Accession Number:

ADA609774

Title:

Oceanography: The Making of a Science - Oral History Component [Weir]

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER WASHINTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

My long term goal was to gather as many comprehensive oral histories with critical ocean scientists as possible. This would provide scholars with a unique cache of source material from the surviving pioneers in the field. These oral histories, as opposed to journalistic interviews, were intended as life narratives carefully directed to derive the maximum information and reflection as possible on the individuals contribution to institutions, ONR, and the science. I intended to conduct comprehensive oral histories with subjects at Texas AM, WHOI, Washington D.C., and Miamis Rosenstiel School. In the end, I did eighteen oral histories for this project. After careful preparation and research as well as a judicious selection of candidates, I conducted oral history interviews employing classic methodology while a film crew from George Washington University Television recorded the proceedings.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE