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Akinsville Baptist Church (Morgan County, Mo.) Records, 1884-1897 (C1295)
0.02 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Meeting held at the McDaniel schoolhouse, May 3, 1884, when an independent Baptist church was formed. List of members listed in the record book for the period between May 3, 1884, and 1897.

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American Business Women's Association, Ozark Paradise Chapter (Laurie, Mo.) Records, 1970s-2000s (CA6248)
5 cubic feet

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Records include scrapbooks, photographs, publications, publicity material, financial reports, correspondence, and miscellaneous material.

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American Red Cross, Morgan County Chapter Records, 1932-1937 (R0427)
1 volume

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The Morgan County, Missouri, chapter of the American Red Cross was organized on 20 April
1932 in Versailles. It distributed flour and clothing to needy families, and contributed funds to the
national flood relief effort in January 1937. Chairpersons were Dr. H. N. Lutman and Mrs. A. J.
Gunn.

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Ball School, Morgan County, Missouri Collection, 1923 (R1105)
(1 folder)

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This is a souvenir booklet for the school year 1922-1923 at Ball School in Morgan county, Missouri. The teacher was Elizabeth Sims. Included are the names of the pupils and the members of the local school board.

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Barton Development Corporation Photograph Collection, 1929 (R1411)
0.01 cubic foot (17 photographs)

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The Barnett Development Corporation Photograph Collection contains photographs documenting the town of Barnett, Missouri and the surrounding area where the Lake of the Ozarks would be with the completion of the Bagnell Dam on the Osage River. Included are images of the early stages of construction on the river.

Bethlehem Baptist Church (Morgan County, Mo.) Records, 1877-1997 (C3701)
2 rolls of microfilm

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Records of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, Florence, Morgan County, MO, consisting of membership lists, minutes of meetings, association letters, and miscellaneous records.

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"Bethlehem Church Observes Centennial with Homecoming, October 3, 1946", no date (C1301)
0.02 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Excerpts of article appearing in the Versailles STATESMAN on the history and centennial celebration of the Bethlehem Church, Morgan County, MO.

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Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Morgan County, Missouri Records, 1875-1963 (R0547)
2 volumes MICROFILM

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These are records of Bethlehem Lutheran ("Nolting") Church in Morgan County, Missouri.
Included are by-laws, registers of members, and minutes of meetings through 16 September 1963.
The records are in German through 1934.

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Big Buffalo United Baptist Church, Benton County, Missouri Records, 1869-1894 (R0417)
1 volume

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This is a record book of the Big Buffalo United Baptist Church in southeastern Benton County,
Missouri. The volume includes the declaration of faith and rules of church order, minutes of church
business meetings, 1 August 1869 -- 29 April 1894, and membership records.

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Big Rock Primitive Baptist Church, Versailles, Missouri Records, 1827-1968 (R0416)
4 volumes microfilmed

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These are records of the Big Rock Primitive Baptist Church and its predecessor, Bethlehem
Baptist Church, near Versailles in Morgan County, Missouri. The records include minutes of church
business meetings and membership rosters, 1827-1942, and a history of Big Rock Church, 1968.

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James Daniels Bradshaw Papers, 1904-1946 (C3225)
1 cubic foot, 16 oversize volumes

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Ledgers, daybooks and inventory lists from the Bradshaw and Proctor Company, Barnett, MO, and the Leeton Lumber and Hardware Company, Leeton, MO. James Bradshaw was a partner in both firms. Other items are deposit slips, freight bills, and miscellaneous correspondence.

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Camp Gravois, Morgan County, Missouri Collection, 1929-1948 (R0839)
(1 folder)

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These are booklets announcing the 1929 season and celebrating the 25th anniversary in 1948 of Camp Gravois, a Y.M.C.A. facility on Little Gravois Creek southeast of Versailles in Morgan County, Missouri.

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Central Gravois Baptist Church, Gravois Mills, Missouri Records, 1881-1903 (R0419)
1 volume microfilmed

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This is a record book of the Central Gravois Baptist Church at Gravois Mills in Morgan
County, Missouri. The records include minutes of church business meetings, 1881-1903, membership
records, ca. 1881-1902, and miscellaneous church papers, 1895-1902.

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Central Gravois Baptist Church (Gravois Mills, Mo.) Records, 1881-1902 (C2918)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Names of new members and officers of the church.

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Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company Promotional Booklet, circa 1910 (R0424)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This is "Health and Pleasure in the Missouri Hills Along Rock Island Lines," a promotional
booklet featuring hotels, rooming houses, resorts, and recreational opportunities along or near the
CRI&P Railway between St. Louis and Versailles, Missouri.

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company Promotional Booklet Collection, 1916 (R0815)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This is "A Good Dairy Country: Central Missouri, Along Rock Island Lines, a booklet published by the "Rock Island" railroad to promote dairy farming and other agricultural pursuits along its route between Kansas City and St. Louis in Missouri.

Christ Lutheran Church, Stover, Missouri Records, 1871-1995 (R0545)
0.6 cubic foot (6 rolls of microfilm, 2 folders, 28 volumes)

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These are records of Christ Lutheran Church at Stover in Morgan County, Missouri. Included
are minutes of meetings of the church council, membership registers, records of the Ladies
Aid Society, financial records, and historical material. Some of the records are in German; translations
provided by the church are included.

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Agnes Powell Daniels Letters, 1876-1899 (C0302)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Mimeographed copies of letters from relatives in Wales, New Zealand, and the U.S. to Daniels, who was living in Morgan County, Missouri. Letters primarily discuss family news.

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East Prairie Farm Club, Morgan County, Missouri Records, 1916-1923 (R0426)
1 folder

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This is a record book of a farm club which met at East Prairie School in eastern Morgan
County, Missouri. An affiliate of the Missouri Farmers' Association, the club provided educational
and social programs for the area's residents. It met in conjunction with the East Prairie Literary
Society, 1921-1923. The records include the constitution and bylaws, minutes of meetings, and
membership lists.

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First Baptist Church (Versailles, Mo.) Minutes, 1868-1896 (C3008)
1 roll of microfilm

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Minutes of the First Baptist Church of Versailles, MO.

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"The First Hundred Years at Freedom Church, Morgan County, Missouri," Mrs. Charley W. Draffen, 1944 (C1309)
0.02 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Brief history of the church, including early members and pastors. Copy of an article appearing in the Versailles, MO, STATESMAN, August 1944.

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Freedom Baptist Church, Morgan County, Missouri Records, 1844-1962 (R0418)
6 volumes microfilmed

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These are record books of the Freedom Baptist Church near Versailles in Morgan County,
Missouri. The records include the articles of faith, rules of decorum, membership records, and minutes
of church business meetings, August 1844 --January 1962, and the secretary's record book of the
Baptist Young People's Union, 1929-1932.

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Freedom Sunday School (Morgan County, Mo.) Membership List, no date (C1370)
0.01 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Lists of male and female students and teachers.

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Glensted Methodist Church Minutes, 1893-1896 (C1341)
0.01 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Excerpts from minutes of quarterly conferences.

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Holy Cross Lutheran Church Records, 1842-1875 (R1454)
0.2 cubic foot (4 folders)

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The Holy Cross Lutheran Church Records contain photocopies of birth, baptism, and death records copied from the church records of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Benton County. The records include birth, baptism, confirmation, and death records compiled by Irene Cordes Reinhard.

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Ilene Sims Yarnell Collection, 1906-1972 (P0601)
0.19 linear feet

Photographs and postcards of Morgan County, especially churches, houses, and schools in and near Versailles, MO. Postcards, primarily depicting the Lake of the Ozarks area and adjacent counties.

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"Jesse James Paid in Gold," James G. Jolly, no date (C3088)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Account of the night of the Missouri Pacific mail train robbery, 7 July 1876, when Jesse James forced postmaster Charlie Steinbach and his family in Florence, MO, to feed and lodge his gang, then paid them $90.00 in gold.

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Joanne Coontz Photographs, 1876-1912 (P0283)
49 photographs

Photographs include: wreck of train, Engine #313 Missouri Pacific; the Gehlken Mill in Morgan County; the Curry Farm and farmhouse in Morgan County; the Gehlken Store in Pettis County, and the Gehlken and Penning families.

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William H. Kavanaugh Papers, 1861-1939 (C4251)
0.08 cubic feet (4 folders)

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The Civil War memoir written by William H. Kavanaugh describes battles and events he witnessed or participated in with Company E, 1st Regiment, Infantry and Company D, 2nd Regiment, Infantry Volunteers, C.S.A., in addition to descriptions of his time in military prisons. Also includes genealogical material on the Kavanaugh family.

Henry Klinge Papers, 1859-1915 (C4323)
0.2 cubic feet (3 folders)

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Civil War diary, photograph, pension papers, marriage certificate, and passport of Henry Klinge. Also history of the 49th Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry.

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Lamine Baptist Association Records, 1913-1972 (R0422)
4 folders

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These are records of an association of Baptist churches primarily in Morgan and Cooper
counties of Missouri. Included are minutes of annual conferences in 1913, 1965, and 1972, and an
institutional history compiled for the association's centennial in 1972.

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Lamine River Baptist Association Records, 1845-1882 (R0284)
7 folders

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These are printed minutes of annual meetings of the Lamine River Association, 1845-1859 and
1877-1882. Known first as the Lamine River Regular Baptist Association, the organization was
composed of churches in Bates, Camden, Cooper, Jackson, Johnson, Miller, Morgan, and Pettis
counties in Missouri.

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Leonard Pryor Photograph Collection, no date (P0576)
1 folder

Copy prints of photos of Lake Placid, Missouri, used in a 2000 Review article by Gary Kremer.

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Little Piney Baptist Association Records, 1837-1935 (R0283)
(62 folders)

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These are minutes of annual meetings of the Little Piney Association, which was composed of churches in Camden, Cole, Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Miller, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski, Shannon, and Texas Counties in Missouri. At various times, the organization had also been titled a "United" and "Primitive" Baptist association.

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Homer Lee Marriott Papers, circa 1919 (R0425)
1 folder

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This is a memoir of a resident of Morgan County, Missouri, concerning his experiences as a
soldier in World War One. Marriott served in the 110th Ammunition Train of the 35th Division and
participated in the Battle of the Argonne in 1918.

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Marvin School, Morgan County, Missouri Records, 1903-1931 (R0431)
3 volumes microfilmed

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These are clerk's record books of the Marvin School southeast of Versailles in Morgan County,
Missouri. The records include minutes of meetings, annual enumeration of children and taxpayers,
financial records, and statements of the district clerk.

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Morgan and Johnson Counties, Missouri Scrapbook Collection, 1905-1943 (R0622)
0.5 cubic foot (2 oversize volumes, 1 roll of microfilm)

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The Morgan and Johnson Counties, Missouri Scrapbook Collection contains scrapbooks consisting of clippings of obituaries and death notices. The emphasis is on individuals from Morgan, Miller, Johnson, and Henry Counties in Missouri. Most of the clippings concern residents of Versailles in Morgan County, and Chilhowee in Johnson County.

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Morgan County Home and Infirmary Records, 1913-1973 (R0121)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The Morgan County Home and Infirmary Collection contains photocopies of specifications and historical accounts of the ‘poor farm’ near Versailles, Missouri. Included are elevations and floor plans and three secondary accounts of the Home’s history.

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Morgan County, Missouri Churches Collection, 1917-1979 (R0429)
9 folders

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These are printed histories and programs for nine churches in Morgan and Moniteau counties of
Missouri. Included are Baptist, Methodist, United Church of Christ, Lutheran, and Mennonite congregations
in or near Versailles, Fortuna, Florence, Glensted, and Pyrmont.

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Morgan County, Missouri Collection, 1964-1982 (R0423)
5 folders

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These are papers on various topics of Morgan County's history, including histories of the towns
of Fortuna, Barnett, and Laurie, a memoir of mule-buying, and an investigation of major mining
sites.

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Morgan County, Missouri Map, no date (R0768)
(1 oversize map)

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This is a map of Morgan County in the central mineral and coal fields of Missouri. The undated map shows the locations of principal towns and villages, roads, churches, schools, mines, and deposits of barite, coal, kaolin, lead, and zinc.

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Morgan County, Missouri Tax Records, 1844 (R0420)
1 volume microfilmed

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This is a record of assessments on real estate and personal property in Morgan County, Missouri.
The volume includes a listing of taxpayers, the amount of taxable property, including slaves,
and the amounts assessed. There are separate lists of assessments of property in the towns of Versailles,
Florence, and Mining Post.

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Lynn Morrow Papers, 1804-2015 (R1000)
23 cubic feet (964 folders, 4 oversize folders)

The papers of Lynn Morrow 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.

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"Northeast and East," and "Seven Hundred Twenty-five Plus," T. Thistle McKinney, 1928-1929 (C4263)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)

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The records of T. Thistle McKinney contain two travel logs, one of an automobile trip taken in 1928 through the northeastern states, Canada, and the eastern states. The other was made in 1929, through parts of northeast Missouri and into some Ozark counties.

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Osage River Resevoir Region, Missouri, Photograph Collection, 1891-1999 (P1129)

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An artifical collection of photographs of the counties surrounding Truman Resevoir and Lake of the Ozarks: Henry, St. Clair, Benton, Hickory, Morgan, Camden, and Miller counties.

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