2nd Illinois Artillery Regiment, Battery F Records, 1865 (R0293)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)
The 2nd Illinois Artillery Regiment, Battery F Records contains a photocopy of the final muster roll and service history of the Battery F, 2nd Illinois Light Artillery. The battery was organized in Cape Girardeau, Scott, and Stoddard counties in Missouri.
Missouri county aerial photographs produced by the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service.
The American Red Cross, Scott County Chapter Records contain photocopies of files from the American Red Cross chapter in Sikeston, Scott County, Missouri. Most concern allotments for dependents, emergency loans, extensions of leave, and other family matters of servicemen during World War II.
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."
Applegate and Smith Families Papers, circa 1873-1992 (R1302)
1 cubic foot (30 folders)
These are the papers of the Applegate and Smith families of Sikeston, Scott County, Missouri. The collection consists of family correspondence, miscellaneous business papers, ephemeral items of historical interest, and selected photographs from family albums.
The Ashlar Lodge No. 306 Records contain photocopies of the minute book of the Masonic lodge from 1868 to 1882. Also included are two photocopies of the "History of the Ashlar Lodge No. 306" from 1928 and 1937.
Mary Jane Barnett Papers, 1913-1997 (CG0004)
1.6 cubic feet
The collection contains correspondence, photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, business-related trade journals, a Narcotic Register, and miscellaneous papers for Mary Jane "Miss Jane" Barnett and her life and business partner, Elaine "Tommie" Davis.
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.
Bird Family Papers, 1831-1959 (R0170)
0.1 cubic foot (5 folders)
The Bird Family Papers contain photocopies of miscellaneous correspondence, estate papers, land records, business records, and biographical materials pertaining to the Bird, Byrd, Moore, and Hunter families of southeastern Missouri. The papers concern the business and estates in Mississippi, New Madrid, and Scott counties in Missouri and the Bird estate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Bootheel Project Records, 1993-1997 (C3928)
3.2 cubic feet, 161 audio cassettes, 9 audio discs, 2 video cassettes
Records of the Bootheel Project, which documents the art, culture, and heritage of the Missouri Bootheel. The records include photographs, color slides, audio cassettes, transcripts, and video cassettes of interviews with Bootheel residents. Sound recordings, planning documents, field workers' notes and miscellaneous items collected throughout the project are also included.
C. F. Bruton, The Modern Promised Land Collection, 1919 (R0701)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The C. F. Bruton, The Modern Promised Land Collection contains a photocopy of a promotional booklet published by a real estate agent in Sikeston, Scott County, Missouri. It praises the agricultural opportunities in Southeast Missouri generally, and specifically the Sikeston area.
List of names and street addresses of residents of Chaffee, MO, served by the mail carriers of route no. 1 in the town between 1929 and 1957.
Photos of Scott County houses, churches, and cemeteries. Photo of the Little River Drainage District.
This is a booklet of timetables for July 1944 for Dixie Greyhound Lines, Inc., which operated in southeastern Missouri between St. Louis and Arkansas through Flat River, Farmington, Fredericktown, Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Sikeston, New Madrid, Portageville, Hayti, Caruthersville, and Steele.
Ellis Family Papers, 1787-1948 (R0251)
(10 folders, 1 roll of microfilm)
This collection includes correspondence, business records, and legal papers, and genealogical information pertaining to two early families of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. The Ellis family came from Georgia about 1805; the Ranneys from Indiana about 1825. Other names represented in the collection are Beckham, Cobb, Giboney, Ogle, Waters, and Wathen (Warthen-Worthan).
The Patricia Shively Elmore Papers contain diaries, correspondence, genealogy, scrapbooks, and photographs related to the donor’s family. This collection also contains diplomas, commencement programs, military documents, photographs, souvenir postcards, films, and funeral memorabilia of the donor’s second husband, William “Bill” Elmore.
Galilee Association of General Baptists Records, 1913-1980 (R0077)
(2 rolls of microfilm)
The Galilee Association of General Baptists Records contains a microfilm copy of the proceedings of the annual sessions of the organization of General Baptist congregations in southeastern Missouri. Also included are Old Liberty Association proceedings, Liberty Association proceedings, and a reprinted sermon of Benoni Stinson.
Lois Goodpasture Photographs, 1972 (P0114)
7 colour photographs of the Marshall family home (now Ra-K farm) in Sikeston, Missouri. Six in a set of before-and-after, showing the original Marshall home ca. 1972 and now after renovations. The seventh photograph is of the original outhouse.
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.
This is a program booklet for the 28th annual high school meet for Southeast Missouri, held at Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, on April 28-29, 1933. The meet included competitions in academic subjects, music, and debate as well as athletics. The meet was under control of the Teachers College Athletic Committee.
Debra Holley Photographs, 1913, 1922 (CG0028)
0.02 cubic feet
Photographs of 1922 Cape Girardeau flood and other photographs circa 1920s-1930s. Also includes certificate for Norma Etherton in 1913.
This collection contains photocopies of a journal or daybook of a mercantile operation at the village of Winchester in what was then New Madrid County (now Scott County), Missouri. The proprietors were Christopher C. Houts and Mark Hardin Stallcup. Entries begin on December 13, 1816 and continue through December 27, 1817.
Abraham Hunter Appointment, 1823 (C1866)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Appointment by Alexander McNair of Abraham Hunter as justice of the county court of Scott County, MO, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Richard Mathew.
Abraham Hunter Papers, 1804-1865 (C1849)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
The papers of Abraham Hunter contain miscellaneous appointments and commissions.
Ben F. Hunter Account Book, 1871-1891 (C1124)
0.06 cubic feet (1 volume)
The collection contains accounts of a Sikeston, Missouri, general store.
James Hutson Land Patent, 1835 (C1758)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Certified copy of a patent for seminary lands, Cape Girardeau Land District, issued to James Hutson, Scott County, MO. Copy made in 1874.
This is a booklet published to promote economic development in southeastern Missouri. Sections are devoted to the communities of Sikeston, Charleston, Dexter, Malden, East Prairie, and New Madrid. Numerous businesses are profiled including information on proprietors, locations, services, and their histories.
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.
Albert Aven Kinder Papers, 1919-1967, 2012 (CG0005)
0.2 cubic feet
The Albert Aven Kinder Papers contains photographs, yearbook pages, and correspondence between members of the Kinder family. There are 29 photographs of the Kinder family from 1919 to 1967, yearbook pages from The Girardot (Central High School), The Sagamore (Southeast Missouri State University), The Savitar (University of Missouri-Columbia), and correspondence to Sherrill Kinder Wright from Marcia Kinder Geer and Edna Kinder Anderson.
Leonard McMullin Papers, 1927-1968 (C2095)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Photocopies of newspaper clippings about and photographs of McMullin, first licensed pilot in Missouri. McMullin was born and lived in Sikeston his entire life. He owned a plane and was often a stunt pilot. Also included are articles on early aviation in Missouri.
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.
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.
The Lynn Morrow Publications Collection includes three cultural resource and soil reference books related to the southeast Missouri region from 1976 to 1978.
Photographs, papers, and letters from the Thomas Valentine Moulder, Wilbur J. Moulder, and Frances Valentine Moulder family from Scott County, Missouri.
Oliver and Oliver Law Firm Records, 1760-2004 (CG0010)
296 cubic feet
The Oliver and Oliver Law Firm Papers contain case files and correspondence of the firm from the 1880s to 1980s. This collection also includes the genealogy of the Oliver and Watkins families, family correspondence, and civic involvements with the Boy Scouts of America, Rotary Club, Sons of the American Revolution, and Presbyterian Church. In addition, this collection contains material related to the Little River Drainage District, Oliver Land and Development Company, and Mingo National Wildlife Refuge.
Quintin Papineau Photographs, 1996-1998 (CG0034)
0.01 cubic feet
35 photographs taken by Quintin Papineau of agriculture, buildings, springs, riverboats, and machinery several counties in southeast Missouri, Oregon County, Marion County, and cities in Illinois along the river.
Adam Perkins Papers, 1861-1871 (R1335)
The Adam Perkins Papers contain a typescript copy of Adam Perkins' journal, a farmer from Bollinger County, Missouri, is dated from January 1861 through December 1871. The journal was discovered in 1990 in Plainfield, Illinois. It was then typescript by Jean Scott of Orlando, Florida and sent to Lorena S. Eaker of Bollinger, Missouri for editing.
Peterson-Miller Box Company Records, 1931-1932 (R1433)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Peterson-Miller Box Company Records include a 1931 logging contract and several corresponding letters pertaining to logging on a tract of land located along the Mississippi River in Scott County, Missouri.
Michael Gene Pfefferkorn Papers, 1976-2001 (S1219)
9.25 cubic feet
The papers of Michael Gene Pfefferkorn contain correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, and speeches concerning the historic preservation of St. Louis landmarks and neighborhoods, including the Major John Stevens Bowen House; the integration of St. Louis City Schools during the 1970s; and the establishment of the American Tax Token Society in 1971. Other topics of interest include the publication of the Missouri Journal of Numismatics, which Pfefferkorn edited from 1976 to 2001. The papers date from 1964 to 1993.
A. H. Poe Papers, 1912 (R0926)
This is a letter dated August 5, 1912 from A. H. Poe in Blodgett, Scott County, Missouri, to J. Freeman Suttle in Felix, Alabama. The letter concerns Poe's future plans and employment prospects.
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.
Rebekah Assembly of Missouri Collection, 1932-1990 (R0616)
(8 rolls of microfilm)
The Rebekah Assembly of Missouri Collection contains microfilm copies of printed minutes of the annual meetings of the Rebekah Assembly of Missouri. The minutes include lists of state officials, delegates and alternates, financial information and committee reports, matters concerning the Odd Fellows Home in Liberty, Missouri, and a listing of the names and local addresses of all Rebekah lodges in Missouri.
Reynolds Family Papers, 1875-1997 (CG0007)
2.6 cubic feet
The Reynolds Family Papers contain photographs, correspondence, reel to reel films, and other papers related to the Reynolds family of Morehouse, Missouri from 1875-1997.
Rockview Collection, no date (R0591)
0.01 c.f. (1 folder)
This is a brief historical sketch of the community of Rockview in Scott County, Missouri. The sketch includes information on individuals, businesses, and buildings in the community.
This collection contains correspondence, memos, yearbooks, directories, anniversary programs, and conference materials documenting Rotary District 6060's mission to support local rotary clubs through club visits and organizing yearly district conferences. Organized in 1910 with the founding of the St. Louis Rotary Club, District 6060 is an administrative body that oversees Rotary Clubs in the Eastern part of Missouri, from Hannibal to the Missouri Bootheel.
Rural Revolt in Missouri Collection, 1979-1984 (S0427)
0.01 cubic foot, 4 folders
This collection contains seven papers on rural revolt in Missouri. Two of the papers were delivered at Missouri Conference on History, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, April 1979; three at the Mid-America Conference on History, Springfield, Missouri, September 1979; and two were written for the history courses at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Washington University.
Scott County Milling Company Records, 1893-1918 (R1285)
19 cubic feet (84 volumes)
The Scott County Milling Company was formed on May 14, 1904 by the consolidation of the Greer-Ebert
Milling Company and the Bowman-Matthews Milling Company. The firm operated flour mills at Sikeston in Scott County, Missouri, and nearby locations. The items in this collection consist mostly of financial accounting volumes, including journals, ledgers, and cash books. Although these records end in 1918, the company remained in operation until its dissolution in 1979.
This is a program for the Scott-Mississippi Girls Basketball Tournament, which was held at Charleston High School in Mississippi County, Missouri, on March 3-6, 1936. Teams from Anniston, Charleston, and East Prairie in Mississippi county, and Benton, Blodgett, Chaffee, Diehlstadt, Fornfelt, Illmo, Morley, Oran, Sikeston, and Vanduser in Scott County participated.
Sikes Family Papers, 1845-1859 (CG0019)
0.02 cubic feet
The Sikes Family Papers contain eight enslaved bills of sale to William Sikes of New Madrid County, Missouri. These documents reflect the name, age, and price of each enslaved person. Three additional documents show land transfers and a tax assessment of personal property.