Cedar

A

Clayton Abbott Collection, circa 1958-1976 (R0581)
0.25 cubic foot (20 folders)

 Finding Aid

These are research materials on Cedar County, Missouri, compiled by Clayton Abbott, a local historian and author from Stockton. The material, arranged topically, includes newspaper clippings, transcripts of letters and documents, and drafts of Abbott's writings. The topics include early settlement, churches, schools, the history of El Dorado Springs, stories of the Gold Rush and the Civil War, post offices, and driving tours of Cedar County.

Counties

C

Cane Creek Baptist Association Records, 1904-1992 (R0235)
1 folder

 Finding Aid

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.

Subjects

Cedar County, Missouri Photograph Collection, circa 1890-1910 (R0282)
0.05 cubic foot (1 folder, 5 photographs)

 Finding Aid

These are photographs of the Messick and H. W. Evans general stores, the Cedar Springs Band, and a picnic of Camp 171 of the Woodmen of The World at Cedar Springs, and a view of the Balm baseball team. The views have been copied on 35mm slides.

Counties

Cedar County, Missouri, Assessment Lists, 1861-1864 (C1070)
0.15 cubic feet (3 volumes)

 Finding Aid

Lists consist of property, slaves, cash, and notes held by those assessed.

Counties

Cedar County, Missouri, Photograph Collection, no date (P1106)

An artificial collection of photographs, primarily copy photos, of Cedar County, Missouri.

Subjects

Counties

Dennis Harper Connaway Papers, 1858-1888 (C0248)
0.2 cubic feet (10 folders)

 Finding Aid

Correspondence, Civil War papers, and miscellaneous papers. County collector book of Cedar County.

Counties

Donna Kay Cowan Papers, 1855-2013 (SP0007)
.5 cubic feet (10 folders)

 Finding Aid

The Cowan Family Papers are composed of pamphlets, programs, photographs, and materials relating to the history of the Golden City High School, which Frank Cowan attended in the class of 1933 and his daughter, Donna Cowan, in the class of 1958.               

Counties

E

Edward H. Price Photograph Collection, no date (P0496)
2 photographs

Copy photos of Charley Paynter Store and Bear Creek High School, Bear Creek.

Subjects

Counties

El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Collection, no date (R1061)
(1 folder)

 Finding Aid

These are two promotional pamphlets for El Dorado Springs in Cedar County, Missouri. Included are descriptions of the town and its medicinal springs, with chemical analyses of the waters. The pamphlets are undated, but appear to be from the 1920s.

Counties

Eleven Points River Baptist Association Records, 1890-1901 (R0356)
2 folders

 Finding Aid

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
Missouri.

Subjects

G

H

Herriman Chapel Camp Collection, 1987 (R1240)
(1 folder)

 Finding Aid

This is "Herriman Chapel Camp: 60 Years of Vision," an illustrated history of a religious campground in Cedar County, Missouri, affiliated with the Church of God (Holiness). Hazel Messick conducted the historical research and Art Witt provided the photographic restoration and layout for the booklet.

Counties

William Davidson Hoff Papers, 1878-1880 (R1174)
(1 folder)

 Finding Aid

These are three letters from W.D. Hoff, an attorney at Stockton in Cedar County, Missouri, to D. C. Entrekin at Independence in Jackson County, Missouri. They concern back taxes on land in Cedar County owned by the estate of Entrekin's late son, Torbert.

Counties

J

O. Y. Jackson Collection, 1918 (R1176)
(1 folder)

 Finding Aid

This is a campaign card for O.Y. Jackson, Democratic candidate for collector of Cedar County, Missouri, in the fall election of 1918. Jackson was a resident of Eldorado Springs.

Counties

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

Frank Kern Letters, 1930-1940 (C0959)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

 Finding Aid

Letters pertain to the renting and selling of land in the Missouri Ozarks during the Great Depression years.

Counties

Knights of Pythias, Bear Creek, Missouri Records, 1894-1912 (R0343)
(1 roll of microfilm)

 Finding Aid

This is a record book of the Knights of Pythias lodge at Bear Creek in Cedar County, Missouri.
The records concern the induction of members and election of officers, purchase of a meeting hall,
and distribution of medical benefits.

Counties

M

Mark Twain National Forest Local History Collection, 1930s-1980s (R0471)
(4 rolls of mircofilm)

 Finding Aid

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)

 Finding Aid

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)

 Finding Aid

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.

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.

Munger Securities Company Records, 1916 (R0308)
(1 folder)

 Finding Aid

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.

O

Jason C. Ottinger Papers, 1905-1908 (R1461)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

 Finding Aid

The Jason C. Ottinger Papers consists of documents related to Jason C. Ottinger's personal papers. He resided in Milford, Missouri, in the early twentieth century. This collection includes tax receipts, a bill of sale, deed inquiries, and a certificate of membership for the National Co-Operative Burial Association.

Counties

P

Garrott Philpott Papers, 1825-1913 (R0924)
(1 roll of microfilm)

 Finding Aid

These are the papers of Garrott Philpott of Henry County, Virginia, and Cedar County, Missouri, including promissory notes, tax receipts, and business papers. There are also papers from the estates of the related families of Hezekiah Perkinson and William H. clark, and the correspondence and papers of Thomas W. M. Montgomery.

Counties

Zula R. Price, "Bear Creek Community" Collection, 1980 (R0024)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

 Finding Aid

The collection contains a typescript of Zula R. Price's, "Bear Creek Community." The reminiscence and history of Bear Creek, Cedar County, Missouri. The village was originally named Paynterville.

Counties

R

C. A. Ragland Papers, 1890 (R1017)
(1 folder)

 Finding Aid

This is an autograph letter dated September 10, 1890 from C. A. Ragland at Stockton in Cedar County, Missouri to T. L. Smith at Whitehall, Illinois. The letter concerns taxes on the estate of James W. Gregory.

Counties

George P. Ryan Papers, 1908 (R1172)
(1 folder)

 Finding Aid

This is a letter dated December 17, 1908 from George P. Ryan, principal of Jerico Springs High School in Cedar County, Missouri, to Carola C. Ward of El Dorado Springs, Missouri. The letter concerns Ward's application for a position in the Cedar County schools.

Counties

S

Dan Saults Papers, 1937-1985 (R0403)
2 cubic feet (44 folders)

 Finding Aid

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.

Robert L. Snell Collection, 1870-1966 (C3488)
1.2 cubic feet, 1 oversize volume

 Finding Aid

Collection of American Legion records, World War II letters and miscellaneous items concerning residents of the El Dorado Springs, MO, area. World War II veteran Snell, an officer of Koca-Reeder-Giddens Post No. 233, was in charge of securing financial aid for veterans and their families.

Counties

Southwest Missouri Resource Conservation and Development Records, 1964-2011 (SP0009)
28 cubic feet

 Finding Aid

The records consist of the financial documents, correspondence, project notes and publications pertaining to the operation of the non-profit environmental organization known as Southwest Missouri Resource Conservation and Development. 

St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company Records, 1859-1980 (R0362)
(178 cubic feet)

 Finding Aid

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.

Aquilla Standifird Papers, 1862-1865 (R0458)
0.04 cubic foot (1 folder)

 Finding Aid

The Aquilla Standifird Papers contain the Civil War diary of a sergeant and, later, lieutenant of Co. D, 23rd Iowa Infantry. The diary covers duty in Missouri, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, 26 July 1862 -- ca. 15 April 1865. Included are descriptions of service in the Army of Southeastern Missouri, the Vicksburg Campaign, including the battles of Port Gibson, Champion's Hill, Big Black River Bridge, and Milliken's Bend, and furlough and medical leave in Iowa.

Stockton High School Collection, 1942 (R1315)
(1 folder)

 Finding Aid

This is a program for baccalaureate and commencement exercises of Stockton High School at Stockton in Cedar County, Missouri on May 3 and May 7, 1942.

Subjects

Counties

Stockton High School Collection, 1924 (R1101)
(1 folder)

 Finding Aid

This is an invitation to commencement week exercises at Stockton High School at Stockton in Cedar County, Missouri, for May 1924. Included are a class roll and a schedule of events.

Subjects

Counties

U

W

Western Missouri Land-O-Lakes Association Collection, circa 1962-1965 (R0823)
(1 folder)

 Finding Aid

These are two map brochures published by the Western Missouri Land-O-Lakes Association, to promote tourism in the area including the "Upper Arm" of the Lake of the Ozarks, Pomme de Terre Lake, and the planned Stockton Lake and Kaysinger Bluff (later Harry S. Truman) Reservoir.

Wilber Miller Photograph Collection, 1850-1958 (P0494)
0.16 linear feet

Copy photographs of Stockton, MO

Subjects

Counties

Paul A. Wobus Papers, 1918-1989 (R0008)
2.5 cubic feet (58 folders, 89 notebooks, 79 photographs)

 Finding Aid

The Paul A. Wobus Papers contain the personal and professional papers of Reverend Paul A. Wobus of Manchester, Missouri. The papers include Wobus’s uncompleted and unpublished memoirs, photographs, correspondence, materials concerning Mount Zion Community Church and the Ozark Community Council, historical notes concerning Wobus’s avocational interest in the mills and railroads in the regions, miscellaneous newspaper clippings and other printed materials, narrative accounts of many of his trips into the Ozarks. Also included are 89 small notebooks, dated from 1938-1972, in which he kept records of his mileage, routes, schedules, expenses, and places and person visited.