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The items in the Digital Collections of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Library contain materials which represent or depict sensitive topics or were written from perspectives using outdated or biased language. The Library condemns discrimination and hatred on any grounds. As a research library that supports the mission and values of this land grant institution, it is incumbent upon the University Library to preserve, describe, and provide access to materials to accurately document our past, support learning about it, and effect change in the present. In accordance with the American Library Association’s Freedom to Read statement, we do not censor our materials or prevent patrons from accessing them.

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A. Arro Smith "Capturing Our Stories" Oral Histories Program Records, 2008-2013 (Born Digital)

Born-Digital video recordings and transcriptions from the A. Arro Smith "Capturing Our Stories" Oral Histories Program Records contain digital video recordings, transcripts, and release forms, concerning "Capturing Our Stories", a national oral history program to gather life histories of experienced librarians as they exit their careers. Interviews include Rita Auerbach, Sanford Berman, Karen Breen, Mary Bushing, Diana Collins, Richard Corson, Connie Corsons, Valerie Feinman, Clark Fogarty, Micki Freeny, Robert Gaines, Anne Gault, Andrew Hansen, Shelia Henderson, Billie Grace Herring, Janet Swan Hill, Irene Hoadley, Gail Hueting, Kathy Kays, Jeannette Larson, Sarah Long, Arlene Luster, Filomena Magavero, Dorothy McGarry, Jay McLaughlin, Bill Mears, Kent Middleton, John Mitchell, Jenifer John Patterson, Peggy Richwine, Dale Rickleifs, Karlan Sick, Ninfa Trejo, Pat Tuohy, and Kenneth Yamashita.

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