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
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
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
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
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