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Agricultural Wheel No. 657, High Gate, Missouri Records, 1888_1890 (R0396)
0.02 cubic foot (2 folders)

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These are records of the local chapter of the Agricultural Wheel at High Gate in Maries County, Missouri. The records include the constitution, by-laws, membership roster and minutes of meetings, and a pamphlet containing the constitutions of the National Farmers' and Laborers' Union of America, and the Farmers' and Laborers' Union of Missouri.

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Belle Fair Collection, 1951-1952 (R1079)
(1 folder)

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These are booklets for the 1951 and 1952 fairs held at Belle in Maries County, Missouri. They included agricultural exhibitions, entertainment, and carnivals. The fair in 1951 also celebrated Belle's fifieth anniversary with a historical pageant.

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Christian C. Bennetsen Records, 1906-1916 (R0412)
1 volume microfilmed

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This is an account ledger of C. C. Bennetsen, a blacksmith in the High Gate community of
Maries County, Missouri. The entries list the names of customers and the nature and cost of blacksmithing
work done from May 1906 through May 1916.

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Berry Family Papers, 1851-1911 (R0239)
(3 folders)

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These are papers of the Berry family of Maries and Osage Counties in Missouri. They include correspondence from family members in California, Missouri, and Tennessee, tax receipts, promissory notes, and land papers.

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Bourbois Baptist Association Records, 1877 (R0221)
1 folder

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These are minutes of the twenty-fifth annual meeting of the Bourbois Baptist Association. The
Association included rural churches in Phelps, Crawford, Maries, and Osage counties. The minutes
include statistics from the constituent churches.

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Milton Pleasant Cayce Papers, 1849-1883 (R0498)
4 folders

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These are personal and business papers of Milton P. Cayce and family of Farmington, St.
Francois County, Missouri. Included are bills of lading for goods shipped through Ste. Genevieve
(1849), family correspondence and business papers (1833-1926), and papers and correspondence
with Firmin A. Rozier regarding the St. Francois and Iron Mountain Road Company (1877-1883).

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Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company Promotional Booklet, circa 1910 (R0424)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This is "Health and Pleasure in the Missouri Hills Along Rock Island Lines," a promotional
booklet featuring hotels, rooming houses, resorts, and recreational opportunities along or near the
CRI&P Railway between St. Louis and Versailles, Missouri.

Citizens State Bank of Vichy Records, 1913-1921 (R0511)
1 folder

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These are minutes of meetings of the Board of Directors and shareholders of the Citizens State
Bank of Vichy in Maries County, Missouri. The minutes begin with the organizational meeting on
24 May 1913 and continue through 27 July 1921.

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Benjamin H. Creamer Papers, 1890-1969 (R0476)
10 folders

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These are papers of a farmer and stock raiser in Maries County, Missouri. The collection includes
family correspondence, obituaries and funeral home cards, election poll books, and records
pertaining to Creamer's work with the Maries County office of the Agricultural Stabilization and
Conservation Service and the Maries County Highway Commission.

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Dixon Baptist Association Records, 1884 (R0220)
1 folder

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These are minutes of the tenth annual session of the Dixon Baptist Association. The Association
was composed of churches in Phelps, Osage, Maries, and Pulaski counties. The tenth annual
session was held at the Mount Zion Church in Osage County, 9-11 October 1884.

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Waldemar M. Dressel Papers, 1946-1986 (R1490)
0.5 cubic foot (19 folders)

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The papers of Waldemar M. Dressel contain publications, photographs, and maps from his years working for the U.S. Geological Survey based in Rolla, Missouri.

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Robert L. Elgin Photograph Collection, circa 1950s-1990s (R1015)
0.75 cubic foot (44 folders)

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These are black and white photographs, color slides, plans, and detail drawings of historic structures in the northern Ozarks of Missouri. Several counties are represented, but especially Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade, Maries, Phelps, Osage, and Washington. The primary topics are vernacular architecture, log structures, churches, and cemeteries.

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Fancher Family Papers, no date (CA6325)
1 cubic foot

Family papers and genealogical records of the Fancher and Gremp von Freudenstein families of Miller, Maries, and Boone Counties. Also includes research material on the Mountain Meadows Massacre in Utah in 1857.

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Giesler and Spurgeon Families Papers, 1865-1912 (R0580)
1 folder

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This collection consists of correspondence and miscellaneous papers from the Giesler and Spurgeon families from the High Gate community in Maries County, Missouri. Much of the correspondence is addressed to John A. Giesler, concerning family, friends and events in Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri.

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Greater Rolla-St. James Region, Missouri, Photograph Collection, 1884-1996 (P1123)

An artificial collection of photographs of the greater Rolla-St. James region in Missouri, including Crawford, Dent, Phelps, Maries, and Pulaski counties.

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Lane's Prairie, Missouri General Store Records, 1860 (R0314)
(1 folder)

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This is a daybook from an unidentified general store at Lane's Prairie in Maries County, Missouri,
thought to have been operated by Francis M. Johnson. With the daybook is an undated letter
by Maries County historian Everett M. King which contains speculation about the volume's provenance.

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Little Piney Baptist Association Records, 1837-1935 (R0283)
(62 folders)

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These are minutes of annual meetings of the Little Piney Association, which was composed of churches in Camden, Cole, Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Miller, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski, Shannon, and Texas Counties in Missouri. At various times, the organization had also been titled a "United" and "Primitive" Baptist association.

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Clair V. Mann Cemetery Records, 1942-1949 (C2667)
0.1 cubic feet

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Tombstone inscriptions compiled by Clair V. Mann from cemeteries in Crawford, Dent, Maries, Phelps, Pulaski, and Texas Counties in Missouri.

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Maries County Teachers' Association Records, 1910-1931 (R0657)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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These are minutes of meetings of the Maries County Teachers' Association in Maries County, Missouri. The minutes begin on July 15, 1910 and end on March 13, 1931, with a hiatus from January 16, 1915 to August 19, 1927. The records include roll calls of attendees and minutes of the proceedings.

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Maries County, Missouri Medical Registers Collection, 1871-1909 (R0319)
(2 folders)

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These are registers, 1871-1900 and 1893-1909, of physicians, surgeons, pharmacists and dentists in Maries County, Missouri. The registers list the dates and locations of medical training, or certificates granted by state boards in lieu of examinations.

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Maries County, Missouri Scrapbook Collection, circa 1920-1950 (R0102)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The Maries County, Missouri Scrapbook Collection contains a photocopy of a scrapbook compiled by Vienna Bishop. The scrapbook contains obituaries, wedding announcements, and miscellaneous articles from the Maries County Gazette.

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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.

McDonald Charcoal Company (Argyle, Mo.) Records, 1948-1971 (CA6462)
2 cubic feet

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Records of a charcoal company operating in Argyle, Missouri, from 1949 to 1971 include correspondence, financial records, and insurance information.

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Meramec Regional Planning Commission Historic Sites Survey Collection, 1980-1989 (R0454)
5.75 cubic feet (86 folders, 865 photographs)

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The Meramec Regional Planning Commission Historic Sites Survey Records contains the historic site surveys, with accompanying photographs, negatives, and research materials for Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Phelps, and Washington Counties. Included in the reports are houses, churches, schools, bridges, businesses, and other structures.

Methodist Episcopal Church South Lane's Prairie Charge Records, 1889-1893 (R0432)
1 volume

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These are records of quarterly conferences of the Lane's Prairie Charge, Methodist Episcopal
Church, South. The charge consisted of congregations in Maries County, Missouri. The records
include minutes of meetings, reports on the status of churches, Sunday schools and missions, and
financial statements.

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Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Vienna Circuit Records, 1887-1908 (R0302)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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These are records of quarterly conferences of the Vienna Circuit, which included churches at Vienna, Bloom Garden, Bodendick, Branson Chapel, Enterprise, and Hughes Chapel in Maries County, and Lawson in Miller County, Missouri. The reports include minutes of meetings, financial records, and statements of spiritual conditions within the circuit.

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Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Vienna, Missouri Records, 1895-1898 (R0603)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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This is the record book of the Methodist Sunday School at Vienna, Maries County, Missouri. Included are attendance records, statistical summaries, and minutes of the meetings. L. D. Eads was the superintendent.

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Morrow and Skaggs Families Papers, 1843-1995 (R1520)
3 cubic feet (109 folders, 1,139 photographs, 75 negatives, 5 tin types)

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The Morrow and Skaggs Families Papers contain materials related to the Morrow and Skaggs families predominantly of Miller County, Missouri. The bulk of the materials is an
expansion of Joe Morrow’s genealogical compilation, Ancestors and Descendents [sic] of George & Ethel (Skaggs) Morrow, privately printed, June 1980. The materials include
correspondence, family trees, photographs, certificates, and personal documents.

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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"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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Osage River United Baptist Association Records, 1849 (R0286)
1 folder

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These are minutes of the fifth annual meeting of the Osage River Association, which was
composed of United Baptist churches in Camden, Maries, Miller, and Morgan counties in Missouri.
Included are membership statistics, a summary of the Association's business, a report on evangelical
work, and a circular letter urging adequate financial support of the ministry.

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Paul S. Hollenbeck Postcard Collection, 1932-1950 (P0750)
2 photographs

Postcards of Vienna: Maries County Courthouse and Old Jail Museum.

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Paydown, Missouri Records, 1862-1897 (R0303)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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These are ledgers, 1862-1869, from a bakery in St. Louis, and from Paydown Mill on the Gasconade River in Maries County, Missouri. There are also a few papers, 1881-1897, of the proprietors of the mill and store at Paydown.

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R.L. Barger Photograph Collection, 1958-1959, no date (P0653)
4 photographs

Photos of Ironton: Centennial Marker, St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church, Swift home, and Courthouse. Postcards of Old Jail Museum, Vienna, MO.

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Robert L. Schenker Records, 1884-1891 (R0604)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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This is a ledger from a mercantile business operated by Robert L. Schenker, at Vienna, Maries County, Missouri. The ledger includes a list of promissory notes and their settlements, and an inventory of stock.

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J. Milton Shockley Collection, no date (R0643)
(1 folder)

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The J. Milton Shockley Collection contains photocopies of "What They Said," a collection of anecdotes regarding some early residents of Maries County and Vienna, the county seat, with emphasis on their "rare wit and manner of expression." The work is not dated, but seems to have been compiled in the 1940s or 1950s. James M. Shockley was descended from a pioneer family of Gasconade and Maries Counties in Missouri. He was an attorney and past president of the Maries County Historical Society. He was instrumental in the publication of Everett M. King's, History of Maries County, the manuscript of which had been completed but never published.

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Southern and Central Missouri Collection, 1856-2015 (R1442)
4.5 cubic feet (194 folders, 1 VHS, 6 CDs, 1 45 record, 1 cassette)

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This is an ephemeral collection containing materials related to the history of Southern and Central Missouri counties. The main counties covered in this collection are Crawford, Dent, Howell, Iron, Maries, Miller, Phelps, Pulaski, Oregon, Reynolds, Shannon, Texas, and Washington. Materials related to surrounding counties can also be found in this collection to a lesser extent.

St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company Records, 1859-1980 (R0362)
(178 cubic feet)

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These are corporate minutes and financial account books, and other records of the St. Louis-San Francisco ("Frisco") Railway Company (1916-1980) and predecessor, subsidiary, and constituent companies, most notably the St. Louis & San Francisco Railway (1876-1896) and the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad (1896-1916). The "Frisco" operated in Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. It became part of the Burlington Northern Railroad in 1980. Also of note are four architectural drawing boxes that include the blueprints for structures along the St. Louis-San Francisco Line. A detailed inventory of the drawings is included in each of the four boxes.

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Vichy Normal, High School, and Business Institute (Vichy, Mo.) Catalogues, 1887-1888 (C0611)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Catalogues for the 1887-1888 school year giving information about tuition and courses of study, description of courses, and information about the town and area.

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Vichy, Missouri Photograph Collection, circa 1927 (R1192)
0.02 cubic foot (1 folder, 1 lantern slide)

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This is a colored glass-plate lantern slide and accompanying descriptive sheet of Sunday School pioneers at Vichy in Maries County, Missouri. Believed to have been produced in 1927, the slide has been attributed to the Presbyterian National Missions Board. It shows a group of youngsters at Vacation Bible School.

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Walling Family Papers, 1895-1993 (R1396)
0.02 cubic foot (2 folders, 15 photographs)

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The Walling Family Papers include family photographs and genealogical research on the Cook, Hutson, and Walling families.

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John J. Watts Collection, 1874-1912 (R0038)
2 cubic feet (38 volumes, 6 rolls of microfilm)

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These are manuscript notebooks of genealogical records kept by a circuit-riding Baptist minister in the northern Ozarks. The records cover Phelps, Pulaski, Texas, and parts of Maries, and Dent counties in south-central Missouri. An index is included.