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Paul Zia oral history, 6 January 2015

Hunt Library, NCSU (Raleigh, N.C.)
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Title:
Paul Zia oral history, 6 January 2015
Topics:
People
University History
Subjects:
Asian Americans -- History
College administrators
College teachers
Graduate students
Original Format:
Digital video recording
Extent:
1:46:44
Item identifier:
mc00449-oh-zia-20150106
Interviewer:
Ferris, Virginia L. more info on Ferris, Virginia L. 
Interviewee:
Zia, Paul more info on Zia, Paul, 1926- 
Created Date:
Description:
This interview was conducted at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library of North Carolina State University, in Raleigh, North Carolina. In the interview Dr. Zia discusses: his family and experiences as a student in China; Communist occupation of Shanghai shortly before his departure to the United States; working his first job building a college campus designed by Frank Lloyd Wright; work in industry and consulting with an agency that introduced the use of pre-stressed concrete in the US; teaching and research as a graduate student; his experiences in teaching and research at NC State; his time as head of the department; Ralph Fadum; teaching at the University of California at Berkeley, 1964-1965; the development of Centennial Campus; and changes in the College of Engineering and the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering. [Preferred citation: Interview with Paul Zia by Virginia Ferris, 6 January 2015, North Carolina State University Oral Histories, MC 00449, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC]
Genre:
Interviews
Oral histories (Document genres)
Names:
North Carolina State University -- History more info on North Carolina State University -- History 
Zia, Paul more info on Zia, Paul, 1926- 
North Carolina State University -- Faculty more info on North Carolina State University -- Faculty 
Fadum, Ralph E. more info on Fadum, Ralph E., 1912- 
North Carolina State University. Centennial Campus more info on North Carolina State University. Centennial Campus 
North Carolina State University -- Administration more info on North Carolina State University -- Administration 
North Carolina State University. College of Engineering more info on North Carolina State University. College of Engineering 
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 
Location:
Raleigh (N.C.)
Digital Project:
NC State Institutional Histories