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The Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus

Author:
Davis, Audrey B.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1994
Citation:
Davis, Audrey B. 1994. "The Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus." In The Proceedings of the 11th International Scientific Instrument Symposium. 143–151. Bologna University.
Identifier:
109822
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_109822

A Brief Report on the History of Medical Collections

Author:
Davis, Audrey B.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1993
Citation:
Davis, Audrey B. 1993. "A Brief Report on the History of Medical Collections." Caduceus, 9, (2) 72–76.
Identifier:
104633
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_104633

Scholarship in the History of Medical Technology

Author:
Davis, Audrey B.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1993
Citation:
Davis, Audrey B. 1993. "Scholarship in the History of Medical Technology." Caduceus, 9, (2) 131–133.
Identifier:
104634
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_104634

Spring Lancet

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
steel (overall material)
leather (overall material)
wood (overall material)
chamois (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2.1 cm x 7.1 cm x 3.7 cm; 13/16 in x 2 13/16 in x 1 7/16 in
Object Name:
spring lancet
Date made:
19th century
Subject:
Pharmacy  Search this
Bloodletting  Search this
Related Publication:
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection
Davis, Audrey B., and Toby Appel. Bloodletting Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology
Credit Line:
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
ID Number:
1991.0664.0989
Accession number:
1991.0664
Collector/donor number:
SAP 1077
Catalog number:
1991.0664.0989.01
1991.0664.0989.02
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-0e05-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_993812
Online Media:

Counter Iritant

Physical Description:
ebony (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
steel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 26.3 cm x 3.5 cm; 10 3/8 in x 1 3/8 in
Object Name:
lebenswecker
Date made:
19th century
Subject:
Pharmacy  Search this
Related Publication:
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection
Davis, Audrey B., and Toby Appel. Bloodletting Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology
Credit Line:
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
ID Number:
1991.0664.0990
Accession number:
1991.0664
Collector/donor number:
SAP 1078
Catalog number:
1991.0664.0990
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
European Apothecary
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-0ff6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_994424

Audrey Davis with Zander Exercise Machine

Author:
Tinsley, Jeffrey Wayne 1947-2017  Search this
Subject:
Davis, Audrey B  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and white; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
1989
Topic:
Medical sciences  Search this
Zander Exercise Machine  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Standard number:
89-8223-17-17A or 89-8223.17
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10117

Disability Reference Collection

Names:
United States (Title of work: Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.)  Search this
Brody, Irwin Lee, 1926-1997  Search this
Hindson, Edna R.  Search this
Mace, Ronald L.  Search this
Former owner:
Davis, Audrey B.  Search this
Donor:
Ott, Katherine  Search this
Extent:
40 Cubic feet (89 boxes, 2 map-folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic discs (dvds)
Newspaper clippings
Photographs
Valentines
Videocassettes
Date:
1853-2015
Summary:
This collection consists of archival materials compiled by National Museum of American History Curator Katherine Ott, on numerous subjects relating to disability and the rights of the disabled.
Scope and Contents:
The Disability Reference Collection represents a range of research materials acquired by curators Audrey Davis (1967-1996) and Katherine Ott (2002- ) and Janice Majewski (1978-2001), the first director of the Smithsonian's Accessibility Program in support of their collecting and exhibition work in the Division of Medicine and Science at the National Museum of American History.

Material includes scholarly and popular articles, advertisements, product literature, clippings, schematics, photographs, audio, video, and ephemera. Some materials were sent to Davis and Ott by members of the general public who heard about their work; others were purchased by Ott at flea markets and on e-Bay.

Combined with associated Archives Center collections and objects housed in the curatorial divisions at NMAH, this collection constitutes one of the largest and most significant sources on American disability history. It is especially strong in accessibility policy documents from the early days of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its implementation, and product trade literature of the 1980s and 1990s. The collection also has a rich selection of newsletters and magazines published for various disability sectors, such as the Toomey J Gazette on polio and Mainstream.

Each series represents a subject or type of material. Researchers should look across all series when examining a topic or type of material. For example, trade literature items for the disabled person are found not only in the dedicated series, but also in series specific to a particular disability (i.e. Blindness: Aids and Appliances). Another example is material on polio. Researchers should look in the dedicated series, but also in Series 9: Edna Hindson's Scrapbooks and Series 8: Ron Mace.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into seventeen series.

Series 1: Blindness, 1945-2001

Series 2: Hearing, 1855-2009

Series 3: Polio, 1925-2008

Series 4: Universal Design, 1962-2006

Series 5: Subject Files, 1863-2008

Series 6: Americans with Disabilities Act: 1968-2015, undated

Series 7: Brody, Lee/TTY, 1941-2001

Series 8: Mace, Ron, 1950-1990

Series 9: Hindson, Edna R., 1946-1954, 1991, 2003

Series 10: Lindahl, Lisa, 1988-2002, undated

Series 11: Wheelchairs, 1853-2007

Series 12: Arizonans for Safe and Equal Access to Transportation, 1987-1992

Series 13: Printed Material, 1959-2013

Series 14: Trade Literature, 1971-2013

Series 15: Newspaper Clippings, 1973-2000

Series 16: Ephemera, 1866-2011, undated

Series 17: Audio Visual Materials, 1979-2005
Historical Note:
The Disability Reference Collection represents a range of research materials [primarily] acquired by curators Audrey Davis (1967-1996) and Katherine Ott (2002-) in support of their collecting and exhibition work in the Divison of Medicine and Science at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). The collection also contains material acquired by Janice Majewski (1978-2001), the first director of the Smithsonian's Accessibility Program. Additional materials have been added since the collection was transferred to the Archives Center.

Audrey Davis (1934-2006) was a NMAH curator from 1967 to 1996. Her interest and expertise in rehabilitation medicine, including prosthetics and orthotics, led to important three-dimensional collections in the Division of Medicine and Science. Davis did a series of showcases on such topics as hearing aids, artificial noses, and a large exhibition in 1973 entitled Triumph over Disability: the Development of Rehabilitation Medicine in the U.S.A., for the 50th anniversary of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. The exhibition was dedicated to Mary Elizabeth Switzer, an influential figure in the field. Katherine Ott joined the Division in 2001 as a permanent curator and broadened research to include pan-disability issues. Ott led exhibitions on the history of maxillofacial surgery (About Faces, 1998), The Disability Rights Movement (2000-2002), polio (Whatever Happened to Polio?, 2005-2006), HIV and Aids Thirty Years Ago (2011-2012); general disability history (EveryBody: An Artifact History of Disability in America, 2013), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA25, 2015). Ott received a grant in 2000 from NMAH's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation to study the history of Universal Design; this included the collection of supporting materials.

Janice Majewski was the first director of the Smithsonian's Accessibility Program. Her tenure lasted from 1978 to 2001. She gathered background on museums and accessibility, followed current events, consulted on museum projects around the United States, and received a constant flow of product literature from vendors hoping for a Smithsonian contract. Most of the assistive technology brochures, policy papers, and gray literature on accessibility came from her office.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Kevin M. Tuohy Papers (NMAH.AC.0317)

Milton S. Wirtz, D.D.S., Artificial Eye Collection (NMAH.AC.0501)

Van Phillips Video Oral History and Papers (NMAH.AC.0859)

Safko International, Inc. Records (NMAH.AC.0911)

Hariett Green Kopp Papers (NMAH.AC.1130)

Division of Science, Medicine and Society HIV/AIDS Reference Collection (NMAH.AC.1134)

Elaine Ostroff Universal Design Papers (NMAH.AC.1356)
Materials at Other Organizations

Rochester Institute for Technology Collections

Lee Brody TTY Collection, circa 1969-1989

Collection of TTY (text telephone) equipment, business records, posters, and awards relating to telecommunications pioneer Lee Brody. TTY phones allow the deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired to use the telephone to communicate.

Gallaudet University Library Deaf Collections and Archives

The Harry G. Lang Collection on Early TTY History, 1947-1999

Collection of correspondence, news clippings, technical data, and other materials documenting the invention and first 15 years of the phone teletypewriter for the deaf.

North Carolina State University Libraries

Ronald L. Mace Papers, 1974-1998

Collection of correspondence, project reports, architectural drawings, videos, and publications.
Provenance:
The core of the collection was assembled by curators Audrey Davis (1967-1996) and Katherine Ott (2002-) in support of their collecting and exhibition work in the Division of Medicine and Science at the National Museum of American History. The collection also contains material acquired by Janice Majewski, the first director of the Smithsonian's Accessibility Program. Additional materials have been added since the collection was transferred to the Archives Center.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
barrier-free design  Search this
Blindness  Search this
Deafness  Search this
Disabilities  Search this
Down syndrome  Search this
Epilepsy  Search this
Greeting cards  Search this
Hearing impaired  Search this
Medicine -- 1970-2000  Search this
Newspapers -- 20th century  Search this
Poliomyelitis  Search this
People with disabilities  Search this
Telecommunication  Search this
wheelchairs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic discs (DVDs)
Newspaper clippings
Photographs -- 20th century
Valentines
Videocassettes
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1319
See more items in:
Disability Reference Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep866be04ff-bd47-44d3-b300-370876d6b4e8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1319
Online Media:

Medicine Through the Lens of the Museum

Author:
Davis, Audrey B.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1985
Citation:
Davis, Audrey B. 1985. Medicine Through the Lens of the Museum. Caduceus, 1(3): 38-41.
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_108183

Scholarship in the History of Medical Technology

Author:
Davis, Audrey B.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1993
Citation:
Davis, Audrey B. 1993. Scholarship in the History of Medical Technology. Caduceus, 9(2): 131-133.
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_104634

Eloge: Walter Pagel, 14 November 1898-1 April 1983

Author:
Davis, Audrey B.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1984
Citation:
Davis, Audrey B. 1984. Eloge: Walter Pagel, 14 November 1898-1 April 1983. Isis, 75(2): 363-365.
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_108706

The Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus

Author:
Davis, Audrey B.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1994
Citation:
Davis, Audrey B. 1994. The Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus. In: The Proceedings of the 11th International Scientific Instrument Symposium. : Bologna University,() pp.143-151.
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_109822

Dental Craftsmen in Nineteenth-Century America

Author:
Davis, Audrey B.  Search this
Clerq, Peter R. de  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1985
Citation:
Davis, Audrey B. 1985. Dental Craftsmen in Nineteenth-Century America. In: Clerq, Peter R. de, Nineteenth Century Scientific Instruments and Their Makers. : ,() pp.241-261.
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_108208

Early Auditory Studies: Activities in the Psychology Laboratories of American Universities

Author:
Davis, Audrey B.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1975
Citation:
Davis, Audrey B. 1975. Early Auditory Studies: Activities in the Psychology Laboratories of American Universities. Smithsonian Studies in History and Technology, 31: 1-39. doi:10.5479/si.00810258.31.1
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_113134

A Brief Report on the History of Medical Collections

Author:
Davis, Audrey B.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1993
Citation:
Davis, Audrey B. 1993. A Brief Report on the History of Medical Collections. Caduceus, 9(2): 72-76.
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_104633

A National Collection of Material Related to the History of Premature Infant Care

Author:
Davis, Audrey B.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1981
Citation:
Davis, Audrey B. 1981. "A National Collection of Material Related to the History of Premature Infant Care." Pediatrics, 68, (6) 762–762. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.68.6.762.
Identifier:
161363
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.68.6.762
ISSN:
0031-4005
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_161363

A National Collection of Material Related to the History of Premature Infant Care

Author:
Davis, Audrey B.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1982
Citation:
Davis, Audrey B. 1982. "A National Collection of Material Related to the History of Premature Infant Care." Pediatrics, 69, (6) 723–723. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.69.6.723.
Identifier:
161368
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.69.6.723
ISSN:
0031-4005
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_161368

Early Auditory Studies: Activities in the Psychology Laboratories of American Universities

Author:
Davis, Audrey B.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1975
Citation:
Davis, Audrey B. 1975. "Early Auditory Studies: Activities in the Psychology Laboratories of American Universities." Smithsonian Studies in History and Technology, (31) 1–39. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810258.31.1.
Identifier:
113134
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810258.31.1
ISSN:
0081-0258
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_113134

Medicine Through the Lens of the Museum

Author:
Davis, Audrey B.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1985
Citation:
Davis, Audrey B. 1985. "Medicine Through the Lens of the Museum." Caduceus, 1, (3) 38–41.
Identifier:
108183
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_108183

Dental Craftsmen in Nineteenth-Century America

Author:
Davis, Audrey B.  Search this
Editor:
Clerq, Peter R. de  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1985
Citation:
Davis, Audrey B. 1985. "Dental Craftsmen in Nineteenth-Century America." In Nineteenth Century Scientific Instruments and Their Makers. Clerq, Peter R. de, editor. 241–261.
Identifier:
108208
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_108208

Eloge: Walter Pagel, 14 November 1898-1 April 1983

Author:
Davis, Audrey B.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1984
Citation:
Davis, Audrey B. 1984. "Eloge: Walter Pagel, 14 November 1898-1 April 1983." Isis, 75, (2) 363–365.
Identifier:
108706
ISSN:
0021-1753
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_108706

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