Dean Albertson's 384-level History classes at the University of Massachusetts Amherst conducted interviews with social activists of the 1960s and early 1970s, participants and observers in the Springfield, Massachusetts North End riots of 1975, and war and nuclear power resisters. Includes transcripts of 15 interviews conducted during the years 1975-1977, as well as the students' papers, which put the transcripts into context.
Restrictions apply to Gerald Sousa interview as stipulated in his permission form.
Contents of Collection
Transcripts of interviews conducted by students of Dean Albertson at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with activists in social reform movements of the 1960s and early 1970s, participants or observers in the Springfield, Massachusetts North End riots of 1975, and war and nuclear power resisters. Collection also includes papers written by the students putting the transcripts in context. 15 interviews.
|Person Interviewed||Interviewer/Author||Resulting paper and/or topic|
|Albertson, Dean||Robert Rossi||The Springfield Community and the death of Rafael Lecodet.|
|Barreto, Jose||Edward Hannabury||The Springfield North End Community and the riots of1975.|
|Brid, Frederico||Donald Pratt||The North End Community and the Springfield Riots of August, 1975|
|Dorman, Franklin A.||Julie Melrose||In search of "The Enemy": The Westover Air Force Base Demonstrations, Spring 1972.|
|Fauntleroy, Douglas||Steven Landau||From Selma to Montgomery, March,1965 (civil rights movement march)|
|Freedman, Peggy||Jeff Cohen||The beginning of the Hampden county Civil Liberties Union, 1946-55|
|Gonzalaz, Mariano Dalou||Michael Ryan||Attica (prison revolt)|
|Lawton, Richard||Bill Henning||Accounts of the Tragedy of the Vietnam War|
|Lovejoy, Sam||Kent Robinson||The Saboteur (toppling the Northeast Utilities meteorological tower used to plan for nuclear power station in Montague, MA), 1974|
|Rivera, Barbara||Laurence E. Munn||A Whole Combined Thing (Vietnam Peace Action Day Moratorium and Welfare Rights Organization Protest in Springfield, 1969)|
|Roy, Sue||Mitchell Guild||The North End Riots as seen by the Springfield Press|
|Rudolph, Leslie||Kevin Homewood||The Progressive Americans (Third Cuban Brigade, 1970)|
|Sousa, Gerald||Donald Parker||Prison Reform in the Massachusetts Prison System: A Sociological Gimmick (restrictions)|
|------||Stephen Romano||Weatherman: Bringing the War Home|
|Weissman, Jon||James Gagne||Springfield Area Movement for a Democratic Society: A Brief History|
|Whitney, Ron||Laurence E. Munn||A whole Combined Thing (Vietnam Peace Action Day Moratorium and Welfare Rights Organization Protest in Springfield 1969)|
Acquired from: Dean Albertson, 1975-1977.
Processed by Linda Seidman, 2003.
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Cite as: Dean Albertson's History 384 Oral History Collection (MS 224). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.