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Clifford, Nicholas (faculty, trustee), June 21, 1993

Identifier: MOH79

Scope and Contents

1 interview with Nicholas Clifford, Middlebury College Professor of History and Trustee. During the interview, Clifford discusses his educational background and professional experience; his recruitment by President Armstrong; research interests; his teaching philosophy and style; a comparison of Presidents Armstrong, Robison, and McCardell; problems facing higher education; the effects of the changing student population; efforts to increase diversity; decision making; the role of women at the College; his role as department chair; faculty recruitment; the tenure process; the role of Provost as second to the president; academic program; salary decisions; status of Middlebury in the higher education community; the relationship between Middlebury College and the town of Middlebury, Vermont; the greatest achievement of Middlebury College; the quality of faculty; the endowment; and future warnings.


  • June 21, 1993


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restriction.

Biographical / Historical

Nicholas R. Clifford (1930-) was born to Henry and Esther (Rowl) Clifford in Radnor, Pennsylvania. He served as a Professor of History at Middlebury College from 1966 to 1993, as Academic Vice President from 1979 to 1985, and as Provost from 1980 to 1985 and from 1991 to 1993. Clifford also served as trustee from 1994 to 2001.


From the Collection: 147+ Objects

Physical Location


Physical Description

1 audio cassette containing 60 minute interview


Assigned identifier: a13af19930621-01

Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

Middlebury College
Davis Family Library
110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury Vermont 05753 United States