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Woods Hole Oral History Project, 1974-2018


Scope and Content Note

The Oral History Project began in 1998 to record the recollections and personal insights of the scientists and staff of the Woods Hole Oceanographic 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. Many of the recordings in the collection have been transferred from audiocassette tapes to digital formats.


  • 1974-2018

Language of Materials

From the Collection: The records are in English.


Open/Restricted: most materials in the collection are available for research; some materials may only be viewed by the Office of Origin or permission of the Archivist.


17 boxes (33.5 lin. ft.)


Arranged in three subseries by institution: WHOI, MBL and USGS.

Repository Details

Part of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Data Library and Archives Repository