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In Remembrance of Anne Palamountain
A video memorial to Skidmore first lady Emerita Anne Palamountain (-2015).

In Memoriam of David H. Porter
A video remembrance of President emeritus David H. Porter (1935-2016) that is part of the College's video collection.

Vasantha Narasimhan
Vasantha Narasimhan was born in India and came to the United States in 1971 as a graduate student. In 1980, Narasimahn became a Professor of Chemistry at Skidmore. In this interview, Narasimahn discusses changes at the College such as technology…

Ralph Ciancio
In this interview, Ralph Ciancio discusses the tumultuous state Skidmore College and Saratoga Springs was in when he arrived in 1965. Over the course of his 35 year career, he saw the political activity amongst students during the Civil Rights…

Eric Weller
Eric Weller came to Skidmore College at first as a Philosophy Professor. During his time at the College, he became interested in college governance. In 1973 Weller proposed the College become coed.

Jill Sweet
Jill Sweet worked at Skidmore College as a Cultural Anthropologist who helped create the Anthropology major. During her 25 year career at Skidmore, Sweet danced with the regional ballet company and helped organize Native American Week.

Eleanor Samworth
Eleanor Samworth came to Skidmore College in 1964 to accept a Chemistry professor position.

Bob Desieno
Interview with Bob DeSieno by Eileen McAdam, Skidmore College Retiree Oral History Project, Saratoga Springs, NY, April 8, 2015.

David Porter Interview
David Porter (1935-2016), a professor emeritus of Classics, was President of Skidmore College from 1987-1999. A video celebration of his life and presidency draws on this interview.

Anne Palamountain Interview
Anne Palamountain, first lady of Skidmore College from 1965-1987 during the presidency of her husband Joseph Palamountain, was a staunch supporter of the College. In this interview she talks about her life, her career and advice she gave to students…

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