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Aerial photograph of campus and the lakeshore. Camp Randall is in the background.

Noel Kent.mp3
Kent transferred from NYU in 1963 after visiting his sister who was studying for her masters. Kent talks about the experience of an education at the University, the lifelong friendships he gained, and how influential his time here was for the rest of…

Beverly Flanigan 6_14.mp3
Beverly Flanigan came to UW-Madison (then just UW) in 1968 to get a graduate degree in social work. She talked about the Welfare Mothers’ March from Milwaukee to Madison and its effect on her. She also talked about her time on campus—Fall 1968 to…

Chris Nolan.mp3
Nolan, a graduate of 1968, talks about her experiences in “Project Understand” which sent her to North Carolina on her spring break freshman year. She shares her first hand experiences with seeing segregation, visiting civil rights leaders, and…

Ellen Meyers.mp3
Meyers recounts her time as a student of Professor Harvey Goldberg in the late 1960s. Meyers voices her objections to the wording of the "Reform and Revolt" historical marker currently located on Bascom Hill.

Michael Doyle.mp3
Doyle, as a 13 year old from Winona, Minnesota, was first introduced to Madison from photographs of the Dow demonstrations in 1967. He was involved in the Food Cooperative movement in Winona, which had a connection to Madison, and allowed him to…

Zakary Berk.mp3
Berk, a undergraduate student in the mid 60s, came to Madison from New York City. Berk was involved was in creating the Open Art/Arch student organization that focused on community, mindfulness and power of love. He opens up about his struggles with…

Wright George 6_14.mp3
George graduated from the University in 1966 and joined the Air Force in August of 1966. George talks about his experience flying planes in Vietnam and talks about his feelings while being overseas, looking back, and the campus involvement.

Virginia Shipley.mp3
Shipley, an undergraduate student from New York, came to Madison from a small private school. She discusses the differences in culture between the midwest and New York, her experiences as a female in Madison during the early 60s, and what it was like…

Sally Dussere.mp3
Dussere, an undergraduate Psych major, came to the University from Connecticut from a small, all female high school. She discusses her experiences freshman year with a dormitory shortage, her experiences of segregation on campus and how she felt…

Phyllis Holman Weisbard.mp3
Holman Weisbard opens up about her time in Madison during the late 1960s. She discusses the influence of the Hillel foundation as a cornerstone for the leftist movement, the draft resistance and the influence of Harvey Goldberg on the student…

Pat Small.mp3
Small, a Milwaukee resident, spent most of his life politically active. In his earlier life, he spent time at the Milwaukee Sentinel, getting involved at the Chicago Convention and protesting the reelection of Richard Nixon. His most memorable…

Norma Chinchilla.mp3
Chinchilla received her PhD in sociology from the University. Throughout the interview, she discusses sexism in the classroom and professionally, the experiences she had gaining tenureship and the sociology department at the University.

Nancy Lee 6_15.mp3
Nancy Lee, originally from Montgomery, AL, came to the University in 1962 as an English major. Lee discusses her time working at the Memorial Union, from the friendships she created and memorable events of being robbed at gunpoint. She talks about…

Michael Oberdorfer 6_14.mp3
Oberdorfer relates his family’s history in Wisconsin and their relationship to the city of Madison and UW-Madison. Oberdorfer studied zoology and neurobiology and had a good experience in the sciences and the humanities departments. Oberdorfer…

Michael Moss.mp3
Michael Moss received his Bachelors, Masters, and PhD from UW-Madison. He was involved in the music scene and played throughout campus. He was a Master’s student during the Sterling Hall Bombing and noticed a change in the culture of UW-Madison at…

Lisa and Mark Loder.mp3
Mark and Lisa Loder met at the University from two different background. They talk about the influence of music on their time here, what it was like going to college during the Vietnam Era and how Mark ended up evading the draft. Their time spent on…

Joan Lowery.mp3
Lowery, originally from New York, came to the University to see what life was like for the rest of the United States. She talks about her involvement in unionizing a Greek Restaurant on State Street, Summer Vista prior to school, and the empowerment…

Jayne Neibruegge 6_14 part1.mp3
Sharing anecdotes about her time as a student at UW-Madison in the late 1960’s, Jayne says her experiences inspired her to be more active in protests on campus. She recollects scenes on campus from the Dow protests and how the assassinations of…

Glen Kielley.mp3
Kielley briefly discusses in this interview making his way towards the front of the Dow Demonstration line, his observations, and finding his picture on the front of the Wisconsin State Journal.

Enid Eckstein 6_14.mp3
In the late 1960’s, Enid was an eager activist, involved in many causes. She says her experiences in the labor movement and labor history research played a significant role in the direction of the rest of her life. Overall, Eckstein views her time…

Donovan Ellen Ljung 6_14.mp3
Don and Ellen met at UW-Madison; Ellen as an undergraduate and Don as a graduate student in physics. Met at a new student mixer. Don and Ellen speak to the political climate on campus and participation in war protests. In the late sixties, Ellen…

Deborah Buchanan.mp3
Buchanan, who wrote for the Daily Cardinal in the late 1960s, discusses her involvement in the Asian studies department when it was just starting on campus, the protest across campus after the King assassination and the community involvement in…

David Robb 6_14.mp3
Robb, a long-time student at the UW, talks about his experiences on campus in the mid-1960s. He talks about living on State Street, the protests that took place all over campus, and seeing the Dow Riots. He briefly lived in California where he was…

David Lipsky 6_14.mp3
Though David was involved in many of the anti-war activities in Madison in the late 1960s, he recalled his activism with environmental issues while in town for the Madison Reunion. He was a founding organizer of the Science Students Union and…

David Goldner.mp3
Goldner, originally from New York from a politically aware and active family, talks about the Dow Demonstrations, how he did not actively participate in the sit-in, but was apart of the Black student sit-ins, how that influenced him. He has a brief…

Dave Baumgartner.mp3
Baumgartner, a graduate of 1969, talks about the feeling of coming back to Madison almost 50 years after graduating. While in school, he was drafted into the army and discusses the feeling of wanting to end his life, and why coming back to Madison…

Clarice Yentsch.mp3
Yentsch received her both her Bachelors and Masters from the University of Wisconsin during the early part of the 1960s. She was involved with the early movements of the 60’s that focused on social justice, which influenced later anti-war protests.…

Chuck Hunt 6_14.mp3
During his three years as a student, Chuck Hunt participated in anti-war protests with Students for a Democratic Society and was beaten by police for his participation in the Dow riot. Hunt marks his experience in the fall of 1967 as a turning point…

Bert Rosengarten 6_15.mp3
Bert Rosengarten came to Madison in 1966 from Boston and experienced a major culture shock. He adjusted to the tumult and continuous engagement with activism. In an effort to bring Southern blues musicians to the Midwest, Bert formed a Folk Arts…

Anne Nadler Grosser.mp3
Nadler Grosser was involved in the Madison campus in the early part of the 60s. She discusses her involvement and the importance of housing cooperatives in her life being involved in CORE.

Ann Prisland.mp3
Ann Prisland came to UW-Madison in 1965 to study American History. She talked about her involvement with the Union and its impact on the community during the Vietnam War.
She also talked about the other functions it has served over the years as well…
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