Oral history interview with William McGill 1997

 

Name
McGill, William J. (William James), 1922-1997 (Interviewee)
Doel, Ronald (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with William McGill 1997
Abstract
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 Ocean ography; 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.
Collection Name
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history collection
Subjects
McGill, William J. (William James), 1922-1997; Columbia University; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; Scripps Institution of Oceanography; University of California, San Diego
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
1997
Note
Interviewed by Ronald Doel on September 12 and September 15, 1997.
Note (Provenance)
William McGill, Gift 1997
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
13686087
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-ah91-m196
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.