Oral History Interview with Fred Marchant (SOH-048 audio recording and transcript)

Title

Oral History Interview with Fred Marchant (SOH-048 audio recording and transcript)

Date

2018

Description

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.

Source

Suffolk University Oral History Project

Rights

Copyright Suffolk University. This item is made available for research and educational purposes by the John Joseph Moakley Archive & Institute. Prior permission is required for any commercial use.

Type

Video recording

Format

Oral histories
MP4
PDF

Language

English

Identifier

SOH-048

Embedded Media


Duration

1:18:44

Files

soh_048_transcript.pdf

Citation

Marchant, Fred and Nunez, Nicholas, “Oral History Interview with Fred Marchant (SOH-048 audio recording and transcript),” Moakley Archive & Institute, accessed October 18, 2019, https://moakleyarchive.omeka.net/items/show/15036.

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