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
2018 Dec. 13
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
2018 Dec. 19
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
1995 Dec. 18
Nash, Joe, 1919-2005
Amherst (Mass.) - Recollections of the life of Pearl Primus, her teaching, and her impact on American modern dance, ethnic dance, African dance, and the study and understanding of African culture. Nash was an African American dancer and dance historian from New York and coordinator of black dance history courses at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center; he was also a long-time collaborator and f... more