Peggy A. Kidwell

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Peggy Aldrich Kidwell is an American historian of science, the curator of medicine and science at the National Museum of American History.[1]


Kidwell graduated from Grinnell College in 1971. She went to Yale University for graduate study, earning an M. Phil. in 1974 and completing her Ph.D. in 1979.[1] Her doctoral dissertation was Solar radiation and heat from Kepler to Helmholtz (1600–1860).[2]


Kidwell is the co-author of:

  • Landmarks in Digital Computing: A Smithsonian Pictorial History (with Paul E. Ceruzzi, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994)[3]
  • Tools of American Mathematics Teaching, 1800–2000 (with Amy Ackerberg-Hastings and David Lindsay Roberts, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008)[4]

With Michael R. Williams, she is the translator and editor of:


  1. ^ a b "Peggy A. Kidwell", Our People, National Museum of American History, retrieved 2020-02-14
  2. ^ Worldcat catalog entry for Solar radiation and heat from Kepler to Helmholtz (1600-1860), retrieved 2020-02-14
  3. ^ Reviews of Landmarks in Digital Computing:
  4. ^ Reviews of Tools of American Mathematics Teaching:
  5. ^ Reviews of The Calculating Machines: