Reminiscences of Silvio A. Bedini : oral history, 1982.
Museum curator; interviewee b.1917.
Scope and Contents
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.
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