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Oral history interview with Viriginia Tyler, 2008 Aug. 11

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TitleOral history interview with Viriginia Tyler, 2008 Aug. 11
IntervieweeTyler, Virginia
InterviewerMarkee, Katherine
Purdue ID NumberPOH0809016(Tyler)
Date RecordedAugust 11, 2008
Abstract of InterviewVirginia Tyler talks about role as the wife of the Dean of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical sciences [1966-1978] and became Dean of the Schools of Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Sciences in 1979 and in 1986 Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. Tylers comments include interaction with faculty, staff, students as a faculty wife and attendance at many University events. Dean Tylers research focused on medical and toxic components of fungi, and herbal medicines and was the author of several books. She was present when he was the recipient of many awards- Sagamore of the Wabash, 1986, University of Nebraska Medical Center Distinguished Alumnus Award, 1999. In 1986 the faculty and staff of the Pharmacy School set up a distinguished lecture series in Dean Tylers name. Following his retirement from the university they traveled, especially to Germany where they had been many times before. Dean Tyler passed away in 2001 and Ginny continues to be active in University and community events.
SubjectsTyler, Virginia--Interviews
Tyler, Varro E.
Purdue University--Faculty
Purdue University--Administration
Genre (AAT)interviews
oral history (document genres)
sound recordings
Media Typeaudio/mp3
Original Formataudio/wav
Duration37 min.
CollectionPurdue University Oral History Program Collection
RepositoryPurdue University Libraries, Karnes Archives and Special Collections
RightsCopyright Purdue University. All rights reserved.
URI ark:/34231/c66q1w9r
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