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Memo and List of Schools in Madison County in 1907 This memo highlights a request from a resident of Highland Illinois to gain more information about what schools were in the area in 1907. The typed page is the response from the school district. July 27, 1970 February 28, 2017
Memorandum on Illinois School District Organization from the Superintendent of Public Instruction This 1968 memorandum was sent from the Superintendent of Public Instruction to county superintendents and school administrators in Illinois. It discusses the creation of the Department of School District Organization. It further expresses the ability for school districts to consolidate based on county resident popular vote. It speaks to the amount of state aid that funds consolidated schools and discusses the importance of working together to maintain the integrity of education. March 4, 1968 February 28, 2017
Madison County School Districts 1956-1957 This is a list of Madison County Community Unit Schools and what subsidiary schools encompass the district. These districts reflect the renumeration of Madison County Schools. 1956 February 28, 2017
How Madison County School Districts Were Organized This document details the way in which Madison County schools were organized prior to voter consolidation and renumeration and how the process of consolidation and renumeration occurred. October 30, 1973 February 28, 2017
A Summary of the Community Unit District Law This is a summary of the Illinois state law known as House Bill 575. It describes how a school district becomes a community unit district. July 21, 1947 February 28, 2017
Madison County Board of Education Notes on Types of Districts These notes describe the different type of school districts in Illinois in the 1950s 1950s February 28, 2017
Phil Smith Oral History Interview In this oral history interview, Phil Smith describes growing up in Venice, Illinois, in the 1950s-1970s. He discusses organized crime and gambling in the city, the Democratic Party, and the police. He also describes his career as an educator and changes in the schools over time, including changes that accompanied racial integration in Venice and Madison. Finally, Smith describes his work with the Venice Historical Society and efforts to preserve the city's history and traditions. October 18, 2016 February 3, 2017
Floor Plan for the New Lincoln School This floor plan was drawn by the Alton architecture firm L. Pfeiffenberger & Son for the building of a new Lincoln School for African American children in Edwardsville. The school building opened in 1912. Today, the building is home to the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities. Circa 1911 October 13, 2016
Old Lincoln School Building This photograph shows the original Lincoln School prior to the construction of the new building in 1911. 1877 to 1911 October 10, 2016
New Lincoln School Building This photograph shows the second Lincoln School building, which was constructed in 1911. The Lincoln School was a public school for African Americans in Edwardsville. The school closed in 1950 due to the desegregation of the Edwardsville school system, and was renovated in 1952 as a Kindergarten through 6th grade school. The school closed permanently in 1972. Today, the building is home to the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities. After 1911 October 6, 2016