1978 Nov. 2
Amherst (Mass.) - Invited lecture by Skip Robinson of the United League on the labor and racial strife in northern Mississippi and boycott in Tupelo.
1976 Apr. 27
Amherst (Mass.) - Invited lecture at the Student Union Ballroom by journalist, David Halberstam. Discussion of role of the press in politics, including the Watergate Affair and Vietnam War.
Lee, Bill, 1946-
Amherst (Mass.) - Invited lecture by Bill "Spaceman" Lee, outspoken former pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and Montreal Expos (he was traded at the end of the 1978 season due to dispute with the Red Sox manager), speaking on sports and the world situation.
Abagnale, Frank W., 1948-
Amherst (Mass.) - Invited lecture by Frank Abagnale, the 1960s-era "Great Impostor" who at the ages of 16-21 impersonated a Pan Am pilot, a physician, an attorney, a professor of Sociology; check forger, and later prisoner and escapee. After his release from prison, Abagnale founded a firm that advised companies on issues relating to fraud.
1972 Oct. 16
Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992
Amherst (Mass.) - Invited lecture by science fiction author Isaac Asimov discussing science fiction, literature, and foretelling the future.
1979 Sept. 30
Amherst (Mass.) - Invited lecture by 1960s activist Tom Hayden, speaking on solar power, anti-nuclear issues, divestment from nuclear and apartheid industries, federal budget and tax reform; critique of corporate power. Recorded at the Curry Hicks Cage, UMass Amherst. Poor sound quality.
1977 Oct. 19
Amherst (Mass.) - Invited lecture by David Kopay, former professional football player with the San Francisco 49ers and other teams (1964-1972) who came out as gay in 1975. Tape begins at some unclear point in the lecture.
Rudolph, Wilma, 1940-1994
Amherst (Mass.) - Invited lecture by Wilma Rudolph, bronze medalist in 1956 Olympics and three-time gold medalist in 1960, Female Athlete of the Year, speaking on her life; upbringing as the 20th of 22 children in small-town Tennessee, with a disability (leg braces); sports career; sports in the lives of African American children; television special on her life.
1980 Oct. 7
Amherst (Mass.) - Invited lecture by Daniel Ellsberg, Marine Corps veteran and military analyst, former Strategic Analyst at the Rand Corporation and contributor to the development of US nuclear arms policy, later a source of the Pentagon Papers; speaking on Proposition 7 on the ballot in three Western Mass. counties calling for a US-Soviet moratorium on all nuclear weapons; speaking aga... more
1974 Nov. 21
Mather, Jean Paul
Denver (Colo.) - Oral history with Jean Paul Mather, former Provost (1953-1954) and then President (1954-1960) of UMass Amherst, a part of the presidentially-approved oral history project of 1974.