Archives - Macoupin County IL




The Macoupin County IL Archives
Moving In March 27, 2001

Progress shown up until Mar 2012




Thank you, Macoupin County Board for voting
to purchase the old library building for our archives.


Macoupin County Archives Interior



"The Boss" - Linda Kmiecik
A great leader in the dome and archives projects.
Thank you, Linda!


"Here They Come!"
The books are beginning to be moved down the street
from the courthouse to the archives.


  
"Downloading"


"WE DID IT!"
Ann Hoffstetter, left, our first leader of the Dome Project
to approach the Macoupin County Board in April 2000
to ask for help in saving the records.
Also after Ann, left to right:
Josephine Remling, Julie Close, Phyllis Pitchford


Describe the dirt. Red dust all over you from the old book covers
falling apart and turning into dust.
L to R - Phyllis Pitchford, Carolynn Bettis, Julie Close,
Josephine Remling, Ann Hoffstetter.



Ready for showers.
L to R - Phyllis Pitchford, Julie Close, Ann Hoffstetter,
Josephine Remling, Carolynn Bettis.



Lunch time.
Linda Kmiecik



Stacks.
L to R - Josephine Remling, Ann Hoffstetter, Julie Close


Probate? Thataway!
Taxes? Thataway!
L to R - Julie Close, Carolynn Bettis, Bruce Shipp,
Josephine Remling, Linda Kmiecik



Indexing the Inventory Crew
Front l to r Georgia Ferry and Carolynn Bettis
Back l to r Gloria Frazier, Phyllis Pitchford, Linda Kmiecik


Judy Schwallenstecker - April 2002


L to R Judy Schwallenstecker, Frieda Price,
Linda Kmiecik, Phyllis Pitchford, Ray Luken
April 2002


Mar 2002 - Linda is presented a squirrel tail
and picture of the courthouse at the annual
Macoupin County Historical Society meeting.
A squirrel had played havoc in the archives leading to the
presentation of the engraved plaque with the tail.


Sep 2003
Left to Right -
Mary McKenzie, Linda Kmiecik, Cindy Leonard


Sep 2003
Chuck Leonard presents Linda Kmiecik with an artwork of the
archives building which he designed, etched and framed.


Jun 2003 - Archives Workers
Left to Right - Linda Kmiecik, Georgia Ferry,
Phyllis Pitchford, Mary McKenzie



John Scroggins, from Maryland, researches family in Macoupin County.
John is a former National Archives employee. He came to the archives in 2002
and gave us advice on how to lessen the expense of our dreams of
binding the old ledgers. He told us to get archival made boxes.
Whatta guy! Thanks, John.

He also suggested other helpful ideas for the county archives.



Oct 2003 - One of the old ledgers.

In 2003, a plea went out for donations to buy storage
boxes (picture left) for old ledgers. The plea was
successful thanks to the following donors
and 130 acid free boxes were purchased in Oct 2003
Bettis, Carolynn
Blatter, Carolyn
Bolton, Mary Ann
Critchlow, Judy
Crouse, Patricia
Determan, William
Drobny, Pauline
Frazier, Gloria
Kmiecik, Linda
Lahey, Jane
Lentz, Carl
Leonard, Cindy and Chuck
McMurry, Sue and Bob
Mirabella, Kathleen
Moore, Rayna
Peper, Linda
Pierce, Maureen
Stein, Kay D.
Wiegand, Laura

Oct 2003 - Phyllis Pitchford and Linda Kmiecik showing
an old ledger with the new boxes.


Oct 2003 - 120 Acid Free Boxes



Dec 2003
Tony Kmiecik hangs a coat rack in the archives.
-Tony passed away 6 Jul 2008-


Dec 2003 - Karl Moore of the IL State Archives returns
33 Chancery Books to the Macoupin County
Archives after filming by the IL State Archives.


Dec 2003 - Helping Karl Moore unload the Chancery
books at the archives.
Left to Right:
Jack Ferry, Karl Moore, Linda and Tony Kmiecik and
Phyllis Pitchford


Dec 2003 - Helping Karl Moore unload the Chancery
books at the archives.
Left to Right:
Karl Moore, Georgia Ferry, Tony and Linda Kmiecik
and Phyllis Pitchford

Archives picture
Taken Jul 2008
New volunteers left to right
Carol Smalley of Lebanon IL
and Karen Meng of OFallon IL

New Volunteers

Carol Bryant (2007)

and 
Marie Goforth-Allen of Shipman
Archive volunteer
Taken Aug 2008
New volunteer
Anne Denby Michael of Carlinville IL & FL

Carol Falter
Taken Aug 2008
New volunteer
Carole Falter of Edwardsville


2010
Progress by Linda, Carol Smalley, Marie Goforth-Allen, Carole Falter


2010
Progress by Linda, Carol Smalley, Marie Goforth-Allen
, Carole Falter


2010
Progress by Linda, Carol Smalley, Marie Goforth-Allen
, Carole Falter

2010
Progress by Linda, Carol Smalley, Marie Goforth-Allen
, Carole Falter

2010
Progress by Linda, Carol Smalley, Marie Goforth-Allen
, Carole Falter

2010
Progress by Linda, Carol Smalley, Marie Goforth-Allen
, Carole Falter


2010
Progress by Linda, Carol Smalley, Marie Goforth-Allen, Carole Falter


The price of the boxes shown have gone up from
$6.30 each in 2001 to $8.50 each in 2010


Sep 2011
New Volunteer
Cherie Kuhn


Feb 2012
New Volunteer
Andrea Duncan of Carlinville

Donation Plea 2012

Donations

Donations - $100 Club




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County Coordinator Gloria Frazier
Asst County Coordinator Kathleen Mirabella
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