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Elizabeth Lee Agosto oral history interview

Identifier: DOH-413

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The oral history interview of Elizabeth Lee Agosto is comprised of two WAV files and a transcript of the recording. The interview was conducted by Mary Donin on November 19, 2012. The entire interview runs for approximately an hour and thirty-seven minutes and covers her peripatetic childhood as a self-described "army brat" and difficult transition to Dartmouth as a lower class, first generation college student. She discusses the struggle of working up to 50 hours a week in order to cover the costs of attending Dartmouth, ongoing struggles with the financial aid office, and eventually her role as a student activist for Latino/a and socio-economic justice causes. She names Lisa Thum, Holly Sateia, Brenda Goupee, Amy Mcneill, and Mark Hoffman as college employees who helped her find a sense of community and also touches upon President Jim Wright's attempt to change the social atmosphere with the Student Life Initiative. She goes on to describe her employment at a consulting firm after graduation and how she ended up back at Dartmouth, again working for the Collis Center, eventually as its Associate Director. She discusses the many roles that she played during this time and the development of the First-Year Student Engagement Program with Samantha Ivery, leading into how she came to hold her position as Special Assistant to Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson. Also of note are her comments on student life and the role of the College in funding programming beyond academics and her experience as an employee of the College at her 10 year reunion.


  • 2012-11-19


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Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


472.2 MB (2 WAV files)

43 pages (1 transcript)

Language of Materials


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Elizabeth Lee Agosto, Class of 2001, Associate Director of the Collis Center for Student Involvement and Special Assistant to Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson. Oral history interview documenting her undergraduate experience and career at Dartmouth College.

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