Carroll County was organized in 1833. The county seat is Carrollton. The collections listed below deal in some manner with Carroll 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.
Austin, Dr. Peter, Letter, 1852, (C1728)
To Willard P[reble ]Hall, [House of Representatives, Washington, D. C.], from Carrollton, Missouri March 30, 1852. Hall, (1820-1882), was United States Representative from Missouri 1847-1853 and Governor of Missouri 1864-1865. Austin requests information about admission to the U.S. Navy Medical Department. On April 16 Hall recommended Austin as a gentleman and skillful physician to be interviewed by the Navy's Board of Examiners.
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.
Brown, Ruth Winifred, Collection, (WUNP4011)
0.2 linear feet
History of Norborne, MO, etc.
Chew, Dr. Joseph, Special Orders, 1863, (C1490)
Orders, September 1863, forbidding Dr. Chew of Kansas City, MO, to reside in Platte, Clay, or Carroll Counties during the Civil War.
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.
Courts, J. B., et. al., Letter, 1862, (C1749)
To Charles Sterne, Carroll County, MO, from camp near Holly Springs, MS, No. 1, 1862. Six members of Lt. John Sterne's company relate the details of his death to his father. Lt. Sterne was mortally wounded in the Battle of Corinth, 4 October 1862, and died 17 October 1862.
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.
Miller, Henry C. (1858-1944), Papers, 1896-1898, (C2072)
The papers of Henry C. Miller contain fifteen letters to Miller, a Mercer County court clerk in Princeton, MO, about Republican Party affairs and appointments in Missouri's 3rd Congressional District. The Chauncey I. Filley faction, support in Missouri of William McKinley for president in 1896, state and local Republican conventions and meetings, and factional fights are discussed.
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. American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, Papers, 1976, (SUNP2037)
Items pertaining to the Bicentennial projects in PERRY, MO and area. Summary of events pertaining to NEW MADRID'S celebration of the Bicentennial. Scrapbook of LEASBURG, MO, Bicentennial. Notre Dame College, St. Louis, MO, Bicentennial records. Summary of DeWitt's Bicentennial events, including placing of plaques, Flag Day, July Fourth celebration, etc. Holden, MO, and western Johnson County Bicentennial events as recorded in newspaper articles from the HOLDEN PROGRESS from 1975 through 1976. Items depicting Grundy County's and Trenton's celebration of the Bicentennial. Minutes, bylaws, legal papers, correspondence, projects, etc., all pertaining to the celebration of the Bicentennial at Independence, MO.
Moentmann, F.A., "The History of the Cherry Valley School District," n.d., (C3689)
Typescript history of an area in Carroll County, MO, which included Cherry Valley School near the town of Miles Point.
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.
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.
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.
Shields Monument Association, Record Book, 1880-1881, (C1254)
Association formed to raise $10,000 for monument at grave in Mount St. Mary's Cemetery, Carrolton, MO, of General James Shields, U.S. Senator from Illinois, Minnesota, and Missouri. Also some loose papers.
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.
Tabernacle Separate Baptist Church Carroll County, Missouri, Minutes, 1849-1861, (C1324)
Minutes of meetings and list of original subscribers.
Tina Presbyterian Church, Tina, Missouri, Records, 1886-1917, (C1368)
Minutes of organizational meetings and meetings of sessions. In 1887 the Stokes Mound Congregational Church voted to disband and join the Tina Presbyterian Church as a body.
The Missouri Collection, (C3982)
The Missouri Collection is an artificial collection combining miscellaneous small acquisitions related to Missouri places, individuals, organizations, and events.
Triplett, John E. M., Papers, 1882-1920, (C2213)
Chattel mortgage for stock and farm machinery to Triplett of Triplett, Chariton County, MO, from Jeff Pennington, Carroll County, MO, 5 August 1899, and thirty-eight promissory notes to Triplett.
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.
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.