Interview Participants

Interviewee: Charles H. Glatfelter, Emeritus Professor of History & Dean of the College, Gettysburg College

Interviewer: Michael J. Birkner, Benjamin Franklin Professor of the Liberal Arts & Professor of History, Gettysburg College

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In an interview on November 15, 2002 conducted by Michael J. Birkner, Charles H. Glatfelter discusses his experience at Gettysburg College in the 1950's and 60's as a professor of History and Dean of the College. In particular, he describes the process of establishing an honor's system at the college, faculty sabbaticals, athletics, and his role in shaping the faculty during his deanship. Finally, he discusses the development of the History Department.

Length of Interview: 94 minutes

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