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.
2010 Nov. 17
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Estela Olevsky; arrived with husband (violinist) in 1967; death of Howard Lebow in car accident the following year led to her beginning to teach classes; performers and performing at UMass.
2013 Mar. 22
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with UMass music major then graduate student from Hopkinton, Mass., from non-traditional high school to time off teaching music, to GED and UMass. Family connections to UMass: grandfather (Sidney Liberfarb) and mother (Louise Hetzler). Being part of a legacy family. Impressions of campus, dorm life versus off-campus. Playing in a band. Music Department and music at UMass, per... more
2013 Sept. 25
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Bill Venman, who arrived shortly after arrival of John Lederle (1960), recruited by Provost Gilbert Woodside from graduate study at University of Michigan; hired on date of university autonomy from state Department of Education in 1962. UMass during the 1960s and 1970s: Worked as assistant to Woodside; campus during the 1960s; growth of community colleges... more
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