A. Buford and Son Records, 1906-1928 (R0688)
(11 rolls of microfilm)
These are daybooks of the mercantile operation A. Buford & Son at Ellington, Reynolds County, Missouri. The firm dealt in groceries, hardware, furniture, shoes, clothing, and sundries. Many payments on accournt were made in kind.
A. Buford and Son Records, 1908-1909 (R1038)
1 roll (1 volume)
This is a daybook from the mercantile operation of A. Buford & Son at Ellington in Reynolds County, Missouri. Entries begin on April 20, 1908 and continue through January 29, 1909. The entries show purchases of groceries, hardware, and sundries, and payments on account.
Missouri county aerial photographs produced by the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service.
American Revolution Bicentennial, Missouri Committee for Agriculture Papers, 1974-1976 (C4276)
1.2 cubic feet (42 folders), 1 audio tape
The papers/records of the committee contain correspondence, newsletters, reports, updates, events, awards programs, lists of elected members, historical information on "centennial farms," and "Liberty Trees," meeting minutes, announcements, newspaper clippings, and audio-visual material for a slide presentation entitled "The Spirit of 76."
Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. Records, 1997 (R1406)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)
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.
Carter Martin Buford Papers, 1925 (R1003)
This is a letter dated June 16, 1925 from C.M. Buford at Ellington in Reynolds County, Missouri, to James B. Armstrong at Mexico, Missouri. The letter concerns possible land transctions in Reynolds County.
Milton Pleasant Cayce Records, circa 1870 (R1039)
(1 oversize volume)
This is a bound volume containing information about land parcels in Madison, Reynolds, Wayne, Iron, and Sainte Genevieve Counties in Missouri, and miscellaneous clippings on such subjects as horticulture and cholera. The item has been attributed to Milton P. Cayce because his name occurs most often therein.
Centerville, Missouri, Plat, no date (C1486)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
The collection consists of positive Photostats of a plat map with a description by W.M. Davidson, surveyor.
Central Missouri Association of United Baptists Records, 1859-1996 (R0599)
1 roll (40 volumes)
These are minutes of the annual meetings of the Central Missouri Association of United Baptists, beginning with the organizational meeting in 1859. The Association consists of churches in southeastern Missouri, primarily in the counties of Dent, Iron, Reynolds, and Washington.
Christine Montgomery Photographs, 1992-2008 (P0144)
0.08 linear feet
Photographs of Walnut Grove, Sappington, and Bellefontaine Cemeteries, the 1993 Missouri River flood near Boonville, New Franklin area, Soulard Farmer's Market 1999, Johnson's Shut-ins 1994, Saline County Courthouse 1998, Jesse Hall 1997 restoration, 2002 Olympic Parade in Columbia, and Ste. Genevieve.
Copeland Store Records, 1857-1860 (R0163)
1 volume microfilmed
This is an account ledger of a general store operated by William Copeland (ca. 1789-1877) at
Logan Creek in Reynolds County, Missouri. The area, also known as Barnesville, was re-named Ellington
Edward Dugal Mining Collection, 1873 (R1173)
This is a mining lease dated October 4, 1873, between Edward Dugal and his wife, Melissa Dugal, and B. William Kennedy, Augustus Lotz, and Adolphus Lotz on a tract of land in northeastern Reynolds County, Missouri.
This collection consists of four issues of The Whippet's Tale, the student newspaper for Ellington High School at Ellington in Reynolds County, Missouri.
Farnsworth, Bills and Company Map, circa 1905 (R0973)
(1 oversize map)
This is a two-sided map showing land parcels in Reynolds County, Missouri, available through Farnsworth, Bills & Company of Chicago, Illinois. On one side is a map of Missouri and Reynolds County highlighted, and on the other is a plat of 30,000 acres north and west of Ellington indicating the available parcels.
Sarah Guitar Collection, no date (C3391)
1.5 cubic feet (5 card files); also available on 2 rolls of microfilm
Card file compiled by Sarah Guitar, reference librarian of the State Historical Society of Missouri, as a guide to county boundaries of Missouri, 1812-1929; Missouri congressional district boundaries, 1845-1933; Missouri senatorial districts, 1820-1931; and Missouri judicial circuits, 1815-1915.
"The History of the Mann Cemetery," Ernest M. Funk, no date (C2942)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Brief account of how the Mann Cemetery originated and of the history of the area.
David A. James Papers, 1790-2008 (C4126)
5 cubic feet
The research material of a hotel management instructor, whose work resulted in the publication Historic Hotels of Missouri: Hotels, Inns, and Taverns of 19th Century Missouri.
John L. Douglass and Company Collection, 1905 (R1252)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
This is a printed letter, dated October 10, 1905, from John L. Douglass & Company of New York, New York, to the stockholders of the Missouri Lead and Coal company and the stockholders of the Standard Lead & Smelting Company. The letter presented a plan whereby the stockholders could exchange their shares for those of a successor company.
Charles E. Kiefner Papers, 1925-1931 (R0189)
3.5 cubic feet (160 folders)
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.
Lulu E. Barton Photograph Collection, no date (P0682)
Copy photos of Reynolds County, mainly the Centerville area, including Reed's Spring, the Reynolds County Courthouse, the Barton home, and the Rayfield home.
Mark Twain National Forest Local History Collection, 1930s-1980s (R0471)
(4 rolls of mircofilm)
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)
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.
These are photographic prints of Civilian Conservation Corps and U.S. Forest Service projects in what was then the Clark National Forest. Included are views from Centerville in Reynolds County, Loggers Lake in Shannon County, and Little Scotia Pond in Dent County, Missouri.
Missouri Baptist Associations Records, 1912-1980 (R0394)
17 folders microfilmed
This collection consists largely of printed minutes of annual meetings of United or Missionary
Baptist associations in southern Missouri. The minutes include the records of annual sessions,
committee reports, and statistical information on the associations and their constituent churches.
Also included are a few miscellaneous Baptist publications.
The Missouri Collection, 1771-c. 2019 (C3982)
17.9 cubic feet, 9 audio cassettes, 3 audio discs, 9 CDs, 1 computer disc, 1 film, 6 film strips, 3 DVDs, 2 video cassettes (793 folders, 21 oversize items)
The Missouri Collection is an artificial collection combining miscellaneous small acquisitions related to Missouri places, individuals, organizations, and events.
Statewide documentation of local churches by county. Includes cultural arts reports, church histories, floor plans, architectural details, clippings, slides, photographs, and miscellany.
Lynn Morrow Papers, 1804-2015 (R1000)
21 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.
Postcards of University of Missouri Columbia, the Missouri State Capitol, St. Louis, Barnes Hospital (St. Louis), Uniontown, and Ellington, MO
This is an illustrated pamphlet published by the Munger Securities Company, promoting real
estate offerings in southern Missouri. The tracts were primarily in Carter County, but extended into
portions of Butler, Reynolds, and Ripley counties. The local offices were in Hunter, Missouri.
Jerry Wayne Ponder Papers, 1865-2004 (R1260)
13 cubic feet (580 folders, 1 box photographs)
These are correspondence, papers, and research materials of a genealogist and local historian from Ripley County, Missouri. The collection covers the descendants of Abner Ponder and allied families, the history of Ripley County, and the Civil War in southeastern Missouri. Much of the information was incorporated in publications by Ponder Books, 1987-1999.
This is paid in full certificate number 6763 AA in the Railroads Unimproved Land Association, which had a development office at Fruit City in Reynolds County, Missouri. The certificate was issued to Mrs. C. Border of Union, Ohio, on May 28, 1914.
Ramsay Place Names File, 1928-1945 (C2366)
6 cubic feet, 4 rolls of microfilm
Card file of origins of Missouri place names, compiled by students of Robert L. Ramsay, University of Missouri professor of English. Cards are in alphabetical order by place name.
Harris D. Rodgers Papers, 1949-1965 (R0294)
6 folders, 38 photographs microfilmed
These are newspaper clippings, correspondence, miscellaneous papers, and photographs pertaining
to the tenure of Harris Rodgers as chairman of the Missouri State Highway Commission. A
native of Scott County, Missouri, Rodgers served from 1949 to 1957
An artificial collection of photographs from Missouri's Lead Belt: Washington, St. Francois, Madison, Iron, and Reynolds counties.
Southern and Central Missouri Collection, 1856-2015 (R1442)
4.5 cubic feet (194 folders, 1 VHS, 6 CDs, 1 45 record, 1 cassette)
This is an ephemeral collection containing materials related to the history of Southern and Central Missouri counties. The main counties covered in this collection are Crawford, Dent, Howell, Iron, Maries, Miller, Phelps, Pulaski, Oregon, Reynolds, Shannon, Texas, and Washington. Materials related to surrounding counties can also be found in this collection to a lesser extent.
St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company Records, 1859-1980 (R0362)
(178 cubic feet)
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.
Aquilla Standifird Papers, 1862-1865 (R0458)
0.04 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Aquilla Standifird Papers contain the Civil War diary of a sergeant and, later, lieutenant of Co. D, 23rd Iowa Infantry. The diary covers duty in Missouri, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, 26 July 1862 -- ca. 15 April 1865. Included are descriptions of service in the Army of Southeastern Missouri, the Vicksburg Campaign, including the battles of Port Gibson, Champion's Hill, Big Black River Bridge, and Milliken's Bend, and furlough and medical leave in Iowa.
U.S. Work Projects Administration, Historical Records Survey of Missouri, 1935-1942 (C3551)
302 cubic feet; also available on 817 rolls of microfilm
Correspondence, records, and working files. Originally designed to survey and inventory all county government records, the survey finally included inventories of church records, manuscript collections, vital statistics, American imprints, and federal archives. Incorporates records of the Federal Writers Project for Missouri.
This booklet contains the minutes of the 57th annual convention of the Missouri Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, held at Black River Lodge near Lesterville in Reynolds County, Missouri, on September 28-30, 1954. Lucile V. Wallace was president.
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)
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.
Margaret Ray Vickery Papers, 1887-1974 (R0366)
105 folders microfilmed
These are papers of Margaret Ray Vickery, a newspaperwoman and author of Salem, Dent
County, Missouri. The papers consist of clippings, correspondence, photographs, and miscellaneous
historical research material, most of which pertain to her award-winning weekly column, "Sugar and
Spice," published by the Salem News, 1952-1971. The collection also includes papers of the Vickery
and Ray families.
Paul A. Wobus Papers, 1918-1989 (R0008)
2.5 cubic feet (58 folders, 89 notebooks, 79 photographs)
The Paul A. Wobus Papers contain the personal and professional papers of Reverend Paul A. Wobus of Manchester, Missouri. The papers include Wobus’s uncompleted and unpublished memoirs, photographs, correspondence, materials concerning Mount Zion Community Church and the Ozark Community Council, historical notes concerning Wobus’s avocational interest in the mills and railroads in the regions, miscellaneous newspaper clippings and other printed materials, narrative accounts of many of his trips into the Ozarks. Also included are 89 small notebooks, dated from 1938-1972, in which he kept records of his mileage, routes, schedules, expenses, and places and person visited.
This collection consists of correspondence, orders, and miscellaneous military papers of
Richard G. Woodson, of Pike County, Missouri, colonel of the 3rd Missouri State Militia Cavalry
(New). The papers concern the administration of the post at Pilot Knob, Missouri, and the activities
of the 3rd Missouri State Militia Cavalry.