Missouri county aerial photographs produced by the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service.
American Revolution Bicentennial, Missouri Committee for Agriculture Papers, 1974-1976 (C4276)
1.2 cubic feet (42 folders), 1 audio tape
The papers/records of the committee contain correspondence, newsletters, reports, updates, events, awards programs, lists of elected members, historical information on "centennial farms," and "Liberty Trees," meeting minutes, announcements, newspaper clippings, and audio-visual material for a slide presentation entitled "The Spirit of 76."
These are booklets containing the proceedings of the 42nd (1904), 91st (1953) and 130th (1992)
annual meetings of the Cane Creek Baptist Association. Included are the articles of faith and
constitution, minutes, committee reports, and directories of churches and staff. The booklet for 1953
is a photocopy of the original. Organized in 1857, the Association includes congregations in a wide
area of southeastern Missouri.
Carter County Fishing and Shooting Club Registers, 1888-1945 (C1067)
0.28 cubic feet (2 volumes)
Registers and membership lists. Vol. 1, 1888-1927. Vol. 2, 1927-1945.
An artificial collection of photographs of Carter County, Missouri.
Charles Trefts Photographs, 1903-1963 (P0034)
This collection contains images from 1900 to 1963 depicting St. Louis City and County people, public buildings, riverfront scenes, bridges, churches, catastrophes, houses and parks. Trefts photographed many historic events such as the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition; the 1934 World Series; and aviation in St. Louis including the Wright brothers at Kinloch Field in 1908 and Charles Lindbergh's return from Paris in 1927. A number of images focus on Crawford and Iron Counties and the Lake of the Ozarks region in the early 1930s.
Chilton School, Carter County, Missouri Records, 1889-1906 (R0606)
(1 roll of microfilm)
The Chilton School, Carter County, Missouri Records contain microfilm copies of the records for the district clerk and a teacher's register from Chilton School in Carter County, Missouri. Records include proceedings of annual meetings, minutes of meetings of directors, treasurers' accounts, lists of resident taxpayers and children, estimates of expenses, term reports, and a teacher's register.
Current River Brand Hand Packed Tomatoes Label Collection, 1910 (R1419)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The two labels would have affixed to cans of Current River Brand Hand Packed Tomatoes circa 1910. These labels were never used.
Dry Hill School, Carter County, Missouri Records, 1923-1958 (R0607)
(1 roll of microfilm)
The Dry Hill School, Carter County, Missouri Records contain microfilm copies of the school records for Dry Hill School in Carter County, Missouri. Included are the record books of the district clerks and teachers' registers from 1923 to 1958.
These are printed minutes of the second and thirteenth annual meetings of the Eleven Points
River Baptist Association, 1890 and 1901. Founded as the Elevenpoint River Association of Missionary
Baptists, the association included churches in Carter, Howell, Oregon, and Ripley counties in
The Patricia Shively Elmore Papers 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 of the donor’s second husband, William “Bill” Elmore.
Eunice Pennington Photographs, 1958 (P0495)
Snapshots of Carter County, ca. 1958, including several images of Grandin, natural features, and monuments.
Grandin, Missouri, School Record Book, 1914-1917 (C0849)
0.02 cubic feet (1 volume)
Teachers' record book of grades 1-13 inclusive from 1914-1917. One copy of state report of high school statistics and miscellaneous printed blanks for teachers' contracts and reports.
F.B. Green Collection, 1832-1897 (C0430)
2 oversize volumes, 1 roll of microfilm
Account books of L.A. Snider and Company, Pike Creek, MO. Census record of Carter Township, Carter County, MO, 1860. Interspersed through account books are tax registers, notes on the weather, marriage records, estate records, medical accounts, and a personal diary.
Sarah Guitar Collection, no date (C3391)
1.5 cubic feet (5 card files); also available on 2 rolls of microfilm
Card file compiled by Sarah Guitar, reference librarian of the State Historical Society of Missouri, as a guide to county boundaries of Missouri, 1812-1929; Missouri congressional district boundaries, 1845-1933; Missouri senatorial districts, 1820-1931; and Missouri judicial circuits, 1815-1915.
Hunter, Missouri Photograph Collection, circa 1910 (R0178)
0.01 cubic foot (8 35mm slides)
The Hunter, Missouri Photograph Collection contains copies of postcard views of Hunter in Carter County, Missouri. The photographs include street scenes, a Fourth of July celebration, a logging scene, and the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway depot.
J.S. Allen Photograph Collection, 1900-1910 (P0476)
Copy photos of Carter County, largely of Grandin.
David A. James Papers, 1790-2008 (C4126)
5 cubic feet
The research material of a hotel management instructor, whose work resulted in the publication Historic Hotels of Missouri: Hotels, Inns, and Taverns of 19th Century Missouri.
Charles E. Kiefner Papers, 1925-1931 (R0189)
3.5 cubic feet (160 folders)
The Charles E. Kiefner Papers contain the papers of a U.S. Representative from Perryville, Missouri. He represented the 13th District (Bollinger, Carter, Iron, Jefferson, Madison, Perry, Reynolds, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Washington, and Wayne counties) in the 69th (1925-1927) and 71st (1929-1931) Congresses. Included are general subject files, post office files, and veterans' pension files.
Kelley Family Papers, 1837-1882 (R1348)
0.25 cubic foot (3 folders)
The Kelley Family papers document the lives of multiple generations of a family from southeastern Missouri. The collection contains official business documents, correspondence, and personal notes.
Ken P. Wilhelm Photograph Collection, 1928 (P0499)
Photos of Current River Bridge (Van Buren, MO) and Big Spring, 1928.
Knights of Pythias, Ellsinore, Missouri Records, 1914-1920 (R0605)
(1 roll of microfilm)
The Knights of Pythias, Ellsinore, Missouri Records contain microfilm copies of the record books of the Knights of Pythias Lodge at Ellsinore in Carter County, Missouri. The volumes include minutes of meetings, records of membership, committee reports, and financial data.
Mark Twain National Forest Local History Collection, 1930s-1980s (R0471)
(4 rolls of mircofilm)
This collection was selected from unofficial files on miscellaneous historical topics, including local histories, the CCC, the YCC, the "Irish Wilderness," and the Eleven Point River. There are transcriptions of interviews with older members of the community and Forest Service retirees.
Mark Twain National Forest Photograph Collection, circa 1900-1985 (R0485)
0.05 cubic foot (2 folders, 719 negatives)
These are photographs copied from holdings of the Mark Twain National Forest in Rolla, Missouri. Topics include National Forest facilities and projects; forest and wood industries; water mills; lakes, rivers, and springs; mines; dams; and the Civilian Conservation Corps and Youth Conservation Corps.
Midco Mercantile Company Records, circa 1920 (R0306)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
This is an unused coupon book from the general store at Midco, two miles north of Fremont in
Carter County, Missouri. The business was owned by the Mid-Continent Iron Company, which operated
an iron furnace and chemical plant at Midco until 1921.
Statewide documentation of local churches by county. Includes cultural arts reports, church histories, floor plans, architectural details, clippings, slides, photographs, and miscellany.
Missouri Lumber & Mining Company Records, 1888-1918 (R0140)
7 volumes, 2 folders microfilmed
These are papers of Dr. Alexander Johnston, Chief Surgeon of the Missouri Lumber and Mining
Company at Grandin, Carter County, Missouri. The collection consists primarily of records of
the Employees Hospital Association of the lumber company, with miscellaneous material from the
Congregational Church at Grandin
Missouri Lumber and Mining Company Records, 1853-1945 (C2557)
114.6 cubic feet (7109 folders, 194 volumes, 1 roll of microfilm)
The records of the Missouri Lumber and Mining Company contain Correspondence, minutes of board of directors' meetings, and financial and operating records of a Grandin, MO, land and lumber company, which operated in Butler, Carter, Reynolds, Ripley and Wayne Counties.
Missouri. General Assembly, 70th, House Resolution No. 97, 1959 (C2831)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Resolution honoring the one-hundredth anniversary of the organization of Carter County, MO, on 10 March 1859. House seal attached.
Missouri. General Assembly, 70th, Senate Resolution No. 63, 1959 (C2884)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Resolution honoring the one-hundredth anniversary of the organization of Carter County, MO.
Lynn Morrow Papers, 1804-2015 (R1000)
24 cubic feet (1051 folders, 5 oversize folders, 11,170 photographs, 852 negatives)
The Lynn Morrow papers 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.
Copy photo of Presbyterian Church, ca. 1871, Boonville. Photos of Phelps, Franklin, Carter, Greene, and Crawford counties, focusing particularly on caves and other natural features.
This is an illustrated pamphlet published by the Munger Securities Company, promoting real
estate offerings in southern Missouri. The tracts were primarily in Carter County, but extended into
portions of Butler, Reynolds, and Ripley counties. The local offices were in Hunter, Missouri.
New Hope United Baptist Church of Christ (Ripley County, Mo.) Records, 1842-1852 (C1316)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
The records contain the constitution of 1843, names of members, and letters of admission and dismissal.
James W. Orchard Papers, 1958-2016 (R1351)
0.5 cubic foot (10 folders, 1 CD, 4 DVDs, 1 a.c.)
The James W. Orchard Papers contains the papers of Missouri bluegrass musician Jimmy Orchard including event and festival fliers, photographs, recordings of shows, and music album information.
This is a booklet by photographer and publisher Arthur L. Patton, containing photographs of scenes of Grandin in Carter County, Missouri, and the operations of the Missouri Lumber and Mining Company.
Ramsay Place Names File, 1928-1945 (C2366)
6 cubic feet, 4 rolls of microfilm
Card file of origins of Missouri place names, compiled by students of Robert L. Ramsay, University of Missouri professor of English. Cards are in alphabetical order by place name.
Rose Cliff Hotel Collection, 1928-1960 (R0594)
The collection consists of 4 volumes; a single guest register dating from the hotel's opening, a combination 'cash and ledger' volume documenting daily expenses and income of the hotel as well as the expenses of a wholesale merchandise operation in 1947-1948, and two expnese ledgers showing operating costs ie meals, laundry, grieght, fuel oil, utilities, taxes, advertising, and labor.
Dan Saults Papers, 1937-1985 (R0403)
2 cubic feet (44 folders)
These are papers of a conservationist and outdoor journalist, including material on the Outdoor
Writers Association of America, wilderness areas, the "Irish Wilderness" of Oregon County,
Missouri, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, and the Ozarks region. There are a typescript of Saults's unpublished
novel and copies of many of his articles and speeches.
David S. Scott Papers, 1862-1863 (R0634)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The David S. Scott Papers contain the Civil War letters of David S. Scott, Co. H, 8th Indiana Infantry, written to Kate Missimer in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. The letters, from Pilot Knob, Black River, Van Buren, and Oregon County, Missouri, concern camp life and the campaign of the Army of Southeastern Missouri.
Shannon County, Missouri Records, 1958-1915 (R1415)
0.02 cubic foot (2 folders)
The collection consists of tax and deed documents for a variety of people living in Shannon County during the 19th and early 20th century, including Robert I. Davis the proprietor of the Rose Cliff Hotel which was located on the Current River.
Edward Martin Shepard Lantern Slide Collection, no date (R1184)
0.25 cubic foot (41 lantern slides)
These are lantern slides showing springs, natural bridges, and caves in the Ozarks region of Missouri. They were produced for teaching purposes by Edward M. Shepard, a professor of geology at Drury College in Springfield, Missouri.
Thad Snow Papers, 1923-1955 (CG0027)
1.31 cubic feet
The Thad Snow Papers include writings, correspondence, scrapbooks, memorabilia and photographs. Snow was a prolific writer during his life. He is best remembered for his column, “Letters from the People” for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch beginning in the 1930s. The topics covered in this collection include politics, foreign affairs, farming, Snow’s family, economics and human nature.
St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company Records, 1859-1980 (R0362)
(178 cubic feet)
These are corporate minutes and financial account books, and other records of the St. Louis-San Francisco ("Frisco") Railway Company (1916-1980) and predecessor, subsidiary, and constituent companies, most notably the St. Louis & San Francisco Railway (1876-1896) and the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad (1896-1916). The "Frisco" operated in Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. It became part of the Burlington Northern Railroad in 1980. Also of note are four architectural drawing boxes that include the blueprints for structures along the St. Louis-San Francisco Line. A detailed inventory of the drawings is included in each of the four boxes.
U.S. Work Projects Administration, Historical Records Survey of Missouri, 1935-1942 (C3551)
302 cubic feet; also available on 817 rolls of microfilm
Correspondence, records, and working files. Originally designed to survey and inventory all county government records, the survey finally included inventories of church records, manuscript collections, vital statistics, American imprints, and federal archives. Incorporates records of the Federal Writers Project for Missouri.
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)
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.
Van Buren Drug Store Inventory Records, 1960 (R1438)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)
The collection consists of an inventory book of a drug store in Van Buren, Missouri from 1960.