Oral history interview with Diane and Charlie Gottlieb

GottliebCharles&Diane.pdf
GottliebDiane&CharlieAudioLog2015-08-17.pdf

Title

Oral history interview with Diane and Charlie Gottlieb

Description

Diane and Charlie Gottlieb discuss growing up in Queens and Brooklyn, and how their high school and summer camp experiences contributed to their leftist politics. They also speak of their college years, Diane in Wisconsin and Charlie in Ohio, and the impact of the Vietnam War and the peace movement. Charlie mentions the impact of the Kent State National Guard shootings. They then speak of their decision after their marriage and the birth of their child, Sasha, to move to Vermont, renting a farm in Lincoln, and setting about creating a new way of living, particularly by raising their daughter in a feminist way, and eventually settling in an urban collective in Burlington, Vermont. The bulk of the interview consists of a discussion of the mental health field in Vermont in the 1970s and the formation of Networks, Inc., a multi-disciplinary mental health agency. Diane also mentions a women's conference on Mount Philo in 1972, while Charlie speaks of men's conscious-raising gatherings, two of which were attended by Bernie Sanders.

Date

17 August 2015

Subject

Gottlieb, Diane--Interviews
Gottlieb, Charles--Interviews
Networks, Inc. (Burlington, Vt.)
Collective settlements--Vermont--Burlington
Feminism--Vermont
Peace movements--Vermont
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements--Vermont
Child rearing--Vermont
Community mental health services--Vermont
Hippies--Vermont

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-4

Interviewer

Blofson, Kate

Interviewee

Gottlieb, Diane
Gottlieb, Charles

Location

North Ferrisburgh (Vt.)

Duration

2 hr., 32 min., 52 sec.

Repository

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

Citation

“Oral history interview with Diane and Charlie Gottlieb,” Digital Vermont: A Project of the Vermont Historical Society, accessed July 16, 2018, http://digitalvermont.org/vt70s/AudioFile1970s-4.