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Shawnee Community College
LOCAL HISTORY PROJECT - Massac 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.


Massac County: Personal Interviews
Button Libbie Adams, Interviewed by Jackie Meadows (19 Pages)
Life in Massac County, Round Knob.
Button Dora Artis, Interviewed by Gregory Taylor (32 Pages)
Metropolis, Cairo and Mounds in the Early 20th Century.
Button Malcom Beck, Interviewed by Lionel Waddy (26 Pages)
Mounds City in the Early 20th Century.
Button Charles Berry, Interviewed by Pam Lauderdale (4 Pages)
Rural Life in the Early 20th Century.
Button Lillie Bly, Interviewed by Tommy Crim (13 Pages)
Life in Joppa and Metropolis.
Button Avery Crim, Interviewed by Tommy Crim (7 Pages)
A History of Joppa Illinois.
Button Leola Crim, Interviewed by Tammy Long (9 Pages)
Black History of Massac County.
Button Alvin H. Caldwell, Interviewed by Jerry Ledsinger (22 Pages)
Sawmilling and the Tie industry in the early 20th Century in Massac County.
Button Mabel Davis, Interviewed by Amy Richardson (2 pages)
Last Labor Day Queen Contest in Massac County.
Button Leslie G. Easterday, Interviewed by William Kerely (17 pages)
Life in Metropolis in the First Half of the 20th Century.
Button Anna Fister, Interviewed by William Kerely (11 Pages)
Industry and the Great Depression in Massac County.
Button Robert Foreman, Interviewed by Pam Lauderdale (11 Pages)
Civilian Conservation Corps at Fort Massac Prior to World War II.
Button Herbert Goyert, Interviewed by Amy Richardson (5 pages)
1937 Flood.
Button Emma Griffey, Interviewed by Mary Roberts (7 pages)
Life in Joppa in the Early 20th Century.
Button Milfred House, Interviewed by Keith Snider (13 Pages)
Histroy of Hillerman Missionary Baptist Church.
Button Ruby Jackson, Interviewed by Jerry Ledsinger (12 Pages)
Family Origins in Masaac County.
Button Myrtle Lauderdale, Interviewed by Pam Lauderdale (11 Pages)
Life in the Early 1900s in Masaac County.
Button Joe Henry Lewis, Interviewed by Tommy Crim (18 Pages)
Discrimination in the Army During World War II.
Button Helen Lomax, Interviewed by Tommy Crim (25 pages)
Life in Massac County in the Early 20th Century.
Button Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Long, Interviewed by Tammy Long (8 Pages)
Experiences as a Black Police Officer in Metropolis.
Button Mary Long, Interviewed by Tommy Crim (6 Pages)
A family history and Ancestory.
Button Recia Long, Interviewed by Tammy Long (7 Pages)
Race Relations in Massac County.
Button George May, Interviewed by Amy Richardson (21 pages)
Life on the farm in Massac Co., Illinois in the Early 20th Century.
Button John F. McCluskey, Interviewed by Mark Foss (23 Pages)
Life in Belknap in the early 20th Century.
Button Gladys McCutcheon, Interviewed by Tony McCutcheon (6 Pages)
The Depression.
Button Ozie Meadows, Interviewed by Jackie Meadows (11 Pages)
History of Grand Chain.
Button Arthur Meyer, Interviewed by Jackie Meadows (13 Pages)
History of Grand Chain.
Button Harmon Meyer, Interviewed by Keith Snyder (6 Pages)
Steamboats, Gabtown, Hillerman Landing.
Button James A. Morrow, Interviewed by William Kerely (7 Pages)
History of Brookeport Illinios.
Button Ike Pfrimmer, Interviewed by Mary Roberts (7 pages)
Life in Joppa in the Early 20th Century.
Button Fred Riley, Interviewed by Keith Snyder (34 pages)
History of Hillerman Landing.
Button Frances Roberts, Interviewed by Pam Grey (8 pages)
Life in Joppa in the Early 20th Century.
Button Jack Taylor, Interviewed by Tommy Crim (4 pages)
Life in Joppa in the Early 20th Century.
Button Cassie Tucker, Interviewed by Keith Snyder (2 pages)
Life in Joppa, Illinois in the Early 20th Century.

Massac County: Newspaper Clippings

Massac County: Miscellaneous
Button Letter From the Birdman of Alcatraz (3 pages)
Letter From the Birdman of Alcatraz


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