• William (Bill) Haine Oral History Interview

    In this oral history interview, State Senator William (Bill) Haine discusses his childhood in Alton, Illinois, his career in the law, and his time as an Illinois state senator.

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  • I WAS THERE: Ronald S. Miller

    Miller, Ronald S, Johnson, Gary T, Alter, Peter

    Ronald S. Miller was born in 1931 and grew up in Chicago's Albany Park community, the son of a fur shop owner. Mr. Miller discussed his extensive career as an attorney. He developed the firm of Miller…

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  • Mary Huntley Oral History Interview

    In this oral history interview, Mary Huntley describes her career as the director of the Hayner Public Library system in Alton, as well as her and her husband's involvement in the Civil Rights movemen…

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  • Houser, Henry - Interview and Memoir

    Houser, Henry b. 1924

    Houser, conscientious objector during WWII, discusses pacifism, his decision to resist the draft, performing alternate service during the war, racial issues, teaching experiences at an African America…

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  • Burgess, David - Interview and Memoir

    Burgess, David b. 1917

    Burgess, Union Seminary WWII conscientious objector, discusses his experiences at Union Seminary as a student and conscientious objector to WWII, involvement with student peace groups, the migrant min…

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  • Dellinger, David - Interview and Memoir

    Dellinger, David b. 1915

    Dellinger, one of eight Union Seminary students jailed for refusing to register for the draft during WWII, discusses the events and people who have influenced his pacifism, his decision not to registe…

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  • Houser, George - Interview and Memoir

    Houser, George b. 1916

    Houser, one of eight Union Seminary students jailed for resisting the draft during WWII, discusses pacifism, peace efforts during WWII, his decision not to register for the draft, and the consequences…

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  • Randolph, Paul J. - Interview and Memoir

    Randolph, Paul J. (1905-1990)

    Randolph, member of the Illinois House of Representatives 1945-77, discusses his years as a member of the Illinois General Assembly; transportation, education, and municipal affairs legislation; found…

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  • Waldmire, Edwin - Interview and Memoir

    Waldmire, Edwin (1916-1993)

    Waldmire discusses his political activities with the United World Federalists, the anti-Vietnam War movement, the civil rights movement, other political activities and the people involved. Also discus…

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  • Partee, Cecil A. - Interview and Memoir

    Partee, Cecil A. (1921-1994)

    Partee, Democratic member of Illinois House of Representatives 1957-67 and Illinois Senate 1967-77, discusses his years in the General Assembly: work with issues such as civil rights, consumer rights…

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  • Hagler, Dave - Interview and Memoir

    Hagler, Dave b. 1951

    Hagler, an Illinois State University student during the 1960's, discusses student activism, student reaction to events in Vietnam, Vietnam protest movement, communism, protest music, and the Civil Rig…

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  • Jack, Homer A. - Interview and Memoir

    Jack, Homer A. (1916-1993)

    Jack, a Unitarian Minister, discusses the use of non-violent means to bring about social change. He recalls WWII conscientious objectors from Union Seminary and discusses pacifism, the peace movement…

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  • Jackson, Walter - Interview and Memoir

    Jackson, Walter b. 1916

    Jackson, former Union Seminary student and Congregational minister, discusses pacifism, classmates who were conscientious objectors during WWII, his participation in alternative service during the war…

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  • Pettiford, Jack - Interview and Memoir

    Pettiford, Jack (1920-1982)

    Pettiford discusses life in Springfield: family, high school, race discrimination, service in the Army during WWII, transportation, his employment at Panama Tavern and the Springfield City Street Depa…

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  • Rice, Michael - Interview and Memoir

    Rice, Michael b. 1930

    Rice, physics teacher and lawyer, discusses early life in Germany, family, schooling in Holland, emigration from Germany during WWII, living in America, his Jewish heritage, family members who remaine…

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  • McCarthy, Robert W. - Interview and Memoir

    McCarthy, Robert W. b. 1924

    Robert W. McCarthy, Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives 1954-61 and the Illinois State Senate 1961-1977, discusses his involvement in a variety of legislative issues: reapportio…

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  • Rayson, Leland - Interview and Memoir

    Rayson, Leland (1921-2001)

    Rayson, an independent liberal member of the Illinois House of Representatives 1965-77, discusses his years in the General Assembly: his work with civil rights, public aid, and criminal law legislatio…

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  • Stone, Ralph - Interview and Memoir

    Stone, Ralph b. 1934

    Ralph Stone, professor of history at Sangamon State University, discusses his involvement in student activism, civil rights and anti-war movements, and his involvement in teaching innovative and radic…

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  • Hickman, Don - Interview and Memoir

    Hickman, Don b. 1937

    Don Hickman, former WICS Springfield News Channel 20 anchor, recalls his childhood in Tennessee, adolescent years, introduction to broadcasting via radio, switch to television and many of the events h…

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  • Mann, Reverend Harry - Interview and Memoir

    Mann, Reverend Harry (1903-1986)

    Mann discusses discrimination in Springfield, race riot of 1908, the Depression's effects on the African American community, and the reactions of local and state officials to black efforts to improve…

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