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2013 July 18

Herbert, Stephen J.

Stephen J. Herbert: oral history with Daniel Chard

Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Stephen J. Herbert, Director of the Center for Agriculture, Professor of Plant, Insect, and Soil Sciences, and Associate Dean for Agricultural Research and Outreach. Native of New Zealand, growing up on a diary farm on the rural west coast -- educational background -- 34 trips to China related to agricultural studies -- changes in agriculture in Massachus... more

UMass Amherst Oral History Collection

2013 July 25

Black, Amber

Amber Black oral history with Daniel Chard

Eastworks Building, Easthampton (Mass.) - Southampton native Amber Black is a fourth generation UMass alumna. Following in the footsteps of her parents Bruce and Dorothy Eastman (1964), her grandfather James Lewell Williams (1924), and her great-grandfather Frank Oliver Williams (1890), Black earned a UMass B.A. in Anthropology with University Honors in 1990. In this interview, she discusses assessing coll... more

UMass Amherst Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection

2013 June 13

Autio, Wesley

Wesley Autio oral history with Daniel Chard

Bowditch Hall, UMass Amherst, Amherst (Mass.) - Maine native Dr. Wesley Autio completed his undergraduate education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1979 (B.S., Horticulture) before embarking on graduate degrees in the University of Massachusetts Amherst Plant and Soil Science Department (M.S., 1982; Ph.D., 1985). Dr. Autio landed a faculty position in the Plant and Soil Science Department in 1985, following the completion... more

UMass Amherst Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection

1987 Apr. 9

Costa Méndez, Nicanor, 1921-1992

Nicanor Costa Méndez oral history with Robert A. Potash

Argentina - Interview between Robert Potash and Nicanor Costa Méndez covering the years 1955-1970. Topics include Onganía's influence, interests, and a possible parallel between him and Franco (Spain); Costa Méndez's relationship with members of the military and the government; and his perceptions of the factions inside the army such as liberals, Azules, and "cursillos." 14. Interview between Robert Potash an... more

Robert A. Potash Papers

1990 July 6

Garzón Maceda, Lucio

Lucio Garzón Maceda, Norberto Ciaravino, Guillermo Capdevilla, and Aldo Jose Cima oral history with Robert A. Potash

Argentina - Interview between Robert Potash and Dr. Garzón Maceda, Norberto Ciaravino, Guillermo Capdevilla, and Aldo José Cima. Topics include the participation of the unions in Argentine politics, the Cordobazo, its influence on Onganía’s government, Lanusse, and Aramburu’s kidnapping. The interview was originally recorded on two audiocassettes, and it cuts abruptly at transition points on tape 1 at 00:14:23, 0... more

Robert A. Potash Papers

2013 June 21

Malone, Michael F., 1952-

Michael F. Malone oral history with Daniel Chard

Whitmore Hall, UMass Amherst, Amherst (Mass.) - Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement Michael Malone completed his undergraduate education at Pennsylvania State University in 1974 (B.S. Chemical Engineering) before embarking upon graduate studies in Chemical Engineering at UMass (Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, 1979). Dr. Malone took a job as associate professor in the UMass Department of Chemical Engineering in 1980, and later earned several p... more

UMass Amherst Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection

2013 June 11

Barker, Allen V., 1937-

Allen Barker oral history with Daniel Chard

Bowditch Hall, UMass Amherst, Amherst (Mass.) - Born on a southern Illinois hog farm in 1937, Dr. Allen Barker earned degrees from the University of Illinois (B.S., 1958) and Cornell University (M.S., 1959; Ph.D. 1962) before taking a position as professor in the UMass Amherst Department of Plant and Soil Science in 1964. He has published dozens of agricultural research articles, and has taught hundreds of UMass students about organic farming, hyd... more

UMass Amherst Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection

1984 Feb. 8

Paladino, Jorge D.

Jorge D. Paladino oral history with Robert A. Potash

Argentina - Interview between Robert Potash and Jorge Paladino. Topics include Paladino's trajectory and resignation to his position in the Peronist movement and Perón's response to these dynamics; the legal framework for the "Justicialismo;" tensions and political games around the 1972-1973 elections, including “La Hora del Pueblo,” and Perón’s meetings with Colonial Cornicelli; Cámpora's candidacy and the extr... more

Robert A. Potash Papers

2013 Oct. 17

Cavanaugh, Phil

Phil Cavanaugh oral history with Rusty Annis

Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with former chef-manager of Butterfield dormitory on life at UMass. Cavanaugh came to UMass in 1970s after high school and following work a period of time at Louis Foods in Amherst. Hard economic times when jobs were difficult to come by at UMass. Worked first at Franklin Dining Commons (Copper Kettle); cooking at Franklin. Naval service in Pacific as cook. St... more

UMass Amherst Oral History Collection

2017 June 8

Gunn, Wray

Wray Gunn: interview with Judith Monachina

Great Barrington, Mass. - Wray Gunn, longtime resident of Sheffield, Mass., Chemist, Director of Quality Control for Nelco Metals, later part of Pfizer, was born in Atlanta and lived part of his childhood in various places in the South. He talks about segregation, moving North, living in Lee and Stockbridge, Mass., attending UMass, being invited to play with the St. Louis Browns, but going to co... more

Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center (Berkshire Community College) Collection