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James E. Bryan Papers, 1908 (R0898)
(1 folder)

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This is a letter dated May 25, 1908 from James E. Bryan at Doniphan in Ripley County, Missouri, to M. Waddle at the Home Building and Loan Compnay in Marion, Ohio. In the letter Bryan promises to repay a loan.

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Cane Creek Baptist Association Records, 1904-1992 (R0235)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The Cane Creek Baptist Association Records contain the booklets with the proceedings of the 42nd, 91st, and 130th annual meetings of the Cane Creek Baptist Association. Included in the booklets are the articles of faith and constitution, minutes, committee reports, and directories of churches and staff.

Cave Spring Association of the Freewill Baptist Churches Records, 1929 (R0232)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The Cave Spring Association of the Freewill Baptist Churches Records contain photocopies of the minutes of the forty-second annual session of the Association, held in August 1929 near Alton, Missouri.

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"Dateline--Doniphan, Missouri (The Story of the PROSPECT-NEWS)," Thelma S. McManus, 1964 (C2116)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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History of the PROSPECT-NEWS, the Doniphan, MO, weekly newspaper, 1874-1964.

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Eleven Points River Baptist Association Records, 1890-1901 (R0356)
2 folders

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These are printed minutes of the second and thirteenth annual meetings of the Eleven Points
River Baptist Association, 1890 and 1901. Founded as the Elevenpoint River Association of Missionary
Baptists, the association included churches in Carter, Howell, Oregon, and Ripley counties in
Missouri.

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R.B. Garrison Photographs, 1883, 1930, no date (P0798)
6 photographs

Photos of the Doniphan area, primarily historic homes ca. 1959-1962.

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Carol J. M. Goggin Collection, 1844-2015 (CG0053)
0.2 c.f.

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This collection covers a range of items, including brochures for many of the points of interest and historical sites in and around Southeast Missouri.  There is also information on local history of Leeper, a small community in Wayne Country Missouri, including a written document on the history and the people from the point of view of Carol J. (Marler) Goggin. There is a notary book for Wayne County, 1915-1938. Various photos of trains, train workers and teachers.  Cecil Brown adds a personal account of the first post office and railroad in Leeper.  A list of residents and their nicknames as well as a list of Marriages in Ripley County and the book “Cemetery inscriptions of Wayne County Mo”

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John Robert Hume Papers, 1898-1919 (R0357)
0.02 cubic foot (2 folders)

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The John Robert Hume Papers contain photocopies of a typescript of a World War I diary and poetry written by John R. Hume, a native of Doniphan, Ripley County, Missouri. Hume served as a captain of a United States Army medical detachment in France, 1917-1918.

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Kelley Family Collection, 1815-1996, bulk 1946-1996 (R1348)
2.25 cubic feet (70 folders)

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The Kelley Family Collection contains photocopied personal papers of Isaac E. Kelley and James L. Kelley. The collection also includes the genealogical research collection of Patricia Lou Kelley. The research includes information on the Kelley family, but also the connected Barr, Randel, Dyer, Whitson, Bettis, Chilton, Criswell, Huddleston, Payne, Graves, Daniel, and Turley families.

Koehler and Jorn Families Papers, 1886-1980 (R0230)
(2 rolls of microfilm)

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The Koehler and Jorn Families Papers contain a microfilm copy of the correspondence, biographical materials, and personal papers of Emma Koehler and Charles G. Jorn of Naylor, Ripley County, Missouri. The correspondence, mostly in German, was received from relatives and friends in southern Illinois coal mining towns and from relatives in Bad Tennstedt, Germany.

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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.

Missouri Baptist Associations Records, 1912-1980 (R0394)
17 folders microfilmed

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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.

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Myrtle Mitchener Collection, 1914 (R1136)
(1 folder)

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This is a flyer dated October 3, 1914 by Myrtle Mitchener of Fairdealing , Missouri, who was the Republican candidate for Recorder of Ripley County. The flyer includes a photographic portrait of Mitchener and her two young children.

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Morrow and Skaggs Families Papers, 1843-1995 (R1520)
3 cubic feet (109 folders, 1,139 photographs, 75 negatives, 5 tin types)

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The Morrow and Skaggs Families Papers contain materials related to the Morrow and Skaggs families predominantly of Miller County, Missouri. The bulk of the materials is an expansion of Joe Morrow’s genealogical compilation, Ancestors and Descendents [sic] of George & Ethel (Skaggs) Morrow, privately printed, June 1980. The materials include correspondence, family trees, photographs, certificates, and personal documents.

Lynn Morrow Papers, 1804-2015 (R1000)
24 cubic feet (1051 folders, 5 oversize folders, 11,170 photographs, 852 negatives)

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The Lynn Morrow papers 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.

Lynn Morrow Publications Collection, 1976-1978 (CG0051)
0.4 c.f.

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The Lynn Morrow Publications Collection includes three cultural resource and soil reference books related to the southeast Missouri region from 1976 to 1978.

Munger Securities Company Records, 1916 (R0308)
(1 folder)

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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.

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New Hope United Baptist Church of Christ (Ripley County, Mo.) Records, 1842-1852 (C1316)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The records contain the constitution of 1843, names of members, and letters of admission and dismissal.

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Jerry Wayne Ponder Papers, 1865-2004 (R1260)
13 cubic feet (580 folders, 1 box photographs)

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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.

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R.E. Lee Mercantile Company Records, 1881-1941 (C0292)
0.5 cubic feet (2 folders, 14 volumes)

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Receipts from a general store in Doniphan, MO; account books, cash books; day books; inventories; and minute books. This store succeeded Pearce and Lee Mercantile Company.

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Ripley County Centennial Inc. Collection, 1959 (R1008)
(1 folder)

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This collection includes a certificate of souvenir stock in Ripley County Centennial, Inc., a centennial booklet, a promotional brochure, and two souvenir pinback buttons for the Ripley County Centennial celebration at Doniphan, Missouri, on August 17-22, 1959.

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Rocky Point Baptist Church, Ripley County, Missouri Records, 1885-1933 (R0569)
1 roll

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These are the record books and miscellaneous papers of Rocky Point Baptist Church in
western Ripley County, Missouri. The record books include lists of members and minutes of
business meetings from the organization of the church in 1885 through 1923. The papers include
correspondence and minutes of meetings from 1909 through 1933.

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Rotary Club International District 6060 Records, 1946-2018 (S0233)
9.75 cubic feet

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This collection contains correspondence, memos, yearbooks, directories, anniversary programs, and conference materials documenting Rotary District 6060's mission to support local rotary clubs through club visits and organizing yearly district conferences. Organized in 1910 with the founding of the St. Louis Rotary Club, District 6060 is an administrative body that oversees Rotary Clubs in the Eastern part of Missouri, from Hannibal to the Missouri Bootheel.

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Norman William Smith Papers, 1943-2011 (SP0058)
0.25 cubic foot (6 folders, 39 photographs)

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The Norman William Smith Papers contain materials from World War II veteran, Norman William Smith. The records include photographs, records of service, military reunion materials, and U.S.S. Carter Hall #3 documents.

Lewis and John W. Snider Papers, 1858-1890 (C3337)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Miscellaneous papers, including post office receipts, estate administration deed, bills, numerical computations, a song, and recipe for ink.

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South Central Missouri, Photograph Collection, 1880-1958 (P1125)

An artificial collection of photographs from Missouri's south central region, including Douglas, Ripley, Ozark, Wright, Texas, Howell, Shannon, Laclede, and Oregon counties.

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St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad Company Collection, 1852, 1916-1984 (R1506)
18 cubic feet (14 folders, 81 volumes, 33 oversize volumes)

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The St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad Company Collection contains records of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad Company “Frisco.” These records include AFE completion reports, ICC valuations, equipment registers and inventories, and materials on corporate history.

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Harry E. Thaxton Letter, 1961 (C0962)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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To Lewis Atherton, Columbia, MO.

Recollections of lumbering activities in the Doniphan, MO, area.

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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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Paul A. Wobus Papers, 1918-1989 (R0008)
2.5 cubic feet (58 folders, 89 notebooks, 79 photographs)

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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.