Digital Commonwealth

Joseph Larson: oral history with Robert S. Cox

Item Information

Title:
Joseph Larson: oral history with Robert S. Cox
Description:
Interview with Joe Larson, UMass Amherst faculty member in Forestry and head of Institute for Man and the Environment, historic preservationist, about his undergraduate years at UMass in the mid-1950s (class of '55, graduated with '56). Choosing to come to UMass form high school in Malden; admissions interview; work with the campus radio station; work on wetlands lead to remaining at UMass for a masters degree; forestry work; quality control and dormitory construction on campus; state political influence at UMass in the 1950s, the Freedom Bill, Ralph Van Meter and Jean Paul Mather; growth of campus; growth of research at UMass during the 1950s; tension with Mather and faculty.
Interviewee:
Larson, Joseph
Interviewer:
Cox, Robert S., 1958-
Date:
June 4, 2013
Format:
Audio recordings (nonmusical)
Genre:
Oral histories (document genres)
Location:
Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
Box 001 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
UMass Amherst Oral History Collection
UMass Amherst Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection
Series:
Alumni and students
Subjects:
History
Students
College radio stations
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of Forestry and Wildlife
Mather, Jean Paul
Places:
MassachusettsHampshire (county)Amherst
Extent:
1 file : 01:26:27
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
Requests to publish, redistribute, or replicate this material should be addressed to Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries.
Contact host institution for more information.
Place of origin:
Amherst (Mass.)
Language:
English
Identifier:
murg1_207_2013-i027