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Click to ExpandNetsch, Dawn Clark

Click to ExpandN467. Newman, Ralph G. (1911-1998)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 90 mins., 14 pp.

Newman, former owner of Abraham Lincoln Book Shop in Chicago, discusses his interest in Lincoln, his association with Carl Sandburg and other Lincoln biographers, and Lincoln's life.

Interview by Brian Alexander, 1972
OPEN
See collateral file

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandN486. Newton, Penny b. 1947

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 90 mins., 13 pp.

Newton discusses enlisting in the Air Force as a nurse, serving in Vietnam at Da Nang, her nursing duties, and attitudes towards the Vietnam War.

Interview by Charles Hill, 1984
OPEN
See collateral file: photocopies of an military newsletter in Vietnam, a newsletter of military women, and newspaper articles on nurses in Vietnam.

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandN534. Nickey, Myrta (1921-1986)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 41 mins., 20 pp.

COAL MINING AND UNION ACTIVITIES PROJECT
Nickey, niece of John L. Lewis, recalls her uncle's career in coal mining union activities, political activities and his family life.

Interview by Rex Rhodes, 1972
OPEN
See collateral file

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandNiederer, Edward R.

Click to ExpandN554. Nieman, Fred; Trout, Hurley

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 90 mins., 7 pp.

Nieman and Trout discuss riverboats on the Illinois River and Beardstown, Illinois.

Interview by Mrs. Al Davis, 1963
RESTRICTED: May be read but not quoted, cited, or photocopied.
See also T758 Trout, Hurley


Click to ExpandN825. Norton, Margaret Cross (1891-1984)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 90 mins., 16 pp.

Norton, the first superintendent of the Illinois State Archives, discusses her accomplishments in archival work, work and personnel at the Illinois State Archives, and her retirement and travel. The memoir also includes a short interview with Alvin Rountree, who discusses his career under Ms. Norton.

Interview by Georgia Rountree, 1972
OPEN
See collateral file

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandN859. Novota, Steve Jr. (1916-1995)

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

MOWEAQUA COAL MINE
Novota, immigrant from Austria-Hungary, recalls family, immigration, and living in Chicago. He discusses Moweaqua, Illinois, home life, neighborhoods, chores and games, early television and electrical work, WWII army service, his father during WWI in Europe, coal mining unions, his work in the Moweaqua mine and the 1932 Christmas Eve mine 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 ExpandN883. Nuckols, James Ray "Bud" (1903-1989)

Interview and memoir
3 tapes, 270 mins., 2 vol., 93 pp.

Nuckols, resident of Auburn, Illinois, discusses early to mid 20th century life in Auburn: family and schools, teaching, prohibition, transportation and businesses. Also discusses farm life: farming techniques and problems, tractors, cattle, electrification and television.

Interview by Shirley Marshall, 1980
OPEN
See collateral file

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandOB4. Oblinger, Josephine b. 1913

Interview and memoir
6 tapes, 540 mins., 73 pp.

ILLINOIS STATECRAFT
Oblinger discusses her life and political career: family and childhood in Chicago, education at the University of Illinois-Urbana and Kent College of Law; WWII; and her political career in Chicago and in Sangamon County, working for Governor Oglivie, serving as director of the Department on Aging, and as a Republican Illinois State Representative 1979-85. Also discusses Governor Oglivie's administration, General Assembly, travels, and political views.

Interview by Marion Becker, 1985
OPEN
See collateral file: interviewer's notes and photos

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandOB6. O'Brien, Donald b. 1913

Interview and memoir
16 tapes, 490 mins., 177 pp., plus index

ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM
O'Brien, Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, 1951-1965, discusses the events and issues of his years in the General Assembly: the 1950 campaign, reapportionment, legislative and judicial reforms, education issues, public aid, and work as Senate minority leader. Also discusses his earlier years: life and family in Chicago, education, DePaul law school, law practice, early political activities, and WWII. He also recalls the years after leaving the General Assembly as a circuit court judge.

Interview by Horace Q. Waggoner, 1982
OPEN
See collateral file

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandOB7. O'Brien, Francis J. "O. B."

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 90 mins., 14 pp.

SPRINGFIELD ROTARY CLUB PROJECT
O'Brien, member of the Rotary club since 1950, discusses the Rotary Club: international meetings, citrus drive, public activities, and a history of the club mem-bers.

Interview by Mike Schramm, 1988
OPEN

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandOgilvie, Richard B.(Governor)

Click to ExpandOG5. Ogelsby, Yoland Perkins b. 1917

Interview and memoir
3 tapes, 120 mins., 62 pp.

Ogelsby, residing near Morrisonville, Illinois, recalls her affluent family and childhood in Chicago, Boston and Christian County, Illinois; boarding schools in France and England; her Vandeveer ancestors; her experiences riding horses on a dude ranch in Wyoming; living in New York City; and her three husbands and children.

Interview by Mary E. Weller, 1998.
OPEN

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandOH2. O'Hearn, John b. 1889

Memoir
21 pp.

STEAMBOATS AND INLAND RIVERS
O'Hearn discusses experiences on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers: towing timber and coal, various riverboats and people, and work on streetcars and at a card company.

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

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandOK2. O'Keefe, Doye L. b. 1922

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 180 mins., 20 pp.

PRISONER OF WAR EXPERIENCES IN WORLD WAR II
O'Keefe, Commander of Springfield Area Chapter of American Ex-Prisoners of War 1982-86, discusses air bombing missions over Germany in WWII, being shot down in 1944, and his capture; life in a German prisoner of war camp at Stalag Luft IV; the forced march of American POW's; and life on the open roads of Germany in the declining days of WWII.

Interview by Glenn Kniss, 1985
OPEN
See collateral file: photocopies of pictures, awards, statements, and articles of prisoners of war during WWII.

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandOL1. Oldham, Clarence (1893-1989)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 90 mins., 22 pp.

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

Interview by Horace Q. Waggoner, 1978
OPEN
See collateral file

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandOL3. Olive, Edwin (1912-1991)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 80 mins., 17 pp.

ILLINOIS COAL: THE LEGACY OF AN INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY
Edwin Olive, coal miner in Taylorville area from 1932 to 1952, discusses his work experiences, management-labor relations and unions, pit committeemen and wages.

Interview by Kevin Corley, 1986
OPEN
See collateral file

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandOL4. Olive, Fred J.

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 90 mins., 20 pp.

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

Interview by John Bucari, 1973
OPEN
See collateral file

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandO'Neil, John

Click to ExpandOR1. Oral History Office Project

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 75 min., 24 pp.

Davis, Cullom b. 1935, 16 pp.
Jett, Linda S. (1945-1995), 8 pp. Cullom Davis and Linda S. Jett, staff of the Sangamon State University Oral History Office, discuss projects such as the Illinois General Assembly Oral History Program, and activities and changes in the Oral History Office.

Interviews by William Day, 1984 and Eleanor White, 1985
OPEN
For tape see individual names

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandOS2. Osby, Simeon B. (1909-1993)

5 tapes, 450 mins., 109 pp.

Osby, Springfield, Illinois native, discusses the African-American community in Springfield: segregation, education, employment, Depression, NAACP in Springfield, the NAACP Abraham Lincoln Birthday Banquet, black police officers, African-American newspaper publications, and race discrimination. He also discusses working as a social work aid with the Federal Transient Bureau, work as editor and publisher of the Capital City News, businesses and politics in Springfield. He also briefly recalls his service in the South Pacific during World War II.

Interview by Reverend Negil McPherson, 1974
OPEN
See collateral file: correspondence, photographs.

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandOtto, Loretta

Click to ExpandOZ1. Ozanic, Joseph Sr. (1895-1978)

Interview and memoir
13 tapes, 1170 mins., 3 vols., 351 pp.

COAL MINING AND UNION ACTIVITIES PROJECT
Ozanic, coal miner, discusses various aspects of coal mining during the early and mid 20th century and especially mining unions: the conflict between the Progressive Miners of America and United Mine Workers of America, the mine wars and martyrs, John L. Lewis, Mother Jones, Frank Farrington, the American Federation of Labor, Virden riot, marches on Mulkeytown and Coulterville, mine work, mine conditions and disasters, improvements in the mines, federal government involvement, the Guffy-Vinson Coal Act and his work for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Interviews by Rex Rhodes, 1972; Barbara Herndon and Nick Cherniavsky, 1974
RESTRICTED: Open memoir, tape restricted.
See collateral file: interviewer's notes, photos, maps, articles, and a copy of Midnight at Noon by James Krohe, Jr. See also J9/5/24 for additional collateral files.

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


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