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Oral history interview with Thomas Wilmeth, 2008 Oct. 31

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TitleOral history interview with Thomas Wilmeth, 2008 Oct. 31
IntervieweeWilmeth, Thomas S.
InterviewerMarkee, Katherine
Purdue ID NumberPOH0809051(Wilmeth)
Date RecordedOctober 31, 2008
Abstract of InterviewThomas S. Wilmeth was born in Chicago and his parents moved to Indianapolis where he graduated from Broad Ripple High School. He then went to Purdue where he graduated in 1935 from the College of Engineering. He always liked to make things and founded Scot Industries where he still works everyday. He talks about the company, its products, and the challenges faced by a CEO. He was awarded US Patent 5196108 Sucked Rod Oil Well. Wilmeth helped establish the Library Scholars Grant Program in 1985, a 50th anniversary gift of the class of 1935, as well as supporting a number of initiatives within the Purdue Libraries THOR Day in 1992. Wilmeth also served as a member of the Dean of Libraries Emeritus Emily R. Mobley First Advisory Committee.
SubjectsWilmeth, Thomas S.--Interviews
Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae
Purdue University. Libraries
Scot Industries
Genre (AAT)Interviews
Oral history (document genres)
Sound recordings
Media Typeaudio/mp3
Original Formataudio/wav
Duration52 min.
CollectionPurdue University Oral History Program Collection
RepositoryPurdue University Libraries, Karnes Archives and Special Collections
RightsCopyright Purdue University. All rights reserved.
URI ark:/34231/c6qr4w6j
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