Papers of individual writers of fiction and non-fiction, prose and poetry; records of literary organizations, publishers, and journals and magazines. Includes "popular" and "cultural" writers.
Almstedt, Hermann B. (1872-1954), Papers, 1887-1954, (C2408)
1.5 linear feet
Correspondence with colleagues and students, articles, speeches, poems, programs, report cards and diplomas of Hermann B. Almstedt, professor of Germanic Languages at the University of Missouri.
Aly, Bower (1903-1977), Address, 1974, (C3581)
Address on the poetry of John G. Neihardt, dedicating ground for the Neihardt building in Bancroft, NE, August 4, 1974.
American Audio Prose Library, 1981-1993, (C3851)
578 audio cassettes and 88 reel-to-reel tapes
Interviews of and readings by American prose writers. These recordings document the authors' renditions and interpretations of their works. The American Audio Prose Library of Columbia, Missouri; a grant-funded library; organized and produced the recordings for public radio stations and individual purchase.
Armstrong, C.J., Who Is Becky Thatcher?, (C2091)
Article submitted to Missouri Historical Review. Armstrong concluded that Laura Hawkins Frazer was Mark Twain's original Becky Thatcher.
Athenaean Literary Society, Records, 1842-1925, (C0447)
1 linear foot, 3 volumes
Minutes and records of the organization, constitutions, membership lists, censors’ reports, a history, and scrapbook.
Baldwin, Clara (1908- ), Papers, 1947-1993, (C3953)
0.2 linear feet
Papers of Clara Baldwin, a trade reporter and published author of poetry and children’s books. The papers consist of personal correspondence, biographical materials, published trade journal articles and poetry, and photographs.
Bargen, Walter L., Papers, (CA6250)
5.4 cubic feet
Manuscripts, publications, and personal papers of an author and first Poet Laureate of Missouri (2008-2010).
Bay, J. Christian (1871-1962), "A Visit to the Home of Little Eva", (C2743)
Account of visit to Federal Hill, Bardstown, KY, and the Kennedy mansion, Paint Lick, KY; history of Stephen Foster's "My Old Kentucky Home;" and Harriet Beecher Stowe's use of Kennedy family in Uncle Tom's Cabin. Five photographic postcards of Federal Hill and the Kennedy home.
Bay, J. Christian (1871-1962), Book Review, 1908, (C2783)
Review of In The Furrow, volume of poems by Lewis Worthington Smith. Review is written in Danish but quotes parts of poems in English.
Bay, J. Christian (1871-1962), Papers, 1922-1959, (CA6295)
0.8 cubic feet
Correspondence, photographs, and books written or owned by Jens Christian Bay, a Danish-American writer and librarian. Many were sent as gifts.
Beggs, Berenice B., Scrapbook, 1935, (C3557)
Newspaper clippings and photographs, feature stories and magazine articles on Mark Twain, compiled by a teacher in the English Department at Northeast Missouri State University, Kirksville.
Bell Family Papers, 1875-1969 (C3045)
1 roll of microfilm
Papers of a Boonville, Missouri, family containing genealogical material, correspondence, memoirs, clippings, photographs, and Marie Bell McCoy’s manuscripts.
Boehringer, Marie Daerr (1913-1997), Papers, 1930-1997, (C1221)
4.0 linear feet
Diaries; correspondence; newspaper clippings; article, poem, and story manuscripts; publications; and miscellaneous papers of a Cleveland, Ohio, journalist and poet.
Bolling, George Melville (1871-1963), Papers, 1925-1970 (C1330)
1.4 linear feet
The papers of George Melville Bolling, professor emeritus of Greek and Sanskrit languages at Ohio State University, include correspondence with colleagues and family, manuscript drafts, and miscellaneous material.
Bradsher, Earl Lockridge, (1879-1974), Papers, 1945-1954 (C3345)
0.9 linear feet
The papers of Earl Lockridge Bradsher contain manuscript poetry of Bradsher as well as correspondence and miscellaneous material. All poetry is entitled “Starts, Parts, First Drafts,” and varies in style and content.
Braislin, William C., Letters, 1934-1935, (C2757)
Two letters to J.C. Bay discussing early American fiction collections. Originals and typed copies.
Brashear, Margaret M., Papers, 1868-1962 (C3393)
6.3 linear feet, 1 volume
The papers of Margaret M. Brashear contain correspondence, manuscripts, notes, clippings, student papers, and articles of Margaret M. Brashear, who was a professor of English at the University of Missouri. She taught classes on Mark Twain and Missouri literature and wrote several books and articles.
Breckenridge, William Clark (1862-1927), Papers, 1752-1927, (C1036)
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.
Broeg, Bob (1918- ), Addenda, 1946-1990, (S0243)
11 Folders, 2 Tapes
The Broeg Addenda contains manuscripts of two books, Don't Bring THAT Up! (Skeletons in the Sports Closet, coauthored with Bob Burrill (1946), and Bob Broeg's Redbirds (1981); a play script called The Babe and Mrs. Custer (1987); and two oral-history interviews conducted by UM-St. Louis professor Scott McKelvie on August 23 and September 13, 1990. All materials, including the tapes, are arranged chronologically.
Broeg, Bob (1918- ), Collection, 1974-1986, (S0493)
The Bob Broeg Collection contains drafts, rewrites, and corrected copies of manuscripts written by Broeg. These include a book about Stan Musial; The Batting Order: Baseball From a Different Angle; a history of the Missouri Tigers called Ol' Mizzou, a Story of Missouri Football (1974); a book about Broeg's hero, Frank Frisch, called The Pilot Light and the Gas House Gang (1980); and both the 1983 and 1986 editions of My Baseball Scrapbook. The collection also has miscellaneous other items donated by Broeg, which are noted in the folder list.
Burroughs, William S. (1914-1997), Newsclippings, 1936-1951, (S0575)
Newspaper accounts of incidents in the life of Beat novelist William S. Burroughs, ludes reports on his receiving a degree from Harvard in 1936; the 1944 murder of Washington University teacher David Kammerer, a case in which Burroughs was a material witness; divorce from his first wife, 1946; and the 1951 incident in which Burroughs shot and killed his second wife, Joan Vollmer.
Burton, C.M. (1853-1932), Letter, 1913, (C2772)
To Theodore W. Koch, from Detroit, MI, Feb. 14, 1913. Letter regarding C.M. Kirkland, school teacher and author of books about life on the frontier. "Mrs. Mary Clavers" was a pseudonym for Caroline Matilda Stansbury (Mrs. William C.) Kirkland.
Canan, Howard V., Papers, 1970-1971, (C3288)
Research notes on James Craig.
Catherwood, Mary Hartwell (1847-1902), Poem, (C2760)
A farewell poem addressed to Roswell Field by M.C.H. Typewritten copy included.
Chamberlain, Corinne Gould, Poems, (C3178)
Poems written by Corinne Gould Chamberlain.
CHOUTEAU REVIEW, Records, (WUNP4416)
0.4 linear feet
Issues of the magazine, 1975-1981.
Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910), Papers, 1895-1901, (C2007)
Poem entitled "Contract with Mrs. T.K. Beecher, Quarry Farm," by Mark Twain, 2 July 1895. Mark Twain circular letter to W.L. Howard from New York, 2 May 1901, regretting he could not accept lecture engagement. Added personal note stating he would have made trip but was permanently tired of travel and hoped he had made his last journey.
Coggins, Alta Simpson, Manuscripts, (C2226)
0.7 linear feet
Three manuscripts by Alta S. Coggins, pen name Carolyn Coggins. Carolyn Coggins' Company Cookbook, Successful Entertaining At Home, Lance and His First Horse.
Cook, Fannie, "Mothers," 1946, (C0249)
Manuscript of a short story about two mothers, one white and one Negro, with sons in the army.
Crittenden, H.H., Missouri, 1930, (C2096)
Poem submitted to the Missouri Historical Review.
Crow, Carl (1883-1945), Papers, 1913-1945, (C0041)
5 linear feet, 6 volumes
Bills, accounts, speeches, notes, correspondence and book and article manuscripts on a wide range of subjects. Crow was a resident of China for a number of years and most of his writing was about China or related subjects. The collection includes a diary of a trip over the Burma Road, the diary of a Japanese soldier, and notes and articles on the Japanese opium trade.
Croy, Homer (1883-1965), Papers, 1905-1965, (C2534)
10.25 linear feet
Homer Croy, a Missouri native, was the author of numerous books, short stories, plays and articles. The collection contains research and manuscripts for published and unpublished work, business and personal correspondence, financial records, contracts, photographs, and scrapbooks. The volumes are on microfilm.
Dearing, Fred Morris (1879-1963), Papers, 1897-1961, (C2926)
22.4 linear feet
Memoirs, editorial notes, newsclippings, personal and general correspondence, bills, and receipts, original poetry, essays, short stories, and a collection of annotated books of a career diplomat.
Dent, Lester B. (1904-1959), Collection, 1924-1984, (C3071)
36.2 linear feet, 1 video cassette; also available on 64 rolls of microfilm
The Lester B. Dent Collection contains the manuscripts, publications, correspondence, personal papers, research notes, scrapbooks, and photographs of a native Missouri fiction writer, explorer, aerial photographer, and dairy farmer. Lester Dent is perhaps best remembered as the principal author of the Doc Savage adventure stories of the 1930s and 1940s. This collection is also available on microfilm, with the exception of the printed and miscellaneous materials.
Donaldson, Frank, "Mark Twain and American Drama Before World War I: A Checklist," 1968, (C2576)
Bibliography of plays based on Mark Twain's works.
Dorman, Allen (1857- ), Papers, (SUNP5876)
Manuscript volume of poetry and publication promotional material of a Henry County, MO, author 1890s.
Durrie, Daniel S., Contact, 1876, (C2945)
Agreement between Durrie and J. Hall and Company for Durrie to write a history of Missouri which Hall would publish.
Edwards, Nannie, “Past Days of the Ozarks,” 1945, (C0684)
Original poem depicting home and community life during the author's childhood in the Missouri Ozarks.
Erdman, Loula Grace, Papers, n.d., (C3221)
Manuscript of novel, The Short Summer; and manuscript of The Years of the Locust, in English and German.
Erodelphian Literary Society, Lexington, Missouri, Records, 1851-1859, (C0835)
Records of a small, college-based literary society in existence from 1850 to 1860. Its membership included DeKalb Musgrove, Adair Wilson, and Joseph Taylor Juan Hughes. Consists of correspondence with prominent individuals, 1851-1859, and an incomplete set of meeting minutes, 1853-1856.
Field, Eugene (1850-1895), Verses, n.d., (C3169)
Typed copy of Eugene Field's first verse, autographed by Field; New Year's Eve card to Mrs. Sampson from J. Mansell; valentine to Frank from unknown; miscellaneous poems and book of verses by Eugene Field.
Flanagan, John Theodore (1906- ), Letter, 1940, (C2763)
To J.C. Bay, Chicago, IL, from Minneapolis, MN, Feb. 27, 1940. Letter in appreciation of Bay's favorable comments on an article by Flanagan and donation of rare books to University of Minnesota library. Typewritten copy included.
Frazier, W.L., Papers, 1932, (C0685)
Symbolic poem written by a Boise, ID, doctor and sent to L.M. Defoe, Columbia, MO. Also descriptive letter and picture.
Fuller, Earl, "The Story Behind the Picture 'Just Memories'," n.d., (C3298)
Manuscript from which was prepared "In Another Day on the Old North Side," which appeared in the Kansas City Star, June 1, 1958.
Garland, Hamlin, Note, 1891, (C2764)
Poetic description of "the main-traveled road." Also a typed copy.
Gentry, North Todd (1866-1944), Athenaean Society Scrapbook, 1869-1921, (C1401)
Programs of a literary society at the University of Missouri.
Grinstead, Hugh Fox (1870-1950), Papers, 1889-1950, (C2742)
1.8 linear feet
Western stories by Grindstead and letters, photographs, and news items pertaining to his family. Ribbons, programs and certificates relating to his career. Also United Daughters of the Confederacy material of Mrs. Grinstead's.
Guenther, Charles (1920- ), Papers, 1899-1991, (S0358)
The Charles Guenther papers, 1899-1991, document the career of the internationally important literary translator and poet. It includes much of his translation work and poetry; notes and study materials; materials he used to teach and conduct workshops; minutes and newsletters from various Missouri and St. Louis writing and poetry associations; newsclippings on writing and poetry; and some family and personal correspondence and papers. The collection does not include Guenther's correspondence with various poets. The largest part of the collection consists of Guenther's journal, magazine and book collection, stored at the Records Center in Columbia. It includes runs of many poetry and translation journals as well as English and foreign language books. The papers also include letters and family documents of an ancestor, Joseph Brokesh, and papers pertaining to the Olive Lutheran Church, for which Guenther served as an elder.
Hardeman, Leona, Poem, n.d., (C1549)
Poem, "For Miss Hardeman's Album," signed Eugene. Jefferson City, July 11.
Head, Franklin Harvey (1832-1914), Note, n.d., (C2767)
Note by Head discussing unknown manuscript. Also a typed copy.
Heat-Moon, William Least, Papers (CA6041)
16 cubic feet
Manuscripts and additional materials from four of the author’s books: River-Horse: The Logbook Of A Boat Across America, PrairyErth: (A Deep Map), Columbus In The Americas, and Roads To Quoz: An American Mosey.
Heckel, Albert Kerr (1880-1965), Papers, 1903-1965 (C3481)
3.8 linear feet
Heckel was an educator and dean of men at the University of Missouri, 1924-1941; a national officer of Alpha Tau Omega; and dean of the Floating University in 1926-1927. Papers include personal and professional correspondence, writings, and poems by his wife, Pearl Bash Heckel.
Herndon, Booton, (1916-1995) Papers, 1950-1965 (C3355)
4.1 linear feet
5 audio tapes, 4 volumes, 1 audio disc
The papers of Booten Herndon contain Herndon’s collaboration with Vic Obeck in writing How to Exercise Without Moving a Muscle, a volume about isometric exercises; papers relating to Herndon’s compilation and publication of The Humor of J.F.K., a collection of Kennedy quotations; and material related to Military Air Transport Service used in writing Over the Hump with William H. Tunner.
Hough, Emerson (1857-1923), Letter, 1913, (C2768)
From Chicago, May 17, 1913. Letter discussing the benefits of fiction in enlightening people on social and economic problems; Hough's opinion of American character traits. Also typed copy.
Howard, Wade, "Crossing the Plains," 1864, (C0686)
Poem about a trip from Tipton, MO, into Idaho, starting April 23, 1864. Printed in 1886 by the poet's brother, W.S. Howard.
Howes, Zorgame, Letter, 1927, (C2785)
To J. Christian Bay, from Chicago, IL, May 27, 1927. Letter expressing appreciation for help given Wright Howes Old and Rare Books. Also typed copy.
Hutsell, James K. (1907-1976), Papers, 1929-1974, (C3579)
Papers relating to author Thomas Wolfe collected by James K. Hutsell. Material concerns family reaction to Wolfe’s writing, especially Look Homeward, Angel. Clippings, Hutsell’s articles about the author and his relationship with Julia Wolfe, photographs, and letters from Wolfe’s family are included.
Huynh, Quang Nhuong (1936-2001), Papers, 1956-2000, (C3997)
4.4 linear feet
The papers of Huynh Quang Nhuong, a Vietnamese author who lived in Columbia, Missouri, consist mainly of Huynh's writings and include drafts of plays, novels, short stories, poetry, and screenplays. The collection also includes photographs, newspaper clippings, book reviews, and correspondence with publishers, as well as fan letters from children regarding his book, The Land I Lost.
University of Missouri, Jean Ingelow Society, Record Book, 1870-1877, (C1182)
The record book contains list of members, minutes of meetings, and constitution of a University of Missouri women's literary society.
Jet-Lag Magazine Collection, 1980-2007, (S0748)
The collection, donated by Tony Renner, contains Jet-Lag issues from 1980 through 1992 (non-inclusive). This collection contains 55 of the 93 published issues. In addition, the collection includes a St. Louis Post-Dispatch news feature about the magazine and its founders, titled "When New Wave and Punk Were Young."
Johnston, Eva (1865-1941), Papers, n.d., (C2159)
0.3 linear feet
Lectures on Latin and Greek dramatists and literature, Luxembourg Gardens, women's education, women's wages, and popular superstitions, and translation and interpretation of Terence's Hecyra.
Keefe, James F. (1923-1999), Papers, 1915-1998, (C3834)
17.4 linear feet, 62 audio cassettes
This collection, compiled by Sampson, includes Democratic and Republican party campaign literature for national and Missouri elections, 1838-1958; speeches and pamphlets concerning national and state political issues; materials concerning the history of Boone, Schuyler, Pettis, and Ste. Genevieve counties and Sedalia; papers of Garland C. Broadhead and William Switzler; and speeches, notes, bibliographies, and personal papers of Sampson.
Keeley, Mary Paxton (1886-1986), Papers, 1830-1983, (C0848)
7.25 linear feet, 3 audio cassettes
Papers of the first woman graduate of the University of Missouri, School of Journalism, in 1910. She was active as a journalist, teacher, playwright, poet, fiction writer, and photographer. Material includes correspondence; diaries; manuscripts for Keeley’s articles, fiction, and poetry; clippings; audio cassettes; and photographs.
Kendrick, M. Slade (1894- ), Papers, 1951-1973, (C0628)
Letters written to professor of agricultural economics at Cornell University by his friend, the poet John G. Neihardt (1884-1973), and related items.
Kimsey, Warren, Papers, 1915-1934, (C3747)
Papers of a Missouri-born short story writer. Includes correspondence, stories, press releases, and histories.
Konnyu, Leslie, Papers, 1935-1981, (S0475)
The Leslie Konnyu Collection contains information on his activities in the St. Louis Poetry Center, the T.S. Eliot Society, and American Hungarian Societies. Several of Mr. Konnyu's books are included in this collection--Acacias, Against the River, Bond of Beauty, Idegenben, and Collected Poems. Also included are Gedichte Von Osterreich and J'Accuse Mon Epoque.
Landesman, Fran (1927- ), Papers, 1959-1998, (S0608)
112 Folders; 44 Photographs; And 30 Audio Tapes, CDs, And LPs,
The Fran Landesman Papers are divided into six series. Series One: Personal Material and Correspondence, Series Two: Published Songs and Plays, Series Three: Poetry, Series Four: Published Poetry, Series Five: Photographs, Series Six: Audio Tapes, CDs, and LPs
Landesman, Jay (1919- ), Papers, 1937-1997, (S0604)
The collection contains correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, manuscripts and photographs. These things combine to give a picture of our society from the 50's to the present as well as a look at a couple who have lived a life less ordinary.
Lankford, John, Papers, (WUNP5175)
3.5 linear feet
INVENTORY. Addition to papers of a history professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Includes correspondence, publications, research and teaching materials, biographical information, photographs, poetry and miscellaneous, ca. 1961-1992.
Lockmiller, David A. (1906-2005), Papers, 1880-1964, (C0405)
0.2 linear feet
The papers of the biographer of General Enoch H. Crowder, administrator of the Selective Service during World War I and ambassador to Cuba, primarily consist of correspondence from the 1940s and 1950s pertaining to the biography. The papers also include correspondence written to Crowder from prominent political and military figures, publicity materials, book reviews, and miscellaneous records. See also C1046, the Enoch H. Crowder Papers.
Marsh, Susan Louise, Scrapbooks, 1920-1935, (C1414)
Letters, poems, and newspaper clippings describing Marsh's campaign to save Eugene Field's childhood home, appointment as first poet laureate of Missouri, and club activities.
Marshall Writers Guild, Marshall, Missouri, Records, (SUNP6167)
0.2 linear feet
Essays, poetry, prose, authors' bios, and meeting minutes of a Missouri Writers Guild chapter founded in 1995.
McAfee, James Thomas (1928-1982), Papers, 1948-1985, (C3728)
12 linear feet, 5 audio cassettes
The papers of an Alabama-born poet and writer, professor of English at the University of Missouri-Columbia, 1953-1982, and associate editor of the Missouri Review, includes correspondence, photographs, diaries, manuscripts, books, newspaper clippings, poetry, sketches, audio cassettes, and student work.
Missouri History, Publications and Notes on, n.d., (C1302)
Reading notes on publications concerning the history of Missouri. Books and articles reviewed date from the 1840s through the 1890s.
Missouri Writers' Guild, Papers, 1916-1980, (C3657)
1.9 linear feet
The guild, founded in 1916 by Walter Williams, had close ties with the University of Missouri Journalism School. Its purpose was to gather together writers throughout the state. The collection includes correspondence, membership applications, meeting minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings and financial records.
Missouri. Militia, 26th Regiment, Fine Assessment Book, 1824-1830, (C1174)
Annual records of the court for the assessment of fines for the Missouri Militia, 26th Regiment. Also contains a membership list of the Magnolia Literary Society, 1874, and recipes."
Morgan, Speer (1946- ), Papers, (WUNP6122)
3 linear feet
Personal papers of the University of Missouri English professor. Dr. Morgan has published numerous fiction works and short stories and has edited the Missouri Review for 23 years. Includes correspondence, personal writing and manuscript files, book reviews, speeches, miscellaneous papers, publishing materials (correspondence, royalty statements etcetera), and newspapers clippings.
Morris, Joe Alex, Sr. (1904-1990), Papers, 1926-1979, (C0229)
2 linear feet and 1 oversize volume
The papers of Joe Alex Morris, Sr., a journalist and author from Lancaster, Missouri, in-clude story drafts and notes, correspondence, photographs, and newspaper and magazine clip-pings.
Mott, Frank Luther and Vera I., Papers, (WUNP4368)
0.4 linear feet
Correspondence and material pertaining to Volume 5 of Mott's History of American Magazines. Also one oversize certificate.
Mumpower, Daniel L., Jr. (1917- ), Papers, n.d., (C3899)
1.3 linear feet
Manuscripts of fiction and non-fiction works by Mumpower, a psychologist and University of Missouri alumnus who taught at the University of Southwestern Louisiana.
Nagel, Werner O. (1905-1974), Papers, 1931-1988, (C2544)
3.7 linear feet
Papers of a University of Missouri pioneer wildlife student, zoologist, noted conservationist, technical writer for the Missouri Conservation Commission, and philosopher/poet. Material on conservation, pollution, land management, wild game cookery, and technical writing.
Nagel, Werner O., Papers, (WUNP5724)
0.4 linear feet
INVENTORY. Addition of manuscripts, awards, published stories and poems, photographs, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous.
Neihardt, John G. (1881-1973), Letters, 1912-1925, (C3074)
1 roll of microfilm
Letters written by John G. Neihardt, author of A Cycle of the West and Black Elk Speaks, to California poet George Sterling. Also see collections C3716 John G. Neihardt, Papers, c.1858-1974 and C3778 John G. Neihardt, Papers, 1908-1974.
Neihardt, John G. (1881-1973), Papers, 1908-1974, (C3778)
1.4 linear feet
Correspondence and miscellaneous material of poet John G. Neihardt. Neihardt was most famous for his epic, A Cycle of the West, and Black Elk Speaks. He was poet laureate of Nebraska, literary editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1929-1938, and an instructor at the University of Missouri, 1949-1965.
Neihardt, John G. (1881-1973), Papers, c. 1858-1974, (C3716)
9.4 linear feet, 22 video cassettes [22 DVDs- use copies], 57 audio cassettes, 3 compact discs; also available on 18 rolls of microfilm
Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, newsclippings, audio and video cassettes, and miscellaneous material of a poet. Neihardt was most famous for his epic, A Cycle of the West, and Black Elk Speaks. He was poet laureate of Nebraska, literary editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from 1926 to 1938, and instructor at the University of Missouri from 1949 to 1965.
Neihardt, John G. (1881-1973), Ephemera, 1938-1987, (C1267)
0.3 linear feet, 1 audio cassette
The John G. Neihardt Ephemera consists of clippings, newsletters and photographs of tributes to Nebraska Poet Laureate and educator. Also included are letters from Neihardt to Thomas W. Wright, 1957-1973, of Hazelwood, Missouri, and Genevieve Paulson of Craig, Missouri, as well as an audiocassette of Neihardt reading poetry selections.
New Era Debating Club, University of Missouri, Record Book, 1896-1902, (C1184)
Constitution, minutes of meetings, and membership lists of the club."
New Era Debating Club, University of Missouri, Record Book, 1902-1908, (C0878)
Minutes of meetings, membership lists, and drill of the club. Also a copy of its 1897 constitution.
Oberbeck, Rita (1908-1983), Papers, 1939-1979, (S0198)
The Oberbeck papers are arranged into four series: Writings 1939-1976; Correspondence 1939-1970; ILGWU information; and Photographs. The bulk of the writing consists of an unfinished biography of Meyer Perlstein (director of the ILGWU, Southwest region). The material provides autobiographical details about Oberbeck and information about activities in the ILGWU. Also included are Oberbeck's fiction writings with one folder of poetry. Duplicates and a short article from the TV Guide were discarded.
Olson, James, Papers, (WUNP6039)
23 linear feet
Research files Olson collected while writing his biography of Senator Stuart Symington. NOTE: Olson's papers from his tenure as President of the University are held at the University Archives.
On Polecats and Vose Populi Vose Dei, n.d., (C2446)
Two essays written by an unknown concerning human polecats and worship.
Open Places, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1961-1987, (C3705)
3.8 linear feet and 1 audio tape
The records of a small poetry magazine, edited by Eleanor M. Bender, include correspondence, financial documents, grant information, issues 1-44, Poet Series 1-5, photographs, newspaper clippings, and a taped interview with Nan A. Talese, senior editor at Random House. See also collection 3068.
Open Places, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1968-1987, (C3068)
149 folders on 6 rolls of microfilm
The records of a small poetry and review magazine consist of general, contributor, and publication correspondence. The materials primarily pertain to the magazine's last six years of publication, 1981-1987. See Collection 3705 for material relating to the magazine's first fifteen years.
Otey, Virginius Blackburn, Notebook, 1857-1886, (C0894)
Copies of letters, poems, and essays of Virginius B. Otey of Lynchburg, VA.
Pageant and Masque of St. Louis, (S0294)
Official program of May 28-31, 1914 event containing a description of the pageant, a large dramatic production of the romantic history of St. Louis, and the Masque, a poetic and musical interpretation of the life in the community.
Papendick, Lucille, Collection, 1912-1967, (S0015)
112 programs from concerts, plays, recitals and dance programs in St. Louis by visiting performers at the following theaters: St. Louis Woman's Club, Municipal Auditorium (Kiel), St. Louis Civic Music League, Principia Concert and Lecture Series, Coliseum, Odeon Theater, Garden Theater, and Very Special Programs.
Patton-Scott Family, Papers, 1836-1983, (C3710)
1.2 linear feet
The correspondence, financial and legal documents, genealogy, poetry, prose, and mis-cellaneous volumes of the Patton and Scott families describes agriculture, economic conditions, overland travel, daily life, family activities, and tragedies. The papers contain irsthand accounts of the Civil War's influence on civilian life in Missouri, Mississippi, and Indiana.
Peden, William (1913- 1999), Interview, 1968 (C3344)
The William Peden interview includes his views on advantages and disadvantages of various literary forms, especially novel and short story, in terms of writing process and effectiveness; effects of television on short story market, as well as comparison of academic literary journals with sophisticated, mass-circulated magazines. He discusses the literacy potential of Missouri environment, especially Boone County, and the literary circles in St. Louis 1910-1925. The interview concludes with major literary influences upon Peden.
Pusey, William Allen (1865-1940), Papers, 1938, (C2779)
Poem of six verses, De Senectute (without apologies to Cicero or Emmerson), by a Chicago dermatologist; photograph of Pusey.
Read, Opie, (1852-1939), Papers, n.d., (C0395)
Two manuscripts, a contract, and a newspaper obituary of Opie Read, humorist and novelist. One manuscript is a four act play, "Young Abraham," based on the romance of Abraham Lincoln and Ann Rutledge. The other manuscript is a short story. Both were written by Read.
Robinson, Hamline E. (1845-1907), Papers, 1877-1879, (C1219)
0.2 linear feet
The papers of Hamline E. Robinson, a Maryville, Missouri, book collector, consist of a diary that discusses the books Robinson acquired or read, with only occasional, brief comments concerning the weather, events and people in his life; a catalog of his occult library; and a volume that includes a “Sketch of the Life of Thomas Taylor, the Platonist” and a bibliographical account of Taylor’s works.
Root, Frank A. (1837-1926), Letter, 1925, (C2781)
To Brentano's, Inc., Chicago, IL, from Topeka, KS, June 8, 1925. Letter concerning publishing The Overland Stage to California in 1901; biographical information; and offer of two copies of one book for sale at $40 and $35.
Rottmann, Larry, Collection, (CA5858)
Compilation of correspondence, subject files, manuscripts, publications, newspaper clippings, teaching material, production material, organizational records, and audio and video recordings related to Vietnam, the Vietnam War and anti-war activity, veterans, and conflict literature; 1960s-2000s.
Scarberry, Alma Sioux (1899-1990), Papers, 1899-1990, (C3913)
3 linear feet, 41 audio cassettes, 14 records
The papers of Alma Sioux Scarberry, a reporter, novelist, script writer, publicist, and entertainer, include correspondence, clippings, photographs, newspapers serials, books, manuscripts, sheet music, audio tapes, and records documenting her career and personal life.
Scharil, A. W., “Roderick, Last of the Goths,” 1853, (C11244)
The collection contains a tragedy in five acts written by a St. Louis lawyer, editor and publisher. Scharil was a member of the Bar, editor and publisher of The American Banner, Union Banner, Mississippi Valley Farmer, Mississippi Sun, and other publications.
Schofield, F.L., Papers, 1912, (C3569)
Letter from Schofield on behalf of commission to erect a Mark Twain monument and marker, to Albert Bigelow Paine, Twain's biographer, and Paine's reply. Identity of house in which Twain was born, and appropriate inscriptions for the monument and marker.
Schroeder, Adolf E., Papers, (WUNP4850)
Addition. Two volumes of handwritten poetry in German.
Searing, Laura Redden (1839-1923), Papers, 1846-1963, (C2290)
4 linear feet
The papers of Laura Redden Searing, a poet and author whose works appeared in numer-ous newspapers and magazines, consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and Searing’s writings. Also included are correspondence, publicity clippings, and photographs of Searing’s daughter, Elsa Searing McGinn.
Seifert, Elizabeth (1897-1983), Papers, 1944 (C0401)
Manuscript of Doctor Woodward’s Ambition (originally called "The Hospital"), published by Dodd, Mead & Company in 1945. Also notes, clippings, and two letters from the publishers.
Seifert, Elizabeth, Papers, (SUNP2735)
0.25 linear feet
Scrapbook contains clippings, cards, correspondence, photographs, and miscellany pertaining to the career of Missouri author Elizabeth Seifert.
Settle, William A., Jr. (1915-1988), Papers, c. 1920-1987, (C3896)
2.5 linear feet; also available on 5 rolls of microfilm
Papers of a University of Tulsa history professor related to his research of the Missouri outlaws Jesse and Frank James, consisting of correspondence, research notes, bibliographies, newspaper clippings, photographs, and ephemera.
Severance Book Review Club, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1931-1995, (SUNP3128)
0.4 linear feet
Minutes of meetings, constitution, and membership lists of a Columbia, MO, literary club.
Sexton, Charles E., Papers, (WUNP3937)
Primarily fictional manuscripts written by Sexton c. 1940s-1970s.
Sexton, Charles E., Papers, (WUNP3956)
Primarily fictional manuscripts written by Charles Eli Sexton, c. 1940s-1970s.
Shakespeare Club, Clinton, Missouri, Minutes, 1892-1911, (C2477)
Minutes of the meetings of a ladies' cultural improvement club. Members are listed and the lesson for each meeting described.
Sharp, Grace Marmaduke, ""The Hills of Old 'Mizzou,' "" n.d., (C1252)
Shelton, Everett D., Poems, 1927, (C1253)
The Missourian and other poems.
Shelton, Everett D., Poems, 1936-1939, (C3218)
Six handwritten booklets of poetry.
Shoemaker, Floyd C. (1886-1972), "The State Historical Society of MO., A Semicentennial History," 1948, (C1257)
Vol. 1: Author's proof. Vol. 2: Author's manuscript.
Shoemaker, Ralph J., Papers, (WUNP4500)
0.2 linear feet
Addition. Miscellaneous collected material and some writings.
Shoemaker-Mathews, Scrapbook, n.d., (SUNP2159)
Bound collection of poems which were probably clipped from newspapers in the 1800s and pasted into a scrapbook.
Sinclair, Upton, My Lifetime in Letters, Author’s Proofs, 1960, (C0165)
0.1 linear feet
Galley Proofs of Upton Sinclair’s book, My Lifetime in Letters, published by the University of Missouri Press, 1960. There are corrections and notations in the author’s handwriting.
Smith, Samuel Francis (1808-1895), "America," 1892 (C0409)
Autographed copy of poem. OVERSIZE. Included in folder are press release on acquisition and photostat of poem.
Smith, Stanley C. (1928- ), Papers, 1951-1971, (C3607)
Papers of a newspaper editor, tavern operator, teacher, and close friend of the poet John G. Neihardt. Smith managed one of Neihardt's public speaking tours and the two corresponded regularly for twenty years. The papers consist primarily of letters, but also include records related to the 1965 speaking tour, newspaper clippings, and photographs.
Snyder, Robert McClure, Jr. (1876-1927), Papers, 1890-1937, (C3524)
3.6 linear 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.
Stager, Walter, Letter, 1920, (C2786)
To J.C. Bay, Chicago, IL, from Sterling, IL, Oct. 30, 1920. Letter of thanks; photograph of Stager Place, Sterling, IL, on stationery.
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.
Steele, Cora Ellis, "Mother's White Carnation," n.d., (C2170)
A poetic tribute to mother.
Stevens, Walter B[arlow] (1848-1939), Papers, 1923, (C2109)
Notes and manuscript concerning Jesse and Frank James, the Youngers, Charley Pitts, and the attempts to stop their lawlessness in Missouri. T.T. Crittenden, the Pinkertons, and Carl Schurz.
Stix, Judith, 1980-1999, (SA0995)
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.
Sussman, Leonard R., Papers, (CA6221)
8.3 cubic feet, 107 audio cassettes, 2 audio discs, 2 CDs, 15 video cassettes
Papers of a journalist and author who served as executive director (1967-1988) of Freedom House, an independent, nongovernmental organization devoted to strengthening free institutions worldwide. Includes articles, clippings, correspondence, diaries, publications, and recordings of interviews and radio and television appearances. See also Freedom House, Archives (CA5359, CA5392, CA5447).
Terry, Howard Leslie, ""Adventures in Silence,"" 1932, (C1271)
A novel about a deaf man.
The Missouri Review, Columbia, Missouri, Records, (WUNP5651)
2.5 linear feet
INVENTORY. Addition of camera-ready copy for volumes 13, no. 2 through volume 19, no. 1; miscellaneous artwork; and submissions card file for 1990-1995.
The Missouri Review, Columbia, Missouri, Records, (WUNP5559)
2 linear feet
INVENTORY. Addition of correspondence, manuscripts, financial records, submission records and miscellaneous materials.
The Missouri Review, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1977-1982, (C3342)
21 folders, 10 volumes
Records of a literary magazine published by the Department of English at the University of Missouri-Columbia for the purpose of printing poetry, fiction, and essays of general literary interest with a contemporary approach.
The Missouri Review, Columbia, Missouri, Records, ca. 1978-1995, (WUNP5512)
8 linear feet
INVENTORY. Addition of correspondence, manuscripts, financial records, submission files, and Missouri Review Online records.
The Readers, Columbia, Missouri, Papers, 1925-1978 (C3638)
0.2 linear feet
The origins, history, minutes, and memoriams of The Readers, a Columbia, Missouri, women’s club started in 1925. The club’s emphasis is the reading and discussion of books. Profiles of women from this club give a useful comment on the concerns of educated women in the early twentieth century.
The University Argus, 1891, (C0739)
Monthly publication of Athenaean and Union Literary Societies of the University of Missouri. Issue for December 1891.
Todd, Helen (1912- ), Manuscripts, 1934-1942 (C0176)
0.2 linear feet
Original manuscripts for three stories, "So Free We Seem," "A Man Named Grant," and "The Roots of the Tree."
Tuesday Literary Club (1896- ), Program, 1974-1975, (S0115)
St. Louis reading club, founded in 1896 and affiliated with the Missouri Federation of Women's Clubs, 1897.
Unger, Arthur (1924-2004), Papers, 1943-2004, (C4027)
10.8 linear feet, 77 audio cassettes, 2 audio tapes, 4 audio discs, 5 CDs, 1 video cassette
Arthur Unger was an entertainment journalist who reviewed movies and television shows for the Christian Science Monitor and Ingenue. He edited several magazines as wide-ranging as Mechanix Illustrated and Datebook and toured with the Beatles. The collection includes recordings, transcripts, and notes from his interviews with celebrities, his writings, Beatles publications, and personal materials.
Union Literary Society, University of Missouri, Papers, 1871-1872, (C0625)
Constitution and bylaws of the Union Literary Society at the University of Missouri. Program of the society's annual exhibition, 5 April 1872.
Union Literary Society of University of Missouri, Record Books, 1842-1916, (C0448)
0.8 linear feet
Records of the constitution with amendments, roll of members and the proceedings of the meetings.
University of Missouri, Debating Club Record Book, 1902-1913, (C1181)
The record book contains the secretary's record, including minutes of meetings and membership.
University of Missouri, English Club, Papers, 1903 (C0098)
0.25 linear feet
Papers of the club, including stories, songs, and poems written by members of the organization in 1903. Roll of members and part of a letter to Emma Simmons.
University of Missouri, Young Ladies’ Philalaethean Society, Record Book, 1888-1895, (C1185)
Minutes and membership lists of a literary society.
Vail, Robert William Glenroie (1890- ), Letter, 1935, (C2784)
From Worcester, MA, Aug. 21, 1935. Information in reply to an inquiry [by J. Christian Bay] regarding the first printing of "America."
Van Buskirk, Kathleen, Papers, (SUNP6208)
3.2 linear feet, 1 video cassette
Manuscripts and research materials of an author who wrote about the Ozarks. Includes records of the Taneyhills Library Club of Branson, Missouri, and genealogy files on several families.
Venable, Mrs. William Henry, Letter, n.d., (C2788)
To J.C. Bay, Chicago, IL, from Cincinnati, OH, n.d. Letter informing Bay that there are no plans to publish a new edition of Beginning of Literary Culture in the Ohio Valley by William Henry Venable.
Warren, George H., Letter, , (C2789)
To J.C. Bay, Chicago, IL, from Minneapolis, MN. Letter announcing dispatch of complimentary copy of "The Pioneer Woodsman as He is Related to Lumbering in the Northwest," by George H. Warren.
Warshaw, Jacob (1878-1944), Papers, 1910-1944, (C0036)
12 linear feet, 12 volumes
Correspondence and papers of the Chairman of the Department of Spanish at the University of Missouri from 1926 to 1944. Copies of articles written by Warshaw for scholarly publications, extensive notes on Spanish and Latin American literature and life. Letters are about departmental matters, personal affairs, and Spanish scholarship.
Webb, W.L., "The Republic of Missouri," n.d., (C1286)
History of Missouri by an Independence, MO, newspaperman.
WEBSTER REVIEW Records, (WUNP4433)
0.4 linear feet
Issues, correspondence and some financial records of a literary magazine.
Weeks, Raymond L. (1863-1954), Papers, 1873-1954, (C1045)
5.4 linear feet, 10 audio discs
The papers of Raymond L. Weeks contain primarily correspondence regarding his academic career in Romance languages, philology, and phonetics at the universities of Michigan, Missouri, and Illinois; and Columbia University in New York City. Much of this correspondence concerns faculty positions and topics such as academic freedom and university politics, during the 1890s through 1940s. Royalty statements for Weeks' works, postcards, poetry, photographs, newspapers clippings, and articles and scholarly writings make up the rest of the collection.
Wescott, Roger W. (1925-2000), Papers, (WUNP5894)
INVENTORY. Papers of a linguist and anthropologist, include publications and unpublished writing, correspondence, research material, and miscellaneous personal and professional papers; 1930s-2000.
Wharton, Walter William (1908-1985), Papers, c. 1912-1985, (C3772)
2.5 linear feet
Papers of a Missouri poet and writer, trade magazine editor, book reviewer, and lecturer. The papers include correspondence, books, newspaper clippings, poetry, sketches, and plays.
Wharton, Walter William, Papers, (WUNP5177)
Addition to papers of a Missouri poet, writer and book reviewer. Consists of a satirical newsletter, Saint Clair Sandpaper, he published for his friends.
Wharton, Walter William, Papers, (WUNP5474)
Addition. Manuscript copy of untitled, incomplete novel written by Wharton. Consists of the first 109 pages.
White, Dr. Park J. (1891-1987), Papers, 1911-1981, (S0461)
The Park J. White Papers, 1911-1981, document Dr. White's efforts to integrate medical care in St. Louis; his tenure as director of Homer G. Phillips Hospital; and his life-long hobby of writing and publishing poems.
Wilcox, Lute M., Letter, 1922, (C2790)
To J.C. Bay, Chicago, IL, from Denver, CO, Sept. 29, 1922. Letter discusses sketches written by Wilcox while a journalist, old books and book dealers, and historical information.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls (1867-1957), Little Town on The Prairie, n.d., 1950-1954, (C3702)
1 roll of microfilm
Manuscript of Little Town on the Prairie with some correspondence from Mrs. Wilder to Miss Webber, children's librarian at the Pomona Public Library, Pomona, California. Letters date from 1950 to 1954. The manuscript is undated.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls (1867-1957), Papers, 1894-1943, (C3633)
Papers of the author of the "Little House" series of children's stories. Manuscripts, a diary, and some correspondence are included.
Wilson, Andrew J. (1824-1897), “The Twenty-four Presidents,” n.d., (C0484)
Poem by a member of a Missouri regiment in the Civil War.
Wood, Gordon R., Papers, (WUNP5416)
3 linear feet
INVENTORY. Papers and research materials of an English language dialectologist and teacher. Also includes family history and World War II papers.
Wright, Ruth Osborne, Papers, (SA1023)
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.
Zwicky, Arnold M., Papers, (WUNP5781)
24 linear feet
Correspondence, teaching and research materials, and administrative records of a professor of linguistics, 1960s-1990s.