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Lisbon Applegate Collection, 1819-1903 (C0996)
2 cubic feet, 18 volumes

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Correspondence and business papers of Lisbon and Lewis M. Applegate of Keytesville, MO. Letters from George W. Applegate in California, 1848-1873, describing prospects for ranching, gold mining, and wine-making ventures; politics; and impact of Civil War and abolitionists. Civil War in Missouri; politics in Missouri and Chariton County; economic conditions and opportunities in Chariton County.

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Benecke Family Papers, 1850-2001 (CA5893)
44.9 cubic feet, 2 oversize volumes, oversize material

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Addition of Benecke family materials. Includes professional and personal correspondence, photographs, glass plate negatives, cartes-de-visite, stereograph cards, diaries, clippings, volumes, periodicals, scrapbooks, Grand Army of the Republic materials, Missouri Constitutional Convention materials, genealogical data, ephemera, and miscellaneous material. Includes Magruder, Sasse, Zillman, and other related families.

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Benecke Family Papers, 1816-1989 (C3825)
90.8 cubic feet, 62 volumes, 3 audio tapes, 3 audio discs, 413 glass plate negatives

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Correspondence, business and law firm records, civic, political, legislative, and personal papers of a German American family of Brunswick, MO. Civil War and military claim agents' records. Records of military and veterans' organizations; the State Federal Soldiers' Home; immigration; the Constitutional Convention, 1943-1944; the Constitutional Convention Association; and U.S. Commissioners. Church and cemetery records. Maps, photographs and glass plate negatives

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Bentley Family Collection, 1843-1910s, n.d. (CA2968)
1 oversize volume, 1 oversize volume, 1 oversize item

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Addition of materials concerning a family from Chariton County, Missouri. Includes material on Thomas Fristoe and Jordan R. Bentley.

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Bentley Family Collection, 1818-1980 (C3042)
5 rolls of microfilm

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Correspondence of Nancy V. Bentley, Jordan R. Bentley, and J. Marshall Bentley. Reminiscences of Jordan R. Bentley and material pertaining to Bentley and other allied families. Material on the Civil War in Chariton, Howard, and Cooper Counties, family and social life in the 1880s and 1890s and Chariton County history.

Bill Brandt Photograph Collection, 1930-1950 (P0481)
28 photographs

Copy photos of the Cutoff Club, near Dalton, Missouri, 1930s-1950s

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Margaret F. Blumenhorst Papers, 1586-1959 (S0442)
1.2 cubic foot, 117 folders

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The Blumenhorst papers document the histories of the Craig, Lewis, Watts, Wallace, and Woodson families from 1586-1959. The collection contains correspondence on westward expansion and social and political attitudes of the 17th and 18th centuries. Also included are wills, bills of sale for a slave and land, genealogical research, a land survey, and an 1849 Gold Rush diary.

Bowen Institute of Pharmacy (Brunswick, Mo.) Extension Course Lessons, no date (C3842)
0.15 cubic feet (7 folders)

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Extension course lessons in botany, chemistry, medicine, and pharmacology through the Bowen Institute of Pharmacy. Dr. Cyrus W. Bowen began the pharmacy school in 1910.

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Brunswick, Missouri, Fire Department Records, 1894-1939 (C3061)
1 roll of microfilm

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The records of the Brunswick Fire Department contain meeting minutes, election of officers, lists of members, financial records, and lists of fires, dating from organization in November 1894, through January 1939.

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Chariton County Exchange Bank Papers, 1819-1922 (C0067)
1.5 cubic feet

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Bank accounts; documents; pamphlets; letters and bills having to do with the tobacco industry in Chariton and Carroll Counties and Chariton County Wool Growers Association; miscellaneous clippings. Account book of bank includes bills and receipts from various business concerns.

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Chariton County, Missouri, Photograph Collection, 1866 (P1108)

An artificial collection of photographs of Chariton County, Missouri.

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Dr. Lawrence O. Christensen Papers, 1969-2014 (R1452)
8 cubic feet (114 folders)

The papers of, Dr. Lawrence O. Christensen, contains the personal and research related papers belonging to Dr. Lawrence Christensen, a retired Missouri Science and Technology, formerly the Rolla School of Mines, professor.

Civil War Regimental Histories, no date (C3500)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Organization, orders, campaigns, mustering out, and casualties of ten Missouri regiments in the Civil War.

Civilian Conservation Corps, Camp 3737, Collection, 1935-1983 (R0177)
3 folders

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This collection contains correspondence, camp newspapers, and a scrapbook pertaining to the
CCC camp near Lynchburg, Laclede County, Missouri. There are also a few items from camps in
Winona and Sumner, Missouri, and newspaper clippings regarding reunions in 1983 of former CCC
trainees in Missouri.

Kenneth E. Coombs Papers, 1960s-1970s (CA5865)
5 cubic feet

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Project files of a Kansas City architect related to historic restoration projects in Missouri. Includes correspondence, photographs, survey material, planning documents, financial records, and architectural drawings.

May Bartee Couch Collection, 1853-2007 (CA6422)
49 cubic feet, 2 card files

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Collection of family research files and obituaries of a professional genealogist from Marceline, Missouri, largely concerns Chariton, Linn, and surrounding counties.

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David Blake Sasse Photographs, 1988-1991 (P0449)
1 folder

Photos of Chariton County and Boone County (Katy Trail Fun Festival), ca. 1988-1991

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Fort D'Orleans Photographs, 1933 (C0786)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Annotated stereoscope photos of the probable site of Fort D'Orleans. Four photos with duplicates.

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William E. and Bettie Redding Hill Letters, 1851, 1865 (C3831)
0.2 cubic feet

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Correspondence between husband and wife concerning Civil War ravages of home and property in Keytesville, Chariton County, MO. Hill, a Southern sympathizer, returned to Keytesville to locate and rescue his property, but decided to reopen his mercantile establishment and bring his family home. Relates hazards, sectional animosity, loss of property, Reconstruction politics, friends and neighbors.

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Hughes Family Papers, 1850s-1990s (CA6215)
3 cubic feet

Correspondence of a family from Chariton County, Missouri, spanning the mid-1800s to the 1990s. Includes three volumes of transcriptions and images compiled by Charles L. Hughes. Also contains materials from Democratic Party activities and conventions in the early twentieth century.

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Marvin Hutchinson Collection, 1857-1904 (C1791)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Letters, poetry, Civil War documents, and other papers pertaining to the Hagen and Sasse families of Chariton County, Missouri. Part of the German Heritage Archives

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Hutchinson-Salisbury Family Papers, 1843-1867 (C3779)
0.18 cubic feet (9 folders)

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Papers of Harriet Newell Hutchinson (1824-1908) and Lucius Salisbury (1824-1904), founder of Salisbury, MO. Correspondence, typescripts, and miscellaneous items are in the collection. Many of the letters center around Hutchinson's and Salisbury's courtship.

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J.C. Caldwell Photographs, 1959-1970 (P0426)
0.21 linear feet

Photos of Boone County: Gordon Manor, Maplewood, M.K.T. Railroad Tunnel, Schaefer's Shoes, St. George's Church. Also, photos of Chariton County historic buildings.

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E.H.E. Jameson Letter, 1865 (C1571)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a letter to Thomas C. Fletcher, from St. Louis, July 5, 1865. The letter recommends the appointment of Thomas Allen of Brunswick, a Union man, as judge of the Chariton County court of common pleas. Endorsed by W.S. Field and A. Griffen. Returned by the governor for added recommendations.

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Carlton Jones Papers, 1820-1850 (C0348)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains negative photostats of a diary of a trip from Salt Lake to Ringgold, California, 1850; map of trip; two letters written from gold fields; deed to military bounty land in Missouri; and obituary.

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John A. Jones Papers, 1876-1905 (C3748)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The papers of John A. Jones contain a rental agreement for land in Indiana; a trust deed for land in Chariton County, MO, and an order of publication for the settlement of Jone's estate.

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William H. Kavanaugh Papers, 1861-1939 (C4251)
0.08 cubic feet (4 folders)

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The Civil War memoir written by William H. Kavanaugh describes battles and events he witnessed or participated in with Company E, 1st Regiment, Infantry and Company D, 2nd Regiment, Infantry Volunteers, C.S.A., in addition to descriptions of his time in military prisons. Also includes genealogical material on the Kavanaugh family.

James Keyte Collection, 1818-1876 (C1011)
0.8 cubic feet; also available on 2 rolls of microfilm

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Land records, correspondence, and miscellaneous papers of James Keyte, Missouri pioneer, founder of Brunswick and Keytesville in Chariton County, Methodist preacher, and merchant.

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Joseph T. Keyte Papers, no date (CA6376)
1 folder

Civil War diary, memoir, and miscellaneous papers of Joseph T. Keyte of Brunswick, Missouri. A Union soldier, Keyte served with the 49th Missouri Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Sketches are included in the diary.

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Marceline Coordinated Welfare Council (Marceline, Mo.) Records, 1950-1980 (CA2848)
5 volumes

Record books of the Council, 1950-1980, include minutes of meetings, financial records, correspondence, and newspaper clippings; and a 1952 scrapbook documenting activities of Council organizations.

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Merchant and Staples Tobacco Company Account Books, 1874-1878 (C0582)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)

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Account books of a Chariton County, Missouri, tobacco company, with offices at Brunswick and Triplett, giving amounts of shipments, accounts payable to tobacco growers, and financial accounts of the company.

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John Miller Affidavit, 1828 (C3381)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Affidavit signed by John Miller concerning presidential election returns, November 1828, from Chariton and Howard Counties.

Missouri German Heritage Corridor Oral History Project, 2018 (C4354)
0.4 cubic feet (6 folders), 9CDs

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A collaborative project between the State Historical Society of Missouri and the Missouri Humanities Council, this collection emphasizes the past and present influence of German heritage in Missouri, including historic sites, past people, notable conflicts, religious influence, agriculture, music, art, and architecture. The German Heritage Corridor will focus on the counties north and south of the Missouri River, from St. Charles and St. Louis, to Chariton, Saline, and Lafayette. This corridor includes several distinct German communities, including New Melle, Herman, Dutzow, and Westphalia.

Missouri Lives Oral History Project Records, 2014-2018 (C4249)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder), 19 CDs, 1 DVD

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The collection consists of interviews with a wide array of Missourians who have had an interesting personal history and life. The collection consists of digitally recorded interviews, transcripts, and ephemera.

Salisbury, Missouri Lantern Slides, 1910s (C3868)
1 roll of microfilm

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Lantern slides of Salisbury residents taken along Salisbury streets by an unknown photographer.

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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.

Mrs. Ben H. Kinkhorst Photograph Collection, 1950-1958 (P0490)
11 photographs

Photos of Chariton County sites.

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Mrs. J. William Benton Photograph Collection, no date (P0480)
19 photographs

Photos of the William E. Hill home and monument in Keytesville, and John B. Wornall home in Kansas City.

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John J. Pershing Teacher's Contract, 1881 (C2038)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a contract between Pershing and District No. 1, Township No. 56, Range No. 20, Chariton County, MO, for three months.

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Raymond Gant Photograph Collection, 1940-1947 (P0486)
6 photographs

Photos of the Cutoff Club, near Dalton, MO, ca. 1940s.

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Reed, Linda, Photograph, 1925 (P0012)
1 photograph

Photo of 1925 Brunswick kindergarten class posed outside their building; individuals identified.

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Rothville Bank (Rothville, Mo.) Papers, 1889-1955 (C0069)
3.5 cubic feet, 65 oversize volumes

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Journals, ledgers, and papers detailing the daily business of the Rothville Bank.

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William Henry Schrader Reminiscences, no date (C1519)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The reminiscences describe slavery in Missouri, including treatment of slaves, punishment, education, desire for freedom, fugitives, and character sketches of individual slaves. Also described are the Kansas-Missouri border conflicts, the Civil War in Missouri, bushwhackers, Claiborne Fox Jackson, the 1856 and 1860 presidential campaigns, German immigrants, Missouri Republicans, and Linneus and Brunswick, MO.

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