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Gorham_Ione-O-001_Transcript_redacted.pdf This oral history interview with Ione Gorham was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History. November 17, 2001 June 13, 2018
Robbins-Stephanie-O-001_Transcript.pdf In this oral history interview, Stephanie Robbins describes her experiences as an attorney in Madison County. She discusses her role as the first female assistant state's attorney in Madison County in the 1970s, particularly her success in helping to achieve rape convictions. She further talks about her experience as a special public defender, as well as the Democratic Party Machine in Madison County in the 70s and Madison County's reputation as a "judicial hellhole." She also briefly discusses her short time as a Spanish professor at SIUE in the early 70s and her experiences as a woman in law school. January 30, 2018 May 7, 2018
Niebur-Gary-O-001_Transcript.pdf Gary Nieber is a lifelong resident of Edwardsville and was the Mayor for seven terms. In this interview, he talks about the development and growth of Edwardsville from the 1980s through the 2000s. Along with the economic growth, Nieber explains the challenges he faced as Mayor concerning residential, infrastructure, and property taxes. January 10, 2018 May 7, 2018
Cunningham-John-O-001_Transcript.pdf In this oral history interview, John Cunningham describes his experiences as the president of the Edwardsville branch of the NAACP. He begins by discussing his youthin Missouri, Alabama, and East St. Louis, and going to college at Southern Illinois University Carbondale as a young African American. He describes his career as a teacher in East St. Louis and as various administrative positions in Alton schools. January 24, 2018 May 7, 2018
EHS-B-0001.pdf This scorebook was used in 1977 basketball season for Edwardsville High School's women's basketball team. 1977 April 24, 2018
Shaw-Herman-O-001_Transcript.pdf Herman Shaw describes his experiences with segregation and racial adversity throughout his life, both in his community and throughout his travels. He describes his experience as a young boy growing up in Missouri during the Great Depression and World War Two. He then discusses his life after moving to Edwardsville in 1944 and how things have changed in that community over time. He describes how his education, his participation in sports, his service in the military, and key people in his life have influenced him. He also discusses his work at the Alton State Hospital, at University City High School, and his volunteer work with the Human Relations Commission in Edwardsville. February 12, 2018 April 18, 2018
Patton-Hal-O-001_Transcript.pdf In this oral history interview, Hal Patton describes growing up in Edwardsville as a young boy. He details his educational path and the challenges and success he has encountered through his career as a dentist and local politician. He talks about his time as a city alderman as well as his time as the mayor of Edwardsville. He explores the success of the community of Edwardsville and how he has helped aid in that process. February 27, 2018 April 17, 2018
Guerra-Eleidys-O-001_Translation.pdf In this oral history interview, Venezuelan student Eleidys Guerra discusses moving to Madison County to study English, leaving behind a job and large family in Venezuela. She describes how she and her son have adapted to their new circumstances with no familiarity with English. November 20, 2017 April 11, 2018
Jett-Cheryl-P-0003.jpg This photograph from the 1920s shows a state highway patrol officer and a child sitting on a motorcycle in Hamel. 1920 - 1929 April 11, 2018
Jett-Cheryl-P-0002.jpg This 1939 photograph shows a construction truck for the Madison Construction Company pulverizing brick paving in preparation for repaving Route 66/Vandalia Street through Edwardsville. 1939 April 10, 2018