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Hamlin, Talbot (Class of 1940), June 3, 1995

Identifier: MOH105

Scope and Contents

1 interview with Talbot F. Hamlin, Middlebury College Class of 1940, by Joice Pangalila at reunion. Hamlin discusses why he came to Middlebury; Hepburn; transporation by train; Middlebury accepted more men than women applicants; no cars allowed on campus; compulsory chapel; contemporary civilization; Charlotte Moody; glee club; choir; athletics; Music department; French department; Dr. Freeman; course requirements; geology; psychology; his work in publishing; his work with aptitude testing; Painter Hall; drinking on campus; Almy Coggeshall; gender segregated dorms; discrimination in fraternities; lack of dining halls; Alpha sigma phi; theatre; Weybridge fire; President Moody; President Stratton; President Cyrus Hamlin; allowing women to get degrees; Hamlin Hall; and what makes Middlebury unique.


  • June 3, 1995

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restriction.

Biographical / Historical

Talbot Fancher Hamlin (1918-2008) was born to Talbot Fancher and Hilda Blanche (Edwards) Hamlin in New York, New York, and graduated from Middlebury College in 1940. Throughout his life he worked as textbook editor. He married Allison Sanford in 1942.


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