Alan Stone Interviews,
1997

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9614
Creators:
Stone, Alan, 1904-, interviewee
Dates:
1997
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3 audiotapes (reference copies).
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Introduction
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 Alan Stone Oral History Interviews were recorded to document his contributions to the field of entomology.

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These interviews of Stone, by Smithsonian Archives historian Pamela M. Henson, cover his childhood and education, his reminiscences of entomologists at Cornell University, the staff of the National Museum of Natural History, relations between the Smithsonian Institution and U.S. Department of Agriculture, his involvement in the Cosmos Club and Washington Biologists' Field Club, and colleagues such as Charles P. Alexander, John F. G. Clarke, Herbert Friedmann, Curtis W. Sabrosky, and Alexander Wetmore.
This collection contains three interview sessions, totaling approximately 3 hours of recording. There are two generations of tape for each session: original tapes and reference tapes. In total, this collection is comprised of 3 original audio cassette tapes and 3 reference copy audio cassette tapes. The original tapes are reserved in preservation storage. The interviews have not been transcribed.
Restrictions: The interviews of Alan Stone do not have recording or transcript deed of gift forms. Researchers may submit a written request to interviewee's heirs or assigns for written permission to use the recording or transcript.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Alan Stone (1904-1999), an entomologist specializing in the systematics of two-wing flies, received the B.S. in 1926 and Ph.D. in 1929 from Cornell University and taught at Dartmouth College from 1929 to 1931. In 1931, he was appointed Associate Entomologist, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, United States Department of Agriculture. He advanced to Entomologist in 1939, and remained at the U.S.D.A. Research Branch, Agricultural Research Service, from 1953 until his retirement in 1971. His research on the systematics of medically important Diptera was conducted at the National Entomological Collection at the National Museum of Natural History.

Notes
Oral Histories

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9614, Alan Stone Interviews
Use Restriction
Restricted.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
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Friedmann, Herbert, 1900-1987 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sabrosky, Curtis W. (Curtis Williams), 1910- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Henson, Pamela M., interviewer Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stone, Alan, 1904- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Alexander, Charles P. (Charles Paul), 1889-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clarke, J. F. Gates (John Frederick Gates), 1905-1990 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington Biologists' Field Club Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cornell University Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cosmos Club (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dept. of Entomology and Section of Ecology and Systematic Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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