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2015 Sept. 4

Dodyk, Delight Wing

Delight Wing Dodyk, Terry Wing, and Joan Wing: oral history with Wendy Germain

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.

Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center (Berkshire Community College) Collection

2015 Nov. 27

Makuc, Mary

Mary Makuc oral history with Gabriella Makuc and Wendy Germain

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.

Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center (Berkshire Community College) Collection

2016 Dec. 2

Adams, Magdalene

Magdalene Adams: interview with Judith Monachina

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

Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center (Berkshire Community College) Collection

2013 Oct. 24

Bernhardt, Gary

Gary Bernhardt: oral history with Russell Annis

Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Gary Bernhardt, former Director of University Without Walls and instructor of a Bachelors Degree with Independent Concentration course.

UMass Amherst Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection

2014 Feb. 6

Baker, Erin

Erin Baker: oral history with Rusty Annis

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

UMass Amherst Oral History Collection

2013 Dec. 5

McGowan, J. G.

J. G. McGowan: oral history with Rusty Annis

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

UMass Amherst Oral History Collection

2015 Dec. 15

Emmons, George

George Emmons: interview with Wendy Germain and Mary Kate Jordan

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.

Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center (Berkshire Community College) Collection

2016 Sept. 5

Gardiner, Robert

Bob Gardiner, Bob Rausch, Donna Burkhart, Steve Snyder, and Wayne Burkhart: oral history with Wendy Germain

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

Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center (Berkshire Community College) Collection

2018 Nov. 24

Do, Phuong

Phuong Do: oral history with Hamza Mustafa, Li Chen, Adria Stephens, Hannah Wang, and Samantha Klein

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

Asian Americans in Western Mass. Oral History Collection

2017 Nov. 21

Edgerton, Shirley

Shirley Edgerton: interview with Judith Monachina

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

Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center (Berkshire Community College) Collection