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Oral History Project

Oral histories of scientists important to the history of mass spectrometry are being assembled by ASMS in cooperation with the Science History Institute. Most of the interviews for oral histories to-date were conducted by past ASMS Archivist Michael Grayson. The Science History Institute transcribes and emendates the histories and maintains a bound final version. 

Oral Histories sponsored by ASMS and Science History Institute

Read and download completed oral histories of the following people (PDF).

Oral Histories from other sources

John Fenn

Nobel Prize Organization provides the following information:


John Hamilton Bowie

John Hamilton Bowie: An Appreciation by Richard A.J. O'Hair

Shared, with permission; O'Hair Richard A. J. (2003) John Hamilton Bowie: An Appreciation. Australian Journal of Chemistry 56, 343-348.  https://doi.org/10.1071/CH03081