Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history project, 1995-1997.

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Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history project, 1995-1997.

This group of interviews was conducted for the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Oral History Project which sought to record the establishment of the Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory and its contributions to the earth sciences. Interviews were conducted with a wide range of individuals, including scientists, technicians, Lamont ship captains, financial officers, purchasing agents, former directors, machine shop employees, and the spouces of Lamont's first resident scientists. Among the topics covered were research programs in geophysics and geochemistry, institutional development, operation of Lamont ships, educational experiences, patronage, international scientific activities, the social history of Lamont, and Cold War influences on scientific practice. Most interviews focus on the 1940s through 1970s.

53 oral history interviews.

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Ewing, J. I. (John I.), 1924-1996

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Ewing, W. Maurice (William Maurice), 1906-1974

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W. Maurice Ewing (1906-1974) was a marine geologist, oceanographer, and geophysicist, who received his B.A., M.A., and PhD in physics and mathematics from Rice University in 1926, 192, and 1931, respectively. He taught geophysics at Lehigh University (1930-1940), the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (1940-1944), served as director of the Lamont-Doherty Geophysical Observatory of Columbia University (1949-1972), and joined the University of Texas Medical Branch as the first director of the Ea...

Tharp, Marie

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Geologist (ocean cartographer). From the description of Oral history interview with Marie Tharp, 1994 September 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78844873 ...

Hays, James D., 1926-....

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Geologist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. From the description of Oral history interview with James D. Hays, 1996-1997. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79715440 ...

Pitman, Walter C.

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Oceanographer, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. From the description of Oral history interview with Walter C. Pitman, 1995-1997. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83308691 ...

Ryan, William B. F., 1939-

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Geologist and oceanographer, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. From the description of Oral history interview with William Ryan, 1997. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82445512 ...

Munk, Walter H. (Walter Heinrich), 1917-

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Geophysicist and oceanographer. Munk received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the California Institute of Technology in 1939 and 1940 and his Ph. D. in 1947. Munk served as assistant and associate professor of geophysics at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography from 1947 to 1954 when he became professor of geophysics in the University of California Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics. Munk founded the Instittue and served as its director from 1959 to 1984. He is a member of the Nation...

Nafe, John Elliott, 1914-

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Sykes, L. R.

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Lynn Ray Sykes (1937- ). Geophysicist. Researcher and professor, Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, Columbia University from 1962. From the description of Oral history interview with Lynn R. Sykes, 1996-1997. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81069581 ...

Imbrie, John.

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Geologist. Born in 1925. Professor of geology, Columbia University, 1952-1976 and research associate, Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, 1960-1976; H.L. Doherty Professor of Oceanography, Brown University from 1977. From the description of Oral history interview with John Imbrie, 1997, May 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81483360 Born in 1925 in Finger Lakes, New York. Served in the 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment, Company C of the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Swift...

Sindt, John H., 1940-

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Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

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Lamont, Edward M., 1926-

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Grandson of banker, Thomas W. Lamont. From the description of Oral history interview with Edward M. Lamont, 1996 May 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77878944 ...

Jacoby, Gordon

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Geologist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. From the description of Oral history interview with Gordon Jacoby, 1996. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84185859 ...

Officer, Charles B.

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Geologist, From the description of Oral history interview with Charles Officer, 1995 November 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82481017 ...

Gordon, Arnold L

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Oceanographer (physical oceanography). Professor of Oceanography, Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, Columbia University, from 1965. Research includes circulation of the Caribbean Sea; physical oceanographic investigation in the Southern Hemisphere oceans. From the description of Oral history interview with Arnold L. Gordon, 1996-1997. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78411731 ...

Hayes, Dennis E.

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Geophysicist (marine), professor of geophysics at Columbia University and research scientist at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory. From the description of Oral history interview with Dennis E. Hayes, 1995-1997. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79980186 ...

Vila, Fernando

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Geophysicist (Argentine). Studied at Columbia University and worked aboard the Vema, a research vessel of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. From the description of Oral history interview with Fernando Vila, 1997 August 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79200157 ...

Katz, Samuel, 1923-

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Lonardi, Alberto, 1930-

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Oceanographer (Argentine). Studied at Columbia University and worked aboard the Vema, a research vessel of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. From the description of Oral history interview with Alberto Lonardi, 1997 August 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83857640 ...

Drake, Charles L.

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Charles L. Drake (1924- ). Geophysicist. Professor of geophysics, Columbia University, 1958-1967; acting assistant director, Lamont Geophysical Observatory, 1963-1965, professor and chairman of dept, 1967-1969; professor of geology, Dartmouth College from 1969. From the description of Oral history interview with Charles L. Drake, 1995, November 28, 1996 May 22, and 1997 May 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80398029 ...

Worzel, J. Lamar (John Lamar), 1919-2008

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Geophysicist. Professor of geophysics, Columbia University, 1950-1972; assistant director, Lamont Geophysical Observatory, 1951-1962 and associate director, 1963-1972; professor of Geophysics and director, Earth & Planetary Science Division, Marine Biomedical Institution, University of Texas, Galveston, from 1972-1979. From the description of Oral history interview with J. Lamar Worzel, 1996, January 2 and 3 and May 14 and 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80180915 From...

Eaton, Gordon P.

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Gordon Pryor Eaton (b. 1929) received a B.A. (1951) in geology from Wesleyan University. His professional career has included positions at Wesleyan University, the University of California-Riverside, the U.S. Geological Survey, and Texas A & M. In 1983 Dr. Eaton was named the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Texas A & M, and in 1986 was named President of Iowa State University. During Eaton's four years at Iowa State (1986-1990), his administration spearheaded enhanced ...

Sutton, George H., 1927-....

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Geophysicist, seismologist. Research associate at Lamont Doherty Observatory, Columbia University, 1950-1960; and professor of geology at Columbia University, 1960-1966. From the description of Oral history interview with George H. Sutton, 1996 December 30 and 3 June, 1997. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81474436 ...

McGill, William J. (William James), 1922-1997

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McGill and Anderson were founding members of UCSD's Dept. of Psychology. McGill was also the third chancellor of UCSD and President of Columbia University. From the description of Conversations, 1981-1985 [sound recording]. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 40643023 Professor of psychology, 1956-1965, and later President of Columbia University, 1970-1980. From the description of Papers, 1929-1979. (Columbia University In the City of New Y...

Doel, Ronald Edmund

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Press, Frank, 1924-

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Press was chairman of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. From the description of Ranger Project, Flight Readiness of Instrument : letter to Cargill Hall, JPL Historian, 1973 Jul 26. (Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives). WorldCat record id: 733099577 Press was Director of the Seismological Laboratory. From the description of Request for more Ranger capsule experiments : letter to Homer Newell, NASA, 1962 Oct 22. (Jet Propulsion Laboratory ...

Langseth, Marcus G.

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A pioneer in marine geothermal research, Marcus Gerhardt Langseth was associated with the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory for most of his 40-year career. Beginning as a research assistant and graduate student in the mid-1950s, he became a senior research scientist and an adjunct professor of earth and environmental sciences at Columbia University. In 1993 he was appointed to an endowed position as a Palisades Geophysical Institute senior scientist. From the description of Marcus G. ...

Oliver, J. E. 1923-2011.

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Raleigh, C. Barry.

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Walter, Henry G.

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Lawyer and head of the Vetlesen Foundation that supported the Lamont Observatory and weather research. From the description of Oral history interview with Henry G. Walter, Jr., 1996-1997. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82028148 ...

Kulp, J. Laurence (John Laurence), 1921-

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Geochemist. Professor, Columbia University, 1947-1965; President, Teledyne Isotopes from 1965. From the description of Oral history interview with J. Laurence Kulp, 1996. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83308756 ...

Jorgensen, A.A.

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Ship captain. Captin the Conrad, a research vessel of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. From the description of Oral history interview with Allen Jorgensen, 1997 May 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80172621 ...

Udint︠s︡ev, G. B.

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Kausel, E.

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Geophysicist (seismology) in Chile. Completed graduate work at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. From the description of Oral history interview with Edgar Kausel, 1997. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78846743 ...

Granelli, Nestor, 1931-

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Oceanographer (Argentine). Studied at Columbia University and worked aboard the Vema, a research vessel of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. From the description of Oral history interview with Captain Nestor Granelli, 1997 August 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78261291 ...

Opdyke, Neil D.

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Geologist, geophysicist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and University of Florida. From the description of Oral history interview with Neil D. Opdyke, 1997. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84971844 ...

Takahashi, Tarō, 1927-2006

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Taro Takahashi (1930- ). Geophysicist, geochemist. Research scientist, and professor of geology, Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, Columbia University from 1957. From the description of Oral history interview with Taro Takahashi, 1997. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83898274 ...

De Bary, William Theodore, 1919-....

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Educator. From the description of Reminiscences of William Theodore deBary : oral history, 1968. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122440952 Professor of East Asian Studies and Provost, Columbia University from 1971. From the description of Oral history interview with William T. De Bary, 1997 May 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83158046 Educator, sinologist. From the description of Reminiscences of William ...

Broecker, Wallace S., 1931-....

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