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Oral Histories & Interviews

August 11th, 2021
Categories: Media, News, Oral Histories & Interviews

Our Media Library holds a number of interesting digital resources related to the DeKalb community.

The Oral Histories of DeKalb podcast series features interviews from DeKalb community residents about their personal stories and their connection to DeKalb and its history. These interviews enrich our understanding of our city and its people. These recordings will prove to be invaluable over time.

Gary Mullis grew up on a farm just outside of DeKalb. Hear him discuss memories of farm life and his favorite country music.

Oral History Interview Transcript – Gary Mullis

Linda Boardman Kerr’s family tree has deep roots in DeKalb. Listen to her discuss growing up in DeKalb and the memories she has of her family members.

Steve Bigolin is no stranger to DeKalb. Listen to how he ended up in DeKalb and how he became interested in studying history.

Cindy (Hiland) Dockerty and Pat (Hiland) Olson grew up in DeKalb on Leonard Ave. They share memories of growing up in DeKalb and attending the NIU lab school in the 1960’s.