Suffolk University Oral History Project (SOH-048)
Fred Marchant, a professor emeritus in Suffolk University’s English Department and founder of the Poetry Center and Creative Writing Program, discusses his poetry, teaching, and continued involvement with the university post-retirement. He describes the meaning behind specific lines of his poetry, and how he combined his love of poetry with a love of teaching at Suffolk. Marchant discusses his time serving in the military during the Vietnam War, including leaving the military as a consequence of becoming a conscientious objector. He also describes the university’s growth and changes to its culture as an undergraduate institution from the 1970s until present day. The interview concludes with a discussion of the potential of Suffolk’s emerging retirement association and the importance of preserving institutional memory.
Suffolk University—History, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Conscientious objectors -- United States
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Marchant, Fred; De Valle-Diaz, Berthe; and Koychev, Danail Mitkov, "Oral History Interview with Fred Marchant (SOH-048)" (2018). Suffolk University Oral History Project. 37.