Oral History Interview: Thomas Archdeacon (1410)
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Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Abstract: In his three 2015 interviews with Troy Reeves, Thomas Archdeacon offered an overview of his academic career, focusing primarily on his time on the faculty of the history department at UW-Madison. He spoke of the time period from the 1940s through the 2010s and on the following topics: Madison, UW-Madison History Department, other UW-Madison faculty, social science, quantitative analysis, U.S. Army Reserves, U.S. Military Academy (West Point). He also furnished his thoughts about his life-long interest in Major League Baseball, focusing on the New York teams of the late 1940s through the mid-1960s. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the UW-Madison Oral History Program, specifically into the Badger Veterans series. Key Words: New York City; Yankees; University of Wisconsin-Madison; History Department; social science; quantitative analysis; Major League Baseball; David Lovejoy; Alan Bogue; Fordham University; Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC); Vietnam War; student protests; technology; West Point Academy; Korean War; September 11, 2001.