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Creators:
Clarke, J. F. Gates (John Frederick Gates), 1905-1990, interviewee
Dates:
1986
Size:
16 audiotapes (Reference copies). 25 digital .mp3 files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9555
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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 ...

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Digitized Content Covers his experiences at the British Museum, transfer from USDA to USNM, administration of the new Department of Entomology, relations with Waldo LaSalle Schmitt, plans for a National Institute of Entomology, and relations with SI administration, c. 1945-1965, including: Tenure at British Museum (Natural History) describing the Edward Meyrick Collection with assistance from John D. Bradley and others; acquisitions from England, especially Adrian Hardy Haworth Collection of English Torticidae Moths, Brighton Museum Collection of Microlepidoptera, and duplicates from Meyrick Collection; quality of NMNH collection of European Lepidoptera, including the Hoffman, B. Hamfelt, and Jackh collections; Eighth International Entomological Congress in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1948; confusion over invitation to 150th anniversary of the Royal Institution; improving USNM-British Museum relations and comparison of library services; 1948 USDA budget crisis; reminiscences of museum staff and administration; appointment as head curator of Division of Insects in 1954 and opposition by Waldo LaSalle Schmitt; Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expedition to the West Indies in 1956; subsequent friendship with Schmitt; creation of separate Department of Entomology in 1963; reflections on staff reorganization and expansion; creation of Arachnologist position filled by Ralph E. Crabill, Jr.; changes in SI administration in the 1960s; problems with secretary, Kathleen T. Perkins, and subsequent falling out with Crabill; and appointment as Senior Scientist, 1965. Appendix A: Proposed Program for the Division of Insects, Smithsonian Institution, 1954-1955.
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Record Unit 9555
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Digitized Content Covers his graduate education in entomology and early career at USDA, especially research and experiences at USNM, c. 1922-1937, including: Studies with Trevor Kincaid using UW collections; wildlife research by Elizabeth Halpin; graduate work in entomology at WSU; teaching ornithology and eugenics classes at WSU; M.S. in entomology, 1931, from WSU with thesis on Microlepidoptera of Washington State; observations by Axel Leonard Melander and Francis Marion Webster of insect resistance to pesticides; early contacts with August Busck and Carl Heinrich at the USNM; revision of North American Oecophoridae, 1941; part-time work as a pharmacist; courtship and marriage of Thelma Miesen Clarke and her assistance in his work; early publications and effects of work on family life; birth of first child in 1934, second in 1938; receipt of National Research Council grants; development of personal library; graduate work at Cornell University in 1936; financial straits as graduate student and support from William T. M. Forbes; trip to USNM to visit collections, subsequent death of Foster H. Benjamin, and in 1936 offer to Clarke of position as lepidopterist at USDA; reminiscences of other graduate students and professors at Cornell; offer of directorship of Provincial Museum and refusal in order to become a United States citizen; appointment to USDA staff at USNM in 1936; reminiscences of early years at USDA, including department, colleagues, and collecting; visit to George P. Engelhardt and Bundt meeting; USDA job duties, such as determinations, research, and curation; and reflections on his supervisor, Carl F. W. Meusebeck.
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Record Unit 9555
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of (NMAH, SI)
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Modjeski and Masters
Dates:
1870-1979
bulk 1900-1940
Size:
60 Cubic feet (139 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0976
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records document the work of consulting engineers and bridge builders, Ralph Modjeski (1861-1940) and Frank Masters (1883-1974) of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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American Federation of Arts
Dates:
1895-1993
bulk 1909-1969
Size:
79.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.amerfeda
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the American Federation of Arts (AFA) provide researchers with a complete set of documentation focusing on the founding and history of the organization from its inception through the 1960s. The collection measures 79.8 linear feet, and dates from 1895 through 1993, although the bulk of the material falls between 1909 and 1969. Valuable for its coverage of twentieth-century American art history, the collection also provides researchers with fairly comprehensive documentation of the many exhibitions and programs supported and implemented by the AFA to promote and study contemporary American art, both nationally and abroad.

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