Collection: Oral history interview with Robert McKennan.

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Oral history interview with Robert McKennan.

Identifier: DOH-239


The oral history interview of Robert McKennan is comprised of three audiocassette recordings and a tape log of the recordings. The interview was conducted by Arthur Wilson on Dec. 3, 1974. The entire interview runs for approximately two and a half hours. Professor McKennan describes how undergraduate life was in the 1920s, and the nature of the "Problems of Citizenship Course." He speaks of tensions in the Sociology Department between the young and old sociologists, the relations between the Museum and the faculty and the problems with the Museum. He talks about the development and recruitment of the Anthropology Department; he also talks about the Northern Studies Program, its origins, and collapse. He describes the arrival of Vilhjalmur Stefansson and the Stefansson library, and the origins of CRREL. He also talks about decisions made at Dartmouth regarding issues like coeducation and professionalization. Lastly, he compares the administration of John Sloan Dickey to Ernest M. Hopkins.


  • 1974-12-03


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Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


3 hours (3 sound cassettes)

4 pages (1 tape log)

Language of Materials


Formerly Known As

D.C. Hist. Phono 1176

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

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