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Quad Day Alumni & Administrator Oral History

A group of men who were students and administrators in the late 1960s and early 1970s recall violence and political turmoil surrounding the Vietnam War, the assassination of Martin Luther…

From  University Archives 4 Months ago 23    0  
Date of creation
02/13/2009
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Chris D'Arpa

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 4 Months ago 0    0  
Date of creation
07/25/1967
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Jennifer Johnson

Fred Turner Illini Centennial Program Interview

Fred Turner had a fifty year career at the University of Illinois. He began in 1918 as a student and retired in 1968 as the Dean of Students. He talks about his career and the people he worked…

From  University Archives 4 Months ago 0    0  
Date of creation
01/01/1967
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Illini Centennial Committee

Fred Turner Daily Illini Interview

In this 1975 interview with Daily Illini reporter, Greg Miller, Fred Turner discusses Thomas Arkle Clark's personal style of managing students, as well as how this approach changed during…

From  University Archives 4 Months ago 0    0  
Date of creation
04/01/1975
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Greg Miller
Fred Turner

Loren Tate Oral History

Loren Tate played basketball for Illinois as a college student. Later, Loren was a lifelong sports journalist with the News-Gazette. Loren discusses his memories and impressions of the…

From  University Archives 4 Months ago 0    0  
Date of creation
12/13/2006
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Thomas Littlewood

David Eisenman's Oral History of Project 500

This collection consists of audio recorded by David Eisenman, Assistant Dean of Students, during the years of Project 500, and touches on his first-hand accounts of the protests by African American…

From  University Archives 4 Months ago 6    0  
Date of creation
09/13/1968
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David Eisenman
Contributors and team members
Tara Chattoraj

Daniel Perrino Oral History

Daniel Perrino was a teacher in the Music department and served as dean of student programs and services from 1968 until 1976. Perrino recounts his efforts to respond to changing needs of UI by…

From  University Archives 4 Months ago 1    0  
Date of creation
04/05/2009
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Daniel Raymond

David Bechtel and Hugh Satterlee Oral History

David Bechtel was a student at University of Illinois during the early 1960s and eventually became an assistant dean in charge of men's residences in 1969 before he moved to the undergraduate…

From  University Archives 4 Months ago 3    0  
Date of creation
04/24/2009
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Daniel Raymond

Willard Broom Oral History

Willard Broom attended the University of Illinois in the late 1960s. At first, Willard was oblivious to political activity on campus; but he has memories of escalating tension and…

From  University Archives 4 Months ago 1    0  
Date of creation
02/17/2010
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Daniel Raymond

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 4 Months ago 1    0  
Date of creation
10/29/2007
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Maynard Brichford

Stan Rankin Oral History

Stan Rankin, a lifelong resident of the Champaign area, attended the University of Illinois during the 1950s. He describes his years in Champaign as a grade school boy during the World War II era…

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Chris D'Arpa

Katie Harper Wright Oral History

Katie Harper Wright came to the University of Illinois at age 16 and enrolled in the school of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS). She experienced formal segregation at the university and was forced…

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Chris D'Arpa

Joe Kraus Oral History

Joe Kraus came to the UI Library School in fall of 1938, but his education was suspended after Pearl Harbor in late 1941. After being drafted, he served as a teacher in the Officer Candidate…

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Chris D'Arpa

Jean Maury Oral History

Jean Hurt Maury came to Illinois in 1942 and worked for the Daily Illini as an editor during the war when it briefly had an all-female managing staff. She witnessed the tremendous involvement…

From  University Archives 4 Months ago 2    0  
Date of creation
03/28/2008
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Chris D'Arpa

George Reynolds Oral History

George Reynolds enlisted in U.S. Army in 1942 and in 1943 was sent to the University of Illinois in 1943 as part of Navy V-12 Company B for instruction in the Army Specialized Training Program in…

From  University Archives 4 Months ago 2    0  
Date of creation
05/04/2008
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Chris D'Arpa

Dena Epstein Oral History

Dena Julia Polacheck Epstein was a graduate student in the library school during the late 1930s. Epstein remembers working in the library and doing research on the music publishing industry in…

From  University Archives 4 Months ago 0    0  
Date of creation
03/14/2008
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Chris D'Arpa

Dan Perrino Oral History

Daniel Perrino began his studies at the U of I in 1940. He was active in ROTC and in a band. Daniel was at the Virginia Theater when Pearl Harbor was bombed. Along with a group of…

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Betty Nance Terry Oral History

Betty Jean Nance Terry enrolled at U of I in 1940 and became a member of the Alpha Chi Omega fraternity. In the interview Terry recounts her work as a reporter for the Daily Illini and the changes…

From  University Archives 4 Months ago 0    0  
Date of creation
03/28/2008
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Chris D'Arpa

Barbara Montgomery Oral History

Barbara Venton Gilbreath Montgomery attended the University of Illinois in the later portion of World War II, starting in 1943. In this interview she describes her experience dating an army…

From  University Archives 4 Months ago 0    0  
Date of creation
11/11/2008
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Chris D'Arpa

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…

From  University Archives 4 Months ago 1    0  
Date of creation
04/13/2001
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Ellen Swain

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…

From  University Archives 4 Months ago 2    0  
Date of creation
04/30/2001
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Ellen Swain

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…

From  University Archives 4 Months ago 1    0  
Date of creation
12/05/2000

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. …

From  University Archives 4 Months ago 0    0  
Date of creation
01/23/2001
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Ellen Swain

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 …

From  University Archives 4 Months ago 0    0  
Date of creation
05/27/2001
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Ellen Swain