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This project was conceived to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the bombing of Sterling Hall which took place on August 24, 1970.
The collection consists of excerpts from interviews with UW-Madison faculty, students, staff, and Madison community members who recounted their experiences of the bombing and its aftermath.
We are actively collecting stories from individuals who may have been on campus or in Madison during this period.
Contact the Oral History Program head (Troy Reeves, firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about how to contribute your story to this project.
Oral History Interviews
Browse Sterling Hall Bombing of 1970 Story Booth Videos and interviews in MINDS@UW:
Browse Sterling Hall Bombing of 1970 interviews hosted by the UW Digital Collections Center.
Watch the Sterling Hall Bombing on YouTube
View the Sterling Hall Bombing of 1970 transcript [pdf]
The Oral History Program staff has complied an album of clips about the Sterling Hall Bombing. The name of the narrator and the Oral History Number follow the link. Clips 1-7 describe the lead up to the bombing, clips 8-18 describe the bombing, clips 19-25 describe the aftermath, and clips 26-32 are reflections. A transcript of the clips [pdf] is also available .
For more information about the Sterling Hall Bombing of 1970, visit: