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Don McCormack

Anne Palamountain at the Cube
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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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.

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Audio doc about Moore Hall (the Pink Palace) by Dan Plumer, '16, made as part of Radio Storytelling, Spring 2015, taught by Eileen McAdam

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Barbara Stroock Kaufman '40 studied Studio Art at Skidmore College. Though she never finished her degree, Kaufman continued as a sculptor. Her art, influenced by Asian cultures, decorates Skidmore's memorial garden.

In this interview, conducted…

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An interview with Stacey Gerrish, '87, about her college days at Skidmore College. MDOCS interviewed Ms. Gerrish' grandmother on the same day. Ms. Gerrish talked about teaching a friend to drive, her work reading the news at WSPN and other…

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

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

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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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David Parra, a Skidmore College student, was born and raised in New York City. His mother immigrated to New York City from the Dominican Republic in her 20s. David spoke with Arlene Hernandez on April 4, 2016 about his experiences with education,…

Danny Valencia is a college student and route setter at The Rock Club in New Rochelle, NY living in White Plains, NY. He spoke with Sarah Coburn on April 9th, 2016 about his memories of living in and visiting Colombia and experiences of being a…

Peg Boyers and Dog
Peg Boyers is a Skidmore alumni and faculty lecturer in the English Department, as well as executive editor of Salmagundi Magazine. She spoke with Skidmore Student Sarah Coker at her home in Saratoga Springs on March 25th2016 about Cuban identity,…

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Aldo and Dennis X. are two brothers living in Long Island, New York. They are uncles of Skidmore student Alison Ungaro, and spoke with her about their experience migrating from Peru to the United States through work, education, community, religion…

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Maud Rios resides in College Point, New York and spoke to her great-niece, Skidmore student Alison Ungaro, regarding her memories and opinions of her migration from Peru to the United States, the Latinx community, the U.S. workforce, and dynamics of…
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