Oral history interview with Alma Kesner 1997

Oral history interview with Alma Kesner 1997

 

 

Name:
Kesner, Alma (Interviewee); Doel, Ronald (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with Alma Kesner 1997
Abstract:
Childhood: New York City environs; director of book clubs, the Heritage Club and the Readers Club; marriage 1941; early Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory [LDEO] impressions: typist, 1956; informal atmosphere; government security clearance; LDEO purchasing agent and accounts payable manager, 1958-1980: interfacing with Columbia University’s Purchasing and Accounts Payable Departments; government audits; social environment; campus layout; running cafeteria; purchasing supplies for research vessel Vema; transportation of supplies to Bermuda station; impressions of LDEO directors; difficulties expanding LDEO facilities; electronic and machine shops; Columbia Presidential Award Recipient; interpersonal tensions among staff, late 1960s to 1970s; staff departures; reminiscences of colleagues and their families.
Collection Name:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history collection
Subjects:
Kesner, Alma; Columbia University; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; Vema (Ship)
Format:
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre:
Interviews
Date:
1997
Note (Biographical):
Purchasing agent.
Note:
Interviewed by Ronald Doel on October 25, 1995 and May 18, 1997.
Note (Provenance):
Alma Kesner, Gift 1998
Language:
English
Library Location:
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record:
13572096
Digital Project:
Time Based Media
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-3gs8-gs17