Manuscript Collection

Jasper County Collection Descriptions


Jasper County, named for Revolutionary War hero Sgt. William Jasper, was organized in 1841. The county seat is Carthage, and its largest city is Joplin. Jasper County was once the center of an important lead and zinc mining district. The collections listed below deal in some manner with Jasper County. This list is not comprehensive, so be sure to browse collection descriptions by subject.


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African American Heroines of Jericho, Guiding Star Court No. 15, Joplin, Missouri, Records, 1916-1959, (R0970)
32 folders
These are the records of the African American organization of the Heroines of Jericho at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. The records consist of minutes of meetings, membership records, attendance rolls, miscellaneous papers, financial records, and communications to and from the Grand Court of Missouri.

All Star Concert Series, Joplin, Missouri, Program, 1937, (R0928)
1 folder
This is a program for a vocal concert presented by baritone Nelson Eddy at Memorial Hall in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, on Tuesday evening, 20 April 1937.

American Insitute of Mining Engineers, War Minerals of the Joplin-Miami District, 1917, (R0896)
1 folder
This is a booklet prepared for the Joplin-Miami portion of the annual meeting of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, held on 11-13 October 1917. It features a narrative report on the district by Otto Ruhl, with maps and data complied by G. B. Corless.

American Mining Congress (10th: 1907: Joplin, Mo.), Publicity Committee, Booklet, 1907, (R0981)
1 folder
This is The World's Greatest Zinc and Lead District, as seen through the Camera. It was published for the Tenth American Mining Congress, which met at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri, on 11-16 November 1907. Included are a transportation map of the mining district and many photographic views of mines, mills, towns and cities in the area.

American Zinc, Lead & Smelting Company, Records, 1901-1965, (R0010)
154 boxes
The American, Lead and Smelting Company (commonly known as "American Zinc") was a large nonferrous metals firm which mined, processed, smelted, and marketed basic zinc and lead products. It had major mining and milling operations in Missouri, Wisconsin, and Tennessee, smelters in Kansas and Illinois, and interests in ore processing machinery. Founded in 1899, the company became a leader in the zinc industry. By 1965 it controlled the largest zinc ore reserves in the United States, and ranked second in zinc ore production and third in smelting capacity. By that time controlling interest in the firm had passed to Consolidated Gold Fields, Ltd., a mining investment company. James D. Norris's AZn: A History of the American Zinc Company (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1968), based in large part upon this collection, is an excellent general history of the firm.

Anna-Beaver Mining Company, Photograph, ca. 1920s, (R1306)
1 item
This is a 7 ½" x 23 ½ ", black & white panoramic photograph of "Ground Crew, Anna-Beaver Field Shaft No. 8," near Cardin, Oklahoma, ca. 1920s. The view shows forty men posed as a group above ground. Most wear carbide lamps on their caps. The photograph was made by commercial photographer Heeney of Joplin, Missouri.

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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.

Bank of Avilla, Avilla, Missouri, Minute Book, 1914-1924, (R0735)
MICROFILM
1 volume
This is a corporate minute book for the Bank of Avilla at Avilla in Jasper County, Missouri. It includes minutes of the Board of Directors from 18 September 1914 through 14 January 1924. Samuel Salyer was the majority stockholder and Cashier until June 1919, when Ivy E. Russell succeeded him in both capacities.

Bank of Avilla, Avilla, Missouri, Record Book, 1923-1944, (R0691)
MICROFILM
1 volume
This is a minute book for the Bank of Avilla at Avilla in eastern Jasper County, Missouri. Included are minutes of the Board of Directors, 1924-1930, and a stock ledger, 1923-1944. The majority stockholder and Cashier was Ivy E. Russell.

Bank of Carthage, Carthage, Missouri, Minute Book, 1896-1913, (R0736)
MICROFILM
1 volume
This volume contains minutes of the Board of Directors and related papers for the Bank of Carthage in Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, from 1896-1913.

Bank of Carthage, Carthage, Missouri, Records, 1907-1935, (R0693)
MICROFILM
1 folder, 2 volumes
These are minutes of the Board of Directors' and stockholders' meetings, and miscellaneous papers of the Bank of Carthage in Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri.

Barr, Thomas Akers, Papers, 1861-1919, (R0270)
MICROFILM
63 items
This collection consists of correspondence and papers of a native of Illinois and physician who began practice in Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri, about 1869. Included are letters from Illinois soldiers serving in Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina, 1861-1865, from physicians in Illinois and Missouri, and from Harry Woodson Barr at Camp Bowie, Texas, 1918-1919.

Beazley, Thomas L., Letters, 1883-1885, (C1934)
1 folder
The collection contains ten letters written by Beazley on various subjects including teaching, Missouri University literary societies, and land values in Missouri and Kansas.

Beta Sigma Phi, Papers, 1943-1946, (R0852)
1 folder
This collection consists of an invitation to a pledging ceremony in Neosho, Missouri, a membership application, and programs for "Founder's Day" observances in Joplin, Missouri, and Neosho, Missouri, for Beta Sigma Phi, a non-academic sorority based in Kansas City, Missouri.

Boy Scouts of America, MoKan Area Council, Booklet, 1951, (R1031)
1 folder
These are programs for the annual "Boy Scout Circus" at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. Sponsored by the MoKan Area Council, hundreds of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Explorers, and their leaders participated in the events, which featured demonstrations of scouting skills, contests, and entertainment. Programs are available for 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, and 1951.

Brinkerhoff, William E., Papers, 1903-1912, (R0019)
1 folder
This collection consists of family correspondence of a banker in Carthage, Missouri. The letters contain descriptions of Carthage and Jasper County, and observations on financial trends and the business panic of 1907.

Buck, I.M., Photographs, (P0706)
2 photographs
Photos by I.M. Buck of Weeks Hardware Company and First National Bank in Carterville, MO.

Bumble Bee Mine, Joplin, Missouri, Photographs, ca. 1902-1917, (R0389)
1 folder
These are photographs of the mill at the Bumble Bee Mine near Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. Included are views of the landowner, miners, buildings, tailings pile, and wagon loads of zinc ore being loaded on railroad cars. The views have been copied on 35mm slides.

Business and Professional Women's Club, Webb City, Missouri, Records, 1951-1984, (R0573)
MICROFILM
2 volumes
These are record books of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Webb City in Jasper County, Missouri. They include minutes of meetings for 1951-1954 and 1969-1984, the club's constitution, and by-laws.

Buskett, Evans W., Letters, 1937, (R1088)
1 folder
These are two letters, dated 5 April and 2 June 1937, from Evans W. Buskett, a chemist and metallurgist at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri, to A. F. Wilson, president of Stillfilm, Inc., in Los Angeles, California. The letters deal with the selection of images for educational filmstrips.

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Carthage, Missouri, Civil War Battle Memoir, n.d., (R0167)
1 folder, photocopies
This is an unsigned, manuscript account of the battle of Carthage in Jasper County, Missouri, on 5 July 1861. Contextual evidence indicates that the author might have been Archy Thomas, a soldier in the Missouri State Guard from Carrollton, Missouri.

Carthage, Missouri, Funeral Home Records, 1887-1938, (R0695)
3 folders, photocopies
These are record books of what is now the Weng Mortuary in Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri. Entries include genealogical data, the costs of caskets, clothing, and other funeral expenses, and payments on account. There are records for 1887-1893, and 1915-1938.

Carthage Chamber of Commerce, Quasqui-Centennial Committee, Booklet, 1967, (R0817)
1 folder
This is the "Quasqui-Centennial Souvenir Book" published in 1967 by the Carthage Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the seat of Jasper County, Missouri.

Carthage Fair and Horse Show, Booklet, 1948, (R1087)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a "premium list" and "program of events" for the third annual Carthage Fair and Horse Show, held at Carthage in Jasper County, Missouri, on 23-25 September 1948. James M. Miller served as manager of the event.

Carthage High School, Carthage, Missouri, Operetta Program, 1944, (R1244)
1 folder
This is a program for "Oh Doctor," an operetta by Estelle M. and Palmer J. Clark, presented by the musical organizations of Carthage High School at Carthage in Jasper County, Missouri, on 30-31 March 1944. The director was Frances Ragsdale and the accompanist was Ruth Hibbs.

Carthage Horse Railway Company, Record Book, 1883-1891, (R0734)
MICROFILM
1 volume
This volume contains corporate minutes of the Carthage Horse Railway Company and a predecessor firm, the Carthage Railway Company. The company operated a horse-drawn transit system in Carthage in Jasper County, Missouri.

Carthage Loan and Investment Company, Record Book, 1912-1927, (R0692)
MICROFILM
1 volume
This is the record book of an investment company located at Carthage in Jasper County, Missouri. Allen McReynolds was the President of the firm.

Center Creek Association of Primitive Baptists, Minutes, 1907-1919, (R0923)
1 folder
These are published minutes of the 73rd and 85th annual sessions of the Center Creek Association of Primitive Baptists. The meetings were held with Clear Creek Church in Newton County, Missouri, on 14-16 September 1907 and 19-21 September 1919. J. Shields and J. A. Alberty were the moderators and R. C. Hendricks and H. H. Patten were the clerks.

Center Valley Lead & Zinc Company, Record Book, 1892-1900, (R0371)
MICROFILM
1 volume
These are records of mining leases to lots of the Baker and Hendrickson tracts in Jasper County, Missouri, controlled by the Center Valley Lead & Zinc Company of Webb City. The entries note the rules for mining the properties, the names of miners who leased them, and forfeitures of leases.

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.

Cherete Study Club, Joplin, Missouri, Booklets, 1956-1963, (R1025)
1 folder
These are annual program booklets for 1956-1957, 1958-1959, 1962-1963, and 1963-1964 for the Chereté Study Club, a women's study club at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. Included are lists of members, officers, committees, past presidents, and a schedule of meetings and programs.

Child Culture Club, Joplin, Missouri, Booklets, 1938-1954, (R1026)
1 folder
These are annual program/membership booklets for the Child Culture Club, a woman's study club at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. Included are lists of members, officers, and schedules of meetings and programs.

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.

Commercial Club of Joplin, Booklet, 1913, (R0900)
1 folder
This is Joplin Missouri: The City of Wealth Industry and Opportunity, a promotional booklet published by the Commercial Club of Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. The text extols Joplin's economic infrastructure, and there are many photographic illustrations of the city's major public facilities, commercial buildings, and primary industries.

Connor Hotel, Joplin, Missouri, Collection, 1908-1978, (R0136)
2 folders, photocopies
This collection includes an illustrated promotional booklet, photographs, and newspaper clippings concerning the Connor Hotel in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri. The lavish building was begun by Thomas Connor in 1906. It opened in 1908 and closed in 1969. The building collapsed while being readied for demolition in 1978.

Consolidated Jack Mines Company, Stock Certificate, 1905, (R1100)
1 folder
This is a certificate for 150 shares of stock in the Consolidated Jack Mines Company, a Washington, D.C., corporation with operations at Duenweg in Jasper County, Missouri. The certificate was dated 18 March 1905 and issued to A. M. Van Dyke. Frank Mattes, president, and E. A. Mattes, treasurer, signed the certificate.

Coppage Family, Papers, 1880-1976, (C2384)
2 folders
The papers of the Coppage family contain one letter, 1880, written in Carterville, MO, from a young bride to her mother; correspondence between several members of the Coppage family living in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, from 1910 to 1914; and miscellaneous items from the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1935-1936, and World War II, 1942.

Crown Coach Company, Brochure, n.d., (R0975)
1 folder
This is a brochure for "Expense-Paid Tours to and thru the Ozarks and Ouachitas" offered by Crown Coach Lines of Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. Eight tours are described, starting from Kansas City and extending as far as New Orleans and San Antonio.

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Dale, John B., Account Book, 1857-1860, (R0510)
1 volume
This is an account book of a general store at Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, thought to have been operated by John B. Dale. The records include accounts due the firm by various individuals, and also accounts payable to wholesale companies and suppliers. The volume is indexed.

Daughters of Rebekah, Jasper County, Missouri, Records, 1892-1987, (R0513)
MICROFILM
18 volumes
These are records of various lodges of the Daughters of Rebekah in Jasper County, Missouri. The collection includes minute books, membership registers, and rolls of officers for eight different lodges in Alba, Asbury, Carl Junction, Carterville, Neck City, Oronogo, and Webb City.

Daughters of Rebekah, Blendville Lodge No. 298, Joplin, Missouri, Minute Books, 1901-1986, (R0557)
MICROFILM
17 volumes
These are the minute books of the Daughters of Rebekah lodge at Blendville in Jasper County, Missouri. The minutes begin with the organizational meeting on 28 May 1901 and continue through 24 June 1986. Regular business included the initiation of members, work on the various degrees of the order, and planning for assemblies and social functions with other Rebekah and Odd Fellows lodges.

Daughters of Rebekah, Blendville Lodge No. 298, Joplin, Missouri, Records, 1986-2001, (R0811)
MICROFILM
6 volumes
These are an addition to the records of Daughters of Rebekah Blendville Lodge No. 298 at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. The records begin in 1986 and continue to the dissolution of the lodge in 2001. The earlier records of Blendville Lodge No. 298 have been previously microfilmed as collection R0557.

Daughters of Rebekah, Daisy Lodge No. 329, Chitwood, Missouri, Records, 1903-1931, (R0535)
MICROFILM
10 volumes
These are the records of Daisy Lodge No. 329 at Chitwood, Jasper County, Missouri. Included are membership records, annual reports, and minutes of meetings. The minutes begin with the organizational meeting on 3 March 1903 and continue through 29 December 1930. Daisy Lodge was consolidated with Blendsville Lodge No. 298 in 1931.

Daughters of Rebekah, Duenweg Lodge No. 266, Duenweg, Missouri, Minute Books, 1932-1963, (R0537)
MICROFILM
9 volumes
These are minutes of meetings of the Daughters of Rebekah Lodge No. 266 at Duenweg, Jasper County, Missouri. The minutes begin 20 December 1932 and continue through 31 May 1963, when the lodge was consolidated with Blendsville Lodge No. 298. Routine business conducted at the meetings included the admittance and dismissal of members, upkeep of the lodge hall, and arrangements for various events in conjunction with other Odd Fellows and Rebekah lodges.

Daughters of Rebekah, East Town Lodge No. 342, Joplin, Missouri, Records, 1903-1930, (R0536)
MICROFILM
8 volumes
These are the records of the East Town Lodge No. 342, Daughters of Rebekah, in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri. The collection includes rosters, annual reports to the state assembly, and minutes of meetings. The minutes begin with the organizational meeting in 1903, and continue through 13 May 1929.

Daughters of Rebekah, Joplin Lodge No. 97, Joplin, Missouri, Records, 1892-1986, (R0558)
MICROFILM
17 volumes
These are the minute books and membership registers of Daughters of Rebekah Lodge No. 97 at Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri. Lodge records begin with the organizational meeting of 7 April1892 and continue through 1986. The collection also includes annual reports to the state assembly, 1904-1940.

Daughters of Rebekah, Joplin Lodge No. 97, Joplin, Missouri, Records, 1950-1995, (R0806)
MICROFILM
5 volumes
This is an addition to the records of the Daughters of Rebekah Lodge No. 97 in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri (see collection R0558). Included are registers of officers and members, minutes of meetings, and financial records.

Daughters of Rebekah, Past Noble Grand Club, Joplin, Missouri, Secretary's Book, 1950-1961, (R0560)
MICROFILM
1 volume
This is the record book of the Past Noble Grand Club at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. The club consisted of past leaders of the various lodges of the Daughters of Rebekah in Jasper County. The volume includes minutes of meetings from 10 May 1950 through 11 October 1961, lists of officers, and attendance records.

Daughters of Rebekah, Rebekah Homemakers' Club, Webb City, Missouri, Record Book, 1933-1939, (R0559)
1 folder, photocopies
These are minutes of meetings and membership records of the Rebekah Homemaker's Club at Webb City, Missouri. The club was composed of members of the Rebekah Lodge at Webb City, who met to socialize and to raise money for the Odd Fellows Home in Liberty, Missouri. Minutes begin with the organizational meeting of 25 October 1933 and continue through 14 April 1939.

Daughters of Rebekah, Webb City Lodge No. 106, Webb City, Missouri, Membership Papers, ca. 1928-1991, (R0538)
MICROFILM
1 folder
These are applications for membership and transfer certificates from Rebekah Lodge No. 106 in Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri. Interfiled is a smaller group of similar documents regarding members of the Carl Junction Lodge No. 253 during the 1940s, apparently after the Carl Junction Lodge merged into the Webb City Lodge. The papers have been filmed in alphabetical order by the applicant's surname.

Daughters of Rebekah, Webb City Lodge No. 106, Webb City, Missouri, Records, 1961-1992, (R0807)
MICROFILM
2 volumes
These are the membership account ledger and minutes of meetings of the Daughters of Rebekah Webb City Lodge No. 106 at Webb City in Jasper County, Missouri. The records end in 1992 with the consolidation of the Webb City lodge with Blendville Lodge No. 298.

Daughters of Rebekah, Zinc Lodge No. 369, Joplin, Missouri, Minute Books, 1904-1987, (R0556)
MICROFILM
14 volumes
These are minute books of the Daughters of Rebekah Zinc Lodge No. 369 at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. The records begin with the organizational meeting, and continue through 10 December 1987. Routine business included the acceptance and initiation of new members, installation of officers, and planning for special events.

Daughters of Rebekah, Zinc Lodge No. 369, Joplin, Missouri, Minute Book, 1988-1993, (R0810)
MICROFILM
1 volume
This is a minute book of the Daughters of Rebekah Zinc Lodge No. 369 at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. The minutes begin on 14 January 1988 and continue through 24 June 1993, after which Zinc Lodge consolidated with Blendville Lodge at Joplin.

Daughters of the American Revolution, Joplin Chapter, Joplin, Missouri, Records, 1912-1988, (R0561)
MICROFILM
7 volumes
These are the secretary's record books of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapter in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri. The records include minutes of meetings, membership and attendance rolls, and miscellaneous papers.

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Eagle-Picher Industries, Fibers and Minerals Division, Labor Contract, 1967, (R0833)
1 folder
This contract is an Agreement between Eagle-Picher Industries, Inc., Fibers & Minerals Division, Joplin, Missouri, and Local Union No. 279, United Cement, Lime and Gypsum Workers. The agreement was executed on 3 May 1967, effective from 1 May 1967.

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Fairview Friends Sabbath School, Jasper County, Missouri, Records, 1884-1979, (R0892)
MICROFILM
3 volumes
These are minute books of the Sabbath School at the Fairview Friends church, six miles northwest of Carthage in Jasper County, Missouri. The minutes note the number of teachers and students in attendance.

Farmers Cooperative League, Booklet, 1909, (R1154)
1 folder
This is a booklet containing the "National Constitution and By-Laws" of the Farmers Cooperative League, an organization dedicated to improving the economic condition of farmers. W. R. Noble of Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri, served as Secretary.

Federal Lead Company, Mining Dept., Flat River, Missouri, Letterbooks, 1907-1913, (R0520)
17 volumes
These are letterbooks of outgoing correspondence maintained by Harry Adelbert Guess, general manager of the Federal Lead Company's mine and mill at Flat River in St. Francois County, Missouri. Topics include production, exploration, shipping, labor relations, and environmental pollution.

Federal Mining and Smelting Company, Booklet, 1945, (R1158)
1 folder
This booklet contains the annual report for the year ending 31 December 1944 for the Federal Mining and Smelting Company, which had mines in Idaho, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri. There are production statistics and profit-and-loss statements for each property.

First Baptist Church, Joplin, Missouri, T.E.L. Sunday School Class, Booklet, 1926, (R0831)
1 folder
This is the "Year Book 1926" for the T.E.L. Sunday School Class of the First Baptist Church of Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. Included are a list of officers and committee members, a schedule of meetings, and a membership roll.

Freemasons, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rit, Orient of Missouri, Valley of Joplin, Papers, 1906-1914, (R0748)
1 folder
This collection consists of booklets for the Autumn Convocation in 1906, the Spring Convocation in 1907, the Fall Convocation in 1908, and a program for the "Scottish Rite Banquet" in 1914 for the "Scottish Rite" Masonic bodies at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri.

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Garrigues, Donald C., Diaries and Correspondence, 1942-1945, (R0126)
4 volumes, 294 letters
These are diaries and letters of a native of Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, who served in the 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion, U.S. Army, during World War II. Garrigues served in California, Georgia, the Canal Zone, North Carolina, Algeria, Italy, France, Belgium, and Germany.

Girl Scouts of the United States of America, Webb City, Missouri, Banquet Program, 1950, (R1187)
1 folder
This is a small program booklet for the "Girl Scout Banquet" held at Webb City in Jasper County, Missouri, on 14 March 1950. Mrs. Roy Lee served as toastmistress.

Goodhealth Shoe Company, Papers, 1921-1945, (R0727)
MICROFILM
1 folder
These are corporate records, mostly minutes of meetings of the Board of Directors and shareholders, of the Goodhealth Shoe Company of Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri. Its purpose was to manufacture children's footwear and, later, to lease its factory to other manufacturers.

Great Western Normal School and Business College, Webb City, Missouri, Booklet, 1903, (R1082)
1 folder
This is a "souvenir program" issued for a "Reception in honor of the teachers of the public schools of Jasper County," sponsored by the Webb City Commercial Club and held at the Great Western Normal School and Business College at Webb City in Jasper County, Missouri, on 8 October 1903.

Gresham, Howard, Letter, 1919, (R1111)
1 folder
This is a letter dated 29 May 1919 from Howard Gresham, a wagoner in the Army of Occupation at Neuwied in Germany to Clara Carns at Jasper in Jasper County, Missouri. The letter discusses life in the Army and mutual friends and relatives.

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.

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Hershey, Charley, Diaries, 1883-1888, (R0188)
MICROFILM
5 folders
These are diaries of a young itinerant peddler from Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. Hershey and his brothers canvassed the mining towns in Jasper County and in Kansas. They made a journey down the White River in Arkansas in 1884, and went to California, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado in 1886. The collection also includes a fragment of a short story, "Goldeye's Trip to the Hills," n.d.

Hood, Harry C., Collection, n.d., (R0035)
3 folders
These are photocopies of unpublished manuscripts by Harry C. Hood, Sr., on lead and zinc mining in southwestern Missouri and the Southwest Missouri Railroad. There are also clippings of local histories written by Hood for the Webb City Sentinel.

Hunter Family, Letters, 1864-1880, (R0469)
1 folder, photocopies, typescripts
This is correspondence of the Hunter and Hagler families of Jasper, Lawrence, and Polk counties in Missouri. The letters were written by Elizabeth Hunter and her daughters, Priscilla A. Hunter and Charlotte Elizabeth (Hunter) Hagler, and were addressed to another daughter, Margaret (Hunter) Newberry. Topics include news of family and friends, turmoil during the Civil War, farm life, and religious matters.

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Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Beta Phi Theta Rho Girl's Club No. 10, Joplin, Missouri, Minute Book, 1946-1950, (R0539)
MICROFILM
1 volume
This is the minute book of the Beta Phi Theta Rho Girl's Club at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. The minutes begin 28 January 1946 and continue through 27 December 1950. Regular business included the initiation of members and installation of officers, and planning for events in conjunction with other Theta Rho, Rebekah, and Odd Fellows lodges.

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Blendville Lodge No. 573, Joplin, Missouri, Papers, 1922-1926, (R0984)
1 folder
These are the By-Laws of Blendville Lodge No. 573, I.O.O.F., Joplin, Missouri, approved on 17 April 1922, and an Official Certificate of good standing for member R. A. Barton, indicating all dues and fees were paid through 1 July 1926. Blendville Lodge No. 573 was located at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri.

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Canton Lincoln No. 17, Joplin, Missouri, Minute Book, 1895-1905, (R0533)
MICROFILM
1 volume
This is the minute book of the Odd Fellows (Patriarchs Militant) lodge in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri. Minutes begin on 24 November 1895 and continue through 26 December 1905. Routine business consisted of initiating new members, working on various degrees of the order, raising funds, and arranging to attend IOOF and public events.

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Carterville Lodge No. 314, Carterville, Missouri, Papers, 1918-1930, (R0534)
MICROFILM
6 folders
These are the papers of Odd Fellows Lodge No. 314 at Carterville in Jasper County, Missouri. Included are business papers concerning the Carterville Lodge, and correspondence from individual members, the Jasper County IOOF Association, the Grand Lodge of Missouri, and conclaves at Kansas City and Butler, Missouri, and Pittsburg, Kansas.

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Carterville Lodge No. 314, Carterville, Missouri, Record Books, 1907-1911, (R0501)
MICROFILM
2 volumes
These are the minute books of the Odd Fellows Lodge at Carterville in Jasper County, Missouri. The volumes contain minutes of weekly meetings from 19 November 1907 through 10 October 1911. Lodge business included initiation of new members, work on the various degrees of the order, payments of benefits to members, and discussion of matters concerning the lodge hall.

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Joplin Lodge No. 287, Joplin, Missouri, Booklets, 1917-1920, (R0967)
1 folder
These are two booklets containing the by-laws adopted in 1917 and 1920 by Joplin Lodge No. 287 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The lodge was located at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri.

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Webb City Lodge No. 79, Webb City, Missouri, Minute Books, 1888-1961, (R0502)
MICROFILM
15 volumes
These are the minute books of the Odd Fellows Lodge at Webb City in Jasper County, Missouri. The minutes begin with the organizational meeting on 9 August 1888 and continue through 31 January 1961. Lodge business included the acceptance of new members, payments of sick and funeral benefits, work on the various degrees of the order, matters concerning the lodge hall, and consolidations of the Alba, Carterville, and Duenweg lodges with Webb City.

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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.

Jasper County, Missouri, Cedar Bluff School, register, 1893-1898, (R0618)
MICROFILM
1 volume
This is the teacher's register for Cedar Bluff School in Jasper County, Missouri. It includes daily and term attendance records for each student beginning 10 April 1893 and continuing through 18 March 1898. There is also a visitor's register.

Jasper County, Missouri, Records, 1842-1890, (R0515)
8 volumes
These are docket books, marriage records, and stray books, mostly for Marion Township, the collector's forfeiture list, and the clerk's letterpress book for Jasper County, Missouri. The collection is also available on microfilm.

Jasper County, Missouri, School District No. 6, Dixie School, Record Book, 1886-1902, (R0617)
MICROFILM
1 volume
This is the district clerk's record book for District No. 6 in Jasper County, Missouri. The record book includes minutes of the annual meetings, proceedings of the board of directors, annual enumeration of the district, lists of resident tax payers, oaths of officers, estimates of school expenses, teachers' contracts, and records of expenses.

Jasper County, Missouri, Subdistrict No. 5 (Smithfield School), Record Book, 1870-1896, (R0783)
1 folder, photocopies
This is the "Subdistrict Record" for school Subdistrict No. 5, Smithfield School, in Jasper County, Missouri. The volume includes minutes of meetings of the district and board of directors, estimates of school expenses, teachers' contracts, and annual enumeration of residents and children.

Jasper County, Missouri, Superintendent of Schools, Programs, 1912-1913, (R0985)
1 folder
These are programs for teachers' meetings held at Sarcoxie (20 January 1912 and 1 March 1913) and Carl Junction (1 February 1913) in Jasper County, Missouri. Teachers from area schools attended. The meetings were called by County Superintendent L. W. Kost.

Jasper County, Missouri, Tax Assessment List, 1861, (R0016)
MICROFILM
171 pages
This volume includes property assessments for Jasper County, including records of acreage, slaves, and town lots. John Hornback certified the list.

Jasper County, Missouri, Tax Book, 1864, (R0017)
MICROFILM
130 pages
This volume includes property valuation and taxes for Jasper County. Stephen T. Vititon certified the list.

Jasper County Tanning Company, Stock Certificate, 1924, (R1057)
1 folder
This is a certificate for 200 shares in the Jasper County Tanning Company, which had offices at Carthage in Jasper County, Missouri, and property at Carthage and at Pittsburg in Crawford County, Kansas. The certificate was issued to A. J. Porter on 1 October 1924 and signed by President P. C. Gruver and Secretary Lester E. Forbes.

Joplin, Missouri, Centennial Celebration Schedule, 1973, (R0793)
1 folder
This is a flyer promoting the centennial celebration at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. The events occurred in June and July in 1973.

Joplin Business College, Booklets, ca. 1920-1939, (R0891)
1 folder
These are booklets and other papers promoting the Joplin Business College ("The Joiner School"), a commercial trade school located at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri.

Joplin Chamber of Commerce, Booklet, ca. 1920s, (R1063)
1 folder
This is Joplin, Missouri: A City of Diversified Opportunities, an illustrated promotional booklet issued by the Joplin Chamber of Commerce at Joplin in Jasper County Missouri. Although undated, the text and photographs suggest a printing in the 1920s.

Joplin Chamber of Commerce, Aviation Committee, Air Show Program Booklet, 1971, (R0871)
1 folder
This is a program booklet for an airport terminal dedication and air show sponsored by the Joplin Chamber of Commerce at Joplin Municipal Airport in Jasper County, Missouri, on 29-31 May 1971.

Joplin Choral Club, Program, 1904, (R0904)
1 folder
This is a program for "Swan and Skylark," a concert presented by the Joplin Choral Club at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri, on 19 April [1904?].

Joplin Globe, Magazine Editions, 1928-1929, (R0621)
2 volumes
These are annual "magazines" of the Joplin Globe newspaper featuring stories on mining and related industries in the Tri-State Mining District of Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Included are production summaries for leading mining companies and articles on mineral industries in the Tri-State and the United States. The magazines are illustrated and carry advertisements by lead and zinc mining and milling companies.

Joplin High School, Joplin, Missouri, Program, 1918, (R0907)
1 folder
This is a program for a performance of "The Education of Mr. Pipp," a theatrical comedy by Augustus Thomas, by the Senior Class of 1918 of Joplin High School at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. Directed by Mrs. George F. Wolfe, the play was performed on 9-10 May 1918.

Joplin Loan & Building Association, Record book, 1883-1891, (R1307)
1 volume
This is a record book of the Joplin Loan and Building Association at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. It includes the By-laws, minutes of meetings of stockholders and directors and financial statements. Entries begin with the organizational meeting on 31 March 1883 and continue through 5 January 1891.

Joplin Railroad Company, Ledger, 1877, (R0087)
MICROFILM
1 volume
This is a construction ledger of the Joplin Railroad Company, ca. January--April 1877. This line, between Joplin, Missouri, and Girard, Kansas, was completed in 1877. The St. Louis and San Francisco Railway Company purchased it in 1879.

Joplin Separating Company, Record Book, 1902-1909, (R0370)
MICROFILM
1 volume
These are records of the processing of lead and zinc ores from mines in and around Jasper County, Missouri. The volume also includes records of sales of processed ores to refining companies, and the sales and purchases of sand. The names and locations of various mines and operators are noted, as are the prices for various grades of ore.

Joplin Theatre, Joplin, Missouri, Program, 1929, (R1037)
1 folder
This is a program for a production of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew at the Joplin Theatre in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, on Friday evening, 8 February 1929. The live performance was "presented in modern dress."

Joplin Tornado Oral History Project, Records, 2011- , (C4095)
0.1 linear feet, 3 CD
The collection consists of interviews with people who experienced, were affected by, and/or were a part of the devastating EF5 multiple-vortex tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri, on May 22, 2011. The focus of this project is to help document the community of Joplin both before and after the tornado, as well as the rebuilding of this community. The collection consists of digitally recorded interviews, transcripts (forthcoming), and ephemera.

K

Koelker, Karl L., Collection, 1896-1948, (R0011)
52 folders, oversize
These are negative photocopies of the "mining pages" from the Sunday issues of the Joplin Daily Globe (later the Joplin Globe), 6 September 1896--15 February 1948. They contain news and production figures for the lead and zinc mining region in southwestern Missouri.

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Lamkin, Alfred Avery, Diaries, 1853-1872, (R0443)
5 folders, photocopies
These are diaries of Alfred Avery Lamkin, a soldier in the 25th Ohio Infantry and a civilian employee of the army during the Civil War, who moved to Jasper County, Missouri, in 1866. His diaries cover antebellum employment in Ohio, Indiana, and Missouri, military service in Virginia, South Carolina, and Kentucky, and postwar activities in Ohio and Missouri.

Lawrence County Historical Society, Missouri, Baptist association minutes, 1882-1933, (R0644)
MICROFILM
15 folders
These are printed minutes of annual meetings of Primitive Baptist associations in Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Ohio, and Oklahoma. The most complete series are for the Center Creek and Ozark associations of Missouri. The minutes include the proceedings of the associations, lists of churches, officers, and representatives, the articles of faith and rules of decorum, and correspondence with other associations.

League of Women Voters, Joplin, Missouri, Papers, 1919-1921, (R1267)
1 folder
These are miscellaneous papers of the Joplin League of Women Voters. The papers include correspondence of the treasurer, Marjorie T. Wolcott, with the Missouri League of Women Voters, the National American Women Suffrage Association, the Republican National Committee, and the Democratic National Committee. The correspondence concerns contributions to the state League and expenses for local programs.

Leggett & Platt Manufacturing Co., Records, 1896-1932, (R0250)
MICROFILM
24 volumes, 1 folder
These are business records of a manufacturing firm in Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, now doing business as Leggett & Platt, Inc. Included are shipping and sales records, journals, expense records, balance sheets, and account ledgers.

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Mansfield Mining and Development Company, Stock Certificate, 1918, (R1122)
1 folder
This is certificate number 31, dated 7 March 1918, for twenty shares of stock in the Mansfield Mining and Development Company of Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. The firm owned mining leases and contracts near Mansfield in Wright County, Missouri. The shares were sold to L. F. Livingston and the certificate was signed by N. Rosenberg, president, and C. O. Storm, secretary.

McClintock, R. S., Letter, 1916, (R1109)
1 folder
This is a letter dated 28 November 1916 from R. S. McClintock at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri, to Edward A. Hill at Aurora in Lawrence County, Missouri. The letter deals with mining property near Webb City in Jasper County.

McDowell, Douglas E., "The Ginseng Garden," 1909, (R1062)
1 folder
This is the issue for August 1909 of The Ginseng Garden, edited by Charles E. McDowell at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. This quarterly publication promoted the cultivation and marketing of ginseng, a medicinal root.

Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Southwest Missouri Conference. Joplin District. Jasper Charge, Jasper County, Missouri, Records, 1919-1967 (bulk 1919-1925), (R0636)
2 folders, photocopies
These are records of the Jasper Circuit in the Joplin District of the Southwest Missouri Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Included are a Quarterly Conference Record of the Jasper Circuit, 1919-1923, and miscellaneous papers, 1919-1967.

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 Place Names Study, 1927-1928 (C3459)
0.6 linear feet
Correspondence, term papers, and information collected by graduate students at the University of Missouri during a study of the origin and history of place names in forty-two Missouri counties.

Missouri, Historic Mining Photographs, ca. 1880s-1910s, (R0620)
110 views
This is a collection of photographs concerning mining industries in Missouri, with an emphasis on the Old Lead Belt of southeastern Missouri, and the Tri-State mining district centered on Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. The subjects include surface installations of various mines, mining equipment, mills, and general views of the mining areas.

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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Ohler, Jettie Ferguson, Pleasant Valley School Collection, n.d., (R0751)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a history of Pleasant Valley School in Marion Township, Jasper County, Missouri. Jettie Ohler was a teacher at the school, and longtime secretary of the Pleasant Valley Homecoming Organization. Her notes on that organization, 1930-1957, are included.

Old Dominion Mining Company, Pamphlet, ca. 1910, (R1121)
1 folder
This is a promotional pamphlet for the Old Dominion Mining Company at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. Included are data about the firm's officers, physical plants, and photographs of its mines, mills, and equipment. C. M. Sheldon was president and treasurer and E. P. Rhodes was secretary and auditor of the company.

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.

Order of the Eastern Star, Carterville Chapter No. 11, Carterville, Missouri, Booklet, 1952, (R1215)
1 folder
This is a small booklet containing the names of officers, the opening ode, the flag ceremony, and the closing ode for Carterville Chapter No. 11 of the Order of the Eastern Star at Carterville in Jasper County, Missouri. It is dated 1952. Twyla Powell was the Worthy Matron.

Order of the Eastern Star, Ruth Chapter No. 177, Joplin, Missouri, Booklet, 1942, (R0997)
1 folder
This is a booklet containing the bylaws of Ruth Chapter No. 177 of the Order of the Eastern Star at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. The bylaws were approved on 22 July 1942 by Worthy Grand Matron Hazel H. Reppart.

Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Azotus Shrine No. 5, Joplin, Missouri, Booklets, 1950-1982, (R0940)
1 folder
This is a letter from George Flood at Golden City in Barton County, Missouri, to "Brother Knoll." Dated 10 June 1900, the letter concerns Flood's attempts to market bicycles for Knoll, with the intention of moving to Springfield in Greene County, Missouri, to do so.

Osceola Lead and Zinc Mining Company, Stock Certificate, 1905, (R1028)
1 folder
This is certificate No. 520 for 32 shares of stock in the Osceola Lead and Zinc Mining Company at Webb City in Jasper County, Missouri. The certificate was issued on 5 April 1905 to Dr. W. H. Hawley, and was signed by President T. F. Coyne and Secretary S. R. Snook.

Ozark Artists' Guild, Papers, 1952-1962, (R0862)
1 folder
These are miscellaneous papers concerning the Ozark Artists' Guild at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. Included are program schedules, announcements, brochures, and other printed matter, especially concerning the Guild's headquarters and gallery, the Spiva Art Center.

Ozark Crude Oil Company, Stock Certificate, 1902, (R0919)
1 folder
This is a stock certificate for 250 shares in the Ozark Crude Oil Company of Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. It was issued on 13 May 1902 to Charles P. Johnson.

Ozark Playgrounds Association, Booklets and Pamphlets, 1929-1955, (R0854)
6 items
These are three booklets and three pamphlets published by the Ozark Playgrounds Association promoting "Playgrounds of the Ozarks," in an area encompassing parts of Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Included in the booklets are geographical listings, while two of the pamphlets contain highway maps and listings of member hotels, motels, resorts, restaurants, and tourist attractions, while another contains more general information.

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Pearson, William N., Sherwood: The Forgotten Village, 1978, (R0750)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a brief history of the village of Sherwood in the southwestern corner of Jasper County, Missouri. Closest to present-day Carl Junction, the village was destroyed in 1863 by Union forces from Baxter Springs, Kansas.

Picher Lead Company, Records, 1875-1918, (R0210)
2 folders, 6 volumes
This collection consists of correspondence and record books of the Picher Lead Company at Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri. Included are correspondence with shipping agents and commission merchants, ledgers of expense and sales, and smelter records. The records span the period from the founding of the company in 1875 to its merger with the Eagle White Lead Company in 1916.

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.

Prairie State Mining Company, Stock Certificate, 1904, (R1116)
1 folder
This is certificate number 134, dated 27 August 1904, for 1500 shares of stock in the Prairie State Mining Company at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. The shares were sold to R. F. Evans and signed by F. Y. Hamilton, president, and J. B. Morsman, secretary.

Pralin Mines Company, Stock Certificate, 1907, (R1113)
1 folder
This is certificate #1623, dated 31 August 1907, for 300 shares of stock in the Pralin Mines Company of Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri. The shares were sold to John Spiring Walker and the certificate was signed by Harvey Stiver, President, and H. T. Wheaton, Secretary.

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.

Puritan Mining Company, Stock Certificate, 1911, (R1115)
1 folder
This is certificate number 542, dated 19 April 1911, for five shares of stock in the Puritan Mining Company at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. The company was organized in 1909 and failed in 1913. The shares were sold to Olivia Ramed.

Pyle's International Transcontinental Foot Race, Programs, 1928-1929, (R0094)
1 folder, photocopies
These are programs from Charles C. Pyle's first and second annual transcontinental foot races. The 1928 race was from Los Angeles to New York; the 1929 race was from New York to Los Angeles. Through Missouri the runners followed U.S. Highway 66.

Prairie Flower Literary Society, Webb City, Missouri, Record Book, 1884-1888, (R0495)
1 folder, photocopies
These are the minutes of meetings and membership lists of the Prairie Flower Literary Society of Webb City in Jasper County, Missouri. The records begin with the bylaws of the club, followed by minutes of meetings beginning with the organizational meeting on 23 December 1884 and continuing through 23 January 1888.

Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., Presbytery of Ozark, Pamphlet, 1890, (R1191)
1 folder
This is a meeting announcement for the Presbytery of Ozark at Webb City in Jasper County, Missouri, on 15 April 1890. Included are the standing rules of the Presbytery, the meeting agenda, and a list of standing committees and their membership.

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Ramona Study Club, Joplin, Missouri, Booklet, 1944, (R1107)
1 folder
This is an annual program schedule and membership booklet for 1944-1945 for the Ramona Study Club, a woman's study club at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. Included are a roster of members, meeting dates and hostesses, and miscellaneous information about the club.

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.

Ritter Family, Papers, 1850-1956, (R0100)
50 folders, 9 volumes
This collection consists of correspondence, legal records, business papers, and miscellaneous material of the Ritter and Howard families of Jasper County, Missouri. Included are mining leases and drill records, 1883-1911, and records of the Stone School District, 1903-1940.

Rives & Stemmons Store, Ledger, 1867-1889, (R0152)
1 volume
This is an account ledger of a general store at Avilla in Jasper County, Missouri. D. B. Rives and T. J. Stemmons operated the business until Rives's death in 1870. Enclosed with the volume are two contracts and a broadside pertaining to horse and mule breeding, 1888-1889.

Rotary Club of Joplin, Papers, 1921-1952, (R0885)
1 folder
These are papers of Rotary Club No. 243 at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. Included are membership rosters (1921-1945), newsletters ("Joplin Chats," 1924-1952), and miscellaneous papers, mostly memorials of deceased members.

Royalty Land & Mining Company, drill records, 1917, (R0372)
1 folder, photocopies
These are records of test drilling of a tract at Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri, owned by the Royalty Land & Mining Company. Assays of the drill cores for lead and zinc content were performed by the Waring and Williams Laboratories of Webb City and are appended to the drill records.

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Schoenherr, Adolph, Papers, 1906-1919, (R0615)
MICROFILM
3 folders
These are business and personal papers of Adolph Schoenherr, a businessman and mine operator in Jasper County, Missouri. The papers concern lead and zinc mines around Webb City and Carterville, and the operations of the Schoenherr-Walton and Reliance mining companies. There are also papers concerning a proposed adoption of a child by Adolph and Beulah Schoenherr.

Schoenherr-Walton Mining Company, Record Book, 1907-1911, (R0486)
MICROFILM
1 volume
This is a record of zinc and lead extracted from a mine near Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri, operated by the Schoenherr-Walton Mining Company. The volume includes production summaries for day and night shifts at the mine, 1907-1911, records of carloads of lead and zinc ore sold to smelting firms, 1907-1911, and records of coal and freight shipped to the mine, 1907-1908.

School House Mining Company, Stock Certificate, 1914, (R1114)
1 folder
This is a certificate dated 26 October 1914 for 4,000 shares of capital stock in the School House Mining Company at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. The firm operated a mining lease and had a plant at Carterville. The certificate was registered to A. P. Callahan and was signed by A. F. Dexter, President, and J. F. Dexter, Secretary.

Schrantz, Ward Loren, Memoirs, ca. 1909-1946, (R0361)
MICROFILM
11 folders
These are memoirs of military service by a resident of Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, who served in the Missouri National Guard and the U.S. Army before World War I. He was a captain of a machine gun battalion in Europe, 1917-1919, a reserve officer, 1920-1942, and a U.S. Army troopship commander during World War II.

Scott, Ephraim Homer, The Record, 1888, (R0686)
1 folder
This is Volume 1, Number 8 (November 1888) of The Record, published "In the Interests of Musical Culture and General Education" by Prof. Ephraim H. Scott, director of the Western Conservatory of Music at Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri.

Shaw, Frank, "Memorandum," 1901, (R0363)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a journal of a mine superintendent who worked in the lead and zinc mines of Jasper County, Missouri, 1 January through 30 December 1901. The entries include comments on various mines, mining equipment, mechanical problems, and financial matters.

Shelton, T. J., Southwestern Miner, 1892, (R0873)
1 folder
These are four issues from June, August, and October 1892 of the Southwestern Miner, a newsletter "devoted exclusively to the Lead and Zinc mines of Missouri and Kansas." Published every week at Carterville, Missouri, by "Campbell & Shelton" and managed by T. J. Shelton, the journal included production statistics and mining news items from southwestern Missouri and southeastern Kansas, and particularly from Jasper County, Missouri.

Short Creek Zinc and Lead Company, Stock Certificate, 1916, (R1069)
1 folder
This is certificate number 125 for ten shares of capital stock in the Short Creek Zinc and Lead Company at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. The certificate was registered to Fieldsteel & Company on 27 October 1916, and signed by President F. A. Hornaday and Secretary C. Scott.

Simonson, Jesse Russell, Papers, 1894-1901, (R1249)
1 folder
These are six teacher's contracts (1894-1900) and a teacher's certificate (1901) for Jesse Russell Simonson in Jasper County, Missouri. There are three contracts for rural schools, and three contracts for Carterville Public School.

Skinner, Mrs. Bradley, Postcard Collection, (P0549)
38 postcards
Postcards, the bulk of which depict Higginsville and Odessa. Additional postcards of St. Louis, Butler, Central Methodist University, Schell City, Joplin, and St. Joseph.

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

South Joplin Christian Church, Joplin, Missouri, Woman's Council, Booklet, ca. 1925, (R1132)
1 folder
This is "The Household Digest and Directory," a membership directory and recipe book published by the Woman's Council of the South Joplin Christian Church at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. Mrs. William Belford served as President of the Council.

Southwest Missouri Railroad Company, Records, 1891-1941, (R0052)
MICROFILM
5 volumes, 1 folder
This collection consists of miscellaneous papers and corporate minute books of the Southwest Missouri Railroad Company and its predecessors, the Joplin & Galena Electric Railway Company, and the Southwest Missouri Electric Railway Company.

Southwest Missouri Teachers' Association, Booklet, 1941, (R1135)
1 folder
This is an "Official Program" booklet for the annual meeting of the Southwest Missouri Teachers' Association, held on 22-24 October 1941 at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. R. W. Anderson of Neosho served as president of the organization.

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.

Spring River Baptist Association, Booklet, 1937, (R1214)
1 folder
These are the minutes of the 98th annual session of the Spring River Baptist Association, held with the First Baptist Church of Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri, on 22-23 September 1937. B. A. Pugh served as moderator, and C. T. Sanders was clerk of the session.

St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company, Records, 1859-1980, (R0362)
635 items in 56 cartons
These are corporate minutes and financial account books, and other records of the St. Louis-San Francisco ("Frisco") Railway Company (1916-1980) and predecessor, subsidiary, and constituent companies, most notably the St. Louis & San Francisco Railway (1876-1896) and the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad (1896-1916). The "Frisco" operated in Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. It became part of the Burlington Northern Railroad in 1980.

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.

Stubblefield, Paul, editor, The Mirror, Joplin, Missouri, 1952-1953, (R0866)
1 folder
These are four issues of The Mirror: Reflections from the Sports, Entertainment and Other Fronts, from 1952 and 1953. Edited by Paul Stubblefield, The Mirror was published weekly at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. It contained television schedules, listings for dances, concerts, meetings, recreational activities and sporting events, and advertisements for local businesses.

Sweet, Benjamin Guy, Journals, 1862-1872, (R0190)
1 volume, typescript
This is a typescript of four journals kept by Benjamin Guy Sweet. They describe his experiences in the 74th Illinois Infantry during the Civil War, removal to Jasper County, Missouri, in 1867, and operation of a newsstand and bookstore in Carthage in 1872. The typescript includes a subject/name index to the journals.

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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.

Tower, W. S., Letter, 1885, (R0879)
1 folder
This is a letter of 1 July 1885 from W. S. Tower of Carthage in Jasper County, Missouri, to Thomas W. Gleason in Hartford, Connecticut. It concerns the payment of interest and a possible investment in land.

Tri-State Health and Housing Committee, "The Menace of the Slime Pile," n.d., (R1181)
1 folder, photocopies
This is an undated pamphlet that addresses the problem of dust from the slime piles in the Tri-State Mining District of Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma. It is subtitled, "Disposal of Mill Tailings in the Tri-State Zinc and Lead District."

Tri-State Rebekah Association, Records, 1911-1941, (R0574)
MICROFILM
2 volumes
These are the record books of the Tri-State Rebekah Association. The Association, founded in 1904, was composed of lodges of the Daughters of Rebekah in southeastern Kansas, northeastern Oklahoma, and southwestern Missouri. The records include printed programs and minutes of the annual sessions of the Association.

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U. S. Highway 71 Celebration, Collection, 1930, (R0763)
1 folder
This collection includes a letterhead, program, and pin-back button with ribbon concerning the celebration of the completion of United States Highway 71 into Carthage in Jasper County, Missouri, on 4-5 June 1930.

U.S. Selective Service System, Missouri, Records, 1917-1918, (C2681)
445 folders negative Photostats, 8.7 cubic feet
Lists of persons by county and district selective service boards whose cards were held by those boards. Arranged alphabetically by county.

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.

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Wallower, Frank C., Papers, 1877-1966, (R0057)
6 folders, 219 photographs
These are papers of a mine owner and operator at Joplin, Missouri, and manager of the Southwest Missouri Railroad Company. The collection includes rough drafts of his unfinished autobiography, "A Review of Sixty Years," correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs of lead and zinc mines in Jasper County, Missouri.

Webb City Chamber of Commerce, Webb City, Missouri, Minutes, 1920-1924, (R0550)
MICROFILM
2 folders
These are minutes of meetings of the Webb City Chamber of Commerce, Jasper County, Missouri, for the years 1920 and 1924. Included are minutes of regular, directors', and committee meetings. Among the topics of discussion were economic development, advertising, tourism, road and street improvements, the financial status of the Jane Chinn Hospital, and the sponsorship of special sales and commercial events.

Webb City Community Chest, Webb City, Missouri, Records, 1939-1955, (R0551)
MICROFILM
3 volumes
These are records of contributions, minutes of meetings, and miscellaneous papers of the Webb City Community Chest in Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri. The records begin with the names of contributors in 1939 and continue through the dissolution and final settlement of the Community Chest in 1955.

Webb City Factory Holding Corporation, Stock Certificate, 1938, (R1117)
1 folder
This is certificate number 105, dated 19 January 1938, for 80 shares of preferred stock in the Webb City Factory Holding Corporation at Webb City in Jasper County, Missouri. It was issued to the Webb City Bank and signed by W. C. Ball, president, and Harry Easley, secretary.

Williams, E. L., Mining Lease, 1912, (R0741)
1 folder
This is a mining lease between E. L. Williams, the lessee, and Harriet E. Etheridge, the lessor, for property in Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri. The ten-year lease stipulated a 10% royalty on the value of lead and zinc mined from the site.

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.

Wittich, L. L., "Zinc and Lead Handbook," 1916, (R0275)
1 folder
This a pamphlet concerning the zinc and lead industries and mineral production in the Joplin District of Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Included are production figures for mines and mining companies in the Joplin District, and statistics on the international production, pricing, and consumption of zinc and lead.

Woman's Christian Temperance Union of, Missouri, Booklet, 1937, (R1248)
1 folder
This is the "Report of the Fifty-Fifth Annual Convention" of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Missouri, held at the First Baptist Church of Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri, on 28 September to 1 October 1937.

Woman's Club of Joplin, Program, 1960, (R0988)
1 folder
This is a program booklet for the "Red Stocking Revue," a fundraising amateur variety show presented by the Woman's Club of Joplin on 10 November 1960 at Memorial Hall in Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. The General Chairman for the event was Mrs. Tom M. Leggett and the Director was Harry Miller.

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Zinc Milling and Manufacturing Company, Stock Certificate, 1911, (R0869)
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This is a certificate number 224 for 500 shares of capital stock in the Zinc Milling and Manufacturing Company of Joplin in Jasper County Missouri. The certificate was registered to Paul F. Vose.

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