Oral history interview with Harriett Greene 1997

 

Name
Greene, Harriett, 1925-2002 (Interviewee)
Doel, Ronald (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Harriett Greene 1997
Abstract
Childhood: Bristol, Connecticut; family reminiscences; undergraduate studies, music and mathematics, Smith College, 1942-1944; marriage to Preston Rogers Bassett, Jr., raising family, Bennington, Vermont, Pearl River, New York; early Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory [LDEO] impressions: general assistant 1956; social atmosphere; director’s administrative assistant, 1958: impressions of director’s of fice daily operations; organizing shuttle service between LDEO and Columbia University [CU]; Doherty Foundation endowment; founding of Lamont Bulletin; marriage to Dr. E. Maurice Ewing, LDEO director, 1965; gatekeeping to director’s office; LDEO impressions: work, lack of tenure positions, relations with press; reminiscences of Ewing: childhood in Texas, health, social life; Australian trip, 1965; colleague reminiscences, international visitors: effect of guest quarters establishment; LDEO funding: loss of block grants, conflicts with CU, organized fundraising; classified government contracts controversy, late 1960s; Sterling Forest initiative;; departure from LDEO, move to Galveston, Texas; Ewing’s death.
Collection Name
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history collection
Subjects
Research grants; Greene, Harriett, 1925-2002; Ewing, W. Maurice (William Maurice), 1906-1974; Columbia University; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Origin Information
1997
Date
1997
Note (Biographical)
Administrative.
Note
Interviewed by Ronald Doel on March 19 and August 2, 1997.
Note (Provenance)
Harriett Greene, Gift 1998
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
13572863
Also In
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-sk75-0929
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.