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East Saint Louis (Ill.) -- History

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Eugene B. Redmond Collection

Identifier: M10:03
Scope and Contents 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 contains his correspondence, writings, professional papers, and clippings directly related to him. The collection also contains papers related to his relationships with prominent members of the Black Arts Movement and the writings and...
Dates: 1960 - 2011

John B. Bowman Bound Newspapers Collection

Identifier: M07:18
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1868 - 1880

Mayor Alvin G. Fields Collection

Identifier: M71:1
Scope and Contents 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 to the period of the 1960s. Many documents relate to the operations of the various departments of the East St. Louis city government, federal and state supported programs for East St. Louis improvement, correspondence with state and federal...
Dates: 1951 - 1972