Veterans

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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 Legion, Cuba Memorial Post No. 522 Records, circa 1948 (R0955)
(1 folder)

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This hard-bound booklet lists military veterans, mostly from the World War II, from Cuba in Crawford County, Missouri. Included are six "Gold Star Boys." Entries include photographic portraits, dates and branches of service, ranks, domestic and overseas postings, awards, and current occupations.

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American Legion, Herbert Williams Post 202 (Columbia, Mo.) Records, 1919-2009 (C4257)
2 cubic feet (27 folders)

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Records of the Columbia, Missouri, organization include membership lists, meeting minutes, newsletters, correspondence, programs, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous material.

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American Veterans Committee, Missouri 246 Chapter (Columbia, Mo.) Records, 1946-1949 (C0193)
0.5 cubic feet

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Financial records; correspondence; membership records; minutes of meetings; reports of organization activities, local and national; instructions; reports; and forms on the management of the local chapter.

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O.K. Armstrong Papers, 1912-1987 (C4056)
150.75 cubic feet (151 boxes), 2 audio discs, 1 film strip, 9 oversize items

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The papers of O.K. Armstrong, a journalist, author, and politician from Springfield, Missouri, contain correspondence, manuscript drafts, subject files, speech material, research notes, and political material.

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Civil War Veteran Homestead Ledgers, 1874 (SP0069)
0.01 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The Civil War Veteran Ledgers collection contains two small volumes of handwritten notes taken in 1874 by a government land agent. The notes record information about Union veterans of the Civil War who served in the United States Army or the Missouri State Militia and had made homestead claims of 160 acres or less via the Homestead Act of 1862. The veterans resided in five Missouri counties: Douglas, Ozark, Barry, McDonald, and Stone.

Victor E. Clark Collection, 1968-1969 (S0014)
0.01 cubic foot, 8 folders

 Digitized Materials

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The Victor E. Clark Collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs documenting Clark's attempt in 1968-1969 to create a "Hitler Museum" of the former Nazi buildings and bunkers in Obersalzberg, Germany.

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Daughters of the American Revolution, Rachel Donelson Chapter Springfield, Missouri Collection, 1929-1978 (R1078)
0.1 cubic foot (24 volumes)

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These are yearbooks and other publications related to the Rachel Donelson Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri. The yearbooks include lists of national, state, and local officers, schedules of programs, and membership rosters.

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Disabled American Veterans of the World War, Chapter No. 9 (Columbia, Mo.) Scrapbook, 1922-1923 (CA6364)
0.2 cubic feet

The scrapbook of a chapter organized by A.J. Westing includes history of the organization, photographs, writings, and clippings, 1922-1923.

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Mary E. Bugg Eversole Papers, 1822-1952 (R1268)
5 cubic feet (76 folders)

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This collection consists of corresondence, legal papers, journals, ledger books, and ephemera of Mary E. Bugg Eversole and the Bugg, Cole, and Eversole families of Potosi, Washington County, Missouri. The bulk of the collection consists of Mary E. Bugg's personal correspondence, 1883-1941, financial records 1912-1952, and miscellaneous ephemera, 1863-1938.

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Rudy Foree Papers, 1913-1997 (R1289)
(6 folders)

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These are personal papers, photographs and miscellaneous items of Rudy Foree, a resident of Washington
County, Missouri, and United States Army veteran of the Pacific campaigns of World War II. The collection contains genealogical material compiled by Esther M. Ziock Carroll of Potosi, Missouri, including Foree's birth and death certificates and a family history.

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Grand Army of the Republic, Farmington, Misssouri Records, 1884-1902 (R0131)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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The Grand Army of the Republic, Farmington, Missouri Records contains a microfilm copy of minute books and a membership book of the Grand Army of the Republic’s post in Saint Francois County, Missouri. The Picket Post No. 215 chapter was organized in 1884, as the Bonne Terre Post. It was moved to Farmington, Missouri in 1887, and renamed Picket Post No. 215.

Grand Army of the Republic, Lutesville, Missouri Records, 1883-1889 (R0064)
0.3 cubic foot (2 volumes, 1 folder)

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The Grand Army of the Republic, Lutesville, Missouri Records contain record books and miscellaneous papers of the Grand Army of the Republic Franklin Shanks Post No. 100 in Lutesville, Missouri. The volumes include meeting minutes, treasurer’s report, communications addressed to the post, and a history of the Grand Army of the Republic.

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Henry County Veterans' Association Records, 1890 (R0223)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The Henry County Veterans’ Association Records contain a photocopy of a printed program from the second annual meeting of the Henry County Veterans’ Association. The meeting took place from September 30 to October 2, 1890.

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Korean War Veterans Association Records, 1953-2012 (R1498)
1.25 cubic feet (19 folders, 1 VHS, 1 VHS-C)

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The Korean War Veterans Association Collection consists of scrapbook pages, photographs, audio-visual, and institutional records from the Korean War Veterans Association in Rolla, Missouri.

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Missouri Ex-POWs Oral History Project Records, 2000-2018 (C3975)
0.4 cubic feet, 216 audio cassettes, 53 CDs

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Interviews with ex-prisoners of war (POWs). The records include audio cassettes and transcripts.

Missouri Veteran Stories Collection, 2007-2010 (C4089)
934 DVDs, 230 DAT tapes

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The collection contains interviews with Missouri veterans on DVDs and DAT tapes.

Missouri Veterans History Project Oral History Records, 2010-2021 (C4052)
6.33 cubic feet, 10 CDs, 1727 DVDs

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The records of the Missouri Veterans History Project contain the local copy of veteran oral history interviews recorded for the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress. The records include audio, video, interview logs, and some transcripts. The former Western Historical Manuscript Collection, a joint collection with the State Historical Society of Missouri, was a founding partner of the Veterans History Project in 2001.

Missouri Veterans Oral History Project, 2006-2019 (C4020)
0.4 cubic feet, 2 audio cassettes, 32 CDs, 1 DVD

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Interviews with Missourians who served in the armed forces. The collection includes compact discs, audio cassettes, DVDs, and transcripts of the interviews, as well as biographical information on the interviewees.

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Newton County, Missouri Military Service Records, ca. 1946 (R1162)
(1 folder)

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This volume lists residents of Newton County, Missouri, who served in the military during World War II. Included for each veteran are a photographic portrait, rank, names of parents and spouse, education, a summary of service, and the date of discharge.

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Perry County, Missouri Service Roster Collection, 1946 (R0880)
(1 folder)

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This booklet is entitled "Roster of the Men and Women of Perry County, Missouri, in World War II, issued on the occasion of welcome home celebration inPerryville, Missouri on Augist 14, 1946. It contains an alphabetical list of Perry County's veterans, including a separate list of those who died in service.

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Salute to Veterans Air Show Records, 1990-2019 (CA6636)
3.6 cubic feet, 2 CDs, 6 DVDs, 3.76 GB of digital files

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The records of the organization contain photographs, publications, correspondence, planning materials, and audiovisual material. The Salute to Veterans Air Show held an annual Memorial Day celebration to honor military veterans in Columbia, Missouri, until 2019.

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John James Sitton Papers, 1860-1913 (R1286)
(1 roll)

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The John James Sitton Papers consists of a three volume journal, scrapbook, miscellaneous papers, and photographs, 1860-1913 of a Missouri confederate soldier and postwar resident of Oregon Coounty, Missouri. The journal, 1860-1882, documents service in the Missouri State Guard and other confederate units in Missouri, Arkansas, and Mississippi during the Civil War. It also includes his veterans activities and other aspects of Sitton's life.

Norman William Smith Papers, 1943-2011 (SP0058)
0.25 cubic foot (6 folders, 39 photographs)

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The Norman William Smith Papers contain materials from World War II veteran, Norman William Smith. The records include photographs, records of service, military reunion materials, and U.S.S. Carter Hall #3 documents.

James Synnamon Papers, 1865-1902 (R0996)
(1 folder)

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The James Synnamon Papers contain photocopies and typescript of three letters written by James Synnamon, a resident of Platte County, Missouri, and Captain of Co. G, 6th Missouri Infantry (CS). Two letters, written in 1865, describe Synnamon's wounding at Franklin, Tennessee, and imprisonment at Fort Delaware, Delaware. The last letter, written in 1902, describes a return to Vicksburg to identify unit positions for the battlefield commission's marking program.

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United Confederate Veterans Springfield, Missouri Records, 1894-1915 (R0060)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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The United Confederate Veterans, Campbell Camp No. 488 Records contains a microfilm copy of a volume with the records of the United Confederate Veterans, Campbell Camp No. 488 in Springfield, Missouri. The volume includes the constitution and bylaws, minutes of meetings, lists of the members, and miscellaneous papers.

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United Spanish War Veterans, Deptartment of Missouri Collection, 1940 (R1096)
(1 folder)

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This is a souvenir program booklet for the 36th annual encampment of the United Spanish War Veterans, Department of Missouri, held at Neosho in Newton County, Missouri, on June 16-19, 1940.

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Veterans History Project (Cass County, Mo.) Collection, no date (CA5974)
1.2 cubic feet, 42 audio cassettes, 7 CDs, 1 video cassette

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Oral history interviews and transcripts of Missouri veterans conducted as part of the Veterans History Project in Cass County, Missouri. Collection also includes some photographs.

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Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Puxico Memorial Post No. 7822 Collection, 1951 (R0934)
(1 folder)

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This is a souvenir program booklet for the fifth annual homecoming sponsored by the Puxico Memorial Post No. 7322, of the VFW at Puxico in Stoddard County, Missouri, on August 14-18, 1951.

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Veterans of Foreign Wars, L. J. Harness, Jr., Post No. 7750, Advance, Missouri Records, circa 1949 (R0858)
(1 folder)

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This hard-bound booklet lists military veterans, mostly from World War II, from Advance in Stoddard County, Missouri. Included are 75 individual entries and five "Gold Star Boys." Entries include photographic portraits, dates and branch of service, rank, domestic and overseas postings, and awards. At the back are snapshot views of Advance and nine pages of advertising.

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Donald R. Whitman Collection, 1874-2008 (SP0079)
2.5 cubic feet (42 folders, 50 photographs, 4 VHS tapes, 5 oversize items)

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The Donald R. Whitman Collection contains the personal papers of Donald Ray Whitman, including correspondence, genealogical records, and photographs. The collection also documents Whitman’s service in the United States Air Force and his work in the Marshall Islands during Operation Ivy in 1952, as well as his career with the National Weather Service in Kansas City, Missouri.