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Workers Inside Owens-Illinois Glass Factory Groups of workers at a series of work stations at Illinois Glass Co. factory in Alton, Illinois in 1909 1909 November 15, 2016
Newspaper Clipping of a timeline for Owens-Illinois Glass A clipping from an unknown newspaper includes a timeline for Owens-Illinois Glass.

Dates included:
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
Newspaper Clippings from the Altonian Newspaper about Owens-Illinois Glass Newspaper Clippings from the Altonian Newspaper about Owens-Illinois Glass February 6, 1976 November 15, 2016
Rita Bonds Oral History Interview Rita Bonds describes her experiences living in different states with her husband, who was in the Air Force. She also describes working for Owens-Illinois Glass Company in Alton, Illinois. She briefly discusses her work as secretary for the NAACP in Alton. October 16, 2016 January 27, 2017
Dave Knoche Oral History Interview In this oral history interview, Dave Knoche describes growing up in the Alton and Godfrey area in the 1980s and 90s as well as some of his education and experience in Montana and California. He also describes working for ADT Security, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Dow Screw Products in the Metro East. He then discusses joining his father's business, HGH Products, which manufactures steel and graphite parts for the glass bottle industry. October 17, 2016 January 30, 2017
"Diamond I" Products Catalog for the Illinois Glass Company This catalog for the Illinois Glass Company, later the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, shows many of the company's products and gives other information about the company. 1900 - 1929 February 24, 2017
Original 1818 Town Plan of Alton by Rufus Easton This town plan for Alton was plotted by St. Louis resident and Missouri territory delegate Rufus Easton in 1817. He named the town in honor of his son, Alton R. Easton. This plat also shows Langdon, Alby, and George streets, which Easton likely named after some of his other children. According to writing on the plat, Rufus Easton signed and delivered the plat on January 1, 1818. It was then approved on March 26, 1818 by John T. Lusk, a justice of the peace for Madison County. There are two copies: the first is on cloth; the second on paper. The map shows the property divisions of the town, including which properties were already sold. The edge of the Mississippi River is also visible, on which the river landing is planned and a promenade set aside for common use. January 1, 1818 March 10, 2017
Glass Mold Used By Owens-Illinois Glass Company This metal glass mold was used by the Owens-Illinois Glass Company to create drinking glasses. Unknown March 28, 2017
Percy Heuer Oral History Interview In this oral history, Percy Heuer describes his life in Dorsey as a farmer and worker for the Illinois Department of Transportation. He discusses many experiences in Dorsey from the early 20th century to the 1980s. He also discusses some family history. August 23, 1988 April 25, 2017
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