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2014 Feb. 12

Wolff, Michael, 1927-

Michael Wolff: oral history interview with Russell Annis

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.

UMass Amherst Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection

2013 Mar. 21

Asselin, Micheline

Micheline Asselin and Maureen Bailey: oral history with Robert S. Cox

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

UMass Amherst College of Nursing Oral History Collection

2013 Dec. 18

Patton, Marilyn

Marilyn Patton: oral history interview with Russell Annis

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.

UMass Amherst Dept. of Music Oral History Collection

2014 Apr. 11

McCarthy, John J., 1953-

John McCarthy: oral history interview with Russell Annis

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.

UMass Amherst Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection

2013 Aug. 15 –

Thelwell, Michael

Ekwueme Michael Thelwell: oral history with Daniel Chard

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

UMass Amherst Oral History Collection

2014 May 1

Paradise, Ruthanne

Ruthann Paradise: oral history interview with Russell Annis

Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history interview with Ruthanne Paradise, lecturer in Chemistry, Director of Analytical and Physical Laboratories, and UMass Amherst PhD 2009.

UMass Amherst Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection

2014 Feb. 26

Bracey, John H.

John Bracey: oral history interview with Russell Annis

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.

UMass Amherst Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection

2014 Mar. 27

Randhir, Timothy O.

Timothy O. Randhir: oral history interview with Russell Annis

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

UMass Amherst Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection

2013 Nov. 5

Berube, Paul

Paul Berube: oral history interview with Russell Annis

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.

UMass Amherst Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection

2013 Apr. 1

Chametzky, Jules

Jules Chametzky: oral history with Jessica Adamites

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

UMass Amherst Oral History Collection