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David Maurer - Historians Speak

David J. Mauer, an Emeritus Professor of History at Eastern Illinois University, taught history at EIU from 1962 to 1995. While at Eastern, Maurer published several books, including one on Illinois history, and taught U.S. political history, particularly in the 20th century. He served as chair of the department and was a founding member of the Historical Administration Master’s Program which, until its loss to university budget cuts in 2016, was one of the nation’s leaders in museum studies and administration, archival studies and historical interpretation at living history sites.

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David J. Maurer, circa early 1960s, shortly after he joined Eastern Illinois University’s Department of History.

Where:

Eastern Illinois University

When:

early 1960s

Ownership:

This image is considered to be in the public domain. Eastern Illinois University Archives, Booth Library.

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David J. Maurer while he served as Chair of the Department of History at Eastern Illinois University, circa early 1990s.

Where:

Eastern Illinois University

When:

early 1990s

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo. Photo was taken by Bob Wiseman and in Maurer family collection.

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David J. Maurer (center), his wife, Joyce (left) and his interviewer Dr. Robert D. Sampson at a 2010 party in Springfield, Illinois. They had gathered for an event for 1960s era students and faculty from Eastern Illinois University.

Where:

Springfield, IL

When:

2010

Ownership:

Robert Sampson's photo

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David J. Maurer is an enthusiastic fisherman, as is illustrated by his email address - fishmaurer. His father-in-law encouraged Maurer in the pursuit and he has followed it for decades. This photo was taken on shore of Lake Erie in 2019.

Where:

Lake Erie

When:

2019

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo. Photo taken by Bob Wiseman and in Maurer family collection.



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