The collection contains a sampling of prescription records from the A.B. Hirsch Drug Store, Boonville, Missouri. Also included are papers pertaining to Vico Salve, which was developed and sold by Hirsch.
Missouri county aerial photographs produced by the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service.
A.J. Althouse Letter, 1898 (C1782)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Political issues; president and the Cuban crisis; Republicans and the Filley letters; post office and political appointments.
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."
Army Corps of Engineers Photographs, 1955-1979 (P0098)
0.2 linear feet
Photographs of historic sites and construction sites, 1956 and 1978-1979. Includes images of bridges, dams, roadways, churches, businesses, and other buildings.
Benton Family Papers, 1851-1975 (C3721)
0.2 cubic feet (5 folders)
Personal papers, genealogy, and clippings of a Clinton County, Missouri family. The personal papers are mostly Quit-Claim Deeds, General Warranty Deeds, and Trust Deeds, to a Coleman D. Benton and papers from a Circuit Court case regarding an unpaid financial matter. Genealogy includes a handwritten account of the Benton family history by Rita Benton, wife of Thomas Hart Benton (artist). Clippings are newspaper clippings and magazine articles written about Thomas Hart Benton, a famous Missouri artist.
Cameron Trust Company (Cameron, Mo.) Collection, 1883-1939 (C0053)
5.5 cubic feet (216 folders, 23 volumes), 6 rolls of microfilm (volumes 24-45 on microfilm only)
Files relating to banking, insurance, education, land speculation, and politics in northwest Missouri. Includes material on the trust company, the Mutual Benefit Savings and Loan Association, Althouse & Williams, city of Cameron, MO, Wesleyan College, and other business ventures in which A.J. Althouse and J.E. Williams were involved.
John C. Carr Papers, 1914-1920 (C0082)
0.5 cubic feet
Papers of a Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad claim agent located in Cameron, MO, concerned with injury claims and law cases.
Minutes from meetings of the Colfax Township, DeKalb County Board of Directors, as kept by the Clerk. Much of the business is related to finances and taxes.
photographs; landscapes and buildings in Noel, Elk Springs, Maysville, El Dorado Springs, and Vernon County, Missouri, Atchison, Kansas, and Sulphur Springs, Eureka Springs, Siloam Springs, Gravette, and Fayetteville, Arkansas. Portraits taken in Maysville, Osborn, and Cameron, Missouri.
Cresswell Family Papers, 1823-1979 (R0007)
1.25 cubic foot (51 folders, 2 oversize volumes)
The Cresswell Family Papers contain the personal, legal, and business papers of the Cresswell family of Washington County, Missouri. The papers include correspondence, land documents, legal papers, slave documents, tax receipts, account books from the furnace and store owned by the family, miscellaneous business papers, local school records, and personal papers.
Meeting minutes, membership records (including marriages and deaths), lists of trustees, and resignation letters of pastors.
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.
Independent Order of Good Templars Lathrop Lodge No. 76 Record Book, 1869-1879 (C1111)
0.07 cubic feet (1 volume)
Officer lists and minutes of Lodge No. 76 which became Prosperous Lodge No. 512 in 1873.
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.
John A. Biggerstaff Photograph Collection, 1962 (P0523)
Photos of Plattsburg houses and monuments.
Warren Kimsey Papers, 1915-1934 (C3747)
0.1 cubic feet (5 folders)
The papers of Warren Kimsey contain correspondence, stories, press releases, and histories of a Missouri-born short story writer.
Lathrop (Mo.) School District Records, 1870-1906 (C1148)
0.2 cubic feet (3 volumes)
Vol. 1, Board minutes, tuition payments, 1870-1886; Vol. 2, Minutes, expenses, tuition, officers, 1873-1882; Vol. 3, 1882-1906.
Loughlin Studios paper drawings and AutoCAD files dated 1976 to 2019.
Paul M. McCue Receipt, 1855 (C2041)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
The collection contains a receipt for payment for land at an office at Plattsburg, MO.
John Morgan McMichael Account Book, 1850-1867 (C1154)
0.04 cubic feet (1 volume)
Account book of John Morgan McMichael, Plattsburg, MO. Includes inventory of merchandise; accounts due Thomas M. McMichael notes due and description of land owned by Thomas McMichael, September 1867.
John Morgan McMichael Ledger, 1867-1871 (C1156)
0.06 cubic feet (1 volume)
Real estate ledger kept by Morgan McMichael, Plattsburg, MO. Includes meetings of Board of Trustees of Plattsburg, 1867-1868, when McMichael served as clerk.
John Morgan McMichael Prayer Books, 1861-1871 (C1155)
0.05 cubic feet (2 volumes)
John Morgan McMichael, merchant, Plattsburg, MO. Vol. I, Prayer Book, 1861; Vol. II, Prayer Book, 1871.
The Missouri Collection, 1771-2021 (C3982)
18.2 cubic feet (817 folders, 808 photographs), 26 oversize items, 9 audio cassettes, 7 audio discs, 9 CDs, 1 computer disc, 1 film, 6 film strips, 5 DVDs, 2 video cassettes
The Missouri Collection is an artificial collection combining miscellaneous small acquisitions related to Missouri places, individuals, organizations, and events.
Statewide documentation of local churches by county. Includes cultural arts reports, church histories, floor plans, architectural details, clippings, slides, photographs, and miscellany.
Cameron, Missouri, Sale Notice, 1855 (C2827)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Handwritten copy and printed broadside announcing sale of town lots on 30 August 1855, by the Cameron Town Company, William G. McDaniel, trustee.
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.
Mrs. Thomas E. Deem Photographs, 1959-1962 (P0529)
Snapshots of Plattsburg and Lilly area homes, Clinton County.
Nancy Cowan Photograph Collection, 1916 (P0274)
Six postcards from 1916 showing images of the British Remount Depot in Lathrop, Missouri.
Charles O'Dell Collection, 1825-1997 (C4265)
4 cubic feet (138 folders)
The papers of a medical librarian for the Ellis-Fischel State Cancer Center, a public school and college instructor in literature, music, and performing arts, and amateur genealogist. The papers focus on genealogical research material, correspondence, notes, publications, newsletters, newspaper clippings, family group sheets, name lists, scrapbook material, photographs, slides, and other miscellaneous genealogical material.
Oliver and Oliver Law Firm Records, 1760-2004 (CG0010)
296 cubic feet
The Oliver and Oliver Law Firm Papers contain case files and correspondence of the firm from the 1880s to 1980s. This collection also includes the genealogy of the Oliver and Watkins families, family correspondence, and civic involvements with the Boy Scouts of America, Rotary Club, Sons of the American Revolution, and Presbyterian Church. In addition, this collection contains material related to the Little River Drainage District, Oliver Land and Development Company, and Mingo National Wildlife Refuge.
Perry Family Letters, 1837-1872 (C3323)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Personal letters mentioning deaths, marriages, religious conversions, slave auctions, and events of local interest. Letters originate in Tennessee, Georgia, Texas, or Missouri.
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.
"Reminiscences," James Bumgardner Jr., no date (C1061)
0.03 cubic feet (1 volume)
Reminiscences of life in Virginia, Kentucky, and Clinton County, MO.
Robert C. Brown Photograph Collection, 1900-1971 (P0004)
Photographs of Missouri railroad depots, primarily for the Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy Railroad. Photographs relating to A.F. Schliecker of Kansas City, Missouri.
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.