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Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. Records, 1997 (R1406)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. Records contain the book Win-Win: A Information History of Associated Electric Cooperative Inc., written by Russ Holt and published in 1997.

Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company Records, 1876-1877 (R1288)
(1 oversize volume)

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This Atlantic and Pacific Railroad volume is a register of warranty and quitclaim deeds by the for lands
sold by the company in Barry, Franklin, Gasconade, Greene, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Phelps,
Pulaski, Stone, and Webster Counties in Missouri.

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Barry County (Mo.) Baptist Association Annual Meeting Reports, 1885-1889 (C2978)
1 roll of microfilm

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Printed reports of the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th meetings of the association. List of delegates, and membership statistics.

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Barry County Baptist Association Records, 1937-1945 (R0875)
(1 folder)

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These are published booklets containing the minutes of annual meetings of the Barry County Baptist Association, held at Cassville, Missouri, in 1937 and 1945.

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Barry County Baptist Association Records, 1897-1898 (R0908)
(1 folder)

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This collection consists of photocopies of published booklets of the minutes of two consecutive annual meetings (1897 and 1898) of the Barry County Baptist Association in Missouri. Included are minutes of sessions, reports of committees, ministerial rosters, and statistical reports.

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Barry County, Missouri, Photograph Collection, 1914-1982 (P0672)

Photographs of Barry County, Missouri, focused on historic structures, historic markers, and schools.

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Lyman G. Bennett Papers, 1857-1865 (R0274)
10 folders

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These are diaries and topographic maps of a civil engineer, member of the 36th Illinois Infantry,
and civilian employee of the U. S. Army. The materials concern homesteading in Minnesota in
1857; campaigning in Missouri and Arkansas with the Army of Southwest Missouri, 1861-1862;
mapping in Kansas and Colorado in 1865; and the Powder River Indian Expedition in Nebraska and
Wyoming in 1865.

Boller Brothers Architectural Records, 1910-1982 (K0065)
9.31 c.f.

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Architectural drawings and other supporting documents for the Boller Brothers firm who specialized in theater design

Moses Jasper Bradford Papers, 1861-1865 (R0360)
2 folders

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These are Civil War letters of Moses J. Bradford, a native of Relfe, Phelps County, Missouri,
and an officer of the Missouri State Guard and the 10th Missouri Infantry (CSA). He wrote from
camps in Missouri and Arkansas, and, after his capture in 1863, from Union prison camps in Ohio,
Maryland, Delaware, South Carolina, and Georgia

Isham Browder Papers, 1855-1862 (R0115)
(1 folder)

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The Isham Browder Papers contains photocopies of letters written to Isham Browder of Dallas, Texas, from his brother Edward Browder, a Confederate soldier from Flat Creek, Missouri and Boggy Depot, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory. There are also receipts from merchants in Dallas.

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Cassville and Exeter Railway Company Records, 1909-1976 (R0421)
5 folders

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These are papers concerning a short-line railroad which connected the towns of Cassville and
Exeter in Barry County, Missouri, begun as the Cassville & Western Railway in 1896 and reorganized
as the C&E in 1919. The collection includes letters, documents, clippings, and photographs

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Cassville Chamber of Commerce Collection, 1963 (R0780)
(1 folder)

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This is a souvenir program booklet for the second annual Ozark jamboree held at Cassville, Barry County, Missouri, on October 17-19, 1963.

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Cassville Commercial Club Collection, 1934 (R0814)
(1 folder)

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This brochure promotes the town of Cassville in Barry County, Missouri, as a desirable location for agriculture, industry, recreation, and residence.

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Cassville Garden Club Collection, 1947 (R1040)
(1 folder)

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This is an annual program booklet for a woman's garden club at Cassville in Barry County, Missouri. Covering the calendar year 1947, it includes meeting schedules and topics, lists of state and local officers, a roster of members with local telephone numbers, and a list of past presidents.

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Civil War Documents, 1861-1865 (C4274)
0.2 cubic feet (2 folders)

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Photocopies of miscellaneous papers and documents, including discharges, enlistments, a commission, confederate bills and notes, stamps, insignia, orders, mustering out papers of soldiers, including officers, mostly from Missouri.

Civil War Veteran Homestead Ledgers, 1874 (SP0069)
0.01 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The Civil War Veteran Ledgers collection contains two small volumes of handwritten notes taken in 1874 by a government land agent. The notes record information about Union veterans of the Civil War who served in the United States Army or the Missouri State Militia and had made homestead claims of 160 acres or less via the Homestead Act of 1862. The veterans resided in five Missouri counties: Douglas, Ozark, Barry, McDonald, and Stone.

Timothy M. Cole Papers, 1872-1991 (R1449)
(3 folders)

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The papers of Timothy M. Cole contain letters, ledgers, names, and an animal disease guide by Timothy Cole. There are also minutes from the Barry County Baptist Association (digital), a class role book for the Newtown Baptist Church, and a hundredth anniversary history for the Northside Baptist Church.

Warren Cook Collection, 1782-1978 (R0043)
0.25 cubic foot (5 folders)

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The Warren Cook Collection contains photocopies of papers of the Smith, Havins, Roseberry, and Cook families of southwestern Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. The collection includes correspondence, estate papers, and genealogical records. Also included are two farm diaries from 1875-1876.

Kenneth E. Coombs Papers, 1960s-1970s (CA5865)
5 cubic feet

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Project files of a Kansas City architect related to historic restoration projects in Missouri. Includes correspondence, photographs, survey material, planning documents, financial records, and architectural drawings.

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"Educational Institutions," Willa Mermoud, no date (C2131)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a history of teachers institutes, normal schools, and summer schools in Barry County, MO, 1870-1910, and a list of administrators and teachers who attended the sessions.

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Election Returns, 1840 (C1736)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Missouri presidential election returns for Barry, Boone, Rives (now Henry), St. Charles, St. Louis, Warren, and Wayne Counties. Returns for state senator in Wayne County and circuit attorney in Rives and St. Louis Counties.

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First Baptist Church, Purdy, Missouri Collection, 1981 (R1130)
(1 folder)

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This collection includes a centennial booklet, '1881-1981; Our First One-Hundred Years', and a centennial revival program, September 27-October 4, 1981, for the First Baptist Church at Purdy in Barry County, Missouri. The founding pastor was J. K. Northcutt and the current pastor was Ben J. Dobbs.

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Frisco Heights Townsite Company Collection, 1911 (R1110)
(1 folder)

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This is a receipt dated March 13, 1911 from the Frisco Heights Townsite company of Sulphur in Murray County, Oklahoma to E. Jeffries of Monett in Barry County, Missouri, for $5.00 payment on lots 23-24 in block 13. The receipt is signed by J. N. Wilson, secretary-treasurer.

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Gaddis School, Barry County, Missouri Collection, 1988 (R1292)
(1 folder)

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This is a reunion booklet for Gaddis School near Cassville in Barry County, Missouri. The school operated from 1891 through 1964. The booklet, produced on the occasion of a reunion of the school's former students and teachers in 1988, includes historical information, excerpts from school records, and photographs of students and teachers.

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M. E. Gillioz Collection, 1926-1994 (R0575)
(4 folders)

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This is a collection of printed material and newspaper clippings concerning the life and career of M. E. Gillioz, a construction contractor and businessman from Monett, Barry County, Missouri. Included are biographical materials, a program on the opening of the Gillioz Bank and Trust Company, the Gillioz memorial edition of the Monett Times, material on the construction of the Gillioz Theater in Springfield, Missouri, in 1926, and stories on the plans for its restoration in the 1990s.

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"History of Barry County's Home Economics Clubs," Willa Mermoud, no date (C2128)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains two histories by Willa Mermoud on the 4-H and women's clubs in Barry County, Missouri. The first is titled, "History of Barry County's Home Economics Clubs," and includes information on the organization, services rendered, and a list of extension service officers, 1928-1958. The second publication is titled, "Barry County Extension Homemakers Clubs History, 1919-1969," and describes 50 years of club work in Barry County.

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James J. Randall Photograph Collection, no date (P0448)
7 photographs

Photos of Barry County ca. 1960s: Tom Town, and Calton Mill. Portraits of Edie and Simeon Armes.

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Herbert Kleyboecker Papers, 1918 (SP0039)
0.2 cubic feet (6 folders, 5 photographs)

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The Herbert Kleyboecker Papers contain his World War I correspondence from 1918 to 1919. His letters, written to his family in St. Louis, Missouri, contains detailed descriptions of basic training in Kansas, life in camp, opinions on the participation of African-American troops, conscientious objectors, trench warfare, and the treatment of the wounded in allied hospitals.

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Larry A. James Photograph Collection, 1870-1980 (P0240)

Copy photos of Pioneer, Newtonia and Stark City, Missouri. Also, copy photo of J.M. Ritchie and an original photo of the Purcell family on steps of home, circa 1910. 35mm slides of southwest Missouri.

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Loughlin Studios Architectural Records, 1976-2019 (K1398)
4.09 c.f.

Loughlin Studios paper drawings and AutoCAD files dated 1976 to 2019.

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Henry Perrin Mann Civil War Papers, 1862-1865 (R0455)
1 folder

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These are typescripts of the Civil War diaries of Henry P. Mann, Co. B Cavalry, 36th Illinois
Infantry. The company was later assigned to the 15th Illinois Cavalry as Co. K. The diaries cover
the Pea Ridge campaign in Missouri and Arkansas, the occupation of Corinth, Mississippi, the battle
of Chickamauga, the siege of Chattanooga, and the Atlanta campaign. The entries for 1865 concern
personal business and finances.

Curtis Fletcher Marbut Papers, 1852-1983 (C3720)
4.4 cubic feet

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Personal and professional papers of a geology professor at the University of Missouri, 1895-1910, and soil scientist for U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1910-1935. Includes correspondence, estate and financial records, photographs, publications, manuscripts and maps. Also includes personal correspondence received by Louise Marbut Moomaw and a short series of Civil War letters.

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Mark Twain National Forest Photograph Collection, circa 1900-1985 (R0485)
0.05 cubic foot (2 folders, 719 negatives)

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These are photographs copied from holdings of the Mark Twain National Forest in Rolla, Missouri. Topics include National Forest facilities and projects; forest and wood industries; water mills; lakes, rivers, and springs; mines; dams; and the Civilian Conservation Corps and Youth Conservation Corps.

Martin Family Papers, 1857-1944 (R1472)
0.02 cubic foot (2 folders)

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The Martin Family Papers contain an autobiographical account of Paris Clark Martin's life. The autobiographical stories include events leading up to and after the Civil War, information about southeastern Missouri, and Tom How's (Howe's) Mill. The collection also includes the memoirs of Paris Clark Martin's son, William Lawrence Martin, which discusses his father.

Emory Melton Papers, 1880-1980 (SP0065)
20 cubic feet

the Emory Melton Papers contain the personal and professional papers of attorney and long-time state Senator Emory Melton of Cassville, Missouri.

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Missouri Department of Resources, "The White River Country", no date (R0324)
(1 folder)

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This is a map of the White River watershed encompassing all or parts of eleven counties in southern Missouri. Topographic features and recreational sites are shown, as are mills, mines, bridges, fords, schools, and churches.

Monett Chamber of Commerce Collection, 1960 (R0787)
(1 folder)

This collection includes a booklet, Monett, the Big "M" in Southwest Missouri, and the program for the annual dinner of the Monett Chamber of Commerce, held on February 15, 1960 in Monett, Barry County, Missouri.

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Monett Chamber of Commerce Collection, 1950 (R0911)
(1 folder)

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This is a booklet for the Lawrence and Barry Counties Second Annual Dairy Show, held at Monett in Barry county, Missouri, on September 15-16, 1950. Included are names of officers, the schedule, rules and regulations, and a list of premiums.

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Monett, Missouri Centennial Collection, 1987 (R0802)
(1 audiocassette)

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This is "The Foggy River Boys Present: A Sentimental Journey," recorded in celebration of the centennial of Monett in Barry County, Missouri. Included are performances by Jack Frost and the Men of Note, and the Monett High School Band and Chorus.

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Lynn Morrow Papers, 1804-2015 (R1000)
21 cubic feet (964 folders, 4 oversize folders)

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The papers of Lynn Morrow contain correspondence and research papers, with an additional significant collection of late twentieth-century promotional and advertising items. The papers reflect major areas of Morrow's research on the southwest Missouri region; Iron, Shannon, and Washington counties; Theodore Pease Russell and his writings; and the writings of Silas C. Turnbo. The collection also includes a large selection of promotional publications and ephemera associated with late 20th century tourism in Missouri and Arkansas.

Mrs. J. Fred Mermond Photograph Collection, 1910, no date (P0762)
4 photographs

Copy photos of a teachers institute in Exeter, ca. 1900, and the David W. Courdin home in Monett.

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Northrop Family Papers, 1852-1998 (R1489)
4 cubic feet (68 folders)

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The Northrop Family Papers contain correspondence between members of the Northrop family, family genealogy, and personal papers related to the family farm near Simcoe, Missouri.

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Ozark Playgrounds Association Collection, 1929-1955 (R0854)
0.2 cubic foot (2 folders)

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The Ozark Playgrounds Association Records contains booklets and pamphlets published by the Ozark Playgrounds Association to promote the "Playgrounds of the Ozarks," encompassing the Ozarks regions in Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. The booklets include geographical listings, maps, and lists of restaurants, hotels, and tourist attractions.