G. Evelyn Hutchinson Biographical Interviews,
1990-2000

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9621
Creators:
Dates:
1990-2000
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document boxes)
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.

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
The G. Evelyn Hutchinson Interviews include interviews with Myrdene Anderson, Yemaiel Aris, Anna Aschenbach, Anna Bidder, E. J. Browne, Robert Cook, Dian Deevey, Rosemary Dodd, Peter Dodd, M. J. Dunbar, W. T. Edmondson, Yvette H. Edmondson, David George Furth, Eville Gorham, Paul Hutchinson, Dorothea Hutchinson, A. Hutchinson, G. Evelyn Hutchinson, Hannah Hutchinson, Sophie Hutchinson, Penelope Jenkin, Alison Jolly, Susan Soltau Kilham, Alan J. Kohn, Stanley Leavy, Mary Leavy, Estella B. Leopold, Sibyl Marcuse, Clement L. Markert, Ernst Mayr, Ian McLaren, Eric Mills, Jane M. Oppenheimer, Ruth Patrick, Gilbert Poulson, Mary Poulson, Paul Richard, Anne Richard, S. Dillon Ripley, Howard Sanders, Lawrence B. Slobodkin, Sarah Twombly, Peter J. Wangersky, Maxine Watson, and Margaret Wright.
The interviews were recorded by Dr. Nancy G. Slack, professor biology at Russell Sage College and a botanist and historian of science. The interviews focus on reminiscences of G. Evelyn Hutchinson and information about their careers in biology and ecology.
The G. Evelyn Hutchinson Interviews consist of 38 interview sessions, totaling approximately 56 hours of recordings on audiotape cassettes or mini-cassettes. Note that recording times are approximate. The interviews have not been transcribed.

Historical Note
Historical Note
As background research for a biography of G. Evelyn Hutchinson, pioneer of American ecology and mentor of S. Dillon Ripley, eighth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Nancy G. Slack conducted oral history interviews with Hutchinson, family members and colleagues during the 1990s. Hutchinson was on several Smithsonian boards and commissions and was a mentor to several Smithsonian researchers. The interviews were recorded on audio cassette and mini-cassette tapes, and deposited in the Smithsonian Institution Archives Oral History Collection. A few of the tapes have been remastered in digital audio for preservation purposes.

Notes
Oral Histories

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9621, G. Evelyn Hutchinson Biographical Interviews
Use Restriction
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu for more details.

Keywords
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Hutchinson, G. Evelyn (George Evelyn), 1903-1991 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon), 1913-2001 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Slack, Nancy G., interviewer Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anderson, Myrdene, 1934- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aris, Yemaiel Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aschenbach, Anna Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bidder, Anna Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Browne, E. J. (E. Janet), 1950- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cook, Robert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Deevey, Dian Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dodd, Rosemary Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dodd, Peter Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dunbar, M. J. (Maxwell John), 1914-1995 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Edmondson, W. T. (Walles Thomas), 1916-2000 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Edmondson, Yvette H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Furth, David George Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gorham, Eville Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hutchinson, Paul Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hutchinson, Dorothea Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hutchinson, A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hutchinson, Hannah Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hutchinson, Sophie Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jenkin, Penelope Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jolly, Alison Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kilham, Susan Soltau, 1943- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kohn, Alan J. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leavy, Stanley Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leavy, Mary Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leopold, Estella B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marcuse, Sibyl Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Markert, Clement L. (Clement Lawrence), 1917-1999 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mayr, Ernst, 1904-2005 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McLaren, Ian Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mills, Eric Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oppenheimer, Jane M. (Jane Marion), 1911-1996 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patrick, Ruth, 1907-2013 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Poulson, Gilbert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Poulson, Mary Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Richard, Anne Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sanders, Howard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Slobodkin, Lawrence B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Twombly, Sarah Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wangersky, Peter J. (Peter John) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watson, Maxine Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wright, Margaret Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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