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.
Submissions from 2008
Ford, Derek / interviewed by Dr. Philip van Beynen Oral History: Derek Ford, Derek C. Ford and Philip van Beynen
Schwarcz, Henry / interviewed by Dr. Bogdan Onac Oral History: Henry Schwarcz, Henry Schwarcz and Bogdan P. Onac
Submissions from 2007
Gurnee, Jeanne / interviewed by Beth Fratesi and Todd Chavez Oral History: Jeanne Gurnee, Jeanne Gurnee, Todd A. Chavez, and Sarah Elizabeth Fratesi
Halliday, William / interviewed by Spencer Fleury and Todd Chavez Oral History: William Halliday, William R. Halliday, E. Spencer Fleury, and Todd A. Chavez
Klimchouk, A. B. / interviewed by Dr. Bogdan Onac Oral History: Aexander Klimchouk, A. B. Klimchuk and Bogdan P. Onac
White, William B. and Elizabeth L. / interviewed by Spencer Fleury and Todd Chavez Oral History: Wil and Elizabeth White, Elizabeth L. White, William B. White, and Todd A. Chavez