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1995 Dec. 18

Washington, Donald

Donald Washington: oral history with Peggy Schwartz Part 5

Amherst (Mass.) - Recollections of the life of Pearl Primus, her teaching, and her impact on American modern dance, ethnic dance, African dance, and the study and understanding of African culture; also Primus's demanding nature and attention to detail in African dance. Washington was a dance artist and instructor with a specialty in dance of West Africa.

Pearl Primus Collection

2018 May 4

Mao, Sokhen

Sokhen Mao: interview with Christin Howard, Linda Nguyen, Zoe Rechenbach, and Olivia Pfeiffer

Amherst (Mass.) - Mao discusses his youth in Cambodia, where he was born in 1964 and raised on a farm, the forced evacuation from his home during the Vietnam War, and his experiences in refugee camps and his separation and reunion with his family. Mao then describes emigrating to Amherst, Mass. in 1982 after a stay in a refugee camp in Thailand, attending Amherst High School, and the University of Massachusetts. Mao co... more

Asian Americans in Western Mass. Oral History Collection

2018 Apr. 20

Tiwari, Taran

Taran Tiwari: interview with Michael Persau, Jasmine Kirkpatrick, Laurel Donnelly, and Daniel Riley

Springfield (Mass.) - Taran Tiwari is the Executive Director for the Bhutanese Society of Western Massachusetts. Tiwari discusses the historical context that drove Bhutanese refugees out of Bhutan to refugee camps in Nepal, and ultimately to the United States. He describes his own experiences being forced out of Bhutan, serving as a teacher, dean, and principal in Nepal, and moving to Springfield, Massachusetts. He explain... more

Asian Americans in Western Mass. Oral History Collection

2018 Apr. 20

Mata, Ofelia

Ofelia Mata: interview with Xiaoyan Tan

Sunderland (Mass.) - Ofelia Mata was born in Batac Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Now living in the Sunderland, MA she is a full-fledged U.S. citizen. She lives with her husband and four children. As a well-educated woman, she received her bachelor's degree in law before coming to the U.S. The interview discusses her personal experiences and perspectives on her life in the Philippines, immigration to America and assimilation ... more

Asian Americans in Western Mass. Oral History Collection

1992

Randy played the Ave Maria Pioneer Valley War Tax Resisters oral history project

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

Randy Kehler Papers

1992 May 10

Spademan, William

Oral history by Michael Kline with William Spademan

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

Randy Kehler Papers

1994 Jan. 6

Ladd, Alan

Oral history by Michael Kline with Alan Ladd Being a good neighbor in Colrain

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

Randy Kehler Papers

2004 July 20

Leslie, Shirley

Shirley Leslie: oral history with Barbara Sturrock

Rochester, N.H. - Conversation with Leslie, elderly member of Gonic Monthly Meeting, about her years with USFW and her life more generally; USFW visits by Rufus Jones and Tom Kelly; transformation of Gonic Monthly after the Joneses came; advice to younger Friends to think about drawing from her experience on how to live her life as a Quaker.

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends Records

2018 Apr. 22

Nguyen, Phong P.

Phong P. Nguyen: interview with Jesse Linder and Minh Nguyen

Springfield (Mass.) - When he immigrated from Vietnam in his mid 20's, fully acclimating to life in the United States seemed a nearly insurmountable challenge to our interviewee, Phong Nguyen. As he described in detail, the night and day contrast of American and Vietnamese culture made adjustment exceedingly difficult. Nguyen found himself needing to adjust to facets of everyday life from the automatic doors of grocery sto... more

Asian Americans in Western Mass. Oral History Collection

1986 Apr. 27

Owens-Hicks, Shirley

Shirley Owens-Hicks: oral history with Monty Neill

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. The sister of State Senator Bill Owens, Shirley Owens Hicks was a key figure in school reform efforts in Boston beginning in the early 1970s, winning election to the Boston School Committee at the height of the busing crisis. She went on ... more

D. Monty Neill Collection