Oral Histories

The MBLWHOI Library Oral History Project began in 1998 to capture the recollections and personal insights of the scientists and staff of Woods Hole scientific institutions.

The project endeavors to include the entire spectrum of the Woods Hole scientific community, including administrators, support staff, ships' crew, engineers, scientists, and others. Oral history conversations center on early marine research, scientific projects, technology and field work, and how each individual came to the Woods Hole scientific community. The WHOI Data Library and Archives is the repository for audio and videotape recordings of the oral history discussions as well as the printed transcriptions.

Much of this material is available for public use.

Oral History: Ed Denton

interview subject: name: Ed Denton institutions: WHOI positions: Senior Engineering Assistant && Aircraft Pilot && Aircraft Mechanic years of service: 1963-01-01/1995-01-01
interviewer: name: Frank Taylor
interview dates: 2006-07-05 && 2006-07-19 && 2006-07-27

Oral History: John Dacey

notes: In: Agassiz's Legacy:Scientists's reflections...by E.H.Gladfelter
interview subject: name: John Dacey institutions: WHOI positions: Associate Scientist years of service: 1988-01-01/1988-01-01
interviewer: name: Elizabeth Gladfelter
interview dates: 1997-12-19

Oral History: Jerry Dean

notes: 4th followup session requested by Dean to expand upon history of the Buoy Group.
interview subject: name: Jerry Dean institutions: WHOI positions: Engineer years of service: 1970-01-01/1997-01-01
interviewer: name: Frank Taylor
interview dates: 2010-05-12 && 2010-06-04 && 2010-06-24 && 2010-08-05