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Alvin R. Jones Photographs, 1918, 1958, no date (P0605)
20 photographs

Photos by Alvin R. Jones of Dade County historic sites ca. 1958.

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John Appleby Letter, 1848 (C0498)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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To his parents, Berlin, TN, from Dade County, MO, January 2, 1848. Local prices of land, Negroes, stock, and grain; national and local politics. Sketch of Appleby by his great-nephew, A.B. Appleby. Typed from a copy in the possession of L. Grimes.

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Arcola Christian Church (Arcola, Mo.) History, 1982 (C0928)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Printed history of church located in Dade County, MO, compiled at time of the centennial celebration. Includes lists of members, ministers, and elders and deacons. Also contains photographs and reminiscences of church events by members.

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Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. Records, 1997 (R1406)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. Records contain the book Win-Win: A Information History of Associated Electric Cooperative Inc., written by Russ Holt and published in 1997.

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Burnett and Denney Families Papers, 1864-circa 1985 (R0353)
0.06 cubic foot (6 folders)

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This collection includes correspondence, business papers, genealogical material, and photographs of the families of Ensign Burnett (1833-1912) and Tyre Denney (1828-1873) of Dade, Linn, and Webster counties in Missouri. Included are photographs of Burnett School in Webster County, and miscellaneous items pertaining to the communities of Linneus, Lockwood, and Seymour in Missouri.

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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.

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Dade County Baptist Association Records, 1958 (R1170)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This booklet contains the minutes and associated data of the 68th annual session of the Dade County Baptist Association, held at Fairview Baptist Church in Dade County, Missouri, on August 26-27, 1958. Ira Fortner of Lockweed served as moderator of the session.

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Daughters of Rebekah, Dadeville Lodge No. 555 Records, 1911-1952 (R0612)
0.1 cubic foot (1 volume)

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The Daughters of Rebekah, Dadeville Lodge No. 555 Records contain a membership register from the Rebekah Lodge at Dadeville in Dade County, Missouri. It contains the names of members and the dates of active memberships, tranferals, and suspensions. There is a fragmentary index at the beginning of the volume.

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Downing and Whinrey Families Papers, 1837-1929 (R0049)
0.25 cubic foot (11 folders)

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The Downing and Whinrey Families Papers contain photocopies of receipts and correspondence of the Downing and Whinrey families of southwestern Missouri. Both families had members who went to California to mine gold in the 1850s, some of whom remained to settle in the West. Most of the collection consists of letters written to relatives in Missouri.

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Charles Haley Letter, 1847 (C0946)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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To Charles Haley, Sullivan County, MO, from Dade County, MO, Aug. 12, 1847. Tells his father about the condition of the land, and crops and timber in Dade County.

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Thomas C. King Mining Report, circa 1951 (R0179)
1 folder

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This collection contains drill hole logs, assay reports, and a general mining history of a tract
near Dadeville in Dade County, Missouri. The report was prepared by Thomas C. King in connection
with a lease of the property by Hugh M. Russell.

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Edgar P. Mann Papers, 1884-1945 (C2462)
0.08 cubic feet (4 folders)

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Correspondence and memorandum concerning Democratic politics in Dade County, MO, and William Joel Stone's campaign to secure the Democratic nomination for U.S. congressman, 1884. Mann, a lawyer in Greenfield, was influential in gaining support for Stone in Dade County.

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

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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.

Jasper S. McConnell Insurance Policies, 1886-1917 (C2212)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Tornado policy on house for Archibald McLemone with the Home Insurance Company, New York, 1886-1891. Fire and lightning insurance for Jasper S. McConnell on horses, mules, and dwelling house with the Farmer's Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Dade County, MO, 1910-1915, 1917-1922.

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Wick Morgan Journal, 1854 (C3817)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Journal of Wick Morgan describing his trip to California from Dade County, MO, with a wagon train. The notes detail the availability of food, the conditions of the roads, and the mileage traveled daily by the group.

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Albert G. Morris Collection, 1898-1903 (R1137)
(1 folder)

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These are merchants' receipts to Albert G. Morris and his business partners, J. W. Toliver and Elmer Lindley, at Dadeville in Dade County, Missouri. Morris, Toliver, and Lindley were proprietors of a hardware, implements, and undertaking firm.

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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.

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Southwest Missouri Region Photograph Collection, 1900-1953 (P1110)

An artificial collection of photographs of Missouri's southwesternmost counties: McDonald, Newton, Jasper, Dade, and Lawrence.

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

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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)

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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.

Mark Stauter Collection, 1852-1980 (R1432)
2 cubic feet (120 folders)

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The Mark Stauter Collection consist of materials donated by Dr. Mark Stauter, the former director of the State Historical Society of Missouri's Rolla Research Center. The papers cover a variety of topics related to Missouri history.

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Welch Family Papers, 1839-1854 (R0391)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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These are typescripts of letters to and from members of the Welch family in Pulaski and Dade Counties in Missouri, and Scott County, Illinois. Topics include family news, acquaintances, health, crops, and the weather.

Barbary A. Wheeler Deed, 1888 (C3197)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Mortgage deed from Barbary A. Wheeler to J.M. McLemore, Greenfield, MO, 12 December 1888.

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

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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.