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FOOD in the Garden: How Does Your Garden Grow?

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-11-10T21:56:11.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
American History  Search this
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SmithsonianAmHistory
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianAmHistory
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_radTfiC3Wf4

Conservation & Exhibition Planning: Material Testing for Design, Display, & Packing - Session 3

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2016-04-05T16:02:31.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
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americanartmuseum
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
YouTube Channel:
americanartmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_Pjs-H0MBkiY

Joseph K. Long papers, circa 1958-1992

Creator:
Long, Joseph K  Search this
Subject:
Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
2.5 linear feet
Type:
Correspondence
Collection descriptions
Articles
Brochures
Programs
Reports
Research
Date:
1958
1992
circa 1958-1992
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Parapsychology and anthropology  Search this
Restrictions & Rights:
This collection is unprocessed. Please contact the archivist for further information
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_291714

Curatorial Records, 2006-2020

Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.) Department of Curatorial Affairs  Search this
Subject:
Serwer, Jacquelyn Days  Search this
Sarah Lawrence College  Search this
University of Chicago  Search this
City University of New York  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Electronic records
Collection descriptions
Electronic mail
Date:
2006
2006-2020
Topic:
Museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums--Acquisitions  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
African American art  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 21-016
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2036. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted; Transferring office; 12/15/2020 memorandum, Toda to File; Contact reference staff for details
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Curatorial Records 2018-2019 [National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.) Department of Curatorial Affairs]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_404531

Curatorial Records, 2008-2019

Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.) Department of Curatorial Affairs  Search this
Subject:
Ellis, Rex M. 1951-  Search this
College of William and Mary  Search this
Virginia Commonwealth University  Search this
Wayne State University  Search this
Virginia Union University (Richmond, Va.)  Search this
Type:
Electronic records
Collection descriptions
Electronic mail
Date:
2008
2008-2019
Topic:
Museum curators  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museums--Acquisitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Museum outreach programs  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 21-017
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2035. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted; Transferring office; 12/16/2020 memorandum, Toda to File; Contact reference staff for details
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Curatorial Records 2018-2019 [National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.) Department of Curatorial Affairs]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_404532

Conservation Records, 2002-2018

Creator:
National Postal Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Edquist, Linda S  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Electronic mail
Collection descriptions
Electronic records
Date:
2002
2002-2018
Topic:
Museum conservation methods  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Museums--Employees  Search this
Museum loans  Search this
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Museum storage facilities  Search this
Personnel management  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 21-047
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2034. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted; Transferring office; 04/02/2021 memorandum, Toda to File; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Conservation Records 2002-2018 [National Postal Museum (U.S.)]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_404542

Correspondence, 2000-2020

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of the Director Senior Scholar  Search this
Subject:
Allison, David K. 1950-  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Information Technology and Communications  Search this
Princeton University  Search this
St. John's College (Annapolis, Md.)  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of Curatorial Affairs  Search this
Information Age: People, Information and Technology (Exhibition) (1990-2006: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Digilab (Exhibition) (1999-2005: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
September 11: Bearing Witness to History (Exhibition) (2002-2003: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War (Exhibition) (2004- : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Enterprise (Exhibition) (2015- : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Electronic mail
Collection descriptions
Electronic records
Date:
2000
2000-2020
Topic:
Military history  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Historians  Search this
Museums--Employees  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums--Curatorship  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museums--Acquisitions  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Information technology--History  Search this
Research  Search this
Computers--History  Search this
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 21-046
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2034. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted; Transferring office; 2/27/2009 memorandum, Johnstone to Henderson; Contact reference staff for details
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Correspondence 1999-2020 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of the Director Senior Scholar]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_404543

Director's Records, 1996-2017

Creator:
Smithsonian Affiliations (Program)  Search this
Subject:
Closter, Harold A  Search this
Carrigan, J. Michael  Search this
Physical description:
2.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Electronic mail
Date:
1996
1996-2017
Topic:
Museums and community  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Museum outreach programs  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01844
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Director's Records 1996-2017 [Smithsonian Affiliations (Program)]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_391033

Curatorial Records, 1999-2013

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Culture and the Arts  Search this
Subject:
Sturm, Gary  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Cultural History  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Music, Sports, and Entertainment  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology Division of Musical Instruments  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Musical History  Search this
Smithsonian Chamber Music Society  Search this
Type:
Electronic records
Collection descriptions
Digital images
Date:
1999
1999-2013
Topic:
Museum curators  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Bowed stringed instruments  Search this
Violin  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 19-093
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2029; Transferring office; 5/9/2007 memorandum, Johnstone to Hoover; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Curatorial Records 1933-2017 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Culture and the Arts]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398199

National Museum of Natural History 100th Anniversary Oral History Interviews

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History  Search this
Extent:
15 digital audio files; 42 digital video files
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Electronic records
Compact discs
Digital images
Transcripts
Date:
2009-2011
Introduction:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) 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.

As part of the celebration of the Centennial of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), oral history interviews were conducted with museum staff members from an array of professions and subject areas, by SIA Institutional History Division staff, American University students, and volunteers from 2009 to 2011. Interviewees were nominated by NMNH staff and the project was coordinated by Heather P. Ewing. Interviews were recorded in digital audio and digital video, and deposited in the Smithsonian Institution Archives Oral History Collection.
Descriptive Entry:
These interviews discuss their careers at the NMNH, work with collections, research, scientific illustration, exhibits, taxidermy, museum security, interaction with the public and staff. The NMNH Centennial Interviews consist of c. 38.75 hours of interview with 21.25 hours of digital audio recordings, 17.5 hours of digital video recordings, and c. 500 pages of transcript.
Historical Note:
National Museum of Natural History interviewees include Andre R. Bell, Protection Services, NMNH; Audrey Butler, Food Services; Alan H. Cheetham, Curator of Paleobiology; R. "Chip" Clark, museum photographer; Roy S. Clarke, Jr., Curator of Meteorites; Donald Davis, Curator of Entomology; Elizabeth Dietrich, Supervisory Museum Specialist, Museum Support Center; Leon Dixon, Locksmith Foreman; Nathan Erwin, manager, Insect Zoo; Frank M. Greenwell, taxidermist; Kristofer M. Helgen, Curator of Mammals; Gary F. Hevel, Museum Specialist, Department of Entomology; David Hunt, Museum Specialist, Department of Anthropology; James J. Krakker, Museum Specialist, Department of Anthropology; Storrs L. Olson, Curator of Birds; David L. Pawson, Curator of Invertebrate Zoology; Paul W. Pohwat, Museum Specialist, Department of Mineral Sciences; Paul D. Rhymer, exhibits specialist; Mary E. Rice, director Emeritus, Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce; Martha Rosen, Natural History Branch Librarian for Smithsonian Institution Libraries; George F. "Rusty" Russell, Supervisory Museum Specialist, Department of Botany; and George Venable, scientific illustrator, Department of Entomology.

Interviewers included Inci Bowman, Mignon Davis, and Mark White from NMNH, Lauren Dare and Pamela M. Henson from Smithsonian Institution Archives, Emma Lang, John Minks, James Nelson, Cigdem Pakel, William Stapleton, and Bridget Sullivan from American University, and Courtney Shaw and Mary A. Thomas from Smithsonian Institution Libraries.
Restrictions:
Some of these interviews are restricted. The Andre Bell, Roy S. Clarke, Jr., Kristofer M. Helgen, Storrs L. Olson, Paul W. Pohwat, Paul D. Rhymer, and Mary E. Rice interviews cannot be used without their permission prior to 2050. The Leon Dixon, Donald Davis, David L. Pawson, and Martha Rosen interview transcripts cannot be used without their permission. The George Venable recording cannot be used without permission. The Audrey Butler, Alan Cheetham, Chip Clark, Elizabeth Dietrich, Nathan Erwin, Frank Greenwell, Gary Hevel, David Hunt, James Krakker, and Rusty Russell interviews are unrestricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Photography -- Scientific applications  Search this
Centennial celebrations, etc.  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Cafeterias  Search this
Security guards  Search this
Food service  Search this
Taxidermists  Search this
Scientific illustration  Search this
Anniversaries  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum curators -- Interviews  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Electronic records
Compact discs
Digital images
Transcripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9622, National Museum of Natural History 100th Anniversary Oral History Interviews
Identifier:
Record Unit 9622
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National Museum of Natural History 100th Anniversary Oral History Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9622

Records

Creator::
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Administrator  Search this
Extent:
17.58 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Architectural drawings
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Clippings
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Date:
1962-1988
Descriptive Entry:
These records were created mostly by administrators Rohlfing, Dobkin, and Dunne. They document the activities of the Museum Advisory Board and the acquisitions committee and contain files on fundraising, membership, product development, sales, education, collections management, and exhibitions. The records also include audit reports and annual reports; grant proposals; architectural plans of the Miller House; and public relations files, including news clippings from the reopening of the Museum in 1976. In addition, the records contain periodic budget projections and reports for the programs, administrative departments, and payroll of the Museum dating from 1983 to 1988, along with the memoranda and spreadsheets which document their development.
Historical Note:
In 1963 the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art trustees announced that the Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration would be closed, and Director Calvin S. Hathaway resigned. Curator of Exhibitions H. Christian Rohlfing was named Acting Administrator, and in this capacity he helped to guide the Museum's transfer to the Smithsonian Institution in 1968. In 1969 Rohlfing became Administrator of the renamed Cooper-Hewitt Museum, and in fiscal year 1972 he assumed the dual title of Administrator and Curator of Collections. John H. Dobkin became Program Management Officer in FY 1974 and was appointed Administrator in FY 1975. Dobkin and Rohlfing both held the title of Administrator until FY 1978, when Dobkin resigned and Rohlfing relinquished the post to assume purely curatorial responsibilities. The position of Administrator was vacant until FY 1979, when Daniel O'Leary became Assistant Director for Administration and Barbara V. Foss and Peter M. Scherer were appointed Administrative Assistants to the Director. O'Leary left the next year, and Foss was replaced by Chauncie McKeever in FY 1981. In FY 1983 McKeever left, Scherer was appointed Special Assistant to the Director, and Linda Dunne was named Administrator. Scherer left in FY 1984.
Restrictions:
Boxes 6 and 8 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Museums -- Membership  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Architectural drawings
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Clippings
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 545, Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Administrator, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 545
See more items in:
Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0545

Collections Management

Collection Creator::
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Administrator  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Boxes 6 and 8 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 545, Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Administrator, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0545-refidd1e1368

Loan Files

Creator::
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Office of the Registrar  Search this
Extent:
35 cu. ft. (35 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Floor plans
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1958, 1975-1987
Descriptive Entry:
These records pertain to the exhibitions of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, beginning with the first held under the auspices of the Smithsonian, Immovable Objects/Lower Manhattan from Battery Park to the Brooklyn Bridge, which opened in June 1975, and ending with Louis Sullivan: The Function of Ornament, which closed in September 1987. In addition, a file is included for the exhibition Clay and Color: The Ceramics of Picasso, which opened in the Cooper Union Museum in March 1958.

The records largely document the loan of objects by public and private institutions, organizations, and individuals for exhibition in the Museum. Exhibition documentation consists of correspondence with lenders regarding special conditions and restrictions on loans; loan agreements; packing, shipping, and insurance information; object specifications, provenance, and insurance values; object packing, condition and conservation photographs and reports; inventory lists; exhibition budgets; installation plans; label copy; and press reviews. The extent of documentation varies with each exhibition. Many of the exhibition files correspond to object photographs contained in Record Unit 542 and are linked to the photographs by loan numbers.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum registrars  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Museum registration methods  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Genre/Form:
Floor plans
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 541, Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Office of the Registrar, Loan Files
Identifier:
Record Unit 541
See more items in:
Loan Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0541

Smithsonian Institution 150th Birthday on the Mall Interviews

Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (3 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Date:
1996
Descriptive Entry:
As part of the Smithsonian Institution’s celebration of its Sesquicentennial in 1996, a 150th Birthday Party was held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., over the course of two days in August. At the Smithsonian Institution Archives tent, staff of the Institutional History Division and volunteers conducted interviews with 39 Smithsonian current and former staff members and visitors. Staff interviewees discussed their reminiscences of the Institution and their careers. Visitor interviewees discussed their reminiscences of earlier visits to the Smithsonian. Over 300 visitors to the Smithsonian Archives tent also participated in completing "Smithsonian Memories" sheets, writing about their fondest memories about visiting the Smithsonian.

Interviewees included: Luis Abad; John S. Anderson; Jason Bezis; Carolyn Jean Blitz; Carol Carpenter; Elizabeth Coggins; Eugene Day; Craig Deering; Sherrone Dunhamm; Kathleen Fargey; Davis Florick; Nancy Frank; Wilfred Genung-Keats; Mark Gruenberg; Wendy Heine; Catrina Hill; Francine Henderson; Mildred Henninger; Alejandre Jimenez; B. J. Kreider; Valerie Lambert; Scott Marquiss; Terry Mennefield; Heather Mitchell; Geary S. Mizuno; Richard Montoya; Fred Moosburgger; Mary Novak; Mark C. Paulett; Alexis Radokay; Christopher Robis; Richard Sacett; Lisa-Anne Samuels; Ruth Schallert, Jane Scholl; Nicole Sobotka; Krista Strider; John Vetter; Pauline Vetter; Ellis L. Yochelson; Beatrice Youngblood. In conjunction with the individual interview sessions held at the Smithsonian Institution Archives tent, 11 informal, group interview sessions were conducted with Smithsonian staff at the Narrative Stage tent.

Staff interviewees discussed their careers, daily work, and job experiences. Topics for discussion were "The Art of Scientific Illustration," "Smithsonian's America: Looking Back at an Exhibit," "Genealogy, Family History, and Preservation," "What is Repatriation?," "Looking Back at the History of Flight," "Rainforests and Elephants: Doing Fieldwork and Exhibits," "Building a National Zoo," "Keeping the Nation's Treasure House Secure," "Keeping Track of the Nation's Attic: Talking with Registrars," "Taking Care of the National Collections," and "Office of Smithsonian Archives: An Overview." Interviewees included Luis Abad; John S. Anderson; Gary Aronson; Jason Bezis; Carolyn Jean Blitz; Nigel Briggs; Lonnie G. Bunch; Carol Carpenter; Emanuel Chase; Elizabeth Coggins; William Cox; Myron Curtis; Eugene Day; Craig Deering; Sherrone Dunhamm; Jennifer Fairman; Kathleen Fargey; Davis Florick; Shelley Foote; Nancy Frank; Wilfred Genung-Keats; Frank M. Greenwell; Mark Gruenberg; Wendy Heine; Catrina Hill; Francine Henderson; Mildred Henninger; Pamela M. Henson; Lauri Hinksman Swan; Elaine R. S. Hodges; Michael Horsley; Ellen Roney Hughes; Alejandre Jimenez; Claudia Brush Kidell; B. J. Kreider; Valerie Lambert; Steve D. Lubar; Scott Marquiss; Terry Mennefield; Beth Miller; Heather Mitchell; Geary S. Mizuno; Richard Montoya; Fred Moosburgger; Karen Mudar; Mary Novak; Mark C. Paulett; Catherine Perge; Louis R. Purnell; Alexis Radokay; Doug Robinson; Christopher Robis; Mark Rothenberg; Richard Sacett; Lisa-Anne Samuels; Ruth Schallert, Jane Scholl; Wendy Ann Shay; Ikuko Shoybayshi-Turner; Nicole Sobotka; James Steed; Krista Strider; Paul Harold Theerman; William Turner; John Vetter; Pauline Vetter; Ellis L. Yochelson; Amanda Young; and Beatrice Youngblood.

Interviewers included Laurie Aceto; Martin Collins; Dan Davies; Rosa Fernandez; Terrica M. Gibson; Barbara Hart; Edie Hedlin; Chandra Heilman; Pamela Henson; Tom Lawrence; Jennifer Page; Catherine Perge; Kathleen Robinson; and Martha Rosen.

The collection consists of fifty interview sessions, totalling approximately 38 hours and 15 minutes of recordings.
Topic:
Museum visitors  Search this
Volunteers  Search this
Museums -- Employees  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Scientific illustrators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Archival materials -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Genealogy  Search this
Cultural property -- Repatriation  Search this
Taxidermists  Search this
Museums -- Security measures  Search this
Museum registrars  Search this
Museum archives  Search this
Aeronautics -- History  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9595, Smithsonian Institution 150th Birthday on the Mall Interviews
Identifier:
Record Unit 9595
See more items in:
Smithsonian Institution 150th Birthday on the Mall Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9595

Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, Oral History Interviews

Extent:
37 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Date:
2003-2004
Introduction:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) 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.
Descriptive Entry:
David G. Smith, Museum Specialist, Susan L. Jewett, Collection Manager, and Inci Altug Bowman, volunteer, Division of Fishes, at the National Museum of Natural History, conducted a series of oral history interviews with senior staff in the division to provide biographical information to the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.

Bruce B. Collette (1934- ), an Adjunct Scientist, Systematics Laboratory, National Marine Fisheries Service, Department of Commerce, received the B.S. in 1956 and the Ph.D. in 1960 from Cornell University and has spent most of his career at the National Museum of Natural History. His research specialties include the systematics, evolution, zoogeography, anatomy, and biology of marine fishes, especially Scombroidei (mackerels and tunas), Xiphioidei (bill-fishes), Beloniformes (needlefishes and halfbeaks), and Batrachoididae (toadfishes).

Susan L. Jewett (1945- ), Collections Manager, Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, received the B.S. from the University of Louisville in 1967. She joined the staff of the Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, in 1969 as a technician and advanced to Collections Manager. She was involved of the primitive coelacanths and their study in the 1990s.

Victor Gruschka Springer (1928- ), Senior Scientist Emeritus, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, received the B.A. in 1948 from Emory University, the M.S. in 1954 from the University of Miami, and the Ph.D. in 1957 from the University of Texas. His research specialties include the systematics, zoogeography, and anatomy of tropical marine fishes.

James C. Tyler (1935- ), Senior Scientist Emeritus, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, received the B.A. in 1957 from The George Washington University and the Ph.D. in 1962 from Stanford University. His research specialties include systematic ichthyology, especially Tetraodontiformes (specialized ray-finned fish) and community ecology of coral reef fishes.

Stanley H. Weitzman (1927-2017) was Curator of Fishes Emeritus, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History. He received the B.A. in 1951 and the M.A. in 1953 from the University of California, Berkeley, and the Ph.D. in 1960 from Stanford University. He joined the Division of Fishes in 1962 until his retirement in 2007. His research specialties include the systematics, anatomy and phylogeny of South American characiform or ray-finned fishes. He and spouse Marilyn J.S. Weitzman often collaborated in their work.

Marilyn Jean Sohner Weitzman (1926- ), Research Associate, Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, received the bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley in 1949. She married her childhood friend Stanley Weitzman in 1948. She began assisting Weitzman in his NMNH lab in the 1960s and by the 1970s was doing her own work on Lebiasininae or pencil fish, as well as collaborating with Weitzman.

George R. Zug (1938- ) was named Emeritus Research Zoologist after serving as Curator of Amphibians and Reptiles Emeritus, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History. He received the B.A. in 1960 from Albright College, the M.S. in 1963 from the University of Florida, and the Ph.D. in 1968 from the University of Michigan. His research specialties include the evolution and systematics of amphibians and reptiles, with emphasis on South Pacific species, and the biology and systematics of turtles.

Jeffrey T. Williams (1953-), Research Associate in the Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, received the Ph.D. in Zoology, University of Florida in 1986, the M.S. in Zoology, University of South Alabama in 1979, and B.S. in Zoology, Florida State University in 1975. His research focused on the systematics, taxonomy and zoogeography of tropical marine fishes. William came to the Smithsonian in 1983 and served as Ichthyologist and Collections Manager of Fishes until his retirement in 2020.

The Division of Fishes Interviews cover their childhood, educations, the history of the Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, the careers of these senior scientists in the department, and reminiscences of colleagues such as Carl L. Hubbs, George S. Myers, and Leonard P. Schultz. The James C. Tyler interviews also cover his role as an administrator at the Museum of Natural History and the National Air and Space Museum.

The collection contains twenty-two interview sessions, totaling approximately 46 hours of recordings and transcripts.
Historical Note:
The Division of Fishes in the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) was established in the 1850s to carry out research in the systematics of fishes. Throughout its history, research on the national fish collections at the Smithsonian has been conducted both by curators in the National Museum of Natural History and research staff of the Bureau of Fisheries, later the National Systematics Laboratory, National Marine Fisheries Service, United States Department of Commerce. The interviewees were Bruce B. Collette, National Systematics Laboratory, U.S. Department of Commerce; Susan L. Jewett, Collection Manager; Victor Gruschka Springer, Curator; James C. Tyler, Curator; Stanley H. Weitzman, Curator, Marilyn Jean Sohner Weitzman, Research Associate; Jeffrey T. Williams, Collections Manager, Fishes; and George R. Zug, Curator, Division of Reptiles and Amphibians.
Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu for more details.
Topic:
Museum directors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Museum curators -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Ichthyology  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Fisheries  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Ichthyologists  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9616, , Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, Oral History Interviews
Identifier:
Record Unit 9616
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Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, Oral History Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9616

Interview of Jeffrey T. Williams by David G. Smith and Inci Altug Bowman begins with his youth and education at Florida State University, University of South Alabama, University of Florida, and completed Ph.D. in 1986, Smithsonian predoctoral fellowshi...

Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu for more details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9616, , Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, Oral History Interviews
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Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, Oral History Interviews
Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, Oral History Interviews / Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru9616-refidd1e1282

Interview of Susan L. Jewett by David G. Smith and Inci Altug Bowman begins with her early childhood in Albertson, New York; interest in biology, especially in marine life; influence of science teachers and college work at the University of Louisville,...

Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu for more details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9616, , Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, Oral History Interviews
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Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, Oral History Interviews
Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, Oral History Interviews / Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru9616-refidd1e682

Scrapbook

Collection Creator:
Jones, William  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
bulk 1943 - 1946
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
William Jones World War II Scrapbook, NASM.2006.0067, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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William Jones World War II Scrapbook
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0067-ref506
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Skylab Food Heating / Serving Tray Collection

Creator:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Names:
Skylab Program  Search this
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reports
Drawings
Date:
[ca. 1970s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the NASA Acceptance Data Packages and drawings for Skylab Food Heating / Serving Trays Serial Numbers 4904, 4913 and 4914, as well as material relating to tray Serial Number 4912.
Biographical / Historical:
Skylab was a manned space station launched into Earth orbit by the United States in May 1973. To prepare meals, the Skylab crew placed desired food packages into the food warmer tray. This was the first device capable of heating foods (by means of conduction) during space flight. Foods consisted of products such as ham, chili, mashed potatoes, ice cream, steak, and asparagus.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Collections Management, NASM, Transfer, 1999, 1999-0019, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Manned space flight  Search this
Space vehicles  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Space vehicles -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Reports
Drawings
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0019
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0019

Objects We Love: Tea Bowl by Wakao Toshisada

Creator:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-09-03T13:30:02.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
See more by:
FreerSackler
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
YouTube Channel:
FreerSackler
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_X-ZuUKTY1gI

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