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New September Acquisitions

Check out these new acquisitions at the National Museum of American History Library!

Dreading the beginning of the school year?  School
House to White House: the education of the presidents
features presidents
from Hoover to (G.W.) Bush and their educational journeys from early childhood
to college. Many illustrations accompany this book and show pictures,
documents, and objects, such as report cards and musical instruments. (Did you
know that John F. Kennedy didn’t do so well in Latin class?); Sprinkled
throughout the book, little-known facts give insight to the early lives of the
future Commander-in-Chiefs.  An excellent read for any age. Foundation
for the National Archives.
School
House to White House: the education of the presidents
. Washington D.C. :
Foundation for the National Archives; London : D. Giles Ltd., 2007
.

Located in West Berkeley, California, Hall-Scott originally started as a
builder of gasoline-powered internal combustion engines but soon expanded and
went from enhancing the railroad industry to the aviation industry to the heavy
automotive industry with their high-quality engines. Later in the
Cold-War era, Hall-Scott even attempted to branch out into electronics. Hall-Scott:
The Untold Story of a Great American Engine Maker
explores the history of
the Hall-Scott company, its many enterprises, and its mysterious
disappearance. At the National
Museum of American History Library
, we have quite
a
few
items
from the Hall-Scott
Motor Car Co.
at the Smithsonian Libraries'
Trade Literature Collection
. Bradford, Francis H. and Dias, Ric A. Hall-Scott:
The Untold Story of a Great American Engine Maker
. Warrendale, PA : SAE
International, 2007.

Western Radio Manufacturing Co.Mr. Wizard’s World. Bill Nye the Science Guy. NPR’s Science
Friday. Where would we be without these familiar programs? It is
through the trailblazing work of scientists during the early days of radio and
television that we enjoy these program today. Science on the air:
popularizers and personalities on radio and early television tells the
history of popular science from the early days of radio until the mid-fifties
during the early days of television. It is a delightful read for those
who enjoy popular culture, science, and/or history. LaFollette,
Marcel C.
Science
on the air : popularizers and personalities on radio and early television
.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.

Ever wonder how people lighted
their homes before the invention of the light bulb? Look no
further!  The Rushlight Club, founded in 1932 for the study and
preservation of lighting, has published a DVD called History of lamps and
lighting: the Rushlight archives, 1934-2006
. This DVD features
published articles in the Club’s journal, The Rushlight, since
1934. Over 4000 pages are available in easy-to-use and printable format
with both text and illustrations. More recent
editions
of The Rushlight are available at the National Museum
of American History Library
. History
of lamps and lighting [electronic resource] : the Rushlight archives,
1934-2006.
 [S.l.] : Rushlight Club, 2007.
—Mary Jinglewski

Image:

Western Radio Manufacturing Co.

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