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Maurice Ewing Oral History related papers, 1960 - 1973

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1906
Bib ID 6910295 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Ewing, W. Maurice (William Maurice), 1906-1974
Title Maurice Ewing Oral History related papers, 1960 - 1973
Physical Description 1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

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Description

Summary

Papers stemming from the OHRO documentation of the founding of the Lamont-Dougherty Earth Observatory. Includes correspondence and research materials.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

Material is unprocessed. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Maurice Ewing Oral History Related Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.

Papers processed mmb 5/2/1999.

Papers appraised appraiser [date].

Subject Headings

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Ewing, W. Maurice (William Maurice), 1906-1974 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Geology Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Maurice Ewing (1906 - 1974) was an American geophysicist, oceanographer, and a pioneer of ocean floor research. He was born in rural Texas to a large farm family. His expertise in mathematics led him to be offered a scholarship to Rice University at a young age, eventually earning a Ph.D. in physics. "Doc" Ewing taught physics at the University of Pittsburgh and Lehigh University before becoming a professor of geology at Columbia in 1947, where he worked until 1972. Also an intense researcher, he collected years worth of core data from the world's ocean floors, bringing the ocean basins into view for the first time. Results from his research laid groundwork for further discoveries that would shape plate tectonics in the Earth Sciences.