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Robert L. Switzer on his Grandparent's and Parent's Farm in North Central Illinois - Audiovisual Digital Surrogates from the University Videotapes, Series 39/1/15

Audiovisual Digital Surrogates from the University Videotapes, Series 39/1/15 Robert L. Switzer on his Grandparent's and Parent's Farm in North Central Illinois Bob Switzer, Professor…

From  University Archives on 02/22/2018 3 plays 0  

Fred Turner WILL Interview

In this 1967 interview with WILL reporter Jennifer Johnson, Fred Turner talked about his first years working for longtime Dean of Men, Thomas Arkle Clark culminating with his replacement of Clark…

From  University Archives on 07/20/2017 9 plays 0  

Clyde Helm Oral History

Clyde Helm was a member of the Class of 1937. He earned a State Legislative Scholarship and took a degree in General Business. Clyde worked as a janitor at night, and attended to…

From  University Archives on 07/7/2017 8 plays 0  

Marshall Jewell Scott Oral History

Marshall Scott graduated in 1932. He earned a scholarship to the University and studied Agricultural Education. Later, he received a Master’s from the U of I and a Ph.D. from the…

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Louise Kenyon Molitor Oral History

Anne Louise Kenyon Molitor was a member of the Class of 1933. She majored in English and minored in French. Louise joined the Phi Mu sorority. In addition, Louise wanted to study dress…

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Kathryn Hansen Oral History

Kathryn Hansen graduated in 1934. She attended the U of I on scholarship and studied Journalism, English, and History. She was inducted into several honor societies, and she joined the…

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Jean Peabody Taylor Oral History

Jean Frances Peabody Taylor was a member of the Class of 1935. She graduated with a degree in Accounting, but retrained to be a teacher. Jean worked throughout college and lived at home. …

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Jack Foersterling Oral History

Frederick Jack Foesterling graduated in 1937 with a degree in Political Science. While a student, Jack joined ROTC and the Theta Xi fraternity. Later, he earned a JD from Valparaiso …

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Betty Ann Knight Oral History

Betty Ann Knight was a member of the Class of 1938. She studied Home Economics, took a teaching certificate, and later earned a Master’s. Betty Ann joined Alpha Xi Delta during…

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Franklin Allen Oral History

Franklin Allen was a member of the Class of 1937. He joined the Farmhouse fraternity and was the Senior Editor of the Illinois Agriculturalist. Franklin felt the strain of the Great Depression…

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Erma Scott Bridgewater

Erma Scott Bridgewater was a member of the Class of 1937. She joined the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. Erma said she experienced discrimination as an African-American student. Also, Erma said…

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Louise Proctor Allen Oral History

Louise Proctor Allen was a member of the Class of 1936. Louise studied Art and Education; and she joined the Delta Delta Delta sorority. Although her family was prosperous, Louise remembered…

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Mary Anne Reifsteck Barnfield Oral History

Mary Anne Reifsteck Barnfield studied Business and graduated in 1934. She lived on her family's farm during college and found rides to campus. Mary Anne did not notice the Great…

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Merle Boren Oral History

Merle Boren grew up in Champaign in the boarding house that his family operated and lived in. He studied Business, graduated in 1937, and pursued graduate studies at the University. Merle…

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Royal Bartlett Oral History

Royal Bartlett began his studies at the University of Illinois in 1927. He studied Accounting and Banking. Royal said that he did not notice the effect of the Great Depression until he…

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Katharin Fishbaugh Carr Oral History

Kay Fishbaugh Carr was a member of the Class of 1931. She joined the Alpha Phi sorority and studied Home Economics. Kay said she noticed the effects of the Great Depression, but did not…

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Grace Green Clifford Oral History

Grace Green Clifford graduated in 1931, and she studied English and Philosophy. While in college, Grace joined a sorority and participated in events at the YWCA and the Women’s…

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Beth Olwin Dawson Oral History

Beth Olwin Dawson graduated in 1933. She was a member of the Pi Phi sorority, and she studied English with minors in History and French. Beth came from a more affluent family and …

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Sidney Barr Dilks Oral History

Sidney Dilks came to the University of Illinois as an undergraduate in 1924 and attended the law school for a year before transferring. Dilks recalls difficulty paying his education, and he was…

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Austin Dyson Oral History

Austin Dyson was a member of the Class of 1937. He studied Electrical Engineering, and he was a member of ROTC. Austin said his family had a hard time during the Great Depression. In fact,…

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Aurelio "Joe" Floiro Oral History

Joe Florio was a member of the Class of 1934. At first, Joe studied to teach physical education. Later, he earned a Master’s of Sociology in 1936, and he taught at the University of…

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David Hubbard Oral History

David Hubbard was a member of the Class of 1937. He grew up on a farm and earned a BS in Agriculture. He also took a teaching certificate and completed some graduate coursework. David…

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June Yarnell Foster Oral History

June Foster was a member of the Class of 1939 and a recipient of a Home Economics scholarship. She was widowed early and returned to graduate school, earning an MS in Child Development…

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Junette Peile James Oral History

Junette James attended the University of Illinois on a full scholarship. She studied education and graduated in 1935. Also, she was active in the Lutheran Student Association.…

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