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Additional Materials - Governor Jim Thompson Project

Find interviews in our other Oral History Collections that relate to Governor Thompson's Administration!

Pgs 59-62 – Samuelson discusses when he accompanies Gov. Thompson and Big Jim, the hog to China

Sandy Wheeler - Family Memories

Pg 96

Robert Hartley - Historians Speak

Session 3 – A discussion of Hartley’s 1979 biography on Gov. Thompson

Pauline Kayes - Illinois Statecraft - ERA Fight in Illinois

Session 3

Phyllis Schlafly - Illinois Statecraft - ERA Fight in Illinois

Session 5

Kathleen Sullivan - Illinois Statecraft - ERA Fight in Illinois

Session 6

Mary Lee Leahy - Illinois Statecraft – General Interest

Session 3

Ron Michaelson - Illinois Statecraft – General Interest

Session 2

Mark Boozell - Illinois Statecraft – Gov. Jim Edgar

Sessions 1 & 2

Janis Cellini - Illinois Statecraft – Gov. Jim Edgar

Sessions 1 & 2

Brenda Edgar - Illinois Statecraft – Gov. Jim Edgar

Sessions 1 & 2

Carter Hendren - Illinois Statecraft – Gov. Jim Edgar

Session 1

Mike McCormick - Illinois Statecraft – Gov. Jim Edgar

Session 1

Jess McDonald -Illinois Statecraft – Gov. Jim Edgar

Session 2

Stephen Schnorf - Illinois Statecraft – Gov. Jim Edgar

Session 1

Joan Walters - Illinois Statecraft – Gov. Jim Edgar

Session 1

Rich Bradley - Illinois Statecraft – Journalists’ View

Session 4

Mike Lawrence - Illinois Statecraft – Journalists’ View

Session 2

Taylor Pensoneau - Illinois Statecraft – Journalists’ View

Sessions 7 & 8

Lee Daniels - Illinois Statecraft – Legislators

Sessions 2-4

Dennis Hastert - Illinois Statecraft – Legislators

Sessions 2 & 3

Robert Mitchler - Illinois Statecraft – Legislators

Session 1

Dawn Clark Netsch - Illinois Statecraft – Legislators

Sessions 7 & 8

Phil Rock - Illinois Statecraft – Legislators

Session 1

Frank Watson - Illinois Statecraft – Legislators

Sessions 1 & 2

Education is Key – Education Act of 1985

See especially the following interviews: Joe Anderson, Dr. Richard Anderson, Paul Baker, Sue Bentz, Barbara Flynn Currie, Ross Hodel, John Hoesley, Tom Kerins, Carol Lampard, Frank Llano, Stephanie Marshall, Susie Morrison, Sally Pancrazio, Ted Sanders, Maria Seidner, Susan Shea, Sandy Taenzer, Joe Turek, Adela Weinstein, and Lyndon Wharton. Stephanie Marshall and John Hoesley talk about the Illinois Math Science Academy pushed by Gov. Thompson and his speed up to get it open before the Democrats had a chance to get in power. Ted Sanders was his Superintendent of schools who had to implement the reforms and was hired to do so. Sue Bentz, Tom Kerins, Frank Llano Susie Morrison, Sally Pancazio, Susan Shea, Joe Turek, and Lyndon Wharton worked for Ted Sanders. Carol Lampard and Ross Hodel discuss how they worked to get the bill passed from both parties perspective. Rep Currie talked about Pre School.

Education is Key – School Reorganization

See the following interviews: John Dee, Calvin Jackson, Bob Leininger, Max McGee, Nick Osborne and Bill Phillips and Max Pierson.

David Blanchette 2015 - IHPA Legacy

Session 1

Michael Devine - IHPA Legacy

Sessions 1 & 2

Gene Blade - Veterans Remember: Cold War



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