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Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection

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Charles E. Lee's Oral History

This is the oral history of Charles E. Lee. He was interviewed by Betty Turnell in December 1980. The interview includes his early life, his education, time in the U.S. Navy, law career, time in the IL state Senate, time as Mayor of Decatur, raceā€¦

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.

Charlotte Wait Holder's Oral History

OH22-Holder_Charlotte_Wait.mp3
This is the oral history of Charlotte Wait Holder. She was interviewed by Betty Turnell on August 10, 1985. This interview covers her life in decatur in the early 1900s.