Boats and Waterways

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Anchor Milling Company Records, 1897-1911 (R0110)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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The Anchor Milling Company Records contain a microfilm copy of the company’s shipping records. These records include freight lists, cash book, and weekly time book of boats operated on the Osage River by the Anchor Milling Company of Tuscumbia in Miller County, Missouri.

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Branson Metro Club Collection, 1961 (R1067)
(1 folder)

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This is a souvenir program for the "Third Annual Taneycomo Outdoor Water Show Boat Races" held on Lake Taneycomo at Branson in Taney County, Missouri, on July 2, 1961.

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Brickey's Landing Store Records, 1937-1943 (R0032)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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The Brickey’s Landing Store Records contains a microfilm copy of an account ledger for a general merchandise operation at Brickey’s Landing on the Mississippi River in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri. John Compton Brickey Jr. operated the business.

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E.B. Trail Photograph Collection, 1845-1963 (P0021)
1.11 (513 photographs)

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Dr. E. B. Trail, St. Louis was a collector of steamboat images and articles, which he kept in scrapbooks. Includes images of steamboats, rivers, and other boating-related scenes. See also, the E.B. Trail Collection, C2071.

EVENING STAR Records, 1867 (C0903)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The records contain a log book of trips on the Missouri River, giving financial account, conditions, and distances of trips; an advertisement of trips to the Idaho gold fields. Consists of negative photostats and typed copies.

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Lawrence E. Giffen Collection, no date (CA5844)
9 cubic feet, 1 volume, 3 oversize items

Dissertation proposal, chapters, and research material on steamboat transportation in Missouri. Includes navigation maps of the Missouri River.

Elmer Graham Ferry License, 1897 (C2939)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a license giving Graham authority to operate a ferry at Rulo, NE, on the Missouri River for one year.

Edmund Gray Papers, 1831-1955 (C3611)
1.8 cubic feet

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Mississippi River pilots' charts, ships' logs, steamboat directions and personal papers of Edmund Gray, a resident of Gray's Point, Scott County, MO, and Cape Girardeau and steamboat pilot on the Mississippi for many years.

"Panama and Nicaragua," O.B. Gunn, 1893 (C2853)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Article addressed to Nathan Appleton of Boston, MA, concerning the Panama and Nicaragua canals. OVERSIZE.

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William L. Heckman Jr. Scrapbooks, 1912-1946 (C1404)
0.71 cubic feet (5 volumes)

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Scrapbooks compiled by a steamboat pilot from Hermann, MO. Included in the volumes are clippings about steamboats, pilots, life on the river, family members, and local history; poems; a few letters and greeting cards; and photographs of family members, friends, and steamboats.

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August Kreilich Papers, 1886 (R0022)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The August Kreilich Papers contain a photocopy of a contract with instructions for August Kreilich regarding being lighthouse keeper. Kreilich was the keeper of the lights at the Saline Rocks on the Mississippi River in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri. The contract was issued on March 27, 1886 by the U.S. Light House Establishment.

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Rosco Miselhorn Pencil Sketches of Mississippi River Steamboats, 1946-1962 (S0406)
0.01 cubic foot

This collection contains six prints of pencil sketches of famous riverboats which have plied the Mississippi River and berthed at St. Louis, including Admiral Betsy Ann, Tom Greene, Golden Rod Showboat, River Queen, and Golden Eagle.

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National Good Roads Association Records, 1903-1904 (R0990)
(1 folder)

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These are printed broadside invitation to B.A. McAllaster of the Union Pacific Railroad to attend the National and International Good Roads Convention to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, from April 27 to May 2, 1903, and a letter from A. S. Mann to Charles H. Scott, dated April 11, 1904, concerning the financing of a ship canal.

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Prop-Riders Boat Racing Club of Springfield, Missouri Collection, 1961 (R1046)
(1 folder)

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This is a program booklet for boat races presented by the Pro-Riders Boat Racing Club of Springfield, Missouri, at Kimberling City on Table Rock Lake in Stone County, Missouri, on September 24, 1961. Included are a schedule of events, contestants for Miss Table Rock Lake, and advertisements for area businesses.

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Dorothy Heckmann Shrader Papers, 1866-1976 (CA5925)
6 cubic feet

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The papers of a Hermann, Missouri, writer and descendant of steamboat captain, Bill Heckmann. Includes newspaper clippings of happenings along Missouri’s waterways dating from the late 1800s to mid-1900s. Also includes genealogical information on the Heckmann family, maps of Missouri's rivers, and a few photographs of steamboats and river scenes.

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Springfield Yacht Club Collection, 1939 (R0941)
(1 folder)

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These are official race programs for outboard-engine motorboat races held on Lake Taneycomo at Branson in Taney County, Missouri, on June 4 and September 9-10, 1939. The Springfield Yacht Club sponsored the regattas.

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Sverdrup & Parcel And Associates Land Use Report, 1976 (S0408)
0.01 cubic foot

A report commissioned by the St. Louis Port Commission.

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James T. Thorp Scrapbooks, 1840-1955 (C1429)
1.5 cubic feet

 Digitized Materials

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Materials collected and organized by Thorp as histories of the Missouri River, steamboats, and Miami, MO. Includes photographs, newspaper clippings, bills, receipts, excerpts from the MIAMI WEEKLY NEWS, and miscellaneous items.

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E.B. Trail Collection, 1858-1965 (C2071)
4.2 cubic feet, 62 volumes

 Digitized Materials

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Correspondence, bills of lading, notes, photographs, clippings, periodicals, scrapbooks, account books, freight books, cabin registers, and portage books of E.B. Trail, collector of the history and memorabilia of steamboating on the Missouri River and its tributaries.

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Harry Anton Voight Papers, 1918-1951 (R1166)
(9 folders)

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These are the papers of a marine engineer, steamboat inspector, and Coast Guard officer who spent most of his career working on the Ohio River. Included are applications for federal positions, papers concerning service in the Marine Inspection Service and Coast Guard, photographs of the Ohio River flood of 1945, and miscellaneous papers.

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John Ziegler Papers, 1847 (R1055)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This is a letter dated October 21, 1847 from John Ziegler (for S. Ziegler) at Sainte Genevieve in Sainte Genevieve County, Missouri, to James Harrison at Iron Mountain in St. Francois County, Missouri. It concerns shipments of iron ore and "pigs" from Iron Mountain to steamboats on the Mississippi river at Sainte Genevieve.