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1920s Formal Band Photograph of Standard Oil Company Band This is an albumen print of a formally posed photograph of the Standard Oil Company Band. 1920s November 19, 2018
1920 "Original Famous Forty" Standard Oil Company Band This is a newspaper clipping displaying the "Original Famous Forty" Standard Oil Company Band in 1920. The clipping includes the names of the persons pictured. 1920s November 19, 2018
Program for the 1937 Edwardsville High School Band Concert This program is for the Edwardsville High School Band Concert performance on February 2, 1937. In this program you will find the music selection, the band ensemble, and history of the band. 1937 December 1, 2018
1950s Standard Oil Company Red Crown Band Photograph This is a 1950s photograph of a photograph of the Red Crown Band posing next to a brick building in uniforms. This digital scan only includes the framed photograph held by a man. The man holding the photograph has been cropped out. 1953 November 19, 2018
Millie Chandler Oral History Interview This oral history interview with Millie Chandler was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History.

Millie Chandler was born and raised in Lincoln Place until she moved in 1951. In this interview, she describes her childhood, the diversity of the community, playing music in the community center, and how she felt outside communities viewed those that resided within Lincoln Place.
October 29, 2001 February 20, 2018
Thom Swain Oral History Interview In this oral history, Thom Swain discusses his ownership of the Fat Cats nightclub and music venue in Edwardsville during the 1980s. He also describes Madison County's music and entertainment scene since the 1980s. Finally, he describes his management of several bands in the area. October 14, 2016 December 1, 2016
Ron Holland Oral History Interview In this oral history interview, Ron Holland describes his role as bass player for the Granite City band Rising Sons, as well as the music culture and other local bands in St. Louis and Granite City. He also describes how the band changed after he was drafted into the Vietnam War in 1968. September 7, 2018 September 14, 2018
Ken Conrady Oral History Interview In this oral history interview, Ken Conrady describes his long career leading the Alton Youth Symphony. Conrady describes the symphony's early years, its relationship with local schools, and how it has changed over the decades. October 11, 2018 December 4, 2018
Martha Roberts Oral History In this oral history interview, Martha Roberts describes her experiences with the Alton Municipal (Muny) Band since the 1980s. She discusses the band's history and her role as the band manager for the past five years.

Please note: Initial audio recording on October 11 malfunctioned and recorded only the last portion of the interview. The interviewer recorded the first portion of the interview again on October 17.
October 11, 2018 to October 17, 2018 December 6, 2018
Bernard Long, Jr. Oral History Interview This interview with Bernard Long, Jr. discusses life in Madison, Illinois ca 1980s to the present, He is the music band director at Madison High School and is a well-respected musician in the Greater St. Louis Metro Area. October 18, 2023 November 15, 2023