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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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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.

Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company Records, 1876-1877 (R1288)
(1 oversize volume)

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This Atlantic and Pacific Railroad volume is a register of warranty and quitclaim deeds by the for lands
sold by the company in Barry, Franklin, Gasconade, Greene, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Phelps,
Pulaski, Stone, and Webster Counties in Missouri.

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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.

Burnett and Denney Families Papers, 1864-circa 1985 (R0353)
0.06 cubic foot (6 folders)

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This collection includes correspondence, business papers, genealogical material, and photographs of the families of Ensign Burnett (1833-1912) and Tyre Denney (1828-1873) of Dade, Linn, and Webster counties in Missouri. Included are photographs of Burnett School in Webster County, and miscellaneous items pertaining to the communities of Linneus, Lockwood, and Seymour in Missouri.

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Cooperation of Christian Churches of Boone County, Missouri, Records, 1908-1966 (C4273)
0.4 cubic feet (17 folders)

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The records contain minutes, programs, church reports and some histories of individual churches, correspondence, financial records, resolutions, and newsletters.

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Henry C. Culp Diary, 1874-1879 (C3736)
0.08 cubic feet (4 folders)

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The collection contains a copy of a diary of a West Virginia man who came to Missouri with his family in the 1870s and settled in Webster and then Pettis Counties. The diary is primarily an account of Culp's travels from West Virginia to Missouri and Kansas, with some record of daily events over a span of five years. Also included are financial accounts, prices for food and supplies, family history, some home remedies, and three hand-drawn maps of a small section of Webster County.

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Harris B. Dickey Photographs, 1890-1940 (P0683)
23 photographs

Photographs of historic sites in Southeast Missouri, Montgomery County, and Webster County.

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David H. Jones Papers, 1856-1863 (R1195)
(1 folder)

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This collection contains photocopies of miscellaneous items from Webster County, Missouri collected by David H. Jones. Included are an extract from the minutes of the county court containing specifications and details for the new courthouse and a wartime letter from Marshfield to Mrs. J. A. Cottrell.

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Liberty Association of Free Will Baptists Records, 1971-1978 (R1200)
(1 folder)

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These are five booklets containing the minutes of the annual sessions of the Liberty Association of Free Will Baptist for the years 1971, 1974, 1976, 1977, and 1978. The Association met at the Niangua Youth Camp near Niangua in Webster County, Missouri.

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LITTLE TOWN ON THE PRAIRIE, Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1950-1954 (C3702)
1 roll of microfilm

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Manuscript of LITTLE TOWN ON THE PRAIRIE and some correspondence with the children's librarian at the Pomona Public Library, Pomona, CA.

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Marshfield Lions Club Collection, 1947 (R1150)
(1 folder)

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This collection contains a photocopy of a program booklet for the 14th annual Jersey show. It was sponsored by the Marshfield Lions Club of Marshfield, Webster County, Missouri, on July 30, 1947. The show was held under the auspices of the American and Missouri Jersey Cattle Clubs.

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Marshfield Mail Collection, 1932 (R1164)
(1 folder)

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This is the fortieth anniversary edition of The Marshfield Mail, a newspaper published at Marshfield in Webster County, Missouri. Included are small articles about people and businesses in Webster County, along with reminiscences by the newspaper's publisher, T. Ballard Watters.

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Marshfield Public School Collection, 1951 (R0958)
(1 folder)

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This is a "Handbook of the Marshfield Public School for the Use of Faculty, Students, and Parents, 1951-1952." it was issued for use at Marshfield High School at Marshfield in Webster County, Missouri. H.E. Fellin was president of the board of education and Lester Gillman was superintendent of schools.

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Marshfield Saddle Club Collection, 1961 (R1149)
(1 folder)

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This collection contains photocopies of a program booklet for horse show sponsored by the Marshfield Saddle Club at Marshfield in Webster County, Missouri. The show was held at the club's arena on September 29-30, 1961.

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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 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.

Missouri. Webster County Papers, 1836-1840 (C2381)
0.26 cubic feet (13 folders)

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Miscellaneous papers of Webster County, MO: county court papers; poll books, 1860-1861; farmers' income lists, 1865; election ballots, 1866-1868; road overseer's tax books, 1872; assessment lists, 1884-1892; marriage license applications, 1900-1924.

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Morris Family Papers, 1837-1943 (R0390)
(1 folder)

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These are promissory notes, land papers, correspondence, and miscellaneous papers of the Morris family of Greene and Webster Counties in Missouri.

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 Olive Grange No. 859, Webster County, Missouri Records, 1873-1879 (R1152)
(1 folder)

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These are records of Mount Olive Grange No. 859, a local chapter of the Patrons of Husbandry, or National Grange, in Webster County, Missouri. Indcluded are minutes of meetings, a cash account book, and membership rolls.

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New Idea Club, Marshfield, Missouri Collection, 1917-1919 (R1171)
(1 folder)

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These are two annual booklets for the New Idea Club, a woman's study club at Marshfield in Webster County, Missouri. The club's presidents were Mildred Williamson and Charlotte Bruce.

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Osage River Regular Baptist Association Records, 1847 (R0285)
1 folder

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These are minutes of the meeting in 1847 of the Osage River Association, which was composed
of Baptist churches in Benton, Camden, Polk, and Webster counties in Missouri. The minutes
include lists of churches and delegates to the meeting, a summary of the association's business, and
an "Abstract of Principles."

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Ozark Association of Primitive Baptists Records, 1904-1941 (R0995)
(1 folder)

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These are published minutes of annual sessions of the Ozark Association of Primitive Baptists, which consisted of member congretaitions in Dallas, Greene, Polk, Webster, and Wright Counties in Missouri. Minutes are available for meetigns in 1904, 1906-1910, 1913-1915, 1917-1924, and 1941.

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Sawyer Family Papers, 1934-1944 (R1313)
(1 folder)

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The collection consists of eleven school report cards for the children of Thomas M. and Elsie D. Sawyer. The children attended Rogersville Public School at Rogersville in Greene County, Missouri, and Green Hill School, in Webster County, Missouri for elementary education.

Earl Truman Sechler Collection, 1951 (R1159)
(1 folder)

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The Earl Truman Sechler Collection contains the "Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) History in Webster and Wright Counties of Missouri with Membership as Listed in 1951", describing the historic and then current congregations of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Webster and Wright Counties in southwestern Missouri. Included are brief biographical sketches of early and influential pastors.

Edward Martin Shepard Lantern Slide Collection, no date (R1184)
0.25 cubic foot (41 lantern slides)

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These are lantern slides showing springs, natural bridges, and caves in the Ozarks region of Missouri. They were produced for teaching purposes by Edward M. Shepard, a professor of geology at Drury College in Springfield, Missouri.

Springfield-Branson, Missouri, Metropolitan Area, Photograph Collection, 1884-1965 (P1109)

An artificial collection of photographs of Christian, Dallas, Greene, Polk, Webster, Stone, and Taney Counties.

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St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company Promotional Booklet Collection, 1925 (R0816)
(1 folder)

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These are "Dairying in the Ozarks" and "Fruit Growing in the Ozarks of Missouri and Arkansas along the Frisco Lines", published by the St. Louis-San Francisco "Frisco" Railway company to promote economic development along its routes in southern Missouri and northern Arknasas.

St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company Records, 1859-1980 (R0362)
(178 cubic feet)

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These are corporate minutes and financial account books, and other records of the St. Louis-San Francisco ("Frisco") Railway Company (1916-1980) and predecessor, subsidiary, and constituent companies, most notably the St. Louis & San Francisco Railway (1876-1896) and the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad (1896-1916). The "Frisco" operated in Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. It became part of the Burlington Northern Railroad in 1980. Also of note are four architectural drawing boxes that include the blueprints for structures along the St. Louis-San Francisco Line. A detailed inventory of the drawings is included in each of the four boxes.

Stever Family Papers, 1848-1871 (C4300)
0.1 cubic feet (3 folders)

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The papers of the Stever family contain letters written between members of a family of Missouri farmers living primarily in Webster County during the 19th century.

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Maria A. Strickland Papers, 1864-1926 (C3099)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The papers of Maria A. Strickland contain letters, programs, and pension papers of Maria A. Strickland; a copy of a Civil War song; and a photo of Clara Bannon's school at Marshfield, MO.

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Texas County, Missouri Collection, 1924 (R1151)
(1 folder)

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This collection contains photocopies of 'A Message to the Homeseeker', advertising the towns and principal businesses in Texas, Wright, and Webster Counties in south-central Missouri. The booklet contains brief descriptions of businesses and illustrations of commercial establishments and public buildings.

Tom C. Strickland Photographs, 1880 (P0612)
5 photographs

Stereographs images of Springfield town square ca. 1890, unidentified house, and and Fort No. 1 historic site; Marshfield tornado damage, 1880; still lifes.

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United States Bureau of Mines, Rolla Research Center Records, 1915-1996 (R1321)
17 cubic feet (372 folders, 4 maps, 3,238 photographs, 68 negatives, 936 slides, 3 volumes)

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The United States Bureau of Mines, Rolla Research Center Records contain the records of the Bureau of Mines office and research facility established in Rolla, Missouri in 1915. The records include correspondence, operational reports, project reports, photographs, newspaper articles, program materials, and maps.

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Webster Baptist Association of Missouri Records, 1963-1971 (R1201)
(1 folder)

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These booklets contains minutes from the annual sessions of the Webster Baptist Association of Missouri, of which the member congregations were located in Webster County. There are booklets for 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, and 1971.

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Laura Ingalls Wilder Papers, 1894-1943 (C3633)
3 rolls of microfilm

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Papers of the author of the "Little House" series of children's stories. Manuscripts, a diary and some correspondence are included.

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