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49/63 Neighborhood Coalition Records, 1971-2001 (K0061)
20 c.f.

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Organization records of a neighborhood association in midtown Kansas City, MO.

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A. Buford and Son Records, 1908-1909 (R1038)
1 roll (1 volume)

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This is a daybook from the mercantile operation of A. Buford & Son at Ellington in Reynolds County, Missouri. Entries begin on April 20, 1908 and continue through January 29, 1909. The entries show purchases of groceries, hardware, and sundries, and payments on account.

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A. Buford and Son Records, 1906-1928 (R0688)
(11 rolls of microfilm)

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These are daybooks of the mercantile operation A. Buford & Son at Ellington, Reynolds County, Missouri. The firm dealt in groceries, hardware, furniture, shoes, clothing, and sundries. Many payments on accournt were made in kind.

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A.B. Chance Manufacturing Company Photographs, 1941-1959 (P0121)
11 photographs

11 b/w photos of the A.B. Chance Manufacturing Company in Centralia, MO. Photos depict aerial and ground views of the factory's exterior, interior views of factory workers, an aerial view of the gardens, and a bust of H.A. Houston.

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A.B. Hirsch Drug Store (Boonville, Mo.) Records, 1904-1963 (C4032)
3.4 cubic feet

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The collection contains a sampling of prescription records from the A.B. Hirsch Drug Store, Boonville, Missouri. Also included are papers pertaining to Vico Salve, which was developed and sold by Hirsch.

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A.E. Jones and Company (Green City, Mo.) Records, 1895-1903 (C0346)
2 rolls of microfilm

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Daybooks and ledger for a lumber and building supply business. The accounts show the sale of lumber, windows, shingles, line, hair, cement, plaster, paint, and numerous other items. Quantities purchased, prices, amount and type of payment, and disbursements are shown. Disbursements also indicate freight charges and employees' salaries.

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ABC Storage Collection, no date (KA2432)
6 c.f.

Materials from ABC Storage.

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Samuel Abend Papers, 1954 (K1177)
0.01 c.f.

Abend was founder and owner of the Exhibitors Film Delivery Service in Kansas City, MO. Includes photographic of an award sponsored by the Motion Picture Association of Greater Kansas City which details Abend's life story.

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Ludwig Abt Collection, 1910-1974 (CA5916)
87.5 cubic feet

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Architectural drawings, blue prints, sketches, surveys and site plans and related material of Moberly, Missouri, architect Ludwig Abt and successor firms Abt & Cleavinger, and J. Kay Cleavinger & Associates. Includes plans for schools, post offices, and other public buildings, churches, businesses, and residences in mid-Missouri counties.

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Account Book, 1807-1821 (C0283)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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General merchandise accounts, 1807-1809 (164 pp.); subscribers to CHRISTIAN JOURNAL magazine, 1817-1821 (288 pp.). Probably from New York State.

Account Book, 1813-1814 (C0907)
1 volume

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Unidentified record book listing amounts received from boarders, November 15, 1813 - March 9, 1814, St. Louis. Reference to Colonel William H. Ashley.

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Account Books, 1857-1883 (C0287)
0.06 cubic feet (3 folders)

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Accounts of a store, apparently dealing in lumber, grain and general merchandise in or near Caledonia, Missouri, and accounts of a Caledonia mill for sales of bran, wheat and flour.

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Frank Ackerman Papers, 1942-1972 (C3443)
14.2 cubic feet, 2 audio discs

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The Frank Ackerman Papers contain extensive documentation of his work on behalf of the mentally retarded in Missouri. This includes his research materials on services offered to the mentally retarded nationwide and his work for various organizations in Missouri. A lesser amount of material covers his farming business in Pike County, Missouri, and the funeral of Viola Ackerman. Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, printed materials, organizational records, and handwritten notes.

Originals in the Virginia State Library.

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Beatrice Adams Papers, 1937-1975 (S0373)
0.15 cubic foot, 6 folders, 2 photographs, 1 scrapbook

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The papers of Beatrice Adams contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, writing samples, and biographical data relating to Adams's career as an advertising executive at Gardner Advertising and her role as an officer of the Advertising Women of St. Louis.

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Benjamin Cullen Adams Papers, 1906-1951 (C2161)
0.2 cubic feet (10 folders)

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The papers of Benjamin Cullen Adams contain correspondence with his mother, 1906-1914, about Adams' work for Ellis & Company of London in Brazil; biographical material on his father, Congressman Henry Cullen Adams; and material on Gas Service Company Group, Kansas City, of which Adams was president and general manager.

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Adamson Family Papers, 1848-1942 (C4238)
0.25 cubic feet (6 folders)

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The papers of the Adamson family contain Edmund James Adamson's business correspondence and records, including taxes, deeds, promissory notes, and receipts, family correspondence, and some family genealogy. The Adamson family lived in Dade and Lawrence Counties.

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Franz Adelmann Records, 1873-1875 (R0207)
1 volume microfilmed

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This is an account ledger of a general store operated by Franz Adelmann at Salem in Dent County, Missouri. Adelmann, a native of Bavaria, came to Salem in 1862 and engaged in the mercantile business until his death in 1875. The ledger is indexed.

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Advertising Directors Records, 1878-2002 (S0728)
10 cubic feet, 169 folders

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This collection chronicles the personal and professional lives of Sam and Lenore Holtzman, who established Advertising Directors, an advertising agency, in 1953. The collection contains birth, marriage, and death certificates from their families, as well as high school diplomas, drivers' licenses, and induction papers, and a survey they conducted with famous writers on the topic of inspiration. Respondents to that survey include Upton Sinclair, Betty Smith, H. L. Mencken, Ogden Nash , Dorothy Thompson, and Irving Stone. The bulk of the collection, however, consists of client account files, photographs of various shoe styles, advertising copy, artwork and catalogs, and business ledgers and financial statements about the firm.

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Advertising Women of St. Louis Records, 1916-1980 (S0372)
11 cubic feet, 249 folders, 497 photographs, 6 microfilm rolls

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The Advertising Women of St. Louis Records contains meeting minutes, correspondence, annual reports, flyers, photographs, and newspaper clippings, pertaining to the group’s mission to support women advertising executives in the St. Louis area. Materials of interest include files on the group’s Gridiron dinner and show, which the Advertising Women of St. Louis hosted to benefit St. Louis area charities, including the Barnard Free Skin and Cancer Hospital. The collection is divided into five series: General Files; Gridiron Dinner; Photographs; Oversize; and Scrapbooks and Newspapers. The materials in this collection date from 1916 to 1980.

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AFL-CIO Community Services Records, 1988-2007 (S0845)
37 cubic feet

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This collection contains correspondence, newsletters pertaining to the AFL-CIO Community Services mission to coordinate community services for organized labor.

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Agribusiness Club of St. Louis Records, 1937-1970 (S0002)
0.5 cubic foot, 16 folders

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The Agribusiness Club of St. Louis was founded in 1937 as the Farmers’ Club of St. Louis and was affiliated with the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis. The club was established to advance research, interest, and cooperation in agricultural business. In 1960, Farmers’ Club of St. Louis was renamed the Agribusiness Club of St. Louis. A decade later, in 1970, a decision was made by the club to merge with the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce’s Food and Agriculture Committee to form the Food and Agribusiness Committee of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis. The records contain meeting minutes, correspondence, membership rosters and cards, and the constitution and bylaws of Agribusiness Club of St. Louis.

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Agricultural Articles, 1823-1911 (C0799)
0.1 cubic feet (5 folders)

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The collection contains articles from The Country Gentleman, 1856-1911; The Cultivator, 1838-1864; American Farmer, 1823-1832; Southern Cultivator, 1851; The Cultivator and Country Gentleman, 1866; The Journal of Agriculture, 1870. The articles deal with agriculture and the advantages of the country, primarily in Missouri.

Agricultural Wheel No. 657, High Gate, Missouri Records, 1888_1890 (R0396)
0.02 cubic foot (2 folders)

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These are records of the local chapter of the Agricultural Wheel at High Gate in Maries County, Missouri. The records include the constitution, by-laws, membership roster and minutes of meetings, and a pamphlet containing the constitutions of the National Farmers' and Laborers' Union of America, and the Farmers' and Laborers' Union of Missouri.

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Ahern Real Estate Records, 1873-1928 (S1128)
0.4 cubic foot, 21 folders, 8 photographs

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The Ahern Real Estate Records contain deeds of trust, correspondence, and photographs that document the financial dealings of the Ahern family. The Ahern family lived in the city of St. Louis and county during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and engaged in real estate sales. Transactions took place with the Builder’s Investment Company, various individuals, and Washington University.

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Alderman, Irving and Company Records, 1888-1892 (C3478)
0.4 cubic feet, 1 volume

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Papers of a Kansas City, MO investment firm active in Arkansas, Kansas, Texas and Mexico. Business correspondence and papers pertaining to investments in mineral and mining lands, farm and ranch lands, and small manufacture. Examples of letterheads, business cards and commercial advertising flyers.

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Alexander Finance Company Records, 1941-1968 (K0866)
0.5 c.f.

Correspondence, financial records, and tax return records for the Finance Company affiliated with Alexander's furniture store in Kansas City, MO.

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Alfred Fenton and Brother Records, 1849-1884 (K0062)
10 v (MR)

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Day books and ledgers of the mercantile business of in Rushville, Buchanan County, Missouri, with information on the hemp industry, including data on volume and prices.

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Alfred M. and David S. Koontz Store (Boonville, Mo.) Records, 1876-1924 (C0290)
2 rolls of microfilm

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Daybooks, ledger, and 1880 invoices of a general merchandising firm. Seven daybooks cover the period from 1876 to 1881; ledger is for 1883 to 1889. Volume 9 is a register of entries in the art department of the Second Annual Cooper County Roundup, 9-11 October 1924.

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Donna Allen Papers, 1920-1992 (C3795)
18.6 cubic feet, 18 audio cassettes, 1 audio disc

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Papers of director of Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press and editor of Media Report to Women. Includes professional correspondence and printed materials on sex and race discrimination cases, media stereotypes, public broadcasting, women's news, national and international women's conferences, and women in management. Also documents Allen's involvement in labor, civil rights, and anti-war activism.

Maynard Dale Allen Autobiography, 1963 (K1074)
0.02 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The Maynard Dale Allen Autobiography consists of a single spiral bound notebook outlining the Allen family's genealogy as well as Allen's life from 1893 to 1937. Allen recalls his first interactions with automobiles and telephone service, visiting Kansas City as a teenager, moving, the Great Depression, politics, and war.

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Allen-Derbius Family Papers, 1877-1888 (C0197)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Material from Monticello, IA. Two letters; 1885 farmer's diary; two promissory notes; receipts; two compositions; poem; and miscellaneous items.

H.J. Alley Short Horn Cattle Sale Catalog, 1902 (C0782)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Dispersal sale of Alley's herd at Princeton, MO.

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Allied Printing Trades Council Records, 1894-1990 (S0798)
1 cubic foot, 9 ledgers, 2 microfilm rolls

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The records of the Allied Printing Trades Council contain secretary reports, constitution and by-laws, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and ledger relating to the Council's mission to represent printing pressmen, bookbinders, stereotypers, and photoengravers in labor negotiations with employers.

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Enoch Allred Deed, 1855 (C1882)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Deed to a tract of land in township 62 of Adair County, MO, dated November 15, 1855.

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Amalgamated Association of Street Railway Employees, Division 131, Secretary's Book, 1899-1901 (S0664)
1 volume

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This scrapbook contains information on the St. Louis streetcar strike of 1900. Included in the scrapbook are "The Great Strike: A Short History: Data, Scenes and Incidents," newspaper clippings, and striker support correspondence and telegraphs. Also included in the scrapbook is a rank discharge from Knights of Pythias and an insurance application.for the Woodmen Accident Association.

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Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America Records, 1893-1993 (S0741)
98 cubic feet, 518 photographs

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The collection includes negotiated agreements with clothing industry manufacturers in St. Louis and the surrounding regions from the 1930s to the 1980s, primarily with the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA). It also has organizing literature and strike materials, particularly from the most active organizing period in the 1940s, plus correspondence from union officers, activists and rank-and-file members, including labor grievances and organizing reports, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and other union publications.

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Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Local 495 Records, 1965-1969 (S0165)
0.01 cubic foot, 3 folders, 9 photographs

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This collection contains bylaws, a constitution, newsletters, circulars, correspondence, and a legislative training manual from Local 495.

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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 Business Women's Association, Show-Me State Chapter Records, 1965-1996 (C4016)
2.7 cubic feet

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The records of the Show-Me State Chapter of the American Business Women's Association include meeting minutes, membership rosters, correspondence, memos and announcements, photographs, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous material.

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American Federation of Technical Engineers, Local 23 AFL-CIO Records, 1941-1972 (S0385)
6 cubic feet, 125 folders

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This collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, contracts and strike files, publications, finances, and reports of the American Federation of Technical Engineers (AFTE), Local 23 and Midwest Council of AFTE and the AFTE itself. Most of the papers were collected by Maurice Wheeler, the president of Local 23 (1945-1960), secretary-treasurer of Midwest Council (1958-1968) and vice president of AFTE (1958-1960, 1966-1970).

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American Fixture Company Records, 1921-1956 (K0872)
8 c.f.

Full size shop drawings and other supporting drawings for a variety of building details designed and constructed by the American Fixture Company of Kansas City, MO

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American Insitute of Mining Engineers, War Minerals of the Joplin-Miami District Collection, 1917 (R0896)
0.02 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This is a booklet prepared for the Joplin-Miami portion of the annual meeting of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, held on October 11-13, 1917. It features a narrative report on the district by Otto Ruhl, with maps and data compiled by G. B. Corless.

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American Institute of Architects/Kansas City Chapter (AIA/KC) Records, 1917-1999 (K0636)
76.6 c.f.

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Organizational records of the Kansas City chapter of the national professional organization for architects. Includes correspondence;, officer and committee files; financial records; meeting minutes; printed and promotional materials; clippings; membership records; files for the yearly awards for achievement in local design, allied arts, and craftsmanship containing planning materials for the awards programs, slides, and photos of entries and winners; and slides and photos of local architecture and design (including early Kansas City), international sites, and AIA functions; and audio and videotapes of oral histories, guest speakers, lectures, journal reviews, and business self-improvement, as well as recordings of a community television program on architecture AIA/KC produced. Also the business and social records of the KC/AIA Women's League.

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American Iron Mountain Company Records, 1849-1855 (R0003)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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The American Iron Mountain Company Records contain the shipping records for the American Iron Mountain Company located in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri. Included are accounts of pig iron received from Iron Mountain and shipments to buyers, and a tally book of ore delivered to the company over the plank road.

American Liquors, Inc. Records, 1932-1938 (K0873)
0.2 c.f.

Two ledgers of closed accounts, c. 1932-1938.

American Public Works Association Records, 1895-2006 (K0651)
756 c.f.

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Organizational records of the association that provides technical and educational resources for the public works professional community. Includes a wide range of material relating to the various functions and programs of the association, including membership, awards, finance, administration, departments, chapters, Congresses, and events.

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American Royal Records, 1899-1991 (K0265)
161 c.f.

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Organizational records of a premier livestock and horse show, parade, rodeo, and barbeque contest. Contains correspondence and working files, photographs, scrapbooks, magazines, programs, ledgers, motion picture film, videotape, and other items.

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American Zinc, Lead & Smelting Company Records, 1901-1965 (R0010)
157 cubic feet (3700 folders, 27 rolls of microfilm)

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The American, Lead and Smelting Company (commonly known as "American Zinc") was a large nonferrous metals firm which mined, processed, smelted, and marketed basic zinc and lead products. It had major mining and milling operations in Missouri, Wisconsin, and Tennessee, smelters in Kansas and Illinois, and interests in ore processing machinery. Founded in 1899, the company became a leader in the zinc industry.

Ames Plow Company Price List, no date (C0728)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a list of ice tools of the Ames Plow Company in Massachusetts.

Anchor Milling Company Records, 1882-1937 (C3351)
18.5 cubic feet, 32 oversize volumes

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Limited correspondence, invoices, cancelled checks, bank deposit slips, sales receipt books, time books, cash books, order books, day books, and ledgers of the Anchor Milling Company, Tuscumbia, MO.

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