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Graduate School of Oceanography Oral History Interviews

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Series 1. GSO Interviews, 1999
1 box(es) (.25 linear feet)
The first digital videocassette contains an interview with Nelson Marshall, who was visiting from Oregon, on July 15th, 1999. Dr. Marshall began his career at the Fish Oceanographic Lab in 1959 as it was entering into its transitional phase to becoming the Graduate School of Oceanography under the Directorship of John Knauss in 1960. Dr. Marshall also published a historical book on oceanography entitled, In the Wake of a Great Yankee Oceanographer; Recollections from the Years Following the Foundations, (Portland , Oregon: The Anchorage Publisher, 1999). He retired from URI on June 23rd, 1984.

The next three videocassettes contain interviews Dr. John Knauss on July 15th and 16th 1999. Dr. Knauss was appointed the first Dean of the GSO in 1962. Knauss served as Provost for Marine Programs from 1969 to 1982. Knauss was instrumental in attaining Sea Grant College status for URI and served as the first president of the Sea Grant College Association. He was also the co-founder of the Law of the Sea Institute and Chairman of the U.S. State Department's Public Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere in 1981. Knauss was also a member of the Stratton Commission, which reported to President Nixon its findings on marine affairs. He served as chairman of the Coastal Zone Panel and helped construct the Coastal Zone Management Act .

The next two videocassettes contain interviews with Senator Claiborne Pell who helped start the GSO program and worked with Dean Knauss on the passage of National Sea Grant legislation.

The last videocassette contains an interview with Marilyn and Joe Monroe. Marilyn is the daughter of Charles Fish, who founded the oceanographic program in 1936. She and her husband were students in the program in the early 1950's.

Arrangement: The tapes are arranged by date of interview.

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 1 Nelson Marshall
1999 Jul 15
Box 1, Folder 2 John Knauss
1999 Jul 15
Box 1, Folder 2 John Knauss
1999 Jul 15
Box 1, Folder 2 John Knauss
1999 Jul 16
Box 1, Folder 3 Claiborne Pell
1999 Jul 16
Box 1, Folder 3 Claiborne Pell
1999 Jul 16
Box 1, Folder 4 Mr. and Mrs. Monroe
1999 Jul 23