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Richard M. Waugaman (Class of 1970), 2020 July 24

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Richard Waugaman discusses his experiences at Princeton, including playing in the marching band, attending French club events, and majoring in philosophy. He also discusses being at Princeton during intense political activism, during which he attended a demonstration asking trustees to divest from South Africa, a walkout during a campus speech by Alabama Governor George Wallace, and an anti-war protest during his 1970 graduation ceremony. He shares his perspective on Princeton becoming coeducational during his senior year in 1969, his experience as an upperclassman in Wilson College compared to other students at eating clubs, and also the removal of President Woodrow Wilson's name from the College due to the President's racist policies. Richard also talks about being a psychiatrist during the pandemic, talking about how he transitioned to remote sessions and finds meaning by researching past pandemics like the 1348 Florence plague described in The Decameron. He also discusses his enjoyment of music and literature, particularly focusing on his intensive research into Shakespeare's identity and writings in which he has 90 academic publications. He also expresses enduring gratitude towards and connection with Princeton.

Collection History


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Processing Information

This collection was processed by Valencia L. Johnson in 2022. Finding aid written by Valencia L. Johnson in 2022. Interview summaries created by Daniel Song (Class of 2026).

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Richard M. Waugaman (Class of 1970); Covid-19 and Me Oral History Project Collection, AC489, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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