United States - Topics addressed by Lembcke: getting a deferment while in college and then an extra two years of occupational deferment as a teacher; considering when he first became aware of the war in Vietnam; attending a student leadership conference his last year of college and hearing someone from Students for a Democratic Society speak; reflecting that his father died the same day Bobby Kennedy ... more
2006 July 5
United States - Topics addressed by Sussman: growing up as an average student; enrolling at Rutgers in the fall of 1963; not being aware of what was happening in Vietnam; becoming exposed to anti-war activity on campus; sympathizing with the anti-war movement, but not being active in it; experimenting with drugs; becoming more aware of the draft after graduation; looking for alternatives to the drat i... 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
2018 Apr. 20
Sunderland (Mass.) - Ofelia Mata was born in Batac Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Now living in the Sunderland, MA she is a full-fledged U.S. citizen. She lives with her husband and four children. As a well-educated woman, she received her bachelor's degree in law before coming to the U.S. The interview discusses her personal experiences and perspectives on her life in the Philippines, immigration to America and assimilation ... more
2018 Apr. 22
Nguyen, Phong P.
Springfield (Mass.) - When he immigrated from Vietnam in his mid 20's, fully acclimating to life in the United States seemed a nearly insurmountable challenge to our interviewee, Phong Nguyen. As he described in detail, the night and day contrast of American and Vietnamese culture made adjustment exceedingly difficult. Nguyen found himself needing to adjust to facets of everyday life from the automatic doors of grocery sto... more
2014 Sept. 21
Stroup, Keith, 1943-
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with founder, former Executive Director, Board Member and Legal Counsel for National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law (NORML). Stroup discusses his upbringing in Southern Illinois; education at University of Illinois and Georgetown Law School, which he attended from 1965-1968; experiences evading the Vietnam War draft; anti-war demonstrations in Washingto... more
2014 Sept. 22
St. Pierre, Allen F.
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Executive Director of National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law (NORML). St. Pierre discusses his upbringing in Chatham and Amherst, Massachusetts; education at University of Massachusetts, Amherst class of 1989; early experiences smoking marijuana; his early employment at NORML in 1991; conflicts among NORML Board members and employees; Rich... more
2019 Aug. 26
Weaver, Harold D.
Southwest Harbor (Me.) - Interview with Harold D. Weaver, scholar of USSR-Black-world relations; African students in the USSR; the Cold War; transnational cultural relations; African Americans in the Soviet Union; and the lives of prominent artist-activists Paul Robeson and Ousmane Semben. Raised in a family of educators affiliated with Historically Black Colleges and educated at the Westtown School, Haverford... more
Burlington (Vt.) - Interview with Community Support Services with the National Institute of Mental Health regarding issues in institutionalization of mentally ill. Part of the show Psychiatric Survivors, a show produced entirely by people who had been in psychiatric institutions.
2015 Mar. 25
Strickland, William, 1937-
Amherst (Mass.) - Conversation with Bill Strickland, Professor of African American Studies at UMass Amherst.