Since its inception in 1930, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has become an internationally recognized leader in ocean science. The Oral History Project began in 1998 to capture the recollections and personal insights of the scientists and staff of the Institution. The project endeavors to include the entire spectrum of the WHOI community, including administrators, support staff, ships' crew, engineers and scientists. These oral histories cover the early years of the Oceanographic as well as current scientific research. In addition, the project documents the early history of the U.S. Geological Survey's Atlantic Marine Geology Program, which was established in 1962 in collaboration with WHOI. 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 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 loan. Carolyn P. Winn (pictured above) was WHOI Research Librarian from 1975-1994. Her oral history is included in the collection.
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Last updated on October 4, 2010