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
2013 July 11
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Max Page, UMass Amherst Professor of Architecture since 2001 and son of Alex Page, UMass Professor of English. Taught first class on Sept. 11, 2001: campus response to 9/11; union work including work/life balance issues, political work for union with state, impact of economic downturn of 2008; public history work.
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