• Scalzo, Lillian - Interview and Memoir

    Scalzo, Lillian (1900-1984)

    Scalzo, an artist, discusses her work and association with art, the Springfield Art Association, Vachel Lindsay and her art education.

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  • Uchaez, Bertha - Interview and Memoir

    Uchaez, Bertha (1892-1979)

    Uchaez recalls teaching in a one room school near Springfield: the structure of the building, teachers' training, community relations with the school, methods of teaching, and the wages of teachers.

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  • Keltner, Loraine - Interview and Memoir

    Keltner, Loraine (Mrs. David R.)

    Keltner, a teacher who taught in rural schools near Chatham and New City, Illinois, discusses teaching, daily instruction, school buildings, parent-teacher relationships, difficulties, and quality of…

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  • Brasell, Ruth K. - Interview and Memoir

    Brasell, Ruth K. (1891-1986)

    Brasell, a teacher in one room rural schools, recalls teaching near Beardstown, the school building, students, training and duties as teacher. Also discusses the educa-tional system, Christmas program…

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  • Carbondale Remembered: Marion Mitchell (MP3 part 3 of 4)

    Marion Mitchell, Dede Lingle Ittner

    Marion Wesley Mitchell was born March 6, 1935 in the Indian Creek Township of White County, Illinois. In his second interview session, Mitchell describes attending Southern Illinois University Carbond…

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  • Graham, Elizabeth E. - Interview and Memoir

    Graham, Elizabeth E. (1892-1982)

    Graham, a retired school teacher and former curator of the Vachel Lindsay Home, recalls aspects of early 20th century life including rural schools, farming, cooking, and family life; incidents from he…

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  • Beyer, Dorothy H. Wolf - Interview and Memoir

    Beyer, Dorothy H. Wolf b. 1898

    Beyer, proprietor of one of the first nursery schools in Chicago, discusses her childhood, education, and married life with regard to her divergence from tradi-tional female roles. She relates family…

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  • Hamilton, Eugenia - Interview and Memoir

    Hamilton, Eugenia

    Hamilton discusses her employment in education as well as jobs she has held in traditionally male-dominated fields. She recalls the circumstances which enabled her to work outside the home, and employ…

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  • Carbondale Remembered: Marion Mitchell (MP3 part 4 of 4)

    Marion Mitchell, Dede Lingle Ittner

    Marion Wesley Mitchell was born March 6, 1935 in the Indian Creek Township of White County, Illinois. In his second interview session, Mitchell describes attending Southern Illinois University Carbond…

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  • Williams, Marie South - Interview and Memoir

    Williams, Marie South (1893-1989)

    Marie South Williams recalls rural life in southern Illinois and in Springfield during the early 20th century: family and farm life in DeSoto, Illinois, her grandmothers, household chores, homemade fo…

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  • Eldridge, Carlton - Interview and Memoir

    Eldridge, Carlton (1911-1998)

    Eldridge, blind since childhood, discusses his music teaching career as a choir director and performer, and recalls his childhood and education at an East Lansing, Michigan school for the blind, WWI h…

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  • Woods, Mearia - Interview and Memoir

    Woods, Mearia (1905-1999)

    Mearia Woods, teacher, discusses Beardstown, Illinois: floods, local railroads, the 1922 railroad strike, and the Princess and Gem theaters. She also discusses her teaching career.

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  • Clark, Marion - Interview and Memoir

    Clark, Marion b. 1924

    Clark, teacher, discusses early to mid 20th century rural life along the Mississippi River: growing up and living in Grand Tower, Illinois; her family and their experiences on the river; her father Ca…

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  • Dallas, Meredith and Dallas, Willa - Interview and Memoir

    Dallas, Meredith b. 1916 and Willa Dallas

    Meredith Dallas, jailed Union Seminary WWII conscientious objector, discusses pacifism, his formative experiences, fellow conscientious objectors, his imprisonment in 1940 with eight other Union Semin…

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  • Bringer, Edmund - Interview and Memoir

    Bringer, Edmund A. (1905-1997)

    Bringer, retired Illinois Bell Telephone employee, discusses experiences with Illinois Bell, his education and early employment, improvements in telephone technolo-gy, his work teaching safety courses…

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  • World War II Project - Interviews and Memoir

    Anderson, Stuart b. 1913, Mella, George b. 1934, Stephens, Helen b. 1907

    Anderson, Stuart b. 1913, 60 mins., 15 pp. Mella, George b. 1934, 90 mins., 32 pp. Stephens, Helen b. 1907, 30 mins., 10 pp. Narrators discuss their individual experiences during WWII. George Mella di…

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  • Carbondale Remembered: Marion Mitchell (MP3 part 2 of 4)

    Marion Mitchell, Dede Lingle Ittner

    Marion Wesley Mitchell was born March 6, 1935 in the Indian Creek Township of White County, Illinois. In his first interview session, Mitchell recalls his early education in a one-room school house an…

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  • English, Freda - Interview and Memoir

    English, Freda (1906-1998)

    Freda English, resident of rural Hamilton and Saline Counties in southern Illinois, discusses her life, education and employment as a teacher during the early 20th century. She recalls farm work, cook…

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  • Honey, Margaret E. - Interview and Memoir

    Honey, Margaret E. (1884-1983)

    Margaret Honey discusses rural life during the late 19th and early 20th century: her childhood and family home in Newton, Illinois, education, injuries, illnesses and remedies, teaching, courtship and…

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  • Steinhour, Frances - Interview and Memoir

    Steinhour, Frances (1907-2000)

    Steinhour recalls being a student and then a teacher in one room schools and discusses tests, janitorial duties, heat, and community meetings.

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