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Eisenson, Arthur M.

Courtesy of Arthur M. Eisenson
Oral History Project: 
Alumni Interviews
The Movement Oral History Project: Antiwar Protest and Allied Activism in the Stanford Community, 1963-1973
Interviewer: 
Ochavillo, Vanessa
Interview Year: 
2018
Oral History Type: 
Audio
Transcript

In discussing his campus activism, Arthur M. Eisenson moves through his involvement with the Stanford Committee for Peace in Vietnam (SCPV), Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Venceremos and the Revolutionary Union, and the April Third Movement (A3M), especially the sit-ins at the Applied Electronics Laboratory (AEL) and Stanford president Wallace Sterling’s office in protest of the Stanford Research Institute’s contributions to the Vietnam War. He also describes experiencing a personal “rubicon,” a realization of the lengths he would go to in order to defend friends and beliefs if threatened.

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