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Click to ExpandG139. Galt, James (1920-2005)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 35 mins., 18 pp.

SHAWNEETOWN BANK PROJECT
Galt recalls the interior and exterior of the building, particularly the third floor of the bank, the 1937 Ohio River flood, bank employees, and the closing of the bank.

Interview by Horace Q. Waggoner, 1978
OPEN
See collateral file: interviewer's notes and a sketch of the bank's second floor.

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Click to ExpandG169. Gardiner, Walter (1914-2002)

Interview and memoir
4 tapes, 300 mins., 80 pp.

Gardiner, long-time resident of Springfield, discusses jobs he has held, Springfield in the 1920's, businesses, his work as a glazier and union membership. His memoir covers a broad spectrum of public and domestic life in early and mid 20th century: entertainment and recreation, baseball and professional sports, Depression, WWII homefront, defense work at the Allis-Chalmers plant, and discrimination against African Americans. Also mentions such public figures as Will Rogers, Franklin Roosevelt, Charles Lindbergh, and Huey Long.

Interview by Gerry Gardiner, 1976
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See collateral file: interviewer's notes and photographs of Gardiner and his wife.

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Click to ExpandG172. Gardner, Dorothy (1907-1986)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 55 mins., 20 pp.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
Gardner, member of the Springfield's First Congregational Church, discusses the church's destruction by fire in 1956, support from the Temple B'rith Sholom, fund raising and rebuilding, ground breaking ceremony, role of women in the church, and the church's merger with the United Church of Christ.

Interview by Henry Russel, 1980
OPEN
See collateral file: included with Byerly, Mabel

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Click to ExpandG193. Garrison, Cleo May (Philbee) b. 1921

Interview and memoir
5 tapes, 300 mins., 98 pp.

Cleo 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, Depression, school life, lessons and teachers, remedies and illnesses, celebrations and holidays, courtship, marriage and divorce, life as a working mother, role as parent, dealing with husband's death, and role as a grandparent.

Interview by Starla Powell, 1991
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Click to ExpandG223. Gates, Katherine (1860-1959)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 35 mins., 8 pp.

Gates, daughter of the president of the Illinois Female Academy in Jacksonville, Illinois (now MacMurray College), discusses the academy, her family's arrival in Jacksonville in 1868 and conditions at the school at that time.

Interview by Dr. C.P. McKlenlin, 1954
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Click to ExpandG229. Gatton, Jesse L. (Monsignor) (1889-1989); Queen, Florianne (Sister)

Interview and memoir
5 tapes, 307 mins., 81 pp.

Monsignor Jesse Gatton, originally from Pawnee, recalls his lengthy career in the Catholic Church. He discusses his work as chaplain of St. John's Hospital in Springfield, as Diocesan Director of Hospitals and Vicar General, and his retirement. He also discusses his family background and the Catholic Hospital Association with references made to Pawnee in the early 1900's, the 1918 influenza epidemic, WWI, seminary training in Rome, the church in China and the Russian government. Additional comments regarding Monsignor Gatton are made by Sister Florianne Queen.

Interview by Sister Arlene Winkler, 1983
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See collateral file: photocopied photographs of the Msgr., his family, and co-workers; newspaper articles, teaching materials, and essays.

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Click to ExpandG235. Gaule, Margaret (1917-1986)

Interview and memoir
4 tapes, 212 mins., 53 pp.

LINCOLN MEMORIAL GARDENS PROJECT
Gaule discusses her many years of involvement with Lincoln Memorial Gardens in Springfield. She recalls the planning, planting, and maintenance of the grounds, the Indian Council Rings, co-workers, Harriet Knudson (the founder of the Garden), Jens Jenson and his plans for the grounds, volunteers, board members, school groups and educational programs,the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the efforts of the Garden Clubs of Illinois.

Interview by Sara Wells, 1985
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See also L638 Abraham Lincoln Memoiral Garden


Click to ExpandG313A. Gerdes, Alfred (1891-1982)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 65 mins., 28 pp.

SANGAMON RIVER PROJECT
Alfred Gerdes discusses his experiences living near the Sangamon River: wildlife, floods, fishing, alterations of the natural environment, changes in rural life and farming, trespassers and dangers of the river. Also mentions the Sangamon River Improvement Association.

Interview by Judith Haynes, 1981
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Click to ExpandG313W. Gerdes, Weldon (1931-2002); Gerdes, Gary b. ca. 1960

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 40 mins., 22 pp.

SANGAMON RIVER PROJECT
Weldon Gerdes, farmer on the Sangamon River near Petersburg, Illinois, and his son Gary discuss living near the river for 50 years, floods, levee construction, fishing and recreation, wildlife, pollution, Springfield's Lake Two, the Sangamon River Valley Organization, and the Green Belt Zone Project of the Army Corps of Engineers.

Interview by Judith Haynes, 1981
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Click to ExpandG314. Gergeni, Judy b. 1943

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 90 mins., 25 pp.

HOME SCHOOLING PROJECT
Gergeni discusses her experiences in home schooling: her concerns about her son's education, preparation, acceptance into the Advanced Training Institute of America, adjustments made by her son, and difficulties encountered and overcome.

Interview by Linda Moore, 1990
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Click to ExpandG366. Giffin, D. Logan (1890-1980)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 90 mins., 25 pp.

Giffin, Springfield lawyer, recalls his education, law practice, political activities and Illinois political figures, corruption in government, the 1973 Supreme Court decision on abortion, prohibition and the Depression. Also mentions Lake Springfield and the state's pension and insurance program.

Interview by Barbara Herndon, 1974
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Click to ExpandG374. Gilbert, John G. (1912-1989)

Interview and memoir
9 tapes, 626 mins., 151 pp., plus index

ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM
Gilbert, member of the Illinois Senate from 1961-1973, discusses his political career: issues relevant to southern Illinois; legislative achievements in the areas of education, business, economic development and conservation; legislative and judicial reform; reapportionment; issues of health, welfare, and safety; budgeting; civil rights; ethics; industry and labor relations; transportation and crime. He also discusses his family background; education, attendance at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and at the University of Illinois; Illinois Reserve Militia duty, work as an agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and service as State's Attorney.

Interview Horace Q. Waggoner, 1981
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See collateral file: interviewer's notes and photocopied newspaper clippings.

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Click to ExpandG427. Gilpin, Perry (1916-1993)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 90 mins., 24 pp.

ILLINOIS COAL: THE LEGACY OF AN INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY
Gilpin, strikebreaker during the coal mine wars, discusses the violence between the Progressive Miners Union and the United Mine Workers Union in the Taylorville area, working conditions and the management at the mines, dangers of being a strikebreaker, and living conditions for the families of miners.

Interview by Kevin Corley, 1986
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Click to ExpandG516. Glossop, Loretta (1901-1993)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 30 mins., 9 pp.

Glossop, the wife of a member of the Ku Klux Klan, recalls the Klan's activities in Winchester, Illinois during the 1920's and 1930's, particularly the burning of a cross on Brown's Mound.

Interview by Dennis Suttles, 1978
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Click to ExpandG535. Gobel, Augustine (1909-1987)

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 110 mins., 54 pp.

ILLINOIS COAL: THE LEGACY OF AN INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY
Gobel, Christian County coal miner, recalls his duties in the mines, working conditions and hazards, formation of the Progressive Miners Union, mine war violence, and relations between ethnic groups working in the mines. Also discusses his family background as immi-grants from Belgium; family living conditions; bootlegging; and the mechanization of the mines. Also mentions John L. Lewis, WWII home front, and black lung disease.

Interview by Kevin Corley, 1985
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See collateral file: interviewer's notes and a photograph of Gobel.

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Click to ExpandG561E. Goin, Evelyn b. 1927

Memoir
24 pp.

THE INSTITUTE OF INTER-AMERICAN AFFAIRS COLLECTION
Evelyn Goin, married to Lauren Goin, was a member of the International Cooperation Administration, a group working in the area of public safety in foriegn countries. She recalls domestic life in Turkey, Brazil and Jakarta, Indonesia. She discusses living conditions, food, climate, cultural differences, clothing, schools, and the people in the different countries. Also discussed is the Goins' return to Washington D.C..

Interview by James D. Williams, 1990
Donated by the Oral History Research Office, Columbia University, New York.
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Click to ExpandG561L. Goin, Lauren J. b. 1922

Memoir
36 pp.

THE INSTITUTE OF INTER-AMERICAN AFFAIRS COLLECTION
Lauren Goin, husband of Evelyn, recalls his experiences in Indonesia, Turkey, and Brazil as a member of the International Cooperation Administration. He discusses issues of public safety, police assistance in foreign countries, the importance of political and social order to international stability, and how the program was perceived by Congress and the public. Also mentions support for the Public Safety Program, murder of Dan Mitrione, and police training in Vietnam and Korea.

Interview by James D. Williams, 1990
Donated by the Oral History Research Office, Columbia University, New York.
RESTRICTED: May be read but not quoted, cited or reproduced.


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Click to ExpandG562. Golab, John (1909-1975)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 65 mins., 27 pp.

Golab, Czechoslovakian immigrant, recalls the violence between the Progressive Miners of America and the United Mine Workers Union during the 1930's. He also discusses mine working conditions, equipment and procedures, jobs at the mines, and the 1933 strike by members of the U.M.W.

Interview by Dean Campbell, 1971
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See collateral file: interviewer's notes and photocopies of miners' time sheets.

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Click to ExpandG565L. Golden, Larry b. 1944

Interview and memoir
6 tapes, 540 mins., 102 pp.

Golden, professor of Political Studies at Sangamon State University, discusses his family background, Jewish religion and anti-semitism, his education at the University of New Hampshire, and the development of his liberal views and involvement with radical social movements. He discusses pacifism and the anti-war movement of the 1960's; protests and demonstrations against the Vietnam War; Civil Rights and the battle against all types of racism; Nazi Germany and war crimes trials; and the St. Paul, Minnesota civil rights movement. He also discusses the 1972 presidential elections, the draft, Sangamon State University, the Justice and the Social Order Program there, and the American Civil Liberties Union. He also mentions the assassination of Martin Luther King, the My Lai Massacre, and corporate involvement with the Vietnam War.

Interview by Clifford Keith Wilson III, 1978
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See collateral file: interviewer's notes, photograph and academic credentials.

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Click to ExpandG565Y. Golden, Yosh b. 1944

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 135 mins., 40 pp.

Yosh Golden, born at the Japanese relocation center at Manzanar, California during WWII, recalls the experiences of her parent's internment. She discusses her family background, relations with Caucasion Americans, ties to Japan before the war, causes of the war with Japan, internment of her family, their attitude toward imprisonment, seizure of the family's property, conditions at the camp, separation of family members, life after the war, and the racism directed against Japanese-Americans.

Interview by John Cockrell, 1981
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See collateral file: interviewer's notes, photocopied photographs of the camp, camp activities, and monument.

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Click to ExpandG656. Gordon, Jean b. 1924

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 49 mins., 15 pp.

SANGAMON ORDNANCE PLANT PROJECT
Gordon, assembly line worker at the Sangamon Ordnance Plant during WWII, recalls working conditions at the plant, minority workers, accidents, security, medical facilities, production goals, plant operations, ammunition produced, and transportation to the plant.

Interview by B. David McCarthy, 1989
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Click to ExpandG754. Graden, Fern E. (1891-1986)

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 93 mins., 22 pp.

Graden recalls her life in rural Montgomery County and education at the turn of the century. She discusses the small rural school she attended, college life in Normal, Illinois, incidents from her teaching career, discipline and punishment in schools, teaching in the West, and her brief adventure working as a waitress in California.

Interview by Richard V. Graden, 1973
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Click to ExpandG756.1. Graebel, Dr. Richard Paul (1908-1976)

Memoir
42 pp., plus index

ADLAI E. STEVENSON PROJECT
Dr. Graebel, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Spring-field, recalls his relationship with Adlai Stevenson II, Stevenson's political career, entertaining at the governor's mansion, Stevenson as a member of the congregation, services held at the church and its role in the history of Springfield. He also discusses Stevenson's work at the United Nations, his reaction to the Bay of Pigs incident, the final months of his life and his funeral.

Interview by Kenneth Davis, 1967
Donated by the Oral History Research Office, Columbia University, New York
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Click to ExpandG756.2. Graebel, Dr. Richard Paul (1908-1976)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 60 mins., 37 pp.

Dr. Graebel, pastor at the First Presbyterian Church of Springfield, recalls the history of the church; visitors to the church and their interest in Abraham Lincoln; his friendships with John L. Lewis and Governors Adlai Stevenson, Otto Kerner, and Richard Ogilvie; the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation; and his participation on the Commission on Human Relations and the Illinois Parole and Pardon Board.

Interview by Sally B. Schanbacher, 1972
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Click to ExpandGraham, Charles S.

Click to ExpandG760E. Graham, Elizabeth E. (1892-1982)

Interview and memoir
4 tapes, 308 mins., 76 pp.

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 her childhood near Galena, Illinois; family history; college education, teaching experiences, former students, and fellow educators at Springfield High School. She also discusses Springfield, her recollections of poet Vachel Lindsay, the Lindsay Association, and her service as the curator of the Lindsay Home.

Interview by Alma Mandeville, 1980 and Jim Krohe, 1972
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See collateral file: Interviewer's notes, photocopied photographs of Graham, photocopies of Vachel Lindsay's poetry and art work, a brochure on Lindsay, and an article on Graham.

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Click to ExpandG761. Graham, Ron

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 45 mins., 9 pp.

SPRINGFIELD ROTARY CLUB PROJECT
Graham, a member of the Springfield Rotary Club, discusses joining the club, programs and activities, changes which have taken place over the years, and the club's sponsorship of Boy Scout Troop #12.

Interview by Mike Schramm, 1988
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Click to ExpandG762. Gramlich, Art (1904-1973)

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 116 mins., 53 pp.

COAL MINING AND UNION ACTIVITIES PROJECT
Gramlich, a Springfield area coal miner, recalls working conditions in the mines, mechanization, leadership of John L. Lewis, formation of the Progressive Miners of America Union, strikes and the violence between the P.M.A. and the United Mine Workers Union, Mulkeytown march, and the Peerless Mine Ambush. Also discusses Springfield in the 1920's, living conditions for the striking miners and their families, and his indictment along with 40 other miners for the 1936 bombing of Midland Coal Company Trains.

Interview by Rex Rhodes, 1972
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Click to ExpandG767. Grant, Lodge b. 1903

Interview and memoir
4 tapes, 291 mins., 78 pp.

Grant, an educator who worked primarily in Hamilton County, Illinois, discusses his years in the teaching profession: teaching and principal positions, service as county superintendent, consolidated schools, and service as the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. He discusses his own rural education, high school years, attending Southern Illinois Normal School (now SIUC), his family background, farm life, WWI, influenza epidemic of 1918, entertainment, holiday celebrations, Depression, Pearl Harbor and the outbreak of WWII. He also discusses the conditions for African Americans in Williamson County, the Ku Klux Klan, segregated schools in Cairo, Illinois, ethnic and racial minorities working in the coal mines, and coal mining disputes. The memoir also contains an essay written by Grant in which he recalls his grandmother and his childhood.

Interview by Marilyn Anderson, 1980
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See collateral file: interviewer's notes, photographs of Grant, a photocopied newspaper article about Grant, and a copy of his family tree.

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Click to ExpandG793. Gray, Molly (1908-2003)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 43 mins., 15 pp.

LINCOLN MEMORIAL GARDENS PROJECT
Gray, one of the early organizers of the Garden and founder of the Split Rail Gift Shop, recalls her co-workers Mrs. Walgreen and Mrs. Knudson, volunteers, managing the gift shop, nature walks and plans for the garden.

Interview by Sara Wells, 1985
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See also L638 Abraham Lincoln Memorial Gardens


Click to ExpandG821. Green, David

Interview and memoir
3 tapes, 245 mins., 59 pp.

ILLINOIS STATECRAFT
Green discusses his work and association with Illinois Governor Dan Walker: Walker's 1972 election campaign, his walk around the State, fundraising, press relations, politics, other candidates, and polling; the Walker administration; association with Mayor Daley; and defeat for reelection in 1976.

Interview by Marilyn Immel, 1981-82

RESTRICTED: Memoir may be read but not quoted, cited or published. No bound copy, only manuscript copy in collateral file.
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Click to ExpandG838. Greenholdt, Diane b. 1941

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 90 mins., 32 pp.

Greenholdt, the district coordinator for Equal Rights Amendment Central for Sangamon and Montgomery Counties, recalls the events and people involved in the attempt to pass the ERA in Illinois. She discusses the amendment, its supporters, opposing groups and arguments against the amendment, states which ratified the amendment, and actions taken in the Illinois General Assembly. She also discusses her background and education.

Interview by Melinda Kwedar, 1976
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See collateral file: interviewer's notes, memorandum: "The Proposed Equal Rights Amendment To The United States Constitution," brochures discussing the amendment, a copy of a letter of support, and an information sheet produced by Common Cause.

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Click to ExpandG884. Grindle, William L. (1914-1995)

Interview and memoir
30 tapes, 1,497 mins., 2 vols., 365 pp., plus index

ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM
Grindle, Democratic member of the Illinois Senate, 1957-1967, discusses his years in the General Assembly: legislative achievements in the areas of transportation, conservation, economic development, industry and labor relations, insurance and public aid, health, welfare, and safety; legislative, judicial, and fiscal reform; reapportionment; legislative techniques and ethics. He also discusses his family history and Welsh background, childhood experiences in Herrin, Illinois, education, naval experiences before and during WWII, service as alderman, as well as his life after the Senate. References are made to John L. Lewis, coal mining, the Birger-Shelton gang wars in southern Illinois, Ku Klux Klan, and numerous political figures.

Interview by Horace Q. Waggoner, 1981
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See collateral file: interviewer's notes, photocopied newspaper articles, and photocopied photographs.

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Click to ExpandG890. Groan, Inez (1909-2000)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 63 mins., 23 pp.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
Groan discusses Sunday School, women's activities, destruction of the church by fire in 1956, support from the Temple B'rith Sholom, fund raising and construction of the new church building. Also discusses New England Dinners, Handy Andys, and the First Congregational Church's affiliation with the United Church of Christ.

Interview by Henry Russel, 1980
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Click to ExpandG894. Groh, August (1898-1987)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 82 mins., 31 pp.

ILLINOIS COAL: THE LEGACY OF AN INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY
Groh, immigrant from Austria-Hungary, discusses his work in the coal mines near Pawnee, Illinois, mine wars between the United Mine Workers and the Progressive Miners of America, coal mine operations, and his contribution to the construction of the Number Ten slope mine in Pawnee. Also discusses his education and training in electrical engineering, living and working conditions for miners, and the role of women in the mine wars.

Interview by Kevin Corley, 1985
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Click to ExpandG898. Gronseth, Oscar (1916-2000)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 45 mins., 25 pp.

MENTAL HEALTH CARE PROJECT
Gronseth, an Activity Therapy Supervisor at the Jacksonville State Hospital, discusses establishing the activity therapy program, therapist training, volunteer programs at the hospital, facilities, the music therapy program, and the work service program.

Interview by Rodger Streitmatter, 1972
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Click to ExpandG919R. Groves, Rebecca b. 1919

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 65 mins., 21 pp.

SANGAMON ORDNANCE PLANT PROJECT
Groves recalls her experiences during WWII as a nurse at the Sangamon Ordnance Plant. She recalls the plant medical facilities, job-related injuries, women and minorities in the work force, housing for workers, and dismantling the plant. Also discusses security, transportation, sanitation, wages, and her later career as an industrial nurse.

Interview by B. David McCarthy, 1989
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Click to ExpandG923. Grummon, Richard R. b. 1918

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 120 mins., 34 pp.

Grummon, a Springfield attorney and son of a Methodist minister, discusses his parents' background, his own marriage and family, WWII experiences, civic activities, and legal career including his role in an early school integration law suit in the late 1950's. He also recalls his childhood as a "preacher's kid" and his education at Cornell College. He also mentions his mother's experiences growing up in China as the daughter of missionaries.

Interview by Byron Booth, 1987
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Click to ExpandG935. Guenther, Archie b. 1901

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 75 mins., 28 pp.

Guenther, an employee with the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad beginning in 1923, recalls railroad service, changes in locomotive technology, types of work performed, troop trains during WWI, mail service, a 1922 strike, floods hindering service, passenger service, cargo moving out of Galesburg, Illinois, and automobiles on the tracks.

Interview by Margaret Klusmeyer, 1974
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Click to ExpandG995. Gwin, Edgar b. 1906

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 90 mins., 34 pp.

SPRINGFIELD MARINE BANK PROJECT
Gwin, employee of the Springfield Marine Bank and the head of its personnel department, recalls changes over the years to the bank and its services. He recalls setting up the bank's first personnel department, publication of The Mariner, his role in the remodeling of the facilities, 1951 Centennial celebration, employees, and student scholarships sponsored by the bank. He also discusses the role of women at the bank and the Bunn family.

Interview by John Bucari, 1973
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