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American Sunday-School Union Records, 1917-1930 (R0565)
6 folders

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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.

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Lyman G. Bennett Papers, 1857-1865 (R0274)
10 folders

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These are 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 (57 folders, 3 VHS)

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These are personal and professional papers of an electrical engineer in Missouri. Boulson was general manager of the Sho-Me Power Corporation, 1954-1974, and 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)
1 folder

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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.

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Civil War Veteran Homestead Ledgers, 1874 (SP0069)
0.01 cubic feet (1 folder)

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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.

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Douglas County Booster Club Collection, no date (R1058)
(1 folder)

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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.

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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.

Mark Twain National Forest Photograph Collection, circa 1900-1985 (R0485)
0.05 cubic foot (2 folders, 719 negatives)

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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

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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.

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Missouri Department of Resources, "The White River Country", no date (R0324)
(1 folder)

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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 Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association Collection, 1966-1997 (R0726)
(29 volumes)

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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.

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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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Roller Family Papers, 1866-1871 (R0310)
(1 folder)

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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)

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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.

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Songs From the Ozarks Childhood, Music Manuscript, 1924-1942 (SP0003)
.25 cubic feet (2 folders) 1 audio tape

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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.

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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. 

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George W. Taylor Medical Records, 1901-1920 (R0158)
2 volumes

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These are records of medical examinations of Union Civil War veterans in Ozark, Taney,
Howell, and Douglas counties, Missouri, and Baxter and Boone counties, Arkansas, performed for
the U.S. Bureau of Pensions. Each "Surgeon's certificate" includes a medical history of the claimant,
descriptions of wounds and disabilities, and recommendations for pension payments.

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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)

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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.

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Clark Wright Papers, 1861-1863 (R0523)
2 folder

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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,
Missouri.