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Berry, Eleanor (Class of 1932), July 5, 1989

Identifier: MOH61

Scope and Contents

1 interview with Eleanor Berry, Class of 1932. Static starts at 15 - 22 minutes and throughout the interview. Berry discusses how she was accepted into Middlebury; restrictions on women; student organizations; foreign language department; French; Chateau; Greek; Theatre; Dr. Cook; the English department; guest speakers; President Moody; Eleanor Ross; Board of Trustees; Forest Hall; the Great Depression; World War II; President Stratton's drinking problem; student social life; fraternities; sororities; dances; students drinking; social exclusion; town-gown relations; President Armstrong; and mixed choir.


  • Creation: July 5, 1989

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Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restriction.

Biographical / Historical

Eleanor Mitchell (Benjamin) Berry (1911-1996) graduated from Middlebury College in 1932. She was born to William P. and Frances (Richards) Benjamin in Albany, New York. Berry was a founding member of the Friends of the Middlebury College Art Museum. Berry served in many librarian positions during her lifetime, and was also a Nurses Aide and Air Raid Warden in Arlington, Virginia, during World War II. She married Chester H. Clemens in 1935 and the couple had two children: Virginia L. and Timothy H. She later married Richard H. Berry in 1979.


From the Collection: 147+ Objects