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|Nevart Hagopian Oral History Interview||This oral history interview with Nevart Hagopian was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History.
Nevart Hagopian is a survivor of the Armenian genocide who left Armenia with her mother at the age of 12 in 1920 and migrated to the Lincoln Place neighborhood of Granite City. In the interview, she discusses the Armenian community and culture in Lincoln Place.
Hagopian primarily speaks in Armenian in the interview, with Vartan Kassabian serving as a translator. Father Kassabian was a priest for St. Gregory Armenian Church in Granite City.
Note: The original archive copies of the interview transcript and biographical summary had grading marks and corrections on them. We converted the transcript and biographical summary to editable text and made the corrections to remove grading marks.
|November 18, 2001||May 5, 2020|
|Souvenir-Album of Our Boys In the Great World's War, 1914-1918: St. Paul Lutheran Church||This book was produced by St. Paul Lutheran Church of Hamel, Illinois to honor the church's members who served in the United States Armed Forces during World War I. The book pictures every member who served along with a brief biography and description of their service in the war. Other WWI-era documents produced by church members are also featured in this album.||Circa 1920s||April 11, 2019|
|World War I Metal Canteen||This canteen was used by an American soldier in World War I in 1918.
This canteen was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. It was brought to class by Zach Vaughn.
|1918||September 7, 2018|
|Isabella Vartan and Helen Abbott Oral History Interview||This oral history interview with Isabella Vartan and Helen Abbott was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History.
Isabella Vartan and Helen Abbott are the daughters of Armenian immigrants who have been lifelong residents of the Lincoln Place neighborhood. In this interview, they talk about their parent's experience in Armenia during World War I and immigration to the United States, their participation in the Armenian Orthodox Church, growing up as the children of immigrants, involvement in the local community center, and the diversity of the Lincoln Place neighborhood.
|October 10, 2001||March 18, 2018|
|Hagop Varadian Oral History Interview||This oral history interview with Hagop Varadian was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History.
Hagop (Jake) Varadian was born on April 12, 1938 to Armenian immigrants and has been a lifelong resident of the Lincoln Place neighborhood. In this interview, he talks about his parent's life in Armenia during World War One and his mother’s experience in the Armenian Genocide which resulted in her having to live in the desert where her sister was born. He also touches on aspects of his own life that include being in the Army and teaching school for the Granite City School District.
|November 6, 2001||March 18, 2018|
|Eleanor Todoroff Oral History Interview||This oral history interview with Eleanor Todoroff was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History.
Eleanor Todoroff was born and raised in the Lincoln Place community. In this interview, she talks about her father's emigration from Armenia and involvement in World War I, the role of the Macedonian Church in Lincoln Place, and the “Macedonian Bulgarian Ladies Aid Society.
|December 5, 2001||March 18, 2018|
|Nelle Bogosian Oral History Interview||This oral history interview with Nelle Bogosian was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History.
Nelle Bogosian was born to Armenian parents and spent most of her life in Lincoln Place. In this interview, she talks about her parent’s escape from the Armenian Genocide and lack of US recognition for the event, her schooling and social experiences in Lincoln Place, the community center, pool hall, and different cultural celebrations within the Lincoln Place community.
|November 1, 2001||February 20, 2018|
|Albert "Peck" Bieser in his World War I U.S. Army Uniform||This photograph is of Albert "Peck" Bieser in his World War I U.S. Army Uniform.||Unknown||September 18, 2017|
|Percy Heuer Oral History Interview||In this oral history, Percy Heuer describes his life in Dorsey as a farmer and worker for the Illinois Department of Transportation. He discusses many experiences in Dorsey from the early 20th century to the 1980s. He also discusses some family history.||August 23, 1988||April 25, 2017|
|1918 Liberty Bond Drive Outside of Coal Mine #2 in Glen Carbon, Illinois||These three photographs show workers and community members gathering outside of coal mine #2 in Glen Carbon, Illinois for the 1918 Liberty Bond Drive for World War I.||1918||December 8, 2016|