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Title:Charles Smith Oral History
Author(s):Smith, Charles
Contributor(s):Mitchell, Mary Caroline
Subject(s):Smith, Charles
Sangamon State University
Abstract:Smith enrolled in Sangamon State University in 1971 and earned his master’s degree in business and public administration. A Chicago native, Smith discusses his family background in politics, his previous attendance at Loyola University from which he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science, and his military service including a tour in Vietnam. Smith especially remembers Michael Ayers, who acted as his faculty adviser. He recalls the relaxed atmosphere of Sangamon State in the early 1970s and relates that many of his classmates were working professionals who attended courses at night and on the weekends. Smith also discusses his role in Illinois and national politics including working for Secretary of State Michael Howlett and United States Senators Alan Dixon and Wendell Ford. Smith also relates anecdotes about his mother, Anna May Smith, a former faculty member at Sangamon State. Interview by Mary Caroline Mitchell, 2010. 71 min., 19 pp.
Issue Date:2010
Citation Info:Smith, Charles. Oral History. Mary Caroline Mitchell, 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Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed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:2014-03-14

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