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The Library Springfield-Greene County Library District Springfield, Missouri

The Ethnic Life Stories Project

giving the Springfield community a window to its diversity through the life stories of ethnic elders

Read Passing Through, Jim Mauldin's Life Story

Class of 2001

  Storyteller Story Keeper
Yohannan Abraham, India Cheryl Nathan
Janet Akaike-Toste, Japan Idell Lewis
Martha Baker, Texas Idell Lewis
Grace Ballenger, China Judy Dasovich
Olga Codutti, Argentina June Huff
Taj Farouki, Palestine Cheryl Nathan
John Hernandez, American Indian Barbara Patterson
Yung Hwang, Korea Edie Mello
Hyman Lotven, Russia Mary Byrne
Regina Lotven, France Pat Ames
Sterling Macer Sr., Black American Starr Kohler

Class of 2002

  Storyteller Story Keeper
Ruth L.V. Burgess, India Idell Lewis
Edgar Galinanes, Puerto Rico Alicia Lamberghini-West
Edward P. Ksara, Morocco Brandy Gerhardt
Ioana Popescu, Romania Kay Lowder
Josefina S. Raborar, Philippines DeAnn Holt
Juan Salazar, Peru Kay Lowder
Cyril Vermooten, South Africa Nan Qurollo
Joy Vermooten, South Africa Darlene Cantrell
Tobby Yen, China Rosalinda Hollinger

Class of 2003

  Storyteller Story Keeper
Tony Alburquerque, Dominican Rep. Linda Ramsey
Sara Fajardo Calderon, Guatemala Ruth Penaherrera-Norton
Claudine Arend Cox, France DeAnn Holt
Adalyn Cravens, Canada DeAnn Holt
Malca Flasterstein, Israel Josefina Raborar
Reynaldo Gumucio, Bolivia Jose L. Gumucio
Jackie King, England Thomas R. King
Gwendolyn Marshall, Black American Vilma Thompson
Edith Middleton, Scotland Peg Carolla
Loan Vu Nigh, Vietnam Boyd Nigh
Jorge L Padron, Cuba Gale Boutwell
Eligio Augie Sanchez, Mexico Sally Reynolds Rice
Tong Trithara, Thailand Idell Lewis
Ilga Vise, Latvia Sidney Vise

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