Oral history interview with Avram Patt

PattAvram.pdf
PattAvramAudioLog2015-10-29.pdf

Title

Oral history interview with Avram Patt

Description

Avram Patt describes growing up in the Amalgamated Housing Cooperative in the Bronx, New York, his time at Columbia University, including the student strikes in 1968, his transfer to Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont, and his two years working at Bread and Puppet Theater. He speaks of using his knowledge of Yiddish in theater productions, of forming the Nisht Geferlach Klezmer Band, Vermont's only klezmer band, and of Dennis Murphy, who founded the Plainfield Village Gamelan (formerly the Goddard Gamelan). Finally, he talks of helping to develop public transportation in Central Vermont, and of his work at the Washington Electric Cooperative.

Date

29 September 2015

Subject

Patt, Avram, 1950- --Interviews
Amalgamated Housing Cooperative
Columbia University--Student strike, 1968.
Goddard College--Students
Bread and Puppet Theater
Nisht Geferlach Klezmer Band
Plainfield Village Gamelan
Murphy, Dennis, 1934-2010
Gamelan--Vermont--Plainfield
Washington Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Yiddish language--United States
Local transit--Vermont.
Electric cooperatives--Vermont
Housing, Cooperative--New York (State)--New York

Rights

Permission to publish material from the Vermont 1970s Counterculture Project must be obtained from the Vermont Historical Society.

Format

MP3

Type

Audio File

Identifier

AudioFile1970s-9

Coverage

Plainfield (Vt.)

Interviewer

Blofson, Kate

Interviewee

Patt, Avram, 1950-

Location

Worcester (Vt.)

Duration

2 hr., 16 min., 13 sec.

Repository

Vermont Historical Society Library, 60 Washington Street, Barre, VT 05641-4209

Comments

Allowed tags: <p>, <a>, <em>, <strong>, <ul>, <ol>, <li>

Citation

“Oral history interview with Avram Patt,” Digital Vermont: A Project of the Vermont Historical Society, accessed July 24, 2017, http://digitalvermont.org/vt70s/AudioFile1970s-9.