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Interviews

Collection Creator:
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Container:
Reel 5194, Frame 404-450
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1969, undated
Scope and Contents note:
(transcript of Paul Cummings interview of Kent for the Archives of American Art; questions for Florence Lehmann interview of Kent; transcript of unidentified interview)
Collection Restrictions:
The microfilm of this collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Use of material not microfilmed or digitized requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Rockwell Kent papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rockwell Kent papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kentrock-ref1946

Interviews

Collection Creator:
McCausland, Elizabeth, 1899-1965  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 17-20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1948-1949
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Elizabeth McCausland papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Elizabeth McCausland papers, 1838-1995, bulk 1920-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Elizabeth McCausland papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-mccaeliz-ref201
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Interviews

Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 5
Box 20, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1945 - 1950
Series Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0301, File 7.7.35
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Duke Ellington Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref19625

Interviews

Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Container:
Box 439, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1959-1964
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.
Collection Rights:
The records of Jacques Seligmann & Co. are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jacqself-ref17053

Dahm, Werner Karl

Collection Creator:
Neufeld, Michael J., 1951-  Search this
Extent:
1 cassette tape
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Cassette tapes
Date:
1990-01-25
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Peenemünde Interviews Project, Acc. 1999.0038, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Peenemünde Interviews Project
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1999-0038-ref9
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Blackfoot Interviews [sound recording]

Creator:
Hilger, Marie Inez Sister 1891-1977  Search this
Interviewee:
Wetzel, Elizabeth Galbreath  Search this
Chicester, Dorothy  Search this
Chicester, Arthur  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound recording;
Culture:
Blackfoot  Search this
Indians of North America Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Topic:
Blackfoot--Interviews  Search this
Language and languages--Documentation  Search this
Local number:
Hilger Sound Recording 25
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Sister Marie Inez Hilger Sound Recordings 1952-1973
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_271532
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Yalálag Interviews [sound recording]

Creator:
Jopling, Carol F  Search this
Interviewee:
Poblano, Agapita  Search this
Dominguez, Francesca  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette; 60 min
Culture:
Zapotec Indians  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Place:
Oaxaca (Mexico : State)
Mexico
Topic:
Zapotec language  Search this
Language and languages--Documentation  Search this
Languages  Search this
Local number:
Jopling Sound Recording 11
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Carol F. Jopling Yalálag Sound Recordings 1969-1971
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_271488
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Yalálag Interviews [sound recording]

Creator:
Jopling, Carol F  Search this
Interviewee:
Fernandez, Augustina  Search this
Limeta, Virginia  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette; 60 min
Culture:
Zapotec Indians  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Place:
Oaxaca (Mexico : State)
Mexico
Topic:
Zapotec language  Search this
Language and languages--Documentation  Search this
Languages  Search this
Local number:
Jopling Sound Recording 10
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Carol F. Jopling Yalálag Sound Recordings 1969-1971
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_271489
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Dannenberg, Konrad D.

Collection Creator:
Neufeld, Michael J., 1951-  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1989-11-07
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Peenemünde Interviews Project, Acc. 1999.0038, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Peenemünde Interviews Project
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1999-0038-ref25

Haeussermann, Walter

Collection Creator:
Neufeld, Michael J., 1951-  Search this
Extent:
2 cassette tapes
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Cassette tapes
Date:
1990-01-24
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Peenemünde Interviews Project, Acc. 1999.0038, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Peenemünde Interviews Project
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1999-0038-ref11
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Miscellaneous Interviews

Collection Creator:
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 44
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers, circa 1914-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-polljack-ref260

Interviews of AfriCOBRA founders, 2010

Creator:
AFRICOBRA (Artists' group)  Search this
Subject:
Harris, Michael D.  Search this
Jarrell, Jae  Search this
Sengstacke, Robert A. (Robert Abbott),  Search this
Lawrence, Carolyn  Search this
Mallory, Howard  Search this
Jarrell, Wadsworth  Search this
Jones-Hogu, Barbara  Search this
Jones-Henderson, Napoleon  Search this
AFRICOBRA (Artists' group)  Search this
Hudson Street Productions  Search this
TV Land (Television network)  Search this
Topic:
Sound recording  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Interviews  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15925
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)298160
AAA_collcode_africobr
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_298160

Interview Scheduling (first interviews)

Collection Creator:
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Container:
Box 22, Folder 23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1997
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. The glass plate negative is housed separately and closed to researchers. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Hans Hofmann papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Authotization to quote or reproduce, for purposes of publication, the 1998 May 27 interview of Max Spoerri by Tina Dickey requires written permission from Max Spoerri.
Collection Citation:
Hans Hofmann papers, circa 1904-2011, bulk 1945-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Hans Hofmann papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-hofmhans-ref1225

Television Interviews

Collection Creator:
National Congress of American Indians  Search this
Extent:
2 Photographs
Container:
Folder 309
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadbast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Collection Title, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Congress of American Indians records
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-010-ref9871

Matawai interviews

Collection Creator:
Green, Edward C. (Edward Crocker), 1944-  Search this
Extent:
1 sound cassette
Container:
Box 1, Item 4
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound cassettes
Date:
1972-1973
Subseries Restrictions:
Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Edward C. Green papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Edward C. Green papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2016-31-ref198
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Robotics Interviews

Extent:
files (Reference copies).
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Videotapes
Oral history
Date:
1989-1990
Introduction:
The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical research when recording people at work in environments, explaining artifacts, demonstrating process, or in group discussion. The experimental program recorded projects that reflected the Institution's concern with the conduct of contemporary science and technology.

Smithsonian historians participated in the program to document visual aspects of their on-going historical research. Projects covered topics in the physical and biological sciences as well as in technological design and manufacture. To capture site, process, and interaction most effectively, projects were taped in offices, factories, quarries, laboratories, observatories, and museums. Resulting footage was duplicated, transcribed, and deposited in the Smithsonian Institution Archives for scholarship, education, and exhibition. The collection is open to qualified researchers.
Descriptive Entry:
Session participants included students, professors, technicians, and engineers. Session One took place in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, on March 31, 1989. Lubar focused on the development of a robot at a university with a strong engineering tradition and a program with very practical goals. Lung-We Tsai, Jigien "Roger" Chen, and Shapour Azarm, professors in the department, oversaw the development and production of a robot designed by students for a national competition. The professors discussed the competition and the university's involvement with it, student participation and their level of effort, design of robots, and the nature of engineering design and its application to robots. This highly visual session also documented the students' work in the laboratory and machine shop, and classroom progress reports about the robot under construction.

Session Two took place at Odetics, Inc., in Anaheim, California, on December 14, 1989, where Lubar documented the only commercial firm currently producing walking robots. While there, he talked with Steve Bartholet, the inventor of the firm's first walking robot, ODEX I. Bartholet spoke about initial concepts and design configurations, and demonstrated structural features of the robot while it walked. Lubar also talked with Robert Drap, who designed the computer system for a self-contained machine. Joel Slutzkey, Odetics president, provided the overview of the company's role in robotics research and development. Finally, Lubar interviewed technicians involved in the most recent phase of robotics development, ODEX III. Armen Sivaslian determined production methods and demonstrated telescopic leg structure. Steven Corley, a software developer, demonstrated the debugging process (modify and re-code) for software that controlled the robot's leg operations.

Session Three took place at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie-Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on September 20 and 21, 1990. The Institute was established in 1979 to bring together cooperative programs between academia and industry to conduct research in robotics technologies relevant to industrial problems. The focus of the session was to record the history of Ambler (Autonomous Mobile Exploration Robot), a six-legged walking robot commissioned by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to explore and sample the planetary surface of Mars. Lubar recorded a weekly integration meeting of production leaders and students involved with Ambler, a group interview with four Ambler project leaders, and a work session in the Ambler control room where students discussed and resolved some of the robot's movement problems.

Ambler project leaders interviewed included Erik Krotkov, professor and research scientist for the Ambler, Kevin Dowling, a graduate student who served previously as project manager for the Ambler before his current position as project manager for NASA Space Shuttle ground operations robot development, Henning Pangels, a graduate student leader of Ambler's physical control and real-time computing team, and John Bares, a Ph.D. candidate responsible for Ambler's configuration design. Participants in the control room included Pangels, and CMU students David Wettergreen and Regis Hoffman. Finally, Brian Albrecht, current Ambler project manager, conducted a visual tour of the Ambler robot.

Session Four provided an overview of the Robotics Institute's philosophy and research interests. Albrecht led Lubar on a laboratory tour highlighting other CMU-designed robots and discussed the history of their development. Lubar also interviewed William "Red" Whittaker, director and principal research scientist of the Field Robotics Center of the Robotics Institute since 1986. Finally, Lubar visited the Learning Robots Laboratory, a CMU lab devoted to developing robots that automatically improve their performance through experience. Peter S. Tanguy, CMU student, demonstrated movement of a robot arm and described task oriented vision.

The series includes two sets of supplemental tapes. Steven Lubar shot the first set of supplemental tape on July 24, 1989, at the National Bureau of Standards about its robot, "Erica." Thomas Wheatley and James Albus spoke about the robot, and offered demonstration. The second set was recorded on April 20-21, 1989, at Texas Technical University, where faculty member Jaime Cardenas-Garcia and crew videotaped the "Walking Machine Decathalon," in which the robot from the University of Maryland competed (and took second place). This supplemental sessions is comprised of four VHS tapes, which include "Rules," "Student Presentations," and "Preliminary Judging."

This collection consists of four interview sessions and two supplementary sessions, totalling approximately 12:20 hours of recordings (not including supplementary session 2), and 102 pages of transcript. There are three generations of tape for each session: originals, dubbing masters, and reference copies. In total, this collection is comprised of 37 originals (34 Beta videotapes, and 3 U-matic videotapes; not including supplementary session 2), 14 dubbing masters (14 U-matic videotapes; not including supplementary session 2), and 8 reference videotapes (8 VHS videotapes; not including Supplementary session 2). Supplementary session 2 is comprised of 8:00 hours of recordings on 4 reference copy (VHS) videotapes. The collection has been remastered digitally, with 37 motion jpeg 2000 and 37 mpeg digital files for preservation, and 14 Windows Media Video and 14 Real Media Video digital files for reference. Supplementary session 2 was not digitized.
Historical Note:
Robotics is the applied science of intelligent machines, a field of research that combines electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering. Steven Lubar, curator in the Division of Engineering and Industry at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History (NMAH), recorded four sessions with robots designers to document different work styles, environments, and the processes by which engineers make decisions. He captured the style of work at two university settings and a corporate site to understand how their differing objectives influenced technological development. His goal was to interview researchers working with their machines--to document the "hands-on" aspect of development--and to record the robots in use. Lubar was also interested in documenting the interactions between researchers, the robots, and their environment.
Topic:
History of science and technology  Search this
Engineering  Search this
Robotics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Interviews
Videotapes
Oral history
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9552, , Robotics Interviews
Identifier:
Record Unit 9552
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Robotics Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9552

Blackfoot Interviews, January 24, 1973 [sound recording]

Creator:
Hilger, Marie Inez Sister 1891-1977  Search this
Interviewees:
Emily, Amy, Andy  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette;
Culture:
Blackfoot  Search this
Indians of North America Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Date:
1973
January 24, 1973
Topic:
Blackfoot--Interviews  Search this
Language and languages--Documentation  Search this
Local number:
Hilger Sound Recording 26
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Sister Marie Inez Hilger Sound Recordings 1952-1973
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_271533
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Staff Pick Interviews- Jeff Place

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-31T18:56:05.000Z
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
Youtube Category:
Film & Animation  Search this
See more by:
smithsonianfolkways
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianfolkways
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_leZiqcUgDSs

Staff Pick Interviews- Atesh Sonneborn

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-31T18:52:10.000Z
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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smithsonianfolkways
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianfolkways
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_Yl4ZwRHOE4M

Staff Pick Interviews- Lissy Rosemont

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-31T18:55:46.000Z
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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smithsonianfolkways
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianfolkways
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_llbA9BN1IJM

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