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1979 July 26

Wendemuth, Julia

Julia Wendemuth, Hazel Johnson, and Eleanor Griswold Schmidt (Prescott, Mass.) Oral history

North Brookfield (Mass.) - Miscellaneous topics, including doctors, home remedies, schools, old times. Recorded at the Wendemuth home in North Brookfield, where the family moved after leaving Prescott. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1976 Apr. 11

Wendemuth, Julia

Julia Wendemuth, Herman Wendemuth, and Hazel Johnson (Prescott, Mass.) oral history with Audrey R. Duckert and Eleanor Griswold Schmidt

North Brookfield (Mass.)? - Interview with three former residents of Prescott, Mass. "Much on picture recognizing." Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1975 Feb. 25

Grover, Marion Moore

Marion Moore Grover and Lester Hager (Dana, Mass.) Oral history

Tully Brook Nursing Home, Orange (Mass.) - Recalling life in North Dana: high ambient noise level. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

2014 Jan. 17

Parker-Burns, Julian

Julian Parker-Burns: oral history with Russell Annis

Amherst (Mass.) - Skype video interview with UMass alumni Julian Parker-Burns in Kathmandu, Nepal. Parker-Burns discusses: his decision to attend UMass in the fall of 1988 as a theater major; the early history of the Butterfield dormitory; Butterfield artists-in-residence Donna Estabrooks, Terry Jenoure and Terry's husband Kamal; his decision to move into Butterfield in the fall of 1989; the rol... more

UMass Amherst Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection

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

2013 Dec. 23

Davis, Allen

Allen Davis: oral history with Russell Annis

Hadley (Mass.) - Interview with Allen Davis, former masters and doctoral student at UMass starting 1966; drawn here by Sid Kaplan, Jules Chametzky, and Morris Golden UMass during the late 1960s and early 1970s; became active politically and in educational reform focused on living/learning and integration of education and living in dorms like Orchard Hill; challenges of imposing the Oxfo... more

UMass Amherst Dept. of Music Oral History Collection

1975 June 17

Jones, Oren

Oren Jones (Prescott, Mass.) walking tour talk

New Salem (Mass.) - Swift River Valley Historical Society walking tour to Prescott, led by Oren Jones, with contributions by Althea Daniels, Robert Johnston, and Miriam Putnam. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1975 June 21

Remembering the Grange in the Valley: a panel discussion

New Salem (Mass.)? - Panel discussion held in the barn at the Whitaker-Clary House, Swift River Valley Historical Society. Also speaking from the audience: Raymond Lego, Ruth Newbury Bassingthwaite, Rieta Balland Newton, and Dorothy Fittz. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1975 May 10

Vaughan, Spencer E.

Myron 'Mike' Vaughan, Lester Hager, Bun Doubleday, discussion on Swift River Valley Historical Society hike to Dana Common

Dana (Mass.) - Recollections of Dana: low-fidelity recording made during hike to the former Dana Common. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1976 June 10

Halpern, Carl

Oral history with Carl Halpern

New York (State) - In this oral history interview conducted by son Joel Halpern, Carl Halpern talks about his memories of Electro Chemical, the company that he worked for from 1917 to 1965. He describes a discriminatory job advertisement that he had to intercept, questionable hiring practices, payoffs, unproductive workers and strikes. He gives some perspective on the view of Jews in th... more

Carl Halpern Papers