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|Norma Glazebrook Oral History Interview||In this oral history, Norma Galzebrook of Alton, Illinois discusses her childhood from the 1940s in Godfrey, Illinois and her early baton twirling career. She mentions seeing Robert Wadlow in her youth as well as her days at the Alton Telegraph during the 1950s. Also discussed is the creation Glazebrook Park, established in honor of her late husband, as well as her extensive work with the St. Louis chapter of the Make-A-Wish foundation.||December 2, 2018||February 15, 2019|
|Office Employees of the Owens-Illinois Glass Company||Office employees of Owens-Illinois Glass, with 9 men and 6 women. First from the left in the first row is company co-founder Edward Levis, and third from the left is Geo. McClellon Levis.||Unknown||November 15, 2016|
|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|
|Outside the Owens-Illinois Glass Factory||This photograph of the Owens-Illinois Glass Factory was taken from the entrance by the railroad tracks.||Unknown||November 15, 2016|
|Panoramic Photo of the Illinois Glass Company||This panoramic photo shows works of the Illinois Glass Company in 1897||August 6, 1897||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|
|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|
|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|
|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|