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Eugene Mawhinney, 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


2559 Eugene Mawhinney, interviewed by Laura Finkel, March 21, 1997, Orono, Maine. Mawhinney talks about Vietnam-era protests and activism at the University of Maine; UMaine President Win Libby’s response to student activism; firing of three sociology professors; his concerns over the protests in 1970; reflections on UMaine President Young; how professors dealt with antiwar concerns; and the evolution of his personal feelings about the Vietnam War. Text: 29 pp. transcript. Recording: C 1664 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