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."
Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Abou Ben Adhem Temple, Springfield, Missouri Collection, 1950-1977 (R0827)
These are newsletters for October 1950, June 1853, January-February 1968, April 1970, and April 1977 for Abou Ben Adhem Temple, a chapter of the "Shriners," at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri.
Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Abou Ben Adhem Temple, Springfield, Missouri Program Collection, 1910 (R1023)
This is a program booklet for the business and ceremonial session of Abou Ben Adhem Temple, a chapter of the Ancient Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine "Shriners" held at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri, on October 27, 1910.
Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Abou Ben Adhem Temple, Springfield, Missouri Yearbook Collection, 1991 (R0977)
These are yearbooks for 1986 and 1991 for Abou Ben Adhem Temple, a chapter of the Ancient Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine "Shriners", at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri.
Melvin E. Anglin Papers, 1943-2010 (SP0052)
1 cubic foot (33 folders, 140 photographs, 410 slides)
The Melvin E. Anglin Papers consist of letters, awards, photographs, and other memorabilia collected by Melvin E. Anglin during his career in the army and into retirement.
Richard H. Angwin Papers, 1899 (R0982)
These are letters dated August 11 and 19, 1899 from R. H. Angwin at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri, to T. J. Scott & Sons at Montgomery, Alabama. The letters concern proposed real estate transactions in Florida, Louisiana, and Texas.
O.K. Armstrong Papers, 1912-1987 (C4056)
150.75 cubic feet (151 boxes), 2 audio discs, 1 film strip, 9 oversize items
The papers of O.K. Armstrong, a journalist, author, and politician from Springfield, Missouri, contain correspondence, manuscript drafts, subject files, speech material, research notes, and political material.
Arthur and Bull Family Papers, 1842-1996 (SP0061)
0.75 cubic foot (22 folders, 1 volume, 224 postcards, 17 photographs)
The Arthur and Bull Family Papers consist of the correspondence and business papers of John Arthur, the World War I correspondence of Harrison Bull, the World War II correspondence of his son Joseph Bull, the postcard collection of Belva “Bess” Lee Estes, and the music lesson ledgers of Elizabeth Hodges Bull.
Ash Grove Public School Collection, 1900 (R0956)
This is a Christmas souvenir for the Ash Grove Public School at Ash Grove in Greene County, Missouri. Dated 1900, it lists the names of the Board of Education, faculty, and students a the school. The students are listed in approximate alphabetical order.
Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. Records, 1997 (R1406)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. Records contain the book Win-Win: A Information History of Associated Electric Cooperative Inc., written by Russ Holt and published in 1997.
Association of Young Republicans of Missouri Collection, 1926, 1935 (R1035)
These are program booklets for the Association of Young Republicans of Missouri's annual Lincoln Day Banquets, held on February 12, 1926 and February 12, 1935 at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield in Greene County, Missouri. Governor Sam A. Baker and Senator George H. Williams were featured speakers in 1926, while United States Representative Hamilton E. Fish and Dewey J. Short headlined the event in 1935.
Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company Records, 1870-1880 (R0086)
(2 rolls of microfilm)
The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company Records contains a microfilm copy of the records for the company. The records include indexed accounts of operating expense and revenue.
Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company Records, 1876-1877 (R1288)
(1 oversize volume)
This Atlantic and Pacific Railroad volume is a register of warranty and quitclaim deeds by the for lands
sold by the company in Barry, Franklin, Gasconade, Greene, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Phelps,
Pulaski, Stone, and Webster Counties in Missouri.
Bank of Willard, Missouri Records, 1906-1916 (R0659)
(1 roll of microfilm)
The Bank of Willard Records contain a microfilmed minute book of the Bank of Willard at Willard, Greene County, Missouri. The volume includes minutes of monthly meetings of the directors and annual meetings of stockholders, and reports by bank examiners.
Baptist Association Annual Meeting Records, 1882-1933 (R0644)
(1 roll of microfilm)
The Baptist Association Annual Meeting Records contain microfilm copies of annual meeting minutes of Primitive Baptist associations in Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Ohio, and Oklahoma. The most complete series are for the Center Creek and Ozark associations of Missouri. The minutes include the proceedings of the associations, lists of churches, officers, and representatives, the articles of faith and rules of decorum, and correspondence with other associations.
Thomas Akers Barr Papers, 1861-1919 (R0270)
(1 roll of microfilm)
The Thomas Akers Barr Papers contain a microfilm copy of correspondence and personal papers belonging to Thomas Akers Barr, a native of Illinois and physician who started his practice in Lebanon, Missouri, around 1869. The papers include letters from Illinois soldiers serving in Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina during the Civil War. Also included are letters from physicians in Illinois and Missouri and from Harry Woodson Barr while he was at Camp Bowie, Texas, in 1918-1919.
Donna Beardsley, "Evalyn Johnson: Reminiscence of the Progressive Education Era in Springfield, Missouri" Collection, 1938 (R0148)
The collection contains the manuscript, “Evalyn C. Johnson: Reminiscence of the Progressive Education Era in Springfield, Missouri” written by Donna A. Beardsley, Assistant Professor of Secondary Education and Foundations at Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University).
Lyman G. Bennett Papers, 1857-1865 (R0274)
0.5 cubic foot (10 folders)
The Lyman G. Bennett Collection contains photocopies and original diaries and topographic maps of a civil engineer, member of the 36th Illinois Infantry, and civilian employee of the U. S. Army. The materials concern homesteading in Minnesota in 1857; campaigning in Missouri and Arkansas with the Army of Southwest Missouri, 1861-1862; mapping in Kansas and Colorado in 1865; and the Powder River Indian Expedition in Nebraska and Wyoming in 1865.
Marion Tinsley Bennett Papers, 1941-1948 (C1043)
14.0 cubic feet (1492 folders), 69 audio discs
Congressional papers and correspondence of Philip Allen Bennett (1881-1942) and his son and successor, Marion T. Bennett. M.T. Bennett served from 1943 to 1948. His committees were Census, Territories, Veterans, and Foreign and Interstate Commerce.
Coleman D. and Nancy "Nannie" V. Benton Papers, 1871-1920 (C4144)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)
The correspondence of Coleman D. Benton and his fiancée, and later wife, Nancy “Nannie” V. Hampton.
Carolyn R. Bergseid Postcard Collection, 1906-1944 (P0548)
Postcards of St. Joseph, Kansas City, Springfield, St. Louis, Bolivar, and the University of Missouri Columns.
Berndt and Westlund Family Papers, 1877-2022 (SP0073)
.3 cubic foot (6 folders)
The Berndt and Westlund Family Papers include historical documents related to property located in Wright County, Missouri, as well as the Berndt and Westlund family of Rock Island County, Illinois.
Berry-Stewart Family Collection, 1870-2000 (SP0074)
1 cubic foot (19 folders, 130 photographs)
The Berry-Stewart Family Collection contains materials related to the Berry and Stewart families of Boone and Greene County, Missouri. Items in the collection include marriage certificates, diplomas, correspondence, funeral announcements, and photographs. This collection also contains material related to businesses in Springfield, Missouri.
Cassinda Bolin Papers, 1872-1896 (R1388)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Cassinda Bolin Papers contains photocopies of correspondence and inscriptions found in the personal Bible of Cassinda Bolin.
Boller Brothers Architectural Records, 1910-1982 (K0065)
Architectural drawings and other supporting documents for the Boller Brothers firm who specialized in theater design
Joe Boxley Wilson Creek Battle Account, 1905 (C2390)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
The collection contains an account of the Battle of Wilson's Creek near Springfield, MO, 1861, and events leading up to it, as told by Joe Boxley to William E. Connelley. According to Connelley's interview, Boxley was an enslaved African American whose enslaver insisted Joe ride with him to General Price's camp and fight the Yankees.
Boy Scouts of America, Ozarks Empire Area Council Collection, 1965 (R1066)
This is Volume 2, Number 1 (January 1965) of "Pow Wow", the newsletter of the Ozarks Empire Area council of the Boy Scouts of America. Headquartered at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri, the Council served 225 units in six districts in southwestern and south central Missouri.
Moses Jasper Bradford Papers, 1861-1865 (R0360)
0.02 cubic foot (2 folders)
The Moses Jasper Bradford Papers contain original and photocopied Civil War letters of a native of Relfe, Phelps County, Missouri, and an officer of the Missouri State Guard and the 10th Missouri Infantry (CSA). He wrote from camps in Missouri and Arkansas, and, after his capture in 1863, from Union prison camps in Ohio, Maryland, Delaware, South Carolina, and Georgia.
Corona Hibbard Briggs Marriage Record Book, 1872-1931 (C1056)
0.05 cubic feet (1 volume)
A record of 373 marriages solemnized by C.H. Briggs, primarily in Pettis and Greene counties, MO.
Brightwell Family Papers, 1860-1996 (SP0002)
1 cubic feet (11 folders, 1 oversized)
The Brightwell Family Papers consist of the personal papers and business ledgers of the Brightwell family, particularly those pertaining to the land deeds and business dealings of John Brightwell from Taney County. Also included is genealogical information for the Brightwell family and family stories as told by Hillary Brightwell.
Bunion Derby Collection, 1928 (R1417)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder, 2 VHS)
The Bunion Derby Collection consists of three Path'e film reels titled "Cross Country" the Route 66 Bunion Derby Footrace, an unlabeled reel documenting the 35th Division Reunion, and "Moving Cars" Route 66 West of Springfield, Missouri.
Tennie S. Burk Papers, 1837-1972 (C4285)
0.75 cubic feet (26 folders)
The papers of Tennessee 'Tennie' Selby Burk contains her personal papers including genealogical information on her family and on various Missouri chapters of the Daughters of the American Colonists (DAC).
Burlington Northern Railway Company, Seniority Roster Collection, 1956-1988 (R1368)
0.5 cubic foot (5 folders)
Burlington Northern Railway Company Seniority Rosters consist of lists of employees ranked by their seniority within the company.
Douglas Ritchie Bushnell Papers, 1861-1866 (R0675)
The Douglas Ritchie Bushnell Papers contain the photocopy letters of an officer of the 13th Illinois Infantry, written during campaigns in Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. Bushnell was killed in action at Ringgold, Georgia, in November 1863. There are also a few letters from his wife, Emily, and other correspondents.
Caldwell Family Papers, 1834-1893 (C0261)
0.08 cubic feet (4 folders)
Papers of a Greene County, MO, family; tax and other receipts; estate inventory, 1860; farm book and patent medicine advertisement.
"Captain William Farley Carter, Model for a Monument," Joseph M. Shockley, no date (C2132)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
The collection contains a biography of Carter (1843-1930) and history of the Confederate cemetery and monument at Springfield, MO.
Carden All International Shrine Circus Collection, 1983 (R1264)
This is the 1983 Official Program for George Carden's All International Shrine Circus, an operation of Carden International Circus corporation at Willard in Greene County, Missouri.
Central Christian Church, Springfield, Missouri Collection, 1957 (R0916)
This booklet is a yearbook for 1957-1958 for the Christian Women's Fellowship of Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri. Mrs. Wesley Bagot served as president that year.
Central Labor Union, Springfield, Missouri Collection, 1939 (R0953)
This is a program for the Central Labor Union's Minstrel and Revue, held at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, on April 3, 1939. Produced and directed by Emmett McAtee and featuring Lasses White Minstrels, the show included 100 entertainers and featured minstrel, vaudeville, and night club scenes.
Civil War Documents, 1861-1865 (C4274)
0.2 cubic feet (2 folders)
Photocopies of miscellaneous papers and documents, including discharges, enlistments, a commission, confederate bills and notes, stamps, insignia, orders, mustering out papers of soldiers, including officers, mostly from Missouri.
Consolidated School District Number 2 (Greene County, Mo.) Records, 1907-1935 (C0056)
2.7 cubic feet (114 folders), 9 oversize volumes
Records of rural schools in a 34 square-mile area around Strafford. Information pertains to Lamb, Potter, Flint Hill, Strafford, Danforth, and a black school (primary grades) and Strafford High School. Includes school board minutes, financial records, voter lists, election tallies, correspondence, teacher applications and contracts, and pupil records.
Warren Cook Collection, 1782-1978 (R0043)
0.25 cubic foot (5 folders)
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.
Lester E. Cox Papers, 1917-1968 (C3596)
7 rolls of microfilm
Personal and business papers of a Springfield, MO, businessman. Most of the collection deals with Cox's philanthropic activities, particularly his role as president of the Board of Trustees of Burge-Protestant Hospital.
Cox's considerable business interests are less well represented, most of these records dating from 1968.
Ada E. Crain Papers, c. 1860-2003 (C3067)
1.3 cubic feet (33 folders)
The papers of a schoolteacher consist of correspondence, genealogical materials, photographs, yearbooks, an 1878 diary, and a manuscript written by Crain. The material details the first half of Crain’s life while living and teaching in Oklahoma, Missouri, and Michigan.
Cullimore Family Collection, 1973-1992 (R1090)
These are papers of the Cullimore family of journalists and outdoor writers. The collection consists of correspondence between Donald B. "Rocky" Cullimore and Dan Saults, and a compilation of Sault's articles in Branson and Springfield, Missouri, newspapers.
Daughters of Rebekah, Julia Lodge No. 72, Springfield, Missouri Records, 1889-1937 (R0613)
0.3 cubic foot (3 volumes)
The Daughters of Rebekah, Julia Lodge No. 72 Springfield, Missouri Records contain two membership registers and a visitor’s register containing records from 1889 to 1937.
Daughters of the American Revolution, Rachel Donelson Chapter Springfield, Missouri Collection, 1929-1978 (R1078)
0.1 cubic foot (24 volumes)
These are yearbooks and other publications related to the Rachel Donelson Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri. The yearbooks include lists of national, state, and local officers, schedules of programs, and membership rosters.
Paul Grant Davis Papers, 1908-1988 (R1357)
0.5 cubic foot (17 folders)
These are the personal papers of Paul Grant Davis consisting of correspondence, photographs, and papers relating to his work in the insurance business.
Robert L. Dillard Papers, 1849-2016 (SP0072)
1 cubic foot (10 folders, 4 volumes, 30 photographs)
The Robert L. Dillard Papers contain historical records related to the Dillard and Dennis families of Greene and Webster counties in Missouri. The records include marriage and death certificates, land deeds, pension applications, correspondence, and photographs. The collection also contains a manuscript written by Dr. Robert L. Dillard on his family history and genealogy.