Missouri county aerial photographs produced by the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service.
Army Corps of Engineers Photographs, 1955-1979 (P0098)
0.2 linear feet
Photographs of historic sites and construction sites, 1956 and 1978-1979. Includes images of bridges, dams, roadways, churches, businesses, and other buildings.
Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company Records, 1876-1877 (R1288)
(1 oversize volume)
This Atlantic and Pacific Railroad volume is a register of warranty and quitclaim deeds by the for lands
sold by the company in Barry, Franklin, Gasconade, Greene, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Phelps,
Pulaski, Stone, and Webster Counties in Missouri.
Baptist Association Annual Meeting Records, 1882-1933 (R0644)
(1 roll of microfilm)
The Baptist Association Annual Meeting Records contain microfilm copies of annual meeting minutes of Primitive Baptist associations in Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Ohio, and Oklahoma. The most complete series are for the Center Creek and Ozark associations of Missouri. The minutes include the proceedings of the associations, lists of churches, officers, and representatives, the articles of faith and rules of decorum, and correspondence with other associations.
Lyman G. Bennett Papers, 1857-1865 (R0274)
These are diaries and topographic maps of a civil engineer, member of the 36th Illinois Infantry,
and civilian employee of the U. S. Army. The materials concern homesteading in Minnesota in
1857; campaigning in Missouri and Arkansas with the Army of Southwest Missouri, 1861-1862;
mapping in Kansas and Colorado in 1865; and the Powder River Indian Expedition in Nebraska and
Wyoming in 1865.
The Douglas Ritchie Bushnell Papers contain the photocopy letters of an officer of the 13th Illinois Infantry, written during campaigns in Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. Bushnell was killed in action at Ringgold, Georgia, in November 1863. There are also a few letters from his wife, Emily, and other correspondents.
This is a small promotional pamphlet for Camp Blackstone, a resort on the James River near Galena in Stone County, Missouri. The proprietor was Dr. G. H. Black.
This is a folded single-sheet illustrated pamphlet for Camp Yocum, a summer resort on the James River near Galena in Stone County, Missouri. Although the pamphlet is undated, Camp Yocum in known to have been active in the early 1920s.
B. F. Carney Papers, 1932-2004 (R0180)
0.25 cubic foot (2 folders, 1 cassette tape)
The B.F. Carney Papers contain one of a thousand one dollar promissory notes issued by B.F. Carney at Crane, Missouri. Carney issued the notes to prove a Depression-era theory of money. Also included, are a photocopy of a letter written by Carney's son in 1969 explaining the history of the notes and an audio cassette with transcript containing Ben Carney Jr.'s explanation of the B.F. Carney dollar.
B.F. Carney Papers, 1933-1937 (C0240)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Composition, "The Ozark Fiddler," and two promissory notes.
Civil War Veteran Homestead Ledgers, 1874 (SP0069)
0.01 cubic feet (1 folder)
The Civil War Veteran Ledgers collection contains two small volumes of handwritten notes taken in 1874 by a government land agent. The notes record information about Union veterans of the Civil War who served in the United States Army or the Missouri State Militia and had made homestead claims of 160 acres or less via the Homestead Act of 1862. The veterans resided in five Missouri counties: Douglas, Ozark, Barry, McDonald, and Stone.
William Newton Deatherage Photograph Album, c. 1910s (C4410)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder, 168 photographs)
Photograph album created by the superintendent of Fractional School District No. 1 contains photographs of school buildings and their outhouses and water facilities in Stone County, Missouri. Includes names of teachers and their salaries.
Dr. M.S. Harless Photograph, no date (P0573)
Photo of fire at the Dewey Short home, Galena, MO, ca. 1992.
Photos, mainly copy prints and photo copies, of Hendrickson School and McCullough School children, 1900-1935, Stone County. Copy photo Stone County Officials, 1913.
Galena Christian Church (Galena, Mo.) Records, 1887-1964 (C3820)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)
Records of Galena Christian Church in Stone County, MO. The materials consist of membership lists, vital statistics information, and correspondence concerning membership in other churches.
The records are incomplete and appear to have been transferred from other record books.
Gerald H. Pipes Photograph Collection, no date (P0681)
Photos of Calvin Cloud cabin and statues at Inspiration Point, Stone County, MO.
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.
Lafayette Henson Papers, 1876-1938 (C0114)
0.3 cubic feet
Correspondence and other papers of a physician of Galena, MO, who graduated from the Missouri Medical College, St. Louis, in 1882. Class notes taken while a student at Missouri Medical College. Account book containing bills for medical attendance.
John Inmon Appointment, 1877 (C3296)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Appointment as postmaster at Sinclair, Stone County, MO. Brief history of post offices and postmasters of the area on reverse.
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.
These are typescripts of the Civil War diaries of Henry P. Mann, Co. B Cavalry, 36th Illinois
Infantry. The company was later assigned to the 15th Illinois Cavalry as Co. K. The diaries cover
the Pea Ridge campaign in Missouri and Arkansas, the occupation of Corinth, Mississippi, the battle
of Chickamauga, the siege of Chattanooga, and the Atlanta campaign. The entries for 1865 concern
personal business and finances.
Mark Twain National Forest Local History Collection, 1930s-1980s (R0471)
(4 rolls of mircofilm)
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.
This is a scrapbook concerning the annual poultry festivals at Crane in Stone County, Missouri. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, correspondence, programs and miscellandous printed materials.
The Missouri Collection, 1771-c. 2019 (C3982)
18 cubic feet (807 folders, 766 photographs), 26 oversize items, 9 audio cassettes, 3 audio discs, 9 CDs, 1 computer disc, 1 film, 6 film strips, 5 DVDs, 2 video cassettes
The Missouri Collection is an artificial collection combining miscellaneous small acquisitions related to Missouri places, individuals, organizations, and events.
This is a map of the White River watershed encompassing all or parts of eleven counties in southern Missouri. Topographic features and recreational sites are shown, as are mills, mines, bridges, fords, schools, and churches.
Statewide documentation of local churches by county. Includes cultural arts reports, church histories, floor plans, architectural details, clippings, slides, photographs, and miscellany.
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 Forestry Records, 1929-1994 (R1341)
2.25 cubic feet (53 folders)
The records of Missouri Forestry contain materials from the administration of directors George O. White, Osal B. Capps, and Jerry Presley. This includes materials related to Smokey Bear, fire safety, and the promotion of science, practice, and standards of forestry.
This is an illustrated promotional brochure advertising the White River Division of the Missouri Pacific Railway. It includes a route map showing towns and features along the line from Crane, Missouri, to Diaz and Newport, Arkansas, a montage entitled "Outdoor Life is Pleasant in The White River Country of the Ozarks," and a listing of representatives of the railroad's passenger and agricultural departments.
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.
Thomas Murray Papers, 1862-1867 (R0522)
These are letters addressed to Thomas Murray of Davenport, Iowa, by relatives serving in the
Union army during the Civil War. Included are letters from a brother, William Murray, and a
cousin, Thomas Murray, both of whom served in Company C of the 20th Iowa Infantry in Missouri
and Arkansas. There are also postwar letters regarding the grave of William Murray, who was killed
at Prairie Grove, Arkansas.
New Life Evangelistic Center Records, 1949-2020 (S1236)
65.5 cubic feet
The New Life Evangelistic Center (NLEC) Records contain correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and photographs documenting NLEC’s mission to provide Christian hospitality to the poor through social service programs and spiritual care. The collection is divided into five series: Administration; Larry Rice; Penny Rice; Chronological Files; Publications; Jim Barnes; Photographs; and Scrapbooks. The Chronological Files series consists of materials Larry Rice and his son, Chris Rice, gathered during their research for their five-volume history of NLEC. This series contains Rice’s handwritten drafts of the book, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, and photographs, arranged chronologically by year. Other series of interest include the publications series, which consists of issues of the ZOA Free Paper, which NLEC published from 1972 to 2005. The materials in this collection date from 1949 to 2019.
This is a membership directory for 1951 for the Galena Chapter No. 7 of the Order of the Eastern Star at Galena in Stone County, Missouri. Included are the names of elected and appointed officers, the auditing committee, and every member.
This is a small souvenir booklet for the 1905-1906 school year at Oto Public School in northern Stone County, Missouri. Blanche O. Pritchard was the teacher and H. B. Cox was president of the local school board.
This is a brochure-map of the White River region of Arkansas and Missouri. Intended for tourists, it includes a map of the region, lists of sponsoring businesses, a promotional text by Charles C. Williford, and color lithographs of tourists activities and scenic views.
Ozark Mountainwood Express, 1981 (R0949)
This is an issue of "Ozark Mountainwood Express", a semiannual publication devoted to Ozark music, culture, and tourism. The editor was J. T. Aubrey Roberts of Harrison, Arkansas. Although unnumbered and undated, this issue contains calendars of events for 1981.
Ozark Playgrounds Association Collection, 1929-1955 (R0854)
0.2 cubic foot (2 folders)
The Ozark Playgrounds Association Records contains booklets and pamphlets published by the Ozark Playgrounds Association to promote the "Playgrounds of the Ozarks," encompassing the Ozarks regions in Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. The booklets include geographical listings, maps, and lists of restaurants, hotels, and tourist attractions.
S. Fred Prince Papers, 1899-1999 (SP0005)
.5 cubic feet (12 folders)
The S. Fred Prince Papers document the work of a naturalist and illustrator who spent many years studying the geology and ecology of the Southwest Missouri Ozarks. They also include the research conducted by Suzanne Wilson, a freelance writer who published an article in the Missouri Conservationist magazine about Prince’s life and work. The collection consists of copies of Prince’s unpublished original manuscripts along with interviews and correspondence that Wilson conducted with those who knew Prince or had possession of his work.
This is a program booklet for boat races presented by the Pro-Riders Boat Racing Club of Springfield, Missouri, at Kimberling City on Table Rock Lake in Stone County, Missouri, on September 24, 1961. Included are a schedule of events, contestants for Miss Table Rock Lake, and advertisements for area businesses.
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.
Roy Nelson Canning Company Records, 1907-1993 (R1029)
1 cubic foot (1 volume, 42 folders)
These are records of the Roy Nelson Canning Company, a large tomato-canning concern especially active in Stone, Taney, and Douglas Counties in Missouri. The collection consists of land records, deeds, financial statements, insurance papers, and records for individual factories, mostly for operations in Stone County, Missouri.
Edward Martin Shepard Lantern Slide Collection, no date (R1184)
0.25 cubic foot (41 lantern slides)
These are lantern slides showing springs, natural bridges, and caves in the Ozarks region of Missouri. They were produced for teaching purposes by Edward M. Shepard, a professor of geology at Drury College in Springfield, Missouri.
These are printed minutes of the annual meetings of the Southwest Bethel Association of
Missionary Baptists, which was composed of churches in Christian, Stone, and Taney counties in
Missouri. The minutes include lists of affiliated churches, membership statistics, minutes of sessions,
and the articles of faith. Prior to 1885, the organization was known as the Southwest Bethel
Association of United Baptists.
An artificial collection of photographs of Christian, Dallas, Greene, Polk, Webster, Stone, and Taney Counties.
Stone County, Missouri Collection, 1851, 1860, 1999 (R1478)
0.03 cubic foot (3 folders)
The Stone County, Missouri Records contain documents pertaining to the history of Stone County, Missouri, including the original Report of the Commissioners who selected the county seat of Galena on April 15, 1851. Also included is a photocopy of the 1860 assessor's book and photographs of reenactors.
These are directories of Stone County Schools for the years 1941-1942 and 1942-1943, compiled by county superintendent Raymond H. Patterson. Included are lists of schools, administrators, teachers, other employees, and statics on enrollment, assessed valuation, and tax levies.
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.
Kathleen Van Buskirk Papers, c. 1870s-1990s (CA6208)
6 cubic feet, 1 video cassette
Manuscripts and research materials of an author who wrote about the Ozarks. Includes records of the Taneyhills Library Club of Branson, Missouri, and genealogy files on several families.
These are two booklets promoting tourism in Taney and Stone Counties in Missouri. Entitled "Come to Lake Taneycomo and the White River Country: the Vacation Paradise of the Ozarks," each booklet contains many advertisements for hotels, resorts, cottages, camps, and other tourist-related businesses, as well as a map of the area.
Robert S. Wiley Collection, 1869-1994 (R0521)
3 cubic feet (84 folders)
This is a collection of legal documents, newspaper clippings, magazines and printed material,
advertising items, and miscellaneous paper ephemera pertaining to the history of Stone County, and
to travel, tourism, and recreation in the White River Lakes region of southwestern Missouri. Much of
the collection pertains to Stone County, Missouri, but there is also material on Greene, Lawrence,
and Taney counties in Missouri, and some locations in Arkansas.