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Sam Stemm Oral History Interview In this oral history interview, Sam Stemm discusses his career with the local Alton station WBGZ. He also describes growing up in Alton, going to SIUE as a mass communications major, national conservative radio stations, and the history of WBGZ. June 12, 2018 September 12, 2018
The Rational Spelling Book, 1898, owned by Alton Resident Viola Thompson This 1898 spelling book, "The Rational Spelling Book, Part II" was owned by Alton resident Viola Thompson, whose name is handwritten on the book's front pastedown. The book is intended for fourth grade students and older and may have been used in an Alton classroom. The book includes numerous words for spelling practice and spelling rules from the late 19th century.

This book was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2019. It was brought to class by Hana Harlan.
1898 May 21, 2019
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
Wicker Room Crew at Owens-Illinois Glass Factory The Wicker Room Crew (23 females 9 males) standing outside of the factory featuring glass bottles with wicker tightly woven around them. Unknown November 15, 2016
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
Worker at Owens-Illinois Glass Factory in 1973 Photograph of a worker using glass-making machinery at the Owens-Illinois factory. June 25, 1973 November 15, 2016
Workers Inside Owens-Illinois Glass Factory Groups of workers at a series of work stations at Illinois Glass Co. factory in Alton, Illinois in 1909 1909 November 15, 2016