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You might be wondering why we call these documents "oral histories" rather than "interviews." An interview is a finished product that you might see in the newspaper, on TV, or in some other medium. It is meant to convey particular information.
 
You might be wondering why we call these documents "oral histories" rather than "interviews." An interview is a finished product that you might see in the newspaper, on TV, or in some other medium. It is meant to convey particular information.
  
An oral history, on the other hand, is considered by historians to be a "primary source," raw data from which they will, in combination with other raw data, create historical narratives. Although a historian might also use a magazine interview or a videotaped speech as a primary source, an oral history is a document created by themselves or another historian through the informal recording of a dialogue between interviewer and interviewee. Although edited by the interviewer for conforming to the [https://brand-experience.ieee.org/guidelines/social-media/social-media-overview/ IEEE Social Media Operations and Best Practices Guide], flow, style and consistency, and by the interviewee to confirm that his or her words have been appropriately captured, an oral history transcript is relatively unedited when compared to other forms of interview.
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An oral history, on the other hand, is considered by historians to be a "primary source," raw data from which they will, in combination with other primary and secondary sources, create historical narratives. Although a historian might also use a magazine interview or a videotaped speech as a primary source, an oral history is a document created by themselves or another historian through the informal recording of a dialogue between interviewer and interviewee. Although edited by the interviewer to conform with the [https://brand-experience.ieee.org/guidelines/social-media/social-media-overview/ IEEE Social Media Operations and Best Practices Guide], flow, style and consistency, and by the interviewee to confirm that his or her words have been appropriately captured, an oral history transcript is relatively unedited when compared to other forms of interview.
  
The following interviews represent the views of the interviewee and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of IEEE or ETHW partner societies.  Interviews should be viewed as as part of the historical record and as a window into the environment many of our members and colleagues have faced during their careers.
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The following oral histories represent the views of the interviewee and they do not necessarily reflect the opinions of either IEEE or ETHW partner societies.  Interviews should be viewed as a part of the historical record and as a window into the environment many of our members and colleagues have faced during their careers.
  
 
For more information on IEEE's Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct please visit [https://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/governance/p7-8.html the IEEE Code of Ethics]
 
For more information on IEEE's Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct please visit [https://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/governance/p7-8.html the IEEE Code of Ethics]
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But as a result, there may be a misunderstanding about what these are. Since they are minimally edited, they may not "read" like other interviews you have seen. They may seem disorganized, reflecting the differences between a conversation and a printed story. Statements made by interviewees have not been checked for accuracy. We hope you will enjoy and find useful the stories of these fascinating men and women, but please take this disclaimer into account as you make use of them.  
 
But as a result, there may be a misunderstanding about what these are. Since they are minimally edited, they may not "read" like other interviews you have seen. They may seem disorganized, reflecting the differences between a conversation and a printed story. Statements made by interviewees have not been checked for accuracy. We hope you will enjoy and find useful the stories of these fascinating men and women, but please take this disclaimer into account as you make use of them.  
  
== Oral History Collections ==
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==Oral History Collections==
  
 
*[[Oral-History:AIME and Its Member Societies: AIST, SME, SPE, and TMS|AIME and Its Member Societies: AIST, SME, SPE, and TMS]]
 
*[[Oral-History:AIME and Its Member Societies: AIST, SME, SPE, and TMS|AIME and Its Member Societies: AIST, SME, SPE, and TMS]]
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*[[Oral-History:Women in Computing|Women in Computing]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Women in Computing|Women in Computing]]
  
== Group Oral Histories ==
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==Group Oral Histories==
  
 
*[[Oral-History:James J. Bailey and Rosalie Dunn|Bailey, James J., and Dunn, Rosalie]]
 
*[[Oral-History:James J. Bailey and Rosalie Dunn|Bailey, James J., and Dunn, Rosalie]]
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*[[Oral-History:Renee Weisman, Bernice Brody, and Marge Inden|Weisman, Renee; Brody, Bernice; and Inden, Marjorie]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Renee Weisman, Bernice Brody, and Marge Inden|Weisman, Renee; Brody, Bernice; and Inden, Marjorie]]
  
== Individual Oral Histories ==
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==Individual Oral Histories==
  
=== A ===
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===A===
  
 
*[[Oral-History:Henry B. Abajian|Abajian, Henry B.]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Henry B. Abajian|Abajian, Henry B.]]
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*[[Oral-History:Ronald Arkin|Arkin, Ronald]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Ronald Arkin|Arkin, Ronald]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Ken Arnold|Arnold, Ken]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Ken Arnold|Arnold, Ken]]
*[[Oral-History:Lyn Arscott|Arscott, Lyn]]  
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*[[Oral-History:Lyn Arscott|Arscott, Lyn]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Robert Arzbaecher|Arzbaecher, Robert]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Robert Arzbaecher|Arzbaecher, Robert]]
*[[Oral-History:Minoru Asada|Asada, Minoru ]]
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*[[Oral-History:Minoru Asada|Asada, Minoru]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Eric Ash|Ash, Eric]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Eric Ash|Ash, Eric]]
 
*[[Oral-History:William Aspray|Aspray, William]]
 
*[[Oral-History:William Aspray|Aspray, William]]
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*[[Oral-History:Khalid Aziz|Aziz, Khalid]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Khalid Aziz|Aziz, Khalid]]
  
=== B ===
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===B===
  
 
*[[Oral-History:Jacob Baal-Schem|Baal-Schem, Jacob]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Jacob Baal-Schem|Baal-Schem, Jacob]]
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*[[Oral-History:James Boyd|Boyd, James]]
 
*[[Oral-History:James Boyd|Boyd, James]]
 
*[[Oral-History:George Brewster|Brewster, George]]
 
*[[Oral-History:George Brewster|Brewster, George]]
*[[Oral-History:Jim Brill|Brill, Jim]]  
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*[[Oral-History:Jim Brill|Brill, Jim]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Yvonne Brill|Brill, Yvonne]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Yvonne Brill|Brill, Yvonne]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Robert Briskman|Briskman, Robert]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Robert Briskman|Briskman, Robert]]
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*[[Oral-History:Joe Butler|Butler, Joe]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Joe Butler|Butler, Joe]]
  
=== C ===
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===C===
  
 
*[[Oral-History:Joe Cahalan|Cahalan, Joe]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Joe Cahalan|Cahalan, Joe]]
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*[[Oral-History:Norm Caplan|Caplan, Norm]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Norm Caplan|Caplan, Norm]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Francesco Carassa|Carassa, Francesco]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Francesco Carassa|Carassa, Francesco]]
*[[Oral-History:Brian Carlisle|Carlisle, Brian]]  
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*[[Oral-History:Brian Carlisle|Carlisle, Brian]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Emily Carter|Carter, Emily]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Emily Carter|Carter, Emily]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Alicia Casals|Casals, Alicia]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Alicia Casals|Casals, Alicia]]
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*[[Oral-History:John C. Chato|Chato, John C.]]
 
*[[Oral-History:John C. Chato|Chato, John C.]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Li-Chyong Chen|Chen, Li-Chyong]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Li-Chyong Chen|Chen, Li-Chyong]]
*[[Oral-History:Martin Chenevert|Chenevert, Martin]]  
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*[[Oral-History:Martin Chenevert|Chenevert, Martin]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Shu Chien|Chien, Shu]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Shu Chien|Chien, Shu]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Marvin Chodorow|Chodorow, Marvin]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Marvin Chodorow|Chodorow, Marvin]]
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*[[Oral-History:C. Chapin Cutler|Cutler, C. Chapin]]
 
*[[Oral-History:C. Chapin Cutler|Cutler, C. Chapin]]
  
=== D ===
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===D===
  
 
*[[Oral-History:Luigi Dadda|Dadda, Luigi]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Luigi Dadda|Dadda, Luigi]]
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*[[Oral-History:Robert Dwight|Dwight, Robert]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Robert Dwight|Dwight, Robert]]
  
=== E ===
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===E===
  
 
*[[Oral-History:James Early|Early, James]]
 
*[[Oral-History:James Early|Early, James]]
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*[[Oral-History:Walter Ewanus|Ewanus, Walter]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Walter Ewanus|Ewanus, Walter]]
  
=== F ===
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===F===
  
 
*[[Oral-History:Federico Faggin|Faggin, Federico]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Federico Faggin|Faggin, Federico]]
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*[[Oral-History:Bert Fung|Fung, Bert]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Bert Fung|Fung, Bert]]
  
=== G ===
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===G===
  
 
*[[Oral-History:Uzia Galil|Galil, Uzia]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Uzia Galil|Galil, Uzia]]
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*[[Oral-History:James Gibbons|Gibbons, James]]
 
*[[Oral-History:James Gibbons|Gibbons, James]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Betty Gibbs|Gibbs, Betty]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Betty Gibbs|Gibbs, Betty]]
*[[Oral-History:Sam Gibbs|Gibbs, Sam]]  
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*[[Oral-History:Sam Gibbs|Gibbs, Sam]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Dorothy Gillette|Gillette, Dorothy]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Dorothy Gillette|Gillette, Dorothy]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Edward Ginzton|Ginzton, Edward]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Edward Ginzton|Ginzton, Edward]]
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*[[Oral-History:Satya Gupta|Gupta, Satya]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Satya Gupta|Gupta, Satya]]
  
=== H ===
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===H===
  
 
*[[Oral-History:Abraham H. Haddad|Haddad, Abraham, H.]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Abraham H. Haddad|Haddad, Abraham, H.]]
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*[[Oral-History:Wallace Hoff|Hoff, Wallace]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Wallace Hoff|Hoff, Wallace]]
 
*[[Oral-History:H. Robert Hofmann|Hofmann, H. Robert]]
 
*[[Oral-History:H. Robert Hofmann|Hofmann, H. Robert]]
*[[Oral-History:Stephen Holditch|Holditch, Stephen]]  
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*[[Oral-History:Stephen Holditch|Holditch, Stephen]]
 
*[[Oral-History:John Hollerbach|Hollerbach, John]]
 
*[[Oral-History:John Hollerbach|Hollerbach, John]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Ralph Hollis|Hollis, Ralph]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Ralph Hollis|Hollis, Ralph]]
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*[[Oral-History:Jennie S. Hwang|Hwang, Jennie]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Jennie S. Hwang|Hwang, Jennie]]
  
=== I ===
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===I===
  
 
*[[Oral-History:Hirochika Inoue|Inoue, Hirochika]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Hirochika Inoue|Inoue, Hirochika]]
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*[[Oral-History:Tatsuo Izawa|Izawa, Tatsuo]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Tatsuo Izawa|Izawa, Tatsuo]]
  
=== J ===
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===J===
  
 
*[[Oral-History:Irwin Jacobs|Jacobs, Irwin]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Irwin Jacobs|Jacobs, Irwin]]
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*[[Oral History:Janeen Judah|Judah, Janeen]]
 
*[[Oral History:Janeen Judah|Judah, Janeen]]
  
=== K ===
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===K===
  
 
*[[Oral-History:Hilary Kahn|Kahn, Hilary]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Hilary Kahn|Kahn, Hilary]]
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*[[Oral-History:Norman B. Krim (1984)|Krim, Norman B.]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Norman B. Krim (1984)|Krim, Norman B.]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Herbert Kroemer|Kroemer, Herbert]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Herbert Kroemer|Kroemer, Herbert]]
*[[Oral-History:Fikri Kuchuk|Kuchuk, Fikri]]  
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*[[Oral-History:Fikri Kuchuk|Kuchuk, Fikri]]
 
*[[Oral-History:David Kuck|Kuck, David]]
 
*[[Oral-History:David Kuck|Kuck, David]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Robert Kyhl|Kyhl, Robert]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Robert Kyhl|Kyhl, Robert]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Yoshihiro Kyotani|Kyotani, Yoshihiro]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Yoshihiro Kyotani|Kyotani, Yoshihiro]]
  
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===L===
  
*[[Oral-History:Larry Lake|Lake, Larry]]  
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*[[Oral-History:Larry Lake|Lake, Larry]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Ken Laker|Laker, Ken]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Ken Laker|Laker, Ken]]
 
*[[Oral-History:William Lang|Lang, William]]
 
*[[Oral-History:William Lang|Lang, William]]
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*[[Oral-History:Theodore F. Lyon|Lyon, Theodore, F.]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Theodore F. Lyon|Lyon, Theodore, F.]]
  
=== M ===
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===M===
  
 
*[[Oral-History:J. Ross Macdonald|Macdonald, J. Ross]]
 
*[[Oral-History:J. Ross Macdonald|Macdonald, J. Ross]]
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*[[Oral-History:David K. Matlock|Matlock, David K.]]
 
*[[Oral-History:David K. Matlock|Matlock, David K.]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Larry Matthies|Matthies, Larry]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Larry Matthies|Matthies, Larry]]
*[[Oral-History:William C. Maurer|Maurer, William C.]]  
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*[[Oral-History:William C. Maurer|Maurer, William C.]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Joseph Maxfield|Maxfield, Joseph]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Joseph Maxfield|Maxfield, Joseph]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Ferdy Mayer|Mayer, Ferdy]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Ferdy Mayer|Mayer, Ferdy]]
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*[[Oral-History:Hans Musmann|Musmann, Hans]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Hans Musmann|Musmann, Hans]]
  
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===N===
  
 
*[[Oral-History:Troy Nagle|Nagle, Troy]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Troy Nagle|Nagle, Troy]]
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*[[Oral-History:Herb Nunnally|Nunnally, Herb]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Herb Nunnally|Nunnally, Herb]]
  
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===O===
  
 
*[[Oral-History:Jun Ho Oh|Oh, Jun Ho]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Jun Ho Oh|Oh, Jun Ho]]
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*[[Oral-History:Basil Osborne|Osborne, Basil]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Basil Osborne|Osborne, Basil]]
  
=== P ===
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===P===
  
 
*[[Oral-History:Jorgen Palshoj|Palshoj, Jorgen]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Jorgen Palshoj|Palshoj, Jorgen]]
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*[[Oral-History:Edward Purcell|Purcell, Edward]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Edward Purcell|Purcell, Edward]]
  
=== R ===
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===R===
  
 
*[[Oral-History:Lawrence Rabiner|Rabiner, Lawrence]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Lawrence Rabiner|Rabiner, Lawrence]]
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*[[Oral-History:Eberhardt Rechtin|Rechtin, Eberhardt]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Eberhardt Rechtin|Rechtin, Eberhardt]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Robert Rediker|Rediker, Robert]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Robert Rediker|Rediker, Robert]]
*[[Oral-History:Bill Rehm|Rehm, Bill]]  
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*[[Oral-History:Bill Rehm|Rehm, Bill]]
 
*[[Oral-History:John M. Reid|Reid, John M.]]
 
*[[Oral-History:John M. Reid|Reid, John M.]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Gloria Brooks Reinish|Reinish, Gloria Brooks]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Gloria Brooks Reinish|Reinish, Gloria Brooks]]
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*[[Oral-History:Chandos Rypinski|Rypinski, Chandos]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Chandos Rypinski|Rypinski, Chandos]]
  
=== S ===
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===S===
  
 
*[[Oral-History:Theodore Saad|Saad, Theodore]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Theodore Saad|Saad, Theodore]]
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*[[Oral-History:Len Svensson|Svensson, Len]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Len Svensson|Svensson, Len]]
  
=== T ===
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===T===
  
 
*[[Oral-History:Margaret Taber|Taber, Margaret]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Margaret Taber|Taber, Margaret]]
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*[[Oral-History:Edward Tudor|Tudor, Edward]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Edward Tudor|Tudor, Edward]]
  
=== U ===
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===U===
  
 
*[[Oral-History:Masaru Uchiyama|Uchiyama, Masaru]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Masaru Uchiyama|Uchiyama, Masaru]]
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*[[Oral-History:Gottfried Ungerboeck|Ungerboeck, Gottfried]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Gottfried Ungerboeck|Ungerboeck, Gottfried]]
  
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===V===
  
 
*[[Oral-History:Leslie Vadasz|Vadasz, Leslie]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Leslie Vadasz|Vadasz, Leslie]]
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*[[Oral-History:Richard Volpe|Volpe, Richard]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Richard Volpe|Volpe, Richard]]
  
=== W ===
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===W===
  
 
*[[Oral-History:Glen Wade|Wade, Glen]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Glen Wade|Wade, Glen]]
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*[[Oral-History:Diane Wray|Wray, Diane]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Diane Wray|Wray, Diane]]
  
=== X ===
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===X===
  
 
*[[Oral-History:Jing Xiao|Xiao, Jing]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Jing Xiao|Xiao, Jing]]
  
=== Y ===
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===Y===
  
 
*[[Oral-History:Sakae Yamamura|Yamamura, Sakae]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Sakae Yamamura|Yamamura, Sakae]]
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*[[Oral-History:David M. Young Jr.|Young, David M. Jr.]]
 
*[[Oral-History:David M. Young Jr.|Young, David M. Jr.]]
  
=== Z ===
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===Z===
  
 
*[[Oral-History:Lotfi Zadeh|Zadeh, Lotfi]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Lotfi Zadeh|Zadeh, Lotfi]]
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*[[Oral-History:Vladimir Zworykin|Zworykin, Vladimir]]
 
*[[Oral-History:Vladimir Zworykin|Zworykin, Vladimir]]
  
== Other Interviews ==
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==Other Interviews==
  
 
*[[First-Hand:Interview of Peter J. Denning|Denning, Peter J.]]
 
*[[First-Hand:Interview of Peter J. Denning|Denning, Peter J.]]
 
*[[First-Hand:Interview with Rolf Skår|Skår, Rolf]]
 
*[[First-Hand:Interview with Rolf Skår|Skår, Rolf]]

Revision as of 15:22, 6 January 2020

"Simply put, oral history collects spoken memories and personal commentaries of historical significance through recorded interviews." Donald A. Ritchie, Doing Oral History, 1995

You might be wondering why we call these documents "oral histories" rather than "interviews." An interview is a finished product that you might see in the newspaper, on TV, or in some other medium. It is meant to convey particular information.

An oral history, on the other hand, is considered by historians to be a "primary source," raw data from which they will, in combination with other primary and secondary sources, create historical narratives. Although a historian might also use a magazine interview or a videotaped speech as a primary source, an oral history is a document created by themselves or another historian through the informal recording of a dialogue between interviewer and interviewee. Although edited by the interviewer to conform with the IEEE Social Media Operations and Best Practices Guide, flow, style and consistency, and by the interviewee to confirm that his or her words have been appropriately captured, an oral history transcript is relatively unedited when compared to other forms of interview.

The following oral histories represent the views of the interviewee and they do not necessarily reflect the opinions of either IEEE or ETHW partner societies. Interviews should be viewed as a part of the historical record and as a window into the environment many of our members and colleagues have faced during their careers.

For more information on IEEE's Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct please visit the IEEE Code of Ethics

The Engineering and Technology History Wiki is determined to preserve as source material for the future historians of technology the personal memories of pioneers in the electrical, electronics, and computer fields, the technologists who transformed the world in the 20th and 21st centuries. We also preserve the personal memories of those who have played major roles in the various engineering associations.

When we first began collecting these interviews, we assumed that the only people who would see the results would be professional historians. With the advent of the Web, text recognition, and related technologies, it is suddenly possible for us to make these wonderful documents available to anyone, any time.

But as a result, there may be a misunderstanding about what these are. Since they are minimally edited, they may not "read" like other interviews you have seen. They may seem disorganized, reflecting the differences between a conversation and a printed story. Statements made by interviewees have not been checked for accuracy. We hope you will enjoy and find useful the stories of these fascinating men and women, but please take this disclaimer into account as you make use of them.

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