Barbara Montgomery

Description: Barbara Venton Gilbreath Montgomery (1925-2017) attended the University of Illinois in the later portion of World War II, starting in 1943. In this interview she describes her experience dating an army serviceman who was training in the Armory and her experience serving as a junior editor of the Daily Illini within her first few weeks as a Freshman, due … Read More

Bette Nance Terry

Description: Bette Jean Nance Terry (1922-2016) enrolled at U of I in 1940 and became a member of the Alpha Chi Omega fraternity. In the interview Terry recounts her work as a reporter for the Daily Illini and the changes that took place on campus when many of the young men left school for the war, including her recollections of … Read More