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World War, 1939-1945

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Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:

Andrews, John (faculty), May 27, 1975

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Identifier: MOH20
Scope and Contents 1 interview with John Thayer Andrews, Middlebury College Professor of Philosophy, by Allison Kirk. Andrews discusses how Middlebury compares to other colleges; how he was hired directly by President Moody; Moody's temperament; Eleanor Ross; faculty life; faculty housing; Professor's salary in the 1930's; World War II; war on drugs; Middlebury during the war; GI benefits; President Stratton; secret faculty vote; political leanings of the faculty; politics; bad student teacher ratio; faculty...
Dates: May 27, 1975

Ballou, Donald (faculty), April 18, 1986

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Identifier: MOH41
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Donald Ballou, Middlebury College Professor of Mathematics. Ballou discussed why he chose to work at Middlebury; President Moody; how WWII affected the college; absence of men during and after the war; President Stratton; the administration change after Stratton; his experience as department chair; department expansion; unrest under Stratton; introducing a new computer course; National Science Foundation; balancing teaching and research; participating in faculty committees;...
Dates: April 18, 1986

Berry, Eleanor (Class of 1932), July 5, 1989

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Identifier: MOH61
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Eleanor Berry, Class of 1932. Static starts at 15 - 22 minutes and throughout the interview. Berry discusses how she was accepted into Middlebury; restrictions on women; student organizations; foreign language department; French; Chateau; Greek; Theatre; Dr. Cook; the English department; guest speakers; President Moody; Eleanor Ross; Board of Trustees; Forest Hall; the Great Depression; World War II; President Stratton's drinking problem; student social life; fraternities;...
Dates: July 5, 1989

Bowker, John G. (faculty), October 15, 1975

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Identifier: MOH28
Scope and Contents 1 interview with John G. Bowker, Professor of Mathematics, conducted by David Stameshkin at 14 Aidrondack View, Middlebury (Bowker's home). Bowker discusses President Thomas; Dwayne Robinson; President Stratton; fund raising; athletics; Hamlin Hall; Tea time tavern; President Hamlin; expanding the Fine Arts programs; mathematics courses; mathematics curriculum changes; Foreign Language Study; President Moody; Storrs Lee; Steve Freeman; Board of Trustees; military training on campus; draft...
Dates: October 15, 1975

Clagett, John H. (faculty), May 6, 1986

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Identifier: MOH43
Scope and Contents 1 interview with John H. Clagett, Middlebury College Professor of English. Clagett discusses the Naval academy; Yale; creative writing; size of faculty; student faculty ratio; major requirements; salary for Professors; President Stratton; President Armstrong; Walter Brooker; Armstrong's favoritism; his fiction writing courses; how he started writing; his writing inspiration; low salary; why he retired; Howard Munford; faculty administration relations; tenure; student faculty relations;...
Dates: May 6, 1986

Class of 1917 Arthur Thomas Vaughn scrapbook, 1913-1917

 Item — Box 92
Identifier: Scrapbooks
Scope and Contents

Student activities; WWI; campus buildings; athletics; greek life; trip to California.

Dates: 1913-1917

Cole, Elbert (Class of 1915, trustee), June 3, 1975

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Identifier: MOH21
Scope and Contents

1 interview with Elbert Charles Cole (Class of 1915) by David Stameshkin. Cole discusses athletics; dances; sororities; social life; Pearsons Hall; McCullough gym; baseball field; new chapel; President Moody; old campus; student jobs; undergroud railroad at Brainerd's house; Redfield Proctor; trustees; Mrs. Moody; Alexander Twilight; World War II; alumni events; E. Pruda Wiley; commencement; and Dwanye Robinson.

Dates: June 3, 1975

Cook, Lydia Juanita "Nita" (Class of 1926), September 28, 1993

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Identifier: MOH83
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Lydia Juanita "Nita" Cook, Middlebury College class of 1926. During the interview, Cook discusses her return to campus in 1929 as the wife of Reginald L. Cook, Professor of English; the role of faculty wives; changes at the College while her husband was on the faculty; her husband as a teacher (lectures, reaction papers, high expectations); her husband's retirement; Bread Loaf experience; assisting her husband; Middlebury during World War II; recollections from student days;...
Dates: September 28, 1993

Eaton, Gordie (Class of 1962), June 20, 2019

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Identifier: MOH167
Scope and Contents Interview with Gordie Eaton, Class of 1962, and Michael Schoenfeld, conducted by College Archivist Danielle Rougeau at Davis Family Library. Eaton discusses skiing; John Bower; Hall of Famers; types of skiing; jumpers; when they started being competitive; World War II; slalom races; championship events every two years; qualifying for the national team; Olympics in the 1960s; NCAA National Championships; Buddy Warner; how he broke his leg; getting a concussion; skiing movies; how Buddy died...
Dates: June 20, 2019

Evans, Ruth Wheaton (Class of 1944), June 3, 1994

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Identifier: MOH89
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Ruth Wheaton Evans, Middlebury College Class of 1944. During the interview, Evans discusses a scout leader who introduced her to Middlebury and encouraged her in her application to the College; the English major; teaching; restrictions on behavior as a student; her role as first woman editor of the Campus newspaper; women making up the majority of the student body during the war; World War II; Middlebury College presidents; Stephen Freeman; and the impact Middlebury has had...
Dates: June 3, 1994

Freeman, Stephen (Director, Summer Language Schools), July 12, 1996

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Identifier: MOH123
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Stephen Freeman, Director of the Language Schools and Clara Yu, Vice President for Languages. Freeman discusses how he got a job in the French department; how language schools started; the language pledge; development of SLS; Italian School; Breadloaf; World War II; President Moody; President Stratton; the origin of study abroad; trying to start new programs abroad; Masters programs at Middlebury; Language lab; designing sunderland; women at Middlebury; Eleanor Ross; growth...
Dates: July 12, 1996

Hawkins, Louise Gove (Class of 1940), June 2, 1995

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Identifier: MOH100
Scope and Contents

1 interview with Louise Gove Hawkins, Middlebury College Class of 1940, with Joice Pangalila at Hawkins' 55th reuintion. Hawkins discusses how she found out about Middlebury; what she liked about Middlebury; starting her family; Mountain club; compulsory chapel; biology department; President Moody; town-gown relations; Battell Cottage; student activities; and World War II.

Dates: June 2, 1995

Hennefrund, Elizabeth L. Ring (Class of 1944), June 4, 1994

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Identifier: MOH91
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Elizabeth (Ring) Hennefrund, Middlebury College Class of 1944. The interview was conducted at the Class of 1944 40th reunion. During the interview, Hennefrund discusses her life prior to Middlebury; the status of women at the College from 1940 to 1944; sororities and fraternities; academics; the English and American Literature major; political views; how war affected Middlebury College; the V-12 Navy College Training Program at Middlebury; gas rations; athletics; a professor...
Dates: June 4, 1994

Hicks, John (Class of 1941), May 31, 1996

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Identifier: MOH114
Scope and Contents 1 interview with John Hicks, Middlebury College Class of 1941, by Tom Alderman. During the interview, Hicks discusses the American literature major; post-graduate academics; World War II naval service; U.S.S. Enterprise; the Battle of Midway and Okinawa; professional career in higher education; Tufts, Wesleyan, and University of Massachusetts, Amherst; small colleges in comparison to large public universities; fraternities; track and field; coach Arthur Brown; affection for Middlebury;...
Dates: May 31, 1996

Holmes, Marion (Class of 1933), March 4, 1986

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Identifier: MOH34
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Marion Holmes, Class of 1933. Holmes discussed gender segregation on campus; women lacking quality professors because they could only have female professors; sororities; her work as secretary to the registrar and to faculty; her salary; changes to college size; rising cost of tutition; positives about Middlebury College; Winter Carnival; Breadloaf; Forrest Hall; classes in the chapel; compulsory chapel; Hamlin Hall burned down by a student; Robert Frost; President Stratton;...
Dates: March 4, 1986

Leng, Russell (Class of 1960, faculty), May 5, 1975

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Identifier: MOH18
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Russell Leng (Class of 1960) by Deborah Clifford. Leng discusses student life; the difference between high school students and college students; Fraternity; administration pressure on fraternities; changes in social order of students overtime; President Stratton; how Middlebury has changed overtime; the growth of academic departments; student faculty relations; faculty relations; high faculty turnover rate; student guidance; benefits of fraternities; honors program;...
Dates: May 5, 1975

McClellan, Mary Wisotzkey (Class of 1945), June 3, 1995

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Identifier: MOH102
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Mary Wisotzkey McClellan, Middlebury College Class of 1945, by Joice Pangalila.Class 1945, came to the college from Pennsylvania. She was a Home-Economics major but changed to American Literature. She loved the college and her friends (01:13); She played team sports (soccer, basketball, volleyball) and received her 1,000 AA Point Jacket. (02:20); Social life at school were gym dances on Saturday nights. Female college was separate from the men's college. Monday...
Dates: June 3, 1995

Miner, T. Richardson (Class of 1958, administrator), June 3, 1975

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Identifier: MOH22
Scope and Contents 1 interview with T. Richardson Miner, Jr. (Class of 1958) by Deborah Clifford. Miner discusses Middlebury's changes over time; Middlebury's strict rules; blue key; traditions; dress code; Korean War; athletics; student activities; service organizations; campus publications; pledging fraternities; Freshman activities commitee; popularity of fraternities on campus; campus leaders; advocating for fraternities; Hepburn; the social order of Middlebury; sororities; student body size; Elizabeth...
Dates: June 3, 1975

Munford, Howard (Class of 1934, faculty), March 18, 1986

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Identifier: MOH37
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Howard McCoy Munford, Class of 1934. Munford discusses Reginald Cook; department of American literature; resigning in protest; President Armstrong; studying as an undergraduate; Harvard; President Moody; Middlebury's reputation; restrictions on women; fraternities; social life; fraternities exclusion; gender segregation; women's separate college; qualitifications of the women; number of student applicants; comparing grades of men and women; women professors; Eleanor Ross;...
Dates: March 18, 1986

Munford, Howard (Class of 1934, faculty) and Marion (Class of 1932), February 6, 1975

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Identifier: MOH12
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Howard Munford, Class of 1934, and his wife, Marion Munford, Class of 1932, conducted by David Stameshkin at the Munfords' home. The Munfords discuss when they started working at Middlebury; why they chose to attend Middlebury; Eleanor Ross Dean of women; strictness on campus; gender segregation; President Moody; Cornwall's dismissal; Redfield Proctor; fraternities; social events; social groups; rushing; sororities; kappa kappa gamma; discriminatory fraternities; black...
Dates: February 6, 1975

Nelson, Walter "Duke" (Class of 1932), February 7, 1986

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Identifier: MOH33
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Walter "Duke" Nelson, retired Middlebury College Football Coach. Nelson discusses what he studied at Middlebury; athletics; field house; athletic facilities; coaching football, hockey and golf; teaching PE; intermurals; lacrosse; comparing Middlebury to other colleges; student activities; changes in Middlebury; teaching sports at a young age; World War II; what makes Middlebury unique; the rural setting; the growth of Middlebury; scholarships; financial aid; President Moody;...
Dates: February 7, 1986

Neuberger, Fred (Class of 1950, administrator), February 3, 1975

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Identifier: MOH10
Scope and Contents 1 audio cassette tape containing interview with Fred Neuberger, Class of 1950 and Dean of Admissions by Tom Alderman. Neuberger discusses working as dean of admissions; President Storrs Lee; President Armstrong; President Stratton; the end of Women's college of Middlebury; coeducation; old economy; socioeconomic classes; Middlebury tuition; trustees; student body numbers; overenrollment; female vs. male students; how Middlebury students compare with other new england private schools;...
Dates: February 3, 1975

Parker, Harold (Class of 1944), June 3, 1994

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Identifier: MOH87
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Harold Parker, Middlebury College Class of 1944 and Instructor in Sociology. During the interview, Parker discusses having family members at Middlebury before he arrived in 1940; joining the military; majoring in sociology, psychology, and physical education; coming back to Middlebury after the war as a married student; his time as instructor in the Army Air Force; using "Free Frank Mails" to keep in touch with Middlebury while on military duty; being a student, faculty...
Dates: June 3, 1994

Pierce, Lawrence J. (Class of 1921), June 1, 1996

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Identifier: MOH116
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Lawrence J. Pierce, Middlebury College Class of 1921. During the interview, Pierce discusses World War I; the Vermont voluntary militia; the effect of the war on the College; the 1918 flu epidemic; academic experience; Babson Institute; financial research; move to Seattle; World War II; education at Harvard and Yale; education administration; 75th reunion; rhododendron cultivation; West Coast alumni; the town of Middlebury, Vermont; travel; "Reminiscences & Reflections:...
Dates: June 1, 1996

Rikert, Carroll (trustee, administrator), July 1, 1975

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Identifier: MOH27
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Carroll Rikert, Jr. conducted by David Stameshkin.Trustees Procter, Hadley, Allen take leading role (01:01); MIT treasurer (01:30); Dr. Stephen A. Freeman, acting president 1953, Hadley, Procter, Allen active roles (04:05) Ted Lang named treasurer, succeeds Allen (04:30) senior trustees: Lang was least recognized and most significant (05:00) Lang's influence on the college was great (05:45); Hadley, Procter, Allen relied upon Brigham's judgement; (06:01) National...
Dates: July 1, 1975

Smith, A.C. Dutton (Class of 1951), 19xx

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Identifier: MOH
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Dutton Smith, Class of 1951, conducted by Tom Alderman. Veteran of World War II, GI bill, V-12 program (00:32); war experience, atomic bomb (00:48); post war (2:45); Vermont Academy (3:40); Middlebury College (5:13); housing shortage (6:30); veterans student (8:48); President Stratton (9:57); class of 1951 (11:30); Addison Independent employee (11:39); engineer at Simmond's (12:00); Professor Volgert - Drama (12:10); Carol Rikert, built professors...
Dates: 19xx

Smith, David K. (Class of 1942, faculty), March 10, 1975

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Identifier: MOH15
Scope and Contents 1 oral history interview with David Kingsbury Smith (Class of 1942) conducted by David Stameshkin on March 10, 1975. Arrives at Middlebury on scholarship in 1938 (00:35); Secondary education in 1930s (01:30); President Moody (02:36): Dean Ross in 1943 gives permission for David's wife to marry him (04:30); Dean Elizabeth Kelly (07:00); 1938 class size, Influence of President Moody and Dean Ross (09:00); Harry Fife (10:40); Waldo Hendrich (11:18); Moody during World War II...
Dates: March 10, 1975

Smith, David K. (Class of 1942, faculty), February 20, 1989

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Identifier: MOH54
Scope and Contents 1 oral history interview with David Kingsbury Smith (Class of 1942).Grew up in Pittsford Vermont (00:20); Great depression (:53); bank holiday (3:17); Middlebury College 1938 (6:30); schloarship and tuition (6:43); finding work during college/depression years (9:58); commencement 1942, World War II (13:32); army reserve in general terms 1943 (14:23); V-12 navy unit at Middlebury (14:40); daily chapel in Mead (16:27); Veterans of World War II coming as students after the war...
Dates: February 20, 1989

Watabe, Masakazu (Director, Japanese School), 1996

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Identifier: MOH112
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Masakazu Watabe, Director of the Japanese School. Watabe discussed how he got the directorship; his duties as director; how he challenges the students; how he hired faculty; faculty turnover; 25th Japanese symposium; Japanese curriculum; the proficiency of the students; category 3 languages; language teaching methods; future jobs for Japanese language school students; graduate students' use of Japanese; the use of technology for Japanese language learning; teaching Japanese...
Dates: 1996

Wolff, Geoffrey (Bread Loaf faculty), August 19, 1985

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Scope and Contents 1 interview with Geoffrey Wolff, writer and faculty member at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, conducted by Alison Kirk.Geoffrey Wolff retired 1981 (00:35); PhD, Chicago 1959, taught, Rollins College, Florida, for two years (01:30); dissertation at University of Chicago, received $3k grant, entrepreneurial history at Harvard research center (01:40); Sam Stratton asked Arthur Cole for names as faculty hires, Wolff hired informally with Walter Brooker (04:04); college needed...
Dates: August 19, 1985