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Papers of Morocco Country director Everett Woodman

Papers of Morocco Country director Everett Woodman

rom 1952 to 1954, Dr. Woodman worked in Madras, India as a cultural affairs officer for the United States Information Agency, and for an interim as acting public affairs officer for South India. For the next four years he served as an attaché at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and as director of the Educational Exchange Program under the India-U.S.A. Agreement of Public Law 48. In 1958, Dr. Woodman joined the Ford Foundation as an educational consultant to the Government of India's Ministry of Education until his appointment as president of Colby Junior College in 1962.

Papers of Morocco Country director Everett Woodman

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(1938 - 2005, bulk 1962 - 1972)
Acc. no. 1997-046 and 2003-001 through 2003-032, Coll. no. 001
Extent: 17 boxes + (approx. 9.25 linear feet)
Location: WR B
January 1998, last revision July 2005
Lianne E.H. Keary, College Archivist

The papers of Everett Milton Woodman were acquired by the Cleveland Colby Colgate Archives in the summer of 1996 by donation from Dr. Woodman. The collection is open to researchers and may be consulted by appointment. Requests to publish material from this collection must be discussed with the College Archivist.

The Cleveland Colby Colgate Archives would like to thank Dr. Everett M. Woodman for his generosity and effort in making this collection available. The Archives would also like to express its appreciation to Ruthie Mellin, Barbara Style Stevens, and Margaret Kurtz who gave many hours of their time to help bring order to this collection.

Biographical Information

Everett M. Woodman was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy, Dartmouth College (A.B.) and Boston University (Ed.D.). His first teaching position was at Colby Junior College from 1939 to 1941, when he left for military service. After three years in the Navy as a lieutenant, he returned to Colby to teach until 1946. He married Ruth Randolph (Class of 1940, Colby Junior College) in 1941 and they became the parents of four daughters: Betsy (1946-), Lee “LeeLee” (1948-), Jane (1953 - ), and Deborah (1955- ). Upon completion of his doctoral studies in 1948, Dr. Woodman taught at the University of Illinois and was appointed a Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Lyon and Strasbourg in France.

From 1952 to 1954, Dr. Woodman worked in Madras, India as a cultural affairs officer for the United States Information Agency, and for an interim as acting public affairs officer for South India. For the next four years he served as an attaché at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and as director of the Educational Exchange Program under the India-U.S.A. Agreement of Public Law 48. In 1958, Dr. Woodman joined the Ford Foundation as an educational consultant to the Government of India's Ministry of Education until his appointment as president of Colby Junior College in 1962.

As president, Woodman led the college through ten years of growth and transformation. During his term, he emphasized the importance of an international perspective on education, as evidenced by campus events such as United Nations Day and Reaching the Questioning Mind Overseas. He also sought the opinions of the college's students, faculty, and alumnae and cultivated a strong relationship with them. Dr. Woodman served as president of the American Association of Junior Colleges from 1969 to 1970 and was also active in the New Hampshire Council on World Affairs.

After leaving Colby Junior College in 1972, Dr. Woodman served as president of the Nature Conservancy in Washington, D.C. Later he was appointed director of the Peace Corps in Morocco. Colby-Sawyer College presented him with an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in May of 1995.
Scope and Content Note

The bulk of this collection concerns the years of Dr. Woodman's presidency at Colby Junior College (1962-1972). During this time, the College experienced many changes: new programs, new buildings, and new awareness of the outside world. This collection consists mostly of manuscripts and sound recordings of speeches given by Dr. Woodman at various events, in his capacity as President or expert on international affairs.

Also included is a great deal of correspondence (both official and private) with students, parents, alumnae, faculty, and staff concerning specific issues pertaining to the administration of the College.

There is some material pertaining to the situation in Vietnam at the time, through correspondence with Ellsworth Bunker (Ambassador to Vietnam and a friend of Woodman's) and accounts of the Woodmans' trip there in 1970. Correspondence from students and faculty gives a unique perspective on campus unrest and protests during the 1960s and 1970s at Colby Junior College. The controversy over comedian Dick Gregory's visit to the campus in 1968 is also well documented.

Unfortunately, some of the photographs and newsclippings are unidentified or not cited. Identifications and citations have been given whenever possible.

The audio tape recordings included in this collection were originally recorded on 1/4-inch (6 mm) tape on five or six inch reels. Fortunately, Dr. Woodman transferred most of these tapes to standard 2 1/2 inch by 4-inch cassettes.

This collection also contains 32 reels of 16 mm film, only 3 of which have been transferred to VHS and DVD. These home movie images primarily consist of Mr. Woodman's appointments in India during the 1950's and his appointment as President of Colby Junior College in the 1960s. Other images include family trips. The earliest of the films is a 1938-1939 reel of footage of Camp Wallula in New London, New Hampshire. (Woodman did not shoot this film, but is in it).

The two films pertaining to India (2003-008 and 2003-009), have content descriptions taken from the handwritten notes by Dr. Woodman. The notes were retyped and edited by Dr. Everett Woodman in 2003 in conjunction with a Media Preservation course taught at Colby-Sawyer College by Jeff Heinle. Several of Mr. Woodman's family members appear throughout the India footage, as well as their neighbors in Madras, India, the Travancore sisters: Lolitha, Padmini, and Ragini.

Some materials which have been documented elsewhere by the Cleveland Colby Colgate Archives were removed from this collection, i.e. College catalogs, yearbooks, etc. Items of this type which contain some apocryphal research value (notes in the margins of a commencement program, for example) have been retained in the collection.

Materials are arranged chronologically within each folder unless otherwise noted in the container list below. Some items are undated. In these cases, the undated material is filed first in the folder followed by those with dates.

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