Roger Adams (Part 1)

Description: Roger Adams was a professor of Chemistry at the University of Illinois from 1916 to 1957. In these interviews, conducted by John B. Mellecker over the course of several months from 1964 to 1965, Adams discusses his childhood, studies at Harvard, his time working in Berlin, his work during WWI and WWII including his collaboration with Sir Robert Robinson, … Read More

Roger Adams (Part 2)

Description: Roger Adams was a professor of Chemistry at the University of Illinois from 1916 to 1957. In these interviews, conducted by John B. Mellecker over the course of several months from 1964 to 1965, Adams discusses his childhood, studies at Harvard, his time working in Berlin, his work during WWI and WWII including his collaboration with Sir Robert Robinson, his … Read More

Roger Adams (Part 3)

Description: Roger Adams was a professor of Chemistry at the University of Illinois from 1916 to 1957. In these interviews, conducted by John B. Mellecker over the course of several months from 1964 to 1965, Adams discusses his childhood, studies at Harvard, his time working in Berlin, his work during WWI and WWII including his collaboration with Sir Robert Robinson, … Read More

Barbara Montgomery

Description: Barbara Venton Gilbreath Montgomery 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 to … Read More

Dena Epstein

Description: Dena Julia Polacheck Epstein was a graduate student in the library school during the late 1930s. Epstein remembers working in the library and doing research on the music publishing industry in mid-19th century Chicago. She also describes her marriage to a fellow student, Morton Epstein, which took place just before he left school to join the war effort. Date of Interview: 3/14/2008 … Read More

Millicent Sloboda Lane

Description: Arriving at UI shortly before the war, Millicent Lane recalls the outpouring of emotion by fellow students following Pearl Harbor. Lane was a part of the collective of women who edited the Daily Illini during WWII and describes how they led the paper and featured a column about GIs to encourage greater civility between soldiers and students on campus. … Read More

George Reynolds

Description: George Reynolds enlisted in U.S. Army in 1942 and in 1943 was sent to the University of Illinois for instruction in the Army Specialized Training Program in the French language to aid the post-war government of France. He discusses his experiences at the University and his separation from the general student body because of the demands of his intensive … Read More

Bette Nance Terry

Description: Bette Jean Nance Terry 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 the … Read More

Leslie A. Bryan

Description: Leslie Aulls Bryan was the Director of the Institute of Aviation at the University of Illinois from 1946 to 1968. In this interview, he discusses the Institute of Aviation, the development of the University’s aeronautics program, related research, and both University Presidents Arthur C. Willard and his own careers in aviation. Date of Interview: 1/15/1965 Interviewer: Jennifer Johnson Related Resources: Leslie A. … Read More

William Cumming Rose

Description: William Rose was a professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois from 1922 to 1955. He speaks about his youth, amino acid research, work on pepsin and creatine, krebiozen, World Wars I and II, research support, students, presidents, and textbooks. Date of Interview: 3/10/1966 Interviewer: Maynard Brichford Related Resources: William C. Rose Papers