Buchanan

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Alfred Fenton and Brother Records, 1849-1884 (K0062)
10 v (MR)

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Day books and ledgers of the mercantile business of in Rushville, Buchanan County, Missouri, with information on the hemp industry, including data on volume and prices.

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Henry Baker Farm Record Book, 1862-1883 (C0861)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Farm breeding records, farm sales, purchases, and general account book and farm ledger of Henry Baker, St. Joseph, MO. Photographs enclosed.

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Lilburn W. Boggs Papers, 1838-1839 (C1753)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Acts of the General Assembly during the administration of Governor Boggs, concerning organization and boundaries of Clark, Buchanan, Grundy, and Platte Counties; declaration of Ni-chi-ne-ba-to-na River as a navigable stream; and payment for services of grand jurors.

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

John R. Boyd Handbill, no date (C2832)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Handbill addressed to the men of Buchanan and adjoining counties, calling for men to fight against Fremont.

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Brother Joe Welshmeyer Photograph Collection, 1921-1951 (P0471)
4 photographs

Photos of Ukrainian churches in St. Francois, St. Joseph, and Ilasco.

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Carnegie Cultural Club Records, 1903-1982 (K0143)
4 MR

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Minute books, official documents, financial records, scrapbooks, and historical materials for a women's cultural club in St. Joseph, Missouri.

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Carolyn R. Bergseid Postcard Collection, 1906-1944 (P0548)
28 postcards

Postcards of St. Joseph, Kansas City, Springfield, St. Louis, Bolivar, and the University of Missouri Columns.

Central Overland California and Pike's Peak Express Company Contract, 1860 (C1869)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Contract between the company and the citizens of St. Joseph, MO, by which the citizens of St. Joseph provide offices and lands to the express company as part of the agreement for mail services.

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Charles M. McClain Postcard Collection, 1900-1956 (P0539)
23 postcards

23 postcards of Missouri scenes, including the Ozarks, Paseo in Kansas City, Warrenton, Troy, Hannibal, St. Louis, St. Joseph, Nevada, and Russellville.

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Chesmore Seed Company (St. Joseph, Mo.) Records, 1895-1998 (C4045)
2.2 cubic feet

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The Chesmore Seed Company was founded in 1878 by Alfred M. Chesmore as a seed, farm implement, wagon, and buggy business in St. Joseph, Missouri. The collection contains historical documents, business papers, company correspondence, seed catalogs, advertisements and price lists, sales receipts, and photographs of the Chesmore Seed Company as well as photographs and personal items of the Chesmore family.

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William C. Cole Papers, 1942-1947 (C0013)
8 cubic feet (1,400 folders)

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Correspondence of a Republican congressman from Missouri's 3rd District dealing with topics as varied as World War II, agriculture, legislation on labor and the atom bomb, education, foreign relations, immigration, flood control, labor, housing, socialized medicine, politics and the postal service.

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Corby Family Papers, 1804-1905 (C0086)
0.8 cubic feet

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Papers of a pioneer St. Joseph, MO, family: deeds, bills of sale for slaves, tax receipts, legal papers, stock certificates, Pony Express bills; and material on early St. Louis area.

Record book of the Mercantile Company, 1856; bank book, 1861-1869; volume of clippings concerning St. Joseph, 1881-1903.

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Conrad and Elizabeth Crowley Deed of Trust, 1853 (C1984)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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For sale of land in Buchanan County, MO, to John and Thomas Curd.

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Romulus E. Culver Papers, 1846-1886 (C2612)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)

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The papers of Romulus E. Culver contain letters from Culver, who marched with Doniphan in the Mexican War, from the New Mexico Territory, and from individuals gathering information about Culver's death at the hands of Mexican insurgents in Mora, NM. Also included are miscellaneous documents, an interview with William Matney, and receipts.

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Jeannetta Danford Papers, 1946-2016 (K1366)
3 c.f.

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Diaries and journals of Jeannetta Danford, 1947-2016

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Daughters of Rebekah, Missouri Assembly Records, 1932-1990 (R0616)
(8 rolls of microfilm)

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These are printed minutes of the annual meetings of the Rebekah Assembly of Missouri. The minutes include lists of state officials, delegates, and alternates, financial information and committee reports, matters concerning the Odd Fellows Home in Liberty, Missouri, and a listing of the names and local addresses of all Rebekah lodges in Missouri.

John T. Dawson Papers, 1930s (CA5975)
1 folder

Insurance papers of the St. Joseph, Missouri resident, dating to the 1930s.

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Alexander W. Doniphan Letter, 1856 (C1942)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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To "John," from Liberty, MO, Dec. 15, 1856. To his nephew concerning business and banking opportunities in Liberty, Weston, and St. Joseph.

Doniphan-Moss Family Papers, 1840s-1880s (CA6478)
0.2 cubic feet

Correspondence and land records concerning a familiy largely from the St. Joseph and Clay County, MO, areas. Includes letters from Alexander W. Doniphan, as well as land records of the Thornton family.

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Edmond Jacques Eckel Papers, 1860-1952 (K0258)
0.79 c.f.

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Personal and professional paper, particularly relating to Eckel's architectural training at the Ecole des Beaux Arts (most in French), of a prominent St. Joseph, MO architect. Includes Sketches, photos, notes and other materials and also a few drawings of residences in St. Joseph.

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

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

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Lucille Eslinger Collection, no date (CA6443)
0.2 cubic feet

Clippings, postcards, photographs, and miscellaneous material largely concerning Albany, St. Joseph, and Columbia, Missouri, including material on the Women's Missionary Society of the First Presbyterian Church, Albany, MO, 1927-1930; photographs of the Patee House, St. Joseph, MO; and programs from schools, colleges, and organizations in Columbia, MO, 1888-1890.

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Charles W. Fertig Collection, 1977-2001 (K0674)
5 c.f.

Fertig was actively involved in Historic Preservation projects in St. Joseph, MO. includes surveys, reports, applications, and other documentation for St. Joseph redevelopment projects.

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Charles B. France Papers, 1856-1890 (C1012)
0.19 cubic feet (9 folders)

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Correspondence, diaries, and papers of Charles B. France, a St. Joseph, MO, banker, and his family. Includes references to the Civil War and Reconstruction, the Gold Rush, and travel to the West and East Coast. Contains letterbook of Overland Stage Lines.

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Martha M. and Sara M. France Papers, 1878-1905 (C0874)
0.29 cubic feet (14 folders)

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Diary of Martha M. France, wife of St. Joseph, MO, banker, Charles B. France, Jr. Diary, mementos, and photos of her daughter, Sara M. France, a student at Ogontz School near Philadelphia, PA, from 1889-1892.

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France-McDonald Family Papers, 1887-1920s (CA6245)
1.8 cubic feet

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The papers of a St. Joseph, Missouri, family include the correspondence of Charles B. France (1900-1928), Gladys France, Albert France, and Sara France Pratt, as well as miscellaneous France and McDonald family material. Much of the correspondence is written by Charles B. France from Paris in the 1920s.

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Friends of Sacred Structures Records, 1991-2015 (K1370)
5 c.f.

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The records of Friends of Sacred Structures documents, photographs, and notebooks related to religious structures assisted by FOSS, covering the period 1991 through 2015. The records also include materials related to locations targeted by the organization for assistance as well as board, council, and committee records.

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George C. Miller Photograph Collection, 1910-1960 (P0081)
4 photographs

1974 color photo of Conley House, Columbia, MO. 2 b/w fashion photos, a wedding dress and "ornate" gown. B/w cabinet card of two unnamed children from St. Joseph, MO.

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George Gray Collection, 1938-1939 (P0463)
6 photographs

Photos of Pony Express mural by George Gray and its unveiling by Eleanor Roosevelt, 1938, at the Robidoux Hotel in St. Joseph. Drawing of Ft. Leavenworth. Photo of the artist.

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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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H.V. Porter Postcard Collection, 1905-1908, no date (P0464)
1 folder

Postcards of St. Joseph and Glasgow, Missouri.

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Frederick Hauenstein Papers, 1980 (R0085)
(1 folder)

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The Frederick Hauenstein Papers contains a photocopy of Frederick Hauenstein's autobiography. An engineering graduate of the Missouri School of Mines (now Missouri University of Science and Technology), he worked as a surveyor and engineer in the western United States, and was the last president of the Pine Belt Lumber Company in Oklahoma.

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John J. Riordan Papers, 1917-1990 (C4383)
2.4 cubic feet (55 folders)

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The John J. Riordan Papers document the World War I military career of a veterinary officer, his long and distinguished career as a professional veterinarian in Tarkio, Missouri, and his efforts to record his wartime experiences through the writing of his memoirs, "Horses, Mules and Remounts: The World War I Memoir of a Veterinary Officer."

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Larry Bauman Photograph Collection, 1894-1905 (P0473)
5 photographs

Copy photos of the St. Joseph Union Station, ca. 1894-1905

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Alva F. Lindsay Constitutional Convention Papers, 1943-1944 (C0020)
0.6 cubic feet (69 folders)

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Correspondence and other papers of a St. Joseph lawyer and delegate to the state constitutional convention. Papers deal primarily with convention work, especially the committee on education which he chaired and the other committees of which he was a member.

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William Lofinck Papers, 1896-1901 (K0405)
0.25 c.f.

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Correspondence to Gustave Andriano in St. Joseph, MO, from his brother-in-law, Lofinck, a merchant in Marysville, KS, who was involved with gold mining in New Mexico. The letters are articulately written and provide interesting insight into mining in the waning years of the Gold Rush. Some letters written in German.

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Lottie W. Davis Photograph Collection, no date (P0688)
8 photographs

Photos of Davis home and Union Steam Laundry, St. Joseph, MO.

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Missouri Division of Tourism Photographs, 1945-1980 (P0452)
0.08 linear feet

Photos of Thomas Hart Benton and Missouri Historic Sites, monuments, markers, and memorials.

St. Joseph, Missouri, Urban Renewal Project Records, 1952-1982 (C4170)
0.6 cubic feet (22 folders)

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Correspondence, maps, clippings, architectural drawings, and economic data concerning urban renewal in St. Joseph, Missouri, 1952-1982.

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"Missouri--O Promised Land," Herbert S. Jones, 1960 (C2721)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Migration of Bays, McKee and Blue families to St. Joseph, MO, in the 1830s, and their descendants to 1960.

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Orestes Mitchell Jr. and Sr. Papers, 1899-1980 (C3993)
0.8 cubic feet

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Correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, newspapers, yearbooks, and miscellaneous material of Orestes Mitchell, Jr., an attorney and member of the University of Missouri Board of Curators; and his father, Orestes Mitchell, Sr., also a lawyer. Both men were active in the St. Joseph, Missouri Rotary Club and Freemasons.

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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.