• Hal Patton Oral History Interview

    In this oral history interview, Hal Patton describes growing up in Edwardsville as a young boy. He details his educational path and the challenges and success he has encountered through his career as…

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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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  • Jeffrey Halcom Oral History Interview

    In this oral history interview, Jeffrey Halcom describes growing up and attending Edwardsville Schools. He details his family's farm work and his later career with Granite City Steel. He discusses the…

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  • Carol and John Fritsche Oral History Interview

    In this oral history interview, John and Carol Fritche describe growing up in Edwardsville, Illinois, in the middle of the twentieth century. They discuss attending Leclaire Academy and living in one…

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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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  • John Elliff Oral History Interview

    In this oral history interview, John Elliff describes living in Glen Carbon and his role in helping to plan the surrounding housing developments. He speaks to the rivalries between Edwardsville and Gl…

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  • Herman Shaw Oral History Interview

    In this oral history interview, Herman Shaw describes his experiences with segregation and racial adversity throughout his life, both in his community and throughout his travels. He describes his expe…

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  • 1926 Drill Crew Workers Repairing the Madison County Tuberculosis Sanitarium in Edwardsville after Mine Subsidence

    This 1926 photograph shows the drill crew repairing the foundation of the Madison Tuberculosis Sanitarium in Edwardsville after mine subsidence. These improvements were a larger part of a necessary co…

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  • Gary Niebur Oral History Interview

    Gary Niebur is a lifelong resident of Edwardsville and was the Mayor for seven terms. In this interview, he talks about the development and growth of Edwardsville from the 1980s through the 2000s. Alo…

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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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  • Edward Hall Oral History Interview

    In this oral history interview, Ed Hall describes his career as a butcher and former manager / owner at Edwardsville Quality Meats. He speaks to the changes of downtown Edwardsville, the butcher shop…

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  • Robert Coppersmith Oral History Interview

    In this oral history interview, Edwardsville resident Robert Coppersmith describes his experience in the United States Marine Corps, particularly his time in boot camp and as a tank mechanic. He was i…

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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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  • Bob Daiber Oral History Interview

    In this oral history interview, Bob Daiber describes his experience as a teacher and the transition to becoming the Superintendent of Schools in Madison County. He also discusses the evolving technolo…

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  • Kathy Piercy Oral History Interview

    In this interview, Kathy Piercy discusses her work with the Curtain's Up Theater Company, a community theater company in Madison County. She also discusses her job doing corporate productions for an a…

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