Madison, Wisconsin: University Archives and Records Management Services
Larry Lewin describes how, as a young freshman in the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1967, he was unfamiliar with the context of the Dow riots. For Lewin, it was surreal going to and from the Commerce building on October 18th, and he explains how he, his friends, and his T.A.s reacted to the Dow riots. He builds upon these reactions by looking at his diary entry from October 19th, 1967. Lewin notes how the Dow riots impacted his life, causing him to change majors from Business to Education, and also causing him to seek progressive change in society. Lewin also recalls his memories of the Sterling Hall bombing of 1970, of which he states that the Dow riots was a precedent.