Oral history interview with David Gilbert, 1985


Gilbert, David, 1944- (Interviewee)
Grele, Ronald J (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with David Gilbert, 1985
Other Titles
Reminiscences of David Gilbert : oral history, 1985
Origins of political consciousness in suburbs of Boston; early reaction to civil rights struggle and conflict in Vietnam; reactions to social milieu of New York in general and Columbia University in particular; involvement with Congress of Racial Equality, Students for a Democratic Society and other student groups while at Columbia; extended discussion of experiences leading to transition from paci fist to agent of violent revolution; evolution, interaction, and critique of various student activist organizations; 1968 strike at Columbia; experience as member of Weather Underground revolutionary group; lengthy analysis of revolutionary theory
Collection Name
Student movements of the 1960s project
Revolutionaries; Students; Civil rights--United States; Student movements; Radicalism; Revolutions; African American student movements; Social history--1960-1970; Gilbert, David, 1944-; Columbia University; Congress of Racial Equality; Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)
oral histories
Physical Description
sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit); 452 pages
Note (Biographical)
Political activist
Note (Funding)
Digital reproduction funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Digitized by Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, 2010
Service copy (44 kHz, 16 bit) and rendered version (96 kHz, 24 bit) of sound file derived from a digital preservation master digitized at 96 kHz, 24 bit
Interviewed by Ronald J. Grele on January 16, January 17, June 18, and June 19, 1985
Note (Provenance)
David Gilbert, Gift 1985
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.