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 submari ne 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; Vema (Ship)
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Origin Information
1997
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
Also In
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-arzm-fz22
Related URLs
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