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Covers his 1963 expedition to Rapa and other trips to the South Pacific and Caribbean, c. 1963-1976, including: Successful field trip to Rapa with Thelma in 1963; descriptions of the island including people, customs, accommodations, geography, weather,...

Collection Creator::
Clarke, J. F. Gates (John Frederick Gates), 1905-1990, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9555, J. F. Gates Clarke Oral History Interviews
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J. F. Gates Clarke Oral History Interviews
J. F. Gates Clarke Oral History Interviews / Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru9555-refidd1e816
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Horton Holcombe Hobbs Oral History Interview

Creator::
Hobbs, Horton Holcombe, 1914-1994, interviewee  Search this
Extent:
2 audiotapes (Reference copies). 3 digital .mp3 files (Reference copies).
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Transcripts
Audiotapes
Date:
1976
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 interviews conducted by researchers or students on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Hobbs was interviewed for the Oral History Program because of his long association with the Smithsonian as a research associate and because of his scholarly and administrative career.
Descriptive Entry:
Hobbs was interviewed on May 14, 1976 by Pamela M. Henson. The interview covers his education and teaching at the University of Florida; career as professor of zoology and director of the Mountain Lake Biological Station of the University of Virginia; research interests in crayfish; and role as Head Curator, Department of Zoology of the United States National Museum, as Senior Scientist in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology, and as director of the Archbold-Bredin-Smithsonian Biological Survey of Dominica.
Historical Note:
Horton Holcombe Hobbs, Jr., (1914-1994) was Senior Scientist in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, specializing in the taxonomy, ecology, and geographic distribution of freshwater decapods crustaceans. Hobbs received his Ph. D. in biology from the University of Florida in 1940 and taught there until 1946. He joined the faculty of the University of Virginia in 1946 and served as director of its Mountain Lake Biological Station from 1956 to 1960. In 1962 Hobbs was appointed Head Curator of the Department of Zoology, United States National Museum, and in 1964 was appointed Senior Scientist.
Topic:
Invertebrate zoology  Search this
Museum curators -- Interviews  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9509, Horton Holcombe Hobbs Oral History Interview
Identifier:
Record Unit 9509
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Horton Holcombe Hobbs Oral History Interview
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9509

Interview 12: 8 June 1999

Collection Creator::
Challinor, David, 1920-2008, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9599, Challinor, David, 1920-2008, interviewee, Oral history interviews with David Challinor
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Oral history interviews with David Challinor
Oral history interviews with David Challinor / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru9599-refidd1e636

Dan H. Nicolson Papers

Creator::
Nicolson, Dan H. (Dan Henry), 1933-2016  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Dominica
Date:
1963-1977
Descriptive Entry:
This accession documents Dan H. Nicolson's work on two major projects: the Hassan Flora Project and the Archbold-Bredin-Smithsonian Biological Survey of Dominica. Papers include correspondence and memoranda, financial reports, grant documents, and administrative records.
Historical Note:
Dan Henry Nicolson (1933-2016) was a curator at the U.S. National Herbarium, National Museum of Natural History, from 1964 to 2005. He specialized in the plant family Araceae, Asian botany, and botanical nomenclature. Nicolson's field work took him to Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, and China to collect plants. He served as nomenclature editor of the journal Taxon (1979-1999) and was a member of the editorial committee for the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (1981-2006). He was also an active member of the International Association of Plant Taxonomy, serving as president (1993-1999). Nicolson held a B.A. from Grinnell College (1955), a M.B.A. from Stanford Business School (1957), and a M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University (1959 and 1964).
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Botanical specimens  Search this
Plants -- Nomenclature  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession T89027, Dan H. Nicolson Papers
Identifier:
Accession T89027
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Dan H. Nicolson Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fat89027

Bredin-Archbold-Smithsonian Biological Survey of Dominica

Alternate Name:
Smithsonian-Bredin-Archbold Biological Survey of Dominica  Search this
Bredin Archbold Smithsonian Biological Survey of Dominica  Search this
Archbold-Bredin-Smithsonian Biological Survey of Dominica  Search this
Record type:
Expedition name
Place:
Dominica
Layou River
Fond Figues River
Grand Savanna
Portsmouth
Grand Bay
Fresh Water Lake
Central Forest Reserve
Scotts Head
Date Range:
1960 - 1965
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Entomology  Search this
See more records related to participants:
Ernst, Wallace Roy
Clarke, J. F. Gates (John Frederick Gates), 1905-1990
Clarke, Thelma
Gagne, R. J.
Gurney, A. B.
Spangler, P. J.
Steyskal, George C.
Wirth, W. W.
Chalumeau, Fortuné, 1945-
Cambefort, Yves, 1945-
Anderson, D. M.
Bell, R. T.
Flint, Oliver S.
Bray, D. F.
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Smithsonian Institution
See more records related to this expedition:
Bredin-Archbold-Smithsonian Biological Survey of Dominica
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:auth_exp_fbr_EACE0073

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