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A.M.E. Church (Paris, Mo.) Record Books, 1882-1926 (CA6542)
0.2 cubic feet

Meeting minutes and financial records of the church, 1882-1926.

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Belle Johnson Studio Photographs, 1895, no date (P0912)
17 photographs

Photographs taken by photographer Belle Johnson of Monroe City, MO.

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Jefferson Bridgford Papers, 1850 (C3793)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)

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Letters of Jefferson Bridgford to his wife in Missouri while on the Oregon Trail and working in California during the gold rush.

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Thomas W. Conyers Papers, 1817-1903 (C0755)
0.2 cubic feet, 1 oversize volume

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Papers of a Monroe County, MO, landowner, merchant, soldier, and politician. Included are diaries, an account book, genealogical materials on the Conyers family, and miscellany regarding the daily activities of the Conyers family and their slaves. Particular emphasis is given to everyday farming operations and accounts.

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Fountain of Health (Harris Springs, Mo.) Advertisement, 1886 (C2880)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Advertisement of a health spa.

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Pleasant Tilman Gentry Diary, 1876-1896 (CA6453)
2 folders

Diary of a Baptist minister from Audrain County, Missouri, includes farm and livestock records, as well as records of marriages performed in Audrain, Boone, Monroe, Randolph, and Howard Counties. Also includes transcription with biographical information.

James C. Gillaspy Papers, 1843-1889 (C0918)
2 rolls of microfilm

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Account, tax and assessor record books of a Boone County, Missouri, farmer, lawyer, deputy sheriff, tax collector, sheriff, treasurer, representative, and Columbia mayor. Also includes the account book (1855-1858) of Thomas J. Gillaspy, constable of Jefferson Township, Monroe County, Missouri.

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Granville General Store (Monroe County, Mo.) Record Book, 1855-1856 (C2989)
1 roll of microfilm

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The collection contains a day book of the Granville General Store, Monroe County, MO, with accounts from March 20, 1855 to September 2, 1856. All types of merchandise are listed in the accounts: indigo, shirts, tobacco, stone ware, candy, and straw hats, to name a few.

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Greg Pierceall Photograph Collection, 1901-1930 (P0766)
5 photographs

Copy photos of Stoutsville, MO, ca. 1901-1930.

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William N. Houston Receipts, 1858-1870 (C2034)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Tax receipts from Monroe and Audrain Counties, MO, and from U.S. Express Company.

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Missouri-Alaska Gold Company (Paris, Mo.) Letterhead, 1898 (C1676)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains letterhead listing names of the company's officers, $50,000 capital stock, and 1897 incorporation date.

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Monroe County, Missouri, Photograph Collection, 1904-1967 (P1146)

An artificial collection of photographs of Monroe County, Missouri.

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Monroe County, Missouri, Provost Marshal's Papers, 1862-1865 (C3161)
0.06 cubic feet (3 folders)

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Correspondence and military papers of William M. Houston and William McIlrath, provost marshals of Monroe 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.

Mount Horeb Presbyterian Church (Monroe County, Mo.) Record Book, 1852-1875 (C1355)
0.05 cubic feet (1 volume)

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The records contain minutes, membership records, and record of infant baptisms.

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Charles O'Dell Collection, 1825-1997 (C4265)
4 cubic feet (138 folders)

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The papers of a medical librarian for the Ellis-Fischel State Cancer Center, a public school and college instructor in literature, music, and performing arts, and amateur genealogist. The papers focus on genealogical research material, correspondence, notes, publications, newsletters, newspaper clippings, family group sheets, name lists, scrapbook material, photographs, slides, and other miscellaneous genealogical material.

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Paris Covered Bridge (Paris, Mo.) Photograph, c. 1948 (C0804)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Photograph of a covered bridge located at the city limits of Paris, Monroe County, MO.

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Pleasant Green School Photograph, 1910 (P0564)
1 photograph

Photo of students at Pleasant Green School, Monroe County, MO, June 8, 1910. Individual students identified.

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R.I. Colburn Photograph Collection, 1924-1958 (P0765)
17 photographs

Photos of Monroe county, particularly Paris, Florida, and Stoutsville, published in Monroe County Appeal newspaper.

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Robert C. Brown Photograph Collection, 1900-1971 (P0004)
51 photographs

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Photographs of Missouri railroad depots, primarily for the Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy Railroad. Photographs relating to A.F. Schliecker of Kansas City, Missouri.

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Charles G. Shelton Papers, 1918-1969 (C4062)
0.4 cubic feet

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Collection includes the financial records, personal correspondence, and ephemera of a farmer from Paris, Missouri. Also includes a Modern Woodmen of America record book.

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Noah Sidner Letter, 1862 (C1895)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a farewell letter to relatives in Paris, MO, from Palmyra, MO, Oct. 18 and 19, 1862, written from the federal military prison in Palmyra on the eve and morning of the day he was to be executed.

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Sophia Eubank Featherston Photograph Collection, no date (P0764)
6 photographs

Six photos by Miller of Moberly of the Florida, MO, area ca. 1920s. Includes photos of Mark Twain cabin and statue and the Salt River.

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John Russell Stubbins Papers, 1973 (R0436)
1 folder

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This is "A Brief Resume of the Venezuelan Career of John R. Stubbins," an autobiographical
sketch by a native of Paris, Missouri, and civil engineer who spent fifty-eight years in Venezuela.
He was involved in oil exploration, mining, construction, and public works projects, and headed
OTESCO, an engineering firm, 1930-1970.

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Lyle Welles Underhill Architectural Records, 1909-1939 (K0136)
3.12 c.f.

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Architectural drawings, specifications, contracts, photographs, correspondence, and related memorabilia of Underhill, a woman architect in Kansas City, MO who specialized in school buildings in Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri. However, other types of buildings are also included.