Oral history interview with William F. Little

Oral history interview with William F. Little

  • 2007-Jan-05

William F. Little discusses his early life in a small town and education, including his discovery of chemistry at Lenoir-Rhyne College, where he received a bachelor's degree in mathematics, biology, and chemistry, and his graduate studies at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where Little received an M.S. in physical chemistry and Ph.D. in organic chemistry. Little recalls his lengthy career at a few institutions: North Carolina, where Little began as a professor and later, as chairman of the chemistry department, revised the curriculum and got a new laboratory built; the Research Triangle Foundation, where Little helped establish the Research Triangle Park. Additionally little recalls his various administrative responsibilities and assesses his career in North Carolina.

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  • 47 pages
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Little, William F. (William Frederick), interviewed by Arthur Daemmrich in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on January 5, 2007. Philadelphia: Science History Institute, n.d. Oral History Transcript 0351. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/9s161732q.

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