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[Oral history program interview with Robert Morris, 2008]

Author: Robert Morris; Sandy Pfahler; University of Wisconsin--Madison. Archives. Oral History Program.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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In his January, 2008 interview with Sandy Pfahler, Robert Morris discussed his early life and his time as a librarian at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He talked about his early life in What Cheer, Iowa, including his interest in the Japanese language which he taught himself. Morris was in the U.S. Army during World War II and used his language skills to interrogate prisoners of war. He also served as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: Robert Morris
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Morris; Sandy Pfahler; University of Wisconsin--Madison. Archives. Oral History Program.
OCLC Number: 437434058
Performer(s): Interviewed 2008 by Sandy Pfahler.
Description: 1 sound discs (105 min.) : digital, mono : 4 3/4 in.

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In his January, 2008 interview with Sandy Pfahler, Robert Morris discussed his early life and his time as a librarian at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He talked about his early life in What Cheer, Iowa, including his interest in the Japanese language which he taught himself. Morris was in the U.S. Army during World War II and used his language skills to interrogate prisoners of war. He also served as a waiter for top brass in the Pentagon. Morris attended Drake University under the GI Bill and worked toward his PhD at UW-Madison. He worked for Gisholt Company in Madison until it closed. Morris began working in UW-Madison's Memorial Library as a cataloger in 1972 and is a language specialist. At age 87, he was still working full-time in 2008. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the UW-Madison Oral History Program.

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