Cold War


O.K. Armstrong Papers, 1912-1987 (C4056)
150.75 cubic feet, 2 audio discs, 1 film strip, 9 oversize items

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The papers of O.K. Armstrong, a journalist, author, and politician from Springfield, Missouri, contain correspondence, manuscript drafts, subject files, speech material, research notes, and political material.



Missouri Veterans Oral History Project, 2006-2019 (C4020)
0.4 cubic feet, 2 audio cassettes, 32 CDs, 1 DVD

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Interviews with Missourians who served in the armed forces. The collection includes compact discs, audio cassettes, DVDs, and transcripts of the interviews, as well as biographical information on the interviewees.


W. Stuart Symington Papers, 1918-1995 (C3874)
316.25 cubic feet (6937 folders, 321 boxes), 86 ephemera items, 41 audio discs, 11 audio cassettes, 64 audio tapes, 32 reels of 16mm film, 2reels of 35mm film, 3 video tapes, 2 video cassettes, 2 CDs, 5 DVDs

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The papers of William Stuart Symington, U.S. Senator from Missouri (1953-1976), include constituent correspondence, family and personal correspondence, limited genealogical and family materials, appointment books and calendars, audio and video recordings, campaign materials, editorial cartoons, select invitations and itineraries, limited pre-senatorial materials, photographs, photographic negatives and slides, press files, scrapbooks, selected Congressional testimonies, speeches, staff memoranda, voting records, and miscellaneous ephemera.


Henry Tomas Papers, 1950-1985 (S0810)
5 cubic feet, 32 folders, 90 photographs, 43 volumes

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The Henry Tomas Papers include correspondence, sheet music, collections of stamps and postcards, and photographs. It also contains a series of newspaper clippings in Lithuanian.

Henry Justine Tomas was born in Russia in 1918 and grew up in Lithuania. In Lithuanian, he rendered his name “Henrikas Tomas-Tamasauskas.” After the end of World War II, Tomas attended university in Western Germany. He married his wife Gisela Roesch on February 26, 1949 in her hometown of Karlsruhe, Germany. Their son, Helmut Eugen Tomas, was born in 1948. The family immigrated to the United States and settled in Detroit in the 1951. He worked as a translator for the United States intelligence services in Detroit and St. Louis. Henry J. Tomas wrote plays about Lithuanians enslaved in Germany which were performed 1968-1970. He published Lietusviskasis Pamarys: Pakalnes ir Labguvos apskritys (“The Lithuanian Seashore: with local names and map”) in 1975. In May 1983, he retired from the Defense Mapping Agency Aerospace Center in St. Louis. He died December 30, 2002.