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    • Downey, William - Interview and Memoir

    • Daley, Richard J., Sr. (Mayor, Chicago); Hodge, Orville; Illinois--Politics and Government; Illinois Secretary of State; Journalism; Powell, Paul (Secretary of State, Illinois); Springfield (Ill.)--Social Life; Stevenson, Adlai Ewing II (Governor,...
    • Downey, a former member of the administration of Illinois Governor William G. Stratton, discusses his work as a journalist, press agent, and legislative liaison for the governor. He recalls some of the legislative events and personalities in...
    • Ice, Willard  - Interview and Memoir

    • Blind; Colleges and Universities; Illinois--Politics and Government; Illinois College, Jacksonville (Ill.); Illinois Department of Revenue; Illinois School for the Blind, Jacksonville (Ill.); Kerner, Otto (Governor, Illinois, 1961-1968); Lawyers;...
    • Willard Ice, blind since age four, discusses his years as an attorney and public servant with the Department of Revenue. He recalls his family background, the accident that led to his blindness, education at the Jacksonville School for the Blind...
    • Schuppe, George - Interview and Memoir

    • Banks and Banking; Coal Mines and Mining; Depression, 1929; Illinois--Politics and Government; Illinois State Fair; Journalism; Lewis, John L.; Lindbergh, Charles; Prohibition; Stelle, John H. (Governor, Illinois, 1940-1941); Stratton, William G....
    • Schuppe discusses Illinois life during the 20th century: his experiences as a UPI reporter in the 1930's; work as executive secretary to Lieutenant Governor John Stelle in 1937; public relations work for the National Guard, 1941-56; public...
    • Klassen, Clarence W. - Interview and Memoir

    • Dutch-Americans; Floods--Ohio River, 1937; Horner, Henry (Governor, Illinois, 1933-1939); Illinois--Politics and Government; Illinois Department of Public Health; Illinois Environmental Protection Agency; Michigan; Stevenson, Adlai Ewing II...
    • Klassen, chief sanitary engineer for the state of Illinois 1935-1970 and the first director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, discusses the evolution of environmental policy and controls in the state: employment with the Department...
    • Scott, Maurice - Interview and Memoir

    • Green, Dwight H. (Governor, Illinois, 1941-1945); Illinois--Politics and Government; Illinois Constitutional Convention, 1970; Kerner, Otto (Governor, Illinois, 1961-1968); Lawyers; Lincoln College of Law, Springfield (Ill.); Ogilvie, Richard...
    • Maurice Scott, a lawyer, discusses living in central Illinois and working with Illinois governors' administrations and legislators. He recalls education, farming, and community in Rochester, Illinois; Lincoln College of Law; work for the Taxpayers'...
    • Selcke, Fred - Interview and Memoir

    • Illinois--Politics and Government; Northwestern University, Evanston (Ill.); Republican Party; Stratton, William G. (Governor, Illinois, 1953-1961); United States. Navy; World War, 1939-1945
    • Selcke recalls his political work in Illinois: as Republican clerk in Menard County; impressions of Governor William Stratton; his work as Superintendent of Registration and Education; as clerk of the Illinois House of Representatives; and the...
    • Howard, Robert P. - Interview and Memoir

    • American Farm Bureau Association; Chicago (Ill.); Chicago Sun; Chicago Tribune; Coal Mines and Mining--Strikes and Lockouts, "Mine Wars"; Cornell College; Depression, 1929; Hodge, Orville; Horner, Henry (Governor, Illinois, 1933-1939);...
    • Howard, political reporter and statehouse correspondent, recalls personalities and events from his career as a journalist covering Illinois government. He discusses working for the Associated Press, political issues, Depression, violence in the...
    • Dunne, George W. - Interview and Memoir

    • Chicago (Ill.)--Politics and Government; Democratic Party; Illinois--Politics and Government; Illinois General Assembly--House; Irish-Americans; Kerner, Otto (Governor, Illinois, 1961-1968); Korean War, 1950-53; Stratton, William G. (Governor,...
    • Dunne, former member of the Illinois General Assembly, recalls his childhood growing up in an Irish household in Chicago; education, early political experiences, tutelage under 42nd Ward politician William "Botchy" Connors; criminal activities,...
    • Bettag, Otto - Interview and Memoir

    • Cincinnati OH; Hospitals; Illinois--Politics and Government; Illinois Department of Public Welfare; Medicine; Mental Health; Physicians; Stratton, William G. (Governor, Illinois, 1953-1961); Tuberculosis
    • Dr. Bettag, former Director of the Illinois Department of Public Welfare, discusses his medical training and experiences combating tuberculosis; experiences at Cincinnati General Hospital and the Veterans' Administration at Hines, Illinois; and as...

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