John Kanwisher

Location of Interview
Collection Name

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Oral History Project


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.

Date of Interview

Arel Lucas

Biographical Sketch

Interview with John Kanwisher.

Part 1 - February 11, 2004

Part 2 - August 11, 2004

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