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The Smithsonian Institution Connection

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The NIA, with the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History, is pleased to make this research material available. This site contains information about the Smithsonian's collection of insulators, related objects and supporting documentation. This is an ongoing project and this site will be updated regularly.
See the list of insulators for which information is available.

Photo shows Ken Willick of Lima, NY and Nance Briscoe, the Collection Manager of the Smithsonian Institution's insulator collection. The photo was taken in the Smithsonian's "Hand's on History" exhibit as we were cataloging the insulators in the display.

Four NIA members spent three days in March 2000 at the Smithsonian to begin this research effort: Bob Berry, Doug McGillvary, Larry Novak, and Ken Willick. Much of the coordination was done by Kevin Lawless, who, unfortunately, could not make this trip.

Photo © 2000 by Larry Novak
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