Browse University of Illinois at Springfield by Title

  • Martin, Sandra (2010)
    Martin remembers arriving at Sangamon State University in the early 1970s in a Volkswagen van. She could see little bit of campus with no permanent buildings and a lot of cornfields. Martin discusses her experience at ...

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  • Leahy, Sarah (1980)
    Leahy, former tax collector, recalls life in Auburn, Illinois: childhood, marriage and family, the town, farming techniques, WWI, and changes in the Catholic Church. Interview by Shirley Marshall, 1980. 3 tapes, 270 mins.

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  • Helms, Sherwood "Bones" (1991)
    Sherwood Helms, butcher, recalls Auburn, Illinois: businesses, prohibition, Depression, the WWII homefront, coal mining, his marriage and family, social activities, transportation, and community changes. Interview by David ...

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  • Winkler, Arlene (Sister) (2008)
    Winkler attended Sangamon State University between 1977 and 1981 to obtain a master’s degree in Gerontology. She took classes with Professors Gari Lesnoff-Caravaglia, Jeff Chesky, and Harry Berman. Winkler was a member ...

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  • Lenn, Mary Corde (Sister) (2010)
    Sister Mary Corde Lenn attended Sangamon State University taking courses in gerontology from Dr. Jeffrey Chesky, Rosamund Robbert, and Dr. Harry Berman. She earned a Master’s degree in Gerontology in 1994 and later worked ...

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  • Snodgrass, Gloria Lynne South (2012)
    Gloria Lynne South Snodgrass recounts the history of South's Greenhouse in Springfield, Illinois. Snodgrass's grandparents, Charles and Hazel South, founded the business in 1922 and their family operated it until 1991. ...

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  • Parbs, Stan (1981)
    Parbs discusses his experiences in Vietnam: being drafted into the army, basic training and transfer to a mechanized infantry unit near My Tho, Vietnam, combat experiences, the Tet Offensive, and his return to the U.S. ...

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  • Podeschi, Richard P.; Podeschi, Richard L. "Rick"; Podeschi, Richard P. "RJ" (2004)
    The Podeschi family discusses the small, independent, yet vibrant family-run grocery store in Mattoon, IL. "My Store" opened in 1955, and the family feel its success is due to hard work, commitment to service & quality, ...

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  • Frain, Susan (1986)
    Frain discusses growing up in an Irish Catholic family in St. Louis; St. Louis University and Washington University; work in Springfield, Illinois for the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence; rape and violence ...

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  • Brown, Suzanne (1986)
    Brown, peace activist, discusses St. Louis; Vietnam veterans; birthing issues in Taylorville, Illinois; Sangamon State University; living in the Central American countries of Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Honduras; and social ...

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  • Brown, Suzanne (2010)
    Brown discusses the impact attending Sangamon State University made on her life. She earned a master’s degree in Legal Studies at SSU, continuing her studies in law school and eventually becoming an immigration lawyer. ...

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  • Mendelsohn, Syma R. (2010)
    Mendelsohn, at the time of her interview working in Bethesda, Maryland, discusses her experiences at Sangamon State University earning a graduate degree in history after graduating from Brooklyn College in New York. ...

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  • Colliver, Jerry A. (Sangamon State University, Division of Academic Affairs, 1972-09-26)
    An extensive survey of student evaluation of faculty teaching performance was conducted during the winter and spring quarters of the 1971-72 academic year at Sangamon State University. The results of the survey provided ...

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  • Colliver, Jerry A.; Wesley, Robert M. (Sangamon State University, Division of Academic Affairs, 1976-02-11)
    Student evaluation of faculty teaching performance has provided an important source of evidence in making faculty personnel decisions at Sangamon State University. Students have been asked to rate the competency and the ...

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  • Hryhorysak, Theresa (1987)
    Hryhorysak, a coal miner's wife, discusses life in the early 20th century: home life, early education, garden and homemade foods, her husband's work in the coal mine, the mine wars, her job at a slaughterhouse and WWII ...

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  • Battuello, Tillie (1974)
    Tillie Battuello, coal miner's wife, discusses her experiences in the Progressive Miners of America Women's Auxiliary. Interview by Nick Cherniavsky, 1974. 1 tape, 90 mins.

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  • Sweeney, Tom (1977)
    Sweeney, coal miner and lawyer, discusses coal mining and union activities in Franklin and Christian Counties, Illinois: mechanization, wages, importance of coal, union conflicts, the Herrin massacre, violence, the "white ...

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  • Davis, Topper (1982)
    Davis discusses his experiences in the Vietnamese Conflict: enlistment and basic training in the army, transfer to Vietnam, combat and patrols, R&R, leaving Vietnam and returning to Illinois, and Vietnam Veterans Against ...

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  • Knapp, Daniel (2010-06-07)
    Urban Ore is located at an old steel mill in Berkeley, CA where over 30 employees work at Ending the Age of Waste. Urban Ore has three acres of used goods that come from both the public and the local transfer station. The ...

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