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1. Oral history interview with Rita R. Colwell, 2009 Jan. 13 Oral history interview with Rita R. Colwell, 2009 Jan. 13 Colwell, Rita R., 1934- --Interviews; Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae; Purdue University. College of Science; National Science Foundation (U.S.); Dr. Rita R. Colwell, Distinguished Professor at University of Maryland, College Park and John Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, was born in Beverly, Massachusetts and received a bachelors...

2. Oral history interview with Lyle Albright, 2008 June 23 Oral history interview with Lyle Albright, 2008 June 23 Albright, Lyle Frederick, 1921- --Interviews;Purdue University--Faculty;Chemical engineering Albright came to Purdue in 1955 to work in the School of Chemical Engineering. He was promoted to full professor in 1958 and recounts his research specialties, power generation by fuel cells, productivity,...

3. Oral history interview with Gwendolyn Daniel, 2008 Mar. 11 Oral history interview with Gwendolyn Daniel, 2008 Mar. 11 Daniel, Gwendolyn--Interviews;Daniel, William Hugh, 1919-;Purdue University--Faculty;Agriculturists;Turf management Gwendolyn Daniel, wife of William H. Daniel, the first TURF Professor at Purdue University, recounts life as the wife of a faculty member in the Agronomy Department. Her husband was the inventor of Prescription...

4. Oral history interview with Robert Greenkorn, 2008 June 30 Oral history interview with Robert Greenkorn, 2008 June 30 Greenkorn, Robert Albert, 1928- --Interviews; Purdue University--Faculty; Chemical engineering; Robert A. Greenkorn began his career at Purdue in 1965 in the College of Chemical Engineering and was appointed Head of the College in 1967. He talks about his responsibilities, challenges, students and...

5. Oral history interview with David Landgrebe, 2007 Nov. 27 Oral history interview with David Landgrebe, 2007 Nov. 27 Landgrebe, D. A.--Interviews;Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae; Purdue University--Administration; Purdue University--Faculty; Purdue University. School of Engineering David Landgrebe is a native Hoosier. He received a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering in 1956, a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering in 1958 and a PhD in 1962 from Purdues School of Electrical...

6. Oral history interview with Al G. Wright, 2007 Apr. 30 Oral history interview with Al G. Wright, 2007 Apr. 30 Wright, Al G.--Interviews;Band directors--United States;Purdue University. Band Long time Director of the Purdue Band, recounts early years as high school band director in Miami, Florida and appointment at Purdue in 1957. Relates growth of marching band including traditions such as...

7. Oral history interview with Felix Stefanile, 2007 Nov. 6 Oral history interview with Felix Stefanile, 2007 Nov. 6 Stefanile, Felix, 1920- --Interviews;Purdue University--Faculty; Poets, American Born in Long Island City, NY on April 13, 1920 Felix Stefanile discusses growing up in New York, translating manuals into Italian during WWII and writing poetry and teaching at Purdue.

8. Oral history interview with Ken Curtis, 2007 Sept. 27 Oral history interview with Ken Curtis, 2007 Sept. 27 Curtis, Kenneth Stewart--Interviews;Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae;Surveying A local resident and recipient of BS degree from Purdue in 1946 and Masters in 1946, recounts work in the School of Civil Engineering, particularly surveying and mapping. Was involved with Ross Camp and...

9. Oral history interview with Wayne Keim, 2007 Nov. 16 Oral history interview with Wayne Keim, 2007 Nov. 16 Keim, Wayne F.--Interviews;Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae; Purdue University--Faculty;World War, 1939-1945;Agronomy;Agriculturists Keim is a native Hoosier and the family farm is still in the family. He recalls attending Purdue, his service in World War II, and his career path prior to coming to Purdue. At Purdue he was a faculty...

10. Oral history interview with Betty Brown, 2007 Sept. 24 Oral history interview with Betty Brown, 2007 Sept. 24 Brown, Betty--Interviews;Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae A 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...

11. Oral history interview with Marion Blalock, 2007 June 1 Oral history interview with Marion Blalock, 2007 June 1 Blalock, Marion--Interviews;Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae;Engineers; Purdue University--Faculty Blalock grew up in East Chicago, IN and was raised by an extended family of grandparents and uncle. High school summers were spent in Mississippi working on a farm. She came to Purdue as a student in 1965....

12. Oral history interview with Marion Blalock, 2007 July 25 Oral history interview with Marion Blalock, 2007 July 25 Blalock, Marion--Interviews;Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae;Engineers; Purdue University--Faculty Blalock grew up in East Chicago, IN and was raised by an extended family of grandparents and uncle. High school summers were spent in Mississippi working on a farm. She came to Purdue as a student in 1965....

13. Oral history interview with Marion Baumgardner, 2008 Mar. 18 Oral history interview with Marion Baumgardner, 2008 Mar. 18 Baumgardner, Marion F., 1926- --Interviews; Purdue University--Faculty;Agronomy;Agriculturists Marion Baumgardner was a faculty member in the Department of Agronomy at Purdue from 1959 to 1997. He discusses his Pioneering Research with soil. He was a Director of Indiana Soil Laboratory and Director...

14. Oral history interview with James Peters, 2008 Apr. 17 Oral history interview with James Peters, 2008 Apr. 17 Peters, James, 1917-2008--Interviews; Purdue University--Faculty; Born in Ashdown, Arkansas in 1917, James Peters discusses growing up in Monroe, Louisiana, receiving a BS from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a MA at Hartford Seminary Foundation School...

15. Oral history interview with Derek Davenport, 2009 May 2 Oral history interview with Derek Davenport, 2009 May 2 Davenport, Derek--Interviews; Purdue University--Faculty; Purdue University. College of Science; Chemistry; Derek A. Davenport, retired Professor of Chemistry, was born September 23, 1927 in Leicester, England. He talks about school experiences during World War II. Davenport talks about being affiliated with...

16. Oral history interview with Richard E. Grace, 2008 May 29 Oral history interview with Richard E. Grace, 2008 May 29 Grace, Richard E.--Interviews; Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae; Purdue University--Faculty; Purdue University. School of Engineering; Engineers; Richard E. Grace graduated from Purdue in 1951. He discusses the early years, education, and his appointment at Purdue in 1954 as Assistant Professor of Metallurgical Engineering. During his Purdue tenure,...

17. Oral history interview with Billy E. Hooper, 2008 June 18 Oral history interview with Billy E. Hooper, 2008 June 18 Hooper, Billy E.--Interviews; Purdue University--Faculty; Purdue University. School of Veterinary Medicine; Purdue University. Libraries; Kerker, Anne Elizabeth, 1912-1997; Billy E. Hooper talks about being a faculty member at the School of Veterinary Medicine and then promoted to Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in 1973. He discusses the Veterinary auto-tutorial laboratory,...

18. Oral history interview with Derek Davenport, 2009 Apr. 30 Oral history interview with Derek Davenport, 2009 Apr. 30 Davenport, Derek--Interviews; Purdue University--Faculty; Purdue University. College of Science; Chemistry; Derek A. Davenport, retired Professor of Chemistry, was born September 23, 1927 in Leicester, England. He talks about school experiences during World War II. Davenport talks about being affiliated with...

19. Oral history interview with Charles F. Babbs, 2009 Feb. 20 Oral history interview with Charles F. Babbs, 2009 Feb. 20 Babbs, Charles F.--Interviews; Biomedical engineering; Geddes, L. A. (Leslie Alexander), 1921- --Interviews; Purdue University--Faculty; Purdue University. School of Engineering; Charles F. Babbs is currently Associate Research Scholar in the Department of Basic Medical Screening in the School of Veterinary Medicine. He came to Purdue in 1974 and began working with Dr. Leslie Geddes...

20. Oral history interview with Stanley M. Shaw, 2008 Aug. 12 Oral history interview with Stanley M. Shaw, 2008 Aug. 12 Shaw, Stanley M.--Interviews; Purdue University--Faculty; Purdue University. School of Pharmacy; Pharmacists; Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae; Stanley Shaw, a native of Parkston, South Dakota, received his Ph.D. in 1962 from Purdue University with a major in bionucleonics and minor in Pharmacy. His major professor was Dr. John E. Christian. He...
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