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Shawnee Community College
LOCAL HISTORY PROJECT -
Alexander County

This project contains interviews, news clippings, photographs and memorabilia collected in the 1970s by students of Shawnee Community College. The project covers people and events in Alexander, Johnson, Massac, Pulaski, and Union counties. Southern Illinois historians and genealogists can access information here that is not available anywhere else. Materials that are protected by copyright are available for viewing at the SCC Library.


Alexander County: Personal Interviews
Button Dora Artis, Interviewed by Gregory Taylor (32 Pages)
Metropolis, Cairo and Mounds in the Early 20th Century.
Button Jack Beadles, Presentation (8 pages)
Portrayal of John A. Logan at Thebes Courthouse Presentation.
Button Jack Beadles, Presentation (19 pages)
Presentation Concerning the Planned Restoration of the Thebes Courthouse.
Button Zade Wade Beadles, Interviewed by Dr. Jack Beadles (33 pages)
Life in Cairo, Illinois in the Early 20th Century.
Button Mollie Bradley, Interviewed by Gregory Taylor (25 Pages)
School Days, the Great Depression, Prohibition.
Button Hermene Clarke, Interviewed by Marty Ryan (62 Pages)
Family Histroy, How Cairo Got Started, Industrial Histroy of Cairo.
Button John Clarke, Interviewed by Matt Conroy (18 Pages)
Industry, Transportation and Klu Klux Klan Activities in Cairo in the Early 20th Century.
Button Edna Conroy, Interviewed by Matt Conroy (14 Pages)
Activities of the KKK, World War I, and the 1937 Flood.
Button Allen Davis, Interviewed by Edward Whitaker (13 Pages)
Life in Cairo in the Early 20th Century.
Button Owen Evers, Interviewed by Amy Richardson (13 pages)
Life in Cairo, Illinois in the Early 20th Century.
Button Hattie B. Kendrick, Interviewed by Mattie Woods (21 pages)
Racism and Segregation in Cairo.
Button Anita Kobler, Interviewed by Marty Ryan (8 Pages)
History of Businesses, Transportation, Health Institutions, and Schools in Cairo Illinios.
Button Dr. Greenville King, Interviewed by Michael Jackson (24 Pages)
A report on the Historical Significance of the Thebes Courthouse.
Button Henretta Moore, Interviewed by Edward Whitaker (5 pages)
The 1937 Flood in Cairo.
Button Guyla W. Moreland, Interviewed by Dr. Jack Beadles (36 pages)
Life in Mounds and Cairo in the Early 20th Century.
Button Jack Motchan, Interviewed by Marty Ryan (6 pages)
President Taft Comes to Cairo.
Button Lucy M. Parker, Interviewed by Jack Beadles (28 Pages)
Parker Land and Family History.
Button La Veda Pitts, Interviewed by Jeff Kelley (12 pages)
Life in McClure, Illinois in the Early 20th Century.
Button Icy Saunders, Interviewed by Jackie Rogers (7 pages)
Life in Sandusky in the Early 20th Century.
Button Jessie Saunders, Interviewed by Jackie Rogers (7 pages)
Life in Sandusky in the Early 20th Century.

Alexander County: Newspaper Clippings
Button History of McClure, Illinois. by Donna Churchill (1 page)
History of McClure since 1811
Button History of Thebes, Illinois. by Donna Churchill (8 pages)
History of McClure since 1811
Button Memories of Malvin M. Franklin by Donna Churchill (4 pages)
Memories of Malvin M. Franklin, a former resident of Cairo and Accomplished Musician.
Button Ben "Candy" Smith (1 pages)
Famous Baseball Player from Cairo

Alexander County: Miscellaneous
Button "A Girl in Cairo" (1 pages)
Poem and Song


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