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    Oral history interviews with Fausto Bocanegra, 1988.
     
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    Creator: 
    Bocanegra, Fausto, 1926- interviewee.
    Title: 
    Oral history interviews with Fausto Bocanegra, 1988.
    Forms part of: 
    Agency history record, 1973- .
    Phy. Description: 
    0.1 linear meter.
    Digital Reference: 
    Finding aid to collection
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Fausto Bocanegra (1926- ) was born in Buenaventura, Colombia, and arrived on Barro Colorado Island (BCI) in Panama in 1952 at the age of twenty-six. The Barro Colorado Island Research Station, in the Panama Canal Zone, was a tropical biology field station, established in 1923 and run by a consortium of universities and government agencies. Called the Canal Zone Biological Area (CZBA), it was transferred to the Smithsonian Institution in 1946 and was renamed the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in 1966. Bocanegra first came to the island as a temporary construction worker, building a new laboratory building. Over the years, Bocanegra served as the principal caretaker for a large collection of live animals kept by STRI Director Martin Humphrey Moynihan; a knowledgeable guide to the island; and one of the unarmed game wardens, capturing poachers in a number of instances. He also operated the launches, carrying messages and transporting materials and visitors between the mainland and BCI; cleared trails for general use; and attended to general maintenance on the island. Bocanegra retired in 1988 after thirty-seven years on BCI.
    Summary: 
    These interviews of Bocanegra by Giselle Mora discuss his youth, over thirty years work on BCI, and reminiscences of fellow workers such as Martin Humphrey Moynihan, Oscar Dean Kidd, Carl B. Koford, James Zetek, Adela Gomez, and Francisco Vitola, circa 1952-1988. This collection consists of transcripts only. The interview transcript is available in both Spanish and English.
    Organization: 
    (1) Transcript, Spanish, 75 pages; (2) transcript, English, 89 pages.
    Finding aids: 
    (1) Description in control file; (2) name index to transcript.
    Restrictions: 
    Restricted.
    Subject-Topical: 
    Tropical biology
    Zoology
    African American history
    Latin American history
    Subject - Geographical: 
    Panama
    Subject-Name: 
    Bocanegra, Fausto, 1926-
    Moynihan, M.
    Kidd, Oscar Dean.
    Koford, Carl B.
    Zetek, James, 1886-1959
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Barro Colorado Island.
    Canal Zone Biological Area. Barro Colorado Island.
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
    Canal Zone Biological Area. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
    United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island
    Form / Genre: 
    Interviews
    Audiotapes
    Oral history
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
    Local Number: 
    SIA RU009561
    Co-Creator: 
    Gomez, Adela.
    Vitola, Francisco.
    Mora, Giselle. interviewer.
    Aide, T. M. (Mitchell) interviewer.
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