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Tom Scanlon

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Date of Interview

2008-07-12

Interviewer

Stephen McKiernan

Interviewee

Scanlon, Thomas J.

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

Accessibility

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Original Format

MicroCassette

Material Type

Sound

Interview Format

Audio

Subject LCSH

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

Rights Statement

This audio file and digital image may only be used for educational purposes. Please cite as: McKiernan Interviews, Special Collections, Binghamton University Libraries, Binghamton University, State University of New York. For usage beyond fair use please contact the Binghamton University Libraries Special Collections for more information.

Keywords

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

Files

tom-scanlon.jpg

Citation

“Tom Scanlon,” Digital Collections, accessed February 6, 2023, https://omeka.binghamton.edu/omeka/items/show/941.