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    • 2000-Aug-18

    Joshua Lederberg begins the interview with a discussion of his involvement in the contamination issues of planetary exploration. As interest in space exploration gained momentum, Lederberg was in the midst of discussion…

    • 2000-Jun-27

    Maurice B. Line's interview begins with a discussion of his education and early career. After high school, Line received a scholarship to attend Oxford University and major in Classics. He began his long career in…

    • 2000-Aug-07 (First session)
    • 2000-Aug-08 (Second session)
    • 2000-Aug-10 (Third session)

    John Wotiz begins the interview with a description of his family and childhood years in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia. Wotiz first developed an interest in chemistry from his tutor. After graduating high school, Wotiz…

    • 1999-Mar-19 (First session)
    • 1999-Apr-09 (Second session)

    Ronald Breslow begins the interview with a discussion of his family life and background. He grew up in Rahway, New Jersey, the son of a physician. Max Tishler, a family friend, helped to pique Breslow's interest in…

    • 1990s

    Beckman's XL-A Analytical Centrifuge debuted in 1991.

    Beckman Instruments began producing centrifuges after their January 1, 1955 acquisition of industry leader, Specialized Instruments Corporation, or Spinco. With…

    • 1999-Sep-24

    This letter from Arnold O. Beckman invites potential attendees (and potential donors) to a conference on the future of science education in Orange County, California. This initiative to improve science education was…

    • 1999-Jan-29

    J. Roger Hirl begins the interview with a discussion of his early life and education. Hirl grew up in Iowa and Minnesota. After graduating from high school, Hirl attended the University of Iowa, earning his B.L.S. in…

    • 1999-Dec-15

    David Golde begins the interview with a discussion of his early years and education in Bayonne, New Jersey. In high school, Golde developed an interest in medicine, which was stimulated by his biology teacher. He…

    • 1999-Apr-19

    Born in Copenhagen, he grew up in Denmark, and was very involved in his father's Samfundshjælpen, which taught him the importance of collaboration between social classes. Topsøe studied at the Technical University,…

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

    • 1998-Feb-26

    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…

    • 1998-Nov-12

    Arthur Mendolia begins the interview with a discussion of his family and childhood. After graduating from high school in Youngstown, Ohio, Mendolia entered Case Western Reserve University in 1934, majoring in chemical…

    • 1998-Mar-21

    Stephanie Kwolek begins the interview with a discussion of her early career at DuPont. She joined DuPont in 1946, the same year she earned her B.S. in chemistry at Carnegie-Mellon University. Kwolek spent much of her…

    • 1998-Mar-27 (Second session)
    • 1998-Mar-13 (First session)

    Arnold Frankel begins the first interview with a discussion of his family background. His father emigrated from Poland to New York in 1907. Though he was a sign painter, he believed in the importance of education.…

    • 1997-May-18

    Color print newspaper advertisement for the Dow Chemical Company is a photograph of various products DowBrands produces including Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner, Saran Wrap, Glass Plus, fantastik, heavy duty oven…

    • 1997-Jan-24

    Marion David Francis begins his interview with a discussion of his childhood in Canada. Deeply influenced by his industrious parents and siblings, Francis worked his way through high school and college at a logging…

    • 1997-Feb-11

    John W. Johnstone begins the interview with a description of his childhood days in the boroughs of New York City. While in high school, he was encouraged by John McManus to study chemistry. After graduating from Far…

    • 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…

    • 1997-May-07

    George Govier begins the interview with a discussion of his family background and youth. Govier grew up in Canada, the son of a business owner. While in high school, he developed a strong interest in chemistry,…

    • 1997-Jul-29

    Eugene Garfield begins the interview with a discussion of The Johns Hopkins University Welch Library indexing project. Garfield joined this project in 1951, during which he became involved in machine methods for…

    • 1997-Jul-14

    Madeline Henderson begins this interview with a description of her family and early years in Quincy, Massachusetts. Henderson attended Emmanuel College, receiving an A.B. in chemistry in 1944. After college, she worked…

    • 1997-Jul-16

    Saul Herner begins the interview with a discussion of his childhood and family background. He grew up in New York, and attended the University of Wisconsin, where he received a B.S. in biochemistry in 1945. In 1946,…

    • 1997-May-17

    George Rosenkranz was born in Budapest, Hungary and studied chemical engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. While en-route to Ecuador to assume an academic position at the University of Quito,…