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O.G.W. Adams Patent Medicine Circular, 1895 (C2574)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Printed advertisement for a mail-order medicine. Adams bills himself as a "chronic disease specialist."

Advertising Directors Records, 1878-2002 (S0728)
10 cubic feet, 169 folders

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This collection chronicles the personal and professional lives of Sam and Lenore Holtzman, who established Advertising Directors, an advertising agency, in 1953. The collection contains birth, marriage, and death certificates from their families, as well as high school diplomas, drivers' licenses, and induction papers, and a survey they conducted with famous writers on the topic of inspiration. Respondents to that survey include Upton Sinclair, Betty Smith, H. L. Mencken, Ogden Nash , Dorothy Thompson, and Irving Stone. The bulk of the collection, however, consists of client account files, photographs of various shoe styles, advertising copy, artwork and catalogs, and business ledgers and financial statements about the firm.

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Aurora Community Chamber of Commerce Collection, 1924 (R0813)
(1 folder)

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This is "Aurora Missouri: Summit City of the Ozarks", a booklet published by the Aurora Community Chamber of Commerce to promote the economic development of Aurora in Lawrence County, Missouri.

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Billings, Missouri Fair Collection, 1906-1966 (R0717)
(1 folder)

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These are eight program booklets for annual street fairs and livestock/agricultural shows at Billings, Christian County, Missouri.

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Branson Improvement Association Collection, circa 1939 (R0826)
(1 folder)

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This is "A Glance at Friendly Branson Missouri," a brochure published by the Branson Improvement Association to attract tourists, businesses, and residents to the area. The brochure is undated, but appears to have been published around 1939.

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Broadside, 1908 (C2140)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Broadside advertising a $1000 Saddle Ring at an unknown location in Missouri. All nine horses entered are sired by Rex McDonald, a famous Missouri stallion. The broadside includes the horses' names, owners, and the owners' places of residence.

Brookfield College Advertisement, 1897 (C2845)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Broadside advertising Brookfield College at Brookfield, MO. Board $2 per week. Piano or organ lessons and bookkeeping, free to all students. H.M. Reaser, president.

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P.A. Brown Stud Horse Advertisement, 1871 (C0720)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Poster advertising a thoroughbred stallion named Winfield as being available for stud service at the farm of P.A. Brown at Miami, Saline County, MO. Prices are listed for various types of service. Description of the horse and of its pedigree are also given.

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C. F. Bruton, The Modern Promised Land Collection, 1919 (R0701)
(1 folder)

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This is a photocopy of a promotional booklet published by a real estate agent in Sikeston, Scott County, Missouri. It praises the agricultural opportunities in southeast Missouri generally, and the Sikeston area in particular.

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Camp Blackstone, Galena, Missouri Collection, no date (R1047)
(1 folder)

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This is a small promotional pamphlet for Camp Blackstone, a resort on the James River near Galena in Stone County, Missouri. The proprietor was Dr. G. H. Black.

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Carden All International Shrine Circus Collection, 1983 (R1264)
(1 folder)

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This is the 1983 Official Program for George Carden's All International Shrine Circus, an operation of Carden International Circus corporation at Willard in Greene County, Missouri.

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Carthage Chamber of Commerce, Quasqui-Centennial Committee Collection, 1967 (R0817)
(1 folder)

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This is a 24 page booklet "Quasqui-Centennial Souvenir Book" published in 1967, by the Carthage Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the seat of Jasper County, Missouri. Includes many historical and contemporary photographic illustrations.

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Cassville Chamber of Commerce Collection, 1963 (R0780)
(1 folder)

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This is a souvenir program booklet for the second annual Ozark jamboree held at Cassville, Barry County, Missouri, on October 17-19, 1963.

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Cassville Commercial Club Collection, 1934 (R0814)
(1 folder)

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This brochure promotes the town of Cassville in Barry County, Missouri, as a desirable location for agriculture, industry, recreation, and residence.

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Charlie Chapman Papers, 1913 (R1125)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This is a letter and cover dated November 15, 1913 from Charlie Chapman at Seneca in Newton County, Missouri, to Charles Lively at Clinton, Illinois. The cover includes promotional material for Seneca, "The World's Tripoli Mining Center," and a return address of Chapman Studio.

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Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company Promotional Booklet Collection, 1916 (R0815)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This is "A Good Dairy Country: Central Missouri, Along Rock Island Lines, a booklet published by the "Rock Island" railroad to promote dairy farming and other agricultural pursuits along its route between Kansas City and St. Louis in Missouri.

Clinton & Great Western Nurseries Records, no date (R0626)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This is a business card from the Clinton & Great Western Nurseries. The firm was located in Clinton, Henry County, Missouri, and had a branch in Kansas City. J. Barnhart & Sons were the proprietors. E. A. Barnhart managed the Clinton operation, and J. Barnhart handled the Kansas City branch.

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Columbia, Missouri Telephone Exchange Directories, 1906-1909 (C0594)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)

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Directories of February 1906, February 1907, October 1907, October 1908, April 1909. There is some advertising on the covers.

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Commercial Club of Joplin Collection, 1913 (R0900)
(1 folder)

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This is "Joplin Missouri: the City of Wealth Industry and Opportunity", a promotional booklet published by the Commercial Club of Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. The text extols Joplin's economic infrastructure, and there are many photographic illustrations of the city's major public facilities, commercial buildings, and primary industries.

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J. H. Criswell Handbill, circa 1902 (R0662)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This is a handbill by J. H. Criswell at Owensville in Gasconade County, Missouri, soliciting ties for the St. Louis, Kansas City, and Colorado Railroad.

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Current River Brand Hand Packed Tomatoes Label Collection, 1910 (R1419)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The two labels would have affixed to cans of Current River Brand Hand Packed Tomatoes circa 1910. These labels were never used.

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Douglas County Booster Club Collection, no date (R1058)
(1 folder)

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This is "Douglas County in the Heart of the Ozarks," a promotional booklet prepared by the Douglas County Booster Club at Ava in Douglas County, Missouri.

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El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Collection, no date (R1061)
(1 folder)

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These are two promotional pamphlets for El Dorado Springs in Cedar County, Missouri. Included are descriptions of the town and its medicinal springs, with chemical analyses of the waters. The pamphlets are undated, but appear to be from the 1920s.

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Robert L. Elgin Travel and Tourism Collection, circa 1930s-1960s (R0623)
0.5 cubic foot (15 folders)

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This is a miscellaneous collection pertaining to travel and tourism in Missouri. The collection consists of maps, postcards, and ephemera, and a series of promotional booklets produced by the Missouri State Division of Resources and Development.

Elsey Wagon Company Photographs, 1908-1983 (SP0049)
0.5 cubic feet (13 folders, 59 photographs)

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The Elsey Carriage Company Photographs collection contains images of vehicles built by the company from 1905, when the company opened, to 1927 when the name of the company changed. Missouri and Arkansas businesses commissioned Elsey to build vehicles of various designs that were decorated to their specifications. A 1983 newspaper article gives the history of the company.

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H. N. Ferguson Collection, 1920 (R0971)
(1 folder)

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This is a real estate promotional booklet by H. N. Ferguson of Warsaw in Benton County, Missouri. Ferguson was a representative of the E. A. Strout Farm Agency. The brochure extols the virtues of Benton County's agricultural economy and describes specific farms that are for sale.

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Fred W. Fife Papers, circa 1940, 1999 (R0794)
(1 folder)

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These are photographs and historical information regarding Fred "Spooky" Fife and Sarah Elizabeth "Liz" Fife, proprietors of the Spur Tavern on Route 66 near Leasburg in Crawford County, Missouri.

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Fountain of Health (Harris Springs, Mo.) Advertisement, 1886 (C2880)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Advertisement of a health spa.

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George Carden Circus International Collection, 1986 (R0909)
(1 folder)

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This is the '1986 Official Program and Color Book' for George Carden Circus International, which had winter quarters at Willard in Greene County, Missouri.

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Mamie Guenzburger Sticker Album, 1903 (C0871)
1 volume

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Winning album for a girl under 13 years in the 1903 Natural Food Company sticker album contest. Album must have been shown at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis sometime in 1904; cover title is WORLD'S FAIR STICKER ALBUM.

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C. G. Hare Papers, 1901 (R1124)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This is a letter and cover, dated September 11, 1901, from C. G. Hare at Lincoln in Benton County, Missouri, to the Harding Signer in Wurtsboro, New York. The letter concerns Hare's desire to place large signs on billboards and vacant houses.

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Hartman's Hideaway, Kirbyville, Missouri Papers, 1965 (R0828)
(1 folder)

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This is a printed promotional letter for Hartman's Hideaway, a campground near Kirbyville in Taney County, Missouri.

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Historical Committee of the Verona Centennial Collection, 1968 (R0942)
(1 folder)

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This is a booklet produced for the centennial celebration of Verona in Lawrence County, Missouri, on August 2-4, 1968. Included are brief illustrated histories of the town of Verona and its businesses, schools, churches, and government.

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W. J. Ivie, "A Message To The Homeseeker", 1939 (R0679)
(1 folder)

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This is a booklet published to promote economic development in southeastern Missouri. Sections are devoted to the communities of Sikeston, Charleston, Dexter, Malden, East Prairie, and New Madrid. Numerous businesses are profiled including information on proprietors, locations, services, and their histories.

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Joplin Chamber of Commerce Collection, circa 1920s (R1063)
(1 folder)

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This is 'Joplin, Missouri: A city of Diversified Opportunites', an illustrated promotional booklet issued by the Joplin Chamber of Commerce at Joplin in Jasper County Missouri. Although undated, the text and photographs suggest a printing in the 1920s.

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Joplin Chamber of Commerce, Aviation Committee Collection, 1971 (R0871)
(1 folder)

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This is a program booklet for an airport terminal dedication and air show sponsored by the Joplin Chamber of Commerce at Joplin Municipal Airport in Jasper County, Missouri on May 29-31, 1971.

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Junior Chamber of Commerce, Mount Vernon, Missouri Minstrel Collection, 1955 (R0744)
(1 folder)

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This is a program for the Jaycee 'Dixieland Minstrel' presented at the high school auditorium in Mount Vernon, Lawrence County, Missouri, on April 25-26, 1955.

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Kansas City Realty and Insurance Publications Collection, 1925-1926 (K0438)
0.02 c. f.

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The collection contains realty and insurance publications related to Kansas City.

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Kansas City Star Magazine Collection, 1924-1926, 1970-1983 (K0595)
4.67 c.f.

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A near complete set of the short-lived art and culture magazine published by the Kansas City Star newspaper.

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Kansas City, Fort Scott, and Memphis Railroad Company Collection, circa 1890s (R1071)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This collections contains "Snap Shots in South Missouri," a promotional booklet to encourage land sales along the Kansas City, Fort Scott, and Memphis, and Kansas City, Clinton and Springfield Railroads in Missouri. The area is presented as ideal for fruit-culture and raising livestock. Booklet includes vies along the railroad lines in Missouri and Arkansas.

Kentucky-Tennessee Light and Power Company Industrial Survey of Rolla Records, 1931 (R0661)
(1 roll of microfilm, 26 photographs)

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This is a survey of Rolla, Missouri, by the Industrial Development Department of the Kentucky-Tennessee Light and Power Company of Bowling Green, Kentucky. The report contains narrative and statistical information on businesses, professional services, civic organizations, schools, and public buildings in Rolla, as well as natural attractions of the surrounding area in Phelps County. Photographs of many of the sites are tipped in.

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Lake of the Ozarks Association Collection, 1956, no date (R1086)
(1 folder)

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These are a brochure and a booklet published by the Lake of the Ozarks Association, Inc., at Lake Ozark in Miller County, Missouri, to promote tourism and recreation in the Lake of the Ozarks area.

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Lebanon Chamber of Commerce Collection, 1928, 1934 (R1060)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The collection consists of a booklet and a pamphlet promoting Lebanon in Laclede County, Missouri, as a location for industry, agriculture, and residence.

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Linn Creek Community Club Collection, 1926 (R1059)
(1 folder)

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This is a promotional pamphlet issued by the Linn Creek Community Club to encourage economic developoment in Linn Creek and Camden County, Missouri.

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Lions Club, Springfield, Missouri Collection, 1929 (R1231)
(1 folder)

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This is "'Ozarks' A Booklet Sponsored by the Lions Club," published in 1929 to promote Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, and the surrounding area. Edited by Lon Scott, the illustrated booklet includes articles on natural history, transportation, the Civil War, and agriculture.

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Little River Valley Land Company Collection, circa 1908 (R0946)
(1 folder)

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This collection contains photocopies of a promotional booklet for the Little River Valley Land Company, which marketed land made available by the drainage of the swamps in southeastern Missouri. A.L. Harty served as president and W. F. Smith served as secretary of the firm, which was based at Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

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R. E. McArron, "The Ozarks of Missouri, the Eden of the Future" Collection, circa 1931 (R0083)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The collection contains a photocopy of the illustrated promotional pamphlet, "The Ozarks of Missouri, the Eden of the Future," by R.E. McArron. The pamphlet extols the productivity of the Ozarks region and predicts a land boom in the area. It contains testimonials by residents of Long Lane in Dallas County, Missouri.

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Steve Miller, "Your Ozark Host", 1961 (R0868)
(1 folder)

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This is a promotional booklet for the Branson/Hollister area of Taney County, Missouri. Included are advertisements for tourist attractions, accommodations, restaurants, and other tourism related businesses.

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Missouri Ozarks Chamber of Commerce Collection, 1929 (R1196)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This is a certificate of investment in the Missouri Ozarks Chamber of Commerce dated April 5, 1929, for J. M. Cape of Steelville, in Crawford County, Missouri. It constitutes a three-year pledge to support the Chamber at two dollars per years. Officers name on the certificate are F. H. Wielandy, Claude Bass, and E. K. Ponder.

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Missouri Pacific Railroad Company, White River Division Collection, 1929 (R1209)
(1 folder)

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This is an illustrated promotional brochure advertising the White River Division of the Missouri Pacific Railway. It includes a route map showing towns and features along the line from Crane, Missouri, to Diaz and Newport, Arkansas, a montage entitled "Outdoor Life is Pleasant in The White River Country of the Ozarks," and a listing of representatives of the railroad's passenger and agricultural departments.

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