Guide to the Oral history interview with Charles F. Dey, 2002 March 29Manuscript DOH-8

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Guide to the Oral history interview with Charles F. Dey, 2002 March 29

Call Number:

Manuscript DOH-8

Collection Dates:

2002 March 29

Size of Collection:

4 sound cassettes (ca. 60 min. each)


Charles Dey, Associate Dean of the College and Dean of the Tucker Foundation. Oral history interview documenting his undergraduate years and career at Dartmouth College under presidents Dickey and Kemeny.

Access to Collection:


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.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection


Publication & Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The oral history of Charles Dey is comprised of audiocassette recordings and an indexed transcript of the recordings. The interview was conducted by Daniel L. Daly during March 2002. The entire interview runs for approximately three hours and forty-five minutes and covers events, programs, organizations and individuals connected with Dartmouth during his undergraduate years and during his career at the college.


Charles Dey was born on December 15, 1930 in Newark, New Jersey. He completed his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth in 1952 and following naval duty, Dey started his career as a teaching fellow and history instructor at Phillips Academy Andover before returning to Dartmouth in 1960 as Assistant Dean of the College. In 1962, he was a regional representative for the Peace Corps in the Philippine Islands as one of the Peace Corps' first in-country directors. In 1963, Dey returned to Dartmouth as Associate Dean. At this time he also established Dartmouth's A Better Chance (B.A.C) summer transition program to help minority students qualify for private secondary schools. Dey became Dean of the Tucker Foundation in 1967. He initiated local poverty programs, collaboration with a black college in Alabama and educational opportunities for Native Americans. He developed Tucker Internships in rural and inner-city communities, including establishment of a Dartmouth Learning Center in Jersey City, N.J. He left Dartmouth in 1973 to become the first head of the combined Choate School and Rosemary Hall. After retiring from Choate Rosemary Hall in 1991, Dey launched the Start On Success (SOS) program for the National Organization on Disability.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: March 2002

Transcripts and Audio Cassette Tapes

Access Restrictions

Interview open. Box contains restricted material.

Use Restrictions

Permission required from Dartmouth College for publication or reproduction.

Box Contents

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