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Building the Clarkson Company, making reagent feeders and valves for the mineral industry, 1935-1998 : oral history transcript / 1999.
BANC MSS 2000/95 cp; Phonotape 3084 C:1-19; BANC MSS 2000/95 cp Suppl. Box 1
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Title:

Building the Clarkson Company, making reagent feeders and valves for the mineral industry, 1935-1998 : oral history transcript / 1999
Western mining in the twentieth century oral history series

Creator/Contributor:

Clarkson, John Robert, 1910-, creator, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Swent, Eleanor, interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Clarkson, Cutis W.

Creator/Contributor:

DeMoss, Edwin C.

Creator/Contributor:

Clarkson, Edna Mae Evans.

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

Pioneer Idaho family background, World War I and influenza, Great Depression; Meadow Creek Mine, ID, stibnite metallurgy, developing a dependable reagent feeder for flotation process; marketing through American Cyanamid, 1936; construction and management of mines and mills in California and Arizona, 1934-1942; meeting urgent World War II demand for tungsten, Stibnite, ID, 1942-1952; Clarkson Company, Palo Alto, CA, 1952-1980, manufacturing feeders, centriclones, constriction and gate valves; company move to Sparks, NV; mechanization, computerization, expansion of family-owned business. Appendix includes wife Edna Clarkson's written recollections of mining life during the Depression.

Date:

1999 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca -- n-usp--
Clarkson Company (Palo Alto, Calif.)
Industrialists -- California -- Interviews
Mines and mineral resources -- West (U.S.)
Mining machinery industry -- California -- Palo Alto
Mining machinery industry -- California
Mining machinery industry -- Idaho -- Stebnite
Mining machinery industry -- Arizona

Note:

John Robert Clarkson ; with introductions by Curtis W. Clarkson and Edwin C. DeMoss ; interviews conducted by Eleanor Swent in 1997 and 1998. Regional Oral History Office, the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley,
Forms part of: Western mining in the twentieth century oral history series.
Audio tape recording of the interviews also available. Shelved as Phonotape 3084 C:1-19.
Also available online.
Duplicate transcript: Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles Library.
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Volume includes index.

Type:

biography
Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
1 v. (xxi, 381 p.) : ill. ; 29 cm.
19 sound cassettes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z121r
BANC MSS 2000/95 cp
Phonotape 3084 C:1-19
BANC MSS 2000/95 cp Suppl. Box 1

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

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http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z121r