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Smith, Peter Douglas, 1933-



  • Existence: 1933-


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.

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Oral history interview with Peter D. Smith

Identifier: DOH-53
Date(s): 2003-02-26 to 2003-05-14
Scope and Contents

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 in Hanover,NH and Buffolo, NY 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.

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