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Luis Ybarra Oral History Interview This oral history interview with Luis Ybarra was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History.

Luis Ybarra was born May 6, 1957. He talks about his lifelong residency in the Lincoln Place neighborhood. Born in 1957 to Mexican immigrants, Luis worked for the Madison County Highway Department and was a member of the Mexican Honorary Commission. Among many other topics, Luis talks about his personal history, life, and times in Madison County.
November 3, 2001 March 18, 2018
Linda Garcia Oral History Interview This oral history interview with Linda Garcia was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History

Though Linda Garcia was born in St. Louis, she only lived there for three years and spent the rest of her life in Lincoln Place. In this interview, she describes her childhood, the diversity of the community, the different jobs her and her sisters had to do to help her widowed mom, her Mexican heritage, and religious experiences.
October 31, 2001 March 4, 2018
Leland Ambuehl Oral History Interview This oral history interview with Leland Ambuehl was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History.

Leland Ambuehl came to Lincoln Place as an adopted child from Eastern Europe. In this interview, he talks about his adoption, his experiences in World War II, the diversity of Lincoln Place, and the Lincoln Place Athletic Club.
October 28, 2001 February 16, 2018
John Percy Oral History Interview This oral history interview with John Percy was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History.

In this interview, John Percy describes his experience as a P-47 Fighter-Bomber Pilot in the European theater of World War II, his childhood in rural Illinois, learning to fly, his career after the military as a corporate pilot for State Farm Insurance, and his involvement on the board of the Prairie Aviation Museum.
October 6, 2001 March 17, 2018
Jack Vizer Oral History Interview This oral history interview with Jack Vizer was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History.

Jack E. Vize was born on October 3, 1928, to Hungarian immigrant parents and has been a lifelong resident of the Lincoln Place neighborhood. In this interview he talks about his childhood, working with his father at the Commonwealth Plant, his time in the Korean War, working for the U.S. Corp of Engineers, and his involvement with the Boy Scouts.
October 29, 2001 March 18, 2018
Isabella Vartan and Helen Abbott Oral History Interview This oral history interview with Isabella Vartan and Helen Abbott was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History.

Isabella Vartan and Helen Abbott are the daughters of Armenian immigrants who have been lifelong residents of the Lincoln Place neighborhood. In this interview, they talk about their parent's experience in Armenia during World War I and immigration to the United States, their participation in the Armenian Orthodox Church, growing up as the children of immigrants, involvement in the local community center, and the diversity of the Lincoln Place neighborhood.
October 10, 2001 March 18, 2018
Henry Ybarra Oral History Interview This oral history interview with Henry Ybarra was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History.

Mr. Ybarra speaks about his time growing up in Lincoln Place as well as his family in and trips to Mexico. He utilizes photographs to guide his father, uncle, and other family members and their experiences in Mexico. Mr. Ybarra emphasizes his sense of pride about bring a resident of Lincoln Place.

Among the many topics Henry Ybarra talks about are his lifelong residency at Lincoln Place, working at Prairie Farms Dairy, his Mexican heritage, yearly trips to Mexico, and his family.
November 14, 2001 March 18, 2018
Hagop Varadian  Oral History Interview This oral history interview with Hagop Varadian was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History.

Hagop (Jake) Varadian was born on April 12, 1938 to Armenian immigrants and has been a lifelong resident of the Lincoln Place neighborhood. In this interview, he talks about his parent's life in Armenia during World War One and his mother’s experience in the Armenian Genocide which resulted in her having to live in the desert where her sister was born. He also touches on aspects of his own life that include being in the Army and teaching school for the Granite City School District.
November 6, 2001 March 18, 2018
Eleanor Todoroff Oral History Interview This oral history interview with Eleanor Todoroff was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History.

Eleanor Todoroff was born and raised in the Lincoln Place community. In this interview, she talks about her father's emigration from Armenia and involvement in World War I, the role of the Macedonian Church in Lincoln Place, and the “Macedonian Bulgarian Ladies Aid Society.
December 5, 2001 March 18, 2018
Edward Fetzer Oral History Interview This oral history interview with Edward Fetzer was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History.

Edward J.F. Fetzer, Jr. was born on April 21, 1921. This interview focuses on his experience as a B-26 “Marauder” in World War II. The interview also includes other phases of his life, such as growing up on a farm in Illinois, moving to California to work in commercial aviation and then joining the air service in September of 1941, completing military training, and flying 75 bombing missions in occupied western Europe. He mentions his insurance career in the Midwest until his retirement in 1985 followed by retirement living in northern Wisconsin.
October 6, 2001 March 4, 2018