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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.

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