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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Silvio A. Bedini
RLIN number: NXCP86-A19
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood; interest in horology and in collecting scientific instruments, experience in cryptography; discussion of his publications; preserved documents of Thomas Jefferson and early methods for reproducing documents; research at The Vatican; work at The Smithsonian Institution: difficulties in acquisitions, discussion of various collections and exhibits, especially rare books, problems with replicas and fakes, museum management, the future of the Smithsonian Institution.
Extent: Transcript: 391 leaves, Tape: 7 reels
Restrictions: Access: Written permission required from interviewee. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1988. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1982 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Bedini, Silvio A.
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Museum curator
Document date: 1982
Interviewer: Jessup, Frederick Peterson
Organizations discussed: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Locations discussed: District of Columbia; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: District of Columbia; Exhibitions; Imitation in art; Museum curators; Museums; North America; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Bedini, Silvio A.; Bibliography--Rare books; Collectors and collecting; Horology; Scientific apparatus and instruments
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0016488-11931