Two distinct oral history programs were established at UCAR in 1986 as part of the effort to define and clarify the recent history of the atmospheric sciences.
The American Meteorological Society Oral History Project (AMS-OHP) was created as a joint program between the American Meteorological Society and UCAR. The project is especially rich in interviews that capture the memories of scientists who launched much of the innovative meteorological research in postwar America.
The AMS-OHP collection has been transferred to a digital format with the hope of providing increased access to both audio files and transcripts online in the future, as well as fulfilling our mission to preserve historical context for future generations.
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 NCAR Archives are open year round, Monday through Thursday, from 8:30-4:00. The archivist offers reference and information services for all users. If you would like to visit the Archives, please contact us 24 hours in advance to schedule an appointment.
The Archives are located at the Mesa Lab in Boulder, CO. View directions and a map.