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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.

Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company Records, 1876-1877 (R1288)
(1 oversize volume)

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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.

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Bland Commercial Bank (Bland, Mo.) Records, 1894-1921 (CA6434)
4 cubic feet

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Records of a bank in Bland, Missouri, include ledgers, journals, and a minute book.

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Burchard Family Commissions, 1825-1875 (C1488)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection consists of commissions to Samuel Burchard as sheriff of Gasconade County, MO; postmaster at Delphi, MO; and justice of the Gasconade County court; as well as a commission to P.W. Burchard as notary public for Gasconade County.

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Thomas Ervin Burgess Papers, circa 1862 (R0640)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The Thomas Ervin Burgess Papers consists of photocopies of a Civil War photograph, service record, and genealogical data of Sergeant Thomas E. Burgess of Gasconade County, Missouri. Burgess served in Dallmeyer's Battalion of Missouri Militia, the 10th Missouri Cavalry, and the 2nd Missouri Cavalry in the Union Army, 1861-1865.

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Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company Promotional Booklet Collection, 1916 (R0815)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This is "A Good Dairy Country: Central Missouri, Along Rock Island Lines, a booklet published by the "Rock Island" railroad to promote dairy farming and other agricultural pursuits along its route between Kansas City and St. Louis in Missouri.

J. H. Criswell Handbill, circa 1902 (R0662)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This is a handbill by J. H. Criswell at Owensville in Gasconade County, Missouri, soliciting ties for the St. Louis, Kansas City, and Colorado Railroad.

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Dan B. Hoagland Photographs, 1983, no date (P0150)
0.58 linear feet

580+ photos of mid-Missouri towns, including many small and abandoned locales, and Boone County churches, ca. 1983.

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Doermann-Niebruegge Family Papers, 1865-2002 (C4368)
1.9 cubic feet (60 folders)

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Papers of a German American family from Bay, Missouri, largely consist of material concerning the Henry and Elise Neibruegge Doermann and Fred Doermann families and include photographs, correspondence, financial papers, military papers, and miscellaneous material. Related and other families represented include Poetting and Mayhew.

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Robert L. Elgin Photograph Collection, circa 1950s-1990s (R1015)
0.75 cubic foot (44 folders)

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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)

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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.

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Frank Farmer, Ozarks Grapes of Joy Collection, 1971 (R0789)
(1 folder)

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This is a booklet on grape-growing and its advantages as a cash crop in the Ozarks. It briefly examines the history of grape cultivation, wine-making , and methods of cultivation.

John Feldmann Account Book, 1863-1871 (C0268)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Accounts of a physician of Hermann, MO, partly in German. Lists medical services such as extractions, lancing of abscesses, vaccinations, etc. Bills were paid in such commodities as cigars, wine, sugar and potatoes.

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Conrad Gans Application and Petition, 1912 (C3738)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a booklet containing Conrad Gan's application to operate a dram shop in Hermann, MO. Includes names of petitioners.

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Gasconade County Account Books, 1820s (CA6547)
0.1 cubic feet

Two account books belonging to an unknown person listing traveling expenses, purchases, and names of slaves and their values, 1820s.

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Gasconade County, Missouri, Tax Lists, 1821-1828 (C3678)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Copies of delinquent tax lists of Gasconade County for 1821 and 1828.

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Gasconade County, Missouri, Photograph Collection, 1855, no date (P1128)

An artificial collection of photographs of Gasconade County, Missouri

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George E. Meyer Photograph Collection, 1878-1948 (P0689)
10 photographs

Photos of Judge Mathias McGirk home and burial site in the Rhineland area. Additional images of Millie Finley, Jesse James (in death) Captain Callaway grave, and early drawing of Hermann.

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George I. Gird Photographs, 1938-1952 (P0149)
208 photographs

B/w aerial views of Clayton, Hermann, Independence, Joplin, Kansas City, Nevada, St. Louis, Springfield, Webb City, and Weston from around 1955.

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Clarinda and J.G. Hearn Papers, 1869-1872 (C0327)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Concerning payment of taxes on Dolle estate in Gasconade County, MO.

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Missouri River Stories, 1954 (C1117)
0.03 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Stories concerning the Missouri River written by William L. "Steamboat Bill" Heckman.

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William L. Heckman Jr. Scrapbooks, 1912-1946 (C1404)
0.71 cubic feet (5 volumes)

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Scrapbooks compiled by a steamboat pilot from Hermann, MO. Included in the volumes are clippings about steamboats, pilots, life on the river, family members, and local history; poems; a few letters and greeting cards; and photographs of family members, friends, and steamboats.

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Alice Bock Heckmann Glass Plate Negatives, 1906-1913 (C4384)
0.4 cubic feet (166 glass plate negatives)

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Glass plate negatives of scenes and residents of Hermann, Missouri, photographed by Alice Bock Heckmann.

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Hermann, Missouri, Clippings, 1945 (C0836)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Clipping reprinting section of journal of the Reverend William A. Helffrich of the early Reformed Church, describing river trip from Pennsylvania to Hermann, MO, in 1848, and the social life among pioneer settlers. From the Advertiser Courier, Hermann, MO, 27 April 1945.

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Hermann, Missouri, Glass Plate Negatives, no date (CA6564)
85 glass plate negatives

Glass plate negatives containing images of Hermann, Missouri, and studio and wedding portraits taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1920s. The negatives were collected by Donald L. Clark.

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Historic Hermann Postcards, 1900-1924 (P0613)
9 postcards

Postcards of German School and Hermann Museum in Hermann, MO

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Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Owensville Lodge No. 654 Records, 1914-1972 (R0965)
(2 volumes)

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This is Roll of Officers, 1946-1972, of Odd Fellows Lodge No. 654 at Owensville in Gasconade County, Missouri, earlier known as Red Bird Lodge. Also included in the collection are the Secretary's Cash book and roll of Officers of Crawford Lodge No. 840 for 1914-1935. The location of Crawford Lodge No. 840 is not known, but presumably it was in Crawford County, Missouri.

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Edward J. Kemper Collection, 1877-1920 (C4388)
0.9 cubic feet (9 folders, 4 oversize items, 207 glass plate negatives)

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This collection documents the activities of Edward J. Kemper, particularly Hermann Grape Nurseries and his other business ventures, and his local German-American community in Hermann, Missouri and surrounding Gasconade County in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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Ricka Leimkuehler Papers, 1850-1858 (C2127)
0.21 cubic feet (10 folders)

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The Leimkuehler Papers consist of the records of the Pin Oak Creek Baptist Church, Mount Sterling, MO, 1850-1858, typescripts of those records, and articles by Leimkuehler about early German Baptists in Missouri.

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Julius Lingenfelder Papers, 1876-1934 (C4167)
0.5 cubic feet (17 folders)

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The papers of Dr. Julius Lingenfelder contain a typescript copy of his book, The Physician as Leader of the New Era, family correspondence, a scrapbook containing correspondence and news clippings, 1915-1920, and school certificates, including his medical diploma.

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McGee Family Papers, 1838-2000 (C4271)
3 cubic feet (60 folders), 6 oversize items, 15 film reels, 1 video tape

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Genealogical material in the form of correspondence, notes, photographs, slides, obituaries, histories, marriages, and funerals of the McGee and other related family members. Civil War muster rolls.

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

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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.

Hermann, Missouri, Board of Trustees Records, 1799, 1837-1877 (C2992)
2 rolls of microfilm

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Records, in German, of the German Settlement Society of Philadelphia, which founded Hermann. Include land records with maps, bylaws, lists of stockholders, incorporation records, trustees' minutes for 1852-1877, collector and treasurer records, and an architectural drawing of the Town School, 1855.

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Morrison, Missouri, Board of Trustees Records, 1899-1942 (C2979)
1 roll of microfilm

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Two volumes consisting of board minutes, 1919-1942, and treasurer's ledger dating from incorporations in 1899 to 1919. Minutes deal with general administration of this Gasconade County village. Ledger contains income and expense accounts and lists of taxation and business licenses. Loose items include a 1918 ordinance for the extension of the corporate limits and information on village electrification, 1917.

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Lynn Morrow Papers, 1804-2015 (R1000)
23 cubic feet (964 folders, 4 oversize folders)

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.

Siegmar Muehl Collection, 1778-1992 (C4075)
0.25 cubic feet

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Collection of genealogical research materials compiled by Siegmar Muehl documenting the Strehly family of Hermann, Missouri, particularly focusing on Joseph Carl Strehly (1778-1860) and Maria Strehly Wolff (1822-1906), including family photographs, correspondence, a travel diary, wills, clippings, genealogical charts, and biographies.

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Eduard Muhl Letters, 1842-1848 (C3744)
0.06 cubic feet (3 folders)

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Letters of a Hermann, MO, newspaperman to his wife as he traveled to St. Louis, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York selling subscriptions to his papers. Also included is a biographical sketch of Muhl and a translation of the letters from German to English, done by the donor.

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Nahm-Mueller Family Photographs, 1880s-1920 (C1798)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Photocopies and 35mm negatives of fifteen photographs of a Hermann, Missouri, family. Part of the German Heritage Archives.

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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.

Northeast Missouri State University Collection, no date (P0695)
22 photographs

Photos of bandstands, pavilions, and similar park structures in Ironton, St. Louis, Lewiston, and Hermann.

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Photos from the Road Collection, 2018-2019 (C4389)

Sean Rost serves as the Oral Historian for the State Historical Society of Missouri and the Missouri Humanities Council. He started this position in January 2018. The images in this collection were taken during Rost's travels throughout the state on oral history projects and on personal time.

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Pommer Family Papers, 1831-1874 (C1852)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The Pommer Family papers contain genealogical information, documents in German, a deed for a lot in Hermann, MO, and estate papers. The material pertains primarily to Frederick William Pommer and William Henry Pommer. The latter taught music at the University of Missouri, 1907-1922.

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Randolph E. Puchta Interview, 1998 (C2521)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Interview with Puchta, a resident of Hermann, MO. Puchta discusses his early life, German ancestry, wine making, local customs and leisure activities, and transportation. Of note are his descriptions of photographs from the Edward Kemper Collection at WHMC-Columbia (Accession No. 4633).

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