Oral history interviews with Chris Braithwaite
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- December, 2015
In his first interview on December 7, 2015, Chris Braithwaite speaks of his desire to become a journalist, transferring to Pomona College, and working as a journalist during summers. He describes an anti-war event in Oakland, California involving Ken Kesey and the Hell's Angels, a 1967 Newsweek magazine assignment in Los Angeles, "Trouble in Hippieland," and his response to Bobbie Kennedy's assassination in 1968. After graduating in 1968 he and his wife, Ellen, were invited by friends met at Pomona College to live together in West Glover, Vermont, at what became Entropy Acres. He describes their new life, now with twin boys, of self-sufficient living and subsistence farming, and reasoning behind their choices for this lifestyle. He mentions the neighboring Mullein Hill commune and its response to the announced "hippie invasion," their developing friendships with both the extensive local hippie subculture and native Vermonters, his work on the town road crew, and an incident that eventually broke up Entropy Acres.
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- Vermont Historical Society
- Braithwaite, Chris, 1944- --Interviews
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements
Entropy Acres (Glover, Vt.)
Chronicle (West Glover, Vt.)
Orleans County Council of Social Agencies (Newport, Vt.)
Bread and Puppet Theater
Vermont--Politics and government
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