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Plyler, Earle Keith, 1897-1976.
Oral history interview with Earle Plyler, 1964 April 7.
Topics discussed include: early life, childhood interests; undergraduate at Furman University, South Carolina; B.A., 1917, M.A., 1918; Johns Hopkins University, 1923; optics work at Cornell University, 1919, 1924, Ph.D., 1924; recollections and anecdotes on teaching, research and administrative duties at: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1924-1941; University of Michigan, 1941-1945; National Bureau of Standards, 1945-1962; Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1962; comments on the personalities of Harrison Randall and William Coblentz; assessment of former and present students and evaluation of the nature of the educational process. Personal beliefs and satisfactions. Also prominently mentioned are: Nick Acquista, Jack Craven, Walter Gordy, John Howard, Elmer Samuel Imes, Earle Hesse Kennard, Samuel Pierpont Langley, A. Herman Pfund; and the National Science Foundation.
Professor. Ph.D from Cornell University in 1924.
Acquista, Nick.
Coblentz, William W. (William Weber), 1873-1962.
Gordy, Walter, 1909-1985
Graven, Jack.
Howard, John.
Imes, Elmer Samuel, 1883-1941
Kennard, E. H. (Earle Hesse), b. 1885.
Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1949.
Pfund, A. H. (August Herman), 1879-1949.
Plyler, Earle Keith, 1897-1976.
Randall, Harrison M. (Harrison McAllister), b. 1870.
Cornell University
Florida State University.
Furman University.
Johns Hopkins University.
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
United States. National Bureau of Standards
University of Michigan.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Optics.
Physics -- Research.
Physics -- Study and teaching.
Universities and colleges -- Administration.
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Barr, E. Scott (Ernest Scott), 1905- interviewer.
King, W. James. interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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