SIA RU009616, Schultz, Leonard P (Leonard Peter) 1901-1986, SIA RU009616, Myers, George S (George Sprague) 1905-1985, Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, Interviews, 2003-2004

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Summary

Susan L. Jewett, Collection Manager, Division of Fishes, and David G. Smith, Museum Specialist, Division of Fishes, conducted a series of oral history interviews with senior staff in the division to provide biographical information to the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. The project was coordinated by Inci Bowman. The interviewees were Bruce B. Collette (1934- ), National Systematics Laboratory, U.S. Department of Commerce; Susan L. Jewett (1945- ), Collection Manager; Victor G. Springer (1928- ), Curator; Stanley H. Weitzman (1927- ), Curator, Marilyn Jean Sohner Weitzman (1926- ), Research Associate; and James C. Tyler (1935- ), Curator, Division of Fishes, NMNH. The interviews cover their educations, the history of the Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, the careers of these senior scientists in the department, and reminiscences of colleagues such as Carl L. Hubbs, George Sprague Myers, and Leonard P. Schultz. The Tyler interviews also cover his role as an administrator at the Museum of Natural History and the National Air and Space Museum.

Subject

  • Collette, Bruce B
  • Myers, George S (George Sprague) 1905-1985
  • Schultz, Leonard P (Leonard Peter) 1901-1986
  • Weitzman, Marilyn
  • Springer, Victor Gruschka 1928-
  • Weitzman, Stanley H
  • Hubbs, Carl L (Carl Leavitt) 1894-1979
  • Jewett, Susan L
  • Tyler, James C. 1935-
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Fishes
  • American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
  • United States National Marine Fisheries Service

Notes

  • The Division of Fishes in the National Museum of Natural History was established in the 1850s to carry out research in the systematics of fishes. Throughout its history, research on the national fish collections at the Smithsonian has been conducted both by curators in the National Museum of Natural History and research staff of the Bureau of Fisheries, later the National Systematics Laboratory, National Marine Fisheries Service, United States Department of Commerce.
  • (1) Unprocessed.

Organization

(1) Audiotapes, 36.5 hours; (2) transcript

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 2003
  • 2003-2004

Restrictions & Rights

Restricted

Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Ichthyology
  • Fisheries
  • Museums
  • Museum directors
  • Museum curators

Place

United States

Form/Genre

  • Interviews
  • Collection descriptions
  • Audiotapes
  • Oral history

Local number

SIA RU009616

Physical description

37 audiotapes (Reference copies)

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