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.
2013 Dec. 3
Montague (Mass.) - Oral history interview with Marc Fifield, UMass Amherst police officer from 1974-2001; came during a "wild" period in the university's history when the drinking age was nineteen, also worked on call for town of Leverett.
2014 Feb. 6
Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history interview with Mike Swain, campus fire prevention officer and fire safety instructor, as well as member of the Greenfield Fire Department.
2013 Oct. 24
Capistran, James D.
Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history interview with Jim Capistran, Executive Director of the UMass Innovation Institute, which accelerates connections between advanced science and technology available in campus laboratories at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and private business.
2014 Mar. 27
Randhir, Timothy O.
Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history interview with Timothy Randhir, Professor of the Department of Environmental Conservation at UMass Amherst. Native of Madras, India, came to US in 1991 to do his PhD and Purdue, specialist in hydrology, watershed management, water quality, ecological economics, complex systems; came to UMass in 1997. Discussions of hydrology, international students, ecohydr... more
2013 Dec. 19
Belchertown (Mass.) - Oral history interview with Lou Louraine, 30 year employee of UMass Amherst (1983-2011) who worked as a stage manager and set designer, retired as Director of Operations at the Fine Arts Center.
2014 Apr. 16
Adrion, W. Richards
Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history interview with Rick Adrion, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science; came to UMass in 1986; educational teaching technology.
2013 Dec. 19
Belchertown (Mass.) - Oral history interview with James Shea, electrician for 17 years at UMass Amherst, now retired (1996-2013), working for Office of Information Technology installing Cat-5 cable in buildings around campus, then for College of Engineering; budgetary woes and impact of staff cutbacks; students; management issues.
2013 Aug. 12
Minear, Richard H.
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Richard H. Minear, Professor in UMass Amherst Department of History and specialist in Japan. Came to UMass 1971 and remained since -- rising awareness of War in Vietnam and radicalization -- impressed at quality of History Department when he arrived with Lewis Hanke and other national figures -- campus a more lively place in the early 1970s with student e... more