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"Alfalfa in Bates County, Missouri," T.F. Yost, 1927 (C2674)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a report on promotion of alfalfa planting in Bates County.

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Barrows Family Letters, no date (CA6520)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

Addition of original letters of Freeman Barrows family of Batesville and Papinville, Missouri. See also C3264.

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Barrows Family Letters, 1834-1849 (C3264)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)

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Correspondence between Freeman Barrows, his brother John and his sister Sarah; between Elizabeth Vaill Waldo and her sister Asenath B. Vaill Barrows, wife of Freeman Barrows. Freeman Barrows tells of business, social and economic conditions in Batesville and Papinville, MO, and urges his family to join him there.

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Bates County, Missouri, Photograph Collection, 1914-1981 (P0037)
10 photographs

An artificial collection of photographs of Bates County, primarily focusing on the Butler area (5 photos), but also including Rockville (1 photo).

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Oscar F. Burge Papers, 1853-1900 (C0211)
0.15 cubic feet (7 folders)

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Correspondence, cancelled checks, legal papers, tax receipts and miscellaneous papers belonging to O.F. Burge of Bates and Cooper Counties.

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Butler Play School (Butler, Mo.) Scrapbook, 1908 (C0607)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Scrapbook of the Butler Play School for the summer of 1908. Includes a typewritten report and evaluation of the school's operations, correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

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Dodge-Melick Family Papers, 1838-1922 (C0096)
0.18 cubic feet (9 folders)

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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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Falor, Crabb, and McGennis Family Papers, 1850-1985 (K0707)
11 c.f.

Business records relating to the operation of the families' farms in Hopedale, IL; Sprague, MO; and Rich Hill, MO. Includes financial records for goods and services purchased; account books; commissions on livestock and crops; other legal documents; and business correspondence on a variety of subjects. Also personal correspondence, chiefly the Crabb family, and diaries kept by Mary Ann McGennis.

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H.C. Casselman Investment Company Records, 1910 (R1483)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The H.C. Casselman Investment Company Records consists of a booklet from the H.C. Casselman Investment Company that was based in Kansas City, Missouri. The booklet includes information about the climate, soil, wildlife, and environment in Missouri. It also includes investment properties for sale and includes a road map of the Kansas City area and parts of the northwest corner of Missouri.

Harmony Mission Annual Reports, 1825-1827 (C1731)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Annual reports to Secretary of War James Barbour from Nathaniel B. Dodge, superintendent, on the Indian School at Harmony Mission, Great Osage Nation. Reports on teachers and other personnel, number of students, amount of Missouri property, expenses, receipts, progress of students, health, and Indian relations.

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Mike W. McClurg Photograph Collection, 1895-1995 (K0847)
1.5 c.f.

Glass plate negatives taken in the Rockville, Bates County, MO area and the Kansas City area. Primarily document rural and agricultural activities.

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Missouri Architectural Collection, 1903-2003 (K0009)
48.53 c.f.

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Architectural drawings and other items from various donors relating to buildings designed by Kansas City architects and/or in the Kansas City area.

Harmony Mission, Missouri, Plat, 1839 (C1720)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a Photostat of a plat of Township 38 North, Range 30 West by Milburn, the surveyor general, St. Louis, MO, 2 July 1839. Shows location of Harmony Mission.

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

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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Harley H. Page Papers, 1952 (C2276)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Correspondence between H.H. Page, Bates County farmer, and various state and federal officials. Page complains of suspected communist sympathies and activities of displaced persons employed on his farm.

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Photographs of Harmony Mission and Papinville, Missouri, 1996 (P0291)
9 photographs

snapshots from 1996 of the sites of Harmony Mission and Papinville in Bates County, Missouri

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Photos from the Road Collection, 2018-2019 (C4389)

Sean Rost serves as the Oral Historian for the State Historical Society of Missouri and the Missouri Humanities Council. He started this position in January 2018. The images in this collection were taken during Rost's travels throughout the state on oral history projects and on personal time.

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Pleasant Grove Cemetery Association Records, 1943-1983 (C3867)
0.06 cubic feet (3 folders)

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The records of the Pleasant Grove Cemetery association consist of correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings and notes.

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Pleasant Grove Grange Records, 1873-1893 (K0303)
0.08 c.f.

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Handwritten records of the Pleasant Grove Grange, southern Jackson County, MO, including correspondence, brief minutes, voting results, financial reports, store inventories, and a small, bound book of rituals.

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Round Prairie Baptist Church (Bates County, Mo.) Records, 1866-1937 (C1320)
0.13 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Articles of faith, minutes of meetings, membership lists, and financial records of the church, founded in 1866 as the Pleasant Gap Baptist Church. The church moved in 1868, and the name was changed at that time.

The volume is indexed.

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Robert M. Snyder Jr. Collection, 1849-1932 (K0025)
5 c.f.

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Personal papers of R.M. Snyder, Jr. and his family relating to his collecting, research, and writing on Americana, the Ozarks, and Ha Ha Tonka, a home built in the Ozarks by his father. Additionally are the collected correspondence, newspaper clippings, and ephemera that Snyder collected from historically significant people thorughout the course of his life.

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