Oral history interview with Robert D. Gerard 1997

 

Name
Gerard, Robert, 1926-2010 (Interviewee)
Doel, Ronald (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Robert D. Gerard 1997
Abstract
Childhood: Long Island, New York; early scientific interests; undergraduate studies, hotel and restaurant management, Cornell University, 1946-1947; geology course work, Columbia University, 1947; U.S. Geological Survey Alaskan field work; B.S. geology, University of New Mexico, 1952; marriage 1952; M.S. geology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada: British and American university system compariso n; Arctic Institute of North America, thesis work: late glacial land and post-glacial climate, central Alaska, frozen soil pollen profiles; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO): doctoral study, North Atlantic graded bedding turbidity current cores, 1955; Atomic Energy Commission appointment, late 1950’s, deep circulation research, radiocarbon dating ocean waters; sampling instrument development; maritime department director, research vessel cruises, 1950’s-1980’s; International Geophysical Year and funding, 1957-1958; LDEO public relations; colleague reminiscences.
Collection Name
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history collection
Subjects
Gerard, Robert, 1926-2010; Columbia University; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
1997
Note (Biographical)
Earth scientist.
Note
Interviewed by Ronald Doel on May 31 and December 17, 1996, and June 24, 1997.
Note (Provenance)
Robert D. Gerard, Gift 1998
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
13572771
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-ggjf-2487
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.