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Kelly, Elizabeth Walt Baker (administrator), January 31, 1986

Identifier: MOH32

Scope and Contents

1 interview with Elizabeth Walt Baker Kelly. Kelly discusses how she started working at Middlebury; what she likes about Middlebury; the isolation of the campus; dress code; being social director; dormitories; new buildings on campus; strict regulations on women; being a veteran; characteristics of the students; sororities racial discrimination; the end of sororities; the difficulties of her job; her relationship with the students; town gown relations; keeping in touch with former students; scholarships for women; being hostess of Hadley House; changes in Middlebury overtime; how Middlebury compares to other colleges; President Stratton; large donations to Middlebury; being hostess of Hadley house; gender discrimination; and gender equality.


  • January 31, 1986

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restriction.

Biographical / Historical

Elizabeth Walt Baker Kelly (-1991) served as Dean of Women at Middlebury College from 1951 to 1970. Kelly returned to campus in 1984 and worked as hostess of Hadley House. Kelly Hall was named after her in 1971. She received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Middlebury in 1970.


From the Collection: 147+ Objects

Physical Location


Physical Description

1 audio cassette


Assigned identifier: a13af19860131-01

Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

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