Social Sciences and Humanities

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Alpha Pi Zeta Records, 1915-1965 (C0142)
0.4 cubic feet

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Minutes, constitution and by-laws, correspondence, financial reports, organizational information, membership lists, programs, and essay.

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.

American Family Records Association (AFRA) Records, 1978-2004 (K0455)
8 c.f.

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Organizational records of a national family genealogical society based in Kansas City. Includes meeting minutes, conference records, and financial materials. Also includes correspondence, newsletters, event programs, and membership information

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William James Anderson, Jr. Jackson County and Independence Scrapbook, 1900-ca. 1950 (K0521)
0.5 c.f.

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Scrapbook of clippings concerning Jackson County and Independence, MO history.

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William James Anderson, Jr. Kansas City Scrapbook, 1900-ca. 1960 (K0520)
0.5 c.f.

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Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings concerning Kansas City history.

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William James Anderson, Jr. Western History Scrapbook, 1900-ca. 1960 (K0522)
0.3 c.f.

Scrapbook of clippings concerning Western American history.

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Athenaean Literary Society Papers, 1933-1958 (C3346)
1 cubic foot, 3 volumes

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Correspondence of the University of Missouri Speech Department, Delta Sigma Rho, Athenaean Literary Society, and Missouri High School Speech Association. Also includes debate data, newspaper clippings, photographs, and three forensic activities scrapbooks.

Lewis E. Atherton Papers, 1865-1974 (C3603)
13.7 cubic feet

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Papers of a University of Missouri professor of history and author. Personal, professional and editorial correspondence, departmental and committee papers, syllabi, lectures, exams, research notes, manuscripts of speeches, articles and books, records of students and copies of historical documents.

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George Bent Letters, 1906-1928 (K0201)
0.02 c.f.

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Abstracts of letters written by George Bent, son of Indian trader William Bent, to George E. Hyde, "Dean of American Indian Historians", reporting his memories and others he interviewed concerning the activities and conditions of the plains Indians from roughly 1860 until about 1875, when the warfare between the whites and the Indians on the Southern Plains had effectively ended. A few of Bent's original letters are included.

Harry Edward Berndt Papers, 1943-2015 (S0851)
8 cubic feet, 183 folders

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The papers of Harry Edward Berndt (1926- ), a former sociology professor at St. Louis Community College, Florissant Valley, and executive director of Metro Housing Resources, a housing advocacy agency for low-income and minority individuals. The materials consist of correspondence, research articles, essays, and working and subject files, documenting his research interests in urban sociology, intercultural and interracial relations, and organizational analysis. Other items of interest include drafts and correspondence of his books New Rules in the Ghetto: Community Development and Urban Poverty (1977) and Only a Priest (2010), a biography of Monsignor John Alexander Shocklee, a civil rights and labor activist.

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Andrew Theodore Brown Collection, 1960-1963 (K0011)
6.25 c.f.

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Personal incoming and outgoing correspondence of a historian and educator, including that related to Wilson's work on the Kansas City History Project, proposals for a history of the J.C. Nichols Company, and progress on his dissertation on the City Beautiful Movement. Also included are research notecards and early printed material related to the Kansas City Terminal Railway Company

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Harry Gunnison Brown Papers, 1924-1950 (C3109)
0.8 cubic feet

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Correspondence of economist and professor of economics at the University of Missouri. Brown supported the theories of Henry George and was an advocate of land value taxation. Also included are Brown's papers as chairman of the Department of Economics.

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G.W. Carpenter Examination Books, 1904-1905 (C0263)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Examination books for courses in American and British history at the University of Missouri.

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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Central Agency for Jewish Education (CAJE) Records, 1880-2009 (K0670)
7 c.f.

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Organizational records and other research materials relating to the activities of CAJE and the history of the Jewish Community in Kansas City, particularly in preparation of the book, Mid-America's Promise: A Profile of Kansas City Jewry. (includes oral history cassettes and VHS recordings)

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Central Slavic Conference Records, 1983, 1991-1992 (CA5612)
0.4 cubic feet, 1 volume

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Addition of convention materials and miscellaneous administrative records.

Central Slavic Conference Records, 1962-1984 (C3807)
2 cubic feet

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Records of a regional association centered in Missouri and Kansas and comprising university professors and other specialists in Soviet and East European Studies. Affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. The records include correspondence, conference programs, copies of papers presented, membership lists, and promotional material concerning the annual conference sponsored by the organization.

Carl H. Chapman Papers, 1944-1984 (CA4619)
61.3 cubic feet

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Papers of a prominent archaeologist and professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Includes correspondence, research, and teaching materials.

Eleanor Chapman Papers, no date (CA4897)
2 cubic feet

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Drawings, photographs, and photostats of Indian artifacts and archaeological sites.

Civil Research Institute Records, 1920-1966 (K0071)
15 c.f.

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Working papers for the Institute, whose purpose was to study problems in the Kansas City area with regard to politics, health, police, city budgets, charters, and state reorganization, independent of influences of local governments. The work involved preparing in-depth studies of the specific problem, its causes and possible solutions. These records contain much of the raw data collected during the research process.

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Clearinghouse for Midcontinent Foundations (CMF) Records, 1973-1993 (K0680)
30 c.f.

The Clearinghouse was established for use by foundations and other funding institutions to exchange information and research requests for money. Includes correspondence and other planning materials for CMF conferences and meetings, publications and printed materials used by attendees, and photographs.

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Jerome S. Cohen Papers, 1953-1996 (K0741)
20 c.f.

Personal and professional papers of the civic and business leader, including materials related to the American Humanics Foundation; H. Roe Bartle; the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund; and the Kansas City Zoo. Also includes Ray Morgan's notes and drafts for Cohen's biography.

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Collapse of the Women's Prison at 15th and Grand Collection, 1863-1956 (K0349)
0.12 c.f.

 Digitized Materials

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Research correspondence and typed transcripts of historical documents, and Photostats of original documents from the National Archives concerning the event in Kansas City, MO on August 13, 1863.

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Community Development Society Records, 1964-2019 (CA5728)
19.1 cubic feet, 13 rolls of microfilm, 14 computer discs, 2 flash drives

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Addition of publications, correspondence, financial records, board meeting minutes, committee materials, annual meeting materials, handbooks, photographs, and miscellaneous material.

Community Development Society Records, 1969-1995 (C3880)
15 cubic feet, 3 audio cassettes

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Records of a professional association of academics and practitioners of community development in the United States and Canada. The records consist of correspondence of officers; board meeting minutes; society publications, annual meeting materials, and other assorted records.

Abner Jasper Conant Letter, 1876 (C3157)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Letter to Edward Seymour, New York, NY, from Conant, St. Louis, concerning photographs of pottery found in Missouri Indian mounds. Engravings of the photographs enclosed with letter.

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William Elsey Connelly Letters, 1900-1911 (K0203)
0.01 c.f.

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Letters written by Connelley, noted Kansas historian, to Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, journalist, author, and reformer, relating to Connelley's research into the life of John Brown and other projects. Gives his candid opinions about prominent political and literary personalities in Kansas, and some insight into Connelley's personal life.

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Donald O. Cowgill Papers, 1940s-1980s (CA4791)
25.8 cubic feet

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The papers of a former professor of sociology at the University of Missouri-Columbia include correspondence, professional papers, student materials, research, photographs, speeches, personal material, and miscellany.

William Lee Crotty Papers, 1913-1919 (K0293)
0.5 c.f.

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Research notes and writings of a local historian focused on the southern part of Kansas City and Jackson County, MO.

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Herbert J. Davenport Papers, 1909-1916 (C3768)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)

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Undated biographical sketch, reprints of articles published in professional journals on economic theory and taxation, and typescripts of lectures on economic aspects of fashion and feminism. Davenport, a noted economist, was the first dean of the University of Missouri School of Commerce and, later, chair of the Cornell University Department of Economics.

Lyle Wesley Dorsett Papers, 1962-1979 (K0039)
2 c.f.

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Manuscript copies of historian and educator Lyle Dorsett's books, working drafts as well as final drafts, and articles, both published and unpublished, relating to the Pendergast political machine and other Kansas City topics. Also research note cards and notes

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Elmer Ellis Papers, 1928-1941 (C2504)
1.8 cubic feet

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Notes and correspondence concerning Henry Moore Teller, U.S. senator from Colorado, compiled by Elmer Ellis in preparation for his book, HENRY MOORE TELLER: DEFENDER OF THE WEST. Also personal papers.

Elmer Ellis Papers, 1934-1943 (C2886)
1.4 cubic feet

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The papers of Elmer Ellis contain papers from Ellis' time as a member of the Department of History. Materials pertain to departmental and University matters, accreditation of high schools and colleges, the publication of his books, HENRY MOORE TELLER: DEFENDER OF THE WEST and MR. DOOLEY'S AMERICA: A LIFE OF FINLEY PETER DUNNE, and activities of professional organizations.

W. Francis English Papers, 1838-1956 (C3358)
1.5 cubic feet

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As educator and administrator at the University of Missouri, English served as director of the Western Historical Manuscript Collection, dean of the College of Arts and Science, and professor of history. Papers include personal correspondence and topical materials.

Douglas Ensminger Papers, 1970s-1980s (CA5230)
8 cubic feet

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Papers of a rural sociologist and University of Missouri-Columbia professor. Includes speeches, lectures, writings, subject files, correspondence and other materials. Most materials from later career.

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Val Farmer Papers, 1980-2014 (CA6557)
5.7 cubic feet, 1 oversize item, 1 video cassette

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The papers of a clinical psychologist and syndicated columnist who specialized in rural mental health include correspondence, research materials, and miscellaneous material pertaining to the Midwest farm crisis in the 1980s. The majority of the correspondence is letters from readers.

Martin L. Faust Papers, 1932-1953 (C2354)
0.08 cubic feet (4 folders)

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The papers of Martin L. Faust, professor of political science at the University of Missouri, contain a book on personal materials compiled by Faust, and two student papers.

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Armando R. Favazza Papers, 1957-2010s (CA6283)
6 cubic feet, 4 DVDs

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Papers of a psychiatrist and author best known for his work in cultural psychiatry, nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI), and religion. A Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Favazza began teaching at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1973.

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German Club Papers, 1903-1965 (C3360)
1.4 cubic feet

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Correspondence and minutes of the University of Missouri German Club and Modern Languages Division, some in English, some in German, partially translated, including programs, menus, elections, degree requirements, clippings, visitors, songs, photographs and five woodcuts for German Christmas cards.

Ona M. Gieschen Papers, 1935-2005 (K0562)
15 c.f.

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Personal professional files and collected materials of former TWA hostess, supervisor and director of customer service, and historian of TWA. Also articles written by the Gieschen, histories and recollections by former employees, and correspondence between two pioneers of TWA, Hal Blackburn and Gordon "Parky" Parkinson. And research materials, photographs, and correspondence concerning Watts Mill and Dallas, MO.

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Charles Nelson Glaab Papers, 1956-1991 (K0038)
2 c.f.

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Correspondence, research materials, working papers, and drafts relating to the operation and research of the Kansas City History Project and to Glaab's research into the Kansas City railway systems

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William A. Goff Papers, 1959-1983 (K0043)
11 c.f.

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Research notes, articles, and correspondence of a historian for Westport Historical Society and editor of the Westport Historical Quarterly. His topics included fur trade, Civil War, overland trails, and Kansas City regional history.

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Laura Morrison Gottlieb Papers, 1930s-1940 (CA5466)
1.7 cubic feet

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A historical and sociological study of the people and institutions of California, Missouri, conducted by Gottlieb, c. 1934. Includes survey forms, statistical summaries, a manuscript based upon the findings, and a photograph of Gottlieb.

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Donald O. Granberg Papers, 1980 (CA6080)
2 cubic feet

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Research material initiated by MU sociology professor Donald O. Granberg. Includes research data, punch cards, and corresponding report from a 1980 survey of abortion activists in Missouri.

Kate Leila Gregg Papers, 1950 (K0357)
0.75 c.f.

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Noted historian Gregg's hand written research notes concerning Fort Osage and the three major routes (the Santa Fe Trail, the Oregon Trail, and the California Trail) to California during the 1800's. It includes personal histories, Indian affairs, the California Gold Rush, Missionaries, various wars, the Walker family and other related subjects.

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T.M. "Ted" Hamilton Papers, 1922-1984 (C3073)
14 rolls of microfilm

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Papers of a Saline County, MO, farmer and expert on historic and prehistoric weaponry. Correspondence on archaeological and historical topics, as well as personal, business, and local civic affairs. Also includes photographs, notes, organizational materials, publications and manuscripts on Hamilton's archaeological interests.

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T.M. "Ted" Hamilton Papers, 1960s (CA5615)
6.2 cubic feet

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Addition of correspondence, archeological and historical research material, photographs, writings, personal and family financial records, and miscellaneous.

Harris Home Association Records, 1921-1930 (K0469)
0.07 c. f.

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Minutes of the Centennial Association (Missouri State) and minutes and financial ledger of the Harris Home Association in Westport, Kansas City, MO.

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Heart of America Genealogical Society (HAGS) Records, 1955-2005 (K0720)
19 c.f.

Organizational records including financial and business related materials, newsletters, minutes, membership directories, scrapbook, correspondence, and query files,incorporation and dissolution papers.

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