Robert D. Hall (1914- ) and Alice Freeman Hall (1916-) oral history
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Track 1, Transcript p. 1-3
Transcription
Creators
Hall, Robert D., Interviewee
Hall, Alice Freeman
, Interviewee
Adler, Rhea Saul
, Interviewer
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Description
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 be. healed" in 1902 -Most went on to California later but his father and uncle stayed
• "Blue laws" - No sewers - No movies - Owned all industries -Zion Bakery - Lace factory - Power plant
• Uncle Charley moves family to Alamo, Michigan about 1920 -Family and household goods in two boxcars - Head of household drives team of horses from Zion to Alamo -Spends first night in Wilmette, horses spend night on Ridge in a lumberyard - Goes through Chicago via Western Avenue and horses spend second night in lumberyard and driver slept in wagon - Took two weeks to reach Alamo, Michigan - Had a celery farm ~ Strawberries
• Return to Wilmette - Lived in various areas - 4th Linden area
• "West of tracks" - Community attitudes toward different locale - Harms Woods trolley - Two years University of Alaska
• Alice Hall's description of Mrs. Freeman's (her mother's) grade school board tenure - Purchase of Harper school land - Mother's Quaker upbringing in Richmond, Indiana
• Graduated Earlham College - Volunteer year in Puerto Rico
• Discussion of philosophy of Wilmette/ Winnetka schools - PTA -Woman's Club - Arden Shore Girl Scouts - Park Ridge School for Girls - All activities of Elizabeth Freeman - Father on faculty of Armour Institute (forerunner of Illinois Institute of Technology) for 42 years
• Present activities of the Halls - She, New Trier High School teacher - He, in audio-visual school supplies – Avedex in Skokie

Place of Publication
Wilmette, Illinois
Date of Original
1977
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Local identifier
R977.31 HA
Language of Item
English
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Robert D. Hall (1914- ) and Alice Freeman Hall (1916-) oral history


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 be. healed" in 1902 -Most went on to California later but his father and uncle stayed
• "Blue laws" - No sewers - No movies - Owned all industries -Zion Bakery - Lace factory - Power plant
• Uncle Charley moves family to Alamo, Michigan about 1920 -Family and household goods in two boxcars - Head of household drives team of horses from Zion to Alamo -Spends first night in Wilmette, horses spend night on Ridge in a lumberyard - Goes through Chicago via Western Avenue and horses spend second night in lumberyard and driver slept in wagon - Took two weeks to reach Alamo, Michigan - Had a celery farm ~ Strawberries
• Return to Wilmette - Lived in various areas - 4th Linden area
• "West of tracks" - Community attitudes toward different locale - Harms Woods trolley - Two years University of Alaska
• Alice Hall's description of Mrs. Freeman's (her mother's) grade school board tenure - Purchase of Harper school land - Mother's Quaker upbringing in Richmond, Indiana
• Graduated Earlham College - Volunteer year in Puerto Rico
• Discussion of philosophy of Wilmette/ Winnetka schools - PTA -Woman's Club - Arden Shore Girl Scouts - Park Ridge School for Girls - All activities of Elizabeth Freeman - Father on faculty of Armour Institute (forerunner of Illinois Institute of Technology) for 42 years
• Present activities of the Halls - She, New Trier High School teacher - He, in audio-visual school supplies – Avedex in Skokie