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Click to ExpandSA14. Sackey, Winifred Hiles (1911-1988)

Interview and memoir
3 tapes, 210 mins., 132 pp.

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 and automobiles, the Depression and WWII. Also discusses her work as an operator for the Interstate Telephone Company.

Interview by Margaret Klusmeyer, 1974
OPEN
See collateral file

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandSA15. Sacred Heart Academy, Class of 1927

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 90 mins., 57 pp.

Acton, Naomi Gorey, 3 pp.
Cunningham, Josephine Dollack, 3 pp.
Dineen, Sister John Dominic, 5 pp.
Dougherty, Cecelia Marty, 3 pp.
Ettelbrick, Sister M. Theresa, 4pp.
Hudd, Anna Lutyens, 5 pp.
LaBonte, Helen Sullivan, 5 pp.
McNamara, Bernice Doyle, 4pp.
Meschler, Kathryn Rachford, 3pp.
Munn, Margaret Monaghan, 3 pp.
Otto, Loretta, 4pp.
Reiser, Alvena Devlin, 4pp.
Schafer, Catherine White, 3 pp. At the 50th anniversary reunion of the Class of 1927 of Sacred Heart Academy, Springfield, class members discuss memories of Sacred Heart and their lives since graduation.

Interviews by Margaret Monaghan Munn, 1977
Donated
RESTRICTED: May be read but not quoted, cited, or photocopied.
See collateral file: photocopies from 1927 yearbook Dominicus.


Click to ExpandSA28. Saiter, Jessie Gilbert (1895-1982)

Interview and memoir
4 tapes, 235 mins., 99 pp.

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's roles on the farm and women's rights.

Interview by Francie Staggs, 1981
OPEN
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See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandSA37. Saltiel, Edward P. (1897-1990)

Interview and memoir
17 tapes, 860 mins., 175 pp., plus index

ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM
Saltiel, Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives 1935-45 and the Illinois Senate 1947-55, discusses his years in the General Assembly: legislation involving the Chicago Crime Commission, unemployment compensation, public utilities and railroads, and health, education, and judiciary legislation. Also discusses his years before the legislature: law school, law practice, running for a judicial position on the Socialist ticket, and politics and life in Chicago. He also recalls his more recent work with judicial reform and the United Nations Commission on Migration.

Interview by Horace Q. Waggoner, 1982
OPEN
See collateral file: interviewer's notes and photocopies of photographs.

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


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Click to ExpandSA48. Sampson, Mary Scott b. 1892

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 180 min., 56 pp.

Sampson, a Scottish immigrant, recalls life in Scotland: education, family, and WWI; travelling to the U.S. on the California; life in America and in Springfield; and WWII.

Interview by Jack W. Morrison, 1975
OPEN
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See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandSA55. Sanders, Earl V. (1886-1981)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 90 mins., 35 pp.

Sanders discusses late 19th and 20th century life in Pawnee, Illinois: family, the town, coal mining, and daily life. Also recalls experiences as a rural mail carrier and an evangelist.

Interview by Joyce Reynolds, 1980
OPEN
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See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandSA56. Saner, Robert J. (1912-1987)

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

SPRINGFIELD MARINE BANK PROJECT
Saner, President of Springfield Marine Bank, discusses the bank and banking throughout the 20th century: the Depression, expanding services, and building planning and development. Saner also compares various other Springfield banks.

Interview by John Bucari, 1973
OPEN
See collateral file

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandSA57. Sanford, Dent

Memoir
7 pp.

STEAMBOATS AND INLAND RIVERS
Sanford discusses his river experiences as an engineer on steam towboats.

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

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


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Interview and memoir
1 tape, 60 mins., 25 pp.

Becker, Brian, b. 1949, 15 mins., 7 pp.
Lackey, Marlys, b. 1940, 15 mins., 8 pp.
Niederer, Edward R., b. 1929, 30 mins., 10 pp. The narrators, charter students at Sangamon State University in Springfield upon its opening in 1970, discuss attending the university during its first years.

Interviews by Tom Thorson, 1972
OPEN: see individual names for legal release
For collateral file: see "Sangamon State University Project" and also individual names.
For tape see Becker, Brian

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandSA66. Saperstein, Esther (1901-1988)

Interview and memoir
24 tapes, 1400 mins., 2 vols., 286 pp., plus index

ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM
Saperstein, Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives 1957-67 and Illinois Senate 1967-77, discusses her work in the General Assembly with such issues as education, public aid, public health, judicial reform and women's rights. She also discusses her work before the General Assembly as president of the Chicago Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), the Chicago Area Project, the League of Women Voters, and the Juvenile Protection Association. Also discusses the Chicago City Council and the Chicago Board of Health.

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

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandSA72. Sarff, Jack (1911-1987)

Interview and memoir
5 tapes, 310 mins., 60 pp.

Sarff discusses life as a farmer: hard times during the Depression and WWII, earning money as a boy, country schools, fairs, farm machinery and methods, farm life, crops without fertilizer and herbicides, and vacations.

Interview by Rosalyn L. Baker Bone, 1975
OPEN
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See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandSA92. Savage, Bernard b. ca. 1885

Memoir
29 pp.

STEAMBOATS AND INLAND RIVERS
Savage, a riverboat captain, discusses his experiences on the rivers of the Midwest; showboats; taking a boat trip to Brazil; and serving with Teddy Roosevelt in the Spanish-American War.

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

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandSA99. Sayre, Jeanette (1912-1993)

Interview and memoir
3 tapes, 240 mins., 73 pp.

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 volunteer work and the Lincoln Memorial Gardens.

Interview by Kay MacLean, 1973
OPEN
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See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives

See also L638 Abraham Lincoln Memorial Gardens


Click to ExpandSCA49. Scalzo, Lillian (1900-1984)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 60 mins., 28 pp.

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

Interview by Melinda Kwedar, 1976
OPEN
See collateral file: interviewer's notes and photocopies of photographs and articles.

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives

See also SCA49.2*


Click to ExpandSCA73. Scariano, Anthony b. 1918

Interview and memoir
21 tapes, 1110 mins., 2 vols., 217 pp., plus index

ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM
Scariano, member of the Illinois House of Representatives 1957-73, discusses his election in 1956, the Illinois Crime Investigation Commission, legislative and judicial reform, education and state universities and the administration of Governor Otto Kerner. Also discusses his earlier years in Chicago, his education, law school, and his law practice.

Interview by Horace Q. Waggoner and Cullom Davis, 1980-84
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSCH12. Schaefer, Maxine b. 1916

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 45 mins., 15 pp.

SPRINGFIELD MARINE BANK PROJECT
Schaefer, bank employee, discusses the Springfield Marine Bank: working conditions, WWII, employees and computerization.

Interview by John Bucari, 1973
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSCH13. Schaefer, Walter V. (Judge) (1905-1986)

Memoir
82 pp.

ADLAI E. STEVENSON PROJECT
Schaefer, Illinois Supreme Court Justice, discusses his personal and professional associations and recollections of Adlai E. Stevenson II: political life, gubernatorial and presidential campaigns, administration as Illinois governor, legislative initiatives, associates, accomplishments, life in the Governor's mansion, the Democratic Party; Mayor Richard Daley, Secretary of State Paul Powell, Springfield, Chicago, and politics.

Interview by John Luter, 1969
Donated by the Oral History Research Office, Columbia University, New York
RESTRICTED: May be read but not quoted, cited or reproduced.
See collateral file: Schaefer's obituary


Click to ExpandSchafer, Catherine White

Click to ExpandSCH28. Schermerhorn, Marion Ester (1899-1994)

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

Schermerhorn, lifelong resident of Springfield, recalls the city in the early and mid 20th century: family life, growing up, the race riot of 1908, Dome Building fire at the fairgrounds, downtown Springfield, Lincoln Law School, and Charles Street. Also discusses the Ridgely-Farmers Bank and First National Bank.

Interview by Doann Murray, 1984
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSCH33. Schimm, Bill S. b. 1924

Interview and memoir
1 CD, 2 tapes, 100 mins., 30 pp.

Bill Schimm recalls his experience as a member of the 4th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge during WWII. This personal account recalls the feelings and emotions of an 18-year-old from Iowa dealing with the horrors of war. He discusses his experience as a clerk in London during WWII, dealing with buzz bombs, the capture of German officers, and as the emancipation of a prison camp. He discusses why he shortened his name from Shimatowsky to Shimm.

Interview by Lori Giordano, 2006
See collateral file

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Click to ExpandSchimmel, Dr. Richard J.

Click to ExpandSCH38. Schletker, Arthur (1890-1964)

Memoir
38 pp.

STEAMBOATS AND INLAND RIVERS
Schletker, riverboat worker, discusses his river experiences on coal barges: bugs and rats, mills and logs, lighthouses and navigation lights on the river, lock and dams, and the weather.

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

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives

See also ST31.1 Steamer Avalon #1


Click to ExpandSCH53. Schmidt, Gertrude (1911-1985)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 40 mins., 10 pp.

GERMAN-AMERICANS PROJECT
Schmidt discusses being a German-American living in Springfield during WWII: her family, Adolf Hitler's rise to power and the reaction of the German-American community.

Interview by L. L. Leamons, 1972
OPEN
See collateral file
For tape see Father Joseph Miller

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandSCH62.1. Schoening, Louise #1 (1883-1985)

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 120 mins., 30 pp.

Schoening recalls working as a seamstress for Illinois Governors John Tanner and Richard Yates at the turn of the 20th century. She also recalls attendance at Springfield's Christ Episcopal Church: choirs, sewing groups, nickel dinners and other church members.

Interview by Betty Leinicke, 1977
OPEN
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See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandSCH62.2. Schoening, Louise #2 (1883-1985)

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 120 mins., 30 pp.

CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Schoening, a lifelong resident of Springfield, recalls her Episcopalian religious attendance at Christ Episcoal Church: women's auxiliary; building of the church; and other church members. She also recalls early 20th century Springfield; Chatham cemetery; and the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis.

Interview by Sandra Armbruster, 1984
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSCH63. Schoenrock, Rocky b. 1922

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 30 mins., 10 pp.

GERMAN-AMERICANS PROJECT
Schoenrock recalls WWII and the German-American community's reaction to the war. Also recalls experience with German prisoners while serving with the Navy during WWII.

Interview by Leslie Leamons, 1972
OPEN
For tape see Walter Baumhardt
See collateral file

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandSCH75. Schroll, Jack (1916-1995)

Interview and memoir
10 tapes., 600 mins., 117 pp.

Schroll, artist and printer, recalls his experiences on the Illinois River: riverboats, family and early childhood, school years, photography, WWII, newspaper reporting, the Apollo 11 moon mission and his philosophies of art, life, and religion.

Interview by Leslie Wright, 1986
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSCH76. Schrom, Dr. Herta b. 1921

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 90 mins., 31 pp.

Schrom, immigrant from Austria, discusses her medical education, internship, and her pediatric residency and training in Austria and in the United States. She also recalls work at St. John's Hospital Perinatal Center in Springfield, outreach programs and regional centers.

Interview by Melinda Kwedar, 1976
OPEN
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See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandSCH86. Schuppe, George (1909-1980)

Interview and memoir
3 tapes, 157 mins., 49 pp.

Schuppe discusses Illinois life during the 20th century: his experiences as a UPI reporter in the 1930's; work as executive secretary to Lieutenant Governor John Stelle in 1937; public relations work for the National Guard, 1941-56; public information supervisor of Illinois Division of Highways 1956-72; work organizing Governor William Stratton's campaign in 1956; impressions of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry Truman; mining conditions and John L. Lewis; memories of Charles Lindbergh; and prohibition and the Depression in Springfield.

Interview by Emily Drabanski, 1974-75
RESTRICTED: Transcript open. Tape restricted, may not be cited or quoted.
See collateral file

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandSCH94. Schwander, Myrtle (1907-1996)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 56 mins., 33 pp.

SHAWNEETOWN BANK PROJECT
Schwander recalls Old Shawneetown, her father's ferry, and buildings around the Shawneetown Bank during the early and mid 20th century.

Interview by Horace Q. Waggoner, 1978
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSCH95. Schwartz, Louis (1893-1986)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 55 mins., 28 pp.

THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE PROJECT
Schwartz, native resident of Springfield, discusses the Jewish community in Springfield: Temple B'rith Sholom and Temple B'nai Abraham, rabbis and congregations, anti-semitism and zionism.

Interview by Syma Mendelsohn, 1973
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSCO83. Scott, Mrs. Chester (Marguerite Merritt) b. 1904

Interview and memoir
5 tapes, 450 mins., 2 vols., 146 pp.

Mrs. Chester Scott discusses life in Michigan and Illinois: growing up, schools, and family in Albion and Cooks, Michigan; marriage to Chester Scott; entertainment and life in Chicago; her work in graduate school as a research assistant in dietary studies at the University of Chicago; community services; Methodist Churches; and family, schools, and community in Chatham, Illinois.

Interview by Judy Mason, 1987
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSCO85. Scott, Maurice (1914-1989)

Interview and memoir
10 tapes, 675 mins., 164 pp., plus index

ILLINOIS STATECRAFT
Maurice Scott, a lawyer, discusses living in central Illinois and working with Illinois governors' administrations and legislators. He recalls education, farming, and community in Rochester, Illinois; Lincoln College of Law; work for the Taxpayers' Federation of Illinois; Depression and WWII; Illinois politics, the General Assembly and Illinois Governors Green, Stevenson, Stratton, Kerner, Shapiro, Ogilvie, Walker, and Thompson; and the 1970 Constitutional Convention.

Interview by Marilyn Huff Immel, 1981
OPEN
See collateral file: interviewer's notes and photographs

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives

See also IL62 Illinois Constitutional Convention


Click to ExpandSE42. Seigel, Doug b. 1934

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 71 mins., 24 pp.

RADIO PROJECT
Seigel recalls advertising sales work for various radio stations including WCVS and other Springfield and central Illinois stations.

Interview by William Ortman, 1973
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSeignemartin, Mrs. Roy

Click to ExpandSE48. Selcke, Fred b. 1914

Interview and memoir
12 tapes, 1080 mins., 201 pp.

ILLINOIS STATECRAFT
Selcke recalls his political work in Illinois: as Republican clerk in Menard County; impressions of Governor William Stratton; his work as Superintendent of Registration and Education; as clerk of the Illinois House of Representatives; and the political struggles and leaders of the 1960's and 1970's. Also discusses his family, moving, education, and his early life in Texas, Missouri, and Illinois; attending Northwestern University; and his service in the Navy during WWII.

Interview by Lee Nickelson, 1981
OPEN
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See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives

See also IM6 Joseph Immel


Click to ExpandSE91. Sexson, John Ralph (1908-1992)

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 160 mins., 38 pp.

ILLINOIS COAL: THE LEGACY OF AN INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY
Sexson, coal miner, discusses mining in Illinois: mining machinery, accidents, Kincaid, Illinois, the mine wars, the Progressive Miners and John L. Lewis.

Interview by Carl Oblinger and Kevin Corley, 1985
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSG67. Sgro, Samuel A. (1931-2000)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 60 mins., 14 pp.

Sgro, Italian-American, discusses the Italian-American community in Springfield, the Sgro grocery store, neighborhoods, and German, Irish, and Jewish neighbors.

Interview by Jim Krohe, 1972
OPEN
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See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandSH12. Shade, J. Norman (1902-1985)

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 145 mins., 52 pp.

Shade, former mayor of Pekin, Illinois and member of the Illinois House of Representatives, discusses Pekin during the 20th century: local newspapers, the real estate business with his father, education in Pekin, and his early political career as assistant supervisor of Tazewell County and mayor of Pekin, 1939-54.

Interview by Cullom Davis, 1980
OPEN
See collateral file: interviewer's notes, photocopies of photographs and articles, and photos.

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandSH19. Shannon, Helen Jensen (1912-2000)

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 120 mins., 38 pp.

Helen Shannon, lifelong resident of Athens, Illinois, recalls early and mid 20th century life in Athens: early schooling, high school, trains, automobiles, and roads, businesses, coal mines, family life and entertainment.

Interview by Elizabeth Canterbury, 1982
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSH19H. Shannon, Herb b. 1912

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 100 mins., 26 pp.

Herb Shannon of Athens, Illinois, recalls early and mid 20th century life in Athens: family; education in a one room school, businesses, entertainment, and WWII.

Interview by Elizabeth Canterbury, 1982
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSH26. Shawneetown Bank Project: Memories of a Bank

Interviews and memoirs
24 tapes, 3 vols., 839 pp.

Bennett, Dr. Basil
Caldwell, Fred
Chamberlain, Joe
Coffee, Frances
Dunn, Catherine
Dyhrkopp, Frances
Eswine, Carl
Galt, James
Harmon, Pauline
Hatfield, Doris
Hayes, Hazel
Holloway, Millard
Hubele, Edna
Hundley, Paul
Lawler, Elizabeth
Lawler, Lucille
Logsdon, Catherine
Oldham, Clarence
Schwander, Myrtle
Sherman, Mary
Speer, Ethel
Taylor, Elizabeth
Terry, Paul
Wright, Pauline

Memories of a Bank is a published compilation of abridged oral histories and a documentary inventory relating to the Shawneetown Bank, prepared by Sangamon State University under contract with the Illinois Department of Conservation. The narrators discuss the structure and furnishings of the former State Bank of Illinois, its history, its personnel, the town of Shawneetown and the disastrous 1937 Ohio River flood.

Interviews by Horace Q. Waggoner, 1978
OPEN: see individual names for legal releases.
See individual collateral files.
See individual names for complete transcripts. See the entry for the Shawneetown Bank Project for links to abstracts.
For tapes see individual names.

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandSH43. Sheller, Phelps b. 1927

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 45 mins., 17 pp

SANGAMON ORDNANCE PLANT PROJECT
Sheller, farmer, discusses working at the Sangamon Ordnance Plant at Illiopolis: commuter transportation, the housing and boarding of workers, his WWII Navy service, and the impact of the plant on Illiopolis.

Interview by B. David McCarthy, 1989
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSH44. Shelly, Edmund (1918-1992)

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 95 mins., 37 pp.

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 Roberts in California, the Aleutian Islands and his return to civilian life.

Interview by Todd Shelly, 1976
OPEN
See collateral file: interviewer's notes and photographs of Edmund Shelly in the 1920's.

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandSH48. Shepherd, Mary (1877-1987)

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 100 mins., 57 pp.

Shepherd, lifelong resident of Springfield, recalls Springfield in the late 19th and early 20th century: home and family life, churches, schools, childhood dolls, recreation and entertainment, streetcars, neighborhoods and friends.

Interview by Kay McLean, 1975
OPEN
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See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandSH55. Sherman, Mary (1897-1991)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 90 mins., 42 pp.

SHAWNEETOWN BANK PROJECT
Sherman, resident of Shawneetown, recalls the Shawneetown Bank: bank lobby, furnishings, marble counters, and ironwork, as well as individual tellers and cashiers. She also recalls the bank's apartments: layout of rooms and furnishings, the coal furnace, kitchen, bedrooms, tenants, the second and third floors, and the 1937 flood.

Interview by Horace Waggoner, 1978
OPEN
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See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandShouse, William R.

Click to ExpandSH87. Shrum, Cal (1910-1996)

Interview and memoir
16 tapes, 1180 mins., 4 vols., 250 pp.

Shrum, country musician and radio broadcaster, discusses his career in radio, country music, and the movies: his screen audition and making movies with Gene Autry; singing and writing country music; the Grand Ole Opry; Roy Rogers; and the Country Music Association. He also discusses hosting a Springfield talk and country music radio show beginning in 1950; and his 1967 move to the WXEL Country Music Show in Pekin, Illinois. Also mentions Illinois Governors Sam Shapiro and Otto Kerner.

Interview by Lee Nickelson, 1981
RESTRICTED: Shrum estate retains copyright
See collateral file: interviewer's notes, numerous collection of photocopies of pictures and articles, and issues of Nation's Agriculture.


Click to ExpandSH91. Shuey, Loren "Ted" b. 1921

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 67 mins., 29 pp.

PRISONER OF WAR EXPERIENCES IN WORLD WAR II
Shuey, army infantryman during WWII, discusses his experiences as a German POW: his capture in Italy; transportation to Germany; Stalags VIIA, IIB, and IIIB; Red Cross packages; guards; Russian prisoners; forced march to Stalag IIIA; liberation by the Russians; and treatment back home.

Interview by Glenn Kniss, 1986
OPEN
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See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandSH92. Shull, Mildred b. 1911

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 160 mins., 63 pp.

Shull discusses early and mid 20th century life in Illinois: family and school in Farmer City; managing a candy store in Chicago; marriage and children in Decatur and Beason; the Great Depression; weaving; WWII; and farming in Illinois and Missouri.

Interview by Joanne Stevens, 1976
OPEN
See collateral file: interviewer's notes and photocopies of pictures and letters.

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandSH93. Shuman, Charles B. b. 1906

Interview and memoir
5 tapes, 300 mins., 118 pp.

Charles Shuman, farmer and resident of Moultrie County, Illinois, discusses the family farm, soil and crops, rural schools, the University of Illinois College of Agriculture, Depression, county farm bureaus, the Illinois Agricultural Association, government agricultural programs, and the history of agriculture from 1920-70.

Interview by Mrs. Dorothy Burris, 1972
OPEN
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Click to ExpandShuman, Charles W.

Click to ExpandSH93H. Shuman, Howard E. b. 1924

Memoir
631 pp., plus index

Howard E. Shuman, Legislative and Administrative Assistant to Senators Paul Douglas and William Proxmire 1955-82, discusses his Illinois background as well as his political education in Washington D.C. He discusses family and education in Morrison, Illinois, military service during WWII, education at the University of Illinois and Oxford University, and his involvement in civil rights and desegregation. He discusses bills, legislation, issues, and politics in the U.S. Senate; Senators Paul Douglas and William Proxmire; other members of Congress, including Robert Kerr, Robert Byrd, Hubert Humphrey, Herbert Lehman, and Adlai Stevenson; Presidents Franklin Roosevelt, Truman, Carter, Reagan, but especially Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon; and civil rights Legislation. He discusses the mechanics of Congress, day-to-day activities, coalitions, majority and minority leaders, and other procedures. Also discusses his work and position; the case of Sergeant Carl Buck; and ethics in government.

Interview by Donald A. Ritchie, an associate historian of the Senate Historical Office, 1987
Donated by the Senate Historical Office, Washington, D.C.
OPEN


Click to ExpandSH94. Shutt, Philip L. b. 1908

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 180 mins., 44 pp.

CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Shutt, historian for the Episcopal Diocese of Springfield, discusses the Diocese, St. Paul's Cathedral, church titles and roles, clergy, Christ Church, the prayer book and the diocesan structure.

Interview by Sandra Britz Armbruster, 1981
OPEN
See collateral file: interviewer's notes and an historical booklet on the Diocese of Springfield.

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandSI11L. Siburt, Lou Ann Wagner b. 1927

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 180 mins., 27 pp.

Lou Ann Wagner Siburt discusses farm life furing the Depression, unmechanized farming, home life, childhood chores and games, horses and livestock, teenage jobs, courtship and marriage during WWII and child-bearing.

Interview by Ruth Siburt, 1993
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSI11W. Siburt, William E. b.1926

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

William E. Siburt discusses living in Decatur, Illinois; hunting and fishing; and WWII navy service on ships around Africa and Europe.

Interview by Ruth Siburt, 1993
OPEN
See collateral file

Memoir bound with SI11L Siburt, Lou Ann

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandSI15. Sieber, G. A. (Gus) b. 1863

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 10 mins., 4 pp.

Sieber recalls work and stores in late 19th century Jacksonville, Illinois.

Interview by Donald Robinson, 1954
OPEN
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See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandSimon, Paul

Click to ExpandSI64.1. Singer, Spizz #1 (1899-1984)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 44 mins., 12 pp.

COAL MINING AND UNION ACTIVITIES PROJECT
Singer recalls Italian miners and the company mining store in Riverton, Illinois, John L. Lewis, 1931 miners' march on Taylorville, and Springfield's business district in the late 1920's.

Interview by Rex Rhodes, 1972
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSI64.2. Singer, Spizz #2 (1899-1984)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 90 mins., 44 pp.

RADIO PROJECT
Singer, radio broadcaster, recalls the early years of radio, his broadcasting jobs, remote broadcasts, radio bands, dance and other programs, advertising, equipment, and Springfield radio stations. Also mentions working in Canada's Yukon Territory and the influence of television on radio.

Interview by William Ortman, 1973
OPEN
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See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandSK59. Skowera, Michael b. 1948

Memoir
62 pp.

Michael Skowera, farmer, discusses the history of the Skowera Farm in Putnam County, Illinois: his ancestors' acquisition of the farm, the generations who have inherited it, and changes in faming techniques and in the farm itself over 125 years. Also discusses his ownership and the future of the farm.

Interviewed by Leanna Skowera, 2001
OPEN

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Click to ExpandSM18. Small, Curtis G. (1904-1980)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 63 mins., 26 pp.

COAL MINING AND UNION ACTIVITIES PROJECT
Small, editor of the Harrisburg Daily Register, recalls mine wars and violence between the Progressive Miners and United Mine Workers in Illinois; the Sahara Coal Company in Saline County; and descriptions of the UMW and PMA. Also recalls gangsters and gang violence in the 1930's.

Interview by Rex Rhodes, 1972
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSM48. Smirnoff, Yakov

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 15 mins., 10 pp.

Smirnoff, comedian and Russian immigrant, discusses life in the Soviet Union, Russian officials, his career as a comedian, and censorship in the USSR.

Interview by William Ortman, 1985
RESTRICTED: May be read but not quoted, cited, or reproduced.


Click to ExpandSM54. Smith, Elbert S. (1911-1983)

Interview and memoir
24 tapes, 1650 mins., 2 vols., 254 pp., plus index

ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM
Elbert S. Smith, member of the Illinois Senate 1949-57, discusses issues and accomplishments of his years in the General Assembly: constitutional revision, judicial reform, and reapportionment; civil rights, public utilities, and education legislation; the Gateway amendment, aeronautics, military affairs legislation, and conservation issues. Also discusses his years before the General Assembly: family, farming, Millikin University, University of Alabama law school, and his navy service in WWII. He also discusses his activities after leaving the legislature: service as Illinois Auditor of Public Accounts and Vice-President of the 1970 Illinois Constitutional Convention.

Interview by Horace Q. Waggoner, 1980
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Click to ExpandSM55. Smith, Etta K. (1887-1976)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 60 mins., 20 pp.

Etta K. Smith, resident of Springfield, recalls Springfield in the early 20th century: businesses, downtown work and wages, and the 1908 race riot.

Interview by Ruth Knack, 1976
OPEN

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Click to ExpandSM57. Smith, Gerald W. (1906-1985)

Interview and memoir
26 tapes, 1560 mins., 4 vols., 488 pp.

ILLINOIS COMMUNITY COLLEGES
Gerald W. Smith discusses his work in Illinois education and Illinois community colleges: Moline High School and Moline Community College 1946-53; Elmwood Park Community High School district 1953-60; Executive Director of the Illinois Association of School Administrators at the Illinois Education Association in Springfield 1960-66; the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Junior College Act of 1965; Executive Secretary of the Illinois Junior College Board from its founding in 1965 to 1970. Also discusses establishment of a state system of junior colleges: reorganization of existing junior college districts and creation of new districts; problem areas and failures; interim and permanent buildings and campuses; programs and curricula. Also recalls growing up in Arlington and Zearing, Illinois; family, schools, and German immigrants; education at Knox College; teaching in the towns of Media and Alexis; and military service during WWII.

Interview by G. Ernst Giesecke, 1976
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSM59. Smith, Isobel

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 90 mins., 38 pp.

Isobel Smith, waitress, recalls her employment at Maldaner's Restaurant in Springfield: kitchen and bakery, menu, business hours, interior design and furnishings, customers and employees, and changes and closings.

Interview by Josephine Saner, 1977
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSM61. Smith, Larry b. 1937

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 155 mins., 45 pp.

Larry Smith, farmer, discusses the central Illinois rural community of Bismarck during WWII; German prisoners of war as farm laborers; family attitudes toward the war and the de-emphasis of their German heritage; rationing; victory celebrations; life on the homefront; war crimes trials; and family life and farming.

Interview by John Cockrell, 1981
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Click to ExpandSM62. Smith, Mildred (1909-1975)

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

Mildred Smith discusses the Joseph Smith Historic Center and restorations in Nauvoo, Illinois. Also mentions teaching in the early 20th century.

Interview by Richard S. Welchans, 1974
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSmith, Ronald C.

Click to ExpandSM65. Smith, Sanford

Memoir
17 pp.

STEAMBOATS AND INLAND RIVERS
Sanford Smith, owner of a riverboat freight business, discusses boats, trips, cargos, passengers, crews, and river lore of Indiana.

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

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Click to ExpandSM79. Smorado, Lotsi (1914-1998)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 60 mins., 18 pp.

MOWEAQUA COAL MINE
Smorado recalls Moweaqua, Illinois: family, childhood chores and games, father's work in the Moweaqua mine, the 1932 Christmas Eve mine disaster, and the following clean-up.

Interview by Debbie Springer Horne, 1994
Donated by the Moweaqua Coal Mine Museum
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Click to ExpandSN27. Snell, Gerald b. 1905

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 45 mins., 26 pp.

Snell, railroad worker, discusses work and experiences on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad: wages and working conditions, the building of freight cars, air brakes, work as a laborer, laying tracks and cutting steel.

Interview by Margaret Klusmeyer, 1974
OPEN

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Click to ExpandSN52. Snodgrass, Emma (1887-1984)

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

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 mentions marriage, children, and roles of women.

Interview by Joyce Reynolds, 1980
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSO68. Sorling, Carl A. (1896-1991)

Memoir
16 pp.

SPRINGFIELD MARINE BANK PROJECT
Sorling, former employee of Springfield Marine Bank, discusses the reorganization of the Trust Department during the Great Depression; description of the Trust Department; reopening the bank in 1933; foreclosings of central Illinois farms; bank's founding family, the Bunn's; and Springfield during the Depression.

Interview by John Bucari, 1973
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSO88. Souther, Howard (1912-1986)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 45 mins., 15 pp.

Howard Souther recalls prohibition, prices of beer and whiskey, gambling, and criminals in Springfield.

Interview by Bradley E. Smith, 1972
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSO89. Souther, Leslie b. 1885; Hines, Bee (1895-1964)

Memoir
36 pp.

STEAMBOATS AND INLAND RIVERS
Leslie Souther, deckhand and farmer, and Bee Hines, roustabout and deckhand, discuss their experiences on steamboats, loading and carrying freight, livestock and cargo, and the various duties of crewmen.

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

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Click to ExpandSP19. Spalding, Mary Jane "Jerry" Leisenring b. 1913

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 135 mins., 36 pp.

CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Spalding, member of Springfield's Christ Episcopal Church, discusses her association and experiences with the church: Sunday school, women's groups, Boy Scout troops, social functions, renovation and expansion, and active church members.

Interview by Sandra Britz Armbruster, 1981
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSP25. Speder, Gustav "Gus" b. 1941

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 120 mins., 32 pp.

Gus Speder recalls his early years in East Germany, his move to West Germany with his mother and brother when he was eight, and their immigration to Illinois when he was fifteen. He recalls hardships as a child in Germany during and after WWII, his travels from Europe to the United States on a “Super Constellation” plane to New York, and his childhood education and experiences as a high school history teacher.

Interview by Kevin Reed, 2006
See collateral file – Maps, notes

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Click to ExpandSP32. Speer, Ethel b. 1915

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 45 mins., 21 pp.

SHAWNEETOWN BANK PROJECT
Speer discusses her father's association with the Shawneetown Bank; the establishment of the First State Bank of Junction, Illinois; 1937 Ohio River flood; the bank's interior; and people associated with the bank and town.

Interview by Horace Q. Waggoner, 1978
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSP34.1 Spencer, Robert C. #1 (1920-1999)

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

Spencer, founding president of Sangamon State University, briefly recalls his early academic career at Miami University in Ohio and the University of Chicago; private tutoring; University of Rhode Island; his arrival in Springfield to launch Sangamon State University; the acquisition of the Clayville historic site; and restoring houses in Vermont.

Interview by Richard Henderson, 1983
OPEN
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See also SP34.2.


Click to ExpandSP34.2 Spencer, Robert C. #2 (1920-1999)

Interview and memoir
7 tapes, 495 mins., 109 pp.

Spencer, first President of Sangamon State University, discusses SSU from its beginning in 1969: his previous position at the University of Rhode Island, being hired as President, move to Springfield, Illinois, recruiting administration and faculty, first year problems, Vice-President for Academic Affairs George Cohen, interviews and memos, development of curriculum and academic programs, John Keiser, early faculty, administrative and library appointments, SSU as an upper level university, enrollment, and its administrative structure.

Interview by Nancy Hunt, 1982-83.
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSpengler, Kenneth E.

Click to ExpandSP41. Spicer, Cledith (1905-1991)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 90 mins., 31 pp.

Spicer, waitress, discusses employment at Maldaner's Restaurant in Springfield: bakery, work and business hours, uniforms, meal specialties, employees and managers, and customers.

Interview by Josephine Saner, 1977
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSpicer, Hiram

Click to ExpandSP43. Spiegel, Rev. Clarence W.

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

Spiegel, former professor and counselor at Concordia Lutheran Seminary in Springfield, discusses his arrival at the Seminary; transition from parish pastor to teacher; condition of the Seminary, improvements, and its curriculum.

Interview by Norman Langhoff, 1981
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Click to ExpandSP46. Spinner, Nancy b. 1927

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 165 mins., 53 pp.

Spinner discusses life in Springfield in the 1930's and 40's: family, marriage and children, Scottish Highland dancing, and jobs. She also discusses attending Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois: chapel, work, classes, rules, house council, and relaxation.

Interview by James Maestri, 1973
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Click to ExpandSP71H. Spragg, Howard b. 1917

Interview and memoir
5 tapes, 405 mins., 2 vols., 142 pp.

WWII CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS PROJECT
Howard Spragg, one of eight Union Seminary students jailed for refusing to register for the draft during WWII, discusses his interest and activism in theology, pacifism, socialism, and utopianism. He discusses work with the Workers Defense League; the solidarity among the eight Seminary students; imprisonment at Danbury Federal Correction Center; ministering; the South Congregational Church in Chicago; work as conference minister in Puerto Rico; work with the black community and integration; and work with various Congregational Christian Churches.

Interview by C. Arthur Bradley, 1988
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSP71J. Spragg, Jane S. b. 1922

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 75 mins., 32 pp.

WWII CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS PROJECT
Jane Spragg, physician, married to Howard Spragg, recalls medical school, Ryder Memorial Hospital in Puerto Rico, Family Planning and Planned Parenthood Clinics, abortion issues, and her own medical practice. Also discusses pacifism, her husband Howard, and the Sojourner Truth Housing Riot in Detroit.

Interview by C. Arthur Bradley, 1988
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSpringer, Lloyd

Click to ExpandSP83. Springer, Nell (1883-1979)

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 180 mins., 38 pp.

Springer, teacher, recalls teaching in rural schools in Cass County, Illinois and describes school activities, children, and education in one room schools.

Interview by Marjorie Taylor, 1973
OPEN
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Click to ExpandST11. Staab, Carl (1900-1983) and Helen (1905-2000)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 30 mins., 11 pp.

GERMAN-AMERICANS PROJECT
Carl and Helen Staab, lifelong residents of Springfield, discuss their German ancestors and hostility toward Germans during WWII.

Interview by Leslie Leamons, 1972
OPEN
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Click to ExpandST13. Staggs, John J. b. 1903

Interview and memoir
4 tapes, 315 mins., 80 pp.

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 Depression, prohibition, courtship and marriage, his wife's family, a canteen business, and Champaign, Illinois. Also mentions different businesses in Illinois and Indiana.

Interview by Francie Staggs, 1982
OPEN
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Click to ExpandStahl, David E.

Click to ExpandStanley, Lloyd

Click to ExpandST31.1. Steamer Avalon #1

Memoir
34 pp.

STEAMBOATS AND INLAND RIVERS
Narrators of this memoir recall riverboats, Midwest rivers, river stories, rafting, locks and dams, freight, and life on the rivers. The narrators, interviewed on board the Avalon, are Courtney Ellis, engineer; Arthur Schletker, captain; Johnny Dobbs, pilot; and Lawrence Allen, captain.

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

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Click to ExpandST31.2. Steamer Avalon #2

Memoir
14 pp.

STEAMBOATS AND INLAND RIVERS
Johnny Lawhead, ferry operator, and Emory Edgington, captain, each discuss their riverboat experiences. Lawhead discusses his ferry operation between Coney Island (near Cincinnati) and Brent, Kentucky. Edgington recalls experiences with steamboats, towboats, coal hauling, and weather on Ohio rivers.

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

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Click to ExpandST35. Steinhour, Frances (1907-2000)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 30 mins., 8 pp.

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

Interview by Jane Stout, 1972
OPEN
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Click to ExpandST44H. Stephens, Helen (1907-1981)

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 180 mins., 35 pp.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
Helen Stephens, member of the First Congregational Church in Springfield, discusses activities and events in the church: Forefather's Day dinners, the 1956 church fire and the temporary move to Temple B'rith Sholom; fundraising, rebuilding, and groundbreaking for the new church; women's activities; and affiliation with the United Church of Christ.

Interview by Henry Russel, 1980
OPEN
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See also W893 World War II Project


Click to ExpandST44. Stephens, Judith b. 1936

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 105 mins., 30 pp.

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

Interview by John Cockrell, 1981
OPEN
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Click to ExpandST45.1. Stericker, Elinor Crook #1 (1907-1995)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 90 mins., 29 pp.

Stericker discusses her father, Alja Robinson Crook (1864-1930), a geologist and curator of the Illinois State Museum of Natural History. She describes the early 20th century State Museum building and exhibits, her father's education, the move to Springfield, family life, and his work at the museum.

Interview by Josephine Saner, 1976-77
OPEN
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Click to ExpandST45.2. Stericker, Elinor Crook #2 (1907-1995)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 60 mins., 22 pp.

CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Stericker, long-time member of Christ Church in Springfield, discusses Youth Sunday, ministers, and other members of the church. Also mentions church plays and dances.

Interview by Sandra Bretz Armbruster, 1981
OPEN
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Click to ExpandST46. Stern, Stanley

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 45 mins., 14 pp.

SPRINGFIELD ROTARY CLUB PROJECT
Stern, a member since 1961, discusses his activities in the club: the induction process, supporting exchange students, and charity activities.

Interview by P.J. Waggaman, 1988
OPEN
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Click to ExpandST48. Stevenson, Adlai E. III b. 1930

Memoir
79 pp.

ADLAI E. STEVENSON PROJECT
Adlai E. Stevenson III discusses his father, Adlai E. Stevenson II: his administration as Governor of Illinois; position at the United Nations; relationship to President Kennedy; political strategies; the 1960 Democratic Convention; and his father's death and funeral. He discusses growing up: his mother, health, his brothers, the family home in Libertyville, Illinois, family attitudes, helping his father on the campaign trail, and his own political career.

Interview by Kenneth Davis, 1967
Donated by the Oral History Research Office, Columbia University, New York
RESTRICTED: May be read but not quoted, cited or reproduced.


Click to ExpandST61. Stobaugh, Kenneth b. 1924

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 82 mins., 24 pp.

Stobaugh, director of interpretation of the Joseph Smith Homes, discusses Nauvoo, Illinois and the Joseph Smith Historic Center: tour guides and services, preservation and restoration of historic buildings, programs, relations with the Nauvoo community, museum, and Nauvoo history.

Interview by Richard Welchans, 1974
OPEN
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Click to ExpandStone, Paul

Click to ExpandST71. Stone, Ralph b. 1934

Interview and memoir
5 tapes, 355 mins., 77 pp.

Ralph Stone, professor of history at Sangamon State University, discusses his involvement in student activism, civil rights and anti-war movements, and his involvement in teaching innovative and radical educational programs. He also discusses pacifism, the Vietnam War, political activities at Miami University in Ohio, conspiracy trials, and the political atmosphere in the 1960's and 70's.

Interviews by Don Richardson, 1972 and Cliff Wilson, 1978
OPEN
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Click to ExpandST72. Stone, Rolland (1902-2000)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 30 mins., 14 pp.

Rolland Stone discusses Sangamon County and its history, Sangamo Town and Springfield, growing seed corn, and the Stone Seed Company. Also mentions prohibition, Depression, WWI and WWII.

Interview by Virginia Bomke, 1972
OPEN
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Click to ExpandST74. Storm, Jerome

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 30 mins., 11 pp.

Storm discusses his association with United Sangamon County Voters, his candidacy for Precinct Committeeman, and his interest in politics.

Interview by James Krohe, 1972
OPEN
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Click to ExpandStreit, William F.

Click to ExpandST93. Stuart, Robert Jr.

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 70 mins., 17 pp.

SPRINGFIELD ROTARY CLUB PROJECT
Stuart, member, discusses positive aspects of the club: fundraising, impact on the community, and Rotary International.

Interview by Melissa Hopp, 1988
OPEN
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Click to ExpandST98. Stutzman, James P.

Memoir
18 pp.

STEAMBOATS AND INLAND RIVERS
Stutzman, lockmaster, discusses jobs, boats, and experiences on rivers in the Midwest; locks and dams; coal boats; and businesses that use river transportation.

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

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Click to ExpandSU21. Sudbrink, Mary K. (1899-1975)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 45 min., 22 pp.

Sudbrink recalls relatives and family life in the late 19th and early 20th century in Virginia, Illinois. Also mentions her first car and Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Interview by Marjorie Taylor, 1974
OPEN
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For tape see Clara Carlson

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Click to ExpandSU53. Sullivan, Frank R. (1908-1988)

Interview and memoir
7 tapes, 470 mins., 2 vols., 101 pp.

Frank R. Sullivan, attorney and Springfield native, discusses Springfield in the early and mid 20th century: growing up, neighborhoods, education at Portable School, the creation of Lake Springfield, coal mining, strikes, the clash between the UMW and PMA, his father's work as a mine attorney, prohibition and the Depression, politics, and his work with historic sites and societies. He discusses at length his WWII navy service and work with the Service Recognition Board. Also discusses his college education, visits to Chicago and the 1919 White Sox scandal.

Interview by Mark Johnson, 1979
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSU54. Sullivan, Herbert (1900-1990)

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 95 mins., 31 pp.

Herbert Sullivan recalls work and life in Illinois: childhood in Raymond; farming and one room schools; construction in Decatur; WWI Navy service; and working as a truck driver and mechanic in Chicago. Also discusses being an airplane pilot; flying experiences; Tiedt Aviation Company; and also being a musician.

Interview by Don Vanzant, 1984
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSU55. Sullivan, Paul b. 1939

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 90 mins., 28 pp.

HISTORIC SITES IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS
Paul Sullivan, curator of the Abraham Lincoln Home National Historic Site, discusses the home, room decorations, 1860's furnishings, rooms, Mary Todd Lincoln, Lincoln's family and friends, and the Lincoln Home neighborhood.

Interview by Mary Louise Connelly McCarthy, 1980
OPEN
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Click to ExpandSU64. Summers, Margaret b. 1920

Interview and memoir
2 tapes, 160 mins., 32 pp.

Summers, Executive Director of the Senior Citizens of Sangamon County, discusses the Senior Citizens Center, its establishment, advertising, funding, and its services and activities.

Interview by Judith A. Feurer, 1983
OPEN
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