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|World War I Metal Canteen||This canteen was used by an American soldier in World War I in 1918.
This canteen was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. It was brought to class by Zach Vaughn.
|1918||September 7, 2018|
|Enlistees in the US Army in 1959, including Bethalto resident Kelly Cato||This is a group photograph of enlistees in the US army in 1959. Bethalto resident Kelly Cato is standing in the third row from the bottom and third from the left. Cato graduated from Civic Memorial High School in Bethalto and went on to serve in Okinawa on the missle site where he monitored the East China Sea during the Cold War.
This photograph was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. It was brought to class by Cato's granddaughter, Mackenzie Cato.
|1959||September 7, 2018|
|World War II First Aid Kit for Airmen||This first aid kit was given to an airman in the United States military during World War II. Inside are bandages, scissors, and dressings.
This first aid kit was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. It was brought to class by Allie Stacks.
|Circa 1941-1945||September 4, 2018|
|William (Bill) Haine Oral History Interview||In this oral history interview, State Senator William (Bill) Haine discusses his childhood in Alton, Illinois, his career in the law, and his time as an Illinois state senator.||May 4, 2018||July 27, 2018|
|War Rations Book from World War II||This World War II war rations book was issued to Mary Whipple of Alton in 1943. It contains numerous stamps used to purchase goods rationed during the war. The stamps are decorated with artillery, aircraft carriers, tanks, and airplanes. Some of the stamps were already used.
This ration book was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. It was brought to class by Brayden Shirley.
|1943||July 9, 2018|
|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|
|Gary Niebur Oral History Interview||Gary Niebur is a lifelong resident of Edwardsville and was the Mayor for seven terms. In this interview, he talks about the development and growth of Edwardsville from the 1980s through the 2000s. Along with the economic growth, Niebur explains the challenges he faced as Mayor concerning residential, infrastructure, and property taxes.||January 10, 2018||May 7, 2018|
|History of Madison County Jail, 1814 - 1906, by Evelyn Bowles||This pamphlet about the history of the Madison County Jail from 1814 to 1906 was written by Evelyn Bowles, then the chief deputy clerk of the Madison County Board of Supervisors. Bowles first presented the pamphlet at the March 1960 meeting of the Land O'Goshen Historical Society. The Edwardsville Intelligencer then published the pamphlet serially in seven parts, starting on March 15, 1960 and concluding on March 23, 1960. Bowles was later elected as Madison County Clerk in 1974 and served as an Illinois state senator representing the 56th Senate District from 1994 to 2002.||March 1960||February 12, 2018|
|Political Business Card for D. H. Mudge Sr. Congressional Campaign||This political business card for Dick Howard Mudge Senior presents his bid as the Democratic Candidate for the 22nd Congressional District of Illinois in the 1916 elections. During his campaign for Congress Mudge was in his second two year term as Mayor of Edwardsville. An active member of the local Democratic Party, Mudge was endorsed in his race for Congress by vice president Thomas R. Marshall during a speech in Belleville, Illinois. Ultimately, Mudge lost his bid for Congress to Republican William A. Rodenberg. The 22nd Congressional District of Illinois no longer exist, having been eliminated after the 1990 census.||1916||January 24, 2018|
|Letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt to D. H. Mudge Sr.||This is a letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Dick Howard Mudge Senior, a prominent attorney and member of the local Democratic Party. At this time Roosevelt won the 1932 Presidential Election, beating incumbent Herbert Hoover. Writing in response to a telegram from Mudge, Roosevelt acknowledges congratulations on his victory. Looking towards the future, Roosevelt reaffirms the Democratic Party's values and policies in hopes to establish an ordered economic life with continued support from Mudge.||November 17, 1932||January 24, 2018|