Bibliographies from the National Museum of American History
by D. Chris Cottrill
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
National Museum of American History Library
Updated: April 13, 2005
- America on the
Teachers and parents can use the resource guides, lessons, and activity plans
to teach children (K- Middle School) about transportation in American history.
Bibliographies of Recently Published Books
This bibliography was written in conjunction with the American Presidency exhibition
and is age and grade specific.
Anatomy: Papier-Mâché Anatomical Models
Resources on Anatomy, Papier- Mâché, Preservation, and Trade Catalogs.
- "Doubtless as Good:"
Thomas Jefferson's Dreams of American Wines Fulfilled
This short bibliography, prepared by staff at the National Museum of American
History, includes books on the material culture of viniculture, some historic
works on American winemaking not included in the Gabler bibliography, and some
relevant works on American culture and taste.
- Edison After Forty
This listing includes Edison's Papers, book-length studies, childrens books,
Attacks & Boomers: Submarines in the Cold War
Selections for further reading on the growth and development of the U.S. Nuclear
- Feather Trade Bibliography
A collection of readings and web sites on the development of the American Conservation
- Freeze Frame:
Eadweard Muybridge’s Photography of Motion
Information on the collection, links, and readings on Muybridge and his work
Smithson to Smithsonian: The Birth of an Institution
Bibliography on the History of the Smithsonian Institution.
- The History
A bibliography of print and non-print resources, a glossary of terms and a
collection of related web links.
- Invention at Play
This exhibit focuses on the similarities between the way children and adults
play and the creative processes used by innovators in science and technology.
The resources here are detailed and extensive.
- July 1942: United
Suggested readings on World War II American home front life, magazine history,
and the "United We Stand" campaign.
- Lighting a
Revolution: A Bibliography of Lighting
A collection of books, articles, and web sites on the history and technology
of electrical lighting.
- Paint by
Number: Accounting for Taste in the 1950s
A brief resource list for a unique subject.
The Forgotten Empire Bibliography
This bibliography is part of the National Numismatic Collection's virtual exhibition
on Parthian drachmas.
- Photographing History:
Fred J. Maroon and the Nixon Years, 1970-1974
A short list of readings on the Nixon presidency.
- Powering a Generation
This bibliography lists books, journal articles, and reports documenting the
story of electrical power restructuring in North America.
This [1979 thesis] study examines the first decade of Science Service, an institution
for the popularization of science in Washington, D.C., during the tenure of
Edwin E. Slosson as director, from 1921 to 1929. A selected bibliography is
- Santos: Substance
There are nine separate reading lists on topics related to the history, culture,
preservation, and identification of Santos objects.
Is Not Equal: Brown vs. Board of Education
The annotated bibliography includes information about related Web resources
and teacher materials, as well as fiction and non-fiction books for children,
young adults, and adults.
Slide Rules, and Software: Teaching Math in America
A collection of reference resources on the tools used in teaching mathematics
in the United States from the 1800s onward.
Banner Preservation Project
A variety of material on the War of 1812, patriotism, textiles and the history
of the "Stars & Stripes."
the Buffalo: Stories from a Buffalo Hide Painting
A collection of books for elementary and middle school age children on bison
and Native American culture.
- West Point
in the Making of America
There are eight subject categories from this exhibition reading list on West
Point graduates and their contributions to the nation in peace and war.
- Within These
An annotated reading list for elementary and middle school students and an extensive
bibliography for older students interested in the themes related to the Ipswich