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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Marcus McCraven.

Author: Marcus McCraven; Larry Crowe; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
Database:WorldCat
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Electrical engineer Marcus McCraven was born on December 27, 1923 in Des Moines, Iowa. In 1942, McCraven enrolled at Howard University but was drafted into the U.S. Army and served with an engineering regiment in Paupa, New Guinea. After graduating from Howard University with his B.S. degree in electrical engineering, McCraven worked at Naval Research Laboratory as an electrical engineer and was commissioned to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Marcus McCraven
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus McCraven; Larry Crowe; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000519128
Credits: Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Hamden, Connecticut
2013 March 9.
Description: 1 online resource (7 video files (3 hr., 19 min., 37 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Marcus McCraven
Marcus McCraven

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Electrical engineer Marcus McCraven was born on December 27, 1923 in Des Moines, Iowa. In 1942, McCraven enrolled at Howard University but was drafted into the U.S. Army and served with an engineering regiment in Paupa, New Guinea. After graduating from Howard University with his B.S. degree in electrical engineering, McCraven worked at Naval Research Laboratory as an electrical engineer and was commissioned to build ten devices that could detect the presence of gamma rays. McCraven was known for his pioneering work in the development of the hydrogen bomb, or thermonuclear weapon. His team built and tested thermonuclear weapons in Nevada and the Bikini Atoll. He also worked with Operation Plowshare which sought to find peaceful uses for nuclear energy. In 1970, McCraven joined United Illuminating as the director of environmental engineering and was later promoted to vice president of environmental engineering. He served as trustee of Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut.

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