• Wilkin, R.J. - Interview and Memoir

    Wilkin, R.J. (1900-1979)

    Wilkin recalls duties, responsibilities, and trains while working for the Chicago & Illinois Midland, Illinois Terminal and other railroads in the early 20th century in Springfield and central Illinoi…

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  • Catania, Susan - Interview and Memoir

    Catania, Susan b. 1941

    Catania, member of the Illinois House of Representatives 1973-83, discusses her years in the General Assembly: accomplishments, women's issues, women in the legislature, Equal Rights Amendment, civil…

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  • Campus Photograph Collection: Interim Campus

    Photographs from around Sangamon State University's Interim Campus. A view of the faculty offices on the interim campus.

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  • Spectrum v01 #09 12/04/1970

    The Spectrum was the first student-run newspaper that appeared when Sangamon State University opened in the fall of 1970. The Spectrum was an independent newspaper that served both SSU and Lincoln Lan…

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  • Funk, Mary and Herndon, Calista - Interview and Memoir

    Funk, Mary (1901-1980) and Herndon, Calista d. 1983

    Funk and Herndon, proponents of birth control, recall the early efforts of Planned Parenthood in Springfield, attitudes toward birth control since 1918, individuals involved in the organization of Pla…

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  • Bettag, Otto - Interview and Memoir

    Bettag, Otto (1906-1990)

    Dr. Bettag, former Director of the Illinois Department of Public Welfare, discusses his medical training and experiences combating tuberculosis; experiences at Cincinnati General Hospital and the Vete…

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  • Campus Photograph Collection: Classroom Scenes

    Photographs of classroom scenes from Sangamon State University. A group meets for a discussion on campus.

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  • Clark, Eugene and Clark, Elizabeth - Interview and Memoir

    Clark, Eugene (1897-1993) and Elizabeth Clark (1897-1978)

    Eugene and Elizabeth Clark discuss their involvement with the organization of the Springfield chapter of the United World Federalists: its founding members, activities and goals, UWF literature, the e…

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  • Campus Photograph Collection: Classroom Scenes

    Photographs of classroom scenes from Sangamon State University. Professor Ann Marie Larson, center, assists students during biology class.

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  • Brown, Douglas - Interview and Memoir

    Brown, Douglas b. 1905

    Douglas Brown discusses WWII and its impact on local businesses: war-time restrictions, war-time production, rationing, transportation, ordnance plants and military facilities in and around Springfiel…

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  • Riehle, Marie - Interview and Memoir

    Riehle, Marie (1900-1989)

    Riehle, owner of the Commercial Hotel in Auburn, Illinois discusses her early family life, elementary school education, her mother's boarding business, 1910 fire, the coal industry, Auburn businesses…

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  • Campus Photograph Collection: Classroom Scenes

    Photographs of classroom scenes from Sangamon State University. Professor J. Michael Lennon talks with his class.

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  • Repplinger, Raymond - Interview and Memoir

    Repplinger, Raymond (1908-1982)

    Repplinger, lifelong resident of Nauvoo, Illinois, discusses early and mid 20th century life in Nauvoo, its early settlers, his family, the Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt, and members of the…

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  • Walker, Dan - Interview and Memoir

    Walker, Dan b. 1922

    Dan Walker, Democratic Governor of Illinois 1973-1977, discusses his years as Governor: campaigning, his famous walk around Illinois, debates, and issues; the elections of 1972 and 1976; and his admin…

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  • Gobel, Augustine - Interview and Memoir

    Gobel, Augustine (1909-1987)

    Gobel, Christian County coal miner, recalls his duties in the mines, working conditions and hazards, formation of the Progressive Miners Union, mine war violence, and relations between ethnic groups w…

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  • Campus Photograph Collection: Campus Life

    Photographs of campus life scenes from Sangamon State University. A student concentrates on an assignment.

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  • Campus Photograph Collection: Classroom Scenes

    Photographs of classroom scenes from Sangamon State University. Harold Kerster (seated with his back to the camera) leads a class discussion.

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  • Carr, Sharlottie - Interview and Memoir

    Carr, Sharlottie (1892-1983)

    Sharlottie Carr discusses the African American community in Springfield, her family, the 1908 race riot, employment, churches, theaters and education.

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  • Bennett, Dr. Basil - Interview and Memoir

    Bennett, Dr. Basil (1886-1980)

    Dr. Bennett, resident of Shawneetown, Illinois since 1916, recalls the location of buildings in the town, the bank's interior, his duties working for the state as a veterinary surgeon, and experiences…

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  • Spectrum v03 #25 03/15/1973

    The Spectrum was the first student-run newspaper that appeared when Sangamon State University opened in the fall of 1970. The Spectrum was an independent newspaper that served both SSU and Lincoln Lan…

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