Oral History

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Rhea Saul Adler (1906-1990) oral history 
AudioTextComments:  About 1985,   Interview of Rhea Adler by Regina Fleischer at 401 3rd Street, Wilmette, IL, in 1985. Photograph of the first public library in Wilmette, Illinois
Albert J. Braun (1911-1991) oral history
AudioText  15 October 1978,   Interview with Albert J. Braun by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, on October 15, 1978. ABSTRACT Interviewee: Albert J. Braun Interviewer: Rhea Adler Date of Interview: October, 1978 Account of Braun family, six boys and three girls Farm of 25-30 acres -- Truck gardens -- Randolph...
Elizabeth Brown Brooks (1901-1994) oral history
AudioText  1979,   Interview with Elizabeth Brown Brooks by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, Spring, 1979. ABSTRACT: · Grandparents-- Crocker, 1892/ Brown, 1868 · Early childhood- schools- churches · Dedication of Sanitary District Canal and creation of (Washington) Gillson Park from dredgings · New Trier...
Ella B. Butz (1888-1982) oral history 
AudioText  March 26, 1976,   Interview of Ella B. Butz by Rhea Adler in Wilmette on March 26, 1976. ABSTRACT Wilmette in 1890's, early activities, Wilmette Country Club, mention of many early families and people by name, Butz and Arend family histories, Northwestern Academy and New Trier High School early beginnings,...
Rose Braun Chilcott (1902-1981) oral history 
AudioGenealogical ResourcesText  1979,   Interview of Rose Braun Chilcott by Briggs Maselli in Wilmette, Illinois, 1979. Abstract: Truck farming at Illinois Rd. and Lake Ave. Travel to South Water St. market, 1867-1942 Occupations of 11 Braun siblings Household tasks Gross Point Band Chicago Fire Family activities Schools...
Elizabeth Fitch (1899-1986) oral history 
AudioImageText  1984,   Interview with Elizabeth Fitch by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, in 1984. ABSTRACT: Early history of both parental backgrounds prior to Wilmette in 1906 Childhood and schooling in Wilmette, New Trier, Wellesley and nursing degree at Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D.C. Summer spent in...
Regina Fleischer (1928- ) oral history 
AudioImageText  1981,   ABSTRACT Interviewee: Regina Fleischer Interviewer: Rhea Adler Date of interview: Spring, 1981 • Length of time in Wilmette • Birth in Bydgoszcz (Poland) - Germany - Life 1928-1933 - An only child - Father in wholesale leather business - Anti-Semitism forced move to Warsaw • Explanation of...
Joseph Fleischer oral history 
AudioImageText  1982,   Interview with Joseph Fleischer by Regina Fleischer in Wilmette, Illinois, in March 1982. ABSTRACT: • Name and location of present home - birthplace and life in Albany Park area - Chicago • Joined U.S. Navy in July, 1943 - training received at Farragut, Idaho -- 30 day leave before entering...
Leonora Frake (1907-1990) oral history 
AudioTextComments:  About 1975  Interview of Leonora Frake by Briggs Maselli on May 10 [year unknown] at a location on Techny Road in Northbrook, Illinois.
Frances A. Goodhue (1886-1983) oral history 
AudioText  1977,   Interview with Frances Goodhue by Rhea Saul Adler about 1977 in Wilmette, Illinois. Transcribed by Karen Miller, June 2009.
George Arthur Hahn, Sr. (1889-1979) oral history 
AudioTextComments:  About 1975,   Interview with George Arthur Hahn, Sr. by Briggs Maselli about 1975. Transcribed by Karen Miller Track 1 is missing from the tape.
Robert D. Hall (1914- ) and Alice Freeman Hall (1916-) oral history 
AudioImageText  1977,   Interview with Robert D. Hall and Alice Freeman Hall by Rhea Adler in Wilmette in winter 1977. Abstract: • His childhood in Zion, Illinois - Description of the community founded for religious reasons by Mr. Dowie • Wilbur Glenn Voliva and radio station WCBD • Hall family from Vermont to Zion "to...
Robert A. Harper (1910-2007) oral history 
AudioImageText  11 March 1982,   Interview with Robert A. Harper by Rhea Adler in Wilmette on March 11, 1982. Abstract: Born and has lived in Wilmette his entire life - son of Dora and J. Robb Harper, Superintendent of Wilmette Schools 1908-1942 Life of his father - one of four children on Ohio farm - put himself through...
Lloyd Frank Hollister (1892-1979) oral history 
AudioImageText  1975,   Interview with Lloyd Frank Hollister by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, in the Fall of 1975. ABSTRACT: Introduction to Wilmette Mayor Ed Zipf - Mayor 7 years - established accounting practices for village of Wilmette Earl Orner - Village Clerk, 1905-1924 Mayor, 1925-30 Village Agent for...
W. Henry Huffman (1911-1997) oral history 
AudioImageText  24 January 1977,   Interview with Henry Huffman by Briggs Maselli in Wilmette, Illinois, on January 24, 1977. Abstract: Wilmette 1918 Tornado 1920 New Trier High School Northwestern Railroad history Purdue Engineering School Christmas parties of Mrs. Huffman
C. Herbert Jones (1889-1987) oral history 
AudioImageText  15 June 1977,   Interview with C. Herbert Jones by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, on June 25, 1977. ABSTRACT: Early life in Philadelphia Move to Evanston High school and college years Graduate school Half century of engineering school Northwestern University Chattaqua Romance Miami Military Institute World...
Benjamin Kartman (1901-1991) oral history 
AudioImageText  4 March 1982,   Interview with Ben Kartman by Rhea Saul Adler on March 4, 1982 at 208 Golf Terrace, Wilmette, Illinois. ABSTRACT: Early years in Wilmette -- three residences Two sons -- University of Iowa -- University of Illinois Years at University of Illinois -- Editor of Illinois Daily -- preceded by...
Mathilda Marie Kempe (1895-1981) oral history
AudioImageText  4 November 1979,   Interview with Mathilda Marie Kempe by Briggs Maselli on November 4, 1979 at 418 Ridge Road, Wilmette, Illinois. Abstract: Born on Ridge Road across the street Father Otto L. Kempe came via New York, Niles to Wilmette -- was a shoemaker from Saxony - came as a young man in 1881 with a group of...
Elizabeth Fisher Kinnear (1896-1980) oral history 
AudioImageText  1976,   Interview with Elizabeth Fisher Kinnear by Rhea S. Adler in 1976 in Wilmette, Illinois. ABSTRACT Name -- address -- came in 1932, description of area then -- post Depression period Describes organization and membership make--up of 1st Historical Commission of Wilmette; mentions Evanston and...
Elizabeth Hoffman Kirk (1915-2008) oral history
AudioImageText  1976,   Interview with Elizabeth Hoffman Kirk and Mary Hoffman by Rhea Adler in 1976. ABSTRACT: Previous residences of Hoffman family--first 1843 -- boyhood of Hoffman brothers -- farming and raising produce for the Chicago Market, --South Water St.-- First retail store (general merchandise) at...
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Oral History