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1994 Nov. 26

Oral history with Addie and Gert

New York (State) - This oral history recording consists of Addie and Gert's memories of the Electro Chemical Company where they both worked. Carl Halpern, other upper management and workers are mentioned. Gert worked there for approximately three years and made $19/week, Addie was there on and off for over 22 years and started at $.35/hour but got up to $50/week when she left in 1945. They both tell anecd... more

Carl Halpern Papers

1975 Nov. 4

Ashley, Ruth Ballard

Ruth Ballard Ashley (New Salem and Wendell, Mass.) Oral history

Shutesbury, Mass. - "Talking about the old days, the Ballard family, New Salem people, the New Salem Academy, old fashioned foods;" also Ballard Tavern, sugaring off, brown bread, brewis, bread coffee, bubble and squeak. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1974 June 7

Baxter, Charles

Charles and Barbara Baxter (North Dana, Mass.) Oral history

Orange (Mass.) - Days in North Dana, lumbering. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1976 Apr. 27

Billings, Robert P.

Robert P. Billings (Greenwich, Mass.) Oral History

Belchertown (Mass.) - Oral history interview with Billings, a resident of Anchorage, Alaska, formerly of Pittsfield, Mass., regarding his family in Greenwich, Quabbin River Valley, Mass. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1975 Aug. 23 – 1975 Sept. 5

Blakesly, Jim

Jim Blakesly (Prescott, Mass.) Oral history

Belchertown (Mass.) - Blakesly lived on Grout place at Prescott; tour of Prescott; Schmidt interviewed by Belchertown student; "a good bit on haying." Poor audio quality. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1974 Apr. 17

Blodgett, Catherine

Catherine Blodgett (Dana, Mass.) Oral history

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

1974 May 20

Boynton, George

George Boynton (Enfield, Mass.) Oral History

Ware (Mass.) - Oral history interview with former resident of Enfield, Mass., Quabbin River Valley. School days (b.1898); life in Enfield; holidays; Civil War veteran (Capt. Kimball). Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society. Tape noted by Duckert as incomplete; Smith family (of Smith's Village); Irish in Smith's Village.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley 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

1977 Aug. 4

Coolidge, Ellen

Ellen Coolidge (Prescott, Mass.) Oral history

New Salem (Mass.) - Regarding moving the Prescott Church to the Swift River Valley Historical Society; inventory of Prescott Historical Society Museum; memories of Presc ott. Oren Jones. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley 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