Robbins, William G., Sr.

Robbins, William G., Sr.
Robbins, William G., Sr, 1944 - , interviewee; Boorman, Sue, interviewer; Boorman, Sue, videographer;
Date Recorded:
25 November, 2015
Date digitized:
25 November, 2015
Length of interview:
93 minutes, 45 seconds

This interview is part of a series about a series of football games called the Hairy Bacon Bowl that took place between University of Colorado students with counterculture leanings on the one hand, and campus and city police officers, on the other hand, as a way to address those tensions. Bill Robbins, who was a campus police officer from 1968 to 1972, helped to organize and played in the first two of these games. He brings the perspective of having been a Vietnam veteran and an older college student as well as a campus police officer. He describes coming up with the idea for the games due to his desire to improve communication between the student and police groups, what it was like to play in the games, and how he thinks they were successful in their goal. He also talks about being on the police side of anti-war and other protests, hippies in town during that era, the sense of danger he sometimes experienced as a police officer, and his philosophy of how to defuse tense situations.

Bridges, Harold (Bubba)
Crowder, Eddie
Toll, John
Wild, Greg
Police Colorado Boulder
Hippies Colorado Boulder
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Protest movements Colorado Boulder
University of Colorado, Boulder Football
1960s (decade)
1970s (decade)
Original Format:
digital mini DV
This is interview is one of a series about a multi-year event that occurred in the first half of the 1970s known as The Hairy Bacon Bowl.
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