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 Jan. 29
Anderson, Elva Foerster
Pelham (Mass.) - Student and accompanist for Doric Alviani. Early experiences in music education; how she became connected with Doric Alviani; memories of Alviani; working as an accompanist; ice skating and work as an ice skating teacher at the Ice Skating Club of Amherst; experiences in the Dept. of Music; description of a rehearsal with Alviani.
Amherst (Mass.) - Graduate of UMass in 1977, founder of the Arts Extension Service, State Representative and President of the Massachusetts Senate. What led him to UMass in 1967; participation in the Marching Band as a tuba player; development of the Kappa Kappa Psi Marching Band fraternity with Tom Parker; planning and founding the Arts Extension Program at UMass; memories of Helen Perry; experience of the Music Dept.... more
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 Mar. 22
Mainzer, Lewis C. (Lewis Casper), 1928-
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Lewis Mainzer, UMass Amherst Department of Government (Political Science). Youth and education; hiring at UMass; campus academic culture in the 1950s; Government at UMass on Mainzer's arrival in 1953; congenial relations in the department.
2012 Nov. 16
Framingham (Mass.) - Interview with Sidney Liberfarb, Mass State College graduate, class of 1937, on his time as an undergraduate during the late Depression years and career since. Liberfarb's daughter Louise Hetzler and grandson also attended UMass. Life at MSC, coursework with people like Frank Prentiss Rand, Maxwell Goldberg; work after graduating in engineering, building roads, work wit... more
2013 June 4
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Joe Larson, UMass Amherst faculty member in Forestry and head of Institute for Man and the Environment, historic preservationist, about his undergraduate years at UMass in the mid-1950s (class of '55, graduated with '56). Choosing to come to UMass form high school in Malden; admissions interview; work with the campus radio station; work on wetlands lead to ... more
2013 June 11
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with editor for UMass Press.
2011 Oct. 17
Amherst (Mass.) - First UMass Dept. of Music graduate teaching assistant in the African Music and Jazz, working with Frederick Tillis, Horace Boyer, and Max Roach in the early 1970s and from 1976 to 1980 was an Assistant Professor of Music in the department. Describes first experience as a student at UMass, playing clarinet in the marching band, becoming part of the University's jazz program.
2013 Mar. 27
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with UMass Amherst Nursing students in senior year: Bersey (first-generation college student) and Bruno. Motivations for studying nursing. Rigors of Nursing program at UMass; need for altruism for students. Applying to Nursing school. First impressions of campus; adjustment to college life. Student life at UMass and in College of Nursing. Capstone projects and ... more