Oral Histories

The MBLWHOI Library Oral History Project began in 1998 to capture the recollections and personal insights of the scientists and staff of Woods Hole scientific institutions.

The project endeavors to include the entire spectrum of the Woods Hole scientific community, including administrators, support staff, ships' crew, engineers, scientists, and others. Oral history conversations center on early marine research, scientific projects, technology and field work, and how each individual came to the Woods Hole scientific community. The WHOI Data Library and Archives is the repository for audio and videotape recordings of the oral history discussions as well as the printed transcriptions.

Much of this material is available for public use.

Oral History: Allyn Vine

interview subject: name: Allyn Vine institutions: WHOI positions: Oceanographer && Scientist Emeritus years of service: 1940-01-01/1979-01-01
interviewer: name: Gary Weir
interviewer: name: Robert Calvert institutions: Texas A & M
interview dates: 1977-08-18 && 1989-04-27 && 1989-09-23 && 1992-08-30 && 1993-08-30

Oral History: Henry Stommel & William von Arx

Notes: Audio files and CD were created from an audiocassette given by Mrs.Stommel to Frank Shephard who passed it on to Colleen Hurter for the WHOI Archives. It consists of two talks by Von Arx & Stommel in the MBL Lillie building for the "Faith, Science and Future Study Group". Shephard's letter is in the Stommel control file; the CD is in the vault and the audio files are in Y:\u\lib\_datalib\Oral History\Transcriptions\Stommel_H
interview subject: name: Henry Stommel institutions: WHOI positions: Oceanographer Emeritus years of service: 1944-01-01/1992-01-01
interview dates: 1989-05-11