Great River Road, 2016

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Greg Kessler Oral History Interview This interview, with Madison County musician and historian of the local music scene, Greg Kessler, discusses the alternative music scene in Madison County and St. Louis during the 1980s. November 3, 2021 November 22, 2021
John Twombly Oral History This oral history interview with Ellen Nore-Nordhouser is part of a collection of oral histories conducted as part of a research project related to the 50th Anniversary of SIUE between 2005 and 2008. June 22, 2006 May 6, 2021
Luther Statler Oral History This oral history interview with Ellen Nore-Nordhouser is part of a collection of oral histories conducted as part of a research project related to the 50th Anniversary of SIUE between 2005 and 2008.

During his interview Statler discusses the changes in culture and policy at SIUE between the late 1960s when he was hired and the late '80s. Statler worked at the Alton, East St. Louis and Edwardsville campuses in various capacities. The majority of his time was spent at Edwardsville, however, he had memorable interactions with notables such as the famous Katherine Dunham, and former university Presidents Earl Lazerson and John Rendleman.
April 3, 2006 April 25, 2021
Janet McReynolds Oral History This oral history interview with Ellen Nore-Nordhouser is part of a collection of oral histories conducted as part of a research project related to the 50th Anniversary of SIUE between 2005 and 2008.

McReynolds discusses the EHE, otherwise known as the Experiment in Higher Education which was the pilot program at the East St. Louis Campus and her later transfer to SIUE's Edwardsville campus in the Academic Resource Center. She candidly discusses racial tensions and the inequality between campuses. McReynolds, for example, mentions the fact that many of the courses within the EHE were coded by the university differently so when students left the EHE for the "main campus" they often received no credit for courses they had already taken because it was "experimental" and was considered prepatory. McReynolds also discusses the change in administration at the Edwardsville campus such as the difficulties Barbara Teters had in her position as Vice Provost under President Earl Lazerson.
May 20, 2006 April 25, 2021
Edward "Ed" Soliday Oral History This oral history interview with Ellen Nore-Nordhouser is part of a collection of oral histories conducted as part of a research project related to the 50th Anniversary of SIUE between 2005 and 2008.

This interview with Soliday discusses his youth growing up in the area and running the family hardware store in Granite City. Soliday closed the store and decided to apply for positions at SIUE working initially as Assistant to the Registrar but eventually managing a large portion of incoming endowments as well as the Arts and Issues Speaker Series.
June 27, 2006 April 25, 2021
Grace Madison Oral History This oral history interview with Ellen Nore-Nordhouser is part of a collection of oral histories conducted as part of a research project related to the 50th Anniversary of SIUE between 2005 and 2008. April 20, 2004 April 19, 2021
William "Bill" Liden Oral History This oral history interview with Ellen Nore-Nordhouser is part of a collection of oral histories conducted as part of a research project related to the 50th Anniversary of SIUE between 2005 and 2008. June 20, 2005 March 31, 2021
Antoinette "Toni" Liston Oral History This oral history interview with Ellen Nore-Nordhouser is part of a collection of oral histories conducted as part of a research project related to the 50th Anniversary of SIUE between 2005 and 2008. July 20, 2004 March 31, 2021
Marsha Puro Oral History This oral history interview with Ellen Nore-Nordhouser is part of a collection of oral histories conducted as part of a research project related to the 50th Anniversary of SIUE between 2005 and 2008. August 20, 2004 March 29, 2021
Phyllis Werner Oral History This oral history interview with Ellen Nore-Nordhouser is part of a collection of oral histories conducted as part of a research project related to the 50th Anniversary of SIUE between 2005 and 2008.

Werner began work with the university out of state working as a recruiter, she eventually became the Weekend University Coordinator and Director of the Student Services Center. Puro speaks to the changes over time on focusing on student retention and programs such as Freshmen First and Weekend University.
June 20, 2003 March 29, 2021