, 1862 (K0215)
Holograph letter, dated written to the publishers of Fremont's book, The Story of the Guard: A Chronicle of the War (1863). In the note Mrs. Fremont, daughter of Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton and wife of John Charles Fremont asked for several advanced copies of the book and complains about the use of some maps and illustrations.
Advanced Documentary Class, Stephens College (Columbia, Mo.) Films, 2013, 2015 (CA6488)
37.8 GB of digital files
Documentary films on historical Missouri figures and topics created by students at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, for a class taught by Chase Thompson in 2013 and 2015.
"Adventures in Silence," Howard Leslie Terry, 1932 (C1271)
0.08 cubic feet (1 volume)
A novel about a deaf man.
John Agnew Collection, no date (CA4999)
0.2 cubic feet, 8 audio cassettes
Audio cassettes of folk music of Missouri, Arkansas, and Kentucky. Features the fiddle along with other string instruments. Also includes sheet music of American and Irish folk music.
Anna Agris Collection, 1932-1969 (S0804)
0.4 cubic foot, 100 photographs
This collection contains dance programs, photographs, newspaper clippings, and manuscripts documenting Anna Agris' career as a ballet dancer and dance instructor in Chicago, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri. Her maiden name was Anna Agress.
Kamau Agyei was a musician, as secretary-treasurer the Musicians Protective Union Local No. 627 and president of the Mutual Musicians Foundation as well as other organizations. Includes photocopies of articles about him.
Mary Bullock Aker Papers, 1930-1984 (K0115)
29 f and 2 vol.
Photocopies of short stories and newspaper/magazine articles written by Aker, both rough and final drafts. They cover a variety of topics from the Revolutionary War to household hints. Also an autobiographical story which Mrs. Aker wrote in her 91st year of memories of her childhood in and around Parkville, Missouri
Nikoles Aleshi Papers, 1900-1910 (C3828)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)
Papers of a Kansas City, MO grocer who developed and promoted the "Virtuana Lengueje," or "Niu Speling Sistem," a phonetic method of spelling English. The papers consist of promotional materials and photographs.
Idea notes and working drafts, published manuscripts of autobiographical stories, novels, plays, short stories, and poetry written by Alexander, an accomplished and published author. Also correspondence with friends, family, and other writers and are minutes and other documents relating to various organizations to which she belonged, such as the Quill Club.
Original painting [pictographic map] of the Country Club District, for J.C. Nichols Company (on board). Painting was displayed in J.C. Nichols building on the Country Club Plaza until 2012.
James Lane Allen Papers, 1886 (C2696)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
The papers of James Lane Allen contain a manuscript describing Mrs. Stowe's "Uncle Tom" at home in Kentucky. Also included is a letter to R.W. Gilder, editor of CENTURY MAGAZINE, concerning the manuscript, and a copy of the CENTURY MAGAZINE, October 1887, containing the article.
Adam Allendorf Collection, no date (C2546)
0.06 cubic feet (3 folders)
Songs and plays in German.
Jimmie Allison Papers, 1988-2013 (R1444)
0.5 cubic foot (9 folders, 3 CDs)
The Jimmie Allison Papers contain materials related to the bluegrass career of Jimmie Allison and his bands. This includes bluegrass event and festival fliers, photographs, news articles, and song lists and lyrics.
Hermann B. Almstedt Papers, 1887-1954 (C2408)
1.5 cubic feet
Correspondence with colleagues and students, articles, speeches, poems, programs, report cards and diplomas of Hermann B. Almstedt, professor of Germanic Languages at the University of Missouri.
Motion picture films produced or collected by Altman, a prominent documentary film producer in Kansas City, MO.
Bower Aly Address, 1974 (C3581)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Address on the poetry of John G. Neihardt, dedicating ground for the Neihardt building in Bancroft, NE, August 4, 1974.
Jaquelin Ambler Collection, 1966-1972 (S0003)
0.8 cubic feet, 18 folders
The Jaquelin Ambler Collection contains gallery announcements, flyers, programs,
invitations, and newspaper articles regarding St. Louis area art clubs, galleries, and artists
collected by Jaquelin Ambler between 1966 and 1972, after her retirement from the St. Louis Art
"America," Samuel Francis Smith, 1892 (C0409)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Autographed copy of poem.
American Audio Prose Library, 1981-1993 (C3851)
578 audio cassettes, 88 audio tapes
Interviews of and readings by American prose writers. These recordings document the authors' renditions and interpretations of their works. The American Audio Prose Library of Columbia, Missouri; a grant-funded library; organized and produced the recordings for public radio stations and individual purchase.
American Audio Prose Library Records, 1979-2016 (CA6585)
91.25 cubic feet (includes 716 audio tapes, 591 audio cassettes, 91 DAT tapes, 30 CDs, 17 computer discs, 2 mini cassettes, 2 mini discs), 3 oversize items, 51.4 MB of digital files
Addition of master and edited audio recordings, administrative files, business correspondence, financial records, grant files, writer files, and miscellaneous material.
American Dialect Society Records, 1859-2007 (CA6105)
37.6 cubic feet, 13 audio discs
Papers and organizational records of the American Dialect Society. Charged with investigating spoken English of the United States and Canada, the Society was established in 1889 at Harvard University. Includes correspondence, treasurer reports and material, general organizational records, and research on words.
Field research materials for a Dictionary of American Proverbs compiled under the directorship of Margaret Bryant. Includes materials from most of the United States and several Canadian provinces.
Organizational records including scrapbooks, minutes, membership records, and printed and published materials, programs, clippings, and photographs.
Organizational records of a major live theater company in Kansas City, MO. Includes public relations and marketing files, correspondence, play posters and programs, publications, photographs, video, stage layouts and designs, , and other materials relating to the production of the plays.
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."
These are yearbooks for 1986 and 1991 for Abou Ben Adhem Temple, a chapter of the Ancient Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine "Shriners", at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri.
Newspapers clippings and notes pertaining to the history of the town of Westport, MO, now part of Kansas City.
Lisbon Applegate Collection, 1819-1903 (C0996)
2 cubic feet, 18 volumes
Correspondence and business papers of Lisbon and Lewis M. Applegate of Keytesville, MO. Letters from George W. Applegate in California, 1848-1873, describing prospects for ranching, gold mining, and wine-making ventures; politics; and impact of Civil War and abolitionists. Civil War in Missouri; politics in Missouri and Chariton County; economic conditions and opportunities in Chariton County.
Collection of materials related to the Ararat Shrine Band in Kansas City including sheet music and programs from events.
Poetry, writings, correspondence and music of a Kansas City poet.
Arrow Rock (Mo.) Lyceum Theatre Records, 1964-1992 (C2898)
0.3 cubic feet (6 folders)
Correspondence, board meeting minutes and memos, financial records, and history concerning the Lyceum Theatre in Arrow Rock, Missouri.
Artist Presentation Society Records, 1946-2014 (S0249)
0.08 cubic foot
The Artist Presentation Society Records contain bylaws, meeting minutes, and programs pertaining to the organization’s mission to advance young classical musician’s careers by holding annual auditions and hosting concerts for the winners. Topics of interest include concert ticket sales, audition applicant requirements, membership outreach, and the concert series Prelude Performances, co-sponsored by the Sheldon Concert Hall.
The Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis Records contains correspondence, meeting minutes, news releases, reports, and photographs pertaining to its mission to support and fund cultural and educational organizations in the St. Louis area. The materials in this collection date from 1960 to 2006.
Athenaean Literary Society Records, 1842-1925 (C0447)
1 cubic foot, 3 volumes
Minutes and records of the organization, constitutions, membership lists, censors' reports, a history, and scrapbook.
This is a booklet published in celebration of the centennial of the founding of Aurora in Lawrence County, Missouri. Included are many historical photographs with accompanying identifications and historical narratives.
Austin Wood Auditorium Collection, 1967 (R0992)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
This is a brochure promoting the 1967 season at the Austin Wood Auditorium at Lake Ozark in Miller County, Missouri. Featuring starts from the "Grand Ole Opry," the country music venue featured namesake Austin Wood and such well-known performers as Loretta Lynn, Roy Acuff, Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs, Tex Ritter, Ralph Emery, and Ernest Tubb.
Family, personal, and professional materials of Babcock, a ballerina and dance instructor. Family papers include photographs, printed materials, ephemera, and material regarding her father's his job as a railroad engineer. Personal and professional papers include correspondence; photographs; clippings; programs from dance and theatre performances; material documenting her ballet career in Germany and Canada; and administrative and financial records of her Kansas City dance schools.
This is a souvenir booklet from the Baldknobbers Hillbilly Jamboree show at Branson in Taney County, Missouri. The show, one of the first in Branson, featured the talents of the Mabe family. Although undated, the booklet is believed to be from the 1970 season.
Clara Baldwin Papers, 1947-1993 (C3953)
0.2 cubic feet (5 folders)
The papers of Clara Baldwin, a trade reporter and published author of poetry and children’s books, consist of personal correspondence, biographical materials, published trade journal articles and poetry, and photographs.
This is a souvenir booklet for the school year 1922-1923 at Ball School in Morgan county, Missouri. The teacher was Elizabeth Sims. Included are the names of the pupils and the members of the local school board.
Walter L. Bargen Papers, 1972-2010 (CA6250)
7 cubic feet, 2 oversize items
Manuscripts, publications, and personal papers of an author and first Poet Laureate of Missouri (2008-2010).
George Randolph Barse, Jr. Papers, 1980 (K0419)
0.07 cubic feet (1 folder)
The George Randolph Barse, Jr. Papers were written in 1889 to 1891 by George Randolph Barse, Jr. to his family who resided in Kansas City, Missouri. This photocopy collection also includes drawings, photos, and a summarized listing of the letters.
Papers of a scout executive, civic leader, public speaker, church leader, educator, and mayor of Kansas City, Missouri.
Bass Family Papers, 1864-1932 (C2367)
0.06 cubic feet (3 folders)
Notebook and miscellaneous papers concerning music, recipes, home remedies, medical care, school reports, accounts and business of Sallie F. Ellis [Mrs. Lawrence Derby Bass, Sr.], L. Derby Bass, Jr., and Ella Read Bass of Boone County, MO.
Bass-Ellis Family Papers, 1867-1902 (C2241)
0.2 cubic feet (8 folders)
Correspondence and business papers of Lawrence Derby Bass and Abraham E. Ellis of Boone County, Missouri.
Basye Family Papers, 1812-1960 (C2505)
3.9 cubic feet
Correspondence, legal documents, clippings, account books, scrapbooks, photographs, Bible records, and papers collected to establish the Basye family genealogy. Included are Bowling Green Methodist Episcopal Church and Cumberland Presbyterian Church registers, and early letters describing activities and family life in Missouri and other states, notably California and Wisconsin. Mining, the California gold rush, and the Civil War are also described. Numerous correspondents are women.
J. Christian Bay Book Review, 1908 (C2783)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Review of IN THE FURROW, volume of poems by Lewis Worthington Smith. Review is written in Danish but quotes parts of poems in English.
J. Christian Bay Collection, 1922-1959 (CA6295)
0.8 cubic feet
Correspondence, photographs, and books written or owned by Jens Christian Bay, a Danish-American writer and librarian. Many were sent as gifts.
Nanette Baz-Dresh Manuscript, 1982 (S0024)
0.01 cubic foot
The manuscript documents the history of 19th century Shakespeare productions in St. Louis. Baz-Dresch wrote the paper for a class at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in May 1982.
Al Beck Papers, 1930s-2018 (CA6497)
4.15 cubic feet, 3 computer discs, 10 DVDs, 8.87 GB of digital files
The papers of a visual artist and poet who taught art at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri, contain photographs, artwork, publications, business records, and miscellaneous material.