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This is a recording of a WBAA program entitled Conversations. This program was recorded June 10, 1955 and features a discussion about university issues with WBAA manager Jim Miles and Purdue President Frederick L. Hovde.

This program features WBAA manager Jim Miles speaking with A. A. Potter, Dean Emeritus of the Engineering Schools. Dean Potter was one of the persons instrumental in the early growth of WBAA. This program was recorded May 14, 1956 at WBAA.

Interview with Dr. Lillian Gilbreth

Nov 17, 2011

Dr. Lillian Gilbreth was a psychologist and industrial engineer and for part of her career, a professor at Purdue University. In this interview from June 20, 1956, she talks about her career and her family. Two of her children wrote the book Cheaper by the Dozen, which was in 1950 made into the movie of the same name starring Myrna Loy and Clifton Webb. In 2003, a remake of the film starring Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt was released.

Miss Lella Gaddis talks about the history of the Indiana Home Demonstration project. She was the first state leader of Home Demonstration. The interview was recorded at WBAA on August 20, 1956.

An interview with Miss Edith Gamble, former head of the Institution Management Department at Purdue, talking about the department. Recorded September 4, 1956 at WBAA.

Interview with Miss Mary L. Matthews

Nov 17, 2011

This interview with Miss Mary L. Matthews was conducted at WBAA on September 5, 1956. She was the first Dean of the School of Home Economics at Purdue University.

History of the Applied Design Department

Nov 17, 2011

This is an interview with Loretza Schoenzhatzer and an unknown interviewer talks about the history of the Applied Design Department at Purdue University.

Interview with D. D. Ewing

Nov 17, 2011

This interview with D. D. Ewing, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, took place January 29, 1957. The name of the interviewer was Mr. Richter. His first name is unknown at present. The part of the interview you can listen to here last 30 minutes. Unfortunately the last part of the interview is missing.

The Office of Student Services Presents: The Future of Purdue. A discussion show hosted by Dick Florea with guest President Frederick Hovde. The program was recorded February 19, 1957. Dick Florea went on to eventually become news director of WKJG, Ch. 33, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

WBAA Voices from the Past

Nov 17, 2011

Here are some tributes to WBAA on its 35th anniversary in 1957. We'll hear from Purdue administrators: