• Joann Condellone Oral History Interview

    In this oral history interview, Joann Condellone describes growing up with her family of Italian immigrant coal miners in Collinsville. She talks about her struggles with misogyny as a woman in the mi…

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  • Elizabeth Christian Oral History Interview

    In this interview, Elizabeth Christian discusses her childhood in Collinsville, Illinois, during the 1970s and 1980s. Elizabeth discusses her time at Metro East Lutheran High School, comparisons betwe…

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  • Jim Baima Oral History Interview

    In this oral history interview, Jim Baima discusses growing up in Collinsville as the son of Italian immigrants, his father's job as a coal miner, the Italian-American community in Collinsville, and s…

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  • Bob Gibson Oral History Interview

    An oral history interview with Robert "Bob" Gibson, an expert on mine subsidence. Gibson describes his career with the Illinois and federal governments working on abandoned mine lands projects. He als…

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  • William Iseminger Oral History Interview

    In this oral history interview, William (Bill) Iseminger, the assistant manager of Cahokia Mounds State Historic site, describes his career at the site and the broader history of the site in the 20th…

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  • Pat Childers Oral History Interview

    In this oral history interview, Pat Childers describes her experiences during the Great Flood of 1993 while living in West Alton, Missouri. Following the flood, she and her family moved to Collinsvill…

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  • Valorie Childers Oral History Interview

    Valorie Childers describes her experiences of living in West Alton during the Flood of 1993. She also describes the circumstances surrounding the levee’s break, as well as the hardships faced for thos…

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  • Philip Rarick Oral History Interview

    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 sy…

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