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Record Unit 9570,  Dyar Family Oral History Interviews, 1993, 1999

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator:
Title: Dyar Family Oral History Interviews
Dates: 1993, 1999
Quantity: 5 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection: Record Unit 9570
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These interviews of Dyar family members by Marc E. Epstein, Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History, and Pamela M. Henson, Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, covers his family; youth; education in Washington, D.C.; careers at the Skyland Resort and United States Postal Service; reminiscences of their parents and grandparents, including Harrison Gray Dyar's entomological research at the Division of Insects, United States National Museum, his tunnel digging hobby, their involvement in the Bahai faith; and the Pollock family's role in the development of kindergartens in the United States.

Descriptive Entry

These interviews of Dyar family members by Marc E. Epstein, Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History, and Pamela M. Henson, Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, covers their family; youth; education in Washington, D.C.; careers; collecting interests; reminiscences of their parents and grandparents, including Harrison Gray Dyar's entomological research at the Division of Insects, U.S. National Museum, his tunnel digging hobby, their involvement in the Baha'i faith; and the Pollock family's role in the development of Skyland resort and kindergartens in the United States. This collection consists of 4.5 hours of audiotape recordings and c. 165 pages of transcript.

Use Restriction

Restricted.

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9570, , Dyar Family Oral History Interviews

Container List

Box 1

Transcripts of Interviews

Interview 1: 17 May 1992

Box 1 of 1

Interview of Wallace Dyar discusses his family, especially his parents and two brothers, youth, tunnels behind the Northwest Washington, D.C., house, career, reminiscences of Skyland and George Freeman Pollock, and early days visiting the U.S. National Museum.
Transcript, pp. 1-35, of audiotape recording, 2.0 hours.

Interview 2: 3 August 1999

Box 1 of 1

Interview of Roberta Hill and Lowell Dyar discusses their meeting in the same kindergarten class, without knowing they were cousins, and their immediate and long friendship, her mother Dorothy Dyar Hill, his father, Roshan Wilfred Dyar, stories of family eccentricities, their unusual grandfather, and their own collecting interests.
Transcript, pp. 1-130, of audiotape recording, 2.5 hours.

Audio Recordings of Interviews

Interview 1: 17 May 1992

Box 1 of 1

Total Recording Time: 2.0 hours
Original Masters: 4 7" reel-to-reel analog audiotapes
Reference Copies: 2 cassette audiotapes

Interview 2: 3 August 1999

Box 1 of 1

Total Recording Time: 2.5 hours
Original Masters: 5 7" reel-to-reel analog audiotapess
Reference Copies: 3 cassette audiotapes