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Peery, B. F. (Benjamin F.)
Oral history interview with Benjamin Peery, 1977 November 5.
A short biographical study dealing with the origins of Benjamin Peery's family; his upbringing and influences upon him leading him first to engineering and physics and then into astronomy; University of Minnesota undergraduate years; the Depression; teaching physics in the South; Fisk University; University of Michigan graduate school; faculty position at Indiana University; the 1964 Civil Rights amendment; decision to move to Howard University in 1977.
(1922-2010); African American astrophysicist who was an expert in the chemical makeup of stars; professor at Indiana University; professor at Howard University; member of the International Astronomical Union and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
Peery, B. F. (Benjamin F.)
Fisk University
Howard University.
Indiana University.
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota.
African American physicists
Astronomy
Astrophysics
Civil rights -- United States.
Depressions -- 1929.
Physics -- Study and teaching
Stars -- Composition.
Minorities in science.
Interviews. aat
Oral histories. aat
Transcripts. aat
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-, interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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