Dinner Talk

Chantel talked about her upbringing as a child, how important family is, and the valuable lessons she’s learned over the years.

Bess Robinson Alpaugh: A Legacy

My grandmother answers various questions regarding her childhood in Montana, the grief of losing her husband, and raising six children all in her own.

In Your Own Words with Kyle Dudley

Originally a celebration of Black History Month, February 2018, Middlebury College’s Davis Family Library initiated a series of oral interviews, “In Your Own Words.” In them, Literatures & Cultures Librarian Katrina Spencer engages members of the community who trace their...

Steve Sparr interview #1

We are in Ariella’s apartment and we open up the interview with questions about Steve’s grandparents. This interview focuses on Steve’s humble beginnings. Enjoy!

Grandma Sonia

I talk to my grandmother about her life growing up in New York, getting married and moving to Florida, raising 4 kids and working a full time job.

“I knew I was on dangerous ground:” Two men working to tell the story of a lifetime.

Fred and Craig talk about their five-year project to write Fred’s life story, a story with roots in the South during the Great Depression, and stops in the Army, the prize-fighting world, Harlem, Sing-Sing Prison, and Washington DC.