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Ara Kaye Postcard Collection, 1896-1943 (P0395)
3 postcards

Postcards of Union Station, St. Louis, and Santa Fe Depot, Marceline, MO

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Ephraim P. Banning Letters, 1898-1899 (C3735)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)

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The collection contains letters from a Brookfield, MO, man who served in the 6th Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Company A, during the Spanish-American War. The letters describe army camps in Florida, Georgia, and Cuba; military training; the weather; widespread illnesses; friends with him in the service; and trips taken to Jacksonville and St. Augustine, FL, and Savannah, GA.

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Alfred Edward Barnes Jr. Architectural Collection, 1888-1959 (K0004)
150 c.f.

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Architectural drawings, renderings, photographs, specifications and correspondence of the architectural firm Hoit, Price and Barnes and its predecessors.

Benson Telephone Company (Linn County, Mo.) Records, 1899-1956 (CA2913)
0.4 cubic feet

Minutes of shareholder's annual meetings and Executive Committee meetings, ledger of accounts, constitution and bylaws, articles of agreement, and miscellaneous documents; and several legal documents of the Bucklin Telephone Exchange, Bucklin, MO.

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Brookfield College Advertisement, 1897 (C2845)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Broadside advertising Brookfield College at Brookfield, MO. Board $2 per week. Piano or organ lessons and bookkeeping, free to all students. H.M. Reaser, president.

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Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, Lodge No. 634 Records, 1916-1932 (C0885)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)

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The recording secretary's books for Lodge 634 of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen in Brookfield, MO.

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C.A. Larson Photographs, 1949, no date (P0738)
2 photographs

Photos relating to the Swedish church, near Bucklin, MO

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Cantwell Aircraft Company (Bucklin, Mo.) Records, 1921-1924 (C3797)
0.08 cubic feet (4 folders)

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Records of an aircraft parts distribution firm. Includes correspondence, invoices, price lists, and other materials concerning the purchase and sale of aircraft parts. Also includes publicity material and contracts pertaining to the company's involvement in staging aerobatic demonstrations. Arranged chronologically.

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Center Presbyterian Church (Linn County, Mo.) Records, 1891-1914 (C1348)
0.06 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Brief history of the church, session minutes, rolls of elders and deacons, roll of members, and roll of children baptized.

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Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (Brookfield, Mo.) Records, 1884-1940 (C4216)
0.4 cubic feet (13 folders)

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Records of the freight station in Brookfield, Missouri, including train agents and conductor's records of trains on hand and trains passing through; their contents, destination, etc., 1884, 1885, 1891. Also includes the Veteran's Association Annual Reports of the Burlington Lines for 1938 and 1940.

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Citizens Bank of Bucklin (Mo.) Records, 1915-1937 (C4309)
0.4 cubic feet (11 folders)

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The records of the Citizens Bank of Bucklin, Missouri, contain the meeting minutes of the bank's Board of Directors.

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Kenneth E. Coombs Papers, 1960s-1970s (CA5865)
5 cubic feet

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Project files of a Kansas City architect related to historic restoration projects in Missouri. Includes correspondence, photographs, survey material, planning documents, financial records, and architectural drawings.

Cornett Family Papers, 1920s-1970s (CA5919)
6 cubic feet

Addition of correspondence; financial records; photographs; school records, Linn County, Missouri; and miscellaneous Cornett family papers. See also C3808.

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Cornett Family Papers, 1847-1981 (C3808)
5.1 cubic feet

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Papers of the Cornett family of rural Linn County, MO, including William and Martha; their children, Bracy, Winifred, Jo Lee; and Carl; and Martha's family, the Moores and Roots. The family correspondence, farm records, photographs, and records of the Moore School document the social, cultural, and agricultural life of a northern Missouri family and the teaching careers of two of their daughters.

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May Bartee Couch Collection, 1853-2007 (CA6422)
49 cubic feet, 2 card files

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Collection of family research files and obituaries of a professional genealogist from Marceline, Missouri, largely concerns Chariton, Linn, and surrounding counties.

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Dr. Richard S. Brownlee Photograph Collection, 1864-1900 (P0070)
1 folder

Copy photos of Brownlee family and family home, Brownlee Banking Co, etc.

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First Presbyterian Church (Laclede, Mo.) Records, 1866-1888 (C1350)
0.02 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Organization of the church and minutes of sessions.

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First Presbyterian Church (Laclede, Mo.) Records, 1866-1911 (C1351)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The records contain church organization, covenant, beliefs and statistics on membership.

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G.W. Freeman Proclamation, 1881 (C2834)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Proclamation by the mayor of Laclede that business be suspended on September 26, 1881, during the hours of the funeral service of President James A. Garfield.

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Gooch Family Papers, 1853-1905 (C0108)
0.16 cubic feet (8 folders)

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Civil War letters from James, William and Thomas Gooch to their family in Missouri. Primarily letters from James Gooch to his cousin John, with many complaints about never getting answers to his letters. There are also several army documents belonging to John Gooch.

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Grand Army of the Republic, C.G. Harkas Post No. 88 (Meadville, Mo.) Records, 1883-1907 (C2469)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Membership record book of the Grand Army of the Republic post at Meadville, MO.

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Wanda Haney Harwood Collection, 1862-1889 (C1241)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a diary written in 1872 by Maggie Jenkins of Brookfield, Missouri, as well as letters from her sister, Carrie Kittinger of Buffalo, New York. Also includes a letter from Samuel Cherry to Maranda Haney, letters from Sarah A. Mason and members of the Myers family, and letters to William M. Jenkins from single women he contacted through magazines.

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Harry Middleton Hyatt Papers, 1792-1956 (C4301)
3.8 cubic feet (105 folders)

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The papers contain material generated or received by Harry M. Hyatt, a genealogist. The material consists of family lineage charts, family correspondence, journals, photographs, and correspondence between Harry Hyatt and other genealogical researchers. Families researched are predominately the Richardson and Baker families, but other related families are included, such as the Miller and Walton families.

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J.L. Welsh Photograph Collection, 1940, no date (P0740)
3 photographs

Three photographs: men measuring the big cottonwood tree in Pershing Memorial Park, Laclede, ca. 1940, the covered bridge over Locust Creek near Laclede, and a man fishing from the dam at Woodland Mills, Linn County.

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James A. Tharp Photograph Collection, 1923 (P0739)
11 photographs

Photos of Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Train Wreck, 1923, Meadville, MO.

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William Jenkins Collection, 1869-1922 (C4211)
0.4 cubic feet (12 folders)

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The papers of William Jenkins contain two diaries, a baseball club ledger used as a scrapbook for newspaper clippings, a Missouri license plate, and several miscellaneous publications, programs, and souvenirs.

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L.F. Moore Collection, 1919, 1939 (P0134)
13 photographs

Linn County postcards and photos, many depicting sites related to General John J. Pershing or named after him.

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"Legend of Princess Watt-Wa-Na of Locust Creek, Linn County, Missouri," William Sissons, no date (C2105)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Poem relating legend of an Indian princess who fled from an unwelcome marriage and was turned into a tree.

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Linn County, Missouri, Broadside, 1863 (C2815)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Printed broadside announcing that Linn County men between 18 and 45 years of age were subject to fine for not enrolling in some military company and reporting for duty according to Orders No. 19 and 24. Notice is dated 18 July 1863.

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Victor W. Lomax Papers, 1910-1938 (C4270)
0.5 cubic feet (8 folders), 1 oversize map

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The papers of Victor W. Lomax contain correspondence, clippings, questionnaires, and photographs related to John J. Pershing and the Pershing Memorial State Park that Victor Lomax was instrumental in creating.

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Marceline Coordinated Welfare Council (Marceline, Mo.) Records, 1950-1980 (CA2848)
5 volumes

Record books of the Council, 1950-1980, include minutes of meetings, financial records, correspondence, and newspaper clippings; and a 1952 scrapbook documenting activities of Council organizations.

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Percy W. Markham Papers, 1890s-1980s (CA6401)
7.6 cubic feet

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The papers of a Brookfield, Missouri, businessman and developer include materials concerning the Consumer Public Services Company and the development of Markham Estates. The collection also includes numerous glass plate negatives documenting life at the turn of the twentieth century, likely in the Brookfield, Missouri, area.

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Missouri Central Railroad Company Articles of Association, 1868 (C1719)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Articles of association of a railroad to run from Laclede to an intersection with the Brunswick and Chillicothe Railroad in Chariton County. Amount of capital, stock, list of directors, and stockholders.

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Missouri Lives Oral History Project Records, 2014-2018 (C4249)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder), 19 CDs, 1 DVD

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The collection consists of interviews with a wide array of Missourians who have had an interesting personal history and life. The collection consists of digitally recorded interviews, transcripts, and ephemera.

Missouri. Infantry, 21st Regiment, Volunteers Papers, 1861-1969 (C4255)
0.5 cubic feet (17 folders)

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The papers contain copies of pension records, military records, and memoirs of members of the Missouri Infantry, 21st Regiment, Volunteers, and other material pertaining to Civil War soldiers.

Moffett Family Papers, 1900 (K0797)
0.1 c.f.

Letters, photographs, geneaological notes and memorabilia of the Moffett family of Linn County, MO.

Note: transferred to WHMC-C 10/29/1986 as C3846

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Moffett Family Papers, c. 1880s-1985 (C3846)
0.1 cubic feet (5 folders)

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Papers of the Moffett family of Linn County, MO, farmers and merchants who migrated from Kentucky and Illinois around 1840. The papers consist of some correspondence relating to family genealogy, family photographs, wedding invitations, and a typescript family genealogy written in 1985.

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Joseph C. Moore Papers, 1818, 1858 (C3688)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The papers of Joseph C. Moore contain an honorable discharge from service with O'Fallon's Regiment of Riflemen, U.S. Army; and a commission from Governor Robert M. Stewart to the position as justice of the county court of Linn County, MO.

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Lafayette Moore Papers, 1930s (CA2607)
18 cubic feet

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Correspondence, clippings, printed material, photographs, and miscellany primarily concerned with Moore's role in establishing the General John J. Pershing Memorial State Park in Laclede, Missouri.

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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.

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North Central Missouri Region Photograph Collection, 1897-1964 (P1111)

An artificial collection of photographs of the North Central Missouri region, including Harrison, Mercer, Putnam, Sullivan, Grundy, Daviess, Livingston, and Linn counties.

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"Northeast and East," and "Seven Hundred Twenty-five Plus," T. Thistle McKinney, 1928-1929 (C4263)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)

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The records of T. Thistle McKinney contain two travel logs, one of an automobile trip taken in 1928 through the northeastern states, Canada, and the eastern states. The other was made in 1929, through parts of northeast Missouri and into some Ozark counties.

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"Oh Yes, Some Called Him 'Black Jack'," Victor W. Lomax, no date (C3078)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains recollections of John J. Pershing by a native of Laclede, MO, Pershing's home town.

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