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Robert C. Perpall, Sr. Oral History Interview with Shirley Cohen [sound recording]

Robert C. Perpall was born and raised in Los Angeles. He entered Caltech in 1948 and earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1952, and a master's in 1956. Perpall is the historian of Caltech's Gnome Club and a member of the board of SURF [Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships] program. This 29-page interview with Shirley K. Cohen covers Perpall's undergraduate years at Caltech, including his memories of Lee DuBridge, Rodman Paul and George Beadle. As well as discussing his involvement with the SURF program, Perpall's reminiscences include the history of the Gnome Club at Caltech--its early history as a fraternity (Kappa Gamma) and its later revival as a social club.



ID: 1999-00299
Perpall, Robert C.

Creation Nov. 15, 1999

MEDIUM: Sound recording; FORMAT: Sound cassette: analog; QUANTITY: 1 set (1 cassette per set)

Topics: Gnomes

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