Finding Aids to Oral Histories in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 9571
Edson, Dorothy Graham. interviewee
Oral history interviews with Dorothy Graham Edson, 1993
In 1993, William W. Moss, director, and Pamela M. Henson, historian, at Smithsonian Institution Archives conducted four interviews of Dorothy Graham Edson, who was writing a biography of her father using resources in Smithsonian Institution Archives. These interviews of Dorothy Graham Edson and reminiscences of family members and friends cover their family; youth; education in China; careers; David Crockett Graham's collecting interests; reminiscences of their parents, and the challenges of a missionary life abroad. The collection includes four interviews of Edson, three reminiscence sessions with the five Graham sisters, two reminiscence sessions with the sisters and friends I. McConnell, G. and W. McIntyre, and Betty Jean and Dick Barker, remiscences of Cesare Santucci, the Margaret Graham Memorial service and the music recording. The collection contains 19.5 hours of audio recordings, with 243 pages of transcript. Transcripts and cassette copies of the tapes are available, with the original recordings in security storage.
Parts of the collection are restricted. The Edson transcripts cannot be cited or reproduced without permission and the reminiscences tapes cannot be cited or quoted without permission of the participants.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Edson, Dorothy Graham
- Graham, David Crockett
- Graham, Alicia Morey
- Moss, William W., 1935- interviewer
- Henson, Pamela M. interviewer
- National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
- West China Border Research Society
- University of Chicago
- Museum of Art, Archeology, and Ethnology (I-pin, China)
- Religion -- China
- Natural history
- Collectors and collecting
- China -- Description and travel
- China -- Social life and customs
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9571, Edson, Dorothy Graham. interviewee, Oral history interviews with Dorothy Graham Edson