Carbons to Computers is brought to you by the Smithsonian Office of Education, with generous support from Brother International Corporation. The project incorporates text and images from the following Smithsonian exhibitions, publications, and collections:
National Museum of American History:
Information Age: People, Information & Technology exhibition
Division of Information Technology and Society
Division of the History of Technology
Warshaw Collection at the Archives Center
Office of Public Affairs
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum:
Applied Arts and Industrial Design Division
Good Offices and Beyond: The Evolution of the Workplace exhibition (1994-95)
Mechanical Brides: Women and Machines from Home to Office exhibition (1993)
Smithsonian Office of Education:
Carbons to Computers: The Changing American Office teaching kit (1989)
Special thanks goes to the following individuals:
  Jill Bloomer, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Deborah Shinn, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Todd Olson, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Bill Worthington, National Museum of American History
Peggy Kidwell, National Museum of American History
Susan Strange, National Museum of American History Archives


Editor, Photo Research, Website Designer
Erin Miller

Assistant Director Publications and Electronic Media
Michelle Knovic Smith


Carbons to Computers meets the following Mid- Continent Regional Educational Laboratory (McREL) educational standards:
United States History Standard 16
  Understands how the rise of corporations, heavy industry, and mechanized farming transformed American society
 United States History Standard 22
  Understands how the United States changed between the post-World War I years and the eve of the Great Depression
 United States History Standard 26
  Understands the economic boom and social transformation of post-World War II United States
 United States History Standard 31
  Understands economic, social, and cultural developments in the contemporary United States
Technology Standard 3
  Understands the relationships among science, technology, society, and the individual
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