Browse University of Illinois at Springfield by Title

  • Allard, Irene (1974)
    Allard recalls growing up in a mining family in Central Illinois. She discusses her father's work as a coal miner, company houses, stores, and scrip pay; describes miner's lamps and miner's buckets; mining union activities; ...

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  • Battuello, Jack (1975)
    Jack Battuello, coal miner, discusses coal mining experiences. Interview by Nick Cherniavsky, 1975. 7 tapes, 630 mins.

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  • Dyer, Jack (1981)
    Dyer discusses his experiences in Vietnam: being drafted into the army, basic training, transfer to Vietnam, duties in the Personnel Management Branch of the Adjutant General's Office, and return to the U.S. He also discusses ...

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  • Newman, Jackie L. (2010)
    Newman, currently the Executive Director of the Springfield Housing Authority, is working on a doctorate in Public Administration at UIS. She graduated from Sangamon State University in 1991 with an undergraduate degree ...

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  • Brewner, James (1977)
    Brewner, coal miner, discusses his mining experiences in Du Quoin, Illinois: work as a trapper, mule driver, and dragline ground man; machinery; the company store; conflicts between unions; and the march on Mulkeytown. He ...

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  • Frost, James (1976)
    Frost recalls coal mining work in Alabama and Springfield, Illinois: mining jobs, company houses, stores, scrip pay and wages; mechanization, safety, and equipment; unions and the mine wars; ethnicity and the Depression. ...

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  • Hignight, James (1978)
    Hignight discusses his experiences coal mining in central Illinois: accidents and safety, firing shots, explosive powder, equipment, horses and mine ponies, and blacksmithing. He also recalls the towns of Beardstown and ...

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  • Hopley, James (1975)
    Hopley, coal miner, discusses mining in central Illinois: the organization of the Progressive Miners of America, union conflicts and mine wars, the Mulkeytown March, strikes, bargaining conditions, contracts, and mechanization. ...

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  • Wade, James Marcus (2006)
    Wade discusses his twenty-year experience in the Navy especially during the Vietnam War as a Navy SEAL in Southeast Asia and as a stateside recruiter. He recalls growing up in Memphis, TN and describes the tense atmosphere ...

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  • Andrews, James W. (1989)
    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 ...

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  • Kennedy, Jason (2010)
    Kennedy attended University of Springfield in 2001 as part of the first class of Capital Scholars. Question classes were the foundation of the Cap Scholars multidisciplinary team-taught curriculum that included “What do ...

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  • Ballard, Jess (1977)
    Ballard, coal mine electrician, discusses mining and unions in DuQuoin and Dowell, Illinois: mining machinery, safety measures, company houses, stores and scrip pay in a company town; the UMW and PMA union conflicts; and ...

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  • Farrington, Jess Douglas (2009)
    Farrington discusses his experiences attending classes in accountancy at Sangamon State University, graduating in 1990. He worked at Pillsbury Mills, a local manufacturing plant, that paid part of his tuition. He recalls ...

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  • Weber, Jessica (1983)
    Weber, writer and journalist, discusses her interest in writing: attending Greenville College, work for Springfield's State Journal-Register, police and legislative reporting, sexism, and writing novels. Interview by Rhonda ...

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  • Boresi, John (1976)
    Boresi, coal miner, discusses his early years in Italy, family, immigration to U.S., life in Toluca, Illinois, coal mining, wages, mules, the United Mine Workers, the Depression, and bias against Italians. Interview by ...

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  • Fancher, John (1975)
    Fancher discusses coal mining in Herrin and Springfield, Illinois, and in Alabama: coal mining work, uses of coal, union activities in Illinois and Alabama, UMW and PMA union conflicts, conflicts with management, organization ...

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  • Takeuchi, John M. (UIS Alumni SAGE Society Oral History Project, 2010)
    John Takeuchi, Sangamon State University’s first architect, reminisces about overseeing the physical development of the University from 1970-1976. Takeuchi remembers individuals including SSU President Robert C. Spencer, ...

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  • Shannon, Joseph James (1976)
    Shannon, coal miner, discusses activities of the United Mine Worker's union in southern Illinois: its organization and administration, elections, finances, contracts, members and offices; union conflicts, strikes and ...

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  • Michelich, Joseph (1991)
    Michelich, editor and owner of the Auburn Citizen, discusses Auburn, Illinois: the town square and local businesses, role of the newspaper in the community, local politics, and changes in Auburn and the newspaper. He also ...

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  • Nardulli, Joyce (2010)
    Nardulli, currently Vice-President for Government Relations for the Illinois Banker’s Association, discusses her Sangamon State experiences. She graduated in 1984 with an undergraduate degree in communication and went to ...

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