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Sparks, M. Kimberly (faculty), June 29, 1993

Identifier: MOH82

Scope and Contents

1 interview with M. Kimberly Sparks, Middlebury College Professor of German. During the interview, Sparks discusses his educational background; his first year at Middlebury (1966-1967) as part of the "Princeton mafia"; his role as Chair of the German Department; the study of language; publications; his teaching style; the use of media; professorships; administrative roles; his time overseas and at the summer schools; the administrations of Presidents Armstrong and Robison; the selection process for President Robison; Kafka research; language translation; the changing student body; the changing role of faculty in decision making at the College; the changing status of Middlebury in higher education; the influence of Andy Paquette; and Middlebury's greatest achievement.


  • June 29, 1993

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restriction.

Biographical / Historical

M. Kimberly Sparks (-2006) served as a Middlebury College Professor of German from 1966 to 1993.


From the Collection: 147+ Objects

Physical Location


Physical Description

1 audio cassette containing 75 minute interview


Assigned identifier: a13af19930629-01

Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

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