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Dianne,Trevor and Wayne, Very sorry to hear of Randolph s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Edgar and Sandra. Slade.

Benecke family. From collection C3825 folder 7562.

Benecke family.
From collection C3825 folder 7562.

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A.E. Jones and Company, Green City, Missouri, Records, 1895-1903 (C0346)
8 volumes on 2 rolls of microfilm
Daybooks and ledger for a lumber and building supply business in Green City, Missouri. The accounts show the sale of lumber, windows, shingles, line, hair, cement, plaster, paint, and numerous other items. Quantities purchased, prices, amount and type of payment, and disbursements are shown. Disbursements also indicate freight charges and employees' salaries.

Acker, Jon Charles, Collection (CA6531)
0.1 cubic feet, 10 oversize items
The collection contains certificates documenting Missouri baptisms, confirmations, and marriages, along with autograph albums. Collected by Jon Charles Acker for research purposes, the materials date from the 1860s-1930s and some are in German.

Acock, Robert E. (c. 1799-1861), Papers, 1838-1866, (C4101)
0.1 cubic feet
The papers of Robert E. Acock contain correspondence, a Polk County plat, and legal papers pertaining to the Acock and Robinson families of Polk County, Missouri.

Adair-Swaringen Family Photographs (CA6537)
1 folder
Photographs and cabinet cards of a family from the Kansas City, MO, area, 1890s-1900s. Includes a reunion photograph of Co. F, 16th Missouri Infantry CSA, Parson's Brigade.

Adamson Family, Papers, 1848-1942, (C4238)
0.25 cubic feet (6 folders)
The papers of the Adamson family contain Edmund James Adamson's business correspondence and records, including taxes, deeds, promissory notes, and receipts, family correspondence, and some family genealogy. The Adamson family lived in Dade and Lawrence Counties.

Aid, Joseph, Papers, 1863-1921 (C0200)
4 folders
Genealogical material on Aid and Miller families; Civil War military papers; and Aid's correspondence with wife and sons, 1863-1864, concerning Civil War, rations, places of interest, battles, and home news of Chillicothe, Ohio. Items from race track ledger, West Plains, Missouri.

Aiken, Frank William, Papers, 1936, (C1814)
1 folder
Copy of Aiken's birth certificate, the first issued in Missouri; photograph; and newspaper clipping.

Aker, Mary Bullock (1892-1985) Papers, c1930-1984, (K0115)
27 folders
Photocopies of short stories and newspaper/magazine articles written by Aker, both rough and final drafts. They cover a variety of topics from the Revolutionary War to household hints. Also an autobiographical story which Mrs. Aker wrote in her 91st year of memories of her childhood in and around Parkville, MO.

Alderson Family, Genealogical Collection, (CA6168)
3 linear feet
Genealogical materials, including family group sheets, clippings, and photographs, of Alderson and affiliated families.

Alexander, David Leroy (1905-1995) Papers, 1865-2001, (K0924)
2 cubic feet
Family papers of the Alexander and Graham families of Jackson County and Pettis Counties in Missouri. Includes correspondence, birth certificates, marriage licenses, funeral information and other legal papers. Also Alexander's World War II military records; Robert B. Graham's discharge papers from the Missouri State Militia (1865); scrapbooks; photographs; books; and a journal kept by James Andrew Alexander of Longwood, Missouri.

Alexander, Ione (1892-1986) Papers, 1939-1986, (K0726)
8 cubic feet
Idea notes and working drafts, published manuscripts of autobiographical stories, novels, plays, short stories, and poetry written by Alexander, an accomplished and published author. Also correspondence with friends, family, and other writers and are minutes and other documents relating to various organizations to which she belonged, such as the Quill Club.

Alexander, Katherine Memory Book (CA6511)
0.1 cubic feet (1 folder)
Memory book kept by a student at Central College for Women in Lexington, Missouri, 1916-1917.

Alexander, Virginia F. (1920-2008), Papers, (CA6323)
0.4 cubic feet
Genealogy of the Alexander, Darr, and related families of central Missouri.

Allan Family, Papers, 1890s-1940s, (CA6383)
0.7 cubic feet
Papers of the Allan family of St. Louis include photographs, correspondence, and miscellaneous papers. The papers largely concern John D. Allan and his children, William J. Allan, an engineer and inventor, and Ruby Allan Shea.

Allbritain, Caddie Bolton, Reminiscences, (C2090)
1 folder
The papers contain an article about the William Bolton family of Jefferson City, Missouri, submitted to the Missouri Historical Review for publication.

Allen, Maynard Dale (1893-1989) Autobiography, 1963, (K1074)
1 folder
Allen at one time on a farm near Marysville, MO. Includes handwritten autobiography he wrote as a gift for grandchildren.

Allen-Derbius Papers, 1877-1888 (C0197)
1 folder
Material from Monticello, Iowa. Two letters; 1885 farmer's diary; two promissory notes; receipts; two compositions; poem; and miscellaneous items.

Alley-Brewer Family Letters, 1857-1866, (C0196)
8 folders
Letters to Margaret E. Brewer Alley and her husband, Hadley Alley, Mercer County Missouri, from her brother James L. Brewer, a Civil War soldier with the 28th Illinois Volunteer Infantry; from George W. and John W. Deen who address her as sister and from other brothers and sisters.
Comments on army matters and family business. Written from Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas, Illinois, and other places where James S. Brewer served.

Allee, Arthur, Collection, (CA3091)
1 linear feet
Genealogical research charts, correspondence notes, and other research materials concerning the Allee/Alley family.

Allred, Enoch, Deed, 1855, (C1882)
1 folder
The papers contain deed to a tract of land in township 62 of Adair County, Missouri, dated November 15, 1855.

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.

Ambrose, Henrietta, Papers, 1887-1999, (S0698)
166 Folders, 673 Photographs
The Henrietta Ambrose Papers includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, awards, memorial service programs, scrapbook, graduation programs, meeting minutes, and photographs. Together they chronicle Henrietta Ambrose's interest in the public life of Webster Groves, Missouri.

American Family Records Association (AFRA) Records, 1978-2004, (K0455)
8 cubic feet
Organizational records of a national family genealogical society based in Kansas City. Includes meeting minutes, conference records, and financial materials.

Anderson, E.G. (1891-1973), Papers, 1905-1975, (C4046)
5.7 linear feet, 30 lantern slides
The papers of E.G. Anderson, a plant geneticist who spent most of his career researching corn genetics, including studying the effects of high energy radiation on corn, mainly contain professional material. The collection largely consists of correspondence, research material, and publications.

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.

Andrew Theodore Brown (1923-1983) Collection, 1960-1963, n.d., (K0011)
6.25 cubic feet
The collection contains dissertations, theses, and working papers prepared for Brown while he served as professor of history at the University of Kansas City and the University of Missouri-Kansas City and when he was director of the Kansas City History Project.

Appleby, John (1814-1852), Letter, 1848, (C0498)
1 folder
To his parents, Berlin, TN, from Dade County, MO, January 2, 1848. Local prices of land, Negroes, stock, and grain; national and local politics. Sketch of Appleby by his great-nephew, A.B. Appleby. Typed from a copy in the possession of L. Grimes.

Armil, Vera Edith, Papers, n.d., (C3244)
1 folder
The papers contain miscellaneous notes of Mrs. Armil taken from various records concerning the history of sales of her house at 305 Hitt Street, Columbia, Missouri, accompanied by a photograph of the house.

Arnold, Vaun (1901 -1958) Papers, ca. 1920-1958, (K1229)
1 cubic foot
Poetry, writings, correspondence and music of a Kansas City poet.

Arthur Family Photograph Album, 1896-1919, (K1262)
1 volume
Photograph album inscribed, "Miss Willie Arthur, Kansas City, Kansas Jan. 4, 1896". Includes Arthur, Broadwell, Orbison, Holt and other families.

Arthur, George Clinton, Papers, ca. 1914-1939, (R0244)
3 folders
These are reminiscences and miscellaneous papers assembled in connection with Arthur's work on "Bushwhacker" Bill Wilson during the Civil War in Phelps County, Missouri. There is also genealogical information concerning the Arthur and Turnure families, and correspondence regarding Arthur's books, Backwoodsmen and Bushwhacker.

Asel, Arthur E. (1912-2000) Papers, 1971-1992, (K0885)
1 cubic foot
Asel was a Kansas City, MO Councilman for the Sixth District and chaired several committees. Includes his district news releases, news articles and letters to the Kansas City Star, and other organizational materials.

Attebery, James, Papers, 1844-1966, (C2398)
6 folders
The papers relate to the Civil War Citizens Guards Company, St. Clair, County, Missouri; the Cole family, particularly Abraham Cole; warranty deed, homestead certificates, title bonds, land certificates and other papers involving land transactions. Also included are minute books of literary and social clubs, 1911-1914.

Atwater, James D., Papers, (CA5691)
20 linear feet
Papers of a journalism educator and dean of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Includes correspondence, talks, subject files, teaching materials, papers related to writing projects, and other materials.

Audibert Family, Audibert and Tickell Families, Papers, 1816-1932, (R0473)
3 folders, photocopies
This collection contains papers of the Audibert and Tickell families of New Madrid, Missouri. Included are miscellaneous papers, 1816-1932, the store ledger of Aime Audibert, 1850-1860, and shipping receipts of M. J. Tickell and Son, 1872-1880.

Aull Family, Business Papers, 1841-1843, (C0592)
1 folder
List of merchandise bought from James Aull by Woodson Manion, 1837-1842. Article of agreement on the sale of land signed by Robert Aull, Samuel Owens, I.S. Allen, Wm. H. Russell, S.W. Waddell and Alexander M. Ramsey. I.O.U. blanks. A deed of Robert Aull, 1841.

Avery, James H., Letter, 1915, (C2054)
1 folder
Enclosing picture of their grandfather's house.


Babcock, Frank Olin (1916-2003) Papers, 1916-2003, (K0977)
2 cubic feet
Personal papers of former Executive Vice-President of the Associated Plumbing Contractors and Mechanical Contractors of Greater Kansas City. Includes personal papers, photographs and other materials relating to the life, family, and work of Babcock.

Babcock, Jean Coover (1944-2012) Papers, 1944-1996, (K0740)
7 cubic feet
Family, personal, and professional materials of Babcock, a ballerina and dance instructor. Family papers include photographs, printed materials, ephemera, and material regarding her father's his job as a railroad engineer. Personal and professional papers include correspondence; photographs; clippings; programs from dance and theatre performances; material documenting her ballet career in Germany and Canada; and administrative and financial records of her Kansas City dance schools.

Bacon, Robert B., Papers, 1850-1883, (C1903)
3 folders
Tax receipts, notes, bills, miscellaneous receipts, and other business papers, mainly of Robert B. Bacon but also of George E. and Edward G. Chambers and others.

Bailey Family Photographs, (P0922)
3 photographs
Photos of Edward and Permelia Bailey. Edward operated Bailey's stage stand on Butterfield Overland Mail Route.

Bailey, Alfred K. (1835-1926), Autobiography, n.d., (C0222)
1 folder
Life of Alfred K. Bailey up to the Civil War. Tells of trek to Illinois from Tennessee. He joined the Union Army. Also material about Joseph A. Howe and his joining the Confederate Army in 1861. His sons held the James boys' horses for five cents worth of candy.

Baird-Welsh-Chisholm Family Papers, 1894-1922, (K0655)
0.5 cubic feet
The collection contains various scrapbooks such as photograph albums, baby books, and commemorative books of other events including deaths and weddings. The collection also contains personal papers such as correspondence and certificates pertaining to the family and family-friends as well as individual photographs of members of the family.

Baldwin, Mark and Mary K., Papers, (CA6032)
0.4 linear feet
Diaries, writings, photographs, and miscellaneous papers of soil scientists, Mark and Mary K. Baldwin. Mark worked with Curtis Marbut at the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and Mary taught at the University of Missouri.

Ball Family Photographs, (P0921)
3 photographs
Portraits of Wesley and Matilda Ball

Balot and Agron Family Papers, 1937-1993, (K0889)
1 folder
Reunion booklet, the Agron-Eisberg Chronicle, containing family tree, photographs and family history.

Baltzell-Chambers Family, Papers, 1857-1981, (C3995)
0.4 linear feet
The Baltzell-Chambers Family Papers document the lives of a family of blacksmiths and farmers from Deer Ridge, Missouri. The papers consist of correspondence, photographs, a scrapbook, and a genealogy and family history compiled and written by Jerrilee Cain. The collection also contains graduation memorabilia, a high school yearbook, land deeds, and military discharge papers from the Civil War.

Bangert Family Papers, (SP0008)
0.5 cubic feet (17 folders, 35 photographs)
The Bangert Family Papers chronicle two generations of the Bangert Family. They consist mostly of the personal papers of Nell Mabrey Bangert and the genealogy and family photographs of her husband’s family.

Bankert, Zetta E. (1905-1979), Collection, 1945-1976, (C4060)
0.75 linear feet
The Zetta E. Bankert collection consists of photographs and her manuscript about vacant houses in Missouri entitled, "This, My House." The collection also contains research material, letters to publishers, personal photographs, negatives, maps of Missouri counties, and miscellaneous material.

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, Charles Merlin (1873-1966), Papers, 1892-1965, (C2802)
8 linear feet
The Charles M. Barnes Papers consist of the diaries, correspondence, photographs, financial records, and miscellaneous material of a Marston, Missouri, businessman and University of Missouri graduate. The Barnes family owned and operated a series of successful business enterprises in southeastern Missouri during the early twentieth century.

Barnitz, Franklin Hoke, Papers, 1860-1894, (R0164)
5 folders, 2 volumes
This collection consists of correspondence and miscellaneous papers of Franklin H. Barnitz of Lake Spring, Dent County, Missouri. He was a native of Pennsylvania and freighter who operated from the railhead of the Southwest Branch of the Pacific Railroad in Phelps County before moving to Lake Spring. The collection includes letters from his family in York, Pennsylvania, and from friends and business associates in Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri.

Barnitz, George Alan (1936- ), Barnitz family photographs, ca. 1910-1980s, (R1296)
43 photographs (1 folder)
This collection consists of twenty-three black and white and twenty color photographs that were loaned for scanning. The photographs include agricultural activities and rural farm life from the early 1910s to 1980s in Phelps and Dent counties. The photographs include subjects such as cattle and hog raising, baling hay, showing livestock and the Lake Spring Homemaker's Club in 1953.

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

Barrett, J.W., Certificate, 1862, (C1522)
1 folder
Document certifying that J.W. Barrett paid and was an honorary member of the Douglas Monument Association, Chicago, June 1862. Signed by Walter B. Scotes, president, and Leonard W. Voley, secretary.

Barth Family Photographs, (P0918)
3 photographs
Copy prints of Barth family members: Isadore, Joseph, Minnie, Moses

Baskett, James Newton (1859-1925), Letters, 1900-1901, (C1451)
1 folder
To J. Christian Bay, Ashland College, Grant, MI, from Mexico, MO. Baskett, an ornithologist, novelist, and popular scientific writer, thanks Bay for compliments on his writings. Discussion of their work, Baskett's writings and teaching. Interview with William Dean Howells. Comments on H.H. Boyeson and Bjorneson.

Bass-Ellis Family, Papers, (CA6310)
0.2 cubic feet
Addition of correspondence of Lawrence Derby Bass and Abraham E. Ellis of Boone County, Missouri, mostly dated 1880s-1890s.

Bass-Ellis Family, Papers, 1867-1902, (C2241)
8 folders
Correspondence and business papers of Lawrence Derby Bass and Abraham E. Ellis of Boone County, MO.

Bast-Davault Family Album, (P0118)
1 volume
Photo album of Bast, Davault, and Knox families, ca. 1865, taken around St. Louis, Montgomery City, and Mexico, Missouri.

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.

Bates Family Papers, 1827-1928, (S0797)
7 Folders, 2 Books, 87 Photographs
The Bates Family Papers is comprised of documents, books and photographs relating to the Bates and Keith families. The documents include wedding announcements, newspaper clippings, and letters written to Martin Bates, Jr. The Books contained in the collection are the wedding book of Henry Clay and Ruby Bixler and The Language of Flowers, a book of poetry that belonged to Mary Bates. The Photographs consist of portraits of family members and friends in the form of prints, tintypes, and ambrotypes.

Bauer, Royal D.M. (1889-1983), Family, Papers, 1840-1943, (C2263)
4 folders
The papers of the Royal D.M. Bauer family contain miscellaneous legal and personal papers relating to the Royal D.M. Bauer, Edward Clark Bauer, and S. John Anderson families.

Bayne, Martha Jane Memory Book, (CA6507)
0.1 cubic feet (1 folder)
Memory book kept by a student at Canton High School in Canton, Missouri, 1917.

Beagles, Harry J. Scrapbook (SP0024)
0.2 cubic feet (3 folders, 1 oversize)
The Harry J. Beagles Scrapbook documents Beagle’s service in France during World War I.

Beahan, Gary W. Collection, (CA6504)
0.4 cubic feet
Family papers and other materials collected by Gary W. Beahan, genealogist and former Missouri State Archivist, largely pertain to several families from the Mid-Missouri and the St. Charles, Missouri, area. The collection includes World War I correspondence, autograph books, a scrapbook, and miscellaneous material.

Bealmear, Russell O., Papers, (CA6251)
0.2 linear feet
Correspondence of the Bealmear Family, members of whom settled in Kentucky, Arkansas, and the Missouri counties of Boone, Howard, and Macon. The letters describe farming, illnesses, and other family matters during the mid-to-late nineteenth century. An account book, dictionary, and handbook are included.

Beaver Family Papers, (SP0028)
3 cubic feet (43 folders, 1 oversize, approximately 250 photographs)
The Beaver family papers consist of the genealogical research pertaining to the Beaver and Hudson families. Also included is personal correspondence and photographs of members of these families.

Becker, William Henry, Papers, (CA5654)
35 linear feet
Papers of a lawyer, judge, and political advisor. Includes personal and professional files: correspondence, case files, photographs, financial records, writings, and miscellaneous.

Beckett, Dorothy Ellen (1932-2010), Papers, 1952-1969, (C4133)
0.6 cubic feet
The Dorothy Ellen Beckett papers document Beckett's time as a nurse aboard the SS Hope as well as various holiday and birthday cards, postcards, personal papers, and miscellaneous souvenirs and pamphlets from her travels. A majority of the collection consists of correspondence between family, friends, coworkers, and patients from 1952-1965. Most of the correspondence between Beckett and her coworkers and patients from the SS Hope can be found from 1960-1962 as well as in various cards.

Beckhart Family Photographs, (P0916)
5 photographs
Copy prints of photos of the Beckhart family, including images of hunting and houseboats.

Bedell, Ralph C. (1904-1991), Papers, 1929-1986, (C2543)
50.25 linear feet, 36 audio tapes, 2 films, 1 filmstrip
Papers of an educator and psychologist who specialized in counseling and guidance. Bedell directed NDEA Counseling and Guidance Institutes, taught at the Universities of Nebraska and Missouri, and served as secretary-general of the South Pacific Commission. Collection includes materials from Counseling and Guidance Institutes, counseling case files, and papers of South Pacific Commission.

Bedford-Hall Family, Collection, 1870s-1890s, (CA6410)
2 volumes
Commonplace book with notes, diary entries, stories, and poems kept by Charlotte Bedford Hall of Randolph County, Missouri, during the 1870s-1880s. Also a scrapbook with clippings, cut outs, and original artwork made by Ella Bedford for her nephew, William Willard Hall (Charlotte's son), 1890s.

Bell Family Papers (CA6483)
5.2 cubic feet, 5 oversize items, 4 cased images, 1 glass plate negative
The papers of a publishing family from Fulton, Missouri, who owned the Ovid Bell Press, contain correspondence, photographs, clippings, business records, family genealogy, and miscellaneous material. The collection largely pertains to Ovid K. Bell and his son, Ovid H. Bell.

Bell Family, Papers, 1868-1891, (C2389)
1 folder
The collection contains memorabilia of the J.W. Bell family of Boonville, MO, during the 1800s.

Bell Family Papers, 1875-1969, (C3045)
1 reel
Papers of a Boonville, MO, family containing genealogical material, correspondence, memoirs, clippings, photographs, and Marie Bell McCoy's manuscripts.

Bell, John W., Record Book, 1820-1870, (C0232)
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.

Bellville Family, Letter Correspondence, 1909-1944, (S0771)
1 folder
A series of correspondence belonging to the Bellville family. Letters are arranged chronologically with a date range from 1909-1944. The correspondence are saved from multiple generations of the Bellville family and includes envelopes, letters, meeting minutes, and purchase receipts. Topics range from honeymoon destinations, day to day activities, and army camp life.

Benecke Family Papers, 1816-1989, n.d., (C3825)
90.8 linear feet, 62 volumes, 3 audio tapes, 3 records, 413 glass plate negatives
Correspondence, business and law firm records, civic, political, legislative, and personal papers of a German American family of Brunswick, Missouri.

Benecke Family, Papers, (CA5893)
44.9 linear feet
Addition of Benecke family materials. Includes professional and personal correspondence, photographs, glass plate negatives, cartes-de-visite, stereograph cards, diaries, clippings, volumes, periodicals, scrapbooks, Grand Army of the Republic materials, Missouri Constitutional Convention materials, genealogical data, ephemera, and miscellaneous material. Includes Magruder, Sasse, Zillman, and other related families.

Benecke, Louis, Photographs, 1873, (CA5315)
1 folder
Fourteen photographs taken by Benecke of Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway bridges, depots, roundhouses in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Includes views of Parsons and Ft. Scott, Kansas and Denison, TX.

Bennitt, Rudolf (1898-1950), Papers, (CA5483)
0.75 cubic feet
Student files and correspondence kept by a professor of wildlife research. Most of these files contain correspondence from former students who were serving in World War II. See also collection C210.

Bentley Family Collection, 1818-1980, (C3042)
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.

Bentley Family, Collection, (CA5291)
1 volume
Addition of scrapbook kept by Jordan R. Bentley while a student at William Jewell College, in Liberty, MO, 1910s. Includes photographs, programs, and memorabilia.

Benton Family, Papers, (CA6349)
0.2 cubic feet
The papers of a Clinton County, Missouri, family include genealogy and land records, 1850s-1960s. The land records largely concern Coleman D. Benton's property.

Benton, Coleman D., and Nannie V., Papers, 1871-1873, 1894-1920, (C4144)
2 folders
The correspondence of Coleman D. Benton and his fiancée, and later wife, Nancy "Nannie" V. Hampton.

Bergfeldt, Ula Sharon Robinson (1905-1993) Papers, ca. 1861-1993, (K1223)
8 cubic feet
Family, personal and professional materials of Bergfeldt, professional dancer, teacher, producer, and founder of the Kansas City Dance Theatre. Includes family papers: photographs and legal documents for the Sharon and Headlee families, Spring Hill, KS; personal papers: correspondence between Ula and William Harold Bergfeldt (1895-1971) during their courtship and early marriage, as well as Harold's correspondence to his parents and photographs from France following World War I; and professional papers: scripts for ballets and administrative records of the Kansas City Dance Theatre.

Berman, Estelle Rose (1928- ) and Fred S. (1923-1982) Papers, ca. 1910-2008, (K0945)
0.5 cubic foot
Papers of Berman family including scrapbooks of Kappa Tau Sorority, family and organizational photographs, diplomas, certificates, clippings, and programs.

Bernstein, Max and Libbie Rothenberg, Papers, 1914-1962 (K1304)
2 cubic feet
The collection primarily consists of photographs and legal documents relating the lives of Max and Libbie Bernstein.

Berry Family, Papers, 1851-1911, (R0239)
3 folders
These are papers of the Berry family of Maries and Osage counties in Missouri. They include correspondence from family members in California, Missouri, and Tennessee, tax receipts, promissory notes, and land papers.

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.

Betz Family Collection, 1981, (K0825)
0.01 cubic feet
This collection contains a small booklet written by Annette Betz entitled, “The Home of Carl Betz and Louise Wittig Betz and Their Children.” The booklet is a retelling of her family history, focusing on Annette’s childhood, and her memories of her father, Carl, and her mother, Louise.

Bever, Summer S. (1866-1941) Papers, ca. 1888, (K0794)
2 folders
Bever was a physician and pharmacist in Amazonia, MO. Includes photocopies of articles about Bever, his certificate from the State Board of Health, and photographs of the Bever family.

Bikson, Betty Lipsitz, Family Papers, (K0898)
0.19 cubic foot (16 folders, 2 oversize items, 4 photographs)
The Betty Lipsitz Bikson Family Papers consists of newspaper clippings, photographs, certificates, and advertisements concerning the Bikson family.

Bingham Family, Papers, 1814-1930, (C0998)
27 folders
Correspondence of members of the Bingham family of Virginia and then of Missouri and Texas. References to friends, deaths, marriages, travel prices, estates and personal affairs of the Bingham family.

Bingham, George Caleb (1811-1879) Papers, 1873, (K0470)
1 folder
Last will and testament (November 28, 1873) for Bingham, noted Missouri artist. Also stereo view photograph of Bingham's studio over Shannon's store at Third and Main Streets, Kansas City, MO.

Bingham, Johnston Lykins (1800-1876) and Martha Lykins (1824-1890) Collection, 1841-1950, (K0294)
4 folders, 2 volumes
Scrapbooks and other items, chiefly clippings, documenting Mrs. Lykins' promotion of the establishment of the Home for Widows and Orphans of Confederate Soldiers: an account book kept for the Patawatomi Baptist School and Mission, which Lykins, missionary, businessman, mayor of Kansas City, MO, took over from his first father-in-law, Isaac McCoy; an account book by Lykins and Brent; and clippings of material written by Mrs. Lykins, Lykins, and others.

Birch, Emma Lawrence Sankey, Scrapbook, 1987, (R0351)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a scrapbook regarding Emma Lawrence Sankey Birch and her family. Birch was a native of Salem, Dent County, Missouri, and composer of the march, "The Missouri Girl." The scrapbook includes photographs and miscellaneous biographical material on Birch and her family, and a copy of the sheet music and an audio cassette recording of "The Missouri Girl."

Birch, J.N., Letter, 1878, (C2053)
1 folder
To R.F.C. Schroeder, St. Louis, MO, from St. Louis, MO, June 12, 1878. Granting Schroeder a leave of absence. Endorsed by Charles A. Fisk.

Bird Family, Papers, 1829-1841, (C1802)
1 folder
The papers of the Bird Family contain data on the Bird family and their property in Hannibal, MO.

Bird Family, Papers, 1831-1959, (R0170)
5 folders, photocopies
This collection includes miscellaneous correspondence, estate papers, land papers, business records, and biographical material pertaining to the Bird, Byrd, Moore, and Hunter families of southeastern Missouri. The papers concern business and estates in Mississippi, New Madrid, and Scott counties in Missouri, and the Bird estate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Bishop, Rev. Maury Whipple, Photograph Collection, (P0660)
41 photographs
Photos of Bishop family members, Ben and Alice Dixon, dedication ceremonies for General Pershing's Home (1960, Laclede) and Liberty Memorial (1961, Kansas City), the 1949 Missouri State Fair, Longview Farm (Lee's Summit), and fountains in Forest Park (St. Louis). Postcards of Independence.

Bisman, Roy (1909-1985) Photograph Collection, 1905-1967, (K1364)
0.25 cubic feet
The photograph collection of Roy Bisman contains personal photographs of Roy Bisman and his wife, Sarah (Sally) Magazine Bisman and their family, as well as oversize photos of the National Association of Waste Material Dealers meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, and Ararat Ceremonial, Walter C. Guy class.

Blackburn Family Photographs, (P0193)
0.17 linear feet
Blackburn and Janes family photographs, miscellaneous photos. Some photos taken by Belle Johnson of Monroe City, MO.

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.

Bland, Mary Johnson (1892-1977) Papers, 1821-1964, (K0139)
3 cubic feet
Photocopy of, Bits and Pieces from the Mary Johnson Bland Files on The Cox, Harris and Johnson Families of St. Clair County, MO, 1700-1925. Also included is research on the Bland family and a Mrs. Bland's journal kept while in England and France with the Red Cross in 1944. Other materials concerning her work with the Red Cross and other organizations.

Blanton, William J., Papers, 1682-1981, (C3829)
0.7 linear feet
The papers contain Blanton family genealogical research, including correspondence, census records, tax lists, land grants, deeds, and marriage, birth, and death records.

Blanton, William J., Papers, (CA5883)
5 linear feet
Correspondence, family charts, published compilations and other genealogical research material related to the Blanton, Harmon, and related families.

Bledsoe, Fields Trammel (1818-1880) Letter, 1851, (K0229)
0.01 cubic feet
The collection contains a letter from Fields Trammel Bledsoe to his brother-in-law William C. Rhodes of Harrisonville, Missouri.

Blitt, Rita Copaken (1931- ) Papers, 1908-2003, (K1152)
0.5 cubic foot
Blitt is an internationally renowned artist and sculptor. Includes exhibits brochures, booklets, and portfolios; newspapers and magazines articles; books, CDs, and VHS tapes relating to her life and art.

Blize, Abner, Bond of Arbitration, 1830, (R0579)
1 folder
This is an agreement between Abner Blize and Nathaniel Bacon of St. Louis County, Missouri, regarding the ownership of a slave in the estate of John Bacon. Both parties bonded themselves to abide by the ruling of arbitrators selected in the case.

Blount, Thomas F., Papers, 1889-1916, (R1366)
1 folder
The Thompson F. Blount papers consists of letters received and sent by Thompson F. Blount. Blount was an influential businessman in Washington County, Missouri.

Blue Family, Papers, 1818-1973, (R0105)
2 folders, photocopies
This collection consists of correspondence, legal papers, and miscellaneous papers of John W. Blue and his daughters, Minnie Blue and Anna B. Lloyd, of Farmington, St. Francois County, Missouri.

Blum, Michael A. and Jenifer Smith Collection, 1996-1998 (K1009)
0.08 cubic feet
The collection contains materials related to the 1996 rededication celebration of Congregation Beth Torah and a book of recollections concerning the early history of Congregation Beth Torah.

Blumenhorst, Margaret F. (1918- ), Papers, 1586-1959, (S0442)
117 Folders
The Blumenhorst papers document the histories of the Craig, Lewis, Watts, Wallace, and Woodson families from 1586-1959. Genealogical records trace familiy roots back to the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in England and eighteenth century settlement in America. However, the bulk of the material consists of letters (1821-1959) written by the Lewis, Watts, Wallace and Woodson family members who migrated westward during the nineteenth century. The letters, along with legal papers (1790-1892), and a 1849 Gold Rush Diary document the work, social activities and travels of the Lewis, Watts and Wallace families who settled in the Missouri counties of Howard and Chariton in the 1820s. The collection also reflects social and political conditions in Missouri and the United States during the nineteenth century, including westward expansion, slavery, and the Civil War. Personal papers include a narrative describing the capture of Anna Snoddy Wallace's sister, Libby, by the Indians in the early nineteenth century.

Bode Family Account Book, 1846-1962, (C2461)
1 reel microfilm, 68 pages
Account book of Bode family, containing genealogical data, court records of family land in Osage and Cole counties, description of farm, inventory and expense records, William Bode's description of drowning of two sons, certificate of service in Enrolled Missouri Militia, permit to leave Germany issued to J.H. Lutkewinklemann. Entries in German and English.

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.

Bograd, Abe Oral History Collection, (K0267)
.1 cubic foot
The Abe Bograd Oral History Collection covers many aspects of Bograd’s life including recollections of his early years in Russia; his family’s immigration; his education; the political climate of the city under Pendergast; and his employment with the Kansas City Star.

Bohling Jr., Atwell Loomis, (1922-2000) Papers, 1939-1997, (K0654)
49 cubic feet
Professional materials used or produced by Bohling, an editorial writer for the Kansas City Star. Includes articles, clippings, correspondence, research materials, reporters' notebooks and diaries, travel brochures, receipts, menus, publications, and photographs. Personal papers include class notebooks from Yale and Northwestern University, theatre and opera programs, and ephemera.

Bohm, Jack (1924-2008) and Liz Viscofsky (1927- ) Papers, 1950s-2006, (K0995)
7 folders
Family papers including newspaper clippings, event programs, flyers, biographies, and photographs relating to Congregation Beth Shalom Sisterhood.

Bolling, George Melville (1871-1963), Papers, 1925-1970 (C1330)
1.4 linear feet
The papers of George Melville Bolling, professor emeritus of Greek and Sanskrit languages at Ohio State University, include correspondence with colleagues and family, manuscript drafts, and miscellaneous material.

Boling, Bruce D. (1936-2014), Papers, 1920s-2014, (CA6301)
2.4 cubic feet
Personal papers of Bruce D. Boling, Ph.D. Includes photographs, correspondence, certificates and diplomas, and some information regarding his involvement in the El Kahir Shriners in Iowa.

Bolte, Carl E., Sr. (1901-1975) Papers, 1959, (K0905)
.1 cubic feet
The papers of Carl E. Bolte, Sr. contain over 300 letters of appreciation addressed to Carl E. Bolte, Sr. from Kansas City Rotarians, acknowledging his 1958-1959 presidency of the group.

Bongino, Angelo Louis (1935- ) Collection, 1934-1997, (K0878)
0.5 cubic foot
Research and personal papers of Bongino relating to the Italian community in the Northeast Kansas City, particularly Holy Rosary Church. Includes Bongino’s published articles, photographs, and video.

Boone County Home Mutual Insurance Company Policy, 1859, (C0797)
1 folder
Policy issued to Mary L. Parker, Columbia, MO. Includes charter and by-laws of company.

Boone County, Missouri, Black Archives, Collection, (C4057)
0.6 linear feet, 1 video cassette, 4 compact discs, 1 computer disc, 1 DVD
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.

Boone, Albert Gallatin, Papers, (K0475)
0.1 cubic foot (10 folders)
The papers of Albert Gallatin Boone contain legal documents regarding property and business transaction, primarily involving Boone and other resident of Westport.

Boone, Daniel (1734-1820), Deed, 1815, (C1732)
1 folder
Deed to William Cashio for land in St. Charles County purchased from Daniel Boone, 6 May 1815.

Boone, Daniel (1734-1820), Ephemera, n.d., (C1475)
1 folder
Facsimile of a page from Daniel Boone's family Bible with birth dates of Daniel Boone, his wife Rebeccah and their children. Sketch map of Daniel Boone's birthplace. Sketch of Daniel Boone at 86. Photograph of George Boone's saw mill. Affidavit signed by Benjamin and John Logan.

Boone, Louis R., Photograph Collection, (P0839)
27 photographs
Photos of the Doyle family and Portraits, surnames Walker, Whitmack, Sharp, Middaugh, Hastain, Campbell, Avery

Boone-Tate Family, Papers, 1941-1976, (C4205)
1 cubic foot (20 folders)
The Boone-Tate family papers consist of the research and genealogy of the Boone and Tate families, which ultimately culminated in the publication of the Boone Family Record written by Maude Tate Boone.

Booth-Lang Family Papers, ca. 1895-1987, (K0658)
6 cubic feet
Papers and photographs documenting the history of the Lang, Imboden, Fornefett, Booth and related families. Includes genealogical information, certificates of baptism, confirmation, naturalization papers, military records, obituaries, and correspondence. Also family activities and interests, residences, military, and travel.

Bordy, Alice Rostov (1927- ) Papers, 1956-2001, (K0869)
2 folders
Bordy was active in Congregation Beth Shalom. Includes Beth Shalom materials and papers of her husband, Marvin Dean Bordy, MD (1937-2003), credentials committee chairman at Menorah Medical Center.

Boswell, Anita C., Letter, 1941, (C0533)
1 folder
To John C. Westover, Columbia, MO, from Springfield, MO, April 18, 1941. Describes work being done in the gathering of data concerning M. Jeff Thompson, genealogy work of the Utah Genealogical Society, and the acquisition of a diary.

Botsford, James Sherman (1844-1915) Memorial Booklet, 1915, (K1001)
1 folder
Memorial booklet for Botsford, prominent lawyer and civic leader, and former district attorney for Western Missouri.

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.

Botts, Virginia, Collection, (CA2619)
8.4 cubic feet
Personal correspondence, genealogical research materials, materials concerning Boone County and the University of Missouri, photographs, postcards, and miscellaneous material of a genealogist from Boone County, Missouri.

Boulson, Charles E., Papers (R0404)
2.5 cubic feet (57 folders, 3 VHS)
The Charles E. Boulson Papers contain the personal and professional papers of an electrical engineer in Missouri. Boulson was the general manager of the Sho-Me Power Corporation from 1954 to 1974 and a 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.

Bowles, Edward L. (1897-1990), Papers, 1883-1991, (C4191)
0.2 cubic feet
Photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous documents concerning Edward L. Bowles and the history of Westphalia, Missouri.

Bower Brothers Store, Bethel, Missouri, Records, 1890-1924, (C2988)
3 volumes on microfilm
The records of the Bower Brothers Store contain journals of the general store in Bethel, MO, owned by Theodore L. Bower, 1890-1902, and records of Walter C. Bower and the Bower family, 1895-1909 and 1919-1924. Accounts, names of customers and purchases are listed in the store records. The family records include those of the George Bower estate, collections of promissory notes and family expenses.

Bower Family, Papers, c. 1865-1974, (C4055)
0.7 linear feet
The papers of the Bower family, who settled in Bethel, Missouri, around 1850, consist of correspondence, photographs, and miscellaneous material.

Boyle, Robert, Papers, 1862, (C1988)
1 folder
The papers of Robert Boyle contain a protest of a note given by Israel Landis and G.W. Cargill to John Curd.

Bradford, Louise, Collection, 1919-1985, (R0468)
28 folders
This collection includes correspondence, printed material, and ephemera collected by Louise Bradford (1898-1986), and Eva Ann Bradford (1900-1966), during their careers as teachers in Missouri schools. Included are letters from former pupils, and printed materials from education and teachers associations, schools in Berkeley, Rolla, St. James, Salem, and Sullivan, Missouri, and women's clubs and service organizations in Dent and Phelps counties.

Bradford Family, Papers, 1722-1998, (R0647)
8 boxes
These are papers collected by Dr. Vance A. Bradford while conducting genealogical research on the Bradford family. Included are six boxes of correspondence with and about descendants of Samuel Bradford of Snow Hill, Maryland, and two boxes of papers from the Duncan homestead in southern Phelps County, Missouri.

Bradley, Charles E. (1845-1927), Diary, 1869-1876, 1913 (C4328)
0.2 cubic feet (7 folders)
The diary of a young man working in the buying and selling of real estate, and his experiences in social life, particularly as it pertains to marriage.

Bradshaw, Doris Crump, Papers, 1930-1962 (C3303)
3 linear feet
The civic, professional, and social organization papers of Doris Crump Bradshaw include: League of Women Voters, Missouri Library Association, Fortnightly Club, Columbia Garden Club, and Daughters of the American Revolution. Active in American Association of University Women, Mrs. Bradshaw served as state legislative chairman, 1945-1949, and state social studies chairman, 1950-1951.

Bradshaw, William (1896-1964) and Doris Crump (1896-1994), Papers, 1917-1979, (C4268)
1.4 cubic feet (63 folders)
Correspondence, research material, announcements, photographs and postcards of Doris Crump Bradshaw, and her husband, William L. Bradshaw, a professor in the Department of Political Science and later Dean of the School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri.

Bradshaw, William L. (1896-1964), Papers, 1912-1973, (C2556)
11.2 linear feet
The papers of William L. Bradshaw contain business and personal papers of Bradshaw, political scientist and dean of the University of Missouri Business School, 1946-1961. Included are papers as delegate to Missouri Constitutional Convention, 1943-1944, member of State Reorganization Commission, 1953-1955, and other state, local, and professional organizations.

Brady, Durward Belmont, Papers, 1909-1932, (C0076)
0.1 linear feet, 2 volumes
Family letters, letters from Thomas A. Brady and Joseph A. Serena, prohibition campaign expense lists and political propaganda, Richmond and Ray County civic and political materials, and Durward B. Brady & Son Real Estate, Insurance and Loan Company records.

Braecklein, Oscar (1831-1904) Papers, 1901-1903, (K0340)
0.2 cubic feet
The papers of Oscar Braecklein contain four notebooks and one sketchbook that he used in the later years of his life. Braecklein was a druggist (pharmacist) from Kansas City, Missouri, in the late 1800s, and the notebooks chiefly contain his notes from what he was learning or interested in at the time.

Bragg, Raymond Bennett, Papers, (K0468)
9.4 cubic feet
This collection contains material related to the career of Raymond B. Bragg, a prominent Unitarian minister of the 20th century. Included are the materials from local organizations he was involved in, his ecclesiastical research, personal writings, newspaper clippings, humanist journals, and records and correspondence from the various positions he held throughout his career. In addition, there is a large collection of sermons written by Bragg, primarily from his time as minister at All Souls Unitarian Church in Kansas City, Missouri.

Brander, Griffin (1814-1888), Papers, 1801-1988, (S0355)
32 Folders, 1 Tape
The Griffin Brander Papers contain the personal papers of a free black man born in Virginia in 1814. He migrated to Missouri in the 1840s. The papers reflect Brander's efforts to maximize his freedom while living in the Antebellum South and post-Civil War St. Louis, Missouri. The collection consists of photocopied documents. The originals remain with the family. Two series comprise the collection.

Branton, Mary Shaw (Shawsie) (1920- ) Papers, 1975-1978, (K1095)
0.3 cubic foot
Wife of successful lawyer and banker William Coleman Branton (1914-1985), Branton was active in the arts and historical societies and other civic activities. Includes newspaper magazines articles, programs, flyers, brochures, and administrative materials pertaining to Missouri Mansion Preservation and Sacred Circles, a Native American art exhibit mounted by the Nelson-Atkins Museum.

Branton, William Coleman (1914-1985) Papers, 1943-1985, (K0828)
9 cubic feet
Personal papers of Branton, prominent attorney and civic leader in Kansas City, MO. Includes Photographs, correspondence, records and other papers relating to Branton's military duty, legal practice, banking career, civic activities, and personal life

Bratman, Richard Samuel (1933-2010) and Joyce Rosenberg (1939- ) Papers, 1967-1973, (K1146)
1 folder
Beth Israel Abraham Voliner Synagogue clippings on the Bratt family.

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.

Breitenbaugh, Samuel, Family, Papers, 1851-1919 (C0078)
0.3 linear feet
Correspondence and business papers. Bills at general store in Lee's Summit; expenses of a house built in 1898; family news from sister in St. Louis and lawsuit by wife for regaining title to estate after his death; receipts for taxes, merchant's licenses, life insurance, steamboat freight bill, and notes due Breitenbaugh or payable by him.

Bremer, Frederika (1801-1865), Letter, 1852, (C2758)
1 folder
The collection contains a letter and typewritten copy to Mrs. Stetson, Cincinnati, OH, from Frederika Bremer, Stockholm, Sweden, July 14, 1852, sending salutations to friends.

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.

Brickey, John S., Receipt, 1814, (R1180)
1 folder
This is a receipt dated 6 June 1814 from John S. Brickey of Mine Shibboleth in Washington County, Missouri Territory, to Mrs. Banford for .00 for "crying the vendue," or conducting a public sale or auction. The transaction probably was part of an estate settlement.

Briet Family Reunion Records, 1937-1894, (K0177)
1 volume
Minutes of the annual family reunions and genealogical information on the descendants of John and Magdaline Breit.

Briggs Family Papers, (C4374)
2.73 cubic feet (9 folders, 5 oversize volumes)
Scrapbooks, photograph albums, and newspaper clippings of members of the Briggs family, including U.S. Senator Frank P. Briggs and journalist Ruth Briggs Bratek, a graduate of the University of Missouri.

Briggs, Corona Hibbard (1849-1932), Marriage Record Book, 1872-1931, (C1056)
1 volume
A record of 373 marriages solemnized by C.H. Briggs, primarily in Pettis and Greene counties, Missouri.

Brightwell Family Papers, (SP0002)
1 cubic foot (11 folders, 1 oversize, 12 slides)
The papers consist of the personal papers and business ledgers of the Brightwell family, particularly those pertaining to the land deeds and business dealings of John Brightwell (1861-1950) from Taney County. Also included is genealogical information for the Brightwell family and family stories as told by Hillary Brightwell.

Brink, John Quincy, Family Papers, 1868-1890, 1927-1933, 1963, (C2885)
0.1 linear feet
Papers of the Brink family including John Quincy Brink, his son John Robert Brink, their children, and grandchildren. The Brink family lived in Holt and Nodaway counties in northwest Missouri. The collection includes family letters and receipts from various businesses in and around Maryville, Missouri, in addition to some reminiscences and genealogical information on the family.

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

Britton, Wiley, Papers, (CA6230)
0.2 linear feet, 2 computer discs
Papers of a Civil War veteran and writer. Includes correspondence, writings, genealogical documents, news clippings, and legal documents. Britton wrote on the Civil War and pioneer life in Missouri.

Broadhead, James Overton, Letter, 1891, (C2046)
1 folder
The collection contains a letter to Garland [Broadhead] from James Overton Broadhead, St. Louis, Dec. 24, 1891, concerning the Missouri-Arkansas border.

Broadfoot, Lennis Leonard, Collection, 1909-2005, (R1277)
20 folders, 1 ledger, 1 oversize scrapbook
This collection consists of correspondence, personal and legal papers, ledger book, scrapbook and ephemera of artist Lennis Leonard Broadfoot. The collection predominately focuses on his artwork and publications, as well as his promotion of the Ozarks region in Dent and Shannon Counties through the creation of a national park, the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, and the promotion of the arts in general.

Brock, A.L., Papers, 1923-1965, (C2191)
1 folder
The papers of A.L. Brock contain personal reminiscences of A.L. Brock; Wyoming Masonic history; Brock family genealogy; a history of Wyoming, 1868-1933; and cattle, sheep, and horse herding history.

Brockman, Richard S. (1932- ) Papers, 1935-1941, (K1147)
1 cubic foot
Includes the Paseo High School yearbooks, The Paseon which belonged to Irvin Weintraub, and University of Missouri yearbooks, Savitar, which belonged to Ellis Brodkey and to Lt. Irvin Weintraub.

Bronaugh-Bushnell Family, Papers, 1852-1930, (C0079)
1.2 linear feet
The papers consist of personal and business correspondence of the Bronaugh and Bushnell families, landowners and business operators near Clinton, Henry County, Missouri.

Brookfield, Dutton (1917-1979), Papers, (CA6382)
0.4 cubic feet
Addition of scrapbooks containing photographs and WWII letters, along with Unitog Company newsletters, 1982.

Brooks Family, Papers, (CA4466)
11 cubic feet
Correspondence, some accounts, genealogical information and miscellaneous material of a Columbia, Missouri, family active in various movements and organizations during the mid-20th century.

Brooks Family, Papers, (CA5729)
1 linear foot
Addition of correspondence, photographs, legal and business records, and miscellaneous. Includes materials of record for Iris Brooks' death.

Brooks Family, Papers, (CA5737)
4.6 cubic feet
Addition of correspondence and miscellaneous material, 1980s-2010s, of a family from Columbia, Missouri.

Brooks, William Atherton, (1826-1909), Papers, 1897, (C1953)
1 folder
One autobiographical sketch in prose, one in poetry; a genealogical sketch of the Brooks family of Virginia, Kentucky, and Missouri; a poem, "The Great Flood of Little Black, May 9th, 1875."

Browder, Isham, Papers, 1855-1862, (R0115)
1 folder, photocopies
This collection includes two letters to Isham Browder of Dallas, Texas, from his brother, Edward Browder, a Confederate soldier, from Flat Creek, Missouri, 1861, and Boggy Depot, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, 1862. There are also receipts from merchants in Dallas, 1855 and 1858.

Brown Family Records, 1883-1941, (C2274)
1 folder
Family papers of Brown family of Ashland, Centralia, and Hartsburg, MO, including birth, marriage, and death records. Records removed from mutilated Bible, New Liberty Baptist Church, Ashland, MO.

Brown, Andrew Theodore (1923-1983) Collection, 1960-1963, (K0011)
2 cubic feet
Personal incoming and outgoing correspondence of a historian and educator, including that related to Wilson's work on the Kansas City History Project, proposals for a history of the J.C. Nichols Company, and progress on his dissertation on the City Beautiful Movement. Also included are research notecards and early printed material related to the Kansas City Terminal Railway Company.

Brown B[enjamin] Gratz, (1826-1885), Letter, 1850, (C2202)
1 folder
To [Orlando Brown], from St. Louis, MO, Mar. 10, 1850. Brown informs his uncle of the death of Weissinger and discusses his own success in the law profession, his personal goals, and friends. Also typed copy.

Brown, Bernard Harley (1927-2011) Papers, 1978-2003, (K0629)
0.5 cubic foot
Papers of civic leader and former President of Menorah Health Center Foundation. Includes publications, photographs, newspaper clippings and a scrapbook concerning Brown's activities with the Medical Center.

Brown, George I. (1815-1883), Diaries, 1861-1869, (C1058)
2 volumes
Vol. 1 Dutchess County, NY, 1861. Vol. 2 Calhoun County, MI, 1868-1869. Brown moved to Hamilton, Caldwell County, MO, in 1873.

Brown, Henry J. (1847- ), Diaries, 1871-1873, (C1059)
3 volumes
Henry J. Brown, son of George I. Brown, was a farmer near Hamilton, Caldwell County, MO. Vol. 1 Battle Creek, MI, 1871. Vol. 2 Battle Creek, MI, and Caldwell County, MO, 1873. Vol. 3 Battle Creek, MI, 1874.

Brown, Henry J., Family, Papers, 1838-1892, (C0230)
10 folders, typed copies; 1 roll of microfilm of originals
Expense accounts of Brown's trip from Cumberland County, Virginia, to Saline County, Missouri, 1838; expense accounts, Saline County, to 1864; family register; obituary of Andrew Jackson; compositions of Peyton A. Brown and letters from his relatives; and letters to Robert P. Porter, Superintendent of Census, Washington, D.C. Microfilm copy also available.

Brown, Jacob, Papers (K0998)
0.12 cubic foot (6 folders)
The collection consists of materials related to the sale of property by Congregation Beth Shalom to Kroh Brothers Development Company & Allen and Company, Inc. The collection also includes correspondence, an invocation, a program for The Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award luncheon, and biographical information for Jacob Brown.

Brown, James, Papers, 1856-1866, (C0231)
1 folder, typed copies; 1 roll of microfilm of originals
Letter from H.C.N. Brown, Front Royal, 1856, concerning the hire of Henry and his wife Catherine, probably slaves. Poem. Death of Virginius Brown in the Civil War. Political conditions, 1866, money, crops, and desertion of slaves.

Brown, Joseph, Records of Marriages, 1886-1920, (R0168)
1 folder, photocopies
These are records of marriages performed by an itinerant Baptist minister. Most of the marriages recorded took place at Newburg in Phelps County, Missouri, and involved residents of Phelps, Pulaski, and Dent counties.

Brown, Marshall Dwight, Papers, (K1066)
7 cubic feet
Includes architectural drawings by Marshall and Brown Architects; Kansas City area related books; issues of "Kansas City Happenings", a newspaper published Marshall Brown, Jr. and Jerry Plantz.; small desk blotters 1930-1950s with KC company names; a photographs album; clippings; and certificates awarded to Brown.

Brown, Shirley Bowden, Papers, (CA5288)
0.2 linear feet
A scrapbook and memorabilia for Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and childhood and family photographs.

Brown, Stiles Clifford "Red" (1918-1984) Papers, 1919-1952, (K1207)
2 cubic feet
Scrapbooks, including correspondence, photographs, printed and published material, and ephemera, of Brown's Marine Corps service. Also a scrapbook compiled by his mother, Lessie Brown, containing postcards, correspondence, and ephemera; correspondence to his wife, Orvetta, and his school records.

Brownlee, John, Letters, 1828-1848, (C0264)
1 folder
Written to his wife while on business trips to Louisville, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia.

Brownlee, Richard S., II, Papers, (CA6417)
0.1 cubic feet
Photographs, awards, certificates, and miscellaneous papers of the director of the State Historical Society of Missouri (1960-1985). Includes some family material.

Brownstein, Albert Memoir, (K0861)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The collection consists of a manuscript entitled, “A Letter to My Grandchildren,” written by Brownstein. The memoir includes genealogical and historical information on the family, along with anecdotes from Brownstein on his youth and life growing up as an Orthodox Jew in New Jersey and Philadelphia.

Brummet, Mabel, Correspondence, 1924-1927, (R0398)
1 folder
This is correspondence from friends and relatives of a former resident of Ava, Douglas County, Missouri. The topics include community events, mutual acquaintances, and family news. Also included is a report card from the Douglas County Public Schools for the school year 1923-1924.

Bruner-Dixon Family, Papers, c. 1860s-2004, (C4137)
0.6 linear feet
The papers of the Bruner-Dixon family contain correspondence, clippings, diaries, notebooks, photographs, ephemera, and genealogies relating to the Bruner and Dixon families of Missouri, particularly Elizabeth Dixon Hanks and her close relatives.

Bruner-Dixon Family Papers (CA6532)
0.2 cubic feet
Addition of Bruner-Dixon family photographs, c. 1900-1920s. Primarily pertains to Columbia, Missouri.

Brunson, Alfred (1793-1882), Deed, 1852, (C2759)
1 folder
The collection contains a deed of land, lot 11, block 14, Mineral Point, of Alfred Brunson to John Hutchison, acting as guardian of Mary B. Burnett and Thomas B. Burnett, minor heirs of Thomas P. Burnett, October 14, 1852.

Bryan Family Papers, 1840-1911, (C4160)
0.1 cubic feet
The papers of the Bryan family contain numerous deeds and personal financial records pertaining to land in Marion County, Missouri.

Bryan Family Photographs, (P0900)
2 photographs
Portraits of Eveline McIlvaine Bryand and Dr. John Gano Bryan

Bryan, James E., Letter, 1908, (R0898)
1 folder
This is a letter dated 25 May 1908 from James E. Bryan at Doniphan in Ripley County, Missouri, to M. Waddle at the Home Building and Loan Company in Marion, Ohio. In the letter Bryan promises to repay a loan.

Bryant Building Collection, 1917-1966, (K0903)
1 cubic foot
Business records including leases, insurance policies, and various contracts related to the building in downtown Kansas City, MO. Also documents concerning the last will and testament of Harriet M. Bryant (1849-1920), owner of the Harriet M. Bryant Realty and Improvement Company.

Buckeridge, Besse Belle, 1891-1983, Papers, 1911-1960s, (R1312)
4 folders
This collection consists of correspondence to Besse and her mother from friends, Besse's letters and postcards from travels in Europe in the 1920s, and miscellaneous papers and postcards. There is also a reminiscence of early days in the Lycoming Valley of Pennsylvania by her grandfather, J. W. Heylmun, ca. 1911.

Buckner Hill Cemetery Association Records, 1910-1968, (K1357)
0.04 cubic feet
The records contain a record of internments in the Buckner Hill Cemetery in Buckner, Missouri.

Buescher Family, Papers, (CA6231)
0.8 linear feet
Papers of the Buescher family of Hartsburg, Missouri. Includes news clippings, sheet music from the 1910s, an auto repair shop account book from the 1930s and 1940s, and minutes of the Little Bonne Femme Baptist Association meetings from the 1930s and 1940s.

Bunker, S. J. Abstract of Title, 1929, (C0531)
2 folders
One abstract of title containing all the instruments of writing which affect the title of a section and a half of land in Dent County, Mo., from 1860 to 1929. Prepared by the Bennett Abstract Company, Salem, Missouri, November 15, 1929.

Burford-White Photograph Collection, (P0038)
64 photographs
Snapshot and studio photos, including tintypes related to the White-Burford-Taylor-Adkins-Harness-Marolf families plus scenes from Ladue, Vista and Independence, as well as vacation scenes outside of Missouri.

Burge, Oscar F., Papers, 1853-1900, (C0211)
7 folders
Correspondence, cancelled checks, legal papers, tax receipts and miscellaneous papers belonging to O.F. Burge of Bates and Cooper Counties.

Burgoyne Family, Papers, (CA6186)
19.75 linear feet, 1 CD, 3 video cassettes, 29 audio discs
Papers of Leon Burgoyne and his daughter, Suzanne. Leon was a Navy aviator during World War II and coached boys' basketball in Berrien, Michigan. Suzanne was a professor of Theatre Arts at Creighton University and the University of Missouri. The papers include correspondence from World War II and the Vietnam War, in which Suzanne's ex-husband served, and materials documenting Suzanne's teaching career.

Burk, Tennie S. (1886-1978), Papers, 1837-1972, (C4285)
0.75 cubic feet (26 folders)
The papers of Tennessee ‘Tennie’ Selby Burk contains her personal papers including genealogical information on her family and on various Missouri chapters of the Daughters of the American Colonists (DAC).

Burks, Isham, Pension Claim, 1829, (C1482)
1 folder
The collection consists of Revolutionary War pension claim of Isham Burks. The claim includes an itemized list of Burke's property, personal possessions, and dependents in 1818 and 1829.

Burnett and Denney Familes, Papers, 1864-ca. 1985, (R0353)
6 folders
This collection includes correspondence, business papers, genealogical material, and photographs of the families of Ensign Burnett (1833-1912) and Tyre Denney (1828-1873) of Dade, Linn, and Webster counties in Missouri. Included are photographs of Burnett School in Webster County, and miscellaneous items pertaining to the communities of Linneus, Lockwood, and Seymour in Missouri .

Burnett, Peter Hardeman (1807-1895), Letters, 1890-1891, (C1483)
1 folder
The collection consists of letters to David W. May, Columbia, MO, from San Francisco, CA. Burnett, May's great-uncle, discusses his retirement from the Pacific Bank in 1880, his financial investments and his family, and inquires about Missouri relatives.

Burnstein, Louis, Family Papers, c. 1905-2013, (K1349)
0.75 cubic feet, 47 folders, oversize
The Louis Burnstein Family Papers, c. 1905-2013, contain documents, photographs, scrapbooks, certificates, family histories and genealogy charts and other printed material for the Burnstein and Pitluck families of St. Joseph, Platte City and Kansas City, Missouri. The materials were compiled by Louis Burnstein; the family histories were compiled and written by Louis Burnstein and Mollie Pitluck Burnstein. The collection documents the experiences of Jewish families who migrated to the Missouri and Kansas areas of the United States in the early twentieth century.

Burt, Franklin (1809-1873), Papers, 1843-1905, (C0228)
5 folders, 3 volumes
Land records, miscellaneous papers, tax assessment book, and diary of Callaway County, Missouri, farmer. Diary (1859-1872) includes brief daily entries on weather, wind direction, farming and family activities, and visitors.

Burt, Richard W. (1823-1911), Papers, 1817-1911, (C0226)
6 folders
Description of everyday life in Ohio during the 1840s. Letters on army life during the Mexican War and the Civil War. Letters include descriptions of battles of Fort Donelson, Shiloh and Vicksburg. Scrapbook contains clippings from Burt's Progressive Age, Coshocton, Ohio, clippings of his letters regarding the Mexican and Civil Wars, and other miscellaneous clippings.

Burwell-Tate Family Papers, 1850-1930's, (K0233)
1 cubic foot
Moses T. Burwell was a prominent Kansas City banker and real estate broker. Primarily photographs of the Burwell and Tate families, including studio portraits and exterior and interior shots of the Burwell's late-1800s home. Also included are a scrapbook, newspaper clippings, and other family papers.

Busch, Carl (1862-1943) Papers, 1885-1984, (K0222)
6 cubic feet
Busch was a composer, educator, founder of an early symphony, and for fifty years the most noted musician in Kansas City. Included are his musical compositions, and works by other composers that Busch added to, transcribed, edited, and gave or received as gifts. Also correspondence from Busch's friends and colleagues, and from relatives in Europe, most of which are written in German and Danish, photographs and artifacts.

Bush, Sarah Lewis (1920- ) Family Papers, 1888-1972, (K0237)
1 cubic foot
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other documents regarding members of Bush's family: Dr. Charles Wesley Burrill, Surgeon General of the Grand Army of the Republic and doctor in Kansas City, Evelyn Burrill Lewis, and William A. Lewis, educators in Kansas City

Butler, George M. ( -1846), Papers, 1829-1846, (C3949)
0.2 linear feet
Papers of George M. Butler, a surveyor, owner of the Lexington, Missouri Telegraph, and officer in the 1st Regiment, Missouri Volunteers. The papers consist of surveyor's notes, correspondence, military commission certificates, and financial records.


C. H. Blackman and Son Funeral Home Records, 1971-1978, (K1358)
0.12 cubic feet
The records provide information about decedents and document funerals arranged by C. H. Blackman and Son Funeral Home in Kansas City, Missouri.

Caby and Hahn families, Papers, 1856-1960, (R1305)
2 folders
This is the Robert W. Beiriger collection of family records of the Caby and Hahn families in Bollinger County, Missouri. The collection includes a land record, military pension papers, birth and marriage records, and five photographs of some of the individuals noted in the documents.

Cahoon, Benjamin B., Papers, 1868-1923, (R0142)
1 folder, photocopies
This is miscellaneous correspondence of an attorney and land agent in Fredericktown, Madison County, Missouri. The papers concern the land business, litigation in progress, and state politics. There are several letters from Missouri governors and officials, and Cahoon's biographical sketch of Judge William Carter. There is also an original photograph of Cahoon, 1878.

Cairns, Mary Margaret (1915-2003), Papers, 1901-2004, (C3996)
1.4 linear feet
The Mary Margaret Cairns Papers document the life of a Kansas City area woman who worked at Sears Department Store and traveled across North America and Europe. The papers consist mostly of photographs and slides relating to her travels, as well as travel notes, postcards, and brochures from places she visited. The collection also contains materials concerning the family burial plots at the Huntsville Cemetery in Huntsville, Missouri and relating to her retirement party from Sears.

Caldwell Family, Papers, 1834-1893 (C0261)
4 folders
Papers of a Greene County, Missouri, family; tax and other receipts; estate inventory, 1860; farm book and patent medicine advertisement.

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.

Callaghan Family, Papers, 1821-1859, (C1821)
1 folder
The papers contain envelopes sent to various members of the Callaghan family; receipts.

Cameron, John F., Papers, (K1013)
10 cubic feet
John F. Cameron was a real estate broker and owner of a real estate company in Kansas City. The papers include newsletters, sermons, and materials pertaining to the Catholic and Redeemer Presbyterian Churches. Additionally, the collection contains maps, plans, brochures, and books relating to Cameron's real estate activities.

Campbell, Alexander (1788-1866), Letter, 1853, (C0547)
1 folder
"To all whom these presents may come," from Bethany, VA, Oct. 15, 1853. A recommendation of Miss Rebecca E. Jones as a teacher.

Campbell, [Arthur], Letter, 1808, (C0562)
1 folder
To Francis Walker, Edinburgh, from London, England, Apr. 29, 1808. Thank you for renewal of a bill. Mentions visit to Bath and return to London for meeting of Parliament.

Campbell, E. Taylor, Papers, 1840-1970, (C3574)
1 folder
The papers contain genealogical information, with photographs, compiled by a descendant of the Hawkins and Taylor families who settled in Knox County, Missouri, about 1840.

Canfield, Henry Titus, Letters, (K0203)
0.1 cubic foot (4 folders)
This collection contains Civil War era letters, compositions prepared for a publication called The Evening Star, and penmanship class assignments.

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.

Capehart, Ruth, Collection, 1831-1904, (R0045)
2 volumes
This collection consists of two journals kept by separate authors. Since the surname "Raff" appears in both volumes, there is probably a connection between the authors, but the exact relationship is not known.

Capito, George G. (1934- ) Papers, 1900s-1960s, (K0979)
7 folders
Photographs, funeral service and obituaries, diplomas, letters of commendation, yearbooks, and newspaper clippings relating to the Capito and Tabolsky families.

Carlson, Avis Dungan (1896- ), Daybooks, 1923-1943, (S0419)
8 Volumes On 1 Microfilm Roll
Daybooks of Avis Carlson, author. Topics include: Depression, Dust Bowl, William Allan White, League of Women Voters, American Association of University Women, and family matters. The eight volumes cover her life from 1923-1943.

Carlson, Avis Dungan (1896-1987), Papers, 1940-1976, (S0463)
35 Folders
The Avis Dungan Carlson Papers are arranged in alphabetical order. First drafts of her books, Small World - Long Gone (1975) and In the Fullness of Time (1977), make up the bulk of the material. Small World's drafts (f. 13-19) contain autobiographical material covering the period from early childhood through Avis Dungan's wedding to Harry Carlson. Drafts for In the Fullness of Time (f. 21-31), entitled That Specter, Old Age and That Crown of Glory, discuss the process and effects of aging. The collection also includes articles on St. Genevieve, education, family and the St. Louis League of Women Voters. An appointment book, a family genealogy, and newsclippings comprise the rest of the collection.

Carpenter Family, Papers, 1796-1851 (C0237)
1 folder
Israel Grant’s will, 1796; Davis Burton’s will, 1815; deed for Missouri land, 1830; and trustees’ report to Boone County, Missouri, school board, 1851.

Carpenter Family, Papers, 1830-1962, (C3489)
0.4 linear feet
The papers contain notes, correspondence and genealogical records compiled by Lucy Grant Carpenter Bly while tracing all branches of her family. Most of the early letters are to the Carpenter family of Boone County from relatives in Virginia.

Carpenter, Sam, Letters, 1834-1842 (C0235)
1 folder
Written from Alleghany County, Virginia, discussing politics and local and family affairs.

Carr, Charles L. (1890-1966) Papers, 1915-1951, (K0909)
2 cubic feet
Carr was an attorney in Kansas City, MO and the General Solicitor for the Kansas City Public Service Company. Includes the personal and professional papers of Carr: correspondence, printed materials from various organizations, files related to the streetcar company and the Missouri State Supreme Court..

Carr, Dabney (1773-1837), Papers, 1837, (C1487)
1 folder
The papers consist of a funeral notice of Dabney Carr, judge of the Virginia Court of Appeals, 1824-1837, and resolutions of the judges, members of the bar, and officers of the Virginia Court of Appeals and the members and officers of the Virginia House of Delegates.

Carr, Will C., Letter, 1807, (C1843)
1 folder
The collection contains a copy of a letter to Thomas Carr, from St. Louis, MO, Oct. 23, 1807, to his uncle discussing political difficulties in Louisiana Territory, family news, and his engagement to the daughter of Dr. Aron Elliott of Ste. Genevieve, MO. Original in possession of the University of Georgia.

Carson Family Papers, 1846, (C3378)
1 folder
Letter from Simon Carson to William Carson regarding genealogy of the Carson family. Biographical sketch of Alethea Carson, wife of William Carson and daughter-in-law of Simon Carson.

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.

Carson, William (1815-1863), Papers, 1815-1907, (C0238)
4 folders
Personal papers of a pioneer farmer and Santa Fe trader of Howard County, Missouri. Material on early medicine. Letters, accounts, receipts, three pictures of Kit Carson's home in Colorado, and miscellaneous papers. Originals in the possession of Mr. Kingsbury.

Carstarphen, Lewis Henry (1908-1971), Papers, 1686-1971, (C3613)
2.6 linear feet
Genealogical data on Glascock, Tutt, Watson, Woodson, Carstarphen and collateral families compiled by Carstarphen with his aunt, Emily Marion Watson, collaborating on the Watson, Woodson, and Tutt families.

Carstenson, Cecil C. (1906-1991) and Blanche Williams (1907-2002) Papers, ca. 1943-ca. 2001, (K0669)
5 cubic feet
Cecil was talented wood sculptor, while his wife Blanche was best known for her textile artworks. Included are photographs and slides of both Cecil and Blanche's artwork. Also letters to various people, mostly family while Cecil was serving during World War II and scrapbooks covering most of their adult lives.

Carter, John Denton, "The Carters of Greene County, ...," 1981, (R0106)
1 folder, typescript
This is a history of the Carter family by a descendant in Biloxi, Mississippi. Part One is subtitled "From New Jersey to Tennessee." Later members of the family moved to Missouri.

Carter-Hickman Family, Papers, (CA6347)
3 cubic feet
The Carter-Hickman Family Papers document the lives of William Ray Carter, associate professor at the University of Missouri, and his wife Helen Hickman. Together they had three children, Robin, William, and Lyda, and lived in Columbia, Missouri.

Carter-McDade Family, Papers, (CA6471)
1.75 cubic feet
Family papers and genealogical material of the Carter, McDade, and related families largely of the Sedalia and Waverly, Missouri, areas collected by Marguerite Carter McDade.

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

Case, Theodore Spencer, Papers, (K0295)
0.57 cubic foot (7 folders, 1 volume)
The Theodore Spencer Case Papers consist of correspondence, a handwritten manuscript along with transcriptions of the manuscript, newspaper clippings, pages from a medical review, scrapbooks, a photograph, and an oversize volume.

Catholic Churches, Ralls and Monroe Counties, Missouri, Records, 1833-1954 (C2973)
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.

Caulk, Millie, Papers, 1948-1974 (C0195)
8 folders
Atherton family genealogical material.

Cave, Michael (1944-1991), Papers, 1944-1997, (C2157)
7.6 linear feet, 21 audio cassettes, 62 audio tapes, 27 video cassettes, 1 compact disk, and 1 record
The Michael Cave Papers consist of personal and professional correspondence, business records, audiovisual material, and the compositions of Cave, a pianist and composer.

Cave, Michael, Papers, (CA5929)
2 linear feet
Addition of papers of Cave family, including genealogical information, family members' childhood experiences, photographs, and correspondence.

Cayce Family Papers (R1319)
0.5 cubic foot (18 folders)
The Cayce Family Papers contain correspondence to and from members of the Cayce family of St. Francois County, Missouri. Most of the items are addressed to or written by Ellis P. Cayce. The papers contain information on family members, family businesses, and Ellis’s courtship of Emma Dupuy.

Cayce, Milton Pleasant, Papers, 1849-1883, (R0498)
4 folders
These are personal and business papers of Milton P. Cayce and family of Farmington, St. Francois County, Missouri. Included are bills of lading for goods shipped through Ste. Genevieve (1849), family correspondence and business papers (1833-1926), and papers and correspondence with Firmin A. Rozier regarding the St. Francois and Iron Mountain Road Company (1877-1883).

Cayce, Milton Pleasant, Record Book, ca. 1870, (R1039)
1 volume, oversize
This is a bound volume containing information about land parcels in Madison, Reynolds, Wayne, Iron, and Sainte Genevieve counties in Missouri, and miscellaneous clippings on such subjects as horticulture and cholera. The item has been attributed to Milton P. Cayce because his name occurs most often therein.

Chadwell, Gideon, Chadwell/Leavenworth Family, Papers, 1837-1944, (R0883)
5 folders, photocopies
These are the correspondence and business papers of the Chadwell and Leavenworth families of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. The papers concern family news and business matters, and include the Civil War letters of Alexander H. Chadwell, a Confederate soldier, and Joseph H. Leavenworth and N. H. Leavenworth regarding the lumber business in Mississippi in the 1870s and 1880s.

Challis-Dysart Family, Papers, 1905-1956, (C4293)
0.2 cubic feet (2 folders)
The papers contain letters, expense entries, photographs, receipts, licenses and genealogical material related to the Challis-Dysart-Forbis-Wilcox families.

Chandler, Anne Elizabeth (1838-1904), "In Memoriam," 1904, (C0741)
1 folder
Eulogies and obituaries of Anne Elizabeth Chandler.

Chanute, Octave (1832-1910) Papers, 1860-1890, (K0292)
8 microfilm rolls
Selected microfilm of the Papers of Octave Chanute from the Library of Congress covering the periods when Chanute, renowned engineer and bridge builder, was active in Kansas City. Correspondence, family papers, articles, patents, photographs, sketches, kite diagrams, plans for Chanute's railroad bridge across the Missouri River (Kansas City Bridge), and clippings.

Charno, Harriett F., Papers, 1939-1989, (K1266)
0.25 cubic feet
Photographs of family, WAC (Women’s Athletic Club) at the Jewish Community Center, B’nai B’rith and Busy Bee organizations. Also included are photocopies of naturalization papers for Sam (Schmiel) (1906- ) and Clara Dorothy (1910- ) Silverstein. The Silversteins came to the United States from Russia and resided in Kansas City, Missouri.

Cherrick, Ruth, Class Book, 1926-1930, (S0650)
1 volume
The class book was kept by Ruth Cherrick during her four years at Soldan High School. The book contains invitations to parties, notes and artwork by classmates and teachers, greeting cards, newspaper clippings, photographs and diary entries. Includes one issue of the Soldan High School Scribbage.

Chick, Washington Henry, "As I Remember," 1965, and Program, Dedication of William M. Chick Post Office, 1964, (C2577)
1 folder
Pamphlet about the life of Washington Henry Chick in western Missouri and Kansas. Program of dedication of William M. Chick post office.

Childers, Martha Patton (1948- ) Collection, 1957-2011, (K0590)
9 folders
Family papers of Childers, her mother Louise Childers, and sister, Virginia Childers containing correspondence, memorabilia, personal diaries, and other papers documenting the lives of these women.

Chiles/Huston/Kearny Family Papers, ca. 1850-1992, (K0677)
4 cubic feet
Newspaper clippings, U.S. maps, magazines, books, and event programs, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, cards, notebooks and diaries pertaining to the families in Kentucky, New England, and Jackson County, MO.

Chitwood, Seth, Papers, 1798-1846, (C0259)
3 folders
Legal papers pertaining to acquisition of land; death of his father, Richard Chitwood; and grant from U.S. government. Wills of Richard and Seth Chitwood. Papers dealing with disposal of property of Richard and Seth Chitwood to settle their estate.

Choate Family Papers (SP0040)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Choate Family Papers consist of correspondence between John K. Choate and his siblings, Aaron, Tom, and Elisabeth.

Chouteau Family, Bible Excerpt, n.d., (C3137)
1 folder
The papers contain a copy of page from the Chouteau Family Bible. Names listed are Francois Chouteau, Therese Birenica Chouteau, Edmund Francois H. Chouteau, Pierre Menard Chouteau, Louis Sylvestre Chouteau, Benjamin Chouteau, Frederick D. Chouteau, Benedict Pharamon Chouteau, and Mary Brigite Chouteau. Gives place and date of birth and date of death.

Chouteau, Auguste A., and Constance, Deed, 1818, (C1491)
1 folder
Deed to Fenton F. Goss for a lot in Florissant, MO.

Christeson, Robert P. (1911-1992), Collection, 1808-1995, (C3971)
36 linear feet, 1387 audio discs, 133 audio tapes, 152 audio cassettes, 112 wire recordings, 3 film reels
The Christeson Collection comprises sheet music, song books, and other publications related to square dancing and folk dances, publications on the history of violins and fiddlers, catalogs of instruments and musical recordings, correspondence, photographs and family papers, fiddle organization newsletters, fiddling contest flyers, folk festival information, and the working papers of volumes I and II of The Old-Time Fiddler's Repertory. In addition, this collection contains Christeson's original wire recordings, audio tapes, and audio discs of fiddle tunes, jam sessions, fiddle contests, and other folk genres.

Christopher, Adrienne Tinker, "The Story of Daniel Yoacham," n.d., (C2927)
1 folder
Traces the Yoacham family of Westport, Missouri, through three generations, and discusses fur trading in Missouri. Includes anecdotes and legends of fur traders of the 1820s and 1830s.

Clark, Bennett Champ (1890-1954), Letter, 1937, (C0532)
1 folder
Letter from Senator Bennett Champ Clark of Washington, D.C., to Frederick G. Middlebush, President of the University of Missouri in Columbia, dated December 14, 1937.

Clark, Carrie Rogers (1868-1946), Papers, 1897-1935, (C0251)
1 folder
Papers relating to application of William B. Rogers for Trenton postmastership, biographical sketch of Carrie Rogers Clark, and brief description of Trenton, Missouri.

Clark, J.J., Letter, 1864, (C2196)
1 folder
The collection contains a love letter to M.L. Riddle, Feb. 22, 1864.

Clark, Levi, E., Biography, 1957, (C3506)
1 folder
The papers contain a biography of a Lawrence County, Missouri, pioneer, written by his grandson, C. C. Heagerty. Clark was born in Kentucky in 1836 and died in 1907.

Clarkson Family, Papers, 1810-1870, (C1705)
0.2 linear feet
This collection contains Clarkson family correspondence primarily between Colonel Charles S. Clarkson, his wife, Charlotte, and their children, originating from Ohio, Kentucky, St. Louis, and other locations, concerning family news and business matters. Correspondence from friends and extended family members is also included.

Clay County, Missouri, History Papers, 1850-1956, (K0445)
0.18 cubic feet
The collection contains miscellaneous papers related to the lives of early settlers in Clay County, Missouri. These papers include newspaper clippings related to Clay County, miscellaneous papers related to important events and people in the mid-1800s of Clay County, photographs, and a large genealogical scrapbook with small autobiographies in it.

Claypool Family, Papers, (CA6236)
0.2 linear feet
Church book of the Turkey Creek Missionary Baptist Church, 1841, information about the church, and photographs of the Claypool family.

Clemons Family, Papers, 1922-1937, 1962-1967, (C0488)
0.2 linear feet
Papers of Clemons family of Harviell, Butler County, MO. Includes correspondence to Suzanna and Charles Clemons of Minneapolis, MN, from their relatives in Harviell. The letters describe farming and family life in the region. The papers also include a postcard, five photographs, and a menu and roster from Jefferson Barracks, MO, Army camp.

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, Genealogy, n.d., (C3133)
1 folder
The papers contain genealogy of three generations of the Clemens family, starting with John Marshall and Jane Lampton Clemens, Samuel Clemens' parents. Also a brief biography of Mark Twain, and descriptions of Florida, Missouri, and Mark Twain State Park.

Clendening, Edwin McKaig (1852-1930) Papers, 1887-1929, (K0262)
8 cubic feet
Correspondence, speeches, programs and brochures, meeting minutes, clippings, and photographs, of Edwin Clendening, businessman and Secretary of the Commercial Club, forerunner of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. Correspondence deals with a wide range of topics, both personal and relating to the work of the Chamber.

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.

Cochran-Jeffress Family, Papers, (CA6348)
0.1 cubic feet
Family genealogy of the Cochran-Jeffress family of Cooper County, Missouri. Included are pages from the Jeffress family Bible and Cochran family photographs.

Cockrell, Francis M., Letter, 1853, (C1945)
1 folder
The papers contain a letter from Cockrell to Mrs. Stapp, June 7, 1853, requesting permission to marry her daughter Arthusa.

Cockrell, Monroe F., Collection, (P0297)
3 photographs
b/w drawing of New Palace Hotel, Fulton, MO, 1907. b/w photo of Cockrell Family, 1890. b/w photo with negatives of General Cockrell, Confederate Army, Civil War.

Coffee, John T., Genealogical Collection, (CA2556)
0.4 linear feet
Primarily contains correspondence, notes of Virginia Coffee while gathering information to write on article about Confederate Colonel John T. Coffee, who was from Dade County, MO. Also some Coffee family genealogy materials.

Cogswell, Mabel, Diary, 1877, (R0517)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a typescript of the diary of Mabel Cogswell, a young woman whose father was superintendent of the Hazard mining property at Mine La Motte in Madison County, Missouri. The entries include notes on the weather and comments daily life, social events, and sickness in the community at Mine La Motte, 1 January –25 July 1877.

Cohen, Jerome S. (1913-2003) Papers, ca. 1953-ca. 1996, (K0741)
20 cubic feet
Personal and professional papers of the civic and business leader, including materials related to the American Humanics Foundation; H. Roe Bartle; the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund; and the Kansas City Zoo. Also includes Ray Morgan's notes and drafts for Cohen's biography.

Cole Family Photographs, (P0905)
3 photographs
Images of Hannah Cole and her descendents.

Cole, Mrs. Redmond S., Scrapbook, 1933-1937, (C1390)
1 volume
Newspaper clippings of obituaries. Indexed.

Coleman, O.T. (1891-1965), Papers, 1917-1960, (C0976)
0.4 linear feet
The papers of O.T. Coleman contain his World War I correspondence from Camp Funston, Kansas; England; France; and Germany. The collection also includes clippings and pictorial images regarding World War I and Coleman's diaries as a soil extension agent for the University of Missouri.

Collett Family, Papers, 1833-1964, (C2949)
11 folders
The papers contain genealogical material about the Collett family of Adair County, Missouri, including tax receipts, miscellaneous pamphlets and newspaper clippings, poetry and essays.

Collier, Sharon, compiler, Robinson and Related Families, 2003, (R0989)
1 folder
This is the family history of Joe Charles Robinson of Richland in Pulaski County, Missouri. The family descended through Samuel, William, and Archibald Robinson of Botetourt County, Virginia. Archibald and his wife, Mary Ann Garrett, came to Missouri in 1854. The primary related families include Duncan, Shelton, and Zimmerman.

Collins, Charles, Papers, 1836-1954, (C3209)
8 folders
Miscellaneous letters and clippings regarding the Royall, Switzler, Price, and Henderson families; article about John Price by Eva Grant Maloney; typescript copies of "A Trip to the South," and "My Second Tour in the South" by William F. Switzler in 1836; Mary Jane Royall Switzler's album of memories filled with prose and poetry.

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, Tom (1900-1968) Papers, 1908-1985, (K0830)
0.5 cubic foot
Collins was a noted humorist and author. Includes newspaper clippings, brochures, magazines, photographs and a phonograph record relating to Collins career.

Colman-Hayter Family Papers, 1839-1900, (C0084)
0.2 linear feet
Correspondence and miscellaneous material of a northwest Missouri family. Correspon-dence includes letters from William S. Hayter who was with General Stephen W. Kearny in the Southwest during the Mexican War; letters from Washington and Thomas J. Hayter describing their lives in the Oregon Territory; letters from Henry Colman during his trips down the Mississippi; letters from Mary Colman Belt to her family in Texas; and letters of Thomas H. Colman and Abraham G. Hayter, soldiers in the Confederate Army.

Columbia Cemetery Association, Deed, 1859, (C2620)
1 folder
The records contain the deed of lot number 66 issued to Ann Gentry.

Community Christian Church Records, c. 1880s-2000s, (K0392)
60 cubic feet
Records of the Community Christian Church of Kansas City, Missouri. The Community Christian Church’s origins in Kansas City date back to the late 1880s, and its name and locations have changed several times during its history. The structure at 4201 Main Street, adjacent to the Country Club Plaza, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and opened in 1942. The collection includes materials relating to: the church’s early history; board, administrative council and committee meeting minutes; programs, events and mission trips; bulletins, directories, newsletters and other publications; recorded sermons and guest speakers; photographs; financial records; and oversize materials.

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.

Conley-Miller Family, Papers, (CA5461)
0.4 linear feet
Addition to family papers of a Columbia, Boone County, MO family. Includes correspondence, business and legal papers, travel materials and miscellaneous. Mostly relates to George Conley and Elizabeth Nye Miller.

Connelly, John, Papers, 1810-1888, (C0257)
7 folders
Patent issued under act of Congress providing relief for losses in the New Madrid earthquake; certificates of title and transfer of land originally belonging to Wilson Cummings; oath of allegiance, 1865; report of losses to a raiding band; tax receipts.

Connor, R.F., Letter, 1861, (C2018)
1 folder
To James Shambaugh, from Clarinda, IA, Sept. 2, 1861. Requests ten sacks of flour.

Connelley, William Elsey, Letters, (K0203)
0.01 cubic foot (3 folders)
The collection contains letters written by Connelley, noted Kansas historian, to Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, discussing Connelley’s research, and specifically Connelley’s research of John Brown. In addition, the collection provides insight into Connelley’s candid opinions about prominent political and literary personalities in Kansas and Connelley’s personal life.

Connor, Thomas ( -1907), Papers, 1893-1909, (C0244)
1 folder, 1 volume
Connor's will and other papers connected with his estate. Lead and zinc ore register, 1893-1909, from Joplin, Missouri.

Cook, David Gillaspy, (1821-1896), Papers, 1874-1908, (C4197)
1 cubic foot (11 folders)
The papers of David Gillaspy Cook consists of books pertaining to the Valley Spring School located in Boone County, Missouri, of which Mr. Cook was a director, as well as some personal papers.

Cook, Warren, Collection, 1782-1978, (R0043)
5 folders
These are photocopies of papers of the Smith, Havins, Roseberry, and Cook families of southwestern Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. The collection includes correspondence, estate papers, and genealogical records. There are also two farm diaries, 1875-1876.

Cooley, Polly, Letter, 1851, (C0838)
1 folder
Letter to her husband, N.G. Cooley, who was in Idaho prospecting for gold. Reprinted in Carrollton Democrat, 1935.

Coontz, Joanne, Photographs, (P0283)
49 photographs
Photographs include: wreck of train, Engine #313 Missouri Pacific; the Gehlken Mill in Morgan County; the Curry Farm and farmhouse in Morgan County; the Gehlken Store in Pettis County, and the Gehlken and Penning families.

Cooper, Albert G., Collection, 1967-1985, (C4210)
0.8 cubic feet (38 folders)
Genealogical material consisting of correspondence, handwritten notes, typescript material, family group sheets, maps, newspaper clippings and photographs of the Cooper, Avery, Van Pelt, Royster and other related families.

Cooper, Benjamin C., Account Book, 1856-1860, (C2975)
1 volume
The records contain miscellaneous accounts for purchases and boarding; a few diary-like entries. Cooper was apparently living in Fredericktown, Madison County, Missouri.

Cooper, Bertha Mae Bowman (1916-2013) Papers, 1946-2007, (K1287)
10 cubic feet
Scrapbooks and textual materials relating to Bertha Mae Bowman Cooper's community involvements. Bertha Cooper was the president of over 25 clubs and service organizations in the Kansas City area.

Copher and Stidham Family, Records, 1784-1974 (C4290)
0.2 cubic feet (1 folder)
The records of the Copher and Stidham families contain dates of births, deaths, and marriages, wills, and military records. The volume contains both original records and transcriptions created by J.H. Stidham.

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

Coppaken, Arnold Lester (1924-2006) and Helen Glass (1930- ) Collection, 1943-1975, (K0884)
0.04 cubic foot (3 folders, one oversize item)
The Arnold Lester and Helen Glass Coppaken Collection contains graduation programs, a certificate of Mr. Coppaken’s, newspaper clippings, and photographs of Mrs. Coppaken and friends.

Copus, Phyllis Miller, Collection, (CA6286)
4 cubic feet
Genealogy and other family history materials, both printed and video, from the Howell, Holden, Shutt, and Sandifer families, of Dallas, Jackson, Cass, and Lafayette County, Missouri. The collection also includes the Margie Ellis Howell Papers, a collection acquired by Copus after Howell’s death. These papers include information on the Ellis, Howell, Parkes, Perry, and Hammonds families of Missouri.

Corbin, Kenneth E., "William Marion Fulbright," 1976, (R0327)
1 folder, photocopies
This is the family line of William Marion Fulbright of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, compiled by Kenneth E. and Ella Dee Wampler Corbin, 1976. The family emigrated from Germany sometime around 1700, coming to Missouri after 1800 via Pennsylvania and North Carolina.

Corby Family, Papers, 1804-1905 (C0086)
0.8 linear feet
Papers of a pioneer St. Joseph, MO, family: deeds, bills of sale for slaves, tax receipts, legal papers, stock certificates, Pony Express bills; and material on early St. Louis area. Record book of the Mercantile Company, 1856; bank book, 1861-1869; volume of clippings concerning St. Joseph, 1881-1903.

Corder-Thomas Family, Papers, 1867-1961, (C3697)
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.

Cornett Family, Papers, 1847-1981, (C3808)
5.1 linear feet
Papers of the Cornett family of rural Linn County, Missouri, including William and Martha; their children, Bracy, Winifred, Jo Lee, and Carl; and Martha's family, the Moores and Roots. Letters, household and farm records, photographs, and other family papers, along with the early records of the Moore School near Linneus, document the social, cultural, and agricultural life of a northern Missouri family and the teaching careers of two of their daughters.

Cornine, Mary E. Rawlings, Papers, (CA6219)
16.9 cubic feet, 11 computer discs, oversize
Papers of Cornine, Morton, Rawlings, and related families. Includes correspondence, photographs, diaries, notes, and other papers.

Cortelyou Family Papers, 1826-1964, (C2463)
40 folders
Real estate leases, New Jersey, 1826-1846, and records of estates administered by James and Peter Cortelyou, New Jersey, 1842-1882. Personal correspondence received by Kansas banker Luther M. Cortelyou, Jr., 1895-1964; his high school papers and memorabilia; and diaries kept by him and his father, 1869-1900.

Corum, Robert W., Papers, 1878-1892, (C1767)
1 folder
The papers contain bills, receipts, and correspondence pertaining to fatal illness and burial of Sam Henderson.

Couch, May Bartee, Collection, (CA6422)
27 cubic feet
Collection of family research files and obituaries of a professional genealogist from Marceline, Missouri, largely concerns Chariton, Linn, and surrounding counties.

Counts Family, Papers, 1884-1983, (CG0002)
0.2 cubic feet (7 folders)
This collection contains a genealogy written by Hilde W. Beaty of five generations of the Counts' family, starting with the Nicholas, Aaron, John Adam, and William David family lines. The family papers contain complete, and incomplete, correspondence and writings from George, J.W. (Julian), Henry, Joel, and Gilbert Counts, and others with unidentified authors. Photographs of identified and unidentified Counts' family, as early as 1884, are present. Diplomas received by Gilbert and J.W. Counts marking completion of education are stored separately in oversized folders. Miscellaneous papers from the family bible, with two bible pages recording life events removed and transferred to the collection.

Cowan Family Papers, (SP0007)
0.5 cubic feet (10 folders, approximately 15 photographs)
The Cowan Family Papers are composed of pamphlets, programs, photographs, and materials relating to the history of the Golden City High School, which was attended by Frank Cowan in the class of 1933 and his daughter, Donna Cowan, in the class of 1958.

Cox, Araas B., "Footprints in the Sand," 1900, (C3086)
1 folder
The papers contain biographical and descriptive sketches of southwestern Virginia and northwestern North Carolina, by Araas B. Cox and include brief genealogies of many prominent families of the area.

Cox, Walter Lilley and Agatha Daniel, Papers (C3791)
0.29 cubic feet (14 folders)
Papers of Walter and Agatha Cox of Osceola, Missouri, consisting of yearbooks and minutes of the Twentieth Century Club, Osceola, 1901-1941; minutes and accounts for the Works Progress Administration County Relief and Reemployment Committee for St. Clair County, 1933-1935; and miscellany. This is a companion collection to C792, Daniel Family Papers. Genealogical information can be found in the information folder for that collection.

Craig, Tolliver, Papers, (CA5125)
0.1 linear feet
Papers of an early settler of Callaway County. Includes one letter of 1829, an autobiography, and miscellaneous notes. Also includes a transcription and commentary.

Crain, Ada E. (1904-2003), Papers, c. 1860-2003, (C3067)
1.3 linear feet
The papers of Ada Crain, a schoolteacher, consist of correspondence, genealogical materials, photographs, yearbooks, an 1878 diary, and a manuscript written by Crain. The materials detail the first half of Ada Crain’s life while living and teaching in Oklahoma, Missouri, and Michigan.

Crawford, Billie, Diary, 1878, (R0388)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a typescribed copy of a diary of an overland journey from St. Clair County, Missouri, to Camp Verde, Arizona, 29 May to 17 September 1878. The travelers included Billy Crawford, Alfred L. Gash, George Fain, their families, and a few neighbors. Related genealogical material is included with the diary.

Creager Family Papers, (R1501)
0.25 cubic foot (6 folders)
The Creager Family Papers contain personal documents of the Creager family of Shannon County, Missouri. These materials include photographs, land records, wills, and tax and insurance information.

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.

Creamer, Thomas Francis (1881-1958) Papers, ca. 1910-ca. 1941, (K1220)
1 cubic foot
Creamer was a railroad fireman. Includes family photographs, correspondence, and papers relating to the Creamer family in Illinois and Missouri. Also materials related to his work with the Baltimore and Ohio/Chicago and Alton Railroad.

Crede Family Papers, 1818-1939, (C3065)
2 linear feet and 2 oversize volumes; also available on 4 rolls of microfilm
Personal correspondence, genealogical records, and business records of a German-American family living in Osage County, Missouri. The bulk of the collection concerns Her-mann Crede, who emigrated in 1853; other papers pertain to his brothers, Wilhelm (who emi-grated in 1853) and Carl (who emigrated in 1855). Much of the correspondence is in German; the business records are in English.

Creighton, J.H., Letters, 1884-1888, (C0255)
1 folder
Letters from J.F. and G.A. Gross in North Carolina to Eliza Money. Receipt for a coffin and suit of clothes.

Crighton, Rebecca Wright Collection, (CA6506)
0.2 cubic feet, 295 MB of digital files, 2 oversize items
Family and personal papers concerning Rebecca Wright Crighton and the Wright family of Boone County, Missouri.

Crittenden, Thomas Theodore (1832-1909), Letter, n.d., (C1514)
1 folder
The collection contains a letter written to Ben Perley Poore. It includes a list of the counties which compose the 7th Congressional District of Missouri and an autobiographical sketch of Crittenden.

Cresswell Family, Papers, 1823-1979, (R0007)
987 items
George Cresswell (1796-1871) emigrated to the United States from his native England in 1821. After living briefly in Pennsylvania he brought his family to Washington County in the new state of Missouri. There he acquired large holdings of land and became involved in farming, lead mining and smelting, flour milling, and the mercantile trade. His home and business activities eventually were established at Aptus, on Mineral Fork Creek about ten miles north of Potosi, the county seat. Today the Cresswell house and ruins of the lead furnace still stand and are owned by a descendent of George Cresswell.

Crockett, Lelah E., Collection, (CA3025)
2 linear feet
Correspondence, documents, photographs, newspaper clippings and other genealogical research materials concerning the Crockett, Carter, Mallory, and Pool families of Audrain County, Missouri, and other related families.

Crockett-Richardson Family Papers, (CA6097)
0.25 linear feet
Picture post card collection compiled by Bates County (MO) native Jessie Marie Sturgeon Wirt and her daughter Lois Marie Wirt, Lompoc, California. Includes photo cards of family members, holiday greetings, jokes, landscapes, and historic sites and buildings both in the U.S. and in Europe.

Crosman, S.H., Letter, 1838, (C2436)
1 folder
The collection contains a letter to J.R. Campbell, St. Francisville, MO, from Keokuk, [IA], May 26, 1838, concerning land deeds he is bringing with him to St. Louis, business, and estate of Isaac Antaga.

Cross, Asa Beebe (1826-1894) Papers, 1855-1940, (K0082)
5 cubic feet
Correspondence, diaries, photographs, financial and business records of Cross, an early Kansas City architect, and his immediate family.

Crotty, William L., Papers, (K0293)
0.5 cubic foot (11 folders, 2 oversize folders)
Collection primarily consists of the published and unpublished articles Crotty wrote regarding the local history of Jackson County, Missouri. His interests focused mainly on Dallas, Missouri, the Watts Mill area, and the New Santa Fe Trail. In addition there are some newspaper articles not written by Crotty that give background on these topics, as well as some biographical information on Crotty, and his travels.

Crum, George W., Memorial Service, 1971, (C3418)
1 folder
The collection contains a summary of the memorial service for a Kansas City businessman and brother-in-law of William Bradshaw of Columbia, MO.

Crump Family Journals, 1838-1886, (C3146)
1 folder
The collection contains extracts from the journals of the Crump and Dupuy families. Includes family record of Crump family, and sale bill of their belongings with list of items and amounts paid for each.

Cullimore Family, Collection, 1973-1992, (R1090)
4 folders
These are papers of the Cullimore family of journalists and outdoor writers. The collection consists of correspondence between Donald B. "Rocky" Cullimore and Dan Saults, and a compilation of Saults's articles in Branson and Springfield, Missouri, newspapers.

Cummins Family Photographs, (SP0006)
0.5 cubic feet (20 folders, approximately 210 photographs)
The Cummins Family Photographs consist of multiple portraits of adults, children, and candid shots of the family. Also included is some family correspondence, in the form of a letter and postcards, created from 1910 to 1934.

Cumonow, Louis Ardie (1896-1980) Papers, 1961-2005, (K1054)
1 cubic foot
Photographs, clippings, certificates, awards and albums of Cumonow, founder of Gateway Sporting Goods Company.

Curd, Isaac (1783-1850), Papers, 1827-1862, (C0241)
1 folder
Letters and papers of a Fulton, Missouri, doctor, politician, and member of the General Assembly in 1838. Originals in the possession of I.T. Curd.

Current, W.H., Post Card, 1911, (C1560)
1 folder
To F.A. Sampson, Columbia, MO, from St. Louis, MO, Oct. 3, 1911. Post card sent by first air mail west of New York. Details about a box of books and periodicals that Current will send to Sampson.


Dale Thomas Patton Papers, (K1309)
0.25 cubic feet
The collection contains the personal papers of Dale Thomas Patton, former Deputy Director of the Regional Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training for the U.S. Department of Labor in Kansas City, Missouri. Included in this collection are letters of recommendation on behalf of Mr. Patton for the position of Deputy Director, correspondence, certificates, a military photograph of Dale Thomas Patton, travel expenses, employee records, pamphlets, a memoir of a World War II combat diver written by William J. Donath, and a 1944 U.S. Naval Aviation yearbook.

Dale-Wise Family Papers (CA6529)
0.2 cubic feet
Correspondence, deeds, and miscellaneous business records of a family from Jasper County, Missouri, 1850s-1900s. Includes letters written by Robert Jesse Dale to his daughter, Anne Frances Dale Wise.

Dalton Family Photographs, (P0343)
1 folder
Photographs of Walter William Dalton, John M. Dalton, and other Dalton family members.

Dalton Family Reunion Photograph, (P0367)
1 photograph
Family photo from Dalton family reunion, Oct 8-9th, 2005.

Dalton, Richard (1845-1925), Papers, 1859-1922 (C0088)
1 linear foot
Letters, receipts, speeches, newspapers, and pamphlets of a Ralls County politician. Included are business papers pertaining to the Ralls County branch of the St. Louis and Keokuk Railroad.

Dalton, Walter William (1908-1982), Papers, 1939-1979, (C4314)
0.2 cubic feet (3 folders)
The papers of Walter William Dalton contain correspondence, miscellaneous papers and newspaper clippings regarding Dalton, an Air Force Reserve officer, and attorney and civic leader.

Dalton, Warren R., Jr., Papers, (CA6379)
1 cubic foot
Papers of an author, columnist, and landlord from Columbia, Missouri. Collection largely consists of material pertaining to his writings, including research, correspondence, and drafts. Also includes some family material, including correspondence and miscellaneous papers of Walter William Dalton.

Damel Family Photographs, (P0865)
1 folder
Photographs of members of the Damel family, an African American family that came to settle in Jefferson City.

Damron, William, Papers, (SP0001)
0.25 cubic feet (4 folders, 1 CD))
The collection consists of the papers and diary of William Moses Damron (1853- 1923), a Free Will Baptist minister in Jasper County. They detail his certification as a Free will Baptist Minister, his calculations for mileage, notations for his sermons, and dates on which he preached.

Daniel Family, Papers, 1870-1966, (C0792)
5 folders
The papers of the Daniel family, of Osceola, Missouri, contain letters, diaries, newspaper clippings of family events, and photographs of family members. See information folder for brief genealogy of Daniel and Cox families.

Daniel, Henry Clay (1842-1925), Papers, 1853-1932 (C0301)
3 folders
Biographical material, speech, notes, letters, scrapbook, and photograph. Daniel, born in Kentucky, was a lawyer and spent much of his life in Cass County, Missouri.

Daniel, Leander F., Diary, 1851-1856, (CA6440)
1 folder
Diary of a farmer from Pike County, Missouri, includes extensive doodling and also poetry (photocopy).

Daniels, Agnes Powell (1827-1894), Letters, 1876-1899 (C0302)
1 folder
Mimeographed copies of letters from relatives in Wales, New Zealand, and the U.S. to Daniels, who was living in Morgan County, Missouri. Letters primarily discuss family news.

Darby, Harry (1895-1987) Papers, ca. 1938-1986, (K0719)
22 cubic feet
Darby was a businessman, politician, and civic leader. Includes scrapbooks, correspondence, photographs, meeting minutes, reports, committee notes, fund raising records, and clippings concerning Darby's association with the American Royal and related activities—Kansas Day, Future Farmers of American (FFA), BOTAR (Belles of the American Royal) and 4-H.

Daughters of the American Colonists, Missouri State Society Records, 1923-2002, (K0688)
5 cubic feet
Scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, photographs, programs, brochures, and other miscellaneous ephemera relating to the George Hull, the Osage, the St. Louis, and the Captain John Hall Chapters.

Dauma, Verlee, Collection, (CA5857)
24 cubic feet
Research material of a Missouri professional genealogist, includes material related to the Chambers and Helmick families, and research guides, reference works, and other genealogical publications.

Davidson, Arretta, Letters, 1862-1867, (C2653)
1 folder
The papers contain five letters to Mrs. Davidson from her family. Four Civil War letters containing mostly family news; one letter concerning the death of Stout B. Davidson.

Davidson, Ernest Evans, Photograph Collection (R1320)
0.2 cubic foot (8 folders, 92 photographs)
The Ernest Evans Davidson Photograph Collection contains the personal and family photographs of Ernest Davidson of Clay County, Missouri. Images include family photographs, scenes of family vacations in Althea, Missouri, and on the North Fork of the White River.

Davidson, James Franklin (1839- ), Papers, 1868-1917, (C0089)
0.4 linear feet
The diaries and miscellaneous papers of a lawyer and farmer who lived in Chicago, Illinois, and Hannibal, Missouri.

Davidson, Matthew P., Papers, 1882-1887, (C3089)
1 folder
The papers contain the marriage license of Lewis Watkins and Mattie Davidson, 1885, and various deeds and petitions on the property of Matthew P. and Allie F. Davidson.

Davidson, Wesley S. (1828-1915) Papers, 1858-1984, (K0167)
5 folders
Photocopied genealogical research concerning Wesley S. Davidson and his family. It includes Davidson's civil war documents, some correspondence, records pertaining to family members and research correspondence.

Davidson, William Lusk, Papers, 1854-2005, (C4124)
1 cubic foot
The William Lusk Davidson papers contain records regarding Davidson's education, including primary, military academy, and college, as well as papers regarding his career as a civil engineer with the railroad. There are several records pertaining to Davidson genealogy and business information, as well as papers concerning the John Wilbourn Hobbs and Myrene Houchin Hobbs Civic Award.

Davidson-Mills Family, Papers, (CA6203)
7 cubic feet
The Davidson-Mills Family Papers include letters, cards, photographs, physician’s records, and ephemera of two Worth County, Missouri, families, circa 1880s-1970s.

Davis, Albert G., Papers, 1841-1877, (C3207)
1 folder
Miscellaneous land grants, land warrants, correspondence, receipts and deeds.

Davis, Amanda, Papers, 1895-1917 (C0090)
0.3 linear feet
Family letters, Cottey College material, contracts, certificates for school teaching, tax receipts, and sales bulletins.

Davis, Donald Dwight (1896-1997) Papers, 1912-1997, (K0934)
12 cubic feet
Personal and business papers of Davis who was president of WHB radio and KMBC-TV. Also included are some papers of his wife, Harriet Treash Davis (1909-1997).

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, Ilus Winfield (1917-1996) Papers, 1925-1995, (K0375)
200 cubic feet
Mayoral, personal, and professional papers documenting Davis' political, legal, and civic contributions. Davis is considered the most important Kansas City, MO mayor of the 20th century.

Davis Family, Papers, 1836-1956 (C0308)
3 folders
Collection of miscellaneous papers, mostly bills and accounts of wheat and tobacco sales. Included is a manuscript history of Pike County, Missouri, written by Mrs. Ada Reid White; letters; newspaper clippings; pictures of St. John’s Episcopal Church; and typed copies of three magazine articles written in 1948 concerning Meriwether Lewis and correspondence pertaining to them.

Davis Family Scrapbook, 1865-1905, (C2472)
1 volume
The papers contain newspaper clippings of poems, editorials, feature articles, wedding and anniversary announcements, and obituaries, concentrating on Davis family members. Many of the clippings are taken from a Marshall, Missouri, newspaper. Some family photographs are included; others are in the State Historical Society Editorial Office photograph files. See also collection 834.

Davis, Irvine Woodrow (1916-1997) and Nona Myrom Bell (1914-1999), Papers, 1929-2010, (C4083)
8 cubic feet
The papers of Irvine and Nona Bell Davis contain records pertaining to the Davis, Bell, Woolery, Schanz, Cartee, Hildebrand, and Dayton families of mid-Missouri.

Davis, John, and William O. Colburn, Papers, 1838-1890 (C0091)
9 folders
Accounts, legal papers, promissory notes, and receipts, of John Davis of Pleasant Hill and Warrensburg, Missouri, and William O. Colburn of Miller County and California, Missouri.

Davis, William Hornbuckle (1805-1882) Papers, 1839 (K0537)
0.01 cubic feet
The collection contains a land purchase certificate issued to William H. Davis.

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.

Davison, Alexander Caldwell, Account Book, 1870-1887, (C1097)
1 volume
Record of personal expenses and business transactions of a Jefferson City, MO, doctor, 1870-1879. Also letters to his brother Willie, 1881-1887.

Davis, Paul Grant (1901-1990), Papers 1908-1988, (R1357)
.5 cubic feet, (17 folders)
These are the personal papers of Paul Grant Davis consisting of correspondence, photographs, and papers relating to his work in the insurance business.

Davis-Vandiver Family, Letters, 1864-1872 (C0299)
1 folder
Typed copies of letters from Clay and Ray Counties, Missouri, discussing family affairs, trouble with bushwhackers, and politics in 1872.

Dawes Family Photographs, (P0542)
13 photographs
Photos related to the Dawes family and related families.

Dawson, John T., Papers, (CA5975)
1 folder
Insurance papers of the St. Joseph, Missouri resident, dating to the 1930s.

De Forest, Sarah Ann Reed Sturgeon, Scrapbook, ca. 1920-1950, (R0073)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a scrapbook of genealogical information on residents of Phelps and Texas counties in Missouri. The scrapbook includes clippings of obituaries, wedding announcements, and biographical notes from the Rolla and Licking newspapers. The collection is indexed.

Deane, John (-1866), Letters, 1853-1854, (R1222)
1 folder
These are two letters from John Deane at Potosi in Washington County, Missouri, to his nephew, John Deane, at New Rochelle, N.Y., dated 4 May 1853, and to "Friend Leland," no place given, dated 12 March 1854. The letters concern wagons, horses, mules, "silver mineral," and the weather.

Deane Jr., Hugh Gordon (1916-2001) Papers, 1936-1998, (K0617)
3 cubic feet
Personal papers of journalist, author, and co-founder of the US-China Peoples Friendship Association. Includes correspondence, research notes, publications, conference transcripts, an FBI file on Indusco, manuscripts (published and unpublished), clippings, and a military map drawn by Zhou Enlai.

Dees, Eliga (1895-1968) and Mae (1896-1973), Letters, 1917-1936, (R1453)
0.5 cubic feet (11 folders)
The letters of Eliga and Mae Dees contain correspondence between the couple as well as correspondence to Eliga from other family members.

Denny, Franklin Spilman, Papers, 1853-1917, (R0548)
3 folders, photocopies, typescripts
This collection contains family correspondence, a Civil War diary, and military service and pension records of Franklin S. Denny of Company C, 1st Missouri Cavalry. The correspondence includes letters from relatives in California, Nevada, and Wisconsin, 1853-1874. The Civil War diary covers operations around Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Independence, Missouri, and Little Rock, Arkansas, 1862-1864.

Denny, James H., Papers, 1891-1931 (C0094)
0.2 linear feet
Correspondence, receipts, bills, and miscellaneous papers of James H. Denny, a lawyer in Glasgow, MO, who was prosecuting attorney of Howard County and treasurer of Pritchett College, and was at one time in legal partnership with Thomas Shackelford. Also a few letters of his son, Thomas S. Denny.

Dent, Lester B. (1904-1959), Collection, 1924-1984, (C3071)
36.2 linear feet, 1 video cassette; also available on 64 rolls of microfilm
The Lester B. Dent Collection contains the manuscripts, publications, correspondence, personal papers, research notes, scrapbooks, and photographs of a native Missouri fiction writer, explorer, aerial photographer, and dairy farmer. Lester Dent is perhaps best remembered as the principal author of the Doc Savage adventure stories of the 1930s and 1940s. This collection is also available on microfilm, with the exception of the printed and miscellaneous materials.

Dent, Lester B. (1904-1959), Collection, (CA5413)
2 video cassettes
Additional footage of home movies transferred to videocassette. Includes family, travel scenery, treasure hunting in the Caribbean, New York, Paris, Havana, and many small towns in central Missouri.

Dent, Lester B. (1904-1959), Collection, (CA5418)
0.3 linear feet
Addition of correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, articles about Dent, biographical materials, Doc Savage materials, and personal notes.

Depher, Lena Kathryn Alton (1900-1988) Collection, 1869-1946, (K0090)
2 folders
Photocopied material, primarily of newspaper clippings, relating to Ruben F. Mastin and his family and home, Mastin Hall, near of Grandview, MO. Photographs of the family and home are also included.

Deskin, Elijah, Deed, 1854, (C1967)
1 folder
The collection contains a deed conveying land to Deskin from William and Mary A. Sorrell.

Deskin, Enoch, Papers, 1870-1912, (C1990)
1 folder
The papers of Enoch Deskin contain deeds, membership cards, and other miscellaneous items.

Devinki Family Papers, 1889-1981, (K0931)
0.3 cubic foot
Booklets, court documents, medical files, certificates, postcards, newspapers, a passport, and letters in English, German, Polish, Russian, and German relating to the Devinki family.

Dickerhoof, Emma, Diaries, 1915-1949 , (C4194)
1.0 cubic feet (17 folders)
The Emma Dickerhoof diaries contain 23 diaries and a few loose papers of a single woman who lived much of her life near Macon, Missouri, with her parents. The diaries span the years 1915 to 1949 and discuss news of family, friends, and the local community.

Dickinson, Leon T., Photo Album, (P0059)
1 folder
19th century portraits from a photo album. Includes a number of Fowler family-members.

Dicus, Martha Ann Veach, 1842-1930, Scrapbooks, 1896-1930, (R1290)
4 volumes, oversize
This collection consists of four scrapbooks of newspaper clippings compiled by Martha Ann Veach Dicus of Steelville, Missouri. The scrapbooks include wedding notices, birth announcements, death notices, obituaries, and items of local interest in Crawford, Franklin and Washington counties and the communities of Cuba, Palmer, Steelville, and Sullivan.

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.

Dillon Family Deed, 1919, (C3285)
1 folder
The collection contains a deed for land and town lot in Randall County, TX.

Dines, Mary Stakes (1814- ), Civil War Diary, 1861-1867, (S0524)
2 Folders
Photocopy of the diary of Mary Stakes Dines, wife of Reverend Tyson Dines, a Confederate sympathizer who spent a year in prison in St. Louis. Also contains a history of the Stratton family, related to the Dines by marriage, correspondence and Civil War parole of Rev. tyson Dines.

Dively, Michael M. (1828-1901) Papers, 1839-1898 (K0476)
0.19 cubic feet
The papers contain correspondence and legal documents related to Michael M. Dively's professional and business career.

Doane, D. Howard (1883-1984), Papers, 1906-1969, (C3121)
4.2 linear feet
Correspondence, speeches, articles, and photographs pertaining to farm management and rural appraisal.

Doane, D. Howard (1883-1984), Papers, (CA4360)
0.8 linear feet
Correspondence and photographs of a pioneer in the farm management field. Addition to collection.

Doane, D. Howard (1883-1984), Papers, (CA4427)
1 volume
Photo album.

Doane, D. Howard (1883-1984), Papers, (CA4561)
0.4 linear feet
Addition. Correspondence, photographs, and newsclippings pertaining to a prominent agriculture leader.

Doane, D. Howard (1883-1984), Papers, (CA4592)
1 linear foot
Addition to papers of a pioneer in farm management.

Dobbs, Ella Victoria (1866-1952), Papers, 1882-1961, (C0095)
0.8 linear feet
The papers of Ella Victoria Dobbs, University of Missouri Professor Emeritus of Applied Arts and founder of Pi Lambda Theta includes correspondence; speeches; articles; a published biography; classroom notebooks; clippings; manuscript material from an incomplete book, The Creative Arts in Democratic Living; and Pi Lambda Theta records.

Dobbs, Ella Victoria (1866-1952), Papers, (CA5431)
0.8 cubic feet
Addition. Three scrapbooks containing correspondence, photographs, clippings, programs, mementos, writings, and miscellany. Also a Pi Lambda Theta, Alpha Chapter, minute book, 1911-1930. Contains membership lists and a brief history by Dobbs.

Dobbs, Ella Victoria (1866-1952), Papers, (CA5445)
0.2 linear feet
Addition of correspondence, biographical materials, photographs, clippings, Pi Lambda Theta materials, art appreciation syllabus, and miscellaneous.

Dobkins, William Devol, Photograph Collection, ca. 1879-1968, (R1279)
92 images
This collection contains ninety-two photographs, consisting primarily of contact prints from the original glass-plate negatives. Of these, at least eighty are attributed to William Devol "Will" Dobkins. The majority of these images were shot between 1892 and 1920. They show outdoor views of life in and around Crawford County, Missouri. The collection includes portraits of families and their homes, school or church groups outside of community buildings, individuals riding horses or mules, farm scenes showing animal-drawn and steam-powered equipment, threshing, wagons with jerkline team hitches, charcoal production, and the Cherry Valley Railroad and Mine. A few images are studio shots.

Doble-Lucas Family, Letters, 1856-1865 (C0305)
Letters from locations in New York, Ohio, Indiana, and California.

Dodd, Maria, Papers, 1863-1866, (C1900)
1 folder
The Maria Dodd papers contain two internal revenue licenses permitting Maria Dodd to operate a hotel in Ralls County; as well as an account sheet.

Dodge-Melick, Papers, 1838-1922 (C0096)
9 folders
Papers of Leonard Dodge of Bates County, Missouri, primarily pertaining to land. Copies of his will. Also papers of Wesley Melick of Horton, Missouri, a son-in-law of Dodge who was an army surgeon during the Civil War.

Doermann Family, Papers, (CA6431)
2 cubic feet
Papers of a German family from Bay, Missouri, largely consist of material concerning the Henry and Fred Doermann families and include photographs, correspondence, financial papers, military papers, and miscellaneous material. Related families include Niebruegge, Poetting, and Mayhew.

Doerner, Hans E., Books, 1904-1910, (C0890)
2 folders
Record of marriages solemnized by H.E. Doerner, justice of the peace, at Steele, Pemiscot County, MO, 1904-1910, and THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE TOWN OF STEELE, 1905. H.E. Doerner was chairman of the board of trustees at that time. Included are newspaper articles about Doerner.

Doniphan, Alexander W. (1808-1887), Letter, 1878, (C1927)
1 folder
The collection contains a letter to Doniphan's sister "Caroline" from Denver, CO, Aug. 3, 1878, concerning his health.

Doniphan-Moss Family, Papers, 1840s-1880s, (CA6478)
0.2 cubic feet
Correspondence and land records concerning a familiy largely from the St. Joseph and Clay County, MO, areas. Includes letters from Alexander W. Doniphan, as well as land records of the Thornton family.

Donnan, Geoffrey Wade, Papers, (S1222)
16 boxes
The papers of Geoffrey Wade Donnan contain correspondence, family histories, photographs, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings relating to Geoffrey Wade Donnan’s research on the Donnan, Wessel, Schaefer, and Coe families. Throughout his research, Donnan collected and maintained his relative’s papers, including his parent’s, Dwight and Gloria Donnan, correspondence, which constitutes the bulk of the collection. Materials of interest include Dwight’s letters to Gloria during World War II, in which he served as a staff sergeant in the 255th Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division. Dwight recounts to Gloria crossing the Rhine River into Germany, as well as encountering German prisoners of war. The collection also contains a digital component, approximately 473 gigabytes of digitized family photographs, census records, and death certificates. Included in the digital materials are oral history interviews Geoffrey Donnan conducted with Dwight Donnan on the history of the Donnan family. The materials in this collection date from 1854 to 2015.

Doran, John Harvey, Journal, 1864-1865, (R0582)
1 volume
This is the journal of John Harvey Doran, a carpenter and builder at Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. The brief entries in his journal concern his business activities, news of family and friends, and events at Springfield from 13 August 1864 to 24 September 1865.

Dorsey, Lloyd, Letter, 1855, (C2015)
1 folder
The collection contains a letter of introduction for Darius Heald, written to John Robb, Washington, D.C., from Plantersburgh, Feb. 3, 1855.

Dorsey-Fuqua Family, Collection, 1851-1939, (C3830)
4 folders, 1 oversize volume
The Dorsey-Fuqua Family Collection consists of correspondence, legal papers, and miscellaneous material. The correspondence and legal papers concern Jerre S. Dorsey during the Civil War. The miscellaneous papers include memorabilia of Columbia, Missouri, the University of Missouri, and a souvenir of Mark Twain's 70th birthday at Delmonico's in 1905. The volume is an illustrated atlas of Boone County, Missouri, from 1876, with handwritten notations.

Douglass Family, Collection, 1838-1990, (C3978)
1.4 linear feet, 13 audio cassettes
The Douglass Family Collection consists of land deeds, personal and business correspondence, oral history transcripts, photographs, volumes, and other miscellaneous items dealing with farm life and agriculture in McBaine, Missouri. There are also records dealing with a flourmill belonging to Northcutt & Brothers in Mexico, Missouri, and an account book for the Oakdale Graveyard in Shelby County, Missouri.

Dowler, Lillian Bradford (1911-1995), Diaries, 1928-1995, (CA6371)
0.2 cubic feet
Transcription of diaries kept by Lillian Bradford Dowler, a farm wife who grew up and lived in the Birch Tree community area in Shannon County, Missouri, her whole life. The diaries date from 1928 to 1995 and document family life and daily activities on the farm.

Downing and Whinrey Families, Papers, 1837-1929, (R0049)
11 folders, photocopies
This collection consists of receipts and correspondence of the Downing and Whinrey families of southwestern Missouri. Both families had members who went to California to mine gold in the 1850s, some of whom remained to settle in the West. Most of the collection consists of letters written to relatives in Missouri.

Drace Family, Papers, (CA2750)
2 volumes
A Carl Drace physical geology notebook, Drace Milling Company ledger, 1880s, recipes, clippings, of Billings, MO.

Drake, Joseph, Letter, 1844, (C1525)
1 folder
To Margaret P. Jackman, Rocheport, MO, from Monticello, MO, May 19 1844. Drake wrote his niece about health and fortune of family, condition of crops, weather, hard times. Hoped Henry Clay's election would improve crop and stock prices.

Drake-McGraw, Papers, 1829-1918, (R1371)
.25 linear feet, 3 folders
The Drake-McGraw papers document the personal and professional lives of several members of Drake and McGraw families. The McGraw family lived in Greene County, and the Drake family lived in Benton County. The collection consists of professional documents, correspondence, and a journal collected from multiple members of these families.

Draper Family Photographs, (P0898)
2 photographs
Portraits of Philander and Sarah Draper.

Draper-McClurg Family, Papers, 1838-2009, (C3069)
3.9 linear feet; folders 1-134 also available on 5 rolls of microfilm
The Draper-McClurg family papers are comprised of correspondence, photographs, Civil War diaries and records, and other personal papers of the families of Philander Draper and Joseph W. McClurg. The papers document the families' involvement in politics, farming and orchards, lead mining and smelting, the Civil War, and frontier life in Missouri, the Dakota Territory, and several western states.

Dressel Family Papers (S1233)
0.25 cubic foot
The Dressel Family Papers contains newspaper clippings, newsletters, photographs, and essays pertaining to John M. Dressel (1886-1988), who was one of the founders of the Lindbergh School District and served on the Board of Directors of the Gravois Bank of St. Louis County, Missouri. Items of interest include a history of Sappington, Missouri, written by the Junior High History Club of Sappington School in 1936. The materials in this collection date from 1937 to 2001.

Dresser, Nathan, Letters, 1837-1841, (C2066)
1 folder
Letters to Dresser's parents in Vermont and his sister in New Hampshire, written from St. Louis. Concern family members.

Drey Family, (SA0872)
4 boxes
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.

Drips, Andrew (1790-1860) Collection, ca. 1824-1916, (K0335)
3 folders
Family Bible, a pocket Bible, and photocopies of family records for Drips, who prominent in the western fur trade.

Dryden, John G. (1835-1890), Diaries, 1856-1883, (C4104)
0.3 cubic feet
The John G. Dryden diaries include four volumes between the years 1856 and 1883 that document the life of a farmer and justice of the peace living in Vernon County, Missouri.

Dulany, George W., Papers, 1900-1949, (C0310)
1 folder
Copies of family biographies and letters concerning history of Dulany family and lumber industry in Hannibal and Middle West.

Dunaway, Mrs. B.L., Papers, 1965, (C3098)
1 folder
The papers of Mrs. B.L. Dunaway contain a paper about life of Sarah Burton Murphy and a program of service honoring her memory held in Farmington, MO.

Duncan-Lowman Family, Papers, 1847-1952, (C0487)
0.4 linear feet
Papers of Levin O. Duncan, blacksmith and farmer, and William O. Lowman, tanner and farmer, of Shelby County, MO, and families; correspondence from family and friends in Maryland, Virginia, Missouri, Ohio, Nebraska, and Illinois; ledgers; miscellaneous business receipts; and scrapbook of Shelby County happenings, 1902-1952. Kept by Ida Lowman.

Dunklin County, Missouri, Marriage Records, 1899-1908, (R1332)
1 folder
The records of Dunklin County, Missouri Marriage Records, 1899-1908 contain a photocopy of the book Records of Marriages, for Dunklin County, recorded by R.M. Harris, Justice of the Peace.

Dunklin, Daniel (1790-1844), Papers, 1815-1877, (C0097)
0.6 linear feet
The papers of the fifth governor of Missouri consist of correspondence, financial records, and miscellaneous items. The correspondence is especially rich in the discussion of Missouri elections and of the leading political issues in Missouri and in the United States from 1829 to 1835.

Dunlap Family, Papers, 1780-2002, (C4004)
1.9 linear feet
The papers of the Dunlap family include genealogical records, a Civil War journal, photographs, maps and land surveys, and other research materials compiled to produce histories of the Dunlap and Kofahl families of Licking, Missouri.

Dunlap Family, Papers, 1837-1965, (C4329)
0.8 cubic feet (20 folders)
The papers of the Dunlap family contain farm documentation, estate settlements, letters, greeting cards and other materials gathered between the members of the Dunlap family from Breckenridge and Jefferson City, Missouri.

Dunn, Mildred L., Dunn Family, Papers, ca. 1870s-1930s, (R0865)
6 folders
These are photographs of the Erwin Dunn family of Winona in Shannon County, Missouri, and the diplomas, photographs, and class newspapers of his daughter, Mildred L. Dunn. There are also items on the history of Winona.

Duval Family Photographs, (SP0012)
0.5 cubic feet (19 folders, 266 photographs)
The Duval Family Photographs depict the lives of families from McDonald County, Missouri. The collection contains many photographs featuring Claib E. Duval, his family members, and other families who lived in the area. The collection also includes numerous documents relating to people and businesses from the county.

Dye, Russell Vincent (1907-1979) Family Papers, 1850-1980, (K0225)
2 cubic feet
Correspondence, photographs, business records and other material of the Dye family of Liberty, MO including Alexander V. Dye, U.S. diplomat in Europe and Mexico during and following World War I; his wife Ida Miller; daughter, Margaret Louise (Luisita); but mostly son Russell, a would-be inventor, entrepreneur.

Dyson-Bell-Sans Souci Papers, 1850-1880, (S0016)
21 Folders, 1 Microfilm Roll
Papers consist of 83 letters written by or to Absalom Roby Dyson (1832-1864) and his wife, Louisa Johnson Dyson (1833-1898). Dyson was a postmaster, school teacher, and farmer in Franklin County, Missouri. He served with the 5th Missouri Volunteers, Confederate States of America until his death in 1864. Letters describe camp life, military battles, medical conditions, and prisoner of war experiences. Also includes photographs; business, employment, and school papers; and family genealogy.


E. R. Morris Funeral Chapel Records, 1984-2008 (K1353)
22.5 cubic feet
The records contain customer files that provide biographical information about decedents and document funeral arrangements.

E. R. Morris Funeral Chapel Records, 1984-2008 (K1353)
22.5 cubic feet
The records contain customer files that provide biographical information about decedents and document funeral arrangements.

Eads Family, Papers, (CA6480)
0.3 cubic feet, 4 computer discs
Family Bible, photographs, correspondence, and miscellaneous geneological material of a family from St. Louis, Missouri, and Iowa. Includes photographs of James B. Eads and letters from Susannah Leonard to William Eads, Jr.

Eads, James Buchanan (1820-1887), and Martha Nash Dillon Eads (1821-1852), Papers, 1844-1852, (C4189)
1.25 cubic feet
The papers of James and Martha Eads contain the letters they wrote to one another beginning with their courtship in St. Louis, Missouri, to just before Martha's death in 1852, in Iowa.

Eaker, Lorena Shell Genealogical Papers, (CG0024)
0.2 cubic feet (5 folders)
Lorena Shell Eaker transcribed family Bible records provided to her by several families in southeast Missouri and North Carolina. These records were used to compile her two-volume work The Shoe Cobbler’s Kin, A Genealogy of the Peter (Ecker) Eaker, Sr. Family (1701-1976). These papers include both hand-written transcriptions and photocopies of the original Bible records. Also included is the marriage record and sermon notes for Presbyterian minister William G. Peyton of Piedmont, Missouri.

Eakin, O.B. Papers, (K1113)
0.01 cubic foot (1folder)
The O. B. Eakin Papers contains a typed eulogy for Ozie Brazzel “O. B.” Eakin who passed away on January 6, 1993. The author of the eulogy is unknown. The papers also contain the High Flight, a poem written by John G. Magee.

Early, Jubal A. (1816-1894), Letter, 1893, (C3751)
1 folder
The collection contains a letter written from Lynchburg, VA, to Early's niece, Alice Early, mentioning his health, a recent smallpox scare, and a marriage of mutual acquaintances.

Earp and Sons Mortuaries, Inc. Records, 1977-1987, (K1354)
0.55 cubic feet
The collection contains funeral record books providing biographical information about decedents and documenting funerals arranged by Earp and Sons Mortuaries.

Edelman, Katherine Guilfoyle (1885-1968) Papers, 1918-1973, (K0281)
8 cubic feet
Scrapbooks of newspaper and magazine clippings of poetry and articles written by author and poet Edelman and correspondence with publishers and invitations and programs for various events related to Mrs. Edelman's professional activities. Also manuscripts of writings, samples of published works in magazines, newspapers, journals, greeting cards, and books; personal correspondence, and sounding recordings.

Edson, George T., Papers, (CA2881)
0.2 linear feet
Correspondence of the editor of the STEWART CLAN MAGAZINE with Dr. Francis Edward Stewart of Philadelphia concerning the genealogy of Missouri Governor Robert Morris Stewart, 1921-1925; also, metal printing plates of Robert Morris Stewart and his signature.

Edwards Family, Papers, (CA6414)
0.2 cubic feet
Papers of the Edwards family of Boone County include portraits, a family tree, letters, bills, deeds, licenses, and miscellaneous papers, 1830s-1940. Much of the material pertains to John M. Edwards.

Edwards, George Herbert (1860-1941) Scrapbooks, 1916-1925, (K0483)
5 volumes, 11 folders
Scrapbooks kept by Edwards, Mayor of Kansas City, MO. Also correspondence, a wedding announcement for one of his daughters, and a memorial booklet for his mother.

Edwards, John Cummins (1806-1888), Letter, 1884, (C1526)
1 folder
To Ben W. Austin, Sioux City, IA, from Grayson, CA, Mar. 28, 1884. Answer to Austin's request for autograph. Comments on Edwards' health.

Edwards, John Newman (1839-1889), Letters, 1882-1885, (C1531)
1 folder
The collection contains letters to Frank [James], giving him information and advice about public opinion, reward for his capture, and negotiations for his surrender to Governor Crittenden.

Ehrlich, George, Papers, (K0067)
65 cubic feet
Research and personal papers of Dr. George Ehrlich, professor of Art and Art History at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and authority on Kansas City regional architecture.

Ehwa, Virginia Lee McClelland (1919-????) Papers, ca. 1919-1980, (K0333)
0.3 cubic foot
Correspondence from William Clyde McClelland, a dentist and was a maker of dental prosthetics to his wife, Flossie, and daughter Virginia during his business travels. Also family photographs, clippings, publications, and ephemera.

Eisenmayer Family Papers, (SP0032)
0.5 cubic foot (18 folders, 11 photographs)
The Eisenmayer Family Papers consist of papers pertaining to the Eisenmayer Mill, owned and operated by Andrew Eisenmayer at the beginning of the twentieth century. The collection also includes examples of the flour sacks used by the company, newspaper clippings pertaining to the family and other materials discussing the history of Springfield.

Eldredge, Phineas (1755-1826), Papers, 1791-1826, (C0314)
2 folders
The papers of Phineas Eldredge, a ship captain from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, consist of a letterbook and a c. 1795 bulletin entitled, "An Act for Incorporating the Society, Formed for the Relief of Poor, Aged, and Infirmed Masters of Ships, Their Widows and Children."

Eldridge, Vera Haworth (Mrs. William) (1910-1988) Collection, 1825-1920, (K0053)
4 folders
Photocopies of materials collected and loaned by local historians Mr. and Mrs. William Eldridge relating to Clay County, MO, historical research. Included are documents on Calvin Smith, Dan Carpenter, and Mrs. O.P. Moss, the former Caroline Marjory Thornton. Also "Colored Marriages [Clay County], 1861-1891".

Ellis Family, Papers, 1787-1948, (R0251)
10 folders, photocopies, 1 roll of mircofilm
This collection includes correspondence, business records, and legal papers, and genealogical information pertaining to two early families of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. The Ellis family came from Georgia about 1805; the Ranneys from Indiana about 1825. Other names represented in the collection are Beckham, Cobb, Giboney, Ogle, Waters, and Wathen (Warthen-Worthan).

Ellis, Elmer (1901-1989), Papers, 1934-1943, (C2886)
1.4 linear feet
The papers of Elmer Ellis contain papers from Ellis' time as a member of the Department of History. Materials pertain to departmental and University matters, accreditation of high schools and colleges, the publication of his books, Henry Moore Teller: Defender of the West and Mr. Dooley's America: A Life of Finley Peter Dunne, and activities of professional organizations.

Ellis, Mary Margaret (1911- ), "That's The Way It Was, 1914-1930", 1980, (S0417)
96 Page Transcript
Memoirs of a second generation Irish-American containing stories of her childhood in the Soulard Area of South St. Louis.

Ellsworth-Kilmer Family, Papers, 1825-1884, (C3371)
1 folder
The papers of the Ellsworth-Kilmer family contain deeds, letters, and receipts of two Stoddard County, MO, families.

Elmore, Patricia Shively (1935-2015), Papers, 1878-2015, (CG0013)
1 cubic feet (14 folders), 8 film reels, 2 oversized volumes
The papers of Patricia Shively Elmore contain diaries, correspondence, genealogy, scrapbooks, and photographs related to the donor's family. This collection also contains diplomas, commencement programs, military documents, photographs, souvenir postcards, films, and funeral memorabilia of the donor's second husband, William "Bill" Elmore.

Elmwood Cemetery Plot Maps, Kansas City, Missouri, n.d., n.d. (ca. 1900s) (K1346)
0.25 linear feet
The Elmwood Cemetery Plot Maps, Kansas City, Missouri, consist of two (2) oversize maps of Section H, and Single Grave Section, Block H, of the cemetery. Names written in ink appear on many of the burial sites; other sites are indicated as "unknown."

Elise Guignon Collins (1895-1992) Collection, 1861-1986, (K0704)
.25 cubic feet
The papers contain clippings, correspondence, and pamphlets related to the history of the Guignon family, Kansas City, and Visitation Church near the Plaza neighborhood.

Ely, Joshua S., Papers, 1812-1846, (C1004)
3 folders
Correspondence, receipts, estate papers of Benjamin Ely, and military papers of Joshua S. Ely of Ralls County, MO.

Emmons, Ben L., Photograph Collection, (P0422)
0.125 linear feet
Photos of St. Charles and St. Charles County, 1890-1916. Photographs of the Emmons family, 1930s.

Emmons, Benjamin, Account, [1814], (C1529)
1 folder
Account due Benjamin Emmons from the estate of Abraham Keathley for the board and schooling of Abraham and Sally Keathley and for aiding the settlement of the Keathley estate.

Epperson, Uraih Spray (1861-1927) Papers, ca.1880-1930, (K0183)
8 folders
Financial records, insurance policies, news clippings, photographs and other miscellaneous items relating to the personal finances and interests of Epperson, a prominent businessman and civic leader in Kansas City, MO, and his family.

Epstein, David H. and Judith Spitcausfsky Papers, (K1018)
.33 cubic feet (11 folders, 1 item)
The David H. Epstein and Judith Spitcaufsky Epstein Papers consists of materials related to the Epstein and Spitcaufsky families.

Eslinger, Lucille, Collection, (CA6443)
0.2 cubic feet
Clippings, postcards, photographs, and miscellaneous material largely concerning Albany, St. Joseph, and Columbia, Missouri, including material on the Women's Missionary Society of the First Presbyterian Church, Albany, MO, 1927-1930; photographs of the Patee House, St. Joseph, MO; and programs from schools, colleges, and organizations in Columbia, MO, 1888-1890.

Espy Family, Papers, 1800-1900 (C0099)
0.3 linear feet
Papers primarily of Thomas Espy, an attorney who moved from Franklin, Pennsylvania, to Fort Madison, Iowa, and finally to St. Louis, Missouri.

Espy, James C., "James Columbus Espy," 1933, (C2098)
1 folder
Autobiographical sketch.

Essman Family, Papers, (CA2678)
0.4 linear feet
OUR ESSMAN HERITAGE by John H. Essman, Jr. Four ledgers belonging to J.H. Hessman: 1. School, personal, and family records, 1896; 2. 1903-1910; 3. 1910-1923; 4. 1923-1928.

Estes, Joseph (1820-1893), Papers, 1816-1907 , (C4198)
0.5 cubic feet, (20 folders)
The Joseph Estes Papers document the life of a cattle breeder from Boone County, Missouri. The papers consist of financial documents such as receipts, deeds, indentures, and slave claims.

Eubank Family Papers, 1846-1946, (C4162)
0.2 cubic feet
The papers of the Eubank family contain financial records, personal letters, and miscellaneous papers. Some of the letters particularly pertain to R. Eubank's wife, Martha T. Eubank. Some of the more interesting documents include a handwritten version of Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven, and election returns for John J. Crittenden and Munford in Kentucky.

Evans, Priscilla, Photograph Collection, (P0545)
29 photographs
Copy photos of Lon Hogan, photographer, and the Hogan family. Copy photos of lumber companies and related milling and trucking activities, particularly the Cordz & Fisher Lumber Co. in the Winona area.

Evans, Rella Bright (1878-1972), Papers, 1715-1971, (C3626)
2.2 linear feet
Personal papers, genealogical notes, and correspondence of a professional genealogist in Columbia, MO. Main names researched are Bright, Carter, and Haden. Secondary names are Bell, Black, Cave, Hansford, McClung, Turner, and Wood. Information on many other families is included.

Evans, William H., Papers, n.d., (C2171)
1 folder
The papers of William H. Evans contain biographical sketches of the Todd family and the Quantrill raider, George Todd, as well as notes on early Missouri industries.

Everitt, Robert S. (1910-2001) Papers, 1915-1989, (K1155)
21 cubic feet
Everitt was an architect and his wife Paulina Everitt an artist. Includes architectural drawings, specifications and related documents for buildings Everitt designed. Also personal papers: correspondence, memberships, printed materials, photographs and school documents.

Eversmann Family, Papers, 1810-1982, (C3743)
0.3 linear feet
Family history and genealogy of the Eversmann family in Germany. Biographical sketches of Alexander, Ludwig, and Julius Eversmann. Correspondence, financial and legal records of Ludwig Eversmann and Gottfried Duden of Warren County, Missouri. Also poems, home remedies, and other miscellaneous items. Mostly in German with some English translations.

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.

Ewing Family, Papers, 1927-1950, (C3815)
4 folders, photocopies
Notebook and diary of the Ewing family. The notebook contains information about hunters, the type of game birds shot, and the amount paid for access to hunting grounds. Ruth Ewing's diary entries, 1944-1945, tend to be one-liners about the weather, her husband's job searches, and her daily activities.

Ewing Family, Papers, (CA3079)
1 linear foot
Diaries of Missourian Ruth Ewing, 1936-1990, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous papers. See also C3815.


Fairbanks, Jonathan, Papers, 1850-1929, (R0075)
1 folder, 4 volumes
This collection consists of correspondence and notebooks of Jonathan Fairbanks, an educator and businessman who came to Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, from St. Marys, Ohio, in 1866. The correspondence consists primarily of letters received from friends and family in Massachusetts and Ohio. The notebooks generally concern personal business and financial matters.

Fairchild, Arthur Henry Rolph, Papers, 1900-1963, (C3526)
8 folders
Papers of a professor of English at the University of Missouri from 1904 to 1946. Diplomas, writings, and speeches, and bills and receipts relating to the building of his house in Columbia, MO.

Falor, Crabb, and McGennis Family Papers, ca. 1850-1985, (K0707)
11 cubic feet
Business records relating to the operation of the families' farms in Hopedale, IL; Sprague, MO; and Rich Hill, MO. Includes financial records for goods and services purchased; account books; commissions on livestock and crops; other legal documents; and business correspondence on a variety of subjects. Also personal correspondence, chiefly the Crabb family, and diaries kept by Mary Ann McGennis.

Fancher Family, Papers, (CA6325)
1 cubic foot
Family papers and genealogical records of the Fancher and Gremp von Freudenstein families of Miller, Maries, and Boone Counties. Also includes research material on the Mountain Meadows Massacre in Utah in 1857.

Faris Family Books, 1850-1925, (C1102)
7 volumes
Personal account books kept by James Madison Faris (1823-1904) and James William Faris (1852-1928), of Carrollton, MO; also records of marriages, births, and deaths and muster rolls of Captain D. Hoover's company of Carroll County Provisional Militia, 1864-1865.

Farrelly Family, Papers, (CA6412)
2 cubic feet
Papers of the Farrelly family of Allenton and St. Louis, Missouri, include correspondence, business papers, genealogy, photographs, poetry, religious material, and miscellaneous papers. The papers include material concerning Thomas Farrelly's life as a monk in Kentucky, Utah, and Israel. Also included is genealogical material concerning the related Linton and Gross families. The family farm in Allenton was called "Pinook."

Farris, Frank Hiram (1867-1926), Papers, ca. 1900-1927, (R1301)
8 folders
These are papers of a long term Democratic state legislator from Crawford and Phelps counties in Missouri. The collection includes photographic portraits of Farris and his printed orations, clippings and other items from political campaigns, and newspaper death notices and memorials collected after Farris's death in 1926.

Farris, Robert, Land Grant, 1845, (C3379)
1 folder
Grant for 40 acres of land in Pulaski County, MO.

Faulkner Family Memoirs, 1980 , (S0124)
8 Page Typescript
Reminiscences and family history of a St. Louis and southeast Missouri family by Edward Paul Faulkner. Mr. Faulkner describes the Depression and how various family members reacted to it.

Faxon, Frank A. (1848-1912) Papers, 1900-1911, (K0074)
0.3 cubic foot
Speeches Faxon, a wholesale drug businessman and civic leader in Kansas City, MO, wrote and delivered. Also included is an unfinished autobiography of James C. Horton, a business partner of Faxon.

Feaster Family, Papers, 1840-1852, (C2139)
1 folder
The Feaster Family papers contain two letters to William H. Feaster, Palmyra, Marion County, MO, from his brothers, Daniel F. and Jonathan and sister Ann L., Jefferson, Frederick County, MD. The letter from 1852 announces the death of sister Martha in childbirth. Both letters contain news of family members, weather, and crop prices in Maryland.

Fedeli, Jerome (1844-1902) Papers, ca. 1875-1902, (K0742)
1 cubic foot
Sketches, pen and ink, most colored, of designs for murals and interior decorations by Fedeli, noted artist. Also photographs of Fedeli's work or copies of artwork used for study; various news articles about him; diplomas, certificates, his marriage record, business cards, and a list of correspondence made when Fedeli was the Italian Consul in Kansas City; and the sash and belt from his Consul uniform.

Feingold Family Papers, 1928-1995, (K1268)
1 cubic foot
Family papers and photographs from the families of Bertha and Morris Feingold, Elaine and Harry Feingold, and Philip Feingold. Includes yearbooks, event programs, plaques, video, and photographs.

Feingold, Leo (1915-2010) and Ida Rose Luke (1919-2012) Papers, 1927-2012, (K0638)
11 cubic feet
This collection consists of photographs, newspaper clippings, programs, scrapbooks, diaries, family newsletters, account books, and books on childhood education and poetry relating to the lives, careers, and interests of the Feingolds.

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.

Filley, Augustus and Samuel R., Papers, 1817-1879, (C3468)
3 folders
Land sale indentures, correspondence, and unsigned Civil War forms.

Findley, Susan H., 1930-2010, Papers, 1953-2010, (R1317)
50 folders (3 cubic feet)
These are the personal papers of Susan H. Findley and her husband, Marshall E. Findley, a chemical engineer at the University of Missouri-Rolla and USAID teacher in South Vietnam. The papers include correspondence from South Vietnam and Malaysia, descriptions of southeast Asia, the Vietnam War and USAID program, family news, information regarding the Chemical Engineering Department and international student exchange at UM-Rolla, and papers from Susan's work with the Democratic Party in Phelps County, Missouri.

Finke, Elmer L. and Emma Mae, Farm Records, (CA4890)
12.7 linear feet
Financial records and other records of the Finke farm in Montgomery County, Missouri, 1940s-1980s.

Finkel, J. P., Farm Diary, 1876-1882, (R0093)
145 pages, photocopy
This is the diary of J. P. Finkel, a farmer in Amanda Township, Fairfield County, Ohio. Topics include agriculture, animal husbandry, family affairs, and rural life. Periods covered are 1 January 1876--7 October 1876 and 1 January 1879--7 January 1882.

Finlayson, Gladys (1888-1971) Letters, 1926-1966, (K0486)
20 folders
Letters written to Mariska Pugsley Marker from her childhood tutor, Finlayson, an Englishwoman residing in China.

Finley, G.W., Letters, 1826-1836, (C1979)
1 folder
Letters to his brothers about crops, friends, and relatives.

Fitzgerald, William P., Papers, 1843-1894, (C1919)
1 folder
Papers pertaining to Franklin County land. Land grant to Thomas Maupin; warranty deed and quit claim deed between the heirs of Washington Fitzgerald and William P. Fitzgerald.

Fitzhugh, William and Hannah, Wills, 1789-1798, (C3442)
1 folder
The collection contains copies of wills of a Virginia planter and his widow, who lived at Marmion, King George County, VA. Originals are in the Virginia State Library.

Flam, Paul (1922-2013) and Marion Doris Lichtor (1926-2006) Papers, 1910s-2006, (K1121)
12 cubic feet
Family papers and records relating to a Kansas City based tour service and various community activities of the Flams. Also family papers for the Lichtor family. Includes letters and postcards, journals, certificates, scripts, pilgrimage brochures, Beth Shalom programs/newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and VHS cassettes.

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

Flanery-Gillum-Lawson Family, Papers, 1862-2005, (C4142)
2 folders
The papers of the Flanery-Gillum-Lawson family, which include correspondence, family and cemetery photographs, and a copy of Paint Lick Reflections, a genealogical publication, Paint Lick, Kentucky, Summer, 2005.

Flanner, Henry Beeson, Collection, 1856-ca. 1936, (R0139)
2 folders, photocopies
This is a typescript of a diary by Henry Beeson Flanner describing his travels between Mount Pleasant, Ohio, and Lake Spring in Dent County, Missouri, where he purchased land. There is also a pamphlet, ca. 1936, by Anna Flanner Buchanan concerning the Flanner family.

Fletcher, Alma Olivia (1879-1979), Papers, 1841-1968, (C3623)
0.2 linear feet
Papers of the Fletcher family of Arcadia, MO. Included are two Civil War muster rolls; Missouri will and land deed; scrapbook of Alma's European tour, 1910; and detailed daily bird watching charts, 1960-1968.

Folk, Joseph Wingate (1869-1923), Papers, 1902-1952 (C0101)
0.6 linear feet
Unfinished biography of Folk by his sister, Mrs. James Avery Webb. Clippings pertaining to Folk's career as circuit attorney in St. Louis, 1902-1904; Democratic governor of Missouri, 1904-1909; races for Senate and failure to win election, 1918; career in Washington, D.C., 1917-1923, under President Woodrow Wilson; and death in 1923. Letters of sympathy at death, Folk-Bates genealogy, speeches by Folk, and miscellaneous material.

Ford Family, Papers, 1838-2006, (C4007)
1 linear foot
The papers of the Ford, English, Cunningham and related families include family correspondence, photographs and postcards, genealogical, school, and miscellaneous material. The correspondence contains references to World War I.

Foree, Rudy, 1934-1997, Miscellaneous Papers, 1913-1997, (R1289)
6 folders
These are personal papers, photographs and miscellaneous items of Rudy Foree, a resident of Washington County, Missouri, and U.S. Army veteran of the Pacific campaigns of World War Two. The collection contains genealogical material compiled by Esther M. Ziock Carroll of Potosi, Missouri, including Foree’s birth and death certificates and a family history.

Fowler Sr., Richard Brosing (1902-1978) Papers, 1930-1978, (K1148)
0.5 cubic foot
Fowler was an author and editor for the Kansas City Star. Includes newspaper clippings of articles written by Fowler for the Star. Also a few letters

France, Charles B. (1835-1895), Papers, 1856-1890, (C1012)
10 folders
Correspondence, diaries, and papers of Charles B. France, a St. Joseph, Missouri, banker, and his family. Contains letter book of Overland Stage Lines.

France, Martha M. and Sara M., Papers, 1878-1905, (C0874)
14 folders, 1 volume
Diary of Martha M. France, wife of St. Joseph, MO, banker, Charles B. France, Jr. Diary, mementos, and photos of her daughter, Sara M. France, a student at Ogontz School near Philadelphia, PA, from 1889-1892.

France-McDonald Family, Papers, (CA6245)
1.8 cubic feet
The papers of a St. Joseph, Missouri, family include the correspondence of Charles B. France (1900-1928), Gladys France, Albert France, and Sara France Pratt, as well as miscellaneous France and McDonald family material. Much of the correspondence is written by Charles B. France from Paris in the 1920s.

Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790), Letter, 1789, (C0415)
1 folder
Letter-press copy of letter to George Washington, New York, NY, from Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 16, 1789. Letter congratulates Washington on his recovery of health and on his administration. Comments on Franklin's own poor health and his esteem for Washington. Original in George Washington Papers at Library of Congress.

Franklin, John Eddy, Papers, 1946-1954, (C0319)
1 folder
Recollections of life in southeast Missouri and Franklin's part in bank, land, and railroad development during the 1880s and 1890s. Poem and article by Alice Franklin Bryant; The Land of Corn, about Franklin's southeast Missouri plantation, by J.E. Wood; 2 letters; and newspaper clippings.

Fremerman, Bernard Jacob (1926- ) Family Papers, 1947-2004, (K0663)
3 folders
Newspaper clippings concerning members of the Fremerman family who were actively involved in business, music, and sports.

French, William A. E., Papers, 1877-1967, (R0175)
26 folders
These are the papers of an author and newspaper publisher at Eminence in Shannon County, Missouri. Included are hunting and fishing diaries, journals, teaching notebooks, lists of published works, short stories, and family correspondence.

Fresh, James, Letters, 1833, (C0491)
1 folder
Letters from Fresh, Baltimore County, Maryland, to L. Shepherd, Palmyra, MO, about purchasing land in Lewis County, and to Urel Wright, Palmyra, MO, about a mill seat on the Bafias to be condemned.

Freshour Family, Papers, 1843-1911, (C0102)
5 folders
A group of bills and checks [1880]; maps of Missouri and Mexico [1904]; letters of John Freshour to his father from school; letter from Thomas E. Freshour to his wife, and list of things taken by federal soldiers in 1861; autograph book of Mary Letts, 1879; copy book of John Freshour; account book; and justice of the peace marriage record from Centertown, Cole County, MO, 1840s.

Fretwell, Shela S., Genealogical Collection, (CA5886)
1.6 cubic feet, 1 CD, 3 computer discs
Correspondence and other genealogical research material related to the Fretwell family.

Frewen, Moreton (1853-1922), Papers, 1823-1922, (C0879)
41 rolls of microfilm
Papers concerning Frewen's personal life, money-making ventures, and interest in bimetallism and silver. Frewen was a member of Parliament for Northeast Cork and long interested in Irish problems.

Freidberg, Max (1891-1973) Papers, 1911-1973 (K1073)
0.12 cubic feet
The papers consist of documents, photographs, and artifacts related to the World War I military service of Max Freidberg. The papers also include the naturalization certificate of Benno Freidberg.

Friedmann, Howard W. (1923-2006) Family Papers, ca. 1930-ca. 2007, (K1263)
4 cubic feet
Friedmann was a Kansas City businessman, and civic leader, and philanthropist, Navy veteran of World War II, and one time president of the Congregation B'nai Jehudah. Includes correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, memorabilia, and other materials from Friedmann and his family.

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.

Frost, Archie Patrick "Jack", Frost family photograph collection, ca. 1930-1970s, (R1294)
31 photographs (1 folder)
This collection consists of twenty-nine black and white and two color photographs showing scenes and businesses in Rolla, Missouri from the 1930s into the 1970s.

Frost, Sallie Hoskins (1888- ), Papers, 1928-1963, (C3612)
0.4 linear feet
Genealogical papers of Sallie Frost. Families researched include: Birch, Campbell, Carmichael, Cox, Foster, Frost, Galbraith, Hoskins, Howell, Redfearn, and Routh.

Fry, Annette Riley, Papers, 1882-1983, (C3729)
0.4 linear feet
The Annette Riley Fry Papers contain primarily correspondence between Fry and people, or relatives of people, who came to Missouri from New York on "orphan trains" sponsored by the Children's Aid Society during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Fry wrote an article on the orphans, which appeared in the December 1974 issue of American Heritage.

Fuller, Harold Q., Papers, 1950-1987, (R0611)
14 folders
These are the personal papers of a physics professor and community leader in Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri. The papers concern Fuller's work with the Rolla School Board, the Phelps County Nutrition Program, the Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging, and the family farm.

Fulton, Annie Lee (1870-19??) Papers, 1889, (K0882)
2 folders
Diplomas received by Fulton from the University of Kansas City School of Oratory and the Chautauqua Literary & Scientific Circle into the "Hall in the Grove".

Funeral Notices, 1883, (C2284)
1 folder
Printed notices of funerals of James Brannum and William S. Stone.

Funk, Ernest M., "The History of the Mann Cemetery…," n.d., (C2942)
1 folder
The papers contain a brief account of how the Mann Cemetery in Reynolds County, Missouri, originated and of the history of the area.

Funk and Blue Family Genealogical Collection, (C4369)
2.0 cubic feet (176 folders)
Genealogical research relating to the ancestors of John Leon Funk and his wife, Ruth Eleanor Blue, both of Columbia, Missouri, and originally from Ohio. Includes genealogical correspondence and notes; family group (pedigree) sheets; biographical records; photographs of grave stones; and original and photocopied primary sources such as death certificates, marriages, obituaries, wills, deeds, and court documents. Also included is research material for a book on the 100th Ohio Infantry Regiment in the Civil War.


Gaffee Family, Papers, 1857-1923 (C0202)
Slave bill of sale; will of Mary Ann Dupuy, Shelby County, Kentucky; Hackney family genealogy; and reminiscences of plantation life in Gossyppia, Louisiana.

Gallaher Family, Papers, (CA6484)
0.6 cubic feet
Photographs, correspondence, and miscellaneous papers of the Gallaher family, largely of the Warrensburg, Missouri, area, 1880s-1960s. Contains material pertaining to related Bullion and Crawford families.

Gallo, Jo, Papers, (CA6408)
0.1 cubic feet, 1 computer disc
Papers of a homemaker and environmental activist from the St. Louis area include transcipts of her diaries from 1951-1954; a pamphlet she wrote entitled ""Granny""; and slides of the Missouri Extension Homemakers Association club in Creve Coeur, 1960s. The slides have been scanned and are also on a computer disc. Gallo's environmental activism is not covered in the papers.

Gano, John Allen, Family Papers, 1794-1948, (C0065)
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.

Gardner, Hugh R., Papers, (C4362)
0.8 cubic feet (9 folders)
Diaries kept by Hugh R. Gardner while an employee of the Columbia Sand Company, Rocheport, Missouri. Includes detailed summaries of Gardner’s daily employment schedule, miscellaneous receipts, record of barge operations on the Missouri River near Rocheport, weather reports, personal activities, including repairs to Gardner’s pick-up truck, and an appointment calendar kept by Mrs. Gardner.

Gardner, Viola (1903-1989) Papers, 1953-1982, (K1230)
1 cubic foot
Gardner was Poet Laureate of Missouri. Includes her poetry, publications, correspondence, and instruction techniques. Also photocopies of the poetry journal, "Orphic Lute" which she published.

Garnett, Edward B., Papers (K0940)
0.12 cubic foot (4 folders)
The Edward B. Garnett Papers contain correspondence attesting to Garnett’s credentials as a journalist as he traveled abroad, membership into the professional journalism fraternity of Sigma Delta Chi, and a letter concerning the correction for charges issued by the City National Bank and Trust Company. Additional materials include two diaries, a speech given at the third Greater Kansas City Science Fair, cancelled checks, and deposit slips.

Garnett, James Mercer (1770-1843), Papers, 1806-1832, (C2526)
1 reel of microfilm
The papers of James Mercer Garnett contain letters between Garnett and John Randolph of Roanoke (1773-1833), concerning politics, government, agriculture, and family affairs. Originals are in the Alderman Library, University of Virginia.

Garnett, Richard and Virginia, Papers, (CA5845)
Typescript copies of correspondence of Richard and Virginia Garnett of Lewis County, MO, and other family members, 1830-1899, and genealogical research material.

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.

Garrard, Lewis H., Paper, n.d., (C2765)
1 folder
The papers contain Garrard's memoir of Charlotte Chambers.

Garriott, John W., Letters, 1861-1864, (C2652)
4 folders
The papers contain 55 letters detailing the march through Georgia. Garriott was a member of Company G, 18th Missouri Volunteer Cavalry; was in the Army of the Tennessee; and was with General Sherman on his march to the sea.

Garth, William W., Papers, 1954-1955, (C4202)
0.2 cubic feet (3 folders)
The papers contain letters from William Garth to Margaret McNaull, 1954-1955, with references to the early families and history of Columbia and Boone County.

Gash Family Papers, 1769-1952, (K0137)
1 cubic foot
Genealogical research and document relating to the family who settled in Clay County, MO. Includes letters, diaries, photographs, land transfer documents, and related family papers.

Gaskin, Ruth Wilson (19??-1969) Papers , 1950s-1969, (K1174)
3 folders
Gaskin (Mrs. Ide) was an African-American housekeeper for several families in Kansas City, MO. Includes photographs of Gaskin's family and friends, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.

Gatermann Family Photographs, (P0226)
0.54 linear feet, 1 volume
Photographs, ca. 1970s-1990s, of and from the Gatermann family of St. Louis. Images show family members and celebrations, buildings and events from Soulard neighborhood, St. Louis schools, trains, and motorcycles. 23 photos related to Loesch, Gutman, Maier, Hoelscher families of St. Louis, also Lizzie and Joe Wittenbrink of Sparta.

Geary, Daniel M. (1835-1924) Letter, 1915, (K0350)
0.01 cubic feet
The collection contains a letter describing the grading of streets in Kansas City, Missouri, in the mid-1850s.

Geiger, Louis G., Papers, (CA6433)
2 cubic feet, 13 computer discs, 780 MB of digital files