Low Library people congregating in the window of the President's office.
That's me with the walkie-talkie (our link with strike headquarters in
Ferris Booth Hall after the phones were disconnected). I got to do this
because of my extensive communications training in the
This is probably day two or three, before the
was added to the windows. I
remember all these people but the only name I can recall is Mike Golash (4th
from left). Photo: Columbia College Today
, Spring 1968.
Here's another Low Library window shot. The middle two guys are Tony
Papert (second from left, white shirt), the "shadowy figure" who
"controlled" the Low Library occupiers (as the press would have it), and
Gus Reichbach, an unruly law student (later to be a New York State Supreme
Court Judge, he died
I remember the others, but not their names.
Note the two styles of raised-arm salute: the mild and conciliatory
flower-child V sign, and the more militant, defiant, and radical clenched
fist, originally the IWW
and the Spanish Republican
Found at Columbiana, original source unknown.
It should be pointed out that different figures in the Columbia uprising,
for example Tony Papert and (say) Mark Rudd did not necessarily share much
in the way of philosophy or doctrine, and they definitely took divergent
paths after Spring of 1968. In Low, however, Tony did not push or express
any particular viewpoint; he simply moderated the discussion — quite
fairly and courteously in my opinion.