Great River Road, 2016

Browse Collections (28 total)

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Mudge-Steve-P-034-A.jpg This collection contains photographs and documents related to the history of the Mudge family, loaned to Madison Historical to be scanned by local attorney Steve Mudge. March 4, 2019 This collection of digital photos show the renovation of the Benjamin Stephenson House in Edwardsville. In 1999, the City of Edwardsville bought the home from the SIUE chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. The fraternity had owned the home since 1982. The house was subsequently restored to how it was in 1820 as a living history museum. The photos were given to us by RoxAnn Raisner, Director of the Stephenson House. October 17, 2018 This collection of photographs and documents related to the history of the Standard Oil refinery were loaned to us by the Wood River Museum to be digitized. October 1, 2018
1992 Women's Tiger Baseball Team A_009.jpg This collection includes various materials from Edwardsville High School's history, including photos of student athletic teams, theater production programs, student publications, and other documents. They were donated by Edwardsville High School to be digitized. September 18, 2018
Griffith-Erin-B-0001_A.jpg These artifacts were brought by students to be scanned as part of a three-day lesson offered by Madison Historical on April 20, 23, and 24, 2018 at Civic Memorial High School. The lesson was given to students in a junior American history class taught by Suze Gibson. Students also conducted four oral histories. August 9, 2018
Hagopian-Nevart-001.pdf These oral histories were conducted for the History 447: Approaches to Oral History course taught by Anne Valk in the fall 2001 semester at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The majority of the interviews are with residents of Granite City, many of them residents of the Lincoln Place immigrant community. 2001 February 16, 2018
1919-09_001.jpg These magazines were loaned to us by the Wood River Oil Refinery History Museum to digitize. They are a series of magazines published over the course of three years, starting during WWI as a link between the company and service members. This monthly magazine was named “Dawn” and underwent a name change in 1918. The magazine features poems, cartoons, short stories, company information, letters from soldiers, photos, celebrations, pictorials of employees who are service members, and much more. The information was largely contributed by employees and staff members. In the last issue of the magazine the President van der Gracht stated, “We have been feeling, of late, that ‘Roxoleum,’ which was created as a special periodical for times of unusual disturbance, and as a tie between the staff at home and our boys at the battle front or in the training camps, has now fulfilled its purpose and that we can lay it to rest with this issue.” 1918 - 1920 November 6, 2017 This collection of photos were printed from glass plate negatives shot from 1917-1918, during the construction of the Wood River Refinery. The negatives were recovered from some files located in the main office around 1945 by Cliff Davidson. The glass plate negatives were made into photographs by the Illinois State Historical Library. There were loaned to us by the Wood River Oil Refinery History Museum to be digitized. 1917 - 1918 October 25, 2017
GHW-ed_005.jpg These 18 volumes contain editions of The Granite High World, the student newspaper for Granite City High School. The publications span from the 1935-36 school year to the 1955-56 school year. During these years, Granite City High School did not publish a yearbook, instead, senior photos were printed in the newspaper.

For yearbooks throughout the rest of the 20th and early 21st centuries, see Granite City Yearbooks published online by the Six Mile Regional Library.
1935 - 1956 September 26, 2017
Gibson-Bob-P-0114.jpg This collection contains photographs from 1926 and 2002 of the interior and exterior of the Madison County Tuberculosis Sanitarium in Edwardsville, which became the Madison County Nursing Home in the 1970s. The photographs show the damage to the building resulting from mine subsidence, as well as attempts to prevent further subsidence in the 1920s. The building was torn down in the early 2000s. 1926 September 21, 2017