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1887 Ordnance 39 allowing Elliot W. Mudge to build street lighting in Edwardsville, Illinois This is a 1887 Ordnance 39 allowing Elliot W. Mudge to build street lighting in Edwardsville, Illinois. 1887 March 15, 2019
Business card for D.H. Mudge: Attorney at Law, circa 1905-1915 This is a business card for D.H. Mudge: Attorney at Law, Edwardsville, Illinois, circa 1905-1915 circa 1905-1915 March 15, 2019
Political Business Card for Dick Mudge for the 1970 Democratic Primary State Senator Campaign This a political business card for Dick Mudge for the 1970 Illinois Democratic primary state senate campaign. It states: "Please vote for Dick Mudge for State Senator. As States Attorney he brought law and order to Madison County, 1956-1964. Democratic Primary March 17, 1970." 1970 March 15, 2019
Ralph Korte Oral History In this oral history interview, Ralph Korte, founder of Korte Construction in Highland, Illinois, discusses his life and business. Korte described growing up on a farm near Pierron, Illinois, and his early years of school. He describes life on the farm during the Great Depression and World War II. Korte then discusses his time in the Army during the Korean War and attending night school at SIUE. Next Korte describes the founding of Korte Construction and its early years of growth in Highland and throughout the Metro East. October 22, 2018 December 19, 2018
Carrie Davini Oral History Interview In this oral history interview, Carrie Davini discusses her career as a tattoo artist and business manager at Evermore Gallery on Edwardsville's Main Street. Carrie covers her childhood in northern Illinois, moving to the St. Louis area, various tattoo businesses she has worked for, and her role at Evermore Gallery. Carrie also talks about being a woman in an industry dominated by men and being a small-business operator in Edwardsville. October 11, 2018 December 11, 2018
Gale Cuvar Oral History Interview In this oral history interview, Gale Cuvar describes his career as a pattern-maker and life in Granite City. Cuvar discusses his career at Arnette Pattern in Granite City and Bodine Aluminum in St. Louis. Cuvar also talks about how Granite City has changed over time and briefly mentions his time in the Army. December 10, 2018 December 8, 2018
1968 Shell Review, Vol. 31 – No. 10, Shell Oil Company Newsletter <br /><br />
This Shell Oil Company Newsletter from 1968 provides information on employee families, company accomplishments, news about promotions, retirements, service anniversaries, and new upcoming products.

This newsletter was digitized by Trent Morgan as part of History 400: Community-Engaged Digital History.
May 17, 1968 September 16, 2018
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
Nazareth Donjoian Oral History Interview This oral history interview with Nazareth Donjoian was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History.

Naz, as he is better known by, was bom November 22, 1924. His father was a chef and ran a tavern and boarding house for many years. Naz also owned and ran a tavern for a number of years. While in high school, Naz got a job at the U.S. Army depot just down the street and worked there for part of his senior year. After graduation, he worked there a short period of time at the depot before being drafted, he entered the U.S. Army in June 1943 and was assigned to the U.S. Army Air Corps. He received training as a airplane and engine mechanic and spent a total of32 months in the military. The war ended before he was shipped overseas and upon discharge he returned to Granite City. He had return rights to his former job at the depot. After being home for two weeks and listening to his dad constantly asking him when he was going to get a job, Naz returned to work a the depot. He held a number of jobs and over the years suffered a number of Reduction In Force (RIF) realignments of personnel. However, after each RIF he was fortunate enough to move up in pay grade and after forty two years of combined military and civilian service, retired as a GS-12.
November 3, 2001 February 20, 2018
Hartman Cigar Store in Collinsville during the 1920s This photograph of Hartman Cigar Store was taken in the 1920s. The business was located on the corner of Main and Clinton in the Miner's Institute Building. 1920 - 1929 September 17, 2017