2013 July 22
Kinney, Arthur F., 1933-
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Arthur F. Kinney, long-time professor of English and founder and Director of the Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies. Came to UMass in 1966 after teaching at Yale and degree at Michigan -- founding of Center for Renaissance Studies with given of house of Janet Dakin -- Bachelors Degree with Independent Concentration (BDIC) program -- changes at U... more
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 July 30
Craker, Lyle E.
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Lyle Craker, UMass Amherst formerly in Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences and then in Stockbridge School. Educated at University of Wisconsin (class of 1963) and graduate school at University of Minnesota (1967), followed by military service doing research, then came to UMass in September 1969 working at the Experiment Station in Waltham on air pollution --... more
2013 Aug. 12
Minear, Richard H.
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Richard H. Minear, Professor in UMass Amherst Department of History and specialist in Japan. Came to UMass 1971 and remained since -- rising awareness of War in Vietnam and radicalization -- impressed at quality of History Department when he arrived with Lewis Hanke and other national figures -- campus a more lively place in the early 1970s with student e... more
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.
2013 July 29
Avakian, Arlene Voski
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Arlene Avakian, founder and former Director of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; women, Black student activism on campus and influence on her ideas of women's studies; women and welfare; difficulties establishing women's studies at UMass; Armenian identity; research and writing on food.
2013 Oct. 24
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Gary Bernhardt, former Director of University Without Walls and instructor of a Bachelors Degree with Independent Concentration course.
2013 June 25
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Ronald Story (b.1940), Professor of History at UMass Amherst; graduate student at University of Wisconsin and SUNY Stony Brook (PhD, 1972). Nadir of difficulty for landing an academic job in the early 1970s, especially in history; political issues in Massachusetts environment and impact on the department and university; changes in department from the earl... more