2006 Feb. 5
Gardner, Thomas N.
United States - Topics Gardner addresses: growing up in a Navy family, father a dentist in a uniform; as a child wanting to someday join the Navy; by end of high school he started shifting away from wanting a military role to wanting a role in diplomacy at the State Department; racism in Florida in 1960s; attending University of Virginia and getting involved in civil rights and anti-war movements; joi... more
United States - Topics addressed by Jessop: growing up in Guilford, Connecticut; his awareness of the war in Vietnam during high school; working at a United Church of Christ conference center summer before college; meeting a man there who refused induction and ended up serving three years in prison; determining that he would not serve if called; attending Trinity College; deciding to leave Trinity during ... more
2004 Aug. 2
Crowe, Frances, 1919-
United States - Topics Crowe addresses: her transition from a full-time mother and homemaker when the war in Vietnam escalated to a draft counselor; she began this work by taking a class on the draft at the Central Committee for Country (CCC); she visited draft centers and noticed a lack of draft counseling, so decided to host sessions her own in her home; during the first year in operation (1968-1969... more
United States - Topics Anderson addresses: attendance as a drama student at the University of Arizona; escalation of war in Vietnam; decision to enlist in the Naval Reserves to avoid the draft; his decision to train as a hospital corpsman so he could learn to drive an ambulance, a skill he hoped to use after getting out; his regret over both decisions; his training and assignment to the first Marine d... more
2004 Aug. 23
United States - Topics addressed by Marotta: going to work for General Electric right after high school; the strong anti anti-war sentiment at GE, a company that profited from the war in Vietnam; his social circle that involved high school friends, music and marijuana; his growing disillusionment with GE; decisions to seek vocation counseling at Boston University; his result indicating a strong aptitu... more
2006 Apr. 11
United States - Topics addressed by Boody: attending George Williams College in Chicago; meeting his future wife and admitting to her that he had not registered for the draft; deciding to register before getting married; by 1965 understanding that it was only a matter of time before he'd get drafted; not taking his job very seriously during this time; getting fired in 1966 and then drafted by the Army... more
2006 July 7
Brown, Robert L.
United States - Topics addressed by Brown: graduating from high school and going right to work; receiving encouragement to consider college; enrolling at Central Connecticut State University; getting involved in national politics while a student, especially the racial injustice and discrimination he and other African American students experienced or witnessed; during this same time getting married and starting a fami... more
2006 Aug. 1
Wallace, Roger L.
United States - Topics addressed by Wallace: growing up in Springfield, Massachusetts; attending Clark University and becoming involved in the activism on campus; his early impressions of the military his initial reaction to his low lottery number and his resolve to serve if called; watching the war in Vietnam escalate and how it changed his opinion of serving in the military; demonstrating against the war by dis... more
2004 Aug. 24
United States - Topics Goss addresses: his involvement in the anti-war movement while attending Rutgers in the mid-1960s; his background as a native of Newark, New Jersey ; the changing demographics of Newark which included large minority and poor populations--populations that had a difficult time getting out of the draft; his efforts to get out of the draft including a brief enrollment in law school and two ... more
2004 Sept. 4
United States - Topics Higgins addresses during the interview: his job as a psychological counselor at Trinity College; the rise of student activism on campus in the 1960s; his "numb" opposition to the Vietnam War; the anti-war movement on campus; his role in supporting students who did not want to be drafted, but refusing to provide false diagnoses.