US Representatives

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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.

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Wat Arnold Papers, 1947-1948 (C0070)
0.3 cubic feet

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Remarks by Arnold printed in the Congressional Record, material for a weekly newsletter printed in local newspapers, and script for a weekly radio broadcast to the people in his district.

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Association of Young Republicans of Missouri Collection, 1926, 1935 (R1035)
(1 folder)

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These are program booklets for the Association of Young Republicans of Missouri's annual Lincoln Day Banquets, held on February 12, 1926 and February 12, 1935 at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield in Greene County, Missouri. Governor Sam A. Baker and Senator George H. Williams were featured speakers in 1926, while United States Representative Hamilton E. Fish and Dewey J. Short headlined the event in 1935.

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Claude I. Bakewell Papers, 1946-1952 (C2346)
1.6 cubic feet

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Correspondence and congressional material of a Republican representative from Missouri's 11th congressional district to the 80th and 82nd Congresses.

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Thomas Swain Barclay Papers, 1912-1935 (C3938)
3 cubic feet (69 folders)

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Papers of Thomas Swain Barclay, a member of the American Red Cross during World War I, and member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at the University of Missouri. Personal and professional correspondence, wartime diary, overseas duty related papers, newsletters and programs, photographs, and miscellaneous material collected from his various associations. Also research material on Champ Clark.

C. Jasper Bell Papers, 1934-1948 (C2306)
102.4 cubic feet

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Correspondence and other papers of a Missouri Democratic congressman. Material on Townsend Plan, legislation, and political campaigns.

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C. Jasper Bell Scrapbook, 1935-1936 (C3226)
0.4 cubic feet

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Newspaper clippings pertaining to the Townsend Plan, a pension plan for the elderly sponsored by Dr. Francis Townsend in the mid-1930s, and the U.S. House of Representatives' investigation of it which Congressman Bell instigated and chaired. Clippings are from papers throughout the country. December 17, 1935 to July 26, 1936.

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James F. Bennett Letters, 1915 (C1818)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Information about John Hutchings, delegate from Washington County to the first Missouri Constitutional Convention, 1820.

Marion Tinsley Bennett Papers, 1941-1948 (C1043)
14 cubic feet, 69 audio discs

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Congressional papers and correspondence of Philip Allen Bennett (1881-1942) and his son and successor, Marion T. Bennett. M.T. Bennett served from 1943 to 1948. His committees were Census, Territories, Veterans, and Foreign and Interstate Commerce.

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Bradford Brett Papers, 1960-1964 (C3319)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Copies of eight letters from Clarence Cannon to Mr. And Mrs. Bradford Brett regarding political views as well as attempting to secure Bradford Brett a job with Yellowstone Park Company; letter to M.R. Holloran about political career. Letter to W.H. Thompson from J. Edgar Hoover.

Bill D. Burlison Papers, 1969-1981 (CA4318)
124 cubic feet

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Papers from Burlison's terms as a Democratic representative from Missouri's 10th District.

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DeVerne Calloway Papers, 1929-1986 (S0012)
18.2 cubic feet, 604 photographs

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The DeVerene Calloway papers contain correspondence, meeting meetings, newspaper clippings, photographs, and oral histories chronicling her career as the first African-American woman elected to the Missouri legislature. As the Missouri State Representative from the 70th District (1962-1981), Calloway focused on assisting welfare recipients and prisoners, which is reflected in her correspondence. The materials in this collection date from 1929 to 1986.

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Clarence Cannon Papers, 1896-1964 (C2342)
50.8 cubic feet (3300 folders, 124 volumes)

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Public and private papers of a Democratic congressman from Missouri's 9th District, 1923-1964. The collection is arranged alphabetically by topics and contains correspondence and other material relating to his life and congressional career.

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Henry Cardell Account, 1851 (C1630)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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State of Missouri in account with Henry Cardell for the funeral expenses of A[lexander] Reid, representative from Lincoln County.

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Carnahan Family Oral Histories, 2001-2002 (SP0050)
0.5 cubic foot (8 folders, 11 cassette tapes)

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The Carnahan Family Oral Histories consists of eleven cassette tapes featuring interviews with family members of Governor Mel Carnahan. They were interviewed by Alex Primm two to four months following the Governor’s death in a plane crash on October 16, 2000. 

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A.S.J. Carnahan Papers, 1944-1960 (C2539)
55.8 cubic feet

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Papers of a Democratic congressman from Missouri's 8th District. Correspondence dealing with agriculture, army, civil defense, district problems, election campaigns, foreign affairs, legislation, and the United Nations.

A.S.J. Carnahan Papers, no date (CA6089)
0.1 cubic feet

Photocopies of Carnahan materials held by Wichita State University (Kansas). Primarily includes newspaper clippings and limited correspondence. PHOTOCOPY RESTRICTION. See also C2539.

Will D. Carr Scrapbooks, 1886-1889 (C1388)
0.36 cubic feet (2 volumes)

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Newspaper clippings of the writings of Will Carr, including DIVORCED BY DEATH; PEN PICTURES of the members and actions of the Missouri 34th and 35th general assemblies by Will Yum.

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Henry S. Caulfield Papers, 1878-1966 (C2409)
2.1 cubic feet

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The papers of Henry S. Caulfield contain correspondence, diaries, photographs, reports, speeches, and miscellaneous material. Caulfield was a Republican governor of Missouri (1929-1933) and St. Louis official.

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Charles Lanham Photograph Collection, 1858, no date (P0071)
11 photographs

Copy photos of 19th century U.S. Congressmen from Missouri

Champ and Bennett Champ Clark Papers, 1853-1873 (C0666)
25 cubic feet, 4 oversize volumes

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Political and personal papers of a Democratic U.S. congressman from Missouri, 1893-1895, and 1897-1921, and his son, a Democratic U.S. senator from Missouri, 1933-1945. Also includes materials of other family members. Collection contains correspondence, financial and legal documents, journals, photographs, speeches and writings, and clippings and scrapbooks.

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Champ Clark Letter, 1912 (C1991)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a letter to Richard H. Edwards, Baltimore, MD, from Washington, D.C., Jan. 22, 1912. The letter predicts phenomenal growth of the South.

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William C. Cole Papers, 1942-1947 (C0013)
8 cubic feet (1,400 folders)

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Correspondence of a Republican congressman from Missouri's 3rd District dealing with topics as varied as World War II, agriculture, legislation on labor and the atom bomb, education, foreign relations, immigration, flood control, labor, housing, socialized medicine, politics and the postal service.

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Earl Thomas Coleman Papers, 1975-1992 (K0699)
65 c.f.

Coleman, a Republican was a U.S. Congressman representing Missouri's 6th Congressional District. Includes his congressional files: correspondence, research materials, press releases, newsletters, Member's Individual Voting Records, weekly files, subject files, planning calendars, speeches, foreign policy binders with information on specific issues/bills, photographs, videotapes.

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William S. Cowherd Scrapbook, 1884-1915 (C3227)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)

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Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, mainly pertaining to Cowherd's career as congressman, 1897-1905. Speeches or excerpts from speeches during campaigns. 1890 speech before the graduating class of the Washington University Dental School.

Thomas B. Curtis Papers, 1950-1969 (C3300)
906 rolls of microfilm

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Constituent correspondence and committee files from Curtis's service as a Republican Congressman from Missouri. Bulk of committee material pertains to Ways and Means and Joint Economic Committees. Filed chronologically by topic within each year. Originals discarded.

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Thomas B. Curtis Papers, 1950-1975 (S0870)
101 cubic feet

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The Thomas B. Curtis Papers contain correspondence, notebooks, photographs, newspaper clippings, and legislative materials pertaining to Curtis’s career as a member of the United States House of Representatives for Missouri’s 12th and 2nd districts from 1951 to 1969. The collection also contains materials chronicling Curtis’s time as general counsel and vice president for Encyclopedia Britannica from 1969 to 1973.

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Perl D. Decker Papers, 1897-1939 (C0092)
0.7 cubic feet, 3 oversize volumes

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Speeches, news clippings, correspondence, and miscellaneous materials of a Joplin, MO, lawyer and Democratic congressman. Scrapbooks containing clippings, letters and other items related to his career. Also Anti-Saloon League material and platforms of the two major parties.

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Alexander W. Doniphan Letter, no date (C1803)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a letter to J.T.F. Thompson, giving information pertinent to the claim of Samuel Tilley.

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Politte Elvins Collection, 1908, 1920 (R1179)
(1 folder)

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These are small campaign cards for Politte Elvins of Saint Francois County, Missouri, who was a successful candidate for United State Representative in 1908 and an unsuccessful candidate in the Republican primary election for Lieutenant Governor in 1920.

Norvell William "Bill" Emerson Papers, 1980s-1990s (CA5887)
255 cubic feet

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Papers of a Republican Congressman from the Missouri Bootheel. Emerson was a member of the Agriculture Committee, Public Works and Transportation Committee, and Select Committee on Hunger. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, speeches and press releases, audiovisual materials, research materials, and newspaper clippings.

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Durward G. "Doc" Hall Papers, 1946-1973 (C3389)
2.4 cubic feet, 705 rolls of microfilm

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Personal and political papers of a surgeon and Republican representative from the 7th Congressional District of Missouri, 1960-1972. Primarily constituent correspondence.

Original papers are at Drury College, Springfield, MO.

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William H. Hatch Papers, 1870-1887 (C0113)
0.2 cubic feet

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Letters to Hatch, a congressman from Hannibal, MO, about political matters. Hatch was responsible for the establishment of the agricultural experiment station at the University of Missouri in 1887.

Also a few letters to his brother George, a lawyer in Hannibal.

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Joan Kelly Horn Papers, 1991-1992 (S0902)
64 cubic feet

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The Joan Kelly Horn Papers contain appointment books, subjects files, legislative materials, photographs, newspaper clippings, and videotapes pertaining to Horn's single term as a United States Representative for the 2nd Congressional District of Missouri. Topics of interest include Times Beach and Weldon Spring, campaign finance reform, Lambert Airport, and the St. Louis County Election Board. The materials in this collection date from 1991 to 1992.

William R. Hull Jr. Papers, 1954-1972 (C3348)
157 rolls of microfilm

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Personal and political papers of a Democratic congressman from the 6th District of Missouri, who served in the 84th through 92nd Congresses.

Originals of scrapbooks were returned to Hull after filming. Originals of other papers are in possession of William Jewell and Park Colleges.

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Kenny Hulshof Papers, 1995-2008 (CA6452)
227 cubic feet, 1 oversize item

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The papers of Kenny Hulshof, an attorney and U.S. Representative, contain congressional papers from his time serving Missouri's 9th district from 1997-2009. The papers include subject files, committee files, constituent mail, schedules, photographs, audiovisual material, and some campaign material.

William L. Hungate Papers, 1937-1996 (S0813)
403 cubic feet, 1645 photographs, 17 reel-to-reel tapes, 29 microfilm rolls

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The William Hungate Papers contain correspondence, reports, speeches, meeting minutes, agendas, photographs and campaign files pertaining to Hungate’s career as Missouri’s Congressman from the ninth congressional district (1964-1977) and as the United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri (1979-1992). Topics of interest include Watergate and the desegregation of St. Louis City schools. The materials in this collection date from 1954 to 1996.

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Richard H. Ichord Papers, 1961-1980 (C3699)
113 rolls of microfilm

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Carbon copies of letters mailed from Ichord's office. Arranged chronologically by congressional session, then alphabetically by addressee, except on subject folders where arrangement is chronological. Ichord was a Democratic representative from Missouri's 8th District to the 87th through 96th congresses.

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Richard H. Ichord Papers, 1960-1980 (C1269)
349.5 cubic feet

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The papers of Ichord, a Democratic congressman from Missouri, consist of correspondence, committee files, legislative files, campaign files and related material.

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John Jameson Certification, 1832 (C1572)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a certification by Thomas Reynolds, Speaker of the House, that $105 was due Jameson for attendance as a member of the Missouri House of Representatives, November 19-December 21, 1832.

"John S. Phelps and the Public Domain," Mary E. Brantley, no date (C1055)
3 oversize volumes

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John S. Phelps (1814-1886) served in the Missouri state legislature, 1840-1841, in Congress, 1845-1863, and as governor of Missouri, 1877-1881. Collection contains two volumes of notes and a typescript volume (74 pp.).

Paul C. Jones Papers, 1943-1969 (C3604)
60.6 cubic feet

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Constituent and legislative correspondence from Jones's terms as a Democratic congressman from Missouri's 10th district, 1948-1969. Jones's major committee assignments included the Agriculture and the House Administration Committees.

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Henry Lee Jost Papers, 1898-1958 (K0270)
6.5 c.f.

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Jost, an attorney, was mayor of Kansas City, Missouri and U.S. Congressman. Personal and professional correspondence, records of Jost's legal cases, scrapbooks, certificates, and photographs.

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Frank M. Karsten Papers, 1943-1968 (C3485)
54 cubic feet, 2 rolls of microfilm

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Constituent correspondence and congressional committee material from Karsten's terms as Democratic congressman from Missouri's 1st District, 1947-1968.

Charles E. Kiefner Papers, 1925-1931 (R0189)
3.5 cubic feet (160 folders)

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The Charles E. Kiefner Papers contain the papers of a U.S. Representative from Perryville, Missouri. He represented the 13th District (Bollinger, Carter, Iron, Jefferson, Madison, Perry, Reynolds, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Washington, and Wayne counties) in the 69th (1925-1927) and 71st (1929-1931) Congresses. Included are general subject files, post office files, and veterans' pension files.

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Isom P. Langley Collection, no date (R1205)
(1 folder)

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This is an undated campaign card for Isom P. Langley, Republican candidate for Missouri's 16th district seat in the United States House of Representatives. Langley was from Mountain Gove in Wright County, Missouri.

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Jerry L. Litton Papers, 1960-1976 (C3730)
25 cubic feet, 1 audio cassette, 10 audio tapes, 29 video cassettes, 150 video tapes, 3 films, 53 DVDs

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Papers of Missouri 6th District congressman from 1973 to 1976 and candidate in the 1976 Democratic primary for U.S. senator. The papers include correspondence, congressional office files, campaign files, and miscellaneous material pertaining to the television show "Dialogue With Litton;" the Litton Charolais Ranch; and the Jerry Litton Memorial.

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Jerry L. Litton Papers, 1970s (CA6128)
3 cubic feet, 1 oversize item

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Addition includes correspondence, limited campaign memorabilia, financial records, and miscellaneous papers and office files.

Lozier Family Papers, 1910s-1930s (CA6450)
1 cubic foot, 6 oversize items

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Correspondence, political material, and miscellaneous material of a family from Carroll and Randolph Counties, Missouri. Largely concerns Ralph F. Lozier, a U.S. Congressman, and his son, Lue Lozier, an attorney and judge.

Ralph F. Lozier Papers, 1855-1945 (C2655)
65.75 cubic feet, 5 volumes

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Correspondence, pamphlets, speeches, and newsclippings related to Lozier's legal, agricultural, and political careers. Research notes for and copies of Lozier's two historical novels (check contract if publication request occurs). Campaign papers of Lue C. Lozier.

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