Oral history interview with William McGill, 1997
|Creator: ||McGill, William J. 1922-1997||Project: ||Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history collection. |
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|Phys. Desc. :||Transcript: 117 pages Sound recording: 5 sound cassettes|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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Scope and Contents
Childhood: born New York City, son of vaudeville musician; Fordham University: psychology, 1939-1943; work at Burndy Engineering, Los Angeles, 1944-1945; Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT]: doctorate, psychology, research at Lincoln Laboratory; expulsion from MIT; Columbia University: professor, economics and psychology, 1956-1964; research at Scripps Institute of Oceanography; chancellor, University of California at San Diego [UCSD]; president, Columbia University; role in student movement at UCSD, Columbia, 1968; association with Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory: budget issues, split from Columbia, 1972; member of board of directors, Texaco, 1973; reminiscences of colleagues.