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Baltzer Photograph Collection, 1890-1920 (S1223)
0.25 cubic foot

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The Baltzer Photograph Collection contains approximately 450 photographs and negatives chronicling the lives of two brothers who were born in St. Louis, Victor and Arwed Baltzer.

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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.

William Fletcher Barnds Papers, 1900-1920 (C3444)
0.2 cubic feet

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The Barnds papers consist of an undated memoir and a scrapbook of a farmer who lived in St. Charles and Saline counties, MO. Barnds writes about early Methodism, his family before and after marriage, and the hardships of farm life.

W.F. Bek Notebook, no date (C1456)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Synopsis of a geography written in German and used by Bek in the early 1860s when he taught in St. Charles, MO.

W.F. Bek Papers, no date (C1457)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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A substitute for arithmetic texts, made by Bek for use in his classes at St. Charles, MO.

Ben L. Emmons Photograph Collection, 1869-1939 (P0422)
0.125 linear feet

Photos of St. Charles and St. Charles County, 1890-1916. Photographs of the Emmons family, 1930s.

Levi Block Petition, 1848 (C1702)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Petition from St. Charles businessmen about street repair.

Boone Spring House Photograph, no date (P0301)
1 photograph

Photo of Boone Spring House in Matson, St. Charles County. Also known as Flanders Callaway home.

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Daniel Boone Affidavit, no date (C1467)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains Daniel Boone's affidavit that his son, Daniel Morgan Boone, claimed 600 arpents of land in St. Charles, Missouri, granted by Zenon Trudeau, September 1, 1797, inhabited and cultivated before October 1, 1800.

Daniel Boone Deed, 1815 (C1732)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Deed to William Cashio, St. Charles County, Missouri Territory, May 6, 1815, for land in St. Charles County purchased from Daniel Boone.

Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Charles County Records, 1954-2014 (S0258)
7 cubic feet

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The records of the Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Charles County contain bylaws, correspondence, meeting minutes, and newspaper clippings regarding the organization's mission to foster productive citizens by providing youth with educational, recreational, and social activities. Materials of interest include the early Board of Directors meeting minutes (1955-1956), two issues of the Boys’ Club Journal (1956-1957), an in-house newsletter produced by club members, and newspaper clippings chronicling the early history of the organization.

William Ferrell Broadhead Letter, 1913 (C1944)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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To Mrs. Arthur McCluer from Clayton, MO, June 27, 1913. Reminiscence about Boonslick Road from St. Louis to Fulton, MO.

Theodore Bross Ledgers, 1899-1956 (C4215)
4 volumes

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The business records of Theodore Bross, consisting of four volumes of a general blacksmith in Flint Hill, Missouri. The ledgers include name of customer, services rendered, such as horse shoes, wagon repairs, parts and various farm tools sold, and prices charged.

John J. Buse Jr. Papers, 1860-1931 (S1083)
5 cubic feet, 2,005 photographs

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The John J. Buse, Jr. collectin consists of photographs, scrapbooks, historical notes, correspondence, and personal reminiscences ofa St. Charles, Missouri , historian and collector. An extensive photograph collection by Rudolph Goebel, John Gossler, and A. Ruth are included.

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Cayce Family Papers, 1827-1914 (R1319)
0.5 cubic foot (18 folders)

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The Cayce Family Papers contain correspondence to and from members of the Cayce family of St. Francois County, Missouri. Most of the items are addressed to or written by Ellis P. Cayce. The papers contain information on family members, family businesses, and Ellis's courtship of Emma Dupuy.

Charles Golterman and Sons Mill and Machinery Company Records, 1866-1928 (C3491)
0.4 cubic feet

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Ledgers, daybooks and papers pertaining to operation of a farm, grist and saw mill and steam threshing and agricultural implement business by Golterman and his nine sons in St. Charles County, MO.

Concerned Parents of Greater St. Louis and St. Charles Collection, 1972-1973 (S0257)
0.01 cubic foot

This collection contains correspondence, as well as a transcript and oral history of a St. Louis and St. Charles area parents' group, which worked to ban the use of controversial textbooks in public schools and established a Christian school in St. Charles, Missouri.

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.

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Charles DeWard Journal, 1839 (C1644)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains field notes of an engineer and surveyor of the State Road from St. Louis to St. Charles.

Mary Stakes Dines Diary, 1861-1867 (S0524)
0.2 cubic foot, 2 folders

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A photocopy of the Civil War diary, 1861-1867, of Mary Stakes Dines (1814- ), wife of Reverend Tyson Dines, a Confederate sympathizer who spent a year in prison in St. Louis. The collection also contains additional photocopied materials, including the history of the Stratton family, correspondence, and Civil War parole of Reverend Tyson Dines.

Geoffrey Wade Donnan Papers, 1854-2015 (S1222)
16 Cubic Feet, 472.9 GB

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The papers of Geoffrey Wade Donnan contain correspondence, family histories, photographs, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings relating to Geoffrey Wade Donnan’s research on the Donnan, Wessel, Schaefer, and Coe families. Throughout his research, Donnan collected and maintained his relative’s papers, including his parent’s, Dwight and Gloria Donnan, correspondence, which constitutes the bulk of the collection. Materials of interest include Dwight’s letters to Gloria during World War II, in which he served as a staff sergeant in the 255th Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division. Dwight recounts to Gloria crossing the Rhine River into Germany, as well as encountering German prisoners of war. The collection also contains a digital component, approximately 473 gigabytes of digitized family photographs, census records, and death certificates. Included in the digital materials are oral history interviews Geoffrey Donnan conducted with Dwight Donnan on the history of the Donnan family. The materials in this collection date from 1854 to 2015.

Kay Drey Mallinckrodt Collection, 1943-2006 (S0826)
64 cubic feet

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This collection consists of correspondence, reports, and subject files concerning nuclear technology and radioactive waste sites connected to Mallinckrodt Chemical Works. Mallinckrodt developed a chemical process that led to the first nuclear chain reaction in 1942 and until 1966 processed uranium for nuclear weapons at plants in downtown St. Louis and Weldon Springs. The company dumped radioactive wastes at sites in St. Louis County.

Duello Family Farm Ledger, 1909-1949 (S1204)
1 ledger

The Duello Family farm ledger was the property of Thedore William Duello, who owned farmland west of Duello Raod near the intersection of Duello and Orf Roads, in St. Charles County, Missouri. The ledger is a financial record of the various agricultural activities conducted on the farm from 1909 through 1949. 

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E. Dora Bohm Photographs, no date (P0311)
2 photographs

Copy photos of Dr. Wilbur Harrison Smith Bohm and his class at the St. Charles Military Academy.

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East West Gateway Coordinationg Council Records, 1953-1995 (S0875)
4 cubic feet, 100 folders

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This collection contains task force reports and meeting minutes pertaining to the East-West Gateway Coordinating Council's mission to serve as a think tank to assist local governments in the St. Louis region with coordinating policies that benefit the entire region. Topics of interest include waste management, water quality, transportation, and recycling.

Edna McElhiney Olson Photograph Collection, 1880-1961 (P0170)
0.2 linear feet

Photos of St. Charles street scenes and historic houses.

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Election Returns, 1840 (C1736)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Missouri presidential election returns for Barry, Boone, Rives (now Henry), St. Charles, St. Louis, Warren, and Wayne Counties. Returns for state senator in Wayne County and circuit attorney in Rives and St. Louis Counties.

Emmaus Homes Papers, 1903 (S1234)
20 oversize display panels, 1 cubic foot

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The Emmaus Homes Papers contain 20 display panels depicting photographs, artwork, and articles and created in 1903 by clients of and staff of Emmaus Homes on the St. Charles and Marthasville campuses. Emmaus Homes is a faith-based, nonprofit organization providing full time care services to more than 300 adults with developmental disabilities in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Benjamin Emmons Authorization, 1841 (C1687)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Authorization to pay John H. Fielding, a teacher at St. Charles College, $500.

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Benjamin Emmons Certification, 1840 (C1695)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Certification of contracted street work completed by Henry Bangs for the city of St. Charles, MO.

Benjamin Emmons Jr. Appointment, 1846 (C1701)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Appointment as deputy clerk of the St. Charles board of trustees.

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First Presbyterian Church (St. Charles, Mo.) Membership List, 1818-1849 (C1364)
0.02 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Name, date received and by what means, and remarks about what happened to people, including deaths, moves, dismissions, and marriages.

First Presbyterian Church (St. Charles, Mo.) Session Minutes, 1840-1864 (C1365)
0.03 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Minutes of session meetings of the church.

Harold Linden Forester Papers, 1925-2007 (S0265)
2.5 cubic feet

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The Harold Linden Forester Papers contain identification and travel documents, maps, illustrations, pamphlets, newsletters, postcards, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, newspaper clippings, academic materials, and military records. The materials date from 1925-2008 and pertain to Forester’s military service during World War II, his undergraduate years at the University of Southern California, his numerous jobs, his world travels, and his lifelong medical problems stemming from a wartime injury. The papers also contain information about the Forester family and Lawrence County, Missouri. Materials of interest include wartime letters from Forester to family members and friends, firsthand recollections of the Battle of Peleliu, and a scrapbook featuring photographs of the Forester family in Lawrence County, Missouri.

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George W. Garriott Papers, 1838-1850 (C0104)
0.4 cubic feet

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Papers pertaining to Garriott's milling and mercantile business in St. Charles, MO. Wheat prices and markets, shipping conditions, and cholera epidemic.

Account book lists sales.

Gateway Region Young Men's Christian Association Records, 1853-2008 (S0473)
63 cubic feet

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The Gateway Region Young Men's Christian Association was founded in St. Louis on October 20, 1853. Initially, the organization focused on young men's spiritual development but later expanded to include the mental, social, physical, recreation, and vocational needs of both sexes. The collection consists of by-laws, correspondence, meeting minutes, schedules, press releases, and photographs.

German English Evangelical Friedens Church (Hamburg, Mo.) Records, 1920-1940 (C0748)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)

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Records of the German English Evangelical Friedens Church, Hamburg, MO, consisting of an undated church history and record books from the years 1920 to 1940. The record books contain the church constitution, membership records, cash receipt accounts, expenditure and collection records, minutes of directors meetings and annual meetings, and the cemetery fund records.

Hugo Graf Papers, 1924-1994 (S0776)
58 cubic feet, 158 folders, 29 photographs

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This collection contains correspondence, reports, drawings, and photographs from architect Hugo K. Graf and the architectural firm “Kramer and Harms.” The photographs are primarily of completed businesses and residences, while the drawings depict conceptual images of buildings, residences, and one drawing of a streamlined automobile from Lawncraft Incorporated. Also included in this collection are plans, specifications, and photographs of restorations of historic buildings in Missouri, including but not limited to Arrow Rock Tavern and the Governor Fletcher House restoration.

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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Charles Claude Guthrie Sr. Scientific Papers, 1898-1970 (C3108)
23 cubic feet, 87 volumes

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Correspondence, research notes, manuscripts, family history, reprints, and microscope slides of a physician, professor of physiology, inventor, and pioneer researcher in the field of vascular surgery with Alexis Carrel.

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A.D. and Zebulon Harmon Papers, 1835-1841 (C0328)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)

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Letters and papers of a St. Charles, MO, mercantile firm, discussing current markets and prices.

Hashbarger, Ruth, (1917-2004), Papers, 1852-1988, 1852-1988 (C2968)
0.4 cubic feet (12 folders)

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The papers of Ruth Hashbarger contain family documents and books from the Goebel, Roesche, and Haeberle families, all of whom immigrated to the United States from Germany. Ruth Hashbarger was a descendent of these families.

Harry Middleton Hyatt Papers, 1792-1956 (C4301)
3.8 cubic feet (105 folders)

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The papers contain material generated or received by Harry M. Hyatt, a genealogist. The material consists of family lineage charts, family correspondence, journals, photographs, and correspondence between Harry Hyatt and other genealogical researchers. Families researched are predominately the Richardson and Baker families, but other related families are included, such as the Miller and Walton families.

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C.S. Johnson Genealogical Collection, 1924-1963 (C4330)
1.25 cubic feet (27 folders)

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The papers of C.S. Johnson contain genealogical research material on the Johnson and other related families. The material includes genealogical correspondence, research notes, family lineage charts, wills, deeds and abstracts.

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Charles Montgomery Johnson Record Books, 1855-1905 (C0271)
4 rolls of microfilm

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Collection of twelve daybooks, 1855-1900, and twelve ledger books, 1865-1905, which give a daily record of visits made and fees charged by Dr. Charles M. Johnson and other doctors who practiced with him in St. Charles, MO.

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Richard B. Keeble Papers, 1862-1863 (C2014)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The papers of Richard B. Keeble contain a statement by citizens of St. Charles County, January 24, 1862, attesting to Keeble's loyalty and recounting attack on his house (fragment). Also included are charges of disloyalty against Keeble, n.d., and parole of Keeble.