Who writes any book, even a memoir, in isolation? I know I would not have brought this project to completion without the help, encouragement, and support of many people. Nor could I have lived the life depicted without the involvement of the movement people who lived and loved and worked to end the war and the draft. I will forever hold them all in my heart, even if I have inadvertently missed some of their names in this list.
First of all, I must credit Gini Holland and Noah Tabakin for their inspiration, encouragement, editorial advice, support, and their incredible ability to make me laugh. Laughter has been the essential ingredient of our lives together. Paul Caster stands for dedication to craft and vision. Dave Gutknecht was assigned the role of Mentor by me, as was Alex (Sandy) Wilkinson, by virtue of their knowledge, understanding, patience, compassion, and wit. Dave provided food, shelter, memories, editorial support, and high times during the research phase, and Alex also contributed invaluable editorial advice and memory validation. Mark Sachner and MaryLee Knowlton served as grammar mavens. I am much obliged to Paul Lacques for an early read with commentary. No thank you or acknowledgement would even be possible without the support of Chaz Bufe, publisher for See Sharp Press, whose editorial expertise and encouragement have made this book a reality.
I owe a special thank you to the Quaker Friends Meeting of Minneapolis.
Thanks are due to the many librarians and staff members of the many agencies that helped me find and/or figure out so many links to the past, especially The Swarthmore College Peace Collection, The Minnesota Historical Society, The Minnesota Daily Archives, Kaleidoscope (Milwaukee), The Wisconsin Historical Society, The Houston County Historical Society, The Winona County Historical Society, The Milwaukee Public Library, The Minneapolis Public Library, The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries Digital Collections and Initiatives, Laurie Scheer and the faculty and staff at The Writers’ Institute of the University of Wisconsin—Madison’s Division of Continuing Studies, The Reference Services Branch of the Electronic Records Division of the National Archives and Records Administration, and Matt Olson for web design.
Following are the names of the people I know supported the Resistance in Minnesota during the Sixties. It is by no means a complete list, but it represents my best efforts to remember and identify all those involved. If I have missed anyone who belongs here, I apologize:
Scott Alarik, Chester Anderson, Marty Anderson, Paul Anderson, Brad Beneke, Jim Beck, Mary Berg, Al Bigot, Rick Blake, Robert Bly, Barry Bondhus, Jim Bruggeman, Chester Bruvold, Sally Buckley, Ann Buttrick, John Buttrick, John Caddy, Eddie Callahan, John Cann, John Carroll, Sue Chamberlain, David Christofferson, Charlie Christianson, Karen Clark, Rick Cockerill, Carlotta Collette, Brian Coyle, Robert Creeley, Bert Crocker, George Crocker, John Crocker, Bob Danielson, Marv Davidov, Charles Dingman, David Doi, Dede Doi, Jim Dombrouski, Jim Dunn, Richard Dworkin, Paul Eaves, Mary Edlund, Daniel Ellsberg, Peggy Fagerlie, Sally Fagerlie, Sue Fashant, Ed Felien, John Filter, Rebecca Finch, Lynne Fischer, David Fisher, Mary Pat Flandrick, Lea Foushee, Don Francis, Joan Francis, Carol Gaines, Chris George, James Gibson, Bob Gilliam, Betsy Gilman, Arnie Goldman, Jack Graham, Deidre Graydon, Keith Gunderson, Dave Gutknecht, Doug Gutknecht, Mary Gutknecht, Ronelda Gutknecht, Ruth Ann Gutknecht, John Gutterman, Camilla Hall, Warren Hanson, Tony Hauser, Judy Heimel, Harold Henderson, Sandy Henderson, Maury Hoch, Alan Hooper, William Hunt, Liz Ihrig, Fr. Al Janicke, John Janikowski, Mark Jasenko, Jeff Johnson, Alan Jones, Jan Juntunen, Garrison Keillor, Galway Kinnel, Tom Koberstein, Frank Kronke, Stephanie L’Heureux, Mark Larson, Bob Lehman, Nancy Lehman, Brad Lennon, Larry Leventhal, Peter Lindberg, David Loy, David Luce, John Marnach, Andrea Marvy, Doug Marvy, Michael Meeks, Barbara Metz, Judy Meyers, Dan Miler, Sue Miler, Jeff Miller, Greg Mills, Lucille Moses, Gordon Neilson, Fred Ojile, Don Olson, John Ostfield, David Pence, Ellen Pence, Leah Peterson, Nancy Peterson, Seth Peterson, Rosemary Pierce, Charles Pilsbury, Roberta Plant, Ed Plaster, Susie Plaster, Bart Quale, Carl Rakosi, Gordon Raup, Dale Rawson, Nancy Rehm, Dennis Richter, Martha Roth, Marty Roth, Bruce Rubenstein, David Rubenstein, Marvin Rubin, Leah Rutchick, Vern Rutsala, Fr. Phillip Salem, John Samborski, Ed Sanders, Scott Sandvick, John Sherman, Fran Shor, Mulford Q. Sibley, Pete Simmons, Rick Sklader, Tom Smit, Paul Smith, Kiki Sonnen, Ray St. Louis, Evan Stark, Ellen Steinmetz, Mary Stewart, Mark Suchy, Romeyn Taylor, Mike Therriault, Peg Thompson, Paul Tidmarsh, Mike Tiger, Dan Tilsen, David Tilsen, Ken Tilsen, Mark Tilsen, Bill Tilton, Chuck Turchick, Tom Utne, Steve Van Drake, Diane Wakoski, Sydney Walter, Jim Welander, Peter Weller, Brian Wells, Paul Wellstone, Gordie Wiegrefe, Alex (Sandy) Wilkinson, Ralph Witcoff, Dave Wood, Doug Woolridge, Joe Wroblewski, Ed Wujciak.
Following are the acknowledgements as they appear in the book including the names of over 150 people I was able to identify as supporters of Draft Resistance in the Twin Cities in the Sixties. If you see your name on the list, please contact anyone else you know on the list to alert them. If your name or the name of someone else should be on the list, please use the contact page to let me know. If it comes in time, I could still put it in the book, but I will definitely add it here.