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In Your Own Words, 2017-

Identifier: MOH

Scope and Contents

Digitized recordings of interviews with members of the Middlebury College community by Literature and Cultures Librarian, Katrina Spencer. Through these interviews, Spencer engages members of the community who trace their origins to the broad Black diaspora(s) of the world.


  • Creation: 2017-

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restriction.

Biographical / Historical

Inspired by Dr. Nicole Cooke's pedagogies (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Black History Month, Literature and Cultures Librarian Katrina Spencer's In Your Own Words oral histories project features interviews with students, staff, and faculty from the Middlebury community responding to a variety of questions, among them:

Racially and ethnically, how do you identity?

How do notions of race and ethnicity change based on where you are and who you're with?

What do you wish others knew about race and identity?


From the Collection: 147+ Objects

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Copies

See also Storycorps archives for In Your Own Words oral histories.

Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

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