Stanwood, Mike

Stanwood, Mike
Stanwood, Mike, 1953-, interviewee; Boorman, Sue, interviewer; Boorman, Sue, videographer;
Date Recorded:
September 10, 2015
Date digitized:
September 10, 2015
Length of interview:
118 minutes, 21 seconds

This interview is part of a series about three football games that were played during the early 1970s and were known as the Hairy Bacon Bowl. 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 meant to address tensions between the two groups. Mike Stanwood was a spectator at two of the games, one in 1971 and the other in 1975. He describes the games, the atmosphere surrounding them, and the participants. He also talks about the political and cultural settings in which they were played, which changed markedly from the early 1970s to the mid-1970s as the Vietnam War drew to a close and the intensity of counterculture sentiment began to decrease.

Lobel, Phil
Towle, John
Svoboda, Gary
Hippies, Colorado, Boulder.
Counterculture, Colorado, Boulder.
Police, Colorado, Boulder.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Protest movements, Colorado, Boulder.
University of Colorado, Boulder, Football.
1970s (decade).
Original Format:
digital video
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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