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Collection Details


Collection Name: Pitkin Oral History Project
Repository Name: Vermont Historical Society. Library [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Barre, Vermont, United States
URL: http://www.vermonthistory.org/arccat/findaid/welsh.htm
Dates Spanned: 1975-1980
Description: This collection consists of 93 oral history tapes collected by Priscilla Holden (Backus) “Puss” Welsh (1924-1998) as part of her research into the history of Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont, especially concerning the contributions of founding president Royce Stanley “Tim” Pitkin (1901-1986). The project was part of Welsh’s work at the Adult Degree Program at Goddard College. Welsh apparently intended to later write a full-scale biography of Pitkin, but her sudden death in 1998 intervened. Members of her family donated the taped interviews and some related papers to the Vermont Historical Society shortly after her death. The bulk of the collection, 92 cassette tapes, is stored with the Society’s miscellaneous audiotapes; one reel of tape is stored with the Society’s reel-to-reel tapes; and one folder of written material is stored in MSA 189.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 93
Broad Subjects: Biography; Communities; Education
ASP Subjects: College administrators; Education, Higher; Goddard College, Plainfield, VT; Goddard College--History; Oral history; Plainfield, VT; United States; Vermont
Collection Code: OHC0004684