Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Oral History Project | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Oral History Project

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    Principal Investigator:
    David Sherman
  • The Oral History Project began in 1998 to record the recollections and personal insights of the scientists and staff of the Woods HoleOceanographic Institution. Under the auspices of the Data Library and Archives, the project endeavors to include the entire spectrum of the WHOI community, scientists and engineers, support staff ashore and afloat, and collaborators from other organizations such as MBL and USGS. 

    Since its inception in 1930 the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has grown from what some had called a summer camp for scientists to a unique, multi-disciplined, internationally recognized giant in the world of ocean sciences. World famous not only to the international scientific community but to the average citizen who has thrilled to the many documentaries, books, and articles featuring the men, women, research and technology that form the backbone of the institution. WHOI represents a unique group of innovative scientists, engineers, technicians and support staff with the common purpose of gathering, interpreting and communicating an understanding of the ocean.

Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
Richard Backus, Part 1 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Oral History Project

Interview with Richard Backus. 

Frank Taylor Woods Hole, MA Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, United States Geological Survey
Don Anderson, Part 2 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Oral History Project

Interview with Don Anderson.

Frank Taylor Woods Hole, MA Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, United States Geological Survey
Richard Backus, Part 2 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Oral History Project

Interview with Richard Backus. 

Frank Taylor Woods Hole, MA Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, United States Geological Survey
Don Anderson, Part 3 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Oral History Project

Interview with Don Anderson.

Frank Taylor Woods Hole, MA Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, United States Geological Survey
Richard Backus, Part 3 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Oral History Project

Interview with Richard Backus. 

Frank Taylor Woods Hole, MA Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, United States Geological Survey
John Stegeman, Part 1 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Oral History Project

Interview with John Stegeman.

Frank Taylor Woods Hole, MA Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, United States Geological Survey
Richard Backus, Part 4 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Oral History Project

Interview with Richard Backus. 

Frank Taylor Woods Hole, MA Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, United States Geological Survey
John Stegeman, Part 2 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Oral History Project

Interview with John Stegeman.

Frank Taylor Woods Hole, MA Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, United States Geological Survey
Edmond Watson Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Oral History Project

Interview with Edmond Watson.

Vera Lee Nelson Woods Hole, MA Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, United States Geological Survey
John Stegeman, Part 3 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Oral History Project

Interview with John Stegeman.

Frank Taylor Woods Hole, MA Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, United States Geological Survey