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Mills, Richard (Class of 1966), June 1, 1996

Identifier: MOH118

Scope and Contents

1 interview with Richard P. Mills, Middlebury College Class of 1966. During the interview, Mills discusses his undergraduate experience; the history major; Middlebury during the 1960s; his decision to attend Middlebury; academics; student social life; Bread Loaf; his career as an educator; how Middlebury has contributed to his career; Middlebury connections; changes at Middlebury; and the relationship between Middlebury College and the town of Middlebury, Vermont.


  • June 1, 1996


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restriction.

Biographical / Historical

Richard P. Mills (1944-2017) was born to Carolyn Sprague and Paul A. Mills in Paris, Illinois, and graduated from Middlebury College in 1966. After Middlebury, he studied at Columbia University. He was chosen as the Commissioner of Education for the State of Vermont and served in that position from 1984 to 1995. He then became the Commissioner of Education for New York State, and retired in 2009. He married Judith Sheldon in 1968.


From the Collection: 147+ Objects

Physical Location


Physical Description

1 audio cassette containing 30 minute interview


Assigned identifier: a13af19960601-04

Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

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