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Mrs. Erma Wait Cook's Oral History

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Title

Mrs. Erma Wait Cook's Oral History

Subject

Erma Wait Cook
Betty Turnell
oral history
recording
interview
Decatur, IL
childhood
W. Main St.
Wood Street School
Mary French School
junior high school
Decatur High School
Millikin University
Anna B. Millikin Home
Women's Club
Wait-Cahill Wholesale Company
travel
Packard automobile
interurban
streetcar
Decatur Hotel and the Arcade
Transfer House
Downtown Decatur
St. Nicholas Hotel
fires
Morehouse and Wells
Lincoln Theatre
stage plays
vaudeville
Country Club
changes to Decatur

Description

This is the oral history of Erma Wait Cook. She was interviewed by Betty Turnell on August 14, 1985. The interview covers her family's businesses in Decatur, and her childhood.

Creator

Interviewee: Erma Wait Cook
Interviewer: Betty Turnell

Source

Erma Wait Cook

Publisher

Decatur Public Library, Decatur, IL

Date

August 14, 1985

Contributor

Betty Turnell

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 Hotel and the Arcade
Lincoln Theatre

Format

.pdf

Language

English

Type

oral history

Identifier

OH96

Coverage

oral history, recording, Erma Wait Cook, Betty Turnell

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Betty Turnell

Interviewee

Erma Wait Cook

Location

Decatur, IL

Transcription

see .pdf

Original Format

cassette tape

Duration

unknown - tape not found

Bit Rate/Frequency

unknown

Time Summary

unknown

Files

OH96-Cook_Erma_Wait_Interview.pdf

Collection

Citation

Interviewee: Erma Wait Cook Interviewer: Betty Turnell , “Mrs. Erma Wait Cook's Oral History ,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed October 29, 2020, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/5044.