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Wendell and Barb McAfoos Oral History Interview

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Citation

“Wendell and Barb McAfoos Oral History Interview,” Madison Historical, accessed May 23, 2024, https://madison-historical.siue.edu/archive/items/show/1692.

Description

Wendell and Barb McAfoos were born and raised in Alton, Illinois. In this interview, they describe their lives in the Alton area through the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. Topics covered include school life, cars, school socials, daily challenges and everyday life in rural Illinois, segregation of public spaces, desegregation of the Alton schools, toys and games kids played, their founding of the health club “Metro Sports,” and the history of industry in the Alton area.

Subjects

  • Alton

Date

November 16, 2018

Relevant Encyclopedia Article

Language

English

Type

  • Oral History

Format

  • pdf
  • mp3

Duration

  • 1:30:04

Interviewer

McNamara, Meghan

Interviewee

McAfoos, Wendell

Location

Alton, Illinois

Bit Rate

160 kbit/s

Coverage

  • Alton, Illinois
  • 1940s-1950s

Identifier

  • McAfoos-Wendell-Barb-O-001
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