KIP Oral Histories


The purpose of the Karst Oral History Project is to preserve for future researchers the experiences, thoughts and insights of prolific karst researchers and authors, such as Alexander Klimchouk, Derek Ford, and William White. The complete audio recordings of these interviews are available, along with a transcript for each.

This special collection is the only one of its kind in the karst sciences. Interviews are generally conducted in conjunction with the University’s Best of Karst events, which are organized by the student-run Karst Research Group, or at geological and speleological conferences. These are generally low-cost methods of growing this special collection, especially considering the distinctiveness and archival value of the materials being collected, and interviews will be pursued whenever an opportunity presents itself.