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American Sunday-School Union Records, 1917-1930 (R0565)
6 folders

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These are records of field work by F. L. Spindler and J. S. Wallace, missionaries for the
American Sunday-School Union, in Christian, Douglas, Howell, Ozark, Texas, Webster, and
Wright counties in Missouri. The records include a daily log of missionary activities, lists of
churches, Sunday schools, and superintendents visited, and accounts of periodicals sold.

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Archives Societaire, 1832-1882 (C0233)
2 rolls of microfilm

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Selected letters from the Archives Societaire, housed at the Archives Nationales, Paris, France. The Archives Societaire are the records of the followers of Charles Fourier. Included is correspondence of Victor Considerant, founder of the Fourierist colony at Reunion, TX, and Albert Brisbane, Fourierism's foremost advocate in the United States.

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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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Franklin Hoke Barnitz Papers, 1860-1894 (R0164)
(1 roll)

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This collection consists of correspondence and miscellaneous papers of Franklin H. Barnitz of Lake Spring, Dent County, Missouri. He was a native of Pennsylvania and freighter who operated from the railhead of the Southwest Branch of the Pacific Railroad in Phelps County before moving to Lake Spring. The collection includes letters from his family in York, Pennsylvania, and from friends and business associates in Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri.

Big Piney Regular Baptist Church Records, 1834-1891 (R1352)
(1 volume)

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This Big Piney Regular Baptist Church minute record book contains membership rolls, articles of faith, rules of decorum, and minutes of meetings May 10, 1834-April 6, 1861. The bulk of the record book is from May 1834 to April 1861 with one additional entry October 31, 1891.

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Brown Hill School, Texas County, Missouri Records, 1905-1938 (R0589)
1 roll

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These are the clerk's records of District No. 42, known as Brown Hill School, in Texas County, Missouri. The records include minutes of annual, special, and board meetings, annual enumeration of students and lists of taxpayers, warrants issued, teachers' contracts and monthly reports, and the district clerk's reports to the county.

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Coffey School, Texas County, Missouri Records, 1936-1950 (R0653)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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These are records of Coffey School west of Houston in Texas County, Missouri. Included are records of the district clerk, 1936-1950, and a teacher's register, 1938-1942.

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Paul Grant Davis Papers, 1908-1988 (R1357)
0.5 cubic foot (17 folders)

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These are the personal papers of Paul Grant Davis consisting of correspondence, photographs, and papers relating to his work in the insurance business.

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Sarah Ann Reed Sturgeon DeForest Papers, circa 1920-1950 (R0073)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The Sarah Ann Reed Sturgeon DeForest Collection contains photocopies of a scrapbook of genealogical information on residents of Phelps and Texas counties in Missouri collected by DeForest. The scrapbook includes newspaper clippings of obituaries, wedding announcements, and biographical notes from the Rolla and Licking newspapers.

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Melvin C. DeWitt Papers, 1966-2009 (R1418)
0.5 cubic foot (18 folders, 15 photographs)

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The Melvin C. DeWitt Papers contain the personal military papers and photographs of Melvin C. DeWitt who served in the United States Army from 1966 until his retirement in 1986. Also include are DeWitt's papers related to his employment with the Missouri Department of Corrections.

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Dillon Family Deed, 1919 (C3285)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a deed for land and town lot in Randall County, TX.

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William Duff Collection, c. 1968-1970 (CA6378)
17 audio tapes

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Audio tapes largely consisting of oral history interviews concerning the last hanging in Texas County and bootlegging. Also includes songs of Nancy Pittman.

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Dunlap Family Papers, 1780-2002 (C4004)
1.9 cubic feet

 Digitized Materials

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The papers of the Dunlap family include genealogical records, a Civil War journal, photographs, maps and land surveys, and other research materials compiled to produce histories of the Dunlap and Kofahl families of Licking, Missouri.

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Edd Ingram Photographs, 1904-1918 (P0279)
1.71 cubic feet (396 glass plate negatives, 13 photographs)

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Photographs by Edd Ingram of Edgar Springs, Missouri, primarily in glass plate negative format. Ingram captured early twentieth-century individual and group portraits, school portraits, and images of rural activities, industries, and agriculture. Identified locations pictured are in south central Missouri and cover portions of Phelps, Pulaski, Dent, Texas, and Crawford counties.

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Leland J. Farley Papers, 1859-1936 (R0014)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The Leland J. Farley Collection contains a land grant deed for land in Texas County, Missouri, Texas County maps, and documents describing the Intercounty Electric Cooperative.

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E.J. Finley Letter, 1866 (C1727)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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To [Francis] Rodman, Jefferson City, MO, from Texas County, MO, Nov. 8, 1866.

Finley charged violation of the registry law in Texas County, protested the election of Confederate rebels and requested a new election, criticized specific rebels, and praised radicals.

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Daniel Fogle Letters, 1867 (C2613)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Six letters from Daniel Fogle to his wife while he was on an exploratory expedition to western Missouri and Kansas.

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Gasconade River Association of the United Baptist Church Record Book, 1847-1885 (C3010)
1 roll of microfilm

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Record book of the Gasconade River Association of the United Baptist Church. Includes minutes and member information.

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Grant-Davis Lumber Company Records, 1882-1949 (R0109)
6.5 cubic feet (20 volumes, 9 oversize volumes, 9 folders)

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The Grant-Davis Lumber Company Records are business records of a lumber company based in Cabool, Missouri, which operated in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas. The collection includes ledgers, cash books, trial balances, inventories, and correspondence with the St. Louis and San Francisco ("Frisco") Railroad Company regarding freight claims. Russelle Grant Simonsen, daughter of Paul S. Grant, the last president of the firm, donated the records of the Grant-Davis Lumber Company. Mrs. Simonsen also provided background information on the company and the individuals who operated it.

Green Oak Farms Collection, 1961 (R1208)
(1 folder)

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This is a booklet for a registered Angus cattle sale at Green Oak Farms near Maples in Texas County, Missouri, on October 7, 1961. Fifty-three cattle, plus five 'calves at foot' were to be sold by proprietor E. E. Martin and guest consigner, Paul Woods.

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Edna Housden Haggard Papers, 1905-2000 (R1379)
1.5 cubic feet (36 folders, 2 volumes)

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The papers of Edna Housden Haggard contains the personal papers, scrapbooks, and photographs of Edna Lucille Housden Haggard of Houston, Missouri.

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Samuel A. Harrison Collection, no date (R0078)
(1 folder)

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The Samuel Aaron Harrison Collection contains a photocopy of "Samuel Aaron Harrison, 1842-1940: His Ancestors and Descendants," by S. Claude Null. It is an account of the life of Harrison, with detailed genealogical information. Included is an "Insert on the Ancestry of Presidents Harrison," and a general history of the surname Harrison.

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Spencer M. Hubbard Papers, 1849-1902 (R0676)
0.25 cubic foot (4 folders)

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The Spencer M. Hubbard Papers contain the personal and business papers of Spencer M. Hubbard, physician and county clerk of Texas County, Mo. Also include is the medical account book of Spencer's father, Dr. John H. Hubbard, 1849-1852, and minutes of the Texas County Medical Association, 1888.

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John Calvin Hughes Papers, 1827-1863 (R0309)
0.04 cubic foot (2 folders)

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These are typescripts of the Civil War letters of John C. Hughes, a native of Washington
County, Missouri, and member of Co. I, 33rd Missouri Infantry. He wrote to his wife from camps at
St. Louis, Rolla, Salem, Houston, and Hartville, Missouri, Columbus, Kentucky, and Helena,
Arkansas. Folder 2 contains genealogical data and copies of military service and pension papers
from the National Archives.

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Richard H. Ichord Papers, 1961-1980 (C3699)
113 rolls of microfilm

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Carbon copies of letters mailed from Ichord's office. Arranged chronologically by congressional session, then alphabetically by addressee, except on subject folders where arrangement is chronological. Ichord was a Democratic representative from Missouri's 8th District to the 87th through 96th congresses.

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Charles E. Kiefner Papers, 1925-1931 (R0189)
3.5 cubic feet (160 folders)

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The Charles E. Kiefner Papers contain the papers of a U.S. Representative from Perryville, Missouri. He represented the 13th District (Bollinger, Carter, Iron, Jefferson, Madison, Perry, Reynolds, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Washington, and Wayne counties) in the 69th (1925-1927) and 71st (1929-1931) Congresses. Included are general subject files, post office files, and veterans' pension files.

Kinderpost, Missouri Collection, circa 1910-1982 (R0107)
0.03 cubic foot (3 folders)

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The Kinderpost, Missouri Collection contains materials on the post office and community at Kinderpost in Texas County, Missouri. Included are two photographs, an illustrated article by Priscilla Bradford, and a three-page memoir on the postal system in Texas County by Ellery P. Bradford.

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Frederick A. Kullman Papers, 1855-1980 (R0120)
0.03 cubic foot (3 folders)

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The Frederick August Kullman Papers contain photocopies of the miscellaneous papers and Civil War diary of Frederick A. Kullman, a resident of Cole Camp, Benton County, Missouri, and a soldier in the 13th Missouri Cavalry. His papers include confirmation and emigration certificates from Bavaria, military service records, correspondence, photographs, and genealogical information on the Kullman family. The wartime diary covers service at Rolla and Licking, Missouri in 1865.

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Hubert E. Lay Papers, 1961 (R1217)
(1 folder)

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This is a booklet published for the dispersal sale of Hubert E. Lay's herd of Aberdeen-Angus cattle at Houston in Texas County, Missouri , on September 3, 1961. Fifty-two head of cattle were offered, with Colonel Wesley Hays serving as the auctioneer.

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Leavitt and Kay Records, 1875 (R0588)
1 roll

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This is the journal of a mercantile firm operated by J. S. Leavitt and John Kay at Houston in Texas County, Missouri. The entries begin on 7 April 1875 with a memorandum of partnership, and continue through 14 August 1875 when the partnership was dissolved.

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Little Piney Baptist Association Records, 1837-1935 (R0283)
(62 folders)

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These are minutes of annual meetings of the Little Piney Association, which was composed of churches in Camden, Cole, Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Miller, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski, Shannon, and Texas Counties in Missouri. At various times, the organization had also been titled a "United" and "Primitive" Baptist association.

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William H. Lynch Diaries, 1864-1865 (C1153)
0.02 cubic feet (2 volumes)

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William H. Lynch of Houston, MO, served as commissary sergeant in the 32nd Regiment, Infantry, Missouri Volunteers, 3rd Brigade, 1st Division. Vol. I Civil War, 1864, Vol. II Civil War and University of Missouri, 1865.

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William Henry Lynch Papers, 1859-1905 (R0202)
16 volumes, 8 folders microfilmed

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These are diaries and miscellaneous papers of an educator in southern Missouri. Lynch was a
native of Houston in Texas County, Missouri. He served in the 32nd Missouri Infantry during the
Civil War, and was principal of schools in Steelville, St. James, Salem, West Plains, and Mountain
Grove, Missouri, following the war.

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Clair V. Mann Cemetery Records, 1942-1949 (C2667)
0.1 cubic feet

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Tombstone inscriptions compiled by Clair V. Mann from cemeteries in Crawford, Dent, Maries, Phelps, Pulaski, and Texas Counties in Missouri.

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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.

Mildred Fourt Melton Photograph Collection, 1895-1950 (P0400)
1 folder

Photos of Cyrus Houston Frost portrait, Hannah Leek Frost portrait, Houston Institute ca. 1890, Houston Public school 1894, Big Piney River Bridge near Houston, confederate reunions, Edna Ruth Starling, Texas County Courthouse (2), The Narrows, and O'Possum Trot School.

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Mill Creek School, Texas County, Missouri Records, 1886-1927 (R0651)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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The Mill Creek School, Texas County, Missouri Records are microfilmed records of the School District No. 2 near Plato in northwestern Texas County, Missouri. The records include seven volumes for the district clerk from 1886 to 1925 and teachers' registers from 1893- to 1927.

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Missouri Baptist Associations Records, 1912-1980 (R0394)
17 folders microfilmed

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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.

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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 Lives Oral History Project Records, 2014-2018 (C4249)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder), 19 CDs, 1 DVD

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The collection consists of interviews with a wide array of Missourians who have had an interesting personal history and life. The collection consists of digitally recorded interviews, transcripts, and ephemera.

Mitchell Family Papers, circa 1917-1980 (R0151)
(1 folder)

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TheMitchell Family Papers are photocopies of reminiscences, newspaper clippings, and genealogical material concerning various members of the Mitchell family at Licking in Texas County, Missouri. Included are Bessie Mitchell Baxter's recollections of the Civil War and a tornado in 1917.

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Buck Nelson Collection, 1960 (R0759)
(1 folder)

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This booklet was published in 1960 to be sold at subsequent annual spacecraft conventions held on Buck Nelson's ranch in Texas County, Missouri. The conventions were gatherings for flying saucer enthusiasts and persons interested in interplanetary space travel.

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Jorgen Vilhelm Nielsen Papers, 1905-1969 (R0440)
1 folder

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This is a journal, 1905-1930, of a native of Denmark and resident of Chicago, Illinois. The entries
include notes of becoming a naturalized citizen and a description of a trip to California. With
the journal are two letters to John Nielsen at Licking, Missouri, from relatives in Denmark, 1969.
The letters and part of the journal are in Danish.

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