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Click to ExpandLaBonte, Helen Sullivan

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Click to ExpandL147. Lake, Jesse b. 1916

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 126 mins., 28 pp.

ILLINOIS COAL: THE LEGACY OF AN INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY
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 Illinois, wildcat strikes and company harassments. Also recalls early life experiences on a farm.

Interview by Kevin Corley, 1986
OPEN
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Click to ExpandL148. Lake, Virginia b. 1910

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 137 mins., 41 pp.

Virginia Lake, archivist and records manager, recalls her family background, life in New York City in the early 1900's, and her marriage and travels during WWII. She also discusses her work as an archivist in the Air Force, work as an Illinois state employee, problems under Governor Walker, her work as a consultant and her involvement in the ERA movement. Also discusses her retirement activities, weaving and artwork, and her role in the Retired State Employees Association.

Interview by Terri Cameron, 1984
RESTRICTED: May be cited and quoted but not reproduced
See collateral file: interviewer's notes, articles by Virginia Lake on archival and records management.


Click to ExpandL157. Lally, Ellen b. 1947

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 150 mins., 25 pp.

Lally, registered nurse, discusses serving in Vietnam, her duties as a nurse, and her reactions to the Vietnam War. Also discusses women in the military and the people of Vietnam.

Interview by Charles Hill, 1984
OPEN

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Click to ExpandL172. Lambert, Cuthbert (1918-1993)

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 180 mins, 47 pp.

ILLINOIS COAL: THE LEGACY OF AN INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY
Lambert discusses his experiences as a coal miner at Taylorville, Illinois: unsafe working conditions, the pit committee, the Mine Wars and the various types of jobs in the mines. He also discusses his family and involvement with the Boy Scouts.

Interview by Kevin Corley, 1986
OPEN
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Click to ExpandL329. LaRue, Warren M. (1921-1989)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 90 mins., 8 pp.

SPRINGFIELD ROTARY CLUB PROJECT
LaRue discusses his membership in the Springfield Rotary Club, and his personal involvement in the club's activities.

Interview by P.J. Waggaman, 1988
OPEN
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Click to ExpandL335. Lasley, Flo (1909-1993)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 40 mins., 21 pp.

MENTAL HEALTH CARE PROJECT
Lasley, a recreational therapist, discusses her career and duties at Jacksonville State Hospital, patient recreation, volunteer programs, the hospital greenhouse and farm, epidemics, and employee conditions.

Interview by Rodger Streitmatter, 1972
OPEN
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Click to ExpandLawhead, Johnny

Click to ExpandL423E. Lawler, Elizabeth (1904-1994)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 38 mins., 23 pp.

SHAWNEETOWN BANK PROJECT
Elizabeth Lawler, resident of Shawneetown, recalls the design and construction of the Shawneetown Bank, teller's cages, offices, stairway, upper rooms, carriage house, and iron fence. Also recalls bank personnel and the 1937 Ohio River flood.

Interview by Horace Q, Waggoner, 1978
OPEN
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Click to ExpandL423L. Lawler, Lucille

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 135 mins., 44 pp.

SHAWNEETOWN BANK PROJECT
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 the people employed or associated with the bank and their descendants. Lawler also discusses the records of the Shawneetown Federal Land District.

Interview by Horace Q. Waggoner, 1978
OPEN
See collateral file: interviewer's notes, photocopies of letters, records, and genealogical lists of people connected to the bank.

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Click to ExpandL467. Leach, John (1881-1977)

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 135 mins., 52 pp.

Leach, coal miner, recalls the different positions and duties he held in various coal mines in and around Springfield, equipment used, the UMW and PMA unions, and his family.

Interview by Kay MacLean, 1975
OPEN
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Click to ExpandLeahy, Mary Lee

Click to ExpandL510. Lee, Clyde (1909-1987)

Interview and memoir
33 tapes, 1530 mins., 2 vols., 375 pp., plus index

ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM
Clyde Lee, Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives 1939-41 and 1947-67, and member of the Illinois State Senate 1941-45, discusses his early life on a farm, education at Mt. Vernon Township High School, early jobs, entry into politics, service as City Treasurer and County Treasurer, and marriage. He discusses the first years of his career in the Illinois House and Senate; activities and leaders in the House, 1940 State Senate election, and his work with Illinois fairs. He also recalls his enlistment and service in the Marine Corps during WWII and his return to the House in 1947. Also discusses horse racing legislation, Cahokia Downs, agriculture, transportation, and education interests, Public Aid and financial matters. He also discusses the years after his retirement from the Illinois House of Representatives, move to Homewood, activities with horse racing, State Racing Board, recent Governors, and retirement to Mt. Vernon.

Interview by Horace Q. Waggoner, 1982-83
OPEN
See collateral file: interviewer's notes, photocopied photographs and newspaper articles on harness race betting bill, and a copy of remarks by Clyde Lee.

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Click to ExpandL511. Lee, Dr. Edwin A. (1914-1993)

Interview and memoir
5 tapes, 135 mins., 2 vols., 117 pp.

Dr. Edwin A. Lee, doctor of medicine and surgeon in Springfield, recalls his education and experiences as a doctor and African American: education at Talladega College, Morehouse College, and Meharry Medical College; his duty as a medical officer in the Army in the South Pacific during WWII; his residency at St Mary's Hospital, St. Louis; and the circumstances that led to him to Springfield to take up private practice. He also discusses his efforts to abolish racial discrimination in Springfield, church membership, civic activities, membership on the Springfield school board, and receiving the first Copley Citizen of the Year award.

Interview by Georgia Rountree, 1972-73.
RESTRICTED: Narrator and heirs hold copyright on the memoir transcript.
See collateral file


Click to ExpandL512. Lee, Herb b. 1919

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 48 mins., 16 pp.

SANGAMON ORDNANCE PLANT PROJECT
Herb Lee, Illiopolis resident, recalls the Sangamon Ordnance Plant during WWII: employment on the ordnance survey gang, local reaction, wages, phasing out the plant, and his employment at DeKalb Poultry after it purchased the plant. Also recalls security, rail-roads, and housing sites for the plant.

Interview by B. David McCarthy, 1989
OPEN
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Click to ExpandL516. Lee, William F. (1882-1976)

Interview and memoir
4 tapes, 303 mins., 65 pp.

William F. Lee, railroad worker, recalls the different tasks he performed while working for the railroad, different types of railroad engines, and difficulties encountered on railroad runs. Also discusses farm work before he came to Springfield, Springfield businesses, the 1908 race riot, Illiopolis ammunition camp, Camp Ellis, and the Ku Klux Klan.

Interview by Frederick G. Fliege, 1973
OPEN
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Click to ExpandL533. Leinicke, Betty b. 1925

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 180 mins., 45 pp.

CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Leinicke, member of Christ Episcopal Church in Springfield, discusses changes in the services, form of church government, priests and bishops, conflicts between high and low Episcopal churches, election of women, and the Prayer Book. She also talks about her participation in the church, women's organizations, couples groups, election to the Synod, and membership in other governing bodies in the church and the Diocese.

Interview by Sandra Britz Armbruster, 1981
OPEN
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Click to ExpandL535. Leitch, Helen Modell Davis Floski b. 1909

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 60 mins., 15 pp.

MOWEAQUA COAL MINE
Leitch recalls Moweaqua, Illinois, family and farm life, childhood chores and games, death of her first husband at the 1932 Moweaqua Christmas Eve mine disaster, and her life after the disaster.

Interview by Debbie Springer Horne, 1994
Donated by the Moweaqua Coal Mine Museum
RESTRICTED: May be read, quoted or cited but cannot be reproduced.


Click to ExpandLennon, William F.

Click to ExpandL568. LeTissier, Homer (1904-1986)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 72 mins., 14 pp.

LeTissier recalls his family, travels, education at Oklahoma A&M, meeting Vachel Lindsay, military bands, songwriting, grocery business, job at the Illinois Department of Public Aid, and his love of music.

Interview by Rosalyn Bone, 1975
OPEN
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Click to ExpandLewis, George J.

Click to ExpandL587. Lewis, John W. (1906-1977)

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 180 mins., 34 pp.

John W. Lewis, member of Illinois General Assembly 1940-66, discusses his experiences as Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, duties of the majority whip, reapportionment, power of the Speaker, the naming of chairmen, his life and career, workload, and problems at the House of Representatives.

Interview by John E. Vrooman, 1973
OPEN
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Click to ExpandL588. Lewis, Robert (1905-1997)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 90 mins., 18 pp.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
Robert Lewis, member of Springfield's First Congregational Church, recalls becoming a member; the 1956 church fire, fundraising, rebuilding, and the groundbreaking ceremonies; the role of women; choir; affiliation with United Church of Christ; and the strengths and weaknesses of the church.

Interview by Henry Russel, 1980
OPEN
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Click to ExpandL618. Lichty, Elden (1900-1987)

Interview and memoir
3 tapes, 125 mins., 45 pp.

ILLINOIS COMMUNITY COLLEGES
Lichty, professor of psychology, discusses his educational background and his role in the development of junior colleges in Illinois: starting programs for preparation of Illinois junior college teachers, working at the office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, concepts of "terminal" education, vocational education, and the leadership, acceptance, and growth of junior colleges.

Interview by Ernst Giesecke, 1976
OPEN
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Click to ExpandL619. Lidster, Stuart (1907-2002)

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 180 mins., 55 pp.

ILLINOIS COAL: THE LEGACY OF AN INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY
Lidster, coal miner, discusses his career as a coal miner in central Illinois: his immigration to America from England, family life, the mine wars of the 1930's between the Progressives and the UMW, his jobs above and below ground. Also discusses mine safety, different qualities of coal, and WWI and WWII.

Interview by Kevin Corley, 1985
OPEN
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Click to ExpandL626. Liggins, Clarence (1878-1975)

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

BLACK COMMUNITY PROJECT
Liggins, Illinois state employee 1904-48, recalls working for James A. Rose, Secretary of State (1897-1912) and for Governor Henry Horner. Also recalls Springfield in the early 1900's: St. Paul's African Methodist Evangelical Church, discrimination in taverns, African American doctors, the 1908 race riot, and his marriage in 1910.

Interview by Reverend Negil L. McPherson, 1974
RESTRICTED: May not be used on radio. Transcript OPEN.
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Click to ExpandL638. Abraham Lincoln Memorial Gardens

Interviews and memoir
70 pp.

Cochran, Berta b. 1883, #1 9 pp., #2 28 pp.
Gaule, Margaret b. 1917, 11 pp.
Gray, Molly b. 1908, 11 pp.
McLaren, Homer b. 1887, 4 pp.
Sayre, Jeanette b. 1912, 10 pp.
Thompson, Milton, 9 pp.

The narrators discuss the creation of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Gardens in Springfield: the role of Harriet Knudson in founding the Garden, finances, design by Jens Jensen, nature programs, personal interests and involvements and support from the Springfield community.

Interviews by Judith Groves, 1972 and Melinda Kwedar, 1975
OPEN
For tapes see individual names
See individual collateral files. See Cochran collateral file for brochures and articles on the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Gardens.

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives

See also G235 Gaule, G793 Gray, K780 Harriet Knudson, SA99 Sayre
See also LINCOLN MEMORIAL GARDENS PROJECT


Click to ExpandL640. Lindberg, David P. (1903-1981)

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 90 mins., 25 pp.

Lindberg, worker on the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad and Mayor of Galesburg 1941-1945, recalls his experiences with the railroad, weather problems, railroad bearings and signals, working conditions, and responsibilities and duties on the train. Lindberg also briefly mentions his family life and his political activities as alderman and mayor.

Interview by Margaret Klusmeyer, 1974
OPEN
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Click to ExpandL644. Lindley, Maralee (1925-2006)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 45 mins., 12 pp.

SPRINGFIELD INTERNATIONAL VISITORS COMMISSION
Lindley, past chairman, describes how the Commission was created and how she became associated with the Commission. Also discusses the restoration of Lincoln's home and street and going to the White House Conference on Children and Youth.

Interview by Byron Booth, 1990
OPEN
Tape also includes Annabelle Patton interview

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Click to ExpandLindsay, Nicholas Cave

Click to ExpandL645. Vachel Lindsay Project

Interview and memoir
130 pp.

English, Dr. Thomas H. (1895-1992), 45 mins., 9 pp.
Jorgensen, Clarissa Hagler (1903-1985), 90 mins., 27 pp.
Lindsay, Nicholas Cave b. 1927, 90 mins., 21 pp.
Lundgren, Alma A. (1907-1997), 45 mins., 19 pp.

Narrators discuss their association and experiences with Springfield poet Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931). Also discussed are Lindsay's parents, the family home in Springfield, his poetry and tours, his marriage, and tragic death. Nicholas Lindsay is the poet's son.

Interviews by Doann Murray, 1984; Cullom Davis, 1984; and Jo Saner, 1985
OPEN: see individual names for legal release
See collateral file: newspapers clippings, publications, and program brochures about Lindsay and his work.
For tapes and other collateral files see individual names.

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Click to ExpandL828. Logan, John A. b. 1908

Memoir
22 pp.

INSTITUTE OF INTER-AMERICAN AFFAIRS COLLECTION
Logan, a retired civil engineer, recalls his early life and education, and discusses his work with the IIAA in the Amazon Valley Program in Brazil: languages, his positions, public health facilities and measures, Brazilians, life, culture, government and the Amazon River region.

Interview by James D. Williams, 1985
Donated by the Oral History Research Office, Columbia University, New York
RESTRICTED: May be read but not quoted, cited or reproduced.


Click to ExpandL829A. Logsdon, Anna Lucille (1912-1992)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 45 mins., 20 pp.

Anna Lucille Logsdon discusses family and community social life in Litchfield, Illinois in the early 20th century: children's games and toys, community entertainment, the impact of railroads on Litchfield, schooling, small town cultural life and WWI.

Interview by David Logsdon, 1973
OPEN
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Click to ExpandL829C. Logsdon, Catherine b. 1912

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 45 mins., 29 pp.

SHAWNEETOWN BANK PROJECT
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 mentions family and businesses.

Interview by Horace Q. Waggoner, 1978
OPEN
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Click to ExpandL829H. Logsdon, Harley Edgar (1905-1991)

Interview and memoir
3 tapes, 195 mins., 86 pp.

Harley Edgar Logsdon (married to Anna Logsdon) recalls recreation and entertainment around Litchfield, Illinois in the early 20th century: dances, Chautauquas, athletic clubs, boxing, wrestling, basketball, horse racing, cars and roads, and bicycles. Also discusses family, farm life, moving, schooling, clothing, and his experiences cutting timber.

Interview by David Logsdon, 1973
RESTRICTED: tape may not be quoted or cited. Transcript OPEN.
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Click to ExpandL832. Lohmann, Martin B. (1881-1980)

Interview and memoir
6 tapes, 345 mins., 128 pp., plus index

ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM
Lohmann, Democratic member of the Illinois State State, recalls the years before the General Assembly: family, childhood, work, and local politics in Pekin, Illinois where he served as alderman, city clerk and city commissioner. He then discusses his years in the General Assembly as a State Representative (1922-32) and as a State Senator (1932-53): political acquaintances, road and bridge legislation, campaigning and constituent service, legislative technique, legislative acquaintances, patronage and party, and conservation legislation. Also recalls the years after his retirement: return to private life, Pekin area political acquaintances, his daughter's family, and thoughts on current politics.

Interview by Cullom Davis, 1979
OPEN
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Click to ExpandLong, Charles

Click to ExpandL851. Long, Irma Keele (1918-2000)

Interview and memoir
4 tapes, 210 mins., 80 pp.

Long recalls 20th century central Illinois farm life near Chesterfield, Illinois: education in a one room school and in high school; horses, railroads, automobiles, roads and trips to Springfield; parents and family; her husband's mail job on the railroad; WWII homefront in San Francisco; Chesterfield businesses and the Depression; farming machinery, livestock, crops and the farming community; fishing and hunting; living in Alton, Illinois; social activities, friends and neighbors.

Interview by Jeffrey A. Eldred, 1993-94
OPEN
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Click to ExpandL855D. Longan, Dorothy Dee b. 1914

Memoir
38 pp.

INSTITUTE OF INTER-AMERICAN AFFAIRS COLLECTION
Dorothy Dee Longan, wife of John P. Longan, recalls experiences in Guatemala, Brazil, Venezuela, and Thailand as a woman, wife, and mother. She discusses the challenges of each country with regards to: moving, people, climate, culture, language, living conditions, housing, housekeeping, marketing, church, trips, recreation, friends, and sometimes revolutions and terrorism. Also discusses her family background and experiences, Border Patrol work, and the effects of foreign living on children.

Interview by James D. and Elvera L. Williams, 1984
Donated by the Oral History Research Office, Columbia University, New York
RESTRICTED: May be read but not quoted, cited or reproduced.


Click to ExpandL855J. Longan, John P. b. 1914

Memoir
2 vols., 58 pp.

INSTITUTE OF INTER-AMERICAN AFFAIRS COLLECTION
John P. Longan, worked for the International Cooperation Administration (a successor agency to the IIAA) from 1957-73, discusses working in Guatemala, Brazil, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, and Thailand: responsibilities, political climate, cultures and customs, public safety and law practices, implementing public safety programs, religions, terrorism, and travel. He also recalls early life, marriage, work with the U.S. government, public safety career, retirement, and post-retirement consultation work, specifically the William Niehouse and Richard Starr kidnappings.

Interview by James D. Williams, 1984
Donated by the Oral History Research Office, Columbia University, New York
RESTRICTED: May be read but not quoted, cited, or reproduced.


Click to ExpandL875. Loose, Nell S. (1898-1993)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 67 mins., 21 pp.

SANGAMON ORDNANCE PLANT PROJECT
Loose, a resident of Illiopolis, recalls the construction of and production at the Sangamon Ordnance Plant: the land occupied, housing needs, community reaction, secrecy and security, fear of air raids, and long-term effects of the plant. Also recalls family, schooling, and the contrast between 1930's and 1980's farming.

Interview by B. David McCarthy, 1989
OPEN
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Click to ExpandLouden, Harry

Click to ExpandLousin, Ann M.

Click to ExpandL943. Lovell, William "Bill" b. 1914

Interview and memoir
4 tapes, 290 mins., 97 pp.

WWII CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS PROJECT
Lovell, one of eight Union Seminary students who were jailed for refusing to register for the draft during WWII, discusses the repercussions of his protest: trial, sentencing, Danbury Federal Prison, and later effects; also the experiences that led to his refusal: religion, education, and socialist thought. He also discusses his work and career as a Presbyterian Minister at the Cass Community Center, Detroit, Michigan; South Congregational Church, Chicago; and at the University of Chicago. Also recalls work with the National Student Christian Federation and the United Board for College Development. He also mentions pacifist theories, his mother's achievements, student activism, and thoughts and feelings on religion.

Interview by C. Arthur Bradley, 1988
OPEN
See collateral file: interviewer's notes, photocopies of newspaper articles about the eight Union Seminary students and their trial and sentencing, and notes on pacifism.

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Click to ExpandL948. Loving, Lloyd b. 1903

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 45 mins., 16 pp.

BATES EXPERIMENTAL ROAD PROJECT
Loving recalls work testing the Bates Experimental Road near New Berlin, Illinois during the summer of 1922: its purpose, construction, and the reaction of the public. Also discusses tenant farming, farm mechanization, and the community of Loami.

Interview by Jane E. Knepler, 1975
OPEN
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Click to ExpandL951. Lowenstein, Frank (1909-2001)

Memoir
52 pp.

INSTITUTE OF INTER-AMERICAN AFFAIRS COLLECTION
Lowenstein, medical doctor, discusses his work as a nutrition consultant for the IIAA in Brazil. He discusses living in Belem, his family, language problems, nutrition studies with the Ampa, Tome, Acu, and other Indian tribes, deficiency diseases, government policies, and his work with SESP (Servicio Especial de Saude Publica). He also briefly discusses his childhood and education in Germany, his immigration to U.S., medical practice, and interest in nutrition.

Interview by James D. Williams, 1985
Donated by James D. Williams, Oral History Research Office, Columbia University, New York
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Click to ExpandL952. Lowenthal, William b. 1920

Memoir
42 pp.

INSTITUTE OF INTER-AMERICAN AFFAIRS COLLECTION
Lowenthal, worked for the IIAA, discusses work in foreign aid programs in Chile, Argentina, and Washington D.C.: administrative and cultural problems, U.S. security policies, economic and technical assistance and development, and political involvement. He also talks about his work with UNESCO in Paris and with the Economic Commission for Latin America. Also mentions family, education, service as a Navy Air Force pilot, and learning foreign languages.

Interview by James D. Williams, 1989
Donated by the Oral History Research Office, Columbia University, New York
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Click to ExpandL967. Luedecke, Fred C. (1899-1989)

Interview and memoir
4 tapes, 292 mins., 46 pp.

Luedecke, a Baptist minister, recalls family life in the German community in St. Louis in the early 20th century: social gatherings, games and recreation, music, home, meals, and nature; women's roles and liberation; education at William Jewell College, Shurtleff College and Southern Baptist Seminary; work in the ministry; philosophies; early employment and work as a salesman; libraries; living in Illinois, St. Louis, and New Mexico; transportation; and his own family. Also talks about the Mississippi River and coin collecting.

Interview by Francie Davidson Staggs, 1982.
OPEN
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Click to ExpandLundgren, Alma A.

Click to ExpandLundgren, Dr. Ralph E.

Click to ExpandL976. Lutes, Terry

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 130 mins., 40 pp., plus index

ILLINOIS STATECRAFT
Lutes recalls his association with Illinois Governor Dan Walker. He discusses being recruited to assist Dan Walker in the 1972 gubernatorial campaign to research policies, government, and the Ogilvie administration; the 1972 primary and fall elections; Walker's victory and transition to governorship, Walker's character, his appointments and relationship with the Illinois General Assembly and Independent Voters of Illinois; defeat for re-election in 1976; and the transition to Jim Thompson as governor.

Interview by Marilyn Huff Immel, 1981
OPEN
Memoir bound with P673 Joseph P. Pisciotte Memoir
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Click to ExpandL988. Lyle, Horace (1897-1976)

Memoir
19 pp.

STEAMBOATS AND INLAND RIVERS
Lyle, clerk and river agent, recalls the rivermen, boats, roustabouts, carpenters, wharfs, and wharf workers he encountered on rivers in Ohio and the Midwest. He also talks about boat building and the lumber industry in Cincinnati.

Interview by John Knoepfle, 1957
OPEN: released by John Knoepfle

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Click to ExpandL994. Lyon, John b. 1917

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 45 mins., 19 pp.

SANGAMON ORDNANCE PLANT PROJECT
Lyon, Illiopolis resident, recalls the Sangamon Ordnance Plant; employment as a guard; retrieval of land; waste dumping; female and minority employees; housing and transportation; local reaction; water and sewer systems; igloos and the burning grounds; security and working for the Director of Safety. Also recalls farming in the 1940's.

Interview by B. David McCarthy, 1989
OPEN
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Click to ExpandLyons, Thomas G.

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