History Of The American Dormitory

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Heard On The Morning Show
old UW dorm room
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections

For centuries Americans have believed in the ideology that college students should reside in dormitories. An author explains why we still think living on campus is key to socialization. And we follow the architectural evolution of residence halls.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Carla Yanni Interviewer