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Oral history interview with Cyril Stanley Smith

Interviewee:
Smith, Cyril Stanley, 1903-1992  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Bethe, Hans A. (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005  Search this
Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954  Search this
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (sound cassettes (2 hr., 35 min.), analog.)
50 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1992 March 18-April 1
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Cyril Stanley Smith conducted 1992 March 18-April 1, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Smith speaks of his childhood in Birmingham, England; early immersion in analysis of materials; education at Cambridge University; research at Yale University; his work as chief metallurgist on the Manhattan Project, Los Alamos, N.M., where the atomic bomb was developed, his colleagues there, including Enrico Fermi, Hans Bethe, and J. Robert Oppenheimer; the development of the interdisciplinary research center at the University of Chicago; his position at MIT, where he has been Institute Professor since 1961; and research in the connections between fabrication and aesthetics of art forms and technology.
Biographical / Historical:
Cyril Stanley Smith (1903-1992) was a metallurgist from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Smith received a doctorate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1926 and taught there from 1961 until his retirement in 1969. His title of Institute Professor Emeritus of Metallurgy and the History of Metallurgy, one rarely conferred and only on those whose work goes beyond traditional disciplines, reflects the high esteem in which he was held. Smith has had great influence on contemporary metalsmiths, experts in ceramics, and students of Japanese art, among others.
General:
Originally recorded 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 35 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Occupation:
Physicists  Search this
Metallurgists  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.smith92
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-smith92

Autograph signature

Author:
Bethe, Hans A (Hans Albrecht) 1906-2005  Search this
Donor:
Dibner, Bern DSI  Search this
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Author:
Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (1 pages)
Type:
Manuscripts
Manuscripts (documents).)
Sources
Date:
1926
1999
Topic:
Science--History  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
History  Search this
Science  Search this
Technology  Search this
Call number:
MSS 000108 A
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_168899

Hans Albrecht Bethe (1906-2005)

Subject:
Bethe, Hans A (Hans Albrecht) 1906-2005  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Physics  Search this
Nobel Prizes  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2007-0017]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_289390

John Joseph O'Neill (1889-1953) (at left, wearing hat) and William Leonard Laurence (1888-1977) (left), and Hans Albrecht Bethe (1906-2005) (right)

Creator:
Davis, Fremont 1915-1977  Search this
Uniform title:
New York times  Search this
New York tribune  Search this
Subject:
Bethe, Hans A (Hans Albrecht) 1906-2005  Search this
Laurence, William  Search this
O'Neill, John  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1939
January 1939
Topic:
Nobel Prizes  Search this
Physics  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2007-0194]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290248

Hans Albrecht Bethe (1906-2005) (left) and Fritz Wolfgang London (1900-1954) (right)

Creator:
Davis, Fremont 1915-1977  Search this
Subject:
Bethe, Hans A (Hans Albrecht) 1906-2005  Search this
London, Fritz 1900-1954  Search this
Duke University  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1939
January 1939
Topic:
Cornell University  Search this
Nobel Prizes  Search this
Physics  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2007-0195]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290249

Hans Albrecht Bethe (1906-2005)

Subject:
Bethe, Hans A (Hans Albrecht) 1906-2005  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Nobel Prizes  Search this
Physics  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2007-0192]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290267

Hans Albrecht Bethe (1906-2005)

Subject:
Bethe, Hans A (Hans Albrecht) 1906-2005  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
11-11-1967
Topic:
Nobel Prizes  Search this
Physics  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2007-0193]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290268

John Joseph O'Neill (1889-1953) (left), Hans Albrecht Bethe (1906-2005) (center), and Fritz Wolfgang London (1900-1954) (right)

Creator:
Davis, Fremont 1915-1977  Search this
Uniform title:
New York times  Search this
New York tribune  Search this
Subject:
Bethe, Hans A (Hans Albrecht) 1906-2005  Search this
Laurence, William  Search this
O'Neill, John  Search this
Cornell University Department of Physics  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1939
January 1939
Topic:
Nobel Prizes  Search this
Physics  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2007-0196]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290269

Hans Albrecht Bethe (1906-2005) (standing) and Wolfgang Kurt Herman Panofsky (1919-2007) (seated)

Creator:
Goldberg, Sol 1923-  Search this
Cornell University  Search this
Subject:
Bethe, Hans A (Hans Albrecht) 1906-2005  Search this
Panofsky, Wolfgang K. H (Wolfgang Kurt Hermann) 1919-2007  Search this
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1968
Topic:
Cornell University  Search this
Nobel Prizes  Search this
Physics  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2007-0197]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290270

From a life of physics / H.A. Bethe ... [et al.]

Author:
Bethe, Hans A (Hans Albrecht) 1906-2005  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 92 p. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
Physics  Search this
Physicists  Search this
Call number:
QC71.F74 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_416887

The road from Los Alamos / Hans A. Bethe

Author:
Bethe, Hans A (Hans Albrecht) 1906-2005  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 286 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1991
Topic:
Nuclear weapons  Search this
Atomic bomb--History  Search this
Call number:
U264.B455 1991bX
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_425860

Basic Bethe : seminal articles on nuclear physics, 1936-1937 / by Hans A. Bethe, Robert F. Bacher, M. Stanley Livingston ; preface by Hans A. Bethe ; introduction by Roger H. Stuewer

Author:
Bethe, Hans A (Hans Albrecht) 1906-2005  Search this
Bacher, Robert F (Robert Fox) 1905-2004  Search this
Livingston, M. Stanley (Milton Stanley)  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 476 p. : ill., port. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1986
C1986
Topic:
Nuclear physics  Search this
Call number:
QC776.B47 1986X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_323188

Elementary nuclear theory; a short course on selected topics [given at the Research Laboratory of the General Electric Company at Schenectady]

Author:
Bethe, Hans A (Hans Albrecht) 1906-2005  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 147 p. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1947
Topic:
Nuclear physics  Search this
Call number:
QC173.B48X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_299423

Perspectives in modern physics. Essays in honor of Hans A. Bethe on the occasion of his 60th birthday, July, 1966. Edited by R. E. Marshak, with the assistance of J. Warren Blaker

Author:
Marshak, Robert E (Robert Eugene) 1916-1992  Search this
Blaker, J. Warren  Search this
Bethe, Hans A (Hans Albrecht) 1906-2005  Search this
Subject:
Bethe, Hans A (Hans Albrecht) 1906-2005  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 673 p. illus., port. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1966
[1966]
Topic:
Nuclear physics  Search this
Call number:
QC774.B4 M3
QC774.B4 M3X
QC774.B4M3
QC774.B4M3X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_20183

ABM; an evaluation of the decision to deploy an antiballistic missile system. Editors: Abram Chayes [and] Jerome B. Wiesner. Introd.: Edward M. Kennedy. Contributors: Hans A. Bethe [and others

Author:
Chayes, Abram 1922-  Search this
Wiesner, Jerome B (Jerome Bert) 1915-1994  Search this
Bethe, Hans A (Hans Albrecht) 1906-2005  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 282 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1969
[1969]
Topic:
Antimissile missiles  Search this
Air defenses  Search this
Call number:
UG633 .A101
UG633.A101
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_997

Los Alamos university lecture notes. Electromagnetic theory / lectures by H.A. Bethe and R.E. Marshak ; notes by E.D. Klema

Title:
Electromagnetic theory
Los Alamos Univ. Hans A. Bethe et al. lecture series on electromagnetic theory, 1945
Author:
Bethe, Hans A (Hans Albrecht) 1906-2005  Search this
Marshak, Robert E (Robert Eugene) 1916-1992  Search this
Compiler:
Klema, Ernest D.  Search this
Supporting host:
Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory  Search this
Former owner:
Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory DSI  Search this
Physical description:
154 leaves : illustrations ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1945
Topic:
Electromagnetic theory  Search this
Call number:
MSS 001842 B
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1069680

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