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Letters to his parents from Dartmouth College, 1930-09

MS-685: Richard Campen student letters
 Folder: 1, Box: 1


Contains 5 handwritten letters on the topics of arriving in Woodward Hall, meeting a Collinwood High School valedictorian who is heading to MIT on the train towards Hanover, train delays, taking the bus from White River Junction to Hanover, registration and matriculation process, measuring weights and heights, campus scenes, unpacking and furnishing his new room, scholastic aptitude test for freshmen, questions on students opinions on various issues such as religion, immortality, labor rights and more included in the test, library orientation, honor system of Baker library and items it has, opening ceremony of the college for the year 1930-1931, freshmen lectures on the topics of physical and mental fitness, curriculum and economical method of study and Dartmouth College, reception of Dartmouth Christian Association (DCA), French placement test, physical examination at College doctor’s office, comparison of his high school friends and college friends in terms of academic rigor, course drop-and-add, reason for switching from Latin to math, class schedule, receiving laundry from home, winter sports options at Dartmouth introduced by the Outing Club, chemistry course and professor Richardson, format and work load of the Industrial Society course, Thanksgiving trip ideas, asking for wall decorations, final day of Delta Alpha, freshmen stunt show before the first football game with Norwich Academy, DOC trip to Mt. Moosilauke, autobiography writing assignment for English class, cross-country work-out, Dartmouth’s victory in the football game with Norwich academy. Attached to the last letter are a Dartmouth College Football Schedule for the year 1930 and an Introductory Exercises schedule.


  • 1930-09

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