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David Johnston oral history, 27 January 2015

Item information

Title:
David Johnston oral history, 27 January 2015
Topics:
University History
People
Engineering
Subjects:
Interviews
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
College teachers
College students
Civil engineers
Original Format:
Digital video recording
Extent:
1:08:57
Item identifier:
mc00449-oh-johnston-20150127
Interviewer:
Ferris, Virginia L. more info on Ferris, Virginia L. 
Interviewee:
Johnston, David West, 1944- more info on Johnston, David West, 1944- 
Created Date:
Description:
This interview was conducted at D.H. Hill Library of North Carolina State University, in Raleigh, North Carolina. In the interview Dr. Johnston discusses: his family background; his years as a student at NC State; the climate on campus during the Vietnam War; his work in industry and consulting; the influence of Dr. Paul Zia; his experiences in teaching at NC State; research for the Department of Transportation on bridge management systems; the history of the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering and changes in the department during his time there; the development of sanitary engineering and environmental engineering and growing awareness of the environment in the field of civil engineering; expansion of research and graduate programs in the department; the development of Centennial Campus; and the impact and legacy of extension at NC State
Genre:
Oral histories (Document genres)
Interviews
Names:
Ferris, Virginia L. more info on Ferris, Virginia L. 
North Carolina State University -- History more info on North Carolina State University -- History 
Johnston, David West, 1944- more info on Johnston, David West, 1944- 
Zia, Paul more info on Zia, Paul, 1926- 
North Carolina State University. Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering more info on North Carolina State University. Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering 
North Carolina State University. Centennial Campus more info on North Carolina State University. Centennial Campus 
North Carolina State University -- Students -- History more info on North Carolina State University -- Students -- History 
North Carolina State University -- Faculty more info on North Carolina State University -- Faculty 
Location:
Raleigh (N.C)
Digital Project:
NC State Institutional Histories