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Lateef, Yusef

Yusef Lateef oral history with Russell Annis

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.

UMass Amherst Dept. of Music Oral History Collection

2012 July 20

Grinspoon, Lester, 1928-

Lester Grinspoon: oral history with Robert S. Cox and Caroline J. White

Wellesley (Mass.) - Oral history with Dr. Lester Grinspoon, Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, senior psychiatrist at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, founding editor of The American Psychiatric Association Annual Review and Harvard Mental Health Letter. Grinspoon was perhaps the first professional to speak out against the prohibition on marijuana use from a medical... more

Lester Grinspoon Papers

2013 Sept. 9

Marram, Edward P.

Edward P. Marram oral history with William Melton part 1

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

UMass Amherst Oral History Collection

2018 Apr. 20

Mata, Ofelia

Ofelia Mata: interview with Xiaoyan Tan

Sunderland (Mass.) - Ofelia Mata was born in Batac Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Now living in the Sunderland, MA she is a full-fledged U.S. citizen. She lives with her husband and four children. As a well-educated woman, she received her bachelor's degree in law before coming to the U.S. The interview discusses her personal experiences and perspectives on her life in the Philippines, immigration to America and assimilation ... more

Asian Americans in Western Mass. Oral History Collection

2018 Apr. 22

Nguyen, Phong P.

Phong P. Nguyen: interview with Jesse Linder and Minh Nguyen

Springfield (Mass.) - When he immigrated from Vietnam in his mid 20's, fully acclimating to life in the United States seemed a nearly insurmountable challenge to our interviewee, Phong Nguyen. As he described in detail, the night and day contrast of American and Vietnamese culture made adjustment exceedingly difficult. Nguyen found himself needing to adjust to facets of everyday life from the automatic doors of grocery sto... more

Asian Americans in Western Mass. Oral History Collection

2019 Aug. 26

Weaver, Harold D.

Harold D. Weaver: oral history with Robert S. Cox

Southwest Harbor (Me.) - Interview with Harold D. Weaver, scholar of USSR-Black-world relations; African students in the USSR; the Cold War; transnational cultural relations; African Americans in the Soviet Union; and the lives of prominent artist-activists Paul Robeson and Ousmane Semben. Raised in a family of educators affiliated with Historically Black Colleges and educated at the Westtown School, Haverford... more

Quakers of Color International Archive

2015 Mar. 25

Strickland, William, 1937-

William Strickland oral history with Robert S. Cox and Jeremy Smith

Amherst (Mass.) - Conversation with Bill Strickland, Professor of African American Studies at UMass Amherst.

UMass Amherst Oral History Collection

2001 Aug. 15

Avakian, Arlene Voski

Arlene Avakian oral history with Amy Cutler, interview 1, part 1

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.

Valley Women's History Collaborative Records


Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Judi Chamberlin: interview with Paul Engels On our own and beyond 51

Burlington (Vt.) - Interview with Judi Chamberlain, founder of the Mental Patients Liberation Front and organizer of the ex-patients' and psychiatric survivors' movements. Part of the show Psychiatric Survivors, a show produced entirely by people who had been in psychiatric institutions.

White Light Communications Collection