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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
1958 Alton Evening Telegraph Clipping of Five Generations of the Thorpe Family This Alton Evening Telegraph Clipping from April 14, 1958 features the 15 ancestors of Steven Thorpe and Susan Denise Thorpe who attended Steven's christening at St. Paul's Evangelical Church in Edwardsville on Sunday, April 13, 1958. Also included is the original photograph printed in the Telegraph. In the front row of the photograph are Stephen and Susan's parents, Roblee and Charlene Thorpe of Marine.

Also in the photo are Roblee's parents: Orville Thorpe and Bernice Bauer Thorpe of Poag, Edwardsville, Orville's parents Charles Thorpe and Mary Gloss Thorpe of Edwardsville, and Bernice's parents Fred Bauer and Mary Hlad Bauer of Edwardsville. On Charlene's side are her parents: Walter and Edith Ringering of Poag, Edwardsville, Walter's parents Barney H. Ringering and Margaret Klenke Ringering of Edwardsville, Margaret's mother Lena Klenke of Edwardsville, Edith's parents Emil and Clara Hessel of Marine, and Clara's parents John O'Neil and Emma Levicy Grange O'Neil of South Roxana.

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 Susan's grandaughter, Kimberly Seeley.
April 13, 1958 May 21, 2019
Burnett Company Glass Medicine Bottle This glass bottle was made by the Joseph Burnett Company, a flavor extract company based in Boston. Listed on the bottle is "cocoaine," which was likely the company's "Cocoaine for the Hair" product.

This bottle was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2019. It was brought to class by Aaliyah Robinson.
Circa 1890s May 21, 2019