History of the Smithsonian Associates Oral History Interviews,
2013

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9634
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.
The Smithsonian Resident Associates was founded in 1965 to provide its local members a wide range of educational and cultural activities, including classes in the arts, sciences, humanities, and crafts, as well as tours and opportunities for domestic travel. The program was expanded in 1970 with creation of the National Associates along with publication of
Smithsonian
magazine. From 2005 to 2013, Barbara Tuceling served as director of The Smithsonian Associates (TSA). As she retired in 2013, Tuceling conducted a series of oral history interviews with a wide range of TSA staff members and Smithsonian administrators to document the history of TSA.

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These interviews discuss their careers at TSA, new programs, relationship to the rest of the Smithsonian, notable programs, significant challenges, reminiscences of colleagues, and interaction with the public and staff.
The Smithsonian Associates Oral History Interviews collection is comprised of 22 interview sessions, totaling approximately 19.1 hours of recordings. There are 32 original audio files for this session. In total, this collection is comprised of 32 original digital audio .wav files and 32 reference digital audio .mp3 files. There are no transcripts.
Researchers must check with Smithsonian Archives to determine if there are any restrictions on individual interviews.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The Smithsonian Associates interviewees include Michael E. Alin, Robert H. Angle, Brigitte Blachere, Carol A. Bogash, Joseph M. Carper, Michael W. Cassidy, Prudence Clendening, Neill Heath, James M. Hobbins, Amy Kotkin, Richard Kurin, Thomas E. Lovejoy, Mara Mayor, David T. Parry, Steve Pike, Ann Post, Crystal Fleary Pruitt, Dennis Smoot, William A. Stewart, Katharine F. Stewart, Abby Whiteneck, Edmund Worthy, and Abby Yochelson.

Notes
Oral Histories

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9634, History of the Smithsonian Associates Oral History Interviews
Use Restriction
Restricted. Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
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Alin, Michael E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Angle, Robert H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blachere, Brigitte Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bogash, Carol A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carper, Joseph M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cassidy, Michael W. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clendening, Prudence Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Heath, Neill Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hobbins, James M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kotkin, Amy Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kurin, Richard, 1950- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lovejoy, Thomas E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mayor, Mara Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Parry, David T. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pike, Steve Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Post, Ann Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pruitt, Crystal Fleary Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smoot, Dennis Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stewart, Katharine F. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stewart, William A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Whiteneck, Abby Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Worthy, Edmund Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yochelson, Abby Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tuceling, Barbara Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Associates. Resident Associate Program Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian National Associates Program Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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Washington, D.C.
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