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
2004 Aug. 3
Thompson, David M.
United States - Topics Thompson addresses during the interview: his disapproval of the war in Vietnam ; the end of his college years and the possible ways to avoid the draft including becoming a conscientious objector or enrolling in law school; the impact of the lottery system on his ability to get a deferment; his appointment with the draft board; the results of eye exam that got him a 1-Y deferment; his thoughts o... more
2007 Jan. 19 – 2007 Jan. 20
Holtzman, Jay H.
United States - Topics addressed by Holtzman: growing up in Philadelphia in a Jewish family with a strong emphasis on education; attending LaSalle University and going to medical school; joining the Berry Plan while in medical school to avoid being drafted, but not realizing that he was enlisting even though service would be deferred until after residency; becoming more active in the anti-war movemen... more