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Oral history interview with Thaddeus Seymour

Identifier: DOH-451


Thaddeus Seymour, Dean of Dartmouth College, 1959-1969, and English professor at Dartmouth, 1954-1959. Oral history interview documenting his career at Dartmouth, including his experiences with campus unrest during the Vietnam War. Seymour discusses the controversy surrounding the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) at Dartmouth; student anti-war protests, particularly those led by Students for a Democratic Society (SDS); and the occupation of Parkhurst Hall in 1969 by student anti-war activists. He describes his physical removal from the building during the protest and the management of the crisis by President John S. Dickey, Class of 1929. Seymour also details the commencement of 1969 and the address given by Nelson A. Rockefeller, Class of 1930.


  • 2015-05-13
  • 2015-05-27
  • 2015-06-03
  • 2015-06-12


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


2.57 GB (1 WAV file)

79 pages (1 transcript)

Language of Materials



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