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Patrick Riddleberger Oral History This oral history interview with Ellen Nore-Nordhouser is part of a collection of oral histories conducted as part of a research project related to the 50th Anniversary of SIUE between 2005 and 2008.

In this interview Riddleberger talks about the estabishment of the Alton, East St. Louis and Edwardsville college campuses, his travel to India as a Fulbright Scholar and his relationships with other members of the faculty and the adminstration from the 1970s to the early 2000s.
November 1, 2005 December 8, 2020
2005 List of "African American and African Faculty Hires Since 1968 Not Including Faculty from Experiment in Higher Education" at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville This printed color spreadsheet was created by Rudolph (Rudy) Wilson and given to Ellen Nore-Nordhouser during her oral history interview with him for the 50th anniversary of SIUE in 2006. The document is dated 2005-10-20 in the footer and lists the names, rank, tenure status, retirement dates and dates of hire of all the African American and African faculty members who had worked at the university since 1968. The document is organized by department name and alphabetical order. October 20, 2005 December 5, 2020
2006 Rudolph (Rudy) G. Wilson "Sharing Memories from 1969" Unknown December 5, 2020
2006 "What Do I Recall - Memories of SIUE" by Rudolph G. Wilson This is a document created by Rudolph (Rudy) Wilson, the Vice-Chancellor of SIUE in 2006. The document describes Wilson's hiring, his difficulties finding housing in the St. Louis metropolitan area as an African-American man and his work at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The account is three pages long and additionally lists a series of awards or recognitions Dr. WIlson had earned throughout his tenure at SIUE and as a member of the community. March 3, 2006 December 5, 2020
Rudolph (Rudy) Wilson Oral History This oral history interview with Ellen Nore-Nordhouser is part of a collection of oral histories conducted as part of a research project related to the 50th Anniversary of SIUE between 2005 and 2008.

In this interview, Vice-Chancellor Rudolph (Rudy) Wilson discusses the changes in the Metro-East Area. Wilson addresses his work as a member of the Education Department faculty and dealing with racial tensions throughout the Metro-East community as well as inside the educational system after being recruited to teach at SIU Edwardsville, Illinois from the school system in California. His attempts to locate housing, his work in charity and volunteerism, and his bid for political office on the local School Board are also discussed in the interview.
March 7, 2006 December 5, 2020
Nevart Hagopian Oral History Interview This oral history interview with Nevart Hagopian was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History.

Nevart Hagopian is a survivor of the Armenian genocide who left Armenia with her mother at the age of 12 in 1920 and migrated to the Lincoln Place neighborhood of Granite City. In the interview, she discusses the Armenian community and culture in Lincoln Place.

Hagopian primarily speaks in Armenian in the interview, with Vartan Kassabian serving as a translator. Father Kassabian was a priest for St. Gregory Armenian Church in Granite City.

Note: The original archive copies of the interview transcript and biographical summary had grading marks and corrections on them. We converted the transcript and biographical summary to editable text and made the corrections to remove grading marks.
November 18, 2001 May 5, 2020
Mary Spaich Oral History Interview This oral history interview with Mary Spaich was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History.

In this interview, Mary Spaich discusses growing up in the Lincoln Place neighborhood of Granite City. She was born in Granite City in 1916 to Serbian parents who had immigrated from Yugoslavia in 1914. She describes her life in Lincoln Place and changes in the area since her childhood.
November 16, 2001 April 29, 2020
Declaration of Covenants and Restriction for Burns Farm from 1991 This is a paper copy in black and white of Burns Farm Subdivision bylaws. It was used to tell the people who lived in this neighborhood how to build their houses and other rules they had to follow.

This document was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Eva Witt. It was given to the Witt family when they bought their house in the neighborhood.
1991 March 4, 2020
Triad High School Newspaper from May 1996 This is an edition of the "Knightwriter", which was the Triad High School's school newspaper. This certain one is from May 1996 and goes into life at the high school and focuses on the seniors graduating in the spring of 1996.

This newspaper was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Alyssa Wise
May 1996 March 4, 2020
Hartsburg outhouse replica from the 1930s This is a doll-sized model of an outhouse built in the 1930s. It has two different bathroom doors. One was labeled "HERR" in red and the other was labeled "DAMEN" in the same red ink. There are little toilets inside each door.

This object was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Liberty Middle School in spring 2020. It was brought to class by Jacob Wibben. The outhouse was created by the student's great uncle, twice removed.
1930s March 4, 2020