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Holmes, Marion (Class of 1933), March 4, 1986

Identifier: MOH34

Scope and Contents

1 interview with Marion Holmes, Class of 1933. Holmes discussed gender segregation on campus; women lacking quality professors because they could only have female professors; sororities; her work as secretary to the registrar and to faculty; her salary; changes to college size; rising cost of tutition; positives about Middlebury College; Winter Carnival; Breadloaf; Forrest Hall; classes in the chapel; compulsory chapel; Hamlin Hall burned down by a student; Robert Frost; President Stratton; World War II; disbandment of ROTC; Student Dining Union; New majors; and President Armstrong.


  • March 4, 1986

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Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restriction.

Biographical / Historical

Marion Elizabeth Holmes (1912-1993) was born to Robert N. and Rena (Johns) Holmes in Charlotte, Vermont, and graduated from Middlebury College in 1933. Holmes attended Packard Secretarial School in New York and worked at Middlebury College from 1937 to 1977 as Secretary to the Registrar (1937-1949), Assistant Registrar (1949-1951), Registrar (1951-1969), and Secretary of the Faculty (1969-1977).


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