Oral history interview with Harold J. Read

Oral history interview with Harold J. Read

  • 1995-Mar-22

Harold J. Read describes his family background and his upbringing in Illinois, where he also earned his BS and MA from the University of Illinois but Read later relocated to the University of Pennsylvania where his Ph.D. research brought him into the area of metallurgy. Read also worked for the Mellon Institute where his metal-work eventually led to equipment design and manufacturing prototypes for the Manhattan Project. Read was also greatly involved in the Electrochemical Society, eventually becoming its President while overlooking its publications.

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  • 45 pages
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  • Science History Institute
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  • Courtesy of Science History Institute

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Read, Harold J. (Harold James), interviewed by James J. Bohning in Grove City, Florida on March 22, 1995. Philadelphia: Science History Institute, n.d. Oral History Transcript 0145. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/fj2363056.

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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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