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Interviews - Illinois, bulk: 2000 - 2002

 Sub-Series — Box: 8

Scope and Contents

List of interviews/interviewees, transcribed from the tapes:

Farmer, Lee Martin. (Caretaker of “Our Lady of the Highway” Shrine; Raymond, IL)

Barker, Jack. (Metal artist; Essex, IL)

Funk’s Grove Maple Syrup (Shirley, IL)

Trucker, Dixie. (Resident; McLean, IL)

Harville, Shawn. (Mustang Corral; Edwards, IL)

Thanas, Heleen. (Server, Lou Mitchell’s Restaurant; Chicago, IL)

Henry, Rich. (Henry’s Old Rt 66 Rabbit Ranch; Staunton, IL)

Weiss, John. (Chairman of Preservation Committee, Route 66 Association of Illinois; IL)

Boswell, Ruby. (Ruby’s Chair Caning; Pontiac, IL)

Kraft, Bob and Peggy Kraft. (Businessowners, Riviera Restaurant; Gardner, IL)

Farmer’s Table (Log Cabin Restaurant; Pontiac, IL)


  • Majority of material found within 2000 - 2002


Language of Materials

From the Series: All interviews were conducted in English; accent/regional dialect varies.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 3.5 Cubic Feet (9 boxes of varying size.)


Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131