View Profile 
Harry R. Rubenstein <email@example.com>
Have for several years been working on labor and political iconography. Recently I am looking at the history of protest and democracy in America.
|Address:||Division of Social History
National Museum of American History
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 20560
|Primary Phone:||202 357-2418|
|Fax Number:||202 633-8929|
|Interests:||Labor History / Studies
Political History / Studies
M.A., Museum Studies, George Washington University, 1983
M.A., American History, University of New Mexico, 1979
Bachelor of University Studies, University of New Mexico, 1974
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
? Division of Social History, Political History Collections, Curator
Responsible for labor, reform, and political history collections, 5/99- present
The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden, NMAH, November 2000 (permanent installation); Co-curator.
Communities in a Changing Nation: American Life in the 19th Century, NMAH, February 1999 (permanent installation); Co-curator.
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops, 1820 - Present, NMAH, April - November 1998; Co-curator.
We the People: Winning the Vote, NMAH, September 1996 (permanent installation); Co-curator.
FDR, NMAH, September-November 1996; Curator.
UNITE, NMAH, August - September 1995; Curator.
Images of Steel, NMAH, October 1994 - January 1995; Co-curator.
Cesar Chavez, An Enduring Spirit, 1927-1993, NMAH, September 1993 - present; Co-curator.
Produce for Victory: Posters on the American Home Front, 1941 -1945, Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Services, July 1993 - 1995; at NMAH July 1995 - present; Small-format version, 1994 - present, Co-curator.
Who's in Charge: Workers and Managers in the United States, Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Services, August, 1992 - 1995; Co-curator.
Workers & Managers: The Crises of Control in American Manufacturing, NMAH, October 1989 - May 1990; Department of Labor, June - October 1990; Co-curator.
Badges of Pride: Symbols and Images of American Labor, Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Services, March 1989 - April 1991; Curator.
Symbols and Images of American Labor, NMAH, January - September 1988; Curator.
?Which Side are You On??: Organized Labor in America, NMAH, November 1986 - January 1987; Curator.
Books and Catalogs
The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden, co-authored with Lonnie Bunch, Spencer Crew, Mark Hirsch, Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000.
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops, 1820 - Present, co-authored with Peter Liebhold, UCLA Asian American Studies Center and Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance, 1999.
Design for Victory: Posters on the American Home Front, 1941 -1945, co-authored with William Bird, Jr., Princeton Architectural Press, 1998.
?Good History is Not Enough,? Perspectives, Vol.38, No. 5, May 2000.
?Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The National Museum of American History?s Exhibition on Sweatshops, 1820 - Present,? co-authored with Peter Liebhold, Labor's Heritage, Spring 1998.
?In Pursuit of the Labor Vote: Presidential Campaign Material at the National Museum of American History,? Labor's Heritage, Summer 1996.
?With Hammer in Hand: Working-Class Occupational Portraits,? in American Artisans: Crafting Social Identity, 1750-1850, edited by Howard B. Rock, Paul A. Gilje, and Robert Asher, Johns Hopkins Press, 1995.
?Welcoming Workers,? Museum News, November 1990.
?Symbols and Images of American Labor: Dinner Pails and Hard Hats,? Labor's Heritage, July 1989.
?Symbols and Images of American Labor: Badges of Pride,? Labor's Heritage, April 1989.
?Political Repression in New Mexico: The Destruction of the National Miners' Union, 1933-1935,? in Labor in New Mexico: Strikes, Unions and Social History Since 1881, edited by Robert Kern, University of New Mexico Press, 1983.
?The Great Gallup Coal Strike of 1933,? New Mexico Historical Review, April 1977; reprinted in Southwest Economy and Society, Winter 1977/78.