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1. 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...

2. Oral history interview with Edward Elliott, 2006 June 26 Oral history interview with Edward Elliott, 2006 June 26 Elliott, Edward--Interviews;Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae;Basketball players;Purdue University--Basketball Edward is the son of Edward C. Elliott, who was President of Purdue University from 1922-1944. He has lived in Lafayette since the age of 7 when his father became the university president. He was a basketball...

3. Oral history interview with Mary Holtman, 2007 Apr. 2 Oral history interview with Mary Holtman, 2007 Apr. 2 Holtman, Mary--Interviews;Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae;Home economics A native Hoosier, Holtman was born in Indianapolis but raised in Lafayette and attended K-12 there. She then attended Purdue and received her degree in 1940 in Home Economics. She talks about college life...

4. 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...

5. Oral history interview with Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, 2006 June 14 Oral history interview with Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, 2006 June 14 Carey, Ernestine Gilbreth--Interviews;Gilbreth, Frank Bunker, 1868-1924;Gilbreth, Lillian Moller, 1878-1972;Motion study Born in 1908 in New York City. Recounts being the third of twelve children in the Gilbreth household. Recalls life with her parents Frank and Lillian, and their work with motion study.

6. 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]....

7. Oral history interview with Roger Yule, 2007 Apr. 20 Oral history interview with Roger Yule, 2007 Apr. 20 Yule, Roger--Interviews;Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae;Automobile racing Purdue graduate 1959 BS ME recounts coordinating the First Grand Prix in 1959 under the sponsorship of the Auto Club. He provides details from planning, getting entrants, building the cars with lawn mower...

8. 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....

9. 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...

10. 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...

11. 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...

12. 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...

13. 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...

14. Oral history interview with Charles R Hicks, 2008 Jan. 14 Oral history interview with Charles R Hicks, 2008 Jan. 14 Hicks, Charles R. (Charles Robert), 1920- --Interviews;Purdue University--Faculty; Mathematicians Hicks talks about early years and coming to Purdue in 1953 as faculty member in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. He became head of the Department of Education 1960 and in 1971 he reorganized...

15. 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....

16. 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....

17. Oral history interview with Morgan Burke, 2008 June 3 Oral history interview with Morgan Burke, 2008 June 3 Burke, Morgan--Interviews;Purdue University--Sports;Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae;Athletic directors Morgan Burke is a native Hoosier and a Purdue graduate [BS 1973]. He talks about growing up in Indianapolis, Purdue campus life during his days as a student, his position with Inland Steel Company prior...

18. 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...

19. 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...

20. 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...
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