2nd Illinois Artillery Regiment, Battery F Records, 1865 (R0293)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)
The 2nd Illinois Artillery Regiment, Battery F Records contains a photocopy of the final muster roll and service history of the Battery F, 2nd Illinois Light Artillery. The battery was organized in Cape Girardeau, Scott, and Stoddard counties in Missouri.
Missouri county aerial photographs produced by the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service.
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."
Thomas Frazier Baker III Papers, 1959-1967 (C2465)
8.4 cubic feet (716 folders, 8 volumes)
Papers of a state representative from Stoddard County, 1961-1967. Campaign correspondence and publicity, correspondence with constituents in regard to legislation and welfare assistance, political correspondence on such matters as gubernatorial succession, reapportionment, conflict of interest legislation, and ouster of House Speaker Graham.
Thomas Swain Barclay Papers, 1912-1935 (C3938)
3 cubic feet (69 folders)
Papers of Thomas Swain Barclay, a member of the American Red Cross during World War I, and member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at the University of Missouri. Personal and professional correspondence, wartime diary, overseas duty related papers, newsletters and programs, photographs, and miscellaneous material collected from his various associations. Also research material on Champ Clark.
This is a souvenir booklet presented by teacher Ethel Simmons to her pupils at the close of the 1913-1914 school year at Bernie School in Stoddard County, Missouri. Included are the names of the students and the directors of the school district.
Bootheel Project Records, 1993-1997 (C3928)
3.2 cubic feet, 161 audio cassettes, 9 audio discs, 2 video cassettes
Records of the Bootheel Project, which documents the art, culture, and heritage of the Missouri Bootheel. The records include photographs, color slides, audio cassettes, transcripts, and video cassettes of interviews with Bootheel residents. Sound recordings, planning documents, field workers' notes and miscellaneous items collected throughout the project are also included.
Cane Creek Baptist Association Records, 1904-1992 (R0235)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Cane Creek Baptist Association Records contain the booklets with the proceedings of the 42nd, 91st, and 130th annual meetings of the Cane Creek Baptist Association. Included in the booklets are the articles of faith and constitution, minutes, committee reports, and directories of churches and staff.
This is a "History of the Christian Church, Dexter, Missouri," compiled in 1946. Dexter is in Stoddard County, Missouri. The pastor was Walter A. Smith.
Civil War Documents, 1861-1865 (C4274)
0.2 cubic feet (2 folders)
Photocopies of miscellaneous papers and documents, including discharges, enlistments, a commission, confederate bills and notes, stamps, insignia, orders, mustering out papers of soldiers, including officers, mostly from Missouri.
D. B. Axtell and Company Records, 1878 (R0442)
0.5 cubic foot (1 oversize volume, 1 roll of microfilm)
The D.B. Axtell and Company Records contain an indexed account ledger for a grocery, general store, and tie-buying firm in southeastern Missouri. Owned by D.B. Axtell and J.P. Gabriel, the business was based in Poplar Bluff and did business in Butler and Stoddard Counties. The ledger includes accounts receivable, lists of payments for ties, and expense accounts.
This collection contains family correspondence, a Civil War diary, and military service and
pension records of Franklin S. Denny of Company C, 1st Missouri Cavalry. The correspondence
includes letters from relatives in California, Nevada, and Wisconsin, 1853-1874. The Civil War
diary covers operations around Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Independence, Missouri, and Little
Rock, Arkansas, 1862-1864.
These are articles of association and order of incorporation for the Dexter Cemetery Assocation, a benevolent association formed to establish and maintain a public cemetery at Dexter in Stoddard County, Missouri. George N. Boughton was president.
Dexter Monday Club Records, 1941-1969 (R0457)
29 volumes MICROFILMED
These are scrapbooks and "Press" books of the Dexter Monday Club, a women's club at Dexter
in Stoddard County, Missouri. The volumes include the club's printed yearbooks, newspaper
clippings, correspondence, photographs, and miscellaneous materials regarding the activities of the
Dunklin County, Missouri, Marriage Records, 1899-1908 (R1332)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The records of Dunklin County, Missouri Marriage Records, 1899-1905 contain a photocopy of the book Records of Marriages, for Dunklin County, recorded by R.M. Harris, Justice of the Peace.
Lorena Shell Eaker transcribed family Bible records provided to her by several families in southeast Missouri and North Carolina. These records were used to compile her two-volume work The Shoe Cobbler’s Kin, A Genealogy of the Peter (Ecker) Eaker, Sr. Family (1701-1976). These papers include both hand-written transcriptions and photocopies of the original Bible records. Also included is the marriage record and sermon notes for Presbyterian minister William G. Peyton of Piedmont, Missouri. Additionally, there are reprints of photographs of the Miller, Penzel and related families.
Ellsworth-Kilmer Family Papers, 1825-1884 (C3371)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
The collection papers of the Ellsworth-Kilmer family contain deeds, letters, and receipts of two Stoddard County, MO, families.
The Patricia Shively Elmore Papers contain diaries, correspondence, genealogy, scrapbooks, and photographs related to the donor’s family. This collection also contains diplomas, commencement programs, military documents, photographs, souvenir postcards, films, and funeral memorabilia of the donor’s second husband, William “Bill” Elmore.
This collection contains photocopies of programs for the 20th Anniversary of the dedication on May 25, 1941 and parsonage dedication on October 6, 1963 for the First Baptist Church at Dexter in Stoddard County, Missouri.
This collection contains photocopies of a booklet published by the First Methodist Church of Dexter in Stoddard County, Missouri, for the consecration of its new church building on April 12, 1964. Included are an order of worship, a history of the congregation, a membership roll, and a list of church officials from 1877-1964. Dr. Arthur C. Fulbright was pastor of the congregation.
Galilee Association of General Baptists Records, 1913-1980 (R0077)
(2 rolls of microfilm)
The Galilee Association of General Baptists Records contains a microfilm copy of the proceedings of the annual sessions of the organization of General Baptist congregations in southeastern Missouri. Also included are Old Liberty Association proceedings, Liberty Association proceedings, and a reprinted sermon of Benoni Stinson.
These are the minutes of meetings of the Tom Walker Post of the G.A.R. at Zion, Stoddard
County, Missouri. The minutes begin with the organizational meeting on 7 April 1888 and continue
through 16 February 1895.
Sarah Guitar Collection, no date (C3391)
1.5 cubic feet (5 card files); also available on 2 rolls of microfilm
Card file compiled by Sarah Guitar, reference librarian of the State Historical Society of Missouri, as a guide to county boundaries of Missouri, 1812-1929; Missouri congressional district boundaries, 1845-1933; Missouri senatorial districts, 1820-1931; and Missouri judicial circuits, 1815-1915.
This is a program booklet for the 28th annual high school meet for Southeast Missouri, held at Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, on April 28-29, 1933. The meet included competitions in academic subjects, music, and debate as well as athletics. The meet was under control of the Teachers College Athletic Committee.
Himmelberger-Harrison Lumber Company Records, circa 1906-1958 (R1259)
2 cubic feet (34 volumes, 42 folders)
These are miscellaneous records of the Himmelberger-Harrison Lumber company and the Himmelberger-Harrison Manufacturing company in southeastern Missouri. Included are abstracts of land records, circa 1906-1921, and president John E. Himmelberger's correspondence subject files for 1958.
This is an itemized bill for items sold by the IXL Handle manufacturing company at Dexter in Stoddard County, Missouri, to Mack Webb in El Campo, Texas. The bill is dated February 7, 1911.
David A. James Papers, 1790-2008 (C4126)
5 cubic feet
The research material of a hotel management instructor, whose work resulted in the publication Historic Hotels of Missouri: Hotels, Inns, and Taverns of 19th Century Missouri.
Junior Civic Club, Dexter, Missouri Records, 1949-1978 (R0470)
16 volumes MICROFILMED
These are minute books and scrapbooks of the Junior Civic Club, a women's club formed in
1949 at Dexter in Stoddard County, Missouri. The records include minutes of meetings, membership
lists, yearbooks, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and miscellaneous printed
Missouri Baptist Associations Records, 1912-1980 (R0394)
17 folders microfilmed
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.
Statewide documentation of local churches by county. Includes cultural arts reports, church histories, floor plans, architectural details, clippings, slides, photographs, and miscellany.
Missouri State Highway Commission, Division of Information Collection, 1962 (R1053)
0.01 cubic foor (1 folder)
This is "Crossing at Crowley's Ridge," a booklet published by the Missouri State Highway Commission on June 24, 1962 for the dedication of improved U.S. Highway 60 and Missouri Highway 25 at Dexter in Stoddard County, Missouri. Commission Chairman Fred L. Henley, Governor John M. Dalton, and U.S. Senator Edward V. Long attended the dedication ceremony.
Samuel Montgomery Papers, 1854-1887 (CG0014)
0.2 cubic feet
This collection contains letters, military documents, family genealogy information, and copied pages from published material.
Lynn Morrow Papers, 1804-2015 (R1000)
24 cubic feet (1051 folders, 5 oversize folders, 11,170 photographs, 852 negatives)
The Lynn Morrow papers 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.
The Lynn Morrow Publications Collection includes three cultural resource and soil reference books related to the southeast Missouri region from 1976 to 1978.
Photographs, papers, and letters from the Thomas Valentine Moulder, Wilbur J. Moulder, and Frances Valentine Moulder family from Scott County, Missouri.
Oliver and Oliver Law Firm Records, 1760-2004 (CG0010)
296 cubic feet
The Oliver and Oliver Law Firm Papers contain case files and correspondence of the firm from the 1880s to 1980s. This collection also includes the genealogy of the Oliver and Watkins families, family correspondence, and civic involvements with the Boy Scouts of America, Rotary Club, Sons of the American Revolution, and Presbyterian Church. In addition, this collection contains material related to the Little River Drainage District, Oliver Land and Development Company, and Mingo National Wildlife Refuge.
Quintin Papineau Photographs, 1996-1998 (CG0034)
0.01 cubic feet
35 photographs taken by Quintin Papineau of agriculture, buildings, springs, riverboats, and machinery several counties in southeast Missouri, Oregon County, Marion County, and cities in Illinois along the river.
The photocopied journal is the writings of William ""Ted"" E. Parmenter from May 1944 to January 1946 during his tour of duty in the United States Navy.
Adam Perkins Papers, 1861-1871 (R1335)
The Adam Perkins Papers contain a typescript copy of Adam Perkins' journal, a farmer from Bollinger County, Missouri, is dated from January 1861 through December 1871. The journal was discovered in 1990 in Plainfield, Illinois. It was then typescript by Jean Scott of Orlando, Florida and sent to Lorena S. Eaker of Bollinger, Missouri for editing.
Rainwater Family Papers, 1863-1939 (R0227)
0.02 cubic foot (2 folders)
The Rainwater Family Papers contain photocopies of the Civil War letters of Major Charles C. Rainwater, a Confederate officer, to his wife, Sarah Fowler Rainwater, at Cole Camp, Benton County, Missouri. The letters mention fighting at Hartville and Cape Girardeau, and Rainwater’s disabilities from wounds. There are also genealogical data on Samuel Fowler and his family, and biographical sketches of Sarah Fowler Rainwater.
Ramsay Place Names File, 1928-1945 (C2366)
6 cubic feet, 4 rolls of microfilm
Card file of origins of Missouri place names, compiled by students of Robert L. Ramsay, University of Missouri professor of English. Cards are in alphabetical order by place name.
James S. Rogers Papers, 1837-1864 (R0249)
0.04 cubic foot (2 folders)
This collection includes a Civil War diary and letters of James S. Rogers, a resident of Corydon,
Iowa, and member of Co. M of the 3rd Iowa Cavalry. The diary and letters cover his departure
from home, enlistment and training at Davenport, Iowa, and cavalry service in southern Missouri and
This collection contains correspondence, memos, yearbooks, directories, anniversary programs, and conference materials documenting Rotary District 6060's mission to support local rotary clubs through club visits and organizing yearly district conferences. Organized in 1910 with the founding of the St. Louis Rotary Club, District 6060 is an administrative body that oversees Rotary Clubs in the Eastern part of Missouri, from Hannibal to the Missouri Bootheel.
Ada Brydon Bruce Smith Scrapbook, 1919-1936 (C1423)
0.04 cubic feet (1 volume)
Obituaries and other newspaper clippings concerning friends and relatives of Ada Smith, Stoddard County, MO.
George Thom Smith Papers, 1907 (R0983)
This is a letter of July 17, 1907 from George Thom Smith, president of Dexter Christian College at Dexter in Stoddard County, Missouri, to the Anderson-Tully Lumber Company in Memphis, Tennessee. The letter concerns a lost shipment of shooks.
The Southeast Missouri Collection is a combination of small acquisitions to the State Historical Society related to Missouri places, individuals, organizations, and events.
An artificial collection of photographs depicting Southeast Missouri, including the Bootheel: Wayne, Dunklin, Pemiscot, New Madrid, Stoddard, Scott, and Mississippi counties.
This is a souvenir booklet presented by the teacher, Lewis M. Layer, to the pupils of Trammel School at La Valle in Stoddard County, Missouri, at the close of the 1915-1916 school year.
U.S. Work Projects Administration, Historical Records Survey of Missouri, 1935-1942 (C3551)
302 cubic feet; also available on 817 rolls of microfilm
Correspondence, records, and working files. Originally designed to survey and inventory all county government records, the survey finally included inventories of church records, manuscript collections, vital statistics, American imprints, and federal archives. Incorporates records of the Federal Writers Project for Missouri.
This is a souvenir program booklet for the fifth annual homecoming sponsored by the Puxico Memorial Post No. 7322, of the VFW at Puxico in Stoddard County, Missouri, on August 14-18, 1951.