University of Alabama, Birmingham - Mervyn H. Sterne Library
University of Alabama, Birmingham - Mervyn H. Sterne Library
Pat Mayfield discusses her work at Southern Research in the switchboard/telecommunications operation. Employed full-time 1948-present; supervisor of switchboard/telecommunications 1981-present
University of Alabama, Birmingham - Mervyn H. Sterne Library
Albert Thomas recalls his participation in the heat pump project in 1946 and discusses various engineering projects including the development of a particle counter, mobilometer, and a tracking device for the Army. Employed part-time summer of 1946 and 1947; full-time 1949-19 and 1947; full-time 1949-1988; Head, Engineering Physics Division 1964-1983; Recipient of the Southern Research Institute "Scientific and Engineering Excellence Award" 1988
University of Alabama, Birmingham - Mervyn H. Sterne Library
University of Alabama, Birmingham - Mervyn H. Sterne Library
University of Alabama, Birmingham - Mervyn H. Sterne Library
Dr. William Murray discusses his work in analytical chemistry and provides information on the development of the Institute. Employed full-time 1945-1974; Assistant Director 1947-1948; Director and President 1948-1974
University of Alabama, Birmingham - Mervyn H. Sterne Library
Joe Farley, Chairman of the Board, discusses his long-term association with Southern Research since 1971. Chairman of the Board, 1971-present; President, Alabama Power Company 1969-1989; Executive Vice President-Nuclear, the Southern Company 1989-1990; President (1991), Chairman and CEO, Southern Nuclear Operating Company 1991-present
University of Alabama, Birmingham - Mervyn H. Sterne Library
University of Alabama, Birmingham - Mervyn H. Sterne Library
National Library of Australia
Firth speaks of the establishment of the Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University; offer of appointment to Directorship; incorporation of Canberra University College; aim for ANU to function as a research institute; Sir Douglas Copland, first Vice-Chancellor; RSPS overlap with Research School of Social Sciences; role of the Director; RSPS' size; relationship with other Pacific research centres; proposed career training for diplomats; Sir Frederick Eggleston's views on the Directorship; RSPS' structure; academic appointments; Sir Keith Hancock's resignation from Academic Advisory Committee; his own experiences as a member of the Committee; difficulties in attracting staff to Canberra; early progress of School's activities; period as Resident Director, 1950-51; University facilities, 1948; recollections of Canberra; declining offer of Directorship

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