Women

, 1862 (K0215)
0.01 c.f.

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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.

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Elaine Aber Papers, 1964-1984 (C4119)
1 cubic foot

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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

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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.

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Abortion Rights Alliance Records, 1973-1984 (S0112)
0.01 cubic foot, 2 folders

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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.

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Beatrice Adams Papers, 1937-1975 (S0373)
0.15 cubic foot, 6 folders, 2 photographs, 1 scrapbook

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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.

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Jane Addams to Miss Brand Letter, 1930-1935 (S0119)
0.01 cubic foot, 1 folder

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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

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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.

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Advertising Women of St. Louis Records, 1916-1980 (S0372)
11 cubic feet, 249 folders, 497 photographs, 6 microfilm rolls

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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.

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Anna Agris Collection, 1932-1969 (S0804)
0.4 cubic foot, 100 photographs

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This collection contains dance programs, photographs, newspaper clippings, and manuscripts documenting Anna Agris' career as a ballet dancer and dance instructor in Chicago, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri. Her maiden name was Anna Agress.

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Mary Bullock Aker Papers, 1930-1984 (K0115)
29 f and 2 vol.

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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

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Jo-Ann Huff Albers Papers, 1977-2007 (CA6160)
17 cubic feet

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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 (C4445)
0.1 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Memory book kept by a student at Central College for Women in Lexington, Missouri, 1916-1917.

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Donna Allen Papers, 1920-1992 (C3795)
18.6 cubic feet (916 folders), 18 audio cassettes, 1 audio disc

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The papers of the director of the Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press and editor of Media Report to Women include 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.  The papers also document 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

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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.

Alpha Kappa Alpha, Career Achievements Among Black Women in St. Louis, Missouri Collection, 1974 (S0101)
0.01 cubic foot, 1 folder

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The Alpha Kappa Alpha Collection contains material that documents the display Career Achievements Among Black Women In St. Louis, which was exhibited in branches of the St. Louis Public Library in 1974. The collection contains brief biographies of 23 Black career women of St. Louis, Missouri, along with their photographs. Also included are the original exhibit labels.

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Altrusa Club (Columbia, Mo.) Records, 1960s-2000s (CA2749)
11.9 cubic feet, 2 oversize volumes

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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.

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Altrusa Club (Columbia, Mo.) Records, 1937- (C2305)
1.2 cubic feet, 2 oversize volumes (20 folders, 11 volumes)

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Minutes of club meetings and board meetings, projects, membership lists, budgets, treasurer's reports, and scrapbooks of a women's service organization.

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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.

Jaquelin Ambler Collection, 1966-1972 (S0003)
0.8 cubic feet, 18 folders

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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 Museum.

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American Association of University Women, St. Louis Branch Records, 1941-2006 (S0739)
4 cubic feet

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The St. Louis Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) was founded in 1921 after the College Club of St. Louis merged with AAUW. The materials in this collection contain bylaws, correspondence, legal proceedings, meeting minutes, and reports documenting the St. Louis Branch’s efforts toward advancing gender equity through education and advocacy.

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American Association of University Women, Ballwin/Chesterfield Branch Records, 1980-2010 (S1158)
4 cubic feet

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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.

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American Association of University Women, Creve Coeur Branch Records, 1969-2016 (S0297)
1.6 cubic feet, 31 folders, 1 volume, 1 oversize folder

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This collection contains histories, meeting minutes, membership handbooks and applications, award and scholarship information, and scrapbooks pertaining to the American Association of University Women Creve Coeur, Missouri branch’s mission to empower college women through further education, political lobbying, and charitable endeavors.

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American Association of University Women, Ferguson-Florissant Branch Records, 1959-2015 (S1163)
8 cubic feet

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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.

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American Association of University Women, Kirkwood-Webster Groves Branch, 1970-2014 (S1159)
6.5 cubic feet, 133 folders, 1 oversize folder, 470 photographs, 4 volumes, 5 video cassettes

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The Kirkwood-Webster Groves branch of the American Association of University Women was founded in 1971 to promote the educational growth and development of women. This collection contains annual reports, membership directories, promotional videotapes, and board of directors meeting minutes of the Kirkwood-Webster Groves branch.

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American Association of University Women, Metropolitan St. Louis Interbranch Council Records, 1976-2018 (S0296)
0.8 cubic foot

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The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Metropolitan St. Louis Interbranch Council Records consist of meeting minutes, directories, brochures, reports, and newsletters pertaining to the group's mission to support the programs and projects of St. Louis-area branches of the American Association of University Women.

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American Association of University Women, Missouri Division Records, 1920s-2018 (CA5689)
54.2 cubic feet, A/V material

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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

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Primarily papers of the Missouri Division, but also material from the Southwest Central Region, AAUW, and the International Federation of University Women.

American Association of University Women, Missouri Division Records, 1925-1986 (C2734)
12.7 cubic feet

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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.

American Association of University Women, Missouri Division, Committee on Equal Pay Scrapbooks, 1958-1963 (C1442)
0.67 cubic feet (2 volumes)

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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.

American Business Women's Association, Ozark Paradise Chapter Records, 1979-2008 (C4458)
4.0 cubic feet (28 folders, 9 volumes, 2 oversize items)

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The American Business Women’s Association, Ozark Paradise Chapter Records include meeting minutes, financial records, membership rosters, social event materials, photographs, publications, scrapbooks, and banners.

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American Business Women's Association, Show-Me State Chapter Records, 1965-1996 (C4016)
2.7 cubic feet (120 folders), 2 oversize volumes

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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.

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American Women in Radio and Television, Inc., Stop Sexual Harassment Campaign Records, 1992 (C4097)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder), 1 audio tape, 1 video cassette, 1 DVD

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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

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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)
0.6 cubic feet (15 folders, 1 computer disc)

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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 (152 folders)

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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)

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Remarks at dedication of the Ann Hawkins Gentry Roadside Park in Gentry County, MO, June 5, 1960.

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Roberta G. Applegate Papers, 1935-1987 (C3840)
2.0 cubic feet (77 folders), 3 oversize items

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The papers of Roberta Applegate consist of awards, correspondence, miscellaneous material, newspaper clippings, and speeches. Applegate was a student at Michigan State University and reporter for the Associated Press of Michigan from 1935 through 1946, first female press secretary to the governor of Michigan from 1946 through 1949, reporter and editor for the Miami Herald from 1950 to 1964, and Associate Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kansas State University in Manhattan beginning in 1964.

Arcadia College and Ursuline Academy Collection, no date (R1093)
(1 folder)

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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.

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Leann Arndt Collection, 1931-1970 (R1507)
0.25 cubic foot (5 folders)

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The Leann Arndt Collection contains pamphlets and brochures collected by Leann Arndt. The collection includes records for the Missouri Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Missouri State Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, booklets printed by Charles H. Evers, and brochures for Iberia College.

Arrow Rock Tavern Board Papers, 1826-1923 (C3087)
0.16 cubic feet (8 folders), 1 oversize volume

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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.

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"As I Recall" Oral History Project Records, 2006 (C4280)
0.2 cubic feet (8 folders), 11 CDs, 13 audio cassettes, 1 computer disc

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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.

Associated Industries of Missouri Photographs, 1926-1928 (P0315)
2 photographs

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.

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Papers, 1972-1988 (C4098)
0.4 cubic feet (32 folders)

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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 Collection, 1975-1980 (S0102)
0.01 cubic foot, 1 folder

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The Association of Family Women Collection contains newsletters, a brochure, a flyer, and a newspaper clipping, pertaining to the group’s mission to address problems faced by wives and mothers in American society.

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Katherine Bain Papers, 1920-1976 (C3706)
0.7 cubic feet

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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.

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Clara Baldwin Papers, 1947-1993 (C3953)
0.2 cubic feet (5 folders)

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The papers of Clara Baldwin, a trade reporter and published author of poetry and children’s books, consist of personal correspondence, biographical materials, published trade journal articles and poetry, and photographs.

Betsy Balsley Collection, 1865-2009 (SP0062)
6 cubic feet (51 folders)

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The Betsy Balsley Collection contains the personal and professional papers of Joplin, Missouri, native and Los Angeles Times Food Editor, Betsy Barr Balsley. The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, newspaper articles, and various publications such as magazines and cookbooks.

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Jacqui Banaszynski Papers, 1974-2000 (CA6200)
5 cubic feet

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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)

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The collection contains an account of pioneer life in Dallas and Polk Counties, MO.

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