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Susan Mogerman - IHPA legacy

Susan Mogerman served as Executive Director for the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA) from 1991 through 2002, during the crucial years when the planning, design and construction of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) took place. These were also busy years for IHPA in general. Susan had scores of sites in her agency, and was also responsible for the IL State Historical Library and historic preservation efforts throughout Illinois. In 2004 she began working as the Chief Operations Officer for the ALPL Foundation, and saw her efforts to create the Presidential Library and Museum come to fruition.

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1982 Election Night


Interview Session 01 (Audio)

Early life and her work as a journalist with the Illinois Times

Interview Session 02 (Audio)

Working with Gov. Jim Thompson as assistant press secretary

Interview Session 03 (Audio)

Early years at IHPA and her selection as the Executive Director

Interview Session 04 (Audio)

Efforts in the 1990s to build support for a new home for Lincoln Collection

Interview Session 05 (Audio)

Discussion on the Abraham Lincoln Pres. Museum exhibits

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