The Papers of Joseph Henry

Selected Bibliography

Bruce, Robert V. The Launching of Modern American Science, 1846-1876 (1987; Ithaca, New York, 1988).
Dupree, A. Hunter. Science in the Federal Government: A History of Policies and Activities to 1940 (1957; New York, 1980).
Fleming, James Rodger. Meteorology in America, 1800-1870 (Baltimore, 1990).
Goode, George Brown, editor. The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896: The History of Its First Half Century (Washington, 1897).
Green, Constance M. Washington: A History of the Capital, 1800-1950. 2 vols. in 1 (Princeton, 1976).
Gwinn, Nancy E. "The Origins and Development of International Publication Exchange in Nineteenth-Century America" (Ph.D. diss., George Washington University, 1996).
Hafertepe, Kenneth. America's Castle: The Evolution of the Smithsonian Building and Its Institution, 1840-1878 (Washington, 1984).
Hinsley, Curtis M., Jr. The Smithsonian and the American Indian: Making a Moral Anthropology in Victorian America (Washington, 1994).
Hochfelder, David. "Joseph Henry: Inventor of the Telegraph?" (Joseph Henry Papers Project web site, 1998): http:\\
Meltzer, David J. "Introduction: Ephraim Squier, Edwin Davis, and the Making of an American Archaeological Classic." In E. G. Squier and E. H. Davis, Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley: Comprising the Results of Extensive Original Surveys and Explorations (1848; Washington, 1998), pp. 1-95.
Molella, Arthur P. "At the Edge of Science: Joseph Henry, 'Visionary Theorizers,' and the Smithsonian Institution." Annals of Science 41 (1984):445-461.
________. "The Electric Motor, the Telegraph, and Joseph Henry's Theory of Technological Progress." Proceedings of the IEEE 64 (1976):1273-1276.
Molella, Arthur P. et al., eds. A Scientist in American Life: Essays and Lectures of Joseph Henry (Washington, 1980).
Moyer, Albert E. Joseph Henry: The Rise of an American Scientist (Washington, 1997).
Owen, Robert Dale. Hints on Public Architecture (1849; New York, 1978).
Reingold, Nathan. "Joseph Henry on the Scientific Life: An AAAS Presidential Address of 1850." In his Science, American Style (New Brunswick, 1991), pp. 156-168.
Reingold, Nathan, and Marc Rothenberg. "The Exploring Expedition and the Smithsonian Institution." Magnificent Voyagers: The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842. Edited by Herman J. Viola and Carolyn Margolis (Washington, 1985), pp. 243-253.
Rhees, William Jones, compiler and editor. The Smithsonian Institution: Documents Relative to Its Origin and History. 2 vols. 1901, Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. Vols. 42 and 43 (Washington, 1901).
Rhees, William J., editor. The Smithsonian Institution: Journals of the Board of Regents, Reports of Committees, Statistics, Etc., 1879. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. Vol. 18 (Washington, 1880).
Rothenberg, Marc, et al., editors. The Papers of Joseph Henry. Vols. 6- (Washington, 1992- ).
Sherman, Roger. "Joseph Henry's Contributions to the Electromagnet and the Electric Motor" (Joseph Henry Papers Project web site, 1999):<-ERR><-MSG>Unmapped format: Hypertext</-MSG>http:\\</-ERR>
Washburn, Wilcomb E. "Joseph Henry's Conception of the Purpose of the Smithsonian Institution." In A Cabinet of Curiosities: Five Episodes in the Evolution of American Museums. Edited by Walter M. Whitehill (Charlottesville, 1967), pp. 106-166.