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Louis F. Bohm Letters, 1866-1868 (C3290)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains letters to Bohm, regarding music and local news and politics.

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Louis Frederick Bohm Papers, 1866 (C2591)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Letter from Bohm in Warrenton, MO, to his parents in Illinois, and a copy of a catalogue of Western Educational Institute, Warrenton.

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Henry F. Brandt Account Book, 1859-1860 (C0266)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Account book apparently of Henry F. Brandt, physician in Warren County, MO. Lists sales of medications with patients' names; also sold medicine for animals. Brandt was born in Germany and was one of the pioneer settlers of Warren County. Many of his patients were also apparently German immigrants.

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Charles M. McClain Postcard Collection, 1900-1956 (P0539)
23 postcards

23 postcards of Missouri scenes, including the Ozarks, Paseo in Kansas City, Warrenton, Troy, Hannibal, St. Louis, St. Joseph, Nevada, and Russellville.

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Clarence Wilson Photographs, 1936, no date (P0407)
19 photographs

Photographs of Hannibal and Kirskville, Missouri, by Clarence Wilson. Also, images of the Lake of the Ozarks, a Daniel Boone Marker, and Warren County.

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Cuivre-Siloam Regular Baptist Association Records, 1822-1922 (C4325)
0.2 cubic feet (10 folders)

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Minutes of the Cuivre-Siloan Regular Baptist Association, which also include some history of the Association and brief biographies on some of the church Elders.

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Douglas R. Frazee Photographs, 1880-1985 (P0072)
0.25 linear feet

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Photographs of the Missouri River and life on the towboat Brownville, 1963-1985 by Frazee, an engineer on the vessel. Photos of Marshall, MO, 1948-1950, and Marthasville, MO, area in the early 1900s. Aerial photographs of Saline County, Marshall, Brookfield, and Pettis County, 1946-1949. Aerial photographs of farms and buildings along Highways 20, 24, 41 in Saline and Lafayette Counties, ca. 1947. Also include a variety of images of Missouri scenes and Missourians.

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Election Returns, 1840 (C1736)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Missouri presidential election returns for Barry, Boone, Rives (now Henry), St. Charles, St. Louis, Warren, and Wayne Counties. Returns for state senator in Wayne County and circuit attorney in Rives and St. Louis Counties.

Emmaus Homes Papers, 1903 (S1234)
20 oversize display panels, 1 cubic foot

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The Emmaus Homes Papers contain 20 display panels depicting photographs, artwork, and articles and created in 1903 by clients of and staff of Emmaus Homes on the St. Charles and Marthasville campuses. Emmaus Homes is a faith-based, nonprofit organization providing full time care services to more than 300 adults with developmental disabilities in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Eversmann Family Papers, 1840s-1850s, 1920s-1930s (CA3112)
0.2 cubic feet

Addition of correspondence from Germany, land surveys, and legal and financial documents of Lewis (Ludwig) Eversmann of Warren County, Missouri, 1840s-1850s; and postcards and miscellaneous papers of Mary Pearson of Saline County, Missouri, 1920s-1930s. See also C3743.

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Eversmann Family Papers, 1810-1982 (C3743)
0.3 cubic feet

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Family history and genealogy of the Eversmann family in Germany. Biographical sketches of Alexander, Ludwig, and Julius Eversmann. Correspondence, financial and legal records of Ludwig Eversmann and Gottfried Duden of Warren County, MO. Also poems, home remedies, and other miscellaneous items. Mostly in German with some English translations.

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Friedens United Church of Christ (Warrenton, Mo.) Record Books, 1868-1967 (C3631)
1 roll of microfilm

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Record books of the Friedens Evangelical Church, Warrenton, MO, and the Bethany Evangelical Church, Pendleton, MO. The two merged to become the Friedens Evangelical and Reformed Church, later renamed the Friedens United Church of Christ. The Friedens Church was organized in 1877, but the record book has entries dating from 1868. The earliest record in the Bethany book is for 1910.

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Hugo Graf Papers, 1924-1994 (S0776)
58 cubic feet, 158 folders, 29 photographs

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This collection contains correspondence, reports, drawings, and photographs from architect Hugo K. Graf and the architectural firm “Kramer and Harms.” The photographs are primarily of completed businesses and residences, while the drawings depict conceptual images of buildings, residences, and one drawing of a streamlined automobile from Lawncraft Incorporated. Also included in this collection are plans, specifications, and photographs of restorations of historic buildings in Missouri, including but not limited to Arrow Rock Tavern and the Governor Fletcher House restoration.

Sarah Guitar Papers, 1931-1944 (C3563)
1.2 cubic feet

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Correspondence and miscellaneous information on Missouri compiled by Miss Guitar during her employment as reference librarian for the State Historical Society of Missouri.

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Harmony Church (Warren County, Mo.) Records, 1843-1919 (C3072)
1 roll of microfilm

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The collection contains a record book of a German Lutheran Evangelical Church established in 1842. The collection includes transcriptions from other records, 1843-1881; and original records, 1881-1919, including birth, christening, confirmation, marriage, and death records.

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Rachel Wall Hughes Papers, 1823-1893 (C0331)
0.06 cubic feet (3 folders)

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The papers contain photostatic copies of letters and a court order appointing Elizabeth Gross administratrix of an estate in 1823. The letters are from Virginia, Ohio, California, and Missouri. They comment on politics, religion, home life, and lead mining in California.

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Lippstadt Evangelical Church (Warren County, Mo.) Records, 1849-1933 (C3643)
1 roll of microfilm

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The marriage, baptismal, confirmation and funeral records of a German evangelical church located near Warrenton, Warren County, MO. Volume three also contains the rules of the congregation and list of its members. The records are written almost entirely in German script.

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Methodist Episcopal Church (Pendleton, Mo.) Records, 1893 (C2941)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Two classbooks for use in the Methodist Episcopal Church, including names of class members.

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Missouri German Heritage Corridor Oral History Project, 2018 (C4354)
0.4 cubic feet (6 folders), 9CDs

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A collaborative project between the State Historical Society of Missouri and the Missouri Humanities Council, this collection emphasizes the past and present influence of German heritage in Missouri, including historic sites, past people, notable conflicts, religious influence, agriculture, music, art, and architecture. The German Heritage Corridor will focus on the counties north and south of the Missouri River, from St. Charles and St. Louis, to Chariton, Saline, and Lafayette. This corridor includes several distinct German communities, including New Melle, Herman, Dutzow, and Westphalia.

Missouri Place Name Survey Papers, 1954-1982 (C4390)
1.2 cubic feet (35 folders)

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Correspondence, newsletters, notes, research material, papers, proposal, and publications of a committee of professors who undertook a Missouri Place Name Survey, building largely on the work of Professor of English Robert L. Ramsay, whose students compiled a survey of Missouri places in the 1930s. The survey was intended to produce a dictionary of Missouri place names.

Warren County, Missouri, Clerk Record Book, 1833-1846 (C0888)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Certificates of marriage, registration of ear marks, and records of stray animals--horses, mules, hogs, etc. The strays were taken before a justice of the peace and appraised. Clerks were Carty Wells, 1833-1837; Joseph B. Wells, 1837-1841; and Eli Carter, 1842-1846.

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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.

Mrs. J.C. Storment Photograph Collection, no date (P0892)
10 photographs

Photos of Warren County - buildings in the Marthasville area.

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Friedrich Muench Obituary, 1881 (C2902)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Obituary translated by Ralph Gregory from the WESTLICHE POST of 16 December 1881. Includes a biography and eulogy of Muench.

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Werner O. Nagel Papers, 1931-1988 (C2544)
3.7 cubic feet, 2 volumes

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Papers of a University of Missouri pioneer wildlife student, zoologist, noted conservationist, technical writer for the Missouri Conservation Commission, and philosopher/poet. Material on conservation, pollution, land management, wild game cookery, and technical writing.

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Thomas Parmer Papers, 1805-1837 (C0383)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Deeds to land in [Charette] Village, District of St. Charles, to Thomas Parmer from Joseph Chartrau and Joseph Larrevy, and instruments recording the deeds, 1834. Also plan of town of Rockcastle, MO, 1837.

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Ralph Gregory Photographs, 1956-1961 (P0604)
0.125 linear feet

Photos of Franklin and Warren counties, ca. 1959, especially historic homes and churches. Photographs of the Hearst family. Postcards of Mark Twain Shrine

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Rudolph H. Goebel Photographs, 1850-1907 (P0799)
15 photographs

Photos by Goebel of St. Charles, St. Louis, and Warren Counties.

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Frank R. Schoppenhorst Papers, 1938 (R0134)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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The Frank R. Schoppenhorst Papers contain a microfilm copy of a memoir of military service during World War I by a native of Marthasville, Warren County, Missouri. Schoppenhorst served in the 354th Infantry Regiment of the 89th Division. He saw action in the St. Mihiel and Muese-Argonne offensives. He was wounded during the fighting in the Argonne Forest.

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Victor J. Schroeder Papers, 1891-2010 (CA6496)
4.4 cubic feet, 2 oversize items

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The papers of a Methodist minister from Troy, Missouri, contain a transcription of his journals, along with correspondence, photographs, and miscellaneous material. Schroeder served churches in Georgia, Ohio, and Illinois, as well as Warren, Lincoln, St. Charles, and St. Louis Counties, Missouri. The collection also includes family material, including papers concerning his father, John Ernst Schroeder, a chiropractor who served in WWI.

Smith Family Papers, 1813-1848 (C2572)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)

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German baptismal records and other German documents from 1813 for Conrad Andrew Smith, Warren County, MO; affidavit of intent to become a U.S. citizen, 1838; and oath of citizenship, 1840. Five letters in German by Conrad Andrew Smith, George Smith, and Adam Binzer. Some translations provided by the donor. Smith family genealogical information in accession folder.

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St. John's United Church of Christ (Pinckney, Mo.) Records, 1870-1978 (C3615)
1 roll of microfilm

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Church records, including births, confirmations, marriages, deaths, communions, family register, collections, and love offerings. The church was established in 1870 with fourteen families included in its membership.

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St. Louis Regional Library Network Records, 1978-1987 (S0975)
1.5 cubic foot, 59 folders

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The State of Missouri incorporated the St. Louis Regional Library Network (SLRLN) in 1977 as a not-for-profit dedicated to providing access to educational opportunities and shared resources for libraries and librarians in the greater St. Louis area, including St. Louis City and County, St. Charles, Franklin, Warren and Lincoln counties. The records contain correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, and workshop materials related to SLRLN's administration, finances and networking activities from 1978 to 1987.

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St. Paul United Church of Christ (Hermann, Mo.) Records, 1844-1998 (C3969)
1 roll of microfilm

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Records of a protestant church in a German community in Gasconade County, MO. The collection also includes records of the neighboring St. James Evangelical and Bethel Evangelical churches.

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The State of Missouri: An Account with Special Reference to Immigration, translation by Elsa Nagel, no date (C2662)
0.4 cubic feet (54 folders)

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The papers consist of two translated copies of the book, The State of Missouri; An Account with Special References to German Immigration, 1859, written by Friedrich Muench, an influential German writer and later Missouri politician. The translations were done by Elsa Nagel from the original German, and include one handwritten and one typed copy.

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United States Military Telegraph (Warrenton, Mo.) Register, 1863 (C2341)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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U.S. military telegrams sent from Warrenton, MO, 1 May-14 December 1863. Concern supplies, materials, troop movements, and other military orders.

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Charles Van Ravenswaay Papers, 1841-1990 (C3873)
21.8 cubic feet, 1 audio cassette

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Correspondence, research notes, photographs, and literary manuscripts of historian and author Charles Van Ravenswaay, former director of the Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis; Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA; and the Henry F. duPont Winterthur Museum and Gardens, Wilmington, DE.

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Warren County (Mo.) Schuetzen Company No. 1 Records, 1893-1950 (C3647)
1 roll of microfilm

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Minutes, treasurer's reports and account books of a German social club established in Warren County in 1856. Books contain membership lists and records of the Schuetzenfest sponsored annually since the club was founded.

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Warren County, Missouri, Photograph Collection, no date (P1141)

An artificial collection of photographs of Warren County, Missouri.

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Warrenton, Missouri, Old Settlers Reunion Papers, 1859-1894 (C2943)
0.08 cubic feet (4 folders)

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Correspondence, checks, bills, receipts, and other material regarding plans for the Old Settlers Reunion. Also includes seven bound books and some pamphlets in the State Historical Society stacks. See list in information folder.

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William S. Bryan Collection, 1902 (P0931)
6 photographs

Photos of Bryan House, Daniel Boone's spring, and rural school, Warren Co.

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John Wyatt Letters, 1844-1846 (C0324)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Two letters to his daughter Mary (Mrs. Richard Harrison Gentry) describing the Missouri River flood in Warren County, disease in Marthasville, and conditions in their church. One letter contains words of a hymn composed by Benjamin Sharp and sent to his granddaughter Mary to sing to the brethren.

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