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.
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
2013 Sept. 9
Marram, Edward P.
Wellesley (Mass.) - Oral history with Edward P. Marram ('59, MS '61), the founder, president, and CEO of Geo-Centers Inc., which provides services and products for homeland-security preparedness. Marram's career has included being part of the first response to the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island in 1979 and training first responders in handling weapons of mass destruction after the ... more
2015 Mar. 25
Strickland, William, 1937-
Amherst (Mass.) - Conversation with Bill Strickland, Professor of African American Studies at UMass Amherst.
2014 July 11
Boston (Mass.) - Topol discusses the three chapters of his life, career and philanthropic work including: immigration of his family from Russia to Dorchester, Massachusetts, attendance at Boston Latin School and UMass Amherst, work as a communications officer in the Army during World War II; his work at Raytheon and Scientific-Atlanta; his business philosophy; his political and ideologi... more
2001 Aug. 15
Avakian, Arlene Voski
Amherst (Mass.) - Discussing Avakian's activist in women's issues and social justice and the founding of the Women's Studies Department at UMass Amherst.