Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale Remembered Oral History (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
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About this Collection

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The Carbondale Remembered Oral History Project is a joint effort between Special Collections Research Center of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the Carbondale, Illinois Preservation Commission. This ongoing project began in 2004 and consists of 37 oral history interviews. The Project concentrates on twentieth century Carbondale, Illinois history with an emphasis on political history, architecture, and education. Other topics include black history, Southern Illinois Normal University (later Southern Illinois University Carbondale) history, business history, the Great Depression, natural disasters, World War II and Vietnam.

Please note that the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University holds the copyright to these materials; therefore, permission will need to be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. For more information about Carbondale history or the collection, please visit

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