2nd Illinois Artillery Regiment, Battery F Records, 1865 (R0293)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)
The 2nd Illinois Artillery Regiment, Battery F Records contains a photocopy of the final muster roll and service history of the Battery F, 2nd Illinois Light Artillery. The battery was organized in Cape Girardeau, Scott, and Stoddard counties in Missouri.
Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service Aerial Photographs, 1938-1979 (P0335)
107.5 linear feet
Missouri county aerial photographs produced by the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service.
American Revolution Bicentennial, Missouri Committee for Agriculture Papers, 1974-1976 (C4276)
1.2 cubic feet (42 folders), 1 audio tape
The papers/records of the committee contain correspondence, newsletters, reports, updates, events, awards programs, lists of elected members, historical information on "centennial farms," and "Liberty Trees," meeting minutes, announcements, newspaper clippings, and audio-visual material for a slide presentation entitled "The Spirit of 76."
Belchamber Family Papers, 1892-1993 (CG0041)
3.2 c. f.
The Belchamber family papers contain photographs, correspondence and scrapbooks from the Belchamber family and its various branches. This collection also includes photographs and memorabilia relating to Will Mayfield College in Marble Hill, the Iron Mountain Railroad, and regional buildings and environs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Jacob Bess Papers, 1864-1865 (R1330)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
This is a typescript of a journal by Bollinger County, Missouri native Jacob Bess during service with the 7th Missouri Cavalry (Confederate), September 26, 1864-June 22, 1865. Brief daily entries note the succession of camps in Arkansas and Louisiana, acquiring horses, and personal expenses.
Bollinger County, Missouri School Records, 1889-1929 (R0072)
0.2 cubic foot (2 volumes)
The Bollinger County, Missouri School Records contain photocopies of records for two rural school districts. The records include meeting minutes, school censuses, and other data kept by local officials.
Bollinger-Dolle Mill and Store Records, 1867-1935 (R0092)
(2 rolls of microfilm)
The Bollinger-Dolle Mill and Store Records contain microfilm copies of journals, ledgers, and miscellaneous material from the Bollinger-Cole mill and store on the Big Whitewater River near Sedgewickville, Missouri. The mill was built in the early 1800s and operated until the 1930s.
Caby and Hahn Families Papers, 1856-1960 (R1305)
(2 oversize folders)
This is the Robert W. Beiriger collection of family records of the Caby and Hahn families in Bollinger County, Missouri. The collection includes a land record, military pension papers, birth and marriage records, and five photographs of some of the individuals noted in the documents.
Cane Creek Baptist Association Records, 1904-1992 (R0235)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Cane Creek Baptist Association Records contain the booklets with the proceedings of the 42nd, 91st, and 130th annual meetings of the Cane Creek Baptist Association. Included in the booklets are the articles of faith and constitution, minutes, committee reports, and directories of churches and staff.
Franklin Spilman Denny Papers, 1853-1917 (R0548)
This collection contains family correspondence, a Civil War diary, and military service and
pension records of Franklin S. Denny of Company C, 1st Missouri Cavalry. The correspondence
includes letters from relatives in California, Nevada, and Wisconsin, 1853-1874. The Civil War
diary covers operations around Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Independence, Missouri, and Little
Rock, Arkansas, 1862-1864.
Linda S. Devitt Photographs, 1939-1941 (CG0020)
0.01 cubic feet (1 folder)
Ruth K. Hammersmith taught school at Lutesville, Missouri, (Bollinger County) in the 1940s. There are four photographs of 7th and 8th grade classes at the Lutesville school from 1939-1941.
Lorena Shell Eaker Genelogical Papers, 1902-1905, 2002-2004 (CG0024)
Lorena Shell Eaker transcribed family Bible records provided to her by several families in southeast Missouri and North Carolina. These records were used to compile her two-volume work The Shoe Cobbler’s Kin, A Genealogy of the Peter (Ecker) Eaker, Sr. Family (1701-1976). These papers include both hand-written transcriptions and photocopies of the original Bible records. Also included is the marriage record and sermon notes for Presbyterian minister William G. Peyton of Piedmont, Missouri. Additionally, there are reprints of photographs of the Miller, Penzel and related families.
Galilee Association of General Baptists Records, 1913-1980 (R0077)
(2 rolls of microfilm)
The Galilee Association of General Baptists Records contains a microfilm copy of the proceedings of the annual sessions of the organization of General Baptist congregations in southeastern Missouri. Also included are Old Liberty Association proceedings, Liberty Association proceedings, and a reprinted sermon of Benoni Stinson.
Grand Army of the Republic, Lutesville, Missouri Records, 1883-1889 (R0064)
0.3 cubic foot (2 volumes, 1 folder)
The Grand Army of the Republic, Lutesville, Missouri Records contain record books and miscellaneous papers of the Grand Army of the Republic Franklin Shanks Post No. 100 in Lutesville, Missouri. The volumes include meeting minutes, treasurer’s report, communications addressed to the post, and a history of the Grand Army of the Republic.
Grand Army of the Republic, Zalma, Missouri Records, 1865-1913 (R0225)
1 roll (3 volumes, 12 folders)
These are minutes, membership records, and miscellaneous papers of the Grand Army of the
Republic's post at Zalma in Bollinger County, Missouri. The collection also includes general orders
and circulars from the Department of Missouri, and programs and proceedings of the annual state
Sarah Guitar Collection, no date (C3391)
1.5 cubic feet (5 card files); also available on 2 rolls of microfilm
Card file compiled by Sarah Guitar, reference librarian of the State Historical Society of Missouri, as a guide to county boundaries of Missouri, 1812-1929; Missouri congressional district boundaries, 1845-1933; Missouri senatorial districts, 1820-1931; and Missouri judicial circuits, 1815-1915.
Mary L. Hahn Photograph Collection, 1890, 1970 (P0443)
Copy photos of the Bollinger County Courthouse in Marble Hill, 1890 and 1970.
Katherine J. Hinchey-Cochran Family Papers, 1790-1999 (R1280)
20 cubic feet (501 folders, 14 oversize folders, 27 volumes, 3 oversize volumes)
The Katherine J. Hinchey-Cochran Family Papers consisted of family papers, photographs, correspondence, and business records of the extended Hinchey family. Also included are the correspondence and sketches of William J. Hinchey.
David A. James Papers, 1790-2008 (C4126)
5 cubic feet
The research material of a hotel management instructor, whose work resulted in the publication Historic Hotels of Missouri: Hotels, Inns, and Taverns of 19th Century Missouri.
Johnson Family Papers, 1876, 2010-2021 (CG0045)
3.8GB, 0.1 c.f.
This collection contains digitized photographs of the Flader, Johnson, and McKinney families. Many of the photos are by or of Jessie Mae Johnson, who lived in Bollinger County and the St. Louis area in Missouri. The original photographs were taken between 1910-1980. The collection also includes some of the donor’s extensive genealogical research for the Bridger, Beal, Fadler, Johnson, McKinney, and Yamnitz families. Also contains 95 short audio recordings made by Jessie Mae (“Mae”) Johnson, Birdie E. Scott, and Norma Jean (“Jean”) Bridger in the late 1990s.
Charles E. Kiefner Papers, 1925-1931 (R0189)
3.5 cubic feet (160 folders)
The Charles E. Kiefner Papers contain the papers of a U.S. Representative from Perryville, Missouri. He represented the 13th District (Bollinger, Carter, Iron, Jefferson, Madison, Perry, Reynolds, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Washington, and Wayne counties) in the 69th (1925-1927) and 71st (1929-1931) Congresses. Included are general subject files, post office files, and veterans' pension files.
Logan Club Records, 1888 (R0065)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Logan Club Records contain photocopies of the financial records of a political club in Marble Hill, Bollinger County, Missouri. The group supported the Benjamin Harrison and Levi P. Morton national Republican ticket in the presidential election of 1888.
Mabrey Family Papers, 1854-1964 (SP0018)
.5 cubic feet 69 folders
The Mabrey family papers consist of the diaries and letters of Henry Yeakley Mabrey and his son, George Henry Mabrey.
Marble Hill Bands Records, 1875-1902 (R0067)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Marble Hill Bands Collection contains photocopies of two records books of the community bands of Marble Hill in Bollinger County, Missouri. The records include constitutions, membership lists, minutes of meetings, and financial accounts of the Quartette String Band, the Marble Hill Cornet Band, and the Marble Hill Silver Cornet Band.
Mark Twain National Forest Local History Collection, 1930s-1980s (R0471)
(4 rolls of mircofilm)
This collection was selected from unofficial files on miscellaneous historical topics, including local histories, the CCC, the YCC, the "Irish Wilderness," and the Eleven Point River. There are transcriptions of interviews with older members of the community and Forest Service retirees.
McGee Family Papers, 1838-2000 (C4271)
3 cubic feet (60 folders), 6 oversize items, 15 film reels, 1 video tape
Genealogical material in the form of correspondence, notes, photographs, slides, obituaries, histories, marriages, and funerals of the McGee and other related family members. Civil War muster rolls.
James E. McGhee Civil War Research Papers, 1848-2020 (CG0047)
Research materials, mainly reproductions of originals, accumulated by James E. McGhee, who was a preeminent historian and Civil War scholar from Missouri. Photocopied material includes journals, correspondence, maps, images, chapters from books, essays, newspaper articles, and so on. There are also 11 CDs, two microfiche rolls, two panoramic photos, a WWI-era journal, and one flash drive containing research materials.
Missouri Extension Homemakers Association, Inc., Sacred Stones and Stained Glass Windows Project Records, 1977-1980 (C3723)
7.1 cubic feet (334 folders)
Statewide documentation of local churches by county. Includes cultural arts reports, church histories, floor plans, architectural details, clippings, slides, photographs, and miscellany.
Lynn Morrow Papers, 1804-2015 (R1000)
24 cubic feet (1051 folders, 5 oversize folders, 11,170 photographs, 852 negatives)
The Lynn Morrow papers contain correspondence and research papers, with an additional significant collection of late twentieth-century promotional and advertising items. The papers reflect major areas of Morrow’s research on the southwest Missouri region; Iron, Shannon, and Washington counties; Theodore Pease Russell and his writings; and the writings of Silas C. Turnbo. The collection also includes a large selection of promotional publications and ephemera associated with late 20th century tourism in Missouri and Arkansas.
Oliver and Oliver Law Firm Records, 1760-2004 (CG0010)
296 cubic feet
The Oliver and Oliver Law Firm Papers contain case files and correspondence of the firm from the 1880s to 1980s. This collection also includes the genealogy of the Oliver and Watkins families, family correspondence, and civic involvements with the Boy Scouts of America, Rotary Club, Sons of the American Revolution, and Presbyterian Church. In addition, this collection contains material related to the Little River Drainage District, Oliver Land and Development Company, and Mingo National Wildlife Refuge.
Palmore Chapel Records, 1894-1976 (R0066)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Palmore Chapel Records contain a typescript of records for the Palmore Chapel in Bollinger County, Missouri. The records include lists of pastors, members, baptisms, marriages, and deaths.
Adam Perkins Papers, 1861-1871 (R1335)
The Adam Perkins Papers contain a typescript copy of Adam Perkins' journal, a farmer from Bollinger County, Missouri, is dated from January 1861 through December 1871. The journal was discovered in 1990 in Plainfield, Illinois. It was then typescript by Jean Scott of Orlando, Florida and sent to Lorena S. Eaker of Bollinger, Missouri for editing.
Ramsay Place Names File, 1928-1945 (C2366)
6 cubic feet (12 boxes), 4 rolls of microfilm
Card file of origins of Missouri place names, compiled by students of Robert L. Ramsay, University of Missouri professor of English. Cards are in alphabetical order by place name.
Robert L. Ramsay Papers, 1918-1953 (C3230)
2.5 cubic feet
Correspondence, notes, rough drafts, revisions, and proof sheets for place names series with emphasis upon Missouri place names. Newspaper clippings about Ramsay and the place name articles. Small volumes of notes and prints pertaining to his academic classes, and sample student themes and bibliographies.
Philip A. Reilly Papers, 1858-1863 (R0084)
0.04 cubic foot (4 folders)
The Philip A. Reilly Papers contains photocopies and annotated typescripts for the Civil War letters written by Philip A. Reilly and Dr. Samuel M. McAnally. Reilly served in operations at Jackson and Vicksburg, Mississippi, and was captured at Ringgold, Georgia. Dr. Samuel M. McAnally describes conditions in southeast Missouri in 1870.
Rotary Club International District 6060 Records, 1946-2018 (S0233)
9.75 cubic feet
This collection contains correspondence, memos, yearbooks, directories, anniversary programs, and conference materials documenting Rotary District 6060's mission to support local rotary clubs through club visits and organizing yearly district conferences. Organized in 1910 with the founding of the St. Louis Rotary Club, District 6060 is an administrative body that oversees Rotary Clubs in the Eastern part of Missouri, from Hannibal to the Missouri Bootheel.
August Sander Papers, 1907 (R0063)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The August Sander Papers contain a photocopy of the last will and testament of August Sanders of Bollinger County, Missouri.
Attie Zelpha Mitchell Shanks Genealogical Collection, 1890-1960 (R0061)
0.03 cubic foot (3 folders)
The Attie Zelpha Mitchell Shanks Genealogy Collection contains a photocopy of genealogical materials for southeastern Missouri compiled by Attie Shanks. The records cover the ‘Upper Hog Creek’ area of eastern Bollinger and western Cape Girardeau counties.
Casper Shell Papers, 1832-1849 (R0243)
0.3 cubic foot (3 folders)
The Casper Shell Papers contain the journal and personal papers of Casper Shell Jr., a blacksmith and justice of the peace who lived near Lutesville in what was then Cape Girardeau County, now Bollinger County, Missouri. The collection pertains to Shell’s trade as a blacksmith as well as his official duties. A transcript, prepared by the donor, is available.
Southeast Missouri Medical Association Records, 1877-1967 (CG0003)
0.5 cubic feet
The Southeast Missouri Medical Society Records include a minute book ledger from 1877-1896, issues of the Cape County Journal, an anniversary booklet for the Southeast Missouri Hospital, advertising materials, publication n the history of medicine in Southeast Missouri, and various papers from 1877-1967.
The Southeast Missouri Collection, 1820-2016 (CG0001)
The Southeast Missouri Collection is a combination of small acquisitions to the State Historical Society related to Missouri places, individuals, organizations, and events.
Southern and Central Missouri Collection, 1856-2015 (R1442)
5 cubic feet (236 folders, 2 VHS, 7 CDs, 1 45 record, 1 cassette)
The Southern and Central Missouri Collection is an artificial collection combining acquisitions related to individuals, places, organizations, and events. The collection mostly covers the Missouri counties of Crawford, Dent, Phelps, Pulaski, Shannon, Oregon, Barry, Miller, Taney, Jasper, and Laclede, among others.
St. Francois Baptist Association Records, 1918-1952 (R0812)
These booklets contain printed minutes of annual meetings of an association of Baptist churches in southeastern Missouri. The St. Francois Baptist Association included about twenty congregations in Madison, Bollinger, Wayne, and Iron Counties.
St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad Company Collection, 1852, 1916-1984 (R1506)
18 cubic feet (14 folders, 81 volumes, 33 oversize volumes)
The St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad Company Collection contains records of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad Company “Frisco.” These records include AFE completion reports, ICC valuations, equipment registers and inventories, and materials on corporate history.
Aquilla Standifird Papers, 1862-1865 (R0458)
0.04 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Aquilla Standifird Papers contain photocopies of the Civil War diary of a sergeant and, later, lieutenant of Company D, 23rd Iowa Infantry. The diary covers duty in Missouri, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, July 26, 1862 through circa April 15, 1865. Included are descriptions of service in the Army of Southeastern Missouri, the Vicksburg Campaign, including the battles of Port Gibson, Champion’s Hill, Big Black River Bridge, and Milliken’s Bend, and furlough and medical leave in Iowa.
Jeanie Troy Photographs, 1997 (P0441)
Photos of bas reliefs on the Will Mayfield College Arts & Sciences building.
U.S. Work Projects Administration, Historical Records Survey of Missouri, 1935-1942 (C3551)
302 cubic feet (24,282 folders); also available on 817 rolls of microfilm
Correspondence, records, and working files. Originally designed to survey and inventory all county government records, the survey finally included inventories of church records, manuscript collections, vital statistics, American imprints, and federal archives. Incorporates records of the Federal Writers Project for Missouri.
United States Bureau of Mines, Rolla Research Center Records, 1915-1996 (R1321)
17 cubic feet (372 folders, 4 maps, 3,238 photographs, 68 negatives, 936 slides, 3 volumes)
The United States Bureau of Mines, Rolla Research Center Records contain the records of the Bureau of Mines office and research facility established in Rolla, Missouri in 1915. The records include correspondence, operational reports, project reports, photographs, newspaper articles, program materials, and maps.
Charles Van Ravenswaay Papers, 1841-1990 (C3873)
21.8 cubic feet, 1 audio cassette
Correspondence, research notes, photographs, and literary manuscripts of historian and author Charles Van Ravenswaay, former director of the Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis; Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA; and the Henry F. duPont Winterthur Museum and Gardens, Wilmington, DE.
Whybark and Fisher Store Records, 1868-1870 (R0104)
0.3 cubic foot (3 folders)
The Whybark and Fisher Store Records contain photocopies of the financial records for a general store operated by Levi E. Whybark and Robert W. Fisher at Marble Hill, Bollinger County, Missouri. Included are two ledgers and a daybook/journal.