Governor Jim Edgar Project

Welcome to the Governor Jim Edgar Oral History series. Here, you can learn about Governor Edgar’s life and political career through an extensive collection of audio and video interviews. Interviews with Governor Edgar head the list, but the project includes thirty others, and the list is growing. Most of the interviews were conducted in 2009 and 2010, and cover every aspect you can imagine of Illinois politics from the late 1960s through 2010. You can also watch Governor Edgar’s campaign advertisements, browse political cartoons, and check out the array of photographs, both public and private, associated with these interviews.