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.
2013 Aug. 8
Amherst (Mass.) - Soprano and vocal professor in the UMass Dept. of Music from 1985-2005. Role of music in her youth and upbringing; career path to her position at UMass; experience as a faculty member in the Music Dept.; memories of Helen Perry; experience of women in academic departments at UMass and the Music Dept.; influence of administrative leadership and resources on the Dept.
2013 Apr. 29
Clydesdale, F. M.
Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history with UMass Amherst Professor and Chair of Food Science. (00:00:18) Originally small town in Ontario and worked in oil fields prior to degrees at University of Toronto; graduate study in food chemistry; recruited to PhD study at UMass by Jack Francis; (00:03:00) invited by Provost to join faculty in Food Science with no search committee; has remained since a... more
2013 Mar. 21
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with long-term members of the College of Nursing at UMass Amherst, Micheline Asselin (faculty, instrumental in setting up the RN to BSN program) and Maureen Bailey (staff member); differences in nursing students from 1960s to present; impact of Ira Trail and open enrollment in Nursing in the 1970s and difficulties of placing students in clinical work, impact o... more
2013 Nov. 13
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Associate Dean of Advising, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Exec. Director of the HFA Advising Center, Chief undergrad advisor in honors program in Music, faculty member in Music, and UMass alum (MA in Music); Chorus Director for Springfield Symphony. Discusses return to school to earn masters after other career; varied positions held at UMass. Musical perfo... more
2013 Dec. 18
Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history interview with Marilyn Patton, Founder of the University Dancers and head of the Dance Program, when part of the Department of Physical Education through its development into a bachelor's program (1965-1980s); student of Erick Hawkins in New York before coming to UMass.
Kaplan, Sidney, 1913-
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Sidney Kaplan, historian (African American studies), long-time professor of English, and one of the founders of the Massachusetts Review.
2013 June 7
Rudman, Masha Kabakow
Amherst (Mass.) - Professor of Education. Education at Hunter College High School (1947-1949), experiences as a student; Hunter College and UMass (PhD); study of children's literature; children's literature and social justice; impact of Dwight Allen on Education at UMass; stereotypes in children's literature; first impressions of UMass; evolution of School of Education; reputation of the... more
2013 Dec. 12
Gilbert, Michael W.
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Gilbert, Advisor for Technology Initiatives and Services, Office of Information Technology. Background in electronic music, came to perform at Hampshire College and resumed academic career (begun at MIT) and became involved in electronic music scene at UMass; history and background of electrronic music.
2013 Oct. 24
Capistran, James D.
Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history interview with Jim Capistran, Executive Director of the UMass Innovation Institute, which accelerates connections between advanced science and technology available in campus laboratories at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and private business.