United States - Jazz composer and instrumentalist on his arrival in Amherst in 1972 to earn his doctorate in education, his teaching position at Hampshire College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1987, local performances and his involvement in the Jazz in July program at UMass, his experience as a music educator, and his approach to composition.
2013 July 29
Avakian, Arlene Voski
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Arlene Avakian, founder and former Director of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; women, Black student activism on campus and influence on her ideas of women's studies; women and welfare; difficulties establishing women's studies at UMass; Armenian identity; research and writing on food.
Ruíz Guiñazú, Enrique
Argentina - Robert Potash's notes from a conversation with Dr. Enrique Ruíz Guiñazú. Topics include foreign policy and attitudes towards the U.S., pressure groups during Castillo Government, and the students participation in politics.
2006 Feb. 5
Gardner, Thomas N.
United States - Topics Gardner addresses: growing up in a Navy family, father a dentist in a uniform; as a child wanting to someday join the Navy; by end of high school he started shifting away from wanting a military role to wanting a role in diplomacy at the State Department; racism in Florida in 1960s; attending University of Virginia and getting involved in civil rights and anti-war movements; joi... more
2013 Aug. 15 –
Pelham (Mass.) - Interview with Ekwueme Michael Thelwell, civil rights activist, writer, and professor of Afro American Studies at UMass Amherst. Graduating from Howard University, work with SNCC and Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, ending at UMass after getting an invitation in 1965 from Sidney Kaplan and following an FBI interview threatening to deport him back to Jamaica if he w... more
United States - Topics addressed by Jessop: growing up in Guilford, Connecticut; his awareness of the war in Vietnam during high school; working at a United Church of Christ conference center summer before college; meeting a man there who refused induction and ended up serving three years in prison; determining that he would not serve if called; attending Trinity College; deciding to leave Trinity during ... more
2004 Aug. 2
Crowe, Frances, 1919-
United States - Topics Crowe addresses: her transition from a full-time mother and homemaker when the war in Vietnam escalated to a draft counselor; she began this work by taking a class on the draft at the Central Committee for Country (CCC); she visited draft centers and noticed a lack of draft counseling, so decided to host sessions her own in her home; during the first year in operation (1968-1969... more
United States - Topics Anderson addresses: attendance as a drama student at the University of Arizona; escalation of war in Vietnam; decision to enlist in the Naval Reserves to avoid the draft; his decision to train as a hospital corpsman so he could learn to drive an ambulance, a skill he hoped to use after getting out; his regret over both decisions; his training and assignment to the first Marine d... more
2004 Aug. 23
United States - Topics addressed by Marotta: going to work for General Electric right after high school; the strong anti anti-war sentiment at GE, a company that profited from the war in Vietnam; his social circle that involved high school friends, music and marijuana; his growing disillusionment with GE; decisions to seek vocation counseling at Boston University; his result indicating a strong aptitu... more
2006 Apr. 11
United States - Topics addressed by Boody: attending George Williams College in Chicago; meeting his future wife and admitting to her that he had not registered for the draft; deciding to register before getting married; by 1965 understanding that it was only a matter of time before he'd get drafted; not taking his job very seriously during this time; getting fired in 1966 and then drafted by the Army... more