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Gurnee, Jeanne / interviewed by Beth Fratesi and Todd Chavez

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Title:
Gurnee, Jeanne / interviewed by Beth Fratesi and Todd Chavez
Alternate Title:
Oral History: Jeanne Gurnee
Creator:
Chavez, Todd A.
Fratesi, Beth
Publisher:
University of South Florida Libraries
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Language:
English

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Oral History Project ( local )
Genre:
Oral History
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General Note:
Jeanne Gurnee, speleologist, explorer, writer, editor, conservationist, and land-use planner, discusses how she developed her lifelong interest in caving, how she met her husband Russell, and how they began their involvement with the National Speleological Society (NSS) as a professional pair. She gives an in-depth, chronological discussion of her professional involvement with caving groups and organizations, specifically the founding of fifty or more grottos, as well as her cave projects in Puerto Rico, Barbados, and Angola. Jeanne Gurnee speaks of her love of "show caves", their importance, her reception as an ecological lecturer, and her advice to young women beginning careers in the geographical field. She also discusses the topic of journal publication, target readership, and the future for karst environments. Interview conducted July 24, 2007 at the National Speleological Society of America convention in Marengo, Indiana.
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University of South Florida Library
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University of South Florida
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K26-01525 ( USFLDC DOI )
k26.1525 ( USFLDC Handle )
6350 ( karstportal - original NodeID )

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Jeanne Gurnee, speleologist, explorer, writer, editor,
conservationist, and land-use planner, discusses how she
developed her lifelong interest in caving, how she met her
husband Russell, and how they began their involvement with
the National Speleological Society (NSS) as a professional
pair. She gives an in-depth, chronological discussion of her
professional involvement with caving groups and
organizations, specifically the founding of fifty or more
grottos, as well as her cave projects in Puerto Rico,
Barbados, and Angola. Jeanne Gurnee speaks of her love of
"show caves", their importance, her reception as an
ecological lecturer, and her advice to young women beginning
careers in the geographical field. She also discusses the
topic of journal publication, target readership, and the
future for karst environments. Interview conducted July 24,
2007 at the National Speleological Society of America
convention in Marengo, Indiana.