UW archivist Troy Reeves sends his thanks to those who told their stories about recollections of the Sterling Hall bombing at the story booth in Memorial Union the week before last. “ We averaged basically a story and half per hour, meaning we finished with over 95 stories deposited into the booth,” he says.
There are still ways for folks to leave their Sterling Hall Bombing stories. You can call Reeves at 608-890-1899 and leave your story on his voice mail (after 4:30 pm or before 8:30 am will get you right to voice mail). Leave your name, number, and mailing address, so he can send a release form.
If you’d rather write your story, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to UW—Madison Archives, 430 Steenbock Library, 550 Babcock Dr., Madison, WI 53706.
All of this is part of an effort to get a more complete picture of the bombing (and the larger Vietnam Era on campus and the community) from as many folks who experienced it as possible.
The archive team has created both a mini-movie and podcast on the Sterling Hall Bombing. Links to both are available on the “campus voices” page of the UW Archives website.Cick on the Sterling Hall bombing link.