"Oceanography: The Making of a Science" Videotapes, 2000  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
"Oceanography: The Making of a Science" Videotapes
Dates
2000 (inclusive)
Quantity
3 cubic feet, (110 videotapes)
Collection Number
Consult repository.
Summary
These videotapes document a program sponsored by the Office of Naval Research in cooperation with the H. John Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment to commemorate the history of the Office of Naval Research and Oceanography. The videotapes record oral history interviews with noted ocean scientists and engineers.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Special Collections and Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

"Oceanography: The Making of a Science" program was sponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Research and The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment. It consisted of five regional and one national colloquia held from January through March 2000 and featured presentations on historical and contemporary topics in oceanography. The regional colloquia were held at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA); the University of Miami (Miami, FL); Scripps Institution of Oceanography (San Diego, CA); Texas A&M University (College Station, TX); and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Woods Hole, MA). The national colloquia was held at the U.S. Senate Hart Building in Washington, D.C.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of videotapes of the proceedings of the "Oceanography: The Making of a Science" colloquia series and videotape interviews of leading oceanographers and scholars produced as the oral history component of the colloquia. Included is the complete and unedited raw footage of more than 100 colloquia presentations and 45 oral history interviews. Printed material accompanying the collection consists of an overview booklet with essays from representatives of the sponsoring organizations, programs for each of the colloquia, and a paper presented at the University of Washington regional colloquia by Oregon State University President Emeritus John V. Byrne on the development of oceanographic studies at OSU. The oral history tapes include interviews with OSU oceanographers John V. Byrne and Larry Small. OSU faculty member Ron Doel served as one of the oral history interviewers.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

"Oceanography: The Making of a Science" Videotapes (P 236), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Colloquia Videotapes and Related MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
National Colloquia
Box
1
Senate Hart Building, Washington, D.C.
4 tapes
March 8, 2000
Regional Colloquia
Box
1
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
5 tapes
University of Washington & Oregon State University participating.
January 13 & 14, 2000
1
University of Miami Rosenstiel School, Miami, Florida
4 tapes
University of Miami & Florida State University participating.
January 20 & 21, 2000
1
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, California
10 tapes
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California-San Diego & University of Hawaii School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology participating.
February 8 & 9, 2000
1
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
4 tapes
Texas A&M University & the University of Texas at Austin participating.
February 22 & 23, 2000
1
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
8 tapes
Woods hole Oceanographic Institution, Columbia University & the University of Rhode Island participating.
March 30 & 31, 2000
Related Materials
Box
1
Overview booklet on the "Oceanography: The Making of a Science" program
1
Colloquia programs and participants lists
1
"Oceanography: The Making of a Science The Oregon State Story," presented by John V. Byrne, Oregon State University President Emeritus, at the University of Washington Colloquium
January 13, 2000

Oral History Project VideotapesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Conducted at the University of Washington (Interviewers Keith Benson, lead, and Ron Doel)
Box
2
Warren Wooster
2
Karl Banse
2
Ross Heath & Larry Small
2
Joe Creager
2
Maurice Rattray
2
John Byrne
2
Norbert Untersteiner
Conducted at the University of Miami (Interviewers Ron Doel, lead, and Gary Weir)
Box
2
Jim O'Brien
2
Harry DeFerrari
2
Eric Kraus
2
Art Myrberg & Tony Sturges
2 tapes
2
Claes Rooth
2 tapes
2
Joseph Prospero
2
Gote Ostlund
2
Bill Benson
2 tapes
2
Harding Michel
Conducted at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Interviewers Naomi Oreskes, lead, and Ron Rainger)
Box
2
Ed Goldberg
2 tapes
2
Fred Spiess
3 tapes
2
Bill Nierenberg
2 tapes
2
Joe Reid
2 tapes
2
Walter Munk
2 tapes
2
Doug Inmann
2 tapes
2
Ed Friedman
2 tapes
2
Jim Stewart
2 tapes
Conducted at Texas A&M University (Interviewers Ron Rainger, lead, and Gary Weir)
Box
2
Dale Leipper
2 tapes
3
Robert Reid
2 tapes
3
Art Maxwell & Feenan Jennings
3
Hugh McClellan
2 tapes
3
James Coleman
Conducted at the National Colloquia Washington (D.C.) Navy Yard (Interviewers Gary Weir, lead, and Tanya Levin [Tharp interview])
Box
3
Admiral J. Edward Snyder Jr.
3 tapes
3
Robert Frosch
2 tapes
3
Gordon Hamilton
2 tapes
3
Robert Abel
2 tapes
3
John Coleman
2 tapes
3
Marie Tharp
2 tapes
Conducted at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Interviewers Gary Weir, lead, and Frank Taylor)
Box
3
John Knauss
2 tapes
3
Allan Robinson
2 tapes
3
David Ross
2 tapes
3
Richard Backus
2 tapes
3
Nick Fofonoff
2 tapes
3
Bill Watkins
2 tapes
3
Carl Bowin
2 tapes
3
Harding Michel
4 tapes
Box
3
Conducted at the Offices of the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education (CORE), Washington, D.C.: Admiral James D. Watkins, USN (retired)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Geophysics--History--Congresses.
  • Geophysics--History--Sources.
  • Oceanography--History--Congresses.
  • Oceanography--History--Sources.
  • Science and state--United States--History--Congresses.
  • Science and state--United States--History--Sources.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State University. College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences.
  • Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science--History.
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography--History.
  • Texas A & M University--History.
  • University of Washington--History.
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution--History.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Oral histories.
  • Videotapes.
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Benson, William Edward Barnes, 1919- (interviewee)
    • Byrne, John Vincent, 1928- (interviewee)
    • Doel, Ronald Edmund. (creator)
    • Frieman, Edward A. (interviewee)
    • Frosch, Robert A. (interviewee)
    • Goldberg, Edward D. (interviewee)
    • Hamilton, Gordon. (interviewee)
    • Jennings, Feenan D. (interviewee)
    • Knauss, John A. (interviewee)
    • Leipper, Dale F. (interviewee)
    • Maxwell, Arthur Eugene, 1925- (interviewee)
    • Nierenberg, William Aaron, 1919- (interviewee)
    • Reid, Joseph L. (interviewee)
    • Saalfeld, Fred E. (creator)
    • Small, Lawrence F. (interviewee)
    • Snyder, J. Edward, Jr. (interviewee)
    • Spiess, Fred Noel, 1919- (interviewee)
    • Stewart, James R., 1927- (interviewee)
    • Tharp, Marie. (interviewee)
    • Watkins, James D., 1927- (interviewee)
    • Wooster, Warren S. (Warren Scriver), 1921- (interviewee)
    • Corporate Names :
    • H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment. (creator)
    • Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Library. Archives. (creator)
    • United States. Office of Naval Research. (creator)