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|Terrien Fennoy Oral History Interview||In this oral history interview Tarion Wilbourn discusses cross-county migration and community change over time.||February 23, 2023||May 1, 2023|
|Keith Long Oral Interview||In this oral history interview, Kaylyn Belford discusses community life and educational change in Madison, Illinois.||March 2, 2023||April 29, 2023|
|Tavares Young "Oral History Interview"||In this oral history interview, Kaleigh Spencer discusses the African American experience in Madison, Illinois in the 1980s and 1990s.||March 1, 2023||April 29, 2023|
|1992 Edition of the Civic Memorial High School Yearbook, The Spectator||This is the 1992 edition of The Spectator, the yearbook for Civic Memorial High School in Bethalto. The included page has four yearbook superlatives: Sara Newby and Marc Vaughn for most athletic, Jason Householder and Meghan Lynch for prettiest eyes, Mike Whipkey and April Rives for prettiest hair, and Heather Darter and Scott Herzog for prettiest smile. The yearbook belongs to Heather Wallace, formerly Heather Coffman.
This yearbook was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2019. It was brought to class by Annaston Walker.
|1992||May 21, 2019|
|1964 Application for Edwardsville Resident Kenneth Linkeman to Receive State Farmer Degree from the Illinois Assocation of the Future Farmers of America||Edwardsville resident Kenneth Linkeman submitted this application in 1964 to receive a State Farmer Degree from the Illinois Association of the Future Farmers of America. At the time of the application, Linkeman was a 17-year-old senior at Edwardsville High School who rented 40 acres of farm land. Prior to the application, he had cultivated corn, soybeans, and wheat, and had attempted to raise pigs though was unsuccessful. Linkeman was the president of the Edwardsville FFA chapter, which had 44 members. The application includes various details about Linkeman's farm, the Edwardsville FFA chapter, and his high school transcript.
This application was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2019. It was brought to class by Kenneth Linkeman's grandson, Keaton Linkeman.
|1964||May 21, 2019|
|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|
|1962 History of Midway in the Madison County Sesquicentennial||This is a clipping from the September 4, 1962 Madison County sesquicentennial joint publication of the Alton Evening Telegrpah, the Granite City Press-Record, and the Edwardsville Intelligencer. The clipping includes the article "Midway Was Named for Its Locale" by Mrs. Lloyd Frillman about the history of the unincorporated community of Midway north of Edwardsville. It includes histories of the community's churches, schools, and Midway Service Station. Also in this clipping are portions of articles about the histories of Alton, Pleasant Ridge, Shurtleff College, and Granite City.
This clipping was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2019. It was brought to class by Rita Kassing.
|September 4, 1962||May 21, 2019|
|Cindy McGrew Oral History Interview||In this oral history interview, Cindy McGrew discusses her role and experiences as the owner of the Glen Carbon Traveling Tails Inn, a doggy day care, which she co-founded in 2008. She also describes growing up in a small town, attending SIUE, and her previous careers as a teacher and school counselor.||October 8, 2018||February 12, 2019|
|Carol and John Fritsche Oral History Interview||In this oral history interview, John and Carol Fritche describe growing up in Edwardsville, Illinois, in the middle of the twentieth century. They discuss attending Leclaire Academy and living in one of the first homes on Dunlap Lake. The interview continues to discuss Edwardsville’s growth and the relationship between SIUE and the city of Edwardsville. Finally, John discusses his career with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).||September 4, 2018||January 28, 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|