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Interview with William D. Geoghegan

Identifier: M194.3 G465

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Scope and Contents

Typescript transcription of a recorded interview conducted August 1-3, 2007. The interview, recorded when Geoghegan was eighty-five years old, tells his personal and professional life story. Geoghegan's family history, childhood, education, family life and career as a Bowdoin professor are included, as well as his founding of the Jung Seminar and Jung Center, and his retirement


  • Creation: 2007

Language of Materials

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

Gift;Libby Van Cleve;2009

Biographical / Historical

William Davidson Geoghegan was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on July 16, 1922. After being graduated from Yale University in 1943 he received a Master of Divinity degree from Drew Theological Seminary in 1945, and a Doctorate from Columbia and Union Theological Seminary in 1951. Geoghegan came to Bowdoin in 1954 as assistant professor of religion, rose to associate professor in 1962 and full professor in 1966. He retired as professor of religion emeritus in 1994. In addition to being an educator and author, Geoghegan founded the Bowdoin College Jung Seminar and was a founding member of the Brunswick Jung Center. In 1946 he married Sarah Elizabeth (Betty) Phelps, and they had four children: Grace, Andrew, Emily, and William Davidson II


.1 Linear Feet (147 leaves)

Existence and Location of Copies

Audio recording of interview available on six CDs

Existence and Location of Copies

Electronic text version of typescript available


Part of the Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection in the Bowdoin College Special Collections & Archives

Finding Aid for the Interview with William D. Geoghegan /by Libby Van Cleve,2007
Finding aid prepared by MarcEdit.
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Repository Details

Part of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011 Repository

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