Manuscript Collection

Religion Collection Descriptions


First Christian Church, Columbia, Missouri, 1940s. From collection C3991 folder 850.

First Christian Church, Columbia, Missouri, 1940s.
From collection C3991 folder 850.

Papers of clergy and active lay persons and their organizations, missionaries, and circuit riders; materials concerning religious experiences, including the occult; writings on religious subjects; and denominational and individual church records and histories.


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Adams, James A., Letter, 1862, (C2629)
1 folder
From Provost Marshall's Office requiring Price to furnish provisions for six Rebel prisoners.

Akers, Muriel E. Furry "Caledonia Methodist Heritage," 1984, (R0379)
1 folder
This is an historical pageant written by Muriel E. Akers for the United Methodist Church at Caledonia, Washington County, Missouri. The pageant celebrated the bicentennial of Methodism in America, 1984.

Akinsville Baptist Church, Morgan County, Missouri, Records, 1884-1897, (C1295)
1 folder
Meeting held at the McDaniel schoolhouse, May 3, 1884, when an independent Baptist church was formed. List of members listed in the record book for the period between May 3, 1884, and 1897.

Aldrich, Jamon, Letter, 1838, (C1446)
1 folder
A Mormon immigrant wrote his brother about Missouri. Geographical location of his homestead, fertility of land, crops, prices, wages, Indians, U.S. military forts and troops, anti-Mormon sentiment, Joseph Smith, and news of family and friends.

Allen Chapel AME Collection, 1959-1982, (K0820)
3 cubic feet
Hazel Browne Williams' files relating to her service as a board member of the African-American church in Kansas City, MO. Includes correspondence, board and financial reports newsletters, conference information, newspaper clippings, board minutes.

Alvord, Clarence W. (1868-1928) and Idress Head (1873-1962), Collection, 1759-1962, (C0970)
21.2 linear feet and 1 oversize volume
Correspondence, writings, and collected materials of Clarence Walworth Alvord, founder of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association, editor of the Mississippi Valley Historical Review, and professor of history at the universities of Illinois and Minnesota; and his wife, Idress Head Alvord, writer and former curator of the Missouri Historical Society in St. Louis. Mrs. Alvord’s private manuscript collection includes territorial documents and Ste. Genevieve records; Liberty Tribune papers; Missouri state and county records; and Civil War and military papers.

American Sunday-School Union, Field Workers' Record Books, 1917-1930, (R0565)
6 folders, photocopies
These are records of field work by F. L. Spindler and J. S. Wallace, missionaries for the American Sunday-School Union, in Christian, Douglas, Howell, Ozark, Texas, Webster, and Wright counties in Missouri. The records include a daily log of missionary activities, lists of churches, Sunday schools, and superintendents visited, and accounts of periodicals sold.

Anderson, Joseph, Family, Letters, 1873-1908 (C0199)
6 folders
Letters in Swedish to an immigrant who settled in Buffalo, Missouri, with his brother. The letters are from relatives in Sweden and from a brother in Hermitage, Missouri, Illinois, and Michigan, giving early wages, positions, settlements, prices of voyages, crops, and farm animals. Also included is a Lutheran catechism and biblical reference sheet.

Annual Conference Society of the Women's Department of Church Extension of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Records, 1889-1895, (C1373)
1 volume
The records contain the constitution, by-laws, and minutes of meetings.

Antioch Baptist Church (1878- ), Souvenir Program, 1979, (S0418)
70 Pages
100th anniversary history of black church.

Arcola Christian Church, Arcola, Missouri, History, 1982, (C0928)
1 folder
Printed history of church located in Dade County, MO, compiled at time of the centennial celebration. Includes lists of members, ministers, and elders and deacons. Also contains photographs and reminiscences of church events by members.

Armstrong, Orland Kay (1893-1987), Papers, (WUNP4881)
RESTRICTED
194.75 linear feet
INVENTORY. PUBLICATION RESTRICTION. Correspondence, political and research files, and manuscripts of Missouri writer and politician; member of editorial staff of Reader's Digest; author of works on Baptist church, military history, slavery, religion, and communism; member of Missouri legislature, 1932-1936, 1942-1944, and U.S. Congress, 1951-1952.

Atwood, Frank Ely (1878-1943), Papers, 1888-1943, (C3131)
21 linear feet
Correspondence, reports, case records, judicial opinions, speeches, articles, and news-clippings, covering Atwood’s professional and political careers and his work as an active layman in the Southern Baptist Church.

Aulsbury Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, Bonne Terre, Missouri, Records, 1889-1944, (C2977)
MICROFILM
1 roll of microfilm
The records contain a record book of a church organized in 1889 in St. Francois County, by John Wood and W.R. Aulsbury. Record book contains membership lists, often including dates of baptism, death, or dismissal, and meeting minutes (1890-1933) dealing with the running of the church.

Austin, R. A., Papers, 1846-1897, (C2118)
1 folder
The papers contain an autobiography of the Reverend R.A. Austin, a Missouri Methodist minister and circuit rider and covers the Austin family's migration from Kentucky to Missouri, education, conversion, Civil War, Indians, trip west from Chillicothe, Missouri, to Montana, activities of Montana circuit ministers. Seven letters from Austin to his wife, 1859-1866.

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Bacon Chapel, Shelby County, Missouri, Account Book, 1870, (C3372)
1 folder(s)
Account book of money collected by Bacon Chapel church subscription and kept by William O. Lowman. Subscription was for a new building.

Baird, Ray (1897-1982), Papers, 1897-1985, (C0749)
0.6 linear feet
Papers of a Missouri professional youth work director, 1925-1956; businessman, 1956-1974; and amateur band leader, 1974-1982. Includes personal papers, genealogical materials on the Baird family, diaries, correspondence, poetry, award presentations, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

Barker Chapel Methodist Church, Benton County, Missouri, Records, 1893-1968, (C3717)
3 folder(s)
Includes four Sunday school record books for a church near Windsor. The dates for these books are 3 December 1893-27 August 1897, 24 October 1915-30 December 1917, 3 November 1935-28 July 1940, and 3 May-20 September 1942. Also includes photograph of Southwest Missouri Conference Methodist Episcopal Church South delegates, Warrensburg, MO, 1908, and brief church history written in 1968.

Barnds, William Fletcher (1840-1926), Papers, 1900s-1920s, (C3444)
0.2 linear feet
The Barnds Papers consist of an undated memoir and a scrapbook from the 1900s through the 1920s.

Barnes, Amanda Bingham, (1821-1901), Will, 1900, (C2052)
1 folder
Will exhorting children to live Christian lives and disposing of 120 acres of land originally granted to Henry V. Bingham.

Barrett, Jesse William (1884-1953), Papers, 1905-1953, (C0009)
21.75 linear feet, 11 volumes, 2 card files
The papers of a St. Louis lawyer and politician; attorney general of Missouri, 1921-1925; Republican candidate for governor in 1936; commander of the Missouri Department of the American Legion, 1932-1933; and president of the Missouri Bar Association, 1933-1934. The collection includes material about the American Legion, Methodist Episcopal Church, Culver-Stockton College, Barrett’s St. Louis Law practice, his term as attorney general, Missouri Bar Association, his business and family, and Republican Party campaigns and elections.

Barry County Baptist Association, Missouri, Annual Meeting Reports, 1885-1889, (C2978)
MICROFILM
Printed reports of the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th meetings of the association. List of delegates, and membership statistics.

Barry County Baptist Association, Missouri, Minutes, 1897-1898, (R0908)
1 folder, photocopies
This collection consists of published booklets of the minutes of two consecutive annual meetings (1897 and 1898) of the Barry County Baptist Association in Missouri. Included are minutes of sessions, reports of committees, ministerial rosters, and statistical reports.

Barry County Baptist Association, Missouri, Minutes, 1937-1945, (R0875)
1 folder
These are published booklets containing the minutes of annual meetings of the Barry County Baptist Association, held at Cassville, Missouri, in 1937 and 1945.

Basye Family Papers, 1812-1960 (C2505)
3.9 linear feet
Correspondence, legal documents, clippings, account books, scrapbooks, photographs, Bible records, and papers collected to establish the Basye family genealogy. Included are Bowling Green Methodist Episcopal Church and Cumberland Presbyterian Church registers, and early letters describing activities and family life in Missouri and other states, notably California and Wisconsin. Mining, the California gold rush, and the Civil War are also described. Numerous correspondents are women.

Beaver Creek United Baptist Church, Records, 1866-1888, (R0219)
MICROFILM
2 volumes
These are minutes of meetings and membership records of the Beaver Creek Baptist Church in Phelps County, Missouri. The church was founded in 1866 as Willow Spring Baptist Church, and was relocated and renamed in 1874.

Bell, John W., Record Book, 1820-1870, (C0232)
MICROFILM
1 roll of microfilm
List of books, including prayer book, Bible, theological works, grammars, foreign language dictionaries, Greek and Hebrew lexicons, the classics, and poetry; prices of books, clothing, and goods in the 1820s; tuition payments; allowances to children for furniture and sundries; and cash, 1832-1847.

Bell, Ovid (1875-1953), Collection, 1824-1950, (C3805)
DIGITIZED MATERIALS
10 folders
Papers of, and materials collected by, a Fulton, Missouri, resident relating to the history and residents of Callaway County. The collection comprises correspondence, copies of speeches and lectures given by Bell on historical topics, and documents including a typescript 1849 diary of James Tate, tax rolls for Callaway County, Callaway County Agricultural and Mechanical Society membership lists, and a regimental history and troop roster of Company B, 1st Missouri Cavalry, C.S.A.

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

Benedict, H.B., Proclamation, 1853, (C2829)
1 folder
Proclamation issued by H.B. Benedict, Mayor of Boonville, MO, July 16, 1853, forbidding the riotous and unlawful assemblies arising from the lectures of Billy Ross. Printed on cloth.

Bentley Family Collection, 1818-1980, (C3042)
MICROFILM
73 folders, 1 volume
Correspondence of Nancy V. Bentley, Jordan R. Bentley, and J. Marshall Bentley. Reminiscences of Jordan R. Bentley and material pertaining to Bentley and other allied families. Material on the Civil War in Chariton, Howard, and Cooper Counties, family and social life in the 1880s and 1890s and Chariton County history.

Berkowitz, Marian F. (1928- ) Collection, 1942, (K0802)
1 folder
Berkowitz was a member and active in the Congregation Beth Shalom. Includes a memorial service booklet and a prayer book.

Berry-Thomson-Walker Family, Papers, 1830-1893 (C0074)
0.2 linear feet
Biography of David Thomson, founder of Georgetown and Sedalia, MO; correspondence of his son, Milton T. Thomson, in Pettis County and California gold fields; James T. Walker and Charles W.C. Walker in Boonville, KY, and North Carolina; William and Thomas Berry's California gold mining expense accounts; and miscellaneous papers.

Bethel Association of Regular Baptists, (R0288)
1 folder
These are minutes of the twenty-second annual meeting of the Bethel Association, which was composed of Regular Baptist churches in Franklin, Jefferson, Perry, Union, and Williamson counties in Illinois. The minutes include membership statistics and a summary of business taken up at the annual meeting.

Bethel Association United Baptist Churches of Jesus Christ, Minutes, 1816-1996, (R0598)
MICROFILM
72 volumes
These are the minutes of the annual meetings of the Bethel United Baptist Association of southeastern Missouri, beginning with the organizational meeting in 1816. The Association consists of churches in Crawford, Iron, Madison, St. Francois, and Wayne counties.

Bethel Baptist Church, Boone County, Missouri, Records, 1888-1982, (C1266)
0.1 linear foot
The records of the Bethel Baptist Church, founded in 1855, include a photocopy of the minute book, membership lists, church histories, and news clippings.

Bethel Baptist Church, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, Minutes, 1806-1867, (C1297)
2 volumes
Brief history of early Baptist settlers in the area, organization of the first church, constitution, rules of decorum, and record of the proceedings of the church. Two copies.

Bethel Baptist Church, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, Minutes, 1811, (C1298)
1 volume
Excerpt from church minute book showing Baptist opposition to Freemasonry. Church member excluded for joining a Masonic lodge.

Bethel Baptist Church, New London, Missouri, Records, 1840-1867, (C3032)
MICROFILM
1 roll of microfilm
Bethel Baptist Church was organized in August 1840, with Jeremiah Vardman being elected moderator. The church was accepted into the Salt River Baptist Associa-tion in 1841.
The church book contains lists of members and the monthly meeting minutes.

Bethel Baptist Church Records, 1840-1980, (K0178)
MICROFILM
7 volumes
Minutes of regular meetings of the Church Cosby, Andrew County, MO, lists of members, pastors who served the Church, and other information on the activities of the Church.

Bethel Presbyterian Church, Audrain County, Missouri, Records, 1868-1981, (WUNP5537)
0.2 linear feet
Typed copies of the minutes of church meetings. Includes organization information, membership records, and other information.

Bethlehem Baptist Church, Morgan County, Missouri, Records, 1877-1997, (C3701)
MICROFILM
10 volumes and 1 folder on 2 rolls of microfilm
Records of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, Florence, Morgan County, Missouri, consisting of membership lists, minutes of meetings, association letters, and miscellaneous records.

Bethlehem Church Observes Centennial with Homecoming, October 3, 1946, n.d., (C1301)
1 folder
Excerpts of article appearing in the Versailles STATESMAN on the history and centennial celebration of the Bethlehem Church, Morgan County, MO.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Morgan County, Missouri, Records, 1875-1963, (R0547)
MICROFILM
2 volumes
These are records of Bethlehem Lutheran ("Nolting") Church in Morgan County, Missouri. Included are by-laws, registers of members, and minutes of meetings through 16 September 1963. The records are in German through 1934.

Bible Expositor, 1860, (C0707)
1 folder
One issue (August 24, 1860) of a religious bulletin published in Seneca Falls, N.Y.

Big Bottom Baptist Church, Saline County, Missouri, Records, 1818-1829, (C2839)
1 folder
Church record book, 5 September 1818-19 September 1829. Includes list of church members divided by sex and race, and information on building a meeting house; choosing delegates to attend association meetings; receiving, dismissing, excluding, and reprimanding members; and adopting a new ""Articles of Faith."" Typescript at top of each page.

Big Buffalo United Baptist Church, Benton County, Missouri, Record Book, 1869-1894, (R0417)
MICROFILM
1 volume
This is a record book of the Big Buffalo United Baptist Church in southeastern Benton County, Missouri. The volume includes the declaration of faith and rules of church order, minutes of church business meetings, 1 August 1869 -- 29 April 1894, and membership records.

Big Rock Primitive Baptist Church, Versailles, Missouri, Records, 1827-1968, (R0416)
MICROFILM
4 volumes
These are records of the Big Rock Primitive Baptist Church and its predecessor, Bethlehem Baptist Church, near Versailles in Morgan County, Missouri. The records include minutes of church business meetings and membership rosters, 1827-1942, and a history of Big Rock Church, 1968.

Birkhead, Leon Milton (1885-1954) Papers, 1893-1980, (K0280)
5 cubic feet
Papers of Birkhead, popular, progressive figure in religious and civic affairs documenting his professional and public career. Birkhead was pastor of All Souls Unitarian Church in Kansas City from 1917 until 1939 when he resigned to begin the Friends of Democracy, an “anti-propaganda” organization.

Bittersweet, Papers, 1973-1983, (R0669)
26 boxes
These are papers of Bittersweet: The Ozark Quarterly, a journal of Ozark culture published by Ellen Gray Massey and her English classes at Lebanon (Mo.) High School. Included are tape recordings, transcripts, and photographs of interviews.

Blackman, Sue Moshontz Blackman (1930- ) and David (1926-2009) Collection, 1916-1984, (K1208)
2 cubic feet
The Blackmans were members of the Beth Shalom Synagogue of Kansas City, MO. Includes Wengrover family photographs, prayer books in Hebrew and English, and other items relating to the Synagogue.

Blackwell, John A. (1834- ), Papers, 1852-1940, (C3732)
2.3 linear feet
Contains the correspondence, diaries, writings, Civil War papers, and medical practice records of a doctor from Bedford, IN, who later lived in Foristell and Wellsville, MO. Also included are family letters, Woman's Christian Temperance Union records, and a history of the Clover family.

Blount Family, Papers, 1861-1947, (C0047)
4 linear feet, 15 oversize volumes
Business papers recording farming, mining, and mercantile activities in southeast Missouri, particularly Potosi and Washington County. The collection contains family correspondence, legal and financial records, as well as medical notebooks from Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.

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

Blum, Jenifer Smith (1947- ) and Michael A. (1947- ) Collection, 1996, (K1009)
1 folder
Publications, music and program information for the rededication celebration of Congregation Beth Torah and dedication of their first permanent house of worship.

Blumhardt, The Reverend, Notebook, 1844, (C1455)
1 folder
Account, in German, of the illness of Gottliebin Ditus, dictated to the Reverend W.F. Bek by Blumhardt, a noted faith-cure advocate.

Bode Family, Papers, 1754-2010, (C3999)
7 linear feet, 1 audio cassette, 2 audio tapes
The collection contains the personal and professional papers of four generations of the Bode family, many of whom were ministers in the Evangelical Church Society of the West (Evangelischer Kirchen Verein des Westens), now the United Church of Christ. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, sermons, publications, and publicity clippings.

Boles, Ashleigh P. (1887-1976), Papers, 1886-1960, (C2431)
10 linear feet
The papers of Ashleigh P. Boles contain correspondence, photographs, and publications of horticultural agent and director of Agricultural Development Department of the Missouri Pacific Lines. The collection also contains similar materials relative to his participation in short courses on railroad transportation of agricultural products and membership in Friends of the Land Society, Civitan Club, and American Railway Development Association.

Bolivar Ministerial Alliance, Polk County Churches: An Historical Perspective, 1985, (R0778)
1 booklet
This is an historical survey of religious congregations in Polk County, Missouri, "published by the Bolivar Ministerial Alliance upon request from the Polk County Historical Society."

Boone County, Missouri, Black Archives, Collection, (C4057)
0.6 linear feet, 1 video cassette, 3 compact discs, 1 computer disc
The Boone County Black Archives Collection is an artificial collection documenting the lives of Blacks living in Boone County, Missouri. The items include photographs, memoirs, scrapbooks, correspondence, news clippings, and other ephemera.

Boonville Presbyterian Church, Boonville, Missouri, Records, 1838-1947, (C2981)
MICROFILM
6 volumes on 2 reels of microfilm
The records of the Boonville Presbyterian Church contain minutes of session meetings of ruling elders and membership and financial information of the Old School Presbyterian Church of Boonville. The collection includes lists of ministers, elders, deacons, clerks of session, members, communicants, and baptisms.

Booth, Bertha, Papers, 1837-1953, (C3195)
4 folders
Papers of John Boon; plat map and notes concerning Far West, MO; typed copies of evidence given in Joseph Smith's trial, and "Mormon Names in Caldwell County and Salt Lake" article written by Bertha Booth, n.d.

Bosworth Memorial Library Bulletins, 1956, (C0740)
2 folders
"A Supplementary Listing of the Theses Presented for Degrees from the College of the Bible [Lexington, KY] now in the Bosworth Memorial Library," and two copies of "A Listing of the Contents and Indexes of the Papers of Isaac Tipton, Reneau, Disciple Evangelist, Physician, Book Salesman, 1805-1885, now in the Bosworth Memorial Library."

Botts-Lewis Family, Letters, 1837-1877, (C0213)
3 folders
Letters from the Botts and Lewis families in Virginia to the Peyton and James Botts families in Missouri. Farm crops, operations, land conditions, prayer meetings, collection of debts, slave prices, family matters, and other miscellaneous topics.

Boulson, Charles E., Papers, 1928-1990, (R0404)
56 folders
These are personal and professional papers of an electrical engineer in Missouri. Boulson was general manager of the Sho-Me Power Corporation, 1954-1974, and member of the Board of Directors of Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. The collection includes correspondence, scrapbooks, professional and historical writings, speeches on rural electrification in Missouri, and corporate manuals and annual reports of Sho-Me Power Corporation and Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Bourbois Baptist Association, Annual Report, 1877, (R0221)
1 folder, photocopies
These are minutes of the twenty-fifth annual meeting of the Bourbois Baptist Association. The Association included rural churches in Phelps, Crawford, Maries, and Osage counties. The minutes include statistics from the constituent churches.

Bradford, Priscilla, "Old Crow Camp Ground," 1976, (R0108)
1 folder, pamphlet
This is a history of the Methodist camp north of Houston in Texas County, Missouri. The pamphlet is illustrated with photographs of the Crow Chapel and campground and pages from a manuscript membership record book.

Brady, Thomas A., (1902-1964), Papers, 1951-1959, (C2273)
2 folders
Correspondence and memorial pamphlet concerning the Jesse E. Wrench Memorial Fund, University of Missouri, 1958-1959. Lists of acquisitions of Western Historical Manuscripts Collection, 1951.

Brady, Thomas A. (1902-1964), Papers, (CA4891)
2.5 linear feet
Speeches and other files of vice-president of University of Missouri, mostly about Catholic Church and Catholic College student life.

Bragg, Raymond Bennett (1902-1979) Papers, 1900-1999, (K0468)
11 cubic feet
Bragg was minister of the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, Kansas City, MO and Executive Director of the American Unitarian Association's Unitarian Service Committee. Includes sermons, aspirations or prayers, printed programs of church sponsored public forums and services, publications, news clippings, minutes, photos, pamphlets, notes, memos, contracts, financial information and correspondence to, from, or mentioning Bragg.

Brazeau Presbyterian Church, Brazeau, Missouri, Booklet, 1970, (R0976)
1 folder
This is A History of the Brazeau Presbyterian Church, Brazeau, Missouri, 1819-1970. Brazeau is a small community in Perry County, Missouri.

Breckenridge Family, Papers, 1750-1960, (C2530)
8 lineaer feet
Primarily of genealogical interest, the collection contains genealogical correspondence and information about the Breckenridges (Breckinridges) and related families, documents, pamphlets, letters, deeds, and photos. The papers were compiled by James M. Breckenridge between 1900 and 1950. See f. 1 for detailed inventory of collection.

Breckenridge, Clarence Edward, Papers, 1897-1960, (C1037)
0.2 linear feet
Family correspondence, newspaper clippings, miscellaneous typed notes on Breckenridge genealogy and the Breckenridges’ historic role in early American and southeast Missouri history. Many families included who were distantly related to the Breckenridges. Presbyterian Church history. Majority of correspondence with Adella Breckenridge Moore, Herman F. Harris, and James M. Beckenridge.

Brenneman Family, Letters, 1849-1888, (C0220)
2 folders
Letters written by members of a Mennonite family. Family news, trip from Rocking County, Virginia, to Jasper County, Missouri, news of the community and rules for church converts.

Brown, Andy J., "Sand Run Church from April 1844 to 10-17-37," and "Out at Old Sand Run," 1945-1955, (C1304)
1 folder
Brief history of Old Sand Run Primitive Baptist Church, founded in 1815 as Upper Cuivre Baptist Church and called Old School Baptist Church at Sand Run after 1849. Located in Lincoln County, Missouri. Includes excerpts from church records and list of members.

Brown, Andy J., "Troy Presbyterian Church," 1946, (C1345)
1 folder
Brief history of the Troy Church and how it was organized, including list of original members.

Brown, Dwight H. (1887-1944), Letters, 1937-1940 (C0080)
0.3 linear feet
Correspondence, official and personal, of a Missouri secretary of state, regarding politics at all governmental levels, routine affairs of his office, events around his hometown of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and religious activities. Collection is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. See also collection C2529.

Brown, Dwight H. (1887-1944), Papers, 1928-1944, (C2529)
9.8 linear feet
The collection contains the papers of Dwight H. Brown, Missouri secretary of state, 1932-1944. The papers are arranged alphabetically by topics.

Brown, Peter, "A Brief History of the Tebo Association, 1855-1892," n.d., (C1325)
1 volume
History of the Tebo Baptist Association, including names of the congregations belonging to it, minutes of meetings, and financial records.

Brown, Peter, Memoirs, (C1930)
1 folder
The collection contains Brown's memoirs of pioneer work in the Baptist ministry of Missouri. Topics include church associations, missionary work, preaching, conversions, and other Baptist ministers.

Browne, Warren, Papers, 1892-1957, (C3454)
12 folders, 1 volume
The papers of Warren Browne contain original manuscript of TITAN VS. TABOO: THE LIFE OF WILLIAM BENJAMIN SMITH and letters and materials used by Browne in writing his book about Smith, mathematician, philosopher, poet and Biblical critic.

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.

Bulkeley, Christy C. (1942-2009), Papers, 1884-2009, (C4082)
8 cubic feet, 1 volume, 4 video cassettes
The papers of Christy C. Bulkeley, one of the first women publishers for a Gannett newspaper, contain correspondence, news clippings, speeches, writings, subject files, photographs, and a variety of miscellaneous professional and personal material.

Bundy, S.G. (1836-1917), Autobiography, 1912, (C2985)
MICROFILM
1 reel of microfilm
The collection contains an autobiography of a farmer, pioneer, rural school teacher, Union soldier, and Methodist missionary and minister.

Burnett, Elizabeth, "The Kingdom Come: The History Of The Church Federation In St. Louis, 1909-1969", (S0185)
268 Pages
Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, St. Louis University, 1984.

Bush, Rev. David V., Papers, 1917-1957, (S0782)
7 Folders
Most of this collection contains correspondence from dated from 1917 to 1921 regarding everyday congregational matters, such as finances and the church community. However, one folder contains a few pieces of correspondence from 1957 regarding Bush serving as a booster for World Poetry Day.

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Caldwell-Steele Family, Letters, 1823-1841, (C0243)
1 folder
Three letters and one bill of sale for property. Letters concern the Caldwell family of Green County, Kentucky, and their relatives, the Steele family of Callaway County, Missouri. Letters discuss education, politics, religion and local and personal news. Originals in the possession of Miss Dillard.

Callao Methodist Church, Callao, Missouri, Centennial, 1959, (C2915)
1 folder
History of the church with list of pastors and prominent members, an account of some of the activities of the church, and a program of the centennial service, May 3, 1959.

Callao Presbyterian Church, Callao, Missouri, Records, 1910-1937, (C1347)
1 volume
Minutes of meetings and roll of members. Miscellaneous items also inserted in volume.

Callison, Alberta, "History of Kahoka, Missouri", (C3532)
1 folder
The papers contain a history of settlement, early houses, businesses, schools, churches and social customs of Kahoka, Clark County, Missouri.

Calvary Episcopal Church, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1938-1959, (C2982)
MICROFILM
5 volumes on microfilm
The records of the Calvary Episcopal Church contain parish registers containing records of communicants, baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and burials. Also included are church services books containing the date, place, and nature of services; attendance statistics; name of officiating clergy; and notes.

Calvary Lutheran Church of Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1977-1988, (CA6305)
2 cubic feet
The records of Calvary Lutheran Church of Columbia, Missouri, include meeting minutes, legal papers, newsletters, church bulletins, a parish register, and other miscellaneous material.

Cameron, John F. (1955- ) Papers, 1950s-2009, (K1013)
4 cubic feet
Cameron was an attorney and owner of a real estate company in Kansas City. Includes newsletters, sermons, and materials pertaining to the Catholic and Redeemer Presbyterian Churches. Also maps, plans, brochures, and books relating to his real estate activities.

Canaday, Dayton W., "A Check list of Missouri Baptist Imprints, 1817-1850", (C2178)
1 folder
History of Missouri Baptist and early newspapers. Short biographies of Joseph Charless, Joshua Norvell, Duff Green, and Nathaniel Patten, Jr. Bibliography of Missouri Baptist imprints.

Cane Creek Baptist Association, Minutes, 1904-1992, (R0235)
1 folder
These are booklets containing the proceedings of the 42nd (1904), 91st (1953) and 130th (1992) annual meetings of the Cane Creek Baptist Association. Included are the articles of faith and constitution, minutes, committee reports, and directories of churches and staff. The booklet for 1953 is a photocopy of the original. Organized in 1857, the Association includes congregations in a wide area of southeastern Missouri.

Cannon, Clarence (1879-1964), "The Harvey Book," 1957, (C0763)
1 folder
Genealogy of the family of Ida Dawson Wigginton Cannon (Mrs. Clarence Cannon), beginning with Francis Harvey (1790-1860), who came to Lincoln County, MO, in the 1830s.

Cannon, Clarence (1879-1964), Papers, 1896-1964, (C2342)
37.6 linear feet, 124 volumes
Public and private papers of a Democratic congressman from Missouri’s 9th District, 1923-1964. The collection is arranged alphabetically by topics and contains correspondence and other material relating to his life and congressional career.

Cape Girardeau Baptist Association, sesquicentennial booklet, 1974, (R0960)
1 folder
This is a booklet published to celebrate the sesquicentennial of the Cape Girardeau Baptist Association, which was organized in June 1824. Included are a schedule of the 150th annual meeting of the Association, a historical summary by J. C. Maple, a list of member congregations, and a list of past meeting dates, places, and officers.

Carson, E. A., Marriage Records, 1837-1882, (C3095)
1 folder
The records contain records of marriages solemnized by the Rev. Mr. Carson, copied from original record in Savannah, Missouri. Includes names of bride and groom, date and location of wedding, payment received, and personal remarks.

Carvill, George W., Letters, 1834-1868, (C2697)
8 folders
Letters written by Carvill, his wife Kate and daughter Eliza, living in the United States and Canada, to his sister Eliza and, later, brother-in-law William Boyle in England. The letters discuss family and political matters and economic problems.

Catholic Churches, Ralls and Monroe Counties, Missouri, Records, 1833-1954 (C2973)
MICROFILM
5 rolls of microfilm
Baptismal, confirmation, burial, and marriage records from St. Peter's, St. Joseph's, St. Paul's, and Immaculate Conception Catholic Churches in Ralls County and St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Monroe County. Records are incomplete.

Catholic Union of Missouri, 17th State Convention, HISTORICAL SOUVENIR, 1909, (C2137)
1 folder
Ralph Gregory's translation from German of excerpts from the HISTORICAL SOUVENIR of the 17th State Convention of the Catholic Union of Missouri. Arrival and names of the first German Catholics in Washington, MO, 1833. The church, mission and school of St. Francis Borgia Parish.

Cave Spring Baptist Association, annual session, 1929, (R0232)
1 folder, photocopies
These are minutes of the forty-second annual session of the Association, held on 22-24 August 1929 near Alton, Missouri. Included are minutes of meetings, the articles of faith, covenant, and membership data for the constituent churches. The Association was composed of thirteen churches, primarily in Oregon County, Missouri.

Cedar Creek Primitive Baptist Church Minutes inventory
1 volume
Organization, services and business meetings of church. Also two typed copies.

Cedar Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Callaway County, Missouri, Minutes, 1821-1930, (C1307)
2 volumes
Contains deed to lot, memberships, beliefs, rules of decorum, constitution and minutes of church business meetings. Also included are xerox copies of indentures, surveys and other documents pertaining to early transactions between the church and individuals in the area.

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 Presbyterian Church, Linn County, Missouri, Records, 1891-1914, (C1348)
1 volume
Brief history of the church, session minutes, rolls of elders and deacons, roll of members, and roll of children baptized.

Central Christian Church, Springfield, Missouri, Christian Women's Fellowship, Booklet, 1957, (R0916)
1 folder
This booklet is a "year book" for 1957-1958 for the Christian Women's Fellowship of Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri. Mrs. Wesley Bagot served as president that year.

Central College for Women, Lexington, Missouri, Records, (SUNP3019)
2 linear feet
Records of the Methodist women's college consisting of photographs, minutes of the Board of Trustees meetings, issues of the CENTRAL COLLEGE MAGAZINE, event programs, and financial and administrative records, 1870s-1920s.

Central Gravois Baptist Church, Gravois Mills, Missouri, Record Book, 1881-1903, (R0419)
MICROFILM
1 volume
This is a record book of the Central Gravois Baptist Church at Gravois Mills in Morgan County, Missouri. The records include minutes of church business meetings, 1881-1903, membership records, ca. 1881-1902, and miscellaneous church papers, 1895-1902.

Central Gravois Baptist Church, Gravois Mills, Missouri, Records, 1881-1902, (C2918)
1 folder
Names of new members and officers of the church.

Central Methodist College, Fayette, Missouri, Programs, 1887-1894, (C0621)
1 folder
Central Collegian, 1891-1894; constitution of the Phil Alpha Literary Society, 1887; program of the 20th anniversary, Aristotelian Society, 1889; 3rd annual preliminary contest between literary societies, 1892; commencement program, 1893.

Central Missouri Association of United Baptists, Minutes, 1859-1996, (R0599)
MICROFILM
40 volumes
These are minutes of the annual meetings of the Central Missouri Association of United Baptists, beginning with the organizational meeting in 1859. The Association consists of churches in southeastern Missouri, primarily in the counties of Dent, Iron, Reynolds, and Washington.

Central Missouri Pastoral Care Association, Records, (WUNP6107)
1 linear feet
INVENTORY. The Central Missouri Pastoral Care Association was organized in 1969 [originally the Mid-Missouri Chaplain Corporation] as a not-for-profit corporation to receive funds from local churches and help pay the salaries and other expenses associated with providing chaplain services to patients at the University Hospital and Mid Missouri Mental Health Center. Includes letters, handwritten notes, financial records, and other miscellaneous papers.

Champion City United Methodist Church, Champion City, Missouri, Diamond Jubilee Papers, 1970, (C3186)
1 folder
The collection contains a historical compendium of the church published for its Diamond Jubilee celebration on 31 May 1970, a bulletin for the Jubilee Service of Song and Sermon, and the Covenant Service. A short history of the church, its pastors, long-time members, and building improvements are included.

Charitan Ridge Baptist Church, Macon County, Missouri, History, 1965, (C3097)
1 folder
The collection contains a history of the church building, its members, deacons and pastors; newspaper clipping from the CHRONICLE HERALD, Macon, MO. "Charitan Ridge Church Celebrates 100th Year" with pictures of the church.

Chisholm, Donald H. (1917- ), Papers, 1972-1980, (C3708)
1 linear foot
Consisting primarily of correspondence relating to Donald Chisholm's chairmanship of the board of trustees of Park College, these papers contain information relating to the administration of a small liberal arts college in the Kansas City area during a period of financial crisis.

Chomeau, Henri, Papers, 1869-1956, (C2252)
5 folders
Copies of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and miscellany concerning Chomeau, Roswell M. Field and Eugene Field, activities at the University of Missouri, and social gossip.

Christ Church Cathedral, Photographs, (P0840)
19 photographs
Portraits of Christ Church Cathedral clergy

Christ Church Episcopal, Rolla, Missouri, Records, 1899-1985, (R0161)
MICROFILM
26 folders
These are records of Christ Church Episcopal in Rolla, Missouri, and its women's auxiliary, St. Margaret's Guild. Included are records of church services, minutes of committee meetings, and financial records, 1899-1970, the records of St. Margaret's Guild, ca. 1910-1983, and miscellaneous historical materials, ca. 1910-1985.

Christ Lutheran Church, Stover, Missouri, Records, 1871-1995, (R0545)
MICROFILM
2 folders, 28 volumes
These are records of Christ Lutheran Church at Stover in Morgan County, Missouri. included are minutes of meetings of the church council, membership registers, records of the Ladies Aid Society, financial records, and historical material. Some of the records are in German; translations provided by the church are included.

Christian Church, Dexter, Missouri, Booklet, 1946, (R1052)
1 folder
This is a "History of the Christian Church, Dexter, Missouri," compiled in 1946. Dexter is in Stoddard County, Missouri. The pastor was Walter A. Smith.

Christian Church, Fulton, Missouri, Records, 1848-1888, (C0585)
MICROFILM
1 roll of microfilm
Membership, minutes of business meetings, minutes of Board of Officers' meetings, financial records, pledges, and assessments.

Christian Civic Foundation of Missouri, Papers, 1948-1957, (C0978)
5 folders
Copies of letters and clippings concerning the Christian Civic Foundation of Missouri, formerly called the Temperance League of Missouri. They deal primarily with the liquor issue raised in the Missouri gubernatorial race in 1956.

Christian College, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1836-1986, (C0038)
MICROFILM
30 linear feet, 5 rolls of microfilm, 51 lantern slides, and 11 audio cassettes
The records of the first women’s college chartered in Missouri, and one of the first chartered west of the Mississippi River, consists of correspondence, catalogs, yearbooks, photographs, and financial records.

Christian County Baptist Association, Minutes, 1913, (R0922)
1 folder
This is a published minute book of the 54th annual session of the Christian County Baptist Association of Missouri. The meeting was held with Smyrna Baptist Church on 12-14 August 1913. D. T. Baucom of Highlandville served as moderator.

Christian Nationalist Crusade, Collection, 1945-1968, (S0467)
6 Folders
The Christian Nationalist Crusade collection documents racist and anti-Semitic sentiments in St. Louis primarily in the 1940s and 1950s. It contains the group's political tracts and issues of its newsletter, The Cross and The Flag, from 1947-1952. The collection also includes literature from related groups such as the Patriotic Tract Society, Associated Industries of Missouri, the National Citizens Protective Association, the Minutemen, and the United States Constitution Council. Some material from the related groups dates from 1966 to 1968. Arranged chronologically.

Christian Temperance Union, Sedalia, Missouri, Record Books, 1878-1879, (C1073)
2 volumes
Temperance society organized in 1878. Vol. 1, Constitution and signers, 1878; Vol. 2, Record book, 1878-1879.

Church Baseball League, Rolla, Missouri, Rule Book, 1909, (R1144)
1 folder
This single-sheet pamphlet contains the rules, schedule, and list of officials adopted on 22 June 1909 by the Church Baseball League at Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri. Teams representing the Catholic, Christian, Presbyterian, Baptist, Episcopal, and Methodist churches participated in the league.

Church of Christ at Friendship, Membership Record Book, 1837-1855, (C2372)
1 folder
Record of membership of church located northwest of Brown's Station in Boone County, MO.

Church of Christ, Hallsville, Boone County, Missouri, Records, 1913-1923, (C3838)
4 folder(s)
Records of the Church of Christ, Hallsville, Boone County, MO. The documents in the collection include information about baptisms, marriages, funerals, expenses, visiting preachers, and dismissals.

Church of God. Antioch, Missouri, Records, 1869-1908, (C2899)
1 folder
Membership roll and record of funerals. Also membership roll of the Church of God, at Mt. Nebo, MO.

Church of the Brethren, Missouri-Arkansas District, Records, (CA6293)
17 cubic feet
Magazines, conference minutes, booklets, literature, educational material, manuals, reports, catalogs, notebooks, yearbooks, statistics, and audiovisual material of the Church of the Brethren, founded in 1708 in Schwarzenau, Germany, now with members throughout North America and the world.

Church Women United in Missouri, Columbia Unit, Records, (WUNP5716)
1 linear feet
Addition of financial records, membership information, publications, and other records.

Church Women United in Missouri, Columbia Unit, Records, 1945-1994, (WUNP5630)
2.6 linear feet
INVENTORY. Local and national organizational publications, newspaper clippings, membership lists, annual reports, calendars, project notes and reports, committee reports, and miscellaneous.

Church Women United in Missouri, Papers, 1948-1976, (C0282)
0.8 linear feet
Papers of the state chapter of a national Christian women’s ecumenical organization affiliated with the National Council of Churches. Includes constitutions and bylaws, minutes, annual and triennial reports, lists of officers, financial statements and budgets, correspondence, official histories, programs, proclamations, publicity materials, photographs, and clippings.

Clapp, Ocran, Funeral Sermon, 1835, (C0709)
1 folder
Sermon preached at Easthampton at the funeral of Ocran Clapp, who died in the snow December 15, 1835.

Clark, Charles W., Papers, 1854-1911 (C0083)
0.6 linear feet
Letters of a Vermont Congregational minister to his wife, nee Harriet Lucretia Calton, describing several churches he served. Letters to him from his brother Edward P., who served in the Civil War and later was a traveling book salesman working out of St. Louis. Diaries and death records of the minister.

Clergy And Laity Concerned (CALC), St. Louis Branch, Records, 1966-1990, (S0691)
28 Folders, 21 Negatives
The records of the St. Louis chapter of CALC include correspondence, meeting notes, newspaper clippings, newsletters, brochures, flyers, and negatives. Together they chronicle the interests of the St. Louis chapter of CALC from 1966-1990.

Cleveland-Gillaspy Papers, 1849-1939 (C0105)
0.4 linear feet
Correspondence, legal papers, tax receipts, photographs, and miscellany of James C. Gillaspy and James Longstreet Cleveland of Boone County, MO. Includes minute book and constitution of Providence Speas (Spiritual, Physical, Educational and Social) Club, Providence, MO, an organization active during the 1930s.

Cockrell, Ethlyn, Collection, 1846-1859, (C0254)
1 folder
Letter from Trenton, Missouri, tells of journey from Kentucky, staking claims for homesteads, putting in crops; 300-400 Mormons in north Missouri on their way to California, and Missourians' feelings toward them; food prices. Land grant issued in 1859 to War of 1812 veteran for military services. Family history.

Cohen, Myrl A. (1916-2005) and Florence W. (1921- ) Papers, ca. 1967-ca. 1977, (K1272)
3 folders
Personal papers include newspaper clippings/articles, programs, publications, and other items relating to Congregation Beth Sholom. Also materials relating to the Shifra Gabra Fund: trust agreement, financial notes, correspondence, and articles

Cold Water Baptist Church, St. Louis County, Missouri, Record Book, 1809-1871, (C1296)
1 volume
Records of the Cold Water Baptist Church, 1809-1819; Baptist Church of Christ Friends to Humanity, 1834-1838; and Salem Baptist Church, 1841-1871; all on Cold Water in St. Louis County, MO.

Cole, William C. (1897-1965), Papers, 1942-1947, (C0013)
8 linear feet
Correspondence of Republican congressman from Missouri's 3rd District dealing with topics as varied as World War II, agriculture, legislation on labor and the atom bomb, education, foreign relations, immigration, flood control, labor, housing, socialized medicine, politics, and the postal service.

Collins, A. Loyd, "Mt. Olivet Church, A Century Old this Year," 1944, (C1313)
1 folder
The collection contains a historical sketch of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Henry County, Missouri.

Collins, A. Loyd, "The Spirit of Bethel, 1806-1956," 1956, (C1299)
1 volume
Historical pageant written for the 150th anniversary of the founding of the first Baptist church in Missouri, Bethel Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau County. Also a printed program (4 pages).

Collins, A. Loyd, Scrapbook, 1939, (C1394)
1 volume
Newspaper clippings, pamphlets, printed material, and U.S. Work Projects Administration Historical Records Survey of Missouri Baptists and the Baptists of Henry County.

Collins, Elsie Guignon (1895-1992) Collection, 1861-1986, (K0704)
0.3 cubic foot
Clippings, correspondence, photographs, and papers concerning the history of Kansas City, the area around Visitation Church at 52nd and Main, researched by Collins; and pamphlets, newspaper clippings, regarding the Guignon and Boussier families.

Collins, Lewis, Letter, 1846, (C1989)
1 folder
The collection contains a letter requesting Collins to provide him with a description of Bacon College and an article on the Christian Church and its ministers, for use in writing a history of Kentucky.

Columbia Female Academy, Columbia, Missouri, Papers, 1841-1853, (C0572)
2 folders
Includes an address delivered March 28, 1841, by the Rev. J.L. Yantis, at the examination of the pupils of Columbia Female Academy, and an 1853 catalogue.

Columbia Industrial School, Columbia, Missouri, Minute Book, 1894-1910, (C0601)
1 folder
Minutes of board meetings. Covers formation, operation, and finances of the school. Purpose of school was to give young girls a means of gaining a livelihood by sewing or other appropriate work. School was organized and operated by church women.

Columbus Christian Church, Columbus, Missouri, Records, 1853-1938, (C0716)
1 folder
The records of the Columbus Christian Church contain a copy of a history of the church, 1938, by Mrs. Hugh Simmerman. Also subscription lists, 1870 and 1883, and receipt, 1870.

Combs, William R., Papers, 1846-1868, (C3942)
0.2 linear feet
The papers of William R. Combs, a Baptist preacher in Kentucky in the mid-nineteenth century, consist of a journal describing his preaching and pastoral obligations, which was also used for financial transactions, recipes, and cures. The papers also include sermon texts, essays, and legal papers.

Committee For Free Choice, Records, 1969-1982, (C3707)
3.2 linear feet, 2 oversize volumes
The Committee For Free Choice (CFFC) Records consist of policy statements, corre-spondence, program plans, political lobbying information, and newsletters. CFFC is an affiliate of the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL). Much of the collection is information from NARAL and affiliates and related organizations.

Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO) Records, ca. 1977-2009, (K0914)
14 cubic feet
Organizational records of a faith-based, grass roots organization focused on community issues such as healthcare, foreclosure, and pay day loans. Includes board minutes, financial records, public relation files, training, research, and newsletters.

Community Presbyterian Church, Blake, Missouri, Records, 1924-1932, (C1344)
1 volume
History, by-laws, and minutes of session meetings of the church, which was formed when Bethel and Prairie Valley churches merged.

Community Video Advisory Board (CVAB) Records, 1969-1992, (K0403)
1 cubic foot
Administrative materials of the Board which oversaw operation of American Cablevision's public access channel. Also information from Ecumedia, an interfaith, nonprofit television show on Channel 30 of American Cablevision, and the Metropolitan Inter-Church Agency (MICA), a council of churches that brought the Christian community together.

Community Video Advisory Board (CVAB) Records, 1969-1992, (K0403)
1 cubic foot
Administrative materials of the Board which oversaw operation of American Cablevision's public access channel. Also information from Ecumedia, an interfaith, nonprofit television show on Channel 30 of American Cablevision, and the Metropolitan Inter-Church Agency (MICA), a council of churches that brought the Christian community together.

Concord Presbyterian Church, Callaway County, Missouri, Records, 1833-1935, (C1349)
1 volume
Session minutes; history of the church, whose name was changed from Seven Mile Church in 1840; ministers, elders, and deacons; membership lists; and record of infant baptisms.

Concordia Baptist Church, Concordia, Lafayette County, Missouri, Records, 1861-1922, (C3906)
MICROFILM
3 volumes and translations on 1 roll of microfilm
The records of the Concordia Baptist Church consist of minute books of the congregation and the sister society, and the constitution of the church. The records are in German. A transla-tion of the records is included in the collection. These records are part of the German Heritage Archives.

Congregation B'nai Jehudah Collection, 1950-2011, (K0649)
5 folders
The Congregation is the oldest reform temple in Kansas City, MO. includes newsletters and publication from the Congregation.

Congregation Beth Israel Abraham and Voliner (B.I.A.V.) Collection, 1969, (K0916)
1 folder
Items relating to the Congregation Beth Israel, Abraham & Voliner Mortgage Burning Dinner.

Congregation Beth Shalom Records, 1917-2002, (K0602)
37 cubic feet
Organizational records including minutes, financial records, correspondence, commemorative booklets, brochures, speeches, photographs, VHS cassettes of rabbinical lectures, religious activities, and various school programs.

Congregation Ohev Shalom Collection, 1977-2007, (K0682)
3 folders
Books commemorating the 100th and 130th anniversaries of Congregation Ohev Shalom, and video recording of program honoring Rabbi Daniel Horowitz.

Conley-Miller Family, Papers, 1792-1967, (C3693)
5.2 linear feet, 3 oversize volumes
Correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, account books, ledgers, financial and personal rec-ords, genealogical materials, photographs, and miscellaneous items of the Conleys and Millers, prominent Boone County, Missouri, families.

Cooperation of Christian Churches of Boone County, Missouri, Records, (SUNP2121)
1 folder(s)
Addition to records received earlier pertaining to Boone County Disciples of Christ churches - this group is the Convention of Christian Churches transactions. Xeroxed copies.

Cooperation of Christian Churches of Boone County, Missouri, Records, (SUNP2071)
16 folder(s)
Minutes, programs, reports, correspondence of an organization of Disciples of Christ churches in Boone County, MO.

Copaken, Albert (1906-1981) Collection, 1917, (K0862)
1 volume
Leather-bound Bible presented to Y.M.H.A. and Y.W.H.A. by the young Women's Hebrew Association in memory of Alfred Benjamin (1859-1923)

Corder-Thomas Family, Papers, 1867-1961, (C3697)
MICROFILM
56 volumes and 9 folders on 11 rolls of microfilm, 1 oversize folder
The Corder-Thomas Family Papers consist of diaries of Leslie Walker Corder, a Waver-ly, Missouri, farmer and civic leader; his wife Nellie Perry Buck Corder; and her aunt Susan Buck Cooper Thomas. The papers also include family letters, newsclippings, and miscellaneous items.

Creamer, Benjamin H., Papers, 1890-1969, (R0476)
10 folders
These are papers of a farmer and stock raiser in Maries County, Missouri. The collection includes family correspondence, obituaries and funeral home cards, election poll books, and records pertaining to Creamer's work with the Maries County office of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service and the Maries County Highway Commission.

Criss, Reverend C.V., Papers, 1894-1920 (C0246)
0.2 linear feet
Miscellaneous papers, sermons, and account books concerning the Sedalia, Missouri, district quarterly conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Crooked Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Crawford County, Missouri, Records, 1871-1926, (C3718)
1 folder(s)
Church record book of the Crooked Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, which began in Keysville and later moved to Steelville. The church was established in 1834 by John Dunlap, Reuben Vaughn, Mr. Keys, and several others. There are several large gaps in this material: 1880-1884, 1895-1902, 1913-1925, and a few smaller ones.

Crouch, Kenneth E., Papers, 1951-1960, (C2207)
1 folder
Miscellaneous church bulletins.

Cuivre-Siloam Regular Baptist Association, Records, (SUNP2571)
0.2 linear feet
Minute book and typescript of the history of the organization.

Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Nelson, Missouri, Records, 1891-1894, (C1875)
1 folder
The records contain four ledger sheets of church records dating from 24 May 1891 to 25 November 1894. Begins with the founding of the church in Nelson, Saline County, Missouri, by order of New Lebanon Presbytery with ruling elders from the Salt Fork Congregation. They organized a Presbyterian church known as the Nelson Congregation with the Reverend T.S. Love as pastor.

Curtis, Winterton Conway (1875-1966), Papers, 1892-1962, (C2528)
2.5 linear feet
The papers of Winterton Conway Curtis contain correspondence, reprints, autobiographical notes, photographs and miscellaneous material of a University of Missouri professor of zoology and dean of the College of Arts and Science. Also included is professional correspondence, 1904-1911, of George Lefevre, professor of zoology at the University of Missouri.

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Dade County Baptist Association, Booklet, 1958, (R1170)
1 folder
This booklet contains the minutes and associated data of the 68th annual session of the Dade County Baptist Association, held at Fairview Baptist Church in Dade County, Missouri, on 26-27 August 1958. Ira Fortner of Lockwood served as moderator of the session.

Daniel, Henry Clay, Papers, 1846-1920, (C1002)
0.6 linear feet
Correspondence, miscellaneous papers, Civil War claims, printed materials, and account books.

Davidson, Robert L., Jr. (1893-1968), Scrapbook, 1918, (C0869)
1 volume
The collection contains one scrapbook of newspaper clippings kept by Davidson’s parents of Sedalia, Missouri, about his experiences while a 1st Lieutenant during World War I. Also includes articles about Davidson's father, pastor of the First Baptist Church, who did YMCA work in France.

Davis, Ernest A. (1896-1990), Papers, 1846-1990, (C2606)
0.3 linear feet
The personal papers created and collected by Ernest A. Davis consist of letters sent by Davis to his mother Gertrude while he was in the army during World War I. Photographs depict him and his family, and group photographs of Davis’s army units. Two volumes of church records document the Providence Baptist Church in Johnson County, Missouri, c. 1846-1888. Other records document the genealogy of Davis’s family through newspaper clippings and a photocopy of family records.

Davis, John E. "Fifty Years at William Jewel College." 1903-1953, (C2708)
3 folders
An informal history of the growth and changes at William Jewell College, Liberty, MO.

Davis-Hughes Family, Papers, 1842-1963, (C0834)
3 folders
Papers of two Missouri families represented by William Thompson Davis and his brother-in-law, Joseph Taylor Juan Hughes. Collection consists mainly of Davis' letters, his diploma, and a program from the Davis Institute. Also includes genealogical material.

Dearing, Fred Morris (1879-1963), Papers, 1897-1961, (C2926)
22.4 linear feet
Memoirs, editorial notes, news clippings, personal and general correspondence, bills, and receipts, original poetry, essays, short stories, and a collection of annotated books of a career diplomat.

Dearmont, Russell L. (1891-1967), Papers, 1929-1965, (C2665)
72 linear feet
Personal, business, and family correspondence of a St. Louis lawyer and Democratic politician who was counsel and later president of the Missouri Pacific Railroad and was active in civic affairs.

Dill, Clinnie Dodge, Scrapbook, 1893-1911, (S0769)
14 Folders
Scrapbook belonging to Clinnie Dodge Dill, the daughter of a Baptist minister. Folders remain in same order found in the scrapbook. Document dates range from 1893 to 1911. Collection includes documents from the Grand Avenue Baptist Church and Sunday school. Also includes several programs for various musical performances in the St. Louis area. Topics include religion, temperance, music, plays, education, feminism, and real estate.

Dillman, Samuel Rodgers, Papers, 1890-1955, (C0046)
3 linear feet, 2 volumes
Correspondence, bills, receipts, clippings, pamphlets, and church supply catalogues of a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Dillman held pastorates in St. Louis, where he was engaged in settlement house work; Berwyn, Nebraska; and several towns in southwest Missouri. Papers are from the St. Louis and southwest periods of his ministry.

Disciples of Christ State Convention Minutes, 1845, (C2138)
1 folder
Minutes of the state meeting of the Missouri Churches of Jesus Christ held in Columbia, October 17 and 18, 1845. List of the ministers present, the congregations represented, and those represented in 1844 but not in 1845.

Dismas House (1959- ), Records, 1919-1978, (S0192)
MICROFILM
238 Folders, 2 Volumes (On Microfilm), 10 Tapes
The Dismas House Records, 1919-1978, document the activities of the Dismas House from 1959 to 1978. The collection is divided into four series, arranged chronologically: (1)Records, 1919-1978; (2) Scrapbooks, 1956-1961; (3) Artifacts and Photographs, 1959-1978; (4) Tapes, 1961-1967.

Dixon Baptist Association, Annual Report, 1884, (R0220)
1 folder, photocopies
These are minutes of the tenth annual session of the Dixon Baptist Association. The Association was composed of churches in Phelps, Osage, Maries, and Pulaski counties. The tenth annual session was held at the Mount Zion Church in Osage County, 9-11 October 1884.

Dooley, Thomas A. (1927-1961), Papers, 1932-1988, (S0464)
222 Folders, 5 Volumes, 88 Tapes, 10 Videotapes, 531 Photographs
The Thomas A. Dooley papers document his family history and education, his work in Vietnam and Laos, and his role as a shaper of American public opinion about Southeast Asia. The collection also documents Dooley's cancer operation, his death, posthumous honors and efforts to have him canonized.

Douglass, William, Appointment, 1809, (C1447)
1 folder(s)
Appointment as a deacon in the Methodist Episcopal Church by Francis Asbury, bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church in America.

Draffen, Mrs. Charley W., "The First Hundred Years at Freedom Church, Morgan County, Missouri," 1944, (C1309)
1 folder
Brief history of the church, including early members and pastors. Copy of an article appearing in the Versailles, MO, STATESMAN, August 1944.

Drake, Charles D. (1811-1892), Autobiography, 1811-1867, (C1003)
MICROFILM
1 linear foot on 1 roll of microfilm
Autobiography of a lawyer, U.S. senator from Missouri, radical Republican, and principal author of the Missouri State Constitution of 1865, the "Draconian Code."

Drake, Charles D. (1811-1892), Papers, 1859-1860, (C3570)
1 folder
The papers of Charles D. Drake contain a speech of Drake in the Missouri House of Representatives on a ""Sunday"" bill which he introduced; and a letter to M.C. Goodlet from Drake regarding Aikman Welch's opposition to the bill.

Dry Fork Church of Primitive Baptists, Lake Spring, Missouri, Records, 1898-1966, (C3053)
MICROFILM
1 volume
The records contain membership records and minutes of a Regular Primitive Baptist church founded in August 1898 and dissolved in February 1966. Included are the Articles of Faith and the Rules of Decorum. Membership information relates date and means of entry into the church and birth and death dates. The minutes record business matters, sermon topics, songs, attendance, and officers.

Dry Fork Regular Baptist Church, Lake Spring, Missouri, Records, 1834-1903, (R0406)
MICROFILM
1 volume, 1 folder, typescripts
These are a record book and papers of the Dry Fork Regular Baptist Church in the Lake Spring community of Dent County, Missouri. The volume includes the rules of decorum, articles of faith, membership records, and minutes of church business meetings, 1834-1879. The papers include letters of dismission and church correspondence.

Duncan Chapel, Shelby County, Missouri, Record Books, 1882-1936, (C2485)
3 volumes
The collection contains records of Duncan Chapel, a Methodist Episcopal chapel in Shelby County, Missouri.

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Eldad Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Huntsville, Missouri, Records, (WUNP5484)
0.1 linear feet
Record book, 1832-ca. 1851; record book, ca. 1832-1933; 1843 indenture; and HISTORY OF THE ELDAD CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, n.d.

Eleven Points River Baptist Association, Minutes, 1890-1901, (R0356)
2 folders, photocopies
These are printed minutes of the second and thirteenth annual meetings of the Eleven Points River Baptist Association, 1890 and 1901. Founded as the Elevenpoint River Association of Missionary Baptists, the association included churches in Carter, Howell, Oregon, and Ripley counties in Missouri.

Elmwood Seminary, Farmington, Missouri, Records, 1910-1914, (C0602)
7 folders
The records of Elmwood Seminary contain account and record books, papers, and correspondence of a Presbyterian girl's school in Farmington, Missouri.

Elwang, William W. (1865-1938), Papers, 1889-1939, n.d., (C1398)
0.25 linear feet
The William W. Elwang Papers consist of a scrapbook and the papers of a Presbyterian minister who was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, Missouri.

Emmanuel Evangelical Church, Jackson, Missouri, Souvenir Booklet, 1928, (R1275)
1 folder, 1 item
This is the souvenir booklet for the dedication service of Emmanuel Evangelical Church's new building on 20 May 1928. The church, founded in May 1867, is located at Jackson in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.

Emmaus Baptist Church, Washington County, Missouri, Records, 1861-1989, (R0395)
MICROFILM
5 volumes
These are records of the Emmaus Baptist Church, a United Baptist congregation near Courtois in the southwestern corner of Washington County, Missouri. The records include minutes of meetings, membership records, and miscellaneous church papers.

English, William T., Papers, 1860-1889 (C0312)
1 folder(s)
Minutes of the semi-centennial meeting of the Little Bonne Femme Baptist Association, 1889. Promissory notes and receipts, 1860, 1876, 1888. Printed broadside by J.R. Brandon, Fulton, Missouri, on “The asylum investigation during Governor Stephens’ tenure of office.”

Eppstein, Elias Mayer (1831-1906) Diaries, 1880-1883, (K1134)
0.25 cubic foot
Photocopies of part of Rabbi Eppstein's diaries dealing with his period in Kansas City, MO.

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

Ethical Society Of St. Louis, (1886- ), Records, 1880-1986, (S0444)
290 Folders, 69 Volumes, 44 Photographs
The Ethical Society of St. Louis Records, 1880-1986, documents liberal religion in St. Louis. The records primarily document the development of the St. Louis Society from its founding in 1886 to the present. Addresses by Felix Adler, founder of the national movement, and some early newsletters from the Ethical Societies in Brooklyn, Chicago, Philadelphia and New York have been retained with the collection.

Ethical Society (1886- ) Of St. Louis, Tapes, 1952-1986, (S0361)
73 Reels, 134 Cassettes
The Ethical Society Tapes, 1952-1986 were recorded from the Ethical Society's platform and primarily contain lectures by J. F. Hornback and John Hoad. In addition to the weekly sermons and lectures by its leaders, the Ethical Society had a program of scheduled speakers on a variety of topics of interest to its membership. Speakers at these programs included Thurgood Marshall, Roger Baldwin, Huston Smith, Daniel Ellsberg, Colin Wilson, James Farrell and many others.

Ethical Society Addenda, (SA1049)
1 box
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.

Evangelical Bethel Congregation, Concordia, Missouri, Records, 1872-1947, (C1292)
MICROFILM
3 volumes and translations on 1 roll of microfilm
The records of the Evangelical Bethel Congregation consist of minutes of congregational meetings, church constitutions, membership lists, and other church records. Recorded primarily in German, an English translation of the records is included in the collection. These records are part of the German Heritage Archives.

Eversole, Mary E. Bugg, Papers, 1822-1952, (R1268)
67 folders
This collection consists of correspondence, legal papers, journals, ledger books, and ephemera of Mary E. Bugg Eversole and the Bugg, Cole, and Eversole families of Potosi, Washington County, Missouri. The bulk of the collection consists of Mary E. Bugg's personal correspondence, 1883-1941, financial records 1912-1952, and miscellaneous ephemera, 1863-1938.

F

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.

Farwell, John Villiers (1825-1908), Letter, 1880, (C2762)
1 folder
The collection contains a letter from Farwell to Spafford, from Chicago, Mar. 4, 1880, expressing sympathy on the death of his son and desire to talk with him about church matters. Typewritten copy of letter included.

Favazza, Armando R., Papers, (CA6283)
6 cubic feet, 4 DVD
Papers of a psychiatrist and author best known for his work in cultural psychiatry, nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI), and religion. Dr. Favazza is a Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he began teaching in 1973.

Ferguson, Homer L., Photograph Collection, (P0336)
4 photographs
Photos of First Christian Church of Jefferson City, ministers, and events.

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

First and Calvary Presbyterian Church, Springfield, Missouri, Collection, 1966-1985, (R0910)
1 folder
These are pictorial directories (summer 1966, summer 1969, and fall 1981), a dedicatory program for a tapestry (7 April 1985), and a newsletter (16 June 1985) for First and Calvary Presbyterian Church at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri.

First African Baptist Church (1927- ), St. Louis, Missouri, History, 1974, (S0006)
4 Pages Typescript
Missouri, History, 1974. 4 pp. typescript Includes biographical sketch of first pastor, John Berry Meachum.

First Baptist Church, Bonne Terre, Missouri, Booklet, 1916, (R1032)
1 folder
This is a "Directory" for 1916 of the First Baptist Church at Bonne Terre in St. Francois County, Missouri. W. W. Pierce was the pastor and William Frey was the chairman of the deacons.

First Baptist Church, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Booklet, 1928, (R1091)
1 folder
This is a an illustrated booklet prepared for the dedication of the new building for the First Baptist Church at Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. Included are photographs of the building and its major rooms, portraits of the staff, and a program of events. The Rev. George S. Ellyson served as pastor.

First Baptist Church, Clinton, Missouri, Centennial Booklet, 1966, (R0762)
1 folder
This is a booklet published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the First Baptist Church in Clinton in Henry County, Missouri.

First Baptist Church, Clinton, Missouri, Woman's Foreign Missionary Society Minutes, 1895-1909, (C1308)
1 volume
Constitution; minutes of meetings, 1859-1909; clippings; lists of members; and financial records of the Society, first organized in 1875.

First Baptist Church, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1823-1972, (C3617)
MICROFILM
3 rolls of microfilm
Minutes and chronological register.

First Baptist Church, Dexter, Missouri, Programs, 1941-1953, (R1051)
1 folder, photocopies
These are programs for the "20th Anniversary of Dedication of Our Building" on 25 May 1941 and "Parsonage Dedication" on 6 October 1963 for the First Baptist Church at Dexter in Stoddard County, Missouri.

First Baptist Church, Jackson, Missouri, sesquicentennial booklet, 1974, (R0959)
1 folder
This is a booklet issued in celebration of the sesquicentennial of the First Baptist Church at Jackson in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. Included are previous short histories compiled in 1934 and 1949, as well as a sesquicentennial update to 1974.

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.

First Baptist Church, Mountain View, Missouri, Centennial History, 1975, (R0987)
1 folder
This is an illustrated booklet containing a centennial history of the First Baptist Church at Mountain View in Howell County, Missouri. The congregation was founded as Mount Olivet Baptist Church in 1875.

First Baptist Church, Perryville, Missouri, Directories, ca. 1970-1988, (R0766)
1 folder
These are two membership directories for the First Baptist Church at Perryville in Perry County, Missouri. The earlier booklet is from about 1970, while the later booklet is dated 1988.

First Baptist Church, Purdy, Missouri, Papers, 1981, (R1130)
1 folder
This collection includes a centennial booklet, 1881-1981: Our First One-Hundred Years, and a centennial revival program, 27 September – 4 October 1981, for the First Baptist Church at Purdy in Barry County, Missouri. The founding pastor was J. K. Northcutt and the current pastor was Ben J. Dobbs.

First Baptist Church, Rolla, Missouri, Collection, 1938-1974, (R0493)
2 folders
This collection includes minutes of the Business Women's Circle (1938-1944), a capital campaign booklet (1954), a "Centennial Record" (1970), directories (1960, 1970), other printed material, and items concerning member Sadie Goggin (1884-1965), including three Sunday School class records (1952-1955), and an obituary.

First Baptist Church, Steele, Missouri, Papers, 1955-1957, (R0698)
1 folder
This collection includes a Fiftieth Anniversary souvenir booklet (1955) for, and an invitation to a wedding (1957) at, the First Baptist Church of Steele in Pemiscot County, Missouri.

First Baptist Church, Versailles, Missouri, Minutes, 1868-1896, (C3008)
MICROFILM
1 roll of microfilm
The First Baptist Church of Versailles, Missouri, was organized on 13 January 1868 by James B. Box, William Robinson, John W. Williams, Josiah V. Johnson, and James E. Sims, all of whom became elders of the church.
The minutes are useful for their listing of members received into the Church but provide little else of any substance for researchers.

First Baptist Church, Walker, Missouri, Records, 1948-1975, 1993, (C3947)
MICROFILM
0.4 linear feet on 1 roll of microfilm
Records of the First Baptist Church of Walker, Vernon County, Missouri.

First Baptist Church, West Plains, Missouri, Records, 1892-1956, (R0348)
MICROFILM
10 volumes
These are records of the First Baptist Church at West Plains in Howell County, Missouri. The records include minutes of meetings, membership registers, and statistical data. Also included are minute books from the Sunday school program, 1899-1914, and the record book of the Baptist Young People's Union, 1907-1914.

First Baptist Church of Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri, Record Book, 1886-1954, (R1227)
2 folders, original, typescript
This is the record book and accompanying transcript of the First Baptist Church of Edgar Springs in Phelps County, Missouri, containing minutes of business meetings and membership records, ca. 1894-1954. Also in the volume are earlier records of the Corn Creek Baptist Church in Phelps County, 1886-1887.

First Boatmen's Church, St. Louis, Missouri (1850- ), Collection, 1854, (S0382)
5 Items
Fourth anniversary sermon, three tracts, and lithograph of First Boatmen's Church located on Green Street, between 2nd and 3rd.

First Christian Church, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1824-1997, (C3991)
16.75 linear feet, 18 audio cassettes
The church records include minutes of administrative boards and committees, ministers' and administrators' papers, papers of the Christian Student Congregation, publications, the Bear Creek Church record book, the record book of the Construction Committee, and papers of several affiliated clubs and committees. Documents especially cover the period from the 1920s to 1964. In addition, this collection contains drafts and notes by Mary K. Dains for her history of the First Christian Church published in 1996. Her research includes interview recordings with church members.

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

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

First Christian Church, Jefferson City, Missouri, Records, (SUNP2952)
0.4 linear feet
Board meeting and cabinet meeting minutes, 1986-1991.

First Christian Church, Moberly, Missouri, Records, 1869-1903, (C1087)
1 volume
Record book contains information related to early church history and membership, including names of members and dates for marriages and deaths. Other entries include an extensive list of those who became members after S.M. Martin's 1890 revival meeting and the church's position in an adultery case. Church minutes for 1879 to 1903.

First Christian Church, Neosho, Missouri, Booklet, 1985, (R0917)
1 folder
This is a history of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at Neosho in Newton County, Missouri. It was compiled by Helen Morse and Michelle Morse, with Violet Mills Carrick and Marilyn Land Walker.

First Christian Church, Rolla, Missouri, Collection, 1954-ca. 1960s, (R0670)
1 folder
This collection consists of a building dedication program (1954) and brief history (ca. 1960s) of the First Christian Church at Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri.

First Christian Church, West Plains, Missouri, Records, 1893-1983, (R0349)
MICROFILM
18 volumes
These are records of the First Christian Church of West Plains in Howell County, Missouri. included are membership, marriage, and death records, lists of officers, and minutes of meetings of the church board, 1893-1954. There are also records of the women's auxiliaries of the church, 1918-1983.

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Springfield, Missouri, Booklet, 1955, (R1097)
1 folder
This booklet contains Revised By-Laws of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Springfield, Missouri – 1955. Springfield is in Greene County, Missouri.

First Congregational Church, Aurora, Missouri, Bulletin, 1914, (R1044)
1 folder
This is the bulletin for the services on Sunday, 11 January 1914, at the First Congregational Church at Aurora in Lawrence County, Missouri. The pastor was the Rev. John Allen Schmink. The bulletin includes an announcement of forthcoming services by the Rev. John B. Gonzales of St. Louis.

First Congregational Church, California, Missouri, Record Book, 1867-1883, (C2484)
1 volume
The collection contains minutes of the sabbath meetings of the church from May 11, 1867, to June 4, 1883, when the congregation disbanded to unite with the Presbyterian Church.

First Congregational Church, Neosho, Missouri, Manual, 1868, (R0730)
1 folder
This is the Manual of the First Congregational Church of Neosho, Missouri, printed by E. Skewes & Co. of Neosho, Newton County, Missouri, in 1868. It includes a brief history of the congregation, which was organized in 1866.

First Congregational Church of Cameron, Missouri Records, 1879-1922, (K0407)
2 volumes
Meeting minutes, membership records (including marriages and deaths), lists of trustees, and resignation letters of pastors.

First Congregational Church, Springfield, Missouri, Woman's Missionary Society, Program Schedule, 1904, (R0797)
1 folder
This is a small pamphlet that provides a meeting schedule, program topics, and a list of officers for the Woman's Missionary Society of the First Congregational Church at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri, for July 1904 through March 1905.

First Evangelical Convenant Church (Swedish Mission Church) Records, 1880-2001, (K0708)
17 cubic feet
Organizational records for a Swedish community church. Includes administrative/financial records; photographs; printed and published material; general historical material; and audiotapes.

First Methodist Church, Dexter, Missouri, Booklet, 1964, (R1049)
1 folder, photocopy
This is a booklet published by the First Methodist Church of Dexter in Stoddard County, Missouri, for the consecration of its new church building on 12 April 1964. Included are an order of worship, a history of the congregation, a membership roll, and a list of church officials from 1877 to 1964. Dr. Arthur C. Fulbright was pastor of the congregation.

First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, Missouri, Presbyterian Women, Records, (CA5147)
1 linear foot
Minutes, annual reports, histories, clippings, photographs and other records of the organization. Includes histories and programs of the church.

First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1828-1965, (C2308)
6 volumes, 1 box
The records contain record books of minutes of session, 1828-1926 church members, communicants, church officers, ministers, baptism, marriage and death records. Papers taken from 1893 church cornerstone, Tenth and Broadway, Columbia, Missouri and 1964 reports of the Church Cornerstone Committee 1964-1965.

First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, Missouri, Session Book, 1828, (C0715)
1 folder
The collection contains a photostat copy of the first pages of a record book of a newly organized church.

First Presbyterian Church, Fredericktown, Missouri, Records, 1880-1985, (R0322)
MICROFILM
7 volumes
These are minutes of meetings of the Session and the congregation, church registers, and the centennial history of the First Presbyterian Church of Fredericktown in Madison County, Missouri. Since 1964 Fredericktown has shared pastors with churches at Cornwall and Ironton.

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

First Presbyterian Church, Ironton, Missouri, Records, 1856-1986, (R0295)
MICROFILM
38 volumes
These are records of the Presbyterian Church at Ironton in Iron County, Missouri, which was organized as part of the Potosi Presbytery in 1855. The records include minutes of meetings of the church Session, the Board of Trustees, and the congregation, registers of membership, and records of the women's auxiliary societies.

First Presbyterian Church, Laclede, Missouri, Records, 1866-1888, (C1350)
1 volume
Organization of the church and minutes of sessions.

First Presbyterian Church, Laclede, Missouri, Records, 1866-1911, (C1351)
1 folder
The records contain church organization, covenant, beliefs and statistics on membership.

First Presbyterian Church of Rolla, Missouri, Records, 1864-1997, (R0668)
MICROFILM
15 volumes, 2 folders
These are records of the First Presbyterian Church at Rolla, Missouri. Included are minutes of meetings of the church Session, membership and marriage records, minutes of meetings of the Board of Deacons and the Board of Trustees, and church bulletins.

First Presbyterian Church, St. Charles, Missouri, Membership List, 1818-1849, (C1364)
1 volume
Name, date received and by what means, and remarks about what happened to people, including deaths, moves, dismissions, and marriages.

First Presbyterian Church, St. Charles, Missouri, Session Minutes, 1840-1864, (C1365)
1 volume
Minutes of session meetings of the church.

First United Methodist Church, Cole Camp, Missouri, Records, 1896-1983, (R0157)
MICROFILM
7 volumes, 14 folders
These records include minutes of meetings, financial records, membership rolls, and miscellaneous material of the First United Methodist Church of Cole Camp, Benton County, Missouri, which was organized in 1885 as a Congregational church, but which has been affiliated with the Methodists since 1945. Also included are records of the Ionia (Mo.) United Methodist Church, whose pastor was supplied by the Cole Camp church after 1965.

First United Methodist Church, Rolla, Missouri, Records, 1899-1969, (R0570)
MICROFILM
5 volumes, 8 folders
These are historical records of the First United Methodist Church of Rolla, Missouri. Included are a general history of the church, membership rolls and vital records, and records of the Official Board and Quarterly Conferences.

First United Methodist Church, West Plains, Missouri, Records, 1887-1988, (R0359)
MICROFILM
11 volumes, 10 folders
These are church registers, quarterly conference reports, and administrative records of the First United Methodist Church in West Plains, Howell County, Missouri. There are records of predecessor Methodist churches in West Plains, including the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

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

Franklin Baptist Association, centennial Program, 1932, (R0153)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a report on the annual session of the Franklin Baptist Association, held at Three Rivers Church, Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri, on the hundredth anniversary of the church and the Association. Included are the constitution and lists of member churches of the Association, and histories of the church and the Association.

Freedom Baptist Church, Morgan County, Missouri, Records, 1844-1962, (R0418)
MICROFILM
6 volumes
These are record books of the Freedom Baptist Church near Versailles in Morgan County, Missouri. The records include the articles of faith, rules of decorum, membership records, and minutes of church business meetings, August 1844 -- January 1962, and the secretary's record book of the Baptist Young People's Union, 1929-1932.

Freedom Sunday School, Morgan County, Missouri, Membership List, n.d., (C1370)
1 folder
Lists of male and female students and teachers.

Freedom United Baptist Church, Montgomery County, Missouri, Records, 1824-1868, (C3364)
1 folder(s)
Church record book dating from 1824 to 1868. Includes the rules of decorum, the covenant, a list of members, reports of the monthly meetings, description of the welcoming of new members, raising money by subscription to build a church, and decisions on church membership. Includes a typed index done by the donor.

Freedom Zion Methodist Church, Concordia, Missouri, Records, 1851-1920s, (C3907)
MICROFILM
1 volume on 1 roll of microfilm
The records of the Freedom Zion Methodist Church consist of the quarterly annual conference minutes of the church. The records are in German. A translation of the records is included in the collection. These records are part of the German Heritage Archives.

Freeman, R.W., Papers, 1960-1961, (C3784)
1 folder(s)
Includes a letter to Freeman from Lafayette Moore of the Pershing Park Association in Laclede, MO, and a proposed budget for the Carroll County, MO, Baptist Association.

Frei Gemeinde Von St. Louis (1850-1972), Records 1850-1972, (S0037)
MICROFILM
33 Folders, 4 Microfilm Rolls
The "Freie Gemeinde von St. Louis" translates as the Free Congregation of St. Louis by a group of German immigrants, both the North St. Louis group and the South St. Louis group were a part of a national organization in America. The organization, after selling its last assembly building in l961, continued to meet in members' homes until 1972 when the remaining 6 members disbanded the group. The books in the library of the organization were donated to Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and to the Missouri Historical Society in St. Louis when the last assembly building was sold in 1961.

Frentzel, E. M., History of St. Paul's Ev. Luth. Congregation, 1923, (R0707)
1 booklet
This is a booklet entitled History of St. Paul's Ev. Luth. Congregation at Farmington, St. Francois County, Missouri. Compiled by Order of the Congregation for Its Golden Jubilee by E. M. Frentzel, Pastor of the Church. The Concordia Publishing House in St. Louis, Mo., printed it in 1923.

Friede, Meyer, Speeches, 1860-1861, (C3297)
1 folder
Speech delivered in the House of Representatives regarding the slavery question and speech in answer to insult by Mr. Claiborne against the Jews.

Friedens United Church of Christ, Warrenton, Missouri, Record Books, 1868-1967, (C3631)
MICROFILM
1 reel microfilm (3 volumes)
Record books of the Friedens Evangelical Church, Warrenton, MO, and the Bethany Evangelical Church, Pendleton, MO. The two merged to become the Friedens Evangelical and Reformed Church, later renamed the Friedens United Church of Christ. The Friedens Church was organized in 1877, but the record book has entries dating from 1868. The earliest record in the Bethany book is for 1910.

Friendship and Swedeborg Baptist Churches, Pulaski County, Missouri, History of, n.d., (C3504)
1 folder
May Gan Cox recalls the organization of Friendship Church, its first members and preachers. J.S. Zumwalt tells of the origin and history of the Swedeborg Church in a letter to a friend, Virgil.

Friendship Christian Church, Boone County, Missouri, Records, 1837-1928, (SUNP1086)
3 volume(s)
Lists of members and data of Friendship Church, Sunday School and Christian Woman's Board of Missions.

Fristoe Family, Papers, 1812-1867, (C0317)
3 folders
Letters of the Fristoe family, who came to Missouri from Stafford County, VA. Two were written by a soldier to his sister during the War of 1812. Notes were made by the donor.

Fristoe, Thomas (1796-1872), Papers, 1827-1903, (C1006)
5 folders
Correspondence, family papers, miscellaneous legal papers, accounts, and record books of Thomas Fristoe, a Baptist clergyman in Chariton, MO. Tax receipts of Jordan Bentley, 1848-1871. Record book of marriages performed by Thomas Fristoe, 1827-1871.

Fritts, Stella, Papers, n.d., (C3528)
2 folders
A native of Sedalia, MO, Mrs. Fritts tells about her family and gives her views on politics and religion.

Fuller, Jonathan B. (1842?-1928) Papers, 1851-1873, (K0040)
0.3 cubic foot
A journal/diary kept by Fuller, a Baptist minister, containing minute daily accounts of his activities and thoughts and correspondence concerning affairs in Kansas City, including a lengthy eyewitness description of the Battle of Westport.

G

Gage, Matilda Joslyn (1826-1898), WOMAN, CHURCH & STATE, 1893, (C3598)
0.2 linear feet
Book by president of Woman's National Liberal Union in which she portrays Christianity as degrading to women because it teaches that they are inferior to men and are responsible for bringing sin into the world.

Galena Christian Church, Galena, Missouri, Records, 1887-1964, (C3820)
2 folder(s)
Records of Galena Christian Church in Stone County, MO. The materials consist of membership lists, vital statistics information, and correspondence concerning membership in other churches. The records are incomplete and appear to have been transferred from other record books.

Galilee Association of General Baptists, proceedings, 1913-1980, (R0077)
MICROFILM
66 volumes
These are proceedings of the annual sessions of this organization of General Baptist congregations in southeastern Missouri. Also included are Old Liberty Association proceedings (1913), Liberty Association proceedings (1916), and a reprinted sermon of Benoni Stinson (1858).

Gammon, William J., “History of Jackson, Missouri, Presbyterian Church,” n.d., (C3015)
MICROFILM
1 roll of microfilm
The “History of the Jackson, Missouri, Presbyterian Church” was compiled by the Reverend William J. Gammon. Included are biographies and photographs of church pastors, elders, and deacons, and information on programs and organizations within the church. This essay also contains information on the church’s semi-centennial and the Black Presbyterian Church in Jackson.
The Presbyterian Church in Jackson was first organized on 11 February 1843 by Robert G. Barrett. This church dissolved sometime prior to the Civil War but was reorganized on 15 May 1864 by A. Munson.

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

Gano, John Allen, Family Papers, 1794-1948, (C0065)
MICROFILM
1.2 linear feet, 2 rolls of microfilm
Letters to Elder John Gano of Bourbon County, Kentucky, an evangelist in the early Disciples of Christ church. Accounts and bills, advertisements, circulars, and publications. A diary describes his conversion, baptism, and life as a preacher.

Garr, Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” Slusher (1844-1927) and Alice Marion (1866-1957), Papers, 1875-1896, 1991, (C3987)
0.2 linear feet
The Mollie and Alice Garr Papers consist mostly of letters written from 1875 to 1896 by a mother and daughter from Lafayette County, Missouri, to relatives in Virginia- primarily to William Benjamin Plunkett of Greene County. Also included are photocopies of various explanatory materials, such as obituaries, death certificates, printed articles, and genealogical lists of the Garr and Slusher families, compiled by the donor of the papers in 1991.

Gasconade River Association of the United Baptist Church, Record Book, 1847-1885, (C3010)
MICROFILM
1 roll of microfilm
The record book of the Gasconade River Association of the United Baptist Church contains minutes and member information. The Gasconade River Association was orga-nized in 1847 to provide an opportunity for communication between the Baptist churches in the region.
The record book documents baptisms, new members, dismissed members, and deaths. Also included are financial statements regarding the appropriations of funds to the churches. The record book is useful in tracking membership trends in the Baptist churches in the area.

George, B. James, Collection, 1832-1965 (C3361)
2.2 linear feet, 1 volume
Correspondence and clippings regarding Jesse James, Cole Younger, and Homer Croy. Also minute books and histories of churches in Jackson County, and a three-volume history of the George family. The photographs collected by B. James George were separated from the manuscript portion of the collection and are stored in the State Historical Society of Missouri Photograph Collection.

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

German English Evangelical Friedens Church, Hamburg, Missouri, Records, 1920-1940, (C0748)
2 folders
Records of the German English Evangelical Friedens Church, Hamburg, Missouri, consisting of an undated church history and record books from the years 1920 to 1940. The record books contain the church constitution, membership records, cash receipt accounts, expenditure and collection records, minutes of directors meetings and annual meetings, and the cemetery fund records.

German Stewartsville, Missouri, Branch, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Records, 1877-1908, (C3054)
MICROFILM
1 volume
The records contain a record book of a church in DeKalb County organized on April 25, 1877. Contains records of membership, ordinations, children blessed, and marriages. Protocols or minutes of business meetings are in German. Includes English transcripts of the protocols.

Gibson, George Miles, Jr. (1896-1980), Papers, 1913-1996, (S0300)
138 Folders
The George Miles Gibson Papers contain published and unpublished books, articles, sermons, manuscripts, journals, and correspondence of George Miles Gibson, Jr. They contain class outlines for teaching homiletics and literature and notes and quotes for sermons. They contain newspaper clippings about Gibson, and they contain books written by Gibson and books in which Gibson is mentioned. And they contain biographical and autobiographical writings and other genealogical materials about George Miles Gibson, Sr., George Miles, Jr., and Betty Leeper Gibson. The papers also contain correspondence and some of the published poetry of Morgan Gibson.

Giesler Family, Giesler and Spurgeon Families, Papers, 1865-1912, (R0580)
1 folder, photocopies
This collection consists of correspondence and miscellaneous papers from the Giesler and Spurgeon families from the High Gate community in Maries County, Missouri. Much of the correspondence is addressed to John A. Giesler, concerning family, friends and events in Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri. The correspondents include Sarah Ellen Kinkeade, Uriah J. Loop, Nathan Peters, and James A. Riley.

Gillaspie, William R., Papers, 1851-1886, (C0679)
DIGITIZED MATERIALS
1 folder
Letter from James C. Hamilton of Fulton, MO, to his brother William in Washington City, IA. He talks of the weather, crops, the prosperity of the country, a revival meeting and their need of a preacher. Brief biography of Ben Butler, legislator, governor, Union general, senator, and presidential candidate, who ran as a Republican, Democrat, and Greenback.

Glenn Family, Papers, 1845-1930, (C0107)
3.8 linear feet, 6 oversize volumes
The personal and business papers of John H. Glenn and his sons Addison N. Glenn and Robert C. Glenn include account books of the Mound City, Missouri, general merchandise, furniture, and drug stores run by John and Robert Glenn and the farm implement store managed by Addison Glenn for the McKeeson & Rinker Company in Falls City, Nebraska. The collection also includes correspondence between family members, wedding invitations, the Glenns’ lending library circulation records, and a minute book for the Mound City G.A.R. post.

Glenstead Methodist Church, Glenstead, Missouri, Minutes, 1893-1896, (C1341)
1 folder
Excerpts from minutes of quarterly conferences.

Goldstein, Margaret (1934- ) Papers, 1951, (K1041)
1 folder
Beth Shalom confirmation class program of which Goldstein a member.

Goshen Primitive Baptist Church, Wilton, Missouri, Minute Book, (SUNP2674)
0.4 linear feet
Photocopy. Church minutes from 1832 to 1888.

Gottlieb, Laura Morrison, Papers, (WUNP5466)
1.7 linear feet
INVENTORY. A historical and sociological study of the people and institutions of California, MO, conducted by Gottlieb, ca. 1934. Includes survey forms, statistical summaries, a manuscript based upon the findings, and a photograph of Gottlieb, ca. 1940.

Gould, Sam (1917- ) Collection, 1936-1995, (K1176)
2 folders
Research material relating to Congregation Tifereth Sforad and its successor, Kehilath Israel synagogue and publications on the history of the KI synagogue.

Grace Episcopal Church, Jefferson City, Missouri, Records, 1840 1952, (C3013)
MICROFILM
5 volumes on 2 rolls of microfilm
Records of the Grace Episcopal Church of Jefferson City, Missouri, dating from 1840 to 1952. The records contain the parish registry, which includes various types of church records, as well as minute books for the church vestry.

Grace Methodist Church, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Centennial Booklet, 1955, (R0776)
1 folder
This is 100 Years to the Glory of God, a booklet published to celebrate the centennial of Grace Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The congregation was organized as Ebenezer German Methodist Episcopal Church in 1855, and became Grace Methodist Episcopal Church in 1923.

Grace Methodist Church, Springfield, Missouri, centennial papers, 1964, (R0851)
3 items
These items are associated with the centennial observance of Grace Methodist Church at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri, in May 1964. Included are a "Centennial Story" booklet, a congregational newsletter, and a church bulletin for the centennial service.

Grand Prairie United Baptist Church, Callaway County, Missouri, Minutes, 1843-1868, (C1310)
1 volume
Record book of the church, containing the constitution, covenant, rules of decorum, and minutes of the business meetings.

Grandview Baptist Church, Boone County, Missouri, Records, (CA3051)
1.25 linear feet, 1 oversize volume
Addition of church record books, 1869-1984, and church histories. NOTE: Records for 1870-1963 have already been microfilmed, see collection C3049.

Grandview Baptist Church, Boone County, Missouri, Records, 1870-1963, (C3049)
MICROFILM
1 reel, 2 volumes
Record books containing monthly reports of the church business meetings, 22 January 1870 to 6 March 1963. This country church faithfully recorded its religious activities, pastors, financial transactions, membership, mission contributions, and social gatherings.

Graniteview Missionary Baptist Church, Roselle, Missouri, Records, 1948-1967, (R0745)
2 folders, photocopies
These are the records of Graniteview Missionary Baptist Church at Roselle in Madison County, Missouri. Included are the church record book, containing a register of members and minutes of church meetings, 1948-1967, and "Uniform Associational Letters" sent annually to the Franklin Baptist Association, 1956-1966.

Grant Avenue Baptist Church, Springfield, Missouri, Booklet, 1929, (R1033)
1 folder
This is the "Year Book and Directory" for 1929 for the Grant Avenue Baptist Church at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri. Included are photographs of the pastor and the church building, lists of officers, the church covenant, and a membership roll. Thomas Houston Wiles served as pastor of the congregation.

Gravel Ridge Baptist Church, Charleston, Missouri, Records, 1925-1990, (R0609)
MICROFILM
6 volumes
These are the record books of the Gravel Ridge Baptist Church at Charleston in Mississippi County, Missouri. The records consist of minutes of church business meetings, membership information, and financial records.

Graves, David William (1837-1918), Autobiography, 1916, (C0158)
3 folders
The autobiography of a Montgomery County, Missouri, farmer, schoolteacher, and Baptist missionary and minister. A donor-compiled index is included.

Green, A.P. (1875-1956), Papers, 1926-1958 (C2960)
29 linear feet
Business and personal papers of a Mexico, Missouri, fire brick manufacturer. Correspondence with family members; business associates in U.S., Europe, and South America; as trustee of Westminster College and member of Board of Visitors of University of Missouri; and with miscellaneous business and charitable organizations.

Greene County Baptist Association, Minutes, 1873-1908, (C3012)
MICROFILM
1 roll of microfilm
The minutes of the Greene County Baptist Association contain the reports from the annual meetings. These reports contain the findings of various committees of this organization and document mission work, Sunday schools, publications, and religious observance at the individual churches represented in the association.
The association was organized in 1873 in order to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information between the Baptist churches in Greene County.

Greene County Baptist Association, Minutes, 1929, (R1034)
1 folder
These are the published minutes and proceedings of the 57th annual session of the Greene County Baptist Association, held with the Ash Grove Church at Ash Grove in Greene County, Missouri, on 3-5 September 1929. C. K. Martin served as moderator of the session.

Grimaldi, Frank (1924-2010) Architectural Records Collection, ca. 1920-2010, (K1252)
385 cubic feet
Architectural drawings, plans, renderings, construction documents, books and journals, records and work papers of Frank Grimaldi Architecture and its predecessor entities, including Bower and Grimaldi Architecture, and Shaughnessy, Bower and Grimaldi Architecture.

H

Hagerman-Hayden Papers, 1852-1893 (C0110)
0.6 linear feet
Letters and papers of an Alexandria, Missouri, lawyer; a Keokuk, Iowa, student at Academy of the Visitation, St. Louis; and a music student in Oberlin, Ohio.

Hall, Thomas B., " History of the Memorial Presbyterian Church & the Experiment Farm of Napton, MO," 1944, (C0771)
1 folder
The collection contains one pamphlet giving history of the T.A. Smith family and farm in Saline County, the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Napton, Missouri, and other hamlets in Saline County.

Haller, Emanuel Carl, Papers, 1881-1943, (C3250)
4 folders
The papers contain letters, documents, and photos concerning church matters and the funeral of Emanuel Haller. Most of the letters are in German.

Handy, W. W., United Baptist Churches: Who Are They?, 1973, (R0600)
1 folder
This is a pamphlet by W. W. Handy of Piedmont, Missouri. The work contains a brief history of the churches and associations styled United Baptist, the lineage of United Baptist Associations in Missouri, and a brief autobiographical sketch of the author.

Hannibal Presbytery, Synod of Missouri, Records, 1833-1954, (C1362)
1 volume
Records of the Hannibal Presbytery, formed in 1923 from the presbyteries of Salt River, McGee, and Kirksville. Pages 1-239 contain the records of the Salt River Presbytery; pages 240-460, of the Hannibal Presbytery.

Hardin, Charles Henry (1820-1892), Papers, 1842-1892 (C0111)
0.1 linear feet
Hardin was a lawyer, governor of Missouri, 1874-1876, and founder of Hardin College in Mexico, Missouri. Collection includes correspondence with wife and friends, essays, speeches, unofficial reports, law notebook, legal cases in Boone, Callaway, Macon, and Randolph Counties, and diary of Mary Hardin, 1854-1856 and 1859.

Harman, Moses (1830-1910), Papers, 1858-1984, (C3802)
MICROFILM
13 folders
The records of a rural Boone County women's club consists of minutes and financial accounts of the club are presented in the records. Missing from the documents are record books for 1956 and 1960-1964. Also, there are no separate financial accounts for 1931-1942 and 1971-1973.

Harmony Church, Warren County, Missouri, Records, 1843-1919, (C3072)
MICROFILM
1 volume on microfilm
The collection contains a record book of a German Lutheran Evangelical Church established in 1842. The collection includes transcriptions from other records, 1843-1881; and original records, 1881-1919, including birth, christening, confirmation, marriage, and death records.

Harmony Mission, Reports, 1825-1827, (C1731)
1 folder
Annual reports to Secretary of War James Barbour from Nathaniel B. Dodge, superintendent, on the Indian School at Harmony Mission, Great Osage Nation. Reports on teachers and other personnel, number of students, amount of Missouri property, expenses, receipts, progress of students, health, and Indian relations.

Harris Family, Photographs, c. 1880s-1960s, (C2415)
1 cubic foot
Photographs of family, friends, employers, church, and schools collected by Julia Warren Harris. Two folders contain postcards, a few letters, and announcements. The collection is a vivid portrait of black family and social life in Boone County, MO.

Harryman, Eugene, Weaubleau Christian College and Weaubleau Christian Congregational Church, 1867-1960, (C3501)
1 folder
History of Weaubleau Congregational Christian Church and Weaubleau Christian College, 1867-1960, in Weaubleau, MO.

Hart, Albert Victor (1884-1962) Marriage Records, 1941-1950, (K0173)
MICROFILM
2 volumes
Records of marriages conducted by Hart in Princeton, Mercer County,; in Raytown, Jackson County; and in Hannibal, Marion County. Each volume has an index.

Hawkins Family, Papers, 1835-1879, (C0332)
2 folders
Miscellaneous letters discuss the Mormon conflict in 1838 and prices, weather, and family news from California and Texas.

Hay, Charles Martin (1879-1945), Papers, 1919-1933, (C0039)
7 linear feet and 1 oversize volume
Correspondence, legal cases, speeches, clippings, and political material of a St. Louis at-torney, politician, prohibitionist, and leader in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Several cases concern prohibition enforcement or lead companies in southeastern Missouri. Hay was three times an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for U.S. senator.

Hebron Baptist Church, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, Minutes, 1829-1878, (C1311)
1 volume
The records contain minutes of meetings of the church, including official action taken on matters brought before it and the admission and dismissal of members. Also miscellaneous personal material of various recorders.

Heinrich, C., pub. "The Experiences....of the Stephanites who emigrated from Saxony, 1839," n.d., (C2085)
1 folder
The papers contain one publication titled, Journey of the Stephanites from Saxony to St. Louis, 1838, and settlement in Perry County, 1839. Describes difficulties of ocean voyage to New Orleans and riverboat travel to St. Louis; Economic conditions, prices, religious beliefs, organization of colony, and impressions of Martin Stephan.

Henry, Ethelda, Genealogical Collection, 1671-1988, n.d., (C3881)
34.6 linear feet
Family histories and genealogies of over 400 Boone County and central Missouri families, including the Asbell family. The collection also includes cemetery, census, marriage, school, will, Bible, and church records; clippings, photographs, family and genealogical correspondence, source materials, abstracts, and manuscripts; and miscellaneous.

Herndon, Archelaus, Record Book, 1830-1859, (C0876)
1 folder
Records of the Baptist Missionary Society of Goochland, VA. Genealogy of Archie Perkins family, beginning in 1760. List of Negroes belonging to James Herndon. Archelaus Herndon lived in Carrollton, MO.

Herriman Chapel Camp, Cedar County, Missouri, Booklet, 1987, (R1240)
1 folder
This is "Herriman Chapel Camp: 60 Years of Vision," an illustrated history of a religious campground in Cedar County, Missouri, affiliated with the Church of God (Holiness). Hazel Messick conducted the historical research and Art Witt provided the photographic restoration and layout for the booklet.

Hickman Family, Papers, 1827-1890, (C1009)
MICROFILM
0.2 linear feet on 2 rolls of microfilm
This collection contains the business accounts, tax receipts, correspondence, legal documents, deeds, and miscellaneous papers of the Hickman family of Boone County, Missouri.

Hickman-Bryan Papers, 1796-1920, (C0045)
MICROFILM
2.8 linear feet
This collection contains the papers of two families named Hickman, one of Boone County, Missouri, and the other of Alexandria, Louisiana. Related by marriage, the families had business dealings in slaves, agriculture, and livestock. The papers of the Bryan family, related to the Boone County Hickmans by marriage are also in this collection.

Hickory Valley Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Petition, 1868, (R0080)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a petition by members of the Hickory Valley Cumberland Presbyterian Church to be admitted as a congregation into the Springfield, Missouri, Presbytery. Thirteen members of the congregation signed the petition.

Higdon, Barbara, Papers, n.d., (C0717)
2 folders
The papers contain transcribed oral interviews with Herbert Case, Arthur B. Phillips, and Elbert A. Smith concerning the Reformed Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

High Street Baptist Church, Springfield, Missouri, Yearbook, 1952, (R1232)
1 folder
This is Youth Trail 1952, a yearbook "published by the young people of the High Street Baptist Church" at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri. Included are photographic portraits, snapshots, and general information about the congregation and its programs.

Hill, A. Ross (1869-1943), Papers, 1914-1930, (C0116)
0.3 linear feet
Papers pertaining to the work connected with the office of President of Missouri University; committee report on faculty participation in removals and censure of fellow members, resignations, committee reports of redivision of calendar year, dismissal of George L. Clark, minutes of University faculty and Board of Curators. Speeches made by Hill. Committee report on University control of National Association of State Universities, committee report on State Survey Commission, clippings, four pictures, miscellaneous correspondence pertaining to Red Cross work and personal affairs.

Hill, Commodore Perry, Collection, 1885-1982, (R0125)
101 folders, 3 volumes, 91 photographs
These are newspaper clippings, maps, miscellaneous items, and photographs pertaining to lead mining and related railroad development in the Old Lead Belt, principally of St. Francois and Madison counties in southeastern Missouri. The material is arranged in topical and biographical series.

Hinrichs, Charles F. (1828-1902), Papers, 1862-1902, (C0335)
MICROFILM
2 rolls of microfilm
Papers and records of a German American who lived in Cape Girardeau and Butler Counties in Missouri. Records concern Hinrichs's Civil War service in Company L, 10th Missouri Volunteer Cavalry. Other papers document his agricultural interests, the Seventh Day Adventist Church, and his efforts to establish a German colony at Carola, Butler County, Missouri.

Hoffman, C.W. Papers, 1887-1896, (K0122)
6 volumes
Six volume illustrated presentation of Hoffman's interpretation of the origins of Man and the earth, and his views of evolution, religion, and ethics. Little is yet known about Hoffman but he may have at one time been a merchant in St. Louis, MO.

Holt, Ivan Lee (1886-1967), Papers, 1835-1966, (C2553)
RESTRICTED
8 linear feet, 6 audio cassettes, 4 audio tapes, 8 records
The papers of Ivan Lee Holt, Methodist bishop and a leader of the ecumenical movement, contain correspondence, speeches and sermons, church records, newspaper clippings, publications, photographs, and audio recordings of addresses by Holt. Also included are the papers of Eugene Russell Hendrix, a Methodist bishop from Missouri.

Holt, Ivan Lee, Jr., (1913-1997), Papers, 1937-1981, (C0823)
11.25 linear feet
The collection contains materials collected by William R. Denslow, including his father's memoirs, articles on local history, letters (1859-1861), written by a young boy working on a whaling ship, and a typescript copy of an 1898 diary describing the Yukon gold fields.

Holter, Don Wendell, "The Beginning of Protestantism in Trans-Missouri," 1934, (C1120)
1 volume, typescript
Ph.D. dissertation prepared at the University of Chicago in the Department of Church History.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Cole Camp, Missouri, Booklet, 1955, (R0979)
1 folder
This is a booklet containing the "amended articles of agreement," constitution, and bylaws of Holy Cross Lutheran Church at Cole Camp in Benton County, Missouri. The booklet is dated 1 April 1955, although the amended articles were adopted on 15 December 1953.

Holy Trinity Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, St. Louis, Missouri, (1928- ), Serbian Almanac, 1976, (S0032)
286 Pages
Includes illustrated history of Holy Trinity Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church and the Serbian Community in St. Louis, 1900-1976, in Serbo-Croatian and English.

Hood United Methodist Church, Republic, Missouri, Booklet, 1969, (R0874)
1 folder
This is a "History of the Hood United Methodist Church: 1891-1969." It includes a brief history of the congregation at Republic in Greene County, Missouri, and a photograph of the 1891 church building.

Hopewell Presbyterian Church, Macon County, Missouri, Records, 1854-1903, (C3827)
1 folder(s)
Record book of the Hopewell Congregation of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Kirksville Presbytery; includes information on the organization of the church, minutes, and membership lists.

Hopewell Sabbath School Papers, 1825, (C0566)
1 folder
Constitution of the Belleview Sunday School Society, Washington County, MO, of which the Hopewell Sabbath School was a member. List of subscribers to the school, rules and regulations, membership in each of the schools of the Belleview Society, list of books used, and attendance and achievement records of pupils.

Hornback, James Franklin (1919-2009), Papers, 1931-1998, (S0667)
60 Folders
Born in 1919 in Clinton, Missouri, James (Jeff) Hornback joined the Chicago Ethical Society in 1941, served as leader-in-training in New York and Brooklyn, 1942-1944. He became the leader of the Ethical Society in September 1951. He retired as director in November 1984. Hornabck died on August 11, 2009. Includes correspondence and literature from committees and clubs.

Howard, Guy, “Walkin´ Preacher of the Ozark Mountains,” 1940 (C0120)
0.2 linear feet
Original draft of autobiography of a rural preacher and teacher of southern Missouri. Describes family and social life of the hill people, rural churches and communities, and a transient camp near Branson, Missouri.

Howdeshell Family Documents, 1831-1839, (C1961)
1 folder
Miscellaneous legal documents.

Howell County Baptist Association, Minutes, 1957, (R0358)
1 folder, photocopies
These are printed minutes of the ninety-second annual session of the Howell County Baptist Association, a Southern Baptist organization composed of churches in Howell County, Missouri. The minutes include the constitution, by-laws, and articles of faith, reports on church programs and finances, and statistical information.

Howell County Historical Society, Church Survey, ca. 1890-1984, (R0368)
MICROFILM
16 folders
These are data forms, church histories, miscellaneous papers, and photographs collected by the Committee On Church History of the Howell County Historical Society. The papers include information on churches at Hocomo, Mountain View, Pomona, South Fork, West Plains, White Church, and Willow Springs. Non-denominational "Union" churches are also included.

Hubble Family, Papers, 1833-1937 (C0121)
0.35 linear feet
Letters and documents collected by Janie Hubble while compiling the family history. Family names include Morehead, Jones, Turner, Massey, and Hubble.

Hughes, Rachel Wall, Papers, 1823-1893, (C0331)
3 folders
The papers contain photostatic copies of letters and a court order appointing Elizabeth Gross administratrix of an estate in 1823. The letters are from Virginia, Ohio, California, and Missouri. They comment on politics, religion, home life, and lead mining in California.

Hume, John Robert, World War I Diary, 1917-1918, (C2084)
DIGITIZED MATERIALS
1 folder
The papers of John Robert Hume contain a diary, dated September 6, 1917-February 14, 1918, describing the war in France, medical facilities and staff, troops, battles, living conditions and rations, German submarine and troop maneuvers, and John J. Pershing. Hume was an army surgeon with the 23rd U.S. Infantry Medical Detachment in the Second Division, A.E.F.

Hyde, Arthur Mastick (1877-1947), Papers, 1913-1954, (C0007)
20.8 linear feet
Papers of a Republican governor of Missouri, 1921-1925 and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1929-1933, consisting of correspondence, clippings, printed material, photographs, and personal items. Major topics include agriculture, conservation, roads, Republican politics, labor disputes, law enforcement, prohibition, and Missouri state institutions and politics.

Hyde, E. Clarendon, Papers, (CA5726)
15.5 linear feet
Sermons delivered by Hyde, a minister of the Episcopal Church, and a few copies of sermons collected by Hyde. Addition of personal correspondence, subject files related to the Episcopal Church, race relations and civic affairs in Columbia, MO, the University of Missouri, and miscellaneous material; 1940s-1990s.

Hyde, Ira B. (1838-1926), Papers, 1856-1924, (C2406)
0.4 linear feet
The papers of Ira B. Hyde contain school, speech, law and political materials of Hyde, a Princeton, MO, lawyer who attended Oberlin College and was prosecuting attorney for Mercer County, congressman (1873-1874), and a promoter of railroads and banks.

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Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Pilot Knob, Missouri, Church Register, 1861-1982, (R0383)
2 folders, photocopies
These are records of baptisms, confirmations, communicant, marriages, and deaths of members of the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church at Pilot Knob in Iron County, Missouri. The church was formally organized in 1863 and is now part of the Missouri Synod. Most of the records are in German.

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran School, Perryville, Missouri, Consecration Program, 1908, (R0838)
1 folder
This is a program for the consecration of the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran School at Perryville in Perry County, Missouri, on 6 September 1908. Much of the program is in German, although there is a page for "English services."

Integrity, Inc. Newsletters, 1984-1985, (K0194)
1 folders
Scattered issues of a newsletter of Integrity, Inc., a ministry of the Episcopal Church to the Gay and Lesbian community. Kansas City chapter formed in 1984.

Interfaith Council, Columbia, Missouri, Papers, 1969-1977, (SUNP2262)
3 folder(s)
Minutes and membership lists of an organization formerly called the Columbia Council of Churches.

Iron County Historical Society, Collection, ca. 1973-1992, (R0497)
10 folders, photocopies
This is a group of miscellaneous papers from the collections of the Iron County Historical Society. Included are "Iron County Yesterdays," essays on the Plank Road and the Whitworth Store, and a summary history of the Pilot Knob Iron Company. Also included are a number of items concerning Baptist churches in Ironton and Belleview, the Missouri Baptist Assembly at Arcadia Heights, and the history of the Baptist Home at Ironton.

Irwin, William Laird, Letter, 1859, (C2099)
1 folder
To J[ohn] W. Simonton, [Mifflinburg, PA], from Richwoods, [MO], June 9, 1859. A recent immigrant from Pennsylvania, Irwin wrote his brother-in-law about Missouri. He discussed the prices of land, grain, stock, and provisions, the abundance of game and water, neighbors and friends, education, and religion.

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Jesse, Richard Henry (1853-1921), Papers, 1871-1932, (C3806)
0.6 linear
The papers of a professional educator and president of the University of Missouri from 1891 to 1908 include correspondence, school records, biographical materials, and manuscript copies of speeches and articles.

Jewell, Earle B. (1896-1985) Papers, 1914-1977, (K0030)
2 cubic feet
Papers of an Episcopal minister in Kansas City, including many of his sermons, both in manuscript and printed form. Some of the sermons were delivered by Jewell weekly on the WDAF radio.

John, Hurst (1911-1979), Papers, 1946-1979, (C3850)
16.8 linear feet and oversize
Papers of a Columbia, Missouri architect who established the architectural firm of Hurst John and Associates. The papers include client files, correspondence, architectural drawings, blueprints, photographs, and miscellaneous material.

Johnson, O.R. (1887-1966), Papers, 1910-1959 (C3483)
25.4 linear feet
Professional and administrative correspondence related to the departments of Farm Management and Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri, and civic and personal correspondence. See also collection 10, Agricultural Economics Department Papers, 1906-1966.

Johnston, T.A. (1848- ), Speeches, 1872, 1933, (C0573)
2 folders
"The Party Spirit," given at the University of Missouri commencement, June 11, 1872. "The Church of my Childhood," given at the Presbyterian church, Boonville, MO, April 12, 1933. Johnston was on the faculty of Kemper Military School.

Joint Community Board, St. Louis, Missouri (1965- ), Records, 1973-1974, (S0100)
2 Folders
Three central west end churches (Trinity Episcopal, Second Presbyterian, and First Unitarian) joined resources to administer neighborhood projects. Programs have included an after school tutoring service for inner city black children, summer youth programs, a senior citizens center, and the Westminster Neighborhood School. Minutes, reports, notes, and memos.

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Kahoka Methodist Church, History, 1962, (C3377)
1 folder
History of church compiled for its 100th anniversary by Alma Bridget; fragment of copy of letter from F.F. Audsley to his wife.

Kansas City Interfaith Peace Alliance Records, 1981-2004, (K0552)
11 cubic feet
Correspondence, publications, membership information, financial records, event information, photographs, audio recordings, and educational materials for an organization devoted to interfaith cooperation and peace.

Kaplan, Sybil R. (1938- ) Papers, 1932-2004, (K1212)
3 cubic feet
Kaplan was an active member of Beth Shalom, book editor and book reviewer. Includes book reviews written by Kaplan of books published on topics related the Jewish faith and lifestyle; research on anti-Semitism in Kansas City; Jewish cookbooks, Jewish songbook, and other books on Jewish life and history; video tapes; audio records; and correspondence. Also sermons written by Rabbi William Silverman of Temple B'nai Jehudah.

Karsch, Robert F., Papers, (WUNP5462)
4 linear feet
INVENTORY. Materials relating primarily to sacred music for organ. Includes original music and arrangements by Karsch and records of his performances. Karsch, a professor of political science at UMC, also authored the music for "Fight Tiger" in 1946.

Kasten, Mrs. John H., ""History of the First Apple Creek Presbyterian Church,"" 1933, (C2912)
1 folder
The collection contains a history of the church, its members, ladies' group, cemetery and Sunday school, with a list of ministers, elders, and deacons.

Kaufman, Harold F. (1911-1990), Papers, ca. 1925-1983, (C3986)
RESTRICTED
175 linear feet, 10 card files
The Harold F. Kaufman Papers consist of correspondence, projects and studies, course materials, and manuscripts of a professor of sociology at Mississippi State University.

Keeton, Henry R., (1812-1890?), Memoir, 1880, (C2684)
1 folder
Recounts his religious experiences and association with Methodist churches of Audrain County, and Mexico, MO. Describes Civil War split in church.

Kehilath Israel Synagogue Collection, 1940-2010, (K0776)
9 folder
Memorabilia pertaining to the Synagogue including music, plays, programs for children, commemorative books, posters, and newspaper clippings.

Keith, Carol Dobkins, Papers, 1859-1936, (C4122)
0.2 cubic feet
The papers of Carol Dobkins Keith contain a variety of photographs, correspondences, legal papers, and souvenirs. The majority of the collection consists of photographs depicting several colleges, schools, churches, and religious leaders in Missouri. The correspondences and legal papers date from 1863 to 1876 and primarily discuss the requests of soldiers serving in the military. There is an assortment of souvenir items, particularly from Fulton, Missouri, and Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado in the early 1900s.

Kendrick, M. Slade (1894- ), Papers, 1951-1973, (C0628)
9 folders
Letters written to professor of agricultural economics at Cornell University by his friend, the poet John G. Neihardt (1884-1973), and related items.

Kenney, The Reverend Marguerite Shirley (1924- ), Papers, 1965-1981, (S0229)
47 Folders
The Reverend Marguerite Shirley Kenney Papers document her decision and her struggle to become a priest in the Episcopal Church as well as reflect the Episcopal Church's changing attitudes. The bulk of the material dates from 1972-1978. Her poetry dates from 1965-1972. The material is arranged chronologically by type of document (except for poetry, which is arranged alphabetically by title) and includes correspondence, poetry, notebooks, sermons, speeches, applications, school papers and exams, photographs, miscellany, publications, newspaper clippings and resource material.

Keyes, Willard, (1792-1861), Journal, 1817-1855, (C2748)
3 folders
Travel to Wisconsin and Illinois from Newfane, Windham County, VT, 1817-1820; occupations and experiences on frontier; description of Indians, wilderness, logging operations on Mississippi and Black Rivers; travel from Quincy, IL, to New England by stage, boat, and train with itemized account of expenses, 1852.

King, George, Family, Papers, 1778-1924, n.d. (C0125)
5 folders
The papers of a Boone County, Missouri family contain genealogy, correspondence, legal papers, and a newspaper, The Connecticut Courant, from 1778.

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Public Address Notice, 1969, (C3335)
1 folder
Lists sermon topics for Sunday services and gives brief statements pertaining to them.

Kingsbury, Lilburn A. (1884-1983), Collection, 1816-1983, (C3724)
MICROFILM
9.2 linear feet; 16 oversize volumes, 6 card files
The personal papers and collected materials of Lilburn A. Kingsbury of Howard County, Missouri. Kingsbury was an insurance agent, farmer, orchardist, bank clerk, local historian, writer, genealogist, musician, and antique collector.

Kiwanis Club, Mountain Grove, Missouri, Program, 1935, (R1075)
1 folder
This is a program for "Hail, Messiah!," a Christmas cantata by Ira B. Wilson sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and presented at Trinity Methodist Church at Mountain Grove in Wright County, Missouri, on Sunday evening, 22 December 1935.

Klopper, Gerald I (1937- ) and Susan J (1938- ) Papers, 1978-1979, (K1273)
1 folder
Personal papers including Congregation Shir Chadash membership directory and newsletter, Kerim Israel school photograph, and news clippings.

Knights of Columbus, Rolla Council 2627, Rolla, Missouri, Collection, 1936-2000, (R1119)
4 folders
These are newsletters, printed materials, and miscellaneous papers of the Knights of Columbus council at Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri.

Krakow, Marlene D (1939- ) Papers, 1978, (K1278)
1 folder
Opening speech for Synagogue Shir Chadash given by Krakow.

Kramer, Rev. Herbert G., “Sister Jerome, Hospital Sister From Osage County,” n.d., (C2940)
1 folder
The papers contain a brief account of the life of Elizabeth Kramer (1852-1922), who became Sister Jerome, a nun in the Sisters of the Poor of St. Francis, including her obituary and eulogies of her.

Kramer, Herbert George, (1906- ), Papers, n.d., 1962-1969, (C1951)
1 folder
History and clergy of Mary Help Catholic Church, Osage County, MO; history of Bonnot's Mill area; and remembrance of his mother, Veronica Franken Kramer.

L

Ladies’ Union Aid Society Reports, 1862-1863, (C1936)
1 folder
Reports of visits to wards 1 and 2, Benton Barracks, St. Louis, MO, with notations of items distributed.

Lail, J. Sam, Papers, 1839-1911, (C0700)
1 folder
Reminiscences of Civil War days and historical sketch of the Christian Church at Liberty, MO. Lail lived in Shamrock, Callaway County, MO.

Lake Creek United Methodist Church, Pettis County, Missouri, Records, 1844-1976, (C3698)
MICROFILM
Records of the Versailles Mission; Florence District; later Lake Creek District; and the Lake Creek Church, Pettis County, of the Methodist Episcopal, later United Methodist, Church, founded in 1843. The material includes histories, minutes and membership, baptism, marriage, and funeral lists. Volumes 1 and 2 are in German and volume 3 partially in German.

Lamine Baptist Association, minutes and history, 1913-1972, (R0422)
4 folders, photocopies
These are records of an association of Baptist churches primarily in Morgan and Cooper counties of Missouri. Included are minutes of annual conferences in 1913, 1965, and 1972, and an institutional history compiled for the association's centennial in 1972.

Lamine River Baptist Association, Minutes, 1845-1882, (R0284)
7 folders
These are printed minutes of annual meetings of the Lamine River Association, 1845-1859 and 1877-1882. Known first as the Lamine River Regular Baptist Association, the organization was composed of churches in Bates, Camden, Cooper, Jackson, Johnson, Miller, Morgan, and Pettis counties in Missouri.

Land, John Braxton (1860-1949), Papers, 1918-1939, (C0359)
1 folder
Papers of a Slater, MO, druggist. Slater Methodist Church directory, 1918; newspaper clippings, mostly about Cambridge, MO; Chautauqua programs, 1921-1922; and correspondence with Edward E. Wall.

Lanius, Jacob (1814-1851), Diaries, 1833-1842, (C1147)
0.4 linear feet
Diaries of an itinerant pastor for the Missouri Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church. Concerns church locations, members, revivals, meetings, ministers, and living conditions. Includes an edited transcription, with background information, by Theodore H. Wolff.

Laramore, Edmond, collector, Baptist Associations Minutes, 1912-1980, (R0394)
MICROFILM
17 folders
This collection consists largely of printed minutes of annual meetings of United or Missionary Baptist associations in southern Missouri. The minutes include the records of annual sessions, committee reports, and statistical information on the associations and their constituent churches. Also included are a few miscellaneous Baptist publications.

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.

Lawrence, Josephine R. (1929-1992), Collection, 1844-1986, (C3792)
0.4 linear feet, photocopies
Papers of the Jackson and Lawrence families of Pennytown and Marshall, Missouri. The papers include newspaper clippings and unpublished manuscripts on the history of Pennytown, a black community near Marshall. There are also funeral cards, copies of legal documents, church and school records, and photographs of Pennytown and its residents.

Leake, Harold H. (1891-1978) and Dorothy V. (1893-1990), Papers, 1841-1990, (C4011)
40.25 linear feet, 4 card files, 9 audio discs, 8 video cassettes
The papers of Harold H. Leake, music teacher, radio broadcaster, and Episcopal priest, and Dorothy V. Leake, educator and biologist, consist of correspondence, radio scripts, manuscripts, diaries, subject files, and other materials relating to the personal and professional lives of the Leakes and their family.

Lebanon Baptist Church, Records, 1890-1983, (R0201)
MICROFILM
2 volumes, 7 folders
These are records of the Lebanon Baptist Church located seven miles north of Bloomsdale in Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri. The records include minutes of meetings of the congregation and board of deacons, membership records, a church history, and miscellaneous historical material.

Leimkuehler, Ricka, Papers, 1849-1966, (C2127)
3 folders, photocopies
The Leimkuehler Papers consist of the records of the Pin Oak Creek Baptist Church, Mount Sterling, Gasconade County, Missouri, 1850-1858, typescripts of those records, and articles by Leimkuehler about early German Baptists in Missouri.

Lemmon, C.E. (1888-1963), Papers, 1908-1974 (C3472)
RESTRICTED
MICROFILM
56 rolls of microfilm
Clarence Eugene Lemmon was a Disciples of Christ minister in Columbia, MO. Church and limited family correspondence; sermon outlines and typescripts; notes and outlines for articles and books; First Christian Church materials; biographical and financial materials; and religious magazines and books. Originals at Disciples of Christ Historical Society, Nashville, TN.

Lemmon, Constance Harlan (1887-1972), Papers, 1910-1974 (C3474)
RESTRICTED
MICROFILM
4 rolls of microfilm
Papers of an active churchwoman and wife of C.E. Lemmon, Disciples of Christ, minister. Personal and church-related materials. Originals at Disciples of Christ Historical Society, Nashville, TN.

Lenoir-Nifong Family, Papers, 1813-1955, (C3656)
1.6 linear feet
The papers of a Boone County, Missouri, family with roots in North Carolina, include correspondence, genealogical information, and daybooks of a physician, Frank G. Nifong, who married Lavinia Bradford Lenoir.

Leroy, Robert (1923- ), Papers, 1963-1996, (S0579)
5 Folders, 1 Cassette Tape, 4 Photographs
The LeRoy papers include correspondence describing his involvement with the Minutemen, the group's factional organization and some of its members; newsletters published by LeRoy from 1963; a copy of his 1992 memoir, From My Foxhole To Tokyo; a radio interview conducted with LeRoy when he worked as chaplain for the Minutemen in 1966; and photographs, 1943-1990.

Lewis Memorial Chapel, Crescent, Missouri, History [1963], (C3496)
1 folder
Two-page history of one of the first Methodist churches west of the Mississippi, written on occasion of its centennial.

Lexington Presbyterian Church Record Book, 1839-1851, (C3352)
1 volume
The collection contains a record book from the Lexington Presbyterian Church listing original and new members; elders; births; deaths; baptisms, records of meetings; investigations, dismissals' division of church; and other church affiliations.

Lhamon, William Jefferson (1855-1955), Papers, 1882-1952, (C2464)
36 folders, 4 volumes, oversize, 1.2 cubic feet
Papers of a minister of the Christian Church and former dean of the Bible College of Missouri, Columbia, under whose leadership Lowry Hall was built. Typescripts of Lhamon's essays on religion and a short autobiography. Clippings include Lhamon's articles and editorials for religious periodicals as well as sermon synopses from newspapers.

Loeb, Anita Boresow (1929- ) Jewish Cemetery Project, 1866-1999, (K0430)
MICROFILM
14 microfilm rolls
Microfilm of note cards prepared by Loeb recording vital data, and when available obituaries for persons buried in Jewish cemeteries in Greater Kansas City. Much of the data, but not all, appears in Mrs. Loeb's book, Gone But Not Forgotten: a History of the Burials in the Jewish Cemeteries of Kansas City, Missouri.

Liberty Association of Free Will Baptists, Booklets, 1971-1978, (R1200)
1 folder
These are five booklets containing the minutes of the annual sessions of the Liberty Association of Free Will Baptists for the years 1971, 1974, 1976, 1977, and 1978. The Association met at the Niangua Youth Camp near Niangua in Webster County, Missouri.

Liberty Baptist Church, Records, 1884-1952, (R0196)
MICROFILM
2 volumes, 1 folder
These are record books and miscellaneous papers of the Liberty Baptist Church northwest of Potosi in Washington County, Missouri. The records consist of minutes of meetings and membership information, 1884-1952, and a few pieces of correspondence, 1891-1936.

Liberty Christian Church Records, 1824-1987, (K0235)
MICROFILM
14 microfilm rolls
Administrative records including minute books, treasurer's records, building fund drive records, scrapbooks, correspondence, roll books and miscellaneous printed materials, and other items relating to the Liberty Christian Church, Liberty, MO.

Liberty Freewill Baptist Church, Laclede County, Missouri, Minutes, 1869-1874, (R0364)
1 folder, photocopies
These are minutes of meetings and a roster of members of the Liberty Freewill Baptist Church near Phillipsburg in Laclede County, Missouri. The minutes deal primarily with the admission and exclusion of members.

Lick Creek Presbyterian Church, Ralls County, Missouri, Records, 1854-1881, (C1352)
2 volumes
The records contain minutes of session meetings and a membership list. The church voted to join with the Mount Prairie Church and be reconstituted as the Perry Presbyterian Church in 1880.

Linn Creek Methodist Church, Camden County, Missouri, historical booklet, 1964, (R0428)
1 folder, photocopies
This is "The History of 90 Years of Linn Creek Methodist Church, from 1874 to 1964," compiled by Mrs. F. L. Ridenour. The congregation was formed in 1874 and officially organized in 1882. In 1930 the church moved to higher ground as a result of the construction of Lake of the Ozarks.

Lippstadt Evangelical Church, Warren County, Missouri, Records, 1849-1933, (C3643)
MICROFILM
1 reel (3 volumes)
The marriage, baptismal, confirmation and funeral records of a German evangelical church located near Warrenton, Warren County, MO. Volume three also contains the rules of the congregation and list of its members. The records are written almost entirely in German script.

Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church, Boone County, Missouri, Records, 1920-1955, (C3618)
MICROFILM
1 roll of microfilm
Church register, including lists of pastors, clerks, treasurers, deacons and trustees, a chronological register, compilations of statistics, and minutes.

Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church, Boone County, Missouri, Sesquicentennial Program, 1969, (C3126)
1 folder
Brief history of church and program listing events of sesquicentennial celebration.

Little Piney Baptist Association, Minutes, 1837-1935, (R0283)
90 folders
These are minutes of annual meetings of the Little Piney Association, which was composed of churches in Camden, Cole, Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Miller, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski, Shannon, and Texas counties in Missouri. At various times, the organization had also been titled a "United" and "Primitive" Baptist association.

Little Zion Baptist Church, Howell County, Missouri, Records, 1913-1994, (R0503)
MICROFILM
9 volumes
These are the record books of the Little Zion Baptist Church near Trask in Howell County, Missouri. The volumes include membership records, lists of officers and pastors, and minutes of church meetings from 4 October 1913 through 1 June 1994. There is also an historical sketch of the church written for its centennial in 1994.

Little Zion Primitive Baptist Church, Macon County, Missouri, Records, 1836-1974, (C3640)
4 volumes
Record books containing lists of members of the church, the constitution, and the abstract of principles. A synopsis of each meeting of the congregation is also included.

Little, Burtis M., "Christ Church Parish, Lexington, Missouri, 1845-1945," 1945, (C0762)
1 folder
Centennial history of an Episcopal church.

Locke, W.E., Scrapbook, 1857-1858, (C1409)
1 volume
Articles from Lancaster, PA, and Missouri newspapers about a trip west from Pennsylvania to Missouri, the Van Rensselaer Academy, and religious and social topics.

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

Looney’s Creek Baptist Church, Record Book, 1836-1894, (C3024)
MICROFILM
1 roll of microfilm
The Looney’s Creek Baptist Church was formed out of the membership of the Baptist Church at Pleasant Hill in Marion County, Missouri, on 14 May 1836. Worshippers met at the home of Caroline Looney and elected Robert Hendren and Charles L. Turner church elders.
The record book contains the articles of faith and rules of decorum in addition to the monthly meeting minutes. These minutes list new members received into the church.

Lotz, Philipp, Papers, 1872-1955, (C3741)
2 folder(s)
Pages from the family Bible listing births and deaths of children of Philipp and Christina Lotz; obituary of Christian Lotz; miscellaneous receipts and clippings; and religious cards and literature. Most of the material is in German. The Lotz family lived in and near California and McGirk in Moniteau County, MO, and Kansas City.

Louis, Stanley Phillip (1925-2005) Collection, 1915-1970, (K1203)
1 folder, 3 volumes
Hebrew Bibles, prayer book, and a season program for the Jewish Community Center's Resident Theatre.

Love, James A., (1820-1914), Papers, 1836-1913 (C0131)
0.4 linear feet
Personal papers and business records of an educator in Callaway County, Missouri. Includes a journal, clippings, and miscellaneous items. Volumes include personal and tuition accounts, student registers, and records of Tippecanoe Club and the lyceum.

Lozier, Ralph F., (1866-1945), Papers, 1855-1945, (C2655)
65.75 linear feet, 5 volumes
The papers contain correspondence, pamphlets, speeches, and news clippings related to Lozier's legal, agricultural, and political careers. Also included are research notes for and copies of Lozier's two historical novels and campaign papers of Lue C. Lozier.

Lydia Christian Church, Stephens, Missouri, Ledger, 1902-1921, (C2559)
1 volume
The collection contains financial records of the church.

Lynch, James Lewis, Memoirs, 1923 (C0132)
0.7 linear feet
Memoirs written by Lynch about his family in Howard and Saline Counties. Genealogy from Austria to Virginia to Missouri, farm life, education, Civil War experiences, and tobacco exporting, 1864. Essays for children on citizenship, study, and the Christian life.

M

Mahin, Milton Fletcher (1849-1934), Memoirs, 1933, (C0701)
4 folders
Reminiscences of the son of a Methodist minister. The family moved from Indiana to Nebraska, and to Kansas before the Civil War. Mahin recalls the antebellum period, various important events in his life, and his travels to all sections of the United States.

Mann, Clair V. (1884-1974), Collection, 1821-1973, (C3556)
12.4 linear feet, 5 volumes
Papers pertaining to the Meramec Iron Works, James family, Frisco Railroad, School of Mines and Metallurgy at Rolla, engineering education, testing of students, and other subjects of interest to Mann as an historian and engineer.

Margolies, Morris B. (1921-2012) Papers, 1915-2012, (K0582)
11 cubic feet
Personal and professional papers including correspondence, letters, and cards to Margolies, Rabbi at Congregation Beth Shalom, and his wife Ruth, who was active in Hadassah, the Beth Shalom Sisterhood, and the Women's League for Conservative Judaism. Also lectures (VHS) Rabbi Margolies gave at Beth Shalom during and after his tenure as Rabbi.

Marvin Collegiate Institute, Fredericktown, Missouri, Records, 1894-1898, (C2974)
MICROFILM
2 rolls of microfilm
The records contain record books of a school associated with the Methodist Episcopal Church. Roll one is the record book of the finance committee, October 1894 to January 1896, which deals primarily with the erection of the institute building. Roll two is the treasurer's record book, October 1894 to August 1898, showing receipts and disbursements.

Marvin Memorial Methodist Church, St. Louis, Missouri, Records, 1875-1962, (C1239)
2 linear feet
Records consist of quarterly conference journals and reports; notes and minutes of church boards and committees; financial records; membership, baptismal, and marriage records; and records of Sunday school and social organizations.

Mary McClintock, History of the Neosho Methodist Church, 1952, (R0912)
1 folder
This booklet is a brief illustrated history of Methodism at Neosho in Newton County, Missouri. Included are accounts of the major congregations and the Neosho (later Scarritt) Collegiate Institute, a list of known pastors, and a directory of church committees.

Matkin, William L. H., Memoranda Book, ca. 1865-1922, (R0784)
1 folder, photocopies, typescript
This is the memoranda book of Rev. William L. H. Matkin, a Baptist minister in Madison County, Missouri. Included are notes on persons baptized and married, funerals preached, notations on personal finances, and an inventory of a blacksmith shop.

McComb, James, Papers, 1852-1926, (R0238)
MICROFILM
8 folders
These are papers of Dr. James McComb, an early physician of Laclede County, Missouri. The papers include medical notebooks and treatment records, Civil War papers, McComb's autobiography, and family correspondence following his death.

McCormack Family Papers, 1777-1873, (C2338)
10 folders
Letters from John Burgoyne to Horatio Gates about treatment of wounded and noncombatants during the Revolutionary War, 1777. Correspondence about immigration to Texas from Missouri, 1842-1844, economic conditions, politics, J. Cox estate in Jefferson County, MO. 1841-1852 business accounts, weather and farm labor journal, marriage and death records, and diary of James McCormack.

McGivern, Mary Ann, Papers, 1971-2001, (S0685)
55 Folders, 6 Audiotapes, 1 Videotape, 28 Photographs
The Mary Ann McGivern Papers includes correspondence, personal calendars, newspaper clippings, lesson plans, newsletters, Stowe Teachers College Yearbooks, McGivern's writings, videotapes, cassette tapes, and photographs. Together they chronicle Mary Ann McGivern's career from 1971-2001 as a peace activist.

McKendree Chapel, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, Class Books, 1852-1884, (C1342)
2 volumes
Names and financial records.

McMichael, John Morgan, Prayer Books, 1861-1871, (C1155)
2 volumes
John Morgan McMichael, merchant, Plattsburg, MO. Vol. I, Prayer Book, 1861; Vol. II, Prayer Book, 1871.

McMurry, William Fletcher (1864-1934), Papers, 1885-1934 (C3487)
3 linear feet, 6 volumes
Correspondence, sermon notes, sermons, pastor's books, daybooks and scrapbooks of a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, bishop, and president of Central College, Fayette, Missouri. Part of his personal library is in the State Historical Society of Missouri reference collection.

McPherson, George, "History of Friends Meeting of Rolla," 1997, (R0798)
1 folder
This is a brief history of the Friends' Meeting of Rolla, written by one of its members. The Society of Friends (Quakers) began meeting in Rolla in 1973.

Megee, Vernon E., "Transcript ... of Marriages Performed ...," 1968, (R0062)
1 folder
These are extracts from the marriage records of William W. Megee, a General Baptist circuit rider until his death in 1922. His grandson, Vernon E. Megee, made the transcript.

Megown, Benton Barnes (1876-1941), Essays, n.d., (C0770)
1 folder
The collection contains typescript essays on places and events of interest in Ralls County, Missouri, including the New London Christian Church and early settlements.

Memorial Methodist Church, St. Louis, Missouri, Records, 1844-1981, (C1071)
1.25 linear feet
Records of the church from its beginning as the South St. Louis Mission (German Methodist) in 1844 to 1981. Includes quarterly conference reports and minutes; membership, baptism, and marriage records; church board and organization meeting minutes; Sunday School records; some financial records; and photographs.

Methodist Church (U.S.), Southwest Missouri Annual Conference, Minutes of Annual Sessions, 1941-1959, (R0555)
15 volumes
These are published minutes of sessions of the Southwest Missouri Annual Conference of The Methodist Church. Included are membership rolls and pastoral assignments, minutes, reports, obituaries, and statistics.

Methodist Church, St. Louis Annual Conference, Report, 1954, (C2165)
1 volume
The collection contains a report issued by the sixteenth session, St. Louis Annual Conference of the Methodist Church.

Methodist Episcopal Church, Cape Girardeau and Circuit, Records, 1848-1883 (C2986)
MICROFILM
Quarterly conference minutes of the Cape Girardeau circuit in Missouri. Also included are some minutes for the Jackson and Perryville circuits in the same district. The minutes list members present, discuss church business, and list the amount of money collected by each member church and how it was spent. Also includes brief history of financial transactions during the 1870s.

Methodist Episcopal Church, Pendleton, Missouri, Records, 1893, (C2941)
1 folder
The records contain two class books for use in the Methodist Episcopal Church, including names of class members.

Methodist Episcopal Church, St. Louis Conference, Minutes of Annual Sessions, 1930-1931, (R0554)
2 volumes
These are published minutes of annual sessions of the St. Louis Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Included are membership rolls and pastoral assignments, minutes, reports, obituaries, and statistics.

Methodist Episcopal Church, St. Louis Conference District, Journals, 1845-1893, (C2994)
MICROFILM
1 roll of microfilm
The records of the St. Louis Conference District of the Methodist Episcopal Church include minutes from the Ste. Genevieve, Perryville, and York Chapel circuits. The representatives of these churches met quarterly to discuss church business. These records detail membership matters such as baptisms, dismissals, deaths, and new members and contain financial statements of funds collected from the churches. The journals cover the Ste. Genevieve circuit from 1845 to1860, the Perryville circuit from 1864 to1871, and the York Chapel Circuit from 1881 to 1893.

Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Doniphan Circuit Minutes, 1866-1876, (C1340)
1 volume
Minutes and miscellaneous records of the Circuit, including those of the Poplar Bluff and Doniphan Circuit as well. Also an account of a man's religious experiences in Kentucky, and in Missouri after his migration.

Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Lane's Prairie Charge, Maries County, Missouri, Quarterly Conference Records, 1889-1893, (R0432)
1 volume, photocopies
These are records of quarterly conferences of the Lane's Prairie Charge, Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The charge consisted of congregations in Maries County, Missouri. The records include minutes of meetings, reports on the status of churches, Sunday schools and missions, and financial statements.

Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Southwest Missouri Conference, Lebanon District, Waynesville Charge, Records, 1890-1894, (R0864)
1 folder
This collection includes a Quarterly Conference record book (1890-1893) and a postal card (1894) concerning the Waynesville Charge of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in Pulaski County, Missouri.

Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Southwest Missouri Conference, Minutes of Annual Sessions, 1880-1925, (R0552)
18 volumes
These are published minutes of the annual sessions of the Southwest Missouri Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Included are membership rolls and assignments, minutes, reports, obituaries, and statistics.

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.

Methodist Episcopal Church, South, St. Louis Annual Conference, Minutes of Annual Sessions, 1911-1939, (R0553)
3 volumes
These are published minutes of annual sessions of the St. Louis Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, for the years 1911, 1938, and 1939. The volume for 1939 includes minutes of the first session of the Conference as part of the unified Methodist Church. Included are membership rolls and assignments, minutes, reports, obituaries, and statistics.

Methodist Episcopal Church South, Versailles Circuit, Records, 1859-1901, (C1864)
1 folder
Register includes names of members and probationers in the Versailles Circuit, Jefferson City District, Missouri, how and when received and disposed of--whether by death, certificate, withdrawal, or expulsion--and some baptism and marriage records.

Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Vienna Circuit, 1887-1908, (R0302)
MICROFILM
3 volumes
These are records of quarterly conferences of the Vienna Circuit, which included churches at Vienna, Bloom Garden, Bodendick, Branson Chapel, Enterprise, and Hughes Chapel in Maries County, and Lawson in Miller County, Missouri. The reports include minutes of meetings, financial records, and statements of spiritual conditions within the circuit.

Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Vienna, Missouri, Sunday school records, 1895-1898, (R0603)
MICROFILM
1 volume
This is the record book of the Methodist Sunday School at Vienna in Maries County, Missouri. Included are attendance records, statistical summaries, and minutes of the meetings. L. D. Eads was the superintendent.

Methodist Episcopal Church, Wet Glaize Class, Camden County, Missouri, 1889-1921, (R0757)
1 folder
This is a record book of the "Wet Glaize Class" (presumably a Sunday School) of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The class probably met in Camden County, Missouri.

Methodist Episcopal Church South, St. Louis Conference, Farmington Circuit, Conference Minutes, 1877-1890, (C3002)
MICROFILM
2 rolls of microfilm
The conference minutes of the Farmington Circuit of the Methodist Episcopal Church South contain member information such as baptisms and deaths, fund raising statements, and reports of the state of the church. Stewardship reports, results of elections for the district conference, and names of those members applying for, and being granted, licenses to preach are also included.

Methodist Protestant Church (U.S. : 1830-1939), Missouri Conference, Booklet, 1929, (R1070)
1 folder
These are the Minutes of the Sixty-third Annual Session of the Missouri Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church, Held at Blades Chapel, in Greene County; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; August 7, 8, 9, 10, 1929. E. R. Stribling served as President and J. F. Howe served as Secretary of the session.

Metropolitan Church Federation, Records, 1905-1978, (S0618)
1846 Folders, 3 Oversize Scrapbooks
The collection documents the history of the Metropolitan Church Federation from record books that predate its founding in 1909 to subject files collected until 1978.

Metropolitan Community Church Of Greater St. Louis (1973- ), Addenda, 1970-1992, (S0543)
RESTRICTED
195 Folders
This collection contains much information concerning the Gay and Lesbian community in St. Louis. It also provides a wealth of information on the MCC and the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC). The materials reflect many of the activities of the church and some of its members since its founding. The collection also contains publications, both general and referring to religious organizations, which represents an even smaller group of the gay and lesbian community. This collection is valuable for the insights it provides, but should be used with other gay and lesbian collections in order to provide a more complete perspective of this diverse group of individuals.

Metropolitan Community Church of Greater St. Louis, (S0334)
1 Folder
MCC is a chartered church of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches. MCC is open to all persons, regardless of age, national origin, race, socio-economic status, sexual preference, or religious persuasions. Includes flyers and the The New Light, the monthly newsletter.

Middlebush, Frederick A. (1890-1971), Papers, 1932-1962 (C3302)
35.3 linear feet
The papers of Frederick A. Middlebush contain records pertaining to his position as president of the University of Missouri, such as correspondence, press releases, memos, reports, articles, and pamphlets, as well as personal papers. In addition, there are papers regarding his activities as a member of the Commission on the Financing of Higher Education, Navy Civilian Advisory Board, and Committee on the Present Danger, the Presbyterian Church, the National Science Board, and the National Science Foundation.

Miesner, Magdalena, Confirmation Certificate, 1869, (R0154)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a certificate of confirmation, in German, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cole Camp, Benton County, Missouri.

Milam, Solomon Harmon, Papers, 1876-1913, (C3437)
18 folders
The papers of Soloman Harmon Milam contain diaries, correspondence, sermons, religious books, receipts and account books kept by a Methodist minister in many Missouri towns, and by his wife, Ella Moreman Milam.

Ministerial Alliance of Springfield, Missouri, Records, 1903-1914, (C1371)
1 volume
The records contain a printed copy of the constitution, names and addresses of members, and treasurer's reports, as well as minutes of meetings.

Minkin, Gerre Lipoff (1938- ) Papers, 2003-2009, (K1274)
0.3 cubic foot
Personal papers of Minkin concerned with the Beth Shalom Sisterhood and the Synagogue Board. Includes correspondence, event files, brochures, and photographs.

Minor, James L., Letter, 1841, (C1602)
1 folder
To [Roger N. Todd], Columbia, MO, from City of Jefferson, [MO], Feb. 23, 1841. Request to Boone County circuit court clerk for information about the Mormon difficulties, for state publication by secretary of state's office.

Minter, John A., Papers, 1864-1871, (C0472)
1 folder
Commission as colonel from the Confederate States of America War Department and notice of ordination as minister by Corinth United Baptist Church, Lewis County, Missouri.

Missouri Church Records, 1811-, (C0558)
121.75 linear feet
The Missouri Church Records consist of newsletters, conference proceedings, reports, directories, journals, and other publications of various religious denominations in Missouri including the Methodist, Baptist, Disciples of Christ (Christian), Presbyterian, and Catholic churches.

Missouri Council of Churches Records, (WUNP4558)
20 linear feet
Files of organization concerned with legislation and social welfare programs in addition to religious concerns.

Missouri Council of Churches, Records, (WUNP5430)
1 folder(s)
Addition. A copy of the articles of association of the Missouri Sunday School Association, 1893, and Secretary of State's certificate.

Missouri East Conference, United Methodist Church, Papers, 1800-1972 (C3308)
3.4 linear feet
Correspondence, printed brochures, pamphlets, periodicals, journals, and books of the Missouri East Conference, United Methodist Church, including papers of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and the Evangelical United Brethren Church.

Missouri East Conference, United Methodist Church, Papers, 1850-1977, (C3595)
12.0 linear feet
Records in the form of minutes, journals and correspondence of boards, committees, and churches in the Missouri East Conference, United Methodist Church. Includes church histories, papers of early Methodist ministers, biographies, periodicals, books, and Hendrix Hall dormitory papers.

Missouri East Conference, United Methodist Church, Records, (CA2809)
14.5 linear feet
Addition of correspondence, annual reports, committee files, financial records, recordings, and miscellaneous.

Missouri East Conference, United Methodist Church, Records, (CA5745)
75 cubic feet, 3 volumes, 3 video cassettes, 2 computer discs
Addition of annual conference journals, correspondence, newsletters, meeting programs, committee files, publications, and the records of individual churches, including Fry United Methodist Church in St. Louis.

Missouri East Conference, United Methodist Church, Records, 1836-1984, (C3727)
MICROFILM
6.5 linear feet, 2 rolls microfilm, 2 audio cassettes
The records of the Missouri East Conference of the United Methodist Church also include records of districts and individual churches. The records consist of annual reports, minutes, financial and historical information, information on church-related institutions and organizations, ministerial candidate information, and histories of individual churches. Materials from antecedent conferences and other Missouri conferences can also be found in the records.

Missouri East Conference, United Methodist Women, Records, (CA2616)
4.4 linear feet
Minutes, annual reports, yearbooks, by-laws, programs, correspondence, histories, clippings, printed material, brochures, material on missionary work, ephemera, and miscellany.

Missouri East Conference, United Methodist Women, Records, (SUNP3166)
0.4 linear feet
INVENTORY. Addition of annual meeting programs, minutes of meetings, photographs, and other records, 1989-1996.

Missouri East Conference, United Methodist Women, Records, (CA2724)
5 linear feet
Correspondence, minutes, journals, by-laws, annual reports, prayer calendars, and miscellany.

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 Lumber & Mining Co., Papers, 1888-1918, (R0140)
MICROFILM
7 volumes, 2 folders
These are papers of Dr. Alexander Johnston, Chief Surgeon of the Missouri Lumber and Mining Company at Grandin, Carter County, Missouri. The collection consists primarily of records of the Employees Hospital Association of the lumber company, with miscellaneous material from the Congregational Church at Grandin.

Missouri Methodist Church, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1906-1938, (C2148)
11 volumes
Records of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in Columbia, formerly the Broadway Methodist Church.

Missouri Peace Studies Institute, Records, 1965-1979, (C3694)
6.8 linear feet
Papers of a Columbia-based organization established in September 1968 to discover ways to implement peace, to promote and encourage peace research and education, and to work with other peace organizations. Functioning as a research facility, the institute gathered data on such topics as amnesty, the post-Vietnam era, the arms race, war toys, and war tax resistance. As an institution cooperating with other pacifist groups, it worked with organizations such as the War Resisters, the American Friends Service Committee, and the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors. The Missouri Peace Studies Institute disbanded in December 1978.

Missouri School of Religion, Papers, 1896-1967, (C2791)
5.8 linear feet
The papers contain correspondence of Deans G.D. Edwards, 1907-1937; Carl Agee, 1930-1949; and Seth Slaughter, 1949-1967. Correspondence of George Wetherell, extension minister, and James Wyker, director of the Rural Church Extension Service. Minutes of board of trustees' and faculty meetings, treasurer's reports, annual reports, and audits.

Missouri School of Religion, Records, (CA4384)
RESTRICTED
3.3 linear feet
Addition of lecture notes, bibliographies, minutes, reports, publications, and photographs.

Missouri State Sunday School Association, Statistical Report, 1891, (C3366)
1 folder
The collection contains a statistical table, by county, of all churches in Missouri, giving the number of schools, teachers, and pupils for each county and denomination.

Missouri Temperance Union, Prathersvile, Missouri, Records, 1887-1888, (K0109)
1 folder
Photocopy of the minutes and list of members for the Missouri Temperance Union of Prathersville, Clay County, MO.

Missouri United Methodist Church, Columbia, Missouri, Records, (CA3153)
1 linear foot
Addition of yearbooks, church registers, conference reports, architectural specifications and photographs of the Missouri Methodist Church.

Missouri United Methodist Church, Columbia, Missouri, Records, (SUNP2953)
1.4 linear feet
Records of the Methodist Student Organization, consisting of newsletters, correspondence, minutes of meetings, event programs, and financial records, 1920s-1940s.

Missouri United Methodist Church, Columbia, Missouri, Records, (SUNP3076)
2.2 linear feet
Addition of records of women's groups, including the Womens' Missionary Society, 1920s; United Methodist Women, 1960s-1990s; and the Wesleyan Group, 1940s-1980s. Also, records of the foundation of the Missouri United Methodist Church, 1962-1992.

Missouri United Methodist Church, Columbia, Missouri, Records, (SUNP3104)
0.5 linear feet
Addition of minutes and reports of various Church committees, 1970s.

Missouri United Methodist Church, Columbia, Missouri, Records, (SUNP2573)
7 linear feet
Addition. Bulletins, church histories, membership directories, correspondence, minutes, reports, legal documents, photographs, and miscellany.

Missouri United Methodist Church, Records, (CA3164)
2 cubic feet
Addition of church newsletters, bulletins, and foundation minutes and financial records, 1980s-2000s.

Missouri, Boone County. Circuit Court Records, 1839, (C2690)
22 folders, xerox copies, 0.2 cubic feet
Records of the Boone Circuit Court in three cases against Joseph Smith, Jr., Caleb Baldwin, Parley P. Pratt, King Follett, and others resulting from the Mormon War. Others are on file in the Circuit Court Office, Boone County, MO.

Missouri, Cooper County, Papers, 1837-1983 (C3051)
MICROFILM
History of Cooper County, its churches and cemeteries, schools, domestic architecture, miscellaneous buildings, and architectural structures; material on Cooper County and Howard County individuals and families; maps; clippings; and photographs.

Missouri, Daviess County. Circuit Court Records, 1839, (C1603)
1 folder
Court records, April Term, 1839. Affidavits and indictments concerning Mormon difficulties. Joseph Smith, Jr., Lyman Wright, Moses Daily, Joseph Younger, Terry Durpee, Ephraim Oivens, John Lemon, James Whitaker, Alonson Brown, James Bingham, Amos Tubbs, Absolem Dutchfield, William Aldridge, George Smith, and Cabel Baldwin.

Missouri, Perry County, Stephan Immigration, 1852-1853, (C1839)
1 folder
List of workers and contributions in number of days of work, October and November 1852, and August 1853, of members of the Martin Stephan emigration of German Lutherans to Perry County, MO.

Missouri, Ste. Genevieve. Archives, 1756-1930, (C3636)
MICROFILM
1474 folders on 78 rolls of microfilm
French colonial, and territorial records of the District of Ste. Genevieve. Ste. Genevieve County records and court records. A third of the documents are dated 1756-1804; the remainder date from 1805 to 1930. Original documents are in the possession of the Ste. Genevieve County Court.

Missouri, Ste. Genevieve, Marriage Records, 1836-1863, (C3673)
0.2 linear feet
Marriage certificates signed by religious officials and justices of the peace; some give parent's names. There are also certificates from German Settlement in Ste. Genevieve County. The certificates are arranged by year, then alphabetically by groom's name within each year. Mentioned are St. Anthony's Chapel, St. Joseph's Church, St. Philomena's Chapel and Methodist Episcopal Church South. An index of the names found in these records follows.

Mondale, Lester, Papers, 1965-1977, (R0111)
27 folders, 3 volumes
This collection consists of correspondence, notes, published works, and miscellaneous material of Lester Mondale, a retired Unitarian minister from near Fredericktown in Madison County, Missouri. He was president of the Fellowship of Religious Humanists, 1965-1972 and 1974-1976. Much of the collection is related to the Fellowship.

Morantz, David (1893-1959) Papers, ca. 1909-1952, (K0627)
8 cubic feet
Papers of Kansas City area businessman who compiled stories from the Talmud which were syndicated in newspapers as "Talmudic Tales". Also includes his business and religious organizational activities as well as research files and writings on the Talmud, Jewish history and law, dietary laws, and anti-Semitism.

Morgan County, Missouri, Church Histories, 1917-1979, (R0429)
9 folders, photocopies
These are printed histories and programs for nine churches in Morgan and Moniteau counties of Missouri. Included are Baptist, Methodist, United Church of Christ, Lutheran, and Mennonite congregations in or near Versailles, Fortuna, Florence, Glensted, and Pyrmont.

Mott, Frank Luther (1886-1964) and Vera I. (1885- 1964), Papers, 1775-1965 (C2344)
MICROFILM
44.75 linear feet, 6 audio cassettes, 1 roll of microfilm
Papers of a journalism educator, dean of University of Missouri School of Journalism, and author of Pulitzer Prize-winning History of American Magazines; and his wife.

Mount Carmel Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Randolph County, Missouri, Records, 1873-1979, (C3785)
10 folders, photocopies
Records of the Mount Carmel Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Randolph County. The documents include information about baptisms, marriages, funerals, and dismissals. Also included are session minutes, church history, and pastoral information. Moreover, the records seem to include some documents from the Cumberland Chapel Church.

Mount Gilead Church Records, 1854, (K0165)
1 folder
Photocopy of a minute book of the Church. Also included deeds for land which became the Mount Gilead Church Cemetery, and a series of news clippings relating the history of the Church, the adjoining school and their eventual transfer to Clay County to become part of the County Parks system.

Mount Horeb Presbyterian Church, Monroe County, Missouri, Record Book, 1852-1875, (C1355)
1 volume
The records contain minutes, membership records, and record of infant baptisms.

Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, Records, 1847-ca. 1967, (R0382)
2 folders, photocopies
These are minutes of meetings, 1847-1909, and membership records, ca. 1852-1967, of the Mount Lebanon Baptist Church near Thornfield in Ozark County, Missouri. The church was founded in 1847 as the Mount Lebanon Church of General Baptists.

Mount Nebo Baptist Church, Cooper County, Missouri, Records, 1829-1855, (C3037)
MICROFILM
1 roll of microfilm
The record book of Mount Nebo Baptist Church contains the articles of faith and church covenant in addition to meeting minutes. The minutes, for the most part, document new members being received into the church.

Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church, Audrain County, Missouri, Records, 1870-1905, (C1356)
1 volume
The records contain minutes of sessions; statistical report to presbytery; registers of adult and infant baptisms; records of marriages and deaths; lists of pastors, elders, and deacons; and communicant roll of members.

Mount Pleasant Baptist Association, Records, 1818-1849, (C1328)
1 volume, photocopies
The record book of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Association, an organization of churches in central Missouri.

Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, Wayne County, Missouri, Booklet, 1977, (R1221)
1 folder
This is "The History of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church," located in the Otter Creek community on State Road V south of Piedmont in Wayne County, Missouri. The congregation was organized in 1820.

Mount Pleasant United Baptist Church, Hartsburg, Missouri, Records, 1858-1950, (C2990)
MICROFILM
8 volumes on 2 rolls of microfilm
Meeting minutes and membership lists dating from organization in 1858 through May 1950 for a Boone County, Missouri, church. Minutes deal with construction and maintenance of church building, fund-raising, member discipline, officers, delegates to the Little Bonne Femme Association of the Southern Baptist Church, and searches for ministers.

Mount Prairie Presbyterian Church, Ralls County, Missouri, Record Books, 1831-1881, (C1357)
2 volumes
The records of the Mount Prairie Presbyterian Church contain the church organization, 1831; covenant and confession of faith; session minutes beginning in 1833; roll of members; finances; and baptismal records.

Mount Vernon Union Sabbath School, Mount Vernon, Missouri, Book, 1851, (C0710)
1 folder
The first book of rules of the Union Sunday School at Mount Vernon, MO, organized in October 1851. Typed copy also included.

Mount Zion Association of Primitive Baptists Annual Session Minutes, 1926 (C0455)
1 folder
Printed minutes of the 85th annual session of the association held at Bethlehem Church, Cooper County, Missouri. Includes names of churches and their pastors in the association in addition to minutes of the meeting.

Mount Zion Baptist Church, Howard County, Missouri, Records, 1830-1948, (C3036)
MICROFILM
1 roll of microfilm
Mount Zion Baptist Church was organized on 1 September 1830. The record book contains a photograph of the church, articles of faith, and church covenant. Also included are meeting minutes that document transgressions of members such as drunkenness and fighting and the actions taken by the church leaders.

Mount Zion Baptist Church, Records, 1829-1853, (R0195)
MICROFILM
1 volume, typescript
These are records of the Mount Zion Baptist Church, established in 1829 northwest of Potosi, Missouri. The church was renamed Fourche-à-Renault Baptist Church in 1834. Its records include membership rolls and minutes of monthly church business meetings.

Mount Zion Regular Baptist Association, Record Books, 1842-1908, (C1314)
2 volumes
The records contain minute books including the constitution, abstract of principles, rules of decorum, and minutes of the first through sixty-seventh meetings of the Mount Zion Regular Baptist Association.

Mt. Zion Methodist Church, Boone County, Missouri, Records, 1908-1918, 1921-1962, 1968, (SUNP2390)
1 folder(s)
3 volume(s)
Membership records of church formerly in existence in northern Boone County near Hallsville, MO.

Mudd, Henry Thomas (1818-1902), Papers, 1850-1879, (C1023)
0.25 linear feet
Correspondence and papers of Henry T. Mudd of Kirkwood and St. Louis, Missouri. Mudd was a businessman, politician, member of the Missouri General Assembly, delegate to the Missouri Constitutional Convention in 1875, and a curator of the University of Missouri.

Mumpower, Daniel L. (1882-1969) and Edith B. (1889-1977), Papers, 1913-1971, (C3900)
0.8 linear feet
Correspondence, photographs, and miscellaneous papers of Methodist missionaries to the Belgian Congo. The Mumpower family along with two other couples were the first white missionaries to the Otetela village of Wembo-Nyama in the central region of the Belgian Congo, now Zaire.

Munday-Henderson Papers, 1827-1891, 1946 (C0144)
0.2 linear feet
Personal letters, business papers, and newspaper clippings pertaining to members of the Munday family. Letters to David P. Henderson about the ministry, the Civil War, and Christian University at Canton, Missouri, which he founded in 1856.

Murphy, William, Biographical Material, n.d., (C3320)
1 folder
Brief biography of the Reverend William Murphy, immigrant from Ireland to Virginia; family establishment in Farmington, MO; genealogical notes with details on Sarah Barton Murphy and her role in organizing the first church west of the Mississippi River; short history of Farmington and Ste. Genevieve, MO; and local events.

Mussell, Betty J., Collection, 1811-1851, (C0370)
1 folder
Letter, 1811, from Eunice Lowell to her children inquiring as to their health. She speaks of the religious conversion to Christ of several of her neighbors which took place "on the mountain." Reference to the conversion of a hundred or more others as well. Also an urgent request for money to buy wool. Letter, 1851, to Ira Smith from Joseph Smith concerning family health, his desire to see them, and the possibility of employment in a new saw mill.

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National Council Of Jewish Women, St. Louis Section (1917- ), Records, 1895-1984, (S0443)
194 Folders, 45 Volumes, 7 Audio Tapes
The National Council of Jewish Women, St. Louis Section Records, document the group's growth and activities from 1895-1984. The collection is divided into nine series: 1) Administrative, 1939-1977; 2) Meeting Minutes, 1917-1970; 3) Yearbooks, 1923-1975; 4) Bulletins, 1920-1975; 5) Council Scripts, 1940-1962; 6) Activities, 1939-1977; 7) Scrapbooks, 1895-1984; 8) Photographs, Slides and Artifacts, 1917-1983; 9) Tapes, 1966-1975.

National Council Of Jewish Women, (SA0946)
5 boxes
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.

National Council Of Jewish Women, (SA1036)
75 boxes
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.

National Sisters Communications Service, Records, 1973-1985, (C3883)
7.8 linear feet, 7 audio cassettes
The records of a national resource office for religious communicators, founded in 1975 and based in Los Angeles, consist of administrative correspondence, minutes of board meetings, reports, financial records, pamphlets, photographs, audio cassettes, and miscellaneous material of the service and its successor organization, the Center for Communications Ministry.

Neihardt, John G. (1881-1973), Papers, c. 1858-1974, (C3716)
RESTRICTED
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.

New Hope Baptist Church, Audrain County, Missouri, Record Book, 1869-1924, (C3075)
MICROFILM
1 volume on microfilm
The collection contains minutes of the church which is located in Wilson Township. It was organized on Monday, 23 August 1869, and was a member of the Little Bonne Femme Association.

New Hope Baptist Church, Howard County, Missouri, Minutes, 1820-1859, (C1315)
1 volume
The records contain the constitution, principles, rules of decorum, and minutes of meetings of the New Hope Baptist Church, later called the Old School Baptist Church of Christ at New Hope, Howard County, Missouri.

New Hope Baptist Church, Peace Valley, Missouri, Records, 1886-1990, (R0484)
MICROFILM
7 volumes, 4 folders
These are records of the New Hope Baptist Church in Peace Valley, Howell County, Missouri. The collection includes minutes of meetings, membership records, treasurer's reports, and a history of the church to 1985.

New Hope Old School Baptist Church, Howard County, Missouri, Records, 1820-1859, (C1327)
1 volume
Abstract of principles, minutes of meetings, and membership lists.

New Hope United Baptist Church of Christ, Ripley County, Missouri, Records, 1842-1852, (C1316)
1 folder
The records contain the constitution of 1843, names of members, and letters of admission and dismissal.

New Providence Baptist Church, Mississippi County, Missouri, Records, 1894-1906, (C0706)
1 folder
Records of the monthly meetings of Baptist Church at Hough Station, Mississippi County, Missouri, from its organization on 24 November 1894 until December 1906. Includes membership lists, persons accepted into and excluded from church membership, elections to church offices and committees, and pastors called and elected.

New Providence Presbyterian Church, Guthrie, Missouri, Records, 1823-1964, (SUNP2877)
0.4 linear feet
Original record books and transcription include constitution, lists of members, baptisms, deaths, marriages, and minutes of sessions; and records of the Sunday School, 1881-1898, 1922-1925.

New Salem Baptist Church, Boone County, Missouri, Minutes, 1828-1926, (C1317)
3 volumes
The records contain articles of faith, rules of decorum, church covenant, list of deacons ordained by New Salem, list of members, obituaries, life sketch of David Doyle, and short histories of the church written at various times.

Null, W. Scott (1850-1938), Autobiographical Notes, 1924, (C1613)
1 folder
The collection contains letters to the State Historical Society of Missouri relating the history of Joachim Church, the first church built west of the Mississippi River, in Jefferson County, MO; a history of the settlement; old settlers; and Null family history and genealogy.

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Oak Grove Congregation of the Church of Christ, Phelps County, Missouri, Record Book, 1888-1926, (R0803)
1 volume
This is the record book of the Oak Grove Church, north of St. James in Phelps County, Missouri. The records consist primarily of a roster of members, 1888-1902.

Odell, A.N., Account Books, 1876-1880, (C2567)
2 volumes
The collection contains account books of the Reverend A.N. Odell, financial agent for Marionville Collegiate Institute, Marionville, MO.

Oden, Treva Faye, Collection, (CA6322)
0.2 cubic feet
Church histories and material for the Antioch Christian Church, Callaway County, Missouri, and Grand Prairie Baptist Church, Auxvasse, Missouri.

O'Hara, Edwin Vincent (1881-1956) Papers, ca. 1902-ca. 1956, (K0091)
16 microfilm rolls
The papers of Catholic Archbishop O'Hara begin with his ordination as priest, and conclude with his death as the Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph.

Old Path Association of Baptist Churches, Missouri, minutes of annual meetings, 1896-1949, (R0646)
MICROFILM
4 folders
These are minutes of annual sessions of the Old Path Association of Baptist Churches in Benton, Hickory, Polk, and St. Clair counties in Missouri. Included are minutes of the meetings, the articles of faith, rules of decorum, lists of churches, officers, and representatives, statistical information, and correspondence with other associations.

Oliver Family, Papers, 1805-1977, (C3731)
18.1 linear feet
Papers of a prominent Cape Girardeau, MO, family including family and professional correspondence, patriotic organizations materials, legal firm records, family financial and legal records, speeches and writings, genealogical materials, information on Missouri State Normal School and First Presbyterian Church of Cape Girardeau, photographs, and miscellany.

Oliver, Allen L., "Apple Creek Presbyterian Memorial Association, 1964.", (C2913)
1 folder
Address delivered 24 May 1964 at the site of the church and cemetery, giving the history of Apple Creek Church and cemetery.

Oliver, Jack L., Collection, n.d., (C2932)
1 folder
The collection contains an address and four essays concerning the history and work of the First Presbyterian Church, Cape Girardeau, MO.

Osceola Presbyterian Church, Osceola, Missouri, Records, 1842-1859, (C1358)
1 volume
The records of the Osceola Presbyterian Church in St. Clair County contain church organization, minutes of sessions, infant and adult baptisms, lists of admissions and dismissions, and list of deaths.

Osage River Regular Baptist Association, Minutes, 1847, (R0285)
1 folder
These are minutes of the meeting in 1847 of the Osage River Association, which was composed of Baptist churches in Benton, Camden, Polk, and Webster counties in Missouri. The minutes include lists of churches and delegates to the meeting, a summary of the association's business, and an "Abstract of Principles."

Osage River United Baptist Association, Minutes, 1849, (R0286)
1 folder
These are minutes of the fifth annual meeting of the Osage River Association, which was composed of United Baptist churches in Camden, Maries, Miller, and Morgan counties in Missouri. Included are membership statistics, a summary of the Association's business, a report on evangelical work, and a circular letter urging adequate financial support of the ministry.

Otterville Presbyterian Church, Cooper County, Missouri, Records, 1849-1946, 1970-1996, (C3951)
MICROFILM
10 volumes on 1 roll of microfilm
Records of the Otterville Presbyterian Church, Cooper County, Missouri, consisting of record books containing minutes of meetings and church registers, and a church history. The collection includes similar records of the Stony Point Presbyterian Church, Morgan County, Missouri.

Overstreet, L. Emily and Harry E. Evens, compilers, "Historical Data on Hopewell Union Church, Washington County, Missouri," n.d., (C1369)
1 folder
Material pertaining to the building of a nondenominational church building near Potosi, MO.

Ozark Association of Primitive Baptists, Missouri, Minutes, 1904-1941, (R0995)
1 folder
These are published minutes of annual sessions of the Ozark Association of Primitive Baptists, which consisted of member congregations in Dallas, Greene, Polk, Webster, and Wright counties in Missouri. Minutes are available for meetings in 1904, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, and 1941.

Ozark Prairie Presbyterian Church, Lawrence County, Missouri, Records, 1879-1954, (C3050)
MICROFILM
1 reel, 2 volumes
Volume one contains minutes of the monthly church business sessions which consist mainly of the names of those present or absent, the current pastor, new members, departing members, and presbytery delegates. Volume two provides a comprehensive record of the pastors, elders, deacons, communicants or members, baptisms, marriages, deaths, and Sunday School statistics.

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Page Family, Papers, 1854-1887 (C0427)
MICROFILM
1 folder, typed copies; also on 1 roll of microfilm
Letters from the Thomas D. Page family and descendants, who moved from Kentucky to St. Joseph and Windsor, Missouri. Discuss churches, growth of St. Joseph, trades, schools, and family matters. Originals on microfilm; typed copies in folder.

Palmore Chapel, Bollinger County, Missouri, Records, 1894-1976, (R0066)
1 folder, typescripts
These records include lists of pastors, members, baptisms, marriages, and deaths at Palmore Chapel in Bollinger County, Missouri. Hallie Shell, a member of the church, compiled the records. The congregation at Palmore Chapel was affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, from 1893 to 1931, and with the General Baptist Church after 1951.

Park, Guy Brasfield (1872-1946), Papers, 1932-1937, (C0008)
24.2 linear feet
Official and personal correspondence and papers of Guy B. Park, Democratic governor of Missouri from 1933 to 1937.

Parker, George W., Papers, (CA5963)
115 c.f., 176 a.c., 9 a.d., 47 a.t., 10 v.c., oversize
Papers of a World War II bomber pilot and Republican State Representative from Boone County, Missouri, who founded the Pachyderm Club.

Parkville Presbyterian Church Records, ca. 1845-1981, (K0134)
MICROFILM
2 cubic feet
Organizational records of the Church in Parkville, MO, one of the oldest congregations in the Greater Kansas City area. Consists of Session Minutes as well as scattered reports of committees, financial material and documents for the Church; Church Rolls; Correspondence; and Scrapbooks.

Partridge, Edward, Letter, 1837, (C1622)
1 folder
The papers contain a letter to Emily and James H. Partridge, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, from Far West, Missouri, October 12, 1837. Disowned by his family for his Mormon beliefs, he wrote his sister Emily about his ostracism and outlined his faith. Also mentions civil and military officers, crops, wages, prices, need for lawyers, and Indian wars.

Paxton, William McClung (1819-1916), Papers, 1760-1915 (C1025)
1 linear foot
Business and personal correspondence, miscellaneous papers and genealogical material.

Payne-Broadwell Family, Papers, 1803-1903, (C0983)
DIGITIZED MATERIALS
4.8 linear feet, 11 volumes
The Payne-Broadwell Family papers contain the business, personal, and legal papers of Moses U. Payne and his nephew Moses M. Broadwell. Moses U. Payne resided in Boone County, MO, from 1823 to 1895. Moses M. Broadwell's papers contain significant family letters and revealing correspondence from the Civil War and from the Reconstruction era. Also present are miscellaneous papers of the Oliver C. Roby family.

Peace Lutheran Church, Records, ca. 1884-1984, (R0199)
MICROFILM
5 volumes
These are records of Peace Lutheran Church at Elk Prairie in Phelps County, Missouri. Included are the constitution, membership rosters, minutes of quarterly meetings, and the centennial history of the church. Records to 1924 are in German.

Penn Valley Meeting of Friends Records, 1943-1998, (K0077)
5 cubic feet
Organizational records of the Penn Valley Meeting of Friends including minutes, correspondence, photographs, periodicals, political and social issues literature, and other records of the Quaker organization.

Penney, James Cash (1875-1971), Papers, 1941-1970, (C3260)
1 folder
The papers of James Cash Penney contain speeches, articles, and pamphlets by and about Penney, his moral, religious, and business interests, and his cattle farms.

Perche Baptist Church, Boone County, Missouri, Minute Books, 1874-, (C3635)
MICROFILM
10 volumes on 2 rolls of microfilm
Minutes books of the Perche Church from its founding in 1874 as the Arm of Bethlehem Church through 2005. The name was changed in 1880. Minutes of business sessions include periodic lists of members.

Perrier, Mrs. Louis J., "History of Bonnots Mill, Missouri Methodist Church, 1902-1963", (C2176)
1 folder
History, leaders, and facilities of the Bonnots Mill Methodist Church, 1902-1963.

Perry Family Letters, 1837-1872, (C3323)
1 folder
Personal letters mentioning deaths, marriages, religious conversions, slave auctions, and events of local interest. Letters originate in Tennessee, Georgia, Texas, or Missouri.

Perry Presbyterian Church, Perry, Missouri, Records, 1881-1899, (C1360)
1 volume
The records of the Perry Presbyterian Church contain minutes of sessions; registers of pastors, elders, and deacons; roll of communicants; records of baptisms; and deaths. The church was organized when the Lick Creek and Mount Prairie churches voted in 1880 to unite.

Perserverance Baptist Church, Boone County, Missouri, Records, 1895-1941, (C3003)
MICROFILM
1 reel of microfilm
The records of the Perserverance Baptist Church contain monthly meeting minutes (1895-1941) and membership lists (1895-1937) of the Perseverance Baptist Church at Old Lick Fork in Boone County. Records are incomplete.

Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church, St. Louis, Missouri, (1866-), Programs, 1975-1980, (S0120)
2 Folders
109th anniversary program and history of one of the oldest black churches in St. Louis.

Pleasant Grove Cemetery Association Records, 1943-1983, (C3867)
3 folders
The records of the Pleasant Grove Cemetery association consist of correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings and notes.

Pleasant Grove United Baptist Church, Iron County, Missouri, Records, 1856-1972, (R0400)
MICROFILM
3 volumes
These are record books of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church near Viburnum in Iron County, Missouri. The records include minutes of meetings and membership rolls beginning with the organization of the church on 12 April 1856 and continuing through its dissolution on 15 October 1972.

Pleasant Prairie Presbyterian Church History, 1964, (C2370)
1 folder
Brief history written in celebration of the church's 98th anniversary.

Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Harrison County, Missouri, Records, 1857-1920, (C3059)
MICROFILM
3 volumes
Records of a church organized in May 1857. Volumes one and two contain church history, covenant, business meeting minutes, and membership lists dating from 1874-1916. Volume three contains Sunday school records for 1894 to 1898. Elder John H. Hardin was the first pastor and meetings were initially held in the home of Adam Miller. Some early church records were destroyed by a fire in 1859.

Pohlman, George (1887-1953), Collection, 1615-1953, (C3476)
1.6 linear feet
The papers of George Pohlman contain material on Macon County and other northern Missouri counties. Included are original survey maps of roads, records from county officials, school and church records, land entries, estate, business and legal papers, biographies and rare English documents.

Pompey, Sherman Lee, Collection, n.d., (C3493)
4 folders
The papers contain articles by Pompey on Ozark people, their religions and folk music. Lines and verses of songs are included.

Prairie Grove Baptist Church, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1874-1955, (C1318)
MICROFILM
6 volumes; also available on 1 roll of microfilm
Records include church constitution, articles of faith, rules of decorum, church covenants, registers of officers, church minutes, membership lists, financial statements, and Women's Missionary Society minutes.

Prairie Lick Presbyterian Church, Prairie Lick, Missouri, Records, 1885-1901, (C3028)
MICROFILM
1 roll of microfilm
The Prairie Lick Presbyterian Church was organized out of the Boonville Presbyterian Church in April 1885 by Reverend W. D. Morton. Members held monthly services at the Grange Hall, which they later purchased and repaired for use as a church. On 29 August 1886, the building was consecrated and William H. Cochran was elected ruling elder.
Records of the church were kept sporadically and contain mostly lists of new members received into the church.

Prairie Point Baptist Church, Cooper County, Missouri, Records, 1842-1897, 1913-1949, (C3281)
2 folders
The records contain the original church record book of the Prairie Point Baptist Church, dating from 1842 to 1897. Includes the articles of faith, rules of decorum, covenant, monthly business meetings, subscription pledges, and current members. Renamed three times--Pleasant Grove, Ebenezer, and Blackwater Baptist Church. Miscellaneous items from 1913 to 1949.

Prairie View Presbyterian Church, Audrain County, Missouri, Records, 1881-1921, (C1361)
1 volume
The records of the Prairie View Presbyterian Church contain organizational meeting, 1881; minutes of sessions, 1882-1917; record of congregational meetings; membership records; record of infant baptisms; and petition to be dissolved, 1921.

Presbyterian Church, California, Missouri, Sunday School Record Book, 1885-1889, (C2483)
1 volume
The collection contains minutes of Sunday school meetings, including lesson for the day, amount of the collection, and number of teachers and pupils present.

Presbyterian Church, Farmington, Missouri, Records, 1832-1982, (R0114)
MICROFILM
9 volumes, 16 folders
This collection consists of minute books, membership rosters, papers of clerks of Session, and miscellaneous business and historical materials of the Presbyterian Church at Farmington in St. Francois County, Missouri. Organized in 1832, the church is one of the oldest of its denomination west of the Mississippi River.

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.

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.

Presbytery of Palmyra, Minutes, 1905-1927, (C1359)
0.2 linear feet
The records of the Presbytery of Palmyra contain official printed copies of minutes for 1905, 1906, 1913, 1919-1921, and 1923-1927.

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.

Princeton Baptist Church, Princeton, Missouri, Contract, 1915, (C0712)
1 folder
The collection contains the building contract for construction of the Baptist Church at Princeton, Missouri, August 18, 1915.

Prisoner Advocacy and Education Project, Records, 1980-1985, (C3111)
0.8 linear feet
The papers of a Columbia, Missouri, organization which advocated prison reform and prisoner rights and sought to educate the public on prison conditions. Includes correspondence of the project and from inmates in Missouri prisons and subject files on prisons, prisoners, and the criminal justice system. See also collection 2636.

Pritchett, Carr Waller (1823-1910), "Memorabilia," 1904, (C0703)
1 folder
Autobiographical sketch of Pritchett who with his parents migrated from Virginia to Missouri in 1835 and became a preacher, teacher, astronomer, and founder of Pritchett College. Tells of his early life in Virginia and the struggles of his first years in Missouri.
Also an edited version with comments by Betty Huston Pritchett (1952).

Prokes, Albert J., World War II Letters, 1942-1946, (C3466)
1.2 linear feet
Letters received by Reverend Albert J. Prokes, administrator of St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church in St. Louis, Missouri, from parishioners serving in the armed forces during World War II.

Prosperity Baptist Church, Pulaski County, Missouri, Record Book, 1874-1892, (R0444)
2 folders, photocopies, typescript
This is the record book of the Prosperity Baptist Church near Crocker in Pulaski County, Missouri. The volume includes minutes of monthly business meetings, membership records, and miscellaneous entries, 1883-1892. Included are minutes of meetings of the Tavern Creek Baptist Church, 1874-1876.

Protestant Christian Council of Springfield, Missouri, Records, 1921-1929, (C1372)
1 volume
The records contain minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, and lists of members.

Providence Baptist Church, Madison County, Missouri, Record Book, 1813-1898, (C3021)
MICROFILM
1 roll of microfilm
The Providence Baptist Church of Madison County had been an arm of the Bethel Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau. It was organized on 20 September 1813.
The record book contains brief entries dealing almost entirely with newly received members. Its best use is as a genealogical tool.

Providence Baptist Church, Washington County, Missouri, Record Book, 1831-1894, (C3023)
MICROFILM
1 roll of microfilm
The Providence Baptist Church on the Big River, was organized on 11 September 1831 by James Williams and James Cudiff. The record book contains the monthly meeting minutes which list new members received into the church.

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Rainey, Homer Price (1896-1985), Papers, 1919-1952, (C0032)
23.4 linear feet, 3 oversize volumes, 77 audio cassettes, 1 record
The personal papers and correspondence of Rainey cover his career as an educator; his directorship of the American Youth Commission; the struggle for academic freedom at the Uni-versity of Texas; his campaign for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in Texas; and the administration of Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri. The scrapbooks contain news clip-pings, articles, and family genealogy.

Rankin, Robert (1915- ), Papers, 1937-1992, (S0252)
835 Folders
Rankin's papers include his speeches, sermons, articles, and his drafts and notes for the same. They include his correspondence with religious leaders, college administrators and faculty, and with his associates at the Danforth Foundation and at other philanthropic institutions. His papers contain reports, meeting minutes, memos, and publications of the Danforth Foundation. And Rankin's papers include his research files of articles, clippings, reports, and manuscripts, on subjects relating to campus ministries, higher education, blacks, women, and disabilities.

Ransford, Charles Orrin, Papers, n.d., (C3164)
1 folder
The papers of Charles Orrin Ransford contain three articles written by Ransford concerning Methodist churches in Wentzville, MO.

Rea, Peter Goodman (1819-1899), Papers, 1838-1899, (C0152)
6 folders
Letters to a pioneer Presbyterian minister, containing early church history, and autobiography giving account of a trip on horseback to Texas in 1849-1850. Originals are in the possession of the donor.

Red Top Christian Church, Boone County, Missouri, Deed, 1835, (C1333)
1 folder
Deed to one acre of land, sold to the church by Nathan and Priscilla Roberts.

Red Top Christian Church, Boone County, Missouri, Deed, 1868, (C1334)
1 folder
Deed to approximately seven acres of land, sold to the church by Richmond T. and Polly Roberts.

Red Top Christian Church, Boone County, Missouri, History, n.d., (C1335)
1 folder
Brief history of the church, the bulk of it describing the controversy which resulted in its division into two congregations in 1914.

Red Top Christian Church, Boone County, Missouri, Membership Directory and Historical Sketch, 1922, (C1336)
1 folder
Membership lists; lists of elders, deacons, and ministers; church buildings; and traditions of the congregation.

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

Reese, Sherwood, Papers, 1878-1891, (R0380)
1 folder, photocopies
These are miscellaneous papers and family history of Dr. Sherwood Reese, a physician at Mountain View, Howell County, Missouri.

Reeves, Earl J. (1933- ), Papers, (CA5914)
RESTRICTED
5.6 linear feet
Correspondence, diaries, clippings, memorabilia, and miscellaneous material related to personal, family, and professional, civic and political activity. Also includes correspondence, and financial, training, and promotional material related to Community Bible Study International, a Christian missionary organization, 1940s-2001.

Rehkopf, Reverend Charles (1909-1995), Papers, 1923-1995, (S0705)
57 Folders, 3 Recording Discs, 67 Journals, 170 Pamphlets And Prayer Books, 3 Books
The collection documents the life and career of Reverend Rehkopf primarily with original copies of sermons he delivered and with his collection of journals and pamphlets on topics concerning religion. The collection also contains articles and papers written by Rev. Rehkopf, including his history of the Episcopal Church (folder 43). It also includes his correspondence with the husband of dancer Josephine Baker during the publication of of Mr. Baker's book, Josephine: The Hungry Heart in 1993, as well as correspondence with Robert Hilbert, author of a 1993 book on the jazz musicians Pee Wee Russell. The books, as well as a biography of Missouri's Bishop Daniel Tuttle from Rev. Rehkopf's collection can be found on the WHMC-St. Louis bookshelf.

"Religious Culture Of St. Louis," Senior Seminar Papers, 1981-1982, (S0140)
3 Folders
Eleven papers from History 293 (Spring, 1981), a senior seminar on the religious history of St. Louis.

Religious Society Of Friends, St. Louis, Monthly Meeting Records, 1939-1977, (S0057)
MICROFILM
1 Roll Microfilm
Records of the establishment and growth of the St. Louis Society of Friends (Quakers). Minutes, correspondence, treasurer's reports. State of the Society reports, membership records, and newsclippings.

Rhea Church, Phelps County, Missouri, Records, 1844-1900, (R0123)
2 folders
These are letters of recommendation for individuals joining Rhea Church in southern Phelps County, Missouri. Baptist churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Missouri issued most of the letters.

Rice, James S[taten], (1829-1915), Notebook, 1856-1875, (C2373)
1 folder
Notebook of a Baptist minister in Salem, Dent County, MO. Accounts, 1859-1876; proceedings of board of education, 1867-1870; marriage records, 1860-1875; eighteen rules of mathematics; fifteen ""rules of decorum of Baptists."" Rice organized Lost Creek Church, ten miles north of Salem.

Rich, John A. (1855-1944), Diaries, 1884-1943, (C0898)
0.3 linear feet
Diaries of John A. Rich, lawyer and judge from Slater, Saline County, Missouri.

Richmond Baptist Church, Richmond, Missouri, Program, 1942, (C0713)
1 folder
The collection contains one program of the centennial celebration and dedicatory service for the new church building, 14 June 1942.

Roberts, James H. (1831-1909) Diary, 1858-1909, (K1000)
1 folder
Roberts built houses, made and sold brooms, taught school, and owned a small mercantile store briefly. He was interested in Spiritualism and his second wife and one of his daughters were mediums. Includes a handwritten diary consisting of both shorthand and longhand entries. Entries were made every year on the writer's birthday, beginning at the age of 27, continuing until his death at 78.

Robinson, Harry B., Collection, 1890-1984, (C4109)
0.5 cubic feet
The collection of ­­Harry B. Robinson contains a mix of materials concerning Columbia and mid-Missouri. Robinson focused on collecting diaries and account records of Columbia locals, dating primarily from 1905 to 1953.

Rock Springs Baptist Church, Barry County, Missouri, Records, 1888-1890, (R0397)
MICROFILM
4 volumes
These are records of the Rock Springs Baptist Church, a United Baptist congregation near Washburn in the southwestern quarter of Barry County, Missouri. The records include minutes of meetings, membership records, and statistical information.

Rocky Fork Primitive Baptist Church, Boone County, Missouri, Minutes, 1821-1921, (C1319)
3 volumes
Articles of faith, rules of decorum, letters of admission and dismission, membership lists, and minutes of church meetings.

Rocky Point Baptist Church, Ripley County, Missouri, Records, 1885-1933, (R0569)
MICROFILM
1 roll of microfilm
These are the record books and miscellaneous papers of Rocky Point Baptist Church in western Ripley County, Missouri. The record books include lists of members and minutes of business meetings from the organization of the church in 1885 through 1923. The papers include correspondence and minutes of meetings from 1909 through 1933.

Rogers, Joseph Kirtley (1828-1882), Journal, 1858-1882, (C1223)
1 volume
Personal journal containing remarks about weather, marriages and funerals performed by Rogers, and list of students enrolled in a Bible class. Rogers was president of Christian College, Columbia, MO, 1858-1877.

Rogers-Banks Family, Papers, 1820-1878, (C2339)
3 folders
Papers of the Banks and Rogers families of Marion County, Missouri. Record book of Dr. Lynn Stanton Banks, physician and surgeon. Collection includes business and legal papers, Baptist church minutes, and physician records, 1854-1864.

Rollins, James Sidney (1812-1888), Letters, 1870-1885 (C3014)
MICROFILM
1 roll of microfilm
Letters discussing Missouri and national politics written by James S. Rollins, a Missouri politician, lawyer, and businessman, to Carl Schurz, U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1869-1875, and Secretary of the Interior, 1877-1881.

Root, Oren (1838-1907), Papers, 1858-1930, (C3311)
0.4 linear feet
Root, an educator, lawyer, and minister, lived in New York before moving to Columbia, MO, to become professor of English at the University. During his ten-year residence in Missouri, Root served in several capacities as educator and minister. Sermon sketches, personal writings, speeches and newspaper clippings.

Rosner, Marie Gotlieb (1923-2013) Papers, 1938, (K1059)
1 folder
Photograph of the Congregation B'nai Jehudah confirmation class.

Rothblatt, Jacob F. (1902-1980) Collection, ca. 1950-1979, (K0631)
0.5 cubic foot
Rothblatt was Cantor of Congregation Beth Shalom in Kansas City, MO. Includes phonograph recordings, awards, plaques, photograph and hand painted portrait of Cantor Rothblatt..

Round Prairie Baptist Church, Bates County, Missouri, Records, 1866-1937, (C1320)
1 volume
Articles of faith, minutes of meetings, membership lists, and financial records of the church, founded in 1866 as the Pleasant Gap Baptist Church. The church moved in 1868, and the name was changed at that time. The volume is indexed.

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

Ruskin Heights Presbyterian Church Records, 1954-2009, (K1169)
21 cubic feet
Organizational records of the Church including general office files, pastor's files including sermons and special services, newsletters, bulletins, photograph albums, publications, architectural drawings, and records of several women's organizations associated with the church.

Russell, Theodore, Speech, 1868, (C1568)
1 folder
Address given to the Ironton Library Association on the history of Ironton, MO. Settlement, iron companies, public officials, settlers, businesses, churches, Arcadia Seminary, lodges, civic organizations, and the Civil War.

Rutledge, Anne Blanche, "Old York Chapel, 1824-1965" n.d., (C2180)
1 folder
History of the Abernathy Settlement and the Old York Chapel, second oldest Methodist organization in the Louisiana Purchase, Perry County and Cape Girardeau County, MO.

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

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Of Florissant, Missouri, Records, 1867-1981, (S0052)
RESTRICTED
MICROFILM
18 Volumes On 3 Rolls Of Microfilm
Jesuits established Sacred Heart in 1866 as the second church in Florissant, Missouri, to serve the growing German population of the predominantly French town. That year, the first combination school and convent opened and in 1877 the Sisters of the Precious Blood took over the educational mission of the parish. The records include registers for baptisms, first communions and confirmations, marriages, and deaths. In Latin, German and English.

Saint John's Lutheran Church, Benton County, Missouri, Records, 1881-1945, (R0546)
MICROFILM
4 volumes
These are records of St. John's Lutheran Church at Boeschenville in Benton County, Missouri. Included are the constitution, by-laws, registers of members, lists of births, baptisms, communicants, and deaths, and minutes of meetings, 1912-1941. Most of the records are in German.

Saint John's Lutheran Church, Cole Camp, Missouri, Collection, 1922-1971, (R0525)
1 folder, photocopies
These are a program for the dedication of the church building (1922), ninetieth anniversary booklet (1961), and centennial booklet (1971) of St. John's Lutheran Church in Cole Camp, Benton County, Missouri.

Saint Mary's Jesuit Mission and College Records, 1832-1967, (K0330)
MICROFILM
1 microfilm roll
Records of the Jesuit mission to the Potawatomi Indians located in present Linn County, KS, which moved to present Pottawatomie County, KS and became St. Mary's College (Saint Marys, KS.). Mission and college records, reports sent to superiors, and priests' diaries. Includes early missionary records of births, deaths and marriages in Buchanan, Clay, and Jackson Counties, MO.

Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, Cole Camp, Missouri, Collection, 1918-1972, (R0524)
1 folder, photocopies
These are programs for the dedication of a new church building (1918) and fortieth anniversary celebration (1922), and the church directory (1972) of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Cole Camp, Benton County, Missouri. The church was founded in 1882 as St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. See also Collection R0122.

Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, Miscellaneous Papers, 1885-1967, (R0165)
4 folders, photocopies
This collection includes an historical address by Firmin A. Rozier, 1885; a printed directory of the Catholic church, 1904; a souvenir program of Shaun Rue, a play presented in 1907; and two architectural reports by Ernest A. Connally, 1957 and 1967, on historic houses.

Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, Photographs, ca. 1880s-1920s, (R0338)
1 folder
These are thirteen black and white views of the Beauvais, Bolduc, Gregoire, Janis, Rozier, and Valle houses in Ste. Genevieve, ca. 1880s; the Catholic Church, built in 1834; the John Garretson family, ca. 1900; the wooden-hulled railroad ferryboat Ste. Genevieve, 1912-1918; and the steel-hulled vessel which bore the same name, ca. 1920s.

Salasche-Kaseff, Rhea Silverbery (1937- ) Papers, 1952, (K1144)
1 folder
Final edition of the Beth Shalom Sunday School, Kansas City, MO newsletter, "The Comet".

Salem Associatoin of Baptists, Minutes, 1827-1934, (C1374)
2 volumes
The records contain printed minutes of meetings of the Association for 1827, 1829-1839, 1841-1860, 1866-1877, 1880, 1881, 1884-1887, 1890, 1892-1894, 1896, 1899, and 1928-1934.

Salem Association of Baptists, Minutes, 1878-1926, (C1375)
1 volume
The records contain printed minutes of meetings of the Association for 1878, 1882, 1883, 1889, 1891, 1895, 1897, 1898, 1900-1915, 1917-1922, 1924, and 1926.

Salem Association of Baptists, Record Book, 1827-1888, (C1321)
1 volume
Constitutions, rules of decorum, names of delegates and the churches they represent, membership material, circular letters and corresponding letters, and minutes of meetings.

Salem Baptist Church, Montgomery County, Missouri, Records, 1874-1879, (C3794)
1 folder(s)
Record book of the Salem Baptist Church founded in 1874, destroyed by fire in 1899, rebuilt in 1900, and renamed New Hope Baptist Church. Contains list of original members, charter, minutes of monthly meetings, and financial reports. Includes information on election of officers, formation of committees, financial affairs, and construction of a church building.

Salt Creek Christian Church, Howard County, Missouri, Records, 1817-1828, (C1337)
1 volume
Original members who constituted the church, minutes of meetings, and membership records. The name of the church was changed to Ashland Christian Church in 1849.

Salt Springs Presbyterian Church, Salt Springs, Missouri, Records, 1869-1911, (C1367)
1 volume
Minutes of session meetings and registers of elders, deacons, communicants, baptisms, marriages, and deaths.

Sardis-Bethlehem Baptist Church, Henry County, Missouri, Records, 1839-1919, (C1322)
2 volumes
Abstract of principles, articles of faith, rules of decorum, membership materials, financial records, minutes of meetings, reports of building committee, and resolution of respect to Brother M.R. Amick.

Schaberg Family, Papers, 1894-1974, (C3665)
3 linear feet
The personal and professional papers of Benjamin F. Schaberg, Sr., who worked as an engineer on the Panama Canal, St. Louis sewer projects, World War II army post construction, and Missouri Public Service Commission studies, includes family correspondence between Schaberg and his wife, sisters, and sons. Ben Jr. and John George Schaberg were in China during and after the 1937 Japanese invasion.

Schermerhorn, John Freeman (1787-1859), Papers, 1809-1909 (C0160)
0.4 linear feet
Letters and papers of Schermerhorn and his heirs, located in New York (1809-1840), Indiana (1840-1858), and Missouri (1858-1909). Schermerhorn was a frontier preacher, peacemaker with the Indians, and landowner.

Schweighauser, Art A. (1908-1990), Collection, 1713-1945 (C3762)
0.25 cubic feet
The collection contains items from the Bezold family of Montgomery and Gasconade counties in Missouri. There are many school-related items from 1879-1917. Also included are sermons in German by Reverend Niedhammer and a family history of John Jacob Meunzenmayer, who lived in Franklin County.

"Science and Religion," a lecture, 1878, (C2468)
1 volume
The papers contain a lecture written at Cameron, Missouri, February 11-13, 1878, and delivered at Delta, Ohio, October 29, 1878, before the Teachers' Institute.

Scott, Elvira Ascenith Weir (1821-1910), Diary, 1860-1887, (C1053)
DIGITIZED MATERIALS
0.2 linear feet
Typescript photocopy of diary of a woman from Miami, Missouri, including descriptive observations on the themes of home, family, and religion, as well as the impact of the Civil War on life in her own community and region.

Sechler, E. T. (Earl Truman), Booklet, 1951, (R1159)
1 folder, photocopies
This is Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) History in Webster and Wright Counties of Missouri with Membership as Listed in 1951, describing the historic and then current congregations of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Webster and Wright counties in southwestern Missouri. Included are brief biographical sketches of early and influential pastors.

Second Baptist Church, Neosho, Missouri, Centennial Booklet, 1976, (R0821)
1 folder
This is We've Come This Far by Faith, a "Centennial Anniversary" booklet for the Second Baptist Church of Neosho in Newton County, Missouri. The African American congregation was founded in 1876.

Second Baptist Church, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Directory, 1914, (R0903)
1 folder
This is a membership directory of the Second Baptist Church at Poplar Bluff in Butler County, Missouri. Published in 1914, it includes members' names and addresses, the church covenant, a list of officers, and photographic images of the church building and the pastor.

Second Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Missouri, Sabbath School Records, 1838-1886, (C1366)
1 volume
Brief history of the school, list of officers, attendance records of pupils and teachers, conversions, records of events, reports of annual meetings and of superintendents, deaths, election of officers, missionary funds, and table showing condition of school.

Seigle, Shirley Kenis (1925- ) and Sidney M. (1917-1985) Papers, 1950s-1987, (K1186)
6 folders
Seigle was an educator, actress, and playwright who produced various events for Temple B'nai Jehudah Sisterhood Incudes bulletins, education/administration papers, programs, scripts, newspaper clippings, and photographs relating to Seigle's activities at the Temple.

Shalinsky, Leo (1929-1913) and Arlene (1937- ) Papers, 1982-1993, (K1046)
2 folders
Includes materials of the Kansas City Jewish Marriage Encounter and the Retired Old Men's Eating Association (R.O.M.E.O) club.

Shanberg, Patsy Dunn (1929- ) Papers, 1963-2004, (K0801)
2 cubic feet
Scrapbooks, photographs of Brandeis University National Women's Committee (BUNWC) events, family history and religious items. Of particular interest is a wooden, hand carved tzedakah box, model of Beth Shalom Synagogue.

Shankman, Lillian (Libby) Kodish (1917-2010) and Philip (1913-1969) Papers, 1919-1958, (K0779)
19 folders
The couple was the owners of Shankman's Oak Park Delicatessen, Kansas City, MO. Includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, a business cards, Sabbath schedules, wedding album, photo albums, their wedding certificate, and family scrapbooks.

Shannon Family, Papers, 1845-1960, (C0933)
6 folders
Contains baccalaureate and other addresses by President James Shannon of the University of Missouri, some correspondence on religious matters, and family history and genealogy.

Shannon, James (1799-1859), Papers, 1832-1857 (C0402)
4 folders
Store accounts, correspondence and church papers of James Shannon, president of the University of Missouri. Also a letter to Henry A. Wise requesting him to print Shannon’s address on slavery.

Shannondale Community Church-Center, Scrapbook-History, 1930-1967, (R0015)
MICROFILM
9 volumes
This collection consists of printed material, letters, and photographs from Shannondale Community Church-Center in Shannon County, Missouri. The materials detail the establishment of Shannondale and of various religious and social projects.

Shelby, Joseph Orville (1830-1897), Scrapbook, 1865-1932, (C3558)
1 volume
The collection contains clippings about the military career of a Civil War general from Missouri, newspaper accounts of his death in 1897, tributes and correspondence.

Sheppard Family, Papers, 1844-1887 (C0429)
MICROFILM
6 folders, typed copies; also on 1 roll of microfilm
Miscellaneous letters from Philadelphia; Tennessee; Cincinnati; Springfield and St. Louis, Missouri; and England. A letter from Paris, TN, describes local preaching techniques. Originals on microfilm; typed copies in folders.

Shoal Creek Baptist Association, Minutes, 1938, (R0906)
1 folder
These are minutes of the 67th annual session of the Shoal Creek Baptist Association, which met on 23-25 August 1938 with the First Baptist Church of Newtonia in Newton County, Missouri. The Association was comprised of congregations in Newton and McDonald counties in southwestern Missouri.

Simpson, Avington Wayne (1834- ), Diary, 1861-1865, (C2993)
MICROFILM
1 roll of microfilm
This diary, kept by a Polk County, Missouri, resident, contains short concise entries dealing with the daily events of a Confederate Missouri State Guard unit organized in July 1861. Simpson participated in the 1864 summer campaign through the Kennesaw Mountains, including the fall of Atlanta.

Smiley, George B., "History of Mill Creek Church," 1927, (C1323)
1 folder
Excerpt from Smiley's church history, listing early members, ministers, and people ordained from the congregation, and describing the two buildings which housed the church. Also lists the Baptist associations to which the church belonged.

Smith, Elbert A. (1871-1959), Interview, 1954, (C0718)
1 folder
The collection contains a transcribed oral interview of Elbert Smith, held in Independence, Missouri, April 23, 1954. Smith, a grandson of Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, was presiding patriarch of the church at the time of the interview.

Smith, Henry Ackerman (1837-1907), Papers, 1861-1907 (C0431)
MICROFILM
2 rolls of microfilm
Papers of a teacher and Methodist minister who lived in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Indiana, and Missouri. Includes letters written to his wife, 1861-1862, while in the Union army; autobiography, genealogical information; record of marriages performed, 1884-1905; diary, 1882-1907; a newspaper article; and photographs.

Smith, Seymour, Papers, (CA4407)
5.4 linear feet
President-emeritus of Stephens College. Also contains material from career prior to years at Stephens.

Smith, Seymour, Papers, (CA5190)
1 linear foot
Addition to papers of president of Stephens College in Columbia, MO. Includes early sermons and speeches, correspondence, and information about various educational programs at Stephens.

Smith, Seymour, Papers, (WUNP5493)
1.4 linear feet
INVENTORY. Addition of papers mostly relating to Stephens College. Includes correspondence, administrative files, writings, publications, and miscellaneous.

Smith, Seymour, Papers, (WUNP4701)
4.4 linear feet
Correspondence, class notes, research, and writings of professor of theology and former president of Stephens College.

Smith, William Benjamin (1850-1934), Papers, 1876-1936, (C2414)
0.2 cubic feet, 1 volume
Papers of a professor of mathematics, physics, and philosophy. Includes manuscripts concerning philosophy, mathematics, New Testament, James Kennedy Patterson, Switzerland and Italy, and World War I. Also a photograph album of the University of Missouri campus and a University of Missouri Bulletin on Smith.

Smith, William Benjamin (1850-1934), Papers, n.d. (C0167)
0.3 linear feet
Biographical sketch and manuscripts written by Smith, professor of mathematics, physics, and philosophy at Central Methodist College, the University of Missouri, and Tulane University.

Smithton United Methodist Church, Smithton, Missouri, Records, 1865-1954, (C3704)
MICROFILM
Records of the English and German churches which united in 1924 to form the Smithton United Methodist Church of Smithton, Pettis County, MO. Included are membership records and minutes for the Ladies Aid Society, the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society, and the Woman's Society of Christian Service.

Snell, Robert L., Collection, 1870-1966, (C3488)
1.2 linear feet, 1 volume
The papers contain American Legion records, World War II letters and miscellaneous items concerning residents of the El Dorado Springs, Missouri, area. World War II veteran Snell, an officer of Koca-Reeder-Giddens Post No. 233, was in charge of securing financial aid for veterans and their families.

Solomon, Maurice David (1911-1983) Papers, 1950s-2008, (K0583)
11 folders
Articles, correspondence, photographs, and other items relating to Solomon, Rabbi at Kehilath Israel Synagogue, and to his wife, Betty Mallin Solomon.

Sons of the Revolution, Missouri Society, Springfield Chapter, Program Booklet, 1915, (R0718)
1 folder
This is the program for the Fourth Anniversary Service of the Springfield Chapter, Sons of the Revolution, held at St. Paul Methodist Episcopal Church, South, at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri, on 21 February 1915.

Sortore, Abram, Memoirs, 1909, (C2357)
1 folder
The collection contains photocopied memoirs of Abram Sortore, in which he describes trips west from Scio, NY, to Keokuk, IA, 1845; from Keokuk to California, 1850; and back to Iowa via South America, Jamaica, and New York, 1851-1852. There are comments on Mormons, Indians, cholera, weather, the Black Hills, alkali water, Brigham Young, gold rush, mining, religion, U.S. mint, and railroads.

South Fork Congregational Methodist Church, Howell County, Missouri, Record Books, 1899-1950, (R0487)
MICROFILM
2 volumes
These are record books of the South Fork Congregational Methodist Church in southwestern Howell County, Missouri. The volumes include membership rolls and minutes of church business meetings beginning 25 July 1899 and continuing through 21 August 1950.

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 Bethel Association of Missionary Baptists, Minutes of Annual Sessions, 1880-1885, (R0519)
1 folder, photocopies
These are printed minutes of the annual meetings of the Southwest Bethel Association of Missionary Baptists, which was composed of churches in Christian, Stone, and Taney counties in Missouri. The minutes include lists of affiliated churches, membership statistics, minutes of sessions, and the articles of faith. Prior to 1885, the organization was known as the Southwest Bethel Association of United Baptists.

Spring Creek Baptist Church, Phelps County, Missouri, Records, 1880-1991, (R0445)
RESTRICTED
MICROFILM
6 volumes
This collection includes minutes of meetings, 1880-1987, and membership records, 1880-1991, of the Spring Creek Baptist Church in northern Phelps County, Missouri. Volume 1 includes records of two earlier organizations: the Corinth Baptist Church, 1880-1891, and the Macedonia Baptist Church, 1881-1883.

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. Andrew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Columbia, Missouri, Records, (CA6262)
4.3 cubic feet, oversize
Records of a church established in 1957. Included are newsletters, annual reports, directories, and building records.

St. Francois Baptist Association, Minute Books, 1918-1952, (R0812)
13 volumes
These booklets contain printed minutes of annual meetings of an association of Baptist churches in southeastern Missouri. The St. Francois Baptist Association included about twenty congregations in Madison, Bollinger, Wayne, and Iron counties.

St. John's United Church of Christ, Concordia, Missouri, Records, 1863-1933, (C3905)
MICROFILM
2 volumes and translations on 1 roll of microfilm
The records of St. John's United Church of Christ include the constitution, minutes, and annual reports of the church. The records are in German. A translation of the records is included in the collection. These records are part of the German Heritage Archives.

St. John's United Church of Christ, Pinckney, Missouri, Records, (C3615)
MICROFILM
Church records, including births, confirmations, marriages, deaths, communions, family register, collections, and love offerings. The church was established in 1870 with fourteen families included in its membership.

St. Mary of the Barrens, Perry County, Missouri, Parish Census, 1823, (C1590)
1 folder
Alphabetical list of the congregation in 1823. Almost all the parishioners named were Maryland-born or the children of Maryland-born parents. The parents, if known, are given in parentheses. Where the date of birth or marriage is unknown, the date of marriage of a child is given, from which an estimate of the parents' ages can be made.

St. Patrick Church, Rolla, Missouri, Records, 1918-1921, (R0144)
MICROFILM
7 volumes
These are records of income and expenditures of St. Patrick Church in Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri. Included are entries for collection offerings, miscellaneous donations, operating expenses, and outstanding indebtedness. There are annual financial summaries for 1918-1920.

St. Paul Methodist Church, Springfield, Missouri, Newsletter, 1939, (R0886)
1 folder
This is an issue of the St. Paul Beacon, the weekly newsletter of the St. Paul Methodist Church at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri. Dated 27 October 1939, it includes inspirational messages, news items, and advertisements for local businesses.

St. Paul United Church of Christ, Hermann, Missouri, Records, 1844-1998, (C3969)
MICROFILM
8 volumes on 1 roll of microfilm
Records of a protestant church in a German community in Gasconade County, Missouri. The collection also includes records of the neighboring St. James Evangelical and Bethel Evangelical churches.

St. Paul's and St. Matthew's Parish, History, 1960, (C3170)
1 folder
The collection contains a supplement to "St. Paul's and St. Matthew's" a history of the parish. Supplement covers period 1959-1960.

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Records, 1882-1939, (R0122)
MICROFILM
7 volumes, 1 folder
These are minutes of congregational meetings, church registers, and records of the Ladies Aid Society of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cole Camp, Benton County, Missouri. Nearly all of the texts are in German.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Cuba, Missouri, Booklet, 1955, (R1199)
1 folder
This is a booklet published to mark the fortieth anniversary of St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Cuba in Crawford County, Missouri, on 20 November 1955. Included are brief histories of Lutheranism in Cuba and of the congregation, which was affiliated with the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.

St. Charles Borromeo Church Of St. Charles, Missouri, (1791- ), Records, 1792-1934, (S0138)
RESTRICTED
MICROFILM
3 Rolls Of Microfilm
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church was dedicated November 7, 1791, by Manuel Perez, the Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana. Located off Main Street in the town of Les Petites Cotes, Perez officially changed the town's name to San Carlos (St. Charles) the same day he dedicated the church. Daniel Boone's oldest son, Daniel Morgan Boone, was married to Sarah Griffen Lewis at the church on March 2, 1800. Records include baptisms, marriages, and deaths, in Spanish, French, Latin, and English.

St. Ferdinand's Church, Florissant, Missouri, Records (1792-1977), (S0432)
MICROFILM
5 Microfilm Rolls
The records are divided into five series: Baptism Registers, 1792-1960; First Holy Communion and Confirmation Registers, 1821-1967 (incomplete); Marriage Registers, 1863-1977; Burial Registers, 1853, 1905-1955; and Financial Records, 1853-1877. Baptism registers are located on rolls 1 and 2, with an index to baptisms on roll 5. Communion and confirmation registers are located on rolls 2-4; marriage registers on rolls 2 and 4; and burial registers and financial records are both on roll 3.

Star Bible Class Papers, 1884-1920, (C0567)
3 folders
Letters from church workers in Japan to the Parkville, MO, Presbyterian church class. Class record book containing minutes, roll, and accounts. Miscellaneous materials, financial statements for 1915 and 1917, tribute to class member and excerpts from ordinances of Parkville, 1884.

St. Louis Interfaith Committee On Latin America, Addenda, (SA0970)
13 boxes
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.

St. Louis Interfaith Committee On Latin America, Records, 1977-1997, (S0701)
336 folders, 14 audiotapes, 14 videotapes, 276 photographs
The St. Louis Interfaith Committee on Latin America Records collection includes financial information, correspondence, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, newsletters, brochures, flyers, books, campaign information, audiotapes, videotapes, and photographs. Together they chronicle the establishment and activities of the St. Louis Interfaith Committee on Latin America from 1982-1997. The records document its mission to promote public awareness about Latin America. The records also reveal the larger picture of the power of a grass-roots organization.

St. Louis Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America, (1982- ) Addenda, 1979-1990, (S0622)
13 Boxes
The collection primarily includes a subject file of newsclippings on Latin America. It also includes some committee material, newsletters and correspondence. Arranged alphabetically.

St. Louis Regional Fellowship Of Reconciliation (1940 - ), Records, 1935-1967, (S0082)
23 Folders
Records of the St. Louis Chapter of a national organization dedicated to the philosophy and program of religious pacifism. Correspondence, minutes, newsletters and reports on World War II and Korean conflict conscientious objectors, Civilian Public Service Camps, relocation of Japanese evacuees, refugees, conscription of women, integration, and disarmament.

St. Louis Vietnam Committee, American Friends Service Committee, Records, 1965-1971, (S0164)
7 Folders
Local Quaker group opposed to the Vietnam War. In 1967 it co-sponsored the St. Louis Peace Information Center which counseled draftees and was a meeting place for anti-war groups. SLVC educated the public through guest speakers, political ads, films, and seminars.

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, St. Louis Missouri (1917- ), Dedication Album, 1962, (S0031)
200 Pages
Includes illustrated history of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and Community Center, and Greeks in St. Louis, 1870s to 1960.

Stark, Lloyd Crow (1886-1972), Papers, 1931-1941, (C0004)
170 linear feet, 3 oversize volumes, 2 card boxes
The papers of the Democratic governor of Missouri, 1937-1941, relates to official business, campaigns, and personal affairs.

Starr, Frederick, Jr. (1826-1867), Papers, 1850-1863, (C2073)
20 folders
Starr was a colonizationist, free soiler, and Presbyterian clergyman in Weston, MO, 1852-1855. The collection contains correspondence, broadsides, pamphlets, and clippings on settlement of the Kansas-Nebraska Territories, border conflicts, abolitionism vs. slavery, local politics, Indian affairs, public land sales, claims, and prices, popular sovereignty, squatters’ rights, and religion on the frontier.

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.

Ste. Genevieve Catholic Church, Picture, 1910, (C0711)
1 folder
The collection contains one picture postcard showing the Roman Catholic Church built in 1834.

Ste. Genevieve Parish, Records, 1764-1843 (C3040)
MICROFILM
2 rolls of microfilm
Registers of baptisms, marriages, and deaths for Ste. Genevieve, MO, parish from the early days of the church in Ste. Genevieve to the statehood period. Records are in French and cover the whole community, including slaves. One register lists marriages between Catholics and non-Catholics and among non-Catholics which were performed by the parish priests.

Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, Papers, 1759-1876, (C2075)
2 volumes
The collection contains records of the town of Ste. Genevieve. Vol. 1, the Ste. Genevieve church register, includes vital statistics records, 1759-1840. Vol. 2, the Ste. Genevieve archives, includes deeds, 1766-1876; Indian affairs, 1766-1804; and New Madrid archives, 1802-1803. Two copies. Translated from the French by A. Lloyd Collins.

Stephens Family, Papers, 1850s-1875, 2008, (C0169)
0.4 linear feet
The Stephens Papers consist of positive photostats and typescripts of a diary and battle descriptions written by a volunteer in Company K, Indiana Infantry, 20th Regiment, which was part of the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War. A bound typescript copy of his diary and those of his brother, Thomas White Stephens, with background information and commentary is also included, along with a biography James Stephen’s grandson, James, Jr., who served in World War II. See also the diaries of Stephens’s brother, the Thomas White Stephens Diaries, (C 2282).

Stephens, Frank Fletcher (1878-1966), Papers, 1875-1966 (C3599)
14.7 linear feet, 8 audio tapes, 10 card files
Papers of a University of Missouri professor and dean of students in the College of Arts and Science, 1924-1948. Correspondence, office files, committee reports, lecture notes, speeches, articles, diaries, accounts, university history, and photographs are included.

Stephens, James Leachman (1815-1902), Letter, 1895, (C2040)
1 folder
The collection contains a copy of a letter to Peyton [Stephens] from Leachman, Columbia, MO, May 15, 1895, commenting on missionary work and mentioning a historical edition of the COLUMBIA HERALD.

Stevens, George E., "History Of Central Baptist Church," 1846-1926," 1927, (S0028)
104 Pages
Written by pastor to commemorate 80th anniversary of this black church.

Stevens, James A., Journal, 1878-1884, (R0192)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a journal of a missionary for the American Sunday School Union in southeastern Missouri. Stevens promoted and organized Sunday school classes in Butler, Madison, St. Francois, and Wayne counties from a base in Fredericktown.

Stiefel, Richard Norman (1949- ) Papers, 1974-1991, (K1149)
0.3 cubic foot
Incudes issues of the Temple Bulletins from the Congregation B'Nai Jehudah in Kansas City, MO and directories from organizations in which Mrs. Stiefel held memberships. Also items relating to the Stiefel's interests in local and national politics and community cultural activities.

Stone, Kimbrough (1875-1958), Papers, 1897-1958, (C0005)
MICROFILM
11 linear feet; also available on 37 rolls of microfilm
Papers of a judge of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1917-1947 (presiding judge, 1928-1947), who continued to work with the court after his retirement in 1947. Topics covered in the papers include the U.S. courts; Democratic politics; Kansas City and Missouri bar associations and law schools; and fraternal and charitable organizations.

Swain, Warren, Papers, 1820-1842 (C0173)
6 folders
Diary mentions weather, plantation, sugar, corn, Negroes; high Mississippi River, 1821; Andrew Jackson's arrival in New Orleans on April 24, 1821; the 33-day sail from New Orleans to Boston; sickness of 1825. Two letters by Freegrace Raynolds discussing religious feelings; questions about Clarksville, Missouri; comments on slavery, 1837; and loss of bank money, 1842.

Symmes, F.M., Sermons, 1857-1888 (C0407)
2 folders
Series of sermons begun in 1857, with revisions, dates, and occasions of use.

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Tabernacle Separate Baptist Church Carroll County, Missouri, Minutes, 1849-1861, (C1324)
1 volume
Minutes of meetings and list of original subscribers.

Tackett, Natalie, Papers, (WUNP5253)
Papers of an educator and legislative research director relating to her work as the Missouri coordinator for the Religious Committee for the E.R.A. and as the Missouri A.A.U.W. Legislative Chairman and Missouri Division vice president.

Taylor Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Flat River, Missouri, Directory, 1915, (R0708)
1 booklet
This is a directory of the Taylor Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, South, located in Flat River, St. Francois County, Missouri. Published in 1915, it includes names of members, staff, committees, and auxiliary organizations, along with advertisements for area businesses.

Temple Beth El, Jefferson City, Missouri, Records, 1868-1984, (C3914)
0.2 linear feet, photocopies
The records of Temple Beth El, a synagogue in Jefferson City, Missouri, include legal papers, by-laws, minutes, newspaper clippings, and correspondence that document the temple’s history from its origin as the Jefferson City Hebrew Cemetery Association to its centenniel anni-versary in 1983.

The Assumption Portrait Reflections 1839-1989, Commemrative Book, 1989, (S0592)
1 Volume
A book commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Assumption Catholic parish.

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

Thomas, David E. (1878-1935) and Horace E. (1910-2001), Papers, 1904-1985, n.d., (C4002)
2 linear feet
The papers of David E. Thomas, Congregational minister and professor of religion, and his son, Horace E. Thomas, a Columbia, Missouri, surgeon who spent World War II in military hospitals in the South Pacific consist of correspondence, manuscripts, class notes, research notes, photographs, printed articles and pamphlets, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous materials related to their careers, including research for Horace’s medical school thesis, Chronic Radiation Poisoning in Rats. See also two oral history interviews with Dr. H.E. Thomas in C3963 SHS Audio Cassette Collection, a.c. 19-20.

Thrasher, Benjamin R. (1818- ), Diaries, 1877-1891, (C3048)
MICROFILM
1 reel, 4 volumes
Four diaries written by a Macon County, Missouri, farmer. His daily entries, spanning almost fifteen years, describe farm life, livestock breeding, social activities, transportation, illness, death, and daily changes in the wind and weather. Also detailed personal and business expenses.

Tina Presbyterian Church, Tina, Missouri, Records, 1886-1917, (C1368)
1 volume
Minutes of organizational meetings and meetings of sessions. In 1887 the Stokes Mound Congregational Church voted to disband and join the Tina Presbyterian Church as a body.

Tolson, Fannie Marie (1911-2005), Papers, 1890s-2005, (C1704)
2.3 linear feet, 3 audio cassettes, 2 video cassettes, 1 dvd
Fannie Marie Tolson was the first African-American educator to teach in the desegregated schools of Fayette, Missouri. Her papers include family correspondence and photographs, memorabilia from Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri, teaching aids, documents concerning St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Fayette, and recordings of two interviews conducted with Tolson.

Tong, Marvin E., Papers, 1878-1947 (C0177)
0.9 linear feet
Bar dockets of Ozark County circuit court; case briefs before courts of appeals in Missouri; minutes of meetings of Missionary Baptists; case briefs before U.S. and Missouri Supreme Courts; pamphlets of Civil War recollections; and memorial addresses on life of Champ Clark.

Trader, Moses (1783-1854), Papers, 1808, (C2646)
1 folder
The papers of Moses Trader contain the diary of Trader, a Methodist circuit preacher in Ohio; and some biographical material.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Missouri, Corner Stone Papers, 1887, (SUNP2187)
6 folder(s)
History of the church, program of the cornerstone laying service, Kansas City newspapers for June 19, 1887; Episcopal Church periodicals, papers.

Trinity Episcopal Church, St. Charles, Missouri, Records, n.d., (C1338)
1 volume
Brief historical sketch of the church and lists of baptisms, confirmations, and marriages performed by its ministers.

Trinity Lutheran Church Centennial Celebration Papers, 1967, (C2598)
1 folder
Materials concerning centennial celebration of church.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Cole Camp, Missouri, Booklets, 1946-1972, (R0529)
1 folder
These are the constitution and bylaws (1946) and an illustrated roster of the members of Trinity Lutheran Church (1972) at Cole Camp in Benton County, Missouri. The church was organized in about 1896 as the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Congregation.

Turnage Family Records, 1965, (C2910)
1 folder
The records of the Turnage family contain genealogical information on the Turnage, Carter, Transue and allied families, and positive photostatic copies of lists of those married by J.C. Turnage and churches for which he was pastor.

Two River Old School Baptist Association, Minutes, 1883-1892, (C0569)
1 folder
Minutes of annual meetings of 1883, 1889, and 1892 of the Association of Ralls and Shelby Counties, Missouri.

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U.S. Superintendency of Indian Affairs, St. Louis, Records, 1807-1855 (C2969)
RESTRICTED
MICROFILM
33 volumes on 6 rolls of microfilm
Correspondence, account books and treaties with various Indian tribes. Much of the material is to and from Indian agents at the area agencies. The bulk of the material is from the period when William Clark was superintendent. Also included are records of the Missouri Fur Company, 1812-1817. Originals at Kansas State Historical Society.

U.S. Superintendency of Indian Affairs, St. Louis, Records, 1824-1851 (C2970)
RESTRICTED
MICROFILM
10 rolls of microfilm
Papers pertain to surveying of Indian lands, expenses of agencies, establishment of trading posts for the Indians, policy for emigrating Indians west of the Mississippi, depredations by Indians and estimates of costs accrued, negotiations and expenses involved with treaties, transcriptions of various chiefs' speeches and reports on the conflicts between various tribal groups.

U.S. Surveyor-General Surveys, 1834-1862, (C1287)
1 volume
Copy of surveys of St. Louis, St. Charles, Ste. Genevieve, Mine a Breton, New Bourbon, Carondelet, and surrounding territories, copied from plat book in office of secretary of state of Missouri.

U.S. Work Projects Administration, Historical Records Survey, Missouri, "Bethel Church Minutes," "Early Days with the Churches," and "Supplement to Bethel Church Minutes," 1941, (C1305)
1 volume
Brief history of early Baptist churches in Missouri, after the Louisiana Purchase. Index to members and churches mentioned in Bethel Church book. List of tombstone inscriptions in Old Bethel Church cemetery. Church located in Cape Girardeau County, MO.

U.S. Work Projects Administration, Historical Records Survey, Missouri, "Bethel Church Book: Minutes of the Proceedings of the Bethel Church, 1806-1867," 1940, (C1300)
1 volume
Brief history of early Baptist settlers in the area, organization of the first church, constitution, rules of decorum, and record of the proceedings of the church. Church located in Cape Girardeau County, MO.

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.

Union Hill Baptist Church, Holts Summit, Missouri, History, 1971, (C3277)
1 folder
The papers contain a history of the church from its organization in 1843 to 1971, naming deacons and pastors, giving a history of the church buildings, and describing some of the special meetings of the church

Union Primitive Baptist Church, Boone County, Missouri, Records, (SUNP2545)
1 linear feet
Record books, printed material, and miscellany.

Union Regular Predestinarian Baptist Association, Minutes, 1855, (R0287)
1 folder
These are minutes of the eighth annual meeting of the Union Association, which was composed of Regular Baptist churches in Ozark County, Missouri, and Fulton and Marion counties in Arkansas. The minutes include the constitution, articles of faith, rules of decorum, and membership statistics.

United Baptist Church, Piedmont, Missouri, Booklet, n.d., (R1220)
1 folder
This small booklet contains the church covenant, articles of faith, and rules of decorum for the United Baptist Church of Piedmont in Wayne County, Missouri. A schedule of services is on the outside back cover. The congregation was organized on 12 July 1959.

United Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cole Camp, Missouri, Collection, 1934-1976, (R0526)
1 folder, photocopies
These are the Easter Cantata (1934), church directory (1972), and fiftieth anniversary program (1976) of the United Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cole Camp, Benton County, Missouri.

United Methodist Church, Lake of the Ozarks Parish, Records, (SUNP2660)
0.2 linear feet
Printed material, programs, staff evaluations, pamphlets, and miscellany of an ecumenical ministry in the recreational area around Bagnell Dam.

United Methodist Women of the Missouri United Methodist Church, Columbia, Missouri, Records, (SUNP2596)
2.4 linear feet
Woman's Society of Christian Service record books containing minutes, treasurer's reports, budgets, correspondence; Woman's Missionary Society record books; Executive Board records; various Circle groups; and miscellany.

Unity Baptist Church, Platte County, Missouri, Records, 1840-1909, (C3029)
MICROFILM
1 roll of microfilm
The Unity Baptist Church was organized in 1840. The record books contain the church covenant, articles of faith, and rules of decorum. Minutes were kept of the monthly meetings and contain the names of new members received into the church.

University of Missouri, College of Arts and Science, Records, 1908-1965 (C3406)
67.8 linear feet, 4 volumes
The records of the College of Arts and Science contain correspondence, reports and forms from the dean’s office discussing faculty, administration, policies, courses, committees, conferences and specific problems, in addition to correspondence and reports pertaining to Missouri Bible College, Missouri College Union, and junior college accreditation.

University of Missouri, Committee on Accredited Schools and Colleges, Records, 1937, (C2890)
1.6 linear feet
The records of the University of Missouri Committee on Accredited Schools and Colleges contain correspondence and annual reports pertaining to the accreditation of non-public secondary schools in Missouri.

University of Missouri, President's Office, Papers, 1892-1966, (C2582)
55 linear feet
The papers of the University of Missouri President’s Office contain records from the administrations of Richard Henry Jesse, A. Rose Hill, J.C. Jones, Stratton D. Brooks, Walter Williams, Frederick A. Middlebush, and Elmer Ellis.

University of Missouri-Columbia, Campus Ephemera, 1967-1978, (C3628)
0.4 linear feet
Papers produced by various anti-war, political, religious, student, and community groups for distribution on the UMC campus: newspapers, newsletters, broadsides, petitions, flyers, handbills, pamphlets, posters, circular letters, reprints, programs, announcements, and position papers.

University of Missouri-Columbia, Paine Lecture Committee, Records, 1976-1978, (C3592)
8 folders
The Rufus Monroe Paine and Sophie Hougaard Paine Lectureship in Religion was established by the will of Catherine Paine Middlebush as a memorial to her mother and father. Includes correspondence, programs, annual reports, news releases, and course proposal.

University Y, YMCA and YWCA, Records, (SUNP2632)
13 linear feet
2 volume(s)
Correspondence, minutes, conference materials, reports, newsletters, financial records, membership lists, photographs, and miscellany.

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Vanarsdale, Susan D. (1824-1856), Diary, 1847-1855, (C1283)
1 volume
Written in Mexico, MO, and various locations in Illinois and Indiana about family and personal affairs; local people; religious activities; and her own writing efforts, some of which she sold to newspapers. No information is available about the location of the original of the diary.

Vaugh, Mason (1894-1978), Papers, 1928-1969, (C2639)
2 linear feet
The papers of Mason Vaugh contain correspondence and reports. Vaugh was the second person to receive a degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Missouri and for thirty-six years served as a Presbyterian lay missionary in India.

Vaugh, Mason (1894-1978), Papers, 1928-1970, (C3130)
0.9 linear feet
Papers of the second person to receive a degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Missouri, who for thirty-six years served as a Presbyterian lay missionary in India. Biographical material, index to publications, correspondence, articles, research materials, and miscellaneous pamphlets.

Verona Baptist Church, Verona, Missouri, Records, 1869-1921, (C3616)
MICROFILM
Rules of decorum, articles of faith, membership records, and minutes.

Vichy, Missouri, lantern slide, ca. 1927, (R1192)
1 folder
This is a colored glass-plate lantern slide and accompanying descriptive sheet of "Sunday School Pioneers" at Vichy in Maries County, Missouri. Believed to have been produced in 1927, the slide has been attributed to the Presbyterian National Missions Board. It shows a group of youngsters at Vacation Bible School.

Viles-Hosmer Family, Papers, 1814-1948, (C3709)
6.1 linear feet
Autograph albums, account books, diaries, and personal and business correspondence of the Viles and Hosmer families. Included are Jonas Viles' professional papers while professor of history at the University of Missouri from 1902 and 1942.

Violette, Eugene Morrow (1873-1940), Collection, 1806-1921, (C1033)
0.4 linear feet
The papers of Eugene Morrow Violette contain papers collected by a professor of history in Missouri and Louisiana concerning land claims in the Louisiana Territory, 1806-1808; transcript of the inquest of the 5th Circuit Court of Missouri into charges against Joseph Smith, Jr., and other Mormons in Missouri, 1838; papers concerning the Missouri and Mississippi Railroad; and miscellaneous note cards.

Votaw, Maurice E. (1899-1981), Papers, 1909-1978, (C3672)
55 folders
The papers of a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism primarily pertain to his years as professor of journalism at St. John's University, Shanghai, China, and ad-viser to the Nationalist Chinese Ministry of Information. Included are transcripts of oral inter-views, correspondence, literary productions, minutes, printed materials, maps, lists, photographs, and books. Contained is information on Votaw's life; writers, missionaries, political and military leaders, and events in China (1922-1977); U.S. China policy; Chinese and American journalism and newspapers; Shanghai Short Story Club; and St. John's University and University of Mis-souri School of Journalism.

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Walker, James Blaine, "The Unmuffled Voice in the Ozark Tourist Region," 1950, (R0929)
1 folder
This is a newsletter for two African American Methodist churches of which James Blaine Walker was the pastor. They were Mount Lebanon Methodist Church at Lebanon in Laclede County, Missouri, and Elkins Methodist Church at Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri. Included are church calendars and news items, inspirational articles, and advertisements for local businesses.

Walton, Robert Emmett (1905-1975) Papers, 1928-1974, (K0973)
3 cubic feet
Walton, a Catholic priest, was an army chaplain during World War II, parish priest and pastor in Kansas City, a missionary in Bolivia, and a priest on a Navajo reservation in New Mexico. Includes yearbooks, magazines, programs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and newsletters, and photographs, slides, and negatives chronicling Walton's adventurous life.

Watson, Catherine and Cyrus, Letterbook, 1836-1837, (C2756)
1 volume
The collection contains thirty-two letters written by Catherine and Cyrus L. Watson from Louisiana, Missouri, and Springfield and Bloomington, IL, to friends and relatives on the sickness and deaths of Mary Pond and Catherine Watson.

Watson-Westlake Papers, 1813-1947 (C0186)
DIGITIZED MATERIALS
0.2 linear feet, 3 volumes
Correspondence, receipts, legal documents, and miscellaneous items of the Watson family of Boone County. Memoir by Thomas W. Westlake of his Civil War and post-Civil War experiences.

Watts Family, Papers, (CA6121)
2 cubic feet
Papers of a family from Putnam County, Missouri. Includes an autograph book, travel scrapbook and family photograph albums compiled by Bertha and Christine Watts, 24 diaries composed by the Rev. Samuel S. McWilliams, and poetry and writings.

Watts, John J., Collection, 1874-1912, (R0038)
MICROFILM
38 volumes
These are manuscript notebooks of genealogical records kept by a circuit-riding Baptist minister in the northern Ozarks. The records cover Ph.elps, Pulaski, Texas, and parts of Maries, and Dent counties in south-central Missouri. An index is included.

Webster Baptist Association of, Missouri, Booklets, 1963-1971, (R1201)
1 folder
These booklets contains minutes from the annual sessions of the Webster Baptist Association of Missouri, of which the member congregations were located in Webster County. There are booklets for 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, and 1971.

Welles, Edward Randolph, "Early History of Churches of Diocese of West Mo., 1850-1885," n.d., (C1339)
1 volume
Information on the Protestant Episcopal Church, compiled by the bishop of West Missouri from the MISSOURI JOURNAL.

Wells, George, Papers, 1819, (C2044)
1 folder
The papers of George Wells contain a photostat of a letter to Wells critical of attempts to reconcile slavery and Christianity. Wells was a preacher.

Wells, J.W., Papers, 1867-1884, (C3561)
6 folders
The papers of J.W. Wells contain a diary and miscellaneous items of a minister in St. Louis, MO, and Buffalo, NY, who helped alcoholics and the needy.

Welshmeyer, Brother Joe, Photograph Collection, (P0471)
4 photographs
Photos of Ukrainian churches in St. Francois, St. Joseph, and Ilasco.

Western Historical Manuscript, St. Louis, Vertical File, 1968-2004, (S0694)
508 Folders
The collection documents a variety of subjects relating to St. Louis' history. It contains single files with a small amount of general information on a variety of topics. Arranged alphabetically.

Wheeler, James Henry (1831- ), Diaries, 1874-1916, (C3861)
14 volumes, 1 folder
The diaries of James H. Wheeler date from 1874 to 1886, and 1916. They contain his writings on social, business and church events in Hannibal and Kansas City, Missouri. There is one folder containing miscellaneous letters, programs and receipts.

Wilbur, Russel, Papers, 1856-1919, (SUNP2157)
2 volume(s)
Journals and minute books of a Catholic priest, St. Louis. Other items are probably the work of his mother.

Wiles, Thomas Houston, Record Book, 1906-1945, (R1234)
1 volume
This is a record book kept by the Rev. Thomas Houston Wiles, a Baptist minister for several congregations in Missouri, Colorado, and Kentucky, most notably at Grant Avenue Baptist Church in Springfield in Greene County, Missouri. Included are records of sermons, baptisms, marriages, funerals, and "conversions and additions" to the memberships of his churches.

Williams, Robert C. Collection, 1981-1984, (S0191)
1 Folder
Letters from African evangelists to Williams, a St. Louis pastor in the Church of God in Christ. The letters from Reverend Israel Eddie Wuanka in Ghana depict drought, famine and power outages. Williams' Church sent aid to African congregations.

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.

Williams, Sara Lockwood (1891-1961), Papers, 1885-1961 (C2533)
27.25 linear feet
The papers of Sara Lockwood Williams and Walter Williams; material on their journalistic careers; and information on the founding of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and Walter Williams’ presidency of the University, 1931-1935.

Winitz, Shevie Schuman (1936- ) Papers, 1972-1984, (K1184)
1 cubic foot
Winitz served on the board of the Greater Kansas City branch of B'nai B'rith Women Includes BBW, minutes, programs, newsletters and photographs. Also material relating to Congregation Beth Shalom.

Wobus, Paul A., Papers, 1918-1989, (R0008)
52 folders, 89 notebooks
The Rev. Paul A. Wobus was born in St. Charles, Missouri, on 14 February 1893. His father, Reinhard Wobus, was pastor of the Evangelical Church there. Paul Wobus died on 11 December 1982 in Concordia, Missouri.

Wolff, Theodore H. (1905-1999), Papers, 1865-1979, (C3057)
0.8 linear feet
These papers contain manuscripts, correspondence, and research materials used by Reverend Theodore Wolff in his writings. Also included are the writings of his colleagues and information on the Methodist movement in Missouri and other religious sectors.

Women's Association of the First Congregational Church, Kansas City, MO Records, 1886-1933, (K0001)
0.3 cubic foot
These records include minute books and financial records for this organization.

Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, Auxvasse, Missouri, Records, 1907-1920 (C0446)
2 folders
Minutes, letters, and handbook.

Women’s Christian Temperance Union, Columbia, Missouri, Minute Book, 1884-1888, (C0262)
1 volume
Book contains the constitution and by-laws of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. Minutes of meetings, roll of members, and activities of the organization. A copy of the by-laws and constitution of the Philalethean Society of the University of Missouri is enclosed in the volume.

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.

Women's Home Missionary Union of Missouri Records, 1885-1914, (K0002)
0.3 cubic foot
These records include financial records for the organization.

Women’s Society of Christian Service, Methodist Church, Papers, 1879-1971, (C3120)
8 linear feet
Correspondence, minutes of meetings, programs, committee and officers reports, pamphlets and published volumes of the Woman's Society of Christian Service. Correspondence covers years 1940-1944. The bulk of the collection covers years 1940-1968.

Wood-Smith Family, Papers, 1864-1987, (C3857)
5.2 linear feet, 5 DVDs, 1 audio tape
Correspondence, scrapbooks, newspaper articles, photographs and films of two Missouri families with roots in Jasper and Pike counties. Guy M. Wood was First Associate City Counsellor for the city of St. Louis in the early 1930s. Roy G. Smith served nearly fifty years with the Young Men's Christian Association in the Philippines, Peru, and the United States.

Woodall, Viola (1902- ), Papers, 1942-1946, (S0481)
25 Folders
The servicemen addressed all letters in this collection to Mrs. Woodall, most of them using the salutation "Mom". Mrs. Woodall was 39 years old in 1941. The largest single set of letters came from her son, Paul Arthur Woodall, usually referred to in the other men's letters as "Artie". The correspondents also frequently mention Mrs. Woodall's other son, Calvin. Calvin remained in St. Louis, employed in defense work, after the Army classified him 4-F, ineligible for the draft due to physical reasons. The GIs primarily wrote about their experiences in the service, their relationships with women and their desires to return home. Only one issue of the Immanuel Baptist church bulletin remains, located in folder 25. The ledger book provides a good overview of the letter-writing effort. It lists the names of each correspondent, the dates of the letters sent and the index is divided into groups by the name of individual service mothers. The collection includes two series: 1. Correspondence, 1942-1946, folders 1-22; 2. Lists and Ledger, 1944-1946, folders 23-24; and 3. Church Bulletin, 1945, folder 25.

Woods, Robert and Margie, Collection, (CA5749)
RESTRICTED
78.1 cubic feet, 5 volumes, 17 audio tapes, 35 audio cassettes, 7 video cassettes, 2 CDs, 1 DVD
Family papers, photographs, and genealogical records of Woods, Edwards, Hanna, and related families, and historical and organizational records of various Methodist churches and communities in and around St. Louis.

Woods-Holman Family Papers, 1805-1906, (C0191)
0.25 linear feet
Letters, documents, notebooks, accounts, and receipts of two southeast Missouri families. Papers concern family news, business, farming, livestock, religion, teaching, Indians, fur trade, economics, politics, Gold Rush, and Civil War and descriptions of California, Iowa, Kansas, and Texas.

World War II, Letters, 1940-1946, (C0068)
14.6 linear feet
Letters written by servicemen during the war to friends and relatives throughout the United States. Arranged alphabetically by writer's name.

Wornall, John Bristow (1822-1892) Papers, 1827-1889, (K0474)
2 folders
Documents relating to the Big Blue (later Westport) Baptist Church for which Wornall served as treasurer and moderator; the Will and estate papers of James W. Manion (1804-1856) for whom Wornall was executor .

Wright County Baptist Association, Annual Sessions, 1931-1948, (R0233)
1 folder
These are printed reports of the annual sessions of the Wright County Baptist Association. The reports include minutes of meetings, statistical information on member churches, and reports on finances, missions, and church-sponsored programs.

Wyaconda Baptist Association Program, 1944, (C0714)
1 folder
The collection contains one program of the centennial celebration at the Baptist church in Wyaconda, Missouri.

Wyatt, John, Letters, 1844-1846, (C0324)
1 folder
Two letters to his daughter Mary (Mrs. Richard Harrison Gentry) describing the Missouri River flood in Warren County, disease in Marthasville, and conditions in their church. One letter contains words of a hymn composed by Benjamin Sharp and sent to his granddaughter Mary to sing to the brethren.

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Young Men's Christian Association, Independence, Missouri, Papers, 1887, (C0568)
1 folder
Charter and Constitution of the Young Men’s Christian Association, Independence, Missouri, June 18, 1887.

Young Men's Christian Association, Pine Street Branch, The Pine Torch Newsletters, 1924-1948 , (S0697)
MICROFILM
351 Issues On 3 Microfilm Rolls
The newsletters give a good account of the early years of this important YMCA branch as well as a glimpse of the African-American community of the time. Each issue has been assigned a folder number to enhance indexing. The newsletters were separated from the rest of the addenda because of their fragile condition.

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Zackman, Daniel, Civil War Diary, 1863 (C0462)
5 folders, typed copy
Diary of a Union soldier stationed at Strafford, VA, and in skirmishes in Maryland and Pennsylvania and the battle of Gettysburg. Describes religious, recreational, and military activities of the 4th Ohio Regiment; health; weather; correspondence; a review for President Lincoln and General Hooker; and reading of the Emancipation Proclamation to the troops.

Zion Baptist Church, Montgomery County, Missouri, Records, (WUNP5833)
Record books of the church, including minutes of meetings and membership records, 1841-1953.

Zion United Church of Christ, Lawrence County, Missouri, Records, 1880-2001, (R0714)
MICROFILM
8 volumes, 4 folders
These are records of the Zion United Church of Christ near Freistatt in Lawrence County, Missouri. Included are minutes of church council meetings, registers of members, officers, pas-tors, baptisms, confirmations, marriages, deaths, and miscellaneous items. Some of the records are in German. Included is one volume of records from Union United Church of Christ, 1947-1998.

Zoar Baptist Church Record Book, 1867-1886, (C0900)
1 folder
The records contain minutes of church meetings, including financial reports, dismissal of members for various reasons, such as dancing, drinking, immoral conduct; rules of decorum; articles of faith; church membership; and a church history from 1827-1867.

Zoar Old School Baptist Church, Howard County, Missouri, Records, 1871-1879, (C1326)
1 volume
Articles of faith, rules of discipline, acts of the church, minutes of meetings, list of original subscribers, and deaths of members.

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