Seymour Meyerson was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and attended the University of Chicago from which he received his undergraduate degree. By 1943 Meyerson began active service with the US military, spending the…
- 2011-Jun-28 (Second session)
- 2001-May-23 (First session)
Foil A. Miller begins the interview by describing the origins of the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy [Pittcon]. Miller was involved early on with Pittcon and its two founding…
- Interviewee Miller, Foil A., 1916-
- Interviewer Thackray, Arnold, 1939- and Sharkey, John B.
- Subject Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, University of Pittsburgh, Miller, Foil A., 1916-, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chemists--Biography, Infrared spectroscopy, Mellon Institute, and University of Minnesota
In this interview, Herbert Morawetz traces his early life prior to leaving Czechoslovakia on the Nazi invasion and resettling in Canada, where he studied chemical engineering at the University of Toronto. He describes…
Paul Morgan starts the interview by describing his childhood in Maine and his family background, high school, and early interests. After undergraduate studies at the University of Maine, Morgan did graduate research at…
Burnaby Munson entered Tarleton State College in central Texas and transferred to the University of Texas in Austin, Texas; physical chemistry was his favorite subject. He studied the reactions of acetylene while in…
- Interviewee Munson, Burnaby
- Interviewer Grayson, Michael A.
- Subject Mass spectrometry, Franklin, J. L. (Joseph Louis), 1906-, Munson, Burnaby, American Society for Mass Spectrometry, Field, F. H. (Frank Henry), 1922-, American Society for Testing and Materials, Mass spectrometers, Chemists--Biography, and Chemists
Samuel Natelson begins the interview with a discussion of his family background and childhood in Brooklyn, New York. After receiving his Ph.D., he began his career teaching at Girls Commercial High School. While…
Robert N. Naughten grew up in rural California during the Great Depression. He attended Sequoia High School and met Gordon Moore partially through football and swimming. Moore and Naughten commuted from home to San Jose…
- 2005-Jun-20 (First session)
- 2005-Jun-21 (Second session)
Roy G. Neville comments on his family and his childhood in Bournemouth, England during the start of World War II, while admitting that he was not very intrigued by his first chemistry lesson but enjoyed performing…
- 2001-Aug-30 (Second interview)
- 2001-Aug-13 (First interview)
Robert L. McNeil, Jr. begins his interview by discussing his parent's heritage and the evolution of the Firm of Robert McNeil, the drugstore started by his grandfather. As young men, McNeil and his brother worked as…
William McMillan begins this interview with a discussion of his parents and youth in Montebello, California. The youngest of seven siblings, McMillan expressed an interest in science at an early age. He attended…
- Interviewee McMillan, William George, 1919-
- Interviewer Bohning, James J.
- Subject Harvard University, University of California, Los Angeles, Columbia University, Manhattan Project (U.S.), McMillan, William George, 1919-, McMillan Science Associates, Mayer, Joseph Edward, 1904-, Rand Corporation, Chemists--Biography, and Chemists
- 2007-Jan-22 (First session)
- 2007-Jan-23 (Second session)
McLafferty discusses his upbringing as he continued his education in chemistry in an accelerated degree program at the University of Nebraska during World War II. Having enlisted in the war and after months of combat,…
Michael McKeown grew up in a small town near San Francisco, California. McKeown attended Stanford University, where he began in math but switched to biology. He liked the small classes and the opportunity for close…
Keith McKennon begins this interview by discussing the origins of his interest in research and chemistry and the impact of growing up in Pendleton, Oregon, and attending Oregon State University. He then describes his…
- 2012-Mar-20 (Second session)
- 2012-Mar-19 (First session)
James A. McCloskey, Jr., grew up in San Antonio, Texas. He entered Trinity University in San Antonio, where he majored in chemistry; he earned a PhD in analytical chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.…
In this interview Dr. Frank Mayo first discusses his educational career as an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Chicago. He then traces his professional career as a research chemist with Du Pont,…
- Interviewee Mayo, Frank R. (Rea), 1908-1987
- Interviewer Gortler, Leon B.
- Subject General Electric Company. Research Laboratory, Mayo, Frank R. (Rea), 1908-1987, United States Rubber Company, Kharasch, M. S. (Morris Selig), 1895-1957, Stanford Research Institute, University of Chicago, Chemists--Biography, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, and Chemists
Jerry McAfee begins this interview by discussing his parents and his childhood in Port Arthur, Texas. He became interested in chemical engineering at an early age because of the influence of his father who worked for…
Thomas Mastin begins this interview by discussing his childhood in Indiana and the untimely death of his father. He then explains the origins of his interest in chemistry, his early career at Lubrizol, and his…
In this interview, Carl Marvel speaks about his life and career as a chemist. He begins by recalling his youth on a farm and his early education. Considerations of his undergraduate days at Illinois Wesleyan College and…
Henry Earl Lumpkin begins the interview by discussing his family background and how he learned to value education. His family had a tradition of attending Southwestern Texas State University and becoming school…
- Interviewee Lumpkin, Henry Earle, 1920-2012
- Interviewer Grayson, Michael A.
- Subject American Society for Mass Spectrometry, Humble Oil and Refining Company (Incorporated in Tex.), Lumpkin, Henry Earle, 1920-2012, Chemists, Mass spectrometers, Mass spectrometry, Chemists--Biography, and American Society for Testing and Materials
This oral history is part of a series supported by the Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS), University of California, Santa Barbara, under the National Science Foundation Grant No. SES 0531184. Researchers using…
- 1993 – 1995 (In three sessions)
Boris Magasanik begins the interview with a description of his childhood years in Vienna, Austria. Shortly after graduating from the Gymnasium in 1937, Magasanik immigrated to the United States to live with his sister…
Kenneth E. Manchester was drafted after high school to serve in World War II and later attended San Jose State University. Manchester then completed a Ph.D. in chemistry at Stanford University under the supervision of…
In this interview Professor Leo Mandelkern begins with his early years in New York City and his undergraduate education at Cornell University. This is followed by his service as a meteorologist during World War II. In…
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…
Raymond March was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. March’s childhood was shaped by World War II, and by a mysterious polio-like paralysis which caused him to miss a great deal of school. He took an apprenticeship…
- Interviewee March, Raymond E.
- Interviewer Grayson, Michael A.
- Subject March, Raymond E., Atmospheric chemistry, Flash photolysis, People with disabilities, Scientists with disabilities, Poliomyelitis, Flavonoids, Poliomyelitis--Patients, Mass spectrometry, Paralysis, Paralytics, and Trent University