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.
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 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
2015 Aug. 14
Amherst (Mass.) - Conversation with Sanne Kure-Jensen, organic farmer from Rhode Island and participant in organic land care program. Has worked as a organic farmer, gardener, and landscape designer; memories of going to Organic Land Care Program in Connecticut, later getting invited to be a reviewer (00:05:25); involvements in local arboretum, local land trusts, and other activities, wo... more
2015 Aug. 18
Amherst (Mass.) - Conversation with Al Johnson, Board of Directors, NOFA New Jersey, managed an educational farm, and organic inspector. Came to farming after getting ill in second grade and changed to a healthier diet; getting into composting while on a maintenance crew at Cape Cod from an environmental point of view, began growing the next spring; in graduate school in environmental ed... more
2015 Aug. 18
Amherst (Mass.) - Conversation with Steve Gilman of Saratoga, NY. Entry into organic farming through the back to the land movement in about 1970, though he had family background in gardens, transitioning from gardener to market gardener; got information from Rodale, the Nearings, Cooperative Extension, but began forming community connections and networks began to form, farmers' markets i... more
2015 Aug. 18
Amherst (Mass.) - Conversation with Bill Duesing of Oxford, Conn., a Yale graduate and leader in the Connecticut branch of the Northeast Organic Farming Association. Start in organic agriculture as member of an environmental art group at Yale; late 1971 found land near Oxford and learned of first organic farming meeting in Vermont, attended first conference at High Mowing, Samuel Kaymen'... more