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Subject:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Psychological aspects
Creator:
Jessesski, John T.
Description:
In counseling Viet Nam Era Veterans, (VNEV) a generalized negative attitude was apparent, concerning aspects of college life, that was not noticeable among Pre-VNEVs. A 21-item questionnaire was mailed to a 10% random sampling of VNEVs receiving the G.I. Bill at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL). 54 questionnaires were mailed to male veterans who ranged in ages from 18 to over 30. 33 questionnaires were returned by the deadline, thus constituting a 61% return. The questionnaire was designed to assess VNEV attitudes pertaining to various aspects of campus life, including fraternities, instructors, curriculum, veteran?s services, activities and various other areas with which a VNEV might come in contact. The Variables included in the questionnaire were age, grade, and marital status, interrupted college career and service and/or combat in Viet Nam. The questionnaire was further designed to measure positive or negative attitudes using a five-point scale. The VNEVs? attitudes in all areas queried were essentially neutral, with t-test scores showing significant differences among the comparison relative to only three items: G.I. Bill benefits, compulsory physical education, and adjustment to civilian life. Subject
UW-L Seminar Paper
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Subject:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse -- Students -- Research -- Periodicals
College students -- Research -- United States -- Periodicals
Journals
History
Creator:
Weihrauch, Benjamin
Description:
The goal of this project was to analyze the antiwar protest movement against the Vietnam Conflict, 1961-1975 at Wisconsin State University-La Crosse. I used primary, secondary, and oral sources to identify the power and participation of WSU-L antiwar activities, how the movement organized to promote their cause, and the challenges and opposition it faced from the conservative and/or apathetic student body, administration, and pro-war proponents. My analysis also related the WSU-L antiwar movement to trends and movements that occurred on a national scale. Analysis indicated that the consistently small but dedicated group of WSU-L antiwar protestors was nonviolent, and though students did initiate some of their own antiwar activities, most of their prominent marches, rallies, and lobbying movements ran in conjunction with national events and trends.
Published as part of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Journal of Undergraduate Research, Volume 5 (2002)
Subject:
Wisconsin State University (La Crosse) -- Students
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Public opinion
Creator:
Hartman, Kristin
Subject:
Lazinger, Joel P -- Interviews
Peace Corps (U.S.)
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements
Peace movements -- Wisconsin
Government, Resistance to -- Wisconsin
Civil disobedience -- Wisconsin -- Madison
Student movements -- Wisconsin -- Madison
Colombia -- History
Madison (Wis.)
Description:
A typed transcript of the interview with Joel Lazinger, who discusses growing up in a patriotic Jewish family, serving in the Peace Corps in Colombia, and resisting the actions of the United States government in the Vietnam War. He describes anti-war rallies and demonstrations and the Army Math Research Center bombing at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
1 sound tape reel (approximately 120 min.) : analog, 3 3/4 ips ; 7 in. + 1 transcript (80 leaves ; 28 cm) + 2 audiocassettes.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Lysaker, John -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Description:
00:01:34 -- Education, Logan High School, Teacher's College
00:12:32 -- School programs
00:15:14 -- Religion, Catholicism
00:18:15 -- Ethnic groups, relations, businesses
00:22:44 -- Race relations
00:26:15 -- Employment, Rivoli Theatre, carpenter
00:30:00 -- Transportation, La Crosse
00:31:20 -- Movie theaters, La Crosse
00:34:30 -- Copeland Avenue
00:35:50 -- Employment, railroad
00:39:17 -- The Great Depression, 1929
00:43:15 -- Businesses, World War, 1939-1945
00:49:00 -- Korean War, 1950-1953
00:51:40 -- Vietnam War, 1961-1975
00:55:18 -- Veterans, Vietnam War, 1961-1975, La Crosse
00:56:38 -- Flood, La Crosse, 1965
00:58:58 -- Train depot, La Crosse
1:07:30 -- Technology, computers, calculators
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Lange, Norman -- Interviews
Breweries -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Labor unions -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
United States -- History -- 1945-1953
United States -- History -- 1953-1961
Fraternal organizations -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Description:
Lange discusses returning to La Crosse, Wisconsin, following service in World War II. He details his work history and union involvement, describing the brewing industry and his work for Peerless Brewery and his career with the La Crosse Cooler Company. He also discusses his membership in fraternal organizations.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Collins, Terrance -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse -- Alumni and alumnae
Wisconsin State University (La Crosse)
Description:
Tape 1 of 2. 00:00:00 -- Education, political science
00:03:05 -- Spanish teachers
00:05:40 -- Lawyer, University of Wisconsin -- La Crosse Foundation
00:06:40 -- Family ancestry
00:12:30 -- Employment, family
00:15:58 -- Logan Neighborhood
00:16:55 -- Heritage Preservation Commission, Goddard Hotel
00:19:20 -- Northside depot, beanery
00:22:15 -- Family, children
00:23:55 -- Childhood
00:25:42 -- Church, Catholicism
00:32:20 -- Conduct problems, high school
00:34:20 -- United States Air Force, Turkey
00:38:00 -- Reading, leisure
00:42:45 -- Richard C. Collins, brother
00:45:30 -- College, University of Wisconsin -- La Crosse
00:53:50 -- Wife
00:56:30 -- Professors
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Collins, Terrance -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse -- Alumni and alumnae
Wisconsin State University (La Crosse)
Description:
Tape 2 of 2.
00:00:00 -- Veterans, college
00:02:30 -- Vietnam War, 1961-1975, protest
00:05:45 -- Drug culture
00:08:30 -- Curt Reithel, foreign policy
00:13:30 -- Professionalism
00:20:38 -- Law school
00:22:30 -- Wisconsin State Assembly, 95th assembly district
00:28:40 -- Paul Offner, politician
00:36:55 -- Employment, lawyer
00:40:20 -- Ed Nix, municipal judge
00:43:50 -- Family, daughters
00:47:50 -- Self-reflection, education, thoughts
00:51:45 -- Philip Schuth
00:58:00 -- Real estate, development
Subject:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Social aspects
Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Protests movements
Wisconsin State University (La Crosse)-History
Student movements, Wisconsin
Creator:
Kenneth, Robert C.
Description:
As events and the people affecting them fade into the past, images often become blurred, ideas and emotions lose currency and depth. It is History's role to somehow capture the essences of a moment and preserve them as faithfully and objectively as possible. So often the happenings of our world are relegated to the "dustbins of history" before each variant facet is explored and recorded. Spans of hundredsor even thousands of years are constricted within terms such as "epoch", "era" or "period", and thus important data become forgotten -- or worse, only cursorily examined. In many vital ways, local history corrects the error, fills the gap and clarifies the ambiguity. This paper is an attempt at local history.
UW-L Seminar Paper