List of Interviewees

Agesort icon Interview County
Ray (Bud) Nuckols 70s Male 1980s Sangamon Recalls early farm life, tractors, and rural electrification
Hal Ringland 70s Male 1970s Mason Farmer discusses famr life in the early-mid 1900s
Rolland Stone 70s Male 1970s Sangamon Stone Seed Company evolved from seed-corn trials in 1920s
Paul Shuman 70s Male 2000s Moultrie Former IFB Board member; Son of Charles Shuman
Orion Samuelson 70s Male 2000s Cook Host of National Farm Report, WGN Radio, Chicago
Ray Ackerman 80s Male 2000s Tazewell Memories of Ackerman Farms as a young man
Eileen Cunningham 80s Female 2000s Greene Retired nurse and farm wife raised near the Illinois River
Roy Harrington 80s Male 2000s Rock Island Retired mechanical engineer for John Deere & Company
Marie Burch 80s Female 1980s Sangamon Farmer discusses her childhood and farm life in early 1900s
Evans Cantrall 80s Male 1970s Sangamon Farmer recalls rural life in the late 1800s and early 1900s
Frances Culver 80s Female 1970s Whiteside Farm wife recalls growing up near Mississippi River
Walter Culver 80s Male 1970s Menard Farmer discusses mechanization and other changes in the 1900s
Gray Herndon 80s Male 1970s Sangamon Springfield lawyer recalls childhood on the farm
Lucile Daniels Kirby 80s Female 1970s Menard Recalls women's roles on farm in early 1900s
Anna M. Williams 80s Female 1970s Menard Recalls life on family farms in the early 1900s
Michael Scully 80s Male 2000s Sangamon Applied principles of biodynamics and organic farming
Russ Jeckel 80s Male 2000s Tazewell Pork producer who pioneered hog confinement
Ruth Brasell 80s Female 1970s Cass Farm wife and teacher in one-room schoolhouse
Eva Clough 80s Female 1970s Montgomery Farm wife lived on farms without electricity, water, or phone
Archibald Dunn 80s Male 1970s Cass Farmer recalls changes in farm technology from early 1900s
John Keith 80s Male 1970s Montgomery Farmer discusses farming methods of the early 1900s
Carrie Maurer 80s Female 1970s Cass Farm wife recalls home life, Great Depression, World War II
Alice Martin 80s Female 1970s Sangamon Recalls childhood on farm, rural education, and 1908 race riot
John Moore 80s Male 1970s Sangamon Farmer who ran his farm operation from the age of 13
Ola Ridley 80s Female 1980s Christian Discusses farm life and schooling in early 1900s
Jessie Ruth Saiter 80s Female 1980s Clark Farm wife recalls women's roles on farm in early 1900s
William Wertheim 80s Male 1970s Sangamon Small-town butcher and cattle dealer in Athens, Illinois
Fred Baumberger 80s Male 2000s Bond World War II veteran who farmed and raised Standardbred horses
Harold Steele 80s Male 2000s Bureau Former president of Illinois Farm Bureau
George Howe 80s Male 1950s Piatt Farmer and banker born in 1870 recalls farming in late 1800s
Geneva Sweet 90s Female 2000s Morgan Farm wife whose father-in-law photographed farm in 1890s
Bert Aikman 90s Male 1970s Montgomery Farmer and railroad man recalls childhood in late 1800s
Margaret Honey 90s Female 1970s Sangamon Farm wife recalls Great Depression and two world wars
Marie South Williams 90s Female 1980s Sangamon Recalls family and farm life in southern Illinois, early 1900s
Dr. LeRoy Biehl 90s Male 2000s Champaign Emeritus Professor; Swine Extension veterinarian
George Cline 90s Male 1970s Cass Farmer discusses farm mechanism in late 1800s-early 1900s
Cliffie Smith Patterson 90s Male 1980s Logan Teacher recalls rural life, family, and country schools
Emma Snodgrass 90s Female 1980s Sangamon Farm wife recalls her rural childhood and women's roles
Robert A. Taylor 90s Male 1970s Cass Farmer born on family farm in 1882