Collection: Oral history interview with William Ballard.

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Oral history interview with William Ballard.

Identifier: DOH-216


The oral history interview of William Ballard is comprised of three audiocassette recordings and a tape log of the recordings. The interview was conducted by Arthur Wilson between Feb. 25, 1975 and March 6, 1975 in Hanover, NH. The entire interview runs for approximately two and a half hours. Ballard discusses the curriculum, teaching reform, faculty organization and the tensions between biology, botany and zoology departments and faculty disagreements. He describes his involvement with the Committee on Standing and Conduct, Committee Advisory to the President, Great Issues Steering Committee, and as Associate Director, the Norwich and Dresden School Boards, and the Handel Society. Dresden mentions colleagues including William Patten, Rolf Syvertsen, John H., Leland Griggs, Charles Proctor, Leon B. Richardson, Stuart Messer, Al Foley, and Hannah Croasdale. He also outlines President Hopkins' contributions including curriculum changes and alumni ties and President Dickey's role in improving the quality of the Dartmouth faculty and students as well as WWII and the impact of the GIs on courses and faculty.


  • 1975-02-25 - 1975-03-06


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


3 hours (3 sound cassettes)

5 pages (1 tape log)

Language of Materials


Formerly Known As

D.C. Hist. Phono 1176

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA