Oral history interview with Charles L. Drake 1997

Oral history interview with Charles L. Drake 1997

 

 

Name:
Drake, Charles L (Interviewee), Doel, Ronald (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with Charles L. Drake 1997
Abstract:
Born Ridgewood, New Jersey: childhood interest in geology; World War II service, 1942-1946: Army Corps of Engineers; Princeton University: B.S.E. in geological engineering, 1948: post-war changes, courses, field trips; Columbia University, Ph.D. in geophysics, 1958: courses, geophysics as a new discipline; establishment of the Columbia University Lamont Geological Observatory [Lamont], Navy submarine gravity measuring cruises, student projects; Lamont, 1958-1969: project Mohole, acquisition of the Vema, global ocean research cruises, international collaborations; Upper Mantle Project, 1964, application of research to industries, plate tectonics research and controversies; grant issues and funding changes, issues of authorship, committee involvement, international earth science organizations; development of the earth sciences, post-war; research in seismic refraction and gravity measurement, department chair, geology, 1967-1969; comparisons between Lamont and other earth science institutions, expansion of Lamont site plans and programs, University financial and campus issues; conflicts between Lamont and the Columbia administration and geology department, W. Maurice Ewing’s move from Lamont, post-Ewing Lamont leadership, reminiscences of family, teachers, colleagues
Collection Name:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history collection
Subjects:
Geology, Structural, Drake, Charles L, Ewing, W. Maurice (William Maurice), 1906-1974, Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and Vema (Ship)
Format:
oral histories and sound recordings
Genre:
Interviews
Date:
1997
Note (Biographical):
Geophysicist.
Note:
Interviewed by Ronald Doel on November 28, 1995, May 22, 1996, and May 20, 1997.
Note (Provenance):
Charles L. Drake, Gift 1998
Language:
English
Library Location:
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record:
13572086
Digital Project:
Time Based Media
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-arzm-fz22