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Oral history interview with Billy E. Hooper, 2008 June 18

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TitleOral history interview with Billy E. Hooper, 2008 June 18
IntervieweeHooper, Billy E.
InterviewerMarkee, Katherine
Purdue ID NumberPOH0708078(Hooper)
Date RecordedJune 18, 2008
Abstract of InterviewBilly E. Hooper talks about being a faculty member at the School of Veterinary Medicine and then promoted to Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in 1973. He discusses the Veterinary auto-tutorial laboratory, the library and its first librarian, Ann Kerker, who led it to receive high marks among other vet libraries, and funding for facilities. Hooper talks about an NLM grant in 1976 which provided a service for in-state veterinarians to receive assistance in their information needs, ranging from a computerized literature search to consultation with a school faculty or staff person. He also talks about the Statewide Medical Education system, which started in 1970, classes for beginning students in IU School of Medicine which were held in Lynn Hall, and Veterinary Medicine faculty serving as adjunct professors. After resigning from the School of Veterinary Medicine he served as Executive Secretary of the American Veterinary Medicine Association, then taught veterinary medicine in Oklahoma and returned to Lafayette to reside.
SubjectsHooper, Billy E.--Interviews
Purdue University--Faculty
Purdue University. School of Veterinary Medicine
Purdue University. Libraries
Kerker, Anne Elizabeth, 1912-1997
Genre (AAT)interviews
oral history (document genres)
video recordings
Media Typevideo
Original Formatvideo
Duration54 min.
CollectionPurdue University Oral History Program Collection
RepositoryPurdue University Libraries, Karnes Archives and Special Collections
RightsCopyright Purdue University. All rights reserved.
URI ark:/34231/c6v98742
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