Looking for primary sources in the history of invention? The Lemelson Center's Modern Inventors Documentation (MIND) program has created this database of invention, technology, and science-related collections located in archives, libraries, historical societies, and museums in the United States and Canada. The Lemelson Center does not maintain its own archive, but serves as a clearinghouse for information on sources. Learn more about the database >>
When you select a collection from the list below, you will open a new page with a logo at the top that indicates whether the collection is at the Smithsonian or elsewhere.