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Spilhaus, A. F. (Athelstan Frederick), Jr.
Oral history interview with Athelstan Frederick Sphilhaus, 1976 March 9 and April 6.
Sessions two and three of a three-part interview. Administrator at University of Minnesota; his philosophy of education; exploitation of the ocean, state of marine science. World War II, observing weather in China; travels; choosing German scientists for U.S.; Pacific Science Conference; Office of Scientific Research and Development, directs first military A-bomb tests. Back to Minnesota, 1951; consultant; Baker Mission, Korea, 1952; UNESCO, 1954-1958, Aswan Dam, International Geophysical Year; the space race; serves as U.S. Commissioner of Seattle World's Fair, 1961-1962. Aquaculture, the Sea Grant bill, 1963; environmental concerns; the experimental city; director Franklin Institute, Philadelphia; appointed to Woodrow Wilson National Center; special assistant at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Robert White); the present direction of oceanography. Influential people; early computers; the U.S. Weather Bureau; inventions and patents; monitoring Soviet A-bomb tests, 1948-1949; technology, business, the military, and the future.
Athelstan Frederick Spilhaus, 1911-1998.
Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Texas A & M University. Oral History Project.
University of Minnesota.
Unesco.
United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development.
United States. Weather Bureau.
United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Century 21 Exposition (1962 : Seattle, Wash.)
Aquaculture.
Patents.
Atomic bomb -- Testing.
Education -- Philosophy.
Oceanography.
Marine sciences.
Meteorology -- China.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Space race.
International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958.
Sea Grant Bill.
White, Robert.
Aswan Dam (Egypt)
Woodrow Wilson National Center.
Pacific Science Conference.
Calvert, Robert A., interviewer.
Morèe, Monty, interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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