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Title Fischer, William Alfred
Author Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-
Type of Resource mixed material
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Created 1982-03-01
Date Digitized 2010-05-15
Rights Statement Portions of this interview may only be used for educational or scholarly purposes. All rights in the manuscript and recording, including the right to publish, are reserved to the Colorado College Tutt Library. PERMISSION TO PUBLISH IN ANY FORMAT MUST BE REQUESTED from Special Collections, Colorado College Tutt Library.
Description William A. Fischer was a faculty member in the Geology Department at Colorado College from 1949-1982, becoming department chair in 1978. In 1959, commissioned by the United States National Park Service, he conducted a study of the disastrous earthquake in Yellowstone National Park. This study resulted in a series of articles entitled, "Yellowstone's Living Geology." Professor Fischer recalls colleagues, presidents, and changes in the campus, including the transition to the Block Plan.
Note (admin) Digitized from the original Special Collections Audio tape R42. This interview is part of a larger collection totaling 89 individuals. Interview transcripts converted to PDF/A from Microsoft Word. Other file materials, biographical data sheets, indexes, legal releases scanned from originals and converted to text searchable PDF/A using Fujitsu 4150 scanner and Scandallpro software version 1.5. Scanned at 400 dpi. Photos scanned at 500 dpi and saved as jpeg. There are 131 preservation wave files (44.1 kHz, 16-bit) and 131 delivery mp3 files (128 kbps) in the set. Each file represents up to an hour of material, equivalent to one side of a reel-to-reel tape or both sides of a cassette tape. The 262 files are now located on both of two hard drives in Special Collections, the master drive (A1) formatted for Mac and a backup drive (B1) formatted for PC. (.wav preservation masters created by Tom Sanny using Final Cut Pro. Analog tapes digitized as QuickTime 44k16b .mov files. Dead air edited out and sound levels adjusted ; .wav files exported using FCP QuickTime Conversion tool ; .mp3 files created from .wav files using Switch.) All files are monaural.
Subject (topic) Oral history
Universities and colleges
Geology
Faculty
Subject (corporate name) Colorado College
Colorado College. Dept. of Geology
Subject (personal name) Fischer, William A., 1917-2007
Subject (time) 1940-1949
1950-1959
1960-1969
1970-1979
1980-1989
Subject (geographic) Colorado
Colorado Springs (Colo.)
Subject (form) Personal narratives
Audio recording
Added Author Hall, Sherri
Publisher Colorado College
Place of Publication Colorado Springs, Colorado
Language eng
Series Title Colorado College Oral History Collection
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:3032
 
Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
FischerWilliam1.mp3   Audio access 1 audio/mpeg 45.77MB 0
FischerWilliamPhoto.jpg   Photo -- William A. Fischer. Source: Special Collections. Photo File image/jpeg 136.16KB 0
FischerWilliamaBio.pdf   Biographical information sheet application/pdf 241.66KB 0
FischerWilliambSummary.pdf   Summary index of interview application/pdf 726.29KB 0
FischerWilliamcTranscript.pdf   Transcript of interview application/pdf 201.96KB 0
FischerWilliamdAgreement.pdf   Permission agreement application/pdf 83.02KB 0
FischerWilliamdm1.wav   master 1 audio/x-wav 252.34MB 0

 
 
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