Browse Brookens Library - UIS by Title

  • Camp, Dennis (2010)
    Camp, former English professor at Sangamon State University, discusses his many years of service at the university. He was hired by George Cohen as part of what was intended to be a diverse faculty at SSU when it first ...

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  • Suttles, Dennis (2010)
    Suttles, a 1978 SSU graduate and currently a genealogical librarian at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, discusses his experiences at Sangamon State University. He obtained a master’s degree in American History ...

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  • Bertot, Dominic (1978)
    Bertot recalls his experiences as a coal miner in Coal City, Hillsboro and Auburn, Illinois. He recalls the daily activities of coal mining, company stores, wages, mules, types of coal, unions, accidents, safety precautions, ...

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  • Talmant, Dominic (1979)
    Talmant discusses his parents' immigration from Lithuania to Springfield, Illinois, hsi childhood, schooling, Depression, his business the Blue Danube nightclub, WWII, battles and war stories, his family, jobs at the Leland ...

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  • Troop, Dottie (UIS Alumni SAGE Society Oral History Project, 2008)
    Troop discusses her experiences at Sangamon State University as both a student and faculty member. She graduated in 1972 with a master’s in educational leadership and then taught in the applied study office for over 20 ...

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  • Malmberg, Dr. Kenneth (1991)
    Malmberg, general practitioner, discusses life in Auburn, Illinois: family; medical school at Northwestern, medical practice, his service and accomplishments as mayor, changes in Auburn and in medical practices. Interview ...

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  • O'Connor, Drinda (2009)
    O’Connor was a stay-at-home mom who decided to take some classes at the newly-opened Sangamon State University to finish a degree in Communication. She participated in the CLEP program and worked with two professors, Gary ...

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  • Henderson, Earl (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 (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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  • 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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