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  • Collection: Oral Histories

Ira B. Barnes' Oral History #2

This is the second oral history of Ira B. Barnes. He recorded it himself on March 30, 1983 at his home. In the recording, he talks about what Decatur was like when he was a child.

Lynn Potter's Oral History

This is the oral history of Lynn Potter. She was interviewed by Sally Krigbaum on June 12, 2018 in Mrs. Potter's home. The oral history covers her life in Springfield, Millikin University, her family with Duanne, historic preservation, NWRAPS,…

Larry Foster's Oral History

This is the oral history of Larry Foster. He was interviewed on April 11, 2017 at his office at Foster Financial Services, Inc. by Shirley Kistler. His interview covers his life in Decatur and San Diego, CA, establishing Foster Financial Services,…

John Luttrell's Oral History

OH31-Luttrell_John.mp3
This is the oral history of John Luttrell. He was interviewed on June 4, 1987 at his office in the First National Bank of Decatur by Betty Turnell. His interview covers his realy life in Clinton, attending Millikin, working for Illinois Bell, his…

Sam Loeb's Oral History

OH30-Loeb_Sam.mp3
This is the oral history of Sam Loeb. He was interviewed on April 29, 1986 at Loeb's Men's Clothing Store by Betty Turnell. This interview covered his early life in Decatur, education, the Loeb's Men's Clothing Store, and changes to downtown…

Jeanne Allard Lindquist's Oral History

OH29-Lindquist_Jean_Allard.mp3
This is the oral history of Jeanne Allard Lindquist. She was interviewed on May 31, 1983 at the Jeanne Lindquist Salon of Photography by Betty Turnell. The interview covers her career in photography, the photos she took during World War II,…

Charles E. Lee's Oral History

OH26B-Lee_Charles_E_interview.pdf
This is the oral history of Charles E. Lee. He was interviewed in December 1980 by Betty Turnell. The interview covers his life in Decatur, World War I, prohibition, practicing law, becoming a state Senator and Mayor of Decatur, and prominent…

Don Lawson's Oral History

OH25-Lawson_Don.mp3
This is the oral history of Don Lawson. He was interviewed on August 17, 1987 by Betty Turnell at Decatur Public Library. The interview includes the the history of Wagner Castings Co. and the products they make. He also talks about the work force…

Jim Culbertson's Oral History

This is the oral history of Jim Culbertson. He was interviewed by Shirley Kistler on 4/5/2017. The interview covers his time in Springfield, with the Springfield Municipal Band, at Western Illinois University, student teaching, how he learned to…

Orv Graham's Oral History #3

This is the third oral history of Orv Graham. For this one, he was interviewed by Shirley Kistler, and it covered his association with the Decatur Celebration and its beginning. Done 3/1/2017.