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|Robert Burress Oral History Interview||This oral history interview with Robert Burress was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History.
In this oral history, Alton resident Robert Burress discusses former businesses and buildings in the Alton area and changes in the community from the mid-20th century to 2001.
This interview had no transcript in the original archive. It was transcribed by Madison Historical staff.
|October 18, 2001||September 2, 2018|
|Dave Knoche Oral History Interview||In this oral history interview, Dave Knoche describes growing up in the Alton and Godfrey area in the 1980s and 90s as well as some of his education and experience in Montana and California. He also describes working for ADT Security, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Dow Screw Products in the Metro East. He then discusses joining his father's business, HGH Products, which manufactures steel and graphite parts for the glass bottle industry.||October 17, 2016||January 30, 2017|
|Mike McNamara Oral History Interview||In this oral history interview, Mike McNamara describes his life and career in Alton. McNamara describes his childhood and school years. He then goes into detail about his career with the Alton police department, including his promotions through the ranks and various high-profile crimes in Alton. McNamara also talks about his experience owning rental properties in Alton and reflects on how Alton changed over time.||October 11, 2018||December 6, 2018|
|Norma Glazebrook Oral History Interview||In this oral history, Norma Galzebrook of Alton, Illinois discusses her childhood from the 1940s in Godfrey, Illinois and her early baton twirling career. She mentions seeing Robert Wadlow in her youth as well as her days at the Alton Telegraph during the 1950s. Also discussed is the creation Glazebrook Park, established in honor of her late husband, as well as her extensive work with the St. Louis chapter of the Make-A-Wish foundation.||December 2, 2018||February 15, 2019|