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2013 Dec. 12

McCracken, Dori

Dori McCracken: oral history with Russell Annis

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.

UMass Amherst Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection

2013 Dec. 23

Tidlund, April

April Tidlund: oral history with Russell Annis

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.

UMass Amherst Oral History Collection

2014 Apr. 2

Wogrin, Conrad

Conrad Wogrin: oral history with Russell Annis

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

UMass Amherst Sesquicentennial Oral History 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

2018 Nov. 12

Jaquith, Wayne T.

Wayne Jaquith: oral history with Kirstin Kay

Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Wayne Jaquith, where he discusses his work with Physicians for Social Responsibility as Executive Director, starting in the late 1970s. Includes his work with Helen Caldicott and collaborating with other peace organizations.

Wayne Jaquith Collection

2015 July 17

Martin, Francis

Francis Martin oral history with Robert S. Cox

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

UMass Amherst Oral History Collection

2018 Dec. 13

Evans, Cheryl

Cheryl Evans oral history with Peter Kleeman

Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with former UMass Amherst student, Cheryl Evans, about her experiences on campus as student from 1964-1968, as a UMass assistant area coordinator of Orchard Hill in 1969, and her life as a teacher, academic, and activist, especially in relation to African American communities. Evans came to UMass from Medford, Mass., recalls being one of six people of color on campus... more

University of Massachusetts Amherst. Black Pioneers Project Records

2018 Dec. 19

Chea, Rowun

Roeun Chea: oral history with Lily Tang, Richmond Amoako, Noelle McManus, Mae Humphreville, Christine Yao

Amherst (Mass.) - 50-year-old Roeun Chea is an art and math intervention teacher at Springfield Public School. Born in Cambodia, he was forced into a concentration camp under the reign of the Khmer Rouge, where he remained for three years. After spending another three years in a refugee camp, he resettled with a foster family in Western Massachusetts. Though excited and grateful for the new opportunities presented to h... more

Asian Americans in Western Mass. Oral History Collection