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History of Science Oral History Collection, 2009-2013

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The History of Science Oral History Collection consists primarily of interviews with scientists, with special emphasis placed on individuals who knew and worked with Linus Pauling. Also included are interviews with members of the Pauling family as well as interviews with family members of other scientists.

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Content Description

Quantity

37 sound files, 2 video files, 9 photographs; 27.8 gigabytes born digital

Arrangement

Interviews are arranged chronologically by date of interview. An alphabetical view of the oral history interviewees whose recordings and transcripts are held in this collection is as follows:

  • Carson, Mina (May 20, 2013)
  • Hedberg, Kenneth
    • Five interviews: May 12, 2009; September 9, 2011; September 20, 2011; September 29, 2011; October 20, 2011
  • Karplus, Martin (July 23, 2013)
  • Kordesch, Albert (December 28, 2011)
  • Kordesch, Erna (December 28, 2011)
  • Kurotaki, Hisako
    • Two interviews: September 20, 2013 (parts 1 and 2)
  • Lawson, Stephen
    • Six interviews: August 26, 2011; September 19, 2011; November 8, 2011; November 11, 2011; November 14, 2011; December 15, 2011
  • Mathews, Christopher (September 2, 2011)
  • Mead, Clifford
    • Three interviews: July 24, 2013; July 25, 2013; August 7, 2013
  • Pauling, Cheryl
    • Two interviews: March 9, 2012 (parts 1 and 2)
  • Pauling, Kay (March 13, 2012)
  • Pauling, Linus, Jr.
    • Eight interviews: September 23, 2011; February 28, 2012; June 3, 2012; June 4, 2012; June 5, 2012; June 6, 2012; June 7, 2012; June 8, 2012
  • Pauling, Stephanie (June 5, 2012)
  • Richter, Robert (September 26, 2013)
  • Spitzer, Eloise (September 30, 2013)
  • Spitzer, Ralph
    • Three interviews: September 18, 2013; September 19, 2013; September 20, 2013

Related Papers

Certain of the interviews held in this collection specifically refer to individuals or topics described in the Karl and Erna Kordesch Papers, the Christopher Mathews Papers and the Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers.

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