David Bechtel & Hugh Satterlee

Description: David Bechtel was a student at University of Illinois during the early 1960s and eventually became an assistant dean in charge of men’s residences in 1969 before he moved to the undergraduate career center in 1972. Hugh Satterlee served as an administrator in various capacities from the 1960s to 1980s, including Dean of Students. In this interview Bechtel and … Read More

Willard Broom

Description: Willard Broom attended the University of Illinois in the late 1960s. At first, Willard was oblivious to political activity on campus; but he has memories of escalating tension and violence that surrounded the Vietnam War, Project 500, and environmental concerns. Date of Interview: 2/17/2010 Interviewer: Daniel Raymond Transcript: Willard Broom Oral History Transcript Related Resources: Archives Alumni Oral History Project Files

Quad Day Alumni & Administrators

Description: A group of men who were students and administrators in the late 1960s and early 1970s recall violence and political turmoil surrounding the Vietnam War, the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and more. The group also discusses the first Quad Day and Project 500. Interviewees include David Bechtel, Mark Herriot, Daniel Perrino, Willard Broom, and Hugh Satterlee. Date … Read More

Daniel Perrino

Description: Daniel Perrino was a teacher in the Music department and served as dean of student programs and services from 1968 until 1976. Perrino recounts his efforts to respond to changing needs of UI by expanding the student programs developing Quad Day as a space for diverse student groups could make connections with each other. Date of Interview: 4/5/2009 Interviewer: Daniel Raymond … Read More