US Senators

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David Rice Atchison Biographical Sketch, no date (C2107)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Manuscript submitted to MISSOURI HISTORICAL REVIEW. A short biography of Atchison, emphasizing his family background, education, law and political career in Kentucky, and service as a U.S. Senator from Missouri. Author unknown.

David Rice Atchison Papers, 1837-1953 (C0071)
0.4 cubic feet, 5 oversize volumes, 1 roll of microfilm

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Correspondence and diaries of U.S. Senator David Rice Atchison. Correspondents include A.E. Hannegan, C.F. Jackson, James H. Birch, Jefferson Davis, Stephen W. Kearney, and J.W. Denver. Politics, including the slavery issue and Thomas Hart Benton; personal and family correspondence. Diaries concerning weather and farming are on microfilm.

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Abraham Baldwin Papers, 1805-1807 (C1842)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The papers of Abraham Baldwin contain handwritten copies of letters from Obadiah Crawford, Jared Mansfield (1759-1830), and Samuel Hammond (1757-1842) to Abraham Baldwin, U.S. Senator from Georgia. The letters discuss the situation in the Louisiana Purchase territory. Originals are in possession of the University of Georgia. Copies were made by Dorothy B. Dorsey.

David Barton Letter, 1837 (C2211)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Barton writes that he is unable to "go to Fayette, St. Louis or Kaskaskia" since he wishes "to visit in a S.W. direction." He also writes that he is "willing to resume [Alcorn] or Hickman," at Hayden's option. Barton was one of the first U.S. senators from Missouri, serving from 1821 to 1831.

Thomas Hart Benton Letter, no date (C2701)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a letter concerning Samuel Watson's pension application.

Christopher S. "Kit" Bond Papers, 1960s-2011 (CA5950)
478.75 cubic feet, 5 oversize volumes, audiovisual material

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The papers of a Missouri Governor and U.S. Senator include gubernatorial and senatorial material, including political and campaign material, legislative material, press releases, correspondence, speeches, travel logs, subject files, clippings, photographs, and audiovisual material.

Christopher S. Bond Speech, 1971 (C3299)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Inaugural remarks of state auditor of Missouri, January 11, 1971.

Briggs Family Papers, 1896-1991 (C4374)
2.75 cubic feet (9 folders, 5 volumes)

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The collection contains the papers of the Briggs family of Macon, Missouri, and includes scrapbooks, photograph albums, and newspaper clippings. Members of the family include U.S. Senator Frank P. Briggs and journalist Ruth Briggs Bratek, a graduate of the University of Missouri.

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Frank P. Briggs Papers, 1900-1992 (C3950)
6 cubic feet, 3 audio cassettes, 2 films, 9 audio discs

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Papers of a Democratic Missouri state senator, U.S. senator, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife, Freemason, and newspaper publisher, consisting of correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, speeches, campaign materials, and miscellaneous papers.

Eugene G. Bushmann Papers, 1964-1974 (C4076)
1 cubic feet

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The Eugene Bushmann Papers document the political campaigns of Thomas F. Eagleton in 1964, 1968, and 1974 in Missouri. The papers consist primarily of correspondence, speech materials, publicity materials, directories, clippings, and newsletters. The collection also contains newspaper clippings regarding Eagleton's political opponents True Davis and Edward Long in the 1968 U.S. Senate election.

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Jean Carnahan Papers, 2001-2002 (C4015)
4 cubic feet, 89 video cassettes

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The senatorial papers of Jean Carnahan consist of legislative memos, hearing journals, briefings, guestbooks, miscellaneous senatorial correspondence, photographs, and video cassettes of Congressional issues during her time in office.

Richard J. Chamier Papers, 1932-1974 (C4379)
1.8 cubic feet (74 folders)

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Military, political, and civic career of a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army in World War II, and Missouri State Senator. Includes correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings covering campaigns for State Senator in 1948 and 1952, as well as clippings on speeches, talks, and Legislative Bills, particularly a Bill to update the State of Missouri Criminal Law Codes. Also some civic work with the Moberly School Board involving desegregation and reports of racial bias in the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, of which Chamier was a member.

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Charles Lanham Photograph Collection, 1858, no date (P0071)
11 photographs

Copy photos of 19th century U.S. Congressmen from Missouri

Champ and Bennett Champ Clark Papers, 1853-1873 (C0666)
25 cubic feet, 4 oversize volumes

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Political and personal papers of a Democratic U.S. congressman from Missouri, 1893-1895, and 1897-1921, and his son, a Democratic U.S. senator from Missouri, 1933-1945. Also includes materials of other family members. Collection contains correspondence, financial and legal documents, journals, photographs, speeches and writings, and clippings and scrapbooks.

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Champ Clark Letter, 1912 (C1991)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a letter to Richard H. Edwards, Baltimore, MD, from Washington, D.C., Jan. 22, 1912. The letter predicts phenomenal growth of the South.

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John C. Danforth Papers, 1960s-2010s (CA5455)
301.75 cubic feet, 9 oversize volumes, 12 oversize items, 1 card file, 14 GB of born digital files, audiovisual material

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Papers and office files created and collected by John C. Danforth, Attorney General of Missouri, 1969-1976; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1976-1995; U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, 2004-2005. Includes staff files, correspondence, reports, slides, computer discs, and audiovisual materials.

Forrest C. Donnell Senatorial Papers, 1945-1950 (C0796)
100 cubic feet

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Papers of a Republican senator from Missouri, 79th through 81st Congresses. Contains correspondence and notes about such post-World War II subjects as economic adjustments, displaced persons, labor, civil rights, atomic energy, and the spread of communism.

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Thomas F. Eagleton Papers, 1944-1987 (C0674)
143 cubic feet (5889 folders), 10 card file boxes, 528 rolls of microfilm

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Papers of circuit attorney for the City of St. Louis, 1956-1960; attorney general of Missouri, 1960-1964; lieutenant governor of Missouri, 1964-1968; and U.S. senator from Missouri, 1969-1986. Includes correspondence, photographs, speeches and press releases, audiovisual materials, microfilm and newspaper clippings.

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Thomas F. Eagleton Papers, 1951-2006 (CA4720)
302.6 cubic feet (includes audio visual material)

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Materials concerning Thomas F. Eagleton’s years in public service. Includes campaign and election files; pre-senatorial papers relating to offices of attorney general and lt. governor; and post-senatorial papers relating to teaching, writing, St. Louis Rams, and other activities.

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Frank G. Harris Papers, 1915-1945 (C4195)
0.4 cubic feet (13 folders), 4 oversize items, 1 oversize volume

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Scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, correspondence and miscellaneous material pertaining to former Lt. Governor Frank G. Harris of Missouri.

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Harry S. Truman Photograph Collection, 1941-1957 (P0189)

7 b/w photos (some with negatives) of bust views for Harry S. Truman, U.S. Senator from Missouri and, in 1952, U.S. President, from 1941 (2), 1952 (3), and 1957 (2). Photos from 1952 contain a written message to the SHS from and signature of Mr. Truman.

Thomas C. Hennings Jr. Papers, 1934-1960 (C3000)
190.5 cubic feet, 6 audio tapes, 5 films, 5 rolls of microfilm, 25 audio discs, 1 oversize volume

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Personal and political papers of a Democratic congressman, 1934-1940; St. Louis circuit attorney, 1940-1941; naval officer, 1941-1944; lawyer, 1944-1950; and U.S. senator, 1950-1960. Collection focuses on senatorial years, the bulk consisting of constituent correspondence, and is arranged topically. Only Volumes on Microfilm.

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Jan E. Hults Dissertation, 1996 (K1003)
0.01 c.f.

Hult's dissertation on the career of Senator James Alexander Reed (1861-1944) .

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"Interviewed Editor McCullagh," James C. Espy, 1933 (C2097)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Manuscript submitted to the MISSOURI HISTORICAL REVIEW. Interview with Colonel Joseph Burbridge McCullagh, editor of the ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, on November 12, 1895, about his rumored senatorial candidacy. Interview was published in the ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC, November 13, 1895.

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Jim Talent Portrait, no date (P0579)
1 photograph

Portrait of US Senator for Missouri, 2002-2007, Jim Talent.

"John S. Phelps and the Public Domain," Mary E. Brantley, no date (C1055)
3 oversize volumes

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John S. Phelps (1814-1886) served in the Missouri state legislature, 1840-1841, in Congress, 1845-1863, and as governor of Missouri, 1877-1881. Collection contains two volumes of notes and a typescript volume (74 pp.).

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James Preston Kem Papers, 1946-1952 (C2700)
157 cubic feet (also available on 550 rolls of microfilm), 2 audio discs

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Papers from Kem's term as Republican U.S. senator from Missouri. Bulk of material is constituent correspondence.

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Kit Bond Portrait, no date (P0562)
1 photograph

Autographed photo of Kit Bond.

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Edward V. Long Papers, 1951-1969 (C1268)
308.75 cubic feet

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The papers of Edward V. Long, a Democratic senator from Missouri, consist of correspondence, memos, and other material relating to Long's career in the U.S. Senate.

Edward V. Long Papers, 1960s (CA6175)
208 negatives

Addition of photographic negatives of a United States Senator from Missouri, 1960-1968. Most images were taken in Long's office in Washington, DC. Notables pictured with Long include John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Harry S. Truman, and Stan Musial. See also C1268.

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Claire McCaskill Papers, 2004-2018 (CA6530)
3.25 cubic feet, 1.67 TB of digital files, 1 CD, 3 computer discs, 18 DVDs, 10 oversize items

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The papers of a U.S. Senator include senatorial office files, correspondence, photographs, press material, memorabilia, and audiovisual material.

Emory Melton Papers, 1880-1980 (SP0065)
20 cubic feet

the Emory Melton Papers contain the personal and professional papers of attorney and long-time state Senator Emory Melton of Cassville, Missouri.

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Missouri. General Assembly, Senate Letterhead, no date (C1679)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains senate stationery with representations of the state seal and state capitol as a letterhead.

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James Alexander Reed Papers, 1903-1950 (K0443)
60 c.f.

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Personal and professional correspondence, speeches, case files, legal documents, scrapbooks, and subject files of Kansas City Mayor and United States Senator James A. Reed.

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Shields Monument Association Record Book, 1880-1881 (C1254)
0.12 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Association formed to raise $10,000 for monument at grave in Mount St. Mary's Cemetery, Carrolton, MO, of General James Shields, U.S. Senator from Illinois, Minnesota, and Missouri. Also some loose papers.

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Malvina Stephenson Papers, 1863-1996 (C4038)
8.75 cubic feet, 2 video cassettes, 1 audio disc

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The papers of Malvina Stephenson contain the professional papers of a journalist who spent most of her career covering politics in Washington, D.C. The collection includes story and subject files, scrapbooks of articles and columns, research for a biography on Senator Robert S. Kerr, scripts for radio news reports, and other personal and professional material.

William Joel Stone Papers, 1859-1935 (C0930)
1.6 cubic feet (114 folders), 1 oversize volume

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Papers of a Missouri congressman (1885-1891), governor (1893-1897), and U.S. senator (1903-1918). Includes information on Stone's early career in Nevada, MO; the 1908 senatorial election; his senatorial career; and his death.

Stuart Symington Papers, 1953-1976 (C3562)
292 rolls of microfilm

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Carbon copies of letters sent from Stuart Symington's office while he was a Democratic senator from Missouri. The files are arranged alphabetically by year.

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Stuart Symington Scrapbooks, 1945-1976 (C3637)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder), 6 rolls of microfilm, 6 oversize volumes

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Primarily newspaper clippings documenting Symington's years as a Democratic senator from Missouri, 1953-1976. Early volumes cover his activities while heading the Surplus Property Board, the Air Force, the National Security Resources Board, and the Reconstruction Finance Corporation.

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W. Stuart Symington Papers, 1918-1995 (C3874)
316.25 cubic feet, 86 ephemera items, 41 audio discs, 11 audio cassettes, 64 audio tapes, 32 reels of 16mm film, 2reels of 35mm film, 3 video tapes, 2 video cassettes, 2 CDs, 5 DVDs

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The senatorial collection of William Stuart Symington, U.S. Senator for Missouri from 1953 through 1976, includes constituent correspondence, family and personal correspondence, limited genealogical and family materials, appointment books and calendars, audio and video recordings, campaign materials, editorial cartoons, select invitations and itineraries, limited pre-senatorial materials, photographs, photographic negatives and slides, press files, scrapbooks, select Congressional testimonies, speeches, staff memoranda, voting records, and miscellaneous ephemera.

W. Stuart Symington Papers, 1954-1976 (CA6176)
0.6 cubic feet, 1 oversize audio disc, 94 negatives, 1 color slide

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Addition of miscellaneous political material, including position papers, correspondence, notebooks, and Young Democratic Club of Missouri material. Also included are photographic negatives relating to Symington's campaign for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 1960.

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Waldo E. Palmer Photograph Collection, no date (P0031)
2 photographs

Crayon portrait of Elizabeth Dent, and photo of Waldo Palmer with Stuart Symington