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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

2013 July 29

Avakian, Arlene Voski

Arlene Avakian: oral history with Daniel Chard

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.

UMass Amherst Oral History Collection


Ruíz Guiñazú, Enrique

Enrique Ruíz Guiñazú oral history with Robert A. Potash: notes

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.

Robert A. Potash Papers

2013 Aug. 15 –

Thelwell, Michael

Ekwueme Michael Thelwell: oral history with Daniel Chard

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

UMass Amherst Oral History Collection

1960 June

Ingersoll, William T.

Oral history interview of W. E. B. Du Bois by William Ingersoll

New York (N.Y.) - From interviews conducted for the Columbia University Oral History Project May 5-June 6, 1960.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

2019 Aug. 26

Varner, James

James Varner: oral history with Harold D. Weaver

Southwest Harbor (Me.) - Interview with James Varner, President and CEO of the Maine Human Rights Coalition, and a long-time member of the Orono Monthly Meeting. In this interview, Varner discusses his early life and influences growing up in New Jersey, attending the University of Maine, his interracial marriage; conflict in the Orono Monthly Meeting over racist disrespect; and the significance of the Quaker t... more

Quakers of Color International Archive

2014 Sept. 21

Stroup, Keith, 1943-

Keith Stroup oral history with Rob Cox and Jeremy Smith

Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with founder, former Executive Director, Board Member and Legal Counsel for National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law (NORML). Stroup discusses his upbringing in Southern Illinois; education at University of Illinois and Georgetown Law School, which he attended from 1965-1968; experiences evading the Vietnam War draft; anti-war demonstrations in Washingto... more

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (U.S.) Records

2014 Sept. 22

St. Pierre, Allen F.

Allen St. Pierre oral history with Caroline White and Jeremy Smith

Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Executive Director of National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law (NORML). St. Pierre discusses his upbringing in Chatham and Amherst, Massachusetts; education at University of Massachusetts, Amherst class of 1989; early experiences smoking marijuana; his early employment at NORML in 1991; conflicts among NORML Board members and employees; Rich... more

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (U.S.) Records

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

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