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Oceanography: The Making of a Science, People, Institutions & Discovery Collection
SMC 0087  
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Description
Video recordings and oral history transcripts from a program entitled "Oceanography: The Making of a Science, People, Institutions and Discovery." The program was sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in cooperation with the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment to celebrate the history of the ONR and oceanography.
Background
Fred E. Saalfeld, Executive Director of the Office of Naval Research, decided to celebrate the history of ONR and oceanography by sponsoring a series of five regional colloquia held at American oceanographic facilities and a national colloquium held in Washington, D.C. in 2000. The series was planned by the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment, which videotaped all of the sessions. Speakers were selected by institutions fostering oceanographic research. The Heinz Center contracted with local historians of science to do videotaped interviews with prominent ocean scientists at the regional meetings.
Extent
4.4 Linear feet (11 archives boxes)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.