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Reminiscences of Silvio A. Bedini : oral history, 1982.

Creator: Bedini, Silvio A.
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 391 leaves. Tape: 7 reels.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

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.


Access Conditions

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.

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