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Leonard Weiner talks about his life in Chicago, Illinois and then later coming to Texas Tech and starting the computer science program. Marilyn adds occasional comments.  
  
 
==General Interview Information==
 
==General Interview Information==
  
'''Interviewee Name:'''
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'''Interviewee Name:''' Leonard and Marily Weiner
  
 
'''Additional Parties Recorded:'''
 
'''Additional Parties Recorded:'''
  
'''Date:'''  
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'''Date:''' September 22, 2006
  
'''Location:'''
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'''Location:'''Lubbock, TX
  
'''Interviewer:'''
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'''Interviewer:''' David Marshall
  
'''Length:'''
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'''Length:''' 02:49:46 (2 hours, 49 minutes)
  
  
 
==Abstract==
 
==Abstract==
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Personal information 00:00
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Born in Chicago
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Religious background
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Neighborhood description
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Unemployment reasons
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Jobs
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Pay and hours
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Account of his work
  
'''Tape 1, Side 1:'''
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Chicago 00:10
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Anti-Semitism
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Depression
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Joining the Army Air Corps
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Posting choices
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Training at Concho Field
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Formal school education
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Childhood interest in mechanics
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Dodge City, Kansas posting
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Trips he took with his family 00:21
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Insights on Dodge City military posting
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Work schedule
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Duties
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Demotion
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Discrimination issues 00:30
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Redneck’s prejudiced attitude
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Reasons
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Jews’ situation in Europe
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Del Rio, Texas posting
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Duties and responsibilities
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Other recollections 00:41
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Father’s childhood struggles
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Jobs he held
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Anti-Semitism
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Changed names to get jobs
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Mexican-American population
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Aircraft instrument specialist school 00:50
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Located at Chanute Field
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Del Rio Posting (continued)
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Navigation runs
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Details of a memorable trip
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Guardhouse punishment
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Post-war 01:00
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Discharged from Army Air Corp
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Jobs
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Financial situation
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Depression experiences
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Working at father’s golf range
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Post-war 1:10
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Bill collector’s job
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Worked for P. F.Collier Publishing Company
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Getting into hotel business
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Marriage
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Education
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Educational Background 1:20
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Degree in engineering science
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Marilyn’s educational background
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Appliance Park experience
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Educational Background (Continued) 1:30
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Transferred to Illinois Institute of Technology
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Grades
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National Science Foundation fellowship
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Involvement with computers
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Nature of work at IBM
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Educational Background (Continued) 1:40
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Graduate school hunt
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MANIAC computer
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Professors at Northwestern University
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Michigan State University 1:50
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Assistant professor
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Student housing
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Duties and responsibilities
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Moving to Lubbock 2:00
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Didn’t get tenure at MSU
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Lubbock visit
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Part of the Math Department
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Starting the Computer Science program 2:10
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Courses similar to MSU
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Equipment
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Faculty in the math department
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Moving the program to engineering
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Computer Science department 2:20
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Labs
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Issues
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Memories of the faculty
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Marilyn’s recollections
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enrolled in the graduate program
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She taught undergraduate courses
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Accomplishments 2:31
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Good placement
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Social work 2:40
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Teaching computers to senior citizen
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Opened two centers
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Material used by others
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Talks about his children
  
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Revision as of 21:34, 20 November 2018

Leonard Weiner talks about his life in Chicago, Illinois and then later coming to Texas Tech and starting the computer science program. Marilyn adds occasional comments.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Leonard and Marily Weiner

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: September 22, 2006

Location:Lubbock, TX

Interviewer: David Marshall

Length: 02:49:46 (2 hours, 49 minutes)


Abstract

Personal information 00:00 Born in Chicago Religious background Neighborhood description Unemployment reasons Jobs Pay and hours Account of his work

Chicago 00:10 Anti-Semitism Depression

Joining the Army Air Corps Posting choices Training at Concho Field Formal school education Childhood interest in mechanics Dodge City, Kansas posting

Trips he took with his family 00:21

Insights on Dodge City military posting Work schedule Duties Demotion

Discrimination issues 00:30 Redneck’s prejudiced attitude Reasons Jews’ situation in Europe

Del Rio, Texas posting Duties and responsibilities

Other recollections 00:41 Father’s childhood struggles Jobs he held Anti-Semitism Changed names to get jobs Mexican-American population

Aircraft instrument specialist school 00:50 Located at Chanute Field

Del Rio Posting (continued) Navigation runs Details of a memorable trip

Guardhouse punishment

Post-war 01:00 Discharged from Army Air Corp Jobs

Financial situation Depression experiences Working at father’s golf range

Post-war 1:10 Bill collector’s job Worked for P. F.Collier Publishing Company Getting into hotel business Marriage Education

Educational Background 1:20 Degree in engineering science Marilyn’s educational background Appliance Park experience

Educational Background (Continued) 1:30 Transferred to Illinois Institute of Technology Grades National Science Foundation fellowship Involvement with computers Nature of work at IBM

Educational Background (Continued) 1:40 Graduate school hunt MANIAC computer Professors at Northwestern University

Michigan State University 1:50 Assistant professor Student housing Duties and responsibilities

Moving to Lubbock 2:00 Didn’t get tenure at MSU Lubbock visit Part of the Math Department

Starting the Computer Science program 2:10 Courses similar to MSU Equipment Faculty in the math department Moving the program to engineering

Computer Science department 2:20 Labs Issues Memories of the faculty

Marilyn’s recollections enrolled in the graduate program She taught undergraduate courses

Accomplishments 2:31 Good placement

Social work 2:40 Teaching computers to senior citizen Opened two centers Material used by others

Talks about his children



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