Community Organizer Genealogy Project oral history interviews
The Community Organizer Genealogy Project was a special project of Center for Community Change to document the development of community organizing, the development of individual organizers and the connections among organizers, organizations and networks. They conducted oral history interviews with 100 individuals and collected biographical data on community organizers throughout the United States from 2008-2010.
James K. Gardner (Class of 1965) oral history and papers relating to the Vietnam War
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This collection is contains an oral history interview of James K. Gardner (Class of 1965) by Professor Elizabeth Taylor on January 28, 2011 as part of the Vietnam Veteran's oral history project at Brown University. In the interview he relates his memories of Brown University during his undergraduate and graduate school days, noting how thing changed from 1965 to 1968. A majority of the interview focuses on his experiences as a Lieutenant in the Navy's Civil Engineer Corps before and during his assignment to Vietnam and the war. During the war he served in the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG), a highly classified, multi-service United States special operations unit which, among other things, conducted covert unconventional warfare operations prior to and during the Vietnam War. A survey of questions to prompt James K. Gardner's memory include his initial responses, amended by Prof. Taylor with notes relevant to the question selected from the interview.