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1. Oral history interview with Averitte Corley, 2008 May 2 Oral history interview with Averitte Corley, 2008 May 2 Corley, Averitte--Interviews; Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae; Purdue University--Football Averitte Corley graduated from Purdue with a BS in Agriculture in 1976. He came to Purdue in the 1950s and had planned to play football as he had in high school. An injury cut his playing time short. He...

2. Oral history interview with Barbara Cook, 2006 Apr. 4 Oral history interview with Barbara Cook, 2006 Apr. 4 Cook, Barbara I.--Interviews;Purdue University--Administration;Purdue University--Students;Stone, Beverley;Schleman, Helen Blanche;Deans of women; Mortar Board (Society) Born 1929 in Memphis, Tennessee. Came to Purdue University in 1956. Recalls graduate life and work at Syracuse University and at University of Arkansas. Purdue student life in the 1950s. Student unrest...

3. Oral history interview with Leslie Hornbeck Pahre and Susan Houston Fortune, 2007 Apr. 20 Oral history interview with Leslie Hornbeck Pahre and Susan Houston Fortune, 2007 Apr. 20 Fortune, Susan Houston--Interviews;Pahre, Leslie Hornbeck--Interviews;Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae;Automobile racing Both Purdue graduates participated as the first females' entrant team in the second Grand Prix run in 1959. Pahre majored in Aeronautical Engineering, met husband here and married following graduation....

4. Oral history interview with Larry Cargnino, 2007 Sept. 13 Oral history interview with Larry Cargnino, 2007 Sept. 13 Cargnino, Lawrence T.--Interviews;Purdue University--Faculty;Aeronautical engineers Larry Cargnino was born in Virden Illinois and came to Purdue in 1945 when the School of Aeronautics had been approved by the Board of Trustees and his First Task was to prepare curricula for both the...

5. Oral history interview with Wilma Jean Kay, 2007 Nov. 15 Oral history interview with Wilma Jean Kay, 2007 Nov. 15 Kay, Wilma Jean--Interviews;Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae; Home economics Kay is a Purdue graduate who arrived on campus in 1935 and resided in Duhme Hall, where Amelia Earhart and Lillian Gilbreth stayed when on campus. She attended talks given by Amelia Earhart. During high...

6. Oral history interview with Virgil Anderson, 2008 Jan. 10 Oral history interview with Virgil Anderson, 2008 Jan. 10 Anderson, Virgil L. (Virgil Lee), 1922- --Interviews; Purdue University--Faculty;Mathematicians Virgil Anderson is an Emeritus Professor of Statistics. He recounts his work as Head of the Statistical Laboratory at Purdue. Anderson also discusses his teaching style, students, curriculum and departmental...

7. Oral history interview with Oscar Leutkemeier, 2008 Mar. 5 Oral history interview with Oscar Leutkemeier, 2008 Mar. 5 Leutkemeier, Oscar--Interviews; Purdue University--Faculty; World War, 1939-1945;Agriculturists Oscar Ozzie Leutkemeier grew up in Indiana. He received a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Science in 1942 and a Masters degree in 1949 after he served in WWII. He recounts his work as superintendent of...

8. Oral history interview with Clifford Swanlund, 2007 Oct. 5 Oral history interview with Clifford Swanlund, 2007 Oct. 5 Swanlund, Clifford A.--Interviews;Purdue University. School of Engineering; Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae; World War, 1939-1945 Clifford A. Swanlund, Jr. graduated from Purdue with a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering in 1953. He recounts growing up in St. Louis Missouri during the Great Depression. He graduated from Maplewood...

9. Oral history interview with Austin L. Shelley, 2008 Nov. 20 Oral history interview with Austin L. Shelley, 2008 Nov. 20 Shelley, Austin L.--Interviews; Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae; Purdue University--Faculty; Electrical engineers; Austin L. Shelley, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, came to Purdue in 1950 after earning a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering (1947) from Kentucky. Additional graduate degrees were...

10. Oral history interview with George McNelly, 2009 Jan. 23 Oral history interview with George McNelly, 2009 Jan. 23 McNelly, George--Interviews; Purdue University--Faculty; Purdue University--College of Technology; George W. McNelly, Professor Emeritus of the College of Technology, talks about early years and arrival at Purdue in 1952 at the Division of Applied Technology, which became the College of Technology....

11. Oral history interview with Richard Dean Freeman, 2008 Nov. 14 Oral history interview with Richard Dean Freeman, 2008 Nov. 14 Freeman, Richard D.--Interviews; Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae; Purdue University. School of Engineering; Aeronautical engineers; Krannert Graduate School of Management; Korean War, 1950-1953; Richard Dean Freeman was born in Rushville, Indiana on November 27, 1928 and grew up in West Lafayette where his father was a professor at Purdue University and later Associate Dean of Agriculture and...

12. Oral history interview with Richard Dean Freeman, 2008 Dec. 5 Oral history interview with Richard Dean Freeman, 2008 Dec. 5 Freeman, Richard D.--Interviews; Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae; Purdue University. School of Engineering; Aeronautical engineers; Krannert Graduate School of Management; Korean War, 1950-1953; Richard Dean Freeman was born in Rushville, Indiana on November 27, 1928 and grew up in West Lafayette where his father was a professor at Purdue University and later Associate Dean of Agriculture and...

13. Oral history interview with Austin L. Shelley, 2008 Nov. 20 Oral history interview with Austin L. Shelley, 2008 Nov. 20 Shelley, Austin L.--Interviews; Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae; Purdue University--Faculty; Electrical engineers; Austin L. Shelley, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, came to Purdue in 1950 after earning a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering (1947) from Kentucky. Additional graduate degrees were...

14. Oral history interview with George McNelly, 2009 Jan. 23 Oral history interview with George McNelly, 2009 Jan. 23 McNelly, George--Interviews; Purdue University--Faculty; Purdue University--College of Technology; George W. McNelly, Professor Emeritus of the College of Technology, talks about early years and arrival at Purdue in 1952 at the Division of Applied Technology, which became the College of Technology....
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