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Paul Farber Oral History Interviews. October 2014

Paul Farber Oral History Interviews

Two life history interviews conducted by Chris Petersen.

October 2014

Location:  Valley Library, Oregon State University.

Paul Farber (b. 1944) is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the History of Science who worked at OSU from 1970 to his retirement in 2008. During his tenure as a member of the OSU faculty, Farber served as chair of the General Science department and, after the department's dissolution, the History department as well. A scholar of the naturalist tradition and evolutionary ethics, Farber has published on a variety of subjects, including the history of ornithology and changes in American views on race mixing. His interviews focus on his evolution as a historian, the means by which he acquired his scholarly toolkit, and his memories of General Science and History over four decades working at OSU.