Mining and Mineral Industries

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American Insitute of Mining Engineers, War Minerals of the Joplin-Miami District Collection, 1917 (R0896)
0.02 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This is a booklet prepared for the Joplin-Miami portion of the annual meeting of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, held on October 11-13, 1917. It features a narrative report on the district by Otto Ruhl, with maps and data compiled by G. B. Corless.

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American Iron Mountain Company Records, 1855-1858 (R0439)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This is a "List of Hauling of Metal paid by Janis & Valle for a/c Am.[erican] Iron Mountain
Co.," between 22 September 1855 and 30 January 1858. Included are the date, name of hauler,
weight of load, and toll paid, presumably over the "plank road" from Iron Mountain to Ste. Genevieve,
Missouri. The haulers' names have been indexed.

American Iron Mountain Company Records, 1849-1855 (R0003)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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The American Iron Mountain Company Records contain the shipping records for the American Iron Mountain Company located in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri. Included are accounts of pig iron received from Iron Mountain and shipments to buyers, and a tally book of ore delivered to the company over the plank road.

American Mining Congress Publicity Committee Collection, 1907 (R0981)
(1 folder)

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This is "The World's Greatest Zinc and Lead District, as seen through the Camera." It was published for the Tenth American Mining Congress, which met at Joplin in Japser County, Missouri on November 11-16, 1907. Included are a transportation map of the mining district and many photographic views of mines, mills, towns and cities in the area.

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American Zinc, Lead & Smelting Company Records, 1901-1965 (R0010)
157 cubic feet (3700 folders, 27 rolls of microfilm)

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The American, Lead and Smelting Company (commonly known as "American Zinc") was a large nonferrous metals firm which mined, processed, smelted, and marketed basic zinc and lead products. It had major mining and milling operations in Missouri, Wisconsin, and Tennessee, smelters in Kansas and Illinois, and interests in ore processing machinery. Founded in 1899, the company became a leader in the zinc industry.

Anna-Beaver Mining Company Photograph Collection, circa 1920s (R1306)
0.5 cubic foot (1 photograph)

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This is a 7 _" x 23 _ ", black and white panoramic photograph of "Ground Crew, Anna-Beaver Field Shaft No. 8," near Cardin, Oklahoma, circa 1920s. The view shows forty men posed as a group above ground. Most wear carbide lamps on their caps. The photograph was made by commercial photographer Heeney of Joplin, Missouri.

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W. Harry Barron Collection, 1946 (R0630)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The W. Harry Barron Collection contains a typescript copy of a letter by Dr. W. Harry Barron to Ruth Berry, October 27, 1946, concerning the history of Mine La Motte in Madison County, Missouri. After a brief autobiographical paragraph, Barron sketched the history of the village and its various mining enterprises, noted buildings and some of the physical features, and wrote briefly of the social life of the community. Barron was a physician who practiced medicine in Madison County for most of his life, also the unofficial historian of Mine La Motte.

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Fields Trammel Bledsoe Letter, 1851 (K0229)
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Letter from Bledsoe to his brother-in-law William C. Rhodes of Harrisonville, MO. Written on letterhead with a woodcut entitled "View of Coloma, the place where the first Gold was discovered", Bledsoe mentions his gold claim in California, his concerns for the welfare of his wife and children in Harrisonville, and acquaintances they have in common.

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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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Blow and Kennett Mining Company Records, 1858-1861 (R0369)
(1 roll)

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These are records of lead shipped by Blow & Kennett from Granby in Newton
County, Missouri, to points on the Osage and Missouri rivers, and to stations on the
Pacific Railroad and the South West Branch of the Pacific Railroad. The records include
the names of teamsters and totals of lead received by forwarding agents and on hand at
Granby.

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Boothe Coal Company Records, 1936-1953 (K0098)
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Operating records including for sales, pay, and calculations used to determine royalties to be paid to concerned property owners. Also maps of the mine located near Mosby, Clay County, MO

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John S. Brickey Collection, 1814 (R1180)
(1 folder)

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This is a receipt dated June 6, 1814 from John S. Brickey of Mine Shibboleth in Washington County, Missouri Territory, to Mrs. Banford for $3.00 for crying the vendue, or conducting a public sale or auction. The transaction probably was part of an estate settlement.

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William E. Brinkerhoff Papers, 1903-1912 (R0019)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The William E. Brinkerhoff Papers contain the family correspondence of William E. Brinkerhoff, a banker in Carthage, Missouri. The letters include descriptions of Carthage and Jasper County, and observations on financial trends and the business panic of 1907.

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Bumble Bee Mine Photograph Collection, circa 1902-1917 (R0389)
(1 folder, 7 slides)

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These are photographs of the mill at the Bumble Bee Mine near Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. Included are views of the landowner, miners, buildings, tailings pile, and wagon loads of zinc ore being loaded on railroad cars. The views have been copied on 35mm slides.

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Bumble Bee Mine Photograph Collection, circa 1900 (R1440)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The Bumble Bee Mine Photograph Collection contains photographs of the Bumble Bee Mine located in Jasper County, Missouri, at the turn of the 20th century.

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Harry J. Cantwell Collection, 1898-1900 (R0677)
2 cubic feet (40 folders)

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These are papers of an attorney and developer of mineral properties in southeastern Missouri and Oklahoma. Most of the collection concerns title work and exploration of tracts near Irondale and Palmer in Washington County, Missouri.

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Center Valley Lead and Zinc Company Records, 1892-1900 (R0371)
1 volume microfilmed

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These are records of mining leases to lots of the Baker and Hendrickson tracts in Jasper County,
Missouri, controlled by the Center Valley Lead & Zinc Company of Webb City. The entries note the
rules for mining the properties, the names of miners who leased them, and forfeitures of leases.

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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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Clarence Keathley Photograph Collection, 1905-1976 (P0177)
0.125 linear feet

Photos of mining from Ken magazine (1939), the Berryman CCC Camp No. 3733, agriculture, the Palmer Project, and the University of Missouri (ca. 1932-1934).

Clear Boggy Oil and Gas Company Record, 1892-1930 (K0311)
0.25 c.f.

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Minutes, contacts/leases, correspondence, and maps for an oil and coal company which operated in Coal County, OK. Kansas City realtor Newton Booth Childs (1849-1925) was an officer of the company.

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Thomas Connor Papers, 1893-1909 (C0244)
0.3 cubic feet (1 folder, 1 volume)

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Connor's will and other papers connected with his estate. Lead and zinc ore register, 1893-1909, from Joplin, MO.

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Consolidated Copper Creek Mining Company Records, 1906-1909 (R1030)
(1 folder)

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This is material concerning the Consolidated Copper Creek Mining Company, which owned mines in Arizona and Colorado but had corporate offices in Kansas City, Missouri. Included are promotional materials and receipts for shares of stock from the company's financial agent, Isaac W. Dumm.

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Consolidated Jack Mines Company Collection, 1905 (R1100)
(1 folder)

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This is a certificate for 150 shares of stock in the Consolidated Jack Mines Company, a Washington, D.C., Corporation with operations at Duenweg in Jasper County, Missouri. The certificate was dated March 18, 1905 and issued to A. M. Van Dyke. Frank Mattes, president, and E. A. Mattes, treasurer, signed the certificate.

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Desloge Mining Collection, 1840-1956 (R1370)
0.1 cubic foot (3 folders)

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The Desloge Mining papers consist of documents pertaining to the Desloge Consolidated Lead Company. The mining operation was located in Desloge, which is in St. Francis County, Missouri. Business documents and letters about the company, a family tree of the wealthy Desloge family, and newspaper clippings about the company are included in the collection.

Doe Run Lead Company Collection, 1898-1901 (R1228)
2 cubic feet

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These are cancelled checks dated from July 2, 1898 to January 17, 1901, written against the account of the Doe Run Lead Company of Doe Run, Missouri, at the Farmers' and Miners' Bank of Bonne Terre in Saint François County, Missouri. The checks were signed by F. P. Graves, Secretary.

Dolores F. Timmons Photograph Collection, 1880-1946 (P0236)
56 postcards

1 photograph of Camp Dix, NJ Army Base; 12 photos of Dixon Mining Co., circa 1900; 2 photos of Mr. and Mrs. O.H. Henderson; 3 photocopies of Henderson family Bible.

Downing and Whinrey Families Papers, 1837-1929 (R0049)
0.25 cubic foot (11 folders)

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The Downing and Whinrey Families Papers contain photocopies of receipts and correspondence of the Downing and Whinrey families of southwestern Missouri. Both families had members who went to California to mine gold in the 1850s, some of whom remained to settle in the West. Most of the collection consists of letters written to relatives in Missouri.

Dr. Roy E. Meyers Photograph Collection, 1881-1950 (P0709)
9 photographs

Photos of mining, carriages, and street scenes in Joplin, MO. Image of street scene in Carthage, MO, ca. 1900.

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Draper-McClurg Family Papers, 1838-2009 (C3069)
3.9 cubic feet, 5 rolls of microfilm

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The Draper-McClurg family papers are comprised of correspondence, photographs, Civil War diaries and records, and other personal papers of the families of Philander Draper and Joseph W. McClurg. The papers document the families' involvement in politics, farming and orchards, lead mining and smelting, the Civil War, and frontier life in Missouri, the Dakota Territory, and several western states.

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Waldemar M. Dressel Papers, 1946-1986 (R1490)
0.5 cubic foot (19 folders)

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The papers of Waldemar M. Dressel contain publications, photographs, and maps from his years working for the U.S. Geological Survey based in Rolla, Missouri.

Edward Dugal Mining Collection, 1873 (R1173)
(1 folder)

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This is a mining lease dated October 4, 1873, between Edward Dugal and his wife, Melissa Dugal, and B. William Kennedy, Augustus Lotz, and Adolphus Lotz on a tract of land in northeastern Reynolds County, Missouri.

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Eagle-Picher Industries, Fibers and Minerals Division Collection, 1967 (R0833)
(1 folder)

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This contract is an 'Agreement between Eagle-Picher Industries, Inc., Fibers & Minerals Division, Joplin, Missouri, and Local Union No. 279, United Cement, Lime and Gypsum Workers.' The agreement was executed on May 3, 1967, effective from May 1, 1967.

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Robert L. Elgin, "History of the Nova Scotia Iron Company" Collection, circa 1990 (R0660)
(1 folder)

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This is a history of the Nova Scotia Iron Company, 1880-1893, written by Robert L. Elgin. The company operated mines and a hot blast furnace in Dent County, Missouri. The furnace operated only intermittently from 1881 to 1884. The history, written largely from newspaper sources in Dent and Crawford Counties and iron trade journals, was prepared for the Mark Twain National Forest.

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Farmers Bank (Mt. Vernon, Mo.) Papers, 1844-1931 (C0044)
5 cubic feet (280 folders, 19 volumes), 28 oversize volumes

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Records of a bank organized in 1890 and liquidated in 1930. Also records of local businesses and schools.

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Farmington Prospecting and Mining Company Collection, 1892 (R1120)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This collection contains certificate number 34, dated April 20, 1892, for 30 shares in the Farmington Prospecting and Mining Company at Farmington in St. Francois County, Missouri. The shares were sold to Andrew Wayne Logan and the certificate was signed by Robert Tetley, president, and Kossuth W. Weber, secretary.

Federal Lead Company, Mining Department Business Report Records, 1918-1921 (R0540)
25 folders

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These are sets of monthly statistical reports prepared by officers of the Federal Lead Company's mines and mill at Flat River in St. Francois County, Missouri. Included are balance sheets, production data, power consumption figures, and other information concerning the company's operations.

Federal Lead Company, Mining Department Records, 1907-1913 (R0520)
2 cubic feet (17 volumes)

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These are letterbooks of outgoing correspondence maintained by Harry Adelbert Guess, general
manager of the Federal Lead Company's mine and mill at Flat River in St. Francois County,
Missouri. Topics include production, exploration, shipping, labor relations, and environmental pollution.

Federal Mining and Smelting Company Collection, 1944 (R1158)
(1 folder)

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This booklet contains the annual report for the year ending December 31, 1944 for the Federal Mining and Smelting Company, which had mines in Idaho, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri. There are production statistics and profit-and-loss statements for each property.

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Felix Janis and Company Business Records, 1854-1857 (R0435)
(2 folders)

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Felix Janis and Henry Janis operated a general store, styled as "Felix Janis & Co.," at Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, 1852-1855. Included here are a list of "metal" hauled for the Madison Iron & Mining Company, 1854-1855, and an inventory of notes and accounts due the firm at the time of Felix Janis's death and the dissolution of the firm in 1855, with payments noted through 1857.

Fort Scott Foundry and Machine Works Company Records, cicra 1890 (R0350)
(1 folder)

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This is an illustrated pamphlet advertising the automatic ore treatment machinery produced by the Fort Scott Foundry and Machine Works. It bears testimonials from mine owners and operators throughout the United States, including the Granby Smelting & Mining Company of Granby, the Desloge Lead Company of St. Francois County, and the Hazard Dressing Mill of Mine La Motte, Missouri.

Moreton Frewen Papers, 1823-1922 (C0879)
41 rolls of microfilm

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Papers concerning Frewen's personal life, money-making ventures, and interest in bimetallism and silver. Frewen was a member of Parliament for Northeast Cork and long interested in Irish problems.

Originals in the Library of Congress.

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Betty Lou Gale, "Fredericktown, Missouri" Collection, circa 1950s (R0029)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The collection contains a photocopy of Betty Lou Gale's article, "Fredericktown, Missouri." The article is a history of Fredericktown, in Madison County, Missouri.

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Granby, Missouri Oral History Collection, 1984 (R1459)
0.02 cubic foot (1 folder, 1 DVD)

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The Granby Missouri Oral History Collection consist of a DVD containing interviews of locals that lived in Granby, Missouri in October 1984. The video contains the interviews of John Hurn, Richard Eustler, and Bill Farris. John Tuggle conducted the interviews. Also included is a letter written by R.J. Savage containing background information on how the interviews were conducted.

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Oliver Randolph Grawe Papers, 1930-1962 (C3578)
0.12 cubic feet (6 folders)

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Miscellaneous papers of a professor and author of University of Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy at Rolla. Included are manuscripts about minerals and ores of Missouri, and a copy of Noel Hubbard's history of Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy and duplication of engineering education in Missouri in 1938.

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H. Wilder and Company Records, 1856 (R0336)
(1 folder)

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These are individual accounts of drivers hauling barrels of sand for H. Wilder & Company at
Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, May-November 1856. The firm may have been operated by Henry Wilder
in association with his brothers, August, Mathew, and Peter. Payments to the drivers were made
through the firm of Janis & Valle in Ste. Genevieve.

Gertrude Scott Hall, "History of Mine La Motte" Collection, 1939 (R0025)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This collection contains a photocopy of Gertrude Scott Hall's article, "History of Mine La Motte." Hall compiled this history using both primary and secondary sources.

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Allen W. Hatheway Papers, 1915-2013 (R1392)
0.25 cubic foot (11 folders, 3 VHS, 6 DVDs, 2 photographs, 10 lantern slides)

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The Allen Hatheway Papers contain correspondence, videos, and photographs concerning the Carondelet Coke Works in St. Louis, Missouri. The papers include correspondence of Hatheway, John Buchanan, and Erwin Blind, the latter two worked at the coke works. Also included are videos and photographs dealing with the history and workings of the coke works.

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Hazard Dressing Mill Collection, 1896 (R0028)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The Hazard Dressing Mill Collection contains a photocopy of a typescript that describes the mill and milling process for lead ores at Mine La Motte.

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Rowland Hazard Papers, 1898 (R0141)
1 folder

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This is a "Service in Remembrance of Rowland Hazard," a pamphlet containing texts of memorial addresses. Hazard, a financier and industrialist of South Kingston, Rhode Island, was owner of the Mine La Motte mining tract in Madison County, Missouri, 1870-1897.

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