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Harnest, Grant Hopkins (faculty), March 18, 1986

Identifier: MOH36

Scope and Contents

1 interview with Grant Hopkins Harnest, Middlebury College Professor of Chemistry. Harnest discusses getting a masters in Chemistry at Middlebury; changes in the Chemistry faculty in the 40's; salaries for professors; being an assisting professor; tenure; trustees; building homes; President Bates; how much time he spent with the students; new faculty; administration faculty relations; balancing research and teaching; buying equipment; President Stratton; Stratton's financial priorities; lack of funds for laboratories; President Armstrong; differences in salaries for professors; differences in chairmen in the past vs. today; department interworkings; changes with Armstrong; being chairman for the planning committee for science development; adminstration fund raising; building the science complex; expanding the student body; students turning away from science after Vietnam War; design of the science building; Starr Library; Science library; comparing Middlebury to other little Ivys; need blind; economic makeup of the students; and contact with the students.


  • Creation: March 18, 1986

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restriction.

Biographical / Historical

Grant Hopkins Harnest (1916-2002) was a Middlebury College Professor of Chemistry from 1943 to 1982.


From the Collection: 147+ Objects

Physical Location


Physical Description

1 audio cassette


Assigned identifier: a13af19860318-01

Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

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