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"Apple Creek Presbyterian Memorial Association," Allen L. Oliver, 1964 (C2913)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Address delivered 24 May 1964 at the site of the church and cemetery, giving the history of Apple Creek Church and cemetery.

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"A Biographical Sketch of the Honorable Isidore Moore," Timothy J. O'Rourke, 1966 (C3754)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a biographical sketch of Moore (1771-1842), an early Catholic settler in what became Perry County, MO. Included is information on Moore's ancestors and descendants, as well as a typescript of his will.

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Boller Brothers Architectural Records, 1910-1982 (K0065)
9.31 c.f.

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Architectural drawings and other supporting documents for the Boller Brothers firm who specialized in theater design

Brazeau Presbyterian Church Collection, 1970 (R0976)
(1 folder)

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This is "A History of the Brazeau Presbyterian Church, Brazeau, Missouri, 1819-1970." Brazeau is a small community in Perry County, Missouri.

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Cooperation of Christian Churches of Boone County, Missouri, Records, 1908-1966 (C4273)
0.4 cubic feet (17 folders)

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The records contain minutes, programs, church reports and some histories of individual churches, correspondence, financial records, resolutions, and newsletters.

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Earl Dame Collection, 1830 (C2855)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Handbill circulated by Thomas Hayden to the people of Perry County to refute charges made by D.L. Caldwell, high sheriff of Perry County; St. Louis County citizens' petition, 1867; and St. Louis dog and hog catcher appointment, 1865.

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East Perry Community Fair, Altenburg, Missouri Collection, 1957 (R1167)
(1 folder)

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This is a souvenir booklet for the East Perry Community Fair which was held at Altenburg in Perry County, Missouri on September 20-21, 1957. Included are categories for prize competitions, a schedule of events, a roster of fair officials, and many advertisements for area businesses. Howard Fiehler served as president of the fair board.

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Patricia Shively Elmore Papers, 1878-2015 (CG0013)
1 cubic feet

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The papers of Patricia "Shively" Elmore contain diaries, correspondence, genealogy, scrapbooks, and photographs related to the donor's family. This collection also contains diplomas, commencement programs, military documents, photographs, souvenir postcards, films, and funeral memorabilia from the donor's husband, William "Bill" Elmore.

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First Baptist Church, Perryville, Missouri Collection, circa 1970-1988 (R0766)
(1 folder)

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These are two membership directories for the First Baptist Church at Perryville in Perry County, Missouri. The earlier booklet is from about 1970, while the later booklet is dated 1988.

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Archibald Little Hager Diary, 1844-1887 (C0896)
0.4 cubic feet

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Photocopy of a diary kept by a farmer in a rural community in Perry County, Missouri. Diary records daily events such as births, marriages, and deaths, the weather, social occasions, and agricultural tasks. Gaps may exist in diary.

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Wanoma Hoehn Scrapbook Collection, 1948-1949 (R1230)
(1 folder)

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This is a scrapbook compiled by Wanoma Hoehn during her senior year at Perryville High school at Perryville in Perry County, Missouri. Included are clippings, mementoes, and programs from membership in the band, parties, dances, plays, and graduation exercises.

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Herman W Huber Papers, 1952 (R1006)
(1 folder)

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This collection contains an exchange of letters between Herman W. Huber, a candidate for state representative from Perry County, Missouri, and Walter H. Toberman, Missouri Secretary of State in Jefferson City. The letters express hopes of Democratic victories in the fall elections.

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Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran School, Perryville, Missouri Collection, 1908 (R0838)
(1 folder)

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This is a program for the consecration of the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran School at Peryville in Perry County, Missouri, on September 6, 1908. Much of the program is in German, although there is a page for "English services."

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J. Pratte and Son Records, 1834-1835 (R0213)
1 volume microfilmed

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This is a daybook of a dry goods store at Perryville, Perry County, Missouri, operated by Joseph
Pratte and his son, Peter R. Pratte. The Prattes dealt primarily in clothing and housewares. An
index of the customers is available.

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J.H. Long Photographs, 1910-1941 (P0554)
24 photographs

Photos by Long of boats, particular emphasis on steamboats. Images of the St. Louis waterfront, Tower Rock in Perry County, and levee (mattress) construction near Birds Point.

"Journey of the Stephanites from Saxony to St. Louis, 1838, and settlement in Perry County, 1839," C. Heinrich pub., no date (C2085)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Journey of the Stephanites from Saxony to St. Louis, 1838, and settlement in Perry County, 1839. Difficulties of ocean voyage to New Orleans and riverboat travel to St. Louis. Economic conditions, prices, religious beliefs, organization of colony, and impressions of Martin Stephan.

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Keifner Lumber Company Records, 1908-1973 (R1198)
27 cubic feet (66 Volumes, 7 folders)

These are records of the Kiefner Lumber Company and a predecessor firm, the J. Tlapek Lumber Company, at Perryville in Perry county, Missouri. Included are journals, daybooks, cash books, and miscellaneous papers.

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Charles E. Kiefner Papers, 1925-1931 (R0189)
3.5 cubic feet (160 folders)

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The Charles E. Kiefner Papers contain the papers of a U.S. Representative from Perryville, Missouri. He represented the 13th District (Bollinger, Carter, Iron, Jefferson, Madison, Perry, Reynolds, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Washington, and Wayne counties) in the 69th (1925-1927) and 71st (1929-1931) Congresses. Included are general subject files, post office files, and veterans' pension files.

John Kiefner Collection, 1819-1912 (C0352)
0.1 cubic feet (5 folders)

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The collection contains photostats of a miscellany of Perry County documents; legal papers concerning real estate; training and apprehension of slaves, taxes, Civil War, loyalty of public officials; politics, 1850, 1896-1912; Missouri military orders during the Civil War.

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Joseph C. and Charles A. Killian Papers, 1821-1935 (C0124)
0.4 cubic feet (28 folders)

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Legal papers and letters of J.C. Killian and his son, Perry County, MO, lawyers. Diary of J.C. Killian describes people of Perryville. Also material on early German immigration.

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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.

Nathaniel Mead Papers, 1862 (R0193)
(1 folder)

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The Nathaniel Mead Papers contain two Civil War letters written by Nathaniel Mead while serving in the 30th Missouri Infantry at St. Louis and Pilot Knob. The letters are addressed to Mead's wife in Perry County,
Missouri, and consist of inquiries after family and friends. There are only a few items of camp news

"The Melting Pot," Ralph D. Killian, no date (C2895)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a history of Jefferson, Ste. Genevieve, Perry, and Cape Girardeau Counties, MO, describing the geology, natural resources, and early settlers.

Methodist Episcopal Church, Cape Girardeau and Circuit Records, 1848-1883 (C2986)
1 roll of microfilm

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Quarterly conference minutes of the Cape Girardeau circuit in Missouri. Also included are some minutes for the Jackson and Perryville circuits in the same district. The minutes list members present, discuss church business, and list the amount of money collected by each member church and how it was spent. Also includes brief history of financial transactions during the 1870s.

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Missouri & Illinois Mineral & Land Company Records, 1834-1900 (R0058)
0.75 cubic foot (9 folders, 2 oversize folders

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These are records of the acquisition and disposition of lands in a speculative industrial development scheme in Jefferson, Ste. Genevieve, Perry, Cape Girardeau, and Madison Counties in Missouri.

Perry County, Missouri, Stephan Emigration List, 1852-1853 (C1839)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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List of workers and contributions in number of days of work, October and November 1852, and August 1853, of members of the Martin Stephan emigration of German Lutherans to Perry County, MO.

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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.

Mrs. Homer L. Bridges Postcard Collection, 1842-1967 (P0377)
1 folder

Postcards of University of Missouri Columbia, the Missouri State Capitol, St. Louis, Barnes Hospital (St. Louis), Uniontown, and Ellington, MO

William Murphy Biographical Material, no date (C3320)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Brief biography of the Reverend William Murphy, immigrant from Ireland to Virginia; family establishment in Farmington, MO; genealogical notes with details on Sarah Barton Murphy and her role in organizing the first church west of the Mississippi River; short history of Farmington and Ste. Genevieve, MO; and local events.

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"Old York Chapel, 1824-1965," Anne Blanche Rutledge, no date (C2180)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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History of the Abernathy Settlement and the Old York Chapel, second oldest Methodist organization in the Louisiana Purchase, Perry County and Cape Girardeau County, MO.

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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.

Perry County, Missouri Service Roster Collection, 1946 (R0880)
(1 folder)

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This booklet is entitled "Roster of the Men and Women of Perry County, Missouri, in World War II, issued on the occasion of welcome home celebration inPerryville, Missouri on Augist 14, 1946. It contains an alphabetical list of Perry County's veterans, including a separate list of those who died in service.

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Perry County, Missouri, Immigration List, 1839 (C1836)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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List of Lutheran emigrants who left New York and arrived in the village of Wittenburg, Perry County, MO, in 1839.

Original in the possession of the donor.

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Perry County, Missouri, Immigration List, 1839 (C1837)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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List of Lutheran emigrants who came to Perry County, MO, by way of New Orleans in 1839.

Original in the possession of the donor.

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Perry County, Missouri, Photograph Collection, 1958, no date (P1132)

An artificial collection of photographs of Perry County, Missouri.

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Michael Gene Pfefferkorn Papers, 1976-2001 (S1219)
9.25 cubic feet

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The papers of Michael Gene Pfefferkorn contain correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, and speeches concerning the historic preservation of St. Louis landmarks and neighborhoods, including the Major John Stevens Bowen House; the integration of St. Louis City Schools during the 1970s; and the establishment of the American Tax Token Society in 1971. Other topics of interest include the publication of the Missouri Journal of Numismatics, which Pfefferkorn edited from 1976 to 2001. The papers date from 1964 to 1993.

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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.

Francis Claude Rozier Records, 1871-1919 (R0461)
0.5 cubic foot (1 volume)

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The Francis Claude Rozier Records contains a ledger with lists of real estate owned by Francis Claude Rozier of Sainte Genevieve, Missouri. The listings are for properties in Missouri, Iowa, and Texas. Also include in the records are assessments of the real, personal, and intangible property owned by Rozier, his widow and his estate.

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Southeast Missouri Medical Association Records, 1877-1967 (CG0003)
0.5 cubic feet

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The Southeast Missouri Medical Society Records include a minute book ledger from 1877-1896, issues of the Cape County Journal, an anniversary booklet for the Southeast Missouri Hospital, advertising materials, publication n the history of medicine in Southeast Missouri, and various papers from 1877-1967.

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.

St. Mary of the Barrens (Perry County, Mo.) Parish Census, 1823 (C1590)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Alphabetical list of the congregation in 1823. Almost all the parishioners named were Maryland-born or the children of Maryland-born parents. The parents, if known, are given in parentheses. Where the date of birth or marriage is unknown, the date of marriage of a child is given, from which an estimate of the parents' ages can be made.

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