• Interview with Barry Temkin

    Temkin, Barry

    In his interview with Nick Trantner on June 15, 2018, Barry Temkin discussed deciding to attend UW-Madison, writing for the Daily Cardinal, the football program, and the student protests and anti-war…

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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 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 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 Steve Rasmussen

    Rasmussen, Steve

    Professor Emerita Steve Rasmussen was graduated from UW in 1968 and was drafted into the Vietnam War. In this 2014 interview for the Oral History Program, Rasmussen describes the campus climate in Mad…

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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 Noel Kent

    Kent, Noel

    In his interview on June 15, 2018, Noel Kent discussed transferring from NYU to UW-Madison in 1963 and studying history as an undergraduate. Noel also talked about being on campus during the Vietnam w…

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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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  • Interview with Charles Hunt

    Hunt, Charles

    During his three years as a student, Chuck Hunt participated in anti-war protests with Students for a Democratic Society and was beaten by police for his participation in the Dow riot. Hunt marks his…

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  • Interview with Robert E. Townsend

    Townsend, Robert E

    In April 2011 interview with Alex Carson, Robert Townsend covered his long career in the U.S. Air Force and his role in the Vietnam War and the Cold War. Townsend spoke on the following topics: Madiso…

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  • Interview with Carl Schinasi

    Schinasi, Carl

    In this interview Carl Schinasi describes his involvement in the various campus protests against Dow Chemical company and his presence at the Commerce building on the day of the riot. He describes pol…

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  • Interview with Jack Poulson

    Poulson, Jack

    Jack Poulson was a student and Vietnam War veteran during the Dow Protests. In his interview, he discusses campus attitudes toward the Vietnam War and the consequences of UW's anti-war sentiments. He…

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  • Interview with Ted Keyes

    Keyes, Ted

    Keyes was a 12 year old boy working a Capital Times paper route around Mifflin Street at the time of the demonstrations. He describes growing up as a conservative in Arizona, moving to Madison a few y…

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  • Interview with Thomas Karls

    Karls, Thomas

    In his 2017 interview, Thomas Karls recounts his adolescent experience of the Dow Demonstrations. He discusses a family member caught up as a bystander and the divisive impact of her experience on his…

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  • Interview with William Provis

    Provis, William

    In his 2015 interviews with Troy Reeves, William Provis traces his undergraduate career at UW-Madison during the late 1960s and early 1970s. He also discusses his return to campus to research Ogg Hall…

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  • Interview with Ellie Connolly

    Connolly, Ellie

    In her 2017 interview, Connolly describes her experience at the Dow demonstration. She describes the events leading up to the demonstration and her view from the outside of the Commerce building as th…

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  • 1960s Madison story by Jayne Neveu Niebruegge

    Neveu 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 Gail Grubis

    Grubis, Gail

    Gail Grubis describes how she came out of class and encountered the Dow riot. She became involved with activism on campus after that. She describes the camaraderie of that period at UW-Madison and how…

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