Collection: Oral history interview with Churchill Lathrop.

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Oral history interview with Churchill Lathrop.

Identifier: DOH-237


The oral history interview of Churchill Lathrop is comprised of six audiocassette recordings and a tape log of the recordings. The interview was conducted by Arthur Wilson on Feb. 21, 28 and March 6, 1975 in Hanover, NH. The entire interview runs for approximately five and a half hours. Lathrop describes the curriculum and building renaissance of Dartmouth in the 1920s, along with the problems of faculty salary. He talks about the Dartmouth Eye Institute and the experiments they performed. He assesses President Hopkins' presidency; his support for the Art Department, Town and Gown relations, and also assess Dickey's presidency: raises for faculty, support of the Art Department and the Great Issues Courses. He talks about the origin of Carpenter Hall, the mantelpiece, early exhibitions and gifts and acquisitions regarding Carpenter Hall. He also talks extensively about the Orozco Murals, the politicking for the murals, Artemas Packard, and Lewis Mumford. He also mentions the Hopkins Center, the Amsden Committtee on Art, and his memories of Rocky's Senior Fellowship and Nelson Rockefeller. He also mentions Sidney Hayward, Frank P. Carpenter, Jose Clemente Orozco, George Zug, the Hovey Grill Murals, and Lewis.


  • 1975-02-21 - 1975-03-06


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


6 hours (6 sound cassettes)

8 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