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John B. Halsted H1966

John Halsted was interviewed by Doug Wilson on October 18, 2002. 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 .

John B. Halsted , the College's Henry Winkley Professor of History, Emeritus, retired from the faculty in 1987 after forty-five years of teaching at Amherst.  As a scholar and a teacher, he was doing interdisciplinary work long before it became common, starting with the College's "new" curriculum of the 1950s.

Douglas C. Wilson , Class of 1962, joined Amherst as secretary for public affairs in 1977.  He was editor of the College's alumni magazine for twenty-five years and was the author of several books and many articles on the  history of Amherst College.

  • Halsted describes Amherst faculty social customs prior to the 1960s:
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  • Halsted talks about changes in teaching history at Amherst:
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  • Halsted describes the phased retirement program:
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