Vermont 1970s Counterculture Project Oral Histories


This collection contains over 50 oral history interviews collected in 2015 and 2016 by the Vermont Historical Society as part of its Vermont 1970s Counterculture Project, sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (Grant #MA-10-14-0279-14). All interviews have accompanying content logs and a few have full text transcriptions. The project also includes an exhibit at the Vermont History Center in Barre.


Goddard College Students, 1971
Photo courtesy Goddard College Archives

See the accompanying collection of 1970s images on this site.
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Oral history interview with Caitlin Adair
Caitlin Adair describes growing up in the Midwest, attending college at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and her involvement with the anti-war movement. She speaks of moving with her husband to New York City for two years, then seeking a more…

Oral history interview with Avram Patt
Avram Patt describes growing up in the Amalgamated Housing Cooperative in the Bronx, New York, his time at Columbia University, including the student strikes in 1968, his transfer to Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont, and his two years working…

Oral history interview with Diane Gabriel
Diane Gabriel describes growing up in a Jewish neighborhood in the Bronx, and deciding to become an artist at a young age, of studying art at the Art Students League of New York, and of family resistance to her study of art in college, forcing her to…