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Adrien M. Bouché, Jr. Reminiscences

Creator::
Bouché, Adrien M., Jr. 1923-  Search this
Extent:
1 audiotape (Reference copy).
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Place:
Canal Zone
Date:
1992
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.

In 1992 Adrien M. Bouché recorded his reminiscences of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in its early years and donated them to the Smithsonian Institution Archives Oral History Collection.
Descriptive Entry:
These reminiscences recorded by Bouché in 1992 discuss his family history, American scientists working in Panama, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, plans for a scientific research center in Panama, his career as a fossil preparator, his plans for a museum of the Panama Canal Zone, and colleagues such as Graham Bell Fairchild and Robert L. Dressler.

The Bouché Reminiscences consist of 1.0 hour of audio recording and 28 pages of transcript.
Historical Note:
Adrien M. Bouché (1923- ), fossil preparator and amateur naturalist, was raised in the Panama Canal Zone and worked there until 1976 in a variety of occupations. After his retirement, he became a fossil preparator at Brigham Young University in Utah. He also revived plans begun by his grandfather to found a museum documenting the history of the Panama Canal Zone.
Topic:
Tropical biology  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Reminiscing  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Naturalists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9567, Adrien M. Bouché, Jr. Reminiscences
Identifier:
Record Unit 9567
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9567

Interviews

Collection Creator::
Bouché, Adrien M., Jr. 1923-  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9567, Adrien M. Bouché, Jr. Reminiscences
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Adrien M. Bouché, Jr. Reminiscences
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru9567-refidd1e219

Session 1: July 12, 1992

Collection Creator::
Bouché, Adrien M., Jr. 1923-  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9567, Adrien M. Bouché, Jr. Reminiscences
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Adrien M. Bouché, Jr. Reminiscences
Adrien M. Bouché, Jr. Reminiscences / Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru9567-refidd1e226

Includes Bouche's reminiscences of his family, youth, life in Panama, scientists and research centers in Panama, work as a fossil preparator, plans for a Panamanian museum, and colleagues.

Collection Creator::
Bouché, Adrien M., Jr. 1923-  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9567, Adrien M. Bouché, Jr. Reminiscences
See more items in:
Adrien M. Bouché, Jr. Reminiscences
Adrien M. Bouché, Jr. Reminiscences / Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru9567-refidd1e241

Transcript, pp. 1-28, of audiotape recording, 1.0 hour.

Collection Creator::
Bouché, Adrien M., Jr. 1923-  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9567, Adrien M. Bouché, Jr. Reminiscences
See more items in:
Adrien M. Bouché, Jr. Reminiscences
Adrien M. Bouché, Jr. Reminiscences / Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru9567-refidd1e252

Audio Recording of Reminiscences: Total recording time: 1.0 hour

Collection Creator::
Bouché, Adrien M., Jr. 1923-  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9567, Adrien M. Bouché, Jr. Reminiscences
See more items in:
Adrien M. Bouché, Jr. Reminiscences
Adrien M. Bouché, Jr. Reminiscences / Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru9567-refidd1e263