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Bangert Family Papers, 1923-1994 (SP0008)
.5 cubic feet (40 folders, 620 photographs)

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The Bangert Family Papers chronicle two generations of the Bangert Family. They consist mostly of the personal papers of Nell Mabrey Bangert and the genealogy and family photographs of her husband’s family. Also included is material chronicling her teaching career, including photographs of her students, which have been organized by year.

Bethel Association United Baptist Churches of Jesus Christ Records, 1816-1996 (R0598)
4 rolls (72 volumes)

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These are the minutes of the annual meetings of the Bethel United Baptist Association of southeaster Missouri, beginning with the organizational meeting in 1816. The Association consists of chruches in Crawford, Iron, Madison, St. Francois , and Wayne counties.

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Milton Pleasant Cayce Records, circa 1870 (R1039)
(1 oversize volume)

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This is a bound volume containing information about land parcels in Madison, Reynolds, Wayne, Iron, and Sainte Genevieve Counties in Missouri, and miscellaneous clippings on such subjects as horticulture and cholera. The item has been attributed to Milton P. Cayce because his name occurs most often therein.

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Damon School, Wayne County, Missouri Collection, 1907 (R0702)
(1 folder)

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This is a souvenir card for Damon School in Wayne County, Missouri. Illustrated with a photograph of the teacher, Pola Myers, the souvenir includes the names of the students in grades one through four.

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Eliga and Mae Dees Papers, 1917-1920 (R1453)
0.5 cubic foot (11 folders)

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The letters of Eliga and Mae Dees contain correspondence between the couple as well as correspondence to Eliga from other family members.

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Lorena Shell Eaker Genelogical Papers, 1902-1905, 2002-2004 (CG0024)
0.2 c.f.

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Lorena Shell Eaker transcribed family Bible records provided to her by several families in southeast Missouri and North Carolina. These records were used to compile her two-volume work The Shoe Cobbler’s Kin, A Genealogy of the Peter (Ecker) Eaker, Sr. Family (1701-1976). These papers include both hand-written transcriptions and photocopies of the original Bible records. Also included is the marriage record and sermon notes for Presbyterian minister William G. Peyton of Piedmont, Missouri. Additionally, there are reprints of photographs of the Miller, Penzel and related families.

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.

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Freemasons, Star of the West Lodge No. 133 Ironton, Missouri Records, 1849-1962 (R0446)
34 folders, 13 volumes MICROFILMED

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These are records of the Masonic Lodge at Ironton in Iron County, Missouri. The records include
minute books, membership records, personnel files, and miscellaneous lodge papers,
1849-1962. The collection also includes the record books of the Iron Mountain Lodge, 1864-1894,
which consolidated with the Star of the West Lodge in 1894.

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Galilee Association of General Baptists Records, 1913-1980 (R0077)
(2 rolls of microfilm)

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The Galilee Association of General Baptists Records contains a microfilm copy of the proceedings of the annual sessions of the organization of General Baptist congregations in southeastern Missouri. Also included are Old Liberty Association proceedings, Liberty Association proceedings, and a reprinted sermon of Benoni Stinson.

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W. W. Handy Papers, 1973, 1985 (R0600)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The W.W. Handy Papers contain a pamphlet titled, "United Baptist Churches: Who Are They?" written by Elder W.W. Handy of Piedmont, Missouri, in 1973.

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S. P. Hellis Papers, 1862 (R0656)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This is a Civil War letter from Patterson in Wayne County, Missouri, by S.P. Hellis of the 1st Nebraska Infantry. Hellis discussed camp life and some of the officers, and expressed his disatisfaction with the war.

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Hogeye School, Lowndes, Missouri Records, 1947-1948 (R0590)
1 folder

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This collection consists of speeches and other historical information on the Hogeye School at Lowndes in Wayne County, Missouri. The information was compiled by C. F. Hopkins and Mrs. Lillie Gray Shoemaker for presentation at school reunions in 1947 and 1948.

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Holladay-Klotz Land and Lumber Company Records, 1906 (R1256)
(1 volume)

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This is an internal cost accounting record for activities of the Holladay-Klotz Land and Lumber Company in Wayne County, Missouri, for the year 1906. Included are figures for the closely-related Williamsville, Greenville and St. Louis Railway Company.

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Konenszewski Family Papers, 1816-1862 (R0208)
(2 folders)

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These are baptismal and educational certificates, medical records, and immigration papers of Johann Konenszewski and his sons, Ladislaus and Edmund. There is also a Civil War letter by Lieutenant Edmund Konenszewski, November 1861, and a diary by Major Ladislaus Konenszewski, February-July 1862. Both men served in the 26th Missouri Infantry in General John Pope’s Army of the Mississippi.

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Lindsay Family Papers, 1858-circa 1980 (R0352)
(1 folder)

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The Lindsay Family Papers contains photocopies of correspondence, biographical material, and miscellaneous material regarding James Lindsay of Ironton, Missouri, and his sons, Joseph F. Lindsay and Robert L. Lindsay. The Lindsays were prominent early residents of Iron County and were Union veterans of the Civil War.

Lon Sanders Photograph Collection, no date (P0935)
3 photographs

Photos of Joseph Stokely Home and Lon Sanders Canyon, Piedmont, MO.

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Mabrey Family Papers, 1854-1964 (SP0018)
.5 cubic feet 69 folders

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The Mabrey family papers consist of the diaries and letters of Henry Yeakley Mabrey and his son, George Henry Mabrey.                 

Mark Twain National Forest Local History Collection, 1930s-1980s (R0471)
(4 rolls of mircofilm)

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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.

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.

McGee Family Papers, 1838-2000 (C4271)
3 cubic feet (60 folders), 6 oversize items, 15 film reels, 1 video tape

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Genealogical material in the form of correspondence, notes, photographs, slides, obituaries, histories, marriages, and funerals of the McGee and other related family members. Civil War muster rolls.

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, Wayne County Collection, no date (CA3132)
2 audio cassettes

Audio recordings of Wayne County, MO residents concerning the settlement, education, business, transportation, religion, Civil War, and other aspects of the history of the county.

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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.

Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, Wayne County, Missouri Collection, 1977 (R1221)
(1 folder)

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This is 'The History of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church,' located in the Otter Creek community on State Road V, south of Piedmont in Wayne County, Missouri. The congretation was organized in 1820.

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Nichols, Shepard & Company Notes, 1874 (C1757)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Notes signed by A.J. Jones, W. Phipps and Ann E. Gilbreath.

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Adam Perkins Papers, 1861-1871 (R1335)
(1 folder)

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The Adam Perkins Papers contain a typescript copy of Adam Perkins' journal, a farmer from Bollinger County, Missouri, is dated from January 1861 through December 1871. The journal was discovered in 1990 in Plainfield, Illinois. It was then typescript by Jean Scott of Orlando, Florida and sent to Lorena S. Eaker of Bollinger, Missouri for editing.

Pilot Knob, Missouri, Civil War Telegram Collection, 1862-1863 (R0137)
0.04 cubic foot (2 folders)

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The Pilot Knob, Missouri Civil War Telegram Collection contains photocopies of telegrams sent and received by Colonel John B. Gray, commander of the Union post at Pilot Knob, Iron County, Missouri. The dispatches include communications with district headquarters at Saint Louis, and with detachments throughout southeastern Missouri, especially those at Fredericktown, Patterson, Van Buren, and Barnesville. The telegrams cover the period from November 1862 to April 1863.

Jerry Wayne Ponder Papers, 1865-2004 (R1260)
13 cubic feet (580 folders, 1 box photographs)

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These are correspondence, papers, and research materials of a genealogist and local historian from Ripley County, Missouri. The collection covers the descendants of Abner Ponder and allied families, the history of Ripley County, and the Civil War in southeastern Missouri. Much of the information was incorporated in publications by Ponder Books, 1987-1999.

Poplar Bluff Municipal Library Collection, 1791-1957 (CG0042)
2.0 c. f.

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The Poplar Bluff Memorial Library Collection includes title records, court documents, and other papers primarily from Butler County, Missouri. This collection also contains register books from the Edgewood Home for Children in Poplar Bluff and personal items belonging to William B. Adams, such as farm workers’ time schedules and a divorce memorandum journal.

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Daniel Rothwell Papers, 1935-2011 (C4375)
2 cubic feet (64 folders)

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Papers of an aerospace technical illustration supervisor, wildlife and woodland conservationist, hunter, teacher, pilot, UFO researcher, restoration hobbyist, and the manager of Rothwell Ranch Wildlife and Woodland Preserve, Piedmont, Wayne County, Missouri.

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Francis Claude Rozier Records, 1871-1919 (R0461)
0.5 cubic foot (1 oversize volume)

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The Francis Claude Rozier Records contains a ledger with lists of real estate owned by Francis Claude Rozier of Sainte Genevieve, Missouri. The listings are for properties in Missouri, Iowa, and Texas. Also included in the records are assessments of the real, personal, and intangible property owned by Rozier, his widow and his estate.

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Settle Family Papers, 1857-2008 (CG0026)
1.25 c. f.

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Correspondence and photographs of the Settle, O'Bannon, and Rhodes families of Wayne County, Missouri and Arkansas. Also includes genealogy records, Bible, and report cards for Virgil E. Settle.

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John James Sitton Papers, 1860-1913 (R1286)
(1 roll)

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The John James Sitton Papers consists of a three volume journal, scrapbook, miscellaneous papers, and photographs, 1860-1913 of a Missouri confederate soldier and postwar resident of Oregon Coounty, Missouri. The journal, 1860-1882, documents service in the Missouri State Guard and other confederate units in Missouri, Arkansas, and Mississippi during the Civil War. It also includes his veterans activities and other aspects of Sitton's life.

Southeast Missouri Medical Association Records, 1877-1967 (CG0003)
0.5 cubic feet

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The Southeast Missouri Medical Society Records include a minute book ledger from 1877-1896, issues of the Cape County Journal, an anniversary booklet for the Southeast Missouri Hospital, advertising materials, publication n the history of medicine in Southeast Missouri, and various papers from 1877-1967.

Southeast Missouri, Photograph Collection, 1902-1975 (P1126)

An artificial collection of photographs depicting Southeast Missouri, including the Bootheel: Wayne, Dunklin, Pemiscot, New Madrid, Stoddard, Scott, and Mississippi counties.

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St. Francois Baptist Association Records, 1918-1952 (R0812)
(13 volumes)

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These booklets contain printed minutes of annual meetings of an association of Baptist churches in southeastern Missouri. The St. Francois Baptist Association included about twenty congregations in Madison, Bollinger, Wayne, and Iron Counties.

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Aquilla Standifird Papers, 1862-1865 (R0458)
0.04 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The Aquilla Standifird Papers contain the Civil War diary of a sergeant and, later, lieutenant of Co. D, 23rd Iowa Infantry. The diary covers duty in Missouri, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, 26 July 1862 -- ca. 15 April 1865. Included are descriptions of service in the Army of Southeastern Missouri, the Vicksburg Campaign, including the battles of Port Gibson, Champion's Hill, Big Black River Bridge, and Milliken's Bend, and furlough and medical leave in Iowa.

James A. Stevens Papers, 1878-1884 (R0192)
0.04 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The James A. Stevens Papers contain a journal of a missionary for the American Sunday School Union in southeastern Missouri. Stevens promoted and organized Sunday school classes in Butler, Madison, Saint Francois, and Wayne counties from a base in Fredericktown.

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Tary L. Stift Photograph Collection, 1927 (P0248)
9 photographs

Three photos of Poplar Bluff tornado damage around 1927. Aerial photo of Piedmont around 1927. Four images of Black River with auto and train bridges. One photo of train in Mill Spring Depot.

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Thomas Taylor Papers, 1847 (C1905)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Agreement for operation of school in Greenville Township, Wayne County, MO, in 1847. Also a copy of school regulations.

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United Baptist Church, Piedmont, Missouri Collection, no date (R1220)
(1 folder)

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This small booklet contains the church covenant, articles of faith, and rules of decorum for the United Baptist Church of Piedmont in Wayne County, Missouri. A schedule of services is on the outside back cover. The congretation was organized on July 12, 1959.

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