Cunningham, Joseph O. Interview, 1914 | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
Joseph Cunningham, who moved to Urbana, Ill., in 1853, published the Urbana Union, 1853-58, and was a delegate to the 1856 Republican state convention in Bloomington. He was also a lawyer, county judge, writer on various legal and local subjects, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Illinois Industrial University, 1867-73.
This six-page transcript is from a May 1914 interview of Cunningham by Frances Morehouse. Among the people and topics discussed are Shelby M. Cullom, abolitionism in Champaign County, David Davis, John M. Palmer, John T. Stuart, and the founding of the University of Illinois.