Guide to the Oral history interview with George H. Colton, 1997Manuscript DOH-6

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Guide to the Oral history interview with George H. Colton, 1997

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Manuscript DOH-6

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Size of Collection:

2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 min. each)


George Colton, Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development at Dartmouth. Oral history interview documenting his undergraduate years and 36-year career at Dartmouth.

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Use & Access

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Publication & Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The oral history interview of George Colton is comprised of audiocassette recordings and an indexed transcript of the recordings. The interview was conducted by Jane L. Carroll in February 1997. The entire interview runs for approximately two hours and covers his undergraduate years at the college as well as the administrations of John Dickey and John Kemeny, and his work in the alumni and development office. Mr. Colton discussed various fundraising programs, and the effect that certain events had on fundraising, such as the 1970's oil crisis, coeducation, the Indian Symbol debate, the diversification of the student body and the emerging of the Dartmouth Review.


George H. Colton was born on December 9, 1914 in Springfield, Massachusetts and received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth in 1935. He returned to Dartmouth in 1945 to help run the Alumni Fund and the class gifts committee. Colton retired after 36 years at the College with the title of vice president, alumni affairs and development. He died on July 26, 2007.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1

Transcripts and Audio Cassette Tapes

Access Restrictions

Interview open. Box contains restricted material.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

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