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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.

James D. Attebery Collection, 1844-1966 (C2398)
0.13 cubic feet (6 folders)

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St. Clair County, MO, papers relating to the Civil War Citizens Guards Company; Cole family, particularly Abraham Cole; warranty deed, homestead certificates, title bonds, land certificates and other papers involving land transactions. Also included are minute books of literary and social clubs, 1911-1914.

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James D. Attebery Letters, 1962 (C3374)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains letters between Attebery and the commanders of the U.S.S. ST. CLAIR COUNTY. A photograph of the ship is located in the editorial office of the State Historical Society of Missouri.

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Burford-White Photograph Collection, 1870-1948 (P0038)
64 photographs

Snapshot and studio photos, including tintypes related to the White-Burford-Taylor-Adkins-Harness-Marolf families plus scenes from Ladue, Vista and Independence, as well as vacation scenes outside of Missouri.

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"A Century of Freemasonry at Osceola, Missouri, 1841-1941," A. Loyd Collins, no date (C2187)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Historical sketch of Masonic organizations in Osceola.

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Abraham Cole Muster Roll and Report, 1864 (C2136)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Muster role of Captain Cole's vigilante company that patrolled Hickory and St. Clair Counties during the Civil War. The company was composed of St. Clair County citizens.

Report by Cole to the commander at Warrensburg about the Citizen Guards and their efforts to combat bushwhackers.

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Walter Lilley and Agatha Daniel Cox Papers, 1901-1951 (C3791)
0.28 cubic feet (14 folders)

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Papers of the Walter and Agatha Cox of Osceola, Missouri, consisting of yearbooks and minutes of the Twentieth Century Club, Osceola, 1901-1941; minutes and accounts for the Works Progress Administration County Relief and Reemployment Committee for St. Clair County, 1933-1935; and miscellany. This is a companion collection to C792, Daniel Family Papers. Genealogical information can be found in the information folder for that collection.

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Billie Crawford Papers, 1878 (R0388)
1 folder

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This is a typescribed copy of a diary of an overland journey from St. Clair County, Missouri, to
Camp Verde, Arizona, 29 May to 17 September 1878. The travelers included Billy Crawford, Alfred
L. Gash, George Fain, their families, and a few neighbors. Related genealogical material is
included with the diary.

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Daniel Family Papers, 1870-1966 (C0792)
0.1 cubic feet (5 folders)

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The papers of the Daniel family, of Osceola, Missouri, contain letters, diaries, newspaper clippings of family events, and photographs of family members. See information folder for brief genealogy of Daniel and Cox families.

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Franklin and Binkley Families Papers, 1868-1955 (R1492)
0.06 cubic foot (6 folders, 27 negatives)

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The Franklin and Binkley Families Papers contain photocopies of correspondence, family papers, and photographs. Also included is genealogical information for the Franklin, Binkley, Myers, Herrman, Bray, and other connected families.

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Morran D. Harris Papers, 1960s-1970s (CA6421)
1.75 cubic feet

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Papers of a lawyer and state representative from Osceola, Missouri, largely consist of material concerning Harris's time in the state legislature in the 1960s.

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James D. Attebery Photographs, 1878-1963 (P0095)
90 photographs

Images of Benton, Cedar, Vernon, and St. Clair County historic sites and buildings, mainly from ca. 1951-1960.

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Waldo Porter Johnson Letters, 1839-1872 (C3185)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)

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The collection contains letters to his family and friends concerning family news; law practice; county court sessions; land speculation; service in the Mexican and Civil wars; national, state and local political campaigns; and financial difficulties during reconstruction.

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Kansas City, Fort Scott, and Memphis Railroad Company Collection, circa 1890s (R1071)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This collections contains "Snap Shots in South Missouri," a promotional booklet to encourage land sales along the Kansas City, Fort Scott, and Memphis, and Kansas City, Clinton and Springfield Railroads in Missouri. The area is presented as ideal for fruit-culture and raising livestock. Booklet includes vies along the railroad lines in Missouri and Arkansas.

Knights of Pythias, Osceola Lodge No. 379 Records, 1909-1914 (R1050)
(1 volume, 1 folder)

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These are a minute book of the Knights of Pythias Lodge at Osceola in St. Clair County, Missouri, and portraits of the members in 1910. The minutes begin with the organizational meeting on January 20, 1909 and continue through March 9, 1914. The volume includes amended by-laws, membership roster, rolls of officers, and rules for the club room.

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Lewis Family Papers, 1838-1888 (C4059)
0.3 cubic feet

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The papers of the Lewis family consist of family records, legal documents, financial documents, correspondence, and miscellaneous material from a family who settled in Osceola, Missouri.

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Monegaw City Hotel Photograph, no date (P0591)
1 photograph

Photo of hotel, Monegaw City, with accompanying descriptive material

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Motley School, Saint Clair County, Missouri Records, 1926 (R1194)
(1 folder)

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This is a souvenir booklet for the 1926 school year at Motley School in Saint Clair County, Missouri. Mabel Hill was the teacher and W. D. Motley was president of the local school board.

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Reuben S. Nance Records, 1838-1903 (R0183)
(1 folder)

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This is a notebook of Reuben S. Nance of Collins in St. Clair County, Missouri. Included are
accounts receivable from mercantile operations, 1838-1857; records of school attendance, 1854-
1856; and miscellaneous memoranda, 1857-1903.

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Old Path Association of Baptist Churches Records, 1896-1949 (R0646)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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These are minutes of annual sessions of the Old Path Association of Baptist churhces in Benton, Hickory, Polk, and St. Clair counties in Missouri. Included are minutes of the meetings, the articles of faith, rules of decorum, lists of churches, officers, and representatives, statistical information, and correspondence with other associations.

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Osage River Resevoir Region, Missouri, Photograph Collection, 1891-1999 (P1129)

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An artifical collection of photographs of the counties surrounding Truman Resevoir and Lake of the Ozarks: Henry, St. Clair, Benton, Hickory, Morgan, Camden, and Miller counties.

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Osborne Realty Company Collection, no date (R0878)
(1 folder)

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This is a promotional brochure for the Osborne Realty Company at Osceola in St. Clair County, Missouri. It extols the virtues of the land and people of the area, and offers several parcels of rural land for sale.

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Osceola Presbyterian Church Records, 1842-1859 (C1358)
0.02 cubic feet (1 volume)

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The records of the Osceola Presbyterian Church in St. Clair County contain church organization, minutes of sessions, infant and adult baptisms, lists of admissions and dismissions, and list of deaths.

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Charles Lincoln Phifer Papers, 1880-1908 (C3527)
0.2 cubic feet

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The papers of Charles Lincoln Phifer contain two unpublished novels. "The Country Editor" is autobiographical; "The County Judge, or, the Osceola Fox" is about the repudiation of fraudulent railroad bonds in St. Clair County, MO, in the 1860s.

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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.

Prairie Home School, Saint Clair County, Missouri Collection, 1912 (R1257)
(1 folder)

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This is a souvenir booklet presented by the teacher, Almee Sires, to the students at Prairie Home School in St. Clair County, Missouri, at the close of the school year in 1912. Included are a list of the students and the members of the local school board.

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Rickman Family Papers, 1778-1978 (C4177)
0.6 cubic feet (34 folders)

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The papers consist of genealogical materials pertaining to the Rickman and corollary families [Fristoe, Henderson, Higgins, Tatum, Thomas, Twyman, Wilson] of North Carolina, Virginia, and St. Clair County, Missouri. The material includes genealogical charts and corresponding notebook, birth announcements, census records, death certificates and obituaries, photographs, newspaper clippings, and correspondence. 1778-1978.

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John M. Roberts Diaries, 1878-1881 (C4341)
0.3 cubic feet (13 folders)

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The diaries describe classes John Roberts taught as a teacher, the students, the weather and health of family members. The diaries also describe his other occupations as farmer, itinerant bookseller, a reporter for local newspapers and a brief view as a partisan Democrat. There is an introduction written in 1988 by J. Merton England, who edited and transcribed the diaries, and used them as the main source for his article," A Hard Times Chronicler-An Ohio Teacher in Western Missouri-1879-1881," which was published in the Missouri Historical Review, Volume 83, Issue 2, January, 1989.

Roscoe School, Saint Clair County, Missouri Collection, 1922 (R1104)
(1 folder)

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This is a souvenir booklet for the school year 1921-1922 at the Roscoe School in Roscoe Township in Saint Clair County, Missouri. The teacher was Ida J. Porter. Included are the names of the pupils and the members of the school board.

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John James Sitton, Civil War Memoir Collection, circa 1900 (R0377)
(1 folder)

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The John James Sitton, Civil War Memoir Collection contain photocopies of a military history of the Oregon County company of the 2nd Regiment, 7th Division, Missouri State Guard, July 4 - December 1, 1861. The narrative was written by John James (J. J. ) Sitton, who also served in the 7th Division, but in a different regiment. Sitton became captain of the Oregon County men in later Confederate service. The memoir also includes biographical data on
selected Orego County soldiers.

St. Clair County, Missouri, School District Records, 1899-1952 (C4287)
0.4 cubic feet (15 folders), 8 oversize volumes

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The records of the St. Clair County, Missouri, School District contain teacher's student records, term reports to District Clerk, Board of Education meeting minutes, and Annual School Enumeration Records.

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St. Clair County, Missouri, Bond, 1870 (C1641)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a $1000 bond issued by St. Clair County to aid construction of the Clinton and Memphis branch of the Tebo and Neosho Railroad. The bond is signed by Wm. A. Mitchell, presiding justice, and Thos. J. Monroe, clerk, St. Clair County court.

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St. Clair County, Missouri, School Record Book, 1897-1904 (C1227)
0.06 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Teacher's daily register for Oak Grove School District No. 7, St. Clair County, MO. Also includes two pages of a daily record kept by J.P. Green, Kings Prairie School District No. 1, Dallas Township, St. Clair County, 1882.

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St. Clair County, Missouri, School Record Book, 1892-1904 (C1226)
0.05 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Includes minutes of board meetings and names of resident taxpayers for the Oak Grove School District No. 7, Township 37, Range 24, St. Clair County, MO.

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William Joel Stone Letter, 1893 (C1517)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains correspondence to Geo. H. Lyons, Kansas City, MO, from Jefferson City, MO, May 12, 1893. The letter and clipping define Stone's position in the indebtedness case, Ninth National Bank of New York vs. St. Clair County, MO. Lyons and B.R.F. Copenhaver, St. Clair County court judge, were imprisoned for refusing to comply with writ of mandamus.

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Sutherland Family Letters, 1858-1879 (C2685)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Letters to Samuel H. Sutherland, a Missouri University student, from his parents, reporting local news in St. Clair County. A letter from Samuel from Shreveport, LA, in 1865, tells his post-Civil War plans.

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Charles Van Ravenswaay Papers, 1841-1990 (C3873)
21.8 cubic feet, 1 audio cassette

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Correspondence, research notes, photographs, and literary manuscripts of historian and author Charles Van Ravenswaay, former director of the Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis; Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA; and the Henry F. duPont Winterthur Museum and Gardens, Wilmington, DE.