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Edward Beecher Bender oral history

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Identifier: OH036
Scope and Contents This collection contains a transcript and an audiotape reel of an oral history with Edward Beecher Bender conducted with Tom Krasean for the Indiana State Library on October 31, 1968. Bender discusses growing up on a farm, his association with the Ku Klux Klan and Indiana politics during the 1920s, the Boone County R.E.M.C. and farming in the 1960s.

James Miller oral history

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Identifier: OH201
Scope and Contents This collection includes a transcript and audiotape reel from an oral history interview with Reverend James Miller, conducted by Thomas Krasean for the Indiana State Library on October 2, 1968, at Waugh, Boone County, Indiana. The interview covers his experiences in the Philippines during the Philippine-American War, life following the war, conversion and life as a preacher, and discusses the Ku Klux Klan and its effects on his ministry.

Oral history collection

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Identifier: L640
Scope and Contents This collection comprises the breadth of the oral history collection at the Indiana State Library, ranging from circa 1904 to 2019. The bulk of the collection contains oral histories created during the ISL Oral History Project during the 1960s-1980s and recordings of events, meetings, recitations, and radio interviews created and acquired by library staff during that period. The remainder are oral histories created by various outside institutions and organizations, such as universities, public...

Ralph F. Gates oral history

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Identifier: OH020
Scope and Contents The collection contains two copies of a transcript and a reel-to-reel audiotape of an interview with Ralph F. Gates conducted by Randall Jehs for the Indiana State Library Oral History Project on February 3, 1971. There are also clippings from 1976 to 1978.Gates discusses his family and childhood; his political views; Indiana Republican politics and his involvement; practicing law; the Ku Klux Klan; the American Legion; and running for Governor and his term in office. He also talks...

Walter D. Myers, Sr. oral history

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Identifier: OH016
Scope and Contents The collection contains the reel-to-reel tape and transcript of interviews with Walter D. Myers, Sr. conducted by Randall Jehs on December 14, 1970 and January 20, 1971. In the first interview (p. 1-40), Myers discusses why he entered the political arena, his experiences as an attorney for the city and state and city departments, Thomas Taggart, the Federal Reserve Act, his involvement in the American Legion, the Warner Brothers company, Stought Fletcher, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jim Farley,...

William M. Chaney oral history

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Identifier: OH057
Scope and Contents This collection includes a transcript and a reel-to-reel audiotape from an oral history interview with WIlliam M. Chaney, conducted by Randall W. Jehs for the Indiana State Library on June 6, 1971. Chaney talks briefly about his family, childhood in Kentucky, and military service during World War II. For most of the interview, he discusses the history of the Ku Klux Klan, their financial structure, and the Klan and politics. Chaney also discusses his position in the organization, Klan...

William P. Evans oral history

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Identifier: OH021
Scope and Contents The collection contains a transcript and a reel-to-reel audiotape of an interview with William P. Evans conducted by Thomas Krasean for the Indiana State Library Oral History Project on May 2, 1969. Evans discusses his family and schooling; Governor Hanly and his interests in prohibition; his military service; his wife; the Ku Klux Klan; some of his more prominent cases; and his work for the Public Service Company of Indiana. He also talks about Governors Warren T. McCray and Ed Jackson and...

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