Contents and Arrangement

Charles R. Parmele III '47, 2011 June 18

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Parmele was a varsity tennis recruit at Princeton. He went into the Army at Fort Benning and Fort Dix in 1943 and graduated late in 1949 and was assistant sergeant major at Midpack. Many of his classmates were killed in the war. In his interview, he mentions wealthy but unintelligent students; lessening course requirements; the relationship between undergrads and professors; researching Woodrow Wilson; his membership in Tiger Inn; reunions; the Garibaldi lecture; wearing Army clothing and the political mood on campus; the treatment of Jewish students; the lack of black students; Einstein being a ladies man; the social life only being good for wealthy students; and becoming the ping pong champion of the university senior year. He mentions the Murray-Dodge family, Professor Eric Goldman, Dean Mathey, squash coach Bob Callahan, class president Mark Baldwin, Professor Buzzer Hall, President Dodds.


Transcripts are arranged alphabetically by interviewee's last name.

Collection History


Appraisal has been conducted according to University Archives policies and procedures.

Processing Information

This finding aid was updated by Lynn Durgin in April 2016.

Access & Use

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Credit this material:

Charles R. Parmele III '47; Princetoniana Committee Oral History Project Records, AC259, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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