2013 Dec. 23
Hadley (Mass.) - Interview with Allen Davis, former masters and doctoral student at UMass starting 1966; drawn here by Sid Kaplan, Jules Chametzky, and Morris Golden UMass during the late 1960s and early 1970s; became active politically and in educational reform focused on living/learning and integration of education and living in dorms like Orchard Hill; challenges of imposing the Oxfo... more
2014 Jan. 17
Amherst (Mass.) - Skype video interview with UMass alumni Julian Parker-Burns in Kathmandu, Nepal. Parker-Burns discusses: his decision to attend UMass in the fall of 1988 as a theater major; the early history of the Butterfield dormitory; Butterfield artists-in-residence Donna Estabrooks, Terry Jenoure and Terry's husband Kamal; his decision to move into Butterfield in the fall of 1989; the rol... more
2014 Sept. 21
Stroup, Keith, 1943-
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with founder, former Executive Director, Board Member and Legal Counsel for National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law (NORML). Stroup discusses his upbringing in Southern Illinois; education at University of Illinois and Georgetown Law School, which he attended from 1965-1968; experiences evading the Vietnam War draft; anti-war demonstrations in Washingto... more
2014 Sept. 22
St. Pierre, Allen F.
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Executive Director of National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law (NORML). St. Pierre discusses his upbringing in Chatham and Amherst, Massachusetts; education at University of Massachusetts, Amherst class of 1989; early experiences smoking marijuana; his early employment at NORML in 1991; conflicts among NORML Board members and employees; Rich... more
2014 July 11
Boston (Mass.) - Topol discusses the three chapters of his life, career and philanthropic work including: immigration of his family from Russia to Dorchester, Massachusetts, attendance at Boston Latin School and UMass Amherst, work as a communications officer in the Army during World War II; his work at Raytheon and Scientific-Atlanta; his business philosophy; his political and ideologi... more
2019 June 29
Zaru, Jean, 1940-
Ramallah (Palestine) - Interview with Palestinian Quaker Jean Zaru, a proponent of non-violent resistance, a founding member of Sabeel, the Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem, and co-founder of the Friends International Center in Ramallah.
2019 Aug. 6
Castelton (Vt.) - Interview with Kenyan Quaker, Dancan Sabwa. Born into a Quaker family in Kaimosi, Kenya, Sabwa discusses Kenyan Quakerism (evangelical), religious education, family, and his own spiritual growth.
2019 June 29
Philadelphia (Pa.) - Interview with Joan Countryman, who teacher of mathematics and head of academic planning at Germantown Friends School, and lecturer at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvanis.
2019 Aug. 6
Condori Mamani, Emma
Castelton (Vt.) - Interview with Bolivian Quaker, Emma Condori Mamani about her spiritual journey. Born into an Aymara family in the highlands of Bolivia, Condori Mamani witnessed her parents and siblings become convinced Friends until she too became convinced at 14 while working in La Paz. A member of Santidad Amigos Yearly Meeting, she has been particularly involved in education, Friends' religious ed... more