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Dr. Michael Devine - IHPA legacy

Dr. Michael Devine became the Director of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA) in 1985, shortly after Governor Jim Thompson first created the agency. He presided over a large number of historic sites throughout the state, as well as the Illinois State Historical Library and other directorates. During his tenure, improvements were made for programs to the Old State Capitol, the Dana Thomas House was opened to much fanfare, and the Pullman factory site was purchased. He left Illinois in 1991 when he was selected to be the Director of the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming.

Interview Links

Feature Excerpt

Thompson at Florence Hotel

Interview Session 01 (Audio)

Early life, Peace Corp and career to selection as IHPA Director

Interview Session 02 (Audio)

Experiences at Director of IHPA and state historian

Interview Session 03 (Audio)

Experiences as IHPA director and career after leaving Illinois

Photos

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Michael Devine, who is holding his son Bret in 1972, with wife Maija looking on.

Where:

Unknown

When:

1972

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Narrator’s photo

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The Consular Corps of Greater Kansas City announces that Michael J. Devine Ph.D. will be the recipient of its second “Award of Excellence.” The award is given in recognition of Dr. Devine’s service as Director of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum.

Where:

Independence, MO

When:

2001-2014

Ownership:

May be restricted. Patrons desiring to use this photograph should contact the ALPL Audio-Visual Curator.

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In April, 2014 Dr. Devine was interviewed by Denise Lewis of Comcast newsmakers about his reflections on President Harry S. Truman.

Where:

Unknown

When:

In April, 2014

Ownership:

May be restricted. Patrons desiring to use this photograph should contact the ALPL Audio-Visual Curator.



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