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|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|
|Ethel and Jim Hirsch Welcoming Returning Soldiers after World War II in a Highland Bar||This photograph shows Ethel and Jim Hirsch (far left) and others welcoming home soldiers returning from World War II in a Highland. Various photographs of soldiers are hanging on the shelf behind Ethel and Jim. The identity of the bar is unknown. One possibility is Kid Walter’s Place, which Ethel and Jim bought in 1952. That bar became known as Ethel's and is still open as of 2018.||Circa 1945||August 27, 2018|
|Kenneth Quinlan Oral History Interview||In this oral history interview, Bethalto resident Kenneth Quinlan discusses his experiences growing up during the Cold War and as a veteran of the Vietnam War.
This oral history was recorded as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. It was conducted by Joel Barker.
|April 22, 2018||August 9, 2018|
|Edward Hatten Oral History Interview||In this oral history interview, Alton resident Edward Hatten discusses his experiences growing up during the Cold War.
This oral history was recorded as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. It was conducted by William Davis.
|April 22, 2018||August 9, 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|
|1940s Chinese Paper Money||These seven bills of Chinese paper money were issued in the 1930s and 1940s by either the Bank of China or the Central Bank of China. They were brought to Madison County by an American soldier who was stationed in northern China immediately after World War II.
These bills were scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. They were brought to class by the soldier's granddaughter, Dara Parks.
|Circa 1945 - 1948||July 9, 2018|
|Herman Shaw Oral History Interview||In this oral history interview, Herman Shaw describes his experiences with segregation and racial adversity throughout his life, both in his community and throughout his travels. He describes his experience as a young boy growing up in Missouri during the Great Depression and World War II. He then discusses his life after moving to Edwardsville in 1944 and how things have changed in that community over time. He describes how his education, his participation in sports, his service in the military, and key people in his life have influenced him. He also discusses his work at the Alton State Hospital, at University City High School, and his volunteer work with the Human Relations Commission in Edwardsville.||February 12, 2018||April 18, 2018|
|John Percy Oral History Interview||This oral history interview with John Percy was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History.
In this interview, John Percy describes his experience as a P-47 Fighter-Bomber Pilot in the European theater of World War II, his childhood in rural Illinois, learning to fly, his career after the military as a corporate pilot for State Farm Insurance, and his involvement on the board of the Prairie Aviation Museum.
|October 6, 2001||March 17, 2018|
|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|