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Phil Smith Oral History Interview

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Citation

“Phil Smith Oral History Interview,” Madison Historical, accessed December 4, 2021, https://madison-historical.siue.edu/archive/items/show/504.

Description

In this oral history interview, Phil Smith describes growing up in Venice, Illinois, in the 1950s-1970s. He discusses organized crime and gambling in the city, the Democratic Party, and the police. He also describes his career as an educator and changes in the schools over time, including changes that accompanied racial integration in Venice and Madison. Finally, Smith describes his work with the Venice Historical Society and efforts to preserve the city's history and traditions.

Subjects

  • education
  • Venice
  • Madison

Date

October 18, 2016

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Language

English

Type

  • Oral History

Format

  • mp3
  • pdf

Duration

  • 00:58:15

Interviewer

Thomson-Sasso, Lesley

Interviewee

Smith, Phil

Location

Edwardsville, Illinois

Bit Rate

44.1 kbit/s

Coverage

  • 1950s-1970s
  • Venice, Illinois
  • Madison, Illinois

Identifier

  • Smith-Phil-O-001
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