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Department Center for Oral History Remove constraint Department: Center for Oral History Genre Oral histories Remove constraint Genre: Oral histories Subject Scientific apparatus and instruments Remove constraint Subject: Scientific apparatus and instruments

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    • 2002-Feb-19

    Robert J. Manning begins the interview with a brief sketch of his educational background. In 1948, after graduating with a M.S. in chemistry from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Manning spent time in the…

    • 2002-Feb-11 (First session)
    • 2002-Feb-27 (Second session)

    Kaye describes his early interest in science, and specifically, instrumentation. He discusses his decision to study at the University of Illinois, and his own academic experience there as a Ph.D. candidate in chemistry.…

    • 2002-Mar-07

    Willis Humphreys begins the interview by describing how he came to work at National Technical Laboratories [NTL] on 31 March 1938. Before joining NTL, Humphreys worked for a small company in Pasadena, California, but…

    • 2004-Nov-19 (First session)
    • 2004-Nov-20 (Second session)

    Masao Horiba begins the interview by discussing his childhood experiences in Japan during the 1920s and 1930s. Horiba suffered from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and spent much of his childhood listening to music, and…

    • 2001-Dec-04

    Robert E. Finnigan begins the interview with a description of his family and childhood years in Snyder, New York. Finnigan developed an interest in military service and science while reading The Dave Darrin Series about…

    • 1985-Apr-23

    This interview, the first of several with Arnold Beckman conducted by the Chemical Heritage Foundation, begins with a discussion of Beckman's teenage experience as an industrial chemist at a local gas works in…

    • 1985-Jul-23

    The second interview begins with Arnold Beckman describing the National Technical Laboratories in the late 1930s. He details NTL policies and operations. The majority of the transcript focuses on the change from NTL to…

    • 2001-Nov-13

    Robert W. Allington begins the interview with a sketch of his family history. His father, a scientist for the United States Department of Agriculture, and later at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln [UNL], encouraged…