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2013 Mar. 28

Potash, Robert A., 1921-

Robert Potash oral history with Jessica Adamites

Amherst (Mass.) - Latin American historian, native of Boston and graduate of Harvard; arrived at UMass Amherst in 1950. Memories of campus and teaching in 1950s. Father's experiences at Massachusetts Agricultural College (then MIT) in 1912. Rope pull. History department in Old Chapel; influence of the Chapel on visiting Argentine minister (1901). Meeting John F. Kennedy; Kennedy in Amher... more

UMass Amherst Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection