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Interview with Tom Scanlon

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Contributor

Scanlon, Thomas J. ; McKiernan, Stephen

Description

Thomas J. Scanlon, Benchmark's founder, and the president was among the first young Americans to serve overseas in President John F. Kennedy's Peace Corps. He published a memoir of his Peace Corps experiences in Chile entitled Waiting for the Snow. Scanlon graduated magna cum laude from Notre Dame. He has a Master's degree in Philosophy from the University of Toronto and a Master's degree in Public Law and Government from Columbia University.

Date

2008-07-12

Rights

In copyright

Date Modified

2018-03-29

Is Part Of

McKiernan Interviews

Extent

56:07

Date of Interview

2008-07-12

Interviewer

Stephen McKiernan

Interviewee

Thomas J. Scanlon

Biographical Text

Thomas J. Scanlon, Benchmark's founder, and the president was among the first young Americans to serve overseas in President John F. Kennedy's Peace Corps. He published a memoir of his Peace Corps experiences in Chile entitled Waiting for the Snow. Scanlon graduated magna cum laude from Notre Dame. He has a Master's degree in Philosophy from the University of Toronto and a Master's degree in Public Law and Government from Columbia University.

Duration

56:07

Language

English

Digital Publisher

Binghamton University Libraries

Digital Format

audio/mp4

Original Format

1 Microcassette

Material Type

Sound

Interview Format

Audio

Subject LCSH

Peace Corps (U.S.); Scanlon, Thomas J.--Interviews

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Keywords

Roosevelt Era; Baby boom generation; Red Scare; Activism; Vietnam War; Universal Health Care; Senator Edmund Muskie; Slavery; Beat generation; John Coltrane; Lester Young; Jazz; Neal Cassady; Silent Generation.

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About this Collection

Collection Description

Stephen McKiernan's collection of interviews includes more than two hundred interviews with prominent figures of the 1960s, which were collected between the mid-1990s and 2010s. The collection provides narratives of people who were actively involved in or witnessed events in the 1960s, an era which spurred profound cultural and… More

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“Interview with Tom Scanlon,” Digital Collections, accessed February 27, 2024, https://omeka.binghamton.edu/omeka/items/show/941.