Randolph County was organized in 1829. The county seat is Huntsville. The collections listed below deal in some manner with Randolph County. This list is not comprehensive, so be sure to browse collection descriptions by subject.
Ancient Order of United Workmen Certificate, 1885, (C1965)
Certificate issued to Enoch G. Deskin, Moberly, MO.
Civil War Scrapbook, Missouri, 1823-1868, (C1379)
The papers contain a collection of newspaper clippings on Missouri, 1823-1868, from New York and Boston newspapers, primarily the New York Daily Tribune. Most of the items pertain to the Civil War in Missouri, 1861-1862, and include maps and diagrams of the war in the west.
Deskin, Elijah, Mortgage, 1870, (C1968)
The collection contains a mortgage on Deskin's land given as security for $100 borrowed from the capital school fund of Township 52, Range 15, Randolph County, MO.
Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Missouri, A. Lincoln Post No. 5, List, n.d., (C2027)
List of dead members of A. Lincoln Post, Moberly, MO.
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.
Hardister, Isaac, Surity Bond, 1896, (C1912)
$500 surety bond of Isaac Hardister, street commissioner of Huntsville, MO.
Lester, Adison P., Bill for divorce, 1879-1880, (C2117)
The papers contain Lester's petition for divorce from Mary J. Lester, and summons for her to appear before Moberly Court of Common Pleas.
McCanne, Hugh (1805-1865), Diary, 1850, (C1932)
The collection contains a diary kept by McCanne of his trip from Randolph County, MO, to California in the spring and summer of 1850.
McCormack, Mason, Bill of Sale, 1842, (C1588)
The records contain a bill of sale for a Negro slave, sold to John M[arshall] Yates, [Randolph County, MO], May 24, 1842. Witnessed by C.F. Burckhartt and R.G. Gilman. Also a biographical sketch of John Marshall Yates (1795-1872).
McKinsey, James, Papers, 1850-1872, (C1890)
The papers contain two notes entered into with Randolph County for the use and benefit of the common schools, and a note of Hattie G. Johnson entered into with the Moberly Bank.
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, Huntsville, Brochure, c. 1910, (C0742)
Brochure describing the town of Huntsville, circa 1910.
Missouri, Randolph County Court Order, 1830, (C2028)
The records contain an order appointing David Floyd, John Bunch, and John Clarkson to mark out an alteration to the road from Frays Mill to the Grand Prairie.
Mitchell, Ewing Young, Jr. (1873-1954), Papers, 1840-1949 (C1041)
0.4 linear feet
Papers of a Springfield, Missouri, lawyer active in Democratic Party politics, who served as assistant secretary of commerce in Franklin Roosevelt's first administration. Material concerns family affairs, law practice with emphasis on county indebtedness, Ozark land speculation, and Democratic politics on the state and national levels.
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.
Powell, William, Letters, 1839-1840, (C2035)
The papers contain letters written by William Powell of Huntsville, Missouri, to his brother, Henry A. Powell, in Yanceyville, North Carolina. Prices of land, food, grain crops and livestock; abundance of wild game; and richness of the land. Begs the rest of the family to join them in Missouri.
Presbytery of Missouri, Minutes, 1920-1943, (C1353)
0.2 linear feet
The records contain official copies of minutes of the Presbytery of Missouri. Minutes for 1920-1939 are bound; others are in pamphlet form.
Presbytery of Missouri Records, 1817-1920, (C1354)
1.4 linear feet, 6 oversize volumes
The records of the Presbytery of Missouri contain minutes, reports, and other records of an organization composed of ministers and representative elders of Presbyterian churches in Missouri. Volumes 1-6 have been microfilmed. Volume 7 is available onsite. See also collection C1353.
Ramsay Place Names File 1928-1945, (C2366)
12 cubic feet
Card file of origins of Missouri place names, compiled by students of Robert L. Ramsay, University of Missouri professor of English.
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, Audio Cassette Collection, 1976-2000, (C3963)
0.3 linear feet, 34 audio cassettes
The State Historical Society of Missouri Audio Cassette Collection is a collection of miscellaneous interviews, lectures, and speeches collected over the years.
State Historical Society of Missouri, Typescript Collection, (C0995)
774 items on 14 rolls of microfilm
The State Historical Society of Missouri Typescript Collection consists of typescripts of articles and manuscripts donated over the years to the Historical Society.
Stephenson, Robert, Deed, 1842, (C1754)
Deed conveying land located in Randolph County, MO, to Joseph C. Moore for purchase price of $55.
The Missouri Collection, (C3982)
The Missouri Collection is an artificial collection combining miscellaneous small acquisitions related to Missouri places, individuals, organizations, and events.
U.S. Work Projects Administration, "Church Bibliography, Baptist Bodies of Missouri, Associational Minutes," 1941, (C1312)
The collection contains a list of the various Baptist associations in Missouri and the dates for which their records are in existence.
U.S. Work Projects Administration, Historical Records Survey, Missouri, 1935-1942, (C3551)
302 linear feet; also available on 817 rolls of microfilm
Correspondence, records, and working files. Originally designed to survey and inventory all county government records, the survey finally included inventories of church records, manuscript collections, vital statistics, American imprints, and federal archives. Incorporates records of the Federal Writers Project for Missouri.
Williams, Roy D. (1881-1972), Papers, 1853-1972, (C3769)
2 linear feet
Papers of Judge Roy D. Williams of Boonville, Missouri, containing speeches (primarily on local and regional history), historical notes, clippings, correspondence, photographs, and miscellany.
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.