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Tonia Morris Agron Papers, 1940-1954 (K1271)
0.01 c.f.

 Digitized Materials

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The collection consists of photographs of a Linwood Elementary School class; installation of officers of Norma's House; and Jewish Community Center Girls Varsity Basketball.

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American Legion Fair, Caruthersville, Missouri Collection, 1951 (R0890)
(1 folder)

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This is a souvenir program booklet for the American Legion Fair held at Caruthersville in Pemiscot county, Missouri, on October 3-7, 1951. Included are a history of the fair, a description of acts at the grandstand show, and a schedule of horse races.

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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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Ray Baird Papers, 1897-1985 (C0749)
0.6 cubic feet

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Papers of a Missouri professional youth work director, 1925-1956; businessman, 1956-1974; and amateur band leader, 1974-1982. Includes personal papers, genealogical materials on the Baird family, diaries, correspondence, poetry, award presentations, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

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.

Harold Roe Bartle Papers, 1937-1974 (K0154)
20 c.f.

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Papers of a scout executive, civic leader, public speaker, church leader, educator, and mayor of Kansas City, Missouri.

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Sarah Elizabeth Messer Becking Photograph Collection, 1993-2003 (CA6292)
9.5 cubic feet, 148 computer discs

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Papers of a Missouri School of Journalism alumnus and professional photographer who covered University of Missouri athletics.

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Betz Family Collection, 1981 (K0838)
0.1 c.f.

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This collection contains a small booklet written by Annette Betz entitled "The Home of Carl Betz and Louise Wittig Betz." The booklet is a retelling of her family history, focusing on Annette's childhood, and her memories of her father, Carl, and her mother, Louis.

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Robert H. Blackburn Papers, 1976-2008 (K1367)
0.1 c.f.

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The Robert H. Blackburn Papers contain materials related to Southwest High School in Kansas City, Missouri, materials about Hallmark Cards, and photographs of Kansas City Royals baseball players.

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Boonville Turn and Gesang Verein Papers, 1852-1925 (C0880)
0.25 cubic feet (12 folders)

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Constitution and by-laws, deed, rules for use of meeting hall, reports of secretary, receipts for dues, and application for membership of a German social organization in Boonville, MO. Minutes, roster of members, and account books. Written in German until 1902.

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Thomas W. Botts Papers, 1912-1981 (C2686)
3.2 cubic feet

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Correspondence, training information, and track meet programs of the University of Missouri track and cross-country coach Thomas W. Botts.

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Boy Scouts of America, MoKan Area Council Collection, 1951 (R1031)
(1 folder)

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These are programs for the annual Boy Scout Circus at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. Sponsored by the MoKan Area Council, hundreds of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Explorers, and their leaders participated in the events, which featured demonstrations of scouting skills, contests, and entertainment. Programs are available for 1937 to 1940 and 1951.

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Boy Scouts of America, Ozarks Empire Area Council Collection, 1965 (R1066)
(1 folder)

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This is Volume 2, Number 1 (January 1965) of "Pow Wow", the newsletter of the Ozarks Empire Area council of the Boy Scouts of America. Headquartered at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri, the Council served 225 units in six districts in southwestern and south central Missouri.

Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Charles County Records, 1954-2014 (S0258)
7 cubic feet

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The records of the Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Charles County contain bylaws, correspondence, meeting minutes, and newspaper clippings regarding the organization's mission to foster productive citizens by providing youth with educational, recreational, and social activities. Materials of interest include the early Board of Directors meeting minutes (1955-1956), two issues of the Boys’ Club Journal (1956-1957), an in-house newsletter produced by club members, and newspaper clippings chronicling the early history of the organization.

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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Bob Broeg Papers, 1946-1990 (S0493)
2.5 cubic feet

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The Bob Broeg papers contain drafts, rewrites, and corrected copies of manuscripts written by St. Louis sportswriter Robert William Patrick "Bob" Broeg. The collection includes a book Broeg wrote about Stan Musial, "The Batting Order: Baseball From a Different Angle," "Ol' Mizzou, a Story of Missouri Football" (1974), and both the 1983 and 1986 editions of "My Baseball Scrapbook."

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Bunion Derby Collection, 1928 (R1417)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder, 2 VHS)

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The Bunion Derby Collection consists of three Path'e film reels titled "Cross Country" the Route 66 Bunion Derby Footrace, an unlabeled reel documenting the 35th Division Reunion, and "Moving Cars" Route 66 West of Springfield, Missouri.

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Burgoyne Family Papers, 1940s-2000s (CA6186)
17.5 cubic feet, 1 CD, 3 video cassettes, 29 audio discs

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Papers of Leon Burgoyne and his daughter, Suzanne. Leon was a Navy aviator during World War II and coached boys' basketball in Berrien, Michigan. Suzanne was a professor of Theatre Arts at Creighton University and the University of Missouri. The papers include correspondence from World War II and the Vietnam War, in which Suzanne's ex-husband served, and materials documenting Suzanne's teaching career.

Butler Play School (Butler, Mo.) Scrapbook, 1908 (C0607)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Scrapbook of the Butler Play School for the summer of 1908. Includes a typewritten report and evaluation of the school's operations, correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

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Cal Hubbard Portraits, no date (P0913)
4 photographs

Copy photos of athlete Cal Hubbard in his old age

Camp Blackstone, Galena, Missouri Collection, no date (R1047)
(1 folder)

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This is a small promotional pamphlet for Camp Blackstone, a resort on the James River near Galena in Stone County, Missouri. The proprietor was Dr. G. H. Black.

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Camp Carry-on Collection, 1919 (R1186)
(1 folder)

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This is a brochure for Camp Carry-on near Linn Creek in Camden County, Missouri, for the 1919 season. Located on the Big Niangua River, the camp offered military training for girls in three-week sessions under the direction of Natalie Wilson and Delle B. Corum.

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Camp Fire Girls Council of the Ozarks Camp Shawio Collection, 1956 (R0867)
(1 folder)

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This is an informational booklet for the 1856 season at Camp Shawio, a resident and day camping gacility near Linden in Christian County, Missouri. The camp was owned and operated by the Camp Fire Girls Council of the Ozarks. Shawio stands for Share With Others.

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Camp Gravois, Morgan County, Missouri Collection, 1929-1948 (R0839)
(1 folder)

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These are booklets announcing the 1929 season and celebrating the 25th anniversary in 1948 of Camp Gravois, a Y.M.C.A. facility on Little Gravois Creek southeast of Versailles in Morgan County, Missouri.

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Camp Yocum, Galena, Missouri Collection, ca. 1920 (R1148)
(1 folder)

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This is a folded single-sheet illustrated pamphlet for Camp Yocum, a summer resort on the James River near Galena in Stone County, Missouri. Although the pamphlet is undated, Camp Yocum in known to have been active in the early 1920s.

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Cedar County, Missouri Photograph Collection, circa 1890-1910 (R0282)
0.05 cubic foot (1 folder, 5 photographs)

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These are photographs of the Messick and H. W. Evans general stores, the Cedar Springs Band, and a picnic of Camp 171 of the Woodmen of The World at Cedar Springs, and a view of the Balm baseball team. The views have been copied on 35mm slides.

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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.

Church Baseball League, Rolla, Missouri Collection, 1909 (R1144)
(1 folder)

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This single-sheet pamphlet contains the rules, schedule, and list of officials adopted on June 22, 1909 by the Church Baseball League at Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri. Teams representing the Catholic, Christian, Presbyterian, Baptist, Episcopal, and Methodist churches participated in the league.

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Circus Flora Collection, 1996-2003 (S1078)
0.25 cubic foot

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This collection consists of posters from Circus Flora, a St. Louis-based theater company specializing in one-ring theater productions.

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William M. Clark Papers, 1989-2011 (CA6579)
1 cubic foot

The papers of a journalist, author, umpire, and baseball scout contain material concerning the Greater Midwest Professional Baseball Scouts Association and the Greater St. Louis Major League Baseball Scouts Association. Includes correspondence, newsletters, mailing lists, photographs, minutes, and miscellaneous material.

Clinton High School Collection, 1945 (R1250)
(1 folder)

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This is a program for a football game between the Clinton High School Cardinals and Bolivar High School, played at Clinton in Henry County, Missouri, on September 21, 1945.

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Coalition Against Public Funding for Stadiums Records, 2003-2006 (S0762)
0.4 cubic feet, 25 folders

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The Coalition Against Public Funding For Stadiums is an organization founded by Jeanette Mott Oxford and Fred Lindecke formed in hopes of rejecting the proposed use of $421 million in state, county, and city funds for the building of a new ballpark. Although their attempts were unsuccessful, they were able to save taxpayers at least half of this cost, as well as creating new ordinances in the city and county, which called for a public vote on any public use of funds for any professional sports development. The collection includes affidavits, application of transfers, summons, and memoranda.

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Columbia (Mo.) Track Club Records, 1968-2013 (CA6209)
3.4 cubic feet, 8 computer discs

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Records of a not-for-profit organization founded in 1968 in Columbia, Missouri, to promote a year-round program of race-walking and distance running for everyone. Includes clippings, correspondence, newsletters, photographs and slides, publicity materials, race results, and miscellaneous records.

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Columbia, Missouri. Recreation Commission Report, 1945 (C0596)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Annual report to the mayor, city council and citizens of Columbia on activities and needs of the commission.

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Convention Halls and Municipal Auditorium Scrapbook, 1899-1954 (K0938)
0.25 cf

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The collection consists of a scrapbook of documents and photographs related to the Kansas City Convention Hall and Municipal Auditorium from 1899-1954.

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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.

Bruce Debo Collection, circa 1930s-1950s (R1011)
(1 folder)

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These are photographs of Newburg, Arlington, Hooker, and Waynesville in Phelps and Pulaski Counties in Missouri. Also included are a printed map showing float stations on the Gasconade and Big Piney Rivers, and the business card of Roubidoux Woodworkers of Devils Elbow, Missouri.

Dr. James Goodrich Photograph Collection, 1912-1955 (P0389)
0.2 linear feet

Photos of family and friends, mainly related to recreational activities (hunting and fishing). Copy prints of 1993 flooding, Townley Log House, hunting and fishing. Two postcards of Springfield, MO Hospital and Training School for Nurses and Courthouse, California, MO

David Dubowski Papers, 1963 (S1057)
0.25 cubic foot

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Film footage of the Foest Park Highliands fire, taken on July 19, 1963, and the Raltson Purina fire, taken on January 11, 1962.

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Dunklin County High School Collection, 1922 (R0936)
(1 folder)

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This is the official program for the Dunklin County high school meet held at Malden, Missouri, on April 28-29, 1922. Included were competitions in piano, violin, voice, spelling, public speaking, and track and field.

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Eagle Hurst Ranch Collection, circa 1942 (R1283)
(1 oversize folder)

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The poster is a collage of images that were mounted to a piece of plywood and then shot as one large halftone photograph. The poster includes an eagle logo, the title "Eagle Hurst Ranch, Huzzah, Mo" and fifteen halftones of various scenes at the Ranch. Among these half-tones are the entrance gate to the Ranch, the swimming pool, horseback riding, fly fishing, scenic views of the woods and the Huzzah River, swimming in the river, the dining hall and cabins.

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Early Years of Black YWCA Chapter, Wheatley Branch Paper, 1979 (S0345)
0.01 cubic foot

1 article, 44 pages. "Vespers and Vacation Lots: the Early Years of the St. Louis Phyllis Wheatley Branch YWCA," by Jeanne Mongold, UMSL, 1979.

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Eastern Missouri Collection, 1858-2009 (S1135)
1.5 c.f., 1 microfilm roll, 1 film roll

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The Eastern Missouri Collection is an artificial collection combining miscellaneous small acquisitions related to Missouri places, individuals, organizations, and events. The Eastern Missouri Collection continues to have material added to it. New additions are added at the end of the collection. Researchers should browse the index and container lists to locate pertinent material.

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Robert L. Elgin Travel and Tourism Collection, circa 1930s-1960s (R0623)
0.5 cubic foot (15 folders)

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This is a miscellaneous collection pertaining to travel and tourism in Missouri. The collection consists of maps, postcards, and ephemera, and a series of promotional booklets produced by the Missouri State Division of Resources and Development.

Patricia Shively Elmore Papers, 1878-2015 (CG0013)
2.4 c. f.

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The Patricia Shively Elmore Papers contain diaries, correspondence, genealogy, scrapbooks, and photographs related to the donor’s family. This collection also contains diplomas, commencement programs, military documents, photographs, souvenir postcards, films, and funeral memorabilia of the donor’s second husband, William “Bill” Elmore.

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Don Faurot Papers, 1920-1996 (C2971)
0.6 cubic feet

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The papers of Don Faurot, University of Missouri football coach and athletic director, consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and publications documenting his career at the University of Missouri.

Forest Park Research Files Collection, 1870-1995 (S0884)
18 cubic feet

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This collection contains photographs, annual reports, file cards, and newspaper clippings pertaining to the history of Forest Park.

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William A. E. French Papers, 1877-1967 (R0175)
26 folders microfilmed

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These are the papers of an author and newspaper publisher at Eminence in Shannon County,
Missouri. Included are hunting and fishing diaries, journals, teaching notebooks, lists of published
works, short stories, and family correspondence.

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Florence Freyermuth Collection, 1939-1975 (S0885)
20 cubic feet

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This collection contains a 16mm film and slides of world travels of Florence Freyermuth, a friend of Marlin Perkins and family.

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Doug Garner Papers, 1940-1947 (S0887)
0.25 cubic foot

This collection contains two 4x5 copy negatives: the Comet at Forest Park Highlands and The "Flying Turns" (The Bob Sled); one 5x6 BW print of "The Flying Turns"; One 4.5x6 BW copy print, aerial view of Westlake Park; and one 5x7 BW print of Scenic Railway at Forest Park Highlands.

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