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Stagg, Evelyn (Class of 1939), June 4, 1994

Identifier: MOH92

Scope and Contents

1 interview with Evelyn Wheeler Stagg, Middlebury College Class of 1939, by Natalie Norman. During the interview, Stagg discusses being born in Vermont; the English major; the president of the women's college; the attitude towards Vermont students at Middlebury; Vermont education; state legislature; issues of communications in politics and education; the problem of trustee power; her dislike of President Stratton; semantics; finding work during the Depression; definitions of progress; alumnae discontent with the present Middlebury administration; and budget and mind frame.


  • Creation: June 4, 1994

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restriction.

Biographical / Historical

Evelyn (Wheeler) Stagg (1916-2010) was born to Alton Grover and Edythe Mae (Boyce) Wheeler in Waterbury, Vermont, and graduated from Middlebury College in 1939. Stagg was the first female president of the Middlebury College student body from 1938 to 1939. She was a graduate student at Syracuse University from 1941 to 1942, and received a Master's degree in Communications from the University of Vermont in 1971 at age 55. She served as an elected representative from Castleton to the Vermont Legislature from 1982 to 1990. She married David T. Stagg in 1942 and they had three children: Christie S., Bonnie S., and Carol S.


From the Collection: 147+ Objects

Physical Location


Physical Description

1 audio cassette containing 80 minute interview


Assigned identifier: a13af19940604-08

Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

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