Cape Girardeau

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2nd Illinois Artillery Regiment Records, 1865 (R0293)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The 2nd Illinois Artillery Regiment Records contains a photocopy of the final muster roll and service history of the Battery F, 2nd Illinois Light Artillery. The battery was organized in Cape Girardeau, Scott, and Stoddard Counties in Missouri.

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A.G. Taubert Photograph Collection, 1882-1920 (P0184)
1 folder

Series of four original photos showing aftermath of train wreck on Frisco Railroad, circa 1920. Additional postcards of Cape Girardeau and Southeast Missouri State University, and photos of Ha Ha Tonka.

Ancient Order of United Workmen, Fruitland Lodge No. 429 Records, circa 1889-1900 (R0731)
(1 folder)

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These are records of the Ancient Order of United Workmen's Lodge at Fruitland in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. Much of the information is related to the fraternal organization's primary function of providing life insurance to its members.

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Bangert Family Papers, 1923-1994 (SP0008)
.5 cubic feet (40 folders, 620 photographs)

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The Bangert Family Papers chronicle two generations of the Bangert Family. They consist mostly of the personal papers of Nell Mabrey Bangert and the genealogy and family photographs of her husband’s family. Also included is material chronicling her teaching career, including photographs of her students, which have been organized by year.

Mary Jane Barnett Papers, 1913-1997 (CG0004)
1.6 cubic feet

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The collection contains correspondence, photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, business-related trade journals, a Narcotic Register, and miscellaneous papers for Mary Jane "Miss Jane" Barnett and her life and business partner, Elaine "Tommie" Davis.

Thomas Akers Barr Papers, 1861-1919 (R0270)
0.01 cubic foot (1 roll of microfilm)

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The Thomas Akers Barr Papers contain a microfilm copy of correspondence and personal papers belonging to Thomas Akers Barr, a native of Illinois and physician who started his practice in Lebanon, Missouri, around 1869. The papers include letters from Illinois soldiers serving in Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina during the Civil War. Also included are letters from physicians in Illinois and Missouri and from Harry Woodson Barr while he was at Camp Bowie, Texas, in 1918-1919.

Belchamber Family Papers, 1892-1993 (CG0041)
3.2 c. f.

The Belchamber family papers contain photographs, correspondence and scrapbooks from the Belchamber family and its various branches. This collection also includes photographs and memorabilia relating to Will Mayfield College in Marble Hill, the Iron Mountain Railroad, and regional buildings and environs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Bethel Baptist Church (Cape Girardeau County, Mo.) Minutes, 1806-1867 (C1297)
0.09 cubic feet (2 volumes)

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Brief history of early Baptist settlers in the area, organization of the first church, constitution, rules of decorum, and record of the proceedings of the church. Two copies.

Bethel Baptist Church (Cape Girardeau County, Mo.) Minutes, 1811 (C1298)
0.01 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Excerpt from church minute book showing Baptist opposition to Freemasonry. Church member excluded for joining a Masonic lodge.

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"Bethel Church Book: Minutes of the Proceedings of the Bethel Church, 1806-1867," U.S. Work Projects Administration, Historical Records Survey, Missouri, 1940 (C1300)
0.04 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Brief history of early Baptist settlers in the area, organization of the first church, constitution, rules of decorum, and record of the proceedings of the church. Church located in Cape Girardeau County, MO.

"Bethel Church Minutes," "Early Days with the Churches," and "Supplement to Bethel Church Minutes," U.S. Work Projects Administration, Historical Records Survey, Missouri, 1941 (C1305)
0.02 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Brief history of early Baptist churches in Missouri, after the Louisiana Purchase. Index to members and churches mentioned in Bethel Church book. List of tombstone inscriptions in Old Bethel Church cemetery. Church located in Cape Girardeau County, MO.

Bootheel Project Records, 1993-1997 (C3928)
3.2 cubic feet, 161 audio cassettes, 9 audio discs, 2 video cassettes

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Records of the Bootheel Project, which documents the art, culture, and heritage of the Missouri Bootheel. The records include photographs, color slides, audio cassettes, transcripts, and video cassettes of interviews with Bootheel residents. Sound recordings, planning documents, field workers' notes and miscellaneous items collected throughout the project are also included.

"Boundary Line Between Cape Girardeau Co. & New Madrid Co., 1800 to 1813," Stephen B. Hunter, no date (C2173)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a history of changes in the counties' boundary line.

Mary J. Briscoe-Riesberg Papers, 1993-2015 (CG0030)
0.8 c.f.

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The Mary J. Briscoe-Reisberg Papers includes papers, maps, photographs, and audio cassettes related to the Missouri Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association from 1994 to 2015.

Bruhl Family Photographs, 1902-1984, 1994-1996 (CG0037)
0.2 c. f.

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The Bruhl Family Photographs include individual and family portraits of this family and the related families of Ritzenthaler, Caldwell, and Anderson from 1902-1984.

Abraham Byrd Letter, 1800 (C2012)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a letter to Charles Dehault DeLassus, St. Louis, from Cape Girardeau, Jan. 13, 1800. The letter includes a request to the lieutenant governor of Upper Louisiana for a grant of land to establish a flour mill. A typed translation by J.A. Roldan is included.

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Cape Girardeau Academy Collection, 1855 (R1056)
(1 folder)

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This is a program of exercises of the First Annual Exhibition of Cape Girardeau Academy, held at Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, on June 28, 1855. Included were elocutions and declamations by students, with musical interludes.

Cape Girardeau Baptist Association Sesquicentennial Collection, 1974 (R0960)
(1 folder)

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This is a booklet published to celebrate the sesquicentennial of the Cape Girardeau Baptist Association, which was organized in June 1824. Included are a schedule of the 150th annual meeting of the Association, a historical summary by J. C. Maple, a list of member congregations, and a list of past meeting dates, places, and officers.

Cape Girardeau Business College Collection, 1920 (R1081)
(1 folder)

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This is a booklet promoting the Cape Girardeau Business College, a commerical trade school located at Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.

Cape Girardeau County Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Inc. Records, 1937-1989 (R1413)
1 cubic foot (14 folders, 1 volume)

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The Cape Girardeau County Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Inc. Records contain the records for the Cape Girardeau County Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Inc. a location of the National Easter Seal Society originally known as the National Society for Crippled Children.

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, Records, 1794-1842 (C3676)
0.2 cubic feet

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French colonial and territorial records of the Cape Girardeau District and Cape Girardeau County records and court records.

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, Tax Lists, 1814-1829 (C3677)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Copies of lists of persons from whom taxes were collected in Cape Girardeau County in 1814 and 1815, and accounts of the public securities and money received for 1827-1829. Nature of claim, water course, original owners, number of arpens, slaves, town lots, houses, improvements, carriages, and valuations are given on tax lists.

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, Oaths of Loyalty, 1865-1866 (C1062)
0.02 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Abstract of oaths filed in conformity with requirements of 7th section of 2nd article of the new constitution.

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, Photograph Collection, 1882-1962 (P1103)

An artificial collection of photographs of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, the bulk of which is photographs of Cape Girardeau.

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Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, Stray Cattle Listings, 1820-1843 (C1063)
0.15 cubic feet (2 volumes)

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Description of stray cattle with no markings, appraised, valued, signed by justices of the peace, and recorded by deputy clerks for those claiming the cattle.

Cape Girardeau Macadamized and Plank Road Company Collection, 1852-1858 (R1133)
(1 folder)

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These are receipts and certificates issued to members of the Rodney family concerning the Cape Girardeau McAdamized and Plank Road Company in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Central High School, Cape Girardeau, Missouri Collection, 1923-1925 (R0920)
(1 folder)

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The Central High School, Cape Girardeau, Missouri Collection contains an official guide book and an official hand book of the fourth and sixth annual fairs presented by the students of Central High School with aid from the faculty at Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. The follies were held on the evenings of April 20, 1923 and April 23, 1925.

Clarence N. Fultz Photographs, 1950-1958 (P0458)
12 photographs

Copy photos (from slides) of Cape Girardeau County.

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Giles T. Clarke Broadside, 1855 (C2716)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Advertisement for sale of real estate and slaves from the estate of Hiram L. Sloan, Cape Girardeau, MO.

Allen Britten Cooper Papers, 1934-1955 (CG0033)
0.4 c.f.

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527 sermon outline notes of Rev. Allen Britten Cooper from Charleston, Missouri, from 1934-1955. Also includes the published manuscript of the sermons by May Lawrence Cooper at an unknown time.

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Kenneth E. Corbin, "William Marion Fulbright", 1976 (R0327)
1 folder

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This is the family line of William Marion Fulbright of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, compiled
by Kenneth E. and Ella Dee Wampler Corbin, 1976. The family emigrated from Germany
sometime around 1700, coming to Missouri after 1800 via Pennsylvania and North Carolina.

John D. Crawford Civil War Papers, 1862-1863 (R0472)
1 folder

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These are Civil War letters by John D. Crawford, 2nd Missouri State Militia Cavalry, and his
brother, H. T. Crawford. The letters note events in Adair, Knox, Schuyler, and Scotland counties in
Missouri, and the execution of prisoners by Union authorities at Palmyra, Missouri.

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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.

S.D. Davis Papers, 1864 (R1473)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

The collection consists of a letter from S.D. Davis to Mrs. Mary E. Wall addressed to Mrs. Wall in Neelys Landing, Missouri on the 28th of November 1864.

Anna Dierssen Papers, 1907-1965 (C3399)
0.12 cubic feet (6 folders)

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Diaries of student days at the University of Missouri, 1907-1908, and as a member of the Wednesday Club, Cape Girardeau, MO, 1911-1918; journal of a trip to a family reunion in West Virginia, 1961; two collections of poetry; and novelette about life in Illinois and Missouri in the 19th century.

Otto Dingeldein Papers, 1944-1990 (C4291)
1 cubic foot (19 folders), 7 oversize items

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The papers contain photographs and information relating to silver products created by silversmith, Otto F. Dingeldein.

Dixie Greyhound Lines Collection, 1944 (R0986)
(1 folder)

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This is a booklet of timetables for July 1944 for Dixie Greyhound Lines, Inc., which operated in southeastern Missouri between St. Louis and Arkansas through Flat River, Farmington, Fredericktown, Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Sikeston, New Madrid, Portageville, Hayti, Caruthersville, and Steele.

Donald R. Hale Photographs, 1906-1951 (P0832)
7 postcards

Postcards depicting the exterior of KKK birthplace (Pulaski, Tenn) and exterior of Big Spring Inn (Neosho, MO). 2 colour: exterior of Ben Franklin Hotel, Springfield, and levee scene, Cape Girardeau.

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Lorena Shell Eaker Genelogical Papers, 1902-1905, 2002-2004 (CG0024)
0.2 c.f.

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Lorena Shell Eaker transcribed family Bible records provided to her by several families in southeast Missouri and North Carolina. These records were used to compile her two-volume work The Shoe Cobbler’s Kin, A Genealogy of the Peter (Ecker) Eaker, Sr. Family (1701-1976). These papers include both hand-written transcriptions and photocopies of the original Bible records. Also included is the marriage record and sermon notes for Presbyterian minister William G. Peyton of Piedmont, Missouri. Additionally, there are reprints of photographs of the Miller, Penzel and related families.

William R. Eddleman Papers, 1934-1988 (CG0022)
0.4 cubic feet

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Correspondence between family members of C.C. and Barbara Ann (Fulbright) Eddleman during World War II. Also includes documents relating to the death of William H. Eddleman as Japanese prisoner of war and a German prayer hymnal with genealogy information.

Ellis Family Papers, 1787-1948 (R0251)
(10 folders, 1 roll of microfilm)

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This collection includes correspondence, business records, and legal papers, and genealogical information pertaining to two early families of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. The Ellis family came from Georgia about 1805; the Ranneys from Indiana about 1825. Other names represented in the collection are Beckham, Cobb, Giboney, Ogle, Waters, and Wathen (Warthen-Worthan).

Patricia Shively Elmore Papers, 1878-2015 (CG0013)
1 cubic feet

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The papers of Patricia "Shively" Elmore contain diaries, correspondence, genealogy, scrapbooks, and photographs related to the donor's family. This collection also contains diplomas, commencement programs, military documents, photographs, souvenir postcards, films, and funeral memorabilia from the donor's husband, William "Bill" Elmore.

Emmanuel Evangelical Church, Jackson, Missouri Collection, 1928 (R1275)
(1 folder)

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This is a souvenir booklet for the dedication service of Emmanuel Evangelical Church's new building on May 20, 1928. The church, founded in May 1867, is located at Jackson in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.

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Fairview United Methodist Church, Records, 1893-1909, 1893-1909 (CG0017)
0.3 cubic feet

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Four volumes of quarterly conference records and one folder papers generated by the Methodist church located in Leemon, Fruitland, and Millersville, Missouri.

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First Baptist Church, Cape Girardeau, Missouri Collection, 1928 (R1091)
(1 folder)

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This is an illustrated booklet prepared for the dedication of the new building for the First Baptist Church at Cape Girardeau in Cape girardeau county, Missouir. Included are photographs of the building and its major rooms, portraits fo the staff, and a program of events. The Reverend George S. Ellyson served as pastor.

First Baptist Church, Jackson, Missouri Sesquicentennial Collection, 1974 (R0959)
(1 folder)

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This is a booklet issued in celebration of the sesquicentennial of the First Baptist Church at Jackson in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Included are previous short histories compiled in 1934 and 1949, as well as a sesquicentennial update to 1974.

Freemasons, Mystic Tie Lodge No. 221, Oak Ridge, Missouri Collection, 1952 (R1022)
(1 folder)

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This is a program for the 71st meeting of the 49th District Association of Freemasons, hosted by Mystic Tie Lodge No. 221 at Oak Ridge in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, on Wednesday evening, May 28, 1952. W. Glenn McCain presented the lecture and charge to the meeting.

Freemasons, Star of the West Lodge No. 133 Ironton, Missouri Records, 1849-1962 (R0446)
34 folders, 13 volumes MICROFILMED

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These are records of the Masonic Lodge at Ironton in Iron County, Missouri. The records include
minute books, membership records, personnel files, and miscellaneous lodge papers,
1849-1962. The collection also includes the record books of the Iron Mountain Lodge, 1864-1894,
which consolidated with the Star of the West Lodge in 1894.