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Craft culture in early modern Japan materials, makers, and mastery Christine M.E. Guth

Author:
Guth, Christine  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 252 pages illustrations (chiefly color) 22 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Japan
Japon
Date:
2021
Edo period, 1600-1868
1600-1868 (Époque d'Edo)
Topic:
Art, Japanese  Search this
Handicraft--History  Search this
Artisans--History  Search this
Women artisans--History  Search this
Lacquer and lacquering--History  Search this
Art and technology--History  Search this
Art japonais  Search this
Artisanat--Histoire  Search this
Artisans--Histoire  Search this
Artisanes--Histoire  Search this
Laques--Histoire  Search this
Art et technologie--Histoire  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Artisans  Search this
Art and technology  Search this
Art, Japanese--Edo period  Search this
Lacquer and lacquering  Search this
Women artisans  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1147871

From art to science : seventy-two objects illustrating the nature of discovery / Cyril Stanley Smith

Author:
Smith, Cyril Stanley 1903-1992  Search this
Physical description:
118 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1980
1979
Topic:
Science--History  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
Art and science--History  Search this
Art and technology--History  Search this
Call number:
Q125 .S683X
Q125.S683X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_120752

Science through the ages : a selection of pioneer works in science, technology, medicine in the collections of the John Crerar Library : an exhibit held at the Cultural Center of the Chicago Public Library, November, 1978, through January, 1979

Author:
John Crerar Library  Search this
Chicago Public Library Cultural Center  Search this
Subject:
John Crerar Library  Search this
Physical description:
[64] p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1978
C1978
Topic:
Science--History  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
Medicine--History  Search this
Call number:
Q125 .J56 1978X
Q125.J56 1978X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_122166

Handwerk und Technologie im alten Orient : ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Technik des Altertums : Sonderausstellung des Vorderasiatischen Museums vom 29.11.1990 bis 30.4. 1991 / Ralf-B. Wartke

Author:
Vorderasiatisches Museum (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin)  Search this
Wartke, Ralf-B  Search this
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1990
Topic:
Technology--History  Search this
Technology and the arts  Search this
Call number:
T16 .V95 1990
T16.V95 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_433969

A Calculator chronicle : 300 years of counting and reckoning tools : the mechanization of arithmetic

Author:
IBM Gallery of Science and Art  Search this
Physical description:
31 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1983
[1983?]
Topic:
Calculators--History  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
Call number:
QA76.17 .C14 1983
QA76.17.C14 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_437808

Creating the future a brief history of Ars Electronica 1979-2019 Andreas J. Hirsch

Author:
Hirsch, Andreas 1961-  Search this
Subject:
Ars Electronica History  Search this
Physical description:
319 pages illustrations (chiefly color) 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
2019
Topic:
Art and technology--History  Search this
Art and the Internet--History  Search this
Art and technology  Search this
Art and the Internet  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1117329

Proceedings of the 150th anniversary Symposium on Technology and Society Southern technology : past, present, and future : College of Engineering, University of Alabama, March 3-4, 1988 Howard L. Hartman, chairman and editor

Title:
Southern technology : past, present, and future
Proceedings of the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary Symposium on Technology and Society
Author:
Symposium on Technology and Society (150th : 1988 : University of Alabama)  Search this
Hartman, Howard L  Search this
University of Alabama College of Engineering  Search this
Symposium on Technology and Society (150th : 1988 : Tuscaloosa, Ala.)  Search this
Physical description:
186 pages 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
History
Place:
Southern States
Date:
1988
Topic:
Technology--Social aspects  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
Technology--Study and teaching  Search this
Engineering--History  Search this
Engineering  Search this
Technology  Search this
Call number:
T14.5 .S98 1988
T14.5.S98 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_356567

Joseph Saxton Papers

Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Illustrations
Field notes
Manuscripts
Books
Diaries
Date:
1821-1856
Descriptive Entry:
These papers consist of notebooks and diaries in which Saxton wrote detailed information on his experiments and social life in London; an appointment book for 1838; a scientific sketchbook with notes, which include drawings and descriptions of some of Saxton's inventions; and a textbook. Other Joseph Saxton material may be found in the Joseph Henry Papers, Record Unit 7001.
Historical Note:
Joseph Saxton (1799-1873), a self-educated inventor and machinist, developed his skills in mechanics, etching, and watchmaking while working as a watchmaker in Philadelphia for eleven years. In 1828, Saxton left for Great Britain in order to further his education. While in Great Britain, Saxton was employed by the Adelaide Gallery of Practical Science in London. There, Saxton became well known for building and exhibiting scientific novelties and machines. In 1837 he returned to the United States to work for the United States Mint in Philadelphia as Constructor and Curator of the standard weighing apparatus of the Mint. From 1843 until his death, Saxton was Superintendent of Weights and Measures at the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey in Washington, D. C.
Topic:
Technology -- History  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Machinists  Search this
Clock and watch makers  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Illustrations
Field notes
Manuscripts
Books
Diaries
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7056, Joseph Saxton Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7056
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Joseph Saxton Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7056

Minutes

Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1846-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no manuscript minutes for the period from 1857 through 1890; and researchers must rely on printed minutes published in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution instead. Minutes are transferred regularly from the Secretary's Office to the Archives. Minutes less than 15 years old are closed to researchers. Indexes exist for the period from 1907 to 1946 and can be useful.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the secretaries of State, War, Navy, Interior, and Agriculture; the Attorney General; and the Postmaster General. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877, and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives; two citizens of the District of Columbia; and seven citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of Citizen Regents not residents of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead. The office has always been filled by the Chief Justice since that time.

The Regents of the Smithsonian have included distinguished Americans from many walks of life. Ex officio members (Vice President) have been: Spiro T. Agnew, Chester A. Arthur, Allen W. Barkley, John C. Breckenridge, George Bush, Schuyler Colfax, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Curtis, George M. Dallas, Charles G. Dawes, Charles W. Fairbanks, Millard Fillmore, Gerald R. Ford, John N. Garner, Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas A. Hendricks, Garret A. Hobart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William R. King, Thomas R. Marshall, Walter F. Mondale, Levi P. Morton, Richard M. Nixon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, James S. Sherman, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, William A. Wheeler, Henry Wilson.

Ex officio members (Chief Justice) have been: Roger B. Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Clifford, Morrison R. Waite, Samuel F. Miller, Melville W. Fuller, Edward D. White, William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, Fred M. Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger.

Regents on the part of the Senate have been: Clinton P. Anderson, Newton Booth, Sidney Breese, Lewis Cass, Robert Milledge Charlton, Bennet Champ Clark, Francis M. Cockrell, Shelby Moore Cullom, Garrett Davis, Jefferson Davis, George Franklin Edmunds, George Evans, Edwin J. Garn, Walter F. George, Barry Goldwater, George Gray, Hannibal Hamlin, Nathaniel Peter Hill, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry French Hollis, Henry M. Jackson, William Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Medill McCormick, James Murray Mason, Samuel Bell Maxey, Robert B. Morgan, Frank E. Moss, Claiborne Pell, George Wharton Pepper, David A. Reed, Leverett Saltonstall, Hugh Scott, Alexander H. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Lyman Trumbull, Wallace H. White, Jr., Robert Enoch Withers.

Regents on the part of the House of Representatives have included: Edward P. Boland, Frank T. Bow, William Campbell Breckenridge, Overton Brooks, Benjamin Butterworth, Clarence Cannon, Lucius Cartrell, Hiester Clymer, William Colcock, William P. Cole, Jr., Maurice Connolly, Silvio O. Conte, Edward E. Cox, Edward H. Crump, John Dalzell, Nathaniel Deering, Hugh A. Dinsmore, William English, John Farnsworth, Scott Ferris, Graham Fitch, James Garfield, Charles L. Gifford, T. Alan Goldsborough, Frank L. Greene, Gerry Hazleton, Benjamin Hill, Henry Hilliard, Ebenezer Hoar, William Hough, William M. Howard, Albert Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Joseph Johnston, Michael Kirwan, James T. Lloyd, Robert Luce, Robert McClelland, Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., George H. Mahon, George McCrary, Edward McPherson, James R. Mann, George Perkins Marsh, Norman Y. Mineta, A. J. Monteague, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Robert Dale Owen, James Patterson, William Phelps, Luke Poland, John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, B. Carroll Reece, Ernest W. Roberts, Otho Robards Singleton, Frank Thompson, Jr., John M. Vorys, Hiram Warner, Joseph Wheeler.

Citizen Regents have been: David C. Acheson, Louis Agassiz, James B. Angell, Anne L. Armstrong, William Backhouse Astor, J. Paul Austin, Alexander Dallas Bache, George Edmund Badger, George Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, James Gabriel Berrett, John McPherson Berrien, Robert W. Bingham, Sayles Jenks Bowen, William G. Bowen, Robert S. Brookings, John Nicholas Brown, William A. M. Burden, Vannevar Bush, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Rufus Choate, Arthur H. Compton, Henry David Cooke, Henry Coppee, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Edward H. Crump, James Dwight Dana, Harvey N. Davis, William Lewis Dayton, Everette Lee Degolyer, Richard Delafield, Frederic A. Delano, Charles Devens, Matthew Gault Emery, Cornelius Conway Felton, Robert V. Fleming, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert F. Goheen, Asa Gray, George Gray, Crawford Hallock Greenwalt, Nancy Hanks, Caryl Parker Haskins, Gideon Hawley, John B. Henderson, John B. Henderson, Jr., A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Gardner Greene Hubbard, Charles Evans Hughes, Carlisle H. Humelsine, Jerome C. Hunsaker, William Preston Johnston, Irwin B. Laughlin, Walter Lenox, Augustus P. Loring, John Maclean, William Beans Magruder, John Walker Maury, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, John C. Merriam, R. Walton Moore, Roland S. Morris, Dwight W. Morrow, Richard Olney, Peter Parker, Noah Porter, William Campbell Preston, Owen Josephus Roberts, Richard Rush, William Winston Seaton, Alexander Roby Shepherd, William Tecumseh Sherman, Otho Robards Singleton, Joseph Gilbert Totten, John Thomas Towers, Frederic C. Walcott, Richard Wallach, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., James E. Webb, James Clarke Welling, Andrew Dickson White, Henry White, Theodore Dwight Woolsey.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum trustees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents, Minutes
Identifier:
Record Unit 1
See more items in:
Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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Chairmen's Records

Extent:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Date:
1970-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the work of Arthur P. Molella while he was department chair of the Department of History of Science and Technology, 1983-1994. The materials document his correspondence with colleagues both within the Smithsonian and with outside organizations, his work in the history of science and technology, and his work on exhibitions. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, committee records, lectures and talks, exhibition proposals and outlines, floor plans, and other related materials. Some materials date from before and after Molella's tenure as department chair.
Topic:
Science -- History  Search this
Technology -- History  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-271, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Chairmen's Records
Identifier:
Accession 15-271
See more items in:
Chairmen's Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-271

Administrative Records

Extent:
2.38 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (2 16x20 boxes) (6 folders oversize material)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Date:
2006, 2012-2014
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the Unites States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in developing programs and exhibitions related to innovation for the Arts and Industries Building (AIB). Closed to the public since 2004, the Arts and Industries Building was meant to be the home for the Smithsonian Innovation Space and was to open in the summer of 2014. Planning for the space began in 2013, but after a year of program planning and financial review, the Smithsonian concluded that the cost of rehabilitating the building for public use and operating it exceeded available funding sources at the time. These records document the planning process for the physical space, the development of educational programs and exhibitions, budget matters, and staffing. The records were maintained by Pherabe Kolb, Associate Director of Strategic Communications, Office of Communications and External Affairs, who worked under the auspices of the Office of the Secretary as the Project Director of the Smithsonian Innovation Space. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, floor plans, architectural drawings, budget records, surveys, presentations, video recordings, floor plans, and workshop records. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2030; Transferring office; 3/19/1970 memorandum, Lytle to Ripley; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Technological innovations  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Technology -- History  Search this
Technology -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-134, Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
Identifier:
Accession 15-134
See more items in:
Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-134

NMAH - T - Technology History

Container:
Box 22 of 27
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-091, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
See more items in:
Subject Files
Subject Files / Box 22
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa03-091-refidd1e10722

Watch Newly Resurfaced Footage of the Hindenburg Disaster

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 20 May 2021 16:48:02 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_3c880c55ff709d7e7114ac5cccaf1df1

Physica experimentalis

Author:
Messano, Augustino A  Search this
Donor:
Dibner, Bern DSI  Search this
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Ill:
Lucchesini, Ignazio  Search this
Author:
Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[340] pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Early works to 1800
Early works
Manuscripts (documents).)
Sources
Date:
1773
1774
Topic:
Physics  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
History  Search this
Science  Search this
Technology  Search this
Call number:
MSS 000966 B
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_177434

Essays in industry and technology in the eighteenth century : England and France / John Harris

Author:
Harris, J. R (John Raymond) 1923-1997  Search this
Physical description:
x, 223 pages ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
France
Great Britain
Date:
1992
©1992
18th century
Topic:
Technology transfer--Economic aspects--History  Search this
Technological innovations--Economic aspects--History  Search this
Industries--History  Search this
Industries  Search this
Technological innovations--Economic aspects  Search this
Technology transfer--Economic aspects  Search this
Industrie  Search this
Technologie  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
Industriegeschichte  Search this
Technikgeschichte  Search this
Technologietransfer  Search this
Großbritannien  Search this
Frankreich  Search this
Economics  Search this
Call number:
HC280.T4H37 1992X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_447268

Conference on Critical Problems and Research Frontiers in History of Science and History of Technology : [proceedings] : 30 October--3 November 1991, Madison Wisconsin

Author:
Conference on Critical Problems and Research Frontiers in History of Science and History of Technology (1991 : Madison, Wis.)  Search this
Physical description:
482 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1991
1991?]
Topic:
Science--History  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
Call number:
Q124.6 .C65 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_523719

The history and sociology of technology : proceedings of the twenty-fourth annual meeting of the Society for the History of Technology, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 14-17, 1981 / Donald Hoke, proceedings editor

Author:
Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting (24th : 1981 : Milwaukee, Wisconsin)  Search this
Hoke, Donald  Search this
Physical description:
355 p. : ill. ; 22 x 29 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1982
C1982
Topic:
Technology--History  Search this
Technology--Sociological aspects  Search this
Call number:
T14.5 .S67 1981
T14.5.S67 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_252653

Letter, 1875 Sept. 1

Author:
Darwin, Charles 1809-1882  Search this
Donor:
Dibner, Bern DSI  Search this
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Author:
Fayrer, Joseph Sir 1824-1907  Search this
Fayrer, Joseph Sir 1824-1907 Royal tiger of Bengal  Search this
Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Darwin, Charles 1809-1882 Friends and associates  Search this
Physical description:
[2] pages on 2 leaves ; 19 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Manuscripts (documents).)
Sources
Date:
1875
Topic:
Science--History  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
Tiger  Search this
History  Search this
Science  Search this
Technology  Search this
Call number:
MSS 001629 A
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_392014

Technological change : methods and themes in the history of technology / edited by Robert Fox

Author:
Fox, Robert 1938-  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 271 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Technology--History  Search this
Call number:
T15 .T47 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_512558

Technology at the turning point / edited by William B. Pickett

Author:
Rose-Hulman Bicentennial Conference on American Technology--Past, Present, and Future (Terre Haute, Ind) 1976  Search this
Pickett, William B (William Beatty) 1940-  Search this
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 75 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
United States
Date:
1977
C1977
Topic:
Technology--History  Search this
Technology and civilization  Search this
Technological forecasting  Search this
Call number:
T21 .R79 1976
T21.R79 1976
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_122422

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