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|Jim Pennekamp Oral History Interview||In this oral history interview, Jim Pennekamp describes his role in various economic development organizations in the St. Louis metro area and Madison County, including the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation, the St. Louis Regional Commerce and Growth Association, the Tri-Cities Area Chamber of Commerce (now called Southwest Madison County Chamber of Commerce), the Greater Alton Twin Rivers Growth Association (now called the Riverbend Growth Association), and University Park at SIUE. He also describes growing up in New Jersey and Brussels, Belgium, his participation in the anti-Vietnam War movement in the 1960s and 70s, and his early career as a deputy juvenile officer in Jefferson County. He also reflects on changes in Madison County and the broader region in the second half of the twentieth century, particularly related to globalization and the transition from an industrial to a service-based economy.||October 24, 2018||February 15, 2019|
|Cindy McGrew Oral History Interview||In this oral history interview, Cindy McGrew discusses her role and experiences as the owner of the Glen Carbon Traveling Tails Inn, a doggy day care, which she co-founded in 2008. She also describes growing up in a small town, attending SIUE, and her previous careers as a teacher and school counselor.||October 8, 2018||February 12, 2019|
|Jim Baima Oral History Interview||In this oral history interview, Jim Baima discusses growing up in Collinsville as the son of Italian immigrants, his father's job as a coal miner, the Italian-American community in Collinsville, and studying at SIUE.||October 10, 2018||January 24, 2019|
|Ralph Korte Oral History||In this oral history interview, Ralph Korte, founder of Korte Construction in Highland, Illinois, discusses his life and business. Korte described growing up on a farm near Pierron, Illinois, and his early years of school. He describes life on the farm during the Great Depression and World War II. Korte then discusses his time in the Army during the Korean War and attending night school at SIUE. Next Korte describes the founding of Korte Construction and its early years of growth in Highland and throughout the Metro East.||October 22, 2018||December 19, 2018|
|Elizabeth Christian Oral History Interview||In this interview, Elizabeth Christian discusses her childhood in Collinsville, Illinois, during the 1970s and 1980s. Elizabeth discusses her time at Metro East Lutheran High School, comparisons between cities in Madison County, and her career at SIUE during the 1980s. Elizabeth also talks about race relations and demographics in the county.||October 24, 2018||December 11, 2018|
|Kevin Hale Oral History Interview||Kevin Hale is a longtime employee of Olin Brass in East Alton, Illinois. In this oral history interview, Kevin discusses his childhood in East Alton, including Olin's influence on his family and the city. Kevin also discusses his time serving in the United States Marine Corps. Much of the interview concerns details of operations at Olin Brass and how the company's operations have changed over time, such as the increasing use of computers.||October 6, 2018||December 10, 2018|
|Martha Roberts Oral History||In this oral history interview, Martha Roberts describes her experiences with the Alton Municipal (Muny) Band since the 1980s. She discusses the band's history and her role as the band manager for the past five years.
Please note: Initial audio recording on October 11 malfunctioned and recorded only the last portion of the interview. The interviewer recorded the first portion of the interview again on October 17.
|October 11, 2018 to October 17, 2018||December 6, 2018|
|The Stephenson House during resoration in the early 2000s||This photograph shows the Stephenson House early in its renovation in the early 2000s, still painted white. The Greek letters have been removed from above the front door.||Circa 2000||October 17, 2018|
|The back of the Stephenson House as a fraternity home for Sigma Phi Epsilon in the late 1990s||This photograph shows the back porch of the Stephenson House around when it was purchased by the City of Edwardsville in 1999 from the SIUE chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. The fraternity had owned the home since 1982. The Greek letters of the fraternity are hanging above the porch awning.||Circa 1999||October 17, 2018|
|The interior of the Stephenson House as a fraternity home for Sigma Phi Epsilon in the late 1990s||This photograph shows the interior of the Stephenson House around when it was purchased by the City of Edwardsville in 1999 from the SIUE chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. The fraternity had owned the home since 1982. The doors and fireplace are painted the fraternity's purple colors, and the name of the fraternity is hanging above the fireplace.||Circa 1999||October 17, 2018|