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Oral history interviews with Walter A. Shropshire, Jr., 1998-2000

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Interviewee:
Shropshire, Walter  Search this
Interviewer:
Henson, Pamela M  Search this
Subject:
Shropshire, Walter  Search this
Withrow, Robert B (Robert Bruce) 1904-1958  Search this
Delbrück, Max  Search this
Klein, William H (William Harvey)  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center  Search this
Smithsonian Radiation Biology Laboratory  Search this
Division of Radiation and Organisms Radiation Biology Laboratory  Search this
Joys of Research, The (Symposium)  Search this
Physical description:
18 audiotapes (Reference copies)
Type:
Interviews
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Oral history
Date:
1998
1998-2000
Notes:
Walter A. Shropshire, (1932- ), a biophysicist, joined the staff of the Smithsonian Institution's Division of Radiation and Organisms, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, in 1954 as a plant physiologist and technician. After receiving the Ph.D. in Plant Physiology and Photobiology in 1958 from the George Washington University, he worked at the Division of Radiation and Organisms (later the Radiation Biology Laboratory (RBL), and Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) as a scientist and later assistant director until his retirement in 1986.
(1) Description in control file; (2) unprocessed.
Organization:
(1) Audiotapes, 15 hours; (2) transcript
Summary:
These interviews of Shropshire, conducted by Pamela M. Henson, covers his education and research with Max Delbruck and other biophysicists, career at DRO/RBL/SERC working for Robert B. Withrow and William H. Klein, work on such special projects as the 1981 volume, The Joys of Research, and his career as a Methodist minister.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Topic:
Biology--Fieldwork  Search this
Botany  Search this
Religion and science  Search this
Photobiology  Search this
Methodist Church--Clergy  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU009597
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_249452