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Oral history interview with J. Laurence Kulp, 1996

Creator: Kulp, J. Laurence 1921-2006
Project: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 199 pages Sound recording: 6 sound cassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Geochemist.

Scope and Contents

Childhood: Springfield, New Jersey; early scientific interests ; chemistry undergraduate studies, Drew College, Madison, New Jersey, 1939-1941; B.S. chemistry, Wheaton College, Illinois, 1941-1943; summer internship Allied Chemical, Buffalo, New York, 1943; M.S. chemistry, Ohio State University; Ph.D chemistry, Princeton University; isotropic dating; Manhattan Project; geology post-doctoral studies Columbia University [CU], 1945; mineralogy; isotope geology; geology coursework; CU geochemistry instructor, 1948; founding Lamont-Doherty earth Observatory [LDEO]: geochemistry director, 1949-1965; radio isotope aging methods; Project Sunshine, 1953-1961, radioactive fallout effects, International Test Treaty Ban; National Science Foundation Oxford fellowship 1958-1959; LDEO age determination symposium, 1961; isotopic composition studies; laboratory equipment development; founder and director Teledyne Isotopes, 1965-1975, defense and commercial isotopic measuring; director of research Weyhaeuser Company, 1975-1985; forestry research; plantation forestry; National Acid Rain program director, Reagan administration, funding; Clean Air Act 1990; colleague reminiscences.

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