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    • Area Became a Microcosm of America Itself

    • Planned Communities--United States--Illinois; City Planning--United States--Illinois; Park Forest (Ill.)--Race Relations; Park Forest (Ill.)--Social Conditions; Park Forest (Ill.)--Population--Economic Aspects; Shopping Centers--United...
    • Richard Sherman, then a professor of history at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, Illinois, wrote 9-10 articles on South Suburban History for the Star Newspapers in 1988. In this article he relates the changes in the South Suburban region...
    • G.I. Town and the Organization Man

    • Planned Communities--United States--Illinois; City Planning--United States--Illinois; Park Forest (Ill.)--Race Relations; Park Forest (Ill.)--Social Conditions; Shopping Centers--United States--Illinois; Park Forest (Ill.)--Shopping Centers
    • Dr. Larry McClellan, a professor retired from Governors State University, now working for the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission, writes the local history column, "Time Frame," which runs in the Star Newspapers once a month. In this column...
    • History Search Packet - Teaching Park Forest History

    • Planned communities--United States--Illinois; City planning--United States--Illinois; Park Forest (Ill.)--Race relations; Park Forest (Ill.)--Social Conditions; Park Forest (Ill.)--Social life and customs--1945-1970; Park Forest...
    • The History Search Packet was produced by D. Stanley Moore, a former teacher at Rich East High School. He was one of the earliest teachers at the school, so lived many years in the village. The packet was created as part of a workshop that Dr....
    • Roots of Racial Diversity Formed 35 Years Ago

    • Planned Communities--United States--Illinois; City Planning--United States--Illinois; Park Forest (Ill.)--Race Relations; Park Forest (Ill.)--Social Conditions; Park Forest (Ill.)--Social Life and Customs--1945--1970; Park Forest (Ill.)--Integration
    • Dr. Larry McClellan, a professor, retired from Governors State University, and a noted local historian, writes the column, "Time Frame," which runs once a month in the Star Newspaper. In this article he writes about the Park Forest Human Relations...
    • Liggins, Clarence - Memoir

    • Afro-Americans; Churches; Horner, Henry (Governor, Illinois, 1933-1939); Illinois--Politics and Government--Officials and Employees; Illinois Secretary of State; Methodists; Race Discrimination; Rose, James A. (Secretary of State, Illinois); Saint...
    • Liggins, Illinois state employee 1904-48, recalls working for James A. Rose, Secretary of State (1897-1912) and for Governor Henry Horner. Also recalls Springfield in the early 1900's: St. Paul's African Methodist Evangelical Church, discrimination...
    • Becker, Helen - Interview and Memoir

    • Bettie Stuart Institute, Springfield (Ill.); Church Schools; Clothing and Dress; Family Life; Funerals; Sacred Heart Academy, Springfield (Ill.); Social Life and Customs; Springfield (Ill.)--Race Riot, 1908; Springfield (Ill.)--Social Life; World...
    • Becker recalls early 20th century life in Springfield: her family and home life; education at Sacred Heart Academy and the Bettie Stuart Institute; funerals; childhood games; neighborhoods; and volunteer activities. She also mentions the homefront...
    • Chapman, Frances - Interview and Memoir

    • Dana, Susan Lawrence; Electric Railroads (trolleys, interurbans); Family Life; Illinois State Fair; Social Life and Customs; Springfield (Ill.)--Race Riot, 1908; Springfield (Ill.)--Street Railroads; Voyages and Travels
    • Frances Chapman, a lifelong resident of Springfield, recalls the early 20th century there: family life, schooling, businesses, neighborhoods, social activities, 1908 race riot, Illinois State Fair, and horse and trolley transportation. She also...
    • Fitzpatrick, J. R. - Interview and Memoir

    • Baseball; Boxing; Catholics; Coal Mines and Mining--Strikes and Lockouts, "Mine Wars"; Depression, 1929; Ku Klux Klan; Lumber Trade; Sports; Springfield (Ill.)--Race Riot, 1908; Springfield (Ill.)--Sports; Women--Baseball Players
    • Fitzpatrick, Springfield resident and businessman, recalls his neighborhood, lumber business, sponsorship of numerous athletic teams, effects of the Depression, involvement with the publication The Citizens Tribune, local political campaigns,...
    • Harris, Albert - Interview and Memoir

    • Afro-Americans; Coal Mines and Mining; Depression, 1929; Emancipation Day; Frontiers International; Funerals; Grocery Trade; Ku Klux Klan; Race Discrimination; Springfield (Ill.)--Businesses; Springfield (Ill.)--Race Riot, 1908
    • Harris, lifelong resident and businessman of Springfield, recalls his experiences as a member of the African American community: social conditions, discrimination, segregation, and businesses. He recalls his own business ventures, including owning...
    • J. Ron McLeod

    • Park Forest, (Ill.)--History; Park Forest, (Ill.)--Politics and Government; Park Forest, (Ill.)--Politics and Government--Philosophy; Park Forest, (Ill.)--Social Life and Customs--20th Century; Suburbs--United States--Illinois--20th Century;...
    • J. Ron McLeod moved to Park Forest, Illinois in 1950. This interview was done in 2000, just before his 80th birthday. Ron and his first wife originally lived in two different townhouses, in the original rental area. Later, they bought a house on...

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