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Smithsonian's 150th Anniversary

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Mystery of the Hope Diamond: Behind the Scenes

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2013-05-09T19:17:06.000Z
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The Hope Diamond's New Setting Revealed

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How the Priceless Hope Diamond Traveled Through USPS

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A Diamond's Fiery, Perilous Journey

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2014-07-18T04:00:02.000Z
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What Secrets Lie in The Hope Diamond?

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2013-05-09T19:18:05.000Z
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The Many Owners of the Hope Diamond

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2010-11-08T17:13:22.000Z
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A Temporary Setting for a Timeless Gem

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2013-05-09T19:54:07.000Z
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The Extraordinary History of the Hope Diamond

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2013-05-09T19:53:06.000Z
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Inside the Smithsonian Channel Documentary about the Hope Diamond

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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
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2011-06-23T19:18:46.000Z
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Education  Search this
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Cultural property  Search this
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The Hope Diamond

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National Museum of Natural History  Search this
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2008-05-02T19:30:57.000Z
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Science & Technology  Search this
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Natural History  Search this
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Engaged by the Hope Diamond

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2008-05-09T23:24:16.000Z
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People & Blogs  Search this
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Historic Findings in the Smithsonian's Curators Reports

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2016-09-29T19:57:16.000Z
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Helena M. Weiss Oral History Interviews

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Weiss, Helena M., 1909-2004, interviewee  Search this
Extent:
8 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Date:
1987
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 student on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Weiss was interviewed for the Oral History Collection because of her long and distinguished career as the Smithsonian museum registrar and an administrator, and because of her many memories of life and colleagues in the United States National Museum.
Descriptive Entry:
The Weiss interviews were conducted by Pamela M. Henson, Historian for Smithsonian Institution Archives, and discuss her work at the Veterans Administration and career at the Smithsonian, including her work as a stenographer for the Office of Correspondence and Documents and secretary for the Department of Geology, tenure as Registrar for the USNM, and role as one of the first women managers at the Smithsonian. Also included are reminiscences of many colleagues, notably Ray S. Bassler, Herbert S. Bryant, Louise M. Pearson, and Alexander Wetmore, and stories about her responsibilities for important artifacts and specimens.

This collection is comprised of eight interview sessions, totaling approximately 8.0 hours of recordings and 291 pages of transcript.
Historical Note:
Helena M. Weiss (1909-2004), was born on February 6, 1909, in Shipman, Illinois. She earned her clerical degree from Wheeler Business College in Birmingham, Alabama, before moving to Washington, D.C., in 1930, where she began her career as a stenographer for the Veterans Administration. In 1931, she was appointed Junior Clerk-Stenographer in the Office of Correspondence and Documents (renamed the Office of Correspondence and Records in 1947) of the United States National Museum (USNM) and in 1935 transferred to the Department of Geology. She returned to the Office of Correspondence and Records in 1948 as an Administrative Assistant and later that year advanced to Chief, after the retirement of Herbert S. Bryant. In 1956, her title was changed to Registrar and she remained in that position until her retirement in 1971.

As one of the first women managers at the Smithsonian, Weiss was responsible for the central filing system of the USNM, public inquiry mail, mail service, accession reports, loans and exchanges, shipping, foreign travel, customs regulations, insurance, and workman's compensation. She was involved in the acquisition of such famous museum artifacts and specimens as the Wright Brothers' plane, Kitty Hawk, the Hope Diamond, and the Fenykovi elephant. She was also a recipient of the Secretary's Exceptional Gold Service Award.
Topic:
Hope diamond  Search this
Fenykovi elephant  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Geology  Search this
Women -- History  Search this
Wright Flyer (Airplane)  Search this
Museum registrars  Search this
Oral history  Search this
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Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9587, Helena M. Weiss Oral History Interviews
Identifier:
Record Unit 9587
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Covers period during and the effects of the Great Depression and World War II on the museum and Washington, D.C., including: housing shortages; street-cars; staffing and work-schedule at museum; growth of the city; Works Progress Administration; nation...

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Weiss, Helena M., 1909-2004, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9587, Helena M. Weiss Oral History Interviews
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Per Midboe and Ian MacTavish were interviewed by Shenandoah Gale on June 30, 1996. Both were born in Virginia. Midboe and MacTavish are neighbors and students. This interview discusses their previous visits to the Smithsonian, memories of the dinosaur ...

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Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9594, Smithsonian Memories Project, Festival of American Folklife Oral History Interviews
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Festival Recordings: Smithsonian Narrative Stage: The Hope Diamond: A Different Perspective; Panda-Monium

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Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Working at the Smithsonian Program 1996 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Ruland, Tim (recorder)  Search this
Ruland, Marcella (recorder)  Search this
McFadden, David Revere  Search this
Post, Jeff  Search this
Kurin, Richard, 1950-  Search this
Xanten, William A.  Search this
Turner, Billy  Search this
Collins, Larry  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1996 June 27
Track Information:
101 Conservation; Stories from the Field,Research / David Revere McFadden, Jeff Post, Richard Kurin.

102 Conservation; Stories from the Field,Research / William A. Xanten, Billy Turner, Larry Collins.
Local Numbers:
FP-1996-CT-0086
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 27, 1996.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Gems  Search this
Diamonds?  Search this
Minerals  Search this
Geology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Pandas  Search this
Animal care  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1996 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1996, Item FP-1996-CT-0086
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Festival Footage: Working at the Smithsonian: Narrative Stage: The Hope Diamond

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Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Smithsonian Workers Program 1996 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (videocassette (BetacamSP))
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Local Numbers:
FP-1996-BETASP-0011
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington, D.C, United States.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1996 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1996, Item FP-1996-BETASP-0011
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1996 Festival of American Folklife / Series 5: Working at the Smithsonian / 5.4: Video
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Festival Footage: Working at the Smithsonian: Narrative Stage: The Hope Diamond; Pandamonium

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Smithsonian Workers Program 1996 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (videocassette (BetacamSP))
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Local Numbers:
FP-1996-BETASP-0012
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington, D.C, United States.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1996 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1996, Item FP-1996-BETASP-0012
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Hope Diamond, 1997-1998

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Counselor to the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-090, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Counselor to the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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