Browse Archives & Special Collections - UIS by Title

  • 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 ...

    application/pdf

    application/pdfPDF (315Kb)
  • 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 ...

    application/pdf

    application/pdfPDF (3Mb)
  • 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.

    audio/mpeg

    audio/mpegmp3 audio (33Mb)
  • 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.

    application/pdf

    application/pdfPDF (14Mb)
  • 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 ...

    audio/mpeg

    audio/mpegmp3 audio (15Mb)
  • 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 ...

    audio/mpeg

    audio/mpegmp3 audio (21Mb)
  • 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 ...

    audio/mpeg

    audio/mpegmp3 audio (13Mb)
  • 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 ...

    audio/mpeg

    audio/mpegmp3 audio (30Mb)
  • Bertetti, Frank (1975)
    Bertetti, coal miner, discusses his coal mining experiences. Interview by Barbara Herndon, 1975. 1 tape, 90 mins. See also B461.

    audio/mpeg

    audio/mpegmp3 audio (77Mb)
  • 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 ...

    audio/mpeg

    audio/mpegmp3 audio (21Mb)
  • 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 ...

    audio/mpeg

    audio/mpegmp3 audio (28Mb)
  • 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, ...

    audio/mpeg

    audio/mpegmp3 audio (30Mb)
  • Zarf, Fred (1985)
    Zarf, Austrian immigrant, discusses growing up in Austria after WWI: family, housing, and schooling; emigration to Springfield, Illinois, Depression, coal mining and mine wars; WWII: enlistment, training, and service and ...

    audio/mpeg

    audio/mpegmp3 audio (23Mb)
  • Davis, Cullom; Back, Kathryn; MacLean, Kay (Oral History Office, Sangamon State University, 1975)
    This book was conceived and designed for the small or beginning oral history program, staffed largely by volunteers or part-time employees. It is an instructional and operating manual in the sense that careful readers ...

    application/pdf

    application/pdfPDF (75Mb)
  • Livers, Gale (1977)
    Livers, coal miner, discusses mining in Fulton County, Illinois and in Montana: wages, accidents and safety, pit mines and strip mines, reclamation, types of coal, union conflicts and violence, Mulkeytown March, mechanization, ...

    audio/mpeg

    audio/mpegmp3 audio (22Mb)
  • Petrapolus, George (1985)
    Petrapolus discusses his experiences during WWII: enlistment, basic training at Camp Beaureguard and Camp Livingstone, Louisiana maneuvers, transfer to Panama, importance of Panama Canal, duties there, return to U.S., his ...

    audio/mpeg

    audio/mpegmp3 audio (22Mb)
  • Schneider, Goldie (1974)
    Schneider discusses her husband's coal mining work in central Illinois: organization of the Progressive Miners, union conflicts, work with the PMA Women's Auxiliary, uniforms, and meetings, the junior auxiliary, mine ...

    audio/mpeg

    audio/mpegmp3 audio (17Mb)
  • Borah, Gwen (1991)
    Borah, Canadian immigrant, discusses her early years in Canada and her family's move to Danville, Illinois: country schooling and high school, education at Eastern Illinois University and Syracuse University, and her ...

    audio/mpeg

    audio/mpegmp3 audio (51Mb)
  • Dunn, Helen (2008)
    Dunn discusses her experiences attending Sangamon State University. She was a member of the first graduating class in 1972 with a major in Psychology to help her in the education field to move from being a teacher to a ...

    application/pdf

    application/pdfPDF (173Kb)
  • Foreman, Helen Louise Cleary (1989)
    Foreman, teacher and former Mayor of Jacksonville, Illinois, discusses her early life in Jacksonville: family, her father's teaching career with the deaf, friends and neighbors, neighborhoods and parks, early education and ...

    audio/mpeg

    audio/mpegmp3 audio (27Mb)