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Cargnino, Lawrence T.



  • Existence: December 27, 1912 - January 14, 2012

Biographical Information

Larry Cargnino was born in Virden, Illinois and came to work for Purdue University in 1945 when the School of Aeronautics had been approved by the Board of Trustees. His first task was to prepare curricula for both the Air Transportation and Aeronautical Engineering programs. Prior to coming to Purdue, he worked at Ford School, Willow Run Michigan and Boeing in Seattle. He describes campus life in the 1940s and 1950s. He continued to be involved in the Air Transportation program until its termination in the fall of 1955. Cargnino remained on the Faculty in the School of Aeronautics and was one of the co-authors of the book, One small step: the history of aerospace engineering at Purdue University.


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

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Alten F. Grandt, Jr. papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 528
Scope and Contents The papers consist of research files on the history of aerospace engineering (AAE) at Purdue University, photographs, annual reports, annual research reports, curricula, student lists, AAE faculty and staff information, pamphlets, news clippings (some related to Purdue astronaut alumni), and copies of the book, One Small Step: the History of Aerospace Engineering at Purdue, by Grandt, Gustafson, and Carigino. There is also a copy of “Aeronautical Engineering at Purdue University from 1950 to...
Dates: 1902 - 2016