Browse University of Illinois at Springfield by Title

  • Henderson, Earl (Wally) (2010)
    Henderson, architect for the University’s Public Affairs Center (PAC) building, discusses his early life, education and career. Born in Springfield, Henderson attended the University of Illinois and earned a degree in ...

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  • Henderson, Earl (Wally) (2011)
    Henderson discusses his experiences growing up in Vincennes, Indiana, St. Louis, Missouri, and Springfield, Illinois. In early tapes he focuses on his hobbies of aviation and sketching, his education at the University of ...

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  • Helms, Elaine (1991)
    Elaine Helms recalls Virden and Auburn, Illinois: businesses, her father's coal mining career, Depression, children, housing, schools, and entertainment. Interview by David Van Lieshout, 1991. 1 tape, 90 mins.

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  • Helms, Elaine Thirlwall (1993)
    Helms, one of six children, was the first generation of Thirlwalls to be born in the United States. Her parents separately emigrated from England to Virden, IL where they met and married and had six children of their own.

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  • Salela, Pamela M. (2010-06-18)
    Presentation given at CARLI (Consortium of Academic & Research Libraries in Illinois) I-Share Instruction Team Forum, National Louis University, Lisle, IL

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  • Hughes, Eugene (1974)
    Hughes, former International President of the Progressive Miners of America, describes his involvement with the PMA: service as president, the organization of the union, the Women's Auxiliary, and union conflicts. Interview ...

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  • Rice, Eugene (1977)
    Rice discusses his coal mining experiences in Coulterville, Illinois: tools, mining exams, drivers, cleaning tracks, safety and hazards, mining buckets, union conflicts, and the Mulkeytown March. He also discusses growing ...

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  • Osborn, Euphrasia (1975)
    Osborn recalls central Illinois rural life: farming, horses and buggies, Decatur, home life, clothing, homemade foods and remedies, entertainment, 1920's, funerals, St. Joseph's nursing home, and aging. Interview by Laurie ...

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  • Anderson, Everett (1976)
    Everett Anderson, coal miner, discusses his coal mining experiences in Southern Illinois working as a trapper boy and pumping water; mining, cutting, drilling, and loading; mules, coal cars, and workshifts; hazards and ...

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  • Richardson, Jennifer C., Ph.D.; Swan, Karen, Ph.D. (2003-02)
    Research has demonstrated that social presence not only affects outcomes but also student, and possibly instructor, satisfaction with a course [1]. Teacher immediacy behaviors and the presence of others are especially ...

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  • Boston, Wally; Diaz, Sebastian R.; Gibson, Angela M.; Ice, Phil; Richardson, Jennifer; Swan, Karen (2009)
    As the growth of online programs continues to rapidly accelerate, concern over retention is increasing. Models for understanding student persistence in the face-to-face environment are well established, however, the many ...

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  • Bertetti, Frank (1975)
    Bertetti, coal miner, discusses his coal mining experiences. Interview by Barbara Herndon, 1975. 1 tape, 90 mins. See also B461.

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  • England, Frank (1978)
    England discusses his work as a mule driver for Springfield, Illinois coal mines: mules, cars, loads, and tracks; hazards and safety measures, and problems of coal dust. He also discusses union conflicts between the UMW ...

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  • Fries, Frank (1975)
    Fries discusses his coal mining experiences in Gillespie, Illinois: loading coal cars and equipment, mining before unionization, wages, accidents, owning a mine, UMW and PMA, union conflicts and violence, and the Mulkeytown ...

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  • Horn, Franklin G. (1978)
    Horn, life-long resident of Springfield, describes working for his uncle's Sign and Posting System business and then creating his own sign business. He also discusses his family, neighborhoods, recreation, race discrimination, ...

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  • Zarf, Fred (1985)
    Zarf, Austrian immigrant, discusses growing up in Austria after WWI: family, housing, and schooling; emigration to Springfield, Illinois, Depression, coal mining and mine wars; WWII: enlistment, training, and service and ...

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  • Davis, Cullom; Back, Kathryn; MacLean, Kay (Oral History Office, Sangamon State University, 1975)
    This book was conceived and designed for the small or beginning oral history program, staffed largely by volunteers or part-time employees. It is an instructional and operating manual in the sense that careful readers ...

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  • Livers, Gale (1977)
    Livers, coal miner, discusses mining in Fulton County, Illinois and in Montana: wages, accidents and safety, pit mines and strip mines, reclamation, types of coal, union conflicts and violence, Mulkeytown March, mechanization, ...

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  • Petrapolus, George (1985)
    Petrapolus discusses his experiences during WWII: enlistment, basic training at Camp Beaureguard and Camp Livingstone, Louisiana maneuvers, transfer to Panama, importance of Panama Canal, duties there, return to U.S., his ...

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