Ricardo Weaver Oral History Interview,
2009

Summary
Collection ID:
SIA.FARU9623
Dates:
2009
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
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 Riccardo Weaver Interview was recorded for the Oral History Collection to document the role of security staff at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
For an American University oral history seminar, Emma Lang, a Museum Studies master's candidate at The George Washington University, conducted an interview of Ricardo Weaver, a security officer at the National Museum of American History. See Record Unit 9622 for an interview she conducted with security officer Anton Bell of the National Museum of Natural History. The interview consists of one original digital audio .wav file, one reference digital audio .mp3 file, and a transcript of the interview.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Riccardo Weaver is a security officer at the National Museum of American History. After attending Frostburg State College and Morgan State College, Officer Weaver worked in security at private firms for several years. In 1999, he joined the Smithsonian Institution Office of Protection Services, where his father worked and where he believed he had more potential for a career in security services. He has worked both day and night shifts at the National Museum of American History and provided a perspective on the demands for each shift.

Notes
Oral Histories

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9623, Ricardo Weaver Oral History Interview
Use Restriction
Restricted. Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
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Weaver, Ricardo Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lang, Emma Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Protection Services Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American University (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Historical museums Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Security guards Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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