Interviews tagged "Protest/Antiwar Activism "

  • Oral History Interview with Jeff Hinman

    Hinman, Jeffrey H. Dartmouth College Class of ’68. Oral history interview documenting his experiences growing up in Rome, New York, near Fort Stanwix; living among military personnel; the ROTC protests in Dartmouth; getting drafted into the US Army; his time at Fort Dix; rejecting military pressure to buy Savings Bonds; his service as an infantryman in the 3rd Brigade of the 82nd Airborne in Vietnam, then as an photographer/correspondent in the 25th Infantry Division; his receipt of a "Congressional Inquiry" regarding his suitability for infantry service; racial relations within his infantry company, and the predominantly African-American mortar platoon; interactions with local Vietnamese in villages; experiencing little war action but learning about U.S. soldiers hurting themselves through their own military mistakes; watching the interrogation and waterboarding of a NVA/VC soldier; being ordered to photograph dead enemy soldiers; service as an assistant battalion legal clerk at Fort Carson; coming home from the war and his experiences with the Veterans Reading Group.
  • Oral History Interview with David Green

    Green, David Interview Abstract 1. Childhood in Baltimore 2. Sports and Activism at Dartmouth 3. The Parkhurst Takeover 4. Jail Time and Expulsion 5. Continued Activism in Maryland and Cuba 6. Life and Career After College
  • Oral History Interview with Gene Garthwaite

    Gene R Garthwaite, Professor of History and Middle Eastern Studies at Dartmouth College. St. Olaf College Class of 1955. At St. Olaf, Garthwaite majored in English, was the feature editor of the college newspaper, and served in ROTC [Reserve Officers’ Training Corps]. He married after going into the Air Force. After flying B-47s over the Soviet Union, he was awarded a Wilson Fellowship and enrolled in University of Chicago to obtain his Ph.D in English literature. After a year and a half, he delayed taking his prelims to go on an archaeological dig to Iran. Upon returning, he found a job in the management division of Aerojet General [Corporation] in Sacramento, California. He then transferred fields, and schools, and went to study Middle Eastern studies at UCLA [University of California, Los Angeles] to complete his Ph.D. He began to work at Dartmouth College in 1968, upon completion of his doctorate. He was part of a younger, liberal group of professors which formed to socialize and discuss the Vietnam war, and other issues such as civil rights. Garthwaite discusses the campus’ climate and how it changed, the admittance of women into Dartmouth, as well as Anti-war protests such as the Parkhurst sit-in in 1969. He participated in sit-ins and protests around civil rights and the war, and discusses those events as well.
  • Oral History Interview with Justin Frank

    Frank, Justin Interview Abstract 1. Early Childhood and Political Consciousness in California 2. Undergraduate Education 3. Med School and Early Activism in Louisville 4. Securing Conscientious Objector Status 5. C.O. Status and Faith, Patriotism 6. Political Engagement and Writing Career in Adulthood
  • Oral History Interview with David Dawley

    Long history of patriotism and military service on his fathers side of the family. Dates back to 1635 in New England. Growing up in Gardner Ma, diversity in town – Applying to Dartmouth Choate dorms Freshmen beanies Coxswain crew Freshmen teams vs varsity teams President of Dartmouth rowing club Beta Happy as all male school – all male campus culture Coached freshman crew as a student Undergraduate Judiciary Committee ROTC freshman year only Lived in Casque & Gauntlet Didn’t know what to do after college so joined peace corps Honduras New Mexico for training Honduras – setup a clinic – went to Caribbean to setup a track & field event for kids Organized student protests while at Michigan Marched in Belzoni Mississippi Freedom Now movement to Black Power movement - At the event in Greenwood Mississippi Got in touch with PBS Eyes on the Prize series – they wanted to know about transition to Black Power – only white witness they could find Protesting the war Dinner with McNamamara Worked for Warren Wiggins in Chicago Wrote a book about the Vice Lords Got a grant from Rockefeller Foundation to improve life with Vice Lords Returned to Mass and began working for the state/governor Worked at Dartmouth in development office Guilt of not going
  • Oral History Interview with John Brelsford

    Brelsford, John Interview Abstract 1. Early Childhood and Adolescence 2. Coming to Dartmouth and Academic Acclimation 3. Joining SDS and Protesting Guest Speakers 4. Growing Anti-ROTC Sentiment at Dartmouth 5. SDS Demands leading to Parkhurst Takeover 6. Staging the Takeover and Public Opinion 7. Removal from Parkhurst and Sentencing 8. Time Spent in Prison 9. Next Year at Dartmouth and Dropping Out 10. Jobs and Education After Dartmouth 11. Family Life and Current Pastimes
  • Oral History Interview with Colin Blaydon

    Professor Colin C. Blaydon. Oral history interview for the Dartmouth Vietnam Project. Professor Blaydon describes growing up in Newport News, Virginia as the son of a Naval architect and engineer. Blaydon discusses his school experience, race relations, and segregation in Virginia during his childhood. Blaydon describes attending the United States Military Academy at West Point. He shares that West Point was a difficult experience and was able to transfer to University of Virginia as a member of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). Blaydon discusses being commissioned in the Army Corps of Engineers after graduation, however, he attended Harvard University for graduate school and did not go into active duty until 1966 after he completed graduate school. He shares his experience at Harvard studying modern control theory and later received his Ph.D. in applied mathematics. He was commissioned by the Atomic Energy Commission for a nuclear technology fellowship. Blaydon shares how he was able to use his Ph.D. work while on active duty. He describes meeting Alain C. Enthoven after a class at Harvard and as a result of their conversation, Blaydon describes how he was assigned to Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara’s staff. He details his involvement with Army intelligence during the Vietnam War. Specifically his work with drone technology. He describes being sent to the strategic target operations center at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. Professor Blaydon describes returning from Vietnam and working in academia. He worked at Harvard Business School as an Assistant Professor teaching quantitative analysis and finance. He discusses the climate on campus after the war and the difference between graduate and undergraduate student attitudes towards the Vietnam War. He details the events of the Kent State shooting and Harvard’s decision to suspend classes and remove the ROTC from campus. Blaydon describes his involvement with Vietnamese resettlement in the United States after the war. He discusses his career as the Dean of the Tuck School of Business and describes the Tuck School’s participation in establishing a business school for the Vietnam National University during the 1990s. He describes the kind reception of the American’s received in Vietnam during this time.
  • Oral History Interview with Peter Bien

    Bien, Peter Interview Abstract 1. Early Childhood in Queens and Education at Deerfield 2. Transferring from Harvard to Haverford 3. Introduction to Quakerism 4. Obtaining CO Status 5. Return to Europe and Marriage 6. PhD at Columbia and Coming to Dartmouth 7. Campus Atmosphere in the Sixties 8. Debating ROTC Programs at Dartmouth 9. SDS and the Parkhurst Occupation 10. Reactions to the Occupation: Personally, in the Quaker Community, on Campus
  • Oral History Interview with Paul Beach

    Beach, Paul Interview Abstract: 1. Childhood and Adolescence in Pennsylvania 2. Coming to Dartmouth 3. Budding Political Consciousness on Campus 4. Post-Grad Anti-War and Labor Activism 5. Arrest and Time in Prison 6. Medical Career and Final Thoughts
  • Oral History Interview with David Barton

    David P. Barton. Class of 1966. Oral history interview for the Dartmouth Vietnam Project. Barton describes growing up in Silver Spring, Maryland. Barton shares that he attended Dartmouth because his brother was a student when he applied. He describes being very interested in sports as a child and continued playing tennis as a student at Dartmouth. He also discusses his involvement in the Dartmouth Christian Union, Delta Upsilon fraternity, Cask and Gauntlet, and the foreign study abroad program in France his junior and senior years. He describes his involvement with anti-Vietnam War activism on campus with events such as film screenings and teach-ins. Barton describes a breakfast he shared with Malcolm X when he was living in Cutter Hall at Dartmouth. Barton discusses his experience as a teaching fellow at Philips Andover Academy and as a graduate student at John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He explains how he became involved with the American Friends Service Committee where he and his wife were sent to Quảng Ngãi Province in Vietnam. Barton describes the relationships he had with the Vietnamese people during the war. He discusses how the CIA was torturing political prisoners near the rehabilitation center where he worked. Barton describes how he was called to testify before Lee [H.] Hamilton’s subcommittee in Congress about what he knew of the torture of the political prisoners in Vietnam. Barton explains his involvement in the House-Senate Joint Inquiry into the 9/11/2001, attacks and his relationship with democracy in the United States and U.S. foreign policy.
  • Oral History Interview with Hoyt Alverson

    Hoyt S. Alverson, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Dartmouth College. Oral history interview documenting his experience of the anti-war movement at Dartmouth during the Vietnam War. Alverson describes his early life, including undergraduate studies at George Washington University, graduate studies at Yale University, and graduate research in South Africa. He discusses anti-war initiatives at Dartmouth, including the student occupation of Parkhurst Hall in 1969, as well as the back-to-the-land movement.