As part of an oral history project, Stephen Lyons interviewed John Peters in 1999. Right off the bat they realized that they were brothers of the same fraternity, Kappa Sigma, which may have created a more significant bond, ultimately leading to a better interview. Peters talks about his life at Dickinson, a graduate of the class of 1952, and much of the U.S. history in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Lyons was able to facilitate a strong interview because Peters was able to make a strong connection to Lyons, at one point comparing him to one of his sons. It is a bit difficult to see where Lyons attempted to steer the interview, however his subject was able to offer some positive insight into the history of Dickinson and growing up in the mid-twentieth century.
– E. M.