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 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."
R. Dean Andrae Photographs, 1962 (P0584)
Photos of the Edgewater Mansion, built 1834-1839 as the home of Dr. Elizah McLean. The mansion is located at W. Main & Jefferson in Washington, MO.
Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company Records, 1876-1877 (R1288)
(1 oversize volume)
This Atlantic and Pacific Railroad volume is a register of warranty and quitclaim deeds by the for lands
sold by the company in Barry, Franklin, Gasconade, Greene, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Phelps,
Pulaski, Stone, and Webster Counties in Missouri.
Baltzer Photograph Collection, 1890-1920 (S1223)
0.25 cubic foot
The Baltzer Photograph Collection contains approximately 450 photographs and negatives chronicling the lives of two brothers who were born in St. Louis, Victor and Arwed Baltzer.
Beatty Family Papers, 1930s-1997 (CA6634)
1.0 cubic feet, 3 oversize volumes, 1 oversize item
The papers of the Beatty family of Franklin County and St. Louis, Missouri, include scrapbooks, photograph albums, diplomas, diaries, and miscellaneous material.
Franz R. Beinke Photograph Collection, 1870-1903 (P0585)
Photos of Washington, MO, including the Washington Cave Club, mills, and stereographic street scenes, ca. 1870s-1900s
William G. Bek Photograph Collection, 1874-1903 (P0586)
Photos of and relating to German immigrants in Missouri, including the Frederick Steines home and family, St. Albans, MO, the Muench family, the Goebel family, Bethel Colony, Charles Wulfing, and assorted followers of Duden.
Catholic Union of Missouri, 17th State Convention, HISTORICAL SOUVENIR, 1909 (C2137)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Ralph Gregory's translation from German of excerpts from the HISTORICAL SOUVENIR of the 17th State Convention of the Catholic Union of Missouri. Arrival and names of the first German Catholics in Washington, MO, 1833. The church, mission and school of St. Francis Borgia Parish.
Champion City United Methodist Church (Champion City, Mo.) Diamond Jubilee Papers, 1970 (C3186)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
The collection contains a historical compendium of the church published for its Diamond Jubilee celebration on 31 May 1970, a bulletin for the Jubilee Service of Song and Sermon, and the Covenant Service. A short history of the church, its pastors, long-time members, and building improvements are included.
Cooperation of Christian Churches of Boone County, Missouri, Records, 1908-1966 (C4273)
0.4 cubic feet (17 folders)
The records contain minutes, programs, church reports and some histories of individual churches, correspondence, financial records, resolutions, and newsletters.
Martha Ann Veach Dicus Scrapbook Collection, 1896-1930 (R1290)
(4 oversize volumes)
This collection consists of four scrapbooks of newspaper clippings compiled by Martha Ann Veach Dicus
of Steelville, Missouri. The scrapbooks include wedding notices, birth announcements, death notices, obituaries, and items of local interest in Crawford, Franklin and Washington Counties and the communities of
Cuba, Palmer, Steelville, and Sullivan.
Edward Charles Dixon Papers, (R1496)
0.25 cubic foot (10 folders, 11 photographs)
The Edward Charles Dixon Papers contain the business papers of Edward Dixon, a self-trained geologist and mine owner from St. Clair, Missouri. The papers include land records, correspondence, survey reports, photographs, mine leases, and newspaper articles pertaining to his mining concerns mostly in Franklin and Washington counties, Missouri.
BIll Dobkins Collection, 1968-1995 (R1505)
2 cubic feet (58 folders)
The Bill Dobkins Collection contains genealogical publications and research regarding the Dobkins, Compton, Harmon, Blanton, Edward, Williams, Byrd, Cook, White, Dawson, and Bailey family lines. The materials focus mainly on Crawford, Franklin, and Washington counties in Missouri with supplemental materials tracing family lines back to Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Georgia.
Waldemar M. Dressel Papers, 1946-1986 (R1490)
0.5 cubic foot (19 folders)
The Waldemar M. Dressel Papers contain publications, photographs, and maps from his years working for the U.S. Bureau of Mines based in Rolla, Missouri.
Dyson-Bell-Sans Souci Papers, 1845-1880 (S0016)
0.2 cubic foot, 1 microfilm roll
The papers contain 83 letters written by or to Absalom Roby Dyson (1832-1864) and his wife, Louisa Johnson Dyson (1833-1898), between 1850 and 1880 regarding their life in Steelville and Franklin County, Missouri, before the Civil War and Absalom Dyson’s service as a Confederate soldier. Also included are various teaching contracts, business and employment records, and other documents related to Absalom Dyson’s work as a farmer, postmaster, and teacher.
Robert L. Elgin Photograph Collection, circa 1950s-1990s (R1015)
0.75 cubic foot (44 folders)
These are black and white photographs, color slides, plans, and detail drawings of historic structures in the northern Ozarks of Missouri. Several counties are represented, but especially Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade, Maries, Phelps, Osage, and Washington. The primary topics are vernacular architecture, log structures, churches, and cemeteries.
Robert L. Elgin Research Collection, 1960-1993 (R1261)
2.1 cubic feet (65 folders)
These are the research files of a civil engineer, surveyor, and historian from St. James in Phelps County, Missouri. The colletion includes reports, scale sketches, and photographs concerning the restoration of various historic sites in Missouri, charcoal iron furnace sites in Missouri, and prehistoric petroglyphs and pictograph sites in the Missouri Ozarks.
Essman Family Papers, 1896-1928, 1987 (C4336)
0.4 cubic feet (5 folders)
The papers contain Our Essman Heritage, a genealogical story of the Essman Family, written by John H. Essman, Jr., and four merchandise, account and school assignment ledger books belonging to John H. Essman Sr.
Farrar-Caldwell Family Papers, 1823-1859 (C2093)
0.08 cubic feet (4 folders)
Correspondence and receipts of a Franklin County, MO, family. The majority of the correspondence is between Josiah Harrison Farrar in the California gold fields and his wife, Lucretia Jane, at home, 1852-1853. Also included are letters from other Farrar-Caldwell relatives in the gold fields. The letters describe California's climate, the crops grown, and contain news of Franklin County neighbors also in California.
William P. Fitzgerald Papers, 1843-1894 (C1919)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Papers pertaining to Franklin County land. Land grant to Thomas Maupin; warranty deed and quit claim deed between the heirs of Washington Fitzgerald and William P. Fitzgerald.
Franklin County, Missouri Postcard Collection, circa 1910s (R0628)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Franklin County, Missouri Postcard Collection contains two postcard views of scenes along Indian Creek near Saint Clair in Franklin County, Missouri. One postcard shows an iron truss bridge over the creek, the other is a view of the farm of William E. May.
Franklin County, Missouri, Photograph Collection, 1895-1920 (P1127)
An artificial collection of photographs of Franklin County, Missouri.
Franklin County, Missouri, Tutor's Notes, 1882 (C1105)
0.16 cubic feet (1 volume)
Collection of historical and geographical facts used by a private tutor in Casco, Franklin County, MO. The sheets were mounted on cloth and placed in a frame which hung on the wall.
The Development of Missouri, 1879 (C1109)
0.1 cubic feet (1 volume)
English translation of "Langer als ein Menschenleben in Missouri," with some changes from the work published in 1877.
Ralph Gregory Photographs, 1956-1961 (P0604)
0.125 linear feet
Photos of Franklin and Warren counties, ca. 1959, especially historic homes and churches. Photographs of the Hearst family. Postcards of Mark Twain Shrine
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.
Sarah Guitar Papers, 1931-1944 (C3563)
1.2 cubic feet
Correspondence and miscellaneous information on Missouri compiled by Miss Guitar during her employment as reference librarian for the State Historical Society of Missouri.
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.
George A. Maston Papers, 1873-1901 (CA6509)
0.1 cubic feet, 1 roll of microfilm
Diaries and scrapbooks of a teacher and minister from Union, Missouri, and Lincoln, Nebraska.
Meramec Basin Association Records, 1965-1978 (S0362)
0.01 cubic foot, 3 folders
The Meramec Basin Association Records contain brochures, maps, position papers, reprints concerning the proposed Meramec Dam near Sullivan, Missouri, on the Meramec River. This organization favored construction and worked to convince the public of its advantages.
Meramec Basin Resources Committee Collection, 1950 (R0777)
This is "A Shameless Sham": The Army Engineer "Plan" for the Meramec Basin, published by the Meramec Basin Resources committee in cooperation with the Conservation Federation of Missouri and the Ozark Protective Association. The groups opposed plans by the Army Corps of Engineers to build three multiple purposes high dams on the Meramec, Bourbeuse, and Big Rivers in Missouri.
James L. Miller Interview, 1965 (C3397)
0.08 cubic feet (4 folders)
Tape and transcripts of an interview with the editor of the Washington Missourian.
Missouri Architectural Collection, 1903-2003 (K0009)
Architectural drawings and other items from various donors relating to buildings designed by Kansas City architects and/or in the Kansas City area.
The Missouri Collection, 1771-2021 (C3982)
18.6 cubic feet (844 folders, 822 photographs), 29 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.
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 Forestry Records, 1929-1994 (R1341)
2.25 cubic feet (53 folders)
The records of Missouri Forestry contain materials from the administration of directors George O. White, Osal B. Capps, and Jerry Presley. This includes materials related to Smokey Bear, fire safety, and the promotion of science, practice, and standards of forestry.
Missouri German Heritage Corridor Oral History Project, 2018 (C4354)
0.4 cubic feet (6 folders), 9CDs
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. Franklin County. Tax Lists, 1824 (C2597)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Tax lists from Franklin County.
Missouri United States Highway 66 Collection, 1956-2017 (SP0080)
.5 cubic foot (10 folders)
The Missouri United States Highway 66 Collection is an artificial collection combining multiple acquisitions related to Missouri’s U.S. Highway 66. The collection contains brochures, maps, photographs, postcards, newsletters, and ephemera. Material continues to be added to the collection.
Morisse Family Papers, 1854-2006 (S0269)
14 cubic feet
The Morisse Family Papers contain correspondence, photographs, reel-to-reel tapes, and citizenship papers of the Morisse, Zimmerman, Walter, and Rosenthal families of St. Louis, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, as well as Quincy, Illinois. Materials of interest include photograph albums compiled by Herbert Ernest Morisse, documenting the Morisse families' involvement with Boy Scout Troop 21 of the Ethical Society of St. Louis and their outings at Herb Ella cabin along the Black River. The albums also contain photographs chronicling Herbert Ernest Walter Morisse's years as a student at Washington University in the early 1930s. Other materials of interest include correspondence between Marian Morisse and her brothers, Walter and Henry Hoener, during World War II.
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.
National Park Service, Missouri Historic Sites Photographs, 1884, 1947-1956 (P0214)
0.16 linear feet
Photos of historic sites and properties in Missouri, especially St. Joseph.
Henry Naumann Account Book, 1869-1892 (C3340)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Account book of H. Naumann of Gray's Summit, of general merchandise sold each year. Also included are records of oats and wheat thrashed by Ernest Walters.
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.
Ozark Rivers Oral Histories Collection, 1981-1983 (R1430)
0.25 cubic foot (7 folders, 7 cassettes, 7 CDs)
The Ozark Rivers Oral History collection consists of interviews done by Alex Primm of eight individuals living in Crawford, Franklin, Phelps and Washington counties in Missouri and their corresponding newspaper articles.
Project Cavern Report Records, 1951 (R1437)
0.2 cubic foot (2 folders)
The Project Cavern Report Records contains the evaluation and survey of voids within a fifty-mile radius of Rolla, Missouri, for use as a jet propulsion laboratory or industrial and civilian defense use.
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.
Robert L. Ramsay Papers, 1918-1953 (C3230)
2.5 cubic feet
Correspondence, notes, rough drafts, revisions, and proof sheets for place names series with emphasis upon Missouri place names. Newspaper clippings about Ramsay and the place name articles. Small volumes of notes and prints pertaining to his academic classes, and sample student themes and bibliographies.
"Remembrances of a Franklin County Farmer," William Wilke, 1935 (C1293)
0.03 cubic feet (1 volume)
Memoirs of boyhood spent in vicinity of Washington, MO.