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Belcastro, Patrick F., 1920-2011

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1920-06-03 - 2011-05-19

Biographical Information

Belcastro recounts growing up in Pittsburg, PA and his service in World War II as a hospital pharmacist. He returned to Pittsburgh and worked as a pharmacist. Belcastro taught briefly at Duquesne and earned his Masters degree. He enrolled in Purdue for a Doctorate in Pharmacy, which was conferred in 1953. After briefly teaching at Ohio State University, he returned to Purdue as a faculty member in the school of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and continued until retirement. He relates changes in the program and curriculum in the school, the Pharm. D degree. He also talks about service on University Committees, especially University Library Committee where he chaired the Library Director Search Committee in the early 1970's. In retirement, he has continued teaching a "History of Pharmacy" course.

Citation

MSO 1, Purdue Univeristy Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program collection Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

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Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSO 1
Scope and Contents The Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program collection documents the history of Purdue University. The collection consists of recordings and transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with individuals associated with Purdue University. This is an active collection and will be frequently added to on an ongoing basis.