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Discusses her childhood and Tharp family history; her work in seismology and cartography with Lamont Doherty Observatory, National Geographic, and Wood Hole Oceanographic Institute; plotting the Mid-Atlantic Ridge; research vessles including the ATLANTIS and the VEMA. Prominently mentioned are: Maurice Ewing, Walter Bucher, Bruce Heezen, Helen Foster, J. L. Worzel. Interview contains appendices 1-20 and inserts that are available at the repository.
Discusses issues involved with mapping the ocean floors. Describes scientists’ disbelief of the rift valley. Who used the maps. Mapped the Atlantic Ocean first. Explains why they mapped in a physiographic manner rather than doing contours. They produce four maps of the Arctic Ocean. Russians provide data. National Geographic requisitions and disseminates maps. Painter Henrich Berann paints the sea floor maps. Indian Ocean mapped as part of the International Indian Ocean Expedition. Briefly mentions the biology component of the Indian Ocean Expedition.
Tharp is able to go on an Eastward cruise. Describes the ship, conditions on board, and the science performed. Recounts how certain scientists reacted to life at sea. Her participation on the cruise. Women on the Eastward. Describes where people worked in the Lamont mansion. Her opinion that W. Maurice Ewing’s secretary, and later wife, Harriet disrupted the relationships between Ewing and his students. The atmosphere at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) described and reasons given for Ewing’s departure from WHOI.
Explains why she and Bruce Heezen regarded seismologists as latecomers in turning their attention to continental drift. Mentions Lamont seismologist, Lynn Sykes’ motion studies. Ewing blocks access to the profiler records. The taking of profiler records and the increasing resolution of the records over time described. Explains how the Industrial Associates aided in getting Ewing to share the records.
Discusses the move from Schermerhorn Hall at Columbia University to the Lamont Estate in Palisades, New York. Describes the Lamont building and where in the building different groups worked. Characterizes Lawrence Kulp, details his work for the Atomic Energy Commission, and describes his group of “theochemists.” Lamont expands in the mid-l960s. Recounts the construction of new buildings and the use of them by scientists from different disciplines. Recalls conditions at Schermerhorn and how Ewing’s group came to make the move to Palisades. How the Ewing group related to the local community.