Great River Road, 2016

Browse Collections (27 total)

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1850_age_race.pdf This collection includes sections taken from federal censuses that show the population, agriculture, education, industry, and other statistics of Madison County. 1820 - 1840 July 13, 2017
1996_001_002.jpg These photographs of various events and people in Collinsville history were loaned to us to digitize by the Collinsville Historical Museum. Circa 1890 - 1975 April 21, 2017
04-04-17_1_300.jpg These photographs, digitized by the Glen Carbon Heritage Museum, are from some of the museums collections: the St. Louis Press Brick Company, churches, coal mining, farming, social organizations, railroads, and sports. Circa 1900 - 1960 December 8, 2016
https://madison-historical.siue.edu/archive/bulk/WRRHM-P-0090.jpg 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
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
MHM-P-0039.jpg This collection contains photographs and documents related to the Southwestern Illinois Intercity Baseball League, particularly focused on the Maryville team, the Maryville Red Sox. The items were digitized at the Maryville Heritage Museum and copies were donated to Madison Historical. 1920s - 1980s November 13, 2019
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
BoS_002.jpg These are the published board meeting minutes of the Madison County Board of Supervisors from 1926 to 1931, which were loaned to us by the SIUE Louisa H. Bowen University Archives and Special Collections to digitize. To view their finding aid, follow this link. 1926 - 1931 June 26, 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
SRMSC_P_0004.jpg These photos, originally hosted on the SRMSC.org online archive, are of Nike Site SL-10 in Marine, an anti-aircraft missile site built to protect the St. Louis metro region from enemy bombers during the Cold War. 1968 September 13, 2017