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Craig, Lois (Class of 1937), June 6, 1993

Identifier: MOH77

Scope and Contents

1 interview with Lois Craig, Middlebury College class of 1937. During the interview, she discusses why she chose Middlebury College; social rules; her introduction to scholarship; American Literature; Dr. Reginald L. Cook; women scholars; sorority life; the Depression era; post-graduate training; the job market for women; dating; class reunions; faculty wives; alumnae secretary; educational counseling; Marion Holmes; Peace Corps; the Hoover/FDR transition in Washington, D.C.; changes at Middlebury College and in society; Middlebury in relation to the higher education community in the 1930s; and the relationship between Middlebury College and the Middlebury, Vermont community.


  • June 6, 1993

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restriction.

Biographical / Historical

Mary "Lois" (Bestor) Craig (1916-) was born to Paul and Mary (Rankin) Bestor in Holland, Missouri, and graduated from Middlebury College in 1937. She served as Alumnae Secretary at Middlebury College from 1939 to 1941. She married William Gregory Craig in 1941 and the couple had three children: James B., Gregory B., and Thomas G.


From the Collection: 147+ Objects

Physical Location


Physical Description

1 audio cassette containing 60 minute interview


Assigned identifier: a13af19930606-01

Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

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