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Theodore Greene 1943

Theodore Greene was interviewed by Hugh D. Hawkins  on February 2, 2000.  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

Theodore P. Greene , Class of 1943, came to Amherst in 1952 to teach courses in American colonial, social, intellectual, frontier and diplomatic history.  In 1974, Greene chaired one of the committees studying coeducation at Amherst, and wrote a 76-page final report of its findings.  He demonstrated for civil rights legislation in the 1960s and against the Vietnam War in the 1970s.  He retired in 1989 as the Winthrop H. Smith Professor of History and American Studies, Emeritus.

Hugh D. Hawkins was the Anson D. Moore Professor of History and American Studies upon his retirement from the faculty in 2000 after forty-three years of teaching at Amherst.  In 1976 he was the principal architect of the first-year introduction to Liberal Studies curriculum and helped build both the history and American studies departments.

  • Greene describes the hey day of fraternities at Amherst:
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  • Greene talks about Amherst President Stanley King:
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  • Greene talks about the beginnings of co-education at Amherst:
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