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Upcoming Talk: 1940s Conscientious Objectors Campus in Oregon, Wed., November 6

Upcoming talk on 1940s Conscientious Objectors Camp in Oregon on Wed., Nov. 6

Here on the Edge is the long-awaited story of how a World War II conscientious objectors camp on the Oregon Coast plowed the ground for the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s.    On Wednesday, November 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the Knight Library’s Browsing Room on the UO campus, author Steve McQuiddy will present a slideshow and talk on this group of artists and writers who carved an unpopular path during the dark days of the 1940s, then later inspired the likes of Allen Ginsberg and Ken Kesey. The talk is free and open to the public, and the book will be available for purchase and signing.

McQuiddy did much of his research for Here on the Edge using materials from collections in  Special Collections and University Archives, particularly the Camp Waldport Records.

The event will also feature an exhibit of rare books and materials from the Camp Waldport Records, which includes materials produced by the Fine Arts Group at Waldport, the conscientious objectors who published books, produced plays, and made art and music—all during their limited non-work hours, with little money and resources.

For more information and background on Here on the Edge, visit http://osupress.oregonstate.edu/book/here-on-edge.

The talk is sponsored by the University of Oregon Libraries and the Duck Store.

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