The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Dean Albertson's History 384 oral history collection
Repository: University of Massachusetts Amherst. Special Collections & University Archives
Collection Description (CRHP): The student papers or topics were: The Springfield Community and the death of Rafael Lecodet; The Springfield North End Community and the riots of 1975; The North End Community and the Springfield Riots of August, 1975; In search of 'The Enemy': The Westover Air Force Base Demonstrations, Spring 1972; From Selma to Montgomery, March,1965 (civil rights movement march); The beginning of the Hampden county Civil Liberties Union, 1946-55; Attica (prison revolt); Accounts of the Tragedy of the Vietnam War; The Saboteur (toppling the Northeast Utilities meteorological tower used to plan for nuclear power station in Montague, MA); A Whole Combined Thing (Vietnam Peace Action Day Moratorium and Welfare Rights Organization Protest in Springfield, 1969); The North End Riots as seen by the Springfield Press; The Progressive Americans (Third Cuban Brigade, 1970); Prison Reform in the Massachusetts Prison System: A Sociological Gimmick; Weatherman: Bringing the War Home; Springfield Area Movement for a Democratic Society: A Brief History; A whole Combined Thing (Vietnam Peace Action Day Moratorium and Welfare Rights Organization Protest in Springfield 1969).
Collection Description (Extant): 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.
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: MS 224
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Finding Aid URL: http://asteria.fivecolleges.edu/findaids/umass/mums224.html
Interviewees: Dean Albertson, Jose Barreto, Frederico Brid, Douglas Fauntleroy, Peggy Freedman, Sue Roy
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
Civil rights movements--Massachusetts
Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.)
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements
Welfare rights movement