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  • Tags: East Saint Louis (Ill.)--History

Eugene B. Redmond Collection

EBR Collection Finding Aid_11.16.17.pdf
The Eugene B. Redmond Collection documents the life and career of Dr. Eugene Redmond as a distinguished poet, prominent member of the Black Arts Movement, educator, publisher, speaker, and Poet Laureate of East St. Louis. The core of the collection…

Andrew J. Theising Research Collection

Theising Collection Finding Aid REVISED JULY 2011.pdf
This collection was donated by Dr. Andrew J. Theising, Associate Professor of Political Science, to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville's Louisa H. Bowen University Archives and Special Collections in 2003. The collection was the primary…

Mayor William E. Mason Collection

Mayor William E Mason 64-79.pdf
This collection contains the business, official, personal office files of former Mayor William E. Mason, East St. Louis, Illinois. It includes the office records, accounting and payroll records, correspondence plus correspondence of Leroy Gruber,…

Margaret Mulberry Collection

mulberry.pdf
The Margaret Mulberry Collection consists of the personal papers, professional papers, and photographs of pioneering teacher for mentally and physically handicapped children, Margaret Mulberry. Miss Mulberry may have been one of the first, if not…

Mayor James E. Williams, Sr. Collection

WILLIAMS.pdf
The Mayor James E. Williams, Sr. Collection contains the business and official correspondence of James E. Williams, the first black mayor of East St. Louis, Illinois who served from 1971-1975, as well as personal files. The collection is organized by…

Wiggins Ferry Company Ledger Book

Wiggins Ferry Company.pdf
The Wiggins Ferry Company operated a steam-powered ferry transporting individuals across the Mississippi River to and from Missouri and Illinois. In addition to the ferry, the Wiggins Ferry Company also developed depots, warehouses, and railroad…

Mayor Alvin G. Fields Collection

FIELDS.pdf
The personal office files of former mayor Alvin G. Fields of East St. Louis, Illinois. Organized by subject, the documents include material for the whole of Fields's twenty year tenure as mayor of East St. Louis, but the bulk of the material related…

East St. Louis Oral Histories

East St. Louis Oral Histories.pdf
The East St. Louis Oral Histories includes oral histories taken by Charles L. Lumpkins of community members of their experiences living in East St. Louis, Illinois

Wirt Downing Papers, 1928-1990

Downing, Wirt.pdf
Wirt Downing was principal of East St. Louis High School and its head coach for football and track from the 1940s through the 1980s. He retired with one of the winningest coaching records in the state, 144-18-7.

The Wirt Downing Papers consist of…

John B. Bowman Bound Newspapers

John B. Bowman.pdf
The John B. Bowman Bound Newspapers Collections contains personal papers of the John Bowman, founder of the City of East St. Louis, and his family as well as personal copies of the newspaper he published, The East St. Louis Gazette.