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Peterson, Bruce (Class of 1956, faculty) and Judith Allen Peterson (Class of 1955), June 19, 1975

Identifier: MOH26

Scope and Contents

1 interview with Bruce B. Peterson (Class of 1956) conducted by Deborah Clifford. Judith and Bruce Peterson discussed the difference between female and male Middlebury applicants; social class differences; diversity; double standards for women, restrictions on women; freedom of men; the social divide between men and women; getting pinned; fraternities; blanket permission; going to New York state to drink legally; changes in fraternities over the years; sororities; compulsory chapel; Storrs Lee dismissal; Blue Key; administration student relations; faculty student relations; Eisenhower; Winter Carnival; increase in student diversity; President Armstrong; town gown relations; Student Dining Unit; and the "college drug problem".


  • Creation: June 19, 1975

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Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restriction.

Biographical / Historical

Bruce B. Peterson (1935-) graduated from Middlebury College in 1956. He was born to Thomas Howard Peterson and Rea (de Loudres) in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his MA from Syracuse University in 1958 and his Ph.D. from Syracuse University in 1962. Peterson was a Professor of Mathematics at Middlebury College. Judith (Allen) Peterson (1933-) was a member of the Middlebury College Class of 1955. She received her BA from Syracuse University and worked as editor of the Records of VT Birds, Vermont Institute of Natural Science.


From the Collection: 147+ Objects

Physical Location


Physical Description

1 audio cassette


Assigned identifier: a13af19750619-01

Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

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