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|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|
|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|
|Robert Burress Oral History Interview||This oral history interview with Robert Burress was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History.
In this oral history, Alton resident Robert Burress discusses former businesses and buildings in the Alton area and changes in the community from the mid-20th century to 2001.
This interview had no transcript in the original archive. It was transcribed by Madison Historical staff.
|October 18, 2001||September 2, 2018|
|Ruben Mendoza Oral History Interview||This oral history interview with Ruben Mendoza was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History.
In this oral history interview, Ruben Mendoza discusses his career as a soccer player and coach. He describes growing up in Lincoln Place and moving to Mexico at the age of eight in the late 1930s, where he discovered soccer. After moving back to Lincoln Place, he played soccer for St. Louis teams and played for the United States in the 1958 World Cup and in the 1952, '56, and '60 Olympics. He also discusses how he expanded soccer programs in Lincoln Place, Granite City, and the larger Metro East region as a coach starting in the 1960s. This interview had no transcript in the original archive. It was transcribed by Madison Historical staff.
There were two interviews conducted with Ruben Mendoza as part of the course. The other interview was conducted by Lisa Smithe.
|October 30, 2001||September 2, 2018|
|Ione Gorham Oral History Interview||This oral history interview with Ione Gorham was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History.||November 17, 2001||June 13, 2018|
|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|
|Charles Jackson Oral History Interview||In this oral history, Charles Jackson discusses his family's involvement with the Western Military Academy in Alton. He describes his experience of attending a military high school, as well as how the military academy prepped its cadets for careers in the service. He describes why the military academy was shut down, and later his career as an educator for Triad High School.||July 16, 2017||February 2, 2018|
|Ed Hightower Oral History Interview||In this oral history interview, Ed Hightower describes growing up as an African American in the South. He details the adversity he faced throughout his career in education, often being the only African American administrator within the district. He highlights his achievements at the Edwardsville superintendent and discusses his involvement with the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities.||September 28, 2017||January 10, 2018|
|John Cunningham Oral History Interview||In this oral history interview, John Cunningham describes his experiences as the president of the Edwardsville branch of the NAACP. He begins by discussing his youth in Missouri, Alabama, and East St. Louis, and going to college at Southern Illinois University Carbondale as a young African American. He describes his career as a teacher in East St. Louis and as various administrative positions in Alton schools.||January 24, 2018||May 7, 2018|