Missouri county aerial photographs produced by the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service.
Charles Allonby Photographs, 1877-1971 (P0053)
0.19 cubic feet
Photographs of Thomas Hart Benton, the Newton County Courthouse, L. Carroll Gum, the Herman Jaeger property (near Neosho, MO), and relating to the Kansas City Southern #805 train wreck.
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.
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.
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.
These are records of lead shipped by Blow & Kennett from Granby in Newton
County, Missouri, to points on the Osage and Missouri rivers, and to stations on the
Pacific Railroad and the South West Branch of the Pacific Railroad. The records include
the names of teamsters and totals of lead received by forwarding agents and on hand at
Architectural drawings and other supporting documents for the Boller Brothers firm who specialized in theater design
These are published minutes of the 73rd and 85th annual sessions of the Center Creek Association of Primitive Baptists. The meetings were held with Clear Creek Church in Newton County, Missouri, on September 14-16, 1907, and September 19-21, 1919. J. Shields and J. A. Alberty were the moderators and R. C. Hendricks and H. H. Patten were the clerks.
Charlie Chapman Papers, 1913 (R1125)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
This is a letter and cover dated November 15, 1913 from Charlie Chapman at Seneca in Newton County, Missouri, to Charles Lively at Clinton, Illinois. The cover includes promotional material for Seneca, "The World's Tripoli Mining Center," and a return address of Chapman Studio.
Choate Family Papers, 1837-1860 (SP0040)
.1 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Choate Family Papers consist of correspondence between John K. Choate and his siblings, Aaron, Tom, and Elisabeth.
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.
Daughters of Rebekah, Wentworth Lodge No. 384 Records, 1915-1922 (R0710)
(1 roll of microfilm)
This is the minute book of the Wentworth Lodge of Daughters of Rebekah at Wentworth in Newton County, Missouri. It includes records of meetings conducted between January 1915 and January 1922.
Maurine Downing Postcard Collection, 1917 (P0237)
0.3 linear feet
56 postcards pertaining to western and southwestern Missouri, specifically the Joplin and Kansas City areas and a few postcards of Southwest City.
J. Pitts Elmore Photograph Collection, 1890-1976 (P0415)
Photos, bulk ca. 1976, and postcards of Monett, Monark Springs, Seneca Women's Social Club, and Fairview.
Federal Lead Company, Mining Department Records, 1907-1913 (R0520)
2 cubic feet (17 volumes)
These are letterbooks of outgoing correspondence maintained by Harry Adelbert Guess, general
manager of the Federal Lead Company's mine and mill at Flat River in St. Francois County,
Missouri. Topics include production, exploration, shipping, labor relations, and environmental pollution.
This booklet contains the annual report for the year ending December 31, 1944 for the Federal Mining and Smelting Company, which had mines in Idaho, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri. There are production statistics and profit-and-loss statements for each property.
This is a history of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at Neosho in Newton County, Missouri. It was compiled by Helen Morse and Michelle Morse, with Violet Mills Carrick and Marilyn Land Walker.
The First Congregational Church, Neosho, Missouri Collection contains the manual of the First Congregational Church of Neosho, Missouri, printed by E. Skewes & Company of Neosho, Newton County, Missouri in 1868. It includes a brief history of the congregation which was organized in 1866.
This is a small booklet containing the bylaws of Neosho Lodge No. 247, A.F. & a. M., at Neosho in Newton County, Missouri. The bylaws were printed as revised January 1, 1964.
Genealogical research, correspondence, and copies of the documents to prove the lineage, anecdotes and reminiscences about family members in the form of short stories, and clippings; death, birth, and marriage certificates; and photographs relating to family history in Clay County, MO.
These are minutes of meetings of a businessmen's association at Granby in Newton County,
Missouri. Included are minutes from 6 July 1933 through 26 November 1934.
Granby, Missouri Oral History Collection, 1984 (R1459)
0.02 cubic foot (1 folder, 1 DVD)
The Granby Missouri Oral History Collection consist of a DVD containing interviews of locals that lived in Granby, Missouri in October 1984. The video contains the interviews of John Hurn, Richard Eustler, and Bill Farris. John Tuggle conducted the interviews. Also included is a letter written by R.J. Savage containing background information on how the interviews were conducted.
This is a poll book of voters of the First Ward in Granby, Newton County, Missouri. Included
are lists of voters, oaths of the judges of election, and certified returns of municipal and
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.
Donald R. Hale Photographs, 1906-1951 (P0832)
Postcards depicting the exterior of KKK birthplace (Pulaski, Tenn) and exterior of Big Spring Inn (Neosho, MO). 2 colour: exterior of Ben Franklin Hotel, Springfield, and levee scene, Cape Girardeau.
Lloyd Ellis Hardy Collection, circa 1911-1926 (R0642)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Lloyd Ellis Hardy Collection concerns Lloyd Ellis Hardy, a native of Tippah County, Mississippi, and later a resident of Bethany, Harrison County, Missouri. Compiled and edited by Robert G. Johnston, the collection includes photocopies of letters written during Hardy’s service in the 4th Missouri Infantry on the Mexican border and at Nevada, Missouri in 1916-1917, and with the 139th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division in France in 1919.
Charley Hershey Papers, 1883-1888 (R0188)
(1 roll of microfilm)
The Charley Hershey Papers contain microfilm copies of diaries written by a young itinerant peddler from Jasper County, Missouri. Charley Hershey and his brothers, Austin and Sam, canvassed the mining towns of Jasper County and in Kansas. They made a journey down the White River in Arkansas in 1884, went to California, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado in 1886. The collection also includes fragments of a short story, “Goldeye’s Trip to the Hills.”
Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Granby Lodge No. 113 Records, 1867-1873 (R1242)
(1 roll of microfilm)
This is a minute book for Granby Lodge No. 113 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Granby in Newton County, Missouri. The minutes begin on March 30, 1867 and end on February 12, 1873. Minutes between October 12, 1867 and April 11, 1868 are missing.
Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Wentworth Lodge No. 732 Records, 1914-1972 (R0711)
(2 rolls of microfilm)
These are the records of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Wentworth, Newton County, Missouri. The records consist of minutes of meetings, cash books, membership records, reports to the Grand Lodge of Missouri, and miscellaneous papers.
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.
Copy photos of Pioneer, Newtonia and Stark City, Missouri. Also, copy photo of J.M. Ritchie and an original photo of the Purcell family on steps of home, circa 1910. 35mm slides of southwest Missouri.
Larry James Collection, 1874-2019 (SP0038)
1.5 cubic feet (33 folders, 6 photographs, 239 negatives)
The Larry James Collection consists of photographs taken and collected by local historian and author Larry James. Photographs in this collection were also taken by freelance writer and photographer, Charles Townson Allonby. The books in this collection were written or co-written by Larry James and focus on the history of Newton County, Missouri.
Joplin Tornado Oral History Project Records, 2013-2015 (C4095)
0.2 cubic feet (12 folders), 22 CDs, 494 MB of digital files (100 jpgs)
The collection consists of interviews with people who experienced, were affected by, and/or were a part of the devastating EF5 multiple-vortex tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri, on May 22, 2011. The focus of this project is to help document the community of Joplin both before and after the tornado, as well as the rebuilding of this community. The collection consists of digitally recorded interviews, transcripts, and photographs.
Joplin Tornado Photographs, 2011 (S1040)
0.25 cubic foot
Photographs of tornado damage in Joplin, MO from June 3, 2011.
283 photographs collected by Kay Kirkman in preparation for Joplin: A Pictorial History by Kay Kirkman and Roger Stinnett (1981).
Karl L. Koelker Papers, 1896-1948 (R0011)
2 cubic feet (52 oversize folders)
The Karl L. Koelker Papers contain the negative photocopies of the mining pages form the Sunday issues of the Joplin Daily Globe (later the Joplin Globe), dated from 1896 to 1948. They contain news and production figures for the lead and zinc mining region in southwestern Missouri.
Macy Family Papers, 1943-1945 (R1129)
These are V-Mail letters sent from soldiers overseas during World War II, to the Macy family of rural Neosho in Newton County, Missouri. The letters are from Wayne H. Macy, Wayne G. Palmer, Lee B. Macy, and David C. Jones. The letters were sent to Mr. and Mrs. W. Arnold Macy and Mrs. Sue [Lue?] Macy. They were sent from North Africa, Italy, New Guinea, the Netherlands, East Indies, and Maluka, Indonesia.
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.
This booklet is a brief illustrated history of Methodism at Neosho in Newton County, Missouri. Included are accounts of the major congregations and the Neosho (later Scarritt) Collegiate Institute, a list of known pastors, and a directory of church committees.
Mercantile Bancorporation Records, 1859-1999 (S1242)
45.5 cubic feet
This collection contains meeting minutes, property appraisal cards, annual reports, VHS tapes, and photographs pertaining to the Mercantile Bancorporation’s mission to provide financial services to customers in the Midwest. Materials of interest include property appraisal cards for residential homes in the St. Louis Metropolitan Region. The cards contain information about the lot size, construction material, and estimated value for each individual property. The materials in this collection date from 1936 to 1999.
These are published minutes of sessions of the Southwest Missouri Annual Conference of the Methodist Church. Included are membership rolls and pastoral assignments, minutes, reports, obituaries, and statistics.
Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Southwest Missouri Conference Records, 1880-1925 (R0552)
0.25 cubic foot (3 folders, 20 booklets)
These are published minutes of the annual sessions of the Southwest Missouri Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Included are membership rolls and assignments, minutes, reports, obituaries, and statistics.
Statewide documentation of local churches by county. Includes cultural arts reports, church histories, floor plans, architectural details, clippings, slides, photographs, and miscellany.
Missouri Forestry Records, 1929-1994 (R1341)
2.25 cubic feet (53 folders)
The records of Missouri Forestry contain materials from the administration of directors George O. White, Osal B. Capps, and Jerry Presley. This includes materials related to Smokey Bear, fire safety, and the promotion of science, practice, and standards of forestry.
Missouri Place Names Study Papers, 1927-1928 (C3459)
0.6 cubic feet
Correspondence, term papers, and information collected by graduate students at the University of Missouri during a study of the origin and history of place names in forty-two Missouri counties.
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.
Photos of Newton County by Murphy's Studio, including the Ritchey Mansion in Newtonia, Newtonia Battlefield, the Herman Jaeger property near Neosho, and Jolly Mill near Granby.
Thomas Murray Papers, 1862-1867 (R0522)
These are letters addressed to Thomas Murray of Davenport, Iowa, by relatives serving in the
Union army during the Civil War. Included are letters from a brother, William Murray, and a
cousin, Thomas Murray, both of whom served in Company C of the 20th Iowa Infantry in Missouri
and Arkansas. There are also postwar letters regarding the grave of William Murray, who was killed
at Prairie Grove, Arkansas.
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.