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Akers School Records, 1910-1953 (R0480)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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These are records of the school at Akers on the Current River in Shannon County, Missouri.
The collection includes teachers' registers, 1910-1945, and the records of the district clerk, 1922-
1953.

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Bittersweet Papers, 1973-1983 (R0669)
27 cubic feet (761 folders)

These are papers of "Bittersweet: The Ozark Quarterly," a journal of Ozark culture published by Ellen Gray Massey and her English classes at Lebanon High School. Included are tape recordings, transcripts, and photographs of interviews. Subjects include fiddling, making railroad ties, one-room rural schools, social customs and more, the African-American experince, and handicrafts.

Lennis Leonard Broadfoot Collection, 1909-2005 (R1277)
(3 rolls of microfilm)

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This collection consists of correspondence, personal and legal papers, ledger book, scrapbook and ephemera of artist Lennis Leonard Broadfoot. The collection predominately focuses on his artwork and publications, as well as his promotion of the Ozarks region in Dent and Shannon Counties through the creation of a national park, the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, and the promotion of the arts in general.

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F.M. Chilton Account Book, 1897-1899 (C2363)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Records of customers' accounts with a drugstore in Eminence, MO.

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Civilian Conservation Corps, Camp 3737, Collection, 1935-1983 (R0177)
3 folders

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This collection contains correspondence, camp newspapers, and a scrapbook pertaining to the
CCC camp near Lynchburg, Laclede County, Missouri. There are also a few items from camps in
Winona and Sumner, Missouri, and newspaper clippings regarding reunions in 1983 of former CCC
trainees in Missouri.

Creager Family Papers, 1871-1938 (R1501)
0.25 cubic foot (6 folders)

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The Creager Family Papers contain personal documents of the Creager family of Shannon County, Missouri. These materials include photographs, land records, wills, tax and insurance information.

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Amanda Davis Papers, 1895-1917 (C0090)
0.3 cubic feet

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Family letters, Cottey College material, contracts, certificates for school teaching, tax receipts, and sales bulletins.

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Lillian Bradford Dowler Diaries, 1928-1995 (CA6371)
0.6 cubic feet

Diaries kept by Lillian Bradford Dowler, a farm wife who grew up and lived in the Birch Tree community area in Shannon County, Missouri, her whole life. The diaries date from 1928 to 1995 and document family life and daily activities on the farm. Collection also includes transcriptions.

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Dunn Family Papers, circa 1870s-1930s (R0865)
(6 folders)

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These are photographs of the Erwin Dunn family of Winona in Shannon County, Missouri, and the diplomas, photographs, and class newspapers of his daughter, Mildred L. Dunn. There are also items on the history of Winona.

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Eminence Riversway Area Chamber of Commerce Collection, no date (R0825)
(1 folder)

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This is a tourist brochure featuring scenic areas in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways around Eminence in Shannon County, Missouri. Illustrations include photographs and a map.

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Eminence, Missouri Centennial Collection, 1968 (R0957)
(1 folder)

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This is "Eminence Centennial Days 1868-1968", a booklet compiled from articles in "The Current Wave" newspaper concerning the celebration in 1968 of centennial of the founding of Eminence in Shannon County, Missouri.

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Eminence, Missouri, History, 1914 (C0764)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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History of Eminence from the Civil War to 1914, written by Leland Adair.

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William A. E. French Papers, 1877-1967 (R0175)
26 folders microfilmed

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These are the papers of an author and newspaper publisher at Eminence in Shannon County,
Missouri. Included are hunting and fishing diaries, journals, teaching notebooks, lists of published
works, short stories, and family correspondence.

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Leonard Hall Papers, 1946-1983 (R0408)
2.5 cubic feet (47 folders)

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These are papers of a conservationist, newspaper columnist, author, and lecturer. Prominent topics
include the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, the National Audubon Society, Defenders of Wildlife, and
wilderness areas. There are texts and notes for many of his articles, books, and lectures, as well as
scripts for several nature films.

Robert Q. Hamilton Papers, 1953-2008 (R1322)
0.5 cubic foot (19 folders)

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The Robert Q. Hamilton papers contain personal papers associated with the family's filling station, charcoal manufacturing, antique farm equipment at Timber in Shannon County, Missouri. The papers reflect the family's close association with Shannondale Community Church Center, a mission of the Missouri Conference of the United Church of Christ. Other papers show civic involvement with the Timber volunteer fire department, recreation association, and North Shannon County Fair.

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Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Winona Lodge No. 574 Records, 1910-1936 (R0739)
(1 folder)

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These are dues receipts issued to M. R. Mathews, a member of I.O.O.F. Winona Lodge No. 574 in Winona, Shannon County, Missouri. There are seven receipts dated from August 1910 to October 1936.

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Christopher J. Lewandowski Papers, 2003-2016 (R1358)
0.25 cubic foot (7 folders)

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This collection of bluegrass related materials included souvenir programs, booklets, magazines, festival flyers, personal band posters, newspaper articles, band photographs, photo albums related to bluegrass performers.

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Little Piney Baptist Association Records, 1837-1935 (R0283)
(62 folders)

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These are minutes of annual meetings of the Little Piney Association, which was composed of churches in Camden, Cole, Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Miller, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski, Shannon, and Texas Counties in Missouri. At various times, the organization had also been titled a "United" and "Primitive" Baptist association.

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Mark Twain National Forest Local History Collection, 1930s-1980s (R0471)
(4 rolls of mircofilm)

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This collection was selected from unofficial files on miscellaneous historical topics, including local histories, the CCC, the YCC, the "Irish Wilderness," and the Eleven Point River. There are transcriptions of interviews with older members of the community and Forest Service retirees.

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.

Mark Twain National Forest, Missouri, Salem Ranger District Photograph Collection, circa 1937-1941 (R0921)
(4 folders)

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These are photographic prints of Civilian Conservation Corps and U.S. Forest Service projects in what was then the Clark National Forest. Included are views from Centerville in Reynolds County, Loggers Lake in Shannon County, and Little Scotia Pond in Dent County, Missouri.

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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Missouri Federation of Women's Clubs, Sixth District Records, 1932-1943 (R1175)
(1 volume)

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These are the secretary's minutes of the annual meetings of the Sixth District, Missouri Federation of Women's Clubs. The record book includes minutes of the twenty-ninth through fortieth annual meetings, 1932-1943.

Missouri Forest Heritage Center Records, 1994-2007 (R1342)
0.75 cubic foot (13 folders)

The records of the Missouri Forest Heritage Center contain the papers the not-for-profit organization and its goal to create a heritage center that showcased the state's role in the lumber industry, the importance of forests, and to archive items relating to the lumber industry.

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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.

Munsell and Ware Collection, 1889 (R1226)
(1 folder)

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This is a letter dated March 23, 1889 from Munsell and Ware, real estate agents at Eminence in Shannon County, Missouri, to J. W. Rulifson and Bro. of Lincoln, Nebraska. The letter concerns land for sale in Shannon County.

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Neuer Brothers Picnic Panorama Photograph, 1930 (K1118)
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Photograph of the Meat Company's annual employees and families picnic at Twin Springs.

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T. J. Norman Records, 1890-1902 (R0055)
0.1 cubic foot (1 oversize volume)

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The T.J. Norman Records contains an account ledger of a general store operated by the Norman family, probably in Winona, Shannon County, Missouri.

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James W. Orchard Papers, 1958-2016 (R1351)
0.5 cubic foot (10 folders, 1 CD, 4 DVDs, 1 a.c.)

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The James W. Orchard Papers contains the papers of Missouri bluegrass musician Jimmy Orchard including event and festival fliers, photographs, recordings of shows, and music album information.

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Ozark Land and Lumber Company Photograph Collection, circa 1900-1920 (R0279)
0.05 cubic foot (1 folder, 11 photographs)

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These are photographs of the Ozark Land and Lumber Company at Fishertown in Shannon County, Missouri. Included are views of the mills, dry kiln, machine shop, lumber yard, employees, and the lumber company's band. The views are from the collection of Lon Hogan of Winona, Missouri.

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Ozark Land and Lumber Company Records, 1887-1933 (C0037)
8 cubic feet (688 folders), 100 oversize volumes

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The business papers and record books of a Shannon County, Missouri, lumber company consist of correspondence, financial records, minutes of directors’ and stockholders’ meetings, store records, cutting and other lumber records, land records, and survey maps.

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Ozark Republican Club of Winona Records, 1896 (R0056)
0.1 cubic foot (1 volume)

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The Ozark Republican Club of Winona Records contains a minute book for the Ozark Republican Club of Winona, Shannon County, Missouri. Included in the volume is a list of charter members.

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Parry and Tilford Families Photograph Collection, circa 1900-1930s (R1295)
0.05 cubic foot (1 folder, 14 photographs)

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This collection consists of fourteen black and white photographs loaned for copying by Carolyn Parry Tilford. The photographs include images common to rural and agricultural life from early 1900 to the 1920s such as a barn-raising, church construction, cattle and mules, steam-powered farm equipment, and a gasoline-powered sawmill. Most of the images are from the Elk Prairie neighborhood of Phelps County, but there are also three views of cattle ranching at the Rhinehart Ranch in Shannon County. Rhinehart Ranch, also known as Spring valley Ranch, is located northwest of Eminence in Shannon County, Missouri. It was most active 1900-1924. the property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its agricultural and architectural significance.

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.

Project Cavern Report Records, 1951 (R1437)
0.2 cubic foot (2 folders)

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The Project Cavern Report Records contains the evaluation and survey of voids within a fifty-mile radius of Rolla, Missouri, for use as a jet propulsion laboratory or industrial and civilian defense use.

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Thomas Reed Letters, 1852-1859 (C2043)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains letters written by a Shannon County, MO, man to his brother and sister-in-law in Mississippi. Politics, family matters, crops, health, and cures are discussed.

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Sherwood Reese Papers, 1878-1891 (R0380)
1 folder

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These are miscellaneous papers and family history of Dr. Sherwood Reese, a physician at
Mountain View, Howell County, Missouri.

Addie Henry Reick Diary, 1910 (C0556)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Diary, kept 1 May-30 June 1910, of a trip from Seattle, WA, to Ophir, AK. Mrs. Reick wrote the journal for relatives and friends in Missouri.

A map showing the route is filed with the diary.

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Nelson F. Rogers Papers, 1894-1996 (R1318)
1.75 cubic foot (79 folders, 9 volumes, 231 photographs)

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The Nelson F. Rogers Papers contain the professional papers of Nelson F. Rogers, a forester with the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Research Center. He conducted research at the Sinkin Experimental Forest and Central States Forest Experiment Station, studying reforestation of strip-mined areas and experiments involving the cultivation of shortleaf pine. The collection also includes personal papers and Rogers family genealogical material.

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Dan Saults Papers, 1937-1985 (R0403)
2 cubic feet (44 folders)

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These are papers of a conservationist and outdoor journalist, including material on the Outdoor
Writers Association of America, wilderness areas, the "Irish Wilderness" of Oregon County,
Missouri, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, and the Ozarks region. There are a typescript of Saults's unpublished
novel and copies of many of his articles and speeches.

Shannon County Copper Mining Company Collection, 1920 (R1169)
(1 folder)

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These are two stock certificates in the Shannon County Copper Mining Company, issued to Mrs. Ocie Hensley and B. W. Hensley on June 1, 1920 at Eminence in Shannon County, Missouri. J. E. Bennett was president and A. J. Clark was secretary of the firm.

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Shannon County, Missouri Photograph Collection, circa 1900-1930 (R0280)
0.05 cubic foot (1 folder)

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These are views of Shannon County from the collection of Lon Hogan, Winona, Missouri. Included are views of Eminence, Fishertown, and Winona showing church and school groups, a baseball team, a band, a store, and Hogan's Photo Gallery. There is also a view of the Willow Springs Bank at Willow Springs in Howell County, Missouri.

Shannon County, Missouri Records, 1958-1915 (R1415)
0.02 cubic foot (2 folders)

The collection consists of tax and deed documents for a variety of people living in Shannon County during the 19th and early 20th century, including Robert I. Davis the proprietor of the Rose Cliff Hotel which was located on the Current River.