Found in 201 Collections and/or Records:
Includes audio files containing brief oral history interviews with students reflecting on the 2020 election. Also includes photographs taken during the interviews, which took place outside of McCullough.
Literatures & Cultures Librarian Katrina Spencer engages members of the community who trace their origins to the broad black diaspora(s) of the world. Here, Spencer interview Marquise Adeleye, Class of 2020.
1 interview with Rosemary Faris Baer, Middlebury College Class of 1934. During the interview, Baer discusses the French major; Professor Stephen Freeman; Depression; sororities and fraternities; Bread Loaf, student apathy; and the spiritual beauty of the country.
1 interview with Robert L. Baker, Middlebury College Professor of Russian. During the interview, Baker discusses his thoughts on the 1991 events in the Soviet Union, having just returned to the United States from Moscow.
In this oral history interview, Katie Barton, Class of 2023, discusses the presidential and senate race in North Carolina. Barton also mentions clubs on campus, including the meditation club and a pandemic theater project, that have provided support for students, as well as hopes for the spring semester during the COVID-19 pandemic.
1 interview with Douglas Stowe Beers, Middlebury College Professor of English. Beers discussed his undergrad and graduate experience at Yale; salary; President Moody; Breadloaf; his experience as head of the acting department; President Stratton; his experience of chairman of the division; staff relations; student social activites; comprehensive exams; chaperoning frat parties; class stories; other job offers; female vs. male students; and Robert Frost.
1 interview with Edith Cartmell Benedict (Class of 1926) by Deborah Clifford. Edith '26 discusses why she chose Middlebury for two years; living at home off campus; isolation; decline of town gown relations; Eleanor Ross; Middlebury's gender segregation; Home Economics classes; dress code; changes in the new generations of students; Middlebury strictness; and students' bad behavior.
1 interview with Eleanor S. (Bliss) Heurtley, Class of 1959, by Natalie Norman. During the interview, Heurtley discusses the chemistry major; family legacy; women at college; sororities; the relationship between Middlebury College and the town of Middlebury, Vermont; political passivity; the status of women; single parenting; alumni activities; and changes at the College.
Oral history interview with Ella Bode, Class of 2024. In the interview Bode discusses supporting Joe Biden, voting absentee in North Carolina, and plans for the day.
1 interview with Terrill "Terry" Bouricius, Middlebury College Class of 1976. During the interview, Bouricius discusses why he chose Middlebury; his interest in foreign language; political science; music; his study of Russian; dance; student social life; academic work as a student; political activism; the link between academics and his political career; relationships with faculty members; class reunion; food co-op; and his political career.
1 interview with Walter E. Brooker.Brooker discusses President Stratton; fundraising; living with his family in Vermont; the annual fund; salaries; Dartmouth; President Armstrong; shy personality of Stratton; trustees; ROTC; financial aid office; alumni events; what he likes about his job; advances in technology; and marketing.
1 interview with Christopher Cairns, Professor of Italian at the Italian School.Cairs discusses the intensity of the program; Italian school faculty; theatre; teaching culture through literature, art, film and media; teaching historical and social context; publicity of Middlebury SLS; difference between British foreign language instruction and Middlebury instruction; teaching methods; and directing theatre production.
1 interview with Pierina B. Castiglione, Associate Professor of Italian. During the interview, Castiglione discusses her experiences in the Italian Summer School and the Italian department, her time as founder and editor of "Il Giornalino," a journal of Italian language instruction. Castiglione also briefly speaks on gender inequality.