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2014 Apr. 2

Wogrin, Conrad

Conrad Wogrin: oral history with Russell Annis

Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Conrad Wogrin, co-founder and Professor in UMass Amherst Department of Computer Science, arrived at UMass in 1967 after twelve years at Yale, retired in 1993 (as Acting Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies). Discussion of education and work at Yale, development of computer science, computation in New England, service in World War II... more

UMass Amherst Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection

1995 Dec. 18

Washington, Donald

Donald Washington: oral history with Peggy Schwartz Part 1

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

1995 Dec. 18

Washington, Donald

Donald Washington: oral history with Peggy Schwartz Part 2

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

1995 Dec. 18

Washington, Donald

Donald Washington: oral history with Peggy Schwartz Part 4

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

1995 Dec. 18

Washington, Donald

Donald Washington: oral history with Peggy Schwartz Part 3

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

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

2015 July 17

Tuttle, Jonathan

Jonathan Tuttle oral history with Robert S. Cox

Shutesbury (Mass.) - Conversation with Jonathan Tuttle; former steward and President (in the 1980s) of AFSCME at UMass and worker in the AFSCME office in Boston. Tuttle was the son of a UMass faculty member, and was instrumental in getting strong affirmative action language into the AFSCME 1776 contract in the late 1970s. Grew up on UMass campus; went to school here and was politically act... more

UMass Amherst 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

2013 Dec. 23

Tidlund, April

April Tidlund: oral history with Russell Annis

Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with April Tidlund, Secretary for the Undergraduate Program at UMass Amherst and the scheduling officer for the Department of Communications; started at UMass in 1965 and has been in Communications for all those years.

UMass Amherst Oral History Collection

2015 Mar. 25

Strickland, William, 1937-

William Strickland oral history with Robert S. Cox and Jeremy Smith

Amherst (Mass.) - Conversation with Bill Strickland, Professor of African American Studies at UMass Amherst. Growing up in Roxbury; recollections of family and Malcolm X (00:04:25); importance of teachers, being selected as gifted in the third grade (00:05:22); entering Latin School and experiences with classmates (00:07:00); integration of streets and schools in Boston (00:10:00); admission to Harvard,... more

UMass Amherst Oral History Collection