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1850 Census of Madison County: Population by Age and Race This is a transcribed copy of the 1850 federal census of Madison County. The pages this was taken from list every county that existed in Illinois in 1850; this copy only lists Madison County. It includes population data broken down by race, gender, and age. The only included races are white and African American. 1850 September 24, 2019
Elizabeth Christian Oral History Interview In this interview, Elizabeth Christian discusses her childhood in Collinsville, Illinois, during the 1970s and 1980s. Elizabeth discusses her time at Metro East Lutheran High School, comparisons between cities in Madison County, and her career at SIUE during the 1980s. Elizabeth also talks about race relations and demographics in the county. October 24, 2018 December 11, 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
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
John Cunningham Oral History Interview In this oral history interview, John Cunningham describes his experiences as the president of the Edwardsville branch of the NAACP. He begins by discussing his youth in Missouri, Alabama, and East St. Louis, and going to college at Southern Illinois University Carbondale as a young African American. He describes his career as a teacher in East St. Louis and as various administrative positions in Alton schools. January 24, 2018 May 7, 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
Dr. M. W. Harrison in front of the only black hospital in Collinsville, Illinois This photograph is of Dr. M.W. Harrison standing in front of the only black hospital in Collinsville, Illinois. There is a horse and buggy in the street in front. It was located at 206 S. Seminary Street in a small building behind the main facility. Unknown September 17, 2017
1840 Aggregate Census of Madison County This is a transcribed copy of the 1840 federal census of Madison County, including data on the county as a whole and specific towns and precincts. The page this was taken from lists every county that existed in Illinois in 1840; this copy only lists Madison County. It includes population data broken down by race, gender, and age, including the number of enslaved and free African Americans. It also lists the number of people with disabilities broken down by race and age, as well as the number of people employed in agriculture and various industries. In addition, it lists the number of various types of schools and the number of students at each type of school. 1840 August 7, 2017
1830 Aggregate Census of Madison County This is a transcribed copy of the 1830 federal census of Madison County. The page this was taken from lists every county that existed in Illinois in 1830; this copy only lists Madison County. It includes population data broken down by race, gender, and age, including the number of enslaved and free African Americans. It does not include any possible Native Americans living in Madison County. It also lists the number of immigrants not yet naturalized citizens, and the number of people with disabilities broken down by race and age. 1830 August 4, 2017
1830 Census Abstract for Madison County This is a transcribed copy of the 1830 abstract federal census of Madison County. This lists the total number of people, the number of free inhabitants, the number of enslaved inhabitants, and the population to be used in calculating representatives and taxation. Because enslaved African Americans were counted as 3/5 of a person for representation under the United States Constitution, the population to be used for representation differs from the actual number of inhabitants of Madison County. 1830 July 19, 2017