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|Ivan Simms Oral History Interview||This interview with Ivan Simms discusses African American student cultural changes within the tight-knit community framework of Madison, Illinois since the 1980s and 1990s.||October 20, 2023||November 20, 2023|
|Tiffany Rogers Oral History Interview||This interview with Nurse Tiffany Rogers explains the power that family exerts on its inhabitants to remain, especially despite the decline of local retail presence.||October 26, 2023||November 20, 2023|
|Juan Gardner Oral History Interview||This interview of Dr. Juan Gardner, Principal of Madison Senior High School, describes the role family plays in navigating educational and demographic shifts in Madison, Illinois since the 1950s.||November 6, 2023||November 19, 2023|
|Lakeisha Cox Oral History Interview||This interview of Lakeisha Cox, a lifelong resident of Madison, Illinois, highlights the effects of business relocations away from the town, whilst familial roots hold the remaining residents together in a tight-knit community.||October 23, 2023||November 19, 2023|
|Tavares Young "Oral History Interview"||In this oral history interview,Tavares Young discusses the African American experience in Madison, Illinois in the 1980s and 1990s.||March 1, 2023||April 29, 2023|
|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|
|Aerial photograph of the Mudge property in Grantfork||This is an undated aerial photograph of the Mudge property in Grantfork.||Unknown||March 15, 2019|
|Photograph of two men and a girl riding on a cart pulled by a horse on the Mudge farm in Grantfork||This is an undated photograph of two men and a girl riding on a cart pulled by a horse while looking at the camera on the Mudge farm in Grantfork. The reverse side of the photo provides names for the individuals pictured, which appear to be Marion, Gary, and Leslie.||Unknown||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|