Migrating Science: Stories of Immigration and Innovation
This ExhibitLab display features oral history interview excerpts, museum objects, and archival materials from our collections.
On view June 7, 2023–November 28, 2023
Horiba Exhibit Hall
Hear the voices and learn the stories of the scientists and engineers who immigrated to the United States in the 20th century. Follow the journeys of those who fled persecution or political instability and those seeking educational or professional opportunities with oral history interview excerpts, museum objects, and archival materials from our collections. Consider the impact these immigrant scientists have had on American society and the contributions they’ve made to science through their discoveries, inventions, mentorship, leadership, and more.
This ExhibitLab is part of the Oral Histories of Immigration and Innovation project, which is made possible by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Migrating Science: Stories of Immigration and Innovation was curated by the Center for Oral History’s Sarah Schneider with assistance from the library’s Ashley Augustyniak, the museum’s Erin Gavin and Molly Sampson, the Center for Oral History’s Rachel Lane and Shuko Tamao, and digital engagement editor Mia Jackson.
ExhibitLab is the Science History Institute’s space in the Horiba Exhibit Hall for small, focused displays that showcase specific collections, prototype new ideas, or respond to current events. Our staff members, fellows, and school and community partners curate these displays.
For more information about ExhibitLab, please contact Molly Sampson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Horiba Exhibit Hall is named for Japanese businessman and 2006 Pittcon Heritage Award winner Masao Horiba (1924–2015), founder of Horiba Radio Laboratory, now Horiba Ltd., a manufacturer of advanced analytical and measurement technology.