Local History Project

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.

Dora Artis, Interview by Gregory Taylor (32 Pages)

Metropolis, Cairo, and Mounds in the Early 20th Century

Jack Beadles, Presentation (8 pages)

Portrayal of John A. Logan at Thebes Courthouse Presentation.

Jack Beadles, Presentation (19 pages)

Presentation Concerning the Planned Restoration of the Thebes Courthouse.

Zada Wade Beadles, Interviewed by Dr. Jack Beadles (33 pages)

Life in Cairo, Illinois in the Early 20th Century.

Tennie Buckley and Mollie Bradley, Interviewed by Gregory Taylor (25 Pages)

School Days, the Great Depression, Prohibition.

J. W. Peterson and Hermene Clarke, Interviewed by Marty Ryan (62 Pages)

Family History, How Cairo Got Started, Industrial History of Cairo.

John Clarke and C. W. Halliday, Interviewed by Matt Conroy (18 Pages)

Industry, Transportation and Klu Klux Klan Activities in Cairo in the Early 20th Century.

Edna Conroy, Interviewed by Matt Conroy (14 Pages)

Activities of the KKK, World War I, and the 1937 Flood.

Allen Davis, Interviewed by Edward Whitaker (13 Pages)

Life in Cairo in the Early 20th Century.

Owen Evers and Malcolm Beck, Interviewed by Michael Jackson (49 pages)

Life in Cairo, Illinois in the Early 20th Century.

Hattie B. Kendrick, Interviewed by Mattie Woods (21 pages)

Racism and Segregation in Cairo.

Anita Kobler, Interviewed by Marty Ryan (8 Pages)

History of Businesses, Transportation, Health Institutions, and Schools in Cairo Illinois.

Grenville King, Report (24 Pages)

A report on the Historical Significance of the Thebes Courthouse.

Henretta Moore, Interviewed by Edward Whitaker (5 pages)

The 1937 Flood in Cairo.

Guyla W. Moreland, Interviewed by Dr. Jack Beadles (36 pages)

Life in Mounds and Cairo in the Early 20th Century.

Jack Motchan, Interviewed by Marty Ryan (6 pages)

President Taft Comes to Cairo.

Lucy M. Parker, Interviewed by Jack Beadles (28 Pages)

Parker Land and Family History.

La Veda Pitts, Interviewed by Jeff Kelley (12 pages)

Life in McClure, Illinois in the Early 20th Century.

Icy Saunders, Interviewed by Jackie Rogers (7 pages)

Life in Sandusky in the Early 20th Century.

Jessie Saunders, Interviewed by Jackie Rogers (7 pages)

Life in Sandusky in the Early 20th Century.

History of McClure, Illinois. by Donna Churchill (1 page)

History of McClure since 1811

History of Thebes, Illinois. by Donna Churchill (8 pages)

History of Thebes since 1835

Memories of Malvin M. Franklin by Donna Churchill (4 pages)

Memories of Malvin M. Franklin, a former resident of Cairo and Accomplished Musician.

Ben “Candy” Smith (1 page)

Famous Baseball Player from Cairo

Anna Benson, Interviewed by Kathy Jo Travis (14 pages)

Childhood and Family Life in Vienna in Early 20th Century.

Robert Brown, Interviewed by Pam Grey (18 pages)

History of Johnson County During the Early to Mid 20th Century

Clyde George, Interviewed by Rusann Williams (10 pages)

Industry and Population in Cypress During the Early to Mid 20th Century

Mary Kent, Interviewed by Pam Grey (6 pages)

History of Bunny Bread in Anna.

Mary Belle Mason, Interviewed by Rusann Williams (7 pages)

Teaching in Johnson County for 38 Years.

Dorothy Moake, Interviewed by Trina Moake (15 pages)

Family History, Life in Cypress in the Early 20th Century.

Edith Racey, Interviewed by Trina Moake (12 pages)

A Family History. Life in Vienna in the Early 20th Century.

Kathryn Racey, Interviewed by Rusann Williams (18 pages)

Growing Up on the Farm Near Cypress.

Clifford Veach, Interviewed by Kathy Jo Travis (9 pages)

Experience in the Gas and Oil Business.

Ozark, Illinois: 1888-1976 (7 Pages)

Vienna Times: August 19th, 1976

Reynoldsbury, Illinois A Vanished Village(7 Pages)

Vienna Times: August 19th, 1976

New Burnside, Scenic Ozark Village(17 Pages)

Southern Illiinoisan: May 7th, 1972

Libbie Adams, Interviewed by Jackie Meadows (19 Pages)

Life in Massac County, Round Knob.

Dora Artis, Interview by Gregory Taylor (32 Pages)

Metropolis, Cairo, and Mounds in the Early 20th Century

Malcolm Beck, Interviewed by Lionel Waddy (26 Pages)

Mounds City in the Early 20th Century.

Charles Berry, Interviewed by Pam Lauderdale (4 Pages)

Rural Life in the Early 20th Century.

Lillie Bly, Interviewed by Tommy Crim (13 Pages)

Life in Joppa and Metropolis.

Avery Crim, Interviewed by Tommy Crim (7 Pages)

A History of Joppa Illinois.

Leola Crim, Interviewed by Tammy Long (9 Pages)

Black History of Massac County.

Alvin H. Caldwell, Interviewed by Jerry Ledsinger (22 Pages)

Sawmilling and the Tie industry in the early 20th Century in Massac County.

Mabel Davis, Interviewed by Amy Richardson (2 pages)

Last Labor Day Queen Contest in Massac County.

Leslie G. Easterday, Interviewed by William Kerley (17 pages)

Life in Metropolis in the First Half of the 20th Century.

Anna Fister, Interviewed by William Kerley (11 Pages)

Industry and the Great Depression in Massac County.

Robert Foreman, Interviewed by Pam Lauderdale (11 Pages)

Civilian Conservation Corps at Fort Massac Prior to World War II.

Herbert Goyert, Interviewed by Amy Richardson (5 pages)

1937 Flood.

Emma Griffey, Interviewed by Mary Roberts (7 pages)

Life in Joppa in the Early 20th Century.

Milfred House, Interviewed by Keith Snider (13 Pages)

History of Hillerman Missionary Baptist Church.

Rubie Jackson, Interviewed by Jerry Ledsinger (12 Pages)

Family Origins in Massac County.

Myrtle Lauderdale, Interviewed by Pam Lauderdale (11 Pages)

Life in the Early 1900s in Massac County.

Joe Henry Lewis, Interviewed by Tommy Crim (18 Pages)

Discrimination in the Army During World War II.

Helen Lomax, Interviewed by Tommy Crim (25 pages)

Life in Massac County in the Early 20th Century.

Arthur Long, Interviewed by Tammy Long (8 Pages)

Experiences as a Black Police Officer in Metropolis.

Mary Long, Interviewed by Tommy Crim (6 Pages)

A family history and Ancestry.

Recia Long, Interviewed by Tammy Long (7 Pages)

Race Relations in Massac County.

George May, Interviewed by Amy Richardson (21 pages)

Life on the farm in Massac Co., Illinois in the Early 20th Century.

John F. McCluskey, Interviewed by Mark Foss (23 Pages)

Life in Belknap in the early 20th Century.

Gladys McCutcheon, Interviewed by Toni McCutcheon (6 Pages)

The Depression.

Ozie Meadows, Interviewed by Jackie Meadows (11 Pages)

History of Grand Chain.

Arthur Meyer, Interviewed by Keith Snyder (13 Pages)

History of Grand Chain.

Harmon Meyer, Interviewed by Keith Snyder (6 Pages)

Steamboats, Gabtown, Hillerman Landing.

James A. Morrow, Interviewed by William Kerley (7 Pages)

History of Brookeport Illinios.

Ike Pfrimmer, Interviewed by Mary Roberts (7 pages)

Life in Joppa in the Early 20th Century.

Fred Riley, Interviewed by Keith Snyder (34 pages)

History of Hillerman Landing.

Frances Roberts, Interviewed by Pam Grey (8 pages)

Life in Joppa in the Early 20th Century.

Jack Taylor, Interviewed by Tommy Crim (4 pages)

Life in Joppa in the Early 20th Century.

Cassie Tucker, Interviewed by Keith Snyder (2 pages)

Life in Joppa, Illinois in the Early 20th Century.

Letter From the Birdman of Alcatraz (3 pages)

Letter From the Birdman of Alcatraz

Dora Artis, Interview by Gregory Taylor (32 Pages)

Metropolis, Cairo, and Mounds in the Early 20th Century

Glenna Badgley, Interviewed by Kathy Blasdel (11 Pages)

History of Cantonment Wilkinsonville.

Tennie Buckley and Mollie Bradley, Interviewed by Gregory Taylor (25 Pages)

School Days, the Great Depression, Prohibition.

Genevieve Brown, Interviewed by Donna Churchill (37 Pages)

Southernmost Illinois in the Early 20th Century.

Blanche Cauhorn, Interviewed by Pamela Jackson (25 pages)

Working in Mound City and Thebes in the Early 20th Century.

Jack Cauhorn, Interviewed by Pamela Jackson (26 pages)

Mound City and Cairo in the Early 20th Century.

Opal S. Cheek, Interviewed by Amy Richardson (2 pages)

History of the Ullin Sawmill.

Lula Churchill, Interviewed by Donna Churchill (25 Pages)

Southernmost Illinois in the Early 20th Century.

Paul Dexter, Interviewed by Debbie Anderson (10 Pages)

Naval Duty in World War II.

Myrtle Easter, Interviewed by Beth Shearer (18 pages)

Life in Grand Chain, Illinois in the Early 20th Century.

Arthur Ellis, Interviewed by Beth Shearer (18 pages)

Life in Grand Chain, Illinois in the Early 20th Century.

Owen Evers, Interviewed by Michael Jackson (94 pages)

Life in Cairo, Illinois in the Early 20th Century.

Ralph Fleming, Interviewed by Matt Conroy (11 pages)

Working on the Illinois Central Railroad.

Grace and Harley Harris, Interviewed by Kathy Blasdel (9 Pages)

History of Cantonment Wilkinsonville.

Claude Hayden, Interviewed by Pam Jackson (27 pages)

Life in Pulaski County, Illinois in the Early 20th Century.

Sara L. Hendricks, Interviewed by Margaret Haffly (2 Pages)

Cabin Near Pulaski Where Abraham Lincoln Stayed.

John Inman, Interviewed by Beth Shearer (7 Pages)

Father’s Work on the Dick Fowler.

Walter Jackson, Interviewed by Pam Jackson (13 pages)

Life in Town of America, Illinois in the Early 20th Century.

Mr. & Mrs. Guy Lipe, Interviewed by Amy Richardson (7 Pages)

History of Grand Chain.

George McClellan, Interviewed by Amy Richardson (7 pages)

Life in Oaktown/Karnak in the Early 20th Century.

John F. McCluskey, Interviewed by Mark Foss (23 Pages)

Life in Belknap in the early 20th Century.

Mrs. McNeil, Interviewed by Rowena Chaney (8 Pages)

Life in the Town of America in the early 20th Century.

Guyla W. Moreland, Interviewed by Dr. Jack Beadles (36 pages)

Life in Mounds and Cairo in the Early 20th Century.

Eunice Morris, Interviewed by Rowena Chaney (5 pages)

Life on the Farm in the Early 20th Century.

Iola Mowery, Interviewed by Debbie Anderson (24 Pages)

A family history and Ancestory.

Carl Pfaff, Interviewed by Margaret Haffly (4 Pages)

Depression and 1937 Flood.

Charles Rider, Interviewed by Debbie Anderson (13 Pages)

Ullin in the 1920s and 1930s.

Ameda Scheiding, Interviewed by Pamela Jackson (20 pages)

Growing Up in the Town of America.

Harry O. Sichling, Interviewed by Amy Richardson (13 pages)

Life in Ullin, Illinois in the Early 20th Century.

Sam Ulen, Interviewed by Lionel Waddy (19 pages)

Life in Ullin in the Early 20th Century.

Pearl Walker, Interviewed by Andrea Brown (9 pages)

Life in Ullin in the Early 20th Century.

Town of America (7 pages)

America the Town that Almost Was.

Jackson Family Records (2 pages)

Records of Deaths and Births.

John Aldridge, Interviewed by Carla Graig (34 Pages)

Life in Cobden in the Early 20th Century.

Robert Brown, Interviewed by Pam Grey (18 pages)

History of Union County During the Early to Mid 20th Century

Bert Casper, Interviewed by Michael Jackson (53 Pages)

Life in Cobden, Illinois in the Early 20th Century.

Elizabeth Cerny, Interviewed by Carla Graig (14 Pages)

Life in Cobden, Illinois at the turn of the 20th Century.

Grace Choate, Interviewed by Kim Choate (8 pages)

Life in Anna, Illinois in the Early 20th Century.

Sarah Etherton, Interviewed by Pam Grey (5 pages)

Life in Williamson County in the Early 20th Century.

Ruel Hindman, Interviewed by Micheal Jackson (40 pages)

A History of Union County in the Early 20th Century.

Ada Kinder, Interviewed by Connie White (25 Pages)

Experiences growing up in Wolf Lake.

Mary Kent, Interviewed by Pam Grey (6 pages)

History of Bunny Bread in Anna.

Cecil Norris, Interviewed by Carla Graig (32 pages)

History of Jonesboro.

George Parks, Interviewed by Jeff Kelley (32 pages)

Life in Anna, Illinois in the Early 20th Century.

S. Earl Thompson, Interviewed by Michael Jackson (37 pages)

Life in Anna, Illinois in the Early 20th Century.

 

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