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Betty Siemer Oral History Interview

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Citation

Siemer, Betty, “Betty Siemer Oral History Interview,” Madison Historical, accessed November 29, 2021, https://madison-historical.siue.edu/archive/items/show/871.

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Description

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

Born in the 1940s, Betty Siemer talks about growing up in Alton, IL and witnessing the transformation of a small rural town to a budding suburban environment. She describes not only her life but also the changes to the downtown business district, movie theatres, and her experience working in funeral homes throughout the 1950s, 60s, and 70s.

Subjects

  • Lincoln Place
  • Granite City

Creator

Siemer, Betty

Date

October 16, 2001

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Language

English

Type

  • Oral History

Format

  • mp3
  • pdf

Duration

  • 00:57:21

Interviewer

Hilgert, Carla

Interviewee

Siemer, Betty

Location

Lincoln Place, Granite City, Illinois

Bit Rate

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Coverage

  • Lincoln Place
  • Granite City, Illinois

Identifier

  • Siemer_Betty-0-001
  • Original archive accession number: A02:43
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