A.B. Shelton Photograph Collection, 1895, 1958-1962 (P0794)
Photos of Putnam County historic buildings and sites, primarily in the Unionville area ca. 1959-1962, and of notable residents.
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."
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.
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.
Statewide documentation of local churches by county. Includes cultural arts reports, church histories, floor plans, architectural details, clippings, slides, photographs, and miscellany.
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.
The Missouri-Iowa Border Dispute records collect 23 miscellaneous documents relating to the disputed Missouri-Iowa border. The collection contains documents in French, English, and Spanish that pertain to the underlying causes of the conflict and the eventual resolution. The collection consists of letters, land deeds, and proclamations that deal with the background and events of the conflict.
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.
An artificial collection of photographs of the North Central Missouri region, including Harrison, Mercer, Putnam, Sullivan, Grundy, Daviess, Livingston, and Linn counties.
Putnam County Teacher's Institute (Putnam County, Mo.) Papers, 1871-1880 (C3140)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
The papers of the Putnam County Teacher's Institute contain copies of a contract for the building of a school building at St. John, MO, 1855; blocks 1 and 2, Elson's addition to the town of Unionville, MO, n.d.; and programs of the Putnam County Teachers Institute, 1871, 1873, 1880.
Putnam County, Missouri Survey and Town Plats, 1844-1866 (C3440)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)
The collection contains negative Photostats of an official survey, by township, of Putnam County, MO, 1844-1854, and plats of thirteen towns in the county showing blocks and street names, 1857-1866.
Ramsay Place Names File, 1928-1945 (C2366)
6 cubic feet, 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.
Robert G. Schultz Photograph Collection, no date (P0793)
Photos of Monroe Drug Company, Unionville, Putnam Co
U.S. Work Projects Administration, Historical Records Survey of Missouri, 1935-1942 (C3551)
302 cubic feet; 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.
Watts Family Papers, 1870s-1979 (CA6121)
2 cubic feet, 5 oversize items
The papers of a family from Putnam County, Missouri, include an autograph book; travel scrapbooks and family photograph albums compiled by Bertha and Christine Watts; diaries composed by the Rev. Samuel S. McWilliams; and poetry and writings.