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Middlebury oral histories

Identifier: C-181-MOH

Scope and Contents

Collection includes oral history interviews conducted under the auspices of Special Collections. Interviewees include Middlebury College students, alumni, faculty, staff and administrators. As of 2020, the vast majority of the interviews are one-on-one, and more group recording sessions are being conducted and added.


  • Creation: 1970-

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

For permission to publish materials, contact: Special Collections & Archives Middlebury College Phone: (802) 443-2387 Email:

Biographical / Historical

The Middlebury oral history interview initiative began with Special Collections curator Bob Buckeye (1971-2003). Buckeye established the College Archives in 1973 and created a record group for historically focused studies and initiatives - written, photographic, audio and audio/visual - entitled Historical Studies of Middlebury College and designated as A13. As of 2017-19, recorded oral histories were officially identified as a separate entity, Middlebury Oral Histories (MOH) and are now designated as collection C-181.


147+ Objects

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Collection is physically arranged alphabetically by interviewee's last name, then chronologically by interview date. Middlebury College oral history interviews were originally filed in College Archives record group Historical Studies of Middlebury College (A13) along with other historical genres. File names for the audio files maintain the A13 designation in their name.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Contact for access to audio recordings on cassette.

Physical Location


Related Materials

Born-digital and digitized archives exist for this resource. Contact for more information.

C-181 Middlebury oral histories
Middlebury Special Collections staff
May 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

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