Personal and professional papers of community leaders, but not politicians, who take active roles to improve their communities, and of organizations with similar goals. Can also include the records of social service organizations with civic aims.
Aber, Elaine, Collection, (WUNP5198)
1.4 linear feet
INVENTORY. Correspondence and collected materials relating primarily to the Equal Rights Amendment and the women's movement
Beta Phi Mu, Librarian Oral History Project, Records, 1980-1985 (C4071)
0.4 cubic feet
25 audio cassettes
6 video tapes
The Beta Phi Mu Librarian Oral History Project collection contains the audio, video, and transcripts of interviews with Missouri librarians and members of Beta Phi Mu. Also included are an interview guide, correspondence, the interviewers’ notes, and background materials on the librarians.
Bradshaw, Doris Crump, Papers, 1930-1962 (C3303)
3 linear feet
The civic, professional, and social organization papers of Doris Crump Bradshaw include: League of Women Voters, Missouri Library Association, Fortnightly Club, Columbia Garden Club, and Daughters of the American Revolution. Active in American Association of University Women, Mrs. Bradshaw served as state legislative chairman, 1945-1949, and state social studies chairman, 1950-1951.
Brookfield, Dutton (1917-1979), Papers, 1844-1979, (C2732)
72.4 linear feet
Business, political and personal papers and photographs of Kansas City, MO, community leader. President of Unitog Company (1953-1979), mayoral candidates (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.
Columbia Council on Religion and Race, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1963-1970, (C3841)
0.4 linear feet
These records were maintained by a Columbia Council on Religion and Race, Housing Committee member and are not the official records of the council. They consist of minutes, committee reports, correspondence, conference materials and housing surveys. The major emphasis is on racial discrimination in housing within Columbia, Missouri, but also includes information on the entire state. There is an extensive clipping file.
Columbia League of Women Voters, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1923-1974, (C3450)
1.2 linear feet, 14 oversize volumes
Meeting minutes, scrapbooks, photographs, newspaper clippings, publications, and miscellaneous material of the Columbia, Missouri, League of Women Voters.
Columbia Safety Council, Records, (SUNP2489)
0.2 linear feet
Newsletters, minutes, programs, and correspondence of a local affiliate of the National Safety Council, 1977-1983.
Columbians Against Throwaways, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1977-1988, (WUNP5788)
8.5 linear feet, 7 audio cassettes
INVENTORY. Correspondence, legal documents, clippings, promotional and research material, photographs, and other records of a citizens group supporting a beverage container deposit ordinance.
Community Development Society, Records, (WUNP5579)
Addition of Board of Directors meeting minutes for 1995; an annual conference program for 1995; and nomination materials for CDS awards for 1995.
Community Development Society, Records, (WUNP5697)
0.5 linear feet
INVENTORY. Addition of minutes, annual meeting materials, publications, scholarship files, and miscellany.
Community Development Society, Records, (WUNP5708)
0.2 linear feet
INVENTORY. Addition of awards committee files, certified community developer files, and January 1997 board minutes.
Community Development Society, Records, (WUNP5641)
0.6 linear feet
INVENTORY. Addition of correspondence, reports, publications, minutes, committee files, and miscellaneous records.
Community Development Society, Records, 1969-, (C3880)
15 linear feet, 3 audio cassettes
Records of a professional association of academics and practitioners of community development in the United States and Canada, which promotes the effective practice of community development through advancement of education and research in the field. The records consist of correspondence and memoranda of officers; board meeting minutes; committee records; annual meeting materials; issues of the Journal of the Community Development Society and other publications; membership brochures, directories, newsletters, and surveys; and other assorted organizational records.
Community Development Society, Records, 1997, (WUNP5728)
2 linear feet
INVENTORY. Addition of VANGUARD, 1997; 29th annual international conference program, 1997; and Foundation Center, Spring catalog, 1997.
Cox, Lester E. (1895-1968), Papers, 1917-1968, (C3596)
110 folders on 7 rolls of microfilm
Personal and business papers of a Springfield, MO, businessman. Most of the collection deals with Cox’s philanthropic activities, particularly his role as president of the Board of Trustees of Burge-Protestant Hospital. Cox’s considerable business interests are less well represented, most of these records dating from 1968.
Dearmont, Russell L. (1891-1967), Papers, 1929-1965, (C2665)
72 linear feet
Personal, business, and family correspondence of a St. Louis lawyer and Democratic politician who was counsel and later president of the Missouri Pacific Railroad and was active in civic affairs.
Grindstone Valley Development Corporation, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1963-1975, (C2730)
0.2 linear feet
Organizational records of the Grindstone Valley Development Corporation include bylaws, meeting minutes, financial records, stockholders’ agreements, research reports, and business correspondence. These records document the corporation’s real estate investments, sale of stocks and bonds, organization, potential development of the area now encompassed by the Grindstone Valley Nature Area, and the sale of that area to the City of Columbia in 1975.
Hosmer, Kent, Collection, (WUNP5815)
Newsletters, meeting material, promotional and educational material and other organized records of the US Committee In Solidarity With the People of El Salvador (CISPES), and similar records, including Spanish language material, related to revolutionary movements in central America; 1980s.
Jackson, Sarah Belle (1928-1999), Papers, (WUNP5864)
Papers of a Columbia, MO, community activist. Includes documents relating to the police shooting of a young woman, records of various civic groups she was involved with, including St. Luke Methodist Church and their gospel choir; 1970s-1980s. Also included are scans of family photographs.
Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority, Columbia, Missouri, Papers, 1860s-1962, (C3877)
0.4 linear feet
Minutes, resolutions, maps, reports, and legal documents concerning the urban redevelopment project in Columbia, Missouri, for the area known as Flat Branch and/or the Douglass School Urban Renewal Area.
Leuthold, Carolyn and David, Papers, 1964-1996, (C3960)
3 linear feet
Papers concerning the community and state-wide activities of Carolyn and David Leuthold of Columbia, Missouri, relating to politics, mental health, energy, and other issues. Includes committee and organizational records, personal papers, publications, and miscellaneous.
Mitchell, Frances Pearle (c. 1864- ), Papers, 1858-1919, (C1703)
0.3 linear feet
The papers of a Rocheport, Missouri woman consist of appointments, certificates, correspondence, invitations, programs, and dance cards. Mitchell, a graduate of Stephens College, was involved in many civic and women’s organizations, including the Missouri Women Farmers’ Club.
Office of Economic Opportunity, Community Action Agency, Manual, (WUNP5639)
0.2 linear feet
Guidelines, instructions, and other materials documenting the origins of Community Action services.
PedNet Coalition, Columbia, Missouri, Records, (WUNP5960)
Correspondence, newsletters, and meeting minutes of the organization advocating an integrated network of bike and pedestrian routes through the city of Columbia, MO.
People's Association for Better Municipal Government, Columbia, Mo., Papers, 1951-1957, (SUNP2109)
Constitution minutes, membership and miscellaneous papers of a group formed after the charter-city council form of city government was begun.
Schmidt, Liz, Collection, (WUNP4702)
9 linear feet
Clippings and printed material pertaining to elections, schools, and Columbia and Boone County issues during the 1970s and 1980s gathered by Schmidt in the course of her work with the League of Women Voters and other groups.
Scott, James T. Memorial, Collection, 2010-2011 (C4072)
0.1 linear feet, 5 CDs, 3 DVDs, 1 computer disc
The collection contains audio, video, and images related to the James T. Scott Monument Committee in Columbia, Missouri. The committee was created to raise funds to purchase a new headstone for lynching victim James T. Scott's burial site in Columbia Cemetery.
Smith, Robert C., Papers, (WUNP5921)
Papers of a Columbia, MO, lawyer involved in many civic activities. Includes speeches from dedication ceremonies, planning documents for the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, and records of the Hinkson Investment Club.
The Missouri Collection, (C3982)
The Missouri Collection is an artificial collection combining miscellaneous small acquisitions related to Missouri places, individuals, organizations, and events.