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In the Fall of 2022, Matt Jones’s Oral History Techniques class conducted a set of interviews documenting the stories behind the student unrest on Eastern Michigan University’s campus from 1966-1972. Terry Auten was a student at EMU during the late 1960s and early 1970s who travelled to the National Student Conference on Vietnam, held at Cornell University and brought back to EMU his perspective on the War and increased student activism on campus.

Interview Date

Winter 12-1-2022


Eastern Michigan University, EMU Archives, EMU Oral History Program, student activism, Cornell University, Kent State, Vietnam War, protests

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Terry Auten, Oral History Interview, 2022