Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife

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1951 Flood Collection, 1951 (K1375)
.02 c.f.

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The 1951 FLood Collection contains postcards, picture books, and a letter and envelope from the American Red Cross of the Kansas City and Jackson County Chapter.

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1951 Flood Photographs, 1951 (K1390)
0.02 cubic foot (1 folder, 27 photographs)

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The 1951 Flood Photographs contains black and white photographs depicting flooding in the Kansas City metropolitan area in 1951.

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1993 Missouri and Mississippi Flood Aerial Photographs, 1993 (P0941)
0.4 linear feet

Aerial photos of the 1993 flood of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.

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A.E. Jones and Company (Green City, Mo.) Records, 1895-1903 (C0346)
2 rolls of microfilm

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Daybooks and ledger for a lumber and building supply business. The accounts show the sale of lumber, windows, shingles, line, hair, cement, plaster, paint, and numerous other items. Quantities purchased, prices, amount and type of payment, and disbursements are shown. Disbursements also indicate freight charges and employees' salaries.

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Academy of Science of St. Louis Records, 1856-1958 (S0001)
4 cubic feet, 3 rolls of microfilm

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The records of the Academy of Science of St. Louis contains meeting minutes and copies of its journal, "Transaction of the Academy of Science of St. Louis." Established in 1856 by twelve prominent St. Louis residents, the Academy of Science's mission was to promote the advancement of science.

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Account Books, 1857-1883 (C0287)
0.06 cubic feet (3 folders)

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Accounts of a store, apparently dealing in lumber, grain and general merchandise in or near Caledonia, Missouri, and accounts of a Caledonia mill for sales of bran, wheat and flour.

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Audubon Society of Missouri Records, 1967-1970 (CA5369)
0.1 cubic feet

Addition of correspondence of David A. Easterla, president of the Society. See also C3800.

Audubon Society of Missouri Records, 1934-1984 (C3800)
0.2 cubic feet

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Records of the Audubon Society of Missouri, an educational organization promoting ornithology and environmental awareness. Includes correspondence of society officers, minutes and programs of annual meetings, membership lists, and related material concerning activities of the society.

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Mary Jane Barnett Papers, 1913-1997 (CG0004)
1.6 cubic feet

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The collection contains correspondence, photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, business-related trade journals, a Narcotic Register, and miscellaneous papers for Mary Jane "Miss Jane" Barnett and her life and business partner, Elaine "Tommie" Davis.

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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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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Big Piney, Missouri Photograph Collection, 1926 (R1272)
0.5 cubic foot (1 oversize photograph)

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This is a black and white panoramic photograph of Big Piney, Missouri after the storm on Novemeber 25 1926. The photograph shows the tornado damage to the Pulaski County village, early abutomobiles, and onlookers. Photographer not known.

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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.

James Daniels Bradshaw Papers, 1904-1946 (C3225)
1 cubic foot, 16 oversize volumes

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Ledgers, daybooks and inventory lists from the Bradshaw and Proctor Company, Barnett, MO, and the Leeton Lumber and Hardware Company, Leeton, MO. James Bradshaw was a partner in both firms. Other items are deposit slips, freight bills, and miscellaneous correspondence.

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Frank P. Briggs Papers, 1900-1992 (C3950)
6 cubic feet, 3 audio cassettes, 2 films, 9 audio discs

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Papers of a Democratic Missouri state senator, U.S. senator, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife, Freemason, and newspaper publisher, consisting of correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, speeches, campaign materials, and miscellaneous papers.

Lennis Leonard Broadfoot Collection, 1909-2005 (R1277)
(3 rolls of microfilm)

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This collection consists of correspondence, personal and legal papers, ledger book, scrapbook and ephemera of artist Lennis Leonard Broadfoot. The collection predominately focuses on his artwork and publications, as well as his promotion of the Ozarks region in Dent and Shannon Counties through the creation of a national park, the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, and the promotion of the arts in general.

Burroughs Audubon Society of Greater Kansas City Records, 1905-1991 (K0665)
18 c.f.

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Organizational records including by-laws, minutes, correspondence, clippings, scrapbooks, programs, pamphlets, rosters, field notes and bird censuses, photographs, and glass lantern slides. Also research materials, slides, and papers belonging to A.E. Shirling (1875-1947), noted Kansas City naturalist and author.

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Charles H. Callison Papers, 1927-1995 (C4029)
11.5 cubic feet, 3 audio cassettes

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The papers of an environmentalist, editor of the Missouri Conservationist, conservation director of the National Wildlife Federation, chairman of the Natural Resources Council of America, and executive vice president of the National Audubon Society. The papers contain correspondence, newsletters, meeting minutes, photographs, and other materials documenting Callison's work as a conservationist.

Clarence Cannon Papers, 1893-1964 (C0892)
2.3 cubic feet

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Papers of Cannon, Democratic congressman from Missouri's 9th district, 1923-1964, and of Champ Clark (1850-1921), Democratic congressman from Missouri's 9th district, 1893-1895 and 1897-1921, and Speaker of the House. Papers include correspondence of Cannon and Clark, speeches by Clark, newspaper columns written by Cannon, a constituent card file kept by Cannon, and miscellaneous material.

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A.S.J. Carnahan Papers, 1944-1960 (C2539)
55.8 cubic feet

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Papers of a Democratic congressman from Missouri's 8th District. Correspondence dealing with agriculture, army, civil defense, district problems, election campaigns, foreign affairs, legislation, and the United Nations.

Cave Spring Association Records, 1975-1984 (K0668)
6 c.f.

Organizational records for an urban nature center and historic overland trails site, includes minutes, correspondence, reports, financial records, and research and informational files.

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Charles Trefts Photographs, 1903-1963 (P0034)
3690 photographs

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This collection contains images from 1900 to 1963 depicting St. Louis City and County people, public buildings, riverfront scenes, bridges, churches, catastrophes, houses and parks. Trefts photographed many historic events such as the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition; the 1934 World Series; and aviation in St. Louis including the Wright brothers at Kinloch Field in 1908 and Charles Lindbergh's return from Paris in 1927. A number of images focus on Crawford and Iron Counties and the Lake of the Ozarks region in the early 1930s.

Choose Environmental Excellence Gateway Region Records, 1999-2005 (S0860)
6 cubic feet

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The records of Choose Environmental Excellence, Gateway Region contain correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, and proposals, relating to the group's mission to organize a partnership of business, government, and private citizens to improve environmental awareness and actions in the daily choices that individuals and institutions in the Gateway Region make.

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Donald M. Christisen Papers, 1870-2003 (C4054)
18.1 cubic feet, 2 audio tapes, 27 audio cassettes

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The papers of a wildlife field biologist for the Missouri Department of Conservation. They include correspondence, field diaries, maps, reports, studies, publications, and photographs. Christisen specialized in the study of native prairie ecosystems, prairie chickens, squirrels, and mast (forage nuts). The papers also include railroad time tables, accident reports, photographs, worker's logs, publications, maps, and blueprints documenting his interest in railroads.

Citizens Committee for Soil, Water, and State Parks Records, 1983-1989 (C3916)
0.8 cubic feet

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Records of a committee that campaigned for passage of a sales tax to provide funds for soil conservation and Missouri's state park system. Records include bank statements, campaign reports, lists of contributors and contributions, ledger sheets, publicity releases and clippings, treasurer's reports, correspondence, contracts, and miscellaneous material of the committee.

Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1730, Bunker, Missouri Collection, 1939 (R1143)
(1 folder)

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This is a copy of 'Company Attention' from September 1939, the newsletter of Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1730, located at Forest Service Camp F-MO-7 near Bunker in Dent County, Missouri. Laval H. Ander was the company commander and Fred M. Gannon was superintendent of forestry.

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Civilian Conservation Corps, Camp 3737, Collection, 1935-1983 (R0177)
3 folders

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This collection contains correspondence, camp newspapers, and a scrapbook pertaining to the
CCC camp near Lynchburg, Laclede County, Missouri. There are also a few items from camps in
Winona and Sumner, Missouri, and newspaper clippings regarding reunions in 1983 of former CCC
trainees in Missouri.

Coalition For The Environment Records, 1967-2007 (S0421)
256 cubic feet

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The Coalition for the Environment was incorporated in St. Louis in 1969 as a volunteer citizen's organization whose mission includes education, communication, planning and action on issues involving the environment; notably clean air, energy, open space/land use, solid waste, transportation, and clean water. The records document the founding of the organization, its administration, and the environmental issues it studied, protested, supported, and criticized.

William C. Cole Papers, 1942-1947 (C0013)
8 cubic feet (1,400 folders)

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Correspondence of a Republican congressman from Missouri's 3rd District dealing with topics as varied as World War II, agriculture, legislation on labor and the atom bomb, education, foreign relations, immigration, flood control, labor, housing, socialized medicine, politics and the postal service.

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Columbia (Mo.) Audubon Society Records, 1958-2005 (CA6550)
3.2 cubic feet, 1 card file

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Records of the organization include minutes, financial records, scrapbooks, membership lists, correspondence, and miscellaneous material.

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Columbians Against Throwaways (Columbia, Mo.) Records, 1977-1988 (CA5788)
8.5 cubic feet, 7 audio cassettes

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Correspondence, legal documents, clippings, promotional and research material, photographs, and other records of a citizens group supporting a beverage container deposit ordinance.

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Committee for Environmental Information Records, 1956-1977 (S0069)
12 cubic feet, 439 folders, 4 photographs, 8 audio tapes, 1 microfilm roll

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The Committee for Environmental Information was founded in April 1958 as the Greater St. Louis Citizens' Committee for Nuclear Information. Its purpose was to collect, evaluate, and make available to the public information concerning nuclear tests and weaponry and the uses of nuclear energy. In 1967 the Committee changed its name and expanded its interests to include a variety of environmental topics. The Committee for Environmental Information records of 1956-1977 document the work of the Baby Tooth Survey; the Speakers' Bureau; public testimony of members; funding activities; the development and execution of various CEI projects; publications; conferences; conventions; and board, subcommittees, and annual membership meetings. The records also document new services, public service announcements, press releases, and the publication of its 1973 high school teaching units. Also included with the collection are public reports, testimony, correspondence, board directors, technical division and subcommittee bylaws and meeting minutes; speakers' vitae; mailings; financial statements; grant applications, proposals, acceptances and rejections; drafts and manuscripts for Environment Magazine and its precursors; Environotes; public service announcements; press releases; early newsletters and membership lists.

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Donna Cowan Scrapbooks, 1957 (C4277)
0.2 cubic feet (4 folders)

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The Donna Cowan collection includes two scrapbooks - one on conservation in Missouri, and one on Missouri Girls State, 1957. The Missouri Girls State was sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Missouri, which provided Missouri girls citizenship training in order for them to better understand and participate in the functioning of the government. 1957.

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Crawdad Alliance Records, 1979-1981 (S0097)
0.01 cubic foot

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The records contain flyers, leaflets, handbooks, newsletters, meeting minutes and a newspaper pertaining to the Crawdad Alliance’s efforts to halt the proliferation of nuclear power in Missouri, including the construction of the Calloway Power Plant in Calloway County, Missouri, through nonviolent means, including civil disobedience.

Cullimore Family Collection, 1973-1992 (R1090)
(4 folders)

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These are papers of the Cullimore family of journalists and outdoor writers. The collection consists of correspondence between Donald B. "Rocky" Cullimore and Dan Saults, and a compilation of Sault's articles in Branson and Springfield, Missouri, newspapers.

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Thomas B. Curtis Papers, 1950-1969 (C3300)
906 rolls of microfilm

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Constituent correspondence and committee files from Curtis's service as a Republican Congressman from Missouri. Bulk of committee material pertains to Ways and Means and Joint Economic Committees. Filed chronologically by topic within each year. Originals discarded.

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Dolly Darigo Papers, 1949-1994 (S0689)
2 cubic feet, 11 photographs

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The Dolly Darigo Papers include correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, brochures, flyers, newsletters, and photographs chronicling the interests of Darigo from 1949 to 1994. Throughout her career, Darigo worked as a bacteriologist for the U.S. Army and later for Missouri Baptist Hospital; naturalist for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources; and collected and identified specimens for the state herbarium in Jefferson City. She was involved in a series of causes, including the United Farm Workers Union, Freedom of Residence, penal reform, and employment for the mentally disabled and to improve race relations.

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Ernest Evans Davidson Photograph Album, 1925-1940 (R1320)
0.2 cubic foot(8 folders, 92 photographs)

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The Ernest Evans Davidson Photograph Collection contains the personal and family photographs of Ernest Davidson of Clay County, Missouri. Images include family photographs, scenes of family vacations in Althea, Missouri, and on the North Fork of the White River.

James Adam Davis Papers, 1937-1975 (C3666)
23.5 cubic feet

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Papers of a state labor leader. State CIO Industrial Union Council, State Labor Council, Political Action Committee, Missouri Valley Authority, Governor's Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation, United Labor Committee of Missouri, State Environmental Improvement Authority and Executive Review Committee materials. Personal records.

Debbie Kilgore Photograph Collection, 1993-2002 (P0155)
52 photographs

Approximately 52 35mm color negatives and prints showing scenes around Macon, Missouri during the mid 1990s. Additional photo album, assembled by Ken Fryer, DOT district manager, showing the 1993 Missouri River flood in Cole, Carroll, Howard, Saline, and Livingston counties.

Drew-Stiff Lumber Company Order List, 1890 (C0730)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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List of stock and prices for a lumber company of Willow Springs, MO.

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Kay Drey Papers, 1943-2012 (S0241)
98 cubic feet

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The papers of Kay Drey contain correspondence, notes, newspaper clippings, and subject files documenting Drey's work to integrate University City Housing in the early 1960s and her anti-nuclear power activism from the 1970s to the 2010s.

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Kay Drey Callaway Nuclear Hazards Collection, 1975-1993 (S1029)
106 cubic feet

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Subject files collected by Kay Drey pertaining to nuclear hazards in the United States. 

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Kay Drey Callaway Nuclear Power Plant Collection, 1976-1987 (S1028)
26 cubic feet

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Environmental activist Kay Drey assembled this collection from the newspapers and literature of groups organized to oppose the Calloway Plant; legal documents from challenges to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Union Electric over the plant’s operating license and safety concerns; and the files of Bill Smart, an ironworker fired the plant for going public with complaints about below-standard structural steel work and defective materials used in the plant’s construction.

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Kay Drey Mallinckrodt Collection, 1943-2006 (S0826)
64 cubic feet

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This collection consists of correspondence, reports, and subject files concerning nuclear technology and radioactive waste sites connected to Mallinckrodt Chemical Works. Mallinckrodt developed a chemical process that led to the first nuclear chain reaction in 1942 and until 1966 processed uranium for nuclear weapons at plants in downtown St. Louis and Weldon Springs. The company dumped radioactive wastes at sites in St. Louis County.

Kay Drey Queeny Park Collection, 1965-1994 (S1030)
6 cubic feet, 226 folders, 118 photographs, 3 audio tapes

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This collection contains meeting minutes, petitions, newsletters, newspaper clippings, notes, and photographs relating to Kay and Leo Drey's campaign to block St. Louis County from developing a recreational complex in Queeny Park and preserving it as open recreational space.

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Kay Drey Toxic Chemicals and Nuclear Waste Collection, 1980-2005 (S0842)
14 cubic feet, 543 folders

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This collection contains reports, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and Kay Drey's notes on the environmental impacts of chemicals and nuclear waste. Topics of interest include Dioxin, Weldon Springs, and waste disposal.

Leo A. Drey Papers, 1957-1991 (S0531)
19 cubic feet, 616 folders

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Leo A. Drey was an environmental activist and the owner of extensive tracts of Missouri land. Throughout his life, Drey was involved in many conservation projects, including the Natural Streams Act, Ozark National Scenic Riverways, and the Open Space Council. The collection includes correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, maps, legal materials, and newspaper clippings reflecting Drey's interests in environmental issues in Missouri.

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Leo Drey Greer Springs Campaign Records, 1987-1998 (S0874)
2 cubic feet, 34 folders, 25 photographs

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The records of the Leo Drey Gree Springs Campaign contain appraisals, legislative materials, correspondence, maps, and photographs regarding Drey's efforts to make Greer Spring a part of the Mark Twain National Forest.

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George W. Dulany Papers, 1900-1949 (C0310)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Copies of family biographies and letters concerning history of Dulany family and lumber industry in Hannibal and Middle West.

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