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American Legion Fair, Caruthersville, Missouri Collection, 1951 (R0890)
(1 folder)

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This is a souvenir program booklet for the American Legion Fair held at Caruthersville in Pemiscot county, Missouri, on October 3-7, 1951. Included are a history of the fair, a description of acts at the grandstand show, and a schedule of horse races.

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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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Bootheel Project Records, 1993-1997 (C3928)
3.2 cubic feet, 161 audio cassettes, 9 audio discs, 2 video cassettes

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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.

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Scott Carey Papers, 1917-1961 (C2336)
0.38 cubic feet (18 folders)

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The papers of Scott Carey contain correspondence, reports of arrests, affidavits, and photographs pertinent to Carey's work as a private detective and Frisco Lines agent in Scott and Pemiscot Counties. A private detective for more than fifty years, Carey was also a special officer for the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad in the Missouri Bootheel region.

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Marshall Dial Oral History Collection, 1980s-1990s (CA6033)
275 audio cassettes, 44 CDs

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Collection of interviews between Marshall Dial and various residents of the Bootheel for Dial's radio show, "Stories They Tell."

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Dixie Greyhound Lines Collection, 1944 (R0986)
(1 folder)

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This is a booklet of timetables for July 1944 for Dixie Greyhound Lines, Inc., which operated in southeastern Missouri between St. Louis and Arkansas through Flat River, Farmington, Fredericktown, Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Sikeston, New Madrid, Portageville, Hayti, Caruthersville, and Steele.

Hans E. Doerner Books, 1904-1910 (C0890)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)

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Record of marriages solemnized by H.E. Doerner, justice of the peace, at Steele, Pemiscot County, MO, 1904-1910, and THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE TOWN OF STEELE, 1905. H.E. Doerner was chairman of the board of trustees at that time. Included are newspaper articles about Doerner.

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First Baptist Church, Steele, Missouri Records, 1955-1957 (R0698)
(1 folder)

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This collection includes a Fiftieth Anniversary souvenir booklet for, and an invitation to a wedding at, the First Baptist Church of Steele in Pemiscot County, Missouri.

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John Eddy Franklin Papers, 1946-1954 (C0319)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Recollections of life in southeast Missouri and Franklin's part in bank, land, and railroad development during the 1880s and 1890s.

Poem and article by Alice Franklin Bryant; THE LAND OF CORN, about Franklin's southeast Missouri plantation, by J.E. Wood; 2 letters; and newspaper clippings.

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Gayoso, Missouri, Farmers' Flood Relief Petition, 1898 (C0528)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Petition signed by thirteen Gayoso, MO, farmers requesting supplies from Merchant's Exchange, St. Louis, MO, because of flood conditions. They suggest supplies be sent by Jasper Landers, Gayoso wharfmaster.

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George Stark Photographs, 1890-1903 (P0546)
3 photographs

Photos by Stark of steamboat William McClellan ca. 1903, cotton bales in a Pemiscot Co warehouse, and Washington Ave in St. Louis, ca 1890s.

Gideon-Anderson Lumber and Mercantile Company Records, 1901-1938 (R0290)
2 rolls

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This collection consists of correspondence and business papers of the Gideon-Anderson Lumber
& Mercantile Company concerning the lumber trade in southeastern Missouri and northeastern
Arkansas. Based in Gideon, Missouri, the company operated primarily in Dunklin, New Madrid,
and Pemiscot counties in Missouri. The collection includes papers from two subsidiary operations,
the Gideon Cooperage Company and the Gideon & North Island Railroad Company.

Gideon-Anderson Lumber and Mercantile Company Records, 1901-1985 (R0449)
21 folders MICROFILMED

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This is an addition to the business records of the Gideon-Anderson Lumber & Mercantile
Company (see also R290), which operated at Gideon in New Madrid County, Missouri. Most of the
papers concern operations in 1901-1919, but there are also papers of a subsidiary operation, the
Gideon and North Island Railroad Company, 1903-1932, and historical materials on the firm to
1985.

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High School Meet for Southeast Missouri Collection, 1933 (R0999)
(1 folder)

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This is a program booklet for the 28th annual high school meet for Southeast Missouri, held at Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, on April 28-29, 1933. The meet included competitions in academic subjects, music, and debate as well as athletics. The meet was under control of the Teachers College Athletic Committee.

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Jasamyn S. Garrett Photographs, 1897, 1958 (P0705)
12 photographs

Photos of Hayti and Gayoso areas, Pemiscot county.

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Historical Essays on Southeast Missouri, Max L. Kelley, no date (C0779)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Five articles including "The Heel of Missouri," "Consolidated School District Number 8," "Louis Houck, the Father of Southeast Missouri," "The Execution of Tewanya," and "The Awakening of the Big Swamp."

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Jesse F. Lauck Architectural Records, 1919-1971 (K0730)
18.37 c.f.

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Architectural drawings by Lauck and his firm of buildings in the Kansas City area and in the Midwest.

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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.

Moark Land and Timber Company Records, 1898-1903 (R0068)
2 cubic feet (4 oversize volumes)

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The Moark Land and Timber Company Records contain the financial records of a timber exploitation and lumber business in southeast Missouri. The records include account ledgers, cashbooks, a daybook, and journal detailing the day-to-day running of the business. Headquartered in Pemiscot County, Missouri, the business was managed by Franklin Johnson Cunningham.

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Lynn Morrow Papers, 1804-2015 (R1000)
21 cubic feet (964 folders, 4 oversize folders)

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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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Pemiscot County Historical Society Photograph Collection, 1900 (P1160)

Copy photographs of Pemiscot County, Missouri.

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Adam Perkins Papers, 1861-1871 (R1335)
(1 folder)

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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.

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Robert L. Ramsay Papers, 1918-1953 (C3230)
2.5 cubic feet

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Correspondence, notes, rough drafts, revisions, and proof sheets for place names series with emphasis upon Missouri place names. Newspaper clippings about Ramsay and the place name articles. Small volumes of notes and prints pertaining to his academic classes, and sample student themes and bibliographies.

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Saint Francis Levee District Records, 1893-1980 (R0076)
(2 rolls of microfilm)

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The Saint Francis Levee District of Missouri Records contains a microfilm copy of ledgers, minute books, and financial records of the Saint Francis Levee District.

Southeast Missouri, Photograph Collection, 1902-1975 (P1126)

An artificial collection of photographs depicting Southeast Missouri, including the Bootheel: Wayne, Dunklin, Pemiscot, New Madrid, Stoddard, Scott, and Mississippi counties.

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St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company Records, 1859-1980 (R0362)
(178 cubic feet)

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These are corporate minutes and financial account books, and other records of the St. Louis-San Francisco ("Frisco") Railway Company (1916-1980) and predecessor, subsidiary, and constituent companies, most notably the St. Louis & San Francisco Railway (1876-1896) and the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad (1896-1916). The "Frisco" operated in Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. It became part of the Burlington Northern Railroad in 1980. Also of note are four architectural drawing boxes that include the blueprints for structures along the St. Louis-San Francisco Line. A detailed inventory of the drawings is included in each of the four boxes.

Diana Steele Photograph Collection, 1880-1900 (R1391)
0.25 cubic foot (5 folders, 36 photographs)

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The Diana Steele Photograph Collection contains thirty-six photographs, including family and fraternity brother portraits, from Indiana and Missouri collected by Diana Steele. Some images depict logging scenes in southeast Missouri, from the 1880s to the early twentieth century.

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Goah W. Stewart Papers, 1864 (R0699)
(1 folder)

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These are transcripts of two letters by Captain Goah W. Stewart of Company K, 1st Missouri Infantry (CSA) to his sister in Pemiscot County, Missouri. The letters briefly note his escape from Gratiot Prison in St. Louis, and the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, in which he was wounded.

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Nicholas Thurmond Letter, 1865 (C2143)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Description of Sterling Price's engagement at Boonville, MO, October 6-7, 1864. Price's retreat from Missouri, Oct. 1864. Army camps in Arkansas, the Federals, horror and grandeur of war, news of friends. Thurmond's wounds and his position teaching school on a Choctaw Indian reservation since November 28, 1864.

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