2013 Dec. 12
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Dori McCracken, Assistant Registrar for Academic Requirements at UMass Amherst in the Undergraduate Registrar's Office, an alumna, and resident at UMass since 1973. Discussing changes in campus, impact of automation and computers, curriculum and work as registrar.
2013 Dec. 23
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with April Tidlund, Secretary for the Undergraduate Program at UMass Amherst and the scheduling officer for the Department of Communications; started at UMass in 1965 and has been in Communications for all those years.
2014 Apr. 2
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Conrad Wogrin, co-founder and Professor in UMass Amherst Department of Computer Science, arrived at UMass in 1967 after twelve years at Yale, retired in 1993 (as Acting Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies). Discussion of education and work at Yale, development of computer science, computation in New England, service in World War II... more
2013 Oct. 24
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Gary Bernhardt, former Director of University Without Walls and instructor of a Bachelors Degree with Independent Concentration course.
2014 Feb. 6
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with faculty member in the Wind Energy Program, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Using mathematics degree after undergraduate study; Peace Corps; doctorate in Engineering Economic Systems at Stanford on climate change economics policy; arrival at UMass; status of women in engineering; industrial engineering; work in climate change policy and relation to wi... more
2013 Dec. 5
McGowan, J. G.
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Jon McGowan, early member of the Wind Energy Center at UMass: arrived at UMass in 1967 after working at Dupont. Early impressions of UMass in rapid growth. Interest in thermodynamics and energy conversion; introduction to Bill Heronemus and renewable energy. Early grants for ocean thermal energy and wind energy and creation of the "Solar house," putting ... more
2015 July 17
Amherst (Mass.) - Conversation with Francis Barton, longest serving president of AFSCME Local 1776 (2000-2013), and for a few years before vice-president under Charlotte Chandler-Laroe (Charlotte Coates at the time). Memories of growing up in Athol, Mass., during the era of World War II.; German prisoners of war in Athol; relatives in the service; father worked as a woodpecker in the Qua... more
2015 July 17
Shutesbury (Mass.) - Conversation with Jonathan Tuttle; former steward and President (in the 1980s) of AFSCME at UMass and worker in the AFSCME office in Boston. Tuttle was the son of a UMass faculty member, and was instrumental in getting strong affirmative action language into the AFSCME 1776 contract in the late 1970s. Grew up on UMass campus; went to school here and was politically act... more
2015 Mar. 25
Strickland, William, 1937-
Amherst (Mass.) - Conversation with Bill Strickland, Professor of African American Studies at UMass Amherst. Growing up in Roxbury; recollections of family and Malcolm X (00:04:25); importance of teachers, being selected as gifted in the third grade (00:05:22); entering Latin School and experiences with classmates (00:07:00); integration of streets and schools in Boston (00:10:00); admission to Harvard,... more