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Collection Details


Collection Name: Bates Experimental Road Project
Repository Name: University of Illinois, Springfield. Archives/Special Collections. Oral History Collections [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Dates Spanned: 1975-
Description: The narrators discuss the construction of this experimental paved road, completed near New Berlin, Illinois in 1922. The narrators also discuss farm life in the early 20th century, the construction of U.S. Highway 36, the impact of paved roads on the area, and events from their lives near the Sangamon County towns of New Berlin and Loami.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 5
Broad Subjects: Rural Life; Agriculture
ASP Subjects: Agriculture--Illinois; Community; Farm life; Farmers; History; Illinois; Illinois--History; Loami, IL; Local history; New Berlin, IL; Oral history; Rural development; United States
Collection Code: OHC0000396