Oral history interview with J. Laurence Kulp 1996

 

Name
Kulp, J. Laurence (John Laurence), 1921-2006 (Interviewee)
Doel, Ronald (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with J. Laurence Kulp 1996
Abstract
Childhood: Springfield, New Jersey; early scientific interests ; chemistry undergraduate studies, Drew College, Madison, New Jersey, 1939-1941; B.S. chemistry, Wheaton College, Illinois, 1941-1943; summer internship Allied Chemical, Buffalo, New York, 1943; M.S. chemistry, Ohio State University; Ph.D chemistry, Princeton University; isotropic dating; Manhattan Project; geology post-doctoral studies Columbia University [CU], 1945; mineralogy; isotope geology; geology coursework; CU geochemistry instructor, 1948; founding Lamont-Doherty earth Observatory [LDEO]: geochemistry director, 1949-1965; radio isotope aging methods; Project Sunshine, 1953-1961, radioactive fallout effects, International Test Treaty Ban; National Science Foundation Oxford fellowship 1958-1959; LDEO age determination symposium, 1961; isotopic composition studies; laboratory equipment development; founder and director Teledyne Isotopes, 1965-1975, defense and commercial isotopic measuring; director of research Weyhaeuser Company, 1975-1985; forestry research; plantation forestry; National Acid Rain program director, Reagan administration, funding; Clean Air Act 1990; colleague reminiscences.
Collection Name
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history collection
Subjects
Isotope geology; Kulp, J. Laurence (John Laurence), 1921-2006; Columbia University; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; Manhattan Project (U.S.)
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
1996
Note (Biographical)
Geochemist.
Note
Interviewed by Ronald Doel on April 11 and April 12, 1996.
Note (Provenance)
J. Laurence Kulp, Gift 1998
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
13573046
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-fqss-kx13
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.