Brooker, Walter (Class of 1937, administrator), June 11, 1975
Scope and Contents
1 interview with Walter E. Brooker (Class of 1937) conducted by David Stameshkin in Brooker's office. Brooker discusses meeting Charles A. Dana; Stratton's retirement; President Armstrong; Sunderland; grants; language schools; Dana auditorium; scholarships; facilities; field house; Dana foundation; Dana Scholarship program; Dana Corporation; Justin Ricker; trustees; House in the Pines; Pittsburgh Community Trust; mountains; Sarah Larson; Library; competiton for grants; professorship for Pre-Med; raising funds for salaries; and the Science center. (In his published history of Middlebury College, Stameshkin describes Brooker's memory of the annual Homecoming "P-rade" in 1930, where third prize for costume went to a student "who was made up as a Jew" as evidence of Middlebury's antimsemitism.
- Creation: June 11, 1975
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Open for research without restriction.
Biographical / Historical
Walter Eric Brooker (1916-2005) graduated from Middlebury College in 1937. After graduation, he served as a Naval Officer in the Pacific during World War II from 1942 to 1946, and went on to hold positions with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and Curtis Publishing. Brooker returned to Middlebury in 1956 to serve as Executive Assistant to the President of the College. Brooker was promoted to the office of Vice President and Director of Development, positions which he held until 1981. Brooker received an Honorary Degree in Education from Middlebury College . He married Barbara Ann Carrick in 1938 and the couple had two children: Eric Edward and David Krickel.
From the Collection: 147+ Objects
2 audio cassettes
Assigned identifier: a13af19750611-01