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Bacon Chapel (Shelby County, Mo.) Account Book, 1870 (C3372)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains an account book of money collected by Bacon Chapel church subscription and kept by William O. Lowman. The subscription was for a new building.

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

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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 Forbes and Diana Benjamin Papers, 1850-1876 (C1382)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Papers of John Forbes and Diana Benjamin. The papers consist of letters written to family in Liverpool, NY, the majority during the Civil War.

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Bethel Community (Shelby County, Mo.) Song Books, 1859-1863 (C3876)
1 folder, 1 roll of microfilm

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Three song books containing only the words of German songs, including folk songs and hymns (two are published and one is handwritten).

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Bower Brothers Store (Bethel, Mo.) Records, 1890-1924 (C2988)
1 roll of microfilm

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The records of the Bower Brothers Store contain journals of the general store in Bethel, MO, owned by Theodore L. Bower, 1890-1902, and records of Walter C. Bower and the Bower family, 1895-1909 and 1919-1924. Accounts, names of customers and purchases are listed in the store records. The family records include those of the George Bower estate, collections of promissory notes and family expenses.

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Bower Family Papers, c. 1865-1974 (C4055)
0.7 cubic feet

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Papers of the Bower family of Bethel, Missouri. The Bower family, of German ancestry, settled in Bethel as early as 1850. The papers include correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, certificates, school materials, and other miscellaneous items.

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Duncan School (Shelby County, Mo.) Record Book, 1870-1880 (C2487)
0.04 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Records of Duncan School, including acquisition of land for school and annual enumeration of pupils.

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Duncan Chapel (Shelby County, Mo.) Record Books, 1882-1936 (C2485)
0.2 cubic feet

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The collection contains records of Duncan Chapel, a Methodist Episcopal chapel in Shelby County, Missouri.

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Duncan-Lowman Family Papers, 1847-1952 (C0487)
0.4 cubic feet

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Papers of Levin O. Duncan, blacksmith and farmer, and William O. Lowman, tanner and farmer, of Shelby County, MO, and families; correspondence from family and friends in Maryland, Virginia, Missouri, Ohio, Nebraska, and Illinois; ledgers; miscellaneous business receipts; and scrapbook of Shelby County happenings, 1902-1952. Kept by Ida Lowman.

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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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H. Roger Grant Postcard Collection, 1880-1920 (P0696)
35 postcards

Photo postcards of railroads and related images, primarily in Novinger and Adair county. Additional images of Bethel Colony, railroad depots, and locomotives.

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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Looney's Creek Baptist Church Record Book, 1836-1894 (C3024)
1 roll of microfilm

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Record book of Looney's Creek Baptist Church in Shelbyville, Shelby County. Contains meeting minutes and lists of members.

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Lynn Morrow Papers, 1804-2015 (R1000)
21 cubic feet (964 folders, 4 oversize folders)

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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.

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Friedrich Wilhelm Ritter Papers, 1839-1929, 1962 (C1779)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The Friedrich Wilhelm Ritter Papers contain photocopies of the papers of a German immigrant and the Ritter family of Shelby County, Missouri. The papers include obituaries, poetry, recipes, accounts, correspondence, naturalization documents, Ritter's will, and other papers. The collection is in German and English and is part of the German Heritage Archives.

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

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

Robert E. and Betty Lou Crist Photograph Collection, no date (P0938)
2 photographs

Photos of John Forbes Benjamin house, Shelbina

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Ross Family Papers, 1844-1888 (C0392)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Documents concerning land transactions in Missouri. Four deeds, five checks, and two memorial poetry cards.

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Edmond Rutter Papers, 1853-1855 (C0394)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Bill of sale for Negro by Betsey Rutter to her husband. Notice in regard to stray horse in Knox County, MO. Letter from General Land Office, Shelby County, MO.

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Shelby County, Missouri, Photograph Collection, 1902, no date (P1145)

An artificial collection of photographs of Shelby County, Missouri.

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Steinbach Family Papers, no date (CA6120)
4 oversize items

Plat maps of Bethel, Missouri. Also includes recorder of deeds supporting materials.

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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.

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William G. Bek Photograph Collection, 1874-1903 (P0586)
40 photographs

Photos of and relating to German immigrants in Missouri, including the Frederick Steines home and family, St. Albans, MO, the Muench family, the Goebel family, Bethel Colony, Charles Wulfing, and assorted followers of Duden.