Boone County was organized in 1820. The county seat is Columbia. The collections listed below deal in some manner with Boone County. This list is not comprehensive, so be sure to browse collection descriptions by subject.
*Collections marked with DIGITIZED MATERIALS have additional digitized items available.
Almstedt, Hermann B. (1872-1954), Papers, 1887-1954, (C2408)
1.5 linear feet
The papers of Hermann B. Almstedt contain correspondence with colleagues and students, articles, speeches, poems, programs, report cards and diplomas of Hermann B. Almstedt, professor of Germanic Languages at the University of Missouri.
Altrusa Club, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1937-, (C2305)
20 folders, 11 volumes
The records contain minutes of club meetings and board meetings, projects, membership lists, budgets, treasurer's reports, and scrapbooks of a women's service organization.
Altrusa Club, Columbia, Missouri, Records, (CA2912)
5.5 linear feet, 2 oversize volumes
Addition of records of the organization, 1960s-1980s, include newsletters, bulletins and other publications, meeting and convention materials, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and membership directories, concerning the Columbia chapter and activities at the district and national levels of the organization.
Athens Hotel, Columbia, Missouri, Record Books, 1903-1918, (C3984)
0.4 linear feet
Two financial ledger books of the Athens Hotel, Columbia, Missouri. The ledgers list the names of roomers and diners at an early Columbia hotel; also cash expenditures and receipts.
Austin, Frank R., Diploma, 1875, (C2288)
Teaching diploma issued to Frank R. Austin by the College of Normal Instruction, University of the State of Missouri, June 1875. Diploma signed by E.Z. Ripley, principal, and Daniel Read, president.
Baker, Thomas Frazier, III (1918- ), Papers, 1959-1967, (C2465)
716 folders, 8 volumes, 8.4 cubic feet
Papers of a state representative from Stoddard County, 1961-1967. Campaign correspondence and publicity, correspondence with constituents in regard to legislation and welfare assistance, political correspondence on such matters as gubernatorial succession, reapportionment, conflict of interest legislation, and ouster of House Speaker Graham.
Bass-Ellis Family, Papers, 1867-1902, (C2241)
Correspondence and business papers of Lawrence Derby Bass and Abraham E. Ellis of Boone County, MO.
Bass-Ellis Family, Papers, (CA6310)
0.2 cubic feet
Addition of correspondence of Lawrence Derby Bass and Abraham E. Ellis of Boone County, Missouri, mostly dated 1880s-1890s.
Beazley, Thomas L., Letters, 1883-1885, (C1934)
The collection contains ten letters written by Beazley on various subjects including teaching, Missouri University literary societies, and land values in Missouri and Kansas.
Beazly, Thomas, Receipt, 1840, (C1656)
Receipt of $25, one half his pledge to the University of Missouri.
Becking, Sarah Elizabeth Messer (1972-2008), Papers, (CA6292)
9.5 cubic feet, 148 computer discs
Papers of a Missouri School of Journalism alumnus and professional photographer who covered University of Missouri athletics.
Bennett, Dr. James H., ( -1850), Book, 1820-1825, (C2149)
Book contains notes from medical lectures at Transylvania College, Lexington, KY, November 1822-January 1823; constitution, minutes, and membership list of the Richmond [Kentucky] Philosophical Society. October 1820-January 1821; and medical accounts, records of house calls and prescriptions in Columbia and Boone County area, July 1823-December 1825.
Bethel Baptist Church, Boone County, Missouri, Records, 1888-1982, (C1266)
0.1 linear foot
The records of the Bethel Baptist Church, founded in 1855, include a photocopy of the minute book, membership lists, church histories, and news clippings.
Bill, Florence Harrison, Genealogical Pamphlet, 1950, (C0758)
As I Recall, Stories of and for the Family by Florence Harrison Bill, containing unusual stories of Columbia, Glasgow, and Fayette, MO.
Blackstone, Robert, Letter, 1860, (C1463)
The papers contain a description of a Christmas visit to Christian College in Columbia, Missouri. The students, except seniors, were permitted to have guests only during the holidays. Stationery letterhead has an engraving of the University of Missouri.
Blue Star Mothers of America, Sturgeon, Missouri, Scrapbook, 1943-1945, (C1383)
Letters and cards of thanks for gift boxes and letters to the Blue Star Mothers of Sturgeon, MO, from men of that area serving in World War II. Scrapbook contains notations identifying the soldier and noting whether he was wounded or killed or imprisoned. Includes rosters of servicemen.
Boggs, James E. (1878-1953), Justice of the Peace, Record Book, 1900-1902, (C3859)
The James E. Boggs, Justice of the Peace, Record Book concerns crimes and misdemeanors in Boone County, Missouri, from 1900 to 1902.
Boone County and Jefferson City Railroad Company Petition, 1866, (C1472)
The collection consists of a petition for condemning land which James E. Johnson refused to convey to the railroad. Petition to G.H. Burckhartt, Judge of the Boone County Circuit Court, and summons to James E. Johnson to appear at the Columbia Courthouse.
Boone County Medical Society, Records, 1902-1953, (C2475)
The records contain Vol. 1 Minutes of meetings, June 28, 1902- December 21, 1921; lists of members, 1902-1922. Vol. 2 Minutes of meetings, February 1, 1922-December 2, 1947; lists of members, 1934-1940, 1946. Vol. 3 Minutes of meetings, January 6, 1948-December 15, 1953; lists of members, 1948-1949, 1953.
Boone County Muleskinners, Missouri, Records, (SUNP6228)
0.5 linear feet, 1 audio cassette, 1 computer disc
Programs, meeting minutes, press releases, membership lists, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and financial records of the Boone County, Missouri, Democratic organization.
Boone County Muleskinners, Missouri, Records, (CA6228.01)
0.2 cubic feet
Addition of newsletters and annual reports, 2008-2012.
Boone County Retired Teachers Association, Records, (CA2276)
1 cubic foot, 2 oversize volumes
Records of the Boone County Retired Teachers Association include meeting minutes, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous material, 1970s-2010s.
Boone County, Missouri, Black Archives, Collection, (C4057)
0.6 linear feet, 1 video cassette, 3 compact discs, 1 computer disc
The Boone County Black Archives Collection is an artificial collection documenting the lives of Blacks living in Boone County, Missouri. The items include photographs, memoirs, scrapbooks, correspondence, news clippings, and other ephemera.
Boonslick Kiwanis Club, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1920-2010, (CA6318)
4 cubic feet
Reports, correspondence, minutes, sponsored events, photographs, and miscellaneous material of the Boonslick Kiwanis Club, Columbia, Missouri, a civic service club which operated both locally and internationally. Also included is an oral history interview (with transcription) of Raymond W. Lansford, World War II veteran, a professor of finance at the University of Missouri and former treasurer, world president, and member of the Kiwanis International Board of Directors.
Botts, Daisy, Papers, 1901-1905, (C2428)
Certificates of completion issued to Daisy Botts by the Grammar Department of Columbia, MO, Public Schools, 1901. Columbia High School diploma awarded to Daisy Botts, 1905.
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.
Brady, Thomas A., (1902-1964), Papers, 1951-1959, (C2273)
Correspondence and memorial pamphlet concerning the Jesse E. Wrench Memorial Fund, University of Missouri, 1958-1959. Lists of acquisitions of Western Historical Manuscripts Collection, 1951.
Branson, Edwin Bayer (1877-1950), Papers, 1892-1954, (C2404)
1.1 linear feet
The papers of Edwin Bayer Branson contain correspondence, memorabilia, field books, and miscellaneous papers of a University of Missouri geologist (1910-1947), including information on the development of the Department of Geology during the 37 years he served as chairman.
Bray, Robert Taylor, Collection, (CA5284)
0.2 linear feet
Papers of a UMC anthropologist/archaeologist relating to a study of the Conley House in Columbia, MO. Includes blue-line drawings, project correspondence, photographs, published articles, and 1897 University Academy grade book found during the project.
Breckenridge, William Clark (1862-1927), Papers, 1752-1927, (C1036)
4.75 linear feet, 21 volumes, 3 rolls of microfilm
The papers of the St. Louis businessman, writer, and historian contain correspondence, scrapbooks, book sale announcements, and miscellaneous materials, with an emphasis on St. Louis and Missouri history.
Brown Family Records, 1883-1941, (C2274)
Family papers of Brown family of Ashland, Centralia, and Hartsburg, MO, including birth, marriage, and death records. Records removed from mutilated Bible, New Liberty Baptist Church, Ashland, MO.
Burckhartt, George H., Letter, 1886, (C1516)
The collection contains a letter enclosing a petition to Governor Marmaduke from citizens of Columbia recommending the pardon of George Davis, colored, who was convicted of grand larceny and imprisoned in 1885. Davis' character "as good as the average colored man in this state."
Bruner, Jacob, Bond, 1834, (C1477)
$1200 bond of Jacob Bruner as coroner of Boone County, MO, September 9, 1834, with Adam C. Reyburne and Edward Champlin as securities. Bond acknowledged September 9, 1834, before Roger N[orth] Todd, clerk, and recorded December 20, 1834.
Burnam, C[urtis] F[rank], Letter, 1908, (C2141)
To George M. Rollins, Columbia, MO, from Richmond, KY, Oct. 8, 1908. Burnam wrote his nephew that he had shipped "the portraits of Mr. Bingham" express charges paid. He called Bingham "Missouri's distinguished Artist and Statesman."
Burnett, Peter Hardeman (1807-1895), Letters, 1890-1891, (C1483)
The collection consists of letters to David W. May, Columbia, MO, from San Francisco, CA. Burnett, May's great-uncle, discusses his retirement from the Pacific Bank in 1880, his financial investments and his family, and inquires about Missouri relatives.
Business and Professional Women's Club, Minutes, 1941-1966, (C2538)
The records contain minutes, membership lists, committees, and treasurer's reports of the Columbia, Missouri, Business and Professional Women's Club.
Callaghan Family, Papers, 1821-1859, (C1821)
The papers contain envelopes sent to various members of the Callaghan family; receipts.
Calvary Lutheran Church of Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1977-1988, (CA6305)
2 cubic feet
The records of Calvary Lutheran Church of Columbia, Missouri, include meeting minutes, legal papers, newsletters, church bulletins, a parish register, and other miscellaneous material.
Carter-Hickman Family, Papers, (CA6347)
3 cubic feet
The Carter-Hickman Family Papers document the lives of William Ray Carter, associate professor at the University of Missouri, and his wife Helen Hickman. Together they had three children, Robin, William, and Lyda, and lived in Columbia, Missouri.
Chew, Joseph, Commission, 1855, (C1489)
Commission as a curator of the University of Missouri, by Governor Sterling Price. Commission bears impression of the Missouri State Seal.
Church of Christ at Friendship, Membership Record Book, 1837-1855, (C2372)
Record of membership of church located northwest of Brown's Station in Boone County, MO.
Civil War Scrapbook, Missouri, 1823-1868, (C1379)
The papers contain a collection of newspaper clippings on Missouri, 1823-1868, from New York and Boston newspapers, primarily the New York Daily Tribune. Most of the items pertain to the Civil War in Missouri, 1861-1862, and include maps and diagrams of the war in the west.
Clark, Dave P., Architectural Records, (CA5560)
3.4 cubic feet, 1897 oversize sheets
Drawings, tracings, blueprints, and artwork of Columbia, MO, architect, Dave P. Clark. Includes materials of architects and architectural firms Berry McAlester, Harry Satterlee Bill, and [Robert B.] Deering and Clark. Primarily records of Columbia residences and buildings, and fraternity/sorority chapter houses in many states, 1920s-1980s.
Clark, Dave P., Architectural Records, (CA5565)
7 cubic feet, 75 oversize sheets
Addition to records of a Columbia, MO, architect. Includes office calendars and expense ledgers, reference files, architectural monographs and serial publications, photographs, drawings, sketches, specifications, correspondence, lists of contractors, resource catalogs, and miscellaneous papers.
Clark, Stephen, "A History and Description of Persia, Missouri," 1964, (C2897)
Location, businesses, and early settlers of Persia, MO. Includes a copy of the FRANKLIN INTELLIGENCER, April 1, 1820, photographs, and maps of the town site.
Cleveland, Grover (1837-1908), Campaign Ribbon, 1884, (C1518)
The collection contains a ribbon worn at a Democratic victory celebration held at Rocheport, MO, November 12, 1884. The ribbon is inscribed "Hurrah for Cleveland, We will now have an Honest Government, 'Tis Hard to Kill Live Men! Honor to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Indiana, and the Solid South, They Did The Work!"
Coleman, O.T. (1891-1965), Papers, 1946-1961, (C2266)
The papers of O.T. Coleman contain speeches and articles by a soil specialist with the Agricultural Extension Service of the University of Missouri and director of Missouri county soil testing laboratories.
Collins, Lewis, Claim, 1821, (C2078)
The collection contains a statement of amount due Collins for hauling water from Columbia to Smithton for the Boone County Court.
Columbia, Lyceum, Petition, 1847. To the Boone County Court, [Columbia], Missouri, November 22, 1847, (C1505)
Petition requesting use of the Boone County Courtroom as a meeting place for the Columbia Lyceum.
Columbia Club, Columbia, Missouri, Book, 1907, (C0956)
Articles of association, by-laws, house rules, members, officers, and committees of a club to promote social intercourse and intellectual culture.
Columbia Military Service Center, Columbia, Missouri, Records, (CA6313)
0.2 cubic feet
Board minutes, correspondence, and articles of incorporation of a Columbia, Missouri, servicemen's center, 1970s-2000s.
Columbia Track Club, Records, (CA6209)
3.2 linear feet, 6 computer discs
Records of a not-for-profit organization founded in 1968 in Columbia, Missouri, to promote a year-round program of race-walking and distance running for everyone. Includes clippings, correspondence, newsletters, photographs and slides, publicity materials, race results, and miscellaneous records.
Columbians Against Throwaways, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1977-1988, (CA5788)
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.
Conley-Miller Family, Papers, 1792-1967, (C3693)
5.2 linear feet, 3 oversize volumes
Correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, account books, ledgers, financial and personal rec-ords, genealogical materials, photographs, and miscellaneous items of the Conleys and Millers, prominent Boone County, Missouri, families.
Conley-Myers Bank and Gillespy & Conley Lawyers, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1893-1925, (C4042)
12.8 linear feet
The collection contains business correspondence, land contracts, court appeals, share-holding certificates, payment receipts, record books, warranty deeds, and other documents produced by the Conley-Myers Bank and Gillespy & Conley Lawyers through their real estate transactions in Missouri and Texas.
Connaway, John Waldo, Scroll, 1937, (C1512)
Scroll presented to Connaway in recognition of his service to the University of Missouri in agricultural education and research.
Crighton, John C., Collection, (CA2812)
18 linear feet
Papers of a Stephens College professor consisting primarily of research notes, with other research materials, for historical publications on Columbia and Boone County, MO, Stephens College, and health services in Missouri.
Crittenden, Thomas Theodore (1832-1909), Letter, 1896, (C1744)
The collection contains a letter to R.H. Jesse, Columbia, MO, from Mexico City, Dec. 28, 1896. Crittenden describes the Texas-Missouri football game in Mexico City and compares Mexican cadets with American students.
Curtis, Winterton Conway (1875-1966), Papers, 1892-1962, (C2528)
2.5 linear feet
The papers of Winterton Conway Curtis contain correspondence, reprints, autobiographical notes, photographs and miscellaneous material of a University of Missouri professor of zoology and dean of the College of Arts and Science. Also included is professional correspondence, 1904-1911, of George Lefevre, professor of zoology at the University of Missouri.
Curtis, Winterton Conway (1875-1965), Papers, 1898-1958 (C3423)
.75 linear feet
Lecture notes and related material for the protozoology course given by Curtis in the zoology department of the University of Missouri. Published articles by other authors from Curtis' collection, a few personal letters, and photographs. Also by-laws and business correspondence of the Westmount Civic Improvement Association, 1908-1917.
Daniel Boone Tavern, Columbia, Missouri, Formal Opening Program, 1917, (C3447)
The menu and formal opening program of the Daniel Boone Tavern on 13 October 1917.
Daughters of the American Revolution, Columbian Chapter, Columbia, Missouri, Records, (CA3109)
3 cubic feet, 2 oversize volumes, 20 audio cassettes
Addition of meeting minutes, registrar's book, scrapbooks, yearbooks, and miscellaneous records of the chapter; and directories, bulletins, and programs of the state and national organizations, 1902-1995. Also included are oral history interviews conducted in 2002-2003.
Disciples of Christ State Convention Minutes, 1845, (C2138)
Minutes of the state meeting of the Missouri Churches of Jesus Christ held in Columbia, October 17 and 18, 1845. List of the ministers present, the congregations represented, and those represented in 1844 but not in 1845.
Dorsey-Fuqua Family, Collection, 1851-1939, (C3830)
4 folders, 1 oversize volume
The Dorsey-Fuqua Family Collection consists of correspondence, legal papers, and miscellaneous material. The correspondence and legal papers concern Jerre S. Dorsey during the Civil War. The miscellaneous papers include memorabilia of Columbia, Missouri, the University of Missouri, and a souvenir of Mark Twain's 70th birthday at Delmonico's in 1905. The volume is an illustrated atlas of Boone County, Missouri, from 1876, with handwritten notations.
Douglass Family, Collection, 1838-1990, (C3978)
1.4 linear feet, 13 audio cassettes
The Douglass Family Collection consists of land deeds, personal and business correspondence, oral history transcripts, photographs, volumes, and other miscellaneous items dealing with farm life and agriculture in McBaine, Missouri. There are also records dealing with a flourmill belonging to Northcutt & Brothers in Mexico, Missouri, and an account book for the Oakdale Graveyard in Shelby County, Missouri.
Election Returns, 1840, (C1736)
Missouri presidential election returns for Barry, Boone, Rives, St. Charles, St. Louis, Warren and Wayne Counties. Returns for state senator in Wayne County and circuit attorney in Rives and St. Louis Counties.
Ewing, E.B., Opinion, 1851, (C1774)
The collection contains a photostat of an opinion from the secretary of state that an act requires the auditor of public accounts to draw money from certain land sales in favor of the treasurer of the state university.
Fair Housing Papers, 1967-1968, (C2550)
Newspaper clippings and miscellaneous material pertaining to Fair Housing Ordinance in Columbia, MO.
Fancher Family, Papers, (CA6325)
1 cubic foot
Family papers and genealogical records of the Fancher and Gremp von Freudenstein families of Miller, Maries, and Boone Counties. Also includes research material on the Mountain Meadows Massacre in Utah in 1857.
Faust, Martin L., Papers, 1932-1953, (C2354)
The papers of Martin L. Faust, professor of political science at the University of Missouri, contain a book on personal materials compiled by Faust, and two student papers.
First Christian Church, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1824-1997, (C3991)
16.75 linear feet, 18 audio cassettes
The church records include minutes of administrative boards and committees, ministers' and administrators' papers, papers of the Christian Student Congregation, publications, the Bear Creek Church record book, the record book of the Construction Committee, and papers of several affiliated clubs and committees. Documents especially cover the period from the 1920s to 1964. In addition, this collection contains drafts and notes by Mary K. Dains for her history of the First Christian Church published in 1996. Her research includes interview recordings with church members.
First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1828-1965, (C2308)
6 volumes, 1 box
The records contain record books of minutes of session, 1828-1926 church members, communicants, church officers, ministers, baptism, marriage and death records. Papers taken from 1893 church cornerstone, Tenth and Broadway, Columbia, Missouri and 1964 reports of the Church Cornerstone Committee 1964-1965.
Fortnightly Club, Columbia, Missouri, Records, (CA2852)
1.6 linear feet
Addition. Committee and officer's reports, board meeting minutes, bulletins, financial records, correspondence, membership lists, and newspaper clippings, 1962-1983.
Fortnightly Club, Columbia, Missouri, Records, (CA3059)
0.1 linear feet
Addition of scrapbooks with photographs, bulletins, programs, and newspaper clippings of club events, 1985-1992. Also contains yearly club programs, 1939-1969, and a video recording of 1992-1993 events.
Fortnightly Club, Columbia, Missouri, Records, (CA5750)
6 cubic feet, 16 oversize volumes, 3 audio cassettes
Addition of records of a women's organization for wives of University of Missouri faculty and female faculty members. See also Fortnightly Club, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1894-1975, (C3670).
Friends of Rocheport, Missouri, Records, (CA3053)
6.3 cubic feet
Records of a civic organization consisting of meeting minutes, treasurer's reports, financial records, correspondence, and materials on events and projects sponsored by the group.
Fyfer, John K., Diplomas, 1893, (C2286)
Two electrical engineering diplomas issued to Fyfer by the Department of Engineering, University of the State of Missouri, June 1893. Diplomas signed by R.H. Jesse, president, and faculty member of the departments of engineering, physics and math.
Gardner, Hugh R., Papers, (WUNP6147)
1 linear feet
PRELIMINARY INVENTORY Collection contains diaries kept by Hugh R. Gardner while an employee of the Columbia Sand Company, Rocheport, Missouri. Includes detailed summaries of Gardner's daily employment schedule, miscellaneous receipts, record of barge operations on the Missouri River near Rocheport, and an appointment calendar kept by Mrs. Gardner.
Garth, William W., Papers, (SUNP2444)
Letters from William Garth to Margaret McNaull, 1954-1955, with references to the early families and history of Columbia and Boone County.
Garth, William W., Jr., Papers, 1901, (C2019)
Bills and receipts for expenses of hobo convention held in Columbia, MO, in October 1901.
Gentry, North Todd (1866-1944), Papers, 1837-1947 (C0049)
4.2 linear feet
Papers of a Columbia, Missouri, lawyer and amateur local historian. Anecdotes, articles, speeches, and biographical sketches about events, people, and places in Columbia, Boone County, and Missouri. Family papers, correspondence, and some legal and business material.
Gentry, Richard, Papers, 1826, (C2082)
The papers of Richard Gentry contain a receipt for payment of a $50 fine for allowing card playing in his house and a proclamation from Governor John Miller ordering Gentry's fine remitted and charges dismissed.
Gillaspy, James C., (1841-1925), Papers, 1843-1889, (C0918)
Account, tax and assessor record books of a Boone County, Missouri, farmer, lawyer, deputy sheriff, tax collector, sheriff, treasurer, representative, and Columbia mayor. Also includes the account book (1855-1858) of Thomas J. Gillaspy, constable of Jefferson Township, Monroe County, Missouri.
Gillispie, David C., Receipt, 1841, (C1660)
Receipt of $12.50, payment in full of Gillispie's subscription to the University of Missouri.
Grandview Baptist Church, Boone County, Missouri, Records, (CA3051)
1.25 linear feet, 1 oversize volume
Addition of church record books, 1869-1984, and church histories. NOTE: Records for 1870-1963 have already been microfilmed, see collection C3049.
Guitar Building, Columbia, Missouri, Account Book, 1914-1961, (C3060)
Account book detailing rental of office space, maintenance, and taxes for a building located in the downtown business district. Clearly enumerated are tenants, rental fees, operating expenses, assets and liabilities.
Guitar, Sarah (1892-1963), Collection, n.d., (C3391)
1.5 linear feet
Card file compiled by Sarah Guitar, reference librarian of the State Historical Society of Missouri, as a guide to county boundaries of Missouri, 1812-1929; Missouri congressional district boundaries, 1845-1933; Missouri senatorial districts, 1820-1931; and Missouri judicial circuits, 1815-1915.
Guitar, Sarah (1892-1963), Papers, 1931-1944, (C3563)
1.2 linear feet
Correspondence and miscellaneous information on Missouri compiled by Guitar during her employment, under the direction of Floyd C. Shoemaker, as Reference Librarian for the State Historical Society of Missouri. Includes one card box of reference notes.
Hardin, Charles Henry (1820-1892), Letter, 1851, (C2079)
The collection contains a form letter to the Boone County Court, Columbia, MO, from Hardin, Fulton, MO, July 16, 1851, requesting a list of the county's insane poor. Hardin was secretary of the board of managers of the State Lunatic Asylum.
Harris Family, Photographs, c. 1880s-1960s, (C2415)
1 cubic foot
Photographs of family, friends, employers, church, and schools collected by Julia Warren Harris. Two folders contain postcards, a few letters, and announcements. The collection is a vivid portrait of black family and social life in Boone County, MO.
Harris, E., Invitation, 1838, (C1550)
Invitation to a Christmas ball at Mr. Peebel's Saloon, Columbia, MO.
Harshbarger Family, Papers, (CA6178)
103.6 cubic feet, 7 volumes
Correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, U.S. Naval records, farm records, real estate records, clippings, songbooks, sheet music, and audio recordings of a Boone County, Missouri, family. Includes genealogical materials on the Aydelotte, McVicker, Mossholder, and Tourtillott families.
Hawley, J.E. Letter, 1855, (C1548)
To his wife from Columbia, MO, June 10-12, 1855.
Hindman, Darwin, Papers, (CA6297)
1 cubic foot
Correspondence and miscellaneous material largely pertaining to the Columbia 2000 Development Task Force.
Jackson, Sarah Belle, (1928-1999), Papers, 1942-1999, (C4103)
0.5 cubic feet
The papers of Sarah Belle Jackson contain high school and college diplomas, extensive documentation on Sarah Belle's role as a community leader within Columbia, Missouri, and many church programs, songs, and choir booklets. The papers also contain news articles regarding the racial tensions in Columbia, including police reports and social response to the Kimberly Linzie case in 1985.
Jacobs, George Rodney, (1802-1877), Account Book, 1853-1877, (C2218)
The records contain accounts due, personal notes, inventories of land held in Boone and contiguous counties, rents received for slaves hired out, salaries paid out, lists of production of tobacco by slaves for two years, and personal letters to family and friends.
Jesse, Richard Henry (1853-1921), Papers, 1902, (C1574)
The papers of Richard Henry Jesse contain 39 letters to the president of the University of Missouri from high school principals in answer to Jesse's inquiries about student cheating.
Johnston, Eva (1865-1941), Papers, n.d., (C2159)
The papers of Eva Johnston contain lectures on Latin and Greek dramatists and literature, Luxembourg Gardens, women's education, women's wages, and popular superstitions; as well as translation and interpretation of Terence's HECYRA.
Kenyon, Phineas, Power of Attorney, 1850, (C1578)
The collection contains a document giving power of attorney to Robert Kenyon, Boone County, MO, for Phineas Kenyon, June 1, 1850.
King, Martin Luther, Jr., Memorial, 1968, (C2552)
Instruction sheet distributed to participants in memorial march for Dr. King in Columbia, MO.
King's Daughters, Cecile Taylor Circle, Minutes, 1965, (C2283)
"The Doings of the Daughters" satirical minutes of the Columbia, MO, circle written and submitted by Mrs. John Rogers (Betty) Cockran, October 13, 1965.
Lacy, Archibaldus J., Diploma, 1851, (C1471)
The collection consists of a Degree of Doctor of Medicine conferred by the University of Missouri. The diploma is signed by professors of the medical school.
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.
Lenoir Family, Letters, 1832-1860, (C1826)
The papers contain correspondence from Missouri, Tennessee, and North Carolina, but primarily of the Walter R. Lenoir family in Boone County, Missouri, describing the life of early settlers, prospects for Missouri, and growth of Columbia. Education, farming, land, slaves, churches, and family are also discussed. Originals are located in the Lawson McGhee Collection at Knoxville, Tennessee, the Lenoir Collection at the University of Tennessee and the Lenoir Collection at the University of North Carolina.
Lenoir, Walter Raleigh (1786-1843), Letter, 1834, (C0356)
To Edmond Jones, Fort Defiance, NC, from Columbia, MO, Dec. 30, 1834. Description of Columbia and the surrounding country.
Let's Rally for Recreation, Pamphlet, 1965, (C2280)
Pamphlet edited by the League of Women Voters, Columbia, MO, 1965. Includes list of recreational facilities and organizations, outlines needs of Columbia, and suggests solutions.
Lhamon, William Jefferson (1855-1955), Papers, 1882-1952, (C2464)
36 folders, 4 volumes, oversize, 1.2 cubic feet
Papers of a minister of the Christian Church and former dean of the Bible College of Missouri, Columbia, under whose leadership Lowry Hall was built. Typescripts of Lhamon's essays on religion and a short autobiography. Clippings include Lhamon's articles and editorials for religious periodicals as well as sermon synopses from newspapers.
Lonsdale, Kate, Letter, 1905, (C3317)
To Penelope, from Columbia, MO, June 26, 1905. Letter discusses local news and neighborhood events.
Lubensky, Earl H., Papers, (WUNP6241)
54.3 l.f., 1 c.d., oversize
Personal and professional papers of a soldier, diplomat, and archaeologist who was a native of Marshall, Missouri. Includes papers of the Biesemeyer family of Osage County, Missouri, and Missouri Archaeological Society materials.
Lyman, Abel, Letter, 1843, (C1859)
The collection contains a letter to L.S. Goodno, Braintree, VT, from Rocheport, MO, Nov. 12, 1843, describing Lyman's activities in Missouri and discussing the slavery question.
Marine Corps League, Smedley Butler Detachment of Missouri, Columbia, Papers, (C2506)
The papers contain minutes, correspondence, bank statements, canceled checks, receipts, membership rolls, and state and local officers' lists; national, state and local publications; ritual book; copy of constitution and by-laws; and miscellaneous paraphernalia of a Columbia, Missouri, chapter.
Martin, Alex[ander], Letters, 1901, (C1576)
The collection contains letters to R[ichard] H[enry] Jesse, President, University of Missouri from University of Missouri, December 24 and 29, 1901. The letters discuss legal opinions on the use of donations for a University of Missouri library building.
Matthews, Jack (1905-1993), Papers, 1942 -1985 (C4061)
3.5 linear feet
Records pertain to Jack Matthews' professional career with the University of Missouri-Columbia as a professor for the Physical Education department and as the first Dean of Students. The papers also include information regarding community organizations that Matthews was active with during his career and retirement.
McComas, Arthur, Rocheford, Letters, 1937, (C1755)
Two letters to C.B. Rollins, Columbia, MO, from Dr. McComas, Sturgeon, MO, concerning portraits of Henry S. Geyer and his wife painted by George Caleb Bingham, and given to the University of Missouri School of Law.
Mellon, Jesse, Letter, 1839, (C1730)
To Mary Ewers, Philemont, VA, from Columbia, MO, May 24, 1839. Mellon brought his family from Virginia to Missouri. He wrote his mother about the trip, arrival in Columbia, health, rent, soil, land and commodity prices. He purchased a 160-acre farm with improvements. Inquiries about family and friends.
Minor, James L., Letter, 1841, (C1602)
To [Roger N. Todd], Columbia, MO, from City of Jefferson, [MO], Feb. 23, 1841. Request to Boone County circuit court clerk for information about the Mormon difficulties, for state publication by secretary of state's office.
Minor, James L., Letter, 1843, (C1538)
The papers contain a letter to the Circuit Clerk of Boone County, Columbia, Missouri, from City of Jefferson, MO, Jan. 18, 1843. Letter enclosing certified copy of an act passed by the 12th General Assembly and approved by Governor Thomas Reynolds. Act amended the practice of law and established the terms of Missouri circuit and justice courts and the St. Louis court of common pleas.
Missouri Desegregation and Civil Rights Oral History Project, Records, 2013-, (C4116)
0.2 cubic feet, 33 CDs, 1 computer disc
The collection consists of interviews with people who attended Douglass and/or Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri. The collection consists of digitally recorded interviews, audio logs, and photographs. The collection is ongoing and open to interviews concerning any school and/or civil rights topic in Missouri.
Missouri Ex-POWs Oral History Project, Records, 2000-, (C3975)
Interviews with ex-prisoners of war (POWs). The records include audio cassettes and transcripts.
Missouri Environment Oral History Project, Records, 1998-, (C3966)
Interviews with Missouri land use and natural resource protection professionals. The records include audio cassettes and transcripts.
Missouri Ex-POWs Oral History Project, Records, 2000-, (C3975)
Interviews with ex-prisoners of war (POWs). The records include audio cassettes and transcripts.
Missouri Extension Homemakers Association, Inc., Sacred Stones & Stained Glass Windows, Project, (C3723)
7.1 linear feet
Statewide documentation of local churches by county. Includes cultural arts reports, church histories, floor plans, architectural details, clippings, slides, photographs, and miscellany.
Missouri Methodist Church, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1906-1938, (C2148)
Records of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in Columbia, formerly the Broadway Methodist Church.
Missouri Symphony Society, Records, (WUNP5698)
0.6 linear feet
INVENTORY. Board meeting minutes, finance records, planning documents, programs, publicity materials, and miscellany of a Columbia, MO, organization.
Missouri Veterans History Project, Oral History Records, 2010- (C4052)
2.4 cubic feet
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, Boone County. Bond, 1842, (C1474)
Bond for two dollars to Peter Howe, signed by M.R. Arnold, president, and W. Woodson, clerk, June 22, 1842.
Missouri, Boone County, Citizens' Petition, 1846, (C1777)
The collection contains photostats of a petition to Governor Austin A. King requesting that William Rowland and several others indicted for kidnapping slaves be discharged from further prosecution.
Missouri, Boone County. Courthouse, Columbia, Architectural Drawings, 1962, (C2359)
1 oversize folder
The collection contains design plans for the 1962 expansion of the courthouse, drawn by Marshall and Brown of Kansas City.
Missouri, Boone County. Court Papers, 1851, (C2076)
The collection contains two letters to the judges of the Boone County court as a court of appeals, from James Shannon, president of the University of Missouri, George H. Matthews, professor of Languages, and W.W. Hudson, July 24 and August 2, 1851. The letters request relief from the unconstitutional taxation of the salaries of University of Missouri officers.
Missouri, Boone County, Public Notice, 1822, (C2077)
The collection contains a notice of application to County Court for Richard Gentry or Thomas Duley to be appointed justice of the peace for Columbia township, Boone County.
Missouri, Boone County, Records, 1821-1914, (C3041)
Early minutes of the Boone County Court, 1821-1822, 1830-1839. Deposition and will of Ira Nash in early court case, 1844. Minutes and premium book of the Boone County Agricultural and Mechanical Society, 1852-1874, Registration books for physicians, surgeons, dentists and osteopaths, 1874-1914. Books listing marks and brands and dog registrations for Boone County.
Missouri, Boone County. Tax Book, 1866, (C1051)
Submitted and transcribed by Gard Lathrop, 21 July 1866, for John F. Baker, sheriff, Boone County, MO.
Missouri, Centralia, Centennial Celebration, Papers, 1957, (C3162)
Research notes and typed drafts of histories of many of Centralia's clubs, businesses, institutions, and prominent citizens, compiled for the city's centennial celebration in 1957.
Missouri, Columbia. Black Community Photographs, c. 1958-1963, (C3902)
Photographs picturing black businesses and residential communities in Columbia, Missouri, c. 1958-1963.
Missouri, Columbia, Board of Trustees, Minutes, 1826-1835, (C2491)
Minutes of the meetings of the board of trustees of the city of Columbia, MO.
Missouri, Columbia, "Report of the Commission on Adolescent Behavior, 1966", (C2420)
The papers contain the Commission's recommendations for adolescent behavior in dating, recreation, dress, drinking, smoking, and driving, and suggestions to parents.
Missouri, Columbia, Real Estate Papers, 1899-1927, (C0571)
Plans and descriptive material pertaining to new additions for sale: Garth, 1899; Guitar, 1903; Beasely, 1904; Fyfer, 1907; Stewart, 1910; Westwood, 1916; Park Hill, 1927; and others.Financial report of Water and Light Company, 1904-1906, and a picture of John Belcher's store on Broadway in the 1880s.
Missouri, Columbia, Social and Economic Census of the Colored Population, 1901, (C1082)
0.4 linear feet; also available on 1 roll of microfilm
Family reports listing name, age, occupation, weekly earnings and color of husband, wife, children, married children at home, and others living with the family. Reverse side lists date and/or age at marriage, deaths within the year, property owned, amount owed, housing and sanitary conditions, education, family expenditures, and previous residence. Most questions were answered in full. Arranged alphabetically by family name.
Missouri, Columbia, Telephone Exchange Directories, 1906-1909, (C0594)
Directories of February, 1906, February, 1907, October, 1907, October, 1908, April, 1909. There is some advertising on the covers.
Missouri, General Assembly, 10th Board of Commissioners to Select a Site for the University, Minutes, 1839, (C1658)
Minutes, 6 May-22 June 1839. Organization of board, members, examination, description and evaluation of prospective sites: Boonville, Cooper County; Fayette, Howard County; Columbia, Boone County; Fulton, Callaway County; and Jefferson City, Cole County.
Missouri. General Assembly, 13th, State University Visitation Committee, Report, 1844-1845, (C1663)
Report gives brief history of the University, founding, finances, relationship with legislature, and recommended legislation. Senator Sinclair Kirtley was committee chairman.
Missouri. General Assembly, 14th, State University Visitation Committee, Report, 1846-1847, (C1664)
Report gives resume of the University's functions. Joint chairmen were James S. Rollins for the Senate and Waldo P. Johnson for the House.
Missouri, Persia. Bond, 1820, (C2551)
Bond for purchase of land in town of Persia, signed by town trustees Obadiah Babbitt, John Lefler, and Nathaniel Patten.
Missouri, Rocheport, Records, (CA6025)
28.65 cubic feet, 83 audio cassettes, 1 computer disc
Records of the city of Rocheport, Missouri. Includes meeting minutes; financial records; files on sewer, street, and waste water improvements; audio cassettes of council meetings; correspondence; materials pertaining to the 1993 Mississippi/Missouri Rivers flood; and files on city hall renovation, planning and zoning, and recreational trails program. The bulk of the records cover the 1970s through 2000s.
Missouri, Smithton. Papers, 1818, (C1654)
The papers of Smithton, Missouri, contain a contract to purchase land for the town site of Smithton and directions for laying off the town, signed by the trustees, Gerard Robinson, Thos. Duley, and R. Gentry. Smithton is now called Columbia, MO.
Missouri. Militia, 26th Regiment, Fine Assessment Book, 1824-1830, (C1174)
Annual records of the court for the assessment of fines for the Missouri Militia, 26th Regiment. Also contains a membership list of the Magnolia Literary Society, 1874, and recipes."
Mitchell, Ewing Young, Jr. (1873-1954), Papers, 1840-1949 (C1041)
0.4 linear feet
Papers of a Springfield, Missouri, lawyer active in Democratic Party politics, who served as assistant secretary of commerce in Franklin Roosevelt's first administration. Material concerns family affairs, law practice with emphasis on county indebtedness, Ozark land speculation, and Democratic politics on the state and national levels.
Monroe, Haskell M., Jr., Oral History, Collection, 1994-1996, (C3980)
483 audio cassettes, 1.8 linear feet
Interviews produced by Haskell Monroe and University of Missouri students to document Columbia, Missouri, in the 1930s and 1940s. The collection includes audio cassettes, transcripts, and miscellaneous material.
Morris, Ralph L. (1913-1995), Papers, 1900-1993, (CA5655)
0.8 cubic feet
Photographs, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, family records, and miscellaneous materials relating to life and career of owner of Ever Eat Café in Columbia.
Morrow, Lynn, Collection, 1982-ca. 2010, (R1000)
296 folders, 7 cubic feet
These are the correspondence and research files of a Missouri historian. Topics include history, personages, architecture, culture, and folklore, particularly of the Ozarks region of Missouri, but also areas in the central and northern parts of the state. The papers include wide-ranging correspondence concerning research into and publication of the 19th century historical writings of Theodore P. Russell of Iron County and Silas C. Turnbo of southwest Missouri. The collection also includes a large selection of promotional publications and ephemera associated with late 20th century tourism in Missouri and Arkansas.
National Air Mail Week Papers, 1938, (C1742)
The papers contain six envelopes and two letters commemorating National Air Mail Week, 15-21 May 1938. First day covers from Missouri towns: Chillicothe, Columbia, Grant City, Palmyra, and Ste. Genevieve. Letters from Paris and Ste. Genevieve.
Nelson, Earl F. (1884-1945), Papers, 1904-1967, (C2511)
3 linear feet
The papers of Earl F. Nelson contain personal, political, and business correspondence, insurance data, tax records, ledgers, and journals, including correspondence, reports, and financial statements dealing with work as a member of the board of curators. Also included are papers of Edna Nelson dealing with estate matters.
New Era Debating Club, University of Missouri, Record Book, 1896-1902, (C1184)
Constitution, minutes of meetings, and membership lists of the club."
New Salem Baptist Church, Boone County, Missouri, Minutes, 1828-1926, (C1317)
The records contain articles of faith, rules of decorum, church covenant, list of deacons ordained by New Salem, list of members, obituaries, life sketch of David Doyle, and short histories of the church written at various times.
Nickell Family, Papers, 1920s-1940s, (C4118)
0.25 cubic feet
The Nickell Family Papers contain family photographs taken from the 1920s through the 1940s. Many of the photographs are of a young L.A. Nickell, Jr. The collection also contains a depreciation summary report for the Columbia Ice Plant compiled in 1927.
North Missouri Railroad Subscription Books, 1853-1854, (C1193)
Boone County, MO, books listing subscribers to stock in the North Missouri Railroad. V. 1, 1853-1854; V. 2 1854. Includes appointment by the Boone County court of James S. Rollins as agent for the county to make subscription of $100,000 in the railroad, 8 March 1854."
One-room Schoolhouse Oral History Project, Records, 2008- (C4051)
0.9 cubic feet, 33 CDs
The collection consists of interviews with people who attended or taught at one-room schoolhouses. The collection consists of digitally recorded interviews and transcripts of the interviews, photographs, textbooks, as well as some biographical information on the interviewees.
Patrons of Husbandry, Boone County Council, Minute Book, 1873-1882, (C1196)
Minutes of grange organized November 3, 1873. Includes some loose inserts.
Payne, Judith "History of Christian College 'Old Main' Building, 1851-1967," 1967, (C2527)
The collection contains an architectural history of the original building of Christian Female College (later Christian College, then Columbia College), 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.
Pommer, William Henry (1851-1937) Scrapbook, 1907-1939, (C1418)
The scrapbook of William Henry Pommer consists of newspaper clippings relating to the life and musical career of William Henry Pommer, director of music at Christian College, 1883-1887, and professor of music at the University of Missouri from 1907-1922.
Politics in Missouri Oral History Project, Records, 1996-, (C3929)
1.8 linear feet
Interviews with Missouri legislators, politicians, aides, and other participants in Missouri politics. The records include audio cassettes, compact discs, and transcripts of the interviews.
Prairie Grove Baptist Church, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1874-1955, (C1318)
6 volumes; also available on 1 roll of microfilm
Records include church constitution, articles of faith, rules of decorum, church covenants, registers of officers, church minutes, membership lists, financial statements, and Women's Missionary Society minutes.
Presbytery of Missouri, Minutes, 1920-1943, (C1353)
0.2 linear feet
The records contain official copies of minutes of the Presbytery of Missouri. Minutes for 1920-1939 are bound; others are in pamphlet form.
Presbytery of Missouri Records, 1817-1920, (C1354)
1.4 linear feet, 6 oversize volumes
The records of the Presbytery of Missouri contain minutes, reports, and other records of an organization composed of ministers and representative elders of Presbyterian churches in Missouri. Volumes 1-6 have been microfilmed. Volume 7 is available onsite. See also collection C1353.
Prewitt Family, Papers, 1836-1907, (C2919)
0.2 linear feet
The papers of the Prewitt Family: Moss Prewitt, his son Robert Thomas and his spouse Sallie Rubey Prewitt consist of business records, correspondence, receipts, and miscellaneous material.
Pritchett Family, Papers, 1753-1984, (C4013)
0.6 linear feet
The Pritchett Family Papers consist of correspondence, published volumes, genealogical information, legal documents, and various miscellaneous materials of Carr Waller Pritchett, Henry Smith Pritchett, and Ida Pritchett.
Rainbow Diamond Optimist Club, Records, (CA5388)
0.2 linear feet
Addition of meeting minutes, correspondence, newsletters, membership roster, and miscellaneous material.
Ramsay Place Names File 1928-1945, (C2366)
12 cubic feet
Card file of origins of Missouri place names, compiled by students of Robert L. Ramsay, University of Missouri professor of English.
Ramsay, Robert L. (1880-1953), Papers, 1918-1953, (C3230)
2.5 linear feet
The Robert Ramsay Papers includes correspondence, 1918-1953; notes, rough drafts, revisions, and proof sheets for the Place Name series, with emphasis upon the Missouri Place Names; newspaper clippings about Ramsay and newspaper clippings of the Place Name articles. Small volumes of notes and a variety of prints pertaining to his academic classes are included as well as sample themes and bibliographies submitted by his students.
Red Top Christian Church, Boone County, Missouri, Deed, 1835, (C1333)
Deed to one acre of land, sold to the church by Nathan and Priscilla Roberts.
Red Top Christian Church, Boone County, Missouri, Deed, 1868, (C1334)
Deed to approximately seven acres of land, sold to the church by Richmond T. and Polly Roberts.
Red Top Christian Church, Boone County, Missouri, History, n.d., (C1335)
Brief history of the church, the bulk of it describing the controversy which resulted in its division into two congregations in 1914.
Red Top Christian Church, Boone County, Missouri, Membership Directory and Historical Sketch, 1922, (C1336)
Membership lists; lists of elders, deacons, and ministers; church buildings; and traditions of the congregation.
Rider, Richard Price, (1837-1927), Letter, n.d., (C1752)
To Pearl Mitchell, Rocheport, MO, from Liberty, MO, n.d. Letters refer to and address made by Miss Mitchell at a Stephens College commencement when she presented a picture of former President Rider to the college. Miss Mitchell was a student at Stephens College, 1877-1880.
Ridgway, Walter, "One Hundred Years of Journalism in Boone County," n.d., (C2104)
A brief history of newspapers in Boone County, MO, particularly Columbia, 1830-1930.
Riggs, Zadok, Stray Notice, 1840, (C1476)
Stray notice posted by Zadok Riggs before Y.E. Hicks, justice for Rocky Fork Township, Boon[e] County, MO. Stray steer appraised at $12 by James Bryson and Samuel Riggs.
Risk, John C., Diploma, 1855, (C2421)
1 oversize item
The papers contain a bachelor's degree in liberal arts from the University of Missouri, dated July 4, 1855, and signed by President James Shannon. John Risk was an educator and minister in Lewis County, Missouri. Location Oversize C-2
Robinson, Harry B., Collection, 1890-1984, (C4109)
0.5 cubic feet
The collection of Harry B. Robinson contains a mix of materials concerning Columbia and mid-Missouri. Robinson focused on collecting diaries and account records of Columbia locals, dating primarily from 1905 to 1953.
Robinson, John M., Bond, 1822, (C1478)
$5000 bond of John M. Robinson as surveyor of Boone County, MO, 18 November 1822, with Thos. Duley and John Henderson as securities.
Rock Bridge State Park, Columbia, Missouri, Records, (CA5375)
1 linear foot
Legal, financial, and other records pertaining to the purchase of land for Rock Bridge State Park at Columbia, Missouri.
Rocky Fork Primitive Baptist Church, Boone County, Missouri, Minutes, 1821-1921, (C1319)
Articles of faith, rules of decorum, letters of admission and dismission, membership lists, and minutes of church meetings.
Rogers, Joseph Kirtley (1828-1882), Journal, 1858-1882, (C1223)
Personal journal containing remarks about weather, marriages and funerals performed by Rogers, and list of students enrolled in a Bible class. Rogers was president of Christian College, Columbia, MO, 1858-1877.
Rogers, Joseph Kirtley (1828-1882), Notebook, 1858, (C1222)
History notebook containing dates, facts, and biographical sketches. Rogers was president of Christian College, Columbia, MO, 1858-1877.
Rollins, James H. (1940- ), Papers, 1961-1981 (C3056)
3 cubic feet
James Henry (Jimmy) Rollins was a black civil rights activist and University of Missouri law student who was convicted of dispensing marijuana in 1968, jumped bail to avoid prosecution and was subsequently caught and imprisoned in 1974 for that and other crimes. The papers consist primarily of letters from the imprisoned Rollins to one of his supporters, and of notes, newspaper clippings, case files, and other printed material related either to his case or to contemporary political and racial conditions in Columbia and at the University of Missouri.
Rollins, James Sidney (1812-1888), Letter, 1885, (C1637)
The collection contains a letter to Grover Cleveland, from Columbia, MO, Aug. 7, 1885. Rollins endorsed General Firman A. Rozier, applicant for appointment as U.S. marshal of the eastern district of Missouri.
Rollins, James S[idney], (1812-1888), Record Book, 1834-1868, (C2150)
Rollins, a Boone County, MO, lawyer, businessman, and politician, was influential in securing the location of the University of Missouri at Columbia. Record book contains personal and business accounts.
Round Table Club, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1926-1932, (C1233)
Signatures of members and guests of a men's luncheon group loosely modeled after King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table. Some correspondence, clippings, and miscellany.
Rutherford, Lela Jean Howat (1888-1981), Papers, 1905-1977, (C4127)
1 cubic foot
The Lela Jean Howat Rutherford Papers document the life and family of Mrs. Rutherford from her time as a University of Missouri student to the early 1970s. The papers consist of photographs, diaries, correspondence, and other miscellaneous items.
Russell, Francis T. (1821-1891), Botanical Specimens, 1850-1891, (C2334)
The collection contains a volume of botanical specimens. Russell, a Columbia, MO, attorney and curator of the University of Missouri, collected most of the specimens on a trip to California and return via the Isthmus in 1850.
Sampson, Francis Asbury (1842-1918), Collection, 1796-1958, (C3813)
12.9 linear feet
This collection, compiled by Sampson, includes Democratic and Republican party campaign literature for national and Missouri elections, 1838-1958; speeches and pamphlets concerning national and state political issues; materials concerning the history of Boone, Schuyler, Pettis, and Ste. Genevieve counties and Sedalia; papers of Garland C. Broadhead and William Switzler; and speeches, notes, bibliographies, and personal papers of Sampson.
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.
Schuder, John C. (1922-2012), Papers, (CA6342)
3 cubic feet
Addition of papers of John C. Schuder, an officer of the Columbia, Missouri, Chapter of the Fellowship of Reconciliation and member of the Anti-War Moratorium Committee. The papers consist of correspondence, speeches, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous material.
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.
Scott and Kennan, Columbia, Missouri, Ledger, 1882, (C1246)
The collection contains a record book of a grocery company.
Schmidt, Liz, Interview, 2010, (CA6352), (CA6352)
Oral history interview conducted with Liz Schmidt by Doug Hunt concerning her activism in Columbia, Missouri, during the 1960s. Collection contains audio only.
Sharp, Grace Marmaduke, "The Hills of Old 'Mizzou,'" n.d., (C1252)
Shoemaker, Floyd C. (1886-1972), "The State Historical Society of MO., A Semicentennial History," 1948, (C1257)
Vol. 1: Author's proof. Vol. 2: Author's manuscript.
Simpson, Robert H., Papers, 1916-1921, (C3824)
Diplomas of Robert H. Simpson from the public schools and University High School, Columbia, MO; photograph of Boone County Hospital where Simpson was a staff doctor; and newspaper clippings about doctors who trained at the University of Missouri.
Smith, Robert C., Papers, 1954-1981, (CA6345)
2.4 cubic feet
The papers of a Columbia, Missouri, lawyer involved in politics and many civic activities. The papers include campaign material from Smith’s 1958 race for Congress, subject files from his time in the Missouri House, and subject files from his time as mayor of Columbia. The papers also document issues and bills Smith worked on while in public office.
Smith, William Benjamin (1850-1934), Papers, 1876-1936, (C2414)
0.2 cubic feet, 1 volume
Papers of a professor of mathematics, physics, and philosophy. Includes manuscripts concerning philosophy, mathematics, New Testament, James Kennedy Patterson, Switzerland and Italy, and World War I. Also a photograph album of the University of Missouri campus and a University of Missouri Bulletin on Smith.
Spencer, George A. (1906-1997), Papers, 1931-1963, (C2466)
4.6 cubic feet
Correspondence, publicity, and legislative papers of a Boone County, MO, Democrat. Spencer's election campaigns and positions as city attorney, prosecuting attorney, and state representative and senator, and candidacy for Democratic nomination for attorney general. Activities of the Columbia, MO, Chamber of Commerce.
Spillman, William Jasper (1863-1931), Papers, 1944-1961, (C2267)
0.3 linear feet
The papers of William Jasper Spillman contain correspondence and papers concerning the establishment of the William J. Spillman Farm Management Fund at the University of Missouri. Also included are two unpublished calculus manuscripts by W.J. Spillman.
Stabler, Edward, Papers, 1839-1840, (C2111)
To Stabler from James L. Minor, R.S. Gilbert, and Thomas M. Allen concerning creation and adoption of the seal of Missouri, the secretary of state's seal, and the seal of the University. Elaborate details of the University and capitol, which were to be represented on the respective seals. Stabler made the seals and presses.
State Historical Society of Missouri, Typescript Collection, (C0995)
774 items on 14 rolls of microfilm
The State Historical Society of Missouri Typescript Collection consists of typescripts of articles and manuscripts donated over the years to the Historical Society.
Stephen's College Alumnae Club, Minute Books, 1925-1959, (C2494)
Minutes of the meetings of a group of Stephens College alumnae living in Columbia, MO, and nearby towns.
Stephens, James Leachman (1815-1902), Letter, 1895, (C2040)
The collection contains a copy of a letter to Peyton [Stephens] from Leachman, Columbia, MO, May 15, 1895, commenting on missionary work and mentioning a historical edition of the COLUMBIA HERALD.
Sterett, Smith A. ( -1887), Papers, 1861-1899, (C2074)
The papers of Smith A. Sterett contain letters from business associates, friends, and family; business papers; Sterett's Confederate Army discharge; and an elementary spelling book. Sterett was a Montana Territory prospector, Helena, MT, merchant, and Nevada, MO, hardware merchant.
Strawn-Neate Dry Goods Company, Columbia, Missouri, Records, (SUNP2603)
0.4 linear feet
Receipts, Boone County and City of Columbia tax statements, correspondence, and ephemera.
Sutherland-Covert Family Papers, 1886-1897, (C2287)
Degrees granted by the University of Missouri: Doctor of Medicine issued to Samuel H. Sutherland, 1886; Bachelor of Letters and teaching certificate issued to Virginia Sutherland, 1896; and Bachelor of Laws issued to Charles Elmer Covert, 1897. Also a certificate of attendance, Bible College of Missouri, 1897; and photograph of University of Missouri School of Law class, 189.
Switzler, Lewis M. (1841-1925), Papers, 1834-1936, (C3420)
2 folder(s), 3 volume(s)
News clippings, photographs, and correspondence on the Civil War, Boone County, Missouri history, and national events; poetry; anecdotes; and family announcements.
Switzler, William Franklin (1819-1906), Editorials, 1841, (C1647)
The collection contains manuscripts of "The President's Veto" and "Whigs! Stand to Your Posts!!" in the Columbia, MO, Patriot.
T.B. Hickman & Company Ledger, 1886-1888, (C2330)
The collection contains a ledger of a Columbia, MO, grocery store.
Talbert, Thomas J., (1880-1967), Papers, 1900-1939, (C1433)
The papers of Thomas Talbert contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and miscellaneous material of Thomas J. Talbert, horticulturalist and chairman of the department of horticulture, University of Missouri, 1922-1950.
Tate, Allen, Certification, 1833, (C1646)
The collection contains a list of hands assigned to Allen Tate, overseer, 26th Road District, Boone County, MO.
The Missouri Collection, (C3982)
The Missouri Collection is an artificial collection combining miscellaneous small acquisitions related to Missouri places, individuals, organizations, and events.
Todd, Matilda, Death Notice, 1871, (C1813)
Death notice of Matilda Todd, widow of Roger N. Todd, Columbia, MO.
Todd, Roger North (1797-1846), Commission, 1821, (C1649)
The collection contains a commission appointing Roger N. Todd as a notary public for Boone County, MO, 6 February 1821. Signed by Joshua Barton, secretary of state, and Alexander McNair, governor.
Todd, Thomas M. (1917-1987), Papers, (CA2795)
1.5 linear feet
Addition of memoirs and family histories. Primarily the Britt, McCutcheon, and Todd families of Boone and Cooper Counties.
Todd, R[obert] B., Speech, 1843, (C1645)
The collection contains a salutatory address in Latin delivered by R.B. Todd, University of Missouri, November 28, 1843.
Tolson, Fannie Marie (1911-2005), Papers, 1890s-2005, (C1704)
2.3 linear feet, 3 audio cassettes, 2 video cassettes, 1 dvd
Fannie Marie Tolson was the first African-American educator to teach in the desegregated schools of Fayette, Missouri. Her papers include family correspondence and photographs, memorabilia from Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri, teaching aids, documents concerning St. Paul's Methodist Church in Fayette, and recordings of two interviews conducted with Tolson.
Tornton, Joseph, Receipt, 1842, (C1659)
Receipt of five dollars, payment in full of Tornton's pledge to the University of Missouri.
Tuesday Club, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1921-1977, (C2162)
1.5 linear feet
The records of The Tuesday Club of Columbia, Missouri, contain newspaper articles, minute books, reports and scrapbooks of a women's social club founded in 1899. The records detail the history of the club, including meetings, activities, membership, finances, and projects sponsored.
Tuthill, J.E., Letter, 1901, (C2068)
To R.H. Jesse, Columbia, MO, from Salina, KS, Aug. 26, 1901. Inquiring about facilities at Missouri University library for study in medieval and modern history about the demand for teachers. Letter referred to Isidor Loeb.
U.S. Work Projects Administration, "Church Bibliography, Baptist Bodies of Missouri, Associational Minutes," 1941, (C1312)
The collection contains a list of the various Baptist associations in Missouri and the dates for which their records are in existence.
U.S. Work Projects Administration, Historical Records Survey, Missouri, 1935-1942, (C3551)
302 linear feet; also available on 817 rolls of microfilm
Correspondence, records, and working files. Originally designed to survey and inventory all county government records, the survey finally included inventories of church records, manuscript collections, vital statistics, American imprints, and federal archives. Incorporates records of the Federal Writers Project for Missouri.
United Daughters of the Confederacy, John S. Marmaduke Chapter, Scrapbook, 1935-1936, (C1431)
Newspaper clippings, photographs, and miscellaneous articles depicting Missouri history, Civil War, Robert E. Lee, Confederate veterans, history of Columbia, University of Missouri, Stephens and Christian Colleges, and other miscellaneous topics collected by Mrs. G.F. Troxell, historian of the chapter.
University of Missouri, Agricultural Extension Service, Records, 1908-1963, (C2513)
1.5 linear feet
The records of the University of Missouri Agricultural Extension Service contain histories, letters, reports, memoranda, speeches, maps, publications, newspaper articles, and pictures concerning Missouri Agricultural Extension Service and U.S. Department of Agriculture policies; agricultural, home economics, and 4-H extension work; and the College of Agriculture.
University of Missouri, Annual Report, 1843-1844, (C1662)
Report to James L. Minor, secretary of state, from the board of curators and President John H. Lathrop. Completion of the first University building, grounds, equipment, library, general organization, faculty and administrative appointments, curriculum, finances and budget. Reported to the 13th General Assembly (1844-1845).
University of Missouri, Bookstore Records, 1952-1966, (C2520)
The records of the University of Missouri Bookstore contain correspondence, memoranda, and notes concerning the operation of the University of Missouri Bookstore. Accounts, budget estimates, thefts, profits, insurance, taxes, and retention of records are discussed.
University of Missouri, Co-Operative Extension Service, Records, 1920-1963, (C2512)
1.5 linear feet
The records of the University of Missouri Cooperative Extension Service contain materials relating to the activities of the Co-Operative Extension Service, including the training and supervision of county extension workers, services performed, planning and management of extension program, and conferences on extension work. Materials include newsletters, circulars, bulletins, reports, studies, correspondence, and a history of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture.
University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Farmer's Annual Barnwarming, Papers, 1919, (C2275)
Dance program, diagram of order of dances, list of chaperones, and list of dance committee members.
University of Missouri, College of Engineering, Announcement, 1924, (C2362)
The collection contains the 22nd Edict of St. Patrick announcing the program for the College of Engineering's annual celebration, 13-15 March 1924.
University of Missouri, Columns' Marker, 1966, (C2348)
The papers contain a letter from Jack Matthews to Bus Entsminger verifying Richard S. Brownlee's authorship of legend on marker identifying columns on Red Campus, and letter from Entsminger to Brownlee expressing the appreciation of the Alumni Association.
University of Missouri, Department of Anatomy, Records, 1908-1950, (C2515)
2.0 linear feet
The records of the University of Missouri Department of Anatomy contain departmental papers and correspondence with other departments, colleges, and university officials.
University of Missouri, Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology, Records, 1962-1965, (C2265)
0.8 linear feet
The records of the University of Missouri Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology primarily contain correspondence of Homer E. Dale, chairman of the department.
University of Missouri, Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology, Records, 1966-1967, (C2517)
The records of the University of Missouri Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology contain correspondence concerning department business and procedures, research, equipment, staff, graduate program, applicants for graduate study, expanding department, conventions, recommendations, and American Society of Veterinary Physiologists and Pharmacologists.
University of Missouri, Faculty Council, Resolutions, , (C1575)
The collection contains resolutions on J[oseph] G[ranville] Norwood (1807-1895), by a committee composed of G.C. Broadhead, P. Schwartze, and R.W. McAlester.
University of Missouri, Graduation Programs, 1902, (C2353)
The collection contains programs for baccalaureate Sunday and commencement exercises. The commencement program lists recipients of awards, certificates and degrees.
University of Missouri, Lathrop Dinner Committee, Minutes, 1849, (C1820)
The papers contain minutes of a public meeting to plan Lathrop dinner, list of committee members, and resolutions.
University of Missouri, Memorial Union and Stadium, Records, 1921-1953, (C2555)
131 folders, 1 volume
Material deals with memorial union and stadium fund campaign drives and the construction of the memorial union and stadium. Financial statements, auditor's reports, and alumni news. Some inter-departmental correspondence.
University of Missouri, Office of the Food Purchasing Agent, Papers, 1960-1962, (C2291)
0.5 linear feet
The papers of the University of Missouri Office of the Food Purchasing Agent contain correspondence of the Office of Food Purchasing Agent, Central Food Stores. The chief correspondent is Ollie B. Robinson, food purchasing agent and assistant to the director of purchasing.
University of Missouri, Postcards, 1907-1911, (C2427)
Postcards of the University of Missouri written to and from Ethel McDonald, 1907-1911. Includes pictures of the administration building before and after the 1892 fire, the columns, campus buildings, the 1907 football team, A. Rose Hill, the Columbia Club, and a copy of the alma mater, 'Old Missouri.' One postcard to J.H. Kempster, 1909.
University of Missouri, President's House, Papers, 1841-1926, (C2422)
The papers contain notes on the residence provided for the president of the University of Missouri. The residence was first built in 1841. Sources include the minutes of the Board of Curators and its Executive Board, William Switzler's manuscript history of the University, reports of the president to the board and of the board to the legislature, business operation records and secondary sources.
University of Missouri, Research Council, Records, 1920-1961, (C2412)
2.0 linear feet
The records of the University of Missouri Research Council contain correspondence on administrative matters, memoranda, circulars, meetings, National Science Foundation grants, summer research professorships, reports, finances, clippings and miscellany. The records were collected by Raymond E. Peck, acting dean of the Graduate School and chairman of the council in 1959.
University of Missouri, Seal, Papers, 1840-1841, (C1657)
Correspondence about payment of Edward Stabler, manufacturer of the University seal and press.
University of Missouri, THE INDEPENDENT Record Book, 1904-1910, (C2486)
The collection contains minutes of the meetings of the board of the university newspaper, THE INDEPENDENT.
University of Missouri, THE UNIVERSITY REVIEW, 1882, (C2361)
The collection contains a satiric commencement issue of THE UNIVERSITY REVIEW, 1 June 1882.
University of Missouri, Young Ladies' Philalaethean Society, Record Book, 1888-1895, (C1185)
Minutes and membership lists of a literary society.
University of Missouri-Columbia, Citations, 1966-1968, (C2549)
Honorary degree citations at June 1966, 1967, and 1968 commencements for Barbara McClintock, B.F. Skinner, Charles Johnston Hitch, Fred V. Heinkel, Warren E. Hearnes, Lester V. Chandler, James A. Finch, Jr., Douglas Ensminger, Ward Barnes, and Harry F. Barr.
van Ravenswaay, Charles (1911-1990), Papers, 1841-1990, (C3873)
21.8 linear feet, 1 audio cassette
Correspondence, research notes, photographs, and literary manuscripts of historian and author Charles van Ravenswaay, former director of the Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis; Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts; and the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum and Gardens, Wilmington, Delaware.
Vest, George Graham, (1830-1904), Letter, 1903, (C1665)
The papers contain one letter to the editors of the Savitar, in Columbia, Missouri, from Washington, D.C., on March 30
1903. Vest was a senator from Missouri from 1879- 1903. He wrote the Savitar [University of Missouri yearbook] editors thanking them for dedicating the 1902-1903 issue to him. The papers contain one letter to the editors of the Savitar, in Columbia, Missouri, from Washington, D.C., on March 30, 1903. Vest was a senator from Missouri from 1879- 1903. He wrote the Savitar [University of Missouri yearbook] editors thanking them for dedicating the 1902-1903 issue to him. The papers contain one letter to the editors of the Savitar, in Columbia, Missouri, from Washington, D.C., on March 30, 1903. Vest was a senator from Missouri from 1879- 1903. He wrote the Savitar [University of Missouri yearbook] editors thanking them for dedicating the 1902-1903 issue to him. The papers contain one letter to the editors of the Savitar, in Columbia, Missouri, from Washington, D.C., on March 30, 1903. Vest was a senator from Missouri from 1879- 1903. He wrote the Savitar [University of Missouri yearbook] editors thanking them for dedicating the 1902-1903 issue to him.
Walker, Addison A., Diploma, , (C1787)
The papers contain one diploma from the University of Missouri signed by John H. Lathrop, Chairman of Faculty.
Watson-Westlake Family, Papers, (CA5123)
0.4 linear feet
Personal and genealogical correspondence of Ruby Westlake Freudenberger with historical information about Boone County, Missouri. Focus is Watson and Westlake family.
Welch, Frankie, Report Card, 1866, (C1888)
The records contain a report card from Baptist Female College in Columbia, Missouri, for the month ending 19 October 1866.
Welch, William, Letter, 1846, (C1913)
To John M. Samuel, Columbia, MO, from Walbourn, KY, May 29, 1846. Letter about the effects of the Mexican War and the relations with England on mule business.
Westmount Civic Improvement Association, Columbia, Missouri, Record Book, 1905-1945, (C1289)
Constitution, minutes, committee reports and financial records of a group organized to buy lots and make and maintain improvements in the Westmount Addition of Columbia.
Whittle, Fannie L., Speech, 1884, (C1669)
The papers contain the valedictory address delivered by Fannie L. Whittle, first woman valedictorian at the University of Missouri.
Wilkins, Reginald P., Photograph Albums, (WUNP5699)
Photographs collected by Wilkins during 1943 and 1944 while a Civil Air Patrol instructor. Includes photographs of students, aircraft, air fields, friends and numerous communities: including Columbia, MO, and Pittsburg, KS.
Williams, Abraham J., (1781-1839), Receipt, 1820, (C1734)
Transfer of title to Thomas A. Smith from Williams, 4 May 1820.
Withers, Ethel Massie, Scrapbook, ca. 1916, (C1440)
0.3 linear feet
The Ethel Massie Withers Scrapbook is an album of photographic copies of lantern slides used to illustrate the Missouri Daughters of the American Revolution lecture, Pioneering in Missouri, 1916. The scrapbook also includes a copy of the lecture, written by Ethel Massie Withers, with explanations of the photographs. The lantern slides are located in the Editorial Department of the State Historical Society of Missouri.
Wright Family Record Book, 1834-1854, (C1807)
Record book of the Wright family which includes stud records, coal sales, and the register for a Columbia, Missouri, tavern operated by Peter Wright.
Wright, Robert R., "Masonic Lodge History, 1842-1943," n.d., (C0776)
Remarks on Rocheport, MO, and surrounding lodges.
Young Men's Christian Association, Columbia, Missouri, Record Books, 1902-1939, (C3983)
4 oversize volumes
The record books of the Y.M.C.A. consist of a ledger containing names of young men who lived at the Columbia, Missouri, Y.M.C.A. building on Elm Street before it was converted into the Campus View Apartments and financial records of the association.
Zumwalt Family, Papers, 1862-1992, (C4048)
0.5 linear feet
The Zumwalt family papers consist of genealogical materials, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, local church histories, and miscellaneous articles relating to a family that settled in Boone and Callaway Counties around 1800.