Missouri county aerial photographs produced by the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service.
American Revolution Bicentennial, Missouri Committee for Agriculture Papers, 1974-1976 (C4276)
1.2 cubic feet (42 folders), 1 audio tape
The papers/records of the committee contain correspondence, newsletters, reports, updates, events, awards programs, lists of elected members, historical information on "centennial farms," and "Liberty Trees," meeting minutes, announcements, newspaper clippings, and audio-visual material for a slide presentation entitled "The Spirit of 76."
Athena Club, Charleston, Missouri Records, 1941-1992 (R0666)
(2 rolls of microfilm)
These are the records of the Athena Club, a women's club at Charleston in Mississippi County, Missouri. The records consist of minute books, 1953-1992; and scrapbooks, circa 1941-1985.
Mary Jane Barnett Papers, 1913-1997 (CG0004)
1.6 cubic feet
The collection contains correspondence, photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, business-related trade journals, a Narcotic Register, and miscellaneous papers for Mary Jane "Miss Jane" Barnett and her life and business partner, Elaine "Tommie" Davis.
Bird Family Papers, 1831-1959 (R0170)
0.1 cubic foot (5 folders)
The Bird Family Papers contain photocopies of miscellaneous correspondence, estate papers, land records, business records, and biographical materials pertaining to the Bird, Byrd, Moore, and Hunter families of southeastern Missouri. The papers concern the business and estates in Mississippi, New Madrid, and Scott counties in Missouri and the Bird estate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Bird's Warehouse Records, 1830-1836 (R0269)
1 volume microfilmed
This is an account ledger of a freight warehouse, steamboat landing, and general merchandise
business operated by the Bird family at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. The
warehouse was located at Bird's Point, Mississippi County, Missouri, or at Cairo, Alexander County,
Illinois. An index to the accounts is available.
Bootheel Project Records, 1993-1997 (C3928)
3.2 cubic feet, 161 audio cassettes, 9 audio discs, 2 video cassettes
Records of the Bootheel Project, which documents the art, culture, and heritage of the Missouri Bootheel. The records include photographs, color slides, audio cassettes, transcripts, and video cassettes of interviews with Bootheel residents. Sound recordings, planning documents, field workers' notes and miscellaneous items collected throughout the project are also included.
527 sermon outline notes of Rev. Allen Britten Cooper from Charleston, Missouri, from 1934-1955. Also includes the published manuscript of the sermons by May Lawrence Cooper at an unknown time.
This is a Civil War memoranda book of Thomas J. Dalton, a resident of Mississippi County,
Missouri, and non-commissioned officer of Co. E, 8th Missouri Cavalry (CSA). The miscellaneous
entries include a roster of Co. E, notes on arms and accouterments issued to the company and matters
of personal finance. An indexed typescript is available.
The Ed DeField, "Remembrance of World War II" is a photocopy of a memoir of World War II by a native of Mississippi County, Missouri. DeField was a member of the 397th Antiaircraft Battalion. He served in Wales, Normandy, France, Belgium, and Germany, and in the Allied occupation force.
Dr. James Hopgood Photographs, 1970 (P0152)
8- 35mm slide transparencies showing Mississippi River, migrant workers' housing near Belmont and Dorena, February 1970, and a black housing area in Charlestown
E.E. Bryant Photographs, 1960, no date (P0760)
Photographs of houses and churches in the rural and Charleston areas of Mississippi County.
"Early Times," E.E. Bryant, 1961 (C2719)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)
A personal reminiscence and historical anecdotes collected by author since 1895, dealing with Mississippi County and Charleston, MO.
East Prairie Lions Club Records, 1947-1996 (R0682)
0.1 cubic foot (2 folders, 6 photographs)
These are photocopied program booklets for annual rodeos, minstrel shows, "jubilee", and the 70th anniversary of the Lions club chapter in East Prairie, Mississippi County, Missouri.
Seven photos of Mississippi County and SE Missouri, including images of Whiting Public School ca. 1910.
Gravel Ridge Baptist Church, Charleston, Missouri Records, 1925-1990 (R0609)
(1 roll of microfilm)
The Gravel Ridge Baptist Church, Charleston, Missouri Records contain microfilm copies of six volumes that include financial records, business meetings minutes, and membership information from 1925 to 1990.
Sarah Guitar Collection, no date (C3391)
1.5 cubic feet (5 card files); also available on 2 rolls of microfilm
Card file compiled by Sarah Guitar, reference librarian of the State Historical Society of Missouri, as a guide to county boundaries of Missouri, 1812-1929; Missouri congressional district boundaries, 1845-1933; Missouri senatorial districts, 1820-1931; and Missouri judicial circuits, 1815-1915.
Warren E. Hearnes Papers, 1950-1972 (C3522)
9 cubic feet, 9 rolls of microfilm
Materials determined by Hearnes, governor of Missouri, 1965-1973, to be his personal papers. Bulk of collection is correspondence regarding campaigns, legislation, and Democratic Party. Material on gubernatorial succession amendment, 1965. Arranged by topic, then chronologically within topic. Scrapbooks are on microfilm.
Warren E. Hearnes Papers, 1964-1972 (C3585)
127 rolls of microfilm
Papers of a Democratic governor of Missouri, on 127 rolls of 16 mm. microfilm. Originals at Missouri State Archives.
Mattie Henry Papers, no date (R0191)
The Mattie Henry Papers contain a grammar notebook used by Mattie Henry to instruct grade school students at Charleston, Mississippi County, Missouri. The book includes rules and examples for English grammar
an sentence diagramming. The book was edited by Benjamin Bird Moore and was published
by the Mississippi County Historical Society in 1983.
History of Anniston School and Community, E.E. Bryant, no date (C2129)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
The collection contains a brief history of Anniston, MO, describing its founding, name changes from Shellys Ridge to Hainleys Switch to Anniston, businesses, schools, students, teachers, churches, roads, recreation, and occupations of residents. Also included are lyrics of the Anniston PTA song, Anniston school songs, and cheers.
This is a booklet published to promote economic development in southeastern Missouri. Sections are devoted to the communities of Sikeston, Charleston, Dexter, Malden, East Prairie, and New Madrid. Numerous businesses are profiled including information on proprietors, locations, services, and their histories.
J.H. Long Photographs, 1910-1941 (P0554)
Photos by Long of boats, particular emphasis on steamboats. Images of the St. Louis waterfront, Tower Rock in Perry County, and levee (mattress) construction near Birds Point.
David A. James Papers, 1790-2008 (C4126)
5 cubic feet
The research material of a hotel management instructor, whose work resulted in the publication Historic Hotels of Missouri: Hotels, Inns, and Taverns of 19th Century Missouri.
This is a history of the levee district based in Mississippi County, Missouri, including a summary
of levee construction prior to the flood of 1913 and improvements made after that date, with
recommendations for future construction. The report was submitted to Little, Vardaman & Ditting
of St. Louis, purchasers of the district's construction bonds.
Mark Twain National Forest Photograph Collection, circa 1900-1985 (R0485)
0.05 cubic foot (2 folders, 719 negatives)
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.
Millar Family Papers, 1840-1899 (R0162)
0.02 cubic foot (2 folders)
The Millar Family Papers contain photocopies of miscellaneous papers of the Millar family of Mississippi County, Missouri. The collection includes a diary of a trip from Scioto
County, Ohio to Mississippi County in 1840, land and tax papers, slave records, and receipts issued by the Missouri State Guard at New Madrid during the Civil War.
Mississippi County Teachers Association Records, 1903 (R1468)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Mississippi County Teachers Association Records contain a program for the Mississippi County Teachers Association event held October 29-31, 1903, at the courthouse in Charleston, Missouri.
Statewide documentation of local churches by county. Includes cultural arts reports, church histories, floor plans, architectural details, clippings, slides, photographs, and miscellany.
Missouri Place Name Survey Papers, 1954-1982 (C4390)
1.2 cubic feet (35 folders)
Correspondence, newsletters, notes, research material, papers, proposal, and publications of a committee of professors who undertook a Missouri Place Name Survey, building largely on the work of Professor of English Robert L. Ramsay, whose students compiled a survey of Missouri places in the 1930s. The survey was intended to produce a dictionary of Missouri place names.
Record books of the school district containing annual meeting minutes, lists of students, teacher information, and financial records. Also includes registers of district schools at Thompson's Bend and Texas Bend, 1903-1908.
Missouri. Mississippi County Act, 1845 (C1751)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Act by the general assembly to provide for the organization of Mississippi County. Signed by C[laiborne] F[ox] Jackson, speaker of the house; James Young, president of the senate; and John C[ummins] Edwards, governor, 14 February 1845.
Lynn Morrow Papers, 1804-2015 (R1000)
24 cubic feet (1051 folders, 5 oversize folders, 11,170 photographs, 852 negatives)
The Lynn Morrow papers 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.
The Lynn Morrow Publications Collection includes three cultural resource and soil reference books related to the southeast Missouri region from 1976 to 1978.
Nancy K. Smith Postcard Collection, 1900-1970 (P0029)
Postcards, all views of hospitals and clinics and some sanitariums across Missouri.
Alfred N. Nelson Letter, 1861 (R0311)
This is a letter written on 25 November 1861 by Alfred N. Nelson of Co. F, 10th Iowa Infantry,
at Birds Point in Mississippi County, Missouri. Nelson mentioned camp sickness and operations in
New Providence Baptist Church (Mississippi County, Mo.) Records, 1894-1906 (C0706)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Records of the monthly meetings of the Baptist Church at Hough Station, Mississippi County, MO, from its organization on 24 November 1894 until December 1906. Includes membership lists, persons accepted into and excluded from church membership, elections to church offices and committees, and pastors called and elected.
Oliver and Oliver Law Firm Records, no date (CG0010)
600 cubic feet
The Oliver and Oliver Law Firm Records includes legal files of the law firm and personal correspondence, genealogy, and organizational involvement of several members of the Robert B. Oliver, Sr. family of Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Also included in the legal files are non-Oliver family attorneys who were also partners in the firm.
Quintin Papineau Photographs, 1996-1998 (CG0034)
0.01 cubic feet
35 photographs taken by Quintin Papineau of agriculture, buildings, springs, riverboats, and machinery several counties in southeast Missouri, Oregon County, Marion County, and cities in Illinois along the river.
Adam Perkins Papers, 1861-1871 (R1335)
The Adam Perkins Papers contain a typescript copy of Adam Perkins' journal, a farmer from Bollinger County, Missouri, is dated from January 1861 through December 1871. The journal was discovered in 1990 in Plainfield, Illinois. It was then typescript by Jean Scott of Orlando, Florida and sent to Lorena S. Eaker of Bollinger, Missouri for editing.
Ramsay Place Names File, 1928-1945 (C2366)
6 cubic feet, 4 rolls of microfilm
Card file of origins of Missouri place names, compiled by students of Robert L. Ramsay, University of Missouri professor of English. Cards are in alphabetical order by place name.
Rodney Family Papers, 1854-1874 (R1329)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Rodney Family papers consist of legal documents related to the probate of various estates within the inter-related families of Rodney, Garrett, Ramsey, Walls and Whitelaw of Cape Girardeau and Mississippi Counties, Missouri.
This is a program for the Scott-Mississippi Girls Basketball Tournament, which was held at Charleston High School in Mississippi County, Missouri, on March 3-6, 1936. Teams from Anniston, Charleston, and East Prairie in Mississippi county, and Benton, Blodgett, Chaffee, Diehlstadt, Fornfelt, Illmo, Morley, Oran, Sikeston, and Vanduser in Scott County participated.
The collection contains genealogical research, including family group sheets, correspondence, clippings, and photographs of the Kennedy, Zook, Sheppard, Priest, Renfroe, Whitley, Gisler, Doughty, and affiliated families.
George W. Shinn Papers, 1861 (CG0015)
0.11 cubic feet
This is a collection of six letters written by Private George W. Shinn, a Union soldier in the American Civil War, which also includes transcriptions and other information gathered by the donor about Shinn.
A seventh letter, written by Solomon Kittrell on May 19, 1861 in Butler County, Missouri, shares his current situation as a farmer, river levels, soldiers’ movements, and the transport of African Americans through the region.
E. Herbert Smith Papers, 1954 (R0184)
The E. Herbert Smith Papers contain a photocopy of a thirteen-page autobiography by a newspaper publisher and editor of southeastern Missouri. At one time or another during his sixty-year career, Smith was associated with the Benton Record, the Charleston Democrat and Enterprise, the Sikeston Star, and the Clarkton News.
This is a daily record of water levels on the Mississippi River at New Madrid, Missouri, 22
November 1892 -- 31 August 1900. There are also occasional notes on the weather, river conditions,
Thad Snow Papers, 1923-1955 (CG0027)
1.31 cubic feet
The Thad Snow Papers include writings, correspondence, scrapbooks, memorabilia and photographs. Snow was a prolific writer during his life. He is best remembered for his column, “Letters from the People” for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch beginning in the 1930s. The topics covered in this collection include politics, foreign affairs, farming, Snow’s family, economics and human nature.
The Southeast Missouri Medical Society Records include a minute book ledger from 1877-1896, issues of the Cape County Journal, an anniversary booklet for the Southeast Missouri Hospital, advertising materials, publication n the history of medicine in Southeast Missouri, and various papers from 1877-1967.
An artificial collection of photographs depicting Southeast Missouri, including the Bootheel: Wayne, Dunklin, Pemiscot, New Madrid, Stoddard, Scott, and Mississippi counties.