, 1862 (K0215)
Holograph letter, dated written to the publishers of Fremont's book, The Story of the Guard: A Chronicle of the War (1863). In the note Mrs. Fremont, daughter of Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton and wife of John Charles Fremont asked for several advanced copies of the book and complains about the use of some maps and illustrations.
1970s Counter Culture Newspapers Collection, 1970-1973 (S1136)
0.25 cubic foot
This collection contains student counter-culture newspapers published in St. Louis during the Vietnam War and the presidency of Richard M. Nixon.
A.F. Rekert Photographs, 1962 (P0822)
Photos of J.H. LaMotte Home, Ferguson, MO.
Abortion Class Collection, 1965-1993 (S1069)
1.5 cubic feet
The Abortion Class Records contain oral history tapes, newspaper clippings, flyers, pamphlets, handouts, and books on abortion in the state of Missouri, collected by a University of Missouri, St. Louis class on reproductive rights and abortion.
Academy of Science of St. Louis Records, 1856-1958 (S0001)
4 cubic feet, 3 rolls of microfilm
The records of the Academy of Science of St. Louis contains meeting minutes and copies of its journal, "Transaction of the Academy of Science of St. Louis." Established in 1856 by twelve prominent St. Louis residents, the Academy of Science's mission was to promote the advancement of science.
Account Book, 1813-1814 (C0907)
Unidentified record book listing amounts received from boarders, November 15, 1813 - March 9, 1814, St. Louis. Reference to Colonel William H. Ashley.
Frank Ackerman Papers, 1942-1972 (C3443)
14.2 cubic feet, 2 audio discs
The Frank Ackerman Papers contain extensive documentation of his work on behalf of the mentally retarded in Missouri. This includes his research materials on services offered to the mentally retarded nationwide and his work for various organizations in Missouri. A lesser amount of material covers his farming business in Pike County, Missouri, and the funeral of Viola Ackerman. Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, printed materials, organizational records, and handwritten notes.
Originals in the Virginia State Library.
Beatrice Adams Papers, 1937-1975 (S0373)
0.15 cubic foot, 6 folders, 2 photographs, 1 scrapbook
The papers of Beatrice Adams contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, writing samples, and biographical data relating to Adams's career as an advertising executive at Gardner Advertising and her role as an officer of the Advertising Women of St. Louis.
James A. Adams Letter, 1863 (C1615)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Directive that three prisoners were being sent to the Provost Marshall General at St. Louis in charge of Lt. Newlee, 9th Cavalry, Missouri State Militia. Instructions to St. Louis Provost Guard from Brig. General Strong, June 22, 1863, to allow Newlee to pass.
Adult Education Council of Greater St. Louis Records, 1932-1981 (S0844)
21 cubic feet, 83 photographs
The Adult Education Council Records contains meeting minutes, correspondence, grant proposals, personnel and contact files, surveys, and photographs pertaining to the group’s mission to provide information to adult students and professional adult educators in the greater St. Louis area with information on adult education activities and offerings. The materials in this collection date from 1932 to 1981.
Advertising Directors Records, 1878-2002 (S0728)
10 cubic feet, 169 folders
This collection chronicles the personal and professional lives of Sam and Lenore Holtzman, who established Advertising Directors, an advertising agency, in 1953. The collection contains birth, marriage, and death certificates from their families, as well as high school diplomas, drivers' licenses, and induction papers, and a survey they conducted with famous writers on the topic of inspiration. Respondents to that survey include Upton Sinclair, Betty Smith, H. L. Mencken, Ogden Nash , Dorothy Thompson, and Irving Stone. The bulk of the collection, however, consists of client account files, photographs of various shoe styles, advertising copy, artwork and catalogs, and business ledgers and financial statements about the firm.
Advertising Women of St. Louis Records, 1916-1980 (S0372)
11 cubic feet, 249 folders, 497 photographs, 6 microfilm rolls
The Advertising Women of St. Louis Records contains meeting minutes, correspondence, annual reports, flyers, photographs, and newspaper clippings, pertaining to the group’s mission to support women advertising executives in the St. Louis area. Materials of interest include files on the group’s Gridiron dinner and show, which the Advertising Women of St. Louis hosted to benefit St. Louis area charities, including the Barnard Free Skin and Cancer Hospital. The collection is divided into five series: General Files; Gridiron Dinner; Photographs; Oversize; and Scrapbooks and Newspapers. The materials in this collection date from 1916 to 1980.
Truman H. Aehle Scrapbooks, 1917-1924 (C2147)
1.17 cubic feet (2 volumes)
Two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings about World War I. Aehle was an aviator from St. Louis, MO.
Aeronautical History Society of St. Louis Newsletters, 1972-1974 (S0244)
0.01 cubic foot, 1 folder
A nonprofit organization founded to encourage the study of aeronautical history, expand aeronautical information, and bring together airplane enthusiasts.
AFL-CIO Community Services Records, 1988-2007 (S0845)
37 cubic feet
This collection contains correspondence, newsletters pertaining to the AFL-CIO Community Services mission to coordinate community services for organized labor.
African Americans in St. Louis Collection, 1920-1980 (S0036)
0.04 cubic foot, 21 folders
The African Americans in St. Louis Collection contains histories, unpublished manuscripts, programs, directories, reports, pamphlets, and articles, documenting the history and culture of St. Louis's African American Community from 1920 to 1980.
African-American Healing Arts and Lore Collection, 1996 (S0749)
0.5 cubic foot, 5 folders, 2 audio cassettes
The records of the African-American Healing Arts and Lore Collection documents methods of natural healing passed down from generation to generation through interviews and public discussions. Additionally, the collection contains correspondence, grant proposals, meeting minutes, and budget narratives. Included in this collection are two cassette tapes with audio recordings. The first recording is a group discussion and performance about the relationship between song and healing arts; the second recording is of a group interview discussing various natural remedies for common ailments.
African-American Pioneers in Journalism Collection, 1920-1980 (S0624)
1 cubic foot, 15 cassette tapes, 15 folders with transcripts
The African American Pioneers in Journalism and Broadcasting Oral History Collection contains photographs, cassette tapes, and oral history transcripts on journalists and broadcasters from the St. Louis African-American community. Subjects of interest include Bernie Hayes and Gloria Pritchard.
Agribusiness Club of St. Louis Records, 1937-1970 (S0002)
0.5 cubic foot, 16 folders
The Agribusiness Club of St. Louis was founded in 1937 as the Farmers’ Club of St. Louis and was affiliated with the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis. The club was established to advance research, interest, and cooperation in agricultural business. In 1960, Farmers’ Club of St. Louis was renamed the Agribusiness Club of St. Louis. A decade later, in 1970, a decision was made by the club to merge with the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce’s Food and Agriculture Committee to form the Food and Agribusiness Committee of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis. The records contain meeting minutes, correspondence, membership rosters and cards, and the constitution and bylaws of Agribusiness Club of St. Louis.
Missouri county aerial photographs produced by the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service.
Anna Agris Papers, 1932-1969 (S0804)
0.4 cubic foot, 100 photographs
This collection contains dance programs, photographs, newspaper clippings from pageants, musicals, and dance performances for the municipal playground festival, documenting Anna Agris's career as a dancer and dance instructor in Chicago and St. Louis.
Ahern Real Estate Records, 1873-1928 (S1128)
0.4 cubic foot, 21 folders, 8 photographs
The Ahern Real Estate Records contain deeds of trust, correspondence, and photographs that document the financial dealings of the Ahern family. The Ahern family lived in the city of St. Louis and county during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and engaged in real estate sales. Transactions took place with the Builder’s Investment Company, various individuals, and Washington University.
Allan Family Papers, 1890s-1940s (CA6383)
0.7 cubic feet
Papers of the Allan family of St. Louis include photographs, correspondence, and miscellaneous papers. The papers largely concern John D. Allan and his children, William J. Allan, an engineer and inventor, and Ruby Allan Shea.
Allied Printing Trades Council Records, 1894-1990 (S0798)
1 cubic foot, 9 ledgers, 2 microfilm rolls
The records of the Allied Printing Trades Council contain secretary reports, constitution and by-laws, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and ledger relating to the Council's mission to represent printing pressmen, bookbinders, stereotypers, and photoengravers in labor negotiations with employers.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Career Achievements Among Black Women in St. Louis, Missouri, Collection, 1975 (S0101)
0.01 cubic foot, 1 folder
Gamma Omega is the St. Louis Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, the oldest black sorority in the U.S., founded in 1909. The collection contains biographies and photos of 23 prominent St. Louis black women used in a 1974-1975 Heritage Activities display.
Alpha Kappa Alpha, Gamma Omega Chapter Scrapbook, no date (S0108)
1 microfilm roll
Scrapbook contains correspondence, photos, newsclippings, programs, hisotry, and biographies of members of the St. Louis Chapter of the oldest academic soroties for black women in the United States.
This scrapbook contains information on the St. Louis streetcar strike of 1900. Included in the scrapbook are "The Great Strike: A Short History: Data, Scenes and Incidents," newspaper clippings, and striker support correspondence and telegraphs. Also included in the scrapbook is a rank discharge from Knights of Pythias and an insurance application.for the Woodmen Accident Association.
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Local 495 Records, 1965-1969 (S0165)
0.01 cubic foot, 3 folders, 9 photographs
This collection contains bylaws, a constitution, newsletters, circulars, correspondence, and a legislative training manual from Local 495.
Amberger Photograph Collection, 1905 (S1162)
0.01 cubic foot, 4 folders, 22 photographs
This collection contains a variety of photographs of street scenes and portraits. Also included in the collection are newspaper clippings, including a pieced-together edition of Charles Dickens’s “The Life of our Lord,” and the December 7th edition of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Other items of interest include correspondence, written in French, between an unknown individual and the Mayor of St. Louis.
Jaquelin Ambler Collection, 1966-1972 (S0003)
0.8 cubic feet, 18 folders
The Jaquelin Ambler Collection contains gallery announcements, flyers, programs,
invitations, and newspaper articles regarding St. Louis area art clubs, galleries, and artists
collected by Jaquelin Ambler between 1966 and 1972, after her retirement from the St. Louis Art
Henrietta Ambrose Papers, 1887-1999 (S0698)
4 cubic feet, 166 folders, 673 photographs
The Henrietta Ambrose Papers includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, awards, memorial service programs, scrapbooks, graduation programs, meeting minutes, and photographs. Together they chronicle Henrietta Ambrose's interest in the public life of Webster Groves, Missouri.
AMERICA FIRST COMMITTEE, 1941 (C2547)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Paper of the St. Louis, MO, Chapter of America First Committee, published from July to October 1941. Originals at Stanford University.
This collection contains meeting minutes, correspondence, and newspaper clippings documenting the American Association of University Women, St. Louis's mission to advance equity for women and girls through education and advocacy.
This collection contains board meeting minutes, histories, conference materials, Star Award files, directories, and photographs of the Ballwin-Chesterfield branch of the American Association of University Women.
The records of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Ferguson-Florissant Branch contain correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, yearbooks, and reports relating to the group’s mission to empower women in their community through public service, education, and political lobbying. Topics of interest include histories of the Ferguson-Florissant Branch, the group’s participation in the Famous American Women Project, as well as their publication of Show-Me the Arts: A Guide to Missouri’s Cultural Resources. Also included in these records are the branch’s scrapbooks, containing extensive photographic documentation of their meetings and charitable endeavors, including the Annual Book Fair. The materials date from 1959 to 2015.
This collection contains annual reports, membership directories, promotional videotapes, and board minutes of the Kirkwood-Webster Groves branch of the American Association of University Women.
American Chemical Society, St. Louis Section Records, 1903-2009 (S0004)
24 cubic feet, 14 photographs
The records of the American Chemical Society, St. Louis Section, contain correspondence, meeting minutes, subject files, and issues of the “The Chemical Bond,” documenting the group’s mission to promote the field of chemistry. Founded in 1907, the St. Louis Section’s members have included pioneers in chemistry who helped make St. Louis a chemical manufacturing center.
American Federation of Technical Engineers, Local 23 AFL-CIO Records, 1941-1972 (S0385)
6 cubic feet, 125 folders
This collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, contracts and strike files, publications, finances, and reports of the American Federation of Technical Engineers (AFTE), Local 23 and Midwest Council of AFTE and the AFTE itself. Most of the papers were collected by Maurice Wheeler, the president of Local 23 (1945-1960), secretary-treasurer of Midwest Council (1958-1968) and vice president of AFTE (1958-1960, 1966-1970).
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."
Americans for Democratic Action Records, 1948-1988 (S0045)
2 cubic feet, 55 folders
The collection contains meeting minutes, letters, memos, periodicals, and membership information pertaining to Americans for Democratic Action, St. Louis Chapter, a political advocacy group that promotes the principles of liberals as formulated in the New Deal. The bulk of the material dates from 1959 to 1970 and 1977 to 1982, all during the administration of Jack L. Pierson. Subjects of interest include the group’s endeavors to promote progressive political candidates, as well as their involvement in anti-war protests.
Ancient And Accepted Scottish Rite Orient Of St. Louis Convacations, 1911-1917 (S0654)
0.4 cubic foot, 9 folders
This collection contains programs for the annual convocations of the Thirty Third Degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in the Orient of St. Louis, 1912-1917. Also included in the collection is one program from the Moolah Temple, AAONMS, May 26, 1911.
Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Tuscan Lodge No. 360 (St. Louis, Mo.) Resolution, no date (C3752)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
The collection contains copies of proceedings and a resolution thanking Jay L. Torrey for creating the Torrey Gavel Fund. The fund was used to have a gavel made for the incoming Worshipful Master of the lodge.
Hans Peter Andersen Papers, 1909-1920 (R0832)
0.5 cubic foot (8 folders, 5 photographs)
The Hans Peter Andersen Papers contain the personal correspondence of Dr. Hans Peter Andersen, a physician who graduated from Washington University Medical School in St. Louis. An immigrant from Denmark, most of the letters addressed to Hans are from family members back home, but also include letters from fellow medical students serving in the United States Army Medical Corps during World War I.
Various photos of Anheuser-Busch company and grounds.
Anniversary Club Records, 1915-1978 (S0388)
0 .4 cubic feet
The Anniversary Club is the oldest continuing black men's social organization in St. Louis. Members, who are from business and the professions, meet once a month to socialize and to hear talks on issues of concern to African Americans. The collection includes bylaws, meeting minutes, and two attendance books.
Antioch Baptist Church Souvenir Program, 1979 (S0418)
0.01 cubic foot, 1 folder
A souvenir program and history for the 100th Anniversary Celebration of a prominent African American St. Louis church.
Ara Kaye Postcard Collection, 1896-1943 (P0395)
Postcards of Union Station, St. Louis, and Santa Fe Depot, Marceline, MO
Architecture Collection, 1928-1989 (S1051)
0 .2 cubic feet
The Architecture collection contains three booklets published in 1928 written about the use of marble in various types of buildings found within the urban landscape. The supplemental materials include an architectural bibliography, photographs of various buildings, and a portrait of an unidentified woman.
James Arrot Letter, 1840 (C2614)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Letter to a colleague describing St. Louis.