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Billie S. Bledsoe Photograph Collection, 1913 (P0772)
4 photographs

Photos and postcards of Victor School and Meta, Osage County.

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Bode Family Account Book, 1846-1962 (C2461)
1 roll of microfilm

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Account book of Bode family, containing genealogical data, court records of family land in Osage and Cole counties, description of farm, inventory and expense records, William Bode's description of drowning of two sons, certificate of service in Enrolled Missouri Militia, permit to leave Germany issued to J.H. Lutkewinklemann. Entries in German and English.

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Edward L. Bowles Papers, 1883-1991 (C4191)
0.19 cubic feet (9 folders)

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Photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous documents concerning Edward Bowles and the history of Westphalia, Missouri.

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Peter Brown Memoirs, no date (C1930)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)

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The collection contains Brown's memoirs of pioneer work in the Baptist ministry of Missouri. Topics include church associations, missionary work, preaching, conversions, and other Baptist ministers.

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S.G. Bundy Autobiography, 1912 (C2985)
1 roll of microfilm

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The collection contains an autobiography of a farmer, pioneer, rural school teacher, Union soldier, and Methodist missionary and minister.

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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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Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company Promotional Booklet Collection, 1916 (R0815)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This is "A Good Dairy Country: Central Missouri, Along Rock Island Lines, a booklet published by the "Rock Island" railroad to promote dairy farming and other agricultural pursuits along its route between Kansas City and St. Louis in Missouri.

Civil War Regimental Histories, no date (C3500)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Organization, orders, campaigns, mustering out, and casualties of ten Missouri regiments in the Civil War.

Crede Family Papers, 1818-1939 (C3065)
2 cubic feet, 2 oversize volumes; also available on 4 rolls of microfilm

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Personal correspondence, genealogical records, and business records of a German-American family living in Osage County, MO. The bulk of the collection concerns Hermann Crede; other papers pertain to his brothers, Wilhelm and Carl; all three immigrated in the 1850s. Much of the correspondence is in German; the business records are in English.

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Delbert Matthews Photographs, 1961 (P0778)
3 photographs

Photos of Osage County, ca. 1961: Alexander Matthews and his house, Mint Hill Union Church

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Dr. Laurence Hedlund Photographs, 1975 (P0510)
18 photographs

Photos of Boone, Cole, Cooper, and Osage counties, ca. 1975.

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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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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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Hallie Mantle Photographs, 1961 (P0777)
14 photographs

Photos of Osage County historic sites and buildings, ca. 1961.

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Haslag Family Letter, 1848 (C1780)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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A letter, in German, to members of the Haslag family in Osage County, Missouri. Part of the German Heritage Archives.

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"History of Bonnots Mill, Missouri, Methodist Church," Mrs. Louis J. Perrier, 1963 (C2176)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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History, leaders, and facilities of the Bonnots Mill Methodist Church, 1902-1963.

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History of the 138 Field Hospital, Buell B. Cramer, no date (C3544)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a history written by a former member of World War I unit, the 138 or 2nd Missouri Field Hospital Company, organized June 23, 1917, in Chamois, MO. Gives the company's movements in the U.S. and France until discharge in 1919.

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Holtschneider Family Photograph Collection, 1830-1938 (P0198)
0.3 linear feet

Photographs collected by the Holtschneider family in Osage County of the town of Rich Fountain and surrounding areas. Includes photographs of churches, houses, buildings and people, including First Communion photographs.

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J.W. Buchanan Photographs, 1959 (P0773)
16 photographs

Photos of Osage County churches, ca. 1959.

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Julia B. Good Photograph Collection, no date (P0774)
2 photographs

Photos of Westphalia, Osage County: Bruns/Redel House, St. Joseph's Church

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Herbert George Kramer Papers, n.d., 1962-1969 (C1951)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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History and clergy of Mary Help Catholic Church, Osage County, MO; history of Bonnot's Mill area; and remembrance of his mother, Veronica Franken Kramer.

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Peter Krohn Papers, 1847-1869 (C4306)
0.2 cubic feet (2 folders)

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The papers contain school work consisting of trigonometry and astronomy calculations; merchandise accounts; tax receipts; affidavit of Peter Krohn accepting the duties of the post office, and an Internal Revenue license granted to Peter Krohn of Linn, Osage County, Missouri, as a retail dealer, 1847-1869.

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Leonard Haslag Photographs, 1959-1961 (P0775)
11 photographs

Photos of historic sites in Osage and Platte Counties, ca. 1959-1961.

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Lock Brothers Milling Company Papers, 1861-1935 (C3630)
3 rolls of microfilm

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Daybooks, ledgers, and payroll records of a family-owned milling company in Loose Creek, Osage County, MO. Operations included a sawmill, winery and flour mill. Most of the mill's business was done with local German immigrant farmers and their descendants. Early records are in German shorthand script and there are some gaps.

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Lock Brothers Milling Company Photographs, 1900, 1961 (P0776)
4 photographs

Photos of the Lock Brothers Milling Company in Loose Creek/Luystown

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Earl H. Lubensky Papers, c. 1890s-2000s (CA6241)
50 cubic feet, 1 computer disc

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Personal and professional papers of a soldier, diplomat, and archaeologist who was a native of Marshall, Missouri. Includes papers of the Biesemeyer family of Osage County, Missouri, and Missouri Archaeological Society materials.

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M.W. Townley Photograph Collection, no date (P0779)
2 photographs

Copy photos of Osage County: Townley house, Dr. Townley's office

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Maries County, Missouri Photograph Collection, circa 1880s-1930s (R0587)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder, 46 photographs)

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These are photographs copied from Volumes 1-9 of the scrapbook collection at the Old Jail Museum at Vienna, Missouri. They feature significant locations, buildings, events, and individuals, mostly in Maries County, Missouri. Many of the views are of Vienna, but there are also photographs of Belle, Paydown, Safe, Summerfield, Vichy, the Gasconade River, St. James in Phelps County, Meta in Osage County, and Dixon in Pulaski County.

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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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McGee Family Papers, 1838-2000 (C4271)
3 cubic feet (60 folders), 6 oversize items, 15 film reels, 1 video tape

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Genealogical material in the form of correspondence, notes, photographs, slides, obituaries, histories, marriages, and funerals of the McGee and other related family members. Civil War muster rolls.

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.

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.

Mrs. Jerry Giffen Photograph Collection, no date (P0532)
8 photographs

Photos of Jefferson City historic homes. Photos of sites relating to Dr. John M. Townley in Osage County.

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Muenks House (Loose Creek, Mo.) Architectural Drawings, 1961 (C2951)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Elevations and floor plans of a house built c. 1849, drawn by R. Elgin, 6 April 1961.

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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 County, Missouri, Tax Book, 1844 (C2394)
0.06 cubic feet (3 folders)

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John Wm. Thurmand, assessor, tax book for 1844. Includes personal property and real estate assessments.

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Photos from the Road Collection, 2018-2019 (C4389)

Sean Rost serves as the Oral Historian for the State Historical Society of Missouri and the Missouri Humanities Council. He started this position in January 2018. The images in this collection were taken during Rost's travels throughout the state on oral history projects and on personal time.

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Plassmeyer Family Papers, 1862-1987 (C4226)
4.4 cubic feet (105 folders); 2 oversize items

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The papers of an Osage County family that includes correspondence, photographs, military records, Osage County history, and genealogy records for the Plassmeyer and related families.

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Fredric D. Redeker Collection, 1894-1953 (C4203)
0.4 cubic feet (8 folders)

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The Fredric D. Redeker Collection contains documents from German and English speaking communities in Missouri. It includes records of minutes, correspondence, genealogical information, and a religious manuscript. Much of the correspondence, as well as the manuscript, are written in German.

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Rustemeyer Family Papers, 1884-1953 (C4017)
0.3 cubic feet, 1 computer disc

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The Rustemeyer Family papers contain correspondence written to Bernard Rustemeyer by friends and family in Germany after his immigration to America in 1882.  The collection also includes newspaper clippings and photographs of the Rustemeyer, Alteköster, Stöckbrand, and Giese families, and Rustemeyer’s hometown, Körbecke, Germany.

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Sapp-Leimkuehler Family Photographs, c. 1900s-1984 (CA6565)
0.1 c.f. (1 folder), 5 oversize items

Photographs of Sapp, Leimkuehler, and related Davis, Higgs, and Warren families of Barry, Osage, and Saline Counties. Includes a panoramic photograph of a rally held at the Community School in Wheaton, Missouri, 1925.

Schlief-Boudreau Family Photograph Collection, 1869-1916 (P0866)
34 photographs

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Photographs of Koeltztown, Westphalia, and Taos area, including group photos of bands, a picnic, and a choir. Snapshots, ca. 1916, of landscapes and the Osage River, bridges, and Hubers Ferry.

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Schrader-Holtschneider Family Papers, 1868-1959 (C3773)
0.8 cubic feet

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The collection contains papers of the Schrader and Holtschneider families of Rich Fountain, Osage County, MO. They were farmers, merchants, postmasters, and county judges. Papers include correspondence, business and legal papers, post office records, and school district records.

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