1994 June 24 – 1992 Jan. 14
Colrain (Mass.) - From a series of audio recordings documenting the events surrounding the IRS seizure of the home of war tax resisters Betsy Corner and Randy Kehler, Colrain, Mass., including oral histories with occupiers and supporters at the home; interviews with protesters for and against Kehler, Corner, and war tax resistance; interviews with others involved in war tax resistance; m... more
2013 Dec. 23
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
2010 Aug. 29
Lenson, Lizzie Lee
Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history with UMass Amherst senior and daughter of UMass Comparative Lit. Professor David Lenson and artist Pam Glaven. (00:01:00) Growing up in an academic family. (00:03:15) Involved in poetry community, Flying Object in Hadley; published first chapbook (Theater of the Cow) with Factory Hollow Press; Guy Pettit, Dara Wier, James Tate; getting into poetry at 16-1/2... more
1975 June 17
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.
1975 June 21
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.
1976 Feb. 18
Miner, Beatrice Fiske
Orange (Mass.) - From typed note: "Mrs. Beatrice (Fiske) Minor of North Orange being interviewed on Radio Station WCAT Orange. Taped from a radio receiver 10.:30 AM 18 February 1976. Bun Doubleday" Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.
1975 May 10
Vaughan, Spencer E.
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.
1986 Apr. 23
Boston, Mass. - A native of Roxbury, a civil rights activist, and official in the NAACP, Batson was a leader in the legal challenge to the de facto segregation of Boston public schools in the 1960s. She was among the founders of METCO in 1966 and architects of its voluntary desegregation plan. Batson discusses her history in activism for desegregation with the NAACP Education Committee... more
1986 Feb. 13
Boston, Mass. - From a series of audio recordings with members of Boston's Black community about the busing crisis of the late 1970s and early 1980s. An Executive Director of the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO), McGuire was the first African American woman to gain a set on the Boston School Committee at large.
Breeden, James P. (James Pleasant)
Boston, Mass. - From a series of audio recordings with members of Boston's Black community about the busing crisis of the late 1970s and early 1980s. A priest at Roxbury's St. James Episcopal Church (and later at St. Paul's Cathedral in Boston) and a veteran of the Freedom rides of the early 1960s, Breeden played a critical role during the Boston busing crisis. Breeden joined the Cityw... more