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Letters to his parents from Dartmouth College, 1932-01

MS-685: Richard Campen student letters
 Folder: 19, Box: 1
Contains 7 handwritten letters on the topic of feeling rejuvenated after spending the winter break with his parents, joining Pi Lambda Phi fraternity, concerns about fraternity due as he is uncertain whether he will return to Dartmouth next year, conversation on fraternity due with the brothers, train ride back to Hanover, his class schedule of the term, his speech on the topic of the Depression for his public speaking course, large-scale sales at stores in Hanover, receiving a check from his father, disappearance of snow after an exceptionally warm day, his opinions and analysis on the Great Depression, how to operate business and economy, Zoology professor bringing a six-foot octopus to the class, reading the book titled “Sweepings”, guest speaker T. Z. Koo’s speech on Manchuria and World Peace, a Wall Street business man C. J. Revere’s speech on economic aspects of prohibition, asking his parents to send him the book titled “General Chemistry”, shopping anniversary gift for Ruth and Stan, studying for psychology exam in the tower room, Dartmouth-Princeton basketball game, taking care of his hair, reading the book titled “End of Roaming”, enclosing an endowment blank of Pilam to the letter, sending out invitations for a party, reading period, psychology exam, psychological topics he has been studying this term, watching the movie “Private Lives”, sending books home, lack of snow in the region, women that he’s been interested in and ones he’s been exchanging letters, catching up with letter exchange after the exam, economics exam, receiving stationery supply from home, writing a letter to the head of psychology department to suggest way to improve exams, skating, watching movie with his date at the Nugget theatre, enclosing the response from the head of the psychology department, receiving letters from a girl, Jane, he spent the vacation with, dismissing his mother’s concern that he had a terrible vacation, excerpts from the letter he received from Jane, watching the show “Gaurdsman”, satisfaction with his decision to change roommates this year, interest in inviting his family for winter carnival and logistical difficulties of having family over for winter carnival.


  • 1932-01

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