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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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Boyd and Thompson Store Records, 1888-1891 (R0149)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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The Boyd and Thompson Store Records contain a microfilm copy of an account ledger for the general store operated by Thomas J. Boyd and N. Thompson at Thayer, Oregon County, Missouri.

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Cave Spring Baptist Association Records, 1929 (R0232)
1 folder

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These are minutes of the forty-second annual session of the Association, held on 22-24 August
1929 near Alton, Missouri. Included are minutes of meetings, the articles of faith, covenant, and
membership data for the constituent churches. The Association was composed of thirteen churches,
primarily in Oregon County, Missouri.

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Leo Drey Greer Springs Campaign Records, 1987-1998 (S0874)
2 cubic feet, 34 folders, 25 photographs

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The records of the Leo Drey Gree Springs Campaign contain appraisals, legislative materials, correspondence, maps, and photographs regarding Drey's efforts to make Greer Spring a part of the Mark Twain National Forest.

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"An Early History of Oregon County, Missouri," H.E. Starlin, no date (C3503)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Author describes Indians of the area, the abundant wild game, timber, the first white settlers, the formation of the county and its villages.

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"Early History of Oregon County," William E. Lowry, no date (C0785)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Early history of Oregon County including biographical sketches of some of the settlers.

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Eleven Points River Baptist Association Records, 1890-1901 (R0356)
2 folders

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These are printed minutes of the second and thirteenth annual meetings of the Eleven Points
River Baptist Association, 1890 and 1901. Founded as the Elevenpoint River Association of Missionary
Baptists, the association included churches in Carter, Howell, Oregon, and Ripley counties in
Missouri.

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Dorothy Ellis Papers, 1946-2016 (CA6485)
0.6 cubic feet, 10 oversize items

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The papers of an environmentalist and commissioner of Oregon County, Missouri, include correspondence, clippings, political papers, certificates and awards, and material on her environmental work.

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Freemasons, Clifton Lodge No. 463, Thayer, Missouri Collection, 1945 (R1182)
(1 folder)

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This is a small booklet containing the bylaws of Clifton Lodge No. 463, A.F. & A.M., at Thayer in Oregon County, Missouri. The booklet is dated January 1, 1945 and includes the names of past Worshipful Masters from 1882 to 1945.

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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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Kansas City, Fort Scott, and Memphis Railroad Company Collection, circa 1890s (R1071)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This collections contains "Snap Shots in South Missouri," a promotional booklet to encourage land sales along the Kansas City, Fort Scott, and Memphis, and Kansas City, Clinton and Springfield Railroads in Missouri. The area is presented as ideal for fruit-culture and raising livestock. Booklet includes vies along the railroad lines in Missouri and Arkansas.

Albert Aven Kinder Papers, 1919-1967, 2012 (CG0005)
0.2 cubic feet

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The Albert Aven Kinder Papers contains photographs, yearbook pages, and correspondence between members of the Kinder family. There are 29 photographs of the Kinder family from 1919 to 1967, yearbook pages from The Girardot (Central High School), The Sagamore (Southeast Missouri State University), The Savitar (University of Missouri-Columbia), and correspondence to Sherrill Kinder Wright from Marcia Kinder Geer and Edna Kinder Anderson.

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Lewis A.W. Simpson Photograph Collection, 1871-1938 (P0771)
23 photographs

Photos of Oregon County, primarily the Alton area, but also including images of Thayer and Thomasville. This collection includes a set of photographs of Greer Mill.

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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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Mark Twain National Forest Local History Collection, 1930s-1980s (R0471)
(4 rolls of mircofilm)

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This collection was selected from unofficial files on miscellaneous historical topics, including local histories, the CCC, the YCC, the "Irish Wilderness," and the Eleven Point River. There are transcriptions of interviews with older members of the community and Forest Service retirees.

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.

W. H. McCamish Papers, 1900 (R1102)
(1 folder)

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This is a letter dated October 25, 1900 from W. H. McCamish, a lawyer in Kansas City, Kansas, to Charles H. Namendorf in St. Louis, Missouri. The letter concerns mineral properties in Oregon County, Missouri.

Missouri Federation of Women's Clubs, Sixth District Records, 1932-1943 (R1175)
(1 volume)

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These are the secretary's minutes of the annual meetings of the Sixth District, Missouri Federation of Women's Clubs. The record book includes minutes of the twenty-ninth through fortieth annual meetings, 1932-1943.

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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Oregon County Credit Bureau Records, 1936 (R0305)
(1 folder)

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This is an unused form letter from the Oregon County Credit Bureau, asking that a client make
a settlement on account. A business directory for Oregon County is included on the letterhead.

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Oregon County Masonic Records, 1871-2018 (R1469)
3.25 cubic feet (58 folders, 10 photographs)

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The Oregon County Masonic Records contain materials related to the Masonic lodges and Order of Eastern Star chapters in Thomasville and Alton, Missouri. The Woodside Masonic Lodge No. 387 and the Alton Masonic Lodge No. 255 were the only lodges in Oregon County, Missouri. These materials include meeting minutes, membership lists, financial records, bylaws, photographs, and membership petitions.

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Quintin Papineau Photographs, 1996-1998 (CG0034)
0.01 cubic feet

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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.

Jerry Wayne Ponder Papers, 1865-2004 (R1260)
13 cubic feet (580 folders, 1 box photographs)

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These are correspondence, papers, and research materials of a genealogist and local historian from Ripley County, Missouri. The collection covers the descendants of Abner Ponder and allied families, the history of Ripley County, and the Civil War in southeastern Missouri. Much of the information was incorporated in publications by Ponder Books, 1987-1999.

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Dan Saults Papers, 1937-1985 (R0403)
2 cubic feet (44 folders)

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These are papers of a conservationist and outdoor journalist, including material on the Outdoor
Writers Association of America, wilderness areas, the "Irish Wilderness" of Oregon County,
Missouri, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, and the Ozarks region. There are a typescript of Saults's unpublished
novel and copies of many of his articles and speeches.

David S. Scott Papers, 1862-1863 (R0634)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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These are Civil War letters of David S. Scott, Co. H, 8th Indiana Infantry, written to Kate Missimer in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. The letters, from Pilot Knob, Black River, Van Buren, and Oregon County, Missouri concern camp life and the campaign of the Army of Southeastern Missouri.

Edward Martin Shepard Lantern Slide Collection, no date (R1184)
0.25 cubic foot (41 lantern slides)

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These are lantern slides showing springs, natural bridges, and caves in the Ozarks region of Missouri. They were produced for teaching purposes by Edward M. Shepard, a professor of geology at Drury College in Springfield, Missouri.

John James Sitton, Civil War Memoir Collection, circa 1900 (R0377)
(1 folder)

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The John James Sitton, Civil War Memoir Collection contain photocopies of a military history of the Oregon County company of the 2nd Regiment, 7th Division, Missouri State Guard, July 4 - December 1, 1861. The narrative was written by John James (J. J. ) Sitton, who also served in the 7th Division, but in a different regiment. Sitton became captain of the Oregon County men in later Confederate service. The memoir also includes biographical data on
selected Orego County soldiers.

John James Sitton Papers, 1860-1913 (R1286)
(1 roll)

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The John James Sitton Papers consists of a three volume journal, scrapbook, miscellaneous papers, and photographs, 1860-1913 of a Missouri confederate soldier and postwar resident of Oregon Coounty, Missouri. The journal, 1860-1882, documents service in the Missouri State Guard and other confederate units in Missouri, Arkansas, and Mississippi during the Civil War. It also includes his veterans activities and other aspects of Sitton's life.

South Central Missouri, Photograph Collection, 1880-1958 (P1125)

An artificial collection of photographs from Missouri's south central region, including Douglas, Ripley, Ozark, Wright, Texas, Howell, Shannon, Laclede, and Oregon counties.

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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 Promotional Booklet Collection, 1925 (R0816)
(1 folder)

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These are "Dairying in the Ozarks" and "Fruit Growing in the Ozarks of Missouri and Arkansas along the Frisco Lines", published by the St. Louis-San Francisco "Frisco" Railway company to promote economic development along its routes in southern Missouri and northern Arknasas.

Aquilla Standifird Papers, 1862-1865 (R0458)
0.04 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The Aquilla Standifird Papers contain the Civil War diary of a sergeant and, later, lieutenant of Co. D, 23rd Iowa Infantry. The diary covers duty in Missouri, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, 26 July 1862 -- ca. 15 April 1865. Included are descriptions of service in the Army of Southeastern Missouri, the Vicksburg Campaign, including the battles of Port Gibson, Champion's Hill, Big Black River Bridge, and Milliken's Bend, and furlough and medical leave in Iowa.

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Turley Family Historical Research Association Records, 1740-2005 (R1068)
7 cubic feet (200 folders)

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This is a collection of historical and genealogical material concerning the Turley family. Included are copies of family papers, genealogical research, photographs, correspondence, and financial records of the Turley Family Historical Research Association.

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United States Bureau of Mines, Rolla Research Center Records, 1915-1996 (R1321)
17 cubic feet (372 folders, 4 maps, 3,238 photographs, 68 negatives, 936 slides, 3 volumes)

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The United States Bureau of Mines, Rolla Research Center Records contain the records of the Bureau of Mines office and research facility established in Rolla, Missouri in 1915. The records include correspondence, operational reports, project reports, photographs, newspaper articles, program materials, and maps.

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Aaron Miles Wetzel Papers, 1864 (R1340)
(1 folder)

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The Aaron Wetzel papers consist of photocopies of two letters written during the Civil War by Aaron Wetzel, a Union soldier.

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William Howard Morman Photograph Collection, 1871 (P0770)
3 photographs

Photos of the Greer family home, spring, and mill, near Alton in Oregon County.

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Young Store (Alton, Mo.) Records, 1891-1952 (C2963)
16 rolls of microfilm

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The records of the Young Store contain daybooks, cashbooks, and ledgers from a store in Oregon County, MO. No information is available on the establishment or dissolution of store.

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