Horseshoe Lake, 2016

Civic Memorial High School Class Visit

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 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.

Items in the Civic Memorial High School Class Visit Collection

Thumbnail Title Description Date Date Added
Parks-Dara-001_a.jpg These seven bills of Chinese paper money were issued in the 1930s and 1940s by either the Bank of China or the Central Bank of China. They were brought to Madison County by an American soldier who was stationed in northern China immediately after World War II.

These bills were scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. They were brought to class by the soldier's granddaughter, Dara Parks.
Circa1945 - 1948 Jul 9, 2018
Shirley-Brayden-0001_redacted.pdf This World War II war rations book was issued to Mary Whipple of Alton in 1943. It contains numerous stamps used to purchase goods rationed during the war. The stamps are decorated with artillery, aircraft carriers, tanks, and airplanes. Some of the stamps were already used.

This ration book was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. It was brought to class by Brayden Shirley.
1943 Jul 9, 2018
Pierce_Ryan-001_Combine.pdf This poster from 1965 was used to advertise a farm auction in Belleview, Illinois in Calhoun County. Joyce A. Jennings, the owner of the farm, was selling the farm following the death of her husband, and was auctioning off various farm equipment, crops, and other miscellaneous material goods. A lunch was also held at the auction, provided by the North Calhoun Woman’s Club.

This poster was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. It was brought to class by Ryan Pierce.
November 27, 1965 Jul 10, 2018
Edward-Hatten-O-001_Transcript.pdf In this oral history interview, Alton resident Edward Hatten discusses his experiences growing up during the Cold War.

This oral history was recorded as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. It was conducted by William Davis.
April 22, 2018 Aug 9, 2018
Lair-Paul-O-001_Transcript.pdf In this oral history interview, Paul Lair discusses his experiences growing up during the Cold War.

This oral history was recorded as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. It was conducted by Caleb Lair.
April 23, 2018 Aug 9, 2018
Meyers-Elmo-O-001_Transcript.pdf In this oral history interview, Elmo Meyers discusses his experiences growing up during the Cold War.

This oral history was recorded as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. It was conducted by Nicholas Neal
April 22, 2018 Aug 9, 2018
Quinlan-Kenneth-O-001_Transcript.pdf In this oral history interview, Bethalto resident Kenneth Quinlan discusses his experiences growing up during the Cold War and as a veteran of the Vietnam War.

This oral history was recorded as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. It was conducted by Joel Barker.
April 22, 2018 Aug 9, 2018
Stacks-Allie-Ob-0001_A.JPG This first aid kit was given to an airman in the United States military during World War II. Inside are bandages, scissors, and dressings.

This first aid kit was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. It was brought to class by Allie Stacks.
Circa1941-1945 Sep 4, 2018
Cato-Mackenzie-P-0001.JPG This is a group photograph of enlistees in the US army in 1959. Bethalto resident Kelly Cato is standing in the third row from the bottom and third from the left. Cato graduated from Civic Memorial High School in Bethalto and went on to serve in Okinawa on the missle site where he monitored the East China Sea during the Cold War.

This photograph was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. It was brought to class by Cato's granddaughter, Mackenzie Cato.
1959 Sep 7, 2018
Vaughn-Zach-Ob-0001_A.JPG This canteen was used by an American soldier in World War I in 1918.

This canteen was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. It was brought to class by Zach Vaughn.
1918 Sep 7, 2018

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