2014 Feb. 12
Wolff, Michael, 1927-
Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history interview with Michael Wolff, Professor Emeritus in Department of English at UMass Amherst. Came to the US from London to teach at Indiana University (1955-1969), then recruited by Hayden White to UMass in 1970 while on a fellowship at Wesleyan. Study at Cambridge; military service; work in civil service; career in English.
2013 Mar. 21
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with long-term members of the College of Nursing at UMass Amherst, Micheline Asselin (faculty, instrumental in setting up the RN to BSN program) and Maureen Bailey (staff member); differences in nursing students from 1960s to present; impact of Ira Trail and open enrollment in Nursing in the 1970s and difficulties of placing students in clinical work, impact o... more
2013 Dec. 18
Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history interview with Marilyn Patton, Founder of the University Dancers and head of the Dance Program, when part of the Department of Physical Education through its development into a bachelor's program (1965-1980s); student of Erick Hawkins in New York before coming to UMass.
2014 Apr. 11
McCarthy, John J., 1953-
Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history interview with John MCarthy, Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Dean of the Graduate School, and Professor of Linguistics at UMass Amherst; came to UMass as a linguist in 1985 after PhD at MIT and work at the University of Texas Austin; duties of a graduate school dean; online teaching; regional dialects in Massachusetts.
2013 Aug. 15 –
Pelham (Mass.) - Interview with Ekwueme Michael Thelwell, civil rights activist, writer, and professor of Afro American Studies at UMass Amherst. Graduating from Howard University, work with SNCC and Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, ending at UMass after getting an invitation in 1965 from Sidney Kaplan and following an FBI interview threatening to deport him back to Jamaica if he w... more
2014 May 1
Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history interview with Ruthanne Paradise, lecturer in Chemistry, Director of Analytical and Physical Laboratories, and UMass Amherst PhD 2009.
2014 Feb. 26
Bracey, John H.
Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history interview with John H. Bracey, Professor and Chair of Afro American Studies at UMass Amherst. Arrival at UMass at request of Michael Thelwell; Black Power and birth of Black Studies Programs; growing up on campus of Howard University surrounded by African American educators.
2014 Mar. 27
Randhir, Timothy O.
Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history interview with Timothy Randhir, Professor of the Department of Environmental Conservation at UMass Amherst. Native of Madras, India, came to US in 1991 to do his PhD and Purdue, specialist in hydrology, watershed management, water quality, ecological economics, complex systems; came to UMass in 1997. Discussions of hydrology, international students, ecohydr... more
2013 Nov. 5
Pelham (Mass.) - Oral history interview with Paul Berube, a potter, Professor Emeritus in the UMass Amherst Department of Art and forty year employee (beginning in 1964); crafts movement of the 1960s and peak interest in ceramics at UMass.
2013 Apr. 1
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Jules Chametzky, important figure in the UMass Amherst Department of English, founder of the Massachusetts Review. Youth in Brooklyn and study in Brooklyn College (1946-1950); run-in with anti-Communist hearings in 1950s. Finished PhD in 1958 and came to UMass after being recruited by Leo Marx and Sidney Kaplan; origins of Massachusetts Review; union acti... more