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John Sumner Davidson, librarian and professor at Muhlenberg College from 1940 until 1973, reflects on his experiences prior to Muhlenberg, and how he came to work at the College. Davidson chiefly discusses the Muhlenberg College library itself,…

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An oral history of Dean Anne Nugent in which she discusses her experiences and role as Dean of Women at Muhlenberg College and the effects and various opinions of coeducation coming to campus. She also discusses the political turmoil of the 1960s and…

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Katherine Van Eerde conducts an oral history with Mary Funk in which she discusses her experiences as both a math professor and librarian at Muhlenberg College. She also discusses her interests in and connections to Abraham Lincoln.

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Arthur Schmidt’s college career at Muhlenberg was interrupted by the war’s need for his service in the Army Air Force. Serving in various capacities in the Air Corps, Schmidt found active duty afforded him new opportunities to see how others lived.…

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“Bert” Levinstone ‘42, a native of Newark, NJ, reflects on his College accommodations, activities, and the profound effect Dr. Shankweiler and other science professors had on his ability to succeed in medical school. He talks about his…

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Katherine Van Eerde conducts an oral history with Dr. Harold K. Marks, retired Professor of Music and Muhlenberg alum. Marks reflects on his time as a Muhlenberg student from 1903-1907 and the College's move from the downtown Allentown campus to the…

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A native Pennsylvanian, Ray Nies embraced many American traditions including attending college, following sports teams, and supporting the country’s war efforts. His experiences during his tour as a Marine during WW II reflect those traditions in his…

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Nathan Kline, a native of Allentown, attended Muhlenberg College before distinguishing himself, at the tender age of 17, as an Air Force bombardier/navigator flying missions in the European Theatre of Operations.

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Richard E. Meyer grew up in Quincy, Illinois and, following high school graduation, applied for and was accepted into the Navy V-12 program at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. A member of the first cohort which began in July 1943, Meyer…

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A high school graduate, William Fritz, determined to become a doctor, applied for and was accepted into the Navy V-12 program. Hailing from Appleton, Wisconsin, Fritz began his first Navy assignment as a pre-med student at Muhlenberg College in…
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