Bertram Strieb was born in 1938 and spent the first five years of his life in North Philadelphia, near 22nd and Venango. He then moved to West Oak Lane, where he lived from the time he was about 5 until he entered college at age 17. Among the elementary and high schools he attended were Rowen, Logan, Wagner Junior High, and Central High School. Strieb studied physics at the University of Pennsylvania on a Mayor's Scholarship and continued in graduate work at Penn, where he studied under world-renowned physicist Herbert Callen. He began teaching physics at La Salle in 1964 and was still teaching at the time of the interview. Strieb has been involved in progressive politics for much of his life. Among the topics he discusses in the interview are antiwar protests of the 1960s-70s, the civil rights movement, and educational methods.
Strieb, Bertram and Falcone, Daniel, "Interview of Bertram Strieb, M.S." (2011). All Oral Histories. 70.
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