Cook, Lydia Juanita "Nita" (Class of 1926), September 28, 1993
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.
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1 audio cassette containing 60 minute interview
Assigned identifier: a13af19930928-01
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