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David Leroy Alexander Papers, 1865-2001 (K0924)
2 c.f.

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Family papers of the Alexander and Graham families of Jackson County and Pettis Counties in Missouri. Includes correspondence, birth certificates, marriage licenses, funeral information and other legal papers. Also Alexander's World War II military records; Robert B. Graham's discharge papers from the Missouri State Militia (1865); scrapbooks; photographs; books; and a journal kept by James Andrew Alexander of Longwood, Missouri.

American Zinc, Lead & Smelting Company Records, 1901-1965 (R0010)
157 cubic feet (3700 folders, 27 rolls of microfilm)

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The American, Lead and Smelting Company (commonly known as "American Zinc") was a large nonferrous metals firm which mined, processed, smelted, and marketed basic zinc and lead products. It had major mining and milling operations in Missouri, Wisconsin, and Tennessee, smelters in Kansas and Illinois, and interests in ore processing machinery. Founded in 1899, the company became a leader in the zinc industry.

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Bard Drug Store Prescription Book, 1867 (C0580)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The records of the W. E. Bard Drug Store contain prescriptions filled over the course of one year at a Sedalia, Missouri, drugstore.

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E.T. Behrens Papers, 1896-1947 (C2413)
0.9 cubic feet

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The papers of E.T. Behrens contain photographs, financial records, scrapbooks, correspondence, bills, receipts, and tax forms of Sedalia cigar-maker. Accounting records relate to Sedalia Independent Company and Behrens Cigar Manufacturers. Scrapbooks are collection of information preparing for 1921 Missouri centennial.

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Berry-Thomson-Walker Family Papers, 1830-1893 (C0074)
0.2 cubic feet

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Biography of David Thomson, founder of Georgetown and Sedalia, MO; correspondence of his son, Milton T. Thomson, in Pettis County and California gold fields; James T. Walker and Charles W.C. Walker in Boonville, KY, and North Carolina; William and Thomas Berry's California gold mining expense accounts; and miscellaneous papers.

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John L. Beveridge Special Orders, 1865 (C2197)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains positive photostats of Special Orders No. 144 to investigate complaints of Dresden, Pettis County, MO, citizens against Captain Devohue and the Pettis County Volunteers Militia for alleged interference with citizens (rebels who had taken the oath) and their property.

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T.T. Bradley Letters, 1859 (C2388)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Letter to the parents of a Negro slave on behalf of their son; letter to the parents about their son; and letter to Bradley's cousins describing his return trip from Missouri to Texas after purchasing slaves.

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Corona Hibbard Briggs Marriage Record Book, 1872-1931 (C1056)
0.05 cubic feet (1 volume)

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A record of 373 marriages solemnized by C.H. Briggs, primarily in Pettis and Greene counties, MO.

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C.T. Wallace Album, 1877-1912 (P0309)
64 photographs

64 black and white matte photographs, mostly 5x7, showing views of mainly Pettis, Lafayette and Saline counties. Includes images relating to the Methodist church, cats, farming, the Missouri Pacific Railroad, rivers and creeks.

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Canton Journal Photographs, 1978 (P0782)
3 photographs

Photos of the Missouri State Fair, 1978.

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Carter-McDade Family Papers, 1850-1936 (CA6471)
1.75 cubic feet, 6 oversize items

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Family papers and genealogical material of the Carter, McDade, and related families largely of the Sedalia and Waverly, Missouri, areas collected by Marguerite Carter McDade.

Challis-Dysart Family Papers, 1905-1956 (C4293)
0.2 cubic feet (3 folders)

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The papers contain letters, expense entries, photographs, receipts, licenses, and genealogical material related to the Challis, Dysart, Wilcox, and Forbis families.

Christian Temperance Union (Sedalia, Mo.) Record Books, 1878-1879 (C1073)
0.07 cubic feet (2 volumes)

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Temperance society organized in 1878. Vol. 1, Constitution and signers, 1878;
Vol. 2, Record book, 1878-1879.

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Chuck and Dianne Dunlap Postcard Collection, 1908-1941 (P0028)
13 postcards

Postcards of Missouri cities, including Kansas City parks, streets, and buildings; Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City, bird's-eye view of Sedalia, Cortez Motor Court in Springfield, and St. Louis: Ead's Bridge, Shaw's Garden, and Smith Bros. Cottage and Hotel.

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Kenneth E. Coombs Papers, 1960s-1970s (CA5865)
5 cubic feet

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Project files of a Kansas City architect related to historic restoration projects in Missouri. Includes correspondence, photographs, survey material, planning documents, financial records, and architectural drawings.

C.V. Criss Papers, 1894-1920 (C0246)
0.2 cubic feet

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Papers concerned with the Sedalia District Quarterly Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Criss was the district superintendent.

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Daughters of Rebekah, Missouri Assembly Records, 1932-1990 (R0616)
(8 rolls of microfilm)

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These are printed minutes of the annual meetings of the Rebekah Assembly of Missouri. The minutes include lists of state officials, delegates, and alternates, financial information and committee reports, matters concerning the Odd Fellows Home in Liberty, Missouri, and a listing of the names and local addresses of all Rebekah lodges in Missouri.

Robert L. Davidson Jr. Scrapbook, 1918 (C0869)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains one scrapbook of newspaper clippings kept by Davidson's parents of Sedalia, Missouri, about his experiences while a 1st Lieutenant during World War I. Also includes articles about Davidson's father, pastor of the First Baptist Church, who did YMCA work in France.

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Douglas R. Frazee Photographs, 1880-1985 (P0072)
0.25 linear feet

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Photographs of the Missouri River and life on the towboat Brownville, 1963-1985 by Frazee, an engineer on the vessel. Photos of Marshall, MO, 1948-1950, and Marthasville, MO, area in the early 1900s. Aerial photographs of Saline County, Marshall, Brookfield, and Pettis County, 1946-1949. Aerial photographs of farms and buildings along Highways 20, 24, 41 in Saline and Lafayette Counties, ca. 1947. Also include a variety of images of Missouri scenes and Missourians.

Herbert E. Duncan Architectural Records, 1929-1992 (K0722)
32.11 c.f.

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Architectural drawings of buildings designed by Herbert Duncan Sr. (1905-1972) and Herbert Jr. (1931- ).

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Stella Fritts Papers, no date (C3528)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)

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A native of Sedalia, MO, Mrs. Fritts tells about her family and gives her views on politics and religion.

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Samuel C. Gold Papers, 1862-1925 (C3653)
0.12 cubic feet (6 folders)

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Civil War papers, correspondence, military forms, photographs, and newspaper clippings regarding Samuel C. Gold, Union officer, commissioner of the Freedman's Bureau, and prominent citizen of Sedalia, MO. Certificates of appointment, discharge papers, letter written during the siege of Corinth, MS, in 1862, obituaries, and copy of manual of military science are included.

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Samuel C. Gold Papers, 1860s (CA6533)
0.2 cubic feet

Addition of a Civil War diary of a soldier from Sedalia, Missouri, who writes about his experiences in Kentucky and Virginia (now West Virginia). Includes the original diary and a transcript, as well as news clippings about Samuel C. Gold. See also C3653.

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Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Missouri, Smithton Post No. 417 Records, 1889-1904 (C3739)
0.19 cubic feet (9 folders)

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The collection contains photocopies of minutes, membership and attendance lists, an account book, and miscellaneous items of a Pettis County, MO, post of the Grand Army of the Republic founded in 1889.

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F.F. "Hank" Henderson, Jr. Papers, 1922-2019 (CA6276)
11 cubic feet, 8 computer discs

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Personal papers and genealogical research of a Sedalia, Missouri, native. Contains publications and research files pertaining to the Drake, Dodson, and other families of Missouri. Includes correspondence, photographs, and official records.

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Henrietta Park Krause Collection, 1904-1949 (P0171)
0.38 linear feet, 1 volume

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A series of photographs from the daughter of Governor Guy B. Park, this collection includes numerous photographs of Gov. Park, a 1933 Century of Progress photo album featuring views of the Missouri Commission exhibit, a series of images on the Huckleberry Finn Streamliner dedication in Hannibal, National Governor's Conventions, the Missouri State Fair, Camp Clark in Nevada, MO, Church Prison Farm near Jefferson City, Governor Forrest Smith's Inaugeration, Mark Twain Memorial Bridge dedication, notable Missourians, elected officials, and state government staff.

Maude Lupe Hewitt Papers, 1800-1968 (R1344)
2 cubic feet (26 folders)

The papers of Maude Lupe Hewlett contain the personal papers of Maude Lupe Hewlett and family photographs.

Clara C. Hoffman Notice, 1908 (C3210)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Notice of temperance and prohibition conference, called for Sedalia, MO, March 17, 1908, by state W.C.T.U. president.

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Holy Cross Lutheran Church Records, 1842-1875 (R1454)
0.2 cubic foot (4 folders)

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The Holy Cross Lutheran Church Records contain photocopies of birth, baptism, and death records copied from the church records of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Benton County. The records include birth, baptism, confirmation, and death records compiled by Irene Cordes Reinhard.

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Nellie Allen Ingram Scrapbooks, 1872-1946 (C2488)
0.32 cubic feet (2 volumes)

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News clippings and memorabilia about Nellie A. Ingram, who was well known in Sedalia in the 1880s as an elocutionist and young lady, and clippings about her father, Benton H. Ingram, a prominent Mason.

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Samuel William James Collection, 1898, 1904 (K0846)
0.03 c.f. (1 folder)

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Photocopies of photographs of James, lieutenant in the Spanish-American War and later the National Guard, in uniform. Also a reenactment of a firing squad.

Joanne Coontz Photographs, 1876-1912 (P0283)
49 photographs

Photographs include: wreck of train, Engine #313 Missouri Pacific; the Gehlken Mill in Morgan County; the Curry Farm and farmhouse in Morgan County; the Gehlken Store in Pettis County, and the Gehlken and Penning families.

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Clifford Harold Johnson Architectural Records, 1913-1940 (K1257)
3.09 c.f.

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Architectural drawings for residences designed by architect Johnson of Sedalia, MO in Hughesville, Clinton, and Sedalia. Missouri. Also personal items, correspondence related to professional practice, and photographs

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Jopling Family Papers, no date (CA6030)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

Addition of family papers, including a transcription of a Civil War Diary, WWII military papers, and genealogical information. See also C3927.

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Jopling Family Papers, 1810-1991 (C3927)
0.5 cubic feet, 1 volume

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Papers of the Jopling family from Pettis County, MO. The papers consist of personal and business records and correspondence, including genealogical information, financial and legal papers, cattle records, patent records, and medical recipes.

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Kelsey-Hayes Company (Sedalia, Mo.) Collection, 1965-1989 (CA6494)
0.2. cubic feet

Newsletters, photographs, clippings, company history, and miscellaneous material of a manufacturing plant that produced wheels and brakes.

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Henry Klinge Papers, 1859-1915 (C4323)
0.2 cubic feet (3 folders)

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Civil War diary, photograph, pension papers, marriage certificate, and passport of Henry Klinge. Also history of the 49th Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry.

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Lake Creek United Methodist Church (Pettis County, Mo.) Records, 1844-1976 (C3698)
1 roll of microfilm

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The records of the Lake Creek United Methodist Church contain histories, minutes and membership, baptism, marriage, and funeral lists of the Versailles Mission; Florence District; later Lake Creek District; and the Lake Creek Church, Pettis County, of the Methodist Episcopal, later United Methodist, Church, founded in 1843. Volumes 1 and 2 are in German and volume 3 is partially in German.

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Lamine (Mo.) School and Community Club Records, 1887-2003 (CA6438)
0.6 cubic feet, 3 oversize volumes

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Records of the Lamine School in Cooper and Pettis Counties. The school was consolidated into the Smithton School District in 1952, at which point the community purchased the building and it became a community center. The records include minutes of the Lamine Community Club.

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Henry Lamm Papers, 1904-1916 (C0128)
0.7 cubic feet

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Letters of congratulation on election as justice of the Missouri Supreme Court, 1904, and Republican nomination for governor, 1916; articles; addresses; and reminiscences entitled Flatsam, Jetsam, and Ligan, stories involving a number of Missouri law cases.

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John E. Lamy Collection, 1916-2000 (C4356)
0.2 cubic feet (5 folders)

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Memoir, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous material related to a Missouri physician captured in the Philippines by the Japanese during World War II. Also World War I scrapbook created by John E. Lamy's mother, Marie Elsie Lamy.

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Rufus E. Longan Papers, 1879-1936 (C0358)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Miscellaneous papers of a brigadier general in the U.S. Army, who was a member of a pioneer family of Pettis County, MO. Papers include a school report; marriage license and certificate; will; several letters; messages of sympathy and news clipping of Longan's funeral; and "The Dirigible," an army newsletter edited by Longan.

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Loughlin Studios Architectural Records, 1976-2019 (K1398)
4.09 c.f.

Loughlin Studios paper drawings and AutoCAD files dated 1976 to 2019.

Asa A. and Opal Love Papers, no date (CA6048)
3.25 cubic feet

Financial papers, correspondence, diaries, and miscellaneous personal papers of a farm family in Windsor, Missouri.

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Luckett Family Scrapbook, 1854-1936 (C0872)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Items collected by Marie Rees (Mrs. Luther James Luckett), Pettis County, MO, and daughter, Susan Magaffin Luckett (Mrs. Rufus E. Logan): pictures, clippings, greeting cards, letters, and other miscellaneous items.

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Sherman Matthews Papers, 1923-1930 (C4275)
0.4 cubic feet (16 folders)

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Kansas City Bridge Company business correspondence of Sherman Matthews and H.M. Jopling. H.M. Jopling's Nelson High School Physics Experiment workbooks and a standard two-week time book to calculate wages owed. 1923-1930.