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|Robert Coppersmith Oral History Interview||In this oral history interview, Edwardsville resident Robert Coppersmith describes his experience in the United States Marine Corps, particularly his time in boot camp and as a tank mechanic. He was interviewed by his daughter, Eryn Coppersmith.||July 21, 2019||November 4, 2019|
|1878 Death Certificate for Gillian Austermell||This death certificate is the oldest death certificate on file at the Madison County Clerk's Office in Edwardsville. Gillian Austermell died January 7, 1878 at the age of five days old in Alton.
This certificate was scanned by the Keith Sternberg as a part of History 400: Community-Engaged Digital History.
|January 10, 1878||September 16, 2019|
|Mary Huntley Oral History Interview||In this oral history interview, Mary Huntley describes her career as the director of the Hayner Public Library system in Alton, as well as her and her husband's involvement in the Civil Rights movement when they lived in Alabama. She also discusses her involvement with the local Democratic Party, her husband's role as director of the SIUE University Museum, and her childhood in North Carolina.||May 27, 2019||August 29, 2019|
|1974 Edwardsville Intelligencer Clipping of Six Generations of the Thorpe Family||This Edwardsville Intelligencer clipping from May 25, 1974, includes a photo and caption of six generations of the Thorpe family. Included is a paper that explains the generations.
First generation: 97-year-old John O'Neil of South Roxana, seated in the rocking chair
Second generation: John's dauther Clara Hessel of Marine, sitting to the left of John
Third generation: Clara's daughter Edith Ringering of Poag, Edwardsville, standing on left in back
Fourth generation: Edith's daughter Charlene Thorpe of St. Louis, standing in middle in back
Fifth generation: Charlene's daughter Susan Thorpe of St. Louis, standing on right in back
Sixth generation: Daughter of Susan one-year-old Stephanie Thorpe, now Stephanie Thorpe Seeley, sitting on the lap of John O'Neil
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 the seventh generation and Stephanie's daughter, Kimberley Seeley.
|May 25, 1974||May 21, 2019|
|1958 Alton Evening Telegraph Clipping of Five Generations of the Thorpe Family||This Alton Evening Telegraph Clipping from April 14, 1958 features the 15 ancestors of Steven Thorpe and Susan Denise Thorpe who attended Steven's christening at St. Paul's Evangelical Church in Edwardsville on Sunday, April 13, 1958. Also included is the original photograph printed in the Telegraph. In the front row of the photograph are Stephen and Susan's parents, Roblee and Charlene Thorpe of Marine.
Also in the photo are Roblee's parents: Orville Thorpe and Bernice Bauer Thorpe of Poag, Edwardsville, Orville's parents Charles Thorpe and Mary Gloss Thorpe of Edwardsville, and Bernice's parents Fred Bauer and Mary Hlad Bauer of Edwardsville. On Charlene's side are her parents: Walter and Edith Ringering of Poag, Edwardsville, Walter's parents Barney H. Ringering and Margaret Klenke Ringering of Edwardsville, Margaret's mother Lena Klenke of Edwardsville, Edith's parents Emil and Clara Hessel of Marine, and Clara's parents John O'Neil and Emma Levicy Grange O'Neil of South Roxana.
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 Susan's grandaughter, Kimberly Seeley.
|April 13, 1958||May 21, 2019|
|11 Future Farmers of America Pin Awards Given to Edwardsville Resident Kenneth Linkeman in the early 1960s||These 11 Future Farmers of America pins were awarded to Edwardsville resident Kenneth Linkeman, who was the president of the Edwardsville chapter of the Illinois FFA. There is one pin for public speaking, one for soybeans, one for Chapter Star Farmer, three for small grains, and five that just have the FFA emblem.
These pins were scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2019. They were brought to class by Kenneth Linkeman's grandson, Keaton Linkeman.
|Circa 1960s||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|
|1963 and 1964 Vietnam War Draft Classifications Sent to Eugene Weinmann||These two draft notifications were sent to Bethalto resident Eugene Weinmann during the early years of the Vietnam War draft. The first was sent October 28, 1963 and classified Weinmann in 1-A, making him available for unrestricted military service. The second was sent October 19, 1964, which classified him in 3-A and made him unavailable for military service due to "hardship to dependents." Weinmann also had hearing and sight issues. The local draft board was located on Hillsboro Avenue in Edwardsville.
These documents were scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2019. They were brought to class by Carmen Ehlers.
|October 28, 1963 to October 19, 1964||May 21, 2019|
|Photograph of the home of E.W. Mudge, Circa 1885 - 1932||This is a photograph of the home of E.W. Mudge, 1885(?) – 1932 on Andrews Street, Edwardsville||Circa 1885 - 1932||March 15, 2019|
|Photograph of Charlie Glassmaker with two horses on the Mudge farm in Grantfork||This is an undated photograph of Charlie Glassmaker with two horses on the Mudge farm in Grantfork. The photo appears to be cut off, as the reverse side of the photo's text reads "Charlie Glassmaker. are taken at farm 189"||Unknown||March 15, 2019|