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Oral history interview with Robert W. Topping, 2008 May. 8

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TitleOral history interview with Robert W. Topping, 2008 May. 8
IntervieweeTopping, Robert W.
InterviewerMarkee, Katherine
Purdue ID NumberPOH0708071(Topping)
Date RecordedMay 8, 2008
Abstract of InterviewRobert Topping was born in West Lafayette, Indiana. His father was on the faculty in the School of Electrical Engineering from 1903 to 1949. Topping talks about growing up in West Lafayette and graduating from Purdue in 1950 with a BS in Science. During the Korean War, he served as an Information Specialist in the US Air Force at Castle Air Force Base in Merced, California. After serving a stint on a newspaper in Michigan, he came to Purdue in 1962 as Assistant Director of the Bureau of Information. He served as Director of the University News Service until 1976. He then became Assistant to the Vice President for Advancement. Topping talks about the Office of Publications and its role in the university communication chain. Topping is the author of several publications about Purdue: The Hovde Years and A Century and Beyond: The History of Purdue University.
SubjectsTopping, Robert W.--Interviews
Purdue University--Faculty
Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae
Hovde, Frederick L., 1908-1983
Purdue Press
Genre (AAT)interviews
oral history (document genres)
video recordings
Media Typevideo
Original Formatvideo/DVD
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/c67d2t65
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