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Joseph Aid Papers, 1863-1921 (C0200)
0.08 cubic feet (4 folders)

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Genealogical material on Aid and Miller families; Civil War military papers; and Aid's correspondence with wife and sons, 1863-1864, concerning Civil War, rations, places of interest, battles, and home news of Chillicothe, OH. Items from race track ledger, West Plains, MO.

Alderson Family Genealogical Collection, no date (CA6168)
3 cubic feet

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Genealogical materials, including family group sheets, clippings, and photographs, of Alderson and affiliated families.

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Arthur Allee Collection, no date (CA3091)
1 cubic foot

Genealogical research charts, correspondence, notes, and other research materials concerning the Allee/Alley family.

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Clarence W. and Idress Head Alvord Collection, 1759-1962 (C0970)
21.2 cubic feet, 1 oversize volume

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Correspondence, writings, and collected materials of Alvord, professor of history at the universities of Illinois and Minnesota; and his wife, writer and former curator of the Missouri Historical Society in St. Louis. The collection includes territorial documents and Ste. Genevieve records; LIBERTY TRIBUNE papers; Missouri state and county records; and Civil War and military papers.

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Mark and Mary K. Baldwin Papers, no date (C4399)
0.8 cubic feet (13 folders)

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Diaries, genealogy, photographs, along with personal and professional material of a soil scientist and his wife.

Baltzell-Chambers Family Papers, 1857-1981 (C3995)
0.4 cubic feet

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Papers relating to the Baltzell-Chambers family of Deer Ridge, Missouri. The papers consist of correspondence, photographs, a scrapbook, and a genealogy, as well as graduation memorabilia, land deeds, and military discharge papers from the Civil War.

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Basye Family Papers, 1812-1960 (C2505)
3.9 cubic feet

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Correspondence, legal documents, clippings, account books, scrapbooks, photographs, Bible records, and papers collected to establish the Basye family genealogy. Included are Bowling Green Methodist Episcopal Church and Cumberland Presbyterian Church registers, and early letters describing activities and family life in Missouri and other states, notably California and Wisconsin. Mining, the California gold rush, and the Civil War are also described. Numerous correspondents are women.

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Baxter Family Photographs, 1890-1895 (P0035)
5 photographs

Photographs of the Baxter family.

Bell Family Papers, 1821, 1860s-2004 (CA6483)
5.2 cubic feet, 5 oversize items, 4 cased images, 1 glass plate negative

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The papers of a publishing family from Fulton, Missouri, who owned the Ovid Bell Press, contain correspondence, photographs, clippings, business records, family genealogy, and miscellaneous material. The collection largely pertains to Ovid K. Bell and his son, Ovid H. Bell.

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Bell Family Papers, 1875-1969 (C3045)
1 roll of microfilm

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Papers of a Boonville, MO, family containing genealogical material, correspondence, memoirs, clippings, photographs, and Marie Bell McCoy's manuscripts.

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Benecke Family Papers, 1850-2001 (CA5893)
44.9 cubic feet, 2 oversize volumes, oversize material

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Addition of Benecke family materials. Includes professional and personal correspondence, photographs, glass plate negatives, cartes-de-visite, stereograph cards, diaries, clippings, volumes, periodicals, scrapbooks, Grand Army of the Republic materials, Missouri Constitutional Convention materials, genealogical data, ephemera, and miscellaneous material. Includes Magruder, Sasse, Zillman, and other related families.

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Bentley Family Collection, 1818-1980 (C3042)
5 rolls of microfilm

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Correspondence of Nancy V. Bentley, Jordan R. Bentley, and J. Marshall Bentley. Reminiscences of Jordan R. Bentley and material pertaining to Bentley and other allied families. Material on the Civil War in Chariton, Howard, and Cooper Counties, family and social life in the 1880s and 1890s and Chariton County history.

Bethany United Baptist Church, Madison County, Missouri Records, 1829-1992 (R0725)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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These are minute books, membership registers, and papers of Bethany United Baptist Church at Roselle in Madison County, Missouri. Records exist from the founding of Bethany Church in 1829 as an arm of Providence Church of Washington County.

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Florence Harrison Bill Genealogical Pamphlet, 1950 (C0758)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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AS I RECALL, STORIES OF AND FOR THE FAMILY by Florence Harrison Bill, containing unusual stories of Columbia, Glasgow, and Fayette, MO.

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John Irwin Billman Collection, 1892-1933 (K0126)
0.12 c.f. (2 folders)

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Scrapbook of clippings, letters, photographs, and memorabilia related to Billman and his work with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) for which he served as the national historian for at least fourteen terms.

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"A Biographical Sketch of the Honorable Isidore Moore," Timothy J. O'Rourke, 1966 (C3754)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a biographical sketch of Moore (1771-1842), an early Catholic settler in what became Perry County, MO. Included is information on Moore's ancestors and descendants, as well as a typescript of his will.

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"A Biography of Levi E. Clark," C.C. Heagerty, 1957 (C3506)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Biography of a Lawrence County, MO, pioneer, written by his grandson. Clark was born in Kentucky in 1836 and died in 1907.

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Bird Family Papers, 1831-1959 (R0170)
(5 folders)

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This collection includes miscellaneous correspondence, estate papers, land papers, business records, and biographical material pertaining to the Bird, Byrd, Moore, and Hunter families of southeastern Missouri. The papers concern business and estates in Mississippi, New Madrid, and Scott Counties in Missouri, and the Bird estate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

William J. Blanton Papers, no date (CA5883)
5 cubic feet

Addition of correspondence, family charts, published compilations, and other genealogical research material related to the Blanton, Harmon, and related families. See also C3829.

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William J. Blanton Papers, 1682-1981 (C3829)
0.7 cubic feet

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Blanton family genealogical research, including correspondence, census records, tax lists, land grants, deeds, and marriage, birth, and death records.

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Boone-Tate Family Papers, 1941-1976 (C4205)
1 cubic foot (20 folders)

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The Boone-Tate family papers consist of the research and genealogy of the Boone and Tate families, which ultimately culminated in the publication of the Boone Family Record written by Maude Tate Boone.

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Breckenridge Family Papers, 1750-1960 (C2530)
8.0 cubic feet

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Primarily of genealogical interest, the collection contains genealogical correspondence and information about the Breckenridges (Breckinridges) and related families, documents, pamphlets, letters, deeds, and photos. The papers were compiled by James M. Breckenridge between 1900 and 1950. See f. 1 for detailed inventory of collection.

Clarence Edward Breckenridge Papers, 1897-1960 (C1037)
0.2 cubic feet

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Family correspondence, newspaper clippings and miscellaneous typed notes on Breckenridge genealogy and the Breckenridges' historic role in early American and Missouri history. Related families, Presbyterian Church history. Majority of correspondence between Adella B. Moore, Herman F. Harris, and James M. Breckenridge.

Corona Hibbard Briggs Marriage Record Book, 1872-1931 (C1056)
0.05 cubic feet (1 volume)

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A record of 373 marriages solemnized by C.H. Briggs, primarily in Pettis and Greene counties, MO.

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Wiley Britton Papers, 1878-1997 (C4401)
0.2 cubic feet (5 folders; 4 jpegs)

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The papers contain memoirs, correspondence, financial records, newspaper clippings, and genealogical information collected by Wiley Britton and his children.

A.L. Brock Papers, 1923-1965 (C2191)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The papers of A.L. Brock contain personal reminiscences of A.L. Brock; Wyoming Masonic history; Brock family genealogy; a history of Wyoming, 1868-1933; and cattle, sheep, and horse herding history.

Brooks Family Papers, 1901-2011 (CA4466)
16.7 cubic feet, 10 oversize items

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Correspondence, some accounts, genealogical information, and miscellaneous material of a Columbia, Missouri, family active in various movements and organizations during the mid-20th century. Includes materials concerning Iris Brooks.

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Caby and Hahn Families Papers, 1856-1960 (R1305)
(2 oversize folders)

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This is the Robert W. Beiriger collection of family records of the Caby and Hahn families in Bollinger County, Missouri. The collection includes a land record, military pension papers, birth and marriage records, and five photographs of some of the individuals noted in the documents.

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E. Taylor Campbell Papers, 1840-1970 (C3574)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Genealogical information, with photographs, compiled by a descendant of the Hawkins and Taylor families who settled in Knox County, MO, about 1840.

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Carpenter Family Papers, 1830-1962 (C3489)
0.4 cubic feet

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Notes, correspondence and genealogical records compiled by Lucy Grant Carpenter Bly while tracing all branches of her family. Most of the early letters are to the Carpenter family of Boone County from relatives in Virginia.

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Carson Family Papers, 1846 (C3378)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Letter from Simon Carson to William Carson regarding genealogy of the Carson family. Biographical sketch of Alethea Carson, wife of William Carson and daughter-in-law of Simon Carson.

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E.A. Carson Marriage Records, 1837-1882 (C3095)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Records of marriages solemnized by the Rev. Mr. Carson, copied from original record in Savannah, MO. Includes names of bride and groom, date and location of wedding, payment received, and personal remarks.

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Lewis Henry Carstarphen Papers, 1686-1971 (C3613)
2.6 cubic feet

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Genealogical data on Glascock, Tutt, Watson, Woodson, Carstarphen and collateral families compiled by Carstarphen with his aunt, Emily Marion Watson, collaborating on the Watson, Woodson, and Tutt families.

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Carter-McDade Family Papers, 1850-1936 (CA6471)
1.75 cubic feet, 6 oversize items

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Family papers and genealogical material of the Carter, McDade, and related families largely of the Sedalia and Waverly, Missouri, areas collected by Marguerite Carter McDade.

Carthage, Missouri Funeral Home Records, 1887-1938 (R0695)
(3 folders)

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These are photocopies of the record books of what is now in the Weng Mortuary in Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri. Entries include genealogical data, the cost of caskets, clothing, and other funeral expenses, and payments on accounts. There are records for 1887-1893, and 1900-1938.

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Catholic Churches (Ralls and Monroe Counties, Mo.) Records, 1833-1954 (C2973)
5 rolls of microfilm

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Baptismal, confirmation, burial, and marriage records from St. Peter's, St. Joseph's, St. Paul's, and Immaculate Conception Catholic Churches in Ralls County and St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Monroe County. Records are incomplete.

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Millie Caulk Papers, 1948-1974 (C0195)
0.16 cubic feet (8 folders)

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Atherton family genealogical material.

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Michael Cave Papers, 1944-1997 (C2157)
7.6 cubic feet, 21 audio cassettes, 62 audio tapes, 27 video cassettes, 1 compact disk, and 1 record

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The Michael Cave Papers consist of personal and professional correspondence, business records, audiovisual material, and the compositions of Cave, a pianist and composer born in Missouri.

O.L. Cayton Letters, 1938 (C2175)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains six letters to Mrs. William L. Smith, Savannah, MO, and one letter to Mrs. Fred Foster, Fillmore, MO, from Tacoma, WA. The letters discuss Nodaway and Andrew Counties and genealogy. Maps are included.

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Challis-Dysart Family Papers, 1905-1956 (C4293)
0.2 cubic feet (3 folders)

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The papers contain letters, expense entries, photographs, receipts, licenses, and genealogical material related to the Challis, Dysart, Wilcox, and Forbis families.

Chouteau Family Bible Excerpt, no date (C3137)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Copy of page from the Chouteau Family Bible. Names listed are Francois Chouteau, Therese Birenica Chouteau, Edmund Francois H. Chouteau, Pierre Menard Chouteau, Louis Sylvestre Chouteau, Benjamin Chouteau, Frederick D. Chouteau, Benedict Pharamon Chouteau, and Mary Brigite Chouteau. Gives place and date of birth and date of death.

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens Genealogy, no date (C3133)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Genealogy of three generations of the Clemens family, starting with John Marshall and Jane Lampton Clemens, Samuel Clemens' parents. Also a brief biography of Mark Twain, and descriptions of Florida, Missouri, and Mark Twain State Park.

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John T. Coffee Genealogical Collection, no date (CA2556)
0.4 cubic feet

Primarily contains correspondence and notes of Virginia Coffee while gathering information to write an article about Confederate Colonel John T. Coffee, who was from Dade County, MO. Also some Coffee family genealogy materials.

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Mrs. Redmond S. Cole Scrapbook, 1933-1937 (C1390)
0.06 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Newspaper clippings of obituaries. Indexed.

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Collett Family Papers, 1833-1964 (C2949)
0.22 cubic feet (11 folders)

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Genealogical material about the Collett family of Adair County, MO. Tax receipts, miscellaneous pamphlets and newspaper clippings, poetry and essays.

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Confederate Home (Higginsville, Mo.) History and Cemetery Records, no date (C3498)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Account of formation of the Confederate Home Association, building of the home, cost, dedication, and takeover by the state. List of inmates and list of men and women buried in the cemetery.

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Warren Cook Collection, 1782-1978 (R0043)
0.25 cubic foot (5 folders)

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The Warren Cook Collection contains photocopies of papers of the Smith, Havins, Roseberry, and Cook families of southwestern Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. The collection includes correspondence, estate papers, and genealogical records. Also included are two farm diaries from 1875-1876.

Albert G. Cooper Collection, 1967-1985 (C4210)
0.8 cubic feet

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Genealogical material consisting of correspondence, handwritten notes, typescript material, family group sheets, maps, newspaper clippings and photographs of the Cooper, Avery, Van Pelt, Royster and other related families.

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