Guide to the Oral history interview with Reginald H. Dodds, 2001 May 19 - 2001 May 20Manuscript DOH-9

Introduction to the Collection

The oral history interview of Reginald Harcourt Dodds is comprised of audiocassette recordings and an indexed transcript of the recordings. The interview was conducted by Chris Burns during May 2001. The entire interview runs for approximately ten hours and covers his undergraduate experiences and his life as a fraternity brother and an involved student. Mr. Dodds describes the life of a Black Dartmouth student in the 1950s when the number of minorities on campus was very limited. He was the first African-American elected to the Board of Trustees and discusses the challenges facing the Board during his tenure, including the impact of coeducation, year-round operation and the election of David McLaughlin.

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