UCAR/NCAR Oral History Collection
|Interviewee||Collection Sort descending||Description||Interviewer||Date of Interview||Location of Interview||Affiliation|
|Roy Jenne||UCAR/NCAR Oral History Collection||
Dr. Roy Jenne provides an overview of his career at NCAR in the computing division. Jenne discusses the Mesa Laboratory and its facilities; his recollections of the various computing systems at NCAR, starting with a Control Data 3600; the significant work NCAR did and continues to do with weather forecasting and observational data; and how creating easily accessible datasets was an important goal and achievement of his unit.
|Stuart “Bill” Leslie||Boulder, CO||University Corporation for Atmospheric Research|
|Walter Orr Roberts||UCAR/NCAR Oral History Collection||
In this interview Walter Orr Roberts discusses the Mesa Laboratory and surrounding site, including the Fleischmann Building, and its architect, I.M. Pei. Roberts speaks briefly about his experience designing the High Altitude Observatory (HAO) and how that informed planning of the Mesa Laboratory. Roberts goes into detail discussing the structural and aesthetic design of the Mesa Laboratory and surrounding site; the relationship with the architectural team; Pei’s architectural influences; and how the rooms and spaces have been utilized throughout the years.
|Lucy Warner||,||Unknown||University Corporation for Atmospheric Research|
|Akira Kasahara||UCAR/NCAR Oral History Collection||
Oral history interview with Akira Kasahara, 2005. Interviewed by Stuart Leslie.Copyright Information: Copyright University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
|Stuart Leslie||Unknown||University Corporation for Atmospheric Research|
|Walter Orr Roberts||UCAR/NCAR Oral History Collection||
Walter Orr Roberts discusses how he came to be NCAR's first director, the purpose for creating a national center, the process for identifying NCAR's initial priorities, the issue of competition between NCAR and university programs, the debate regarding NCAR's focus on research with practical applications, and NCAR's early facilities. Roberts reflects on characteristics of a successful research center, his ideas about administration, and the importance of interdisciplinary research and international cooperation among the scientific community.
|Ed Wolff||Unknown||University Corporation for Atmospheric Research|
|William Kellogg||UCAR/NCAR Oral History Collection||
William Kellogg begins by describing his first acquaintance with the NCAR concept, and his belief in the benefits of team research or big science. He notes the first retreat meeting at Keystone and offers examples of problems that required an interdisciplinary approach. He mentions chairing a group for a larger study called the "Study of Critical Environmental Problems" ("SCEP" study for short), which wrote on human influences on climate, and discusses the challenges of getting scientists to work together, relating an anecdote about having to fire a dynamic meteorologist.
|Ed Wolff, Nancy Gauss||Boulder, CO||University Corporation for Atmospheric Research|
|Karyn Sawyer||UCAR/NCAR Oral History Collection||
Oral history interview with Karyn Sawyer, 2015. Interviewed by Richard Anthes. Forms part of the UCAR/NCAR Oral History Collection. Long-time UCAR/NCAR staff member Karyn Sawyer reflects on her decades-long career at the organization, including how she came to work for NCAR, field projects, international scientific cooperation, UCAR/NCAR administration, and her management style.
|Richard Anthes||Boulder, CO||University Corporation for Atmospheric Research|
|Cecil E. "Chuck" Leith||UCAR/NCAR Oral History Collection||
Oral history interview with Cecil E. "Chuck" Leith, 1997. Interviewed by Paul Edwards.Copyright Information: Copyright University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
|Paul Edwards||Stanford, CA||University Corporation for Atmospheric Research|
|Vincent Schaefer||UCAR/NCAR Oral History Collection||
Vincent J. Schaefer begins by talking about the gathering led by Tom Malone in the late 1950s to generate a plan for a center to work with problems related to the atmosphere. He describes the differences between the majority of the group, and himself and Vonnegut in philosophies, and the ultimate publication of the Blue Book in February 1959. He discusses his relationship with Walter Orr Roberts when Roberts was at the High Altitude Observatory (HAO) and later at NCAR.
|Earl Droessler||Schenectady, NY||University Corporation for Atmospheric Research|
|Peggy LeMone||UCAR/NCAR Oral History Collection||
Oral history interview with Peggy LeMone, 2001. Interviewed by Diane Rabson and Nicolle Alida. Interview is about the Electra aircraft.Copyright Information: Copyright University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
|Diane Rabson, Nicolle Alida||Unknown||University Corporation for Atmospheric Research|
|Henry van de Boogaard||UCAR/NCAR Oral History Collection||
Oral History Interview with Henry Van de Boogard, 1990. Interviewed by Chester Newton and Herbert Riehl.
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|Chester Newton, Herbert Riehl||Broomfield, CO||University Corporation for Atmospheric Research|