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Freeman, Stephen (Director, Summer Language Schools), July 12, 1996

Identifier: MOH123

Scope and Contents

1 interview with Stephen Freeman, Director of the Language Schools and Clara Yu, Vice President for Languages. Freeman discusses how he got a job in the French department; how language schools started; the language pledge; development of SLS; Italian School; Breadloaf; World War II; President Moody; President Stratton; the origin of study abroad; trying to start new programs abroad; Masters programs at Middlebury; Language lab; designing sunderland; women at Middlebury; Eleanor Ross; growth of campus; technology; possibility of starting Hindi School; Portuguese School; reputation of Middlebury; Alumni reunion; and organizing summer school reunions.


  • July 12, 1996


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Open for research without restriction.

Biographical / Historical

Stephen Albert Freeman (1898-1999) served as Acting President of Middlebury College in 1941, 1942, and 1952. Freeman also served as Professor of French from 1925 to 1963, Director of the Language Schools from 1946 to 1963, and Vice President of the College from 1943 to 1963. Clara Yu was the 14th President of the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Yu was appointed Vice President for Languages at Middlebury in 1993, and restructured the operation of the Summer Language Schools and Schools Abroad. The program designed by Yu became the basis for Middlebury's International Studies major.


From the Collection: 147+ Objects

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1 audio cassette


Assigned identifier: a13aflshp1996-07

Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

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