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"City of Kansas City" Records, 1947 (K0093)
2 f

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Press kit distributed prior to the inaugural run of the "City of Kansas City" rail service between Kansas City and St. Louis. It contains facts about the train and its schedule, as well as photographs of the train's interior.

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36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Records, 1974-1993 (K0818)
1.3 c.f.

The Squadron was based at Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base in Missouri providing specialized medical attendants and equipment for in-flight care of patients. Includes annual reports and unit histories, photographs, training manuals, and magazines and publications for Air Force personnel.

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A.G. Taubert Photograph Collection, 1882-1920 (P0184)
1 folder

Series of four original photos showing aftermath of train wreck on Frisco Railroad, circa 1920. Additional postcards of Cape Girardeau and Southeast Missouri State University, and photos of Ha Ha Tonka.

Adair County, Missouri, Railroad Bond Election Notice, 1870 (C2877)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Notice of election held March 29, 1870, in Adair County on bond issue to subscribe $100,000 to the capital stock of the Quincy, Missouri, and Pacific Railroad Company. OVERSIZE.

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Aeronautical History Society of St. Louis Newsletters, 1972-1974 (S0244)
0.01 cubic foot, 1 folder

A nonprofit organization founded to encourage the study of aeronautical history, expand aeronautical information, and bring together airplane enthusiasts.

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James R. Alderman Papers, 1838-1876 (C3153)
0.06 cubic feet (3 folders)

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Miscellaneous documents and notes, largely concerning real estate transactions, licensing of lawyers and preachers, indentures, government appointments, and elections, and railroad charters. Arranged chronologically.

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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.

George H. Ambrose Papers, 1858-1924 (R0641)
(6 folders)

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These are personal and business papers of George H. Ambrose, a county judge of Lafayette County, Missouri, and president of the Lexington & St. Louis Railroad company. The collection includes correspondence, legal and business papers, memoranda books, and bank account books.

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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 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.

Anchor Milling Company Records, 1897-1911 (R0110)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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The Anchor Milling Company Records contain a microfilm copy of the company’s shipping records. These records include freight lists, cash book, and weekly time book of boats operated on the Osage River by the Anchor Milling Company of Tuscumbia in Miller County, Missouri.

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Archie Hayden Railroad Photograph, no date (P0169)
1 photograph

Copy print of a Northern Missouri Railroad locomotive.

Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company Records, 1870-1880 (R0086)
(2 rolls of microfilm)

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The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company Records contains a microfilm copy of the records for the company. The records include indexed accounts of operating expense and revenue.

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Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company Records, 1870 (R0095)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company Records contains photocopies of a quitclaim deed by which the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company sold fort acres of land in Dallas County, Missouri to William Miller. The deed was executed on December 29, 1870 and was filed for record on January 12, 1904.

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Jean Coover Babcock Papers, 1944-1996 (K0740)
6.25 c.f.

Family, personal, and professional materials of Babcock, a ballerina and dance instructor. Family papers include photographs, printed materials, ephemera, and material regarding her father's his job as a railroad engineer. Personal and professional papers include correspondence; photographs; clippings; programs from dance and theatre performances; material documenting her ballet career in Germany and Canada; and administrative and financial records of her Kansas City dance schools.

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Howard F. Baer Papers, 1960-1985 (S0038)
4 cubic feet

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The Howard F. Baer Papers contain correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings documenting his activities as a member of the St. Louis Zoological Sub district Commission from 1979 to 1984 and his time as a Trustee of the Missouri Botanical Garden from 1937 to 1985. Also included in the collection is Baer's autobiography, "An Ordinary Man."

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Suzan Houston Baker Papers, 1965-2000 (K0576)
0.75 c.f.

Papers of former Trans World Airlines (TWA) Flight Hostess, line and new hire instructor. Includes instructional materials, manuals, brochures, and flight information.

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Thomas Frazier Baker III Papers, 1959-1967 (C2465)
8.4 cubic feet (716 folders, 8 volumes)

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Papers of a state representative from Stoddard County, 1961-1967. Campaign correspondence and publicity, correspondence with constituents in regard to legislation and welfare assistance, political correspondence on such matters as gubernatorial succession, reapportionment, conflict of interest legislation, and ouster of House Speaker Graham.

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Leslie S. Barber Papers, 1950-1966 (K0118)
10 f

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Research notes and writing relating to biographical sketches of postal clerks who worked on the Kansas City and Pueblo Railway Post Office line. Also included are lists of postal clerks who served on other lines as well as reminiscences about Barber's family and friends. Genealogical notes on the Barber family and assorted newspaper clippings is included.

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Franklin Hoke Barnitz Papers, 1860-1894 (R0164)
(1 roll)

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This collection consists of correspondence and miscellaneous papers of Franklin H. Barnitz of Lake Spring, Dent County, Missouri. He was a native of Pennsylvania and freighter who operated from the railhead of the Southwest Branch of the Pacific Railroad in Phelps County before moving to Lake Spring. The collection includes letters from his family in York, Pennsylvania, and from friends and business associates in Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri.

Israel J. Baumgardner Photograph Collection, 1880-1940 (R1299)
5 cubic feet (58 folders, 18 CDs, 3,685 negatives, 14 glass plate negatives)

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The Israel J. Baumgardner Photograph Collection contains the negatives created by Baumgardner, a photographer in Rolla, Missouri. Many of the images are studio portraits, but others include roadside landmarks of Route 66, World War I and II era images, and the local area. He also engaged in commercial and advertising photography.

Mary Alice Beemer Photograph Collection, circa 1885-1955 (R0496)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder, 37 photographs)

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These are photographs of the town of Newburg and vicinity in Phelps County, Missouri. Included are views of employees, equipment, and facilities of the "Frisco" railroad, businesses, buildings, and street scenes, and miscellaneous photographs of locations near Newburg including the Dana Lead Mine and Stonydell Swimming Pool.

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Belchamber Family Papers, 1892-1993 (CG0041)
3.2 c. f.

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The Belchamber family papers contain photographs, correspondence and scrapbooks from the Belchamber family and its various branches. This collection also includes photographs and memorabilia relating to Will Mayfield College in Marble Hill, the Iron Mountain Railroad, and regional buildings and environs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Benecke Family Papers, 1816-1989 (C3825)
90.8 cubic feet, 62 volumes, 3 audio tapes, 3 audio discs, 413 glass plate negatives

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Correspondence, business and law firm records, civic, political, legislative, and personal papers of a German American family of Brunswick, MO. Civil War and military claim agents' records. Records of military and veterans' organizations; the State Federal Soldiers' Home; immigration; the Constitutional Convention, 1943-1944; the Constitutional Convention Association; and U.S. Commissioners. Church and cemetery records. Maps, photographs and glass plate negatives.

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Louis Benecke Photographs, 1873 (CA5315)
1 folder

Fourteen photographs taken by Benecke of Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway bridges, depots, and roundhouses in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Includes views of Parsons and Ft. Scott, KS and Denison, TX.

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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John H. Bing Scrapbook, 1995 (K0571)
0.02 c.f.

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Scrapbook of Kansas City Star clippings collected by Bing, a former Trans World Airlines (TWA) employee.

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Harold F. Blackburn Papers, 1942-1946 (K0952)
0.1 c.f.

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Blackburn was veteran Trans World Airline (TWA) pilot. During the World War II, he was superintendent of TWA's Intercontinental Division., which was part of the Air Transport Command. Includes the Intercontinental Division, Washington D.C., statistical handbook.

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Richard Charles Blanchard Collection, 1890-1940 (K0787)
35 c.f.

Architectural and engineering drawings for various track and yard layouts for Kansas City area railroads.

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Wells Howard Blodgett Letter, 1916 (C1586)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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To [Benjamin McAllister] Anderson, [Columbia, MO], from St. Louis, MO, March 3, 1916. Blodgett sent Anderson a copy of the "Act to incorporate the Louisiana and Columbia Railroad," approved January 27, 1837.

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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Ashleigh P. Boles Papers, 1886-1960 (C2431)
10 cubic feet

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The papers of Ashleigh P. Boles contain correspondence, photographs, and publications of horticultural agent and director of Agricultural Development Department of the Missouri Pacific Lines. The collection also contains similar materials relative to his participation in short courses on railroad transportation of agricultural products; and membership in Friends of the Land Society, Civitan Club, and American Railway Development Association.

Boone County and Jefferson City Railroad Company Petition, 1866 (C1472)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection consists of a petition for condemning land which James E. Johnson refused to convey to the railroad. Petition to G.H. Burckhartt, Judge of the Boone County Circuit Court, and summons to James E. Johnson to appear at the Columbia Courthouse.

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Boone County, Missouri, Photograph Collection, 1890-1964 (P0787)

An artificial collection of photographs of Boone County, Missouri.

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Boonville Steam Ferry Company Distance Table, no date (C2882)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Table of distances between towns visited by the Boonville steam ferry BIRDIE BRENT.

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Botts-Lewis Family Letters, 1837-1877 (C0213)
0.06 cubic feet (3 folders)

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Letters from the Botts and Lewis families in Virginia to the Peyton and James Botts families in Missouri. Farm crops, operations, land conditions, prayer meetings, collection of debts, slave prices, family matters, and other miscellaneous topics.

Elzie Brand, "History of East End", no date (R0172)
1 folder

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East End in Iron County, Missouri, was the eastern terminus of the Sligo and Eastern Railroad.
It was a shipping point for lumber and cordwood, 1912-1929

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William Clark Breckenridge Papers, 1752-1927 (C1036)
4.75 cubic feet, 21 volumes, 3 rolls of microfilm

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Correspondence and miscellaneous papers of W.C. Breckenridge, St. Louis businessman, writer and historian. Two copies of EARLY PRINTING IN MISSOURI, 1808-1849. Scrapbook contains newspaper clippings and illustrations, engravings, letters, and miscellaneous printed materials.

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Brickey's Landing Store Records, 1937-1943 (R0032)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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The Brickey’s Landing Store Records contains a microfilm copy of an account ledger for a general merchandise operation at Brickey’s Landing on the Mississippi River in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri. John Compton Brickey Jr. operated the business.

Brinkerhoff and Smith Land Agency and Loan Company Papers, 1867-1878 (C0055)
2.7 cubic feet (162 folders)

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The papers contain correspondence of Brinkerhoff and Vial, land agents in Clinton, Missouri, later Brinkerhoff and Smith Land Agency. The materials cover renting and selling land, paying taxes on property for non-resident owners and checking titles, and loans on property in southwestern Missouri, particularly Henry County.

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Dutton Brookfield Papers, 1844-1979 (C2732)
72.4 cubic feet, 5 audio cassettes

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The papers of Dutton Brookfield contain the business, political and personal papers and photographs of a Kansas City, MO, community leader. Brookfield was President of Unitog Company (1953-1979), a mayoral candidate (1963, 1971), and on boards of numerous corporations and educational and civic organizations. Family papers include letters from the Civil War, World War I and II, and Vietnam.

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Bruce R. Watkins Drive Collection, no date (KA2425)
2 c.f.

Materials related to the completion of Bruce R. Watkins Memorial Drive.

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Burlington Northern Railway Company, Seniority Roster Collection, 1956-1988 (R1368)
0.5 cubic foot (5 folders)

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Burlington Northern Railway Company Seniority Rosters consist of lists of employees ranked by their seniority within the company.

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Bush Family Papers, 1819-1923 (C3887)
0.2 cubic feet, 1 roll of microfilm

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Journals, farm records, and correspondence of a Boone County, KY, family who settled in southeastern Arkansas. Details 1819-1820 steamboat trips up the Missouri River from St. Louis to Council Bluffs, and farm operations in the 1850s and 1860s.

Butler County, Missouri Collection, 1968 (R0318)
(1 folder)

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These are typescripts of historical interviews with residents of Butler County, Missouri, by Robert Manns of Poplar Bluff. Topics include life along the Black River and in the communities of Hamtown, Qulin, and Rombauer, logging and railroads in Butler County, and the tornado of 1927.

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C.M. Phelps Railroad Photograph, 1903 (P0172)
1 photograph

Copy photo of "Ellington" locomotive on the Missouri Southern R.R. line.

Cairo and Fulton Railroad Company Papers, 1857-1866 (C1785)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Letters about the exchange of railroad land certificates for land; includes $650 in certificates, a blank bond bearing coupons, and samples for redesign of land certificates.

Cairo and Fulton Railroad Company Seals, 1853 (C3247)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Examples of two kinds of seals to be used on wax or paper, and handwritten description of one seal.

Cantwell Aircraft Company (Bucklin, Mo.) Records, 1921-1924 (C3797)
0.08 cubic feet (4 folders)

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Records of an aircraft parts distribution firm. Includes correspondence, invoices, price lists, and other materials concerning the purchase and sale of aircraft parts. Also includes publicity material and contracts pertaining to the company's involvement in staging aerobatic demonstrations. Arranged chronologically.

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