Columbia Manuscript Collections

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C0001 Lucy Wortham James Collection 1801-1895

The records of the Maramec Iron Works in St. James, Missouri, and the papers of the James family, who owned the iron works, includes financial records, correspondence, and account books. The correspondence discusses the hiring of slaves, prices, banking and financial conditions, transportation costs and railroads, political conditions, immigration, and the Civil War.

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C0002 John T. Barker Papers 1912-1958

Correspondence, 1944-1958, consists primarily of letters of congratulation on speeches and on MISSOURI LAWYER, Barker's autobiography. Reviews of the book. Letters from Harry S. Truman concerning politics. Scrapbooks of clippings about Barker's early career.

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C0003 Katy Trail State Park Collection 1986-1994

Newspaper clippings and ephemera concerning the creation and development of the Katy Trail State Park in Missouri.

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C0004 Lloyd Crow Stark Papers 1905-1941

Papers of a Democratic governor of Missouri, 1937-1941. Material relates to official business, campaigns, and personal affairs.

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C0005 Kimbrough Stone Papers 1897-1958

Papers of a judge of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, 1917-1947 (presiding judge, 1928-1947), who continued to work with the court after his retirement in 1947. U.S. courts; Democratic politics, Kansas City and Missouri bar associations and law schools; and fraternal and charitable organizations.

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C0006 Herbert Spencer Hadley Papers 1830-1943

The papers of a Missouri Republican lawyer, politician, educator, and author. Attorney general, 1905-1909; governor, 1909-1913; professor of law, University of Colorado, 1917-1923; and Washington University chancellor, 1923-1927. Includes letterbooks, scrapbooks, manuscripts, photographs, cartoons, and miscellaneous material. Originals in storage.

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C0007 Arthur Mastick Hyde Papers 1913-1954

The papers of the Republican governor of Missouri from 1921 to 1925 and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1929 to 1933, consist of correspondence, clippings, printed material, photographs, and personal items. Major topics include agriculture, conservation, road construction, education, taxation, Republican politics, labor disputes, law enforcement, prohibition, and Missouri state institutions and politics.

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C0008 Guy Brasfield Park Papers 1932-1937

Official and personal correspondence and papers of Guy B. Park, Democratic governor of Missouri from 1933 to 1937.

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C0009 Jesse William Barrett Papers 1905-1953

The papers of a St. Louis lawyer and politician; attorney general of Missouri, 1921-1925; Republican candidate for governor in 1936; commander of the Missouri Department of the American Legion, 1932-1933; and president of the Missouri Bar Association, 1933-1934. The collection includes material about the American Legion, Methodist Episcopal Church, Culver-Stockton College, Barrett’s St. Louis law practice, term as attorney general, Missouri Bar Association, business and family, and Republican Party campaigns and elections.

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C0010 University of Missouri, Department of Agricultural Economics Records 1906-1966

The records of departments of farm management (1910-1919), rural life (1919-1926), and agricultural economics (1926-1966), chaired by D. Howard Doane and O.R. Johnson.

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C0011 Missouri Council of Defense Records 1940-1945

Records dealing with the organization, and with participation of individual citizens in the organization. Bulletins, letters, budgets, plans, applications, forms, maps, insignias, mailing lists, minutes, newspaper clippings, and other material showing how the Council operated.

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C0012 Robert N. Denham Papers 1919-1954

The papers include material on Denham’s legal practice in Florida; his work as trial examiner and general counsel for NLRB, including material on Taft-Hartley legislation, speeches, and participation in President’s Conference on Administrative Procedures; and personal papers.

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C0013 William C. Cole Papers 1942-1947

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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C0014 Chester Charles Davis Papers 1917-1953

Correspondence, minutes, proceedings, literary productions, lists, printed material, financial and legal documents pertaining to the farm parity movement led by George Peek and Chester C. Davis. The photographs and the volumes, mainly newspaper clippings, deal almost exclusively with Davis’ career, 1933-1953.

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C0015 Herman Schlundt Papers 1913-1941

Files from the University of Missouri chemistry department. Includes some of Schlundt's personal correspondence and papers as well as departmental and personal correspondence of Mary Violette Dover, D.H. Dolley, Henry D. Bent, and Allen E. Stern. Papers contain research notes for Schlundt's work on radioactivity and Dover's work on lubricants.

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C0016 Missouri Constitutional Convention Papers 1941-1945

Correspondence, speeches, radio scripts, and related materials concerning the work of the Missouri Committee for the New Constitution and the Missouri Public Expenditure Survey to promote ratification of the Constitution of 1943-1944.

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C0017 Robert E. Blake Constitutional Convention Papers 1943-1945

Papers of a St. Louis lawyer who was a Democratic delegate-at-large. He was elected president of the convention and took an active part in the campaign for adoption of the constitution drawn up by that body.

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C0018 Marshall E. Ford Constitutional Convention Papers 1943-1944

Letters and papers of a Maryville, Missouri, lawyer and Democratic delegate from the 1st Senatorial District. Papers deal largely with work of various committees on which he served, especially the Committee on the Executive Department which he chaired.

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C0019 A. Evan Hughes Constitutional Convention Papers 1943-1944

Letters and papers of a St. Louis lawyer and delegate from the 25th Senatorial District. Convention work, especially the Committee on Local Government (City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, and Jackson County) which he chaired. He also served on Committees on Military Affairs; Miscellaneous Provisions; and Information, Submission and Address to the People.

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C0020 Alva F. Lindsay Constitutional Convention Papers 1943-1944

Correspondence and other papers of a St. Joseph lawyer and delegate to the state constitutional convention. Papers deal primarily with convention work, especially the committee on education which he chaired and the other committees of which he was a member.

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C0021 Philip Marvel Marr Constitutional Convention Papers 1943-1944

Convention correspondence and working papers of Marr, 6th senatorial district Democrat delegate. Marr served as chair of the Committee on Preamble, Boundaries, Bill of Rights, and Distribution of Powers and as a member of the Executive, Judicial, Education, and Highways committee.

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C0022 Franc L. McCluer Constitutional Convention Papers 1943-1944

Correspondence and reports of 10th senatorial district delegate. McCluer was chair of the Committee on State Finance (except Taxation)--Expenditures, Public Indebtedness and Restrictions Thereon. He also served on committees for education, Congressional districting, public health and welfare, and scheduling.

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C0023 Allen McReynolds Constitutional Convention Papers 1941-1944

Letters and papers of a Democratic delegate-at-large and chair of the State-Wide Committee for the Revision of the Missouri Constitution. He was chair of the Committee on Rules and Order of Business, and served on the Committees on Executive Department; Legislative Department; Printing; Reporting and Publications; Convention Library, Information and Research; and Phraseology, Arrangement and Engrossment.

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C0024 Stratford Lee Morton Constitutional Convention Papers 1941-1945

Papers concerning the Missouri Constitutional Convention of 1943-1944. Morton was chairman of the St. Louis and St. Louis County committee, and treasurer of the statewide committee to raise funds for the convention. He championed unicameralism and served as a delegate-at-large and chairman of the Library Committee.

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C0025 Vivian E. Phillips Constitutional Convention Papers 1937-1949

Correspondence, notes, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings collected by a delegate-at-large to the Missouri constitutional convention of 1943-1944.

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C0026 Israel A. Smith Constitutional Convention Papers 1943-1944

Letters and papers of a Republican delegate from the 5th senatorial district. Smith was chairman of the Committee on Public Health and Public Welfare and Federal Relations with Respect Thereto, and served on the Committees on Initiative and Referendum and on Printing, Reporting and Publications.

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C0027 Ethan A.H. Shepley Constitutional Convention Papers 1943-1944

Letters and papers of a St. Louis lawyer and Republican delegate-at-large. Shepley was chairman of the Committee on Taxation-Levy, Assessment, and Collection, and served on the Committees on the Legislative Department, Executive Department, Judiciary Department, Military Affairs, and Miscellaneous Provisions.

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C0028 Louise Grant Smith Constitutional Convention Papers 1941-1943

Correspondence, circulars, and bulletins maintained by Smith as the executive director of the Committee of Ten and the State-Wide Committee for the Revision of the Missouri Constitution. The collection also contains related correspondence of Chairman Allen McReynolds and Assistant Vice President Robert Kratky.

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C0029 E. McDonald Stevens Constitutional Convention Papers 1943-1944

Letters and papers of a St. Louis lawyer and Republican delegate from the 25th senatorial district. He was chairman of the Committee on Suffrage and Elections and served on the Committees of the Judicial Department, Local Government, and Miscellaneous Provisions.

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C0030 Edward M. Stayton Constitutional Convention Papers 1943-1944

Letters and papers of a Democratic delegate from the 5th senatorial district, who was chairman of the Committees on Local Government (City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, and Jackson County), Highways, and Agriculture and Conservation.

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C0031 A.G. Taubert Constitutional Convention Papers 1943-1945

Letters and papers of a Republican delegate from the 17th senatorial district, chairman of Committee on Information, Submission and Address to the People, and member of Committees on Rules and Order of Business; Miscellaneous Provisions; Accounts, Employees, Services, and Supplies; Publications; and Executive Committee which operated after sine die adjournment.

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C0032 Homer Price Rainey Papers 1919-1952

The personal papers and correspondence of Rainey cover his career as an educator; his directorship of the American Youth Commission; the struggle for academic freedom at the University of Texas; his campaign for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in Texas; and the administration of Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri. The scrapbooks contain news clippings, articles, and family genealogy.

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C0033 Thomas A. Brady Papers 1910-1959

Papers of University of Missouri vice-president re-establishment of a four-year medical school, Missouri School of Mines, and other University and educational matters.

C0034 John C. Parrish Papers 1877-1954

Correspondence, business papers, and account books of Dr. John C. Parrish of Vandalia, Missouri. He was a member of the board of curators of the University of Missouri, 1905-1917; held interests in the lead and zinc mining industry in Missouri and Oklahoma; and was active in the Republican Party in Missouri.

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C0035 William Brewer Whitlow Papers 1894-1943

Papers pertaining to the liquidation of seventy-seven insolvent banks in Missouri. Whitlow, a lawyer from Fulton, was appointed to liquidate the banks.

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C0035A William Brewer Whitlow Papers 1923-1942

Whitlow's political papers as chairman, Callaway County Democratic Committee; member, State Democratic Committee, 1937-1939; and state senator from the 10th district, 1938-1942. These papers concern campaign programs, publicity and speakers; public opinion and reaction to proposed legislation; constituent requests and endorsements; and Senate bills, amendments and committee work.

C0036 Jacob Warshaw Papers 1910-1944

Correspondence and papers of the Chairman of the Department of Spanish at the University of Missouri from 1926 to 1944. Copies of articles written by Warshaw for scholarly publications, extensive notes on Spanish and Latin American literature and life. Letters are about departmental matters, personal affairs, and Spanish scholarship.

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C0037 Ozark Land and Lumber Company Records 1887-1933

The business papers and record books of a Shannon County, Missouri, lumber company consist of correspondence, financial records, minutes of directors’ and stockholders’ meetings, store records, cutting and other lumber records, land records, and survey maps.

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C0038 Christian College (Columbia, Mo.) Records 1836-1986

The records of the first women’s college chartered in Missouri, and one of the first chartered west of the Mississippi River, consists of correspondence, catalogs, yearbooks, photographs, and financial records.

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C0039 Charles Martin Hay Papers 1919-1933

Correspondence, legal cases, speeches, clippings, and political material of a St. Louis attorney, politician, prohibitionist, and leader in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Several cases concern prohibition enforcement or lead companies in southeastern Missouri. Hay was three times an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for U.S. senator.

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C0040 Frederick B. Mumford Papers 1893-1947

The papers of Frederick B. Mumford, instructor and dean of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, include correspondence, speeches, articles, reports, and statistics concerning the College of Agriculture, Association of Land Grant Colleges and Universities, Missouri Council of Defense, U.S. Food Administration, and Mission Americaine de Rapproachment to France.

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C0041 Carl Crow Papers 1913-1945

Bills, accounts, speeches, notes, correspondence and book and article manuscripts on a wide range of subjects. Crow was a resident of China for a number of years and most of his writing was about China or related subjects. The collection includes a diary of a trip over the Burma Road, the diary of a Japanese soldier, and notes and articles on the Japanese opium trade.

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C0042 William Hirth Papers 1925-1934

The papers of William Hirth, a farm leader, organizer, and president of the Missouri Farmers Association (MFA), consist of correspondence, newspaper articles, and radio speeches. The material pertains to Missouri Farmers Association business activities, state and national politics, and The Missouri Farmer, official publication of the Missouri Farmers Association.

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C0043 Macke Store Records 1835-1972

The business records of a Gordonville, Missouri, dry goods store, which grew into a general merchandise and farm service operation, follow this family-owned business from Vicksburg, Mississippi, through its move to Cape Girardeau County in 1840 and trace its development there into the 1970s.

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C0044 Farmers Bank (Mt. Vernon, Mo.) Papers 1844-1931

Records of a bank organized in 1890 and liquidated in 1930. Also records of local businesses and schools.

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C0045 Hickman-Bryan Family Papers 1796-1920

This collection contains the papers of two families named Hickman, one of Boone County, Missouri, and the other of Alexandria, Louisiana. Related by marriage, the families had business dealings in slaves, agriculture, and livestock. The papers of the Bryan family, related to the Boone County Hickmans by marriage are also in this collection.

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C0046 Samuel Rodgers Dillman Papers 1890-1995

Correspondence, bills, receipts, clippings, pamphlets, and church supply catalogues of a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Dillman held pastorates in St. Louis, where he was engaged in settlement house work; Berwyn, Nebraska; and several towns in southwest Missouri. Papers are from the St. Louis and southwest periods of his ministry.

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C0047 Blount Family Papers 1861-1947

Business papers recording farming, mining, and mercantile activities in southeast Missouri, particularly Potosi and Washington County. The collection contains family correspondence, legal and financial records, as well as medical notebooks from Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.

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C0048 Jack S. Harrison Papers 1874-1943

Papers of an Equine Research Specialist on the staff of the Missouri State Museum and former horse breeder. The papers consist of research materials gathered for a history of Missouri livestock, the bulk of which concern horses. A small quantity of personal papers is included.

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C0049 North Todd Gentry Papers 1837-1947

Papers of a Columbia, Missouri, lawyer and amateur local historian. Anecdotes, articles, speeches, and biographical sketches about events, people, and places in Columbia, Boone County, and Missouri. Family papers, correspondence, and some legal and business material.

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C0050 Flora Hartley Greene Papers 1905-1931

Papers of a club woman pertaining to work of Missouri Federated Clubs, Eugene Field Foundation, Missouri Society for Crippled Children, and Council for National Defense. Also includes her MA thesis submitted in 1909 at the University of Missouri.

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C0051 St. Louis Louisiana Purchase Exposition Educational Exhibit Papers 1904

Copy books from Cape Girardeau State Normal School and public schools in Harrisonville, Kansas City, Lamar, Liberty, Mexico, Nevada, and Trenton, with samples of school assignments and essays. Also letters pertaining to standards of admission to agricultural and mining colleges.

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C0052 John Waldo Connaway Papers 1878-1944

The papers of John W. Connaway contain personal and professional correspondence, research notes and writings, and brief personal material regarding his family. Connaway was Professor of Veterinary Science and Comparative Medicine at the University of Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station from 1888 to 1947 where he made significant findings in controlling Texas fever, hog cholera, brucellosis or Bang's disease, and other livestock disorders.

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C0053 Cameron Trust Company (Cameron, Mo.) Collection 1883-1939

Files relating to banking, insurance, education, land speculation, and politics in northwest Missouri. Includes material on the trust company, the Mutual Benefit Savings and Loan Association, Althouse & Williams, city of Cameron, MO, Wesleyan College, and other business ventures in which A.J. Althouse and J.E. Williams were involved.

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C0054 University of Missouri, Department of History Records 1909-1937

Correspondence of Jonas Viles about scheduling courses, exams, deficiencies, recommendations, applications, illness of Professor Mike H. Cochran, work on dissertations, and transfer vouchers for office supplies. Also personal correspondence.

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C0055 Brinkerhoff and Smith Land Agency and Loan Company Papers 1867-1878

The papers contain correspondence of Brinkerhoff and Vial, land agents in Clinton, Missouri, later Brinkerhoff and Smith Land Agency. The materials cover renting and selling land, paying taxes on property for non-resident owners and checking titles, and loans on property in southwestern Missouri, particularly Henry County.

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C0056 Consolidated School District Number 2 (Greene County, Mo.) Records 1907-1935

Records of rural schools in a 34 square-mile area around Strafford. Information pertains to Lamb, Potter, Flint Hill, Strafford, Danforth, and a black school (primary grades) and Strafford High School. Includes school board minutes, financial records, voter lists, election tallies, correspondence, teacher applications and contracts, and pupil records.

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C0056A Strafford, Missouri Bank Books 1910-1938

Records of the bank include balance books, collection register, daily statement registers, day books, deposit certificate register, discount registers, distribution of expense accounts register, draft registers, inventory book, ledgers, notes due books, record book containing minutes of the stockholders meetings, statement books, and stock certificate register.

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C0057 U.S. Army, Specialized Training Program, Foreign Area and Language Study, University of Missouri Papers 1943-1944

Correspondence, army directives, student records, and other material pertaining to the program and staff of the ASTP Unit at the University of Missouri. Also includes material concerning a study of ASTPs made by Thomas A. Brady for the Rockefeller Foundation.

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C0058 U.S. Army, Air Force College Training Program, University of Missouri Papers 1943-1944

Course schedules, outlines, flight and class roles, grades, and instructions for teachers concerning policies of Air Corps and teaching methods. Tests for History and Americanism. Correspondence of Rogers Whitmore and Thomas A. Brady.

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C0059 Xenophon Caverno Papers 1917-1941

Personal correspondence and information and correspondence about cotton organizations, farm organizations, and transactions concerning his plantation and plantation store. General expenses of the plantation, purchase of cotton seed, and records of accounts.

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C0060 Blanche Howard Stephens Papers 1917-1919

Papers of a Columbia, MO, woman active in World War I women's work, who served as 4th District chairman of the Women's Committee of the Council of National Defense. Papers pertain to Liberty Loan, Red Cross, food conservation, child welfare, patriotic education, and related work.

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C0063 Rockbridge Bank (Rockbridge, Mo.) Records 1869-1936

Bank business papers, legal papers, insurance papers, deposit slips and receipts, and miscellaneous papers. Also includes books of accounts used during the regular course of the business.

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C0064 U.S. Post Office (Rockbridge, Mo.) Records 1902-1935

Two record books kept by the postmaster: the official postmaster's account book, 1905-1918, and the register of money orders issued, 1902-1916. Papers include accounts, audit sheets, federal communications, money order forms, orders for stamps, and registered mail forms.

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C0065 John Allen Gano Family Papers 1794-1948

Correspondence of Elder John Gano of Bourbon County, KY, an evangelist in the early Disciples of Christ Church. The papers also include accounts and bills, advertisements, circulars, publications, and a diary describing his conversion, baptism, and life as a preacher.

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C0066 Confederate Home (Higginsville, Mo.) Records 1897-1944

Financial material, correspondence, contracts, minutes and reports, blueprints, and photographs.

Volumes include journals, ledgers, farm accounts, voucher register, cash book, and general records.

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C0067 Chariton County Exchange Bank Papers 1819-1922

Bank accounts; documents; pamphlets; letters and bills having to do with the tobacco industry in Chariton and Carroll Counties and Chariton County Wool Growers Association; miscellaneous clippings. Account book of bank includes bills and receipts from various business concerns.

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C0068 World War II Letters 1940-1946

Letters written by servicemen during the war to friends and relatives throughout the United States. Arranged alphabetically by writer's name.

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C0069 Rothville Bank (Rothville, Mo.) Papers 1889-1955

Journals, ledgers, and papers detailing the daily business of the Rothville Bank.

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C0070 Wat Arnold Papers 1947-1948

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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C0071 David Rice Atchison Papers 1837-1953

Correspondence and diaries of U.S. Senator David Rice Atchison. Correspondents include A.E. Hannegan, C.F. Jackson, James H. Birch, Jefferson Davis, Stephen W. Kearney, and J.W. Denver. Politics, including the slavery issue and Thomas Hart Benton; personal and family correspondence. Diaries concerning weather and farming are on microfilm.

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C0072 Royal D.M. Bauer Papers 1895-1919

Correspondence of a naval yeoman, 1916-1919, primarily to his sister, Gladys Bauer, and friend, Helen Elizabeth Clark. Diary of his service at Great Lakes, IL, and Guipavas Finistere and Brest, France. Copies of the GREAT LAKES BULLETIN and GREAT LAKES RECRUIT, 1918. 1895 photograph of Franklin County, MO, officials.

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C0073 Belwood-Ezell Family Papers 1850-1935

Correspondence, diaries, and miscellaneous items of families living in Saline and Pettis Counties, MO. Much of the correspondence pertains to news of family members and friends. Most of the letters are to and from family members, including children, of Mary Belwood Ezell and Francisco Ezell.

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C0074 Berry-Thomson-Walker Family Papers 1830-1893

Biography of David Thomson, founder of Georgetown and Sedalia, MO; correspondence of his son, Milton T. Thomson, in Pettis County and California gold fields; James T. Walker and Charles W.C. Walker in Boonville, KY, and North Carolina; William and Thomas Berry's California gold mining expense accounts; and miscellaneous papers.

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C0075 Maxwell Blake Papers 1910-1944

Correspondence, clippings, periodicals, speeches, State Department reports, and other government documents related to the career and duty stations of Maxwell Blake, a Foreign Service officer from 1906 to 1941.

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C0076 Durward Belmont Brady Papers 1909-1932

Family letters, letters from Thomas A. Brady and Joseph A. Serena, prohibition campaign expense lists and political propaganda, Richmond and Ray County civic and political materials, and Durward B. Brady & Son Real Estate, Insurance and Loan Company records.

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C0077 Robert Kirk Brady Letters 1917-1919

World War I letters of Robert Kirk Brady of Richmond, Ray County, MO, from Fort Sill, OK, and France. Scenes, customs, and people of France. Army life. Argonne, Verdun, battles, and Richmond and Ray County news.

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C0078 Samuel Breitenbaugh Family Papers 1851-1919

Correspondence and business papers. Bills at general store in Lee's Summit; expenses of a house built in 1898; family news from sister in St. Louis and lawsuit by wife for regaining title to estate after his death; receipts for taxes, merchant's licenses, life insurance, steamboat freight bill, and notes due Breitenbaugh or payable by him.

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C0079 Bronaugh-Bushnell Family Papers 1852-1930

Personal and business correspondence of the Bronaugh and Bushnell families, landowners and business operators near Clinton, Henry County, Missouri.

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C0080 Dwight H. Brown Letters 1937-1940

Correspondence, official and personal, of a Missouri secretary of state, regarding politics at all governmental levels, routine affairs of his office, events around his hometown of Poplar Bluff, MO, and religious activities. Collection is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. See also collection C2529.

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C0081 Benjamin Benson Cahoon Papers 1842-1889

Papers and correspondence of a Fredericktown, MO, lawyer dealing primarily with his business as a land agent. He paid taxes, made collections, sold land and furnished abstracts of title. Also a few cases involving collection of debts for merchants.

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C0082 John C. Carr Papers 1914-1920

Papers of a Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad claim agent located in Cameron, MO, concerned with injury claims and law cases.

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C0083 Charles W. Clark Papers 1854-1911

Letters of a Vermont Congregational minister to his wife, nee Harriet Lucretia Calton, describing several churches he served. Letters to him from his brother Edward P., who served in the Civil War and later was a traveling book salesman working out of St. Louis. Diaries and death records of the minister.

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C0084 Colman-Hayter Family Papers 1839-1900

Correspondence and miscellaneous material of a northwest Missouri family. Includes letters from family members while in the Mexican War, in Oregon, traveling down the Mississippi River, and serving in the Confederate Army.

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C0085 Columbia, Missouri Charter Commission Papers 1948-1949

Papers of a commission established by a special election on May 4, 1948.

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C0086 Corby Family Papers 1804-1905

Papers of a pioneer St. Joseph, MO, family: deeds, bills of sale for slaves, tax receipts, legal papers, stock certificates, Pony Express bills; and material on early St. Louis area.

Record book of the Mercantile Company, 1856; bank book, 1861-1869; volume of clippings concerning St. Joseph, 1881-1903.

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C0087 Thomas Theodore Crittenden Papers 1880-1950

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and papers of Thomas T. Crittenden, governor of Missouri, 1881-1885, and U.S. consul general in Mexico City, 1893-1897. Letter book kept while he was consul general in Mexico.

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C0088 Richard Dalton Papers 1859-1922

Letters, receipts, speeches, newspapers, and pamphlets of a Ralls County politician. Included are business papers pertaining to the Ralls County branch of the St. Louis and Keokuk Railroad.

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C0089 James Franklin Davidson Papers 1868-1917

Diaries, newspaper clippings, and papers of a lawyer and farmer of Chicago and Hannibal, MO. Papers concern court cases, politics, recreation, opera, the theater, and actors. Includes records of farming and animal breeding in Missouri and North Dakota.

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C0090 Amanda Davis Papers 1895-1917

Family letters, Cottey College material, contracts, certificates for school teaching, tax receipts, and sales bulletins.

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C0091 John Davis and William O. Colburn Papers 1838-1890

Accounts, legal papers, promissory notes, and receipts, of John Davis of Pleasant Hill and Warrensburg, MO, and William O. Colburn of Miller County and California, MO.

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C0092 Perl D. Decker Papers 1897-1939

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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C0093 James P. Dee Papers 1949-1950

Correspondence, book reports, reading lists, and University of Missouri M.A. thesis, a rhetorical study of a speech by Nebraska Senator George W. Norris, March 4, 1917, the "armed ship filibuster."

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C0094 James H. Denny Papers 1891-1931

Correspondence, receipts, bills, and miscellaneous papers of James H. Denny, a lawyer in Glasgow, MO, who was prosecuting attorney of Howard County and treasurer of Pritchett College, and was at one time in legal partnership with Thomas Shackelford. Also a few letters of his son, Thomas S. Denny.

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C0095 Ella Victoria Dobbs Papers 1882-1961

Papers of a University of Missouri Professor Emeritus of Applied Arts and founder of Pi Lambda Theta. Includes correspondence; speeches; articles; a published biography; classroom notebooks; clippings; manuscript material from an incomplete book, THE CREATIVE ARTS IN DEMOCRATIC LIVING; and Pi Lambda Theta records.

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C0096 Dodge-Melick Family Papers 1838-1922

Papers of Leonard Dodge of Bates County, Missouri, primarily pertaining to land. Copies of his will. Also papers of Wesley Melick of Horton, Missouri, a son-in-law of Dodge who was an army surgeon during the Civil War.

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C0097 Daniel Dunklin Papers 1815-1877

The correspondence, financial, and miscellaneous papers of the fifth governor of Missouri and a leading Missouri Democrat. The correspondence is especially rich in discussion of Missouri elections and of the leading political issues in Missouri and in the United States from 1829 to 1835.

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C0098 University of Missouri, English Club Papers 1903

Papers of the club, including stories, songs, and poems written by members of the organization in 1903. Roll of members, and part of a letter to Emma Simmons.

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C0099 Espy Family Papers 1800-1900

Papers primarily of Thomas Espy, an attorney who moved from Franklin, Pennsylvania, to Fort Madison, Iowa, and finally to St. Louis, Missouri.

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C0100 Joseph Ficklin Papers 1851-1908

Correspondence pertaining to mathematical science, publication of mathematical books, astronomy, and personal affairs. Also an algebra copybook.

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