Oral history interview with Norman Hackerman

Oral history interview with Norman Hackerman

  • 1992-Feb-21

Norman Hackerman begins his second interview by describing his work after coming to the University of Texas at Austin Department of Chemistry and starting the Corrosion Research Laboratory [currently the J. J. Pickle Research Center]. He discusses the physical chemistry textbook for premed students he wrote with Frederick Matsen and Jack Myers. He also recalls the events which led to his becoming chairman of the department after only seven years, his reorganization of the department, and characteristics of the department's faculty at that time.

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  • 32 pages
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Norman Hackerman, interviewed by James J. Bohning in Robert A. Welch Foundation on February 21, 1992. Philadelphia: Science History Institute, n.d. Oral History Transcript 0083B. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/tb09j665k.

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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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