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Stephanie Robbins Oral History Interview 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
Mary Kane Oral History In this oral history interview, Mary Kane discusses her role with the Southwestern Illinois Metropolitan and Regional Planning Commission. In particular, she describes the establishment of the Missouri-Illinois regional partnership in the 1970s to create interstate public transportation in the St. Louis metro region. April 18, 2018 September 13, 2018
Sam Stemm Oral History Interview In this oral history interview, Sam Stemm discusses his career with the local Alton station WBGZ. He also describes growing up in Alton, going to SIUE as a mass communications major, national conservative radio stations, and the history of WBGZ. June 12, 2018 September 12, 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
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
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
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
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