The UCAR / NCAR Oral History Project documents the history of UCAR through interviews, recorded discussions, and lectures by staff and others. The project has a strong focus on the creation and development of NCAR as well as the design and construction of the Mesa Laboratory by I.M. Pei, early in the Center's history.
The majority of audio files and transcripts in this collection have been digitized and are available online in the NCAR Library's digital repository, OpenSky.
Some access restrictions apply to the interviews within this collection (mostly prohibiting online access), and all are not open for access. Please contact the Archives for more information.
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, statements, and other information expressed in the interviews, or in any abstract or transcription thereof, reflect the opinions of the narrator and interviewer of the tape or transcript only, and do not necessarily reflect the views of UCAR / NCAR or the National Science Foundation.
The collection is divided into two series:
Series 1: Oral History Interviews
Series 2: Lectures and Talks
Physical Access Requirements
A few oral history interviews have not been reformatted to a digital medium yet are not available for playback due to preservation concerns associated with playing the original cassette tapes. Not all interviews have been transcribed.
Technical Access Requirements
Cassette player required to listen to tapes not yet digitized.
Accruals and Additions
Accruals are expected.
American Meteorological Society Oral History Project (available online in the NCAR Library's digital repository, OpenSky)