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Oral History Interview with Fred Marchant (SOH-048)

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Suffolk University Oral History Project (SOH-048)

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1:18:44

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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.

Interview Date

2018

Publisher

Suffolk University

City

Boston

Subject Headings

Suffolk University—History, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Conscientious objectors -- United States

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Oral History Interview with Fred Marchant (SOH-048)

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