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Oral history interview with Margaret Huling Bonz

Identifier: DOH-4

  • Staff Only


Margaret H. Bonz, Dartmouth College Dean of Freshmen, and Affirmative Action Officer. Oral history interview documenting her career at Dartmouth College under presidents John Kemeny and David McLaughlin. The interview begins with the state of the affirmative action initiative upon Bonz’s selection as the first full-time affirmative action oficer, as well as her approach to the role, policy changes she enacted, and the challenges she faced. In particular, she covers her work creating the first personnel grievance procedures and the first salary equity review for the college as affirmative action officer of the college. The interview also covers her work with women and minorities, both faculty and students. The interview moves to Bonz’s service as Dean of Freshman, detailing her overhaul of the first-year orientation week, increasing first year residential oversight, and attempts to change social culture on campus. The interview ends with Bonz’s service on the Committee on Standards, and descriptions of her relationships with Kemeny and McLaughlin. Interviewed by Mary Donin on two occasions in October, 2002 in Hanover, N.H.


  • 2002-10-21 - 2002-10-31


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


4 hours (4 sound cassettes)

83 pages (1 transcript)

Language of Materials


Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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