Oral Histories of Early Ankeny Citizens

on VHS tapes & DVDs

*Available to Check Out*

The Historical Society now has a library of 40 videotapes and DVDs of past and current Ankeny area citizens who have shared their memories of the early Ankeny area. Also available are other tapes and DVDs pertaining to the history of Iowa. Two videotapes or DVDs may be checked out at a time for no longer than two weeks.

 

The following tapes are in our library:

 

1. Wilbur & Mary Conkel - Vernon Smith - Myrtle Sexauer - Richard Logli “History of Ankeny” (59 minutes)

          March 24, 1988

2. Everett West, George Boozel and Velma Warrington “History of Ankeny, Iowa” June 23, 1988

3. Bob Mason (0-754) February 24, 1990

4. Verna Howard - Marie Ballard “Ankeny As It Was” taped by Everett Albaugh, interviewed by Barb White            March 12, 1990

5. Manila Coppock September 12, 1990

6. Historical Society - George Hart in Old Museum 1991

7. Douglas School House - March 6, 1995 Combined tape with Manila Coppock - Single versions         

          September 12, 1990

8. Douglas School House April 8, 1995

9. Bessie Carlson April 8, 1995

10. Ankeny High School April 8, 1995

11. Ankeny Historical Society, 1995, - “Ankeny on the Move” (House move) (1 hr. 12 min.) August 20, 1995 12. Ankeny Historical Society, 1995, - “Ankeny on the Move” – Barb White interview (20 min.) Aug. 20, 1995 13. Karl Bergdahl - Myrtle Sexauer - John Peterson and Nevin Harmon (tape photographer) – Circle

          Discussion on the topic: Ordnance Plant plus transfer to John Deere October 10, 1995

14. Enterprise, Iowa Discussion November 14, 1996

15. Ankeny Alumni (8 minutes) June 1997

16. Time Capsule Ceremony May 3, 1998

17. SummerFest Chicken Barbecue July 11, 1998

18. Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute discussion with AAHS (taped by Nevin Harmon)

          October 12, 1999

19. Arnold Hitz w/Myrtle Sexauer videotaped by Everett Albaugh 1990

20. Sharing Memories of Ankeny December 1999

21. Charles C. & Anna Campbell family (Mildred Butin, Marjorie Chase, Bonnie Ballard, Marilyn Dennler)

          (55 minutes) July 11, 2001

22. Verna Howard 100th Birthday & Ed Howard’s uniform dedication

23. Abe & Lucille McCleary, interviewed by John Lueders (37 minutes) July 9, 2002

24. Cleadythe & Bert Buehler, interviewed by John Lueders (38 minutes) July 11, 2002

25. Ward Mally, interviewed by John Lueders (27 minutes) July 16, 2002

26. Rod Lein, interviewed by John Lueders (25 minutes) July 18, 2002

27. Raymond Hildreth, interviewed by John Lueders (23 minutes) July 18, 2002

28. Mary Ghitalli & Norma Righi, interviewed by Joe Morr (60 minutes) July 19, 2002

29. Nevin & Bonnie Harmon, Herbert & Ferne Harmon, interviewed by John Lueders (36 minutes)

          July 26, 2002

30. Erma Fontana, Dick Fontana, Ray Fontana, Ron Fontana & Donna Fontana Huber, interviewed by Joe

          Morr (55 minutes) July 27, 2002

31. Richard Logli, Clara Logli Struthers, Dena Randolph, Dora Logli Peterson, and Lecia Logli Johnson

          interviewed by Joe Morr & John Lueders. (57 minutes) July 30, 2002

32. Ilene Kline Scholes & Mary Kline Brown, interviewed by John Lueders (29 minutes) August 5, 2002

33. Tina Battani, interviewed by John Lueders (20 minutes) August 5, 2002

34. Mary Houchin, interviewed by John Lueders (40 minutes) August 5, 2002

35. Ralph & Mick Brazelton “Elkhart & Enterprise” Interviewed by Myrtle Sexauer and Everett Albaugh

          September 25, 1990

36. Ankeny Area Historical Society “Inventory Only” – VHS tape only by Barb White January 25, 1999

37. Velma Warrington (41 minutes) Interviewed by Joe Morr October 29, 2003

38. LeRoy & Evelyn Bachman Interviewed by Joe Morr (50 minutes)

39. Ruth Bond Interview by Joe Morr (58 minutes) March 4, 2004

40. Vic Johnson Interview by Joe Morr (78 minutes) June 2005

 

If there is someone you think should be interviewed please call us at (515) 965-5795.

 

Other tapes and DVDs that may be checked out:

 

Audio Tapes:

• Lee Klines – Iowa Notebook – Highlights from 40 years of Farm Broadcasting on WHO

 

Radio VHS Tapes:

• Flood of 1993 by WHO 13 – new releases of ’93 flood during July 1993

 

DVDs:

• Iowa’s WWII Stories by Iowa Public Television (2006) –featuring Ankeny’s Jean Gibson Ersland, Tina

          Gioffredi Battani, Bob Burnett and Glen McDole (56 minutes – with bonus material 78 minutes)

• The People in the Pictures: Stories from the Wettach Farm Photos by Iowa Public Television (2003) (57

          minutes)

• The Iowa Living Roadway Trust Fund presents (2007) - Two Documentaries: Out of the Mud – A History of

          Iowa’s Roads & Tall grass Revival – Prairie Plantings in Iowa’s Roadsides

• Highland Park Business District 1934 Des Moines, Iowa presented by: Parks Area foundation (25 minutes)

Ankeny Area Historical Society

Bringing The Past To Life

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Physical Location: 301 SW Third Street, Ankeny, Iowa 50023

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1111, Ankeny, Iowa 50021 

Contact Us        Email: history@ankenyhistorical.org    Phone: (515) 965-5795