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Between Person and Profession: The Scrapbooks of Nineteenth-Century Medical Practitioners

Author:
Ott, Katherine  Search this
Buckler, Patricia  Search this
Ott, Katherine  Search this
Tucker, Susan  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2006
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_102204

An Introduction to the History of Scrapbooks

Author:
Buckler, Patricia  Search this
Ott, Katherine  Search this
Tucker, Susan  Search this
Buckler, Patricia  Search this
Ott, Katherine  Search this
Tucker, Susan  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2006
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_102203

The Sum of Its Parts: An Introduction to Modern Histories of Prosthetics

Author:
Serlin, David  Search this
Ott, Katherine  Search this
Mihm, Stephen  Search this
Ott, Katherine  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2002
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_119128

Hard Wear and Soft Tissue: Craft and Commerce in Artificial Eyes

Author:
Serlin, David  Search this
Ott, Katherine  Search this
Mihm, Stephen  Search this
Ott, Katherine  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2002
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_119129

The Scrapbook in American Life

Author:
Buckler, Patricia  Search this
Ott, Katherine  Search this
Tucker, Susan  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2006
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_101890

Fevered Lives: Tuberculosis in American Culture Since 1870

Author:
Ott, Katherine  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1996
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_102202

Disability and the Practice of Public History: An Introduction

Author:
Ott, Katherine  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2005
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_101911

The Iron Lung in History and Cultural Memory

Author:
Ott, Katherine  Search this
Arnoldi, Mary Jo  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2016
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_137683

Prosthetics

Author:
Ott, Katherine  Search this
Adams, Rachel  Search this
Serlin, David  Search this
Reiss, Benjamin  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2015
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_136812

Collective Bodies: What Museums do for Disability Studies

Author:
Ott, Katherine  Search this
Garland-Thomson, Rosemarie  Search this
Sandell, Richard  Search this
Dodd, Jocelyn  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2010
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_101883

Material Culture, Technology and the Body in Disability History

Author:
Ott, Katherine  Search this
Rembis, Michael  Search this
Nielsen, Kim E.  Search this
Kudlick, Catherine  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2018
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_151029

Artificial Parts, Practical Lives: Modern Histories of Prosthetics

Author:
Mihm, Stephen  Search this
Serlin, David  Search this
Ott, Katherine  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2002
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_101922

Contagion, Public Health, and the Visual Culture of Nineteenth Century Skin

Author:
Ott, Katherine  Search this
Serlin, David  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2010
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_102200

Using Science to Parse the Body: Some Artful Methods for Learning Medicine

Author:
Weitekamp, Margaret A.  Search this
Goodyear, Anne Collins  Search this
Ott, Katherine  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2013
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_117290

Carnage Remembered: Prosthetics in the United states Military Since the 1860s

Author:
Ott, Katherine  Search this
Hacker, Barton C.  Search this
Finn, Bernard S.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2005
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_101912

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:

Hot Spots of Invention: People, Places and Spaces Symposium Documentation

Speaker:
Hounshell, David A.  Search this
Karagon, Robert  Search this
Israel, Paul  Search this
Lintelman, Ryan  Search this
Leslie, Stuart William  Search this
Willson, Bryan  Search this
Rhees, David J.  Search this
Parkinson, Bradford W.  Search this
Ott, Katherine  Search this
Berlin, Leslie  Search this
Bowers, Dwight Blocker  Search this
Performer:
Fitzgerald, John  Search this
Murray, Jonathan  Search this
Moderator:
Brodie, Jeffrey L.  Search this
Molella, Arthur P., 1944-  Search this
Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Interviewer:
Kimery, Kennith  Search this
Interviewee:
Belli, Remo  Search this
Names:
Hot Spots of Invention: People, Places, and Spaces (Washington, D.C.: Nov. 6-7, 2009)  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Digital audio tapes
Compact discs
Date:
2009
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents, through audio and video footage, a symposium held Nov. 6-7, 2009, in the National Museum of American History. The theme of the symposium was the historical interplay of people, places, resources, and ideas in shaping inventors' work.

CD 1=Spark!lab Drums

CD 2= Flag Hall Drum Circle

CD 3= Speakers and Events

CD 4= Reception and Keynote (#23802-#23819)

CD 5= Reception and Keynote? (#23820-#23834 or 23846?)
Arrangement:
Divided into 4 series: Series 1, Reference Copies (7 Audio CDs); Series 2, Master Copies (8 Audio CDs); Series 3, Original Copies (5 Audio DAT tapes); Series 4, Supplemental Documentation.
Biographical / Historical:
The Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation was founded in 1995 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History through a generous gift from the Lemelson Foundation. The Lemelson Center's mission is to document, interpret, and disseminate information about invention and innovation, to encourage inventive creativity in young people, and to foster an appreciation for the central role of invention and innovation in the history of the United States.
Provenance:
Created for the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation in 2009.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access to reference videos and audios on site by appointment. Do not use original materials when available on reference video or audio tapes.
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:
Inventions  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes -- 2000-2010
Digital audio tapes
Compact discs
Citation:
Hot Spots of Invention: People, Places and Spaces Symposium Documentation, 2009, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1188
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a3ea02fb-8901-4610-9ef6-458a0ec8a7bc
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1188

Inventors Oral History Collection

Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Interviewer:
Bedi, Joyce  Search this
Daemmrich, Arthur  Search this
Klotz, Sharon  Search this
Oswald, Alison  Search this
Ott, Katherine  Search this
Interviewee:
Hamilton, Marilyn, 1949-  Search this
Hyatt, Gilbert P. , 1938-  Search this
Lindahl, Lisa  Search this
Miller, Hinda  Search this
Reid, Tahira N.  Search this
Smith, Polly Palmer  Search this
Extent:
855.63 Gigabytes (Interviews include .mp4, video/.mxf and .wav files. )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Born digital
Oral history
Transcripts
Date:
2020-2021
Summary:
Born digital video oral history interviews and transcripts with inventors documenting a variety of subjects and disciplines.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series, alphabetical by last name of interviewee.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

JogBra, Inc. Records (NMAH.AC.1315)

Disability Reference Collection (NMAH.AC.1319)

Folia Water Materials (NMAH.AC.1407)

Materials at the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Program/Project Records, 1994-2017 (SIA Acc. 19-100)

Interview with Theresa Dankovitch, inventor of the Folia water filter.

Interview with David Stone, inventor of Ferrock, a carbon-negative substitute for concrete. Also includes interviewee Richard Pablo.

Interview with Amy Prieto, inventor of a rechargeable battery.

Interview with John Warner, co-founder of the field of green chemistry.

Program/Project Records, 1989-2010 (SIA Acc. 12-582)

Interview with Remo Belli, jazz drummer who developed and marketed the first successful synthetic drumheads and founded the Remo company.

Interview with Arthur Ganson, inventor, kinetic sculptor and musician.

Audiovisual Records, 1995-2014 (SIA Acc. 16-092)

Interview with Gary Fisher, inventor of the modern mountain bike.

Lemelson Center, Program/Project Records, 2006-2015 (SIA Acc. 16-043)

Interview with Doreen Lorenzo, former president of Quirky.

Interview with Corinna E. Lathan, co-Founder of AnthroTronix, Inc., a biomedical research and development company with a focus on assistive technologies.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access and use of audiovisual materials available in the Archives Center reading room or by requesting copies of audiovisual materials at RightsReproductions@si.edu.
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:
African American engineers  Search this
Brassieres -- 20th century  Search this
Computer science  Search this
Disabilities  Search this
Double Dutch  Search this
Electrical engineering  Search this
Electrical engineers  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Inventions -- 20th century  Search this
Mechanical engineers  Search this
Mechanical engineering and engineers  Search this
Microprocessors  Search this
Running  Search this
Sports  Search this
Sports bra  Search this
Women inventors  Search this
wheelchairs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Born digital
Oral history -- 2010-2020
Transcripts
Citation:
Inventors Oral History Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1504
See more items in:
Inventors Oral History Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep85c072cbb-cb11-493e-a0e6-184df5e09c2e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1504

Lindahl, Lisa; Hinda Miller and Polly Smith (Part 1)

Collection Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Collection Interviewer:
Bedi, Joyce  Search this
Daemmrich, Arthur  Search this
Klotz, Sharon  Search this
Oswald, Alison  Search this
Ott, Katherine  Search this
Extent:
171,408.97 Megabytes (Total Running Time: 01:00:46:00)
Container:
Video NMAH-AC1504-BD0005
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Megabytes
Date:
2020-03-04
Scope and Contents:
Oral history interview with JogBra co-inventors Lisa Lindahl, Hinda Miller, and Polly Palmer Smith. Additional interview footage (Parts 2-13) include Lindahl, Miller and Smith looking at objects and archival materials related to the JogBra with archivist Alison Oswald.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access and use of audiovisual materials available in the Archives Center reading room or by requesting copies of audiovisual materials at RightsReproductions@si.edu.
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.
Collection Citation:
Inventors Oral History Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Inventors Oral History Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d944f907-1f5b-47c7-a855-e6cd76536439
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1504-ref1

Lindahl, Lisa; Hinda Miller and Polly Smith (Part 3)

Collection Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Collection Interviewer:
Bedi, Joyce  Search this
Daemmrich, Arthur  Search this
Klotz, Sharon  Search this
Oswald, Alison  Search this
Ott, Katherine  Search this
Extent:
1,278.71 Megabytes (Total Running Time: 00:00:27:00)
Container:
Video NMAH-AC1504-BD0006-02
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Megabytes
Date:
2020-03-04
Scope and Contents:
Footage includes Lindahl, Miller and Smith looking at objects and archival materials related to the JogBra with archivist Alison Oswald.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access and use of audiovisual materials available in the Archives Center reading room or by requesting copies of audiovisual materials at RightsReproductions@si.edu.
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.
Collection Citation:
Inventors Oral History Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Inventors Oral History Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8be42a965-46e7-4173-b034-5650d35a256a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1504-ref10

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