Oral history interview with Henry James Dorman 1997

Oral history interview with Henry James Dorman 1997

 

Name:
Dorman, Henry James (Interviewee); Levin, Tanya (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with Henry James Dorman 1997
Abstract:
Childhood: born Chicago, Illinois, son of pediatrician; Carleton College, B.S., physics, 1945-1949; Northwestern University, M.S., geology; military service including reserves, 1954-1956, geological expedition, Greenland, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory [LDEO]; Columbia University [CU]: PhD., geophysics; early impressions of LDEO: Mid-Atlantic expeditions, mapping ocean floor, subduction zones, turbidity currents; emergence of ocean geology as field, late 1950s; ocean floor seawater sampling; LDEO funding; competition among institutions; employment at Exxon Productions Research Company, Houston, Texas, 1981-1986; LDEO biology program development; introduction of computers as research tool, 1956; establishment of Palisades Geophysical Institute, late 1960s; LDEO seminars; development of seismology interests; CU coursework; women and minorities in geophysics; seismology station establishment; assistant director, LDEO, 1964-1972: mediating conflicts, CU funding, Doherty endowment; LDEO and NASA relationship: lunar seismograph development and data analysis, Apollo space missions; LDEO staff departure, University of Texas, Galveston medical branch: geophysics program establishment; reminiscences of colleagues.
Collection Name:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history collection
Subjects:
Lunar geology; Dorman, Henry James; Columbia University; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Format:
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre:
Interviews
Date:
1997
Note (Biographical):
Geophysicist.
Note:
Interviewed by Tanya Levin on June 14, June 15, and June 16, 1997.
Note (Provenance):
Henry James Dorman, Gift 1998
Language:
English
Library Location:
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record:
13572056
Digital Project:
Time Based Media
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-28wr-ew42