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."
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.
Civil War Veteran Homestead Ledgers, 1874 (SP0069)
0.01 cubic feet (1 folder)
The Civil War Veteran Ledgers collection contains two small volumes of handwritten notes taken in 1874 by a government land agent. The notes record information about Union veterans of the Civil War who served in the United States Army or the Missouri State Militia and had made homestead claims of 160 acres or less via the Homestead Act of 1862. The veterans resided in five Missouri counties: Douglas, Ozark, Barry, McDonald, and Stone.
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.
Herbert E. Duncan Architectural Records, 1929-1992 (K0722)
Architectural drawings of buildings designed by Herbert Duncan Sr. (1905-1972) and Herbert Jr. (1931- ).
Duval Family Photographs, 1858-1942 (SP0012)
.5 cubic foot (19 folders, 266 photographs
The Duval Family Photographs depict the lives of families from McDonald County, Missouri. The collection contains many photographs featuring Claib E. Duval, his family members, and other families who lived in the area. The collection also includes numerous documents relating to people and businesses from the county.
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.
Charles Henry Howerton Oral History, 1911-1950 (SP0011)
The Charles Howerton Oral History contains an oral history interview with Charles Howerton conducted by his daughter, Sue Howerton Victoria, and son-in-law, Doug Victoria. The interviews took place on June 30, 1995, July 4, 1995, and July 6, 1995.
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.
Robert Lipscomb Papers, 1945-2019 (SP0053)
0.4 cubic foot (20 folders, 1 cd)
The Robert Lipscomb Papers consists of photographs taken or collected by Robert Lipscomb in the 1940s and 1950s, as well as an oral history interview with Robert. The majority of the photographs were taken during Robert's career with the Missouri Conservation Commission and include images of Missouri's forests and landscapes, in addition to fire lookout towers across South Central Missouri.
McDonald County Fair Board Booklet Collection, 1976-1994 (R1024)
These are McDonald County Fair Queen contest booklet from from 1976 and McDonald County Fair booklets from 1978, 1981, and 1994. The fairs were held on the grounds of McDonald County High School near Anderson, Missouri.
McDonald County Secession Papers, 1961-2015 (SP0013)
.2 cubic feet (5 folders)
The McDonald County Secession papers contain photocopied newspaper articles dealing with the publicity surrounding the McDonald County secession hoax from Missouri in 1961.
McDonald County, Missouri High School Collection, 1971 (R1475)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The McDonald County, Missouri High School Collection contains a McDonald County high school football annual from 1971. It contains pictures of coaching staff, players, administration of the school, the band, cheerleaders, pep club, and ROTC. Also included are local business advertisements.
McDonald County, Missouri Superintendent of Schools Collection, 1927 (R0914)
This is a directory of school teachers of McDonald County, Missouri for the 1927-1928 school year. It was issued by W. T. Clopton, the county superintendent, at Pineville.
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.
R. C. Mosbaugh, McDonald County Courthouse Directory and Buyers Guide Collection, 1962 (R0785)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
This booklet includes the names and duties, and often photographs, of countywide office holders in McDonald County, Missouri, along with brief histories of the county and its towns, and advertisements for local businesses.
New-Mac Electric Cooperative Records, 1944 (R1108)
This is a booklet containing the bylaws of the New-Mac Electric Cooperative, Inc., which served members in Newton and McDonald Counties in Missouri. The cooperative was formed in 1939 and these revised bylaws became effective on July 14, 1944.
Northrop Family Papers, 1852-1998 (R1489)
4 cubic feet (68 folders)
The Northrop Family Papers contain correspondence between members of the Northrop family, family genealogy, and personal papers related to the family farm near Simcoe, Missouri.
Order of the Eastern Star, Noel Chapter No. 335 Records, 1959 (R0781)
This is the annual booklet for the Noel Chapter, No. 335 of the Order of the Eastern Star in Noel, McDonald County, Missouri. Included are lists of officers, committee assignments, and a list of past Matrons and patrons.
Ozark Mountainwood Express, 1981 (R0949)
This is an issue of "Ozark Mountainwood Express", a semiannual publication devoted to Ozark music, culture, and tourism. The editor was J. T. Aubrey Roberts of Harrison, Arkansas. Although unnumbered and undated, this issue contains calendars of events for 1981.
Ozark Playgrounds Association Collection, 1929-1955 (R0854)
0.2 cubic foot (2 folders)
The Ozark Playgrounds Association Records contains booklets and pamphlets published by the Ozark Playgrounds Association to promote the "Playgrounds of the Ozarks," encompassing the Ozarks regions in Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. The booklets include geographical listings, maps, and lists of restaurants, hotels, and tourist attractions.
Arthur Richard Hill Photographs, 1912-1978 (SP0067)
0.4 cubic foot
The Arthur Richard Hill Photograph collection contains photographs of various Missouri towns including Cassville, Joplin, Neosho, Pineville, Savannah, Seligman, and Springfield.
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.
Frank Reynolds Photograph Collection, circa 1925-1942 (R0796)
0.1 cubic foot (3 folders, 34 photographs)
These are postcards and photographs collected by Frank Reynolds when he worked on construction projects including Bagnell Dam in Missouri, Lock and Dam No. 14 on the Mississippi River at LeClaire, Iowa, and Camp Crowder, Missouri.
Riverside Inn Records, circa 1910 (R0870)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
This is a brochure for the Riverside Inn on the Elk River near Elk Springs in McDonald County, Missouri. It includes four photographs of the resort and descriptive text.
Goldie Elliff Roark Photograph Collection, 1959, no date (P0748)
Photos of McDonald County historic sites and natural features.
Shoal Creek Baptist Association Records, 1938 (R0906)
These are minutes of the 67th annual session of the Shoal Creek Baptist Association, which met on August 23-25, 1938 with the First Baptist Church of Newtonia in Newton County, Missouri. The Association was comprised of congregations in Newton and McDonald Counties in southwestern Missouri.
W. E. Smith Papers, 1890 (R0884)
This is a letter of February 20, 1890 from W. E. Smith, judge of probate court at Pineville in McDonald County, Missouri, to W. S. Sherley of Matinsville, Indiana. The letter deals with the affairs of Sarah Stockwell, deceased.
James Snow Photograph Collection, 1948 (P0749)
Photos of Cyclone, MO, ca. 1948.
Southwest City, Missouri Centenntial Collection, 1970 (R0933)
This is a centennial history booklet published in 1970 for Southwest City in McDonald county, Missouri. It includes a general historical narrative, historical photographs and topical sections concerning schools, churches, organizations, government and businesses.
Southwest City, Missouri City Directory Collection, 1973 (R0788)
This is a city directory for Southwest City, McDonald County, Missouri. The Southwest City Lions Club sponsored its publication in December 1973.
Southwest Missouri Library Service, Inc., Records, 1957-1982 (SP0084)
1.5 cubic feet (37 folders, 2 photographs)
The Southwest Missouri Library Service, Inc., Records contain the by-laws, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial records, and membership papers of Southwest Missouri Library Service, Inc., headquartered in Bolivar, Missouri.
Southwest Missouri Map Collection, 1877-2000 (SP0047)
The Southwest Missouri Map Collection contains city, county, highway, geographical, topographical, and mining maps. The maps focus on the southern and western counties in Missouri including Henry, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, and Newton counties.
Southwest Missouri Region Photograph Collection, 1900-1953 (P1110)
An artificial collection of photographs of Missouri's southwesternmost counties: McDonald, Newton, Jasper, Dade, and Lawrence.
Southwest Missouri Resource Conservation and Development Records, 1964-2011 (SP0009)
28 cubic feet
The records consist of the financial documents, correspondence, project notes and publications pertaining to the operation of the non-profit environmental organization known as Southwest Missouri Resource Conservation and Development.
Southwest Missouri Collection, 1864-2014 (SP0017)
1 cubic foot
The Southwest Missouri Collection is an artificial collection combining miscellaneous small acquisitions related to southwest Missouri individuals, places, organizations, and events. Material continues to be added to the collection.
St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company Records, 1859-1980 (R0362)
(178 cubic feet)
These are corporate minutes and financial account books, and other records of the St. Louis-San Francisco ("Frisco") Railway Company (1916-1980) and predecessor, subsidiary, and constituent companies, most notably the St. Louis & San Francisco Railway (1876-1896) and the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad (1896-1916). The "Frisco" operated in Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. It became part of the Burlington Northern Railroad in 1980. Also of note are four architectural drawing boxes that include the blueprints for structures along the St. Louis-San Francisco Line. A detailed inventory of the drawings is included in each of the four boxes.
Ruby Rose Stauber Papers, 1777-2016 (SP0015)
13.5 linear feet, 2 oversized box
The papers of Rose Stauber contain the personal papers of Ruby Rose Stauber. They include correspondence, genealogical research, family photographs, and material related to Rose’s 31 years of service in the Women’s Army Corp.
Ruby Rose Stauber Photographs, 1959-1982 (SP0014)
5 cubic feet (267 folders)
The photographs of Ruby “Rose” Stauber depict life in the Woman’s Army Corps from 1952-1978. Of particular interest are the photographs of women in basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and Fort McClellan, Alabama. Rose’s photographs also contain images of female generals at Fort McClellan, such as Mildred Inez Caroon Bailey and Elisabeth Hoisington. The collection also documents the people she encountered in her world travels during her military career.
The Southwest Missouri Tourism Collection, no date (SP0043)
1 cubic foot (2 folders, 2 oversize)
The Southwest Missouri Tourism Collection contains 18 menus and pamphlets from tourist attractions located across Missouri. They were collected by an unknown Ozarks family during the 1950s and 1960s.
Tri-County Burial Association Collection, 1935 (R1177)
These are certificates of membership in the Tri-County Burial Association of Wheaton in Barry County, Missouri, for Floyd Roller and Lela Roller of Purdy. The Association provided burial benefits for members in Barry, McDonald, and Newton Counties in southwestern Missouri. Both certificates are dated August 28, 1935
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.
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.
Robert S. Wiley Collection, 1869-1994 (R0521)
3 cubic feet (84 folders)
This is a collection of legal documents, newspaper clippings, magazines and printed material,
advertising items, and miscellaneous paper ephemera pertaining to the history of Stone County, and
to travel, tourism, and recreation in the White River Lakes region of southwestern Missouri. Much of
the collection pertains to Stone County, Missouri, but there is also material on Greene, Lawrence,
and Taney counties in Missouri, and some locations in Arkansas.
Paul A. Wobus Papers, 1918-1989 (R0008)
2.5 cubic feet (58 folders, 89 notebooks, 79 photographs)
The Paul A. Wobus Papers contain the personal and professional papers of Reverend Paul A. Wobus of Manchester, Missouri. The papers include Wobus’s uncompleted and unpublished memoirs, photographs, correspondence, materials concerning Mount Zion Community Church and the Ozark Community Council, historical notes concerning Wobus’s avocational interest in the mills and railroads in the regions, miscellaneous newspaper clippings and other printed materials, narrative accounts of many of his trips into the Ozarks. Also included are 89 small notebooks, dated from 1938-1972, in which he kept records of his mileage, routes, schedules, expenses, and places and person visited.