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2018 Dec. 4

Chea, Rowun

Roeun Chea

Cambodia - 50-year-old Roeun Chea is an art and math intervention teacher at Springfield Public School. Born in Cambodia, he was forced into a concentration camp under the reign of the Khmer Rouge, where he remained for three years. After spending another three years in a refugee camp, he resettled with a foster family in Western Massachusetts. Though excited and grateful for the new opportunities presented to h... more

Asian Americans in Western Mass. Oral History Collection

2018 Dec. 3

Kamps, Kevin

Card from Kevin Kamps to Harvey Wasserman

Kalamazoo (Mich.) - Wishing him a happy Hanukkah, sending along some treats from some of Kamp's anti-nuclear mentors, Dale and Amy Anderson, and recalling an anti-nuclear event at Western Michigan University in March 1993.

Harvey Wasserman Papers

2018 Nov. 27

Griffin, Cheryl

Cheryl Griffin oral history with Peter Kleeman

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Interview with former UMass Amherst student, Cheryl Griffin, about her experiences on campus during 1965-1969, and her life as a lawyer and early education teacher. Griffin came to UMass from Boston, and lived in Van Meter dorm all four years on campus. She was active in the black student social and policical scenes, and in the African-American Student Union, where she served ... more

University of Massachusetts Amherst. Black Pioneers Project Records

2018 Nov. 27

Griffin, Cheryl

Cheryl Griffin oral history with Peter Kleeman

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Conclusion of interview with former UMass Amherst student, Cheryl Griffin, who was an undergraduate student from 1965-1969, looking through and reading parts of the 1965 UMass yearbook, the Index. See murg050_9-i002 for oral history interview with Griffin.

University of Massachusetts Amherst. Black Pioneers Project Records

2018 Nov. 27

Anderson, Anita

Anita Anderson oral history with Matthew Smith

Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with former UMass student, Anita Anderson, about her experiences on campus during 1968-1970, and her life as a musician and activist. Born in Springfield, Mass., Anderson came to UMass through her connection to Outward Bound and on a scholarship from the UMass Committee for the Collegiate Education of Black Students (CCEBS). She was a part of the black student com... more

University of Massachusetts Amherst. Black Pioneers Project Records

2018 Nov. 13

McLemore, Leslie Burl

Leslie Burl McLemore oral history with Michelle Barrasso

Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with former UMass Amherst graduate student, Leslie Burl McLemore, about his experiences on campus 1966-1970 as a doctoral student in the Government (now Political Science) department, and his life as a professor and activist. McLemore grew up in Mississippi and was active in the civil rights movement as an undergraduate at Rust College, and during his years earning a ... more

University of Massachusetts Amherst. Black Pioneers Project Records

2018 June 8

McCormack, Mark H.

Memorandum from Mark H. McCormack to John L. Macklin

Regarding the attached memo, when McCormack would like to arrange a atime when him, John Macklin, Bob Kain, and Peter Lewis could get together. In the attached, John Macklin is updating McCormack on the Progressive Corporation, saying that they may have an opportunity now to work with them in terms of advertising.

Mark H. McCormack Papers

2018 May 15

Pratt, Evelyn

Evelyn Pratt: interview with Judith Monachina

Pittsfield, Mass. - Interview with Evelyn Pratt, born in Columbus, Ohio, Evelyn Judy Gammon, in 1948, talks about living on Grant Ave., where her father bought a house and dug out his own basement. Her mother died when she was young, and eventually Evelyn had a major role in the upkeep her the house and family. The children walked to Weinland Park Elementary school. Though she wanted to go... more

Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center (Berkshire Community College) Collection

2018 May 4

Mao, Sokhen

Sokhen Mao: interview with Christin Howard, Linda Nguyen, Zoe Rechenbach, and Olivia Pfeiffer

Amherst (Mass.) - Mao discusses his youth in Cambodia, where he was born in 1964 and raised on a farm, the forced evacuation from his home during the Vietnam War, and his experiences in refugee camps and his separation and reunion with his family. Mao then describes emigrating to Amherst, Mass. in 1982 after a stay in a refugee camp in Thailand, attending Amherst High School, and the University of Massachusetts. Mao co... more

Asian Americans in Western Mass. Oral History Collection