, 1862 (K0215)
Holograph letter, dated written to the publishers of Fremont's book, The Story of the Guard: A Chronicle of the War (1863). In the note Mrs. Fremont, daughter of Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton and wife of John Charles Fremont asked for several advanced copies of the book and complains about the use of some maps and illustrations.
Elaine Aber Papers, 1964-1984 (C4119)
1 cubic foot
The papers of Elaine Aber contain documents relating to the Equal Rights Amendment and the women's equality movement.
Abortion Class Collection, 1965-1993 (S1069)
1.5 cubic feet
The Abortion Class Records contain oral history tapes, newspaper clippings, flyers, pamphlets, handouts, and books on abortion in the state of Missouri, collected by a University of Missouri, St. Louis class on reproductive rights and abortion.
Abortion Rights Alliance Records, 1973-1984 (S0112)
0.01 cubic foot, 2 folders
Founded in 1969 as the Committee for Legal Abortion, the Abortion Rights Alliance was a citizen's group that supported Roe vs. Wade, the Supreme Court case legalizing abortion. An affiliate for the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), the group worked to keep abortion safe and legal. The records include pro-choice and anti-abortion groups' pamphlets and flyers, correspondence from NARAL, memos, newspaper clippings, press releases, and the Abortion Rights Alliance newsletter, Reproductive Freedom Letter.
Beatrice Adams Papers, 1937-1975 (S0373)
0.15 cubic foot, 6 folders, 2 photographs, 1 scrapbook
The papers of Beatrice Adams contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, writing samples, and biographical data relating to Adams's career as an advertising executive at Gardner Advertising and her role as an officer of the Advertising Women of St. Louis.
Jane Addams to Miss Brand Letter, 1930-1935 (S0119)
0.01 cubic foot, 1 folder
A letter from Jane Addams to Miss Brand, in which Addams declines an invitation from Brand to give a speech in St. Louis due to her poor health. Addams was a nationally renowned social reformer, best known for establishing Hull Huss, a settlement home in Chicago, Illinois. The letter, which dates between 1930 and 1935, was most likely written by her friend and sometime secretary, Louise de Koven Bowen.
Adult Abuse Remedies Act Records, 1978-1982 (S0359)
0.04 cubic feet, 23 folders
The collection documents the effort by the Legal Services of Eastern Missouri to promote the passage in Missouri of a law to protect battered women. The law passed in early 1980 but was found to be unconstitutional by a circuit judge later that year. The Missouri Supreme court upheld the law in 1982. The collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, court briefs, and other materials relating to the lobbying effort of Legal Services of Missouri between 1978 and the passage of the Adult Abuse Remedies Act in 1980.
Advertising Women of St. Louis Records, 1916-1980 (S0372)
11 cubic feet, 249 folders, 497 photographs, 6 microfilm rolls
The Advertising Women of St. Louis Records contains meeting minutes, correspondence, annual reports, flyers, photographs, and newspaper clippings, pertaining to the group’s mission to support women advertising executives in the St. Louis area. Materials of interest include files on the group’s Gridiron dinner and show, which the Advertising Women of St. Louis hosted to benefit St. Louis area charities, including the Barnard Free Skin and Cancer Hospital. The collection is divided into five series: General Files; Gridiron Dinner; Photographs; Oversize; and Scrapbooks and Newspapers. The materials in this collection date from 1916 to 1980.
Anna Agris Papers, 1932-1969 (S0804)
0.4 cubic foot, 100 photographs
This collection contains dance programs, photographs, newspaper clippings from pageants, musicals, and dance performances for the municipal playground festival, documenting Anna Agris's career as a dancer and dance instructor in Chicago and St. Louis.
Mary Bullock Aker Papers, 1930-1984 (K0115)
29 f and 2 vol.
Photocopies of short stories and newspaper/magazine articles written by Aker, both rough and final drafts. They cover a variety of topics from the Revolutionary War to household hints. Also an autobiographical story which Mrs. Aker wrote in her 91st year of memories of her childhood in and around Parkville, Missouri
Jo-Ann Huff Albers Papers, 1977-2007 (CA6160)
17 cubic feet
Professional papers of the journalist and director of the Western Kentucky University School of Journalism and Broadcasting. Includes correspondence, photographs, programs, newspaper clippings, class evaluations, journalism education materials, newsletters, and material on first amendment issues (flag burning, freedom of speech, freedom of information), and the Equal Rights Amendment.
Katherine Alexander Memory Book, 1916-1917 (CA6511)
0.1 cubic feet (1 folder)
Memory book kept by a student at Central College for Women in Lexington, Missouri, 1916-1917.
Donna Allen Papers, 1920-1992 (C3795)
18.6 cubic feet, 18 audio cassettes, 1 audio disc
Papers of director of Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press and editor of Media Report to Women. Includes professional correspondence and printed materials on sex and race discrimination cases, media stereotypes, public broadcasting, women's news, national and international women's conferences, and women in management. Also documents Allen's involvement in labor, civil rights, and anti-war activism.
Alpha Delta Kappa, Missouri Chapter Records, 1953-1974 (C3669)
0.1 cubic feet, 7 oversize volumes
Minutes and scrapbooks containing photographs, programs, newspaper articles and memorabilia of the Missouri chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, international honorary sorority for women educators. State convention minutes for 1953-1966 and minutes of the executive board meetings for 1953-1967 are included.
Altrusa Club (Columbia, Mo.) Records, 1960s-2000s (CA2749)
11.9 cubic feet, 2 oversize volumes
Addition to records of the club include newsletters, bulletins and other publications, meeting and convention materials, correspondence, financial records, newspaper clippings, photographs, membership directories, and scrapbooks concerning the Columbia chapter and activities at the district and national levels of the organization.
Altrusa Club (Columbia, Mo.) Records, 1937- (C2305)
1.2 cubic feet, 2 oversize volumes (20 folders, 11 volumes)
Minutes of club meetings and board meetings, projects, membership lists, budgets, treasurer's reports, and scrapbooks of a women's service organization.
Clarence W. and Idress Head Alvord Collection, 1759-1962 (C0970)
21.2 cubic feet, 1 oversize volume
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.
Jaquelin Ambler Collection, 1966-1972 (S0003)
0.8 cubic feet, 18 folders
The Jaquelin Ambler Collection contains gallery announcements, flyers, programs,
invitations, and newspaper articles regarding St. Louis area art clubs, galleries, and artists
collected by Jaquelin Ambler between 1966 and 1972, after her retirement from the St. Louis Art
This collection contains meeting minutes, correspondence, and newspaper clippings documenting the American Association of University Women, St. Louis's mission to advance equity for women and girls through education and advocacy.
This collection contains board meeting minutes, histories, conference materials, Star Award files, directories, and photographs of the Ballwin-Chesterfield branch of the American Association of University Women.
The records of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Ferguson-Florissant Branch contain correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, yearbooks, and reports relating to the group’s mission to empower women in their community through public service, education, and political lobbying. Topics of interest include histories of the Ferguson-Florissant Branch, the group’s participation in the Famous American Women Project, as well as their publication of Show-Me the Arts: A Guide to Missouri’s Cultural Resources. Also included in these records are the branch’s scrapbooks, containing extensive photographic documentation of their meetings and charitable endeavors, including the Annual Book Fair. The materials date from 1959 to 2015.
This collection contains annual reports, membership directories, promotional videotapes, and board minutes of the Kirkwood-Webster Groves branch of the American Association of University Women.
American Association of University Women, Missouri Division Records, 1920s-2018 (CA5689)
54.2 cubic feet, A/V material
Addition of records of the state division, including board and annual meeting minutes, officers' and committee correspondence, membership information, publicity files, legislative work, program and conference files, and local branch materials.
American Association of University Women, Missouri Division Records, 1921-1977 (C3521)
7.6 cubic feet, 1 roll of microfilm
Primarily papers of the Missouri Division, but also material from the Southwest Central Region, AAUW, and the International Federation of University Women.
Records of the state division, including meeting minutes, officers' and committee correspondence, membership information, publicity, legislative and program and conference files, and local branch materials. Also includes materials from the Southwest Central Region and the national organization. See also collection C3521.
Correspondence with club women, professional women, legislators and businessmen; background material on equal pay; newspaper clippings; and photographs of governor signing legislation. Photographs and negatives of presentation of collection to SHS are located in Editorial Office.
Records include scrapbooks, photographs, publications, publicity material, financial reports, correspondence, and miscellaneous material.
The records of the Show-Me State Chapter of the American Business Women's Association include meeting minutes, membership rosters, correspondence, memos and announcements, photographs, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous material.
American Women in Radio and Television, Inc., Stop Sexual Harassment Campaign Records, 1992 (C4097)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
A public service campaign launched in 1992 by the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.
Helen Anderson Papers, 1971-1980 (C4136)
1 cubic foot
The Helen L. Anderson papers contain records, correspondence, and notes from her time serving on the Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women at the University of Missouri-Columbia campus. This collection includes records, correspondence and research related to both of the Committee's subcommittees, Academic and Non-Academic.
Jean Schwarting Anderson Papers, 1944-1946 (C4024)
0.3 cubic feet, 1 computer disc
The papers of U.S. Navy Lieutenant J.G. Jean Schwarting Anderson, a WAVE during World War II and Missouri native, consist of correspondence, photographs and slides, and miscellaneous material. The letters that she wrote detail in great length the training she received and the day to day life as a WAVE.
Marie Anderson Papers, c. 1925-1991 (C4074)
5 cubic feet
The papers of Marie Anderson contain material concerning her work at the Miami Herald, as well as correspondence, photographs, miscellaneous writings, clippings, and other personal and professional material.
"Ann Hawkins Gentry," William Richard Gentry Jr., 1960 (C0732)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Remarks at dedication of the Ann Hawkins Gentry Roadside Park in Gentry County, MO, June 5, 1960.
Constitution, by-laws, and minutes of meetings.
Roberta G. Applegate Papers, 1935-1987 (C3840)
2 cubic feet (77 folders), 3 oversize items
Papers of Roberta G. Applegate; student at Michigan State University and reporter for the Associated Press of Michigan, 1935-1946, first female press secretary to the Governor of Michigan, 1947-1949; reporter and editor for the Miami Herald from 1950-1964; and Associate Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1964 -. The papers consist of awards, correspondence, miscellaneous material, newspaper clippings and speeches.
This is a booklet describing and promoting Arcadia College and Ursuline Academy, a school for girls located at Arcadia in Iron County, Missouri and run by the Ursuline Sisters, a Roman Catholic order. Included are photographic illustrations and descriptions of the courses of study.
Arrow Rock Tavern Board Papers, 1826-1923 (C3087)
0.16 cubic feet (8 folders), 1 oversize volume
Correspondence of John Sappington with Hogan & Wright, collection agents, 1842-1844; correspondence of Claiborne F. Jackson, 1855-1861; correspondence and miscellaneous items concerning the placement of Highway 40 and Santa Fe Trail markers; Martha Woods Diary, 1854-1860; Hugh Stephens scrapbook, n.d.
"As I Recall" Oral History Project Records, 2006 (C4280)
0.2 cubic feet, 11 CDs, 13 audio cassettes, 1 computer disc
The "As I Recall" Oral History Project records contain audio recordings and some transcripts from a collaborative project between KBIA-FM and the State Historical Society of Missouri. Most oral histories in this collection were conducted by Gary Kremer, Director of the State Historical Society, in 2006.
Group photo of the first annual meeting of the Missouri Committee of Women in Industry of the Associated Industries of Missouri, St. Joseph, Mo., May 7, 1926.
Group photo of the third annual meeting of the Missouri Committee of Women in Industry of the Associated Industries of Missouri, St. Joseph, Mo., May 24, 1928.
The papers of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) consist of a list of elected and appointed standing committees from 1972-1988, abstracts, and papers presented at various conferences and conventions, arranged chronologically.
Association of Family Women Newsletters, 1975-1979 (S0102)
0.01 cubic foot, 1 folder
The Association of Family Women is a group concerned with the problems faced by wives and mothers. From 1973 the Association of Family Women has offered a hotline service 24 hours a day. The newsletter, In Perspective, is published irregularly.
Katherine Bain Papers, 1920-1976 (C3706)
0.7 cubic feet
Papers of a prominent Missouri pediatrician, 1927-1940; administrator, U.S. Children's Bureau, 1940-1972; member of U.S. delegation to the executive board, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) , 1957-1973. Material on maternal and child health care in the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, 1956-1970; and information on U.S. contribution to UNICEF.
Clara Baldwin Papers, 1947-1993 (C3953)
0.2 cubic feet
Papers of trade reporter, children's book author and published poet. Includes detailed letter describing travels through South America, 1947-1948; published trade articles and poetry; photographs; and family information.
Jacqui Banaszynski Papers, 1974-2000 (CA6200)
5 cubic feet
Papers of a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and journalism educator who worked for several Midwest and Pacific Northwest newspapers. Includes articles, research materials, interview notes, correspondence, and datebooks.
Sarah Holcomb Randleman Barnes Reminiscence, 1909 (C3167)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
The collection contains an account of pioneer life in Dallas and Polk Counties, MO.
Mary Jane Barnett Papers, 1913-1997 (CG0004)
1.6 cubic feet
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.
Records of a rural Boone County women's club. Minutes and financial accounts of the club are presented in the records. Missing from the documents are record books for 1956 and 1960-1964. Also, there are no separate financial accounts for 1944-1942 and 1971-1973.
The collection contains newspaper feature stories and photographs about important events and persons in Missouri history up to 1939. Each scrapbook is indexed.
Tad Bartimus Papers, 1942-2020 (CA5738)
17.1 cubic feet, 123 audio cassettes, 16 video cassettes, 73 computer discs, 31 CDs, 10 DVDs, 473.05 GB of digital files, 26 oversize items
Articles, photographs, correspondence, and other writings of AP reporter Tad Bartimus. Also includes some personal material.
Bass Family Papers, 1864-1932 (C2367)
0.06 cubic feet (3 folders)
Notebook and miscellaneous papers concerning music, recipes, home remedies, medical care, school reports, accounts and business of Sallie F. Ellis [Mrs. Lawrence Derby Bass, Sr.], L. Derby Bass, Jr., and Ella Read Bass of Boone County, MO.