Collection: Oral history interview with Ralph Burns.

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Oral history interview with Ralph Burns.

Identifier: DOH-219


The oral history interview of Ralph Burns is comprised of two audiocassette recordings and a tape log of the recordings. The interview was conducted by Arthur Wilson on Dec. 11, 1974 in Hanover, NH. The entire interview runs for approximately two hours. Professor Burns describes the academic opposition to instruction of education and teaching education at Dartmouth. He also describes his colleagues in the department: George Scott, Bill Geiger, Louis Benezet, Frances Childs, and Don Morrisson. Professor Burns relates the tensions within the department and those between President Hopkins and Arthur Wright. He tells of attempts to eliminate the Education Department.


  • 1974-12-11


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


2 hours (2 sound cassettes)

3 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