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Schwartz, Charles Leon, 1931-
Oral history interview with Charles Leon Schwartz, 1995 July 19.
This interview was conducted as part of a doctoral dissertation, the focus of which is the study of "radical" scientists in America, 1968-1974. The format of the interview incorporates background questions on childhood interests in science (physics) and politics; family political and scientific histories; interviewee's formal education (to include political activism and the nature of scientific specialization); perceptions on local, national, and global events up to 1974; those factors attributing to one's radicalization; the interviewee's experiences and impressions of radicalism within physics, most especially within the American Physical Society; involvement in the creation of and subsequent participation in radical science organizations (such as Scientist and Engineers for Social and Political Action); specific questions on interviewee's social, political and philosophical development as impacting the conduct of physics research and teaching; and in-depth discussion of physics-society relations as influenced by internal and external socio-political struggles (such as the Civil Rights, anti-Vietnam War, and Women's Liberation Movements).
Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley.
Schwartz, Charles Leon, 1931-
American Physical Society.
Scientists and Engineers for Social and Political Action.
Civil rights.
Science -- Social aspects.
Science and state.
Scientists -- Political activity -- United States.
Social movements.
Students -- Political activity.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements.
Sound recordings lcgft
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Catt, Patrick, interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA