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    • 2008-Apr-22

    Robert Maddin begins the interview by discussing his childhood and education and early work experiences including his time at Brooklyn College, his B.Sc. in metallurgical engineering, his Dr.Eng in metallurgy at Yale…

    • 1987-Sep-09 (Third session)
    • 1987-Feb-26 (First session)
    • 1987-Jun-15 (Second session)

    Isabella and Jerome Karle met while both were pursuing doctorates in physical chemistry under Professor Lawrence Brockway at the University of Michigan. After earning their degrees (and marrying), they worked on the…

    • 1986-Apr-14 (First session)
    • 1986-May-27 (Second session)

    Roy Plunkett starts this conversation with James Bohning by describing his family background. As the family were members of the Church of the Brethren it was natural for Plunkett to attend Manchester College, where Paul…

    • 1984-Jan-17

    In this interview Vladimir Prelog discusses his career as an organic chemist. Prelog describes a thirty five year long affiliation with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). This includes work with the…

    • 1979-Apr-26

    During the course of this interview, Charles Price discusses his life and career as a chemist. Initially, he recalls his childhood, early education, and undergraduate life at Swarthmore College. Price then speaks about…

    • 1986-Jan-15

    In this interview Mac Pruitt discusses his early upbringing in a rural area of Texas and his struggles to complete undergraduate education during the Depression. After starting as a control chemist on the graveyard…

    • 1988-Sep-09

    This short interview with Mac Pruitt is concerned with the Council for Chemical Research and starts with an account of the foundation meeting at Midland and its origins in Pruitt's fear that U.S. chemical technology was…

    • 1999-Sep-16 (First session)
    • 1999-Sep-17 (Second session)

    George Rathmann discusses his upbringing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, his undergraduate work in physical chemistry at Northwestern University, and later his graduate studies in physical chemistry at Princeton University.…

    • 1979-Mar-03 (First session)
    • 1979-Mar-04 (Second session)

    This interview covers the education, teaching, and research of Melvin S. Newman, an eminent organic chemist. Initially, Newman discusses his family, childhood, and early education. He then elucidates his undergraduate…

    • 2013-Jun-07 (First session)
    • 2013-Jun-08 (Second session)

    Nico M. Nibbering was born in Zaandam, the Netherlands, one of eight children. When school resumed after World War II, Nibbering did well and tested into high school, where he chose the science and mathematics track and…

    • 1986-Jan-14 (First session)
    • 1986-Jan-16 (Second session)

    Nichols won scholarships to help him through his undergraduate studies of chemistry at Cornell, where he completed a senior research project with Wilder D. Bancroft. At Bancroft's urging, Burton Nichols met Svedberg,…

    • 1989-Apr-07 (First session)
    • 1989-Apr-09 (Third session)
    • 1989-Apr-10 (Fourth session)
    • 1989-Apr-08 (Second session)

    Alfred O. C. Nier was born in Minnesota in 1911 to parents who had emigrated from Germany. Having been interested in radios during high school, Nier decided to study electrical engineering when he enrolled at the…

    • 1981-Jan-22

    Donald Noyces comments on his childhood in Iowa, his years at Grinnell College, his experience at Columbia University as a graduate student, and his position at the University of California at Berkeley. Noyce also…

    • 2000-Feb-03

    George A. Olah begins the interview with a description of his family and childhood years in Budapest, Hungary. Olah first developed an interest in chemistry after taking a chemistry course at the Technical University of…

    • 1995-Jan-12

    Miguel A. Ondetti begins this interview by describing his parents' immigrant background and work in Argentina, his early interests in chemistry, and his education at vocational school in Buenos Aires. Upon high school…

    • 2002-Jul-19

    Robert W. Parry begins the interview with a discussion of his childhood in Ogden, Utah. After graduating from Ogden High School, Parry attended Weber College for two years, where he studied chemistry until his funding…

    • 1997-Jan-20

    Delbert Meyer begins his oral history with a description of his family life as a youth in Maynard, Iowa. He was uncertain of his future career choice and served for two years in the U.S. Navy. Influential professors at…

    • 1991-Mar-07

    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…

    • 1986-Mar-15

    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…

    • 2010-Apr-09

    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…

    • 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-13 (First interview)
    • 2001-Aug-30 (Second 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…

    • 1992-Mar-25

    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…

    • 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,…