The purpose of the Virtual East St. Louis Historical Society is to provide an online past and present vision of the East St. Louis community. The virtual collection includes document archives, maps, photo galleries and videos. It is the aim of this project to provide students, teachers and the general public with important information that will enhance their knowledge of the great city of East St. Louis. The collection and archives can be utilized as a primary source for individuals who wish to further the legacy of the city.
This project is in line with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville's goal of community engagement in the St. Louis metropolitan area, in the hope that it will provide a valuable resource for East St. Louis community members and help strengthen the relationship between the community and the university.
Copyright Information and Use of Materials
All site content, including images, documents, text, and videos are copyright of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and are subject to restrictions of use without prior approval.
Site content was collected, compiled, and edited by Patience Ferry and Monica Brooks. Site development by Andrew Schreiber. Special thanks to Dr. Andrew Theising and Julie Eudy for their contributions to this project.