Browse Brookens Library - UIS by Title

  • Blackman, Ralph (2010)
    Blackman attended at Sangamon State University in 1975 at the downtown campus in the Leland Building. He received his Masters in the Public Administration program, and participated in the Graduate Public Service Internship ...

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  • Hurwitz, Ralph (2008)
    Hurwitz discusses his experience in the creation of Sangamon State University. He along with other business people and legislators (former Governors Otto Kerner and Richard Ogilvie, former Mayor Nelson Howarth, land owner ...

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  • Hammes, Raymond H. (1985)
    Hammes, teacher, discusses growing up in Wisconsin: his family, the Depression, and travels; his WWII service in Mississippi; WWII homefront; newspaper publishing; and Civil Service work. He also discusses his education: ...

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  • Weitkamper, Reba Alberta (1978)
    Weitkamper discusses growing up in Litchfield and Hillsboro, Illinois: family, neighborhoods, holiday activities, and early schooling. She also recalls attending the University of Illinois: professors, courses, dorm life, ...

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  • Osborne, Richard C. (2013)
    Osborne was one of the first students to register at Sangamon State University in 1969 and graduate with a master’s degree in business. He recalls attending the “commuter campus” because there was no student housing and ...

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  • Adorjan, Richard L. (2008)
    Adorjan, Director of Public Affairs for the Illinois Department of Transportation for 34 years discusses his decision to complete a Management degree in 1988 at Sangamon State University. He describes prior work experience ...

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  • Wesley, Robert (Bob) (2009)
    Robert M. Wesley, the current Executive Director for Regional Medical Programs at the SIU School of Medicine, discusses his early life and experiences at SSU from 1970-1975. Wesley received his bachelor’s from the university ...

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  • Nachtwey, Robert Augustine (1991)
    Robert Nachtwey, doctor of medicine, discusses growing up in Lansing, Iowa, studying at Notre Dame and St. Louis Universities, internship at the Mayo Clinic, WWII service as captain and medic, and practicing internal ...

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  • Moore, Robert (2010)
    Moore, a former Illinois State Police trooper and Equal Opportunity Officer discusses his educational experience at Sangamon State University. He received an undergraduate degree in criminal justice and graduated with a ...

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  • Taylor, Robert S. (1991)
    Taylor, a retired teacher and principal, discusses his experiences in education: high school and college education in Lincoln, Illinois and at Illinois State University, teaching in Lincoln, supplies and books, students, ...

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  • Wilson, Roland (1976)
    Wilson discusses his coal mining experiences in southern Illinois: working with his father, loading coal, wages, cars, mules, a hoisting engineer's duties, boilers, cages, being a boss, accidents, the Depression, roofbolting ...

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  • Koniak, Rosa (1974)
    Koniak recalls her involvement with the Progressive Miners Women's Auxiliary in Benld, Illinois. She also recalls the Depression, washhouses, and miner's buckets. Interview by Barbara Herndon and Nick Cherniavsky, 1974. 1 ...

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  • Kolowski, Rose Irene Coogan Towne (1987)
    Kolowski discusses life in Lincoln, Illinois: family, education in high school and at Lincoln College, marriage, Catholic religion, home life, jobs, chautauqua grounds, band concerts, horses and buggies, prohibition, and ...

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  • Springfield Rotary Club (1988)
    Springfield Rotary Club members celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Rotary Club with speeches and discussions of the Rotary Club Oral History Project. 1 tape, 90 mins.

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  • Dawe, Russell (1977)
    Dawe, former coal miner and director of the Illinois Department of Mines and Minerals, discusses coal mining in Franklin County, Illinois: coal companies and production, mine shaft support, mine structures, safety, ...

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  • 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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