• Noble, John (1 of 2)

    John Noble was born February 1, 1905 and died in 1992. In this interview, recorded March 6, 1980, Mr. Noble discusses the day his father (a saloon owner) died, how to find and cut a field of river ice…

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  • Swedlund, Marie (Johnson)

    Marie J. (Johnson) Swedlund was born May 16, 1904 and died June 25, 1997. In this interview, recorded March 1, 1980, Mrs. Swedlund discusses teaching at the Cork School in the 1920s, and later rural s…

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  • Blum, Ida (Kuhn)

    Ida Kuhn was born September 2, 1889, and died June 23, 1980. She married Carl J. Blum, one of the owners of the 3B Store in Nauvoo, and they were the parents of Arlette and Carl R. She began writing s…

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  • Ill, Dorothy (Warstell)

    Dorothy A. (Warstell) Ill was born March 6, 1899, and died December 12, 1986. In this interview, recorded June 27, 1975 and obtained by Donald W. Griffin, Mrs. Ill discusses the Hennepin Canal. Origin…

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  • Siegfried, Buck

    Henry Isaac "Buck" Siegfried was born July 30, 1902, and died October 23, 1992. In the first part of this interview, recorded August 13, 1979, Mr. Siegfried discusses early surveying in Western Illino…

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  • Johnson, Edith (Christiansen)

    Edith Hilma (Christiansen) Johnson was born December 24, 1895 and died in 1985. In this interview, recorded March 19, 1980, Mrs. Johnson talks of rural life near Larchland at the turn of the century a…

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  • BIW Rally 2019 - Victoria Smith Interview

    Katrina Vandeven

    Katrina Vandeven interviews Victoria Smith on March 6, 2019 at the Buy Into WIU Rally at Western Illinois University. This interview explores Ms. Smith’s thoughts on WIU’s financial state and layoffs…

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  • Morris, Alice (Dunham)

    Alice M. (Dunham) Morris was born October 28, 1887 and died August 27, 1982. In this interview, recorded January 15, 1980, Mrs. Morris talks of family members, family life, and town life in Prairie Ci…

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  • BIW Rally 2019 - Dr. Holly Stovall Interview

    Katrina Vandeven

    Katrina Vandeven interviews Dr. Holly Stovall on March 6, 2019 at the Buy Into WIU Rally at Western Illinois University. This interview explores Dr. Stovall’s thoughts on WIU’s financial state and lay…

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  • Conwell, Jessie (Wilcox)

    Jessie A. (Wilcox) Conwell was born November 10, 1890 and died in February of 1987. In the first part of this interview, recorded November 12, 1979, Mrs. Conwell recalls life in Durham, Illinois, near…

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  • Eckley, Ralph

    Ralph Barnes Eckley, a reporter with the Monmouth Review Atlas, was born 28 Jun 1901 and died 11 Jun 1989. This interview, recorded August 26, 1977, covers topics such as Wyatt Earp, aviation, newspap…

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  • Lutz, Delbert & Ida (Walther)

    Delbert Jon Lutz was born October 24, 1908 and died July 12, 1998. His wife, Ida Mae (Walther) Lutz, was born April 28, 1908 and died December 29, 1991. In the first part of this interview, recorded A…

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  • Sutton, Joe

    Joseph Lee "Joe" Sutton was born 03 May 1915, and died 08 May 1989. In this interview, recorded on 25 Aug 1977, Mr. Sutton talks about life in small towns and on the farm in McDonough County during th…

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  • Discussion - McDonough County Rural Schools

    John E. Hallwas and Gordana Rezab

    This recording is a program presentation featuring the Study and Discussion group of the McDonough County Historical Society at the WIU Library Archives on November 2, 1981. The topic was rural school…

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  • Sapp, Clarence Jr.

    Clarence Elwood "Buster" Sapp, Jr. was born April 29, 1912 and died May 19, 1988. In this interview, recorded July 3, 1975 and obtained by Donald W. Griffin, Mr. Sapp discusses the Hennepin Canal. Ori…

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  • BIW Rally 2019 - Don Alveshere Interview

    Katrina Vandeven

    Katrina Vandeven interviews Don Alveshere on March 6, 2019 at the Buy Into WIU Rally at Western Illinois University. This interview explores Donald Alveshere's thoughts on WIU’s financial state and la…

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  • BIW Rally 2019 - Rebecca McCullum Interview

    Katrina Vandeven

    Katrina Vandeven interviews Rebecca McCullum on March 6, 2019 at the Buy Into WIU Rally at Western Illinois University. This interview explores Ms. McCullum's thoughts on WIU’s financial state and lay…

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  • Hall, Lillian (Biering)

    Lillian "Lillie" Gusta (Biering) Hall was born April 10, 1892 and died April 21, 1992. In this interview, recorded March 26, 1980, Mrs. Hall talks of homesteading in Minnesota and Canada around 1900,…

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  • Griffin, Daniel

    Daniel Verne Griffin was born May 24, 1906, and died in 1985. This interview was recorded August 16, 1980, by Donald W. Griffin. Original cassette in vault. Transferred to FLAC, October 2016.

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  • Sanderson, Mabelle (Jones)

    Mabelle Gwendolyn (Jones) Sanderson was born November 10, 1898 and died June 8, 1981. In this interview, recorded February 27, 1980, Mrs. Sanderson discusses her early life in Stronghurst, the day the…

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