Guide to the Oral history interview with Peter D. Smith, 2003 February 26 - 2003 May 14Manuscript DOH-53

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Title:

Guide to the Oral history interview with Peter D. Smith, 2003 February 26 - 2003 May 14

Call Number:

Manuscript DOH-53

Collection Dates:

2003 February 26 - 2003 May 14

Size of Collection:

16 sound cassettes (ca. 60 mins. each)

Abstract:

Peter D. Smith, Director, Emeritus of the Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College. Oral history interview documenting his early life and career at Dartmouth College.

Access to Collection:

First half unrestricted; second half closed until 2012.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

First half unrestricted; second half closed until 2012.

Publication & Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The oral history interview of Peter Smith is comprised of audiocassette recordings and an indexed transcript of the recordings. The interview was conducted by Mary Donin on four occasions during 2003. The entire interview runs for approximately fourteen hours and covers his childhood in England and his career in arts administration up to and including his directorship of the Hopkins Center for the Arts.

Biography

Born on August 13, 1933 in Lowestoft, England, Peter Smith received the B.A. degree in English from the University of Birmingham (England) in 1954 and the M.Litt. degree from the University of Durham (England) in 1967. After administrative positions at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and the University of California at Santa Cruz, he was appointed director of the Hopkins Center for the Arts in 1969, a position he held until 1981. Following a sabbatical to study British theater after WWII, Smith returned to Dartmouth to work on special projects in alumni affairs and development followed by several years serving as historian of the Dickey presidency. In 1987 Smith was appointed dean of the School of the Arts at Columbia University.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: March 2003

Transcripts

Access Restrictions

First half open, remainder closed until 2012.

Use Restrictions

Permission required from Dartmouth College for publication or reproduction.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 2, Dates: Feb/March 2003

Master Cassette Audio Tapes

Access Restrictions

First half open, remainder closed until 2012.

Use Restrictions

Permission required from Dartmouth College for publication or reproduction.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 3

Copies of Master Cassette Audio Tapes

Access Restrictions

First half open, remainder closed until 2012.

Use Restrictions

Permission required from Dartmouth College for publication or reproduction.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

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