• Taylor, James Orville - Interview and Memoir

    Taylor, James Orville (1881-1974)

    James Taylor discusses his relatives, their immigration from Scotland, their work and travels in the United States and settlement in Illinois.

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  • Dinsmore, R.T. (Robert Truman) - Interview and Memoir

    Dinsmore, R.T. (Robert Truman) (1885-1982)

    Dinsmore, central Illinois newspaperman and printer, discusses his work on small weekly newspapers he owned and edited in central Illinois and Missouri and his experiences working as a printing forema…

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  • Saiter, Jessie Gilbert - Interview and Memoir

    Saiter, Jessie Gilbert (1895-1982)

    Saiter recalls early 20th century life in Clark County, Illinois: work on the farm, farming techniques and crops, home and family life, religion, one room school education, holiday celebrations, women…

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  • Stephens, Judith - Interview and Memoir

    Stephens, Judith b. 1936

    Judith Stephens discusses her childhood memories of WWII; emergency rationing, scrap drives, patriotism, and family members and friends involvement in the war.

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  • Irwin, Geneva - Interview and Memoir

    Irwin, Geneva (1893-1994)

    Irwin, daughter of businessman Eugene Hemmick and Frances Thayer Hemmick, recalls her family and social life at the turn-of-the-century in Springfield. She discusses the family store and the merchandi…

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  • Lake, Jesse - Interview and Memoir

    Lake, Jesse b. 1916

    Jesse Lake, coal miner, recalls early mining experiences: management-labor relationship, role of the pit committeemen, changes in the mines, ethnicity in the mining communities of Christian County Ill…

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  • Garrison, Cleo May (Philbee) - Interview and Memoir

    Garrison, Cleo May (Philbee) b. 1921

    Cloe May Garrison, lifelong resident of Elmore in Peoria County, Illinois, discusses life as a women in the 20th century: childhood chores and games, father and brother, home life, entertainment, Depr…

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  • Snodgrass, Emma - Interview and Memoir

    Snodgrass, Emma (1887-1984)

    Snodgrass recalls prairie life in the late 19th and early 20th century; covered wagon trips, farming, home remedies, early childhood, education, and the move to and life in Pawnee, Illinois. Also ment…

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  • Shelly, Edmund - Interview and Memoir

    Shelly, Edmund (1918-1992)

    Shelly, native resident of Springfield, discusses growing up in the 1920's and 30's: schooling, streetcars, automobiles and neighborhoods. Also discusses his posts in the army during WWII: Camp Robert…

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  • Patton, Charles C. - Interview and Memoir

    Patton, Charles C. b. 1916

    Charles C. Patton, electrical engineer, discusses Springfield in the early and mid 20th century: his family, Sangamo Electric Company, service with the U.S. Navy during WWII, the Lewis and Clark Trail…

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  • Bryden, Olive Leone - Interview and Memoir

    Bryden, Olive Leone b. 1896

    Bryden, a long-time Springfield resident, recalls her early years in Decatur and moving to Springfield in 1906. She relates stories from her childhood, family life, holiday celebrations, chores, house…

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  • Dungy, Euphemia - Interview and Memoir

    Dungy, Euphemia (1904-1984)

    Dungy, African-American nurse, discusses her family background and education at a nursing school in New York, her experiences nursing in Springfield, employment at St. John's Hospital, racial discrimi…

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  • Kopp, Ina - Interview and Memoir

    Kopp, Ina (1896-1988)

    Kopp, lifelong resident of Athens, Illinois, discusses local history and early 20th century life: family activities, her education, children's activities, housework, food, diseases, businesses in Athe…

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  • Sackey, Winifred Hiles - Interview and Memoir

    Sackey, Winifred Hiles (1911-1988)

    Sackey, native resident of Galesburg, recalls early and mid 20th century life: home and family life, the First Christian Church, community and women's organizations, improvements in medicine, trains a…

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  • Taft, Esther C. - Interview and Memoir

    Taft, Esther C. b. 1909

    Taft, lifelong resident of Rochester, Illinois, discusses early 20th century life in an Illinois country town: growing up and family life in Rochester, businesses, schools, illnesses and remedies, and…

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  • Peterson, Carl - Interview and Memoir

    Peterson, Carl (1900-1987)

    Peterson, farmer, discusses early 20th century rural life in Virginia, Illinois: farming, butchering; country schools, and high school; education at the University of Illinois in Urbana; recreation, h…

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  • Staggs, John J. - Interview and Memoir

    Staggs, John J. b. 1903

    Staggs recalls early 20th century rural life at Cory, Indiana: town life, butchering, church, teenage employment and education. Also discusses working at Sinclair Oil Refinery in East Chicago, the Dep…

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  • Hudd, Peter - Interview and Memoir

    Hudd, Peter (Piotr Hudiakovsky) (1903-1985)

    Hudd, a refugee from the Russian Revolution, discusses his life in Russia, China, and the United States. He recalls the city of Omsk; Cadet Corps School, home and social life; political unrest in Russ…

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  • Wise, Alvin Amuel - Interview and Memoir

    Wise, Alvin Amuel (1913-1992)

    Alvin Wise, coal miner, discusses his mining experiences: mining methods before and after mechanization, the mine wars, the Progressive Miners, family life, and life in Tovey, Illinois.

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  • Sayre, Jeanette - Interview and Memoir

    Sayre, Jeanette (1912-1993)

    Sayre discusses rural life in Petersburg and central Illinois during the 20th century: farming, homemade foods, home entertainment, family life, marriage, divorce, and children. Also discusses her vol…

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