The Resource Oral history interview, Lewis Sword ; interviewed by Jeremy Turner, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Lewis Sword ; interviewed by Jeremy Turner, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Lewis Sword ; interviewed by Jeremy Turner
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records the reminiscences of Lewis (Lou) Sword, observer/on-the-fringes student activist at Madison College during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Mentions campus life at the predominantly women's teachers' college and various issues that were the topic of discussion and demonstrations (local issues related to the concept of "in loco parentis," various dress rules and regulations; anti-war; and the major issue of non-reappointment of three faculty. Comments on the open meetings between the school administration (President Dr. G. Tyler Miller, Dr. James Fox) and students; his viewpoints on various administrative decisions; and his participation as a writer for the student newspaper, "The Fixer," and later break-up with the group. Mentions attendance at an anti-War demonstration in Washington, D.C. In particular, relates events leading to the student protest over the non-reappointment of three liberal faculty members: James McClung, Houston Rodgers and Rodger Adkins, the consequent February march and April 1970 sit-in at Wilson Hall on campus supporting their cause and the ideal of free speech; the arrests of students and faculty; trial, jail time, and appeals
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded at Lewis Sword's place of work, the Harrisonburg Daily News-Record, Harrisonburg, Va. on February 18, 1998
Format of music
not applicable
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no. 11-3.
Label
Oral history interview, Lewis Sword ; interviewed by Jeremy Turner, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Complete transcription of tapes available
  • Summary of interview setting included
  • STACK COPY: Background paper and transcripts only. Call no.: LD3141.M56577 T87 1998
  • Forms part of: Madison College student protest, April 1970, an oral history project. For background paper: (OCLC record #40218175). For more details on individual interviews, all conducted by Jeremy Turner, see the following: Oral history interview [sound recording] / Jay Rainey (OCLC record #40218523). Oral history interview [sound recording] / John Wood (OCLC #40224128)
Accompanying material
1 transcription (21 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
40223456
Dimensions
1/8 in. +
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
1 sound cassette (ca. 70 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Other physical details
1 7/8 ips
Specific material designation
sound cassette
Speed
1 7/8 ips (tapes)
Tape configuration
quarter 4 track
Tape width
1/8 in.

Library Locations

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      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
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