Interviewee

King, Eileen Edwina (Schumaker)

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Oral history interview with Illinois State Normal University alumnus Eileen King, Class of 1953. The interview was conducted on October 29, 1983, by Edna Siebert, a member of the Student Alumni Council.

King recounts her experience of the coal miners’ strike during the winter of 1950, which left ISNU unable to heat its buildings and classrooms. Students were sent home for three weeks, after which they had to scramble to make up lost instructional time. She also remembers cigarette companies’ aggressive marketing to college students, including a brand called Cavalier that frequently came to campus to hand out free sample packs.

Publication Date

10-29-1983

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Interview with Eileen King, Class of 1953

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