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Folger, Joseph Butler, 1898-1981

 

Biography

Joseph Folger was born on Dec. 14, 1898 in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1921 and in the same year was hired by the college as a member of the Romance Language Department, serving as department chairman from 1938-1942. He retired as Professor of Spanish Emeritus in 1965. He died in Nantucket, Mass. in 1981.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Oral history interview with Joseph Folger.

DOH-227
 Collection
Identifier: DOH-227
Scope and Contents

The oral history interview of Joseph Folger is comprised of one audiocassette recording and a tape log of the recording. The interview was conducted by Arthur Wilson on Oct. 9, 1975 in Nantucket, Mass. The entire interview runs for approximately one hour. Professor Folger describes the Romance Languages Department, correcting papers and preparing lessons, and the impact of WWII on language instruction. He describes aspects of President Dickey's administration and Great Issues.