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Elaine M. Kilbourne Scrapbook 3

Collection Creator:
Kilbourne, Elaine Margretta, 1923-2014  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1966-1967
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Collection Citation:
Elaine M. Kilboroune Scrapbooks, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Guy A.Toscano.
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Walter Shropshire Oral History Interviews

Creator::
Shropshire, Walter, interviewee  Search this
Extent:
18 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Date:
1998-2000
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.

The Walter Shropshire, Oral History Interviews were recorded to document the history of the Smithsonian Institution's Division of Radiation and Organisms (DRO) of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), which then became the Radiation Biology Laboratory (RBL) and later the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC).
Descriptive Entry:
Pamela M. Henson, Historian, from the Smithsonian Institution Archives, conducted these interviews as a part of the Smithsonian Institution Archives' Oral History Collection. These interviews cover the history of the Smithsonian's Radiation Biology Laboratory; the research conducted by its staff; the challenges faced by administrators; changes in the scientific field of biophysics; and Shropshire's personal life and pastoral career. Interviews of Shropshire include audiotape sessions and photographs.

The Walter Shropshire, Oral History Interviews consist of 16 interview sessions, totaling approximately 15 hours of audiotape recordings and 684 pages of transcript.
Historical Note:
Scientific research has always been essential to the Smithsonian Institution's mission. These interviews focus on the history of the Smithsonian's Division of Radiation and Organisms, which became the Radiation Biology Laboratory and later the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, focusing on the effects of sunlight on living organisms. The interviewee, Walter Shropshire, a research scientist with RBL, worked at the Institution for thirty-two years. His reminiscences span from his early childhood in Washington, D.C., to his second career as a pastor. The topics covered include background information about his education and personal life; studies at The George Washington University; early work in the basement laboratories of the Smithsonian Institution Castle; scientific research for RBL; participation in Smithsonian symposia; collaboration with other scientists of his era; conducting research abroad; his administrative duties at RBL; working as a Methodist pastor; and an in-depth conversation about photographs from the early years of the Smithsonian's Division of Radiation and Organisms and RBL.
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Oral history  Search this
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Methodist Church -- Clergy  Search this
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Audiotapes
Transcripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9597, Walter Shropshire Oral History Interviews
Identifier:
Record Unit 9597
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Interview 13: September 25, 2000

Collection Creator::
Shropshire, Walter, interviewee  Search this
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9597, Walter Shropshire Oral History Interviews
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Covers Shropshire's reminiscences of the closing of the SERC Rockville facility, including: establishing SERC in 1983 out of RBL and CBCES, planning to move RBL to Edgewater, developing a name for the research facility, and estimating the cost of build...

Collection Creator::
Shropshire, Walter, interviewee  Search this
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Interviews
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9597, Walter Shropshire Oral History Interviews
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Transcript, pp. 479-517, of audiotape recording, 1 hour.

Collection Creator::
Shropshire, Walter, interviewee  Search this
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9597, Walter Shropshire Oral History Interviews
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Audio Recordings of Interviews: Total recording time: 1 hour

Collection Creator::
Shropshire, Walter, interviewee  Search this
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Interviews
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9597, Walter Shropshire Oral History Interviews
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Interview 14: October 23, 2000

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Shropshire, Walter, interviewee  Search this
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9597, Walter Shropshire Oral History Interviews
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Covers Shropshire's ministerial career, including: Shropshire's religious experience as a young boy, combining a scientific and religious career; decision to pursue science first, Methodist church correspondence course work, applying for a license to p...

Collection Creator::
Shropshire, Walter, interviewee  Search this
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Interviews
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9597, Walter Shropshire Oral History Interviews
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Transcript, pp. 518-555, of audiotape recording, 1 hour.

Collection Creator::
Shropshire, Walter, interviewee  Search this
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9597, Walter Shropshire Oral History Interviews
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Audio Recordings of Interviews: Total recording time: 1 hour

Collection Creator::
Shropshire, Walter, interviewee  Search this
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Interviews
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9597, Walter Shropshire Oral History Interviews
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Interview 15: November 20, 2000

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Shropshire, Walter, interviewee  Search this
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9597, Walter Shropshire Oral History Interviews
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Focuses on descriptions of photographs relating to the Smithsonian Institution, including: SAO at Table Mountain, California; Smithsonian Institution Castle basement laboratory facilities, laboratory employees and equipment; Smithsonian Institution Cas...

Collection Creator::
Shropshire, Walter, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
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Archival materials
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9597, Walter Shropshire Oral History Interviews
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Transcript, pp. 556-623, of audiotape recording, 1.5 hours.

Collection Creator::
Shropshire, Walter, interviewee  Search this
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Interviews
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9597, Walter Shropshire Oral History Interviews
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Audio Recordings of Interviews: Total recording time: 1.5 hours

Collection Creator::
Shropshire, Walter, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9597, Walter Shropshire Oral History Interviews
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Interview 16: December 15, 2000

Collection Creator::
Shropshire, Walter, interviewee  Search this
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9597, Walter Shropshire Oral History Interviews
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Continues description of photographs relating to the Smithsonian Institution, including: Robert Bruce Withrow's monochromator's structure and usage; cytogeneticist Chao Carl Moh, Leitz microscope; James M. "Slim" Honaker and Secretary Ripley; Eppley La...

Collection Creator::
Shropshire, Walter, interviewee  Search this
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Interviews
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9597, Walter Shropshire Oral History Interviews
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Transcript, pp. 624-684, of audiotape recording, 1.5 hours.

Collection Creator::
Shropshire, Walter, interviewee  Search this
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Interviews
Type:
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9597, Walter Shropshire Oral History Interviews
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Audio Recordings of Interviews: Total recording time: 1.5 hours

Collection Creator::
Shropshire, Walter, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9597, Walter Shropshire Oral History Interviews
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Interviews

Collection Creator::
Shropshire, Walter, interviewee  Search this
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9597, Walter Shropshire Oral History Interviews
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Interview 1: November 2, 1998

Collection Creator::
Shropshire, Walter, interviewee  Search this
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Interviews
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9597, Walter Shropshire Oral History Interviews
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