Agriculture

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4-H Clubs of Missouri Collection, 1920s-1930s (CA6133)
1 cubic foot

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The collection includes award winning blue ribbons for Buchanan County 4-H, Missouri State Fair, and MU Junior Farmer’s Day; buttons; charters; and very limited correspondence.

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Frank Ackerman Papers, 1942-1972 (C3443)
14.2 cubic feet, 2 audio discs

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The Frank Ackerman Papers contain extensive documentation of his work on behalf of the mentally retarded in Missouri. This includes his research materials on services offered to the mentally retarded nationwide and his work for various organizations in Missouri. A lesser amount of material covers his farming business in Pike County, Missouri, and the funeral of Viola Ackerman. Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, printed materials, organizational records, and handwritten notes.

Originals in the Virginia State Library.

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Agribusiness Club of St. Louis Records, 1937-1970 (S0002)
0.5 cubic foot, 16 folders

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The Agribusiness Club of St. Louis was founded in 1937 as the Farmers’ Club of St. Louis and was affiliated with the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis. The club was established to advance research, interest, and cooperation in agricultural business. In 1960, Farmers’ Club of St. Louis was renamed the Agribusiness Club of St. Louis. A decade later, in 1970, a decision was made by the club to merge with the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce’s Food and Agriculture Committee to form the Food and Agribusiness Committee of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis. The records contain meeting minutes, correspondence, membership rosters and cards, and the constitution and bylaws of Agribusiness Club of St. Louis.

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Agricultural Articles, 1823-1911 (C0799)
0.1 cubic feet (5 folders)

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The collection contains articles from The Country Gentleman, 1856-1911; The Cultivator, 1838-1864; American Farmer, 1823-1832; Southern Cultivator, 1851; The Cultivator and Country Gentleman, 1866; The Journal of Agriculture, 1870. The articles deal with agriculture and the advantages of the country, primarily in Missouri.

Agricultural Wheel No. 657, High Gate, Missouri Records, 1888_1890 (R0396)
0.02 cubic foot (2 folders)

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These are records of the local chapter of the Agricultural Wheel at High Gate in Maries County, Missouri. The records include the constitution, by-laws, membership roster and minutes of meetings, and a pamphlet containing the constitutions of the National Farmers' and Laborers' Union of America, and the Farmers' and Laborers' Union of Missouri.

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"Alfalfa in Bates County, Missouri," T.F. Yost, 1927 (C2674)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a report on promotion of alfalfa planting in Bates County.

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Alfred Fenton and Brother Records, 1849-1884 (K0062)
10 v (MR)

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Day books and ledgers of the mercantile business of in Rushville, Buchanan County, Missouri, with information on the hemp industry, including data on volume and prices.

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Maynard Dale Allen Autobiography, 1963 (K1074)
0.02 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The Maynard Dale Allen Autobiography consists of a single spiral bound notebook outlining the Allen family's genealogy as well as Allen's life from 1893 to 1937. Allen recalls his first interactions with automobiles and telephone service, visiting Kansas City as a teenager, moving, the Great Depression, politics, and war.

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Allen-Derbius Family Papers, 1877-1888 (C0197)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Material from Monticello, IA. Two letters; 1885 farmer's diary; two promissory notes; receipts; two compositions; poem; and miscellaneous items.

H.J. Alley Short Horn Cattle Sale Catalog, 1902 (C0782)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Dispersal sale of Alley's herd at Princeton, MO.

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"America United" Radio Program, National Broadcasting Company, 1945 (C3872)
1 audio cassette

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An audio recording of the 10 June 1945 "America United" radio program produced by the National Broadcasting Company and hosted by the American Farm Bureau Federation.

American Royal Records, 1899-1991 (K0265)
161 c.f.

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Organizational records of a premier livestock and horse show, parade, rodeo, and barbeque contest. Contains correspondence and working files, photographs, scrapbooks, magazines, programs, ledgers, motion picture film, videotape, and other items.

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Anchor Milling Company Records, 1882-1937 (C3351)
18.5 cubic feet, 32 oversize volumes

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Limited correspondence, invoices, cancelled checks, bank deposit slips, sales receipt books, time books, cash books, order books, day books, and ledgers of the Anchor Milling Company, Tuscumbia, MO.

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Anchor Milling Company Records, 1939-1985 (CA4785)
6 cubic feet

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Journals, ledgers, and other business records of the company.

E.G. Anderson Papers, 1905-1975 (C4046)
5.7 cubic feet, 30 lantern slides

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The papers of E.G. Anderson, a plant geneticist who spent most of his career researching corn genetics, including studying the effects of high energy radiation on corn, mainly contain professional material. The collection largely consists of correspondence, research material, and publications.

John Appleby Letter, 1848 (C0498)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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To his parents, Berlin, TN, from Dade County, MO, January 2, 1848. Local prices of land, Negroes, stock, and grain; national and local politics. Sketch of Appleby by his great-nephew, A.B. Appleby. Typed from a copy in the possession of L. Grimes.

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Armour and Company Report, 1946 (K0051)
.07 c.f.

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The Armour and Company Report contains a bound account produced by the Kansas City Power and Light Company on the steam and electrical requirements of Armour and Company's plant at 18 Central Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas.

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O.K. Armstrong Papers, 1912-1987 (C4056)
150.75 cubic feet, 2 audio discs, 1 film strip, 9 oversize items

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The papers of O.K. Armstrong, a journalist, author, and politician from Springfield, Missouri, contain correspondence, manuscript drafts, subject files, speech material, research notes, and political material.

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Frank Ely Atwood Papers, 1888-1943 (C3131)
21 cubic feet

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Correspondence, reports, case records, judicial opinions, speeches, articles, news clippings, pamphlets and books covering Atwood's professional and political careers and his work as an active layman in the Southern Baptist Church.

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Auction Notices, 1852-1869 (C2856)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Miscellaneous handbills announcing public sales or auctions of stock, farms, agricultural implements, and household goods. OVERSIZE.

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H.B. Babb Notebook, 1872-1875 (C0653)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Notes on the cultivation of small fruits, soil, and chemistry. Rolls of elementary school classes in back.

Lawrence Dudley Bailey Collection, 1855-1881 (K0125)
1 MR

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Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, correspondence and some personal manuscripts of Lawrence D. Bailey, a Kansas Politian active in Kansas agricultural circles and served as president of the State Agricultural Society. The majority of the clippings relate to the monetary questions of the 1870's.

Henry Baker Farm Record Book, 1862-1883 (C0861)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Farm breeding records, farm sales, purchases, and general account book and farm ledger of Henry Baker, St. Joseph, MO. Photographs enclosed.

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James Ballard Papers, 1842 (R0672)
(1 folder)

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This is a letter from James Ballard near Mine La Motte in Madison County or St. Francois County, Misouri. The letter concerns acquisition of apple, pear, and plum trees, and other business matters. The recipient of Ballard's letter, John Randol, Jr., was probably in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.

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Baltzer Photograph Collection, 1890-1920 (S1223)
0.25 cubic foot

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The Baltzer Photograph Collection contains approximately 450 photographs and negatives chronicling the lives of two brothers who were born in St. Louis, Victor and Arwed Baltzer.

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William Fletcher Barnds Papers, 1900-1920 (C3444)
0.2 cubic feet

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The Barnds papers consist of an undated memoir and a scrapbook of a farmer who lived in St. Charles and Saline counties, MO. Barnds writes about early Methodism, his family before and after marriage, and the hardships of farm life.

Charles Merlin Barnes Papers, 1892-1965 (C2802)
8 cubic feet

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The Barnes Papers consist of the diaries, correspondence, photographs, financial records, and miscellaneous material of a Marston, Missouri, businessman and University of Missouri graduate. The Barnes family owned and operated a series of successful business enterprises in southeastern Missouri during the early twentieth century.

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Barnitz Family Photograph Collection, circa 1910-1980s (R1296)
0.05 cubic foot (1 folder, 43 photographs)

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This collection consists of twenty-three black and white and twenty color photographs that were loaned for scanning. The photographs include agricultural activities and rural farm life from the early 1910s to 1980s in Phelps and Dent Counties. The photographs include subjects such as cattle and hog raising, baling hay, showing livestock and the Lake Spring Homemaker's Club in 1953.

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Franklin Hoke Barnitz Papers, 1860-1894 (R0164)
(1 roll)

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This collection consists of correspondence and miscellaneous papers of Franklin H. Barnitz of Lake Spring, Dent County, Missouri. He was a native of Pennsylvania and freighter who operated from the railhead of the Southwest Branch of the Pacific Railroad in Phelps County before moving to Lake Spring. The collection includes letters from his family in York, Pennsylvania, and from friends and business associates in Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri.

Barton County Work Farm Ledger, 1899-1903 (K0361)
.04 c. f.

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Kept by Hutchens of Lamar, Missouri, a farmer, dry goods store owner, and manager of the Barton County Farm, the ledger includes record of sales; expenses, income from produce; and lists of inmates working at the Farm.

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Derby Bass Family Expense Books, 1877-1918 (C3461)
0.06 cubic feet (3 folders)

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Three ledgers containing listings of items such as livestock, feed, wages, and other expenses involved in maintaining the household and farm of Derby Bass in Boone County, MO. Records of the Deer Park Red Cross Society, 1917-1918, kept by Mrs. Bass.

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W.H. Bass Receipt, 1884 (C3283)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Receipt for hay from Frank Thompson to W.H. Bass, who received payment of $1.50 in Columbia, MO, May 21, 1884.

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William Bedell Day Book, 1834-1844 (C1454)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Bedell was a Clark County, MO, farmer. Day book contains diary notes, articles of agreement, court summons, and farm and household accounts paid and received.

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C. Jasper Bell Papers, 1934-1948 (C2306)
102.4 cubic feet

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Correspondence and other papers of a Missouri Democratic congressman. Material on Townsend Plan, legislation, and political campaigns.

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Belle Fair Collection, 1951-1952 (R1079)
(1 folder)

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These are booklets for the 1951 and 1952 fairs held at Belle in Maries County, Missouri. They included agricultural exhibitions, entertainment, and carnivals. The fair in 1951 also celebrated Belle's fifieth anniversary with a historical pageant.

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Belwood-Ezell Family Papers, 1850-1935 (C0073)
0.6 cubic feet

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Correspondence, diaries, and miscellaneous items of families living in Saline and Pettis Counties, MO. Much of the correspondence pertains to news of family members and friends. Most of the letters are to and from family members, including children, of Mary Belwood Ezell and Francisco Ezell.

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Charles Bender Bills of Sale, 1870 (C0719)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains bills of sale for cattle, listing their brand insignia, sold to Charles Bender, Mountain City, Hays County, Texas.

Marion Tinsley Bennett Papers, 1941-1948 (C1043)
14 cubic feet, 69 audio discs

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Congressional papers and correspondence of Philip Allen Bennett (1881-1942) and his son and successor, Marion T. Bennett. M.T. Bennett served from 1943 to 1948. His committees were Census, Territories, Veterans, and Foreign and Interstate Commerce.

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Benton County Agricultural and Mechanical Society, Cole Camp Fair Collection, 1942 (R0842)
(1 folder)

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This is the premium list booklet for the Cole Camp Fair, held on September 117-19, 942 at Cole Camp, Missouri, under the auspices of the Benton County Agricultural and Mechanical Society.

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Laura H. Benton Account Book, 1913-1932 (C0285)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Itemized sales and expense records for dairy and poultry products, Lexington, Missouri.

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Beth Shalom Nursery Cookbook, 1999 (K1021)
0.1 c.f.

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Beth Shalom Nursery School Cookbook: A collection of recipes by Congregation Beth Shalom (1999).

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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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Blount Family Papers, 1861-1947 (C0047)
4 cubic feet (246 folders, 82 volumes), 15 oversize volumes

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Business papers recording farming, mining, and mercantile activities in southeast Missouri, particularly Potosi and Washington County. The collection contains family correspondence, legal and financial records, as well as medical notebooks from Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.

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Ashleigh P. Boles Papers, 1886-1960 (C2431)
10 cubic feet

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The papers of Ashleigh P. Boles contain correspondence, photographs, and publications of horticultural agent and director of Agricultural Development Department of the Missouri Pacific Lines. The collection also contains similar materials relative to his participation in short courses on railroad transportation of agricultural products; and membership in Friends of the Land Society, Civitan Club, and American Railway Development Association.

Bolivar Creamery Company Records, 1889-1892 (R0411)
1 folder

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This collection includes the articles of association, certificate of incorporation, and minutes of
meetings of directors and stockholders of the Bolivar Creamery Company in Bolivar, Polk County,
Missouri, 1889-1891. Also included are records of a subsequent firm, the Bolivar Milk Company,
organized in 1892.

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Bollinger-Dolle Mill and Store Records, 1867-1935 (R0092)
(2 rolls of microfilm)

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The Bollinger-Dolle Mill and Store Records contain microfilm copies of journals, ledgers, and miscellaneous material from the Bollinger-Cole mill and store on the Big Whitewater River near Sedgewickville, Missouri. The mill was built in the early 1800s and operated until the 1930s.

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Bootheel Project Records, 1993-1997 (C3928)
3.2 cubic feet, 161 audio cassettes, 9 audio discs, 2 video cassettes

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Records of the Bootheel Project, which documents the art, culture, and heritage of the Missouri Bootheel. The records include photographs, color slides, audio cassettes, transcripts, and video cassettes of interviews with Bootheel residents. Sound recordings, planning documents, field workers' notes and miscellaneous items collected throughout the project are also included.

BOTAR Collection, 2003 (KA2374)
1 c.f.

materials related to Belles of the American Royal (BOTAR)

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Melvin Bradley Papers, 1855-2003 (C3026)
13.4 cubic feet, 167 audio cassettes, 1 audio tape, 1 video cassette

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This collection covers Bradley's work as a livestock specialist in the Cooperative Extension Office of the University of Missouri from 1968 through the 1990s. The papers consist of research materials, correspondence, clippings, photographs, drafts for books, articles, exhibits, and speeches, and interviews on audio cassette conducted for the Missouri Mule History Project.