Browse Brookens Library - UIS by Title

  • Hasara, Karen (2009)
    Hasara, former state legislator and Mayor of Springfield, was the second person to register for classes at the newly created Sangamon State University in 1970, working for a Psychology degree and a teaching certificate to ...

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  • Hasara, Karen (2004)
    Hasara, Springfield’s first woman mayor (1995-2003), was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives (1986-1992) and also served in the Illinois Senate (1992-1995). She discusses the eventful moments that marked her ...

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  • Meyer, Karl (1986)
    Meyer discusses his interest and involvement in pacifist movements: his conversion to Catholicism, protests in New York City, peace movements in Chicago, the Chicago Catholic Worker House of Hospitality, the Omaha Action ...

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  • Patton, Kathryn G. (1992)
    Kathryn Patton discusses her family history: Cherokee ancestors and history, growing up in Oklahoma, moving and living in New Jersey, New York City, and Springfield, Illinois; marriage; work for Badges Meter Co., and the ...

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  • Harris, Kathryn M. (2009)
    Harris, a resident of Springfield, serves as the Library Service Director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. She discusses her decision to attend library school at UIUC and the Patriot Act. Harris, a librarian ...

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  • Millburg, Larry E. (2010)
    Millburg, currently working at Ameren in St. Louis, discusses his experiences at Sangamon State University earning an undergraduate accounting degree in 1981 after graduating from Lincoln Land Community College. Milburg ...

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  • Mantowich, Larry (1975)
    Mantowich recalls coal mining experiences in Sangamon County, Illinois: mine ventilation and fire fighting, strip mining, pit committees, mechanization, union conflicts, conflicts with management, organization of the ...

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  • Shiner, Larry (2009)
    Dr. Larry Shiner is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, History, and Visual Arts at the University of Illinois Springfield. From Shiner’s birth in Topeka, Kansas this oral history interview is a personal account of his ...

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  • Johnston, Laura (1983)
    Laura Johnston, artist and aviator, discusses art, music, and her aviation interests. She relates her childhood interest in art, piano lessons, teaching piano and music, attendance at the Western Conservatory of Music, ...

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  • Jordan, Leroy (2010)
    Jordan discusses his experiences at Sangamon State University both as a student as an administrator in the Innovative and Experimental Studies office as well as the Applied Studies Office. He was President of the Springfield ...

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  • Boetta, Lester (1974)
    Boetta discusses coal mining and union activities in Gillespie, Illinois; organization of PMA; union conflicts; women's auxiliary; local unions; contracts; Mulkeytown March; violence; John L. Lewis; strikes; Depression; ...

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  • Graham, Leta (1975)
    Graham recalls family, farming, homemade foods, butchering, horses and livestock, marriage, raising children, the history of Rock Creek, Illinois, aging, and entering a Presbyterian nursing home. Interview by Lynne Mann, ...

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  • Scalzo, Lillian (1983)
    Scalzo recalls her interest and involvement with the arts: attending Kandinsky Academy and the Chicago Art Institute, establishment of the Springfield Art Association, teaching art, collections and exhibits, and types and ...

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  • Ezell, Lin (2010)
    Ezell, currently the Director of the National Museum of the Marine Corps, attended Sangamon State University in 1974 and earned a master’s degree in literature but had almost as many credits in history, citing experiences ...

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  • Haptonstall, Lila (1977)
    Haptonstall discusses husband's work in coal mines in Canton, Illinois: safety, unions and John L. Lewis, and coal production. She also discusses gardening, the Depression, and women's activities. Interview by Nick ...

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  • Casey, Lola Eulala Drury (1979)
    Casey recalls Taylorville, Illinois: family and home life, schooling, chores, home remedies, and coal mines. She also recalls Springfield: playing the piano, neighborhoods and holidays. Interview by James P. Coble, 1979. ...

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  • Farrington, Lorrie (2009)
    Farrington discusses her participation in the undergraduate interdisciplinary program in Environments & People, obtaining a teaching certificate and graduating in the first class from SSU. She returned for a Master’s in ...

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  • Elbaum, Louis (1987)
    Elbaum discusses his family, growing up in Mississippi, WWII and rationing, school years, the Korean War, college life, employment in radio, the newspaper business, ministry, as a speech therapist, and at the Lincoln ...

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  • Fassero, Louisa (1974)
    Fassero discusses the organization of the PMA and its Women's Auxiliary in Gillespie and Benld, Illinois: controversies, march on the Illinois Statehouse and other marches, and meetings and conflicts of the PMA. She also ...

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  • Price, Lynne (2010)
    Price, current director of Campus Health Services, discusses her forty year involvement, as both student and employee, with Sangamon State University and the University of Illinois at Springfield. Price discusses the ...

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