2015 Sept. 4
Dodyk, Delight Wing
Monterey (Mass.) - Interview with Delight Wing Dodyk (b. 1937), her brother Arthur Kyle "Terry" Wing (b. 1934), and Terry's wife Joan, discussing their memories of life in the small town of Wingwood (Monterey) in the 1930s, houses on Lake Garfield, the Wing family; summers in a small town.
2015 Nov. 27
Monterey (Mass.) - Interview with Mary Makuc, a Milford-born resident of Monterey who has variously served on the Cemetery Commission, as a part-time caregiver at Gould Farm, as an event planner and committee member for the Community Center and as a mother of five.
2016 Dec. 2
Pittsfield, Mass. - Interview with Churchill Cotton of the Berkshire Chapter, NAACP. Magdalene (Maggie) born in Dadeville, Alabama, Dec. 2, 1931, raised in Dadeville, while in high school began to visit Great Barrington, Mass., on school trip with her teacher. She moved to Pittsfield, Mass., after her third year of college (AAMU, Normal, Alabama), often sending money back to the family. Sh... 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 Dec. 15
Monterey (Mass.) - Interview with longtime Monterey resident and artist George Emmons, who discusses art, life, times in Monterey, community involvement and plans for the future.
2016 Sept. 5
Monterey (Mass.) - Interview with longtime Gould Farm workers and residents about their various experiences pertaining to Gould Farm. Bob Gardiner lived at the farm from 1943 to 1954, and since then, he has intermittently volunteered at the farm; he is currently an associate member of its Board of Directors. Bob Rausch came to Gould Farm in 1978 and has worked there ever since; he is curr... more
2018 Nov. 24
Springfield (Mass.) - Phuong Do is a self-described daughter, wife, mother, and social worker. Her job allows her to be involved with the Vietnamese/American Community as a mental health counselor, using her bilingualism to extend healthcare to Vietnamese/Americans in the area. Her immigration to the U.S. was marked by difficulty, especially with the language barrier and cultural assimilation, which are struggles that pers... more
2017 Nov. 21
Pittsfield, Mass. - Shirley Edgerton talks about growing up in Hemingway, South Carolina, Mt. Vernon, NY, South Bronx and North Bronx, NY. Extended family was essential to her childhood, as was the Methodist in Mt. Vernon, NY, where she found mentors who guided, took care of her and modelled a mentoring role that she would follow through her adult life. Shirley attended Herbert Lehman Coll... more