Oral History Interview with John Halsted

Interview by Doug C. Wilson on Oct. 18, 2002

John B. Halsted, former professor of history; interview by Doug Wilson, former editor of Amherst magazine and secretary of public affairs.


John B. Halsted, the college's Henry Winkley Professor of History, emeritus, retired from the faculty in 1987 after 45 years of teaching at Amherst. As a scholar and as a teacher, he was doing interdisciplinary work long before it became common, starting with the college's "new" curriculum of the fifties.

Doug 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.

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