• Interview with Jayne Niebruegge

    Niebruegge, Jayne

    Sharing anecdotes about her time as a student at UW-Madison in the late 1960’s, Jayne says her experiences inspired her to be more active in protests on campus. She recollects scenes on campus from th…

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  • Interview with William H. Sewell

    Sewell, William Hamilton, 1909-2001, Smail, Laura L

    First interview (Part 1 of 9), session 1, tape 1, William H. Sewell discusses Robben Flemmings chancellorship, Board of Regents and handling of protest movement, Regents' other concerns, Fred Harvey H…

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  • Interview with Martin Schwartz

    Schwartz, Martin

    In his 2017 interview, Marty Schwartz recounted his experiences of the Dow demonstration and the Sterling Hall bombing. Schwartz, a sophomore at the time, went to class in Bascom Hall on the day of th…

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  • Interview with Patti Konnelly Sinclair

    Konnelly Sinclair, Patti

    In her 2017 interview, Patti Sinclair discusses her experience as a student at the time of the Dow demonstration. She describes the effect that the demonstration and subsequent strike had on the stude…

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  • Interview with David James Fisher

    Fisher, David James

    In his interview with John Tortorice on June 15, 2018, David (Jimmy) Fisher discussed his upbringing in New York, transferring from NYU to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in history, the…

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  • Interview with Larry Lewin

    Lewin, Larry

    Larry Lewin describes how, as a young freshman in the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1967, he was unfamiliar with the context of the Dow riots. For Lewin, it was surreal going to and from the Comm…

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  • Interview with Frank Clover

    Clover, Frank

    In his 2017 interview, Frank Clover discusses his experience as a faculty member during the Dow demonstration and subsequent protests. He discusses the national events that occurred which sparked the…

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  • Interview with Kenneth Smith

    Smith, Kenneth

    In this interview, Kenneth Smith discusses witnessing the Dow Demonstration as a bystander and how this event marked a shift in his "passive resistance" to "active resistance." In addition to his acco…

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  • Interview with Edward Friedman

    Friedman, Edward

    In his 2017 interview, Edward Friedman describes his experience as a faculty member during the Dow demonstration. He was outside the Commerce building and witnessed the force used by the police. He di…

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  • Interview with John Schooley

    Schooley, John

    John Schooley was a sophomore in the Naval ROTC at the time of the demonstrations. The events of fifty years ago challenged him to question various conservative political values he held at that time.

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  • Interview with Judy Christensen

    Christensen, Judy

    Judy Christensen was a nurse at UW Hospital. She described how she perceived the second Dow demonstration at the moment and helped injured personnel on that day. She also reflected on how campus activ…

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  • Interview with Ron Sager

    Sager, Ron

    Ron Sager recounts his experience as sophomore student during the Dow Demonstration and other demonstrations during his time at UW Madison. Ron recalls that before the demonstration he did not partici…

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  • Interview with Jeffrey Schachner

    Schachner, Jeffrey

    In his May 2014 interview with Troy Reeves, Jeffrey Schachner details his remembrances of his undergraduate years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with special reference to his activism with SD…

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  • Interview with Daniel Stein

    Stein, Daniel

    Daniel Stein came to UW-Madison in the fall of 1964. He personally knew a few student activists such as Ben Sidran, Paul Soglin, Bob Cohen, Steve Miller, and Evan Stark. Daniel did not participate in…

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  • Interview with Mitchell Nussbaum

    Nussbaum, Mitchell

    Mitchell Nussbaum was a member of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and second year graduate student in Maths and participated in the Dow demonstration on October 18, 1967. Mitchell first descri…

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  • Interview with Glen Kielley

    Kielley, Glen

    Glen had a class in the business school during the Dow demonstrations. He was walking out of class and there was a wall of policemen. Glen made his way to the front row until they were right up agains…

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  • Interview with Beth Wortzel

    Wortzel, Beth

    Beth Wortzel, a sophomore at UW Madison, came out of class on Bascom Hill near Commerce Hall and ran into a cloud of tear gas. She stumbled upon the riot at the end. This event mobilized her as she re…

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  • Interview with Alison Klairmont

    Klairmont, Alison

    In her interview with Skye Doney on June 15, 2018, Alison Klairmont discussed coming to the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1966, taking classes with Harvey Goldberg and George Mosse, attending gra…

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  • Interview with Dana Schreiber

    Schreiber, Dana

    In this interview, Dana Schreiber, a student activist at UW during the Dow Demonstration, discusses campus views concerning far-left politics, counterculture, and anti-war movements. She also discusse…

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  • Interview with Elissa and Mark Loder

    Loder, Elissa, Loder, Mark

    Mark and Lisa Loder met at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from two different backgrounds. They talk about the influence of music on their time here, what it was like going to college during the V…

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