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 July 9
Berkman, Joyce Avrech
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Joyce Avrech Berkman, UMass Amherst Professor of History and Womens Studies. Came to UMass in 1965, still finishing her doctorate; hired to teach provided she did not get "knocked up" for at least two years -- teaching intro Western Civ course for large numbers during period of expansion -- beginnings of teaching women's history at UMass (1973) and dubiou... more
2013 June 25
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Ronald Story (b.1940), Professor of History at UMass Amherst; graduate student at University of Wisconsin and SUNY Stony Brook (PhD, 1972). Nadir of difficulty for landing an academic job in the early 1970s, especially in history; political issues in Massachusetts environment and impact on the department and university; changes in department from the earl... more
2014 Feb. 12
Wolff, Michael, 1927-
Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history interview with Michael Wolff, Professor Emeritus in Department of English at UMass Amherst. Came to the US from London to teach at Indiana University (1955-1969), then recruited by Hayden White to UMass in 1970 while on a fellowship at Wesleyan. Study at Cambridge; military service; work in civil service; career in English.
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.
2014 Apr. 11
McCarthy, John J., 1953-
Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history interview with John MCarthy, Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Dean of the Graduate School, and Professor of Linguistics at UMass Amherst; came to UMass as a linguist in 1985 after PhD at MIT and work at the University of Texas Austin; duties of a graduate school dean; online teaching; regional dialects in Massachusetts.
2014 May 1
Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history interview with Ruthanne Paradise, lecturer in Chemistry, Director of Analytical and Physical Laboratories, and UMass Amherst PhD 2009.
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.
2014 Feb. 26
Bracey, John H.
Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history interview with John H. Bracey, Professor and Chair of Afro American Studies at UMass Amherst. Arrival at UMass at request of Michael Thelwell; Black Power and birth of Black Studies Programs; growing up on campus of Howard University surrounded by African American educators.
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