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Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Abou Ben Adhem Temple, Springfield, Missouri Collection, 1950-1977 (R0827)
(1 folder)

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These are newsletters for October 1950, June 1853, January-February 1968, April 1970, and April 1977 for Abou Ben Adhem Temple, a chapter of the "Shriners," at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri.

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Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Abou Ben Adhem Temple, Springfield, Missouri Program Collection, 1910 (R1023)
(1 folder)

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This is a program booklet for the business and ceremonial session of Abou Ben Adhem Temple, a chapter of the Ancient Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine "Shriners" held at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri, on October 27, 1910.

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Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Abou Ben Adhem Temple, Springfield, Missouri Yearbook Collection, 1991 (R0977)
(1 folder)

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These are yearbooks for 1986 and 1991 for Abou Ben Adhem Temple, a chapter of the Ancient Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine "Shriners", at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri.

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Melvin E. Anglin Papers, 1943-2010 (SP0052)
0.4 cubic foot (20 folders, 1 cd)

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The Robert Lipscomb Papers consists of photographs taken or collected by Robert Lipscomb in the 1940s and 1950s, as well as an oral history interview with Robert.

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Richard H. Angwin Papers, 1899 (R0982)
(1 folder)

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These are letters dated August 11 and 19, 1899 from R. H. Angwin at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri, to T. J. Scott & Sons at Montgomery, Alabama. The letters concern proposed real estate transactions in Florida, Louisiana, and Texas.

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O.K. Armstrong Papers, 1912-1987 (C4056)
150.75 cubic feet, 2 audio discs, 1 film strip, 9 oversize items

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The papers of O.K. Armstrong, a journalist, author, and politician from Springfield, Missouri, contain correspondence, manuscript drafts, subject files, speech material, research notes, and political material.

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Arthur and Bull Family Papers, 1842-1996 (SP0061)
0.75 cubic foot (22 folders, 1 volume, 224 postcards, 17 photographs)

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The Arthur and Bull Family Papers consist of the correspondence and business papers of John Arthur, the World War I correspondence of Harrison Bull, the World War II correspondence of his son Joseph Bull, the postcard collection of Belva “Bess” Lee Estes, and the music lesson ledgers of Elizabeth Hodges Bull.

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Ash Grove Public School Collection, 1900 (R0956)
(1 folder)

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This is a Christmas souvenir for the Ash Grove Public School at Ash Grove in Greene County, Missouri. Dated 1900, it lists the names of the Board of Education, faculty, and students a the school. The students are listed in approximate alphabetical order.

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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.

Association of Young Republicans of Missouri Collection, 1926, 1935 (R1035)
(1 folder)

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These are program booklets for the Association of Young Republicans of Missouri's annual Lincoln Day Banquets, held on February 12, 1926 and February 12, 1935 at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield in Greene County, Missouri. Governor Sam A. Baker and Senator George H. Williams were featured speakers in 1926, while United States Representative Hamilton E. Fish and Dewey J. Short headlined the event in 1935.

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Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company Records, 1870-1880 (R0086)
(2 rolls of microfilm)

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The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company Records contains a microfilm copy of the records for the company. The records include indexed accounts of operating expense and revenue.

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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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Bank of Willard Collection, 1906-1916 (R0659)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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This is the minute book of the Bank of Willard at Willard, Greene County, Missouri. The volume includes minutes of monthly meetings of the directors and annual meetings of stockholders, and reports by bank examiners.

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Thomas Akers Barr Papers, 1861-1919 (R0270)
0.01 cubic foot (1 roll of microfilm)

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The Thomas Akers Barr Papers contain a microfilm copy of correspondence and personal papers belonging to Thomas Akers Barr, a native of Illinois and physician who started his practice in Lebanon, Missouri, around 1869. The papers include letters from Illinois soldiers serving in Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina during the Civil War. Also included are letters from physicians in Illinois and Missouri and from Harry Woodson Barr while he was at Camp Bowie, Texas, in 1918-1919.

Donna Beardsley, "Evalyn Johnson: Reminiscence of the Progressive Education Era in Springfield, Missouri", 1938 (R0148)
1 folder

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This is a study of an experiment with progressive education in the Springfield schools, 1941-1952. It is based on an interview with Evalyn C. Johnson, who was chairperson of the English/history core area of study.

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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.

Marion Tinsley Bennett Papers, 1941-1948 (C1043)
14 cubic feet, 69 audio discs

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Congressional papers and correspondence of Philip Allen Bennett (1881-1942) and his son and successor, Marion T. Bennett. M.T. Bennett served from 1943 to 1948. His committees were Census, Territories, Veterans, and Foreign and Interstate Commerce.

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Coleman D. and Nancy "Nannie" V. Benton Papers, 1871-1920 (C4144)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)

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The correspondence of Coleman D. Benton and his fiancée, and later wife, Nancy “Nannie” V. Hampton.

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Cassinda Bolin Papers, 1872-1896 (R1388)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The Cassinda Bolin Papers contains photocopies of correspondence and inscriptions found in the personal Bible of Cassinda Bolin.

Boller Brothers Architectural Records, 1910-1982 (K0065)
9.31 c.f.

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Architectural drawings and other supporting documents for the Boller Brothers firm who specialized in theater design

Joe Boxley Wilson Creek Battle Account, 1905 (C2390)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains an account of the Battle of Wilson's Creek near Springfield, MO, 1861, and events leading up to it, as told by Joe Boxley to William E. Connelley. According to Connelley's interview, Boxley was a Negro slave whose master insisted Joe ride with him to General Price's camp and fight the Yankees.

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Boy Scouts of America, Ozarks Empire Area Council Collection, 1965 (R1066)
(1 folder)

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This is Volume 2, Number 1 (January 1965) of "Pow Wow", the newsletter of the Ozarks Empire Area council of the Boy Scouts of America. Headquartered at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri, the Council served 225 units in six districts in southwestern and south central Missouri.

Moses Jasper Bradford Papers, 1861-1865 (R0360)
2 folders

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These are Civil War letters of Moses J. Bradford, a native of Relfe, Phelps County, Missouri,
and an officer of the Missouri State Guard and the 10th Missouri Infantry (CSA). He wrote from
camps in Missouri and Arkansas, and, after his capture in 1863, from Union prison camps in Ohio,
Maryland, Delaware, South Carolina, and Georgia

Corona Hibbard Briggs Marriage Record Book, 1872-1931 (C1056)
0.05 cubic feet (1 volume)

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A record of 373 marriages solemnized by C.H. Briggs, primarily in Pettis and Greene counties, MO.

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Brightwell Family Papers, 1860-1996 (SP0002)
1 cubic feet (11 folders, 1 oversized)

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The Brightwell Family Papers consist of the personal papers and business ledgers of the Brightwell family, particularly those pertaining to the land deeds and business dealings of John Brightwell from Taney County. Also included is genealogical information for the Brightwell family and family stories as told by Hillary Brightwell.      

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Bunion Derby Collection, 1928 (R1417)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder, 2 VHS)

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The Bunion Derby Collection consists of three Path'e film reels titled "Cross Country" the Route 66 Bunion Derby Footrace, an unlabeled reel documenting the 35th Division Reunion, and "Moving Cars" Route 66 West of Springfield, Missouri.

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Tennie S. Burk Papers, 1837-1972 (C4285)
0.75 cubic feet (26 folders)

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The papers of Tennessee 'Tennie' Selby Burk contains her personal papers including genealogical information on her family and on various Missouri chapters of the Daughters of the American Colonists (DAC).

Burlington Northern Railway Company, Seniority Roster Collection, 1956-1988 (R1368)
0.5 cubic foot (5 folders)

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Burlington Northern Railway Company Seniority Rosters consist of lists of employees ranked by their seniority within the company.

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Douglas Ritchie Bushnell Papers, 1861-1866 (R0675)
(1 folder)

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The Douglas Ritchie Bushnell Papers contain the photocopy letters of an officer of the 13th Illinois Infantry, written during campaigns in Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. Bushnell was killed in action at Ringgold, Georgia, in November 1863. There are also a few letters from his wife, Emily, and other correspondents.

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Caldwell Family Papers, 1834-1893 (C0261)
0.08 cubic feet (4 folders)

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Papers of a Greene County, MO, family; tax and other receipts; estate inventory, 1860; farm book and patent medicine advertisement.

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"Captain William Farley Carter, Model for a Monument," Joseph M. Shockley, no date (C2132)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a biography of Carter (1843-1930) and history of the Confederate cemetery and monument at Springfield, MO.

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Carden All International Shrine Circus Collection, 1983 (R1264)
(1 folder)

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This is the 1983 Official Program for George Carden's All International Shrine Circus, an operation of Carden International Circus corporation at Willard in Greene County, Missouri.

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Carolyn R. Bergseid Postcard Collection, 1906-1944 (P0548)
28 postcards

Postcards of St. Joseph, Kansas City, Springfield, St. Louis, Bolivar, and the University of Missouri Columns.

Central Christian Church, Springfield, Missouri Collection, 1957 (R0916)
(1 folder)

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This booklet is a yearbook for 1957-1958 for the Christian Women's Fellowship of Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri. Mrs. Wesley Bagot served as president that year.

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Central Labor Union, Springfield, Missouri Collection, 1939 (R0953)
(1 folder)

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This is a program for the Central Labor Union's Minstrel and Revue, held at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, on April 3, 1939. Produced and directed by Emmett McAtee and featuring Lasses White Minstrels, the show included 100 entertainers and featured minstrel, vaudeville, and night club scenes.

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Charles Sheppard Photographs, 1961 (P0621)
6 photographs

Photos of Greene County ca. 1961: Indian Mound Marker, the Dr. H.M. Parrish house, a Civil War earthwork on the Drury University Campus, and the Ward D. King house.

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Chuck and Dianne Dunlap Postcard Collection, 1908-1941 (P0028)
13 postcards

Postcards of Missouri cities, including Kansas City parks, streets, and buildings; Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City, bird's-eye view of Sedalia, Cortez Motor Court in Springfield, and St. Louis: Ead's Bridge, Shaw's Garden, and Smith Bros. Cottage and Hotel.

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Civil War Documents, 1861-1865 (C4274)
0.2 cubic feet (2 folders)

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Photocopies of miscellaneous papers and documents, including discharges, enlistments, a commission, confederate bills and notes, stamps, insignia, orders, mustering out papers of soldiers, including officers, mostly from Missouri.

Consolidated School District Number 2 (Greene County, Mo.) Records, 1907-1935 (C0056)
2.7 cubic feet (114 folders), 9 oversize volumes

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Records of rural schools in a 34 square-mile area around Strafford. Information pertains to Lamb, Potter, Flint Hill, Strafford, Danforth, and a black school (primary grades) and Strafford High School. Includes school board minutes, financial records, voter lists, election tallies, correspondence, teacher applications and contracts, and pupil records.

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Warren Cook Collection, 1782-1978 (R0043)
0.25 cubic foot (5 folders)

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The Warren Cook Collection contains photocopies of papers of the Smith, Havins, Roseberry, and Cook families of southwestern Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. The collection includes correspondence, estate papers, and genealogical records. Also included are two farm diaries from 1875-1876.

Lester E. Cox Papers, 1917-1968 (C3596)
7 rolls of microfilm

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Personal and business papers of a Springfield, MO, businessman. Most of the collection deals with Cox's philanthropic activities, particularly his role as president of the Board of Trustees of Burge-Protestant Hospital.

Cox's considerable business interests are less well represented, most of these records dating from 1968.

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Ada Crain Papers, c. 1860-2003 (C3067)
1.3 cubic feet

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Correspondence, genealogical material, photographs, 1878 diary, yearbooks, and a manuscript detailing the first half of Crain's life and teaching career in Oklahoma, Missouri, and Michigan.

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Cullimore Family Collection, 1973-1992 (R1090)
(4 folders)

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These are papers of the Cullimore family of journalists and outdoor writers. The collection consists of correspondence between Donald B. "Rocky" Cullimore and Dan Saults, and a compilation of Sault's articles in Branson and Springfield, Missouri, newspapers.

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Daughters of Rebekah, Julia Lodge No. 72, Springfield, Missouri Records, 1889-1937 (R0613)
(3 volumes)

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The Daughters of Rebekah, Julia Lodge No. 72, Springfield, Missouri Records contains the records of the Daughters of Rebekah lodge in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. The records include membership and visitor's registers. There are two volumes of memberships and one volume of visitor's names and residences.

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Daughters of Rebekah, Missouri Assembly Records, 1932-1990 (R0616)
(8 rolls of microfilm)

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These are printed minutes of the annual meetings of the Rebekah Assembly of Missouri. The minutes include lists of state officials, delegates, and alternates, financial information and committee reports, matters concerning the Odd Fellows Home in Liberty, Missouri, and a listing of the names and local addresses of all Rebekah lodges in Missouri.

Daughters of the American Revolution, Rachel Donelson Chapter Springfield, Missouri Collection, 1929-1978 (R1078)
0.1 cubic foot (24 volumes)

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These are yearbooks and other publications related to the Rachel Donelson Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri. The yearbooks include lists of national, state, and local officers, schedules of programs, and membership rosters.

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Paul Grant Davis Papers, 1908-1988 (R1357)
0.5 cubic foot (17 folders)

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These are the personal papers of Paul Grant Davis consisting of correspondence, photographs, and papers relating to his work in the insurance business.

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Dick O'Connor Photographs, 1884, 1948 (P0623)
7 photographs

Photos relating to Nathan Boone and Nathaniel Lyon monuments and O'Connor's Museum, Wilson's Creek, ca. 1950.

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