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Award for Achievement Presented to Silvia Maranca

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Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Maranca, Silvia  Search this
Bradley, James C. 1910-1984  Search this
Evans, Clifford 1920-1981  Search this
Meggers, Betty Jane  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
120mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1965
December 15, 1965
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-792]
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_371711

"Finnish Graphics Today" Exhibition

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Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Bradley, James C. 1910-1984  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1967
October 5, 1967
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1093]
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372077

James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews

Creator::
Bradley, James C., 1910-1984, interviewee  Search this
Extent:
26 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Date:
1974-1978
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.

James C. Bradley was interviewed for the Oral History Collection because of his central role in the Smithsonian administration for over twenty years.
Descriptive Entry:
Bradley was interviewed by Miriam S. Freilicher and Pamela M. Henson in nineteen sessions from 1974 to 1978. The interviews cover Bradley's career at the Smithsonian, especially his administrative, fiscal, and legislative responsibilities for programs and capital improvements.
Historical Note:
James C. Bradley (1910-1984) was a Smithsonian administrator responsible for planning and development of programs and facilities. After receiving a B.S. in civil engineering from the Catholic University of America in 1931, he served as an engineering administrator for the District of Columbia Government from 1935 to 1945. He worked as a budget and legislative analyst in the Bureau of the Budget from 1945 to 1950. Bradley then joined the Department of the Interior as principal assistant to the Under Secretary from 1950 to 1953, and as engineering and administrative assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Interior from 1953 to 1959.

In 1959, Bradley came to the Smithsonian as Assistant to the Secretary and in 1960 he was appointed Assistant Secretary. Bradley was responsible for administrative, fiscal, and legislative planning for the Institution. His special responsibilities included securing legislation authorizing a National Portrait Gallery (NPG); securing authorizations and appropriations to renovate the Fine Arts and Portrait Galleries; securing appropriations for the wings of the Natural History Building; securing appropriations for a National Air and Space Museum (NASM); establishing administrative procedures for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO); securing legislation and appropriations for the capital improvement program for the National Zoological Park (NZP); securing authorizing legislation and appropriations for the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG); preparing Congressional testimony; negotiating the Hillwood bequest; establishing the Office of Audits; and securing a site, authorization, and appropriations for a Museum Support Center.

Bradley received a Smithsonian Achievement Award in 1963 and the Smithsonian Exceptional Service Award in 1966. When the Board of Regents created the title of Under Secretary in 1970, Bradley assumed that position. After his retirement in 1972, he continued to serve the Institution as Consultant to the Secretary for Management and Planning and was an honorary Research Associate of the Institution until his death.
Topic:
Interviews  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9515, James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews
Identifier:
Record Unit 9515
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9515

Interview 14: May 4, 1976

Collection Creator::
Bradley, James C., 1910-1984, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9515, James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews
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Covers the legislative history of the HMSG, c. 1964-1972.

Collection Creator::
Bradley, James C., 1910-1984, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9515, James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews
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Transcript pp. 266-279, of audio recording, 1 hour.

Collection Creator::
Bradley, James C., 1910-1984, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9515, James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews
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Recording of Interview: Total Recording Time: 1 hour

Collection Creator::
Bradley, James C., 1910-1984, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9515, James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews
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James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews
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Interview 15: August 5, 1976

Collection Creator::
Bradley, James C., 1910-1984, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9515, James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews
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Covers Bradley's role in museum development, c. 1959-1976, including the construction of the NMHT; the establishment of the NPG;and preliminary work on the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Collection Creator::
Bradley, James C., 1910-1984, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9515, James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews
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Transcripts pp. 280-289, of audio recording, 1 hour.

Collection Creator::
Bradley, James C., 1910-1984, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9515, James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews
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Recording of Interview: Total Recording Time: 1 hour

Collection Creator::
Bradley, James C., 1910-1984, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9515, James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews
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James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews
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Interview 16: November 30, 1976

Collection Creator::
Bradley, James C., 1910-1984, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9515, James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews
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Covers the capital improvement program for the NZP, c.1959-1975.

Collection Creator::
Bradley, James C., 1910-1984, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9515, James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews
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James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews
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Transcript pp. 290-302, of audio recording, 1.5 hours.

Collection Creator::
Bradley, James C., 1910-1984, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9515, James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews
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James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9515-refidd1e1153

Recording of Interview: Total Recording Time: 1.5 hours

Collection Creator::
Bradley, James C., 1910-1984, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9515, James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews
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James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9515-refidd1e1164

Interview 17: February 3, 1977Covers the bequest by Marjorie Merriweather Post of her Hillwood estate to the Smithsonian, c. 1961-1977.

Collection Creator::
Bradley, James C., 1910-1984, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9515, James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews
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James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9515-refidd1e1186

Transcript pp. 303-321, of audio recording, 1 hour.

Collection Creator::
Bradley, James C., 1910-1984, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9515, James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews
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James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9515-refidd1e1200

Recording of Interview: Total Recording Time: 1 hour

Collection Creator::
Bradley, James C., 1910-1984, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9515, James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews
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James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews
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Interview 18: May 12, 1977

Collection Creator::
Bradley, James C., 1910-1984, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9515, James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews
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James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9515-refidd1e1232

Covers more of Bradley's administrative duties, c. 1959-1972, including the establishment of the Office of Audits; securing appropriations for the Natural History Building Wings; and early planning for the MSC.

Collection Creator::
Bradley, James C., 1910-1984, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9515, James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews
See more items in:
James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews
James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews / Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru9515-refidd1e1247

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