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Oral Histories

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Andrews, David H. (faculty), August 24, 1995

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Identifier: MOH110
Scope and Contents 1 audio cassette tape containing interview with David H. Andrews, Middlebury College Professor of Anthropology. This interview was conducted at David Andrews' home on South Street in Middlebury, Vermont. Andrews discusses how he came to Middlebury; the difference between old and young professors; department divides in the faculty; how he was directly appointed by President Olin Robison; faculty attitudes about President Armstrong; Robert Pickard; linguistics at Middlebury; students study...
Dates: August 24, 1995

Clifford, Nicholas (faculty, trustee), June 21, 1993

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Identifier: MOH79
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Nicholas Clifford, Middlebury College Professor of History and Trustee. During the interview, Clifford discusses his educational background and professional experience; his recruitment by President Armstrong; research interests; his teaching philosophy and style; a comparison of Presidents Armstrong, Robison, and McCardell; problems facing higher education; the effects of the changing student population; efforts to increase diversity; decision making; the role of women at...
Dates: June 21, 1993

Harris, William (faculty), February 20, 1989

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Identifier: MOH55
Scope and Contents 1 interview with William Harris, Middlebury College Professor of Classics. Harris discusses how he came to Middlebury; how Stratton hired him; admissions; President Armstrong; President Robison; fraternities; tenure; hiring process; faculty administration relations; fund raising; salaries; tuition; how Middlebury was a "poor man's" college; Jewish faculty; why Jewish faculty left; discrimination for tenure; being department chair of the classics; social order; beng married to students; what...
Dates: February 20, 1989

Littlefield, David J. (faculty), August 8, 1995

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Identifier: MOH108
Scope and Contents 2 audio cassette tapes containing interview with David J. Littlefield, Middlebury College Professor of English, conducted by Allison Kirk. Littlefield discusses how he got his position at Middlebury; PhD from Yale; Douglas Beers; winter term; film courses; Antioch law school; isolation of Middlebury; court system; being chairman of the division of humanities; President Armstrong; being chairman of the English department; firing staff; turning down being chairman of the English department;...
Dates: August 8, 1995

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

Robison, Olin (President, faculty), October 27, 1995

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Identifier: MOH111
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Olin Robison, Middlebury College President and faculty member. Robison was interviewed by Alison Kirk at Old Chapel. President Robison's role as college president for 15 years; considered a "change agent" (04:37); Pivotal improvement in perception of college as a more confident institution. Promotes the college to encourage a strong international perspective. Goal was to make the college the best liberal arts college in nation (11:09); College becomes an...
Dates: October 27, 1995

Robison, Olin (President, faculty), July 9, 1986

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Identifier: MOH49
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Middlebury College President Olin Clyde Robison by David Stameshkin.Increase term trustees, decrease amount of alum trustees from 8 to 6, results in reduced number of charter trustees- result is a regenerated Board - accelerate turnover-it is politically sensitive (01:52); pleased with annual giving, $75-$76,000 in 1986, in 1975 it was $40,000 (02:47); next year number will increase- due to aging of alumni (04:50); comparing Middlebury students to Amherst,...
Dates: July 9, 1986

Sparks, M. Kimberly (faculty), June 29, 1993

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Identifier: MOH82
Scope and Contents 1 interview with M. Kimberly Sparks, Middlebury College Professor of German. During the interview, Sparks discusses his educational background; his first year at Middlebury (1966-1967) as part of the "Princeton mafia"; his role as Chair of the German Department; the study of language; publications; his teaching style; the use of media; professorships; administrative roles; his time overseas and at the summer schools; the administrations of Presidents Armstrong and Robison; the selection...
Dates: June 29, 1993

Theobald, Rebecca Bayless (Class of 1984), June 4, 1994

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Identifier: MOH95
Scope and Contents

1 interview with Rebecca (Bayless) Theobald, Middlebury College Class of 1984. The interview was conducted over Reunion Weekend. Theobald discusses coming to Middlebury as a freshman; faculty influences including Murray Dry and Professor Berninghausen; breakfast with Pardon Tillinghast; student social life; study abroad; life after Middlebury; working for President Robison; the Dalai Lama's first visit to Middlebury; and closeness with professors at Middlebury.

Dates: June 4, 1994

Tillinghast, Pardon (faculty), 1986

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Identifier: MOH31
Scope and Contents 1 audio cassette tape containing interview with Pardon E. Tillinghast, Professor of History.Brown University undergraduate, hired as history professor at Middlebury in 1947, Navy veteran (01:34); colleague called "Sleepy Davis" (03:25); men's campus and women's campus separate (04:10); taught one class in spring, age is 66, loves teaching (06:05) college in 1947 was quiet, he had a small office, did not interact with many colleagues- in 1941 war took away male students (07:23);...
Dates: 1986