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James R. Alderman Papers, 1838-1876 (C3153)
0.06 cubic feet (3 folders)

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Miscellaneous documents and notes, largely concerning real estate transactions, licensing of lawyers and preachers, indentures, government appointments, and elections, and railroad charters. Arranged chronologically.

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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.

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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Russell O. Bealmear Papers, no date (CA6251)
0.2 cubic feet

Correspondence of the Bealmear Family, members of whom settled in Kentucky, Arkansas, and the Missouri counties of Boone, Howard, and Macon. The letters describe farming, illnesses, and other family matters during the mid-to-late nineteenth century. An account book, dictionary, and handbook are included.

Briggs Family Papers, 1896-1991 (C4374)
2.75 cubic feet (9 folders, 5 volumes)

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The collection contains the papers of the Briggs family of Macon, Missouri, and includes scrapbooks, photograph albums, and newspaper clippings. Members of the family include U.S. Senator Frank P. Briggs and journalist Ruth Briggs Bratek, a graduate of the University of Missouri.

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Callao Methodist Church (Callao, Mo.) Centennial History, 1959 (C2915)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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History of the church with list of pastors and prominent members, an account of some of the activities of the church, and a program of the centennial service, May 3, 1959.

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Callao Presbyterian Church Records, 1910-1937 (C1347)
0.05 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Minutes of meetings and roll of members. Miscellaneous items also inserted in volume.

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Charitan Ridge Baptist Church (Macon County, Mo.) History, 1965 (C3097)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a history of the church building, its members, deacons and pastors; newspaper clipping from the CHRONICLE HERALD, Macon, MO. "Charitan Ridge Church Celebrates 100th Year," with pictures of the church.

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Chariton River Blockhouse Photograph, no date (C0789)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Photograph of blockhouse guarding the Chariton River, Macon County, on Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad.

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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.

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.

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Debbie Kilgore Photograph Collection, 1993-2002 (P0155)
52 photographs

Approximately 52 35mm color negatives and prints showing scenes around Macon, Missouri during the mid 1990s. Additional photo album, assembled by Ken Fryer, DOT district manager, showing the 1993 Missouri River flood in Cole, Carroll, Howard, Saline, and Livingston counties.

Lester B. Dent Collection, 1924-1984 (C3071)
36.2 cubic feet, 1 video cassette; also available on 64 rolls of microfilm

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Manuscripts, publications, correspondence, personal papers, research notes, scrapbooks, and photographs of native Missouri writer, explorer, aerial photographer, and dairy farmer, perhaps best remembered as the principle author of the Doc Savage adventure stories. Collection is also available on microfilm, with the exception of printed and ephemeral materials.

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Emma Dickerhoof Diaries, 1915-1949 (C4194)
1 cubic foot (17 folders)

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Diaries of a woman who lived much of her life near Macon, Missouri. The diaries span the years 1915 to 1949 and discuss news of family, friends, and the local community.

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Elizabeth Jones Ratliff Photograph Collection, 1880-1924 (P0251)
94 photographs

Various images related to Macon County, specifically the town of Ethel, photos of Kirksville State Normal School, 1919-1924, including the 1924 fire and its aftermath, and portraits of identified and unidentified families and individuals.

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Emma West Collection, 1880-1950 (P0062)
0.16 linear feet

Copy photos and postcards of Missouri, the bulk of which focus on New Cambria, Macon County.

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Franke Studio Photographs, 1896-1928 (P0747)
6 photographs

Photos by Franke Studio of Macon: Walker Hardward, Blees Buggy Company, and Lucas Blacksmithing.

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Joseph H. Grady Papers, 1853-1902 (C2950)
0.06 cubic feet (3 folders)

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Accounts, tax receipts, minutes, and reports of cases heard in Macon County, MO, by a justice of the peace in Jackson Township.

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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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Hopewell Presbyterian Church (Macon County, Mo.) Records, 1854-1903 (C3827)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Record book of the Hopewell Congregation of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Kirksville Presbytery; includes information on the organization of the church, minutes, and membership lists.

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Warren Kimsey Papers, 1915-1934 (C3747)
0.1 cubic feet (5 folders)

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The papers of Warren Kimsey contain correspondence, stories, press releases, and histories of a Missouri-born short story writer.

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Leona Morris Collection, 1900-1986 (P0404)
0.125 linear feet

Yarrow Mill, Macon County, MO; postcards and photographs of historic sites across Missouri.

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Lindley Dunham Photograph Collection, 1915 (P0746)
4 photographs

Photos of Callao, MO, in Macon County.

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Little Zion Primitive Baptist Church (Macon County, Mo.) Records, 1836-1974 (C3640)
0.08 cubic feet (4 folders)

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Record books containing lists of members of the church, the constitution, and the abstract of principles. A synopsis of each meeting of the congregation is also included.

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Macon County, Missouri, Photograph Collection, 1871-1909 (P1143)

An artificial collection of photographs of Macon County, Missouri.

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Macon War of 1812 Veterans Composite, 1871 (P0394)
1 photograph

Composite image of War of 1812 veterans, Macon, MO 1871.

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John Sappington Marmaduke Letter, 1885 (C1619)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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To Ben Eli Guthrie, Macon, MO, from City of Jefferson, MO, Dec. 5, 1885.

Powers and duties of the sheriff in the public disturbance in Macon, MO.

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McGee College (College Mound, Mo.) Minutes, 1867-1870 (C3263)
0.08 cubic feet (4 folders)

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The collection contains photocopies of minutes of the proceedings of the faculty of McGee College, September 1867-June 1870.

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Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Missouri Conference, Princeton Circuit Records, 1866-1884 (CA6441)
1 folder

Minutes of quarterly meetings of the Princeton Circuit, Macon District.

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

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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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Pease Family Papers, 1892-1912 (R1363)
0.02 cubic foot (2 folders)

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The Pease Family Papers contain the personal correspondence and papers of Dwight Pease and Sarah Pease. These papers include newspaper articles, a funeral notice for Dwight Pease, and letters between family members.

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James Perkins Papers, 1864 (R1265)
(1 folder)

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This is a report of death of Private James Perkins of Company G, Ninth Missouri State Militia Cavalry. Perkins died November 3, 1864 of acute bronchitis at the United States Army General Hospital at Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri.

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George Pohlman Collection, 1615-1953 (C3476)
1.6 cubic feet

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The papers of George Pohlman contain material on Macon County and other northern Missouri counties. Included are original survey maps of roads, records from county officials, school and church records, land entries, estate, business and legal papers, biographies and rare English documents.

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Alice Potter Genealogical Collection, 1961-1971 (C4381)
1 cubic foot (34 folders)

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Genealogical correspondence and notes of a professional genealogist. Correspondence from and to Mrs. Potter and other genealogists and individual researchers seeking information on numerous families for D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolution) acceptance and personal reasons. Personal research notes with some family group sheets.

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James Powell Account Book, 1874 (C3168)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a typed copy of a personal account book of James Powell of Atlanta, MO.

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R. Wilson Barrow Photograph Collection, 1958 (P0745)
2 photographs

Photos of Bevier Centennial Marker and Latter-Day Saints Churches in Macon, MO, ca. 1958.

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John A. Sanborn Diaries, 1899-1908 (C1242)
0.15 cubic feet (10 volumes)

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The collection contains the diaries of a Mound City, Missouri, farmer who sold his farm and moved to Corning, Kansas, in 1902. He sold his Kansas farm and moved to Macon, Missouri, in 1903. Diaries include cash accounts and memoranda for the ten-year period 1899-1908.

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Shake Rag Cemetery (Macon County, Mo.) Records, 1985 (C0557)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The records of the Shake Rag Cemetery contain the names and birth and death dates from tombstones located in Shake Rag, also known as Pleasant Hill, Cemetery, in Macon County, Missouri.

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George A. Shortridge Day Book, 1856 (C1258)
0.07 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Daybook of a general store in Bloomington, Macon County, MO.

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James A. Stevens Papers, 1878-1884 (R0192)
0.04 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The James A. Stevens Papers contain a journal of a missionary for the American Sunday School Union in southeastern Missouri. Stevens promoted and organized Sunday school classes in Butler, Madison, Saint Francois, and Wayne counties from a base in Fredericktown.

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John Jacob Sutter Collection, 1865-1871 (R0624)
0.02 cubic foot (2 folders)

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These are a notebook and travel journal by John J. Sutter, a native of Germany and resident of St. Louis, Missouri. The memoranda book covers Sutter's service as inspector of artillery in the Department of the Missouri in 1865, and inspections at Cape Girardeau, Macon, Rolla, and Springfield, Missouri; and Fort Leavenworth, Fort Scott, and Paola, Kansas. The journal, in German, covers a trip from St. Louis to Germany and return in 1871.

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Benjamin R. Thrasher Diaries, 1877-1891 (C3048)
1 roll of microfilm

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Four diaries written by a Macon County, MO, farmer. His daily entries, spanning almost fifteen years, describe farm life, livestock breeding, social activities, transportation, illness, death, and daily changes in the wind and weather. Also detailed personal and business expenses.

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