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Joyce Taff Oral History Interview In this oral history interview, Joyce Taff describes her career as a keypunch operator at the Granite City Army Depot and later working in St. Louis. She discusses the impact that the Depot and its closing had on Granite City. The interview also describes Joyce's work with her church, Holy Family Catholic Church. October 4, 2018 December 6, 2018
Annette Simpkins Oral History Interview This oral history interview with Annette Simpkins was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History.

Annette Simpkins was born to Armenian immigrant parents and lived her whole life in Lincoln Place. In this interview, she describes her childhood, her parent's emigration from Armenia before the genocide, her father's job at American Steel, her employment at the Army Depot, the diversity of the Lincoln Place community, and her time at the local theater.
November 26, 2001 March 18, 2018