Oral History Project

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Introduction to Oral History Interview with Muriel (Miki) Crespi

Feb 1, 2014

By Shirley J. Fiske - Muriel Crespi, or Miki, as she preferred to be called, was the Chief Ethnographer of the National Park Service. She asked me to interview her for the SfAA oral history project, as she entered a period of relative remission in her battle with cancer—and she knew it was important to capture her story at that point in her life. We had known each other for over 20 years, ever since she came to Washington, D.C., and were friends and colleagues; she saw me as a comrade in the struggle to introduce the human-centered approaches of anthropology to federal agencies.

Creating a Presence of Applied Anthropology in the National Park Service: An SfAA Oral History Interview with Muriel “Miki” Crespi

Feb 1, 2014

By Shirley J. Fiske - These interviews were conducted by Shirley J. Fiske on a number of dates in late 2002 and early 2003. The transcripts which follow were edited for accuracy and readability by John van Willigen and Shirley J. Fiske. The on-line version is far longer.