Malone, Patrick A.

Malone, Patrick A.
Malone, Patrick A., 1950-, interviewee; Ciarlo, Dorothy D., interviewer;
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People: Morey Wolfson, Daniel Ellsberg, Gyoshen Sawada, Allen Ginsberg

Places: Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant

Topics: growing up in a farming family, undergraduate student years at CSU during the Vietnam War, doing soil and concrete testing on Rocky Flats site, job as building inspector (inspecting steel construction with radiography, radiation dosimetry for worker protection, safety concerns), beliefs about nuclear weapons, Rio Blanco project to access natural gas by exploding nuclear devices underground, Rocky Flats protests from May 1978 through January 1979 (decision to reoccupy the tracks a second time, May snowstorm during occupation of the tracks, arrests of protesters, Daniel Ellsberg’s role, movement of protest locations, “Mothers Day Occupation”, teepee on the railroad tracks, arrangement made with Rocky Flats supervisor for when trains came through, organization of and ground rules for the protest, recruiting protesters at other anti-nuclear demonstrations, trial of people arrested, role in protest organization, last arrests in January 1979), donation of the teepee to the Rocky Flats Cold War Museum, multiple arrests of Patrick Malone at Rocky Flats, other protest actions participated in throughout the country, reflections on war, nuclear weapons, the anti-nuclear movement.

Includes videographed photographs of the Rocky Flats protests on the railroad tracks during 1978.

Supplemental material available in the OH file at the Carnegie Branch Library for Local History: weather records from “the year of the protest”, newspaper articles with photos of interviewee, program for “Teepee on the Railroad Tracks Museum Exhibit”, DVD “Radical’s Reunion: Rocky Flats Truth Force 10th”.


Malone, Patrick A., 1950-
Ellsberg, Daniel, 1931-Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997.
Sawada, Gyoshen.
Wolfson, Morey.
Antinuclear movement Colorado.
Nuclear weapons Moral and ethical aspects.
Political activists Colorado Rocky Flats.
Boulder (Colo.) History Biography.
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