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Kathy Childers Oral History Interview

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Citation

“Kathy Childers Oral History Interview,” Madison Historical, accessed December 4, 2021, https://madison-historical.siue.edu/archive/items/show/2111.

Description

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.

Subjects

  • culture
  • government
  • Madison
  • Granite City
  • immigration
  • Democratic Party

Date

July 17, 2019

Language

English

Type

  • Oral History

Format

  • mp3
  • pdf

Duration

  • 0:51:04

Interviewer

Sternburg, Keith

Interviewee

Childers, Kathy

Location

Edwardsville, Illinois

Bit Rate

128 kbit/s

Coverage

  • Madison, Illinois

Identifier

  • Childers-Kathy-O-001
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