Collection: Oral history interview with Alexander Laing.

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Oral history interview with Alexander Laing.

Identifier: DOH-236


The oral history interview of Alexander Laing is comprised of three audiocassette recordings and a tape log of the recordings. The interview was conducted by Arthur Wilson on Nov. 4 and 8, 1974 in Hanover, NH. The entire interview runs for approximately three hours. Laing talks about the Evolution and Citizenshp Course and the Great Issues and Public Affairs Lab. He also discusses hazing, the "football fight" and The Tower. He talks about Senior Societies suchas the Pleiad and the Round Robin. He also mentions "The Arts" society and the starting of the program. He speaks of conflict within the English Department, Hopkins and Intellectual freedom, his association with Baker Library, Bill McArter, Rick Heneage, Allen Adams, and the Baker Library Educational Advisor. He speaks of the firing of Commander Bullis and his relation with Nathaniel Goodrich. He also talks about WWII, the American Defense Dartmouth Group, the POlitical Action Group, Spanish Civil War, Americans United for World Organization, and McCarthyism. He discusses the Thursday Poets, Hopkins, and the Jewish quota controversy. He also expresses discontent in faculty over method of selection of new Presidents and assesses Dickey's presidency.


  • 1974-11-04 - 1974-11-08


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


3 hours (3 sound cassettes)

7 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