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Scott, Charles P. (faculty), February 28, 1989

Identifier: MOH59

Scope and Contents

1 interview with Charles P. Scott, Professor of Religion and Chaplain at Middlebury College, conducted by Alison Kirk.

College chaplain from 1951-1986. College gave title "Chaplain Emeritus." taught religion courses. Traveled off-campus to alumni events as urged by President Armstrong. (17:29); began teaching biblical courses Spring, 1951. Hired popular, "phenomenal" part-time professor 1954, Marion "Tink" Shows; untimely death, 1959 (20:05); 1966 President Armstrong had faculty approval for religion offered as a major (22:52); counseled students.(31:45); chapel not as well-attended in late 1960's-1970s (32:10); Martin Luther King, Jr. assassination, John F. Kennedy assassination (38:05) memorial services for tragic incidents (39:49); Korean and Vietnam War casualties remembered at chapel services (41:02); student and town church leaders (46:12) Northfield, Massachusetts religion conference (51:55); chairman of religion department, 17 years - 1969 Robert Firm became new chairman (59:00); college chaplain responsibilities are to entire community-chaplain's office is a neutral, non-denominational place (1:05:30) Wellesley College as co-ed (1:12:36); opinion on college as a liberal learning place with a cohesive force to generate values (1:17:10).


  • February 28, 1989

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Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restriction.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Powell Scott (1920-2004) served as Theological Seminary Chaplain from 1951 to 1986, and as Professor of Religion from 1951 to 1990. The Charles P. Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life at Middlebury College is named after him.


From the Collection: 147+ Objects

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Physical Description

1 audio cassette


Assigned identifier: a13af19890228-01

Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

Middlebury College
Davis Family Library
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Middlebury Vermont 05753 United States