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Pool, Edwin L. (faculty), February 21, 1989

Identifier: MOH56

Scope and Contents

1 interview with Edwin L. Pool, Middlebury College Professor of Chemistry. From 18:00 to 29:00 minutes static and additional static throughout tape. Pool discusses how he got a position at Middlebury; Professor Voter; slow growth of Middlebury; facilities; low salaries; designing the science center; Chemistry department; 4 1 4 program; relations within the chemistry department; 1st generation college students; student faculty relations; distribution requirements; biology; the hippie generation and loss of interest in science; what science majors do after graduation; Vietnam war; his work schedule; receiving a grant; senior research thesis; geology; Sputnik; bringing in new faculty; tenure; President Stratton; Grant Harnest; President Armstrong; changes under Armstrong; fraternities; student social life; the importance of science at a liberal arts college; the structure of his labs; faculty-student relations; and chaperones.


  • Creation: February 21, 1989

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restriction.

Biographical / Historical

Edwin L. Pool (-1994) was a Middlebury College Professor of Chemistry from 1954 to 1988.


From the Collection: 147+ Objects

Physical Location


Physical Description

1 audio cassette


Assigned identifier: a13af19890221-01

Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

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