Seymour, Thaddeus, 1928-2019
- Existence: 1928 - 2019
Thaddeus Seymour was born on June 29, 1928 in New York, NY. He attended Princeton and the University of California at Berkley as an undergraduate. From there, he went to the University of North Carolina, studied 18th century English literature, and received his master’s degree and Ph.D. Seymour began his academic career in 1954 as an English professor at Dartmouth, and five years later became Dean of the College. He left Dartmouth in 1969 to become president of Wabash College. From 1978 to 1990 he was president of Rollins College. Seymour died on October 26, 2019.
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Overview Mary Seymour, daughter of Dean of the College Thaddeus Seymour. Consists of four cassette tapes and transcripts containing oral history interviews conducted by Mary Seymour on the student takeover of Pankhurst Hall at Dartmouth College on May 6, 1969.
Content Description Thaddeus Seymour, Dean of Dartmouth College, 1959-1969, and English professor at Dartmouth, 1954-1959. Oral history interview documenting his career at Dartmouth, including his experiences with campus unrest during the Vietnam War. Seymour discusses the controversy surrounding the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) at Dartmouth; student anti-war protests, particularly those led by Students for a Democratic Society (SDS); and the occupation of Parkhurst Hall in 1969 by student anti-war...
Scope and Contents The oral history interview of Thaddeus Seymour is comprised of four audiocassette recordings and a tape log of the recordings. The interview was conducted by Jere Daniell between June 7, 1977 and June 9, 1977 in Hanover, NH. The entire interview runs for approximately four hours.