Oral Histories - Untranscribed - UIS

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  • 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 ...

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  • Brown, Suzanne (1986)
    Brown, peace activist, discusses St. Louis; Vietnam veterans; birthing issues in Taylorville, Illinois; Sangamon State University; living in the Central American countries of Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Honduras; and social ...

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  • Brown, Louise (1977)
    Louise Brown discusses her husband's work in the coal mines in Fulton County, Illinois: mules, wages, strikes, union conflicts and violence, company stores, safety laws and hazards, and attitudes toward coal miners. She ...

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  • Coutrakon, Phyllis (1983)
    Coutrakon, photographer, discusses photography and art; her parents' interests and attitudes; home life in Peoria, Illinois; interest in astronomy; as well as cameras and film. Interview by Rhonda Golden, 1983. 5 tapes, 290 mins.

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  • Chrisman, Bruce (1986)
    Chrisman discusses pacifism; his status as a conscientious objector to Vietnam draft registration; University of Illinois; engineering; alternate war service; war tax resistance and the IRS trial. Interview by Peggy Boyer, ...

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