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Campus Unrest at NIU

Town-Gown Relations in DeKalb

Farming and Farm Families in DeKalb County

NIU Biographies

History of NIU Foundation, February 7, 1987

Workers at Wurlitzer During World War II

Burlington Railroad Strike Collection

NIU Centennial Histories

Regional Histories



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Collection Overview

Title: Oral History, 1979-2008

Predominant Dates:1979-2008

ID: RHC/UA/53/

Extent: 3.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/1979

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Oral History Collection is comprised of ten separate oral history projects.  Some of the oral history projects are quite large, such as Town-Gown Relations in DeKalb (OH-2, containing 43 interviews) and Farming and Farm Families in DeKalb County (OH-3, containing 34 interviews).  Two collections, NIU Biographies (OH-4) and Regional Histories (OH-9), contain only one interview each, as of 2009.

In most cases the original oral history cassette interviews are available for listening.  In other cases, such as the Burlington Railroad Strike Collection (OH-7), only the transcripts are available [and these are located in RC 217].  Many of the other oral history interviews have only abstracts which highlight and summarize the questions and answers.  A reference assistant will aid researchers who wish to listen to the interviews on the tape recorder.

In some instances the researcher can find supplemental materials included with the collections.  Addition information may also be found in other University Archives and Regional History Collections  – please ask a staff member for assistance.

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

Use Restrictions: The Regional History Center holds all property rights; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: Glen Gildemeister

Acquisition Method: Glen Gildemeister began the acquisition of the oral histories in this collection during his tenure as University Archivist, 1979-2007.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Campus Unrest at NIU],
[Series 2: Town-Gown Relations in DeKalb],
[Series 3: Farming and Farm Families in DeKalb County],
[Series 4: NIU Biographies],
[Series 5: History of NIU Foundation, February 7, 1987],
[Series 6: Workers at Wurlitzer During World War II],
[Series 7: Burlington Railroad Strike Collection],
[Series 8: NIU Centennial Histories],
[Series 9: Regional Histories],
[All]

Series 3: Farming and Farm Families in DeKalb County
File Drawer 1
Folder 3a: Inventory
Folder 3b: Farming and Farm Families in DeKalb County, research paper by Sharon Marie Bartholemew, 1986
Folder OH 3.1: Ann Anderson, interviewed by Terry Kuhn, November 4, 1986
Folder OH 3.2: Don --, interviewed by Rosemarie Ostberg, November 3, 1986
Folder OH 3.3: Joanne, November 10, 1986
Folder OH 3.4: Karl Boekenhauer, interviewed by Greg Vosefski, November 12, 1986
Folder OH 3.5: Luke Bridger, interviewed by Terrence Zeller, October 22, 1986
Folder OH 3.6: Bill Clausen, interviewed by Ed Gallagher, November 13, 1986
Folder OH 3.7: Martha and Bill Gommel, interviewed by Mindy Newman, November 24, 1986
Folder OH 3.8: Bev Kuhn, interviewed by Terry Kuhn, November 7, 1986
Folder OH 3.9: Jack Kuhn, interviewed by Kelly Keister, November 17, 1986
Folder OH 3.10: Evelyn Lanan, interviewed by Sharon Bartholemew, November 10, 1986
Folder OH 3.11: Howard Lanan, interviewed by Valerie Quinney, November 10, 1986
Folder OH 3.12: Milton Lambert, interviewed by Ed Gallagher, November 17, 1986
Folder OH 3.13: Barb Male, interviewed by Kelly Keister, November 25, 1986
Folder OH 3.14: Clarence Neujahr, interviewed by Terrence Zeller, November 11, 1986
Folder OH 3.15: Orrin Pauling, interviewed by Valerie Quinney, November 3, 1986
Folder OH 3.16: Ruth Pauling, interviewed by Sharon Bartholomew, November 3, 1986
Folder OH 3.17: Warren Scholl, interviewed by Greg Vosefski, November 13, 1986
Folder OH 3.18: Judy Stark, interviewed by Terry Kuhn, November 11, 1986
Folder OH 3.19: Mary Stark, interviewed by Kelly Keister, November 24, 1986
Folder OH 3.20: Lillian Smith, interviewed by Valerie Quinney, February 17,  1990
Folder OH 3.21: Warren Willey, interviewed by Valerie Quinney, February 3,  1990
Folder OH 3.22: Edith Willey, interviewed by Valerie Quinney, February 3,  1990
Folder OH 3.23: Rupert Jordan, interviewed by Valerie Quinney, January 11,  1990
Folder OH 3.24: Virginia Wenmoth, interviewed by Valerie Quinney, October 01, 1989
Folder OH 3.25: Ralph Schaeffer, interviewed by Valerie Quinney, February 18,  1990
Folder OH 3.26: Blanche Schaeffer, interviewed by Valerie Quinney, February 18,  1990
Folder OH 3.27: Eunice Hartman, interviewed by Terry Kuhn, December 18, 1989
Folder OH 3.28: Ella Shrader, interviewed by Terry Kuhn, October 08, 1989
Folder OH 3.29: Leona Quilhot, interviewed by Terry Kuhn, November 11, 1989
Folder OH 3.30: Hazel Clapsaddle, interviewed by Terry Kuhn, September 23, 1989
Folder OH 3.31: Audrey Soli, interviewed by Terry Kuhn, December 19, 1989
Folder OH 3.32: Edith Challand, interviewed by Terry Kuhn, November 11, 1989
Folder OH 3.33: Lester Todd, interviewed by Terry Kuhn, November 18, 1989
Folder OH 3.34: Miles and Fern Lane, interviewed by Terry Kuhn, November 18, 1989

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Campus Unrest at NIU],
[Series 2: Town-Gown Relations in DeKalb],
[Series 3: Farming and Farm Families in DeKalb County],
[Series 4: NIU Biographies],
[Series 5: History of NIU Foundation, February 7, 1987],
[Series 6: Workers at Wurlitzer During World War II],
[Series 7: Burlington Railroad Strike Collection],
[Series 8: NIU Centennial Histories],
[Series 9: Regional Histories],
[All]


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