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Oral history interview with William Combs, November 17, 1989

 File — Box: 1-OralHist, Object: 15

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Oral history interview with William “Bill” Combs, Professor of English at Western Michigan University, conducted and recorded by Lew Carlson on November 17, 1989 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Bill discusses the racial tensions on campus in the 1960s and the take-over of the student union by black students following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. He then talks about his involvement in the AAUP following it’s certification and various contract negotiations in the 1970s and 1980s. Bill’s wife Marie occasionally joins the discussion.


  • Creation: November 17, 1989



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