Benton

A

Army Corps of Engineers Photographs, 1955-1979 (P0098)
0.2 linear feet

Photographs of historic sites and construction sites, 1956 and 1978-1979. Includes images of bridges, dams, roadways, churches, businesses, and other buildings.

B

Balke Prairie School, Benton County, Missouri Records, 1947-1957 (R0264)
2 volumes microfilmed

 Finding Aid

These are daily and term attendance records kept by teachers of the Balke Prairie School in
northern Benton County, Missouri.

Subjects

Counties

Barker Chapel Methodist Church (Benton County, Mo.) Records, 1893-1968 (C3717)
0.06 cubic feet (3 folders)

 Finding Aid

Includes four Sunday school record books for a church near Windsor. The dates for these books are 3 December 1893-27 August 1897, 24 October 1915-30 December 1917, 3 November 1935-28 July 1940, and 3 May-20 September 1942. Also includes photograph of Southwest Missouri Conference Methodist Episcopal Church South delegates, Warrensburg, MO, 1908, and brief church history written in 1968.

Subjects

Counties

Barton Development Corporation Photograph Collection, 1929 (R1411)
0.01 cubic foot (17 photographs)

 Finding Aid

The Barnett Development Corporation Photograph Collection contains photographs documenting the town of Barnett, Missouri and the surrounding area where the Lake of the Ozarks would be with the completion of the Bagnell Dam on the Osage River. Included are images of the early stages of construction on the river.

Benton County Agricultural and Mechanical Society, Cole Camp Fair Collection, 1942 (R0842)
(1 folder)

 Finding Aid

This is the premium list booklet for the Cole Camp Fair, held on September 117-19, 942 at Cole Camp, Missouri, under the auspices of the Benton County Agricultural and Mechanical Society.

Subjects

Counties

Benton County Medical Society Records, 1915-1954 (R0278)
0.03 cubic foot (1 folder)

 Finding Aid

This volume includes a roster of members, financial records, and minutes of meetings of the Benton County Medical Society, organized in 1897. Included are several applications for membership.

Counties

Benton County, Missouri School Records, 1870-1956 (R0217)
13 volumes microfilmed

 Finding Aid

These are records of Kreisel School, which was located southwest of Cole Camp in Benton
County, Missouri. The records include daily and term attendance records, 1870-1871 and 1885-
1956; and the records of the district clerk, 1907-1954.

Subjects

Counties

Big Buffalo United Baptist Church, Benton County, Missouri Records, 1869-1894 (R0417)
1 volume

 Finding Aid

This is a record book of the Big Buffalo United Baptist Church in southeastern Benton County,
Missouri. The volume includes the declaration of faith and rules of church order, minutes of church
business meetings, 1 August 1869 -- 29 April 1894, and membership records.

Subjects

Counties

Henry Blackburn Papers, 1858 (R1464)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

 Finding Aid

The Henry Blackburn Papers consist of a military land warrant issued to Henry Blackburn for a tract of land totaling 40 38/100 acres in reward for his service in the War of 1812.

Subjects

Counties

C

Chapman School, Benton County, Missouri Records, 1889-1896 (R0256)
1 volume

 Finding Aid

This is a record book of Chapman School in central Benton County, Missouri. The volume includes
daily and term attendance records kept by teachers, 1889-1896.

Subjects

Counties

Cole Camp High School Collection, 1955-1980 (R0528)
1 folder

 Finding Aid

These are programs for commencements and homecoming reunions of the Cole Camp High
School in Benton County, Missouri. The collection includes programs for 1955, 1956, 1960, 1970,
and 1980.

Subjects

Counties

Cole Camp High School, Benton County, Missouri Records, 1870-1910 (R0253)
(1 roll)

 Finding Aid

These are records of Cole Camp High School at Cole Camp in Benton County, Missouri. Included are records of the district clerk, 1870-1910, and daily and term attendance records kept by teachers, 1870-1884 and 1898-1901.

Subjects

Counties

Cole Camp Public School, Benton County, Missouri Records, 1880-1939 (R0255)
(1 roll)

 Finding Aid

These are records of the Cole Camp Public School at Cole Camp in Benton County, Missouri. Included are records of the district clerk, 1910-1939, and daily and term attendance records kept by teachers, 1880-1934.

Subjects

Counties

Cole Camp, Missouri Collection, circa 1887-1940s (R0530)
(3 folders)

 Finding Aid

This is a collection of miscellaneous material pertaining to Cole Camp in Benton County, Missouri. Included are a program celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of the Cole Camp Municipal Band, a souvenir booklet produced for the Cole Camp Centennial, and black and white negatives of scenes in Cole Camp.

Counties

Cole Camp, Missouri Sesquicentennial Collection, 1989 (R1263)
(1 folder)

 Finding Aid

This is a souvenir booklet produced for the sesquicentennial celebration of Cole Camp, Benton County, Missouri, held September 8-10, 1989. Shirley Cash edited the booklet, which includes historical items by Leonard Bauer, Jack Dieckman, Roy Donnell, and Evelyn Goosen, "then and now" illustrations of Cole Camp, and advertisements of local business.

Subjects

Counties

D

Herbert E. Duncan Architectural Records, 1929-1992 (K0722)
32.11 c.f.

 Finding Aid

Architectural drawings of buildings designed by Herbert Duncan Sr. (1905-1972) and Herbert Jr. (1931- ).

E

Edmonson School, Benton County, Missouri Records, 1956-1958 (R0266)
1 volume microfilmed

 Finding Aid

This is a daily and term attendance record book kept by teachers at Edmonson School in central
Benton County, Missouri.

Subjects

Counties

Gilbert F. Esser Papers, 1970-1972 (R0527)
2 folders

 Finding Aid

These are booklets by Gilbert F. Esser, containing descriptions of the people, businesses, and
buildings of Cole Camp in Benton County, Missouri. Included are descriptions of "old" (pre-1880s)
and "new" Cole Camp, with photographs of individuals and buildings.

Subjects

Counties

F

H. N. Ferguson Collection, 1920 (R0971)
(1 folder)

 Finding Aid

This is a real estate promotional booklet by H. N. Ferguson of Warsaw in Benton County, Missouri. Ferguson was a representative of the E. A. Strout Farm Agency. The brochure extols the virtues of Benton County's agricultural economy and describes specific farms that are for sale.

Counties

First United Methodist Church, Cole Camp, Missouri Records, 1896-1983 (R0157)
7 volumes, 14 folders microfilmed

 Finding Aid

These records include minutes of meetings, financial records, membership rolls, and miscellaneous
material of the First United Methodist Church of Cole Camp, Benton County, Missouri,
which was organized in 1885 as a Congregational church, but which has been affiliated with the
Methodists since 1945. Also included are records of the Ionia (Mo.) United Methodist Church,
whose pastor was supplied by the Cole Camp church after 1965.

Counties

Fordney School, Benton County, Missouri Records, 1952-1958 (R0262)
2 volumes microfilmed

 Finding Aid

These are daily and term attendance records kept by teachers at Fordney School in northern
Benton County, Missouri.

Subjects

Counties

G

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

 Finding Aid

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

Subjects

H

C. G. Hare Papers, 1901 (R1124)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

 Finding Aid

This is a letter and cover, dated September 11, 1901, from C. G. Hare at Lincoln in Benton County, Missouri, to the Harding Signer in Wurtsboro, New York. The letter concerns Hare's desire to place large signs on billboards and vacant houses.

Counties

Harry S Truman Reservoir Architectural Survey Records, 1975-1976 (C3758)
4.4 cubic feet

 Finding Aid

Maps, site survey sheets, and photographs of vernacular architecture in Benton, Henry, Hickory, and St. Clair Counties. Images include barns, bridges, cabins, chicken coops, churches, corncribs, garages, granaries, houses, outhouses, post offices, root cellars, schools, sheds, silos, stores, wells, and windmills.

Counties

Hink School, Benton County, Missouri Records, 1919-1958 (R0263)
8 volumes microfilmed

 Finding Aid

These are records of Hink School in northeastern Benton County, Missouri. Included are records
of the district clerk, 1919-1957, and daily and term attendance records kept by the teachers,
1938-1958.

Subjects

Counties

Holy Cross Lutheran Church Records, 1842-1875 (R1454)
0.2 cubic foot (4 folders)

 Finding Aid

The Holy Cross Lutheran Church Records contain photocopies of birth, baptism, and death records copied from the church records of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Benton County. The records include birth, baptism, confirmation, and death records compiled by Irene Cordes Reinhard.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Cole Camp, Missouri Records, 1955 (R0979)
(1 folder)

 Finding Aid

This is a booklet containing the amended articles of agreement, constitution, and bylaws of Holy Cross Lutheran Church at Cole Camp in Benton County, Missouri. The booklet is dated April 1, 1955, although the amended articles were adopted on December 15, 1953. Booklet includes amended articles, the congretation's constitution, and its bylaws. Also included is a list of officers.

Subjects

Counties

I

Ionia School, Benton County, Missouri Records, 1941-1958 (R0257)
5 volumes microfilmed

 Finding Aid

These are records of Ionia School in northern Benton County, Missouri. Included are records
of the district clerk, 1941-1958, and daily and term attendance records kept by teachers, 1955-1958.

Subjects

Counties

J

James D. Attebery Photographs, 1878-1963 (P0095)
90 photographs

Images of Benton, Cedar, Vernon, and St. Clair County historic sites and buildings, mainly from ca. 1951-1960.

Subjects

K

Frederick August Kullman Papers, 1855-1980 (R0120)
0.03 cubic foot (3 folders)

 Finding Aid

The Frederick August Kullman Papers contain photocopies of the miscellaneous papers and Civil War diary of Frederick A. Kullman, a resident of Cole Camp, Benton County, Missouri, and a soldier in the 13th Missouri Cavalry. His papers include confirmation and emigration certificates from Bavaria, military service records, correspondence, photographs, and genealogical information on the Kullman family. The wartime diary covers service at Rolla and Licking, Missouri in 1865.

L

Lake Creek School, Benton County, Missouri Records, 1904-1958 (R0268)
8 volumes microfilmed

 Finding Aid

These are records of Lake Creek School in the northeastern corner of Benton County, Missouri.
Included are daily and term attendance records kept by teachers, 1904-1953, and records of the
district clerk, 1905-1958.

Subjects

Counties

Lamine Baptist Association Records, 1913-1972 (R0422)
4 folders

 Finding Aid

These are records of an association of Baptist churches primarily in Morgan and Cooper
counties of Missouri. Included are minutes of annual conferences in 1913, 1965, and 1972, and an
institutional history compiled for the association's centennial in 1972.

Subjects

Counties

Landrum and Reams Families Papers, 1866-1883 (R1439)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)

 Finding Aid

The Landrum and Reams Families Papers consists of three letters written by members of the Landrum/Landram and Reams family. They span the period of 1866-1883.

Counties

M

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

 Finding Aid

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.

Martin E. McGuire Papers, 1871-1883 (R0505)
1 folder

 Finding Aid

This is a memoranda book of a teacher at schools in Benton and Pettis counties in Missouri. Included are the names of students, attendance records, and other information for Fordney (Benton), Prairie Grove (Pettis), and Pin Oak (Pettis) schools, 1871-1875. There are also notes on personal business by Bettie McGuire, 1876-1883.

Counties

Mechanics' Bank, Warsaw Branch Checks, 1860 (C2395)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

 Finding Aid

Two checks on a Warsaw, MO, bank.

Counties

Magdalena Miesner Papers, 1869 (R0154)
1 folder

 Finding Aid

This is a certificate of confirmation, in German, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cole
Camp, Benton County, Missouri.

Counties

Mora School, Benton County, Missouri Records, 1870-1957 (R0254)
(2 rolls)

 Finding Aid

These are records of Mora School in northern Benton County, Missouri. Included are the records
of the district clerk and attendance records kept by the teachers.

Subjects

Counties

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.

O

Old Path Association of Baptist Churches Records, 1896-1949 (R0646)
(1 roll of microfilm)

 Finding Aid

These are minutes of annual sessions of the Old Path Association of Baptist churhces in Benton, Hickory, Polk, and St. Clair counties in Missouri. Included are minutes of the meetings, the articles of faith, rules of decorum, lists of churches, officers, and representatives, statistical information, and correspondence with other associations.

Subjects

Osage River Regular Baptist Association Records, 1847 (R0285)
1 folder

 Finding Aid

These are minutes of the meeting in 1847 of the Osage River Association, which was composed
of Baptist churches in Benton, Camden, Polk, and Webster counties in Missouri. The minutes
include lists of churches and delegates to the meeting, a summary of the association's business, and
an "Abstract of Principles."

Subjects

Osage River Resevoir Region, Missouri, Photograph Collection, 1891-1999 (P1129)

 Digitized Materials

An artifical collection of photographs of the counties surrounding Truman Resevoir and Lake of the Ozarks: Henry, St. Clair, Benton, Hickory, Morgan, Camden, and Miller counties.

Subjects

Osage Valley Bank (Warsaw, Mo.) Minute Book, 1908-1917 (C2321)
0.11 cubic feet (1 volume)

 Finding Aid

Minutes of board of directors meetings, including financial statements.

Counties

Ozark All-Stars Photograph Collection, 1960s (R1477)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder, 1 photograph)

 Finding Aid

The Ozark All-Stars Photograph Collection contains the autographed photograph of the Ozark All-Stars, performers from the Country Music Hall at Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri.

P

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.

Subjects