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Alfred M. and David S. Koontz Store (Boonville, Mo.) Records, 1876-1924 (C0290)
2 rolls of microfilm

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Daybooks, ledger, and 1880 invoices of a general merchandising firm. Seven daybooks cover the period from 1876 to 1881; ledger is for 1883 to 1889. Volume 9 is a register of entries in the art department of the Second Annual Cooper County Roundup, 9-11 October 1924.

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William E. Baird Record Book, 1857-1872 (C1093)
0.06 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Baird was assignee of H.G. Brunt, Boonville, MO. Book contains his accounts for May-June 1857, and the Cooper County, MO, grand jury records, March Term 1869-October Term 1872.

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J.H.P. Baker Civil War Diary, 1864-1865 (C1449)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The diary of J.H.P. Baker, dated October 16, 1864-June 17, 1865, discusses the war in Missouri, Price's retreat, the Southern cause, Lee, Johnston, Beauregard, Price, Shelby, Sherman, guerrillas, Lee's surrender, Lincoln's assassination, and Johnson's inauguration. Baker, a doctor with General Shelby, was in charge of a Texas Confederate hospital.

Mary Barile Photograph Collection, 1890-1910 (P0878)
4 photographs

Late 19th century studio portraits from Boonville, MO

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Barton-Para Family Papers, 1955-2006 (CA6659)
4.2 cubic feet

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Scrapbooks and photograph albums compiled by Ruth Barton, Cathy Barton, and Dave Para. Cathy Barton and Dave Para of Columbia and Boonville, Missouri, were folk musicians who founded the Big Muddy Folk Festival in 1991.

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Bell Family Papers, 1875-1969 (C3045)
1 roll of microfilm

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The papers of a Boonville, Missouri, family contain genealogical material, correspondence, memoirs, clippings, photographs, and Marie Bell McCoy's manuscripts.

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Bell Family Papers, 1868-1891 (C2389)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains memorabilia of the J.W. Bell family of Boonville, MO, during the 1800s.

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Charles C. Bell Residence (Boonville, Mo.) Architectural Drawings, no date (C2397)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Plans, elevations, and sections. Architects: C.W. Keiser and Llew Epperson.

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Charles C. Bell Photograph Collection, 1863-1927 (P0657)
14 photographs

Photos of Charles C. Bell of Boonville, the Firmin Desloge family, engravings of notable Missourians, and composite of Missouri National Guard, Veteran Company A, 3rd Infantry.

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H.B. Benedict Proclamation, 1853 (C2829)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Proclamation issued by H.B. Benedict, Mayor of Boonville, MO, July 16, 1853, forbidding the riotous and unlawful assemblies arising from the lectures of Billy Ross. Printed on cloth.

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Bentley Family Collection, 1815-1981 (C3042)
5 rolls of microfilm, 0.4 cubic feet (11 folders), 1 oversize item, 1 oversize volume

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The collection contains the correspondence of Nancy V. Bentley, Jordan R. Bentley, and J. Marshall Bentley. Also included are legal papers and bills of sales for enslaved people pertaining to the Bentley family and Thomas Fristoe; reminiscences of Jordan R. Bentley and material pertaining to Bentley and other allied families; material on the Civil War in Chariton, Howard, and Cooper Counties; material on family and social life in the 1880s and 1890s; and Chariton County history.

R.D. Blackstone Papers, 1857-1858 (C1462)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Invoices of household goods purchased by Blackstone from J.T. Johnson and Company and from Orrick, Brent, and Thompson, both Boonville, MO, firms.

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Boonville Presbyterian Church (Boonville, Mo.) Records, 1838-1947 (C2981)
2 rolls of microfilm

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The records of the Boonville Presbyterian Church contain minutes of session meetings of ruling elders and membership and financial information of the Old School Presbyterian Church of Boonville. The collection includes lists of ministers, elders, deacons, clerks of session, members, communicants, and baptisms.

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Boonville Steam Ferry Company Distance Table, no date (C2882)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Table of distances between towns visited by the Boonville steam ferry BIRDIE BRENT.

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Boonville Turn and Gesang Verein Papers, 1852-1925 (C0880)
0.25 cubic feet (12 folders)

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Constitution and by-laws, deed, rules for use of meeting hall, reports of secretary, receipts for dues, and application for membership of a German social organization in Boonville, MO. Minutes, roster of members, and account books. Written in German until 1902.

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Boonville Women's Club Oral History Project Collection, 2007-2008 (CA6351)
0.1 cubic feet, 20 audio cassettes, 20 CDs

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The collection consists of oral history interviews conducted by Meredith Ludwig for the Boonville Women's Club, including audio and transcripts. Ludwig compiled many of the interviews into a 2008 readers' theatre production, "Women's Words: Memories of Boonslick," and supporting material relating to the stage production is also included.

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Boonville, Missouri, Mayor's Court Records, 1840-1848 (C2980)
1 roll of microfilm

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The records of the Boonville Mayor's Court contain civil cases tried before the mayor and brought to court by the city or the council. Cases involve assault and battery, disturbing the peace, slaughter house operations, market practices, food quality, street improvements, slave offenses, and general safety. The record shows the defendant, the charge, case disposition, sentence, and court costs.

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Boonville, Missouri, Scrip, 1842 (C1479)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection consists of blank scrip issued by the city. One sheet containing two one-dollar certificates, one two-dollar certificate, and one three-dollar certificate.

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Brick Extension Club (Otterville, Mo.), no date (CA6233)
0.4 cubic feet

Yearbooks, newsletters, and other records of the Brick Extension Club, Otterville, Missouri, a member of the Missouri Extension Homemakers Association.

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S.G. Bundy Autobiography, 1912 (C2985)
1 roll of microfilm

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The collection contains an autobiography of a farmer, pioneer, rural school teacher, Union soldier, and Methodist missionary and minister.

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C.C. Bell & Brothers Letter Book, 1880-1883 (C1049)
0.07 cubic feet (1 volume)

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The letter book contains correspondence of a general store in Boonville, Missouri.

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Mrs. Henry Certain Collection, 1915-1953 (P0526)
1 folder

Postcards of Cooper County schools, including Kemper Military School, and Kansas City. Photographic postcard of Conley & Myers Bank, Columbia. Photo of the Parade of Masons in Carthage.

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Sarah Ann Chandler Papers, 1832-1938 (C0840)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The papers contain a diary of family's trip from Louisa County, Virginia, to Cooper County, Missouri. Account of a similar trip in 1938 by Charles Quarles Chandler, II. Ralph Dickinson's comments on the 1836 diary. Photographs and miscellany.
Original in the possession of Oran T. Tucker.

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George W. Chase Letters, 1841-1843 (C0260)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Business letters and letter from Boonville mentioning completion of survey and social life.

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Octavia Blackwell Chilton Letter, 1842 (C2059)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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To Betsey Blackwell, Warrenton, VA, from Boonville, MO, Nov. 3, 1842.

Letter to mother giving family news and greetings and discussing merits of life in Missouri.

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City Hotel (Boonville, Mo.) Registers, 1843-1844, 1851-1852 (C1052)
0.2 cubic feet (2 volumes)

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Hotel registers listing names of guests, their residence, destination and remarks about those registering.

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Civil War Letter, 1862 (C1835)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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To his wife from "Thomas," Nov. 14, 1862.

Discusses guerrilla activities, bushwhacking, and the possibility of enlisting in the Missouri Militia, as well as family affairs and future prospects.

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W. J. Cochran Construction Company Records, 1870-1982 (C4469)
13.8 cubic feet (323 folders, 6 oversize folders), 7 audio cassettes

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Architectural project files, blueprints, correspondence, estimates, and oral histories from a Boonville, Missouri, construction company that was in existence for over one hundred years from 1870-1981. Includes plans for schools, businesses, residences, post offices, and other public buildings in mid-Missouri counties.

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Cochran-Jeffress Family Papers, no date (CA6348)
0.1 cubic feet

Family genealogy of the Cochran-Jeffress family of Cooper County, Missouri. Included are pages from the Jeffress family Bible and Cochran family photographs.

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Cole Association Records, 1932-2019 (CA6577)
0.1 cubic feet

Minutes, newsletters, clippings, and miscellaneous material concerning family reunions of the descendants of William Temple Cole, Hannah Cole, and Stephen Cole.

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Coleman Family Papers, 1862-1865 (R0619)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The Coleman Family Papers contain original and photocopies of letters written to Elizabeth C. Coleman and her parents during the Civil War, by relatives and friends in the 6th Missouri Infantry. Included are letters from Otterville and Rolla, Missouri, and Vicksburg, Mississippi, one from Washington, D.C., in 1865, and two from Pilot Knob, Missouri. The letters contain camp news and information on mutual friends. The letters from Pilot Knob concern postwar employment.

James E. Conway Letters, 1946-1947 (CA6629)
0.1 cubic feet, 51.5 MB of digital files

Letters written by a U.S. Army soldier from Boonville, Missouri, to his parents. Conway was stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, and Osaka, Japan. Also includes digital scans of letters.

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Warren Cook Collection, 1782-1978 (R0043)
0.25 cubic foot (5 folders)

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The Warren Cook Collection contains photocopies of papers of the Smith, Havins, Roseberry, and Cook families of southwestern Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. The collection includes correspondence, estate papers, and genealogical records. Also included are two farm diaries from 1875-1876.

Kenneth E. Coombs Papers, 1960s-1970s (CA5865)
5 cubic feet

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Project files of a Kansas City architect related to historic restoration projects in Missouri. Includes correspondence, photographs, survey material, planning documents, financial records, and architectural drawings.

Cooper County, Missouri Assessment Lists, 1859 (C0489)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Certified account of Lawrence Hall, assessor from Cooper County, and the receipt for same.

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Cooper County, Missouri, Administration Meeting Proceedings, 1828 (C2851)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Report of an administration meeting held in Boonville, MO, 22 February 1828. Resolutions supporting John Quincy Adams and a foreign tariff.

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Cooper County, Missouri, Assessment Lists, 1859 (C1376)
0.78 cubic feet (4 volumes)

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Assessment lists for districts no. 1, 4, 5, and 6.

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Cooper County, Missouri, Assessment Lists, 1858 (C1083)
0.4 cubic feet (4 volumes)

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Vol. 1, District No. 1, J.C. Kooby, assessor. Vol. 2, District No. 2, Thomas E. Rochester, assessor. Vol. 3, District No. 3, Jesse McFarland, assessor. Vol. 4, District No. 5, James L. Bell, assessor.

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Cooper County, Missouri, Circuit Court Docket, 1819-1834 (C1084)
0.07 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Court docket includes a roll of attorneys and dates admitted.

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Cooper County, Missouri, Circuit Court Records, 1876-1884 (C1564)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Indictments and endorsements against Frank and Jesse James, Charles Pitts, and Cole and Robert Younger for robbery and obstructing the railroad, Cooper County Circuit Court, November term, 1876. Warrants for Frank James' arrest, April 2, 1884. Petition for writ of habeas corpus and bonds, April 28, 1884.

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Cooper County, Missouri, Papers, 1837-1983 (C3051)
2 rolls of microfilm

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History of Cooper County, its churches and cemeteries, schools, domestic architecture, miscellaneous buildings, and architectural structures; material on Cooper County and Howard County individuals and families; maps; clippings; and photographs.

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Cooper County, Missouri, Papers, 1819-1905 (C1034)
1.25 cubic feet

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The papers contain oaths of loyalty, 1862-1866, and miscellaneous papers, 1819-1905.

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Cooper County, Missouri, Photograph Collection, 1860-1965 (P1121)

An artificial collection of photographs of Cooper County, Missouri.

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Cooper County, Missouri, Stray Cattle Books, 1819-1833 (C1085)
0.13 cubic feet (2 volumes)

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The collection contains a description of stray cattle with no brands, appraised, valued, signed by justices of the peace, and recorded by deputy clerks for those claiming the cattle.

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Cooper County, Missouri, Tax Book, 1835 (C1211)
0.06 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Resident tax book of Cooper County, MO. Jno. H. Hutchison, collector; Robert P. Clark, clerk, county court.

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Jimmy and Mary Creecy Postcard Collection, 1907 (P0383)
1 folder

Photo postcards of the Bunceton Fair.

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Dauwalter Family Papers, 1849-1969 (CA6665)
1.0 cubic foot

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The papers of a family from Boonville, Missouri, that owned a saddlery and grocery store include photographs, land records, estate papers, notebooks, a cross-stich sampler, and miscellaneous papers.

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DeHaven, Wing and Company Wagoners' Receipt Book, 1857-1858 (C1098)
0.1 cubic feet (1 volume)

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A book kept by wagoners to indicate receipt of goods they freighted to various towns away from the river. DeHaven, Wing and Company, a Boonville, MO, firm, shipped goods to numerous towns in Missouri.

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