Manuscript Collection

Jackson County Collection Descriptions


Jackson County was organized in 1826. The county seat is Independence. The collections listed below deal in some manner with Jackson County. This list is not comprehensive, so be sure to browse collection descriptions by subject.


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A

Adams, Benjamin Cullen (1880-1960), Papers, 1906-1951, (C2161)
10 folders
The papers of Benjamin Cullen Adams contain correspondence with his mother, 1906-1914, about Adams' work for Ellis & Company of London in Brazil; biographical material on his father, Congressman Henry Cullen Adams; and material on Gas Service Company Group, Kansas City, of which Adams was president and general manager.

Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service Aerial Photographs, (P0335)
107.5 linear feet
Missouri county aerial photographs produced by the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service.

Alderman, Irving and Company, Papers, 1888-1892, (C3478)
0.4 linear feet, 1 volume
Papers of a Kansas City, Missouri, investment firm active in Arkansas, Kansas, Texas and Mexico. Business correspondence and papers pertaining to investments in mineral and mining lands, farm and ranch lands, and small manufacture. Examples of letterheads, business cards and commercial advertising flyers.

Alexander, Ben W., Collection, (P0378)
1 folder
Postcards of the University of Missouri - Columbia, Columbia MO, Chillicothe Business College, Winston Churchill Memorial Library, Missouri State Capital, Kansas City MO, Interstate 70, Windermere Baptist Assembly (Roach, MO) and Lake of the Ozarks.

Annegan, Charles, Photograph Collection, (P0192)
2 photographs
Photos of a train accident near Collins, MO, ca 1900, and employees of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, Kansas City, 1910.

Ayer, Edward Everett (1841-1927), Reminiscences, 1924, (C2694)
1 volume
The collection contains reminiscences of his first trip away from home, and itinerary across the plains to California, and descriptions of people met, work in the mines, enlistment in the army and subsequent service, and the return home in 1864.

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Baker, J.H.P. ( -1913), Civil War Diary, 1864-1865, (C1449)
1 volume
The diary of J.H.P. Baker, dated October 16, 1864-June 17, 1865, discusses the war in Missouri, Price's retreat, the Southern cause, Lee, Johnston, Beauregard, Price, Shelby, Sherman, guerrillas, Lee's surrender, Lincoln's assassination, and Johnson's inauguration. Baker, a doctor with General Shelby, was in charge of a Texas Confederate hospital.

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.

Benton, Jessie, The Wornall House, 1944, (C2938)
1 folder
The collection contains a brief history of the Wornall House and family, with incidents of the Civil War Battle of Westport. Included is a sketch of the floor plan. Photographs are located in the editorial office of the State Historical Society.

Benton, Mrs. J. William, Photograph Collection, (P0480)
19 photographs
Photos of the William E. Hill home and monument in Keytesville, and John B. Wornall home in Kansas City.

Bergseid, Carolyn R., Postcard Collection, (P0548)
28 postcards
Postcards of St. Joseph, Kansas City, Springfield, St. Louis, Bolivar, and the University of Missouri Columns.

Berneche, Jerry and Joanne, Photographs, (P0282)
3 photographs
Three photographs: staff of the University Argus at the University of Missouri (1890), dentist's office in Kansas City (ca 1940s), and Jesse Hall at the University of Missouri.

Bishop, Rev. Maury Whipple, Photograph Collection, (P0660)
41 photographs
Photos of Bishop family members, Ben and Alice Dixon, dedication ceremonies for General Pershing's Home (1960, Laclede) and Liberty Memorial (1961, Kansas City), the 1949 Missouri State Fair, Longview Farm (Lee's Summit), and fountains in Forest Park (St. Louis). Postcards of Independence.

Blue River Baptist Association Record Book, 1834-1850, (C1303)
1 volume
Records of the Blue River Baptist Association of Jackson, Johnson, and Lafayette Counties, MO, with abstract of principles, form of government, rules of decorum, and minutes of meetings of the association, including statistical records of members, evangelists' reports, and executive committee minutes.

Brookfield, Dutton (1917-1979), Papers, 1844-1979, (C2732)
72.4 linear feet and 5 audio cassettes
The papers of Dutton Brookfield contain the business, political and personal papers and photographs of a Kansas City, MO, community leader. Brookfield was President of Unitog Company (1953-1979), a mayoral candidate (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.

Burford-White Photograph Collection, (P0038)
64 photographs
Snapshot and studio photos, including tintypes related to the White-Burford-Taylor-Adkins-Harness-Marolf families plus scenes from Ladue, Vista and Independence, as well as vacation scenes outside of Missouri.

C

Capen, Lucy, Postcard Collection, (P0508)
19 postcards
Postcards of Missouri scenes: Lake of the Ozarks, Boone County, Kansas City, Hardin College, and Lebanon, MO.

Capron, Shirley, Photograph Collection, (P0661)
10 photographs
Photographs of Swope Park and Kansas City scenes in the late 1800s-early 1900s.

Certain, Mrs. Henry, Collection, (P0526)
1 folder
Postcards of Cooper County schools, including Kemper Military School, and Kansas City. Photographic postcard of Conley & Myers Bank, Columbia. Photo of the Parade of Masons in Carthage.

Chick, Washington Henry, "As I Remember," 1965, and Program, Dedication of William M. Chick Post Office, 1964, (C2577)
1 folder
Pamphlet about the life of Washington Henry Chick in western Missouri and Kansas. Program of dedication of William M. Chick post office.

Chiles, Mary Sue, "A Brief History of the Six Mile Territory," n.d., (C0759)
1 folder
An account of the early history of Six Mile Territory in Jackson County, MO, from 1804 through the Civil War.

Christopher, Adrienne Tinker, Papers, 1965, (C2906)
1 folder
The papers of Adrienne Tinker Christopher contain three short articles concerning incidents, activities and people in early Westport, MO.

Christopher, Adrienne Tinker, "The Story of Daniel Yoacham," n.d., (C2927)
1 folder
Traces the Yoacham family of Westport, Missouri, through three generations, and discusses fur trading in Missouri. Includes anecdotes and legends of fur traders of the 1820s and 1830s.

Civil War Regimental Histories, Missouri, n.d., (C3500)
1 folder
Organization, orders, campaigns, mustering out, and casualties of ten Missouri regiments in the Civil War.

Civil War Scrapbook, Missouri, 1823-1868, (C1379)
1 folder
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.

Collins, A. Loyd, Scrapbook, 1939-1940, (C4063)
1 folder
The A. Loyd Collins scrapbook contains newspaper clippings and short essays concerning Missouri history and politics.

Coombs, Kenneth E., Papers, (CA5865)
5 linear feet
Project files of a Kansas City architect related to historic restoration projects in Missouri. Includes correspondence, photographs, survey material, planning documents, financial records, and architectural drawings, 1960s-1970s.

Copus, Phyllis Miller, Collection, (CA6286)
4 cubic feet
Genealogy and other family history materials, both printed and video, from the Howell, Holden, Shutt, and Sandifer families, of Dallas, Jackson, Cass, and Lafayette County, Missouri. The collection also includes the Margie Ellis Howell Papers, a collection acquired by Copus after Howell’s death. These papers include information on the Ellis, Howell, Parkes, Perry, and Hammonds families of Missouri.

Crum, George W., Memorial Service, 1971, (C3418)
1 folder
The collection contains a summary of the memorial service for a Kansas City businessman and brother-in-law of William Bradshaw of Columbia, MO.

Cullins, Peter K., Postcard Collection, (P0249)
32 postcards
Postcards of Columbia, Kansas City, St. Louis, and the 1904 World's Fair.

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Davis, True (1919- ), Campaign Newspaper, 1968, (C3341)
1 folder
A paid political advertisement, ""The True Davis Story"" aimed at informing Missourians about Davis' background, experience, and political reputation during his 1968 campaign for Democratic nomination for U.S. senator from Missouri. The paper also gives Davis' views of the major campaign issues.

Dockery, Alexander Monroe, (1845-1926), Letter, 1902, (C2062)
1 folder
To J.H. Frame, Kansas City, MO, from Jefferson City, MO, 1902. Thanking Frame for withdrawing from race for election commissioner

Downing, Maurine, Postcard Collection, (P0237)
56 postcards
56 postcards pertaining to western and southwestern Missouri, specifically the Joplin and Kansas City areas and a few postcards of Southwest City.

Dunlap, Chuck and Dianne, Postcard Collection, (P0028)
13 postcards
Postcards of Missouri cities, including Kansas City parks, streets, and buildings; Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City, bird's-eye view of Sedalia, Cortez Motor Court in Springfield, and St. Louis: Ead's Bridge, Shaw's Garden, and Smith Bros. Cottage and Hotel.

Drymon, Ira, "Prosperity Through Soil Building: A Soil Improvement Program for Jackson Co., Mo., 1927", (C2675)
1 volume
The collection contains a paper submitted to the contest of the Soil Improvement Committee of the National Fertilizer Association.

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Ehrlich, George and Sherry Piland, Photograph Collection, (P0664)
16 photographs
Images of Kansas City historic buildings, photographed ca. 1970s-1980s.

Ehrlich, Nancy, Collection, (P0013)
0.63 linear feet
Original photos taken from "Frank James Photo Album", and photos of Marmaduke Military Academy buildings and students.

Elliott, Mrs. E.E., Letter, 1920, (C1635)
1 folder
The collection contains a letter to Mrs. William Bostian and Mrs. N. Rindskopf, Independence, MO, from Kansas City, MO, Sept. 13, 1920. The letter includes notification of their election as representatives from Blue Township to the Women's Division of the Jackson County Republican Committee.

Eppstein, Elias, ""Kansas City Diary,"" 1880-1883, (C2733)
9 folders
The collection contains a photocopy of the Kansas City portion of Rabbi Eppstein's diary. The diary comments on Jewish life in a city at this time, national and international events, and daily activities of rabbi.

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Fike, Henry C., (1832-1919), Diaries, 1851-1919, (C2215)
0.1 linear feet, 43 volumes
Diaries written by Fike while a student in McKendree College, IL; while a soldier in the Civil War; and about his migration to and life in Warrensburg, MO, and his work in Kansas City, MO, and various cities in the West.

First Baptist Church, Grandview, Photographs, (P0676)
2 photographs
Photos of First Baptist Church in Grandview, MO

First Christian Church, Independence, Missouri, Centennial History, 1935, (C1331)
1 volume
Brief historical sketch of the church, and program for the celebration held on July 4, 1935.

First Christian Church, Independence, Missouri, Minutes, 1835-1845, (C1332)
1 volume
Church minutes and membership records.

First Presbyterian Church, Independence, Missouri, Records, 1936-1948, (C1874)
1 folder
The records contain a brief history of Cumberland Presbyterian Church, tracing major events from founding in 1826 to 1865, when church records were lost. Alphabetical list of church members, both black and white, from 1865. List of pastors to 1897. The Cumberland Presbyterian Church merged with the First Presbyterian Church in 1913.

Flanery, Marion Orval, "The History of My Family," 1962, (C3587)
1 folder
The collection contains descriptions of homesteading in Jackson County, MO, and Stratton, CO; wagon trains; Baptist churches; Civil War battle and aftermath in Jackson County; and Flanery and McQueary family genealogies.

Foard, Rebecca, Scrapbook, 1860-1880, (C3376)
1 folder
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, mostly of a philosophical nature, kept by a resident of Kansas City, MO.

Fuller, Earl, "The Story Behind the Picture 'Just Memories'," n.d., (C3298)
1 folder
Manuscript from which was prepared "In Another Day on the Old North Side," which appeared in the KANSAS CITY STAR, June 1, 1958.

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Gammon, William J., Papers, (CA6361)
0.4 cubic feet
Historical and genealogical research pertaining to Center Point School, Jackson County, Missouri, and Jackson Presbyterian Church, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.

Garrett, Ruby Dwight (1882-1968), Papers, c. 1910-1968, (C2558)
DIGITIZED MATERIALS
MICROFILM
1.6 linear feet, and 1 reel of microfilm
The Dwight Ruby Garrett collection contains papers and photographs of Garrett, a Kansas City, MO, lawyer. Garrett commanded the 117th Field Signal Battalion, 42nd (Rainbow) Division, U.S. Army, American Expeditionary Force. The collection concentrates on his World War I and postwar veterans activities. The clipping scrapbook is on microfilm.

George, B. James, (1896-1975), Collection, 1887-1975, (C3564)
2.6 linear feet
The collection contains correspondence, clippings, photographs, diaries, and bound material on the George family, Quantrill, William H. Gregg, and civil rights, compiled and authored by a native of Jackson County, MO, whose father served in the Civil War under Quantrill.

George, B, James (1896-1975), "Quantrill War Veterans Rest in Family Cemetery," 1958, (C3385)
1 folder
Article on the George Family cemetery near Oak Grove, MO, where four members of the George family who served under Quantrill are buried.

George, Todd M. (1879- ), Papers, 1890-1968, (C3770)
0.5 cubic feet
Correspondence, newspaper articles, book manuscript, and photographs of a realtor from Lee's Summit, MO, who was an authority on the history of Jackson County and the Civil War. The typescript deals with George's memories of life in Jackson County, while the correspondence concerns primarily his business and family.

Gilliam, Charles Wesley, Diary, 1856-1876, (C3272)
4 folders
Daily account of a Lincoln County, MO, farmer's life. Marriages and deaths, activities of friends and relatives, election returns, prices paid for household goods, farm life, and Civil War experience.

Gird, George, Photographs, (P0149)
208 photographs
B/w aerial views of Clayton, Hermann, Independence, Joplin, Kansas City, Nevada, St. Louis, Springfield, Webb City, and Weston from around 1955.

Greater Kansas City, Missouri, Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Papers, 1946-1970, (C2514)
1.2 linear feet
The papers of the Greater Kansas City Central Labor Council of the AFL-CIO contain the minutes of the Central Labor Council, miscellaneous copies of letters, resolutions, and notices.

Green, George Fuller, Kansas City's Memorable Dates and Events, 1803-1920, (C2905)
1 folder
The collection contains brief descriptions of significant dates in the history of Kansas City, 1803-1920.

Guitar, Sarah (1892-1963), Collection, n.d., (C3391)
1.5 cubic feet, 5 card boxes
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.

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Hallmark Cards, Inc., Photographs, (P0675)
21 photographs
Photos of Hallmark Cards, Inc. facilities in Kansas City, including the Visitors Center, and businesspersons and Hallmark executives.

Hambright, Robert, Letter, 1845, (C3238)
1 folder
The collection contains a letter to John Hambright, Fort Osage, MO, from Fayetteville, AR, May 23, 1845, concerning the emigration of Choctaw Indians from Mississippi to Arkansas; and a newspaper clipping announcing the sale of slaves by Commissioner John Hambright, brother of Robert Hambright.

Harrington, John Lyle (1868-1942), Biographical Material, 1969, (C2731)
2 folders
The collection contains correspondence between Frank M. Cortelyou, Sr., and Edwin Layton, Case Western Reserve University, concerning John Lyle Harrington, a Kansas City civil engineer and member of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation during Hoover's administration.

Heck, Earl Leon, The Rise of Higher Education in the Missouri Valley, 1818-1900, 1965., (C2914)
1 folder
Histories of academics, colleges, and universities in the Missouri Valley.

Hinde Family Papers, 1844-1865, (C3668)
2 folders
Letters received by Rodney Martin Hinde and his wife, Catherine Scholl Hinde, of Moorefield, Nicholas County, Kentucky, and Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, from Hinde and Scholl relatives in Missouri, Tennessee, Indiana, and Kentucky. Letters discuss farming and family matters.

Hoffman, Clara C., Notice, 1908, (C3210)
1 folder
Notice of temperance and prohibition conference, called for Sedalia, MO, March 17, 1908, by state W.C.T.U. president.

How, Russell A. (1906-1996) and Bernadine M. (1910-2001), Collection, 1927-1989, (C4023)
5 linear feet, 4 card files
The Russell and Bernadine How collection contains photographs, maps, printed materials, and notes on grist mills in the Ozarks region of Missouri and Arkansas. The collection also includes materials related to Missouri tourism.

Hughes, John Taylor (1817-1862), Monument Dedication, Independence, Missouri, 1963, (C3494)
1 folder
The papers contain an account by Ethel Milton Hughes of the ceremony dedicating a new monument at the grave of Brigadier General John Taylor Hughes, C.S.A. (1817-1862), in Independence, Missouri. Also address delivered on the occasion by Henry A. Bundschu. Hughes was killed in 1862 at the first battle of Independence.

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Independence Chamber of Commerce, Collection, (P0663)
1 folder
Postcards of Independence, MO sites.

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James, David A. (1937- ) Papers, 1790-2008, (C4126)
5 cubic feet
The research material of a hotel management instructor whose work resulted in the publication Historic Hotels of Missouri: Hotels, Inns, and Taverns of 19th Century Missouri.

John Wall's Moving and Storage Company Slides, (P0289)
2 photographs
Two color slides showing the storefront of the John Wall's Moving and Storage Company. Located at either 908 Truman Road or 2021 Forrest, Kansas City MO, circa 1950s.

Jones, Burnam R. (1895-1966), Papers, (CA6328)
0.4 cubic feet
Papers include biographical writings, correspondence with daughter, drawings and sketches, and war journal of a Kansas City, Missouri, man who served in France during World War I. Jones later moved to St. Louis and worked for the Chase Bag Company.

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Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Photographs, (P0280)
14 photographs
Photographs of Kansas City, ca. 1939 and 1954, with a focus on views of the city and local attractions.

Kansas City Stockyards Photograph, (P0987)
1 photograph
Photograph of stockyards

Kemendo, Frances Cook, Photograph Collection, (P0104)
0.42 linear feet
3 mounted photos related to St. Theresa's Church of the Little Flower, Kansas City; 88 b/w photos of people and places in and around Adair, Lewis and Knox counties, ca. 1900

King-Bowin Family Photographs, (P0572)
1 folder
Photos of the King and Bowin families. The Bowin family lived in Greenwood, MO.

Kivett, Paul S., Folly Theater Photograph, (P0597)
1 photograph
Photo of the restored Folly Theater, 12th and Central, Kansas City, MO

Knights of Pythias, Grand Lodge and Grand Court of Calanthe Photograph, (P1001)
1 photograph
Panoramic photograph of grand lodge and grand court members in front of the new Florence Home for Girls at 238 Campbell, Kansas City, MO

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Lee, Richard L., Courthouse Photographs, (P0003)
DIGITIZED MATERIALS
210 photographs
The collection includes photographs of county courthouses for the state of Missouri, taken in the mid-twentieth century by Richard L. Lee.

Lone Jack Baptist Church, Lone Jack, Missouri, History of, 1842-1880, (C3511)
1 folder
The papers contain a synopsis of the history of Lone Jack Baptist Church, 1842-1880, read by Martin Rice at the 38th anniversary of the constitution of the church, October 1880.

Lowell Press, Photographs, (P0667)
3 photographs
Images of the Westport district in Kansas City, MO

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Marcou, David, Photographs, (P0140)
19 photographs
Photographs by David Marcou, a photojournalist and art photographer, of Missouri scenes and historic sites. Includes several photos of the Nelson-Atkins Museum and the Truman Library.

Massie, Gerald, Photographs, (P0016)
0.83 linear feet
Photographs of scenes across Missouri, many taken as part of Massie's work as Missouri's state photographer. Events highlighted include Winston Churchill's visit to Fulton, Governor Hearnes' inaugural celebrations in 1965 and 1969, and the Battle of Pilot Knob Centennial commemoration in 1964. The collection includes extensive coverage of the Missouri State Capitol building. Geographically, the collection covers much of Missouri, with particular focus on tourist destinations: St. Louis, Kansas City, Hannibal, Ste. Genevieve, and the Ozarks.

McClain, Charles M., Postcard Collection, (P0539)
23 postcards
23 postcards of Missouri scenes, including the Ozarks, Paseo in Kansas City, Warrenton, Troy, Hannibal, St. Louis, St. Joseph, Nevada, and Russellville.

McClurg, J[oseph] W[ashington] (1818-1900), Telegram, 1869, (C1746)
1 folder
The collection contains a telegram to Charles Dougherty, Independence, MO, from Jefferson City, MO, Dec. 24, 1869. Dougherty was sheriff of Jackson County, and the telegram gives instructions for organizing a militia to aid in the capture or killing of Frank and Jesse James.

McCrum, William H., Photographs, (P0317)
2 photographs
Photographs of Watts Mill at Dallas, Missouri

Miller, Eddie, Photograph Collection, (P0608)
0.23 linear feet
Photographs of the Truman Presidential Library, ca. 1974. Copy photos, the bulk of which depict DeSoto, Jefferson County, MO. Also images of Washington County and Old Mines, MO.

Missouri, 76th General Assembly, House Resolution no. 51, (C3280)
1 folder
The records contain a resolution commemorating the 100th anniversary of Independence, Missouri.

Miller, Mrs. Frank B., Photograph Collection, (P0668)
3 photographs
Photos of Hyde Park School staff and students and Miller residence, both in Kansas City, MO, ca. 1900.

Missouri Division of Tourism, Photographs, (P0452)
0.08 linear feet
Photos of Thomas Hart Benton and Missouri Historic Sites, monuments, markers, and memorials.

Missouri Educational Exhibit Scrapbook, 1893, (C2664)
1 volume
Student essays in German, French, and English from Central High School, Kansas City.

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, Independence, Notebook, 1961, (C2192)
1 volume
The collection contains a notebook compiled by the citizenship classes of Mrs. Ruby Akers Gerrard and William Chrisman, Division II, Independence, MO, on Civil War history of Independence and Jackson County, MO.

Missouri. American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, Papers, 1976, (SUNP2037)
12 folder(s)
2 volume(s)
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.

Mitchell, Ewing Young, Jr. (1873-1954), Papers, 1840-1949 (C1041)
MICROFILM
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.

Moore Family Photographs, (P0857)
21 photographs
Copy photos of Moore family members, an African-American family from Kansas City, 1880-1920.

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.

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National Society of the Colonial Dames in the State of Missouri, Papers, 1968-1974, (C3584)
15 folders
The papers of the National Society of the Colonial Dames in the State of Missouri contain a working copy of EARLY PORTRAITS IN MISSOURI, PAINTED BEFORE 1860, which provides a detailed description of portraits existing in Missouri, arranged alphabetically by location of the work. There is an index by artist, but none by portrait subject. The manuscript includes many works by George Caleb Bingham.

Naysmith, Clifford, "Quality Hill: The History of a Neighborhood," 1962, (C3518)
1 folder
Award-winning essay on a residential neighborhood inhabited by Kansas City's wealthiest families in the 1880s. The author describes its decline and rebirth.

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Overland Mail Centennial Scrapbook, 1958, (C3457)
1 volume
Clippings, photographs, brochures, and miscellaneous records which marked the hundredth anniversary of the first overland stage route in the U.S.

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Phillips, Edward D., Papers, 1865-1938, (C3091)
2 folders
The papers contain teaching certificates, grade reports, and Civil War reminiscences of a prominent Kansas City educator. Newspaper clippings about Phillips, including his obituary. Also a diary.

Photo & View Co., Photographs, (P0670)
7 photographs
Photos of Kansas City, MO, architecture, ca. 1902-1903 and 1934.

Photo View Company Photographs, Kansas City, ca 1932, (P0366)
8 photographs
8 photographs depicting Kansas City and its environs in the early 1930s

Politics in Missouri Oral History Project, Records, 1996-, (C3929)
DIGITIZED MATERIALS
RESTRICTED
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.

Powell, Elmer N., "Kansas City in the 1890s," 1932, (C2102)
1 folder
Unpublished manuscript submitted to the MISSOURI HISTORICAL REVIEW about Kansas City, MO, and the city's young leaders in the 1890s.

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)
MICROFILM
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.

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Radford, E.K., Receipts, 1904, (C3184)
1 folder
The collection contains receipts for coffee and tea shipped from New York to Kansas City by the Commercial Fast Transportation Company.

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.

Reeder, Douglas Lee (1909-1988), Papers, 1931-1941, (C2536)
23.3 linear feet
Papers of a Kansas City attorney. Records of action relating to the trucking industry, labor disputes, bill collection and bankruptcy, damage suits, divorce cases, patent cases, and estates. Some papers pertaining to local Democratic politics, Boy Scouts, and Country Club Congregational Church.

Rice, Herbert Francis (1901-1963), Papers, 1944-1963, (C2903)
5 folders
The papers of Herbert Francis Rice contain personal correspondence with friends and business associates, largely concerning the Civil War in Missouri; manuscripts of articles by Rice on various Missouri history subjects; newspaper clippings from the Kansas City Times; Rice's obituary; and miscellaneous handbills and programs.

Rice, Mr. and Mrs. Harry, Postcard Collection, (P0497)
18 postcards
Postcards of Missouri scenes: St. Joseph, Gallatin, Lebanon, Slater, Maryville, Branson, Jefferson City, Sedalia, St. Louis, and Kansas City.

Robidoux, Orral Messmore, (1859- ), Memoir, 1918, (C2626)
1 folder
History of the Robidoux and Messmore families, childhood memories of farm life in nineteenth-century Middle West, and comments on contemporary Kansas City.

Rogers, Ann, Photograph Collection, (P0086)
2 folders
Assortment of postcards, snapshots and prints from across Missouri, including Excelsior Springs, the University of Missouri, and Kansas City.

Rupe, James F., Collection, 1885-1943, (C3463)
8.8 cubic feet
Records of Dr. James F. Rupe of Clay County, MO, including ledgers; account books, Paradise, MO, Christian Church treasurer's books; two warranty deeds; and four diplomas, including his diploma from medical college in St. Joseph, MO, in 1886.

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Sachs, Howard, "Rabbi Epstein's Kansas City Diary, 1880-1883.", (C2526)
1 folder
Article based on Rabbi Eppstein's diary.

Sachs, Oscar, Papers, (CA5355)
0.5 linear feet
Scrapbooks about Oscar Sachs, a German-American of Kansas City; photocopies of the scrapbooks; and an historical sketch of the German Hospital in Kansas City.

Schwake, Sara Gibson, Postcard Collection, (P0040)
46 postcards
Missouri postcards, including views of Kansas City, St. Joseph, St. Louis, Independence, ice flows on the Mississippi River, and the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition.

Scotford Stereographs, Kansas City, (P0671)
6 photographs
Stereographs of Kansas City, MO, ca. 1878-1881.

Shield America, 1941, (C2548)
1 folder
Six issues of paper of the America First Committee, Kansas City, MO, August-November 1941.

Slaughter, Elijah Franklin (1825-1902), Journals, 1875-1904, (C3055)
MICROFILM
7 volumes on 1 roll of microfilm
The papers of Elijah Slaughter, a Jackson County, Missouri, farmer, include accounts of daily life, notes on bartering of farm goods, and a book of dates.

Smith, Jabez, Papers, 1847-1855, (C2729)
6 folders
The papers of Jabez Smith contain letters to Smith, Independence, MO, from various people acting as his agents in California and Virginia. Also included are miscellaneous items and photographs.

Smith, Nancy K., Postcard Collection, (P0029)
268 postcards
Postcards, all views of hospitals and clinics and some sanitariums across Missouri.

Smither, Helen F., Collection, (P0466)
0.125 linear feet
Postcards, mainly of Kansas City area, and photos of the University of Missouri ca. 1890. Cabinet cards; portraits of University of Missouri students.

Smithville and Longview Dam and Reservoir, Missouri, Projects Records, 1978-1979, (C2519)
0.4 linear feet
The records of the Smith and Longview Dam and Reservoir contain National Architectural and Engineering Record/Historic American Buildings Survey photographs, field records, historical and descriptive data, maps, and drawings of historic architectural structures at the Smithville and Longview Lakes, MO. Included are Longview Farm, Rockford School, James Poff and Sophia Rollins residences, Reuben Ross barn, and Waddell ""A"" truss bridge.

Snyder, Robert McClure, Jr. (1876-1937), Papers, 1890-1937, (C3524)
3.6 cubic feet
Correspondence, historical notes, book lists, and photographs of Snyder, joint heir of the Ozark Hahatonka estate, collector of rare books, and writer on many phases of western history, especially Kansas City, MO, and vicinity.

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.

State Historical Society of Missouri, Typescript Collection, (C0995)
RESTRICTED
MICROFILM
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.

State of Missouri Photograph Collection, (P0018)
462 photographs
Over 400 original photos created for the 1904 publication on Missouri at the time of the World's Fair by Walter Williams; shows all aspects and counties in Missouri.

Stella-Vega, Terri, Postcard Collection, (P0275)
19 postcards
19 color postcards of Kansas City and Excelsior Springs, MO.

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The Missouri Collection, (C3982)
The Missouri Collection is an artificial collection combining miscellaneous small acquisitions related to Missouri places, individuals, organizations, and events.

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.

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U.S. Work Projects Administration, "Church Bibliography, Baptist Bodies of Missouri, Associational Minutes," 1941, (C1312)
1 volume
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)
MICROFILM
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.

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.

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van Ravenswaay, Charles (1911-1990), Papers, 1841-1990, (C3873)
RESTRICTED
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.

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Walton, Viriginia, Postcard Collection, (P0142)
1 folder
A collection of Missouri postcards, including many from the St. Louis and Kansas City areas.

Warten, Henry, Photograph Collection, (P0111)
5 folders
Collection of approx 90 b/w and color photos snapshots, polaroid prints and photographs chiefly of Thomas Hart Benton's artworks with a scattering of views of Benton's Kansas City home and studio, Benton 's Cape Cod home and surrounding area.

Whittier, H.J., Record Book, 1921-1929, (C3416)
1 volume
The collection contains a cash book of a Kansas City doctor.

William Chrisman High School, Independence, Missouri, Class of 1951, Papers, 1940-2001, (C3979)
0.6 linear feet
This collection contains records pertaining to the class of 1951 from William Chrisman High School in Independence, Missouri. The bulk of the records come from the 1948-1951 time period and include such items as yearbooks, photographs, playbills, graduation announcements and commencement programs.

William Chrisman High School, Independence, Missouri, Class of 1951, Papers, (CA6155)
0.6 cubic feet
Addition of brochures, newspaper clippings, reunion materials, newsletters, yearbooks, and miscellaneous material.

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.

World War I Collection, 1917-1921, (C3223)
1.4 cubic feet
Clippings largely from Kansas City and St. Louis, MO, newspapers regarding World War I soldiers from Missouri; the 35th, 89th, and Rainbow Divisions; and the Red Cross and hospital work. Also includes political cartoons, war statistics, and county casualty lists.

Wright, Edward C., Jr., Photographs, (P0674)
0.15 linear feet
Photos of Independence area historic sites and buildings, 1961.

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