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HSKelly, Elizabeth Walt BakerFebruary, 1970David StameshkinFormer Social director of activities for women, Elizabeth Kelly, discusses former Deans of Women and their reputations, living in Forrest, leading the student union, getting to know the students, fraternities, working as a red cross psycharatrist, reuniting with her brother in Manilla, receiving her degree from Mt. Holyoke, working as a library secretary at Mt. Holyoke, student parties in apartments, handling noise complaints, student discipline and student pranks.
HSHadley, Egbert Charles1974Hadley discusses managing the baseball team; dorm life; compulsory chapel; senior theatre; Middlebury as the "poor man's college"; Harvard; prohibition; drinking around campus; Brainerd; Kellog; how Middlebury has changed; commencement speakers; Armstrong; comparing presidents; facilities; McCullough gym; athletics; working on the kaleidoscope.
HSKasper, JosephAugust 6, 1974Kasper discusses faculty student relations; Stores 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 1; hazing; pranking; his college roommate; Harvard; President Stratton.
HSArmstrong, James I. November 4, 1974Former President Armstrong announces his resignation from office to the student body and participates in an interview discussing why Middlebury is ready for change; why the mission statement is at its peak; Middlebury's financial issues; balancing the budget; Dana foundation; the endowment;advice for the successor; female candidate for president; scarificing spending time with students to raise funds; expanding the school with a language building, new library and a new sports track
HSGuarnaccia, Sam1975Guarnaccia discusses fellow 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 leadership; blue key; socioeconomic classes; dating.
HSNeuberger, FredMay 6, 1992Tom AldermanNeuberger discusses working as dean of admissions; President Storrs Lee; President Armstrong; President Stratton; the end of Women's college of Middlebury; coeducation; old economy; socioeconomic classes; Middlebury tuition; trustees; student body numbers; overenrollment; female vs. male students; how Middlebury students compare with other new england private schools; competition; Middlebury acceptance rate; Middlebury endowment; Alumni dinners; trustees; financial aid; large Middlebury investment; need blind; recruiting people of color; diversity in admissions; what admissions looks for in students; admitting athletes; balancing athletics and academics; affirmative action; World War 2; Jim Crow era; historical lack of racial diversity; increasing the number of minority students; supporting minority students; town gown relations; faculty salaries; how hard it is to reject applicants; admissions faculty; President Olin Robison.
HSMunford, HowardFebruary 5, 1975David StameshkinMunford 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; being department chair.-
HSMunford, Howard and Marion2/6/1975 + March 5thDavid StameshkinThe home of the Munfords'Munford and Marion 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 people and Jews in fraternities; the end of sororities; trustees; parties; Biology department; economy department; endowment; President Moody's wife; President Stratton; Ted Morrison; Pearl Harbor; World War II; students protesting the war; Robert Pickard;
HSLardner, Adelma HadleyMarch 6, 1975Deborah CliffordLardner 28' discusses President Moody; Eleanor Ross; Women's College; Middlebury rules and restrictions; student government; why she chose Middlebury College; Fraternity houses; competition for colleges; working as head of Forest Hall; social activities; tea dances; McCullough gym; female male interactions; professions for women after graduation; Margret Peck; the liberalization of Middlebury rules; Middlebury traditions; intramural sports; her relationship with the faculty; Helen Bradley 28'
HSFiske, Jane HowardMarch 10, 1975Deborah CliffordFiske 39' discusses prohibition; having students living with her family; President Moody; coeducation; careers for women after graduation; town gown relations; V12; UVM; leaving college to get married; the depression; student jobs; Professor Richard Brown; Eleanor Ross; restrictions on women; living off campus; compulsory chapel.
HSBenedict, Edith CartmellMarch 11, 1975Deborah CliffordEdith '26 discusses why she choose Middlebury for two years; living at home off campus; isolation; decline of town gown relations; Eleanor Ross; Middlebury's gender segregation; Home ec. classes; dress code; changes in the new generations of students; Middlebury strictness; student's bad behavior
HSLeng, RussellMay 5, 1975David Stameshkin.Leng 60' 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; senior thesis; high faculty turnover rate; student guidance; benefits of fraternities; honors program; compulsory chapel; political science; WW2 film.
HSAndrews, JohnMay 27, 1975Allison KirkJohn Andrew 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 complaints; Educational Policy Committee
HSCole, ElbertJune 3, 1975David StameshkinCole discusses athletics; dances; sororities; social life; Pearsons Hall; McCullough gym; baseball field; new chapel; President Moody; old campus; student jobs; undergroud railroad at Brainerd's house; Redfield Proctor; trustees; Mrs. Moody; Alexander Twilight; World War II; alumni events; E. Pruda Wiley; commencement; Dwanye Robinson;
HSMiner, T. RichardsonJune 3, 1975Deborah CliffordMiner discusses Middlebury's changes overtime; 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 Kelly; Walter Brooker; President Stratton; President Armstrong; World War II; curriculum reforms; the difference between faculty then and now; student faculty relations; what is attractive about Middlebury; student freedom; male and female relations.
HSTall, Roth W.June 3, 1975Deborah CliffordRoth Tall discusses civil rights; possible violence on campus; MLK; Malcom X; Kennedy assassination; President Stratton; White christian fraternities exclusion of Blacks and Jews; sororities; volunteer work; athletics; South/north tension; Armstrong's crisis; activism; curfews for women; town gown relations
HSClifford, DeborahJune 10, 1975David StameshkinDeborah discusses her interviews about: President Moody; Eleanor Ross; railroading students; Armstrong; segregating college; "Nita" Cook; Adelma Hadley Lardner; Marion Young;
HSBrooker, WalterJune 11, 1975David StameshkinOffice of BrookerBrooker 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 Pre-Med; raising funds for salaries; Science center;
HSPeterson, Bruce and JudithJune 19, 1975Deborah CliffordJudith and Bruce Peterson discussed the difference between female and male Middlebury applicants; Social class differences; diversity; double standards for women, restrictions on women; freedom of men; the social divide between men and women; getting pinned; fraternities; blanket permision; going to New York state to drink legally; changes in fraternities over the years; sororities; compulsory chapel; Storrs Lee dismissal; Blue Key; administration student relations; faculty student relations; Eisenhower; Winter Carnival; increase in student diversity; President Armstrong; town gown relations; Student Dining Unit; "college drug problem".
HSBowker, John G. October 15, 1975David Stameshkin14 Adirondack view Bowker's homeBowker 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 dodgers; World War II; dismissal of faculty; President Armstrong; comparing Middlebury to other colleges; gender segregation; coeducation; Forest Hall; women's college; the depression years;
HSHolby, Dana1978Holby discusses how dance improves athletics; dance; stretching; injury; exercises; sports training; developing muscles; sports movement; developing dance classes for sports; dance enrollment; dance curriculum; dance classes for skiing; flexibility; physical condition of students; physicality of men vs. women; benefits of dance;
HSNormano, Berthe1986Ron NiefNormano discusses the Russian Revolution; Saint Petersburg; public sentiment about Russian revolution; Lenin; German occupation; how she left Russia; how she got into Germany; living in Kiev; Russian education system; Red army; traveling to Finland; looking for her husband in Finland; being in political quarantine in Finland; assassination of the Tsar; how she came to Middlebury; living in France; why she decided to leave; looking for a job in America; her brother; Russian German relations; Duma; Konstantine Romanov; Rasputin;
HSKelly, Elizabeth Walt BakerJanuary 31, 1986KathyKelly discusses how she started working at Middlebury; what she likes about Middlebury; isolation; dress code; being social director; dormatories; 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; scholarships for women; being hostess of Hadley; changes in Middlebury overtime; how Middlebury compares to other colleges; President Stratton; large donations to Middlebury; being hostess of Hadley house; gender discrimination; gender equality.
HSNelson, Walter "Duke"February 7, 1986Nelson 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; President Stratton; President Robison; other coaching offers; balancing academics and athletics.
HSHolmes, MarionMarch 4, 1986Marion 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; World War II; disbandment of ROTC; Student Dining Union; New majors; President Armstrong
HSCraven, John V. March 14, 1986Craven discusses his transition into Middlebury; economics; Eisenhower; working for Washington; Colgate; teaching graduate programs; getting his degree; President Stratton; Faculty publication; changes after Stratton; student faculty relationship; Jr. faculty; tenure; being invited to be chair; trying to grow the department; Marxism; capitalism; politics; running to state treasurer; comparing Stratton to other presidents; what kinds of students are economics majors; being a faculty activist; radicalizing economics students.
HSHarnest, Grant HopkinsMarch 18, 1986Harnest 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 of funds for laboratories; President Armstrong; differences in salaries for professors; differences in chairmen in the past vs. today; department interworkings; changes with Armstrong; being chairman for the planning comittee for science development; adminstration fund raising; building the science complex; expanding the student body; turning away from science after Vietnam war; design of the science building; Starr Library; Science library; comparing Middlebury to other little Ivys; need blind; economic makeup of the students; contact with the students.
HSMunford, HowardMarch 18, 1986Munford 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; World War II; the rise of fascism; interventionism; Board of Trustees; President Stratton; student lows; faculty disapproval of Stratton; low salary; poor faculty and President relations; faculty council; Moody could not fire professors; finding President Armstrong; his published work; Robert Frost; his teaching style; veterans at Middlebury; changes in student body overtime; student diversity; minority students; athletics.
HSHitchcock, Harold BradfordApril 4, 1986Hitchcock 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 increasing amount of research; his salary; bats
HSBallou, DonaldApril 18, 1986Ballou discusses 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; home economics; educational policy committee
HSBigelow, Leslie ColeApril 18, 1986Bigelow discusses how he chose Middlebury; his graduate career; how he chose philosophy; philosophy; his experience in the Army in the 40's; 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; how Middlebury compares to other Colleges
HSClagett, John H. May 6, 1986Clagett 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; students visiting; Breadloaf; Robert Frost; hiring process; his current works; getting rid of ROTC; what he likes about Middlebury.
HSBeers, DouglasMay 7, 1986Beers discusses 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; studnt social activites; comprehensive exams; chaperoning frat parties; class stories; other job offers; female vs. male students; Robert Frost
HSCastiglione, SalvatoreMay 7, 1986Castiglione 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; fluctuations in Italian enrollment; what he likes about teaching; competing programs with SLS; considering options for his profession.
HSPeterson, BruceJuly 9, 1986David StameshkinBruce Peterson's officePeterson discusses his role as faculty chairman; Trustees; the Arts Center; the student center; new departmental programs; salary; tenure; raising tuition; curriculum; science departments; winter term; fluctuation in enrollment it various departments; faculty relations; growth of student body; student faculty interaction.
HSIllick, John RowlandMarch 16, 1987Illick discusses living in China; his world travel; geography; President Armstrong; affluent students; diversity on campus; intergration; busing students; lack of diversity in faculty; black student union; minority students; parents dissaproval of geography; geology; lack of faculty in the geography department; number of geography majors; tenure; faculty administration issues; ending the geography program; trying to create a interdisciplinary department; what makes Middlebury unique; hiring and firing geography faculty; fieldwork in Vermont; his world travels;
HSBrooker, WalterMay 8, 1987Brooker discusses President Stratton; fundraising; living with his family in Vermont; the annual fund; salaries; Darthmouth; President Armstrong; shy personality of Stratton; Trustees; ROTC; financial aid office; alumni events; what he likes about his job; advances in technology; marketing.
HSParker, WymanMay 8, 1987Parker discusses his two years as a student at Middlebury; the women's and men's college; student activities; town gown relations; commencement; rules and restrictions on students; salary cuts; what students did in their free time; being head librarian; his travels in Europe; the difference in students overtime; politics; the old library vs. the new library; Middlebury Summer schools; Viola White; what make Middlebury unique; compulsory chapel; Storrs Lee; Dr. Freeman; President Stratton.
HSFreeman, StephenAugust 12, 1987David StameshkinLibrary basementFreeman 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; changes in the Chateau overtime; French summer school; growth and expansion of Middlebury; Middlebury's masters degree; starting the school in Spain; Middlebury's school abroad; international students; Graduate programs abroad; Breadloaf's Master of Literature; teaching Phonetics; the army method of language instruction; starting the Chinese school; starting the Japanese school; Middlebury students studying abroad; his experience being vice president; chapel services; his relationship with the students; President Stratton; Dr. Cook; women's college at Middlebury; World War II; army university in France; gender segregation in classes; Trustees; Joseph Battell; gender divide on campus; difference in Women and Men at Middlebury; Eleanor Ross; why he stayed at Middlebury.
HSHarris, WilliamFebruary 20, 1989Harris 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; tuitition; 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; the hippie genereation; being married to students; what he liked about the 60's; raises; in town businesses; changes in faculty overtime; faculty relations; music; minority students; student course evaluations; lack of diversity in faculty; retirement.
HSPool, Edwin L.February 21, 1989from 18:00 to 29:00 minutes static and additional static throughout tape. Pool discusses how he got a position at Middlebury; Professor Voter; slow growth of Middlebury; facilities; low salaries; designing the science center; Chemistry department; 4 1 4 program; relations within the chemistry department; 1st generation college students; student faculty relations; distribution requirements; biology; the hippie generation and loss of interest in science; what science majors do after graduation; Vietnam war; his work schedule; receiving a grant; senior research thesis; geology; Sputnik; bringing in new faculty; tenure; president Stratton; Grant Harnest; President Armstrong; changes under Armstrong; fraternities; student social life; the importance of science at a liberal arts college; the structure of his labs; faculty student relations; chaperones.
HSFlickinger, JackieFebruary 22, 1989Flickinger discusses moving to Middlebury; how she got her position at Middlebury; fraternities; winter carnival; winter term; student organizations; student social events; the campus; student information center; gender segregation on campus; the start of co ed dorms; changing of the drinking age; gender discrimination; John Bowker; WRMC; Environmental quality club; school dances; Middlebury's recycling center; town gown relations; Mountain club; religious groups on campus; language clubs; amnesty international; sororities; social dining organizations to replace fraternities; developing McCullough student center; Trustees; Delta Upsilon; Toga party; mannequin incident; school wide events and traditions; May festival; big brother big sister programs; club sports; athletics; rules and restrictions on students; Erica Wonnacott; Steven Rockefeller.
HSGreiner, Joan T. June 19, 1989Greiner discusses Skidmore; snowbowl; 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; coed classes; athletic facilities; synchronized swimming; Archery; restriction on students; ice hockey; ice skating; town gown relations; getting sports equipment; the old campus; growth of the student body and faculty; chapel.
HSBerry, EleanorJuly 5, 1989Static 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; Stratton's drinking problem; student social life; fraternities; sororities; dances; students drinking; social exclusion; town gown relations; President Armstrong; mixed choir.
HSBennett, Betsy K; Bielli, Ronald; Beckham, William198xBennett discussed math courses at Middlebury; what she wanted students to gain from math courses; teaching techniques; course assistants; J term; senior thesis; future and jobs for math majors; why liberal arts schools are valuable; Middlebury's student teacher ratio; Bill Beckman; curriculum change. Bieli discussed making courses useful for the students; small class sizes; assisting students; Middlebury students getting into college; what makes Middlebury stand out from other colleges; fields for maths majors. Beckman discussed student help resources.
HSBenson, Ray1987Coverage of the American Collegiate Consortium for East-West Cultural and Academic Exchange featuringTom Bayer, Olin Robison, Ray Benson, and Mikhail Alexandrovich.
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HSCoggeshall, AlmyJune 2, 1995Joice Pangalila55th ReunionCoggeshall discussed why he chose Middlebury College; fraternities; social activities; Mountain Club; camping trips; Middlebury Campus; Hepburn dormitory; chemistry; reunion; male and female relations on campus; restrictions on women; Dean of Women, Eleanor Ross; Sudetenland crisis; his writing tutor; his life's work.
HSHawkins, Louise GoveJune 2, 1995Joice Pangalila55th ReunionHawkins discusses how she found out about Middlebury; what she liked about Middlebury; starting her family; Mountain club; compulsory chapel; biology department; President Moody; town gown relations; Battell Cottage; student activities; World War II.
HSStriker, Marjorie BurdittJune 2, 1995Striker discusses how she found out about Middlebury; French courses; English literature major; hiking at Lake Dunmore; teaching English after graduation; cars on campus; student government; Women's college at Middlebury; fraternities; dating; student activities; town gown relations; jobs on campus; sorority; student professor relations; diversifying the student body; school dances; Middlebury Inn; changes in students overtime.
HSDunsmoor, NatalieJune 3, 1995Joice Pangalila60th ReunionDunsmoor discusses reunions; why she went to Middlebury; her academic challenges; Mountain club; Alumni college; the Moodys; winter carnival; scholarships; working as a waitress; what she did in her free time; sociology trips; being a teacher; Chateau; French; customs and traditions; tea dances; formals; sororities; sigma kappa; tennis; Dr. Reginald Cook; coed dorms; Pearson; Middlebury community.
HSHamlin, TalbotJune 3, 1995Joice PangalilaReunionHamlin 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; Painter Hall; drinking on campus; Almy Coggeshall; gender segregated dorms; discrimination in fraternities; lack of dining halls; Alpha sigma phi; theatre; Weybridge fire; President Moody; President Stratton; President Cyrus Hamlin; allowing women to get degrees; Hamlin Hall; what makes Middlebury unique.
HSHaerle, Rudolf1995 August 8th
Allison KirkHaerle discusses coming to Middlebury after Grad school; how he was recruited to Middlebury; his starting salary; President Stratton; recruiting students and faculty; President Armstrong; University of Chicago; sociology department; Anthropology; Olin Robison; Bob Buckeye; the King commisson; minority students; assassination of MLK; retention of Minority students; black and white relations; meeting with Minority students; tenure; student activities; Frank Fairfax; growth of faculty and student population; faculty social life; athletics; being chairman of the athletics policy committee; admissions; Nescac; NCAA.
HSLittlefield, DavidAugust 8, 1995Allison KirkLittlefield 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; trial for a woman not being reappointed; being chairman of the department of English and Drama; English major requirements; distribution requirements; required chaperones; changes in students over time; the council on humanities and publications in the state of Vermont; almost suing the college; changes under Armstrong; Olin Robison; promotion of fine arts; tenure.
HSGleason, RobertAugust 10, 1995Allison KirkGleason discusses college counseling; how he got the job; Painter hall; Warner science hall; Physics department; gender segregation at Middlebury; fraternities; Alpha sigma psi; social structure; fraternities discrimination; sororities; faculty relations; open faculty student relations; student activities; deciding his career in medicine; Grant Harnest; Doctural candidate at MIT; Chemistry department; grant proposals; research programs; jobs for Chemistry majors; becoming department chairman; becoming division chairman; President Armstrong; Dean of Science; Bruce Peterson; balancing being dean of faculty and teaching; Donald Ballou; faculty administration issues; Olin Robison; politics; President staff meetings; Steve Rockefeller; Alpha Sigma Psi drug use; recruiting minority students; student's personal issues; what makes Middlebury special.
HSAndrews, David H. August 24, 1995David Andrews' home on South StreetAndrews 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 abroad; student social groups on campus; political correctness; departments requesting for more faculty; formation of new majors; department hierachy; tenure expectations; grading norms; future of liberal arts colleges; and archaeology.
HSDay, Janice EldredgeJune 1, 1996Tom Alderman Hadley House 55th reunionDay discusses reunion; her English major; what middlebury students do after graduation; her sales experience; her husband's donation to the school; scholarships; Middlebury tuition.
HSLavenbaum, Peter????Tom AldermanLavenbaum discusses events while he was at Middlebury; the civil right act; Vietnam war; editing the newspaper; alcohol use; marijuana use; why he chose Middlebury; English major; creative writing; fraternity; "the alibi" the mill; Delta Upsilon; student social life; rushing; peace corps; teaching; working as a counselor; graduate psychology degree; college activities; town gown relations; big brother big sister program; school vs. state taxes; endowment; community tension; Middlebury's reputation; poverty program; economic makeup of students.
HSEaton, GordieJune 20, 2019Danielle Rougeau; Mike ShoenfieldDavis Family Library Eaton discusses skiing; John Bower; Hall of famers; types of skiing; jumpers; when they started being competitive; World War II; slalom races; championship events every two years; qualifying for the national team; olympics 60's; NCAA national championships; Buddy Warner; how he broke his leg; getting a concussion; skii movies; how Buddy died in the avalanche; going back to Middlebury his post graduation plans; being an olympic coach; being sponsored by the ski shop; what makes a good coach; training program; Austrian skiers; modern coaching methods; changes in the sport of skiing; Don Henderson; Sarah Radamus; what's special about Middlebury.
KBClass of 19241974Deborah Clifford and David Stameshkin50th reunionMembers of the Class of 1924 discuss why they chose Middlebury; tuition and economic status of students; the role of fraternities and sororities on campus; "neutrals" (students who were not members of Greek societies); sorority "rooms" in town; cars on campus; school spirit and pride; student housing; student supervision and chaperones; academics; student social life; dating; changes in the town of Middlebury since they were students; dances and dance cards; alcohol and Prohibition; religion on campus and going to chapel; sex on campus; town-gown relationships;Reginald "Doc" Cook is one of the interviewees
KBWright, SpencerMarch 6, 1975Deborah Cliffordn/aWright 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 Dean of Women; Elizabeth Walt Baker Kelly; meeting President Stratton as a freshman; perceptions of President Stratton on campus; fraternity parties; town-gown relations; eating at the Middlebury Inn; selling flowers on campus; relationships with faculty members; the education major; "Duke" Nelson;
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Baldwin, BrewsterMay 13, 1986Brewster discusses 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 discrepancies; promotion debates; the increasing openess in faculty and administration relations
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