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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 42 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

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

Baldwin, Brewster (faculty), May 13, 1986

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Identifier: MOH47
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Brewster Baldwin, Middlebury College Professor of Geology. Brewster discussed his undergrad and graduate experience; how he ended up at Middlebury College; job seeking; President Stratton; the debate over 4 classes a semester; President Armstrong; department budgeting and equipment; the geology department; field work and mapping; senior thesis; geology weekend; course requirements; geology of Vermont; tenure; replacing faculty; how cheap Stratton was with faculty pay; salary...
Dates: May 13, 1986

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

Beers, Douglas Stowe (faculty), May 7, 1986

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Identifier: MOH44
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: May 7, 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

Bigelow, Leslie Cole (faculty), April 18, 1986

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Identifier: MOH42
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Leslie Cole Bigelow, Middlebury College Professor of Philosophy. Bigelow discussed how he chose Middlebury; his graduate career; how he chose philosophy; philosophy; his experience in the Army in the 1940s; his low salary; his relationship with faculty; compulsory chapel; faculty attitudes towards the administration; how President Stratton ran Middlebury like a company; battle over relevant majors; women applicants; class size; isolation of Middlebury; John Andrews; and how...
Dates: April 18, 1986

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

Brooker, Walter (Class of 1937, administrator), June 11, 1975

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Identifier: MOH25
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Walter E. Brooker (Class of 1937) conducted by David Stameshkin in Brooker's office. Brooker discusses meeting Charles A. Dana; Stratton's retirement; President Armstrong; Sunderland; grants; language schools; Dana auditorium; scholarships; facilities; field house; Dana foundation; Dana Scholarship program; Dana Corporation; Justin Ricker; trustees; House in the Pines; Pittsburgh Community Trust; mountains; Sarah Larson; Library; competiton for grants; professorship for...
Dates: June 11, 1975

Brooker, Walter (Class of 1937, administrator), May 8, 1987

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Identifier: MOH51
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: May 8, 1987

Castiglione, Salvatore (faculty), May 7, 1986

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Identifier: MOH46
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Salvatore J. Castiglione, Middlebury College Professor of Italian. Castiglione discusses when he started teaching at Middlebury; being director of the Italian school; Georgetown; Fullbright grant; his wife's teaching career; Yale; language schools; language pledge; Italian school in Florence; President Stratton; Mr. Freeman; the school in Mainz; faculty student relations; DML; dissertations; achievements of the Italian school; establishing the Italian major; commencement;...
Dates: May 7, 1986

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

Craven, John V. (faculty), March 14, 1986

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Identifier: MOH35
Scope and Contents 1 interview with John V. Craven, Middlebury College Professor of Economics. Craven discusses his transition into Middlebury; economics; Eisenhower; working for Washington; Colgate; teaching graduate programs; getting his degree; President Stratton; Faculty publications; changes after Stratton; student faculty relationship; junior faculty; tenure; being invited to be chair; trying to grow the department; Marxism; capitalism; politics; running for state treasurer; comparing Stratton to other...
Dates: March 14, 1986

Eriksson, Peggy (Class of 1942), June 24, 1993

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Identifier: MOH81
Scope and Contents

1 interview with Peggy Eriksson, Middlebury College class of 1942. During the interview, Eriksson discusses married women at Middlebury; chapel and choir; being married by President Moody; why she chose Middlebury College; the French major; military service; turmoil under President Stratton; racial issues; petitions and protests; and committee reports.

Dates: June 24, 1993

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

Freeman, Stephen (President, faculty), August 12, 1987

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Identifier: MOH53
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Stephen A. Freeman, Middlebury College Professor of French, Vice President, Acting President, and Director of the Language Schools, by David Stameshkin. The interview was conducted in the basement of the library. Freeman discusses Harvard; the French department; President Moody; Chateau; Brown University; salary; his publications; being President of the American Association of Teachers of French; qualifications of the faculty; sabbatical; life in the Chateau; French parties;...
Dates: August 12, 1987

Greiner, Joan T. (faculty), June 19, 1989

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Identifier: MOH60
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Joan T. Greiner, Middlebury College Professor of Physical Education. Greiner discusses Skidmore; the Snow Bowl; skiing; women faculty; women's athletics; intermural sports; sororities; student activities; women's field on battell beach; Title IX; moving from McCullough to the Field house; coaching tennis; gender discrimination; President Stratton; teaching physical education; running the ski school; ROTC; physical education requirements; gender segregation in classes; co-ed...
Dates: June 19, 1989

Guarnaccia, Sam (Class of 1930, faculty), 1975

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Identifier: MOH7
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Samuel Guarnaccia, Class of 1930, as part of the "Middlebury College Oral History Project." Guarnaccia discusses New England private schools; football; athletics; student faculty relationships; sex on campus; strictness on campus; sexual relationships; segregation by sexes; gender stereotypes; coeducation; Harvard; college dances; fraternities; KDI; student jobs; social groups; exclusion of Blacks and Jews in fraternities; President Stratton; student politics; student...
Dates: 1975

Hamlin, Talbot (Class of 1940), June 3, 1995

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Identifier: MOH105
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Talbot F. Hamlin, Middlebury College Class of 1940, by Joice Pangalila at reunion. Hamlin discusses why he came to Middlebury; Hepburn; transporation by train; Middlebury accepted more men than women applicants; no cars allowed on campus; compulsory chapel; contemporary civilization; Charlotte Moody; glee club; choir; athletics; Music department; French department; Dr. Freeman; course requirements; geology; psychology; his work in publishing; his work with aptitude testing;...
Dates: June 3, 1995

Harnest, Grant Hopkins (faculty), March 18, 1986

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Identifier: MOH36
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Grant Hopkins Harnest, Middlebury College Professor of Chemistry. Harnest discusses getting a masters in Chemistry at Middlebury; changes in the Chemistry faculty in the 40's; salaries for professors; being an assisting professor; tenure; trustees; building homes; President Bates; how much time he spent with the students; new faculty; administration faculty relations; balancing research and teaching; buying equipment; President Stratton; Stratton's financial priorities; lack...
Dates: March 18, 1986

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

Hitchcock, Harold Bradford (faculty), April 4, 1986

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Identifier: MOH40
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Harold Bradford Hitchcock, Middlebury College Professor of Biology. Hitchcock discussed how he was hired at Middlebury; Breadloaf; President Stratton; Physics dept; expansion of science departments; changes after President Armstrong; his role as the chairman of the Biology department; faculty debating over Winter Term; grants for science research; his fulbright fellowship; his relationship with the adminstration; how Middlebury changed into a little university; the...
Dates: April 4, 1986

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

Kasper, Joseph (Class of 1920, trustee), August 6, 1974

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Identifier: MOH4
Scope and Contents

1 interview with Joseph Kasper. Kasper discusses faculty-student relations; Storrs Lee; student council; Mr. Hepburn; how he wanted to leave college to work; how he came back to Middlebury; Professor Stevens; Jewish discrimination; religious diversity; socio-economic breakdown; President Moody; Elbert Cole; Trustees; growth of the student body; town gown relations; World War I; hazing; pranking; his college roommate; Harvard; and President Stratton.

Dates: August 6, 1974

Kelly, Elizabeth Walt Baker (administrator), January 31, 1986

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Identifier: MOH32
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Elizabeth Walt Baker Kelly. Kelly discusses how she started working at Middlebury; what she likes about Middlebury; the isolation of the campus; dress code; being social director; dormitories; new buildings on campus; strict regulations on women; being a veteran; characteristics of the students; sororities racial discrimination; the end of sororities; the difficulties of her job; her relationship with the students; town gown relations; keeping in touch with former students;...
Dates: January 31, 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

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), February 5, 1975

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Identifier: MOH11
Scope and Contents

1 interview with Howard Munford, Class of 1934, conducted by David Stameshkin. Munford discusses President Stratton; tenure; serving as assistant professor; expansion of the college; student faculty ratio; trustees; Armstrong; Storrs Lee; President Moody; Eleanor Ross; faculty council; quality of students; gender balance; English department; his retirement; Armstrong's resignation; and being department chair.

Dates: February 5, 1975

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