• 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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  • 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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  • Edward Asadorian Oral History Interview

    Asadorian, Edward

    This oral history interview with Edward Asadorian was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History. Born to Armenian immigrant parents in the 1920s, Edward A…

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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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  • Tomea Kirchoff Oral History Interview

    Kirchoff, Tomea

    This oral history interview with Tomea Kirchoff was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History. Tomea Loman Kirchoff speaks about her childhood, particular…

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  • Norma Mendoza Oral History Interview

    Mendoza, Norma

    This oral history interview with Norma Mendoza was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History. Norma Mendoza moved to Lincoln Place after she got married i…

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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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  • Andreas Matoesian Oral History Interview

    Matoesian, Andreas

    This oral history interview with Andreas Matoesian was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History. Mr. Matoesian is a first-generation American. His father…

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  • Tom Pile Oral History Interview

    In this oral history interview, Tom Pile discusses his career as the head baseball coach at Edwardsville High School and details how the baseball team became one of the most successful in the country…

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  • Isabella Vartan and Helen Abbott Oral History Interview

    Vartan, Isabella and Abbott, Helen

    This oral history interview with Isabella Vartan and Helen Abbott was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History. Isabella Vartan and Helen Abbott are the…

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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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  • Mary Asadorian Oral History Interview

    Asadorian, Mary

    This oral history interview with Mary Kambarian Asadorian was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History. Mary Asadorian was born and raised in Lincoln Pla…

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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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  • Vicky Siers Oral History Interview

    Siers, Vicky

    This oral history interview with Vicky Siers was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History. Vicky Siers has lived most of her life in Lincoln Place and wa…

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  • Charles Merzian Oral History Interview

    Merzian, Charles

    This oral history interview with Charles Merzian was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History. Mr. Charles Merzian is a second generation American. His f…

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  • Stephanie Robbins Oral History Interview

    In this oral history interview, Stephanie Robbins describes her experiences as an attorney in Madison County. She discusses her role as the first female assistant state's attorney in Madison County in…

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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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  • Joyce Taff Oral History Interview

    In this oral history interview, Joyce Taff describes her career as a keypunch operator at the Granite City Army Depot and later working in St. Louis. She discusses the impact that the Depot and its cl…

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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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  • 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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