History of Paleobiology Oral History Interviews,
2013

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9633
Dates:
2013
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Introduction
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.
In 2013 the Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, celebrated its 50th anniversary with a colloquium on the history of the Department.

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
The History of Smithsonian Paleobiology Colloquium was organized by Diana Marsh, a graduate student from the University of British Columbia, while she was a Smithsonian predoctoral fellow. The colloquium consists of 2 hours of digital audio recording, in 2 digital .wav audio files. Each recording has two generations: an original digital audio file in .wav format and a reference digital audio file in .mp3 format. The original digital audio files are preserved in security storage with .mp3 files available for reference.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The 50th anniversary of the Department of Paleobiology of the National Museum of Natural History was commemorated with a colloquium organized by Smithsonian predoctoral fellow Diana Marsh to document the department's history. Marsh also conducted oral history interviews with department staff to document the split of the Department of Geology into the Department of Paleobiology and Department of Mineral Sciences in 1963. The Marsh interviews will be accessioned at a later date.
On May 17, 2013, the "50th Anniversary Paleobiology Department Kick-off Celebration & Brown Bag Discussion on the History of the Fossil Halls" was held in the Cooper Room in the Department of Paleobiology. Speakers included Diana Marsh, predoctoral fellow; Mark Lay, volunteer; Hans-Dieter Sues, curator of Paleobiology; Porter M. Kier, former director, NMNH; Richard Bambach, affiliated staff in Paleobiology; Martin A. Buzas, curator of Paleobiology; William Fitzhugh, curator of Anthropology; Richard Fiske, former director, NMNH; Alan Cutler, research associate in Paleobiology; Francis M. Hueber, curator of Paleobiology; Kim Moeller, visual information specialist, NMNH; Scott L. Wing, curator of Paleobiology; and Matthew T. Carrano, research geologist in Paleobiology.

Notes
Oral Histories

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9633, History of Paleobiology Oral History Interviews
Use Restriction
Restricted. Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Cooper, G. Arthur (Gustav Arthur), 1902-2000 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Henderson, Edward P. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Switzer, George S. (George Shirley), 1915-2008 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marsh, Diana Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sues, Hans-Dieter, 1956- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kier, Porter M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fiske, Richard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hueber, Francis M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wing, Scott L. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buzas, Martin A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carrano, Matthew T. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moeller, Kim Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lay, Mark Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bambach, Richard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fitzhugh, William Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cutler, Alan Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Mineral Sciences Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Paleobiology Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Department of Geology Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Geology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Paleontology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Paleobiology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Sound recordings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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Washington, D.C.
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