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Ruth Nadelhaft, interviewed by Laura Finkel


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

A series of fifteen interviews recorded between 1994 - 1997 by Laura Finkel concerning anti-war movement, protests, and activities on the campus at the University of Maine during the Vietnam War era (1964 - 1973).


  • Creation: 1994-1998


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From the Collection: 17 items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


2558 Ruth Nadelhaft, interviewed by Laura Finkel, March 18, 1997, in Orono, Maine. Nadelhaft discusses Vietnam-era protests and activism at the University of Maine; her previous activism experiences in Geneseo, NY; how easy it was to be “radical” in conservative Maine; not having much of an impact; trying to create a new kind of college at Bangor Community College; being labeled a communist; how the war influenced all of the classes she taught; UMaine President Win Libby and Nadelhaft’s unflattering perceptions of him; characteristics of Mainers; how protest and activism alter community ties; Maine’s intellectual climate; and why Maine’s antiwar movement was distinct. Text: 60 pp. transcript. Recording: C 1662 – C 1663 2 hours.


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