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Name: Moses, David F.

Historical Note: Born in Kendallville, Indiana, David Moses grew up near extended family. He participated in theater, sports, boy scouts and worked at local dime store. Moses enrolled at Purdue right after high school and worked as a lifeguard that first summer. He lived one year in Cary Hall and three years in Hall "X" (Meredith). Majored in Trade and Industrial Education. During his college years he was involved in photography (for The Exponent), residence hall politics (Excalibur Club), Pershing Rifles with ROTC, etc. Moses graduated Purdue in 1955 and got job on campus in the Film Library through interest in photography. He discusses the Film Library's movement to Stewart Center and involvement on campus. Moses became Film Librarian after about thirteen years as Assistant Film Librarian; in 1981 he became the Director of Undergraduate Library Services. Mention of MPATI (Midwest Program for Airborne Television Instruction) used before cable was available. He has been retired since June 1996. Moses and his wife celebrated their 50th anniversary July 7th, 2007.
Sources: Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program
Note Author: Shauna Borger

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