Manuscript Collection

Montgomery County Collection Descriptions


Montgomery County was organized in 1818. The county seat is Montgomery City. The collections listed below deal in some manner with Montgomery County. This list is not comprehensive, so be sure to browse collection descriptions by subject.



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A

Armstrong, Augusta, Photographs, (P0690)
15 photographs
Photos of Fort Clemson, Henry Clark house, Poindexter/Repper house, William Karl house, and Albert Schornhorst house: McKittrick area, MO, 1962.

B

Bellflower Presbyterian Church, Bellflower, Missouri, Records, 1901-1952, (C1343)
1 volume
Typed copy of session minutes and church register.

Blattner Family Photographs, (P0619)
12 photographs
Photos of the Blattner family of Wellsville, MO.

Breckenridge, William Clark (1862-1927), Papers, 1752-1927, (C1036)
MICROFILM
4.75 linear feet, 21 volumes, 3 rolls of microfilm
The papers of the St. Louis businessman, writer, and historian contain correspondence, scrapbooks, book sale announcements, and miscellaneous materials, with an emphasis on St. Louis and Missouri history.

Broadhead, William Ferrell, Letter, 1913, (C1944)
1 folder
The papers contain a letter to Mrs. Arthur McCluer from Clayton, Missouri, June 27, 1913. Reminiscence about Boonslick Road from St. Louis to Fulton, Missouri.

Brown, Robert C., Photograph Collection, (P0004)
32 photographs
Photographs of Missouri Railroad depots.

Brush Creek Presbyterian Church, Montgomery County, Missouri, Records, 1849-1944, (C1346)
1 volume
Minutes of sessions; registers of baptisms; marriages and deaths; financial records; registers of elders and deacons; roll of communicants; and names from cemetery. The name of the church was changed from Bear Creek to Brush Creek in 1855.

C

Central Hotel, New Florence, Missouri, Register, 1899-1903, (C1190)
1 volume
Register giving hotel guests and weather notations by W.R. Hollingsworth.

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.

G

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.

J

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.

M

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, Montgomery County, Court Seal, 1863, (C1601)
1 folder
Fragment of an account certified by Jacob L. Sharp, Montgomery County clerk, and S.T. Sharp, deputy clerk, Danville, MO, 7 November 1863. Certification has impression of the 1863 Montgomery County Court Seal.

Montgomery County, Missouri, Danville Township, Poll Books, 1848-1851, (C1673)
1 folder
The records contain poll books for the election of circuit attorney and special election of state senator, November 1848. Also included is a poll book for election of county surveyor, supreme and circuit court officials, and the vote on a new courthouse building, August 1851.

Missouri, Montgomery County Rural School, Records, 1870s-1947, (C4121)
0.2 cubic feet
The records of the Montgomery County Rural Schools largely contain Teacher's Monthly Reports and District Clerk Reports regarding school district number three, township number forty-seven, and range number six. The collection also contains a variety of business records including receipts and teachers' contracts. The teacher and clerk reports date from the 1870s to the 1890s. The miscellaneous personal records are mainly associated with the Tate family.

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.

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.

P

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.

Price's Branch Presbyterian Church, Price's Branch, Missouri, Records, 1867-1907, (C1363)
1 volume
Minutes of sessions and lists of members and baptized children.

R

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.

S

Sabourn, Frank C., Letters, 1898, (C2687)
1 folder
Written to Cornelia Vernatti, Montgomery City, MO, by a clerk in Company L, 5th Regiment, Missouri Volunteers, from Camp George H. Thomas, Georgia, and Camp Hamilton, Kentucky. Descriptions of camp life and his duties.

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.

T

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

U

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.

V

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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