2013 Aug. 13
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Elizabeth Loving of the University Libraries Office of Scholarly Communications; came to campus in the 1970s as a key punch operator and then to library as an 03 (temporary) worker; classified work in the library; public services in the library in circulation.
2015 July 17
Amherst (Mass.) - Conversation with Francis Barton, longest serving president of AFSCME Local 1776 (2000-2013), and for a few years before vice-president under Charlotte Chandler-Laroe (Charlotte Coates at the time). Memories of growing up in Athol, Mass., during the era of World War II.; German prisoners of war in Athol; relatives in the service; father worked as a woodpecker in the Qua... more
2012 Dec. 20
Daniel O'Connell Sons, Holyoke (Mass.) - Interview with executive for Daniel O'Connell's Sons. History of O'Connell's Sons. Mahar graduated from Amherst College and MIT and began work as engineer; Korean War service; hiring on at O'Connell's Sons (1952), working mostly with heavy construction. UMass projects: boiler house, generator plant, and infirmary in early 1950s. Morrill Hall work, Southwest dorms, const... more
2013 Aug. 26
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Melinda McIntosh, Reference Librarian, coming to UMass in 1974 after receiving MLS from Rutgers, with discussion of changes in reference services, technology, and role of the library over the years; difficult transition from Goodell Library into the Library Tower (now W.E.B. Du Bois Library).
2017 Oct. 31
Jaquith, Wayne T.
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Wayne Jaquith, where he discusses law school at Northeastern Law School in the mid 1970s, American Indian Movement criminal cases in South Dakota, his ancestry, and later being executive director at the Ploughshares Fund. Discusses hitchhiking across the country to San Francisco and viewing environmental damage along the way. After sitting in on pre-trial hearings in Buffalo, NY after t... more
2013 Mar. 20
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with nursing faculty member, discussing choice of nursing as profession; education from high school (in Baltimore) through diploma at Mass. General; Columbia Teachers' College. Marriage to Harvey Friedman. Arrival at UMass. Unionization efforts in nursing profession, collective bargaining. Sabbatical in England; nursing in England. International programs.
2013 June 7
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with alumnus of UMass Amherst School of Nursing (BSN, 1969) and Boston University (MS, 1983); held positions at Beth Israel Hospital, Boston (1969-1994) Chief Nursing Officer at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, (1994-2005) Senior Director of Clinical and Professional Development at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston (2006- ).
2013 July 10
Tierney, Rachel E.
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with alumna of UMass Amherst School of Nursing (1962, 1974G, 1990 PhD) and faculty member. Family background (parents were graduates of Mass. State); undergraduate life in early 1960s, psychiatric clinical experiences at Northampton State Hospital, diploma students versus BSN students during clinicals; psychiatric nursing in Springfield; work at American Inter... more
2015 Aug. 18
Amherst (Mass.) - Conversation with Bill Duesing of Oxford, Conn., a Yale graduate and leader in the Connecticut branch of the Northeast Organic Farming Association. Start in organic agriculture as member of an environmental art group at Yale; late 1971 found land near Oxford and learned of first organic farming meeting in Vermont, attended first conference at High Mowing, Samuel Kaymen'... more
2013 May 16
Buttaro, Lois Aggerup
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with member of first graduating class at UMass School of Nursing (1958).