“Looking Back: The Vietnam Era in Madison” A Talk and Panel Discussion

November 18, 2015
Dow protest at graduation, 1968. #S04779.
Dow protest at graduation, 1968. #S04779.

Looking Back: The Vietnam Era in Madison, a special event co-sponsored by the UW-Madison Archives and Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries, will take a look at the critical moments in Madison history at the end of United States involvement in the Vietnam War. Special attention given to the pivotal social action and protest movements held on campus during those years.

This event includes a presentation about the archival materials from the era and a panel discussion with prominent community and campus members.

This event is free and open to the public, and begins at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18th at Varsity Hall II, of Union South, 1308 West Dayton Street.

The presentation by archivists Troy Reeves and David Null, will feature some of the extensive resources and materials available at the UW- Madison Archives and the Oral History Program that capture the memories of former students, faculty, and citizens involved in the campus demonstrations.

The following panel discussion features individuals who were involved with community and campus activities, including former protester and civil rights activist Mayor Paul Soglin, former chief of police Rev. David Couper, activist and social worker Jane Brotman-Austin, and former undergraduate and law student, later lawyer for the Dane County District Attorney Michael Zaleski. The panel discussion will be moderated by Friends Board member Jim Fleming, of Wisconsin Public Radio.

If you would like to register for the private reception following the panel, please contact the Friends at (608)265-2505 or via email at friends@library.wisc.edu.