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Archambault, Richard

Finding aid

Ashfield Oral History Collection, 1968-1969.

1 folder (0.1 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 042

Richard Archambault conducted interviews of various citizens of Ashfield, Massachusetts, under the direction of Joel Halpern of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Anthropology Department. Contains copies of typed notes from interviews, as well as names of the citizens who were interviewed.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists of copies of typed notes on visits and interviews with various citizens of Ashfield, Massachusetts conducted during 1968 and 1969 by Richard Archambault under the direction of Joel Halpern of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Anthropology Dept. Some of the citizens interviewed were Mr. and Mrs. Peas, Mr. and Mrs. Steinmetz (minister), Mr. and Mrs. Harris (of the historical society), Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gray (farmer and teacher), and the Superintendent of Schools, as well as members of the school committee.

Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Richard Archambault: Ashfield Oral Histories Collection (MS 42). Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

History of the Collection

Acquired from Joel Halpern, 1985.

Processing Information

Processed by SCUA Staff.

Additional Information

Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.



  • Ashfield (Mass.)--History


  • Archambault, Richard

Types of material

  • Oral histories