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Hayne Palmour III oral history, 9 March 2015

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Hayne Palmour III oral history, 9 March 2015
University History
Doctoral students
College administrators
College teachers
Ceramics -- Research
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Digital video recording; 1:13:17
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This interview was conducted at the home of Dr. Hayne Palmour III in Raleigh, North Carolina.  In the interview, Dr. Barker discusses: his memories of living in an agricultural area of Idaho as a teenager; his service in the Navy as an orographer; discovering ceramics at a serviceman’s art center while in the Navy; his first job working with the Bureau of Mines in Norris, TN; joining a management training program operated by the US Department of the Interior; working with the American Lava Corporation in Chattanooga, TN; coming to NC State to earn his Ph.D.; working with the Department of Engineering Research at NC State; research on North Carolina olivine; studying as a graduate student under the guidance of Worth Kriegel; the changing names and structure of the department; being transferred to the academic department when the Engineering Research Department became a separate entity titled the Engineering Research Services Division; serving as associate head of the department; teaching; serving on the faculty senate; retiring in 1994; changes in the department and research funding; his son John Palmour’s involvement in the founding of CREE as an alum of NC State; working with other faculty in the department such as Hans Conrad and John Hren; memorable former students; and Dr. Palmour’s interest in studying and collecting pottery and ceramic arts from around the world and throughout history.
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Raleigh (N.C)
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NC State Institutional Histories
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