Charles J. Merdinger Oral History Interview, March 31, 1990

Oral History #OH0121

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Charles J. Merdinger Oral History Interview
    Creator: Lennon, Donald R.
    Merdinger, Charles J.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Extent: 0.01 Cubic feet, 2 audiotapes, 2 hours, 55 pages ,
  • Description

    Captain Merdinger, an engineer and a Rhodes Scholar, received his Ph. D. from Oxford University while still an active duty Naval officer. Since he has participated in an oral memoir for the Naval History Institute, this memoir concentrates on the period since his retirement in 1968.

    Dr. Merdinger comments on his return from Vietnam in 1968 and his retirement from active duty, More detailed descriptions are included for his presidency of Washington College (1970-1973); work with the Aspen Institute, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, and Avco International; and his chairmanship of the board of trustees of Sierra Nevada College.

    For his active duty Naval career, he discusses experiences with public works in Vietnam and conditions on the USS NEVADA during and after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information Acquisition Information

    Gift of Charles J. Merdinger

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    Repository does not own copyright to the oral history collection. Permission to cite, reproduce, or broadcast must be obtained from both the repository and the participants in the oral history, or their heirs.

    Preferred Citation

    Charles J. Merdinger Oral History Interview (#OH0121), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

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