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Illinois General Assembly oral history program

Repository: University of Illinois at Springfield. Archives/Special Collections

Collection Description (CRHP): On civil rights legislation in Illinois, see especially the following interviews: C280 Catania, C512 Clabaugh, D291 Davis, G374 Gilbert, G884 Grindle, M132 McCarthy, M176 McGloon, P229 Parkhurst, P257 Partee, R160 Randolph, R219 Rayson, R792 Rowe, SM54 Smith.

Collection Description (Extant): Interviews by Cullom Davis, Horace Q. Waggoner, Judy Haynes, 1979-85.

Former members of the Illinois General Assembly discuss their family background, education, marriage and children, work history, and military service; they also recall their years in the legislature: campaigning, elections, party politics, lobbyists, Illinois regional politics, and significant issues and legislation. The narrators also discuss life after the General Assembly: running for other political office, private law practice, businesses endeavors, teaching, retirement, etc. This project was conducted in association with the Illinois Legislative Council and SSU's Legislative Studies Center.

Access Copy Note: All material must be used in the archives reading room. Audio and videotapes and electronic records may be viewed in the Educational Technology Media Lab (LIB 140).

Transcripts may be accessed from collection URL; transcripts and digital audio files are also at the Illinois Digital Archives:

Collection URL: External Link

Date(s): 1979-85

Digital Status: Yes

Extent: 32 interviews (cassette, digital files), transcripts

Language: English

Interviewees: Susan Catania, Charles W. Clabaugh, Corneal A. Davis, John G. Gilbert, William L. Grindle, Robert W. McCarthy, Thomas A. McGloon, John C. Parkhurst, Cecil A. Partee, Paul J. Randolph, Leland Rayson, Harris Rowe, Elbert S. Smith

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


Black Panther Party
Civil rights movements--Illinois
Civil rights--Cases
Illinois--Politics and government
United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964


Sound recordings


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