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Arch N. Bobbitt oral history

Identifier: OH014
Scope and Contents The collection contains the tapes and transcript drafts of three interviews with Arch N. Bobbitt conducted by Randall Jehs for the Indiana State Library oral history project on August 30, September 11, and September 17, 1974. In the first interview, Bobbitt discusses his childhood and education; how his interest in politics developed; Indiana politics in the 1920s including the influence of the Ku Klux Klan and D. C. Stephenson; and the state gasoline tax department. In the second interview,...

Asa J. Smith oral history

Identifier: OH018
Scope and Contents The collection contains a transcript and a reel-to-reel audiotape of an oral history interview with Asa J. Smith conducted by Thomas Krasean on March 20, 1969. During the interview, Smith discusses his experiences as a Marine during World War I, Indiana political campaigns, the League of Nations, Harry S. New, Tom Taggart, George Coffin, James E. Watson, and Sherman Minton. He also discusses his association with the Oberholtzer family, including his representation of the family during the D. C....

Benedict C. Birchler oral history transcript

Identifier: OH038
Scope and Contents This collection contains a transcript and an audiotape reel for an oral history interivew with Bendedict C. Birchler, conducted by Gerald Hanfield for the Indiana State Library on May 4, 1977. Bircher describes boyhood in rural Indiana, his teaching methods, and school discipline. Birchler worked for the Agricultural Adjustment Administration in the 1930 and he discusses Prohibition and the Depression and its effects on farming. At the time of this interview, he lived in the house he and his...

Bluffton-Wells County Public Library oral history transcripts

Identifier: OH003
Scope and Contents This collection contains oral history transcripts of interviews with five members of the Bluffton, Indiana community by Barbara Elliott for the Bluffton-Wells County Public Library in 1976. The people interivewed were Samuel Aeschliman, Sr., Harold Caylor, John H. Edris, Sr., R. N. Fitzpatrick, and James W. Stogdill.

Curtis G. Shake oral history

Identifier: OH015

Dana L. Blank oral history transcript

Identifier: OH039
Scope and Contents This collection contains a transcript and audiotape reel of an oral history interview with Dana L. Blank, conducted by Susan Bell for the Indiana State Library on October 19,1973. Blank discusses her philosophy on recreation and corrections, the recreation programs she instituted at the Indiana Girls’ School, and the co-recreational activities with the Rockville Training Center and the Henryville Boy’s School.

Don Albietz oral history

Identifier: OH006
Scope and Contents This collection contains an audiotape reel and transcript of an interview with Don Albietz, conducted by Susan Bell of the Indiana State Library on February 20, 1975. In the interview, Albietz discusses his work as a property manager and his experiences working with inmates from local prisons.

Dorothy Gardner oral history

Identifier: OH114
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a transcript and 2 reel-to-reel audiotapes from 3 interviews with Dorothy Gardner, conducted by Susan Bell of the Indiana State Library, on August 19, 1974 and February 16-17, 1977. Gardner discusses her experiences with the Indiana Woman’s Prison, as well as the changes she made to the prison and her various roles in the state government. She also discussed her family, mainly her children and grandchildren, visiting her at the prison.

E. Ross Adair oral history

Identifier: OH001
Scope and Contents This collection contains 6 audio tapes of 5 interviews and a transcript of the first three interviews for an oral history with E. Ross Adair, conducted by Randall W. Jehs and F. Gerald Handfield on March 4, April 13, and June 2, 1971; September 25, 1974; and August 25, 1977. In the discussion, Adair describes his family, upbringing, World War II, his political career, life as a student, political campaigns, Vietnam, and many other topics as well as his career as a U.S. congressman and...

E. Ross Adair oral history

Identifier: OH002
Scope and Contents This collection contains a transcript and a shared reel-to reel audio tape from a videotapeed oral history interview with E. Ross Adair, conducted by F. Gerald Handfield on April 12, 1975 at Turkey Run State Park In his discussion, Adair describes his trip to Paris as a United States delegate to a United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) meeting.

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