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Albert Arnold photographs

Identifier: C-142

Scope and Contents

The Albert E. Arnold Jr. photograph collection documents Middlebury College activities, student life, faculty and staff, and the physical campus during Arnold's undergraduate years, 1927-1931. His images also appear in the 1932 Kaleidoscope, the college's yearbook. Photographs of note include those of fraternity events (including the Delta Tau initiation), photographs of students in blackface, as well as photos of male students in drag.


  • 1927-1931

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Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

The son of Albert E. and Henrietta (Weber) Arnold, Albert E., Jr. was born in Mount Vernon, NY, December 2, 1908. At Middlebury, Arnold was the photographic editor of the Kaleidoscope (yearbook) and a loyal member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity. After graduating from Middlbury College in 1931 with a BS, Arnold studied at the Brooklyn Law School of St. Lawrence University from 1932-1935. He received an LL.B, and was admitted to the New York State Bar. Beginning in 1946, after four years in the Army, Arnold served the U.S. Patent Office in Washington, D.C. as an advisor to the Philadelphia and Rock Island Arsenals, and later as Chief Patent Officer. In 1966 he was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and was personally welcomed to the Court by Chief Justice Warren. He was a member of the Moline Illinois American Legion, the Masonic Lodge of Middlebury, VT, the Izaac Walton League of Davenport, and the Davenport Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Arnold married Hazel F. Meyer in 1944 and they had one son, Albert E. Arnold, III. Arnold Jr. died February 20, 1994 in Davenport, Iowa.


3 Boxes (1 flat lidded box, 1 document box, 1 VHS box)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift received April 2016 from Albert E. Arnold, III, son of Albert E. Arnold, Jr. (creator, Middlebury College Class of 1931).

Related Materials

Besides the collection of photographs, the Albert E. Arnold, Jr. donation includes realia (much of it related to Delta Upsilon fraternity), student assignments in (among other subjects) Chemistry, Sociology/Anthropology, and History, and assorted scrapbook items. These materials are filed with associated records in the College Archives.

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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