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Abortion Rights Alliance Records, 1973-1984 (S0112)
0.01 cubic foot, 2 folders

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Founded in 1969 as the Committee for Legal Abortion, the Abortion Rights Alliance was a citizen's group that supported Roe vs. Wade, the Supreme Court case legalizing abortion. An affiliate for the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), the group worked to keep abortion safe and legal. The records include pro-choice and anti-abortion groups' pamphlets and flyers, correspondence from NARAL, memos, newspaper clippings, press releases, and the Abortion Rights Alliance newsletter, Reproductive Freedom Letter.

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Adult Abuse Remedies Act Records, 1978-1982 (S0359)
0.04 cubic feet, 23 folders

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The collection documents the effort by the Legal Services of Eastern Missouri to promote the passage in Missouri of a law to protect battered women. The law passed in early 1980 but was found to be unconstitutional by a circuit judge later that year. The Missouri Supreme court upheld the law in 1982. The collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, court briefs, and other materials relating to the lobbying effort of Legal Services of Missouri between 1978 and the passage of the Adult Abuse Remedies Act in 1980.

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Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America Records, 1893-1993 (S0741)
98 cubic feet, 518 photographs

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The collection includes negotiated agreements with clothing industry manufacturers in St. Louis and the surrounding regions from the 1930s to the 1980s, primarily with the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA). It also has organizing literature and strike materials, particularly from the most active organizing period in the 1940s, plus correspondence from union officers, activists and rank-and-file members, including labor grievances and organizing reports, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and other union publications.

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Nina Balsam Papers, 1994-1997 (S1182)
2 cubic feet

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The papers of Nina Balsam contains meeting minutes, legal materials, and a curriculum pertaining to domestic violence. Balsam is a professor at Washington University, where she teaches courses on Domestic violence. She also served as the first Legal Director for the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

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Citizens for Missouri's Children Records, 1983-2001 (S0861)
98 cubic feet

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Citizens for Missouri's Children is a nonprofit organization established in St. Louis in 1983 whose mission involves advocating for the rights and well-being of all Missouri children, providing information and resources on health care, education, child protection, and legal services. The materials in this collection include meeting minutes, reports, publicity materials, and newsletters.

Citizens for Reformed Electric Rates Records, 1975-1977 (S0423)
1.2 cubic foot, 78 folders

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The records of Citizens for Reformed Electric (CRER) rates contain studies, speeches, and newspaper clippings relating to the group's mission to promote equitable electric rates in Missouri. CRER was instrumental in the successful passage of Proposition 1 (1976), which prohibited electric corporations form raising their rates to finance the cost of construction work in progress (CWIP).

Citizenship Education Clearinghouse Records, 1956-1995 (S1033)
13 cubic feet

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The Citizenship Education Clearinghouse Records contain meeting minutes, correspondence, grant files, and newsletters pertaining to the organization's mission to integrate participatory citizenship into high school curricula.

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Coalition Against Public Funding for Stadiums Records, 2003-2006 (S0762)
0.4 cubic feet, 25 folders

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The Coalition Against Public Funding For Stadiums is an organization founded by Jeanette Mott Oxford and Fred Lindecke formed in hopes of rejecting the proposed use of $421 million in state, county, and city funds for the building of a new ballpark. Although their attempts were unsuccessful, they were able to save taxpayers at least half of this cost, as well as creating new ordinances in the city and county, which called for a public vote on any public use of funds for any professional sports development. The collection includes affidavits, application of transfers, summons, and memoranda.

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Kay Drey Fort Leonard Wood Collection, 1971-2004 (S1123)
8 cubic feet, 256 folders, 21 books

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This collection contains reports, legal materials, Kay Drey's notes, and photographs pertaining to the Coalition for the Environment's efforts to prevent Fort Leonard Wood, a United States Army base located 130-miles from St. Louis, to move its gas, germ warfare, chemical weapons center and "obscurant" training program, into the Missouri Ozarks. Also included in this collection are books Kay Drey collected on arms control, landmines, germ, chemical, and nuclear warfare and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

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Leo A. Drey Papers, 1957-1991 (S0531)
19 cubic feet, 616 folders

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Leo A. Drey was an environmental activist and the owner of extensive tracts of Missouri land. Throughout his life, Drey was involved in many conservation projects, including the Natural Streams Act, Ozark National Scenic Riverways, and the Open Space Council. The collection includes correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, maps, legal materials, and newspaper clippings reflecting Drey's interests in environmental issues in Missouri.

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Electric Rate Payers Protection Project Records, 1976-1984 (S0200)
4 cubic feet, 2 audio tapes

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In 1984, a coalition of civil rights activists, religious organizations, social service agencies, and environmentalists organized to place a voter-initiated anti-nuclear proposition on the November 1984 ballot. Proposition B, which was defeated, would have inhibited Union Electric from charging customers for the Callway County nuclear plant. The collection includes proposed legislation, meeting minutes, press releases, correspondence, memoranda, taped radio announcements, and petitions.

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Epsilon Sigma Alpha Records, 1955-2007 (S0878)
1 cubic foot

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This collection contains publications of a public service sorority.

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Equal Rights Amendment Collection, 1972-1984 (S0225)
0.25 cubic foot

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The Equal Rights Amendment Collection consists of correspondence, resolutions, flyers, roll call votes of the Missouri Legislature, and newspaper clippings concerning the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment in Missouri.

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Vivian Eveloff Papers, 1972-2005 (S0879)
9 cubic feet

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This collection consists of correspondence, political and campaign files, and newspaper clippings of Vivian Eveloff, a founder of the Metro-St. Louis Women's Political Caucus and the Missouri Women's Action Fund.

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Faulkner Family Memoirs, 1980 (S0124)
0.01 cubic foot

The Faulkner Family Memoirs was written by Edward Paul Faulkner and recounted the history of the family in the southeastern Missouri region, as well as the St. Louis branch of the family.

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"Cropperville" From Refuge to Community Paper, 1993 (S0335)
0.15 cubic feet

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Masters thesis for the University of Missouri-St. Louis on the villages set up by sharecroppers in the early 1940's

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Gill Family Photograph Collection, 1891-1925 (S0673)
0.01 cubic foot

The photographs are of family members and friends of the Gill family at various locations in Missouri. Subjects of interest include iron works, mills, caves, sawmills, and the aftermath of a fire in Salem, Missouri.

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Wayne Goode Papers, 1963-2004 (S0891)
4 cubic feet, 126 folders, 14 VHS tapes

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The papers of Wayne Goode contain correspondence, newsletters, legislative reports, and VHS tapes pertaining to Goode's career in the Missouri House of Representatives and Senate. Wayne Goode won election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 1962 and was instrumental in orchestrating a land transfer to allow the growth of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

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Lewis C. Green Papers, 1955-2003 (S0893)
92 cubic feet

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The papers of Lewis C. Green contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, depositions, and related legal materials pertaining to Green’s career as an environmental litigator. Working in conjunction with the Coalition for the Environment and the Sierra Club, Green was instrumental in preventing flood plain development in Missouri and ensuring that the Environmental Protection Agency enforced clean air standards. Green was active in the environmental movement from the 1960s until he died in 2003.

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John E. Henseler Papers, 1820-1910 (S0833)
0.01 cubic foot, 1 folder

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The John E. Henseler Papers contain photocopies of photographs, military service summaries, and certificates pertaining to Henseler's service in the 35th Missouri Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.

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Human Resources Development Institute Records, 1980-1986 (S0903)
11 cubic feet

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The Human Resources Development Institute Records contain administrative files, reports, and seminar materials. The materials in this collection date from 1979 to 1986.

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Humane Society of Missouri Collection, 1870-1970 (S0263)
0.01 cubic foot

The Humane Society of Missouri Collection contains a charter, constitution, amendments to the articles of association, petitions, annual reports, and publications of an organization dedicated to preventing and alleviation the suffering of animals.

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International Women's Year Collection, 1974-1979 (S0228)
3 cubic feet, 93 folders, 32 photographs, 5 reel-to-reel tapes, 1 16mm film

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The International Women's Year Collection contains correspondence, photographs, publications, minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, artifacts, and oral history interviews regarding the International Women's Year 1975 celebration, including International Women's Day in St. Louis and the University of Missouri-St. Louis Women's Fair. Other subjects of interest include International Women's Year 1977 events in Missouri.

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Ruth Keeling Papers, 1961-1984 (S0908)
17 cubic feet

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The Ruth Keeling papers contain correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, and newsletters pertaining to Keeling's involvement with the Missouri National Education Association and the Normandy Teachers Association.

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L-A-D Foundation Records, 1920-2003 (S0914)
28 Cubic feet

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The L-A-D Foundation Records contain correspondence, ledgers, letter books and reports pertaining to the Foundation's mission to protect the state of Missouri's natural areas.

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Laura X Papers, 1958-2006 (S1106)
6 cubic feet, 17 microfilm rolls

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This collection contains microfilmed files on marital rape law and women's rights, collected by Laura X. Also included in the collection are photographs, news clippings, and scrapbooks, documenting Laura X's early life in St. Louis.

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League of Women Voters of Missouri Records, 1911-1976 (S0232)
16 cubic feet, 440 folders, 7 audio tapes, 56 rolls microfilm

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The collection contains correspondence, photographs, publications, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and memorabilia dating from the League's creation in 1919-20. In addition, the records (minutes, treasurer's reports, and publications) of the Missouri Equal Suffrage Association, for the years 1911-1919, are included.

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Life and Equality Collection, 1974-1979 (S0131)
0.01 cubic foot, 1 folder

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This collection contains newsletters and newspaper clippings of a pro-Equal Rights Amendment Act and anti-abortion women's organization.

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Stephen Limbaugh Papers, 1983-2008 (S0921)
82 cubic feet

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This collection contains civil and criminal case files of Stephen Limbaugh, Sr., who served as a United States District Judge for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri from 1983 to 2008.

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Robert Logsdon Papers, 1939-1992 (S1070)
0.25 cubic foot

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The Robert Logsdon Papers contain newspaper clippings and photographs relating to Logsdon's labor activism as a candidate for the governor of Missouri in 1948 and a member of the executive board of the Union District 8.

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Sheila Lumpe Papers, 1974-1997 (S0926)
7 cubic feet

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The Sheila Lump Papers contain speeches, legislation, photographs, and cassette tapes relating to her career as a Missouri State Representative and Public Service Commission Chair. Subjects of interest include abortion, pay equity, redistricting, and privacy.

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Masonic Home of Missouri Reports, 1887-1907 (S0648)
0.25 cubic foot

This collection contains annual reports of the Masonic Home of Missouri (One bound volume, 1887-1907)

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D. B. Maybry (Moss Tie) Papers, 1928-1998 (S0927)
29 cubic feet

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The D.B. Maybry Papers consist of correspondence, memos, photographs, and promotional materials pertaining to Maybry's employment with the T.J. Moss Tie Company.

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George McCue Addenda, 1902-2002 (S0718)
23.5 cubic feet, 583 folders, 10,918 photographs

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This addenda to the George McCue Papers contains the research files compiled by St. Louis Post Dispatch urban design critic George McCue, as well as manuscripts and related documents for the books and articles he authored. Also included in the addenda are 10,918 photographs taken by McCue to document the buildings, people, and art he wrote about during his career.

Memorial Addresses on the Life of Representative Richard P. Bland, 1900 (S0212)
1 volume

Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Richard P. Bland (Late Representative from Missouri), delivered in the House of Representatives and the Senate

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Memorial Addresses on the Life of Senator Lewis Bogy, 1878 (S0211)
1 volume

Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Lewis Bogy, (A Senator From Missouri), Delivered In The Senate, January 16, 1878 and House of Representatives January 23, 1878.

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Missouri Alliance For Campaign Finance Reform Records, 1995-2000 (S1164)
4 cubic feet

The records of the Missouri Alliance for Campaign Finance Reform contains petitions, meeting minutes, advertisements, and maps pertaining to the organization's mission to limit monetary contributions to political campaigns.

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Missouri Association For Adult Continuing and Community Education Records, 1980-2007 (S0726)
26 cubic feet, 207 photographs, 9 computer disks

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The Missouri Association for Adult Continuing and Community Education (MAACCE) Records contain correspondence, meeting minutes, treasurer's reorts, convention committee materials, programs, and a constitution documenting the organization's mission to promote the principles of and opportunities for adult continuing and community education in the state of Missouri through professional development and workshops.

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Missouri Campaign Spending Refom Records, 1969-1977 (S0056)
2.5 cubic feet, 125 folders

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The Missouri Campaign Spending Reform Records (1969-1977) document Missourians for Honest Elections (MHE) involvement in election campaign finance reform from 1974-1977. Contents also include Wilhelmina Roberts' lobbying effort for passage of a campaign reform bill in the Missouri 77th General Assembly. When that legislature failed to act in 1974, Mrs. Roberts helped to organize the initiative petition drive and became an active participant in MHE. The collection consists of correspondence, working papers for Senate and House bills, court files of lawsuits, speeches, memos, minutes, manuals, press releases, rules and resolutions, candidates reporting forms, newsletters, articles, and newspaper clippings.

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Missouri Citizens' Action Records, 1977-1980 (S0158)
2 cubic feet, 24 folders

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The bulk of the Missouri Citizens' Action (MCA) records documents the Missouri Public Service Commission's 1978 investigation of Union Electric rate structures in St. Louis but contains material on the investigation of Laclede Gas' rates conducted in 1980 by the Public Service Commission (PSC). The collection includes MCA meeting minutes and notes, public testimony, reports, and exhibits from the PSC proceedings.

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Missouri Committee for the Humanities Records, 1971-2002 (S0936)
90 cubic feet

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The Missouri Humanities Council Records contains grant proposals, evaluations, development meeting minutes, program guidelines, reports, and newsletters pertaining to the group’s mission to assist libraries, museums, and other organizations in promoting educational programs focusing on history, law, ethics, philosophy, and anthropology. The majority of the collection contains grant proposals submitted to the Missouri Humanities Council by various organizations in Missouri; the grant proposal files include the proposals, correspondence, and program evaluations. The Missouri Humanities Council was founded in 1971 and is affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities. It has offices in Kansas City and St. Louis. The materials in this collection date from 1971 to 2002.

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Missouri Equal Rights Amendment Coalition Records, 1973-1979 (S0437)
3 cubic feet, 113 folders, 34 photographs, 1 video tape

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The Missouri ERA Coalition Records document the Coalition's efforts to get the ERA ratified in the Missouri Senate. The collection contains budgets, bylaws, campaign strategies, correspondence, funding requests, local fundraising material, meeting minutes, literature from workshops and rallies, conference notices, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and papers. The bulk of the collection chronicles the Coalition's development of grassroots support from 1977-1982, in particular, canvassing activities (caravan, phone bank, house party kits, letter writing, and lobbying instructions).

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Missouri Forest Heritage Records, 1954-1979 (S1060)
0.01 cubic foot

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The Missouri Forest Heritage Records contain correspondence relating to Loe A. Drey's efforts to preserve Missouri forests and the wildlife within them from 1954 to 1999.

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Missouri Parks Association Records, 1982-1995 (S0938)
0.8 cubic foot, 13 folders

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The Missouri Parks Association Records (MPA) contain correspondence, legal materials, board meeting minutes, publications, newsletters, and reports relating to the organization’s mission to protect, enhance, and preserve Missouri state parks and historic sites. Included in the collection is MPA’s serial publication The Heritage. The bulk of this collection includes correspondence to and from board members as well as Missouri’s political figures including former Missouri governors, senators, and attorney general. These individuals include John Ashcroft, Mel Carnahan, and Kit Bond. Additionally, these records contain the National Park Services’ National Register of Historic Places – Nomination Forms for architectural sites in Missouri state parks that hold historical significance, such as bridges, lodges, and cabins. 

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Missouri Public Interest Research Group Records, 1971-2000 (S0436)
25 cubic feet, 872 folders, 36 videos, 1 microfilm roll

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The Missouri Public Interst Research Group (MOPIRG) was founded by student activists following Ralph Nader's address at St. louis Univerity in March 1971. The group is a research and advocacy organizatoin for consumer, citizien and student intersts in Missouri. The colleciton includes board meeting minutes, bylaws, news releases, memoranda, correspondence, and publications.

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Missouri Social Hygiene Association Scrapbook, 1928-1933 (S0089)
0.01 cubic foot

The Missouri Social Hygiene Association (MSHA) Scrapbook contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, and newsletters pertaining to the group's mission to disseminate to the public knowledge and laws concerning social hygiene. MSHA was formed in 1909 by doctors, social workers, and others interested in promoting social hygiene. Their educational campaign included public lectures, college courses, meetings with allied groups and surveys of prostitution, social settlements, and venereal disease in St. Louis. From 1928 to 1933, MSHA advocated sex education, child welfare, the playground movement, the appointment of policewomen, and a visiting teacher's program.

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Missouri Society for Health and Physical Educators, 1937-2010 (S0010)
36 cubic feet

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The Missouri Society for Health and Physical Educators (MOSHAPE) is a voluntary professional organization made up of individuals representing schools, health, recreation agencies, dance, and other institutions interested in the development of these fields. Founded in 1936, MOSHAPE was instrumental in revising statewide Health & Physical Education curricula. The collection includes constitution and by-laws, correspondence, minutes and reports, research abstracts, financial documents, membership lists, and photographs.

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Missouri Speleological Survey Records, 1956-2011 (S0259)
3 cubic feet

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The Missouri Speleological Survey Records contain contains newsletters and guidebooks pertaining to the Missouri Speleological Survey's mission to study and research Missouri caves.

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