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Oral History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AC-45
Most of the collection consists of oral histories from the Woods Hole Oral History Project, which includes interviews with scientists, administrators and staff of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Marine Biological Laboratory and the United States Geological Survey in Woods Hole. Also included in the collection are several other oral history projects that contain interviews with Woods Hole scientists, as well as recordings of meetings and colloquia relating to the history of oceanography and Woods Hole science institutions.

The oral histories are in a variety of formats, including audio recordings, video recordings and transcripts.

Dates

  • 1971-2012

Language of Materials

The records are in English.

Access

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.

Use

Copyright: Permission to publish material from the collection must be authorized by the Institution Archivist.

Extent

27 boxes (47 lin. ft.)

Overview

The Oral History Collection consists of recordings and transcripts of interviews, discussions, and events relating to the history of WHOI, MBL, the USGS and oceanography generally.

Historical Information

The Oral History Collection contains recordings and transcripts from several projects documenting the history of WHOI, MBL and the USGS. Interviews also discuss individuals and events related to the institutions, Woods Hole and the history of oceanography generally.

Custodial History

See series descriptions and control file for more information.

Acquisitions Information

Acquired at various times. See series descriptions and control file for more acquisitions information.
Title
A Guide to the Oral History Collection
Author
David Sherman
Date
2016
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

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

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