Interview with Lawrence Davidson, March 29, 2022

Project: West Chester University: Vietnam Era Oral History Project

Interview Summary

In this interview, retired professor of history Lawrence Davidson describes his experiences going to college in the 1960s. He talks about growing up and going to Rutgers University in New Jersey. Then, Davidson explains how he helped bring Students for a Democratic Society to Georgetown University and his activism as a graduate student there. He describes fleeing to Canada in the midst of the Vietnam War and earning his doctorate from University of Alberta. Then, Davidson speaks about returning to America as an adjunct professor and joining the staff at West Chester University. Davidson describes his activism as a faculty member and the books he published. Finally, he talks about his family and what it was like returning after the Vietnam War.

Interview Accession

2022oh1548_wcv0010

Interviewee Name

Lawrence Davidson

Interviewer Name

Owen Cutler

Interview Date

2022-03-29

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Davidson, Lawrence Interview by Owen Cutler. 29 Mar. 2022. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Davidson, L. (2022, March 29). Interview by O. Cutler. West Chester University: Vietnam Era Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Davidson, Lawrence, interview by Owen Cutler. March 29, 2022, West Chester University: Vietnam Era Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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