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College students, Black

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

Black students at Middlebury, bulk: 1967-1972

 File — Box 2, Folder: 50
Identifier: A13.II.50
Scope and Contents

File contains a mix of various statistics and articles written about the experiences of Black students at Middlebury and the College's attempts to raise its enrollment of Black students.

Includes lists of Black student athletes compiled by Middlebury Athletics and Karl Lindhom.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1967-1972

BLCKGRLMGC audio recordings and web archives

Identifier: C-179
Scope and Contents

Collection contains digital downloads of BLCKGRLMGC podcast episodes beginning with the first episode, which aired March 27, 2018, and ending with the 56th episode, which aired on June 2, 2021, following Armstrong and Job's graduation from Middlebury. Note that the podcast continues after this date, but this collection only contains episodes produced during the hosts' time as students at Middlebury College.

Dates: 2018-2021

BLST 0462 / HIST 0462 Histories of struggle, 2021 January

Identifier: s7_blst0462
Scope and Contents

Includes the following essays: "Contextualizing Bravery: Understanding William Slade's Rhetoric in Context of the Abolition Movement from 1835-1848" by Shaye Anis, Class of 2021; "Construction of Oppression Through Advertisements" by Jack Dowling, Class of 2020.5; and "Students with Disabilities at Middlebury College: A Slow Slog Toward the Future 1990-2021" by Mary Moore, Class of 2022.5.

Dates: 2021 January

Concerned students of Middlebury, 2020-

Identifier: s2_concerned_students_of_middlebury
Scope and Contents

Includes an archived Instagram account; an open letter written by Black@Midd on June 3, 2020 in response to President Laurie Patton's campus-wide email sent on May 31, 2020 regarding COVID-19 and the murder of George Floyd; January 2021 Statement and Resolutions from the Concerned Students of Middlebury; January 2021 resolutions; and petitions; bylaws; constitutions; and copies of other emails.

Dates: 2020-

Episode 1: Do you see yourself in the locker room? , July 21, 2020

Identifier: A28_Leaning_Into_Discomfort_Episode_1_20200721
Scope and Contents

One digital file containing video interview between student athletes Ellie Thompson (Class of 2022) and Jordan Delerme-Brown (Class of 2021). Thompson, a swimmer, and Delerme-Brown, a football player, discuss their experience as people of color on Middlebury's athletic teams.

Dates: July 21, 2020

Episode 3, Part I: Chellsa Ferdinand '20 and Sebastian Sanchez '18, August 18, 2020

Identifier: A28_Leaning_Into_Discomfort_Episode_3.1_20200818
Scope and Contents

This episode of Leaning Into Discomfort is hosted by Jourden Delerme-Brown, Class of 2021, and features Chellsa Ferdinand, Class of 2020 and Sebastian Sanchez, Class of 2018. Ferdinand, Sanchez, and Delerme-Brown discuss how their high school experiences prepared them for Middlebury, the experience of attending a predominantly white institution and playing on teams with white athletes, and maintaining their cultural and ethnic identities at Middlebury.

Dates: August 18, 2020

Episode 3, Part II: Chellsa Ferdinand '20 and Sebastian Sanchez '18, August 19, 2020

Identifier: A28_Leaning_Into_Discomfort_Episode_3.2_20200819
Scope and Contents

This episode of Leaning Into Discomfort is hosted by Jourden Delerme-Brown, Class of 2021, and features Chellsa Ferdinand, Class of 2020 and Sebastian Sanchez, Class of 2018. Ferdinand, Sanchez, and Delerme-Brown discuss tokenism, feeling responsible for bringing diversity to predominantly white spaces, and tools for being successful at Middlebury.

Dates: August 19, 2020

Episode 7: My story matters, October 27, 2020

Identifier: A28_leaning_into_discomfort_episode_7_20201027
Scope and Contents

Episode 7 of Leaning Into Discomfort with Middlebury Athletics. The episode features Kate Holly, Class of 2021 and member of the track and field team, and Jordyn Johnson, Class of 2023 and member of the softball team. Holly and Johnson discuss their identity and how it effects their experiences at Middlebury, and diversity at Middlebury. This episode was produced in honor of NCAA Diversity and Inclusion Week.

Dates: October 27, 2020

Episode 48: Learn to unlearn: George Floyd, June 27, 2020

Identifier: C179_blckgrlmgc-episode-48-George-Floyd_20200627
Scope and Contents

Apple Podcasts description: "In this episode, Megan and Destini reflect on the last couple of months. These past few months have been traumatic and draining, to say the least with COVID-19 putting the world on pause and with the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Tayler, Elijah McCain, and unfortunately, the list goes on. This harsh reality for unarmed black people continues and as two black women, Megan and Destini are trying to find answers."

Dates: June 27, 2020

Episode 51: Dear white boy who loves Black culture, July 27, 2020

Identifier: c179_blckgrlmgc-episode-51-dear-white-boy_20200727
Scope and Contents Episode description: "In this episode, Megan and Destini decided to reach out to friends and family to have conversations on the subject of cultural appropriation and its significance among white people. A lot of "pop culture" is rooted in Black culture, however, white people have the privilege to reap the benefits of our culture while ignoring our harsh realities. White people have long been drawing extensively from Black culture — from our music to our style to our slang that we grew...
Dates: July 27, 2020

Episode 53: A word from young Black voters, November 3, 2020

Identifier: c179_blckgrlmgc-episode-53-young-black-voters-20201103
Scope and Contents

Episode description: "It's a rather common narrative that we've heard amongst young liberals: "You need to vote," "If you don't vote you're ignorant," and many more condescending statements about individuals who don't have a positive relationship with the American system. We shed light on young Black voters and their thoughts during the 2020 election. We're lacking sympathy... and that may cost this election as young democrats."

Dates: November 3, 2020

Episode 54: An update: Graduation, full time jobs, COVID-19 vaccines, and more, February 28, 2021

Identifier: c179_blckgrlmgc-episode-54-update-2021-02-28
Scope and Contents Episode description: "Destini and Megan only have THREE MONTHS left until college is OVER. They're so close to the finish line it hurts. Even a pandemic couldn't stop them! This episode gives an update on what the girls are doing - choosing to be remote for the last semester, working during the school semester, and more. Check out Episode 54 to see how they girls are starting their last semester of college!A very special thanks to Amanda Rodriguez-Middlebury '21 and Venice...
Dates: February 28, 2021

McDow, Christine

Identifier: a9_2021_mcdow
Scope and Contents

Includes postcard mailed by Christine McDow to Special Collections, announcing her graduation from Middlebury College on May 30, 2021. McDow was the first Black Studies major to graduate from Middlebury.

Dates: 1803-

Neuberger, Fred (Class of 1950, administrator), May 6, 1992

Identifier: MOH71
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Fred Neuberger, Middlebury College Dean of Admissions, conducted by Tom Alderman. During the interview, Neuberger discusses Middlebury College admissions (specifically the diversity and growth of the student population), the status of Middlebury in higher education, affirmative action and students of color, Middlebury's relationships with historically Black colleges, racism in the South, the Minority Advisory, recruiting students of color at DeWitt Clinton High School,...
Dates: May 6, 1992

Presidential commission on student life, October 30, 1967

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 6.1
Identifier: A2
Scope and Contents Copy of the Presidential Commission on Student Life, meeting of October 30, 1967. The document discusses Dean Dennis O'Brien and his subcommittee on student rights. Presidential Commission on Undergraduate Life produced in 1967 during the tenure of President James Isbell Armstrong. The document primarily discusses Dean Dennis O'Brien and his subcommittee on student rights in development of a student questionnaire. Subjects of note include: parietal hours ("times when open...
Dates: October 30, 1967

Report of the Committee to Enhance the Experience of African-American and Hispanic-American Students at Middlebury, 1990-10

Identifier: A5
Scope and Contents From the Series: From the website, 2021:The Community Council serves as a forum in which all segments of the College community have a voice on nonacademic issues on campus. With a membership that includes students, faculty, and staff, its deliberations and recommendations consider the interests and concerns of the whole community. Community Council regularly receives matters for consideration from the president and from members of the College’s Senior Leadership Group. In this...
Dates: 1990-10

SGA MLK Today recommendation to the President, January 28, 2016

Identifier: S4_SGA_MLK_Day_Recommendation_20160128
Scope and Contents Resolution passed by the Student Government Association (SGA) on January 28, 2016 denouncing insensitive comments made by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, an email sent by President Laurie Patton, as well as offensive racist actions taken during a January 18, 2018 Martin Luther King Today event at Mead Chapel. The SGA officially recommended that President Patton send an all-school email addressing the MLK Day event and Justice Scalia's comments. The recommendation was sponsored by...
Dates: January 28, 2016

SGA Resolution of support for Black and minority students, November 11, 2017

Identifier: S4_SGA_Support_for_Black_and_Minority_Students_20171111
Scope and Contents

Resolution by the Middlebury Student Government Association (SGA) and the Black Student Union (BSU) pledging support for Black and Minority students and recommending that the Administration respond to racism on campus, particularly in the wake of the March 2nd protests during Charles Murray's visit to Middlebury. The resolution was sponsored by Rae Aaron, Feb Senator and Speaker; Jin-Mi Sohn, SGA President; David Vargas, First Year Senator, and Charles Rainey, BSU President.

Dates: November 11, 2017

Skin Deep Magazine, 1993-

 File — Box S9 Misc.
Identifier: S9
Scope and Contents

Begins with Volume 1, Number 1.

Dates: Other: 1993-

Student cultural organizations oral histories, 2023

Identifier: C-181
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Collection includes oral history interviews conducted under the auspices of Special Collections. Interviewees include Middlebury College students, alumni, faculty, staff and administrators. As of 2020, the vast majority of the interviews are one-on-one, and more group recording sessions are being conducted and added.

Dates: 2023

Townsend, Ashley (Class of 2025), 2023

Identifier: c181_Townsend_Ashley_Vasquez-Mitra_Ambar_2023
Scope and Contents 1 .wav file containing oral history interview with Ashley Townsend, Class of 2025, conducted by Special Collections Oral History Intern Ambar Vasquez-Mitra, Class of 2025. Introduction. (0:15); Black Student Union (BSU). Evolution (EVO) Dance Crew. Safe haven for Black students at Midd. Role on the board. Social media chair (0:50); Events and obstacles. Annual Night of Black Culture. Instagram: @bsu_midd. Soul Food Sunday. Elijah Mcdavid 25'. Community building events (2:18);...
Dates: 2023

Twilight project, 2020-2023

Identifier: A20_twilight_project
Scope and Contents

Includes founding documents, archived Web content, meeting minutes, diaries, and other materials produced by Middlebury students, faculty, and staff between 2020 and 2023 as part of the Twilight Project.

Dates: 2020-2023