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1. 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....

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 Charles Rutledge, 2007 Dec. 17 Oral history interview with Charles Rutledge, 2007 Dec. 17 Rutledge, Charles--Interviews;Purdue University--Faculty; Pharmacists;Research Charles Rutledge is the current Vice President for research at Purdue University. He received a BS in Pharmacy and an MS in Pharmacology from the University of Kansas- Laurence. Prior to coming to Purdue...

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 Steven C. Beering, 2006 Dec. 18 Oral history interview with Steven C. Beering, 2006 Dec. 18 Beering, Steven C., 1932- --Interviews;College presidents--Indiana--West Lafayette Steven C. Beering is the 9th President of Purdue University, 1983-2000. He came from Indiana University where he had been Dean of the Medical School. Beering reflects on his early years after immigrating...

6. 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...

7. 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...

8. Oral history interview with David Petritz, 2007 May 8 Oral history interview with David Petritz, 2007 May 8 Petritz, David C.--Interviews;Purdue University--Faculty; Agriculturists; Agricultural extension work Born in Rockford, Illinois, David C. Petritz was the only child of a farm family. The farm still remains with the family. Following completion of his graduate work, he received a Doctorate from the University...

9. Oral history interview with David Petritz, 2007 June 15 Oral history interview with David Petritz, 2007 June 15 Petritz, David C.--Interviews;Purdue University--Faculty; Agriculturists; Agricultural extension work Born in Rockford, Illinois, David C. Petritz was the only child of a farm family. The farm still remains with the family. Following completion of his graduate work, he received a Doctorate from the University...

10. Oral history interview with Steven C. Beering, 2006 Nov. 15 Oral history interview with Steven C. Beering, 2006 Nov. 15 Beering, Steven C., 1932- --Interviews;College presidents--Indiana--West Lafayette Steven C. Beering is the 9th President of Purdue University, 1983-2000. He came from Indiana University where he had been Dean of the Medical School. Beering reflects on his early years after immigrating...

11. Oral history interview with Bob F. Jesse, 2006 Dec. 5 Oral history interview with Bob F. Jesse, 2006 Dec. 5 Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae;Hansen, Arthur G. Born 1924 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jesse is a Purdue Graduate with a BS in Civil Engineering, 1949. He was a member Purdue University Board of Trustees, 1976-1999. He provides insights on being CEO of Indiana...

12. Oral history interview with Sherman Kessler, 2006 July 18 Oral history interview with Sherman Kessler, 2006 July 18 Kessler, Sherman--Interviews;Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae;Animal husbandry;Farming--Indiana Kessler graduated from Purdue in 1936, with a BS in Animal Husbandry. He earned a Master's degree in Agricultural Economics in 1938. He has been active in farming in Montgomery County for more than 52...

13. Oral history interview with Sherman Kessler, 2006 July 27 Oral history interview with Sherman Kessler, 2006 July 27 Kessler, Sherman--Interviews;Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae;Animal husbandry;Farming--Indiana Kessler graduated from Purdue in 1936, with a BS in Animal Husbandry. He earned a Master's degree in Agricultural Economics in 1938. He has been active in farming in Montgomery County for more than 52...

14. Oral history interview with Les Geddes, 2007 Feb. 22 Oral history interview with Les Geddes, 2007 Feb. 22 Geddes, L. A. (Leslie Alexander), 1921- --Interviews;Purdue University--Faculty;Biomedical engineering;Patents and government-developed inventions Geddes was born in Scotland and emigrated to Canada in 1926. He discuses the stages of creation and implementation of many of his inventions. Geddes acquired 33 patents in his career. In addition he shares...

15. Oral history interview with Nelson Parkhurst, 2008 Feb. 4 Oral history interview with Nelson Parkhurst, 2008 Feb. 4 Parkhurst, Nelson--Interviews;Purdue University--Administration;College registrars Parkhurst joined the Purdue staff in 1946 as Assistant to the Director of Admissions and was the first hire made after Fred Hovde became president of Purdue University. Hovde signed Parkhursts contract....

16. Oral history interview with Les Geddes, 2007 Sept. 5 Oral history interview with Les Geddes, 2007 Sept. 5 Geddes, L. A. (Leslie Alexander), 1921- --Interviews;Purdue University--Faculty;Biomedical engineering;Patents and government-developed inventions Geddes was born in Scotland and emigrated to Canada in 1926. He discuses the stages of creation and implementation of many of his inventions. Geddes acquired 33 patents in his career. In addition he shares...

17. Oral history interview with John Osmun, 2008 Mar. 26 Oral history interview with John Osmun, 2008 Mar. 26 Osmun, John V.--Interviews; Purdue University--Faculty;Entomologists John Osmun is a native of Massachusetts who attended University of Massachusetts at the same time as John Hicks. He is also Emeritus Executive Assistant to President Hovde and Hansen. He came to Purdue...

18. 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...

19. Oral history interview with Sally Mason, 2007 July 16 Oral history interview with Sally Mason, 2007 July 16 Mason, Sally Frost--Interviews;Purdue University--Administration Sally Frost Mason talks about early years growing up in the Midwest and receiving a BS in Zoology from the University of Kentucky in 1972, MS from Purdue in 1974 and her Ph.D. in Cellular, Molecular and...

20. Oral history interview with Viriginia Tyler, 2008 Aug. 11 Oral history interview with Viriginia Tyler, 2008 Aug. 11 Tyler, Virginia--Interviews; Tyler, Varro E.; Purdue University--Faculty; Purdue University--Administration; Virginia Tyler talks about role as the wife of the Dean of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical sciences [1966-1978] and became Dean of the Schools of Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Sciences in 1979...
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