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Collection Overview

Title: Carbondale, Illinois Preservation Commission's oral history project, 2004-2017Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 1/6/MSS 267

Primary Creator: Carbondale, Illinois Preservation Commission

Extent: 5.0 Boxes

Arrangement: This collection has two series:  (1) Transcripts and related materials, and (2) sound recordings.

Date Acquired: 07/21/2008

Subjects: Carbondale (Ill.) - History, Depressions - 1929, Ittner, Dede Lingle., Southern Illinois State Normal University - History, World War, 1939-1945

Forms of Material: Oral history, Sound recordings, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale - History - Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Carbondale, Illinois Preservation Commission Oral History Project consists of interviews conducted by Dede Lingle Ittner. She interviewed individuals with ties to the Carbondale, Illinois community. The project began in 2004. Topics discussed in the interviews include:  life in Carbondale, businesses, buildings, schools, Southern Illinois Normal University (later Southern Illinois University Carbondale), the Great Depression, World War II, and natural disasters. The interviews follow a standard set of questions.  The collection consists of tapes, transcripts, newspaper clippings, and copies of photographs.

Biographical Note

In August, 1852, Daniel Harmon Brush, pictured right, John Asgill Conner and Dr. William Richart bought 360 acres of land along the right of way for the Illinois Central Railroad, with the intention of founding a new town. The site chosen was conveniently located between Marion and Murphysboro and between proposed railroad stations at Makanda and De Soto. Not only was the railroad the determining factor in the location of Carbondale, it was to be of great importance in the development of the town and of Southern Illinois. The first train through the town on the main line north from Cairo, on Independence Day, 1854, was the occasion for a community celebration.

By the Civil War, Carbondale had been incorporated as a village and had a population of about 1,150, most of whom were Union sympathizers. Brush, Conner and John A. Logan were among prominent Carbondale citizens who fought for the north. In all, 250 Carbondale men went to war, and 55 died. On April 29, 1866, the first Memorial Day was celebrated at Woodlawn Cemetery.

After the war, Carbondale continued to develop as a mercantile and transport center. The railroad made possible the shipping of Southern Illinois coal and fruit. By this time, Carbondale had also become an education center with the founding of Carbondale College, which later became Southern Illinois College (1866). Carbondale won the bid for the new teacher training school for the region and Southern Illinois Normal University (SINU) opened here in 1874. This gave the town a new industry, new citizens and a model school to supplement the public grade schools.

In the 1890's, SINU continued operations adding additional buildings. The Illinois Central Railroad was thriving and the town's population and commercial ventures grew. Modern conveniences contributed to the town's growth. The Carbondale Electric Company was established in 1891; in 1900, Public Water Works was built; the Carbondale Telephone Company was operating in 1903. By 1906, the town, being incorporated for 50 years, was an established commercial, industrial and education centers for the region.

By 1947 the college had obtained full university status and the name was changed to Southern Illinois University. It has since become the prime motivating force in the City's economy and, in fact, is the center of higher education and culture in all of Southern Illinois. Student enrollment increased from 2,711 in 1947 to 23,000 in 1980. The City population grew from 10,921 in 1950 to 26,414 in 1980, an increase of 140 percent.

The University and other educational services have become the main supporting factor of the City, employing about 40 percent of the total labor force, roughly equivalent to 6,000 people. Being the home of SIUC has given the community cultural activities usually available only in larger cities.

Source:  City of Carbondale, Illinois Official City Government Website, 2008

Subject/Index Terms

Carbondale (Ill.) - History
Depressions - 1929
Ittner, Dede Lingle.
Southern Illinois State Normal University - History
World War, 1939-1945

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright.  Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection.  Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Physical Access Note: Due to preservation concerns, researchers are required to use the CD copies or download copies of the audio cassettes.

Acquisition Source: Donated by the Carbondale, Illinois Preservation Commission

Preferred Citation: [Item], Name of interviewee, Carbondale, Illinois Preservation Commission's Oral History Project, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Other URL: http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/sic_oralhis


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Series 1: Transcripts and related materialsAdd to your cart.
This series consists of transcripts, files related to the individual and paperwork for the interview.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Barringer, Bobby Joe interview transcript, 2004 November 24Add to your cart.

Interviewer:  Dede Lingle Ittner.

46 pages

Biography:  Barringer was born February 28, 1922. He graduated from University High School and worked as a owner-operator retail grocer from 1943 to 1957, a salesman for plumbing and heating and assisted with housing for off campus students from 1957 to 1980.

Abstract:  Barringer discussed many of the major businesses in downtown Carbondale during the 1920s to the 1940s, his return as a World War II veteran and his American Legion membership.  Significant mentions are of detailed handwritten maps (all the businesses 1920-40's) on IIllinois and Washington Avenues) Koppers Tye Plant, 100th Memorial Day celebration, Lincoln School (on the "footprint" areas of the FIRST college (1860's) Those have ties to present-day interest, plans and concerns.

Item 1: Bobby Joe BarringerAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 2: Barringer, Bobby Joe historical background researchAdd to your cart.
Includes copies of photographs and maps that are discussed in the interview.
Folder 3: Barringer, Bobby Joe oral history documentation, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 4: North, Thomas Hayton interview transcript, 2005 August 5, 12Add to your cart.

Interviewer:  Dede Lingle Ittner

61 pages

Biography:  Thomas North was born December 4, 1914.  He attended the North School, Carterville High School and received his BS and MS in education from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  He married Alta Woodrow North on April 27, 1944.  He served in the United States Marine Corps as an officer, and was a teacher, parole officer and a case worker for the Department of Rehabilitated Services.

Abstract:  Early life in Williamson country, creation of Crab Orchard, attending North School (one-room school), athletics at Southern Illinois Normal University, military service in the Pacific, campaigning for mayor of Carbondale, businesses in Carbondale during the 1940s to 1960s, and the riots in Carbondale/Southern Illinois University Carbondale during the Vietnam era.

Item 1: Thomas and Alta North, 2005 AugustAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 5: North, Thomas Hayton historical background researchAdd to your cart.
Includes photographs and newspaper clippings discussed in the interview.
Folder 6: North, Thomas Hayton oral history documentationAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Winkelmeyer, Evelyn Charlotte Bell interview transcript, 2006 March 7Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Interviewer:  Dede Lingle Ittner

43 pages

Biography:  Charlotte Bell Winkelmeyer was born in Paducah, Kentucky on January 16, 1912.  She married William Winkelmeyer   in 1940.  She graduated from Carbondale Community High School and from Southern Illinois State Normal University (now Southern Illinois University Carbondale) in 1934.  She was a charter member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority.  She died on April 30, 2008.

Abstract:  Winkelmeyer discusses her family background, childhood in Carbondale, schooling, friends, her time at Southern Illinois State Normal University, marriage, World War II, the 1925 Murphysboro tornado, the Great Depression and the Charles and Luella Hundley murders in 1928.

Item 1: Transcript, 2006 March 7Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 8: Winkelmeyer, Evelyn Charlotte Bell historical background informationAdd to your cart.
Newpaper clippings and other items discussed in the interview.
Folder 9: Winkelmeyer, Evelyn Charlotte Bell oral history documentation, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Winkelmeyer, Evelyn Charlotte Bell photographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Bolen, Gilbert R. Jr. interview transcript, 2006 April 11Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Interviewer:  Dede Lingle Ittner

44 pages

Biography:  Gilbert Ray Bolen Jr. was born on August 26, 1932.  He served in the United States Air Force and worked at the Martin Oil Company, Prairie Farms Dairy and was self-employed.  He has been active in the Carbondale Community, initiated and served as president of the Station Carbondale Restoration, Inc. and the Carbondale Downtown Steering Committee.

Abstract:  Bolen discusses his early life in the community, especially northwest Carbondale.  He describes the Brush and Lincoln schools, as well as the struggles and successes of restoring the old Illinois Central Depot in Carbondale.

Item 1: Gilbert Bolen, 2006 April 11Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Bolen, Gilbert oral history documentationAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Deniston, Helen Sorgen interview transcript, 2004 August 16; 2004 November 15Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Interviewer:  Dede Lingle Ittner

24 pages

Biography:  Helen Elizabeth Sorgen Deniston was born May 6, 1933.  She graduated from Carbondale Community High School, attend Southern Illinois University Carbondale and graduate the St. Luke's School of Nursing in St. Louis, Missouri.  She has been active in the community serving on the Carbondale Preservation Commission.

Item 1: Helen Deniston transcript, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Deniston, Helen oral history documentationAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Elston, George  interview transcript, 2006 September 19Add to your cart.

Interviewer:  Dede Lingle Ittner

51 pages

Biography:  George Elston was born April 19, 1924.  He attended University High School in Carbondale, Southern Illinois University, University of Wisconsin Madison and Purdue.  He married Chloteal Arnette and had two children.  He was a teacher at Herrin High School and taught in the Southern Illinois University Carbondale math department for 34 years.

Item 1: George ElstonAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
19 September 2006
Folder 16: Elston, George oral history documentationAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Limpus, Elizabeth Marberry interview transcript, 2006 June 1Add to your cart.

Interviewer:  Dede Lingle Ittner

32 pages

Biography:  Alice M. Limpus Marberry was born in 1920.  She attended Southern Illinois University Allyn Training School, Lincoln School, Carbondale Community High School and Southern Illinois Normal University.  She was active with the Humane Society and the Woman's Club of Carbondale.

Abstract:  Limpus discusses childhood and life in Carbondale including schools, activities, job and various homes.  She also discusses her realty work, memorial to her brother at Dawn Redwood on the Southern Illinois University campus, as well as sites of past homes.

Item 1: Elizabeth Marberry  Limpus, 2006 June 1Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 18: Autobiography of Mary Marberry SwindellAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Limpus, Alice Marberry oral history documentationAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Parrish, John Randall interview transcript, 2004 November 12Add to your cart.

Interviewer:  Dede Lingle Ittner

25 pages

Biography:  John Randall Parrish was born January 16, 1920.  He attended Brush School, Lincoln School, Carbondale Community High School and Normal Teachers College (Southern Illinois Normal University).  He worked as for the Illinois State Police, a township assessor and real estate broker.

Item 1: John Parrish, 2004 November 12Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 21: Parrish, John Randall oral history documentationAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Brown, Mary Barrow transcript, 2004 June 2, 4Add to your cart.

Interviewer:  Dede Lingle Ittner

36 pages

Biography:  Mary Barrow Brown was born February 28, 1915 in Carbondale, Illinois.  She attended Allyn Training School at Southern Illinois Normal University; Carbondale Community High School and DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana.  She married Dr. Leo J. Brown on December 29, 1936.

 

Abstract:  Grandparents (Patten), parents (James and Lucy Barrow), her childhood in Carbondale, history of 505 W. Walnut St. home (originally built for Carbondale's first Superintendent of Schools and owned by Dr. Allyn, first president of Southern Illinois Normal University), early married and family life.

Item 1: Mary Barrow Brown, 2004 JuneAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 23: Brown, Mary Barrow personnal memoirsAdd to your cart.
"Growing up in Carbondale, Illinois"
Folder 24: Brown, Mary Barrow "Through the Years 1861-1980:  First Baptist Church, Carbondale, Illinois"Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Brown, Mary Barrow Oral history documentationAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Halterman, Harold Glenn transcript, 2005 July 13Add to your cart.

Interviewer:  Dede Lingle Ittner

38 pages

Biography:  Born November 7, 1922.  He graduated from University School in 1941, attended Southern Illinois University.  Served in the United States Navy.  Married Anna on November 16, 1946.  Was a chiropractor and was involved with public health.

Abstract:  Childhood, home, neighborhood, coverage of east side of Carbondale between 1920 and 1940; Depression era memories, World War II (Pacific) naval experiences and other jobs

Item 1: Harold HaltermanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 27: Halterman, Harold Glenn oral history documentationAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Lawson, Jean transcript, 2005 May 11Add to your cart.

Interviewer:  Dede Lingle Ittner

45pages

Biography:  Born August 15, 1933.  Lawson received her BS from Morehead State University and MS from Texas State University.  She worked in education administration.  Married Gene Rehn on December 13, 1953 and had two children.

 

Abstract:  Family, school, town memories between later 1930s to 1950s; World War II Prisoner's of War, first computer (room size) at Southern Illinois University; homes on Main Street, College Street and Forest Street; downtown locations; Southern Illinois University Training School in the Allyn building; Southern Illinois University campus buildings.

Item 1: Jean Lawson, 2005 May 11Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 29: Lawson, Jean oral history documentationAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Seibert, John Forrest (Jack) transcript, 2005 July 1Add to your cart.

Interviewer:  Dede Lingle Ittner

62 pages

Biography:  John Forrest Seibert was born June 24, 1925.  He attended Brush School, Lincoln School and Carbondale Community High School.  He received his BSc in Aero maintenance engineering from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and a Master of Divinity from San Francisco Presbyterian Theological Seminary.  He served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946 as a radio operator for the 86th Infantry division and served as a minister and missionary educator in Alaska, India and Alton, Illinois.

Abstract:  S. Popular childhood neighborhood; downtown Carbondale, schools in the 1920s to 1940s; missionary experiences.

Item 1: John Forrest Seibert, 2005 July 7Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 31: Seibert, John Forrest documentationAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Simon, Mary Ellen Curd transcript, 2007 November 15Add to your cart.

Interviewer:  Dede Lingle Ittner

47 pages

Biography:  Born July 12, 1915.  Received B.Ed from Southern Illinois Normal University in 1936 and MA from University of Illinois in 1940.  Taught in Champaign, Illinois Public Schools, English at Southern Illinois University and in Burma.

Abstract:  Family, 112 S. Popular home, neighbors, Allyn School (1-12), Southern Illinois Normal University campus and teachers, Dust bowl trip to California, how Southern Illinois University was led toward university status, Hundley murders, Tri-State tornado of 1925 injuries (the Great Tri-State Tornado ripped through Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana on March 18, 1925) and current projects.

Item 1: Mary Ellen Curd Simon, 2007 November 15Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 33: Simon, Mary Ellen Curd oral history documentationAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Presley, Pauline Bernice Cagel transcript, 2004 October 20Add to your cart.

Interviewer:  Dede Lingle Ittner

30 pages

Biography:  Pauline Cagle Presley was born July 31, 1925 and lives in Carbondale.

Abstract:  Childhood and schooling in Cobden, Illinois; working in Carbondale during World War II including troop trains, Southern Illinois University Air Force cadets training and Green Mills; and attending Southern Illinois University Carbondale in the 1970s as a non-traditional student; working the orchards in Cobden.

Item 1: Pauline Cagel Presley, 2004 October 20Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 35: Presley, Pauline Cagle oral history documentationAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Sisulak, Kristin Stotlar transcript, 2004 July, 2008 January 27Add to your cart.

Interviewer:  Dede Lingle Ittner

61 pages

Biography:  Kristin Stotlar Sisulak was active in the Woman's Club of Carbondale, Girl Scouts and Carbondale Community Arts.  She attended Brush and Southern Illinois Normal University Training grade school.  Married Stephan Sisulak on July 3, 1959 and had four children.

 

Abstract:  Childhood years at 507 West Main, Carbondale during the 1940s to 1960s including activities and neighbors; details about teachers, playgrounds and classmates; community service; Carbondale stores, theatre, vendors and landmarks; family vacations to the Current River; Girl Scout experiences

Item 1: Kris Stotlar Sisulak, 2004 JulyAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 37: Sisulak, Kristen Stotlar oral history documentationAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Williams, Sarah Rush Lewis oral history documentationAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Williams, Sarah Rush Lewis transcript, 2006 November 6Add to your cart.

Interviewers:  Helen Deniston and Dede Lingle Ittner

53 pages

Biography:  Sarah Rush Lewis Williams was born December 29, 1933.  She attended the Allyn building through the 8th grade , the Carbondale Community High School, Stephens College, SIUC and SIUE.  She worked as a nurse's aide at Doctors Hospital and taught at Giant City and Belleville, Illinois.

 

Abstract:  Discussed Williams memories of her family, primary education, Southern Illinois University lab school teachers, life in Carbondale, Walnut Street neighborhood, Midland Hills Country Club and "old" Thompson Lake.

Item 1: Sarah Rush Lewis Williams, 2006 November 6Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 40: Wallace W.M. Davies oral history documentationAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Neil Dillard transcript, 2005 October 16, 2012 February 22Add to your cart.

Interviewer: Dede Lingle Ittner

21 pages and 25 pages

Biography: Born March 25, 1929.  Dillard received his BS in business and his MBA from Southern Illinois University.  Was elected to Carbondale City Council from 1981-1987 and served as Mayor from 1987-2003.

Overview: Dillard discusses the location and description of his childhood home in Herrin, Illinois from 1929-1940, education from high school to Southern Illinois University and his military experience from 1952-1953.  He also describes his adult careers and marriage.  There are many city projects described in detail.

Item 1: Neil Dillard, 2005 October 16Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 2: Neil Dillard transcript, 2012 February 22Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 42: Neil L. Dillard oral history documentationAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: William Felts transcript  and oral history documentationAdd to your cart.
Item 1: William Troy Felts III, 2005 April 25Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 44: Rev. Charlie Howe oral history documentationAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: Howe, Charles transcript, 2007 June 6Add to your cart.

Interviewer: Dede Lingle Ittner

14 pages

Biography:  Born June 10, 1911 in Detroit, Michigan.  Studied accounting at Walsh College and Detroit Institution of Technology and received his bachelors of divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary in 1942. Worked in a variety of positions including accountant at GM and minister in Chicago, Michigan and Ohio prior to moving to Carbondale in 1952.

Overview:  Family history in Ontario, Canada and Detroit, Michigan.  Early education and work in Detroit; study for ministry in Chicago, churches in Michigan and Ohio.  Coming to Carbondale, Illinois in December 1952.  Ministry at First Presbyterian; promoting campus ministry; Jackson county nursing home.

Item 1: Charles E. F. Howe, 2007 June 9Add to your cart.
Item 2: Transcript, 2007 June 9Add to your cart.
Folder 46: William Huffman oral history transcript and documentationAdd to your cart.
Item 1: William Huffman, 2005 April 26Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 47: Robert Lee James Sr. transcript, 2009 March 14Add to your cart.

Interviewer: Dede Lingle Ittner

27 pages

Biography:  Born July 31, 1926.  Farmer and laborer as a young man in Missouri, Worked at John's Cafe in Carbondale in 1948, then worked at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for 25 years for grounds maintenance and the greenhouse.  He has been married for 64 years and also has served as an ordained minister and counselor.

Abstract:  Family members, Homes (locations) of the James family in Carbondale beginning in 1948.  First job in Carbondale was a John's Cafe.  Discussion about his service to Southern Illinois University as a grounds person and his botanical work with botantists Dr. William Marberry and Dr. Walter Welch.  Also discussion related to Deylte Morris family and events.  James discusses his calling to evangelize, the churches he served and the importance of music.

Item 1: Robert James Sr., 2009 March 14Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 48: Robert Lee James oral history documentationAdd to your cart.
Folder 49: David Templeton Kenney transcript and oral history documentationAdd to your cart.
Item 1: David Templeton Kenney, 2005 February 17Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 50: Charles Edward Marvin transcript and oral history documentationAdd to your cart.

<p style="margin-left:1.0in;"> Interviewers:  Dede Lingle Ittner and Marion Mitchell

<p style="margin-left:1.0in;"> Interview: November15, 2004

<p style="margin-left:1.0in;"> 40 page

Folder 51: Charles William (Bill) Norman transcript, 2008 April 1Add to your cart.

8 pages

Biography:  Born September 13, 1929.  Studied civil engineering at Denison University and the University of Michigan, received Masters in Public Administration from the University of Michigan.  City Manager for the City of Carbondale, Illinois from 1967-1970

Overview: About being city manager and changes in Carbondale.

Item 1: Charles William (Bill) Norman transcript, 2008 April 1Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 52: Charles William (Bill) Norman oral history documentationAdd to your cart.
Folder 53: Mitchell, Winifred biographical information, 2014Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: John David Rushing oral history documentation and notes on CarbondaleAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Bill Schwegman oral history documentationAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Charles Gene Seibert transcript, 2005 June 29Add to your cart.

Interviewer: Bill Schwegman

20 pages

Biography: Born May 14, 1921.  Attended Carbondale public schools and earned a BS in Aviation Operations at Parks Air College.  Worked at Wright Aeronautical Paterson, NJ, Douglas Aircraft, Midwestern Aero Service and former manager of Southern Illinois Airport (1960-1982)

Overview:  Discussed childhood home on Popular Stree as well as father's drugstore on the northeast side of town (corner of East Jackson and North Washington), memories of Carbondale Drum and Bugle Corps (1920-1940).  most discussion on airport development in the Carbondale area.

Item 1: Charles Gene SeibertAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 4: Charles Gene Seibert oral history documentationAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Fred Sobery oral history documentationAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Fred Sobery transcript, 2007 October 25Add to your cart.

Interviewer:  Dede Lingle Ittner

56 pages

Biography:  Born May 31, 1940.  Attended U-School, Carbondale Community High School and Southern Illinois University.  Held various management posiition in the baking industry.

Overview:  Discussed Brush School, University Grade School, downtown businesses between 1948-1060 all along South Illinois Avenue and Sobery Bakery Highlights.

Item 1: Fred Sobery, 2007 October 25Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 7: John Adam Yow transcript, 2008 May 6Add to your cart.

Interviewer: Dede Lingle Ittner

58 pages

Biography:  Born June 1, 1922 in Carbondale, Illinois.  Attended Lincoln School.  Former City Inspector and City Councilman.

Overview: Life in the Depression, building homes in Carbondale with father and brothers; 11 children in family; some schooling Lincoln and Carbondale Community High School; worked as city inspector, served on city council; life in Carbondale 1930s-1980s

Item 1: John Yow, 2008 May 6Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 8: John Adam Yow oral history documentationAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Tom Wenzel transcript, 2009 February 9Add to your cart.

Interviewer:  Dede Lingle Ittner

52 pages

Biography:  Born December 24, 1930 in Carbondale, Illinois.  Graduate of Carbondale Community High School.  Worked for Coca Cola, 29 years for the City of Carbondale Fire Department.

Overview:  Discussed his life in Carbondale between 1930s-1990s; Also briefly discussed civil unrest and the burning of Old Main on the Southern Illinois University campus; theatres in Carbondale and the integration of the Carbondale fire department.

Item 1: Tom Wenzel, 2009 February 9Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 10: Tom L. Wenzel oral history documentationAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Naumer, Helen TenneyAdd to your cart.
Biographical information forms and field notes
Folder 12: Betty Baggett transcript, 2010 June 17Add to your cart.

Interviewer: Dede Lingle Ittner

52 pages

Biography: Born July 1, 1923 in Carbondale, IL. Worked at a defense plant during World War II while studying voice in Chicago, then for thirty years at the Southern Illinoisian.  Member of the First Presbyterian Church of Carbondale.

Overview: Discussed family, education, marriage, job and volunteerism, as well as major events in her life in Carbondale.

Item 1: Betty Baggett transcript, 2010 June 17Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 13: Baggett, Bette interview oral history documentation, 2010 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Julia Anne Ragsdale Shinall oral history transcript and documentationAdd to your cart.

Interviewer: Dorothy Lingle Ittner

Transcript: 24 pages

Interview Date: June 30, 2013

Biography:  Julia Anne Ragsdale Shinall was born June 6, 1937.  She attended Brush School, University School, Southern Illinois University and the University of Tennessee Middlebury.  She married Stanley Shinall in 1962.

Abstract:  Shinall discusses her childhood and family life in Carbondale, Illinois, her education from kindergarden to her graduate school, rural schools in southern Illinois and the Southern Illinois University Campus between 1940 and 1950.

Folder 15: William Ernest Eaton oral history transcript and documentation, 2012 December 6Add to your cart.

61 pages

Biography: William E. Eaton was born September 4, 1925.  He attended Carbondale Public Schools, including Brush, Lincoln and Carbonale Community High School, served in the United States Navy and received his BS from the University of Illinois.  He owned Eaton and Brown Applicance, as well as Eaton appliance.  He served on the Chamber of Commerce, the Lions Club, Elks Clius, City Council and was first city manager for Carbondale.

Abstract:  Eaton discusses his childhood and background on family in Carbondale and Southern Illinois, as well as schools including location, teachers and classes.  Regarding his adult life, he talks about his family, jobs, events, and community involvement.  He mentions his activities as city manager, including first Oakland cemetery lot sold to a black family.

Folder 16: James Robert Glover transcript and documentationAdd to your cart.

Interviewer: Dede Lingle Ittner

Date: May 8, 2013

41 pages

Biography:  James Glover was born September 11, 1929 outside Carbondale, Illinois. He attended rural schools till the 8th grade.  He held numerous jobs in the Carbondale area, raised three children and was a MC of a Missouri Gospel Sing for 22 years.

Abstract:  Childhood on farm; one of eleven children; rural education grades 1st to 8th; rations details during World War II; buildings on East Main and Illinois Avenue in Carbondale between 1940s and 1960s; details on his many jobs he held during his lifetime

Folder 17: Dorothy Langdon oral history documentationAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Dorothy Langdon oral history transcriptAdd to your cart.

Interviewer:  Dede Lingle Ittner

55 pages

Biography: Dorothy Janet "Tim"  Niedringhaus Langdon was born August 15, 1919 in Granite City, Illinois.  She attended Granite City High School and Southern Illinois Normal University.  She married Tom Langdon and they had two boys.  She passed away May 4, 2012.

Overview:  Langdon's early life in Granite City and her time at Southern Illinois University.  Discusses her marriage to Tom and his military service during World War II, her life as an at-home-mom, and the establishment of Carbondale Herald Printing Shop.

Folder 19: John Cherry oral history transcript and documentation, 2009 February 9Add to your cart.

Biographical:  Basketball coach for Carbondale Community High School and inducted into the Carbondale Community High School Athletic Hall fame in 2014.

Abstract:  26 pages

Cherry discusses the 1967 Carbondale Terriers basketball team, who got second place in state tournament;  the integration of Carbondale's high schools (Attucks High School and Carbondale Community High School)  in 1964 and his role as coach and mentor during this period; and Rodgers and Varsity theaters in Carbondale

Folder 20: William Ittner oral history transcript, 12 January 2007Add to your cart.

Bio:  William V. Ittner was born June 7, 1934 in Highland, Illinois to Vernon and Estelle Ittner.  He served in the US Army as part of the 33rd Infantry, 504th Field Artillery Unit in the Panama Canal Zone from 1954 to 1956.  After his service, Ittner graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a BA in Geology, minor in Recreation in1961 and married Dorothy Lingle on June 24, 1961.  They had three children.  He worked for General Telephone in Illinois from 1961 to 1991.  Bill died on August 20, 2011.

21 pages

Abstract: Ittner discusses his time in the US Army when he was stationed at the Panama Canal Zone.  He also discusses the assassination of President of Panama Jose Antonio Remon Cantera (1955); visit by the US Congressman Paul Simon and daily military life in Panama.

Folder 21: Marion Mitchell oral history documentationAdd to your cart.

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