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
Language of Materials
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
1 audio cassette
Assigned identifier: a13af19890705-01
Genre / Form
- College fraternity members
- College students -- Alcohol use
- College students -- United States -- Social life and customs
- Community and college
- Depressions -- 1929
- Greek letter societies
- Language Education -- French
- Middlebury College -- Alumni and alumnae
- Middlebury College -- Women
- Single-sex classes (Education)
- Students -- Social life and customs
- World War, 1939-1945