Oral history interview with Harold Eugene Thayer

Oral history interview with Harold Eugene Thayer

  • 1994-Dec-01

The oral history begins with Harold E. Thayer recalling growing up in Rochester, New York, during the Depression, and the decision to attend MIT, where he pursued a course combining chemical engineering and business administration. He describes working at American Cyanamid and Mallinckrodt Chemical Works, where he was involved in the War Production Board and the Manhattan District's uranium processing.The interview focuses on Thayer's long-standing outspokenness in management.

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  • 35 pages
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  • Science History Institute
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Harold Eugene Thayer, interviewed by James J. Bohning in Saint Louis, Missouri on December 1, 1994. Philadelphia: Science History Institute, n.d. Oral History Transcript 0120. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/8336h3145.

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Transcript (Published Version)

The published version of the transcript may diverge from the interview audio due to edits to the transcript made by staff of the Center for Oral History, often at the request of the interviewee, during the transcript review process.

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