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Oral Histories

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 187 Collections and/or Records:

Wells, Barbara (Class of 1941), January 30, 1975

Identifier: MOH9
Scope and Contents 1 audio cassette tape containing interview with Barbara Wells, Class of 1941.1941 graduate, 1943 MA. Sciences, Biology major; fewer faculty members in 1940s, community relations were stronger (02:25); dating patterns between high school students and college students (03:10); teacher certification began for students in practice teaching (14:30); rebuilding image of females on campus-same tests given to males and females in 1955 (18:08); President Stratton-good...
Dates: January 30, 1975

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

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

Wonnacott, Erica (administrator), February 22, 1989

Identifier: MOH57
Scope and Contents 1 oral history interview with Erica B. Wonnacott, Middlebury's first Dean of Students, conducted on February 22, 1989.Erica - first Dean of Students (:15); co-ordinate record keeping (1:45); pre co-ed women's rules (3:45); change to a co-ed campus (6:00); Gloria Steinem speaks on campus (10:49); Title IX, women's athlectic (12:00); role model (15:00); Sororities disbanding in 1970 (16:21); opinion on Fraternities (17:55); College rule on Alcohol (23:27); drinking age (24:27);...
Dates: February 22, 1989

Woodin, Howard E. (faculty), March 20, 1986

Identifier: MOH39
Scope and Contents 1 audio cassette tape containing interview with Howard E. Woodin, Middlebury College Professor of Biology.Union College, '48, then U.S. Army, graduate work, biology, Purdue U - (03:08); vegetation study via travel through U.S. (04:15); Al Hitchcock (06:05); hired at Middlebury in 1953 as lowest rank level "rotating" instructor (08:37); Hitchcock dislike for botany/bio sciences (10:10); Bob Schubert, zoologist-Woodin bacteriologist, Hitchcock forcing them to teach each other's...
Dates: March 20, 1986

Woronzoff-Dashkoff, Alexander (Director, Russian School), 1996

Identifier: MOH113
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Alexander Woronzoff-Dashkoff, Director of the Russian School. Woronzoff-Dashkoff discussed how he started as director of the Russian language school; a typical week in Russian school; language pledge; what kind of people come to Russian language schools; native vs. American teachers; selection of instructors; Russian language school courses; Russian language placement exams; importance of teaching culture; Russian Politics; how media affects enrollment; student faculty...
Dates: 1996

Wright, Spencer (Class of 1949), March 6, 1975

Identifier: MOH19
Scope and Contents 1 audio cassette tape containing interview with Spencer Wright (Class of 1949) by Deborah Clifford. During the interview, Wright discusses: why he came to Middlebury; Bill Brewster's invitation to attend Kimball Union Academy; athletics at Middlebury; the effect of the war (World War II) on Middlebury; the draft; working for Bethelehem Steel and Proctor and Gamble; female students at Middlebury; hazing; reorienting veterans into the College community; dormitories on campus; the role of the...
Dates: March 6, 1975

Yeaton, Dana, Stephen Chen, and , April 6, 2017

Identifier: MOH149
Scope and Contents

1 recorded conversation between Professor Dana Yeaton and students Stephen Chen and Victoria Isquith, recorded at the Listening for Community booth, April 6, 2017.

Dates: April 6, 2017