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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Elizabeth Thompson Bunce
RLIN number: NXCP86-A43
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Early education; Smith College; physical education teacher; Woods Hole summer job testing explosives; decision to study science at Smith College: M.S. in physics, 1949; Woods Hole from 1951: own specialty in underwater acoustics and seismic, United States Naval Submarine GIBBS 1959 cruise to Mobile, 1962 BEAR cruise, discovery of the nuclear submarine Chain Ridge, role of chief scientist on cruises, effect of sinking of THRESHER on underwater equipment, changes in funding research.
Extent: Transcript: 165 leaves, Tape: 4 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1982 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Bunce, Elizabeth Thompson, 1915-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1915
Speaker occupation: Geophysicist
Age at speaking: 67
Document date: 1982
Interviewer: Smith, P. K.
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Physicists; Seismology; Women scientists
Topics discussed - Other terms: Bunce, Elizabeth Thompson, 1915-; Marine geophysics; Underwater acoustics
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0016737-12180