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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.

Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. Records, 1997 (R1406)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. Records contain the book Win-Win: A Information History of Associated Electric Cooperative Inc., written by Russ Holt and published in 1997.

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Baldknobbers Hillbilly Jamboree Collection, 1970 (R1218)
(1 folder)

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This is a souvenir booklet from the Baldknobbers Hillbilly Jamboree show at Branson in Taney County, Missouri. The show, one of the first in Branson, featured the talents of the Mabe family. Although undated, the booklet is believed to be from the 1970 season.

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Lyman G. Bennett Papers, 1857-1865 (R0274)
10 folders

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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.

Charles E. Boulson Papers, 1928-1990 (R0404)
2.5 cubic feet (57 folders, 3 VHS)

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These are personal and professional papers of an electrical engineer in Missouri. Boulson was general manager of the Sho-Me Power Corporation, 1954-1974, and member of the Board of Directors of Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. The collection includes correspondence, scrapbooks, professional and historical writings, speeches on rural electrification in Missouri, and corporate manuals and annual reports of Sho-Me Power Corporation and Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Branson Improvement Association Collection, circa 1939 (R0826)
(1 folder)

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This is "A Glance at Friendly Branson Missouri," a brochure published by the Branson Improvement Association to attract tourists, businesses, and residents to the area. The brochure is undated, but appears to have been published around 1939.

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Branson Lodging Postcards, 1937-1972 (SP0010)
.25 cubic feet (3 folders)

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The Branson, Missouri, Lodging Postcards collection includes postcards and a travel brochure from several motels and lodges that existed in Branson during its emergence as a tourist destination. The collection focuses on the Anchor Travel Village.

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Branson Metro Club Collection, 1961 (R1067)
(1 folder)

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This is a souvenir program for the "Third Annual Taneycomo Outdoor Water Show Boat Races" held on Lake Taneycomo at Branson in Taney County, Missouri, on July 2, 1961.

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Brightwell Family Papers, 1860-1996 (SP0002)
1 cubic feet (11 folders, 1 oversized)

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The Brightwell Family Papers consist of the personal papers and business ledgers of the Brightwell family, particularly those pertaining to the land deeds and business dealings of John Brightwell from Taney County. Also included is genealogical information for the Brightwell family and family stories as told by Hillary Brightwell.      

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Cullimore Family Collection, 1973-1992 (R1090)
(4 folders)

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These are papers of the Cullimore family of journalists and outdoor writers. The collection consists of correspondence between Donald B. "Rocky" Cullimore and Dan Saults, and a compilation of Sault's articles in Branson and Springfield, Missouri, newspapers.

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Herbert E. Duncan Architectural Records, 1929-1992 (K0722)
32.11 c.f.

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Architectural drawings of buildings designed by Herbert Duncan Sr. (1905-1972) and Herbert Jr. (1931- ).

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Robert L. Elgin Travel and Tourism Collection, circa 1930s-1960s (R0623)
0.5 cubic foot (15 folders)

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This is a miscellaneous collection pertaining to travel and tourism in Missouri. The collection consists of maps, postcards, and ephemera, and a series of promotional booklets produced by the Missouri State Division of Resources and Development.

Elmo Ingenthron Photographs, 1959, no date (P0600)
13 photographs

Images of Taney County, including aerial photo of Bald Knob area and Taney County, graves of Rose O'Neill and Nat N. Kinney, steamboat landing in Forsyth, and Murder Rocks.

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Federal Lead Company, Mining Department Records, 1907-1913 (R0520)
2 cubic feet (17 volumes)

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These are letterbooks of outgoing correspondence maintained by Harry Adelbert Guess, general
manager of the Federal Lead Company's mine and mill at Flat River in St. Francois County,
Missouri. Topics include production, exploration, shipping, labor relations, and environmental pollution.

Robert Washington Fyan Papers, 1862-1864 (R0567)
1 folder

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This collection includes a personal letter and military papers of Robert W. Fyan, an officer
in the 24th Missouri Infantry from Webster County, Missouri. The letter, written from Taney
County, Missouri, describes activities of the regiment following the Battle of Pea Ridge, while
the papers concern clothing issues, camp and garrison equipage, and the personal effects of a deceased
officer.

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Hartman's Hideaway, Kirbyville, Missouri Papers, 1965 (R0828)
(1 folder)

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This is a printed promotional letter for Hartman's Hideaway, a campground near Kirbyville in Taney County, Missouri.

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Hiram Holler Papers, 1878-1892 (C3293)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The papers of Hiram Holler contain a land grant, deeds, and abstract title, entered in Taney County, MO.

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Hollister, Missouri Scrapbook Collection, 1910-1920s (R1476)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

This collection consists of scrapbook pages featuring images from Hollister, Missouri in Taney County from 1910 to the 1930s. Several of the images depict Camp Hollister, a Y.M.C.A camp. There is also an aerial view of the Hollister Farm, which is four miles away from Camp Hollister.

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Lake Taneycomo and White River Valley County Brochure Collection, circa 1945 (R1447)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The brochure of Lake Taneycomo and the White River Country contains advertisements and descriptions of popular tourist attractions, businesses, and organizations in Taney County, Missouri.

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Henry Perrin Mann Civil War Papers, 1862-1865 (R0455)
1 folder

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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 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.

Mary Dalton Newell Collection, 1882, 1904-1944 (P0131)
0.25 linear feet

Items from Mary Dalton Newell's scrapbook, including photos of the Dalton and and Denman families, ca. 1923-1978, the Osage and Niangua rivers, Ha Ha Tonka, Camden County, Lake Taneycomo, Cape Girardeau, and Bennett Springs. Photos of Columbia and the University of Missouri, ca. 1918-1930, include images of May Day, the Farmer's Fair, football, and the Columns. Postcard of bridges, steamboats, and from travels out-of-state.

Steve Miller, "Your Ozark Host", 1961 (R0868)
(1 folder)

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This is a promotional booklet for the Branson/Hollister area of Taney County, Missouri. Included are advertisements for tourist attractions, accommodations, restaurants, and other tourism related businesses.

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Missouri Department of Resources, "The White River Country", no date (R0324)
(1 folder)

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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.

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 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.

Missouri Pacific Railroad Company, White River Division Collection, 1929 (R1209)
(1 folder)

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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.

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Missouri Postcards, 1953 (SP0016)
5 folders

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The Missouri Postcard Collection contains postcards featuring images from around the state of Missouri.

Moore and Mahnkey Invoice Book, 1914-1918 (C0294)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Record of hardware and grocery invoices, 1914, 1915 and 1918. Lists of articles, quantities, and prices. Probably near Forsyth, MO.

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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.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rice Postcard Collection, 1909-1946 (P0497)
18 postcards

Postcards of Missouri scenes: St. Joseph, Gallatin, Lebanon, Slater, Maryville, Branson, Jefferson City, Sedalia, St. Louis, and Kansas City.

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New Life Evangelistic Center Records, 1949-2019 (S1236)
40.5 cubic feet

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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 2018. 

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Rose O'Neill Papers, 1863-1990 (SP0026)
2 cubic feet (35 folders)

 Digitized Materials

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The Rose O’Neill Papers consist of the personal correspondence of Rose O’Neill and her family members and friends.    

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Ozark Area Amateur Film Collection, 1957-1964 (SP0021)
0.5 cubic foot (14 reels)

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The Ozarks Area Amateur Film Collection contains fourteen reels of home movie footage featuring the Ozarks including Springfield, Nixa, Table Rock Dam, and St. John’s School of Nursing. 

Ozark Mountain Lakes and Rivers, Inc., "White River Lakes of the Ozarks", 1954 (R0713)
(1 folder)

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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.

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Ozark Mountainwood Express, 1981 (R0949)
(1 folder)

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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)

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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.

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Alonzo S. Prather Civil War Collection, no date (R0597)
0.01 c.f. (1 folder)

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This is a brief account by Alonzo Prather (of Indiana/Missouri) regarding his enlistment in the 6th indiana Infantry at the beginnin g of the Civil War. Accompanying the memoir is a photograph of Prather as a lieutenant.

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Roy Nelson Canning Company Records, 1907-1993 (R1029)
1 cubic foot (1 volume, 42 folders)

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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.

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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.

Shepherd of the Hills Estates Brochure, no date (R0752)
(1 folder)

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This is a brochure for Shepherd of the Hills Estate, a real estate development at Forsyth in Taney County, Missouri. Although undated, it appears to be from the late 1920s.

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Shepherd of the Hills Historical Society Collection, 1968-1978 (R0740)
(1 folder)

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These are six souvenir programs for performances during the 1960s and 1970s of The Shepherd of the Hills, an outdoor drama based upon the novel by Harold Bell Wright. It was presented at the Old Mill Theater on the Shepherd of the Hills Farm near Branson in Taney County, Missouri.

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SHSMO-KC Postcard Collection, 1908-1956 (K1345)
.24 cubic foot (22 folders)

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The State Historical Society of Missouri-Kansas City Postcard Collection is an artificial collection combining miscellaneous postcard acquisitions related to Missouri places, individuals, organizations, and events. The State Historical Society of Missouri-Kansas City Postcard Collection continues to have material added to it. New additions are added at the end of the collection.