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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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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.

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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.

Bittersweet Papers, 1973-1983 (R0669)
27 cubic feet (761 folders)

These are papers of "Bittersweet: The Ozark Quarterly," a journal of Ozark culture published by Ellen Gray Massey and her English classes at Lebanon High School. Included are tape recordings, transcripts, and photographs of interviews. Subjects include fiddling, making railroad ties, one-room rural schools, social customs and more, the African-American experince, and handicrafts.

Lennis Leonard Broadfoot Collection, 1909-2005 (R1277)
(3 rolls of microfilm)

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This collection consists of correspondence, personal and legal papers, ledger book, scrapbook and ephemera of artist Lennis Leonard Broadfoot. The collection predominately focuses on his artwork and publications, as well as his promotion of the Ozarks region in Dent and Shannon Counties through the creation of a national park, the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, and the promotion of the arts in general.

S.G. Bundy Autobiography, 1912 (C2985)
1 roll of microfilm

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The collection contains an autobiography of a farmer, pioneer, rural school teacher, Union soldier, and Methodist missionary and minister.

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Catherine Castner Photographs, 1959, no date (P0651)
6 photographs

Photos of Howell County ca. 1959: Risley Memorial Bench, Olden home (West Plains), and Fruitville Farms.

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W. S. Coleman Collection, no date (R1012)
(1 folder)

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These are labels for cans of "Rosan" blackberries and "Pal-O-Mine" green beans, packed by W. S. Coleman at his cannery at Willow Springs in Howell County, Missouri.

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Commercial Club (West Plains, Mo.) Minutes, 1900-1901 (C1886)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Minutes of meetings, July 10, 1900-December 10, 1901.

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Ernest Evans Davidson Photograph Album, 1925-1940 (R1320)
0.2 cubic foot(8 folders, 92 photographs)

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The Ernest Evans Davidson Photograph Collection contains the personal and family photographs of Ernest Davidson of Clay County, Missouri. Images include family photographs, scenes of family vacations in Althea, Missouri, and on the North Fork of the White River.

Dean W. Davis Papers, 1943-1944 (R1401)
0.25 cubic foot (3 folders, 8 photographs)

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The Dean W. Davis Papers contain the personal correspondence and photographs of Dean W. Davis during his service in World War II. Davis was a corporal in the 92nd Chemical Composite Company.

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Drew-Stiff Lumber Company Order List, 1890 (C0730)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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List of stock and prices for a lumber company of Willow Springs, MO.

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E. C. Markham and Company Records, 1895-1900 (R0972)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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These are papers concerning e. C. Markham & Company, a real estate agency at West Plains in Howell County, Missouri. The firm's partners, E. C. Markham and C. P. Harper, were agents for the South Missouri Land Company, which was related to the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railroad Company.

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Eleven Points River Baptist Association Records, 1890-1901 (R0356)
2 folders

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These are printed minutes of the second and thirteenth annual meetings of the Eleven Points
River Baptist Association, 1890 and 1901. Founded as the Elevenpoint River Association of Missionary
Baptists, the association included churches in Carter, Howell, Oregon, and Ripley counties in
Missouri.

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First Baptist Church, Mountain View, Missouri Centennial Collection, 1975 (R0987)
(1 folder)

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This is an illustrated booklet containing a centennial history of the First Baptist Church at Mountain View in Howell County, Missouri. The congregation was founded as Mount Olivet Baptist Church in 1875.

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First Baptist Church, West Plains, Missouri Records, 1892-1956 (R0348)
10 volumes microfilmed

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These are records of the First Baptist Church at West Plains in Howell County, Missouri.
The records include minutes of meetings, membership registers, and statistical data. Also included
are minute books from the Sunday school program, 1899-1914, and the record book of the
Baptist Young People's Union, 1907-1914.

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First Christian Church, West Plains, Missouri Records, 1893-1983 (R0349)
18 volumes microfilmed

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These are records of the First Christian Church of West Plains in Howell County, Missouri. Included
are membership, marriage, and death records, lists of officers, and minutes of meetings of the
church board, 1893-1954. There are also records of the women's auxiliaries of the church, 1918-
1983.

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First United Methodist Church, West Plains, Missouri Records, 1887-1988 (R0359)
11 volumes, 10 folders microfilmed

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These are church registers, quarterly conference reports, and administrative records of the First
United Methodist Church in West Plains, Howell County, Missouri. There are records of predecessor
Methodist churches in West Plains, including the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

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Fruitville Farm Records, circa 1910 (R0009)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The Fruitville Farm Collection contains a pamphlet promoting the Fruitville Farm in Howell County, Missouri. The pamphlet includes a panoramic view of the farm, endorsements from the leading citizens of Howell County, and testimonials by agricultural experts as to the excellent productivity of the land.

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Future Farmers of America, West Plains Chapter Records, 1955-1978 (R0658)
(11 folders)

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These are scrapbooks of the FFA chapter at West Plains in Howell County, Missouri. The scrapbooks include photographs, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous printed materials on the chapter's activities, 1955-1966. There is also a printed history of the FFA in Missouri, 1928-1978.

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Grant-Davis Lumber Company Records, 1882-1949 (R0109)
6.5 cubic feet (20 volumes, 9 oversize volumes, 9 folders)

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The Grant-Davis Lumber Company Records are business records of a lumber company based in Cabool, Missouri, which operated in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas. The collection includes ledgers, cash books, trial balances, inventories, and correspondence with the St. Louis and San Francisco ("Frisco") Railroad Company regarding freight claims. Russelle Grant Simonsen, daughter of Paul S. Grant, the last president of the firm, donated the records of the Grant-Davis Lumber Company. Mrs. Simonsen also provided background information on the company and the individuals who operated it.

Sarah Guitar Papers, 1931-1944 (C3563)
1.2 cubic feet

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Correspondence and miscellaneous information on Missouri compiled by Miss Guitar during her employment as reference librarian for the State Historical Society of Missouri.

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Heart of the Ozarks Fair and Stock Show Collection, 1962 (R1138)
(1 folder)

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This is a premium catalog for the Heart of the Ozarks Fair and Stock Show held at West Plains in Howell County, Missouri, on September 5-8, 1962. Included are rules and regulations for the exhibitions and a schedule of events.

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Arch Talcott Hollenbeck Papers, 1919-1949 (C0333)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Correspondence with A.M. Hyde about the Roosevelt Memorial Association, and with other members of the organization. Reminiscences of a Republican convention held at West Plains, MO, in 1908, and of Hollenbeck's position in the Hyde administration.

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Arch Talcott Hollenbeck Papers, 1894-1939 (R1414)
0.5 cubic foot (28 folders)

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The Arch Talcott Hollenbeck Papers include the personal and business correspondence and papers of Archie Hollenbeck who served as the Howell County postmaster during the early 20th century. He was appointed chairman of the Missouri Prison Board in 1921 and lived in Jefferson City during his appointment before returning to West Plains, Missouri.

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Howell County Bank Records, 1890-1912 (R1225)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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These are minutes of meetings of the board of directors and the stockholders of the Howell County Bank at West Plains in Howell County, Missouri. The minutes begin on October 25, 1890 and continue through November 4, 1912. They concern the elections of directors and officers, approval of loans and discounts, and declarations of dividends to stockholders. Beginning in 1896, there are annual statements of the bank's financial condition by the state bank examiner.

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Howell County Baptist Association Records, 1957 (R0358)
1 folder

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These are printed minutes of the ninety-second annual session of the Howell County Baptist
Association, a Southern Baptist organization composed of churches in Howell County, Missouri.
The minutes include the constitution, by-laws, and articles of faith, reports on church programs and
finances, and statistical information.

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Howell County Fair Association Collection, 1946-1948 (R0888)
(1 folder)

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These are programs for the Howell County Fair and Stock Show held at Peoples Park in West Plains in Howell County, Missouri. The booklets are for county fairs held on September 4-7, 1946 and September 1-4, 1948.

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Howell County Historical Society Churches Collection, circa 1890-1984 (R0368)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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These are data forms, church histories, miscellaneous papers, and photographs collected by the Committee On Church History of the Howell County Historical Society. The papers include information on churches at Hocomo, Mountain View, Pomona, South Fork, West Plains, White Church, and Willow Springs. Non-denominational "Union" churches are also included.

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Jeremiah Family Photographs, no date (P0652)
4 photographs

Photos relating to the Jeremiah family of Willow Springs.

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Kansas City, Fort Scott, and Memphis Railroad Company Collection, circa 1890s (R1071)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This collections contains "Snap Shots in South Missouri," a promotional booklet to encourage land sales along the Kansas City, Fort Scott, and Memphis, and Kansas City, Clinton and Springfield Railroads in Missouri. The area is presented as ideal for fruit-culture and raising livestock. Booklet includes vies along the railroad lines in Missouri and Arkansas.

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Little Zion Baptist Church, Howell County, Missouri Records, 1913-1994 (R0503)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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These are the record books of the Little Zion Baptist Church near Trask in Howell County,
Missouri. The volumes include membership records, lists of officers and pastors, and minutes of
church meetings from 4 October 1913 through 1 June 1994. There is also an historical sketch of the
church written for its centennial in 1994.

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William Henry Lynch Papers, 1859-1905 (R0202)
16 volumes, 8 folders microfilmed

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These are diaries and miscellaneous papers of an educator in southern Missouri. Lynch was a
native of Houston in Texas County, Missouri. He served in the 32nd Missouri Infantry during the
Civil War, and was principal of schools in Steelville, St. James, Salem, West Plains, and Mountain
Grove, Missouri, following the war.

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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.

Martin Family Papers, 1939 (R1463)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The Martin Family Papers contain two letters written between Lula Martin and her parents, Cora and Edward Martin in 1939.

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Lowell and Margaret M. McMurtrey Papers, 1942-1971 (C4172)
0.3 cubic feet

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WWII papers and photographs pertaining to Lowell and Margaret McMurtrey of Willow Springs, Missouri. Lowell McMurtrey was captured by German troops in Italy during WWII. Includes correspondence, official notifications from the War Department, photographs, newspaper clippings, and Red Cross Bulletins from 1944.

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Miami Club, West Plains, Missouri Records, 1901-1913 (R0209)
1 volume microfilmed

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This collection consists of a record book and miscellaneous papers of a men's club in West
Plains, Howell County, Missouri, 1901-1909. The volume also includes records of expenses for
dances held by the Pickwick Club and the Marquis Orchestra, 1911-1913, and the minutes of
meetings of the "Republicans of West Plains," 1912.

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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 Federation of Women's Clubs, Sixth District Records, 1932-1943 (R1175)
(1 volume)

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These are the secretary's minutes of the annual meetings of the Sixth District, Missouri Federation of Women's Clubs. The record book includes minutes of the twenty-ninth through fortieth annual meetings, 1932-1943.

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.

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Robert F. Neathery Collection, 1903-2001 (R1112)
2 cubic feet (65 folders)

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These are papers of Robert F. Neathery, a developer and operator of radio stations and cable television systems at West Plains in Howell County, Missouri. They consist of personal, family, and business papers, drafts and other papers concering Neathery's memoir, 'West Plains As I Knew It', and miscellaneous topical files.

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Nellie M. Castle Collection, 1907-1910, no date (P0650)
1 folder

Postcards and photos of Howell County, mainly Willow Springs, and St. Louis County.

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Buck Nelson Collection, 1960 (R0759)
(1 folder)

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This booklet was published in 1960 to be sold at subsequent annual spacecraft conventions held on Buck Nelson's ranch in Texas County, Missouri. The conventions were gatherings for flying saucer enthusiasts and persons interested in interplanetary space travel.

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