Mariah Pfeiffer

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number



Judith Marden was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Her father, George Fred Marden, was an electrical engineer, and her mother, Lucy Chittick Marden was a teacher. Judith entered Bates College in 1962, where she majored in English and was very active in the Outing Club. In 1966 she graduated from Bates and went on to Boston University to attend the School of Public Communications and Journalism. Judith came back to Maine and worked as a teacher at Kent's Hill for two years. Her first job at Bates College was working in the newly formed development office. At Bates, she has also been business manager, the first Director of Special Projects, and the first Director of Personnel. She also worked with former college president Hedley Reynolds for many years. She played a major role in developing such things as the summer program at Bates and a student-led employment office, and continues to be involved with maintaining the Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area.

Scope and Content Note

This interview covers her student years at Bates as well as the various positions she has held as a member of the Bates staff. Includes information on campus life and culture; her involvement and activities with the Outing Club, both as a student and advisor; and her work with the Land for Maine's Future program and the Androscoggin Land Trust.

Use Restrictions

Copyright Bates College. This transcript is provided for individual Research Purposes Only; for all other uses, including publication, reproduction and quotation beyond fair use, permission must be obtained in writing from: The Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College, 70 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240-6018.