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Menu for the “Banquet of the Madison County Board of Supervisors,” 1895 This is the menu for the “Banquet of the Madison County Board of Supervisors and their guests, the convention of Supervisors County Commissioners of the Citizens of Edwardsville.” This event happened on Thursday evening, January 17, 1895, at the Tuxhorn Opera House. January 17, 1895 March 15, 2019
Brooks Finer Foods Catsup Catalog Brooks Finer Foods Catsup Catalog was produced by the G.S. Suppiger Company in St. Louis, Missouri. This catalog was for sales representatives to showcase Brooks Catsup and its facilities, manufacturing locations, store displays, awards, and advertisements. Circa 1950 November 3, 2017
1955 Falstaff Brewery Honorary Brew Master Certificate This certificate was given to Chuck Brazier as a thank you for taking the Falstaff Brewery tour, as well as giving his opinion on the products that he sampled at the end of the tour. The Falstaff Brewery was located in St. Louis.

This certificate was digitized by Paul Brazier as part of History 400: Community-Engaged Digital History.
March 30, 1955 September 6, 2018
1969 Better Homes and Gardens: New Cook Book This Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book published in 1969 belonged to Alton resident Christina Hall. Four of the book's pages were digitized, with some recipes designated for "Ladies Only" and "Men Only." The "Ladies Only" meal contains a crab-artichoke bake, assorted relishes, rolls, and orange soufflé. The "Men Only" meal contains cheese stuffed apples, assorted crackers, shrimp cocktail, Hasenpfeffer, mashed potatoes with gravy, peas, carrots, "Men’s Favorite Salad," rolls, and red cherry pie. The smaller and lighter ladies meal demonstrates gender notions prevalent in the 1960s.

This cook book was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. It was brought to class by Erin Griffith.
1969 September 7, 2018
Norma Mendoza Oral History Interview This oral history interview with Norma Mendoza was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History.

Norma Mendoza moved to Lincoln Place after she got married in 1960 and lived there until 1966. In this interview, she describes her experience working with the Mexican Honorary Commission, the diversity of the community, food and entertainment within the community, arranged marriages, different aspects of her career, and the local army depot.
November 28, 2001 March 15, 2018
Edward Hall Oral History Interview In this oral history interview, Ed Hall describes his career as a butcher and former manager / owner at Edwardsville Quality Meats. He speaks to the changes of downtown Edwardsville, the butcher shop, and the 2017 shift in ownership of Quality Meats. April 19, 2017 May 3, 2017