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
1977 – 1984
Imaz, Francisco A.
Argentina - Robert Potash's questions and Imaz's typed responses. Primary topics addressed: his participation in Argentine politics and his relationship with Perón.
1961 – 1962
Argentina - Robert Potash's notes for an interview conducted with Francisco Barbat and related correspondence. Primary topics addressed: "Logias" and their influence in Frondizi ouster; Rauch, Calderón and others; correspondence between Barbat and Greenwood about the media in the U.S and Iberoamerica; and intelligence documents about Fidel Castro, Frondizi and the Argentine democracy.
Pérez Leirós, Francisco
Argentina - Robert Potash's notes from an interview conducted with Francisco Pérez Leirós. Topics include the evolution of the trade unions, labor unions and Peronist unions; leaders and corruption, legal regime, military influence and government's interventions; personal and political talks about Juan Domingo and Eva Perón; and the relations between Pérez and Peronism.
2011 Apr. 18
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with sportswriter and Senior Contributing Writer at Sports Illustrated; author of Five Strides on the Banked Track: The Life and Times of the Roller Derby (1971)..
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
1975 June 5
Belchertown (Mass.) - Oral history interview with former resident of Enfield, Mass, Quabbin River Valley, and other towns. Fred Thayer, who would turn 85 in October 1975, drove horses all over the Valley. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.
2010 Oct. 21
Tillis, Frederick, 1930-
Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history interview with UMass Amherst Professor of Music. Preparatory discussions for longer interview on history of the Music Department: arrival in 1970, brought by Philip Bezanson (former teacher at University of Iowa) who was largely responsible for building the department. Building programs at UMass: Jazz in July (with Billy Taylor, Max Roach); bringing faculty on boar... more
2010 Nov. 12
Tillis, Frederick, 1930-
Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history with UMass Amherst Professor of Music, Fred Tillis regarding growth of Music department. Career before coming to UMass. Segregation and education in Texas; study in Iowa; major figures in growth of department at UMass; Fine Arts Center.
2010 June 22
South Hadley (Mass.) - From a series of oral histories with residents and employees of the Loomis Village Retirement Community, South Hadley, Mass., regarding their lives and experience in a retirement community. Gale McClung (born 1923), native of Ohio but an east coaster as an adult and resident of Massachusetts since 1962 (Mt. Holyoke alumna, 1945), and now resident of Applewood (a Loomis ... more