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Smithsonian Institution Press
Legacies: Collecting America's History at the Smithsonian

Legacies: Collecting America's History at the Smithsonian

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ISBN-13: 9781560988861
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 09/17/2001
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 12.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Steven Lubar has worked at the National Museum of American History for almost twenty years and has written widely on the history of technology, material culture, and public history. He is currently chair of the museum's division of the history of technology.

Kathleen M. Kendrick grew up in the Washington, DC area and spent many childhood field trips at the Smithsonian. In her current position as assistant curator of the museum's Star-Spangled Banner Project, she is helping develop an exhibition on the history and meaning of the American flag.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Acknowledgements Chapter 3 Introduction: What Is Worth Saving? Chapter 4 A Treasure House Chapter 5 A Shrine to the Famous Chapter 6 A Palace of Progress Chapter 7 A Mirror of America Chapter 8 From Artifacts to America

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