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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|
|Mary Spaich Oral History Interview||This oral history interview with Mary Spaich was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History.
In this interview, Mary Spaich discusses growing up in the Lincoln Place neighborhood of Granite City. She was born in Granite City in 1916 to Serbian parents who had immigrated from Yugoslavia in 1914. She describes her life in Lincoln Place and changes in the area since her childhood.
|November 16, 2001||April 29, 2020|
|Kathy Childers Oral History Interview||In this oral history interview, Kathy Childers discusses her family's Macedonian heritage and her father John Bellcoff, who was the mayor of Madison, Illinois from 1985 to 1997 and the Madison County Democratic Chairman from 1990 to 1994. She discusses how her family continues to practice Macedonian cultural traditions, including food, clothing, and dancing. She also describes her father's political career, including his role in establishing the Gateway Racetrack in Madison. She also discusses her grandfather's grocery store in Madison, Bellcoff and Son, and her and her father's work with funeral homes.||July 17, 2019||November 4, 2019|
|1838 Marriage Certificate for Barnard Gabriel and Julia Huber||This marriage certificate is the oldest marriage certificate on file at the Madison County Clerk's Office in Edwardsville. Barnard Gabriel and Julia Huber were married August 11, 1838 in Madison County.
This certificate was scanned by the Keith Sternberg as a part of History 400: Community-Engaged Digital History.
|August 11, 1838||September 16, 2019|
|Mary Huntley Oral History Interview||In this oral history interview, Mary Huntley describes her career as the director of the Hayner Public Library system in Alton, as well as her and her husband's involvement in the Civil Rights movement when they lived in Alabama. She also discusses her involvement with the local Democratic Party, her husband's role as director of the SIUE University Museum, and her childhood in North Carolina.||May 27, 2019||August 29, 2019|
|Bethalto, Illinois Telephone Directory, 1951||This directory was printed in 1951 for the Madison Telephone Company subscribers on the Bethalto telephone exchange. It lists the address and phone number for individuals and businesses in Bethalto, along with local advertisements. The first page of the book lists the policies and procedures regarding the use of the telephone system. The directory is printed on heavier paper with a card stock cover. The cover and pages are made of single sheets, bound with two staples.||1951||July 22, 2019|
|1940s Budget Bank Toy Made by Marx Toys||This budget bank was manufactured by Marx Toys and has an image of the United States Capitol Building. It was likely sold in the 1940s as a toy for children to save money.
This budget bank was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2019. It was brought to class by Nick Walker.
|Circa 1940s||May 21, 2019|
|Circa 1978 Old Spice Shaving Kit||This shaving kit was manufactured by the Shulton Company circa 1978, with the Old Spice brand name. The company branded their products with colonial sailing ships, this kit in particular is marked with the ship Recovery. The brush was made with boar bristle. This shaving kit was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2019. It was brought to class by Drake Walker.||Circa 1978||May 21, 2019|
|1992 Edition of the Civic Memorial High School Yearbook, The Spectator||This is the 1992 edition of The Spectator, the yearbook for Civic Memorial High School in Bethalto. The included page has four yearbook superlatives: Sara Newby and Marc Vaughn for most athletic, Jason Householder and Meghan Lynch for prettiest eyes, Mike Whipkey and April Rives for prettiest hair, and Heather Darter and Scott Herzog for prettiest smile. The yearbook belongs to Heather Wallace, formerly Heather Coffman.
This yearbook was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2019. It was brought to class by Annaston Walker.
|1992||May 21, 2019|
|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|