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Oral history interview with James Peters, 2008 Apr. 17

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TitleOral history interview with James Peters, 2008 Apr. 17
IntervieweePeters, James, 1917-2008
InterviewerMarkee, Katherine
Purdue ID NumberPOH0708072(Peters)
Date RecordedApril 17, 2008
Abstract of InterviewBorn in Ashdown, Arkansas in 1917, James Peters discusses growing up in Monroe, Louisiana, receiving a BS from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a MA at Hartford Seminary Foundation School of Religious Education in Hartford, Connecticut. He served as a Specialist Teacher/Psychologist at the Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois during WWII. The Recipient of a Fellowship from Purdue, he came in 1953 and received a PhD in 1955. Peters describes campus life as an African American graduate student during those years. Peters was accompanied at Purdue by his wife, who earned a second masters degree, and their children. He taught at several institutions such as Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. He served for 25 years as State Director of Vocation of Rehabilitation for Connecticut and Associate Commissioner of Federation. A practicing and licensed psychologist, he is active in his profession and a prolific writer. Among his many honors are 1st Inductee Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame and he was chosen to represent Connecticut at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. He is the co-founder of the Black Navy Veterans World War II.
SubjectsPeters, James, 1917-2008--Interviews
Purdue University--Faculty
Genre (AAT)interviews
oral history (document genres)
sound recordings
Media Typeaudio/mp3
Original Formataudio/wav
Duration42 min.
CollectionPurdue University Oral History Program Collection
RepositoryPurdue University Libraries, Karnes Archives and Special Collections
RightsCopyright Purdue University. All rights reserved.
URI ark:/34231/c62z14mv
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