Monday, February 17, 2020

Lincoln and the Election of 1864

From Springfield, 2014:  Dr. Tom Schwartz, who was the Illinois State Historian from 1993 to 2011, and is currently the director of the Herbert...

The August 1908 Springfield Race Riot

From the Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield... an encore presentation of our 2008 interview with Historian Carole Merritt, as she recounts the details that...

Remembering the Historic Career of Justice Mary Ann McMorrow

Mary Ann McMorrow, who passed away on February 23, 2013, was the first woman in Illinois history to head a branch of government, when...

Journalist Mike Lawrence Reflections

Journalist Mike Lawrence is interviewed by his daughter Katy, about his nearly 50 years in journalism. We hear his reflections and insights on how...

Women and the Right to Vote: Does it Matter?

From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, a panel of female lawmakers, historians, and political scientists discuss the lasting impact of female suffrage including the...

Former Gov Dan Walker Reflects on His Triumphs and Tragedies

From June, 2007: Our one-on-one with fmr Gov Dan Walker (D, 1973-1977) who at the time of this recording had just published his memoir "The...

Gen John Borling, on Life Lessons Learned from Being a POW...

From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library: General John Borling, who spent 6 1/2 years as a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam, was imprisoned...

The Politics Behind Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address

Taped at the Union League Club of Chicago, on the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's inauguration, Dr David Zarefsky analyzes Lincoln's first inaugural address,...

Bicentennial Celebration of the Illinois Judiciary

Springfield, October 9, 2018 - From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, members of the Illinois Supreme Court are joined by attorneys and...

HAPPY 200th BIRTHDAY ILLINOIS: December 3, 1818-December 3, 2018

On December 3, 1818, President James Monroe signed the bill to admit Illinois as the 21st state in the Union. Before it was a...

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Historian Mark DePue: Preserving Illinois’ Oral History

From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library:  We talk with historian and fmr military officer, Mark DePue on his work of conducting indepth oral history...

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