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Freeman, Stephen (President, faculty), August 12, 1987

Identifier: MOH53

Scope and Contents

1 interview with Stephen A. Freeman, Middlebury College Professor of French, Vice President, Acting President, and Director of the Language Schools, by David Stameshkin. The interview was conducted in the basement of the library. Freeman discusses Harvard; the French department; President Moody; Chateau; Brown University; salary; his publications; being President of the American Association of Teachers of French; qualifications of the faculty; sabbatical; life in the Chateau; French parties; changes in the Chateau overtime; French summer school; growth and expansion of Middlebury; Middlebury's masters degree; starting the school in Spain; Middlebury's school abroad; international students; Graduate programs abroad; Breadloaf's Master of Literature; teaching Phonetics; the army method of language instruction; starting the Chinese school; starting the Japanese school; Middlebury students studying abroad; his experience being vice president; chapel services; his relationship with the students; President Stratton; Dr. Cook; women's college at Middlebury; World War II; army university in France; gender segregation in classes; Trustees; Joseph Battell; gender divide on campus; difference between women and men at Middlebury; Eleanor Ross; and why he stayed at Middlebury.


  • Creation: August 12, 1987


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

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.


From the Collection: 147+ Objects