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Title
Oral History: Galloway, Alan James, April 14 and 15, 1977 [interview]
Creator
Galloway, Alan James, 1904-1978
Ehat, Carla
Kent, Anne Thompson
Date Created and/or Issued
April 14, 1977 and April 15, 1977
Publication Information
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
Contributing Institution
Marin County Free Library
Collection
Oral Histories
Rights Information
copyrighted
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
April 14, 1977 and April 14, 1977
Description
Alan Galloway is an internationally known geologist and scientist. Born in London in 1904, he was educated at Harrow and Kings College, Cambridge University, receiving his B.A. in Natural Sciences in 1925. That same year, James joined Shell Oil Company and was sent to California. His first job was doing field work and micropaleontology at Bakersfield. While at this office, James and his Shell associate, Mr. Edwin Roy Weston, became involved in botany and collected rare Kern County wildflowers. They worked closely with Alice Eastwood at the California Academy of Sciences in an association that was to last a lifetime. From 1974 to 1984, Carla Ehat, with partner Anne Kent, and later Genevieve Martinelli, interviewed a broad spectrum of Marin County's long-time residents, from ranchers to politicians, including descendants of early pioneer families. This program was co-sponsored by the Marin County Free Library and the Moya Library in Ross. The resulting archive, consisting of nearly 300 recordings and their corresponding transcriptions, are housed in the Anne T. Kent California Room at the Civic Center branch of the Marin County Free Library.
Type
sound
Format
2 sound cassette; 105 minutes
Identifier
OH_Galloway, Alan James
http://contentdm.marinlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/ohp/id/495
Language
English
Subject
Oral Histories
Geologists
Botany
Ehat, Carla
Kent, Anne Thompson
Galloway, Mary
Galloway, Alan James, 1904-1978
Eastwood, Alice, 1859-1953
Shell Oil Corporation
California Academy of Sciences
Place
Marin County (Calif.)
Point Reyes Peninsula (Calif.)

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