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1. Oral history interview with Charles L. Brown, 2007 Mar. 28 Oral history interview with Charles L. Brown, 2007 Mar. 28 Brown, Charles Leonard, 1920- --Interviews;Purdue University--Faculty;Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae;World War, 1939-1945;Bombers Born in Ranger, Texas and attended school there. Father was superintendent for an oil drilling company. After receiving Bachelors Degree from Rice University, came to Purdue for graduate work and remained...

2. Oral history interview with Hugh Henry, 2007 Mar. 15 Oral history interview with Hugh Henry, 2007 Mar. 15 Henry, Hugh--Interviews;Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae;World War, 1939-1945; Farming--Indiana;Agriculturists Henry is a native Hoosier from "Daylight", Indiana. He graduated from Purdue in 1938. He talks about campus life, starting first co-op house, and Wesley [now Wesley Foundation across from Memorial Union]....

3. Oral history interview with Patrick Belcastro, 2007 June 20 Oral history interview with Patrick Belcastro, 2007 June 20 Belcastro, Patrick F., 1920- --Interviews;Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae;World War, 1939-1945;Purdue University--Faculty; Pharmacists Recounts growing up in Pittsburg, PA, service in World War II as hospital pharmacist. Returned to Pittsburgh and worked as a pharmacist. Taught briefly at Duquesne and earned his masters degree, enrolled...

4. 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...

5. Oral history interview with Byron Anderson, 2007 June 27 Oral history interview with Byron Anderson, 2007 June 27 Anderson, Byron--Interviews;Purdue University. Board of Trustees; Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae; World War, 1939-1945 Byron L. Anderson was born on September 20, 1926 in Winchester, Indiana and attended school in that area. He graduated from Purdue University in 1948 with a Bachelors degree in Engineering and Air Transportation....

6. Oral history interview with Willis Schalliol, 2008 July 1 Oral history interview with Willis Schalliol, 2008 July 1 Schalliol, Willis, 1919- --Interviews;Purdue University--Faculty; World War, 1939-1945;Electrical engineers Willis 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...

7. 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...

8. Oral history interview with Felix Haas, 2007 Apr. 18 Oral history interview with Felix Haas, 2007 Apr. 18 Haas, Felix--Interviews;Purdue University--Faculty;World War, 1939-1945;Purdue University--Administration; Mathematicians The Arthur G. Hansen Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Mathematics recounts his coming to the United States in the fall of 1939, service in the United States Army from January 1943 to March 1946, attendance...

9. Oral history interview with William Fuller, 2007 Aug. 13 Oral history interview with William Fuller, 2007 Aug. 13 Fuller, William Richard, 1920- --Interviews;Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae; Purdue University--Faculty; World War, 1939-1945; Mathematicians Bill Fuller is a native Hoosier who recounts growing up in the 1930s and 1940s and serving in the U.S. Army. He landed on Normandy Beach on D Day, after which he returned to Indianapolis and received BS...

10. Oral history interview with Ralph S Johnson, 2007 Feb. 20 Oral history interview with Ralph S Johnson, 2007 Feb. 20 Johnson, Ralph S.--Interviews;Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae; Air pilots Johnson was born in 1906 in Goodland, Indiana as the fourth in ten children. Johnson's uncle, Hartley Rowe, a graduate from Purdue who worked on the Panama Canal influenced Johnson's decision to attend...

11. 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...

12. Oral history interview with Donald Powers, 2008 Apr. 28 Oral history interview with Donald Powers, 2008 Apr. 28 Powers, Donald--Interviews;Purdue University. Board of Trustees Donald Powers is a native Hoosier who received a BS in Agriculture 1957, served as a Navy Pilot in WWII and the Korean War. He talks about his professional career in Munster, Indiana. Powers was appointed...

13. 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...

14. Oral history interview with Elizabeth Hicks, 2008 Feb. 13 Oral history interview with Elizabeth Hicks, 2008 Feb. 13 Hicks, Elizabeth--Interviews; Hicks, John W. (John William), 1921-; Purdue University--Administration; World War, 1939-1945; Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae; Purdue University--Administration; College presidents--Indiana--West Lafayette; Elizabeth Hicks is the wife of John Hicks who retired in 1987 as Senior Vice President Emeritus of Purdue University, she talks about growing up in New Jersey, graduating from Massachusetts State College...

15. Oral history interview with Robert W. Topping, 2008 May 8 Oral history interview with Robert W. Topping, 2008 May 8 Topping, Robert W.--Interviews; Purdue University--Faculty; Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae; Hovde, Frederick L., 1908-1983; Purdue Press; Robert Topping was born in West Lafayette, Indiana. His father was on the faculty in the School of Electrical Engineering from 1903 to 1949. Topping talks about growing up in West Lafayette and graduating...

16. 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...

17. 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...

18. 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...

19. 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...

20. Oral history interview with Robert W. Topping, 2008 May. 8 Oral history interview with Robert W. Topping, 2008 May. 8 Topping, Robert W.--Interviews; Purdue University--Faculty; Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae; Hovde, Frederick L., 1908-1983; Purdue Press; Robert Topping was born in West Lafayette, Indiana. His father was on the faculty in the School of Electrical Engineering from 1903 to 1949. Topping talks about growing up in West Lafayette and graduating...
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