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Title:Earl (Wally) Henderson Oral History #1
Author(s):Henderson, Earl
Contributor(s):Spears, Janice
Subject(s):Henderson, Earl
Sangamon State University
Abstract: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 architectural engineering in 1954. After a period of service in the armed forces, Henderson worked for William Muchow’s architectural firm in Denver, Colorado. Following this, he returned to Springfield and opened an architectural office, Ferry and Henderson, with his partner Donald Ferris. Henderson describes ihs strong support for higher education in Springfield and the genesis of Sangamon State University. Henderson discusses the challenges and the successes that were involved in constructing SSU's PAC building and its Sangamon Auditorium. He recalls charter President Robert Spencer and John Dale Kennedy, director of the auditorium. Interviewer by Janice Spears, former school administrator and UIS alumnus, 2010. 52 min., 20 pp.
Issue Date:2010
Citation Info:Henderson, Earl. Oral History. Janice Spears, interviewer, 2010. UIS Alumni SAGE Society Oral History Project Collection, Archives/Special Collections, Brookens Library, University of Illinois at Springfield.
Series/Report:UIS Alumni SAGE Society Oral History Project
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Rights Information:Board of Trustees, University of Illinois.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-03-12

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