Ells-Crane, Ruth Brown (Class of 1934), June 4, 1994
Scope and Contents
1 interview with Ruth Mercer (Brown) Ells-Crane, Middlebury College Class of 1934. During the interview, Ells-Crane discusses the Mountain Club; why she came to Middlebury; President Moody; life at Middlebury for women; environmental issues; war; Depression; sororities and fraternities; academics; life after Middlebury; motion pictures in the 1930s; travel and Alaska; family; and the future of Middlebury College.
- June 4, 1994
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
Open for research without restriction.
Biographical / Historical
Ruth Mercer (Brown) Ells-Crane (1913-) was born to Raymond Nelson and Mabel (Mercer) Brown in Ashland, Wisconsin, and graduated from Middlebury College in 1934. Throughout her life, Ells-Crane worked as a dietician. She married Jonathan F. Ells in 1939 and the couple had three children: Dorothea Ells, Janis B., and Warren F. She later married Homer Crane in 1989.
From the Collection: 147+ Objects
1 audio cassette containing 75 minute interview
Assigned identifier: a13af19940604-03
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