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2013 Dec. 18

Patton, Marilyn

Marilyn Patton: oral history interview with Russell Annis

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.

UMass Amherst Dept. of Music Oral History Collection

2010 Nov. 17

Olevsky, Estela

Estela Olevsky: oral history with Elizabeth Bradley

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.

UMass Amherst Dept. of Music Oral History Collection

2013 Mar. 22

Falcoff, Ben

Ben Falcoff oral history with Jessica Adamites

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

UMass Amherst Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection

2012 Nov. 26

Hannum, Thom

Thom Hannum: oral history with Michael R. Holmes

Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Thomas P. Hannum, Director of the UMass Amherst Minuteman Marching Band, on his background in music, development of the marching band and percussion.

UMass Amherst Oral History Collection

2013 Sept. 25

Venman, Bill

Bill Venman and Diana Venman: oral history with Robert S. Cox

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

UMass Amherst Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection

2013 Dec. 23

Davis, Allen

Allen Davis: oral history with Russell Annis

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

UMass Amherst Dept. of Music Oral History Collection