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Thomas Swain Barclay Papers, 1912-1935 (C3938)
3 cubic feet (69 folders)

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Papers of Thomas Swain Barclay, a member of the American Red Cross during World War I, and member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at the University of Missouri. Personal and professional correspondence, wartime diary, overseas duty related papers, newsletters and programs, photographs, and miscellaneous material collected from his various associations. Also research material on Champ Clark.

Basye Family Papers, 1812-1960 (C2505)
3.9 cubic feet

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Correspondence, legal documents, clippings, account books, scrapbooks, photographs, Bible records, and papers collected to establish the Basye family genealogy. Included are Bowling Green Methodist Episcopal Church and Cumberland Presbyterian Church registers, and early letters describing activities and family life in Missouri and other states, notably California and Wisconsin. Mining, the California gold rush, and the Civil War are also described. Numerous correspondents are women.

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Peter L. Branstetter Diary, 1850-1851 (C2983)
1 roll of microfilm

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The collection contains an account from an overland trip from Pike County, MO, to California taken by Peter L. and Adam J. Branstetter in 1850. The diary describes the trip, the weather, the route taken, and the land along the route. It also lists the miles traveled each day, accounts of purchased supplies, and the money made in California from gold mining. The return trip to Missouri in 1851 is also described, but in much less detail.

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John Bryson Articles of Agreement, 1817-1819 (C1585)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Articles of agreement of John Bryson, Joel Shaw, and Sam K. Caldwell, April 3, 1817, and January 12, 1819, concerning land on which Louisiana, MO, is located.

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W.H. Burnham Class Notes, 1861 (C0641)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)

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Notes of lectures on anatomy and physiology by Professor Norwood and on international and constitutional law, taken at the University of Missouri by W.H. Burnham of Clarksville, Pike County, MO.

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Clarence Cannon Papers, 1893-1964 (C0892)
2.3 cubic feet

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Papers of Cannon, Democratic congressman from Missouri's 9th district, 1923-1964, and of Champ Clark (1850-1921), Democratic congressman from Missouri's 9th district, 1893-1895 and 1897-1921, and Speaker of the House. Papers include correspondence of Cannon and Clark, speeches by Clark, newspaper columns written by Cannon, a constituent card file kept by Cannon, and miscellaneous material.

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Chester M. Nunn Collection, 1906-1923 (P0100)
38 photographs

20 leather postcards, ca. 1907, with 8 picture postcards of Louisiana MO and environs; Tintypes of W and Sarah McLoed; eight photos of international Air Races at St. Louis, 1923

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Civil War Documents, 1861-1865 (C4274)
0.2 cubic feet (2 folders)

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Photocopies of miscellaneous papers and documents, including discharges, enlistments, a commission, confederate bills and notes, stamps, insignia, orders, mustering out papers of soldiers, including officers, mostly from Missouri.

Champ and Bennett Champ Clark Papers, 1853-1873 (C0666)
25 cubic feet, 4 oversize volumes

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Political and personal papers of a Democratic U.S. congressman from Missouri, 1893-1895, and 1897-1921, and his son, a Democratic U.S. senator from Missouri, 1933-1945. Also includes materials of other family members. Collection contains correspondence, financial and legal documents, journals, photographs, speeches and writings, and clippings and scrapbooks.

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Champ Clark Letter, 1912 (C1991)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a letter to Richard H. Edwards, Baltimore, MD, from Washington, D.C., Jan. 22, 1912. The letter predicts phenomenal growth of the South.

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Champ Clark Papers, 1898 (C0600)
0.06 cubic feet (3 folders)

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The papers contain an address entitled "Hardin College and its Founders," delivered September 12, 1898; a letter to secretary of Pike County Historical Society regarding that society's work, and one photograph of Clark in later years.

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Edward Coles Papers, 1818-1866 (C0258)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Deeds and will pertaining to a tract of land in Pike and Lincoln Counties, MO.

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Cuivre-Siloam Regular Baptist Association Records, 1822-1922 (C4325)
0.2 cubic feet (10 folders)

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Minutes of the Cuivre-Siloan Regular Baptist Association, which also include some history of the Association and brief biographies on some of the church Elders.

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Leander F. Daniel Diary, 1851-1856 (CA6440)
1 folder

Diary of a farmer from Pike County, Missouri, includes extensive doodling and also poetry (photocopy).

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Davis Family Papers, 1828-1894 (C0308)
0.06 cubic feet (3 folders)

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Collection of miscellaneous papers, mostly bills and accounts of wheat and tobacco sales. Included is a manuscript history of Pike County, MO, written by Mrs. Ada Reid White; letters; newspaper clippings; pictures of St. John's Episcopal Church; and typed copies of three magazine articles written in 1948 concerning Meriwether Lewis and correspondence pertaining to them.

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Draper-McClurg Family Papers, 1997-1999 (CA6164)
1.3. cubic feet, 1 computer disc, 28 MB of digital files

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Addition of genealogical information on the Draper, McClurg, McGill, Berg, Bonar, Hilton, Mustard, and van Vorhees families. Includes narratives, transcripts of primary sources, and photographic images.

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Draper-McClurg Family Papers, 1838-2009 (C3069)
3.9 cubic feet, 5 rolls of microfilm

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The Draper-McClurg family papers are comprised of correspondence, photographs, Civil War diaries and records, and other personal papers of the families of Philander Draper and Joseph W. McClurg. The papers document the families' involvement in politics, farming and orchards, lead mining and smelting, the Civil War, and frontier life in Missouri, the Dakota Territory, and several western states.

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G.W. Finley Letters, 1826-1836 (C1979)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Letters to his brothers about crops, friends, and relatives.

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Glenn Farm Records, 1943-1995 (CA6087)
7 volumes

Farm ledgers kept by the Edward Glenn family in Pike County, Missouri from 1943 to 1995.

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Mrs. Walter Griffen Scrapbooks, no date (C1402)
0.73 cubic feet (4 volumes)

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Newspaper and magazine clippings of pictures and articles of Missouri scenes, the Ozarks, and Hannibal. Volume 4 contains souvenir postcards.

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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"History of Frankford, Missouri," Louisa Milburn, 1913 (C3509)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Written by Louisa Milburn, descendant of Solomon Fisher, who owned the land on which this Pike County town was built in 1819.

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John D. Cooper Photographs, 1900-1920 (P0165)
142 photographs

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Photographs by John D. Cooper of northeast Missouri and Cheyenne Wells, Colorado.

"Judge Thos. J.C. Fagg," Clayton Keith, 1905 (C0682)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Biographical sketch of a Pike County pioneer.

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Louisiana and Middletown Plank Road Company Records, 1851-1873 (C1152)
0.06 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Road company established to construct an improved road from Louisiana, Pike County, MO, to Middletown, Montgomery County, MO. Early efforts to build and maintain the road are described in detail. Most meetings were held in the road company's office in Louisiana. Also two photographs.

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James S. McLoed Papers, 1813-1903 (C3667)
0.2 cubic feet

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Papers of James S. McLoed, his father, William, and family. McLoed was a farmer, carpenter, county clerk, justice of the peace, road commissioner, and school trustee in Calumet Township, Pike County, MO.

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Missouri Congress of Parents and Teachers Records, 1970-1985 (C4324)
0.4 cubic feet (8 folders)

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The papers of the Missouri Congress of Parents and Teachers contain printed material which include the origins of the Congress, bylaws of the organization, study programs, subjects of interest for parents and teachers, and planning of programs.

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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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"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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William J. Orr Papers, 1899-1940 (R0857)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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These papers deal mostly with the conviction, appeal , and later the death of J. F. Kennedy, a train-robber. William J. Orr was an attorney for the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railway, and later the St. Louis-San Fransisco Railway, who prosecuted Kennedy in 1899. Also included is an obituary of Orr from the Springfield, Missouri News Leader.

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Pike County, Missouri, Photograph Collection, 1890, no date (P1142)

An artificial collection of photographs of Pike County, Missouri.

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Stark Brothers Nurseries and Orchards Company Records, 1890s-1960s (CA4111)
105.8 cubic feet, 12 oversize volumes

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Business records of a Louisiana, MO, company include correspondence, reports, catalogs, printed materials, photographs, and miscellaneous material, 1890s-1960s. Also included is material pertaining to varieties of fruits and plants developed by Luther Burbank.

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Lloyd Crow Stark Journal, 1904 (C3582)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Journal describes life as a Midshipman 4th Class, 2nd Company, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. Journal also used for math by William Reynolds Purnell (1886-1955). Newsclippings, photographs, calling cards, and name index for 2nd Company.

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Lloyd Crow Stark Papers, 1941-1972 (C0293)
1.9 cubic feet

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Personal and business papers of a prominent Louisiana, MO, nurseryman and former Democratic governor of Missouri, 1937-1941. These materials include personal correspondence, nursery and agricultural business papers, family correspondence, and miscellaneous photographs.

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Lloyd Crow Stark Papers, 1931-1941 (C0004)
170 cubic feet (12,401 folders), 3 oversize volumes, 2 card files

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Papers of a Democratic governor of Missouri, 1937-1941. Material relates to official business, campaigns, and personal affairs.

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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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George Waters Record Book, 1829-1840 (C1285)
0.03 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Accounts, 1829; marriages performed, 1831-1840, in Marion, Ralls, and Pike Counties, MO; and list of subscribers to school of William Hatch, Ralls County, 1865.

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Watson Seminary (Ashley, Mo.) Catalogue, 1866 (C0610)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Eleventh annual catalogue of a Pike County school. Names of faculty members and students, course of study, and aims of the institution.

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Frank LaFayette Wilson Papers, 1868-1884 (C1035)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)

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The papers contain the correspondence and business papers of a Bowling Green, Missouri, school teacher, county official, postmaster, and civil engineer.

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