Below are Websites that relate to materials covered in this unit. Smithsonian sites are in yellow.
General Office Equipment
Other Related Sites
Augarten, Stan. Bit by Bit: An Illustrated History of Computers. New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1984.
Bliven, Bruce. The Wonderful Writing Machine. New York: Random House, 1954.
Brooks, John. The Telephone: The First Hundred Years. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.
Chandler, Arthur. The Invisible Hand. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1977.
Dertouzos, Michael L. "Communications, Computers, and Networks," Scientific American (September 1991): 66.
Ewen, Stuart. All Consuming Images: The Politics of Style in Contemporary Culture. New York: Basic Books, 1988.
Finn, Nancy. The Electronic Office. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1983.
Forty, Adrian. Objects of Desire: Design and Society from Wedgwood to IBM. New York: Pantheon Books, 1986.
Hughes, Thomas P. American Genesis: A Century of Invention and Technological Enthusiasm, 1870-1970. New York: Viking, 1989.
Jana, Reena. "Once and Future Stuff," The New York Times Magazine, March 8, 1998.
Kidwell, Peggy A., and Paul E. Ceruzzi. Landmarks in Digital Computing. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994.
Lubar, Steven. InfoCulture: The Smithsonian Book of Information Age Inventions. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1993.
Lupton, Ellen. Mechanical Brides: Women and Machines from Home to Office. New York: Cooper-Hewitt, National Museum of Design, Smithsonian Institution: Princeton Architectural Press, 1993.
Matthaei, Julie A. An Economic History of Women in America: Women's Work, the Sexual Division of Labor, and the Development of Capitalism. New York: Schocken Books, 1982.
Monaco, Cynthia. "The Difficult Birth of the Typewriter." Invention & Technology, Spring/Summer 1988.
Oliveno, Mary Ellen, and William R. Passewark. The Office: Procedures and Technology. San Antonio, Tex.: South-West Publishing Co., 1988.
Owen., David. "Copies in Seconds," The Atlantic Monthly, February 1986.
Palfremun, Jon, and Doron Swade. The Dream Machine: Exploring the Computer Age. New York: BBC Books Parkwest Publications, 1992.
Pecar, Joseph A., Roger J. O'Connor, and David A. Garbin. The McGraw-Hill Telecommunications Factbook. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1993.
Roberts, Lawrence G. "The ARPANET and Computer Networks." In: Adele Goldberg, ed. A History of Personal Workstations. New York: ACM Press, 1988.
Stephens, Carlene, and Steven Lubar. "A Place for Public Business: The Material Culture of the Nineteenth-Century Federal Office," Business and Economic History, Vol.15, 1986.
Talbott, Page. "The Office in the 19th Century," Wooton Patent Desks. Indianapolis, Ind.: Indiana State Museum, 1983.
Strassman, Paul A. The Information Payoff: The Transformation of Work in the Electronic Age. New York: Free Press, 1985.
Williams, Michael R. A History of Computing Technology. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1985.
Yates, Joanne. Control through Communication: The Rise of System in American Management. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989.
Zuboff, Shoshana. In the Age of the Smart Machine: The Future of Work and Power. New York: Basic Books, 1988.
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