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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
1931 Plat Map of Edwardsville This map of Edwardsville was published in 1931 by the Edwardsville Intelligencer. It shows the property boundaries and owners that existed in the town at the time, as well as various town landmarks such as Lusk Memorial Cemetery Park (today Hotz Park), St. Boniface Cemetery, the courthouse, the Lincoln School, the Madison County Tuberculosis Sanitarium, and Legion Park. It also shows the village of Leclaire. The map was draughted by C. A. R. Benedict. 1931 September 7, 2017
Floor Plan for the New Lincoln School This floor plan was drawn by the Alton architecture firm L. Pfeiffenberger & Son for the building of a new Lincoln School for African American children in Edwardsville. The school building opened in 1912. Today, the building is home to the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities. Circa 1911 October 13, 2016
Old Lincoln School Building This photograph shows the original Lincoln School prior to the construction of the new building in 1911. 1877 to 1911 October 10, 2016
New Lincoln School Building This photograph shows the second Lincoln School building, which was constructed in 1911. The Lincoln School was a public school for African Americans in Edwardsville. The school closed in 1950 due to the desegregation of the Edwardsville school system, and was renovated in 1952 as a Kindergarten through 6th grade school. The school closed permanently in 1972. Today, the building is home to the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities. After 1911 October 6, 2016