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Oral history interview with Lewis J. Bressett

Identifier: DOH-124
The oral history interview of Lewis J. Bressett is composed of audiocassette recordings and a transcript of the recordings. The interview was conducted by Daniel Daily on February 22, 2002. The entire interview runs for approximately one hour and covers his childhood in Hanover, his impressions of Dartmouth, including Presidents Hopkins and Dickey, recollections about opening the Main Street diner known as Lou's, his involvement in Hanover town government and town/gown relations between Dartmouth and the town of Hanover.


  • 2002-02-22

Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


1 hour (1 sound cassette)

15 pages (1 transcript)


Lewis J. Bressett, founder and long-time owner of Lou's Restaurant in Hanover. Oral history interview documenting his life in Hanover as a business owner, active member of the town and friend and mentor to decades of students, faculty, townspeople and presidents of the College.

Interview Location

Hanover, NH.

Notes for Cataloger

518 Interviewed by Daniel Daily on February 22, 2002.

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Repository Details

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA