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|1921 Year Book and Directory for The Church of the Redeemer in Alton||This yearbook and directory were printed for Church of the Redeemer in Alton, Illinois in 1921. The book offers a detailed history of their building and the congregation. Also contained in the booklet is the church’s constitution, standing rules (bylaws), and explanations of their denomination (Congregationalism) and church membership. The rest of the booklet is dedicated to listing the names and address of the church’s members. The Church of the Redeemer changed its name to First Congregational Church in the middle of the twentieth century and closed its doors in the later half of the century. The building still stands at the intersection of Sixth and Henry Streets (600 Henry Street) in Alton, Illinois. As of September 2018, it is the site of the Whole Truth Church of Christ. This booklet also contains numerous advertisements for area businesses who sponsored the printing of the booklet.
This booklet was digitized by Phillip Schneider as part of History 400: Community-Engaged Digital History.
|1921-2-21||September 16, 2018|
|Newspaper Clipping of a timeline for Owens-Illinois Glass||A clipping from an unknown newspaper includes a timeline for Owens-Illinois Glass.
June 25, 1929
September 28, 1929
October 10, 1929
December 5, 1929
December 31, 1929
January 15, 1930
May 3, 1930
November 4, 1930
July 3, 1931
October 15, 1931
October 15, 1931
March 21, 1932
June 8, 1932
May 15, 1933
June 14, 1933
March 7, 1933
July 22, 1933
February 19, 1934
February 21, 1934
May 25, 1934
October 9, 1934
January 23, 1935
February 21, 1935
July 22, 1935
August 22, 1935
August 23, 1935
January 15, 1936
January 21, 1936
December 15, 1937
|June 25, 1929 to February 15, 1937||November 15, 2016|
|War Rations Book from World War II||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||July 9, 2018|
|1945 Church of the Redeemer Congregational Church in Alton||This photograph was taken in November 1945 as part of the commemoration of the Church of the Redeemer’s 75th anniversary. The church was first built in 1870 and was expanded in 1902. The building still stands at the intersection of Sixth and Henry Streets (600 Henry Street) in Alton, Illinois. As of July 2017, it is the site of the Whole Truth Church of Christ.||November 1945||July 20, 2017|
|Alt-Wood Merchants Softball Team, 1963 State Champions||This clipping from the Alton Telegraph includes a photo of the local Alt-Wood Merchants Softball Team, which won the state championship in 1963. The local softball team was composed of men from the Alton-Wood River area. The photogrpah was included with the Telegraph's series, Our Past, and was submitted to the Telegraph by team member Noel "Butch" Rister, who is photographhed.
This clipping was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2019. It was brought to class by Alexis Boverie.
From right to left:
Sitting front row: Bat Boy Bobby Wilson
Kneeling second row: Butch Rister, Buddy Noll, John Godar, Glenn Wintzen, manager Cal Johns, John Boverie, Wayne Simpson, Bob Cunningham.
Standing back row: Russ Davis, Bob Johnson, Denny Bruckert, Ron West, Rip Rappe, Leto Metz, Stan Fincher, Bob Garner, and Ken Zumwait.
|1963||May 21, 2019|
|1969 Better Homes and Gardens: New Cook Book||This Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book published in 1969 belonged to Alton resident Christina Hall. Four of the book's pages were digitized, with some recipes designated for "Ladies Only" and "Men Only." The "Ladies Only" meal contains a crab-artichoke bake, assorted relishes, rolls, and orange soufflé. The "Men Only" meal contains cheese stuffed apples, assorted crackers, shrimp cocktail, Hasenpfeffer, mashed potatoes with gravy, peas, carrots, "Men’s Favorite Salad," rolls, and red cherry pie. The smaller and lighter ladies meal demonstrates gender notions prevalent in the 1960s.
This cook book was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. It was brought to class by Erin Griffith.
|1969||September 7, 2018|
|Proposed Design for Souvenir Glassware for the Alton Plant Centennial
||This hand drawing is of a proposed design for a souvenir glass for the centennial of the Owens-Illinois Glass Company in July 1973. The design includes gold leaf and the company's logo.||1973||November 15, 2016|
|Letter to the Officers and Directors of the Illinois State Historical Society concerning the restoration and preservation of barns in Illinois, 1973||This is a letter to the Officers and Directors of the Illinois State Historical Society concerning the restoration and preservation of barns in Illinois from January 11, 1973. It is signed by the president of the society Donald F. Lewis.||1973||March 15, 2019|
|Aerial View of Owens-Illinois Glass Factory, Alton, and Mississippi River||Aerial photograph of Owens-Illinois Glass Factory and the Mississippi River during the Mississippi Flood in 1973.||April 6, 1973||November 15, 2016|
|Worker at Owens-Illinois Glass Factory in 1973||Photograph of a worker using glass-making machinery at the Owens-Illinois factory.||June 25, 1973||November 15, 2016|