Susan Dunn Nichols 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
2564 Susan Dunn Nichols interviewed by Laura Finkel, April 13, 1997, on Brewer Lake, Maine. Nichols talks about Vietnam-Era protests and activism at the University of Maine; her awareness of war and activism in high school; getting involved with Students for a Democratic Society [SDS]; the Great Chicken Crisis; name changes following dissolution of SDS; UMaine SDS’s closer than average association with organized labor; reactions to SDS activities; trying to interrupt the draft; how her husband avoided the draft; a women’s liberation beauty pageant; discussion groups; organizational structure of SDS; key individuals in UMaine’s SDS; shift in activism by 1970; how her involvement with student activism impacted her life; and SDS’s stance against drugs. Text: 54 pp. transcript. Recording: C 1669 1.5 hours.
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