Guide to the Oral history interview with Bathsheba F. Freedman, 2007 Nov. 13Manuscript DOH-285

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Guide to the Oral history interview with Bathsheba F. Freedman, 2007 Nov. 13

Call Number:

Manuscript DOH-285

Collection Dates:

2007 Nov. 13

Size of Collection:

2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 min. each); 1 WAV file. ; Transcript: 34 p.


Bethsheba Freedman, first lady of Dartmouth and lecturer in psychology. Oral history interview documenting her career at Dartmouth.

Access to Collection:

Closed until 2023.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

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Access Restrictions

Closed until 2023.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The oral history interview with Bethsheba Freedman is comprised of audiocassette and digital recordings and a transcript of the recordings. The interview was conducted by Mary Donin on November 13, 2007. The entire interview runs for approximately 70 minutes and covers her years at Dartmouth as first lady and as a lecturer in the department of psychology.


Bathsheba Freedman majored in art history at Brandeis University and earned her PhD in human development from Bryn Mawr College. She served as the first lady of Dartmouth from 1987 to 1998 while her husband, James O. Freedman served as the fifteenth president of the College. In addition to her duties as first lady, she was a lecturer in the psychology department and volunteered many hours in serving both the Dartmouth and the Upper Valley communities.

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