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Cook, Lydia Juanita "Nita" (Class of 1926), September 28, 1993

Identifier: MOH83

Scope and Contents

1 interview with Lydia Juanita "Nita" Cook, Middlebury College class of 1926. During the interview, Cook discusses her return to campus in 1929 as the wife of Reginald L. Cook, Professor of English; the role of faculty wives; changes at the College while her husband was on the faculty; her husband as a teacher (lectures, reaction papers, high expectations); her husband's retirement; Bread Loaf experience; assisting her husband; Middlebury during World War II; recollections from student days; the relationship between Middlebury College and the town of Middlebury, Vermont; the power of the College President; chapel; student diversity; and women faculty.


  • September 28, 1993

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restriction.

Biographical / Historical

Lydia Juanita "Nita" (Pritchard) Cook (1904-) was born to William P. and Lena E. (Colman) Pritchard in Fall River, Massachusetts, and graduated from Middlebury College in 1926. She served as Alumnae Secretary at Middlebury in 1941, and as Alumnae Secretary and head of Placement Office for the Women's College in Middlebury from 1944 to 1946. Cook was Acting Dean of Women in 1945. She married Reginald L. Cook in 1929.


From the Collection: 147+ Objects

Physical Location


Physical Description

1 audio cassette containing 60 minute interview


Assigned identifier: a13af19930928-01

Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

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