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Amherst Hardy's Oral History

Dublin Core

Title

Amherst Hardy's Oral History

Subject

Amherst Hardy
Robert Williams
oral history
recording
interview
Decatur Public Library
Decatur, IL
early childhood
World War I
Millikin University
Student Army Training Corps
barracks
Dennis School
Roosevelt Junior High School
Decatur High School
Shellabarger Building
trip to Maine
Blue Book
Jeffrey automobile
Comet automobile
Pan-American automobile
assembly plants
streetcars
interurban line
buses
Jitney buses
Great Depression
English major
football
Herald and Review
reporter
police beat
old courthouse
city hall
pig vaccination
veterinarian
police radio
John Stacey hanging
telegraph reporter
Associated Press A-Wire
Kennedy Assassination
prize fights
newsboys
Moweaqua mine collapse
Bob Barracks
Sam Tucker
Paul Aird
Bob Yoder
Layah Riggs
Mr. Lindsay
Howard Millard
H. Allen Smith
St. Patrick Church
St. Patrick School
Father Murphy
newspaper plant
bill collector
Roosevelt New Deal Program
WPA
PWA
Kintner Gymnasium
Civilian Concentration Corp (CCC Camp)
removal of streetcar tracks
wooden block pavement
World War II
Navy
radio man
hospital evacuation ship
Solomon Islands
New Zealand
destroyer tender repair ship
Espirito Santo
amphibian forces
Japan
ham radio
short wave radio
Morse code
Pearl Harbor
flash signals
David Felts
Buryl Engleman
Otto Kyle
Forrest Kyle
changes to Decatur
Lincoln Theater
circus
carnivals

Description

This is the oral history of Amherst Hardy. He was interviewed by Robert Williams on February 28, 1990. The interview includes his early life, working for the Herald and Review, and his experience during World War II.

Creator

Interviewee: Amherst Hardy
Interviewer: Robert Williams

Source

Amherst Hardy

Publisher

Decatur Public Library, Decatur, IL

Date

February 28, 1990

Contributor

Robert Williams

Rights

The Decatur Public Library owns and maintains all copyright on materials featured on omeka.decaturlibrary.org. These materials cannot be used without prior consent. Please contact the Local History Room at the Decatur Public Library for more information.

Relation

Decatur Herald and Review

Format

.mp3
.pdf

Language

English

Type

oral history

Identifier

OH58

Coverage

oral history, recording, Amherst Hardy, Robert Williams

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Robert Williams

Interviewee

Amherst Hardy

Location

Decatur Public Library, Decatur, IL

Transcription

see .pdf

Original Format

cassette tape

Duration

1:02:41

Bit Rate/Frequency

unknown

Time Summary

unknown

Collection

Citation

Interviewee: Amherst Hardy Interviewer: Robert Williams , “Amherst Hardy's Oral History ,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed January 23, 2021, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/4937.