O. Oral History Collection
Found in 989 Collections and/or Records:
Battuello, Jack #1 (1899-1980): Interview and memoir
Battuello, Jack (1899-1980): Interview
Jack Battuello, coal miner, discusses coal mining experiences. 7 tapes, 630 mins. Interview by Bobbe Herndon, 1975 OPEN For collateral file see J9/5/24 Also see B322 Battuello
Battuello, Tillie (1905-1991): Interview
Tillie Battuello, coal miner's wife, discusses her experiences in the Progressive Miners of America Women's Auxiliary.
1 tape, 90 mins. Interview by Nick Cherniavsky, 1974 OPEN For collateral file see J9/5/24
Baumhardt, Walter (1914-1993): Interview and memoir
Baumhardt, German-American, discusses attitudes toward Germans during WWII while in the Army, and the treatment he received because of his parentage. He also discusses his experiences as a translator for German prisoners of war, and visits to Germany after the war.
1 tape, 30 min., 7 pp. Interview by Leslie Leamons, 1972 OPEN See collateral file Tape also contains Rocky Schoenrock interview
Baxter, Ivan: Interview and memoir
Baxter discusses pioneer families who settled in the Sangamon Valley in Cass County, Illinois.
1 tape, 30 mins., 10 pp. Interview by Majorie Taylor, 1973 OPEN See collateral file
Beatty, John: Memoir
Beatty, W.C. b. 1886: Memoir
STEAMBOATS AND INLAND RIVERS
W.C. Beatty recalls boats, captains, and various river men who made their living on the Big Sandy and Little Kanawha Rivers in the early 20th century. He discusses logging, lumber mill business, signals used by boatmen, equipment on boats, construction of coal barges, iron works at Ironton, Ohio, river hazards, and his river occupations.
2 tapes, 35 pp. Interview by John Knoepfle, 1957 OPEN: released by John Knoepfle
Becker, Helen Hemmick (1896-1986): Interview and memoir
Becker recalls early 20th century life in Springfield: her family and home life; education at Sacred Heart Academy and the Bettie Stuart Institute; funerals; childhood games; neighborhoods; and volunteer activities. She also mentions the homefront during WWI and WWII, the 1908 race riot, and Springfield entertainments.
2 tapes, 180 mins., 75 pp. Interview by Kay MacLean, 1975 OPEN See collateral file
Bedford, Virginia b. 1910: Interview and memoir
Bedford, an employee of the Pleasant Plains school lunch program, discusses the operation of the school cafeteria, ordering food, menu planning, and working conditions for employees.
1 tape, 30 min., 12 pp. Interview by Virginia Bomke, 1972 OPEN See collateral file Tape also contains Alice Powers interview