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 Aug. 13
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Elizabeth Loving of the University Libraries Office of Scholarly Communications; came to campus in the 1970s as a key punch operator and then to library as an 03 (temporary) worker; classified work in the library; public services in the library in circulation.
2013 Sept. 25
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Bill Venman, who arrived shortly after arrival of John Lederle (1960), recruited by Provost Gilbert Woodside from graduate study at University of Michigan; hired on date of university autonomy from state Department of Education in 1962. UMass during the 1960s and 1970s: Worked as assistant to Woodside; campus during the 1960s; growth of community colleges... more
2013 May 6
Barrett, Thomas A.
Holyoke (Mass.) - Life as undergraduate student from Holyoke at UMass in 1960s (BA, Government, 1969; MPA, 1985). Changes in campus and student body during the late 1960s; birth control controversy in Massachusetts, protest movements, changes in women's roles, drug use. Barrett worked as Chinese linguist with US Air Force (1969-1973); Social Security Administration (1977-2006); SSA Disability Co... more
2013 May 30
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Nancy Folbre, UMass Amherst Economist (and 1979 recipient of PhD in Economics from UMass); campus upon arrival in 1975, "unconventional, unorthodox" economics department at UMass; coming back to UMass to teach in gender and economics; feminist economics; university finances and Economics Department; writing a blog (the economics blog at the New York Times... more
2010 June 18
South Hadley (Mass.) - From a series of oral histories with residents and employees of the Loomis Village Retirement Community, South Hadley, Mass., regarding their lives and experience in a retirement community. Peace activist who had been interned during the Second World War as a Japanese American at Tanforan and Topaz Internment Camps: (00:01:05) How Japanese Americans were chosen to go to ... more
2013 May 1
Bowditch Hall, UMass Amherst, Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Professor Anne Averill, Smith graduate, UMass entomology graduate student. First job at UMass in cranberry entomology. Research and scholarly growth.
1983 Dec. 15
Lanusse, Alejandro A. (Alejandro Agustín), 1918-1996
Buenos Aires (Argentina) - Interview focuses on details of events happening between 1963 and 1973, including the presidency of Illia and the 1966 coup carried out against him. Among the participants or supporters of the coup were Onganía, Pistarini, López Aufranc, and Julio Alsogaray; those who opposed it were officers such as Castro Sanchez and Laprida. Other topics: the Cordobazo, the kidnapping and murder of Aramburu, th... more
2013 Aug. 8
Amherst (Mass.) - Soprano and vocal professor in the UMass Dept. of Music from 1985-2005. Role of music in her youth and upbringing; career path to her position at UMass; experience as a faculty member in the Music Dept.; memories of Helen Perry; experience of women in academic departments at UMass and the Music Dept.; influence of administrative leadership and resources on the Dept.
2012 Dec. 6
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with first African American graduate of Nursing (Class of 1972); native of Antigua, racism in Boston schools. ODWIN program (Open Doors Wider in Nursing); applying to UMass; leaving nursing for the ministry.