• Bretz, Geraldine - Interview and Memoir

    Bretz, Geraldine (1909-1980)

    Bretz, first female officer of the Springfield Marine Bank, discusses her 44 years at the bank working in various capacities, from secretary to bank officer. She relates changes over the years with re…

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  • Aikman, Herbert (Bert) - Interview and Memoir

    Aikman, Herbert (Bert) (1878-1977)

    Aikman discusses his experiences in Macoupin and Montgomery Counties, Illinois; childhood and farmlife, one room school education, homemade foods and remedies, his family's log cabin in Hornsby, child…

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  • Bunn, Willard Jr. - Interview and Memoir

    Bunn, Willard Jr. (1913-2002)

    Willard ("Bunch") Bunn Jr., former President and Chairman of the Board, discusses the history of the Springfield Marine Bank. He recalls changes to the bank building and its services, effects of the D…

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  • Dunn, Catherine - Interview and Memoir

    Dunn, Catherine (1889-1980)

    Catherine Dunn, Shawneetown resident until 1919, discusses some of the physical features of the bank ca. 1900. She recalls the town of Shawneetown and some of the social events which took place there…

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  • Schaefer, Maxine - Interview and Memoir

    Schaefer, Maxine b. 1916

    Schaefer, bank employee, discusses the Springfield Marine Bank: working conditions, WWII, employees and computerization.

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  • Schwander, Myrtle - Interview and Memoir

    Schwander, Myrtle (1907-1996)

    Schwander recalls Old Shawneetown, her father's ferry, and buildings around the Shawneetown Bank during the early and mid 20th century.

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  • Coffee, Frances - Interview and Memoir

    Coffee, Frances b. 1915

    Coffee recalls working for the bank as a bookkeeper and describes the bank's lobby, offices, furnishings, exterior, vault, and documents.

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  • Lawler, Lucille - Interview and Memoir

    Lawler, Lucille

    Lucille Lawler, a leading local historian in Gallatin County Illinois, discusses the historical background of the bank, and the ownership the bank building and its lot. Also provides information on th…

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  • Schuppe, George - Interview and Memoir

    Schuppe, George (1909-1980)

    Schuppe discusses Illinois life during the 20th century: his experiences as a UPI reporter in the 1930's; work as executive secretary to Lieutenant Governor John Stelle in 1937; public relations work…

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  • Logsdon, Catherine - Interview and Memoir

    Logsdon, Catherine b. 1912

    Catherine Logsdon, a Shawneetown native, describes the Shawneetown Bank: its lobby, offices, vault, furnishings, upstairs rooms, apartment tenants, and the bank in the late 19th century. She also ment…

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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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  • Speer, Ethel - Interview and Memoir

    Speer, Ethel b. 1915

    Speer discusses her father's association with the Shawneetown Bank; the establishment of the First State Bank of Junction, Illinois; 1937 Ohio River flood; the bank's interior; and people associated w…

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  • Harmon, Pauline - Interview and Memoir

    Harmon, Pauline (1896-1989)

    Harmon, a resident of Shawneetown, recalls the physical features of the bank's interior and exterior, the 1913 and 1937 Ohio River floods, residents of Shawneetown and the families who occupied the ap…

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  • Sherman, Mary - Interview and Memoir

    Sherman, Mary (1897-1991)

    Sherman, resident of Shawneetown, recalls the Shawneetown Bank: bank lobby, furnishings, marble counters, and ironwork, as well as individual tellers and cashiers. She also recalls the bank's apartmen…

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  • Olive, Fred J. - Interview and Memoir

    Olive, Fred J

    Fred Olive, employee of the Marine Bank since 1952, discusses duties and responsibilities involved with the bank, accounts, and computerization of operations.

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  • Taylor, Elizabeth - Interview and Memoir

    Taylor, Elizabeth (1909-1993)

    Elizabeth Taylor, bookkeeper and secretary at the Shawneetown Bank during the mid-1920's, discusses and describes the Bank: its interior design, furnishings, offices, vault, and floors containing tena…

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  • Riley, Kenneth - Interview and Memoir

    Riley, Kenneth (1918-1987)

    Riley, bookkeeper, discusses the Springfield Marine Bank, the installment loan department, credit ratings, and computerization.

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  • Eswine, Carl - Interview and Memoir

    Eswine, Carl (1902-1988)

    Eswine, Shawneetown resident, discusses his family background, riverboats and lightkeeping, the Ridgeway Bank and the 1913 flood. He recalls Shawneetown businesses, the old log schoolhouse, residents…

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  • Bunn, George W. Jr. #2 - Interview and Memoir

    Bunn, George W. Jr. (1890-1973)

    Bunn, former president of the Springfield Marine Bank, discusses his involvement with the bank beginning in 1928, effects of the Depression on Springfield banks, employees and officers, the 1951 cente…

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  • Oldham, Clarence - Interview and Memoir

    Oldham, Clarence (1893-1989)

    Oldham discusses early 20th century life in Shawneetown, the bank, its interior architecture, offices and tellers; and the 1913 and 1937 Ohio River floods.

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