Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service Aerial Photographs, 1938-1979 (P0335)
107.5 linear feet
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."
James D. Attebery Photographs, 1878-1963 (P0095)
Images of Benton, Cedar, Vernon, and St. Clair County historic sites and buildings, mainly from ca. 1951-1960.
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.
Alfred Edward Barnes Jr. Architectural Collection, 1888-1959 (K0004)
Architectural drawings, renderings, photographs, specifications and correspondence of the architectural firm Hoit, Price and Barnes and its predecessors.
Harry J. Beagles Scrapbook, 1918-1919 (SP0024)
2 cubic foot (3 folders, 1 oversize)
The Harry J. Beagles Scrapbook documents Beagle’s service in France during World War I.
Collection of Clinton-DeKalb County and Travels to Southwest Missouri Photographs, no date (P0187)
photographs; landscapes and buildings in Noel, Elk Springs, Maysville, El Dorado Springs, and Vernon County, Missouri, Atchison, Kansas, and Sulphur Springs, Eureka Springs, Siloam Springs, Gravette, and Fayetteville, Arkansas. Portraits taken in Maysville, Osborn, and Cameron, Missouri.
Kenneth E. Coombs Papers, 1960s-1970s (CA5865)
5 cubic feet
Project files of a Kansas City architect related to historic restoration projects in Missouri. Includes correspondence, photographs, survey material, planning documents, financial records, and architectural drawings.
John G. Dryden Diary, 1856-1883 (C4104)
0.3 cubic feet
The John G. Dryden diaries include four volumes between the years 1856 and 1883 that document the life of a farmer and justice of the peace living in Vernon County, Missouri.
First Baptist Church (Walker, Mo.) Records, 1948-1993 (C3947)
1 roll of microfilm
Records of the First Baptist Church of Walker, Vernon County, MO.
General Joe Bailey Women's Relief Corps (WRC) #15-Nevada, Missouri Records, 1885-1918 (K0408)
The WRC was an auxiliary of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) who raised money to assist the poor in their community. Minute books, volumes of cash books, and membership ledgers. Also includes cemetery records.
George I. Gird Photographs, 1938-1952 (P0149)
B/w aerial views of Clayton, Hermann, Independence, Joplin, Kansas City, Nevada, St. Louis, Springfield, Webb City, and Weston from around 1955.
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.
Sarah Guitar Papers, 1931-1944 (C3563)
1.2 cubic feet
Correspondence and miscellaneous information on Missouri compiled by Miss Guitar during her employment as reference librarian for the State Historical Society of Missouri.
H.C. Casselman Investment Company Records, 1910 (R1483)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The H.C. Casselman Investment Company Records consists of a booklet from the H.C. Casselman Investment Company that was based in Kansas City, Missouri. The booklet includes information about the climate, soil, wildlife, and environment in Missouri. It also includes investment properties for sale and includes a road map of the Kansas City area and parts of the northwest corner of Missouri.
Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Records, Southwestern Missouri, 1868-2008 (K1321)
organizational records of several Missouri lodges which merged into the Debolt Lodge, framed items (frames removed), bound ledgers, member registers, account and minute books
Hancock Lee Jackson Writ of Election, 1857 (C1570)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
The collection contains a photostat documenting a special election of Vernon County representative to be held August 3, 1857.
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.
Henrietta Park Krause Collection, 1904-1949 (P0171)
0.38 linear feet, 1 volume
A series of photographs from the daughter of Governor Guy B. Park, this collection includes numerous photographs of Gov. Park, a 1933 Century of Progress photo album featuring views of the Missouri Commission exhibit, a series of images on the Huckleberry Finn Streamliner dedication in Hannibal, National Governor's Conventions, the Missouri State Fair, Camp Clark in Nevada, MO, Church Prison Farm near Jefferson City, Governor Forrest Smith's Inaugeration, Mark Twain Memorial Bridge dedication, notable Missourians, elected officials, and state government staff.
Charles M. McClain Postcard Collection, 1900-1956 (P0539)
23 postcards of Missouri scenes, including the Ozarks, Paseo in Kansas City, Warrenton, Troy, Hannibal, St. Louis, St. Joseph, Nevada, and Russellville.
Ruth McDaniel Photograph Collection, circa 1884-1909 (P0873)
Photos of Nevada, MO and figures from that town, including Nellie Yaer in costume advertising for the Nevada Noticer and W.J. Hawkins, Superintendent of Schools.
The Missouri Collection, 1771-2021 (C3982)
18.6 cubic feet (844 folders, 822 photographs), 29 oversize items, 9 audio cassettes, 7 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.
Missouri Extension Homemakers Association, Inc., Sacred Stones and Stained Glass Windows Project Records, 1977-1980 (C3723)
7.1 cubic feet (334 folders)
Statewide documentation of local churches by county. Includes cultural arts reports, church histories, floor plans, architectural details, clippings, slides, photographs, and miscellany.
Missouri Place Names Study Papers, 1927-1928 (C3459)
0.6 cubic feet
Correspondence, term papers, and information collected by graduate students at the University of Missouri during a study of the origin and history of place names in forty-two Missouri counties.
Missouri, Vernon County. World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919 (CA6357)
0.5 cubic feet
World War I service record cards for soldiers from Vernon County, Missouri.
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.
Nevada Gas, Oil and Asphalt Company Records, 1903 (R0845)
These are papers concerning the establishment of the Nevada Gas, Oil and Asphalt Company, a mineral exploitation and development firm in Barton and Vernon Counties in southwestern Missouri.
Ramsay Place Names File, 1928-1945 (C2366)
6 cubic feet (12 boxes), 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.
Robert L. Ramsay Papers, 1918-1953 (C3230)
2.5 cubic feet
Correspondence, notes, rough drafts, revisions, and proof sheets for place names series with emphasis upon Missouri place names. Newspaper clippings about Ramsay and the place name articles. Small volumes of notes and prints pertaining to his academic classes, and sample student themes and bibliographies.
Nancy K. Smith Postcard Collection, 1900-1970 (P0029)
Postcards, all views of hospitals and clinics and some sanitariums across Missouri.
"A Soil Improvement Program for Vernon County, Missouri" James A. Muster, 1925 (C2672)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
The collection contains a paper submitted to the contest of the Soil Improvement Committee of the National Fertilizer Association.
Southwest Missouri Resource Conservation and Development Records, 1964-2011 (SP0009)
28 cubic feet
The records consist of the financial documents, correspondence, project notes and publications pertaining to the operation of the non-profit environmental organization known as Southwest Missouri Resource Conservation and Development.
Ruby Rose Stauber Papers, 1777-2016 (SP0015)
13.5 linear feet, 2 oversized box
The papers of Rose Stauber contain the personal papers of Ruby Rose Stauber. They include correspondence, genealogical research, family photographs, and material related to Rose’s 31 years of service in the Women’s Army Corp.
Smith A. Sterett Papers, 1861-1899 (C2074)
0.1 cubic feet (5 folders)
The papers of Smith A. Sterett contain letters from business associates, friends, and family; business papers; Sterett's Confederate Army discharge; and an elementary spelling book. Sterett was a Montana Territory prospector, Helena, MT, merchant, and Nevada, MO, hardware merchant.
Thomas Britt Todd Medical Account Books, 1910-1958 (C2221)
0.25 cubic feet (12 volumes)
Medical account books and records of a general practitioner in Nevada, MO. Descriptions of service, medication, fee, and amounts paid. Notes on drugs, metric charts, obstetrics records and records of births and vaccinations.
Thomas M. Todd Papers, 1938-1950 (C3790)
0.8 cubic feet
Papers of Thomas McCutcheon Todd, a World War II soldier from Nevada, MO, comprised primarily of letters written to Todd's family. Many of the letters were written while Todd was in military training and during his enlistment in the U.S. Army; they detail issues of work, family, war, and death during the 1940s.
U.S. Work Projects Administration, Historical Records Survey of Missouri, 1935-1942 (C3551)
302 cubic feet (24,282 folders); 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.
United Confederate Veterans Camp No. 662 (Nevada, Mo.) Minute Book, 1908-1927 (C1275)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)
Minutes of meetings and miscellaneous papers.
United Confederate Veterans Camp No. 662 (Nevada, Mo.) Record Book, 1895 (C1276)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
List of members, constitution and bylaws, and minutes of meetings.
Vernon County, Missouri, Photograph Collection, 1902, 1939, no date (P1150)
An artificial collection of photographs Vernon County, Missouri.
Vernon County, Missouri, Township 4, School District 2 Record Book, 1858-1860 (C2467)
0.1 cubic feet (1 volume)
Handwritten minutes of the meetings of the legal voters called for the purpose of deciding issues such as school repairs, hiring of a teacher, and election of trustees.
Weltmer Institute of Suggestive Therapeutics (Nevada, Mo.) Records, 1899-1963 (CA6475)
6.75 cubic feet
The records of the Weltmer Institute of Suggestive Therapeutics consist of the institute’s courses, books, Weltmer’s Magazine, correspondence, photographs, Weltmer family genealogy, and miscellaneous material. The collection mainly concerns Ernest Weltmer and his father Sidney Weltmer.
Weltmer Institute of Suggestive Therapeutics (Nevada, Mo.) Records, c. 1900-1932 (C4044)
0.1 cubic feet (7 folders)
The records of the Weltmer Institute of Suggestive Therapeutics consist of promotional materials including pamphlets, brochures, letters, advertisements, journals, and catalogs. The Institute was established by Sidney A. Weltmer in 1897 and remained in operation until 1933. Suggestive Therapy, also known as the Weltmer Method of Healing, was defined as a "system of suggestive treatment aiming to bring the body and mind into harmony" without the use of drugs or surgery.
Wight and Wight Architectural Records, 1904-1952 (K0825)
Architectural drawings, business papers, and photographs from the premier pre-World War II architects of Kansas City, MO. also of furnishings designed by W.D. Wight.