Oral History with Edd Sewell, March 1, 2019 (Ms2019-001)

Title

Oral History with Edd Sewell, March 1, 2019 (Ms2019-001)

Description

In this interview, Sewell discusses the classes he was teaching as a member of the Department of Communications in 1979 during Denim Day. He recalls some of the responses he observed to the event, including the university's official stance on the Gay Student Alliance. He also talks briefly about his life prior to coming to Virginia Tech including the fear that his parents might find out about his sexuality and his wife's reaction when he came out to her.

Abstract

In this interview, Sewell discusses the classes he was teaching as a member of the Department of Communications in 1979 during Denim Day. He recalls some of the responses he observed to the event, including the university's official stance on the Gay Student Alliance. He also talks briefly about his life prior to coming to Virginia Tech including the fear that his parents might find out about his sexuality and his wife's reaction when he came out to her.

Date

Date Created

2019-03-01

Rights

Permission to publish material from the Denim Day 40th Anniversary Oral History Collection must adhere to the CC BY-NC 4.0 license and credit Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech.

Language

English

Identifier

Ms2019-001_EddSewell

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Oral History with Edd Sewell, March 1, 2019 (Ms2019-001), Denim Day 40th Anniversary Oral History Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Interviewer

Joe Forte

Narrator

Edd Sewell

Production Team

Slade Lellock, Videographer

Location

Newman Library, Blacksburg, VA

Duration

55:52

Compression

MPEG-4

Frame Rate

23.976

Display Resolution

3840x2160

Citation

Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, “Oral History with Edd Sewell, March 1, 2019 (Ms2019-001),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed July 7, 2020, http://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/items/show/10116.