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Thumbnail Title Description Date Date Added This Arkansas marriage certificate is a copy issued March 19, 1966. The original certificate was issued June 21, 1919 to certify the marriage of Claude D. Potter and Josie Anna Walker in Malden, Missouri, in the Missouri Bootheel.

This certificate was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2019. It was scanned by Shelby Bedwell.
March 19, 1966 to June 21, 1919 May 21, 2019
Mudge-Steve-D-0027.jpg This is a business card for D.H. Mudge: Attorney at Law, Edwardsville, Illinois, circa 1905-1915 circa 1905-1915 March 15, 2019
Rarick-Philip-O-001_edited.pdf In this oral history interview, Philip Rarick discusses growing up in Collinsville, his father’s role in local party politics of the Democratic Party, the development of the Madison County judicial system since the 1970s, and his time on the Supreme Court of Illinois. September 19, 2018 January 23, 2019
Warnecke-Beth-O-001.pdf In this oral history interview, Beth Warnecke discusses growing up in Glen Carbon, having a father active in law and the Democratic Party, going to high school in Highland, working for the Cardinals and the Blues, and starting and managing her own art business: Classic Creations Painting. October 7, 2018 December 6, 2018
Haine-Bill-O-001_Transcript_Audited_PDF.pdf In this oral history interview, State Senator William (Bill) Haine discusses his childhood in Alton, Illinois, his career in the law, and his time as an Illinois state senator. May 4, 2018 July 27, 2018
Robbins-Stephanie-O-001_Transcript.pdf In this oral history interview, Stephanie Robbins describes her experiences as an attorney in Madison County. She discusses her role as the first female assistant state's attorney in Madison County in the 1970s, particularly her success in helping to achieve rape convictions. She further talks about her experience as a special public defender, as well as the Democratic Party Machine in Madison County in the 70s and Madison County's reputation as a "judicial hellhole." She also briefly discusses her short time as a Spanish professor at SIUE in the early 70s and her experiences as a woman in law school. January 30, 2018 May 7, 2018
Nunn_Margaret-0-001_Transcript.pdf This oral history interview with Margaret Nonn was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History.

Margaret Nonn was born in Lincoln Place to German immigrant parents and lived in the area for over eighty years. In this interview, she talks about the rivalry between Lincoln Place and West Granite, her life growing up in the Lincoln Place community, the diversity of the community and the struggles it experienced due to it, working in a ‘rag shop’ in St. Louis, becoming a bailiff at Madison County Jail, and religious aspects of her life.
November 6, 2001 March 17, 2018
MCJail_001.jpg This pamphlet about the history of the Madison County Jail from 1814 to 1906 was written by Evelyn Bowles, then the chief deputy clerk of the Madison County Board of Supervisors. Bowles first presented the pamphlet at the March 1960 meeting of the Land O'Goshen Historical Society. The Edwardsville Intelligencer then published the pamphlet serially in seven parts, starting on March 15, 1960 and concluding on March 23, 1960. Bowles was later elected as Madison County Clerk in 1974 and served as an Illinois state senator representing the 56th Senate District from 1994 to 2002. March 1960 February 12, 2018
Livingston_Page_001.jpg This book was compiled in 2005 by the Livingston Centennial Committee for the centennial of Livingston, Illinois. It covers a variety of topics related to the history of Livingston. It was published both online and in print. 2005 June 12, 2017
Spaulding_web.pdf These road plats were created by Don Alonzo Spaulding from 1869 to 1871. On March 25, 1869, Spaulding was employed by the county court of Madison County to survey all state and county roads in Madison County for public record. The plats were completed by 1871, and the county court approved them as legal evidence on September 14, 1871. The plats were to be kept in the county clerk's office. Today, they are located in the office of the Madison County Recorder. The plats were used as evidence in a 1879 civil suit between The Edwardsville Railroad Company and Seth T. Sawyer. 1871 May 15, 2017