Interview Participants

Interviewee: Dorothy Bloom (Dottie Bloom), wife of Robert L. Bloom, Professor of History, Gettysburg College

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

Document Type

Oral History


Dorothy Bloom, wife of Robert Bloom, a professor of history at Gettysburg College, was interviewed on May 28, 1993 by Michael Birkner about her experience as a spouse of a faculty member from 1949 to 1981. She discusses other faculty members and administrators at the time, her husband's work and the events they participated in on campus.

Length of Interview: 91 minutes

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Interview Date


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