Oral history interview with Henry G. Walter 1997

 

Name
Walter, Henry G (Interviewee)
Doel, Ronald (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Henry G. Walter 1997
Abstract
Childhood: Elmhurst, Queens, New York, family reminiscences, father’s political involvement; B.A. Columbia University [CU], 1926-1929; rowing team member, history coursework, financing education, social life; CU Law School, 1929-1933, Bugle Law Review decision editor; Cravath, de Gersdorf, Swaine, and Wood Law Firm position; penicillin and explosive plants manager; establishing law firm; notable c lients; founding Vetlesen Foundation, 1955: donation of ship Vema to U.S. Navy, funding Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory [LDEO], encouraging CU funding, 1980s; CU and LDEO interactions, late 1970s; Vetlesen Foundation funding research interest LDEO, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; biological and earth sciences personal interests; LDEO administrations: CU Geology Department, advisory structure; establishment Vetlesen Prize; funding weather research; Palisades Geophysical Institute military contract work; colleague reminiscences.
Collection Name
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history collection
Subjects
Walter, Henry G; Columbia University; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Vema (Ship)
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Origin Information
1997
Date
1997
Note (Biographical)
Lawyer.
Note
Interviewed by Ronald Doel on May 24, 1996, and January 10, 1997.
Note (Provenance)
Henry G. Walter, Gift 1997
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
13583283
Also In
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-33py-bz91
Related URLs
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