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Document Details


Title: Tom Collier
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Collection: Personal Oral History
Description: Professor Tom Collier recently retired from teaching History at the University of Michigan, a decision that surely upset thousands of undergraduates. For Professor Collier has been one of the most popular professors on campus, consistently filling the largest auditoriums for his lectures, and receiving the Golden Apple Award in 1995 for being the students' choice for best professor. Before Professor Collier entered the realm of academia he served in the U.S. Army as an officer in Vietnam, and as an instructor at West Point. For this interview, I wanted to contrast his memories of growing up during World War II with the perspective of a historian which he has developed over the years. In addition, I sought to compare the images of the enemy which he experienced in Vietnam with the portrayals of the Japanese which had been so common in World War II. --- John Kennan
URL: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~amnornes/Kennan.html
Original Language: English
Speaker: Collier, Tom, 1927-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1927
Speaker place of birth: District of Columbia; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Military personnel; Professor
Document date: Undated
Interviewer: Kennan, John
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Michigan; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Biography; Interviews; Local history; Michigan; Michigan--History; North America; Oral history; United States; United States--History; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029301-32465