KIP Oral Histories

Alternative Title

Oral History: Jeanne Gurnee

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University of South Florida--Libraries--Oral History Program; University of South Florida. Library

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Publication Date

1-1-2007

Abstract

Jeanne Gurnee, speleologist, explorer, writer, editor, conservationist, and land-use planner, discusses how she developed her lifelong interest in caving, how she met her husband Russell, and how they began their involvement with the National Speleological Society (NSS) as a professional pair. She gives an in-depth, chronological discussion of her professional involvement with caving groups and organizations, specifically the founding of fifty or more grottos, as well as her cave projects in Puerto Rico, Barbados, and Angola. Jeanne Gurnee speaks of her love of "show caves", their importance, her reception as an ecological lecturer, and her advice to young women beginning careers in the geographical field. She also discusses the topic of journal publication, target readership, and the future for karst environments.

Interview conducted Dec. 11, 2007 at the National Speleological Society of America convention in Marengo, Indiana.

Keywords

Oral History Project, Karst, Cave conservation, Karst conservation, Women in conservation of natural resources, Ecotourism, Applied ecology, Conservation of natural resources, International cooperation, Speleology, Sonora Caverns (Tex.)

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1 sound file (78min.) : digital, MPEG4 file +

Subject: topical

Oral History Project

Subject: geographic

Sonora Caverns (Tex.); Rio Camuy Cave, P.R.; Harrison's Cave (Barbados); Lascaux Cave (France)

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

Oral histories; Online audio

Format

audio/mp3

Holding Location

University Of South Florida

Identifier

K26-01525

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