Oral history interview with W. Arnold Finck 1997

 

Name
Finck, W. Arnold, 1920-2016 (Interviewee)
Doel, Ronald (Interviewer)
Levin, Tanya (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with W. Arnold Finck 1997
Abstract
Childhood: Grand View, New York; army service, Antigua, Coolidge Field; New York Life Insurance Company auditing department; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory [LDEO] business department, 1951- early 1980s: LDEO establishment, local residents’ reactions, grounds, social life, payroll, government funding, grant system, director’s house; Nature Conservatory interaction; fund diversification: Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation, Atomic Energy Commission, Lamont family founding Industrial Associates; Project Sunshine radiation testing; sea pay policy, Vema acquistion; Vetlesen Foundation funding, travel office establishment; Columbia University [CU] funding, Doherty Foundation gift; LDEO publications; LDEO and CU split speculation, 1960s; Palisades Geophysical Institute founding; LDEO foundation set-up; government auditing; directorship changes; International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958.
Collection Name
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history collection
Subjects
Finck, W. Arnold, 1920-2016; Columbia University; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; Vema (Ship)
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
1997
Note (Biographical)
Business administrator.
Note
Interviewed by Ronald Doel on March 11 and May 30, 1996, and by Tanya Levin on June 13, 1997.
Note (Provenance)
W. Arnold Finck, Gift 1998
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
13572133
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-7jp1-gy89
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.