Browse Oral Histories - Untranscribed - UIS by Contributor "Alepra, Michael E."

  • Weller, Alice (1991)
    Weller discusses growing up in coal mining communities in central Illinois; joining the Progressives during the mine wars; gangsters; life in Henderson, Illinois; working in factories; enlistment in the Marines during WWII; ...

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  • Alepra, Magdeline (1991)
    Alepra discusses life during prohibition: gangsters and bootlegging, the Depression, pets, home life, and school; WWII; and coal mine wars in Benld and Gillespie, Illinois. Interview by Michael E. Alepra, 1991. 4 tapes, 330 mins.

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  • Sandretto, Mamie (1991)
    Sandretto, Italian immigrant, discusses coming to the U.S., Depression, factory work during WWII, life in Henderson and Gillespie, Illinois, coal mining and the Progressive Miners during the mine wars of the 1930's. She ...

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