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  • Collection: Vermont 1970s Counterculture Project Oral Histories

Oral history interview with Lee and Bob Light

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Lee and Bob Light describe their background in New Jersey and marriage in 1962 when Lee graduated from high school. They speak of how involvement in the anti-war movement and other influences resulted in their decision move to Plainfield, Vermont, in…

Oral history interview with Peggy Day and Dennis Gibson

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Dennis Gibson discusses growing up in New Jersey, his brief attendance at Lehigh University, dropping out to work as a crane mechanic on the Hoboken docks, and drawing a high number in the draft lottery and therefore not being required to serve in…

Oral history interview with Lucie Malinski

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Lucie Malinski speaks of growing up in Springfield, Vermont in the 1960s, how she was affected by the Cold War, Kennedy's assassination, the Civil Rights Movements, the Vietnam War, the impact of television, and how that contrasted with her parents'…

Oral history interview with Charles Martin

MartinCharles.pdf
Charles Martin describes growing up in an Anabaptist tradition in Hershey, Pennsylvania and his rebellious decision to attend Norwich University, a military university, in 1964. He discusses his changed perspectives about the Vietnam War and also…

Oral history interview with Marc Estrin

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Marc Estrin discusses his transition from studying microbiology to theater, and describes working as theater director of the San Francisco Actors Workshop in 1965 and in political theater in Washington D.C until 1969. He speaks of living in an urban…

Oral history interview with Michael Hurley

HurleyMichael.pdf
Michael Hurley talks of his nomadic life, beginning in his childhood as the son of a salesman, and continuing in the 1970s as he traveled between Boston and northern Vermont, where he was often able to live rent free in empty farmhouses. He also…

Oral history interview with John Douglas

DouglasJohn.pdf
John Douglas discusses his privileged background, buying a farm in Putney, Vermont, meeting Robert Kramer, and becoming involved in the filming of "People's War" in Vietnam. He talks of the Newsreel Collective in Putney (later called Red Clover) and…

Oral history interview with Elka Schumann

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Elka Schumann speaks of her early childhood in the Soviet Union, her family’s departure to New York City in advance of the German occupation of the Soviet Union in 1941, and, after the war, living in Berlin, Germany where her father, John Scott,…

Oral history interview with Bridget Downey-Meyer

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Bridget Downey-Meyer speaks of dropping out of the University of Vermont in 1966, becoming a single mother, joining Libby Albright in working with draft resisters at the Mount Philo Inn in Charlotte, Vermont in 1969, and of Stewart and Susan Meacham.…

Oral history interview with Howard Freed

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Howard Freed speaks of growing up in Manhattan, having civil rights activist Bob Moses as a math teacher, fighting his father about going to Mississippi for Freedom Summer, and his medical education, particularly transferring from Cornell to Mount…