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Parker, Wyman (Class of 1934), May 8, 1987

Identifier: MOH52

Scope and Contents

1 audio cassette containing interview with Wyman West Parker, Middlebury College Librarian.Parker discusses his two years as a student at Middlebury; the women's and men's college; student activities; town gown relations; commencement; rules and restrictions on students; salary cuts; what students did in their free time; being head librarian; his travels in Europe; changes in students overtime; politics; the old library vs. the new library; Middlebury Summer schools; Viola White; what makes Middlebury unique; compulsory chapel; Storrs Lee; Dr. Freeman; President Stratton.


  • Creation: May 8, 1987


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Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restriction.

Biographical / Historical

Wyman West Parker (1912-1998) was born to Austin W. and Elizabeth (West) Parker in Woburn Massachusetts and graduated from Middlebury College in 1934. He served as Acting Librarian for the Bread Loaf School of English from 1936 to 1937 and Librarian from 1938 to 1941. Parker later served as Director of the Friends of the Library at Middlebury College. Parker married Jane W. Kingsley in 1941 and the couple had three children: Christopher W., Kingsley W., and Andrew D. He later married Elizabeth Colman in 1982.


From the Collection: 147+ Objects

Physical Location


Physical Description

1 audio cassette


Assigned identifier: a13af19870508-01

Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

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