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 Amherst (1954). History Department move to Bartlett and Herter Hall. Potash's dissertation and research; hiring ABDs. University support for research in 1950s and 1960s; library purchases of books.
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