Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service Aerial Photographs, 1938-1979 (P0335)
107.5 linear feet
Missouri county aerial photographs produced by the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service.
American Sunday-School Union Records, 1917-1930 (R0565)
These are records of field work by F. L. Spindler and J. S. Wallace, missionaries for the
American Sunday-School Union, in Christian, Douglas, Howell, Ozark, Texas, Webster, and
Wright counties in Missouri. The records include a daily log of missionary activities, lists of
churches, Sunday schools, and superintendents visited, and accounts of periodicals sold.
Lyman G. Bennett Papers, 1857-1865 (R0274)
0.5 cubic foot (10 folders)
The Lyman G. Bennett Collection contains photocopies and original diaries and topographic maps of a civil engineer, member of the 36th Illinois Infantry, and civilian employee of the U. S. Army. The materials concern homesteading in Minnesota in 1857; campaigning in Missouri and Arkansas with the Army of Southwest Missouri, 1861-1862; mapping in Kansas and Colorado in 1865; and the Powder River Indian Expedition in Nebraska and Wyoming in 1865.
Charles E. Boulson Papers, 1928-1990 (R0404)
2.5 cubic feet (55 folders, 2 oversize folders, 3 VHS)
The Charles E. Boulson Papers contain the personal and professional papers of an electrical engineer in Missouri. Boulson was the general manager of the Sho-Me Power Corporation from 1954 to 1974 and a member of the Board of Directors of Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. The collection includes correspondence, scrapbooks, professional and historical writings, speeches on rural electrification in Missouri and corporate manuals and annual reports of Sho-Me Power Corporation and Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Mabel Brummet Papers, 1924-1927 (R0398)
This is correspondence from friends and relatives of a former resident of Ava, Douglas County,
Missouri. The topics include community events, mutual acquaintances, and family news. Also
included is a report card from the Douglas County Public Schools for the school year 1923-1924.
Civil War Veteran Homestead Ledgers, 1874 (SP0069)
0.01 cubic feet (1 folder)
The Civil War Veteran Ledgers collection contains two small volumes of handwritten notes taken in 1874 by a government land agent. The notes record information about Union veterans of the Civil War who served in the United States Army or the Missouri State Militia and had made homestead claims of 160 acres or less via the Homestead Act of 1862. The veterans resided in five Missouri counties: Douglas, Ozark, Barry, McDonald, and Stone.
Douglas County Booster Club Collection, no date (R1058)
This is "Douglas County in the Heart of the Ozarks," a promotional booklet prepared by the Douglas County Booster Club at Ava in Douglas County, Missouri.
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.
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.
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.
Missouri Baptist Associations Records, 1912-1980 (R0394)
17 folders microfilmed
This collection consists largely of printed minutes of annual meetings of United or Missionary
Baptist associations in southern Missouri. The minutes include the records of annual sessions,
committee reports, and statistical information on the associations and their constituent churches.
Also included are a few miscellaneous Baptist publications.
Missouri Department of Resources, "The White River Country", no date (R0324)
This is a map of the White River watershed encompassing all or parts of eleven counties in southern Missouri. Topographic features and recreational sites are shown, as are mills, mines, bridges, fords, schools, and churches.
Missouri Extension Homemakers Association, Inc., Sacred Stones and Stained Glass Windows Project Records, 1977-1980 (C3723)
7.1 cubic feet (334 folders)
Statewide documentation of local churches by county. Includes cultural arts reports, church histories, floor plans, architectural details, clippings, slides, photographs, and miscellany.
Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association Collection, 1966-1997 (R0726)
These are programs for the annual show and celebrations of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association, held at Ava in Douglas County, Missouri. The illustrated booklets include schedules, rules, and many advertisments for horse breeding services and local businesses.
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.
Ramsay Place Names File, 1928-1945 (C2366)
6 cubic feet (12 boxes), 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.
Roller Family Papers, 1866-1871 (R0310)
These are papers, mostly correspondence, of the Roller family of Christian and Douglas Counties in Missouri and Scott County, Virginia. With one exception the letters are addressed to Jacob Roller, in Virginia, from his relatives in Missouri. The exception is a letter from General R. Johnson, an in-law to the Rollers, of Douglas County, to his mother, Sarah (Bowen) Johnson.
Roy Nelson Canning Company Records, 1907-1993 (R1029)
1 cubic foot (1 volume, 42 folders)
These are records of the Roy Nelson Canning Company, a large tomato-canning concern especially active in Stone, Taney, and Douglas Counties in Missouri. The collection consists of land records, deeds, financial statements, insurance papers, and records for individual factories, mostly for operations in Stone County, Missouri.
Songs From the Ozarks Childhood, Music Manuscript, 1924-1942 (SP0003)
.25 cubic feet (2 folders) 1 audio tape
The Songs From an Ozarks Childhood, Music Manuscript consists of the lyrics of Ozarks folk songs, as well as an audio recording of Sybil Irene (Shipley) Jobe singing the songs.
South Central Missouri, Photograph Collection, 1880-1958 (P1125)
An artificial collection of photographs from Missouri's south central region, including Douglas, Ripley, Ozark, Wright, Texas, Howell, Shannon, Laclede, and Oregon counties.
Southwest Missouri Resource Conservation and Development Records, 1964-2011 (SP0009)
28 cubic feet
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.
George W. Taylor Medical Records, 1901-1920 (R0158)
0.2 cubic foot (2 volumes)
The George W. Taylor Medical Records contain records of medical examinations of Union Civil War veterans from Ozark, Taney, Howell, and Douglas counties in Missouri, and Baxter and Boone counties in Arkansas. Performed for the United States Bureau of Pensions by Dr. George W. Ebrite and Dr. George W. Taylor, each ‘surgeon certificate’ includes a medical history of the claimant, descriptions of wounds and disabilities, and recommendations for pension payments.
U.S. Work Projects Administration, Historical Records Survey of Missouri, 1935-1942 (C3551)
302 cubic feet (24,282 folders); 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.
Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Wasola, Mo.) Records, 1957-2023 (SP0083)
0.3 cubic foot (6 folders)
The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (Wasola, Mo.) Records consist of photocopies of organizational records, correspondence, literature, and member notes of the Missouri Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, Wasola chapter. The records also contain the research files of Dr. Kathryn Ledbetter and her related article for the Ozark County Times.
Clark Wright Papers, 1861-1863 (R0523)
These are the Civil War papers of Clark Wright, a resident of Polk County, Missouri, and a Union
cavalry officer. The collection includes an order to Wright from John M. Schofield, letters from
St. Louis and Rolla to his wife, Sarah Jane Wright, newspaper clippings, rosters of the field and staff
officers of the 6th Missouri Cavalry, and a list of signs and countersigns for the post at Lebanon,