Mary Snell, interviewed by Laura Finkel
Scope and Contents
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
- From the Collection: Finkel, Laura (Interviewer, Person)
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From the Collection: 17 items
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
2561 Mary Snell, interviewed by Laura Finkel, March 24, 1997, Gorham, Maine. Snell talks about the Vietnam-era protests and activism at the University of Maine; her awakening regarding the war; expressing her opposition to the war through creative writing; socializing with other activists; level of involvement of general student population; intersection of academics and discussions about the Vietnam War; Snell’s struggle because her brother was fighting in Vietnam; concern for the psychological welfare of soldiers; demographic shift in the state of Maine due to migration and higher college enrollment; shift in values and perceptions; community Snell found at UMaine; Stephen King’s speech; perception that the faculty was not the enemy; and discussion of Snell’s yearbook. Text: 45 pp. transcript. Recording: C 1666 1.5 hours.
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