Francis Whitcomb, '47 (BardCorps)

Francis Whitcomb, '47 (BardCorps)


Download Advisor Tony Garvin _ Meeting Eleanor Roosevelt.mp3 (1.8 MB)

Download Bard beginnings _ the War.mp3 (3.0 MB)

Download Family at Bard.mp3 (4.4 MB)

Download Frederick Shafer, Adolf Sturmthal, Ted Sottery.mp3 (1.2 MB)

Download Friends in the Class of '47.mp3 (3.0 MB)

Download Greek Life at Bard.mp3 (2.4 MB)

Download Misc. Stories.mp3 (2.5 MB)

Download Play at Vassar.mp3 (3.4 MB)

Download Pre-War Campus Politics.mp3 (1.9 MB)

Download Prof Lyford Edwards.mp3 (3.5 MB)

Download Prof William 'Uncle Willy' Frauenfelder & the Annandale Inn.mp3 (1.3 MB)

Download Remarks about the College Today.mp3 (1.2 MB)

Download Return after the War (Winter '46).mp3 (1.1 MB)

Download Senior Thesis.mp3 (2.0 MB)

Download Waiting at Preston Dining Hall.mp3 (1.1 MB)

Download Women at Bard.mp3 (2.6 MB)

Download Zabriskies & the Pool.mp3 (989 KB)

Interviewee Role


Significant Quote

"[Tony Garvin] was my adviser in American History, and advised me on my senior project about my great grandfather...He must have been high in social circles...and my senior year he was having a garden party in Rhinebeck, and he comes up to me and he says, 'Frank I want you to meet Mrs. Roosevelt.'"


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Class Year


Academic Program

Historical Studies


Helene Tieger '85 & Jane Brien '89


St. Stephen's College; James Whitcomb [class of] 1914; David Whitcomb, [class of] 1939; Whitney-Hale Whitcomb, Paul Whitcomb, [class of] 1927; Kappa Gamma Chi; France; Cairo; Egypt; Johnny Bishop, [class of] 1947; Frederick Q. Shafer, [class of] 1937; Adolf Sturmthal; Ted Sottery; Tony Garvin; Eleanor Roosevelt; Arnold Davis, [class of] 1944; Hunter College; Tivoli, New York; Red Hook, New York; Rhinebeck, New York; Barrytown, New York; Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; Vassar College; Bernard 'Bernie' Baker, [class of] 1948; David Stevens; Paul Marsen; Holly Flannigan-Davis; Phoenix (play)


West Glover, Vermont

Interview Date


Interview Duration

01h : 02m : 31s

Francis Whitcomb, '47 (BardCorps)