00:30:53 - 00:32:37 Work Environment
work environment, offices, Forest Products Laboratory, construction, buildings---additions
Did you change projects quite often?
Did I change offices [and projects]? Yes, initially I had a wonderful office that was looking over Lake Mendota and I could see all of the University campus and the lake. I was there for quite a long time, the laboratory was across the hall. Then I got---what happens with government agency is that they keep mixing things up and eventually the wood quality section was reduced and I was transferred into wood pathology and wood protection because of the biology background. But actually I continued the work that I was working on, the tissue culture work, and I was relegated to the basement, the back part of the building. So I lost my beautiful view.
[laughs]. Which was probably good, after a while you don't even see it, you appreciate the office initially and then you get [inured to]it. Meantime the Laboratory had been building quite a number of other new buildings, primarily pulp and paper buildings and engineering buildings. So there was a lot of expansion going on.
What time period was that?
It was '60s and '70s. Then the time of a great scientific effort in this country.