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African American Heroines of Jericho Guiding Star Court No. 15, Joplin, Missouri Records, 1916-1959 (R0970)
(30 folders)

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These are records of the African American organizatin of the Heroines of Jericho at Joplin in Japser County, Missouri. The records consist of minutes of meetings, memership records, attendance rolls, miscellaneous papers, financial records, and communications to and from the Grand Court of Missouri.

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All Star Concert Series Collection, 1937 (R0928)
(1 folder)

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This is a program for a vocal concert presented by baritone Nelson Eddy at Memorial Hall in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, on Tuesday evening , April 20, 1937.

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American Insitute of Mining Engineers, War Minerals of the Joplin-Miami District Collection, 1917 (R0896)
0.02 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This is a booklet prepared for the Joplin-Miami portion of the annual meeting of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, held on October 11-13, 1917. It features a narrative report on the district by Otto Ruhl, with maps and data compiled by G. B. Corless.

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American Mining Congress Publicity Committee Collection, 1907 (R0981)
(1 folder)

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This is "The World's Greatest Zinc and Lead District, as seen through the Camera." It was published for the Tenth American Mining Congress, which met at Joplin in Japser County, Missouri on November 11-16, 1907. Included are a transportation map of the mining district and many photographic views of mines, mills, towns and cities in the area.

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American Zinc, Lead & Smelting Company Records, 1901-1965 (R0010)
157 cubic feet (3700 folders, 27 rolls of microfilm)

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The American, Lead and Smelting Company (commonly known as "American Zinc") was a large nonferrous metals firm which mined, processed, smelted, and marketed basic zinc and lead products. It had major mining and milling operations in Missouri, Wisconsin, and Tennessee, smelters in Kansas and Illinois, and interests in ore processing machinery. Founded in 1899, the company became a leader in the zinc industry.

Anna-Beaver Mining Company Photograph Collection, circa 1920s (R1306)
0.5 cubic foot (1 photograph)

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This is a 7 _" x 23 _ ", black and white panoramic photograph of "Ground Crew, Anna-Beaver Field Shaft No. 8," near Cardin, Oklahoma, circa 1920s. The view shows forty men posed as a group above ground. Most wear carbide lamps on their caps. The photograph was made by commercial photographer Heeney of Joplin, Missouri.

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Bank of Avilla Records, 1923-1944 (R0691)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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This is a minute book for the Bank of Avilla at Avilla in eastern Jasper County, Missouri. Included are minutes of the Board of Directors, 1924-1930, and a stock ledger, 1923-1944. The majority stockholder and cashier was Ivy E. Russell.

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Bank of Avilla Records, 1914-1924 (R0735)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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This is a corporate minute book for the Bank of Avilla at Avilla in Jasper County, Missouri. It includes minutes of the Board of Directors from September 1914 through January 1924. Samuel Salyer was the majority stockholder and cashier until June 1919, when Ivy E. Russell succeeded him in both capacities.

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Bank of Carthage Records, 1907-1935 (R0693)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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These are minutes of the Board of Directors' and stockholders' meetings, and miscellaneous papers of the Bank of Carthage in Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri.

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Bank of Carthage Records, 1896-1913 (R0736)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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This volume contains minutes of the Board of Directos and related papers for the Bank of Carthage in Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, from 1896 to 1913.

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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.

Beta Sigma Phi Collection, 1943-1946 (R0852)
(1 folder)

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This collection consists of an invitation to a pledging ceremony in Neosho, Missouri, a membership application, and programs for "Founder's Day" observances in Joplin, Missouri, and Neosho, Missouri, for Beta Sigma Phi, a non-academic sorority based in Kansas City, Missouri.

Boy Scouts of America, MoKan Area Council Collection, 1951 (R1031)
(1 folder)

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These are programs for the annual Boy Scout Circus at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. Sponsored by the MoKan Area Council, hundreds of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Explorers, and their leaders participated in the events, which featured demonstrations of scouting skills, contests, and entertainment. Programs are available for 1937 to 1940 and 1951.

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Brenneman Family Letters, 1849-1888 (C0220)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)

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Letters written by members of a Mennonite family. Family news, trip from Rocking County, VA, to Jasper County, MO, news of the community and rules for church converts.

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William E. Brinkerhoff Papers, 1903-1912 (R0019)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The William E. Brinkerhoff Papers contain the family correspondence of William E. Brinkerhoff, a banker in Carthage, Missouri. The letters include descriptions of Carthage and Jasper County, and observations on financial trends and the business panic of 1907.

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Bergun H. Brown Papers, 1861-1972 (C3798)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Collection of letters, diary, service documents, short histories, anecdotes, maps, excerpts from books, and newspaper articles compiled by Guy M. Brown and entitled BERGUN H. BROWN'S CIVIL WAR DAYS. Material concerns Bergun Brown's Civil War service as a private in the 29th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry; some family history material is also included.

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Besse Belle Buckeridge Papers, 1911-1960s (R1312)
(4 folders)

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This collection consists of correspondence to Besse and her mother from friends, Besse's letters and postcards from travels in Europe in the 1920s, and miscellaneous papers and postcards. There is also a reminiscence of early days in the Lycoming Valley of Pennsylvania by her grandfather, J. W. Heylmun, circa 1911.

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Bumble Bee Mine Photograph Collection, circa 1902-1917 (R0389)
(1 folder, 7 slides)

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These are photographs of the mill at the Bumble Bee Mine near Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. Included are views of the landowner, miners, buildings, tailings pile, and wagon loads of zinc ore being loaded on railroad cars. The views have been copied on 35mm slides.

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Bumble Bee Mine Photograph Collection, circa 1900 (R1440)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The Bumble Bee Mine Photograph Collection contains photographs of the Bumble Bee Mine located in Jasper County, Missouri, at the turn of the 20th century.

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Business and Professional Women's Club, Webb City, Missouri Records, 1951-1984 (R0573)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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These are record books of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Webb City in Jasper County, Missouri. They include minutes of meetings for 1951-1954 and 1969-1984, the club's constitution, and by-laws.

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Evans W. Buskett Papers, 1937 (R1088)
(1 folder)

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These are two letters, dated April 5 and June 2, 1937, from Evans W. Buskett, a chemist and metallurgist in Joplin, Jasper county, Missouri, to A. F. Wilson, president of Stillfilm, Inc., in Los Angeles, California. The letters deal with the selection of images for education filmstrips.

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Carthage Chamber of Commerce, Quasqui-Centennial Committee Collection, 1967 (R0817)
(1 folder)

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This is a 24 page booklet "Quasqui-Centennial Souvenir Book" published in 1967, by the Carthage Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the seat of Jasper County, Missouri. Includes many historical and contemporary photographic illustrations.

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Carthage Fair and Horse Show Collection, 1948 (R1087)
(1 folder)

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This collection contains photocopies of a premium list and program of events for the third annual Carthage Fair and Horse Show, held at Carthage in Jasper County, Missouri, on September 23-25, 1948. James M. Miller served as manager of the event.

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Carthage High School Collection, 1944 (R1244)
(1 folder)

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This is a program for "Oh Doctor," an operetta by Estelle M. and Palmer J. Clark, presented by the musical organizations of Carthage High School at Carthage in Jasper County, Missouri, on March 30-31, 1944. The director was Frances Ragsdale and the accompanist was Ruth Hibbs.

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Carthage Horse Railway Company Records, 1883-1891 (R0734)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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This volume contains corporate minutes of the Carthage Horse Railway Company and a predecessor firm, the Carthage Railway Company. The company operated a horse-drawn transit system in Carthage in Japser County, Missouri.

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Carthage Loan and Investment Company Records, 1912-1927 (R0692)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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This is the record book of an investment company located at Carthage in Jasper county, Missouri. Allen McReynolds and the president of the firm.

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Carthage, Missouri Civil War Collection, no date (R0167)
1 folder

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This is an unsigned, manuscript account of the battle of Carthage in Jasper County, Missouri,
on 5 July 1861. Contextual evidence indicates that the author might have been Archy Thomas, a soldier
in the Missouri State Guard from Carrollton, Missouri.

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Carthage, Missouri Funeral Home Records, 1887-1938 (R0695)
(3 folders)

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These are photocopies of the record books of what is now in the Weng Mortuary in Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri. Entries include genealogical data, the cost of caskets, clothing, and other funeral expenses, and payments on accounts. There are records for 1887-1893, and 1900-1938.

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Theodore Spencer Case Papers, 1880-1940 (K0295)
0.57 c.f.

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A handwritten manuscript of an early reminiscence of Kansas City. Scrapbook by Case, a doctor/lawyer, local historian, civic leader, that contains travel photographs, and family material, diplomas and certificates awarded to Case and his son, Ermine C. Case.

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Cedar Bluff School, Joplin, Missouri Records, 1893-1898 (R0618)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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This is the teacher's register for Cedar Bluff School in Jasper County, Missouri. It includes daily and term attendance records for each student beginning April 10, 1893 and continuing through March 18, 1898. There is also a visitor's register. Cedar Bluff School was probably within Japser County School District No. 5. The school house was located four miles north of the town of Alba.

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Center Valley Lead and Zinc Company Records, 1892-1900 (R0371)
1 volume microfilmed

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These are records of mining leases to lots of the Baker and Hendrickson tracts in Jasper County,
Missouri, controlled by the Center Valley Lead & Zinc Company of Webb City. The entries note the
rules for mining the properties, the names of miners who leased them, and forfeitures of leases.

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Cherete Study Club, Joplin, Missouri Collection, 1956-1963 (R1025)
(1 folder)

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These are annual program booklets for 1956-1957, 1958-1959, 1962-1963, and 1963-1964 for Cherete Study Club, a women's study club at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. Included are lists of members, officers, committees, past presidents, and a schedule of meetigns and programs.

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Child Culture Club Joplin, Missouri Collection, 1938-1954 (R1026)
(1 folder)

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These are annual program/membership booklets for the Child Culture Club, a woman's study club at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. Included are lists of members, officers, and schedules of meetings and programs.

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W.A. Clay Papers, 1917-1926 (C0481)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Letter to his daughter Grace enclosing an earlier letter from Theodore Roosevelt regarding the dismissal of his volunteer forces.

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Commercial Club of Joplin Collection, 1913 (R0900)
(1 folder)

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This is "Joplin Missouri: the City of Wealth Industry and Opportunity", a promotional booklet published by the Commercial Club of Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. The text extols Joplin's economic infrastructure, and there are many photographic illustrations of the city's major public facilities, commercial buildings, and primary industries.

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Connor Hotel Records, 1908-1978 (R0136)
2 folders

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The Connor Hotel Records contain mateirals related to the Connor Hotel in Joplin, Missouri. This collection includes an illustrated promotional booklet, photographs, and newspaper clippings concerning the Connor Hotel in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri. The lavish building was begun by Thomas Connor in 1906. It opened in 1908 and closed in 1969. The building collapsed while being readied for demolition in 1978.

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Thomas Connor Papers, 1893-1909 (C0244)
0.3 cubic feet (1 folder, 1 volume)

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Connor's will and other papers connected with his estate. Lead and zinc ore register, 1893-1909, from Joplin, MO.

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Consolidated Jack Mines Company Collection, 1905 (R1100)
(1 folder)

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This is a certificate for 150 shares of stock in the Consolidated Jack Mines Company, a Washington, D.C., Corporation with operations at Duenweg in Jasper County, Missouri. The certificate was dated March 18, 1905 and issued to A. M. Van Dyke. Frank Mattes, president, and E. A. Mattes, treasurer, signed the certificate.

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Coppage Family Papers, 1880-1976 (C2384)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)

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The papers of the Coppage family contain one letter, 1880, written in Carterville, MO, from a young bride to her mother; correspondence between several members of the Coppage family living in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, from 1910 to 1914; and miscellaneous items from the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1935-1936, and World War II, 1942.

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Crown Coach Company Collection, no date (R0975)
(1 folder)

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This is a brochure for "Expense-Paid Tours to and thru the Ozarks and Ouachitas" offered by Crown Coach Lines of Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. Eight tours are described, starting from Kansas City and extending as far as New Orleans and San Antonio.

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E.L. Dale Interview, 1965 (C3396)
0.08 cubic feet (4 folders)

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Tape and transcription of interview with editor of CARTHAGE EVENING PRESS. Topics include Dale's background, role of news, editor, government role in news media, civil rights, and contemporary issues in U.S. and Missouri.

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John B. Dale Records, 1857-1860 (R0510)
1 volume

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This is an account book of a general store at Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, thought to have
been operated by John B. Dale. The records include accounts due the firm by various individuals,
and also accounts payable to wholesale companies and suppliers. The volume is indexed.

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Dale-Wise Family Papers, 1850s-1900s (CA6529)
0.2 cubic feet

Correspondence, deeds, and miscellaneous business records of a family from Jasper County, Missouri. Includes letters written by Robert Jesse Dale to his daughter, Anne Frances Dale Wise.

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William M. Damron Papers, 1905-1914 (SP0001)
.25 cubic feet (4 folders)

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The William Damron Papers consist of the diary of William Moses Damron, a Freewill Baptist minister in Jasper County. They detail his certification as a Freewill Baptist Minister, his calculations for mileage, notations for his sermons, and dates on which he preached.

 

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Daughters of Rebekah, Blendville Lodge No. 298, Joplin, Missouri Records, 1901-1986 (R0557)
17 volumes MICROFILM

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These are the minute books of the Daughters of Rebekah lodge at Blendville in Jasper
County, Missouri. The minutes begin with the organizational meeting on 28 May 1901 and
continue through 24 June 1986. Regular business included the initiation of members, work on the
various degrees of the order, and planning for assemblies and social functions with other Rebekah
and Odd Fellows lodges.

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Daughters of Rebekah, Blendville Lodge No. 298, Joplin, Missouri Records, 1986-2001 (R0811)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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These are an addition to the records of Daughters of Rebekah Blendville Lodge No. 298 at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. The records begin in 1986 and continue to the dissolution of the lodge in 2001. The earlier records of Blendville Lodge No. 298 have been previously microfilmed as WHMC-Rolla collection R0557.

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Daughters of Rebekah, Daisy Lodge No. 329, Chitwood, Missouri Records, 1903-1931 (R0535)
(2 rolls of microfilm)

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These are the records of Daisy Lodge No. 329 at Chitwood, Jasper County, Missouri. Included
are membership records, annual reports, and minutes of meetings. The minutes begin with
the organizational meeting on 3 March 1903 and continue through 29 December 1930. Daisy
Lodge was consolidated with Blendsville Lodge No. 298 in 1931.

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Daughters of Rebekah, Duenweg Lodge No. 266 Records, 1932-1963 (R0537)
(2 rolls of microfilm)

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These are minutes of meetings of the Daughters of Rebekah Lodge No. 266 at Duenweg,
Jasper County, Missouri. The minutes begin 20 December 1932 and continue through 31 May
1963, when the lodge was consolidated with Blendsville Lodge No. 298. Routine business conducted
at the meetings included the admittance and dismissal of members, upkeep of the lodge
hall, and arrangements for various events in conjunction with other Odd Fellows and Rebekah
lodges.

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