Zetta Bankert Collection, 1945-1976 (C4060)
0.75 cubic feet

 Finding Aid

The Zetta E. Bankert collection consists of photographs and her manuscript about vacant houses in Missouri entitled, "This, My House." The collection also contains research material, letters to publishers, personal photographs, negatives, maps of Missouri counties, and miscellaneous material.

John Buckner Biographical Information, no date (C1878)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

 Finding Aid

Information concerning John Buckner and his slave, Abe, their service in the Civil War, and settlement in Scotland County, MO, in the 1870s.




Harold M. Jayne Photographs, 1865-1907, no date (P0932)
12 photographs

Photos of Scotland County, particularly the Memphis area



Jacob J. Hayden Letter, 1868 (C1554)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

 Finding Aid

From Scotland County, MO, June 7, 1868.

Hayden wrote an army buddy about his return home after the Civil War . His property was claimed by his brother, a Union man. Family news, marriage, birth of children, farming, county fair, crops, and Hayden family genealogy.




Maxine Rorabaugh Downey Photograph Collection, 1894-1967 (P0045)
3 photographs

Black and white snapshot of students outside of Prairie View School #27; all students and teacher from 1912-1913 school year listed. Snapshot of exterior front Prairie View School #27. Photograph of Friendship School near Memphis, MO, 1894.


Missouri Land and Live Stock Company and Missouri Land Company of Scotland Papers, 1881-1924 (C0825)
4 rolls of microfilm

 Finding Aid

Records, reports, and correspondence of companies which had main offices in Edinburgh, Scotland. Their purpose was to obtain land in southwest Missouri to sell or lease.

Originals in Colorado State Archives.


Scotland County, Missouri, Justice of the Peace Docket, 1841-1848 (C1245)
0.04 cubic feet (1 volume)

 Finding Aid

The collection contains a justice of the peace docket from Maidenkirk Township, Scotland County, Missouri. Includes names of defendants and plaintiffs and outcome of the cases. Some stray livestock records.


Missouri-Iowa Border Dispute Collection, 1815-1862 (R1374)
(1 folder)

 Finding Aid

The Missouri-Iowa Border Dispute records collect 23 miscellaneous documents relating to the disputed Missouri-Iowa border. The collection contains documents in French, English, and Spanish that pertain to the underlying causes of the conflict and the eventual resolution. The collection consists of letters, land deeds, and proclamations that deal with the background and events of the conflict.

Missouri. Infantry, 21st Regiment, Volunteers Papers, 1861-1969 (C4255)
0.5 cubic feet (17 folders)

 Finding Aid

The papers contain copies of pension records, military records, and memoirs of members of the Missouri Infantry, 21st Regiment, Volunteers, and other material pertaining to Civil War soldiers.

Lynn Morrow Papers, 1804-2015 (R1000)
23 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.


Northeast Missouri Photograph Collection, 1830-1944 (P1117)

An artificial collection of photographs of Missouri's northeastern most counties: Schuyler, Knox, Scotland, Clark, and Lewis.



Robert C. Brown Photograph Collection, 1900-1971 (P0004)
51 photographs

 Finding Aid

Photographs of Missouri railroad depots, primarily for the Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy Railroad. Photographs relating to A.F. Schliecker of Kansas City, Missouri.



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

 Digitized Materials

 Finding Aid

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.