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Janice Denton

Janice Denton was interviewed by Richard Fink on July 23, 2007.  Excerpts from the interview are below. Copies of the interview on DVD are in the open stack video collection of the Frost Library for borrowing, and are available for viewing in Archives and Special Collections or for purchase on request.

Janice C. Denton accompanied her husband to Amherst in 1964 when he accepted a position as a professor in the Mathematics Department at Amherst College.  During her tenure she worked as a Science Library Assistant, Circulation Assistant, and Interlibrary Loan Assistant.  Janice had a key role in the development of the Black Cultural Center Library and was instrumental in bringing a major endowed fund to the Library for the purchase of books.  She was honored with an all-campus reception upon her retirement in 1998.

Richard Fink arrived at Amherst in 1964 and was the George H. Corey Professor of Chemistry before his retirement in 2007.  He served as Dean of the Faculty 1983-1988.

  • Denton discusses her youth in the South:
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  • Denton describes the Black student protests involving the library:
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  • Denton talks about the Janice Denton Book Fund:
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