Chuvarsky, Cliff

Chuvarsky, Cliff
Chuvarsky, Cliff, 1951-, interviewee; Boorman, Sue, interviewer; Boorman, Sue, videographer;
Date Recorded:
14 June 2015
Date digitized:
14 June 2015
Length of interview:
94 minutes, 47 seconds

This interview is part of a series about three football games known as the Hairy Bacon Bowl, which occurred during the early 1970s. Participants included University of Colorado students who identified with hippie culture and/or anti-war sentiment, versus campus and Boulder police officers. The games were seen as a way to address tensions between the two groups. Cliff Chuvarsky was a CU student during the early 1970s and lived in the co-op called Cloud 9. Cliff identified with hippie culture of the time, and he played in the second of Hairy Bacon Bowl games. He talks about the football game, drug use among students, anti-establishment and anti-war attitudes of young people, and student life and politics of the time. He reflects on ways in which anti-establishment attitudes moderated for many of his generation, while at the same time, some of the political values of the 1960s and 1970s continued as part of their value system.

Hippies                        Colorado                     Boulder
Counterculture            Colorado                     Boulder
Marijuana          Colorado              Boulder
Drugs         Colorado              Boulder
Police              Colorado                     Boulder
University of Colorado, Boulder                    Football
Vietnam  War, 1961-1975                  Protest movements                  Colorado                     Boulder
1970s (decade)
Original Format:
digital mini DV
This interview is one of a series about a multi-year event known as The Hairy Bacon Bowl, which occurred in the first half of the 1970s.
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