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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.

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Barton County Work Farm Ledger, 1899-1903 (K0361)
.04 c. f.

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Kept by Hutchens of Lamar, Missouri, a farmer, dry goods store owner, and manager of the Barton County Farm, the ledger includes record of sales; expenses, income from produce; and lists of inmates working at the Farm.

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Barton County, Missouri, Photograph Collection, 1904, no date (P1098)

An artificial collection of photographs of Barton County, focus on Lamar and Liberal.

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Donna Kay Cowan Papers, 1855-2013 (SP0007)
.5 cubic feet (10 folders)

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The Cowan Family Papers are composed of pamphlets, programs, photographs, and materials relating to the history of the Golden City High School, which Frank Cowan attended in the class of 1933 and his daughter, Donna Cowan, in the class of 1958.               

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George Flood Papers, 1900 (R0937)
(1 folder)

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This is a letter from George Flood at Golden City in Barton County, Missouri, to "Brother Knoll" dated June 10, 1900. The letter concerns Flood's attempts to market bicycles for Knoll, with the intention of moving to Springfield in Greene County, Missouri, to do so.

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Sarah Guitar Papers, 1931-1944 (C3563)
1.2 cubic feet

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Correspondence and miscellaneous information on Missouri compiled by Miss Guitar during her employment as reference librarian for the State Historical Society of Missouri.

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Charles F. Hall House (Benton County, Mo.) Architectural Drawings, 1977 (C2852)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Measured drawings by the Historic American Buildings Survey including plans, profiles, details, elevations, and sections. House was probably built c. 1860 by Calloway G. Heath. OVERSIZE.

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Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF), Rebekah Assembly Records, Southwestern Missouri, 1893-2007 (K1322)
12 c.f.

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Organizational records of several southwestern Missouri women's lodges of the Rebekah Assembly, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Materials range from c. 1893 to c. 2007. The collection consists primarily of bound ledgers, such as member registers and account and minute books. Many of the older ledgers are quite fragile. Earlier record books may show occupations of members and their spouses. Records also show support services provided to members.

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Kansas City, Fort Scott, and Memphis Railroad Company Collection, circa 1890s (R1071)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This collections contains "Snap Shots in South Missouri," a promotional booklet to encourage land sales along the Kansas City, Fort Scott, and Memphis, and Kansas City, Clinton and Springfield Railroads in Missouri. The area is presented as ideal for fruit-culture and raising livestock. Booklet includes vies along the railroad lines in Missouri and Arkansas.

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Lamar City Guards Photograph Collection, circa 1900 (R1409)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder, 3 photographs)

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The Lamar City Guards Photograph Collection contains images of the Lamar City Guard, Company D, 5th Regiment of the Missouri National Guard. This includes the portrait of an unidentified soldier and views of the Company D flag.

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Liberal, Missouri, Books, 1900-1930 (C3291)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains photocopies of a circular describing the Freethought University, Liberal, MO, n.d.; "The Orthopaedian," Liberal, MO, 1900; and "Songs of the Lyrian Form," by O.E. Harmon, 1930.

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Lula F. Shelton Postcard Collection, 1912, no date (P0534)
10 postcards

Postcards of the Missouri and Kansas mining industry. Additional postcards of the Truman home in Lamar, and the Missouri State Capitol.

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Missouri Department of Natural Resources Photographs, 1890-1988 (P0136)
1.08 linear feet

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Photographs and postcards of historic sites and buildings in Missouri. Includes photographs of the dedication for the Harry S. Truman birthplace site in Lamar.

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Clara Washburn Morgan Diary, 1885 (C3818)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)

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Diary kept by Morgan, the wife of five-term Missouri Congressman Charles Henry Morgan, in Washington, D.C., during 1885. The diary records such events as a suffrage meeting, Washington politics, and Grover Cleveland's inauguration and provides insight into family life and entertaining.

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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.

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National Liberal Orphans' Home Papers, 1882-1891 (C1733)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Constitution, amendments, letters, petitions for incorporation, and court records for the National Liberal Orphans' Home, Liberal, MO. Institution organized in 1882 by the Freethinkers of America, who also established the Free Thought University in Liberal.

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Nevada Gas, Oil and Asphalt Company Records, 1903 (R0845)
(1 folder)

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These are papers concerning the establishment of the Nevada Gas, Oil and Asphalt Company, a mineral exploitation and development firm in Barton and Vernon Counties in southwestern Missouri.

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Jason C. Ottinger Papers, 1905-1908 (R1461)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The Jason C. Ottinger Papers consists of documents related to Jason C. Ottinger's personal papers. He resided in Milford, Missouri, in the early twentieth century. This collection includes tax receipts, a bill of sale, deed inquiries, and a certificate of membership for the National Co-Operative Burial Association.

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James H. Roberts Diary, 1858-1909 (K1000)
0.04 c.f. (2 folders)

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Roberts built houses, made and sold brooms, taught school, and owned a small mercantile store briefly. He was interested in Spiritualism and his second wife and one of his daughters were mediums. Includes a handwritten diary consisting of both shorthand and longhand entries. Entries were made every year on the writer's birthday, beginning at the age of 27, continuing until his death at 78.

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James H. Roberts Diary, 1867 (C1218)
0.03 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Diary includes a memorandum by James H. Roberts setting down his reasons for leaving Barton County, MO.

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Southwest Missouri Resource Conservation and Development Records, 1964-2011 (SP0009)
28 cubic feet

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The records consist of the financial documents, correspondence, project notes and publications pertaining to the operation of the non-profit environmental organization known as Southwest Missouri Resource Conservation and Development. 

Dillard Surbrugg Papers, 1925 -1931 (R1448)
(4 folders)

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The Dillard Surbrugg Papers contain letters of correspondence between the Order of the Eastern Star, Webb City Chapter and other chapters in the United States, correspondence between the Springfield Republican and Dillard Surbrugg, correspondence from the Joplin Globe Publishing Company and Mr. Surbrugg and miscellaneous papers.

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Lyle Welles Underhill Architectural Records, 1909-1939 (K0136)
3.12 c.f.

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Architectural drawings, specifications, contracts, photographs, correspondence, and related memorabilia of Underhill, a woman architect in Kansas City, MO who specialized in school buildings in Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri. However, other types of buildings are also included.

United States Bureau of Mines, Rolla Research Center Records, 1915-1996 (R1321)
17 cubic feet (372 folders, 4 maps, 3,238 photographs, 68 negatives, 936 slides, 3 volumes)

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The United States Bureau of Mines, Rolla Research Center Records contain the records of the Bureau of Mines office and research facility established in Rolla, Missouri in 1915. The records include correspondence, operational reports, project reports, photographs, newspaper articles, program materials, and maps.

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Charles Van Ravenswaay Papers, 1841-1990 (C3873)
21.8 cubic feet, 1 audio cassette

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Correspondence, research notes, photographs, and literary manuscripts of historian and author Charles Van Ravenswaay, former director of the Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis; Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA; and the Henry F. duPont Winterthur Museum and Gardens, Wilmington, DE.

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Warren D. Welliver Collection, 1900-1975 (P0069)
2 folders

Postcards of Barton County towns, especially Lamar, Rich Hill, Adrain. Additional postcards of Foster and Amoret. Photographs of the Nelson family of Hannibal, MO, and Richard Brownlee.

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