Columbia Manuscript Collections

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CA5175 John E. Lankford Papers 1934-2018

The professional and personal papers of a history professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia include correspondence, publications, research and teaching materials, biographical information, photographs, poetry, financial records, and miscellaneous material.

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CA5187 Winterton Conway Curtis Papers 1890s-1940s

Addition of correspondence, writings, publications, and photographs to the papers of a professor of zoology at the University of Missouri. Includes some papers of zoology professor George Lefevre.

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CA5199 Missouri Women's Network Records 1970s-2000s

The records of the organization include correspondence, minutes, reports, questionnaires, directories, project records, publicity materials, newsletters, position papers, financial records, clippings, committee materials, photographs, and miscellaneous administrative material.

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CA5205 Wilson C. Morris Papers no date

Papers of a physics professor at State Normal School at Warrensburg, MO. Includes a typed manuscript of "Physics in the Secondary Schools" and State Normal School Bulletin of 1915-1916.

CA5209 Robert P. Knight Papers 1970s-1990s

Audiovisual material, correspondence and miscellaneous papers of a University of Missouri journalism instructor. Mostly about international and minority journalism.

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CA5217 Dictionary Society of North America, Biennial Meeting Records 1989-1991

Correspondence and records of the D.S.N.A. meeting held in Columbia, MO, in August 1991. Papers of Donald Lance, the program chairman of the meeting.

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CA5229 Epsilon Sigma Phi, Alpha Tau Chapter Records 1963-1994

Records of the Missouri state chapter of a national honorary Extension fraternity. Includes minutes, reports, by-laws, newsletters, financial records, meeting programs, and other materials.

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CA5230 Douglas Ensminger Papers 1970s-1980s

Papers of a rural sociologist and University of Missouri-Columbia professor. Includes speeches, lectures, writings, subject files, correspondence and other materials. Most materials from later career.

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CA5235 Leslie Konnyu Papers 1945-1991

The papers of a Hungarian-American author, scholar, and leader from St. Louis include correspondence, manuscripts, collected materials, articles, publications, scrapbooks, photographs and miscellaneous material.

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CA5248 American Dialect Society Proverb Collection no date

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.

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CA5263 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People re: Craton Liddell, et al., v. the Board of Education of the City of St. Louis, Missouri, et al. Records 1970s-1990s

Records associated with the educational desegregation case.

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CA5275 St. Louis Typographical Union No. 8 Records 1856-2008

Addition of union publications, meeting minutes, and membership records.

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CA5298 Journalism and Women Symposium Records 1990s

Addition includes correspondence, symposium financial documents and planning materials, membership information, photographs, and material on the American Society of News Editors.

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CA5299 Missouri Art Education Association Records 1945-2010s

Records of the organization include correspondence, photographs, publications, scrapbooks, financial records, Show Me Art, color slides, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous material.

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CA5301 University of Missouri, Black Theatre Workshop Records 1982-1993

Programs, posters, clippings, photographs, correspondence, evaluations, and other materials relating to workshop performances.

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CA5324 West Freedom Telephone Company (Concordia, Mo.) Records 1904-c. 1960

Constitution, by-laws, minutes, financial records, incorporation papers, and stock certificates of the company.

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CA5337 Missouri Conference on History Records 1965-2008

Records of the secretary and treasurer of the conference; annual meeting materials; and newsletters.

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CA5353 Missouri Business Education Association Records 1959-2006

The records of the organization include president’s files, meeting minutes and agendas, constitution, conference materials, financial and membership records, correspondence, and miscellaneous material. Includes some Missouri Vocational Association materials.

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CA5359 Freedom House Archives 1970s-1990s

Records, publications, clippings, articles, correspondence, and other materials documenting "a new world information order," international journalism, and press freedom violations. Includes materials created and compiled by Freedom House, as well as materials relating to U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, United Nations Association, and the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe.

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CA5371 Lewis Wickens Collection 1940s-2000s

Published works, videocassettes, and personal papers primarily relating to World War II fliers and prisoners of war.

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CA5400 "The Great Flood of 1993" Videocassette 1993

A two-hour history of the Missouri River flood from July 8 to September 7, 1993, filmed between Glasgow and Jefferson City, MO. Includes soundtrack by Bob Dyer.

CA5402 Columbia Weavers' and Spinners' Guild Records 1941-2022

Meeting minutes, treasurer’s reports, constitutions, yearbooks, newsletters, photographs, weaving notes and patterns, swatches and samples, a scrapbook, and miscellaneous material.

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CA5409 P.E.O. Sisterhood, Missouri State Chapter Records 1890-2010

The records of the organization include publications, chapter histories, record books, scrapbooks, directories, yearbooks, photographs, membership records, financial records, convention materials, and miscellaneous material.

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CA5428 Ernest R. Sears Papers 1970s-1980s

Addition of correspondence, photographs, and biographical materials. Primarily relates to his 40th anniversary at the University of Missouri and retirement.

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CA5440 Missouri Alliance for Choice Records c. 1989-1997

Records of a state-wide, coordinating organization for various pro-choice groups. Includes administrative records, financial records, minutes, correspondence, publications, newsletters, committee files, project records, and other materials.

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CA5462 Robert F. Karsch Papers 1940s-1960s

Materials relating primarily to sacred music for organ. Includes original music arrangements by Karsch and records of his performances. Karsch, a professor of political science at UMC, also authored the music for "Fight Tiger" in 1946.

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CA5473 Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. Records 1970s-1980s

Addition of materials relating to the Arizona Project and reporter Danny Casolaro and his investigation of Inslaw, Inc. and the U.S. Department of Justice.

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CA5477 Roger D. Eastman Collection 1950s-1980s

Materials relating to Eastman's work with Missouri Opinion Analysis which conducted a variety of public opinion polls and surveys. Also contains a variety of Missouri maps, several photographs, and materials relating to development on the Meramec River.

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CA5480 Martha Cotton Papers 1980s-2000s

The papers of an NBC News producer and journalist include correspondence, research materials, story files, and miscellaneous material. Includes "Volcano" and "Up Close and Personal" materials.

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CA5520 Lorenzo and Thomasina Talley Greene Papers 1920s-2021

Research files, personal papers, and family materials of a professional historian who taught at Lincoln University from 1933-1972. Includes materials of his son, Tommy Greene, and his son's family.

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CA5526 Sellmeyer Family Collection no date

Addition of Sellmeyer family genealogical materials, including materials in German. Correspondence, census records, family tree, photographs, map, and miscellaneous. See also C3062.

CA5540 Association of Records Managers and Administrators, Columbia/Jefferson City Central Missouri Chapter Records 1990s-2018

Records of a chapter of the Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) include by-laws, constitution, meeting minutes, correspondence, membership and financial records, workshop and training materials, administrative files, newsletters, photographs of the organization, seminar information, and miscellaneous material.

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CA5546 Thomas D. Pawley III Papers 1930s-2010s

Papers of a professor of speech and theater at Lincoln University, poet, and playwright; member of Missouri Arts Council, Missouri Humanities Council, Mid-America Arts Alliance, and other organizations. Includes manuscripts, correspondence, organizational records, teaching materials, and miscellaneous.

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CA5556 New Directions for News Records 1970s-2000s

Records of a project of the MU School of Journalism include project and research files; workshop and conference materials; correspondence; surveys; recordings of interviews; promotional materials; and miscellaneous material.

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CA5569 Lester B. Dent Collection 1930-1987

Addition of manuscripts, correspondence, publications, fan mail, photographs, newspaper clippings, published materials relating to the fictional character of Doc Savage, and other materials of a science fiction writer. Also includes over 15,000 jokes collected by Norma Dent and photographs taken for Dent’s aerial photography business, Airviews, c. 1950s.

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CA5583 Economic Opportunity Corporation of Greater St. Joseph (St. Joseph, Mo.) Records 1987-1994

Administrative procedures, audit, performance evaluation, and board member materials, 1987-1990, 1994. Board materials include correspondence, minutes, reports, financial statements, and miscellaneous.

CA5584 Freedom of Choice Council of Greater St. Louis Records c. 1977-1990

Financial records, minutes, newsletters, press releases, membership records, and miscellaneous records.

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CA5595 W. Francis English Papers 1970s

Addition of various speeches and remarks delivered by English. Most concern higher education and/or the University of Missouri.

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CA5603 Missouri, Boone County, Prosecuting Attorney Records 1948

Correspondence, affidavits, testimony, and other investigative materials regarding sexual activities at the University of Missouri and in Columbia, MO.

CA5605 Missouri Association of School Librarians Records 1942-2017

The records of a professional association for school librarians include board minutes, correspondence, reports, membership and financial records, publications, committee work, conference materials, administrative files, and miscellaneous material.

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CA5608 Jerry D. Greer Papers 1956-2007

The personal and professional papers of a U.S. Forest Ranger who worked at the Payette National Forest in Idaho contain correspondence, leadership and training materials, meeting and event files, and other records. Includes papers while a student at the University of Missouri-Columbia, family papers, and materials regarding Bedford, Indiana.

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CA5615 T.M. "Ted" Hamilton Papers 1960s

Addition of correspondence, archeological and historical research material, photographs, writings, personal and family financial records, and miscellaneous.

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CA5618 Marion T. Marzolf Papers 1970s-1990s

Papers of a University of Michigan journalism educator. Includes research and teaching files, manuscripts of publications and unpublished works, correspondence, and other materials. Relates primarily to women in media.

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CA5637 Mitchell F. Jayne Papers no date

Audio recordings of author and musician, including OLD FISH HAWK and STORIES FROM HOME, volumes I and II. Also includes manuscript of "Hiram" and clippings about Jayne.

CA5639 Office of Economic Opportunity, Community Action Agency Manual no date

Guidelines, instructions, and other materials documenting the origins of Community Action services.

CA5645 Clyde Faries Collection no date

Folk music and materials concerning Clyde Faries and the Faries family.

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CA5646 Rural Sociological Society of America Records 1919-2010

Addition of research project files; committee files; presidential papers; secretarial papers; annual meeting records; publications; audiovisual material; photographs; program and conference materials; administrative records; and miscellaneous material.

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CA5654 William Henry Becker Papers 1936-1990

Papers of a lawyer, judge, and political advisor. Includes personal and professional files: correspondence, case files, photographs, financial records, writings, and miscellaneous.

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CA5661 Communications Consortium Media Center Records 1980s-1990s

Materials, compiled, collected, and distributed which relate to women's news issues. Topics include abortion, human reproduction, media, politics, and others.

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CA5670 The Missouri Review (Columbia, Mo.) Records c. 1978-2015

Addition of office files, manuscript submissions, financial records, galley proofs, correspondence, and miscellaneous material.

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CA5672 Gordon McCann Collection no date

Collections of fiddle music by Lonnie Robertson, "Lonnie's Breakdown," and by Fred Stoneking, "Saddle Old Spike." McCann is featured as a performer and producer.

CA5677 Jane Froman Collection 1930s-2010

Addition of correspondence, sheet music, audio and video recordings, and miscellaneous material pertaining to Jane Froman.

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CA5683 Rose Kentner Poehlman Papers 1930s-1990s

Correspondence, travel materials, and other papers. Includes papers of University of Missouri agronomist John Milton Poehlman. Mostly correspondence with family and friends.

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CA5689 American Association of University Women, Missouri Division Records 1920s-2023

Addition of records of the state division, including board and annual meeting minutes, officers' and committee correspondence, membership information, publicity files, legislative work, program and conference files, and local branch materials.

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CA5691 James D. Atwater Papers 1980s-1990s

Papers of a journalism educator and dean of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Includes correspondence, talks, subject files, teaching materials, papers related to writing projects,and other materials.

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CA5698 Missouri Symphony Society Records 1970-2012

Board meeting minutes, financial records, planning documents, programs, publicity materials, and miscellany of a Columbia, Missouri, organization.

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CA5705 Margaret Howie Papers no date

Papers relating to organization and functioning of Stephens College Federation of Teachers organization. Also includes a few papers relating to librarianship at Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri.

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CA5714 Missouri Academy of Science Records 1937, 1960s-1990s

The records of an organization founded to increase and diffuse scientific knowledge include publications; correspondence; meeting minutes; reports; financial records; committee materials; membership records; annual meeting files; and miscellaneous administrative material.

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CA5724 Werner O. Nagel Papers no date

Addition of manuscripts, awards, published stories and poems, photographs, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous material.

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CA5726 E. Clarendon Hyde Papers 1940s-1990s

Sermons delivered by Hyde, a minister of the Episcopal Church, and a few copies of sermons collected by Hyde. Addition of personal correspondence, subject files related to the Episcopal Church, race relations and civic affairs in Columbia, MO, the University of Missouri, and miscellaneous material.

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CA5728 Community Development Society Records 1964-2019

Addition of publications, correspondence, financial records, board meeting minutes, committee materials, annual meeting materials, handbooks, photographs, and miscellaneous material.

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CA5732 Hospice of Jefferson City and Mid-Missouri Records 1983-1995

Administrative and financial records of the organization.

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CA5733 Carol Kleiman Papers 1954-2015

Papers of associate business editor and columnist for the Chicago Tribune. Contains columns and articles concerning employment and women in the workforce. Also includes other writings such as books, short stories, and poetry, and materials from speeches, and radio and television appearances.

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CA5738 Tad Bartimus Papers 1942-2020

Articles, photographs, correspondence, and other writings of AP reporter Tad Bartimus. Also includes some personal material.

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CA5740 Mary A. Gardner Papers 1940s-1990s

Papers of a professor of journalism and newspaper consultant, consisting of personal and professional correspondence and subject files, research and consulting material, photographs, and family papers.

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CA5742 League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County (Mo.) Records c. 1934-2005

Addition includes correspondence, meeting minutes, financial records, committee files, scrapbooks, and audiovisual material, as well as reports, studies, and background material related to local conditions in housing, criminal justice, sanitation, and government.

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CA5743 Lions Club (Columbia, Mo.) Records 1960s-1980s

Organizational correspondence, minutes, financial and membership records, newsletters, and promotional materials.

CA5745 United Methodist Church, Missouri East Conference Records 1813-2010

Addition of annual conference journals, correspondence, newsletters, meeting programs, committee files, publications, and the records of individual churches, including Fry United Methodist Church in St. Louis.

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CA5749 Robert Gail and Margie McDaniel Woods Collection 1920s-2023

Family papers, photographs, and genealogical records of Woods, Edwards, Hanna, and related families, and historical and organizational records of various Methodist churches and communities in and around St. Louis.

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CA5754 Gladys K. Pihlblad Papers 1959-1981

Addition of letters of Missouri artist Fred Shane. See also C3843.

CA5756 University of Missouri-Columbia, Campbell-Harrison Home Economics Cooperative House Records 1936-1986

Scrapbooks containing photographs, newspaper clippings, programs and other materials related to the University of Missouri sorority. Also includes office files, financial records, minutes, audio cassettes, and miscellaneous material.

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CA5757 James L. Lowe Papers 1940s-1990s

Personal papers of a Professor of Sociology, Northwest Missouri State University, consisting of correspondence and other materials concerning Democratic politics in Missouri and Arkansas, military papers, the Red Cross and other community service organizations, and Lowe's autobiography.

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CA5759 David H. Morrissey Papers no date

Subject files, research materials, and teaching materials related to the Freedom of Information Act, government secrecy, and electronic records of an investigative reporter and professor of journalism.

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CA5761 "Blind Boone's Piano Music" 1998

Audio recording of music composed by African-American John W. "Blind" Boone, performed by Frank Townsell.

CA5781 Arnold M. Zwicky Papers 1960s-1990s

Correspondence, teaching and research materials, and administrative records of a professor of linguistics.

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CA5785 State Historical Society of Missouri Records 1898-2023

The records of the State Historical Society of Missouri include correspondence; state historical marker files; scrapbooks; records of Executive Directors Richard Brownlee, James Goodrich, and Gary R. Kremer; executive committee and annual meeting materials; financial records; audiovisual recordings; and miscellaneous administrative material.

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CA5791 Missouri Prairie Foundation Records 1960s-2000s

Records of an organization founded in 1966 to acquire and preserve native prairie lands in Missouri. Records consist of correspondence, subject and project files, brochures and other promotional materials, membership lists, financial records, and publications.

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CA5792 M. Fred Lyon Collection no date

Addition of Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad operating papers, photographs, and memorabilia; and photographs, promotional material, railroad publications, and miscellaneous material related to American railroads.

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CA5796 Mark Haim Collection 1976-1989, 2010

Papers of a Missouri environmental and political activist include correspondence, financial and membership records, promotional material, newspaper clippings, background and research material, and other records of Missourians For Safe Energy. Citizens for a Radioactive Waste Policy, Missouri Energy Action and other similar state organizations. Also included is an oral history interview with Mark Haim conducted by the State Historical Society of Missouri in 2010.

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CA5798 Lafe F. Allen Papers 1940s-1980s

Papers of a journalist and member of the United States Information Agency, consisting of copies of news stories, articles and other writings, correspondence, notes, background and research material, and miscellaneous personal records related to Allen's coverage of U.S. foreign policy activities in Central and South America, Europe, and Asia.

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CA5801 Sons of Confederate Veterans, Sterling Price Camp #145 (St. Louis, Mo.) Records 1990s

Correspondence, press releases and other promotional material, meeting minutes and other administrative records, newspaper clippings, research materials, event programs, photographs, and miscellaneous records of the organization of male descendants of Confederate veterans.

CA5803 Tom Chorlton Papers 1960s-2010s

The papers of an educator, political activist, and gay rights advocate include correspondence, meeting and event material, clippings, photograph albums, and miscellaneous records and personal papers. Also included is research material and drafts for Chorlton’s book The First American Republic.

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CA5805 Richard D. Robinson Collection 1830s-2000s

Materials of a professor in the College of Education, University of Missouri-Columbia, whose primary research areas were the history of literacy, teacher education, and reading theory. Includes historical school primers, professional correspondence, publications, and miscellaneous papers.

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CA5812 Thomas M. Binger Collection 1888-2023

Collection of U.S. railroad timetables, publications, promotional material, photographs and miscellaneous material, and newsletters of Missouri railroad enthusiast organizations, Mid-Missouri Railfans and the St. Louis chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. Also includes some personal and family material.

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CA5813 Missouri Department of Social Services, Division of Family Services, Community Services Block Grant Unit Records 1976-1999

Records of the state office responsible for the administration of federal funds provided for poverty assistance in Missouri, consisting of correspondence, contracts, reports, and financial records of participating social service agencies, and miscellaneous material.

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CA5814 Rotary International, District 6070 (Mo.) Records 1950s-1990s

Records of a Missouri district of the service organization include reports and other material of district clubs, procedures and promotional material, and records of programs and activities.

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CA5815 Kent Hosmer Collection 1980s

Newsletters, meeting material, promotional and educational material and other organizational records of the US Committee In Solidarity With The People of El Salvador (CISPES), and similar records, including Spanish language material, related to revolutionary movements in central America.

CA5818 Cora S. Gladish Papers 1885-1951

Sheet music of compositions written and published by Cora Gladish of Higginsville, Missouri, related correspondence, biographical information, watercolors, photographs, and miscellaneous material. Also includes diaries of Ann Eliza Gladish and miscellaneous Gladish family material.

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CA5821 French Heritage Oral History Collection 1989-1999

Audio and video recordings of interviews and performances, transcripts, correspondence, field notes, slides, and miscellaneous material related to French settlement and culture in Missouri and the Mississippi valley.

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CA5823 Missouri Museums Association Records 1970s-2021

Records of the organization include correspondence, financial and membership records, newsletters, conference material, meeting minutes, and miscellaneous records.

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CA5828 Midwest Disc Sports Collection 1950s-2023

Collection of correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, books, newsletters, posters, photographs, films, video recordings, and miscellaneous instructional and promotional material documenting the development of disc sports nationally and internationally. Disc sports covered include: disc golf, guts, double disc court, freestyle, ultimate, canine events, and others. Etymology of "Frisbee" plus other disc sport history and folklore.

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CA5831 Maria L. Evans Papers 1986-1988

Noteservice notes and student synopses of lectures of first and second year courses at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Courses include anatomy, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, and others.

CA5835 Die Gartenlaube 1893-1904

Issues of the German language periodical, 1893-1904.

CA5836 "Crime and Punishment: The Kansas City Municipal Workhouse" 1999

A 1999 program produced by a Kansas City television station.

CA5837 Francis M. Barnes III Papers 1940s, 1970s-1990s

Papers of a Missouri state representative and attorney include subject files, legislative files, historical research material, newspaper clippings, photographs, campaign material, and memorabilia, and other miscellaneous personal items.

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CA5843 John William "Blind" Boone Piano Roll c. 1920

Performance by Blind Boone of "Nearer My God To Thee," published by the QRS Company, c. 1920.

CA5844 Lawrence E. Giffen Collection no date

Dissertation proposal, chapters, and research material on steamboat transportation in Missouri. Includes navigation maps of the Missouri River.

CA5847 Walter L. Pfeffer II Collection 1949-2021

Records of Columbia Association of Life Underwriters, University of Missouri Alumni Association, Evans Scholars Alumni Association, MU College of Arts and Science Alumni Association, MU Political Action Committee, Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Southside Optimist Club, and DeSmet Jesuit High School, and personal papers.

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CA5849 Timothy R. Coughlin Papers 1890s-1990s

Correspondence, research material, publications, organizational records, and audio and video recordings of an individual active in the Democratic Party in Missouri.

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CA5854 Norm Stewart Collection 1950s-2006

Scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, awards, certificates, programs, and other material related to the life and career of the longtime University of Missouri men's head basketball coach. Includes episodes of the Norm Stewart Show and various recordings of MU basketball games, interviews, and events.

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