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Stephens, Carlene


Carlene Stephens is a curator in the Division of Work and Industry at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History (NMAH). Her responsibilities include care of the museum’s historical collections of clocks and watches, locks, automatons and robots, and objects relating to recorded sound.  Her research interests include the history of time in the United States.



Background And Education

Education And Training

Research And Grants


Selected Publications

  • Book

    • Johnston, Andrew K., Connor, Roger, Stephens, Carlene E., and Ceruzzi, Paul E. 2015. Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books. 2015
  • Review


  • Exhibit

    • Wallace, Harold D., Jr. and Stephens, Carlene (Curators). 2018. "America's Listening." Washington, DC: Smithsonian National Museum of American History, 2018-10-01.