Oral history interview with Roy G. Neville

Oral history interview with Roy G. Neville

  • 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 experiments. Neville eventually earned his master's degree and Ph.D. in the U.S. at the University of Oregon, later establishing Engineering and Technical Consultants, Inc. to help chemists in industry. As an entrepreneur, Neville spent more of his time and money on his rare book collection and the creation of The Roy G. Neville Historical Chemical Library at the Chemical Heritage Foundation.

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  • 120 pages
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  • Science History Institute
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  • Courtesy of Science History Institute

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Roy G. Neville, interviewed by James J. Bohning in Pebble Beach, California on June 20, 2005. Philadelphia: Science History Institute, n.d. Oral History Transcript 0317. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/c534fq06t.

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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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