Moniteau

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Akinsville & Hooper Institutes Bulletins, 1876-1885 (C0957)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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1885 bulletin of classes at the Akinsville Institute in Versailles, MO, and 1876 bulletin of the Hooper Institute in Clarksburg, MO.

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Betty Brooks Photograph Collection, 1870-1915 (P0440)
1 folder

Copy photos of Boone and Moniteau counties, covering the University of Missouri, Columbia, Rocheport, Tipton, and California.

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Blind Boone, Clarksburg, Photograph, 1900 (P0167)
1 photograph

Reproduction of image showing John William "Blind" Boone at Clarksburg depot surrounded by crowd

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W.H. Buerky, Jeweler (Jamestown, Mo.) Records, 1899-1931 (CA2883)
0.2 cubic feet

Record books, 2 volumes, of watches repaired, includes patron's name, watch manufacturer, repairs made, and charges.

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Central Missouri, Missouri River Valley Region, Photograph Collection, 1880-1961 (P1120)

An artificial collection of photographs of mid-Missouri's Missouri River valley region, including photographs of Cole, Osage, and Moniteau counties.

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Defoe Family Papers, 1840-1867 (C0309)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Primarily land grants and deeds.

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First Congregational Church (California, Mo.) Record Book, 1867-1883 (C2484)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains minutes of the sabbath meetings of the church from May 11, 1867, to June 4, 1883, when the congregation disbanded to unite with the Presbyterian Church.

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Laura Morrison Gottlieb Papers, 1930s-1940 (CA5466)
1.7 cubic feet

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A historical and sociological study of the people and institutions of California, Missouri, conducted by Gottlieb, c. 1934. Includes survey forms, statistical summaries, a manuscript based upon the findings, and a photograph of Gottlieb.

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Grace Clay Photograph Collection, 1900-1920 (P0763)
20 photographs

Twenty copy photos of Moniteau (California and Lupus) and Ray counties.

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William B. Groom Papers, 1843-1872 (C0321)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Papers of a California, MO, resident. Two notices of the sale of Negro children; promissory notes.

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Ralph Douglas Hall Papers, 1917-1919 (R0415)
1 folder

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These are letters of a native of California, Moniteau County, Missouri, and member of Co. L,
18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, during World War I. The letters include brief comments on the
war in France, 1917-1918, and service with the army of occupation in Germany, 1919. There is also
a letter from Hall's father with news from home.

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"History of the West View School, Moniteau County, Missouri," Ilene Sims Yarnell, no date (C3149)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a family genealogy compiled for the West View School homecoming. Fulks, Newkirk, Thixton, Bowen, Hays, Loganbill, Lehman, Grinstead, Welty, Schaffter, Baxter, Kasper, Ratzliff, and Foley family histories in Moniteau County, MO are included.

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Hooper Institute (Clarksburg, Mo.) Papers, 1879-1894 (C0605)
0.06 cubic feet (3 folders)

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Papers of a Moniteau County school, originally called the Clarksburg Select School. Class notes, programs, copy of school journal "The Visitor," examination book, and miscellaneous.

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William G. Howard Letterbook, 1865-1866 (C2497)
0.11 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Letterbook of a California, MO, man, dealing with family, business, and political matters.

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Jacobs-Henley Family Papers, no date (CA6442)
0.2 cubic feet

Photographs, correspondence, and miscellaneous papers of the Jacobs, Henley, and related families from Moniteau County, Missouri, and Arkansas. Includes a scrapbook of WWII clippings.

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John L. Douglass and Company Collection, 1905 (R1252)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This is a printed letter, dated October 10, 1905, from John L. Douglass & Company of New York, New York, to the stockholders of the Missouri Lead and Coal company and the stockholders of the Standard Lead & Smelting Company. The letter presented a plan whereby the stockholders could exchange their shares for those of a successor company.

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William H. Kavanaugh Papers, 1861-1939 (C4251)
0.08 cubic feet (4 folders)

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The Civil War memoir written by William H. Kavanaugh describes battles and events he witnessed or participated in with Company E, 1st Regiment, Infantry and Company D, 2nd Regiment, Infantry Volunteers, C.S.A., in addition to descriptions of his time in military prisons. Also includes genealogical material on the Kavanaugh family.

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Philipp Lotz Papers, 1872-1955 (C3741)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)

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Pages from the family Bible listing births and deaths of children of Philipp and Christina Lotz; obituary of Christian Lotz; miscellaneous receipts and clippings; and religious cards and literature. Most of the material is in German. The Lotz family lived in and near California and McGirk in Moniteau County, MO, and Kansas City.

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Missouri German Heritage Corridor Oral History Project, 2018 (C4354)
0.4 cubic feet (6 folders), 9CDs

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A collaborative project between the State Historical Society of Missouri and the Missouri Humanities Council, this collection emphasizes the past and present influence of German heritage in Missouri, including historic sites, past people, notable conflicts, religious influence, agriculture, music, art, and architecture. The German Heritage Corridor will focus on the counties north and south of the Missouri River, from St. Charles and St. Louis, to Chariton, Saline, and Lafayette. This corridor includes several distinct German communities, including New Melle, Herman, Dutzow, and Westphalia.

California, Missouri Picture, 1861 (C0788)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Photograph of illustration of California, MO.

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Clarksburg, Missouri Historical Sketches, no date (C3502)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Mrs. Lawrence Dick tells how the Martin family kept 200 acres in the family for several generations, and gives a history of the different owners of a store in the Lakota-Mt. Pleasant community of Moniteau County, MO.

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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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"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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Phipps Photograph Album, no date (P0563)
1 folder

Cartes des visite and tintype portraits from photo album, of people from Cooper and Moniteau counties.

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Presbyterian Church (California, Mo.) Sunday School Record Book, 1885-1889 (C2483)
0.04 cubic feet (1 volume)

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The collection contains minutes of Sunday school meetings, including lesson for the day, amount of the collection, and number of teachers and pupils present.

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Redmon and Hurst Farms Papers, 1898-1913 (C4243)
0.25 cubic feet (5 folders)

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Three farm account ledgers from the Redmon and Hurst farm near Tipton, Missouri; Redmon and Hurst Farms, correspondence; official Postmaster's account and record book from Tea, Missouri.

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William Redmon Collection, 1872-1906 (C4234)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)

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The William Redmon collection consists of one account book documenting sales at his Tipton, Missouri, drugstore and one book from 1905-1906, listing car licenses issued in the state of Missouri. Very little information is included in the automobile license record book.

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Rhea Church Records, 1844-1900 (R0123)
0.02 cubic foot (2 folders)

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The Rhea Church Records contain letters of recommendation for individuals joining the Rhea Church in southern Phelps County, Missouri. Baptist churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Missouri issued most of the letters.

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S.W. Hurst and Company (Tipton, Mo.) Records, 1872-1905 (C4169)
0.8 cubic feet (10 folders , one oversize)

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Eight ledger books and two scrapbooks pertaining to a store in Tipton, Missouri which sold drugs, jewelry, stationery and music from approximately 1885 to 1900. Some additional materal falls before and after this time period. The scrapbooks contain colorful, old-fashioned advertisements for a variety of products including shoes, thread, coffee, medicine, etc. Numerous images of women and children, animals, birds, fruit, flowers, pastoral scenes, etc.

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Charles Van Ravenswaay Papers, 1841-1990 (C3873)
21.8 cubic feet, 1 audio cassette

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Correspondence, research notes, photographs, and literary manuscripts of historian and author Charles Van Ravenswaay, former director of the Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis; Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA; and the Henry F. duPont Winterthur Museum and Gardens, Wilmington, DE.

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W.W. Wisdom Photographs, 1961-1962 (P0094)
1 folder

Snapshots of historic buildings in Warsaw, Benton County, and Moniteau County, ca. 1961-1962.

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