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Oral history interview with Clifford Swanlund, 2007 Oct. 5

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TitleOral history interview with Clifford Swanlund, 2007 Oct. 5
IntervieweeSwanlund, Clifford A.
InterviewerMarkee, Katherine
Purdue ID NumberPOH0708019(Swanlund)
Date RecordedOctober 5, 2007
Abstract of InterviewClifford A. Swanlund, Jr. graduated from Purdue with a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering in 1953. He recounts growing up in St. Louis Missouri during the Great Depression. He graduated from Maplewood Richmond Heights High School in 1945 and came to Purdue with support and encouragement from a neighbor who was a Purdue graduate. He was awarded Basketball Rotary Club Award Trophy as the outstanding high school senior. Swanlund discusses his participation in Ross Camp along with campus life in the 1950s. Following graduation and as a ROTC designated military graduate, he was a member of the 35th Engineering Combat Battalion and stationed in Kitzingen, Germany. Upon his release from military service he worked for Shell Oil Company in Houston, but soon transferred to New Orleans. His autobiography Swanlund Family Plus My Story is with his papers housed in the Purdue Archives and Special Collections.
SubjectsSwanlund, Clifford A.--Interviews
Purdue University. School of Engineering
Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae
World War, 1939-1945
Genre (AAT)interviews
oral history (document genres)
video recordings
Media Typevideo
Original Formatvideo/DVD
Duration44 min.
CollectionPurdue University Oral History Program Collection
RepositoryPurdue University Libraries, Karnes Archives and Special Collections
RightsCopyright Purdue University. All rights reserved.
URI ark:/34231/c6j1027r
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