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Oral history interview with Willis Schalliol, 2008 July 1

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TitleOral history interview with Willis Schalliol, 2008 July 1
IntervieweeSchalliol, Willis, 1919-
InterviewerMarkee, Katherine
Purdue ID NumberPOH0708027(Schalliol)
Date RecordedJuly 1, 2008
Abstract of InterviewWillis Schalliol was born in Elkhart, Indiana. He was working at a local pipe-making plant and was encouraged by a high school chemistry teacher to enroll at Purdue. He held several positions with different companies, such as CTS Electronics, which led to his position at Purdue with School of Engineering. He recounts his military service in the Army Air Corps in World War II. Schalliol also discusses his work with hydrogen bomb assignment in Japan after the end of WWII. Schalliol is a faculty member of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He talks about being responsible for the co-op program and the interaction with students and co-op employers. Schalliol has written several books that explore the history of French Huguenots and his family ancestry.
SubjectsSchalliol, Willis, 1919- --Interviews
Purdue University--Faculty
World War, 1939-1945
Electrical engineers
Genre (AAT)interviews
oral history (document genres)
sound recordings
Media Typeaudio/mp3
Original Formataudio/wav
Duration47 min.
CollectionPurdue University Oral History Program Collection
RepositoryPurdue University Libraries, Karnes Archives and Special Collections
RightsCopyright Purdue University. All rights reserved.
URI ark:/34231/c64x56t5
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