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1. 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...

2. 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...

3. Oral history interview with Earl Butz, 2007 Feb. 2 Oral history interview with Earl Butz, 2007 Feb. 2 Butz, Earl L. (Earl Lauer), 1909-2008--Interviews;Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae;Purdue University--Faculty;Purdue University. Dept. of Agricultural Economics The Dean of Agriculture (1957–1967) at Purdue University recounts growing up on a farm in Northern Indiana, matriculating to Purdue and the recipient of a Bachelors in Agriculture, 1932 and the Ph.D....

4. 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.

5. Oral history interview with Virginia Ferris, 2007 Jan. 16 Oral history interview with Virginia Ferris, 2007 Jan. 16 Ferris, Virginia--Interviews;Purdue University--Faculty;Entomologists The faculty member in the Department of Entomology recounts growing up in the Midwest. Attending undergraduate college in Wellesley, Massachusetts and doctoral work at Cornell University, where she received...

6. Oral history interview with Ray Anne Shrader, 2007 Feb. 5 Oral history interview with Ray Anne Shrader, 2007 Feb. 5 Shrader, Ray Anne--Interviews;Purdue University--Faculty;Physical education and training A long time faculty member in the Department of Physical Education for Women [now Health and Kinesiology] recounts experience as faculty advisor for students and Department changes with the combination...

7. Oral history interview with Eva L. Goble, 2007 Jan. 5 Oral history interview with Eva L. Goble, 2007 Jan. 5 Goble, Eva L., 1910- --Interviews;Purdue University--Faculty;Home economics extension workers Eva Goble is a native of Jasonville, Indiana and she recounts growing up in the Depression and having to take a break from college due to the Depression. She talks about her work with Indiana Extension,...

8. 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...

9. Oral history interview with LaNelle Geddes, 2007 Mar. 6 Oral history interview with LaNelle Geddes, 2007 Mar. 6 Geddes, LaNelle E.--Interviews;Purdue University--Faculty;Nursing LaNelle Geddes recounts growing up in Houston, getting her PhD in Biophysics and coming to Purdue in 1975 where her husband was head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. She became head of the...

10. 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...

11. 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...

12. 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...

13. Oral history interview with Betty Nelson, 2007 Mar. 14 Oral history interview with Betty Nelson, 2007 Mar. 14 Nelson, Betty--Interviews;Purdue University--Administration The former Dean of Women, 1987-1995 recounts growing up in small mining town in Virginia, attending college in the same state and the masters in student personal works. Her time in the dean of women's...

14. Oral history interview with Teddy Andrews, 2007 Aug. 10 Oral history interview with Teddy Andrews, 2007 Aug. 10 Andrews, Theodora--Interviews;Librarians;Purdue University--Faculty Theodora Andrews was born in this area and graduated from West Lafayette High School in 1939. She recounts early staff members in the Library Eleanor Commack, Margaret Sullivan and Esther Schlunt. The...

15. Oral history interview with Samuel Postlethwait, 2007 Oct. 11 Oral history interview with Samuel Postlethwait, 2007 Oct. 11 Postlethwait, S. N. (Samuel N.), 1918- --Interviews;Purdue University--Faculty; Programmed instruction A retired Purdue faculty member, Department of Biology [Now Biological Sciences], he pioneered the audio tutorial system of instruction in 1961 which permitted students to "pace" themselves while learning...

16. Oral history interview with Samuel Postlethwait, 2007 Oct. 23 Oral history interview with Samuel Postlethwait, 2007 Oct. 23 Postlethwait, S. N. (Samuel N.), 1918- --Interviews;Purdue University--Faculty; Programmed instruction A retired Purdue faculty member, Department of Biology [Now Biological Sciences], he pioneered the audio tutorial system of instruction in 1961 which permitted students to "pace" themselves while learning...

17. 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...

18. 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...

19. 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...

20. Oral history interview with Richard McDowell, 2008 Mar. 3 Oral history interview with Richard McDowell, 2008 Mar. 3 McDowell, Richard--Interviews;Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae; Engineers; Potter, A. A. (Andrey Abraham), b. 1882 A Purdue graduate recounts time as Assistant Head of Freshman Engineering [now School of Engineering Education] working and the counseling of Students, the annual Summer Day on Campus; Engineering 100...
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