KIP Oral Histories

Alternative Title

Oral History: William Halliday

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Contributor

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

Dr. William Halliday, medical surgeon and karst terrain authority, relates segments of his life story back to the development of his interest in karst and caving. Dr. Halliday recounts his involvement as a charter member of the National Speleological Society (NSS), founding several grottos, and the political activism in which he participated on their behalf. He describes a few of his international caving adventures, the difference between karst and pseudo-karst, and his impressions on whether there exists an attitudinal divide between geologists and amateur sport cavers. The interview ends with Dr. Halliday's personal belief that Mars exploration should be pivotal in the future of karst research.

Interview conducted July 23, 2007 at the National Speleological Society convention in Marengo, Indiana.

Keywords

Oral History Project, Professional associations, Karst, Political activity, Lava tubes, Exploration and discovery, Mars (Planet), Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.), North Cascades National Park (Wash.)

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1 sound file (57 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file +

Subject: topical

Oral History Project

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

Oral histories; Online audio

Format

audio/mp3

Holding Location

University Of South Florida

Identifier

K26-01528

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