Oral history interviews
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 44 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents This collection contains two reel-to-reel audiotapes and a transcript of four oral history interviews with Ira J. Anderson, conducted by F. Gerald Handfield, Jr. during May 12-13 and June 22-23, 1976. During the discussion, Anderson talks about his life, travel, politics, farming, World War I, and his work as a State Representative and State Fire Marshal.
Dates: 1976 May-June
Scope and Contents In an oral history interview conducted by Jerry Handfield for the Indiana State Library on February 9, 1977, James Cunningham discusses his parents and their Irish heritage, his father’s work at the Pennsylvania railroad and move to the near South Side. He talks about attending St. John’s Catholic school, the brothers of the Holy Cross and school life in the early twentieth century. He talks about growing up in the near south side, the sports he participated in as a child and part time jobs he...
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.
Scope and Contents This collection contains 6 audio cassette tapes and transcripts of interviews with hostesses at the James Whitcomb Riley Home in Greenfield, Indiana, including Lucinda Jean Arthur, Charlotte Barnett, Elizabeth Gappen, Edna Jacobs, Dorothy June WIlliams, and Ruth Williamson. Interviews were conducted by local teacher Carol Cummings during June-July 1987.
Dates: 1987 June-July
Scope and Contents This collection contains recorded oral history interviews with Katharine Atkins, conducted by F. Gerald Handfield for the Indiana State Library on October 11, 1977 and January 10, 1978. No transcript is available. The library has a digital copy of the audio.
Scope and Contents This collection contains a transcript and an audio cassette tape of an interview with Lowene C. Alexander conducted by Chris Cameron, Nick Kile, and Pam Schutts on June 28, 1980 in Homer, Indiana. In the interview, Alexander discusses her life in Homer, including her family, life on a farm, the Great Depression, her working life, doctors, and more.
Scope and Contents This collection contains one audiotape reel and a transcript of an oral history interview with Mildred I. Arnold, conducted by Susan Bell of the Indiana State Library on February 27, 1974. In the interview, Arnold discusses her work at a beauty salon in the Women’s Prison. She explains the scheduling of classes, testing, and working with inmates.
Scope and Contents This collection contains a transcript and an audiotape reel of an oral history interview with Nellie Coats, conducted by Hazel W. Hopper and Randall Jehs for the Indiana State Library on February 4, 1975, about the formation and growth of the Indiana State Library, construction of the new building, and changing archival and library methods and policies.
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...
Dates: circa 1904-2019
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...