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Draft resisters

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Alan Bray, interviewed by Carol Luchetti

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Abstract 1017 Alan Bray, interviewed by Carol Luchetti, November 20, 1975, Brownville, Maine. Bray discusses his childhood as a Baby Boomer in Monson, Maine; being raised by his father; his education, particularly high school; studying at the School of Practical Art in Boston; becoming active in sixties movements; his brother refusing induction when he was drafted; studying art in Italy; his perception of the US in 1975 and direction for the future; and television as a democratic dream. Text: 32 pp....
Dates: 1974-1980

Betty Brown, interviewed by Rebekah Rawding

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Abstract 1005 Betty Brown, interviewed by Rebekah Rawding, November 1, 1975, Paris Hill, Maine. Brown discusses the events and ideas of the mid-twentieth century; her childhood, including chores and religion; long-standing desire to be a nurse; her thoughts on marriage and the ideal man; rise of society’s ecological consciousness; growing popularity of health food; Nixon and the Watergate scandal; apathy towards government; music of her childhood and teenage years; “Hair” and men with long hair; draft...
Dates: 1974-1980

Daniel O. Bell, interviewed by Victoria Card

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Abstract 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...
Dates: 1974-1980

Jo Ann Nivison, interviewed by Connie Allen

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Abstract 1131 Jo Ann Nivison, interviewed by Connie Allen, November 6 – 11, 1977, Winslow, Maine. Nivison discusses her mother’s struggle to raise seven children alone in the 1930s and 40s; potato picking in northern Maine; her responsibilities as the only daughter; buying a TV in 1956; the Christmas Fair to benefit St. John’s school in the 1970s; Victory in Japan Day; the significance of the atomic bomb; WWII air raids and blackouts as exciting to a child; Kennedy’s assassination; her views on women’s...
Dates: 1974-1980

Lewis Kershner, interviewed by Nancy Chellis

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Abstract 1003 Lewis Kershner interviewed by Nancy Chellis, November 3, 1975, in Orono, Maine. Kershner talks about historical events of the 1960s and 70s; Nixon and the Watergate scandal; joining the ROTC and prolonging his college career to avoid being sent to Vietnam; opinion of draft dodgers; positive view of women’s liberation as long as it is not militant; Kennedy’s assassination and how it differed from Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination; reaction to the Kent State and Jackson State shootings...
Dates: 1974-1980