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Title

Oral history interview with Caitlin Adair

Description

Caitlin Adair describes growing up in the Midwest, attending college at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and her involvement with the anti-war movement. She speaks of moving with her husband to New York City for two years, then seeking a more rural life in Marlboro, Vermont, where they were attracted by the rich music culture at the Marlboro Music School and Festival, and the presence of Margaret MacArthur. She also speaks of working with Dan MacArthur's construction company and of building her own home, of the sense of community in Marlboro, and of being taught old methods of rural living by her Vermont neighbors. She ends with describing the origin of the Brattleboro Food Co-op and the importance of connecting with the earth.

Date

13 July 2014

Subject

Adair, Caitlin--Interviews
Counterculture--Vermont--Marlboro
Urban-rural migration--Vermont
University of Wisconsin-Madison--Students
Marlboro Music School and Festival
Anti-war demonstrations
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements
Brattleboro Food-Coop
Self-reliant living--Vermont
Wooden-frame houses--Vermont
MacArthur, Margaret, 1928-2006

Rights

Permission to publish material from the Vermont 1970s Counterculture Project must be obtained from the Vermont Historical Society.

Format

MP3

Type

Audio File

Identifier

AudioFile1970s-13

Coverage

Marlboro (Vt.)

Interviewer

Blofson, Kate

Interviewee

Adair, Caitlin

Location

Westminster (Vt.)

Duration

1 hr., 37 min., 43 sec.

Repository

Vermont Historical Society Library, 60 Washington Street, Barre, VT 05641-4209

Citation

“Oral history interview with Caitlin Adair,” Digital Vermont: A Project of the Vermont Historical Society, accessed November 20, 2017, http://digitalvermont.org/vt70s/AudioFile1970s-13.