Browse Oral History Student Projects - UIS by Title

  • Houston, J. Michael (2006)
    Former Mayor Michael Houston discusses his tenure as Springfield’s mayor from 1979 to 1987. He recalls his employment prior to and after being elected mayor, and he discusses events during his tenure such as the revitalization ...

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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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  • 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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  • Kammin, Wade (2012)
    Kammin, owns and operates Wild Birds Unlimited, a nature store devoted to the care and feeding of birds, and he is a life-long bird lover. He transitioned to Springfield from Covington, Indiana, and contributes to the ...

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