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Oral history interview with Betty Brown, 2007 Sept. 24

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TitleOral history interview with Betty Brown, 2007 Sept. 24
IntervieweeBrown, Betty
InterviewerMarkee, Katherine
Purdue ID NumberPOH0708007(Brown)
Date RecordedSeptember 24, 2007
Abstract of InterviewA Purdue graduate in 1942, BS SCI who grew up in Michigan City, Indiana. Her father was the city Bacteriologist and a charter member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. She entered Purdue in 1938 and lived in a Residence Hall. Met Dorothy Stratton, Dean of Women, when her mother brought her to campus during spring vacation of her senior year in high school. Recounts campus life during her student days, including classes in buildings which are no longer standing. Chauncey village in the late 1930s and early 1940s is described. Met her husband Charles [Emeritus Professor Mechanical Engineering] at Purdue and worked in the Health Center which at that time was located on the ground floor at the south end of The Executive Building [now named Hovde Hall]. She and her husband were at the basketball game in Lambert Field House in 1947 when the bleacher accident occurred. They were not injured. Talks about being a long time Lafayette resident, building their home, raising her children, and traveling in their camper with her husband after he retired from Purdue.
SubjectsBrown, Betty--Interviews
Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae
Genre (AAT)Interviews
Oral history (document genres)
Sound recordings
Media Typeaudio/mp3
Original Formataudio/wav
Duration45 min.
CollectionPurdue University Oral History Program Collection
RepositoryPurdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
RightsCopyright Purdue University. All rights reserved.
URI ark:/34231/c6j965fq
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