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Click to ExpandY69. Yntema, Jean Busey (1898-2002)

Interview and memoir
6 tapes, 325 mins., 79 pp.

Yntema, teacher, discusses early 20th century life in Champaign County, Illinois: upper-class family and home life, childhood, family vacations, women's suffrage, the towns of Urbana and Champaign, Depression, and banking business of the Busey family. She also talks about teaching in Crossnore, South Carolina, trips to Europe, living in Waukegan, Illinois, her husband's family, and her impressions of African Americans. She also briefly mentions the University of Illinois at Urbana, an American Indian reservation, and a Mississippi plantation.

Interview by Colleen R. Ogg, 1984
OPEN
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Click to ExpandY71. Yoakum, Marshall (1912-1992)

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

Yoakum, coal miner, recalls his career with the Peabody Coal Company: mining conditions, use of mules, mechanization, wages, ethnicity, the structure of mines, and blasting coal.

Interview by H. Dean Campbell, 1972
OPEN
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Click to ExpandY89. Yowell, Reina (1889-1981)

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 90 mins., 43 pp.

Reina Yowell discusses the town of Virginia, Illinois at the turn of the century: the founding of the town by her great-grandfather Henry Hall, the character and layout of the town, home cooking, early education, and her husband's veterinary practice.

Interview by Marjorie Taylor, 1974
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Click to ExpandY90. Yowell, Mrs. (Reina) et al.; O'Neil, John; Stanley, Lloyd; Thompson, Mrs.

Interview and memoir
1 tape, 120 mins., 30 pp.

The first part of the memoir consists of Mrs. Thompson and Reina Yowell discussing Virginia and Beardstown, Illinois: their history, antiques, Civil War, and area cemeteries. The second part features O'Neil's and Stanley's discussion of central Illinois railroads.

Interview by Mrs. Oscar Trout, ca. 1972
RESTRICTED: May be read but not quoted, cited or reproduced.


Click to ExpandZ45. Zenn, John W. (1886-1967)

Memoir
25 pp.

STEAMBOATS AND INLAND RIVERS
Zenn discusses building coal boats and barges, details of their construction, and relates stories of river life.

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

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


Click to ExpandZ62. Ziegler, Dr. Edward W. (1900-1989)

Interview and memoir
3 tapes, 200 mins., 58 pp.

Ziegler, Presbyterian minister, discusses his life in the ministry: education, theological training and counseling, early ministries, duties and ministry at Westminster Church in Springfield, civic activities, and women in the ministry. He also mentions Blackburn College in Carlinville where he was a member of the board.

Interview by Louise Cragoe, 1980
OPEN
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Click to ExpandZ83. Zugelter, Reverend Alvin (1889-1977)

Memoir
9 pp.

STEAMBOATS AND INLAND RIVERS
Zugelter, riverboat clock puncher, discusses his experiences with Captain Jesse Hughes and his family on the Greene Line and meals served on riverboats.

Interview by John Knoepfle, 1958
OPEN: released by John Knoepfle

See full text of memoir at Illinois Digital Archives


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