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Army Corps of Engineers Photographs, 1955-1979 (P0098)
0.2 linear feet

Photographs of historic sites and construction sites, 1956 and 1978-1979. Includes images of bridges, dams, roadways, churches, businesses, and other buildings.

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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Belle Johnson Studio Photographs, 1895, no date (P0912)
17 photographs

Photographs taken by photographer Belle Johnson of Monroe City, MO.

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Bethel Baptist Church (New London, Mo.) Records, 1840-1867 (C3032)
1 roll of microfilm

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Record book of Bethel Baptist Church. Contains meeting minutes and member lists.

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Brother Joe Welshmeyer Photograph Collection, 1921-1951 (P0471)
4 photographs

Photos of Ukrainian churches in St. Francois, St. Joseph, and Ilasco.

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Catholic Churches (Ralls and Monroe Counties, Mo.) Records, 1833-1954 (C2973)
5 rolls of microfilm

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Baptismal, confirmation, burial, and marriage records from St. Peter's, St. Joseph's, St. Paul's, and Immaculate Conception Catholic Churches in Ralls County and St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Monroe County. Records are incomplete.

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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.

Cliffton C. Edom Photographs, no date (P0313)
4 photographs

Exterior view of Ralls County Courthouse, New London, Ralls County, photographs of Chinese stone lions at the University of Missouri.

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"Dairy Improvement Program of Ralls County, Missouri, 1925-1931," William A. Rhea Jr., 1931 (C2679)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains Rhea's entry in the National Dairy Improvement Contest, 1931. Includes photographs, pamphlets, and correspondence as well as text.

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Richard Dalton Papers, 1859-1922 (C0088)
1 cubic foot

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Letters, receipts, speeches, newspapers, and pamphlets of a Ralls County politician. Included are business papers pertaining to the Ralls County branch of the St. Louis and Keokuk Railroad.

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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.

Maria Dodd Papers, 1863-1866 (C1900)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The Maria Dodd papers contain two internal revenue licenses permitting Maria Dodd to operate a hotel in Ralls County; as well as an account sheet.

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Thomas Jefferson Downing Papers, 1918-1925 (C0662)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Two medical papers written by a doctor from New London, MO: One, "A Possible Factor of Degeneracy," was published in the NEW YORK MEDICAL JOURNAL, July 20, 1918; the other, "A Pope as Physician," was printed in the MEDICAL JOURNAL AND RECORD, December 16, 1925.

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Joshua S. Ely Papers, 1812-1846 (C1004)
0.06 cubic feet (3 folders)

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Correspondence, receipts, estate papers of Benjamin Ely, and military papers of Joshua S. Ely of Ralls County, MO.

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Stephen Glascock Letter, 1823 (C2088)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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To French Glascock, Upperville, Loudoun County, VA, from New London, Ralls County, MO, August 10, 1823.

The letter mentions the duel fought between Thomas C. Rector, brother of William V. Rector, and Joshua Barton, brother of David Barton, U.S. senator from Missouri. Letter also describes an epidemic of typhus that occurred in New London that summer.

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Goldena Howard Collection, 1994-1913 (P0489)
0.21 linear feet

Photos of Ralls County ca. 1957. Images of Valentine Tapley. Various postcards of Missouri.

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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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J. Hurley and Roberta Roland Hagood Papers, no date (CA6049)
12.1 cubic feet, 77 audio cassettes

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Subject files documenting the history of Hannibal, Missouri. Also oral history interviews with several prominent residents.

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Hannibal Presbytery Synod of Missouri Records, 1833-1954 (C1362)
0.11 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Records of the Hannibal Presbytery, formed in 1923 from the presbyteries of Salt River, McGee, and Kirksville. Pages 1-239 contain the records of the Salt River Presbytery; pages 240-460, of the Hannibal Presbytery.

Hinde Family Papers, no date (CA6420)
0.2 cubic feet

Correspondence, receipts, financial documents, and miscellaneous material of a family from Hannibal, Missouri, including Bessie Nelson Hinde and Mary Hinde, 1880s-1970s. Includes notes on elocution lessons and children's paper cut-outs.

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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.

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Willard Keyes Journal, 1817-1855 (C2748)
0.06 cubic feet (3 folders)

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Travel to Wisconsin and Illinois from Newfane, Windham County, VT, 1817-1820; occupations and experiences on frontier; description of Indians, wilderness, logging operations on Mississippi and Black Rivers; travel from Quincy, IL, to New England by stage, boat, and train with itemized account of expenses, 1852.

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Lick Creek Presbyterian Church (Ralls County, Mo.) Records, 1854-1881 (C1352)
0.13 cubic feet (2 volumes)

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The records contain minutes of session meetings and a membership list. The church voted to join with the Mount Prairie Church and be reconstituted as the Perry Presbyterian Church in 1880.

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Mark Loehrer Papers, 1900-1920 (S1200)
0.25 cubic foot

The Mark Loehrer Papers contains 48 postcards of Kansas City, St. Louis, Hannibal, Fredericktown, and St. Joseph, Missouri. Items of interest include Union Station (St. Louis), Mark Twain Bridge (Hannibal), the Madison County Courthouse (Fredericktown) and Hyde Park Christian Church (Kansas City). The verso of some of the postcards contains correspondence form non-Missourians, dating from 1905 to 1950.

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Samuel C. McCune Papers, 1870 (C0373)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Letters to McCune, sheriff of Ralls County, MO, concerning land taxes. Delinquent land tax list for 1868 which were paid in 1870.

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Benton Barnes Megown Essays, no date (C0770)
0.06 cubic feet (3 folders)

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The collection contains typescript essays on places and events of interest in Ralls County, Missouri, including the New London Christian Church and early settlements.

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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.

Mount Prairie Presbyterian Church (Ralls County, Mo.) Record Books, 1831-1881 (C1357)
0.06 cubic feet (2 volumes)

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The records of the Mount Prairie Presbyterian Church contain the church organization, 1831; covenant and confession of faith; session minutes beginning in 1833; roll of members; finances; and baptismal records.

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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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Perry Presbyterian Church Records, 1881-1899 (C1360)
0.14 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Minutes of sessions; registers of pastors, elders, and deacons; roll of communicants; records of baptisms; and deaths. The church was organized when the Lick Creek and Mount Prairie churches voted in 1880 to unite.

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Pleasant Grove Grange Records, 1873-1893 (K0303)
0.08 c.f.

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Handwritten records of the Pleasant Grove Grange, southern Jackson County, MO, including correspondence, brief minutes, voting results, financial reports, store inventories, and a small, bound book of rituals.

Earl L. Popkes Genealogical Collection, no date (CA5931)
0.2 cubic feet, 3 computer discs

Genealogical data collected on several families from the Perry, MO area.

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Ralls County, Missouri, Photograph Collection, 1951 (P1148)

An artificial collection of photographs of Ralls County, Missouri.

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Ralls County, Missouri, Saline Township Pollbook, 1868 (C2402)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Election held at post office in Sidney, Saline Township, 3 November 1868. Book contains names of qualified voters and rejected voters and abstract of votes.

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Ralls County, Missouri, Supervisor of Registration Ledger, 1866 (C2060)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Volume kept by Samuel Megown, supervisor of registration, listing names of citizens who either refused to take the oath of loyalty after the Civil War or had been loyal to the Confederacy and were thus disenfranchised. Also includes names of citizens considered loyal who were permitted to vote. Birth and death dates for some Megown family members are included at the end. Some pages are missing.

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Laura Effie Roland Diary, 1883-1889 (C4102)
0.2 cubic feet

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The papers of Laura E. Roland contain small excerpts of her diary, not always in complete sentences, from the age of sixteen in 1883 up to and including her marriage at the age of twenty-two in 1889, all of which took place in or around Hannibal, Missouri, in Ralls County.

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Douglas P. Spalding Diary, 1864 (C3428)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Diary gives day to day temperature reading, January 30-December 31, in Ralls County, MO, and one line telling how he spent each day, at school, home, or attending to farm chores.

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Turley Family Historical Research Association Records, 1740-2005 (R1068)
7 cubic feet (200 folders)

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This is a collection of historical and genealogical material concerning the Turley family. Included are copies of family papers, genealogical research, photographs, correspondence, and financial records of the Turley Family Historical Research Association.

Two River Old School Baptist Association Minutes, 1883-1892 (C0569)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Minutes of annual meetings of 1883, 1889, and 1892 of the association of Ralls and Shelby Counties, Missouri.

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