O. Oral History Collection
Found in 989 Collections and/or Records:
Allard, Irene (1910-1998): Interview
Allerton, John Gregg (1899-1985): Interview and memoir
Allison, "Duke" Vern b. 1915: Interview and Memoir
ILLINOIS COAL: THE LEGACY OF AN INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY
Allison, coal miner, recalls working conditions, hazards, pay, and relations between co-workers in Christian County, Illinois. He also discusses work done at the mine, reaction to the Progressive Miners movement, mechanization, and the problems of unemployment and obtaining insurance.
1 tape, 90 min., 15 pp. Interview by Kevin Corley, 1986 OPEN See collateral file: newspaper articles
Alton Area & Jersey County Historical Society: Interview
Anderson, Everett (1901-1994): Interview
Anderson, Howard Phineas (1889-1975): Interview and memoir
Howard Anderson discusses his great-grandfather, a Revolutionary War veteran, and his father's education and career as teacher and county superintendent of schools. He also discusses his own experiences teaching in small rural schools around Virginia, Illinois, including changes in school curricula, attitudes toward education, school activities, and discipline.
1 tape, 90 min., 23 pp. Interview by Marjorie Taylor, 1973 OPEN See collateral file
Anderson, Lowell E. b. 1921: Interview and memoir
Anderson, Yeatman (1922-1995): Interview and memoir
STEAMBOATS AND INLAND RIVERS
Yeatman Anderson recalls his work as a deputy inspector with the U.S. Corps of Engineers, river boats, dam construction at New Richmond, Ohio and problems prior to the dam's construction. He also discusses towboat experiences, supervising a dredge crew, and conditions for crew members on packetboats.
1 tape, 60 min., 12 pp. Interview by John Knoepfle, 1957 OPEN: released by John Knoepfle
Andrews, James W. (1923-1997): Interview
Andrews, teacher, discusses family and home life in Quincy, Illinois: Depression, experiences in high school and at Quincy College; WWII service in Europe: Paris, prisoners, combat, the end of the war and return home; race relations; teaching experiences; students; and involvement in theater and writing.
17 tapes, 1190 mins. Interview by Sally McKenzie, 1989 OPEN See collateral file