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Daniel O. Bell, interviewed by Victoria Card


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The collection consists of a series of interviews conducted from 1974 to 1980 by students for a course (IDL 105, Women in Maine: An Autobiographical Approach) taught by Maryann Hartman in the department of Speech and Communications at the University of Maine. Students asked a variety of informants for their opinions about the present and future roles of women in Maine. Each informant discussed this in the context of their own lives and experiences, therefore the individual interviews cover a wide range of topics.


  • Creation: 1974-1980

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From the Collection: 58 items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


1007 Daniel O. Bell interviewed by Victoria Card, November 2, 1975, Pownal, Maine. Bell talks about his experiences as a college student, 1966-1971; student activism at the University of Maine beginning in 1968; student strike to protest US involvement in Cambodia; the draft, how it worked, and means of avoiding being drafted; draft dodgers; role of media in shaping perspectives of war; Kent State and Jackson State shootings and the response at the University of Maine; differences between hippies and yippies; Kennedy’s assassination; and Nixon, the Watergate scandal, and political apathy. Textt: 21 pp. transcript plus 3 pp. catalog. Recording: T 1019 1 hour.

Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States