Ed Menhinick and Pozy Menhinick oral history interview (includes transcript), 2014 May 9
Dr. Ed Menhinick discusses his history from the late 1960s until around 2010. He remembers how he got started in finding fish in the streams of North Carolina. He discusses doing environmental impact reports for the county and the state on the condition of creeks and streams before and after building. Talks about pollutants like silt, what kind of values were looked for when doing the assessments and what kind of fish would be found in a dirty versus a clean stream. Tells a few tales of adventures in the streams. Recalls a trucking company that was dumping sewage into a creek in Mecklenburg County during the 1980s.
Dr. Edward F. Menhinick was a 78-year-old man at the time of this interview, which took place at his home in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1935. He received his BA from Emory University, his Masters' degree from Cornell, and his Ph.D from the University of Georgia. He was employed as a professor of biology at UNC Charlotte for 42 years. Pozy Menhinick was a 76-year-old woman at the time of this interview, which took place at her home in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was born in Roberta, Georgia in 1938, and received her BS from Georgia State College for Women and her Masters' degree from the University of Georgia. She was employed as an elementary school teacher.