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Munford, Howard (Class of 1934, faculty), March 18, 1986

Identifier: MOH37

Scope and Contents

1 interview with Howard McCoy Munford, Class of 1934. Munford discusses Reginald Cook; department of American literature; resigning in protest; President Armstrong; studying as an undergraduate; Harvard; President Moody; Middlebury's reputation; restrictions on women; fraternities; social life; fraternities exclusion; gender segregation; women's separate college; qualitifications of the women; number of student applicants; comparing grades of men and women; women professors; Eleanor Ross; World War II; the rise of fascism; interventionism; Board of Trustees; President Stratton; student lows; faculty disapproval of Stratton; low salary; poor faculty and President relations; faculty council; how Moody could not fire professors; finding President Armstrong; his published work; Robert Frost; his teaching style; veterans at Middlebury; changes in student body overtime; student diversity; minority students; and athletics.


  • March 18, 1986

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Open for research without restriction.

Biographical / Historical

Howard McCoy Munford (1912-2008) was born to Howard M. and Mary (Young) Munford of Des Moines, Iowa. Munford was a member of the Middlebury College Class of 1934 and was a graduate student at Bread Loaf from 1934-1939. He served as Professor of American Literature at Middlebury from 1941 to 1977.


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