Search this
World Trade Center  Search this
Yale University  Search this
New York City Transit Authority  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Sound recordings
Interviews
Video recordings
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Graffiti  Search this
Mail art  Search this
Street art  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15863
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)294349
AAA_collcode_stewjack
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_294349
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Edgar and Joyce Anderson, 2002 September 17-19

Interviewee:
Anderson, Edgar, 1922-  Search this
Interviewer:
Gold, Donna, 1953-  Search this
Subject:
Malarcher, Patricia  Search this
Wirkkala, Tapio  Search this
Wegner, Hans J.  Search this
Meier, Richard  Search this
Tibbs, Thomas S.  Search this
Stocksdale, Robert C.  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Wyman, William  Search this
Grotta, Lou  Search this
Takaezu, Toshiko  Search this
Campbell, David Robert  Search this
Grotta, Sandra  Search this
Smith, Paul J.  Search this
Milan, Emil  Search this
Maloof, Sam  Search this
Cooke, Edward S.  Search this
Webb, Aileen O.  Search this
McPhee, John  Search this
American Craft Council  Search this
American Crafts Council.Museum of Contemporary Crafts  Search this
United States.Agency for International Development  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Chilton Professional Automotive (Firm)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001  Search this
Wood-workers  Search this
World Trade Center Site (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Honduras  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13240
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)237696
AAA_collcode_anders02a
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_237696
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Edgar Anderson, 2002 September 17-19

Interviewee:
Anderson, Edgar, 1922-  Search this
Interviewer:
Gold, Donna, 1953-  Search this
Subject:
Kelsey, John  Search this
Eco, Umberto  Search this
Rand, Ayn  Search this
Meier, Richard  Search this
Anderson, Joyce  Search this
Grotta, Lou  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd  Search this
Johnson, Philip  Search this
Grotta, Sandra  Search this
Smith, Paul J.  Search this
Roman, Paul  Search this
Sperber, Robert  Search this
Hornbostel, Caleb  Search this
Slivka, Rose  Search this
Pratt Institute  Search this
American Crafts Council.Museum of Contemporary Crafts  Search this
Philadelphia College of Art  Search this
Woodstock School of Painting  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Taliesin Fellowship  Search this
Fallingwater (Pa.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Craft Horizons  Search this
2001, a space odyssey (Motion picture)  Search this
Woodwork  Search this
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001  Search this
Liberty State Park (Jersey City, N.J.)  Search this
Art  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Wood-workers  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12435
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)237703
AAA_collcode_anders02
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_237703
Online Media:

Oral history interview with John Cederquist, 2009 April 14-15

Interviewee:
Cederquist, John, 1946-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Danto, Arthur Coleman  Search this
Snidecor, John  Search this
Turnbull, George  Search this
Bennett, Garry Knox  Search this
Zuecher, Gary  Search this
Parrasch, Franklin  Search this
Hughes, Robert  Search this
Straight, Bob  Search this
Smith, Roberta  Search this
Straight, Chris  Search this
Makepeace, John  Search this
Clark, Garth  Search this
Gaines, Tom  Search this
Maruyama, Wendy  Search this
Cooke, Edward S.  Search this
Oakland Museum  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Franklin Parrasch Gallery  Search this
California State University  Search this
Saddleback College  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Furniture designers  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art  Search this
Wood-workers  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Cabinetmakers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15662
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)282437
AAA_collcode_cederq09
Theme:
Craft
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_282437
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Fleur Bresler, 2018 April 19

Interviewee:
Bresler, Fleur, 1926-  Search this
Interviewer:
Adamson, Glenn, 1972-  Search this
Subject:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Art patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17565
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)394194
AAA_collcode_bresle18
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_394194
Online Media:

San Francisco Art Association and related organizational records, 1871-1978, (bulk 1871-1920)

Creator:
San Francisco Art Association  Search this
Subject:
Milhaud, Darius  Search this
Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Schoenberg, Arnold  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd  Search this
Boas, George  Search this
Burke, Kenneth  Search this
Goldwater, Robert John  Search this
Bateson, Gregory  Search this
MacAgy, Douglas  Search this
Geddes, Norman Bel  Search this
Frankenstein, Alfred Victor  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
California School of Design  Search this
San Francisco Museum of Art  Search this
Mark Hopkins Institute of Art  Search this
Western Round Table of Modern Art  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8413
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210587
AAA_collcode_sanfraaa
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210587

Horace Pippin notebooks and letters, circa 1920-1943

Creator:
Pippin, Horace, 1888-1946  Search this
Subject:
Carlen, Robert  Search this
Topic:
Painting  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Folk art  Search this
African American soldiers  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8586
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210765
AAA_collcode_pipphora
Theme:
Diaries
African American
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210765
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Olive Rush papers, 1879-1967

Creator:
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Subject:
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Topic:
American Indians in art  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9223
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211418
AAA_collcode_rusholiv
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211418
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National Arts Club records, 1898-1960

Creator:
National Arts Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
De Kay, Charles  Search this
Greacen, Edmund W.  Search this
Arts Realty  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Bibliographical exhibitions  Search this
Art  Search this
Associations, institutions, etc  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9697
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211920
AAA_collcode_natiartc
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211920
Online Media:

Alexander Lawson scrapbooks, [ca. 1846]

Creator:
Lawson, Alexander, 1773-1846  Search this
Topic:
Illustration of books  Search this
Engraving  Search this
Nature-printing and nature-prints  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10599
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214075
AAA_collcode_lawsalex
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214075

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