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William B. Parker

Interviewer: Darryl Podoll William B. Parker
Date: February 17, February 24, and March 2, 1976.
Identifier: OH021
Approximate Length: 72 min.
Biographical Information: University Registrar (1898-1976). Parker graduated from the University of Missouri in 1921; he joined the staff of the Washington University School of Medicine in 1925 as registrar and business manager. Parker served as registrar and secretary of the Executive Faculty until his retirement in 1967. From 1967 until his death, Parker served as consultant to the dean of the medical school.
Summary: In a series of three interviews, Parker relates some of the history of the Washington University School of Medicine and its administrative staff, operation and structure. He mentions the deans under which he served and names several of the members of the secretarial and support staff with who he worked over the years.
Notes: The audio quality of the interview is inconsistent and there is intermittent background noise. There are several long pauses between questions and during some of the answers.

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