2014 Feb. 12
Wolff, Michael, 1927-
Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history interview with Michael Wolff, Professor Emeritus in Department of English at UMass Amherst. Came to the US from London to teach at Indiana University (1955-1969), then recruited by Hayden White to UMass in 1970 while on a fellowship at Wesleyan. Study at Cambridge; military service; work in civil service; career in English.
Assistant Professor of Home Economics Mildred Briggs guides a student in upholstering a chair while two other students work at weaving looms. Handwritten note on back reads: "Miss Mildred Briggs; Rosalie A. Beaubien, '41, Millers Falls; Anna E. Harrington, '41, Amherst; Margaret Robinson, '41, Concord - 2/41".
Philip Henry Smith of the Class of 1897, who became a Professor of Chemistry at the Hatch Experiment Station in the early 1900s, examines the tag on a bag of vegetable seeds. Each bag is labeled with a tag noting, among other things, a Date of Germination test (Jan. 1943). Professor Smith wears a lapel button bearing the initials A.R.P. Typewritten note accompanying ph... more