Nepal Tiger Project Oral History Interviews,
2000

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9611
Dates:
2000
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4 audiotapes.
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Introduction
Introduction
The Oral History Program is part of the Smithsonian Institution Archives. The purpose of the program is to conduct interviews with current and retired members of the Smithsonian staff who have made significant contributions, administrative and scholarly, to the Institution. The project's goal is to supplement the published record and manuscript collections in the Archives, focusing on the history of the Institution and contributions to the increase and diffusion of knowledge made by its scholars.
The Nepal Tiger Project interviews were accessioned into the Oral History Collection because of the significance of this pioneering conservation program in Southeast Asia.

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This interview of Anup Raj Joshi, Bishnu Bahadur Lama, and Pralad Yonzon, conducted by Pamela M. Henson, discussed their roles in the Nepal Tiger Project and reminiscences of Smithsonian staff and activities for the project. The collection is consists of one interview session, totaling approximately 2 hours of recording. There are two generations of tape for each session: original tapes and reference tapes. In total, this collection is comprised of 4 original 7" reel-to-reel analog audiotapes and 2 reference copy audio cassette tapes. The original tapes are reserved in preservation storage.
The interviews may only be used by researchers with the written permission of Anup Raj Joshi, Bishnu Bahadur Lama, and Pralad Yonzon, so please contact the Archives in advance to request permission.

Historical Note
Historical Note
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Conservation and Research Center of the National Zoological Park, Institutional History Division Historian, Pamela M. Henson interviewed several visitors from Nepal to record the history of the Smithsonian-Nepal Tiger Ecology Project. Tigers were declared endangered in 1968, and so, in 1972, Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley created the project to train and develop conservation leaders in the field of tiger ecology, develop a deep understanding of tiger behavioral ecology, and formulate a set of conservation actions that would ensure tiger survival in Nepal. Research concentrated in the region of the Royal Chitwan National Park in Nepal.

Notes
Oral Histories

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9611, Nepal Tiger Project Oral History Interviews
Access Restriction
Restricted.

Keywords
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Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon), 1913-2001 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Henson, Pamela M. interviewer Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Joshi, Anup Raj interviewee Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lama, Bishnu Bahadur interviewee Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yonzon, Pralad interviewee Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Joshi, Anup Raj Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lama, Bishnu Bahadur Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yonzon, Pralad Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Conservation and Research Center (National Zoological Park) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Nepal Tiger Ecology Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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