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History of Tropical Biology Interviews, 1997

Interviewee:
Dressler, Robert L. 1927-  Search this
Stern, William Louis 1926-  Search this
Interviewer:
Christen, Catherine A (Catherine Ann)  Search this
Subject:
Moynihan, M  Search this
Stern, William Louis 1926-  Search this
Dressler, Robert L. 1927-  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Association for Tropical Biology  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Physical description:
2 audiotapes (Reference copies)
Type:
Interviews
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Oral history
Place:
Panama
Date:
1997
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Tropical biology  Search this
Professional associations  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU009606
Restrictions & Rights:
The recordings are available for research use, but the transcripts of interviews of Robert L. Dressler and William Louis Stern do not have prefaces. Researchers may submit a written request to interviewee, heirs or assigns for written permission to use the transcript
Data Source:
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History of Tropical Biology Oral History Interviews

Extent:
1 audiotape (reference copy).
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Audiotapes
Oral history
Date:
1997
Introduction:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program staff conduct interviews with current and retired Smithsonian staff and others who have made significant contributions to the Institution. There are also reminiscences and interviews recorded by researchers or students on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

The History of Tropical Biology Oral History Interviews were compiled by Smithsonian fellow Catherine A. Christen as part of her research on the history of tropical biology at the Smithsonian.
Descriptive Entry:
These interviews of Robert L. Dressler and William Louis Stern, conducted by Catherine A. Christen, cover their involvement with the Association for Tropical Biology and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute during the 1960s.

The collection consists of two interview sessions, totaling approximately 1.5 hours of recordings, and transcripts. There are two generations of tape for each session: original audiotape cassettes and reference audiotape cassettes. In total, this collection is comprised of 2 original audio cassette tapes, 2 reference copy audio cassette tapes, and 57 pages of transcripts. The original tapes are reserved in preservation storage.
Historical Note:
As part of her research for her Smithsonian postdoctoral fellowship project, in 1997 Catherine A. Christen conducted oral history interviews with two orchid specialists who had conducted research in the neotropics. On 1 July 1997, she interviewed Robert L. Dressler (1927- ), curator and co-ordinator for the Orchidaceae Section of the Flora MesoAmericana at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Dressler received the B.A. from the University of Southern California in 1951 and the Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1957. He was on the staff of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute from 1963 to 1987, when he was named a research associate. On 2 July 1997, Christen interviewed William Louis Stern (1926- ), professor of botany, University of Florida. Stern received the B.S. from Rutgers University in 1950, the M.S. in 1951 and the Ph.D. in 1954 from the University of Illinois. He was curator and then chair of the Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History, from 1960 to 1967. In 1967, he was appointed professor at the University of Maryland. From 1978 to 1979, he was program chairman for systematic biology at the National Science Foundation. In 1979, he was named chairman of the Department of Botany at the University of Florida. In 1985 he returned to teaching there as professor of botany. In Florida, he changed his research focus to studies on the vegetative anatomy and systematics of the orchid family.
Restrictions:
The recordings of the interview of Cameron and North is open for research use, however, the transcript has not been deeded to the Archives. Researchers may submit a written request to the interviewees, heirs or assigns, for written permission to use the transcript.
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Genre/Form:
Interviews
Audiotapes
Oral history
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9606, History of Tropical Biology Oral History Interviews
Identifier:
Record Unit 9606
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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