• Edward Hatten Oral History Interview

    In this oral history interview, Alton resident Edward Hatten discusses his experiences growing up during the Cold War. This oral history was recorded as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civ…

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  • Rita Bonds Oral History Interview

    Rita Bonds describes her experiences living in different states with her husband, who was in the Air Force. She also describes working for Owens-Illinois Glass Company in Alton, Illinois. She briefly…

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  • John Cunningham Oral History Interview

    In this oral history interview, John Cunningham describes his experiences as the president of the Edwardsville branch of the NAACP. He begins by discussing his youth in Missouri, Alabama, and East St…

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  • Sam Stemm Oral History Interview

    In this oral history interview, Sam Stemm discusses his career with the local Alton station WBGZ. He also describes growing up in Alton, going to SIUE as a mass communications major, national conserva…

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  • Norma Glazebrook Oral History Interview

    In this oral history, Norma Galzebrook of Alton, Illinois discusses her childhood from the 1940s in Godfrey, Illinois and her early baton twirling career. She mentions seeing Robert Wadlow in her yout…

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  • 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…

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  • Wendell and Barb McAfoos Oral History Interview

    Wendell and Barb McAfoos were born and raised in Alton, Illinois. In this interview, they describe their lives in the Alton area through the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. Topics covered include school life, ca…

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  • Ed Hightower Oral History Interview

    In this oral history interview, Ed Hightower describes growing up as an African American in the South. He details the adversity he faced throughout his career in education, often being the only Africa…

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  • Ione Gorham Oral History Interview

    Gorham, Ione

    This oral history interview with Ione Gorham was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History.

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  • Dave Knoche Oral History Interview

    In this oral history interview, Dave Knoche describes growing up in the Alton and Godfrey area in the 1980s and 90s as well as some of his education and experience in Montana and California. He also d…

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  • Betty J. Vaughn Oral History Interview

    In this oral history interview, Betty J. Vaughn discusses her role as the first female supervisor of Olin Brass in East Alton. She also describes her childhood growing up on a farm in Bethalto and cha…

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  • Robert Burress Oral History Interview

    Buress, Robert

    This oral history interview with Robert Burress was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History. In this oral history, Alton resident Robert Burress discuss…

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  • 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 movemen…

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