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3rd Missouri Volunteer Calvary, Records, 1861 and 1864, (R1376)
.1 linear feet, 1 folder
The records contain papers from two members of the 3 rd Missouri Volunteer Calvary. The records contain papers related to Francis M. Poore and John Harris. The two individuals are not connected and did not serve at the same time. The records of John Harris include a military court document listing charges and findings against Harris.
36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Records, 1974-1993, (K0818)
0.3 cubic foot
The Squadron was based at Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base in Missouri providing specialized medical attendants and equipment for in-flight care of patients. Includes annual reports and unit histories, photographs, training manuals, and magazines and publications for Air Force personnel.
Adams, James A., Letter, 1862, (C2629)
From Provost Marshall's Office requiring Price to furnish provisions for six Rebel prisoners.
Adams, James A., Letter, 1863, (C1615)
The papers contain a directive that three prisoners were being sent to the Provost Marshall General at St. Louis in charge of Lt. Newlee, 9th Cavalry, Missouri State Militia. Instructions to St. Louis Provost Guard from Brig. General Strong, June 22, 1863, to allow Newlee to pass.
Adjutant General's Office, Regimental Papers, 18th Missouri Veteran Volunteers, (C2616)
The papers contain official correspondence; lists of missing after the battle of Shiloh; request for change from infantry regiment to cavalry. The unit was also known as Morgan's Rangers and in 1864 was changed to the 18th Regiment, Veteran Volunteers.
Aehle, Truman H. “Safe,” Scrapbooks, 1917-1924, (C2147)
Two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings about World War I. Aehle was an aviator from St. Louis, MO.
Aid, Joseph, Papers, 1863-1921 (C0200)
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.
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.
Aley, Henderson (1893-1970), Papers, 1906-1968, (C4108)
0.3 linear feet
The papers of Henderson Aley contain personal correspondence between himself and his parents during and immediately following World War I. The collection also contains a variety of postcards from 1906-1930.
Alker, John H., James, and William, Papers, 1861-1864, (C3822)
The papers contain letters from three brothers to their parents and various siblings in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, describing everyday camp life for soldiers of the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War. Includes detailed accounts of picketing, troop movements, and guerrilla warfare. Also contains discharge papers of John Alker.
Allen, Wellington, Reminiscence, 1885, (C0692)
The collection contains a record of the death of Alf Bowlin, a hunted Confederate soldier, near Forsyth, Missouri, in 1862, as told and recorded by a Union soldier in 1885.
Alley, Abijah and W.H., Letters, (C2726)
The collection contains photocopies of two letters, presumably written during the Civil War, but dates are illegible.
Alley-Brewer Family Letters, 1857-1866, (C0196)
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.
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.
America First Committee, 1941, (C2547)
Paper of the St. Louis, MO, Chapter of America First Committee, published from July to October 1941. Originals at Stanford University.
American Legion Gideon-New Madrid Post No. 324, Cotton Festival Program, 1967, (R0705)
This is a program booklet for the "21st Annual Cotton Festival and Homecoming," sponsored by Gideon-New Madrid American Legion Post No. 324 and its Auxiliary, held at Gideon in New Madrid County, Missouri, 1-3 September 1967.
American Legion Post 202, Columbia, Missouri, Records, (CA6430)
3 cubic feet
Records of the organization include membership lists, meeting minutes, newsletters, correspondence, programs, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous material.
American Legion, Herbert Williams Post 202, Records, 1919-2009, (C4257)
2.0 cubic feet, (27 folders)
The papers of the American Legion Post 202 in Columbia, Missouri, chronicle the actions of the veteran organization from 1919-2009. This includes yearly meetings, as well as the different events they hosted and attended. The collections contains letters, documents, photos, financial documents, newspaper clippings and two scrapbooks.
American Red Cross, Scott County Chapter, Sikeston, Missouri, Papers, 1944-1952, (R0673)
These are files from the American Red Cross chapter in Sikeston, Scott County, Missouri. Most concern allotments for dependents, emergency loans, extensions of leave, and other family matters of servicemen during World War Two.
American Veteran's Committee, Missouri 246 Chapter, Columbia, Records, 1946-1949 (C0193)
0.5 linear feet
Financial records; correspondence; membership records; minutes of meetings; reports of organization activities, local and national; instructions; reports; and forms on the management of the local chapter.
Anders, Dr. Leslie, Photograph Collection, (P0365)
The photograph collection of Dr. Leslie Anders includes photographs of himself and photos of Missouri Civil War regiments and soldiers, his area of research. Dr. Anders was a professor of history at Central Missouri State University.
Anderson, Jean Schwarting (1923- ), Papers, 1944-1946, (C4024)
0.3 linear feet, 1 computer disc
The papers of U.S. Navy Lieutenant J.G. Jean Schwarting Anderson, a WAVE during World War II and Missouri native, consist of correspondence, photographs and slides, and miscellaneous material. The letters that she wrote detail in great length the training she received and the day to day life of a WAVE.
Anderson, Thomas Lilbourne (1808-1885), Papers, 1860-1864, (C0678)
The papers of Thomas Lilbourne Anderson, lawyer, politician, and U.S. Congressman who practiced law in St. Charles and Palmyra, Missouri contain an autobiography and three letters written to Anderson in the 1860s, one describing the Battle of Springfield in 1863.
Ansel, Bernad D., "Anti-German Thought and Action, 1917-1919", (C2396)
The papers contain a research paper written for an American history seminar. Ansel undertakes to examine the thought and attitudes of Missourians toward German-Americans residing in Missouri during World War I. Files of the Missouri Council of Defense at the State Historical Society were used as a primary source.
Applegate, Lisbon (1803-1875), Collection, 1819-1903, (C0996)
2 linear feet, 18 volumes
Correspondence and business papers of Lisbon and Lewis M. Applegate of Keytesville, Missouri. Letters from George W. Applegate in California, 1848-1873, describing prospects for ranching, gold mining, and wine-making ventures; politics; and impact of Civil War and abolitionists. Civil War in Missouri; politics in Missouri and Chariton County; economic conditions and opportunities in Chariton County.
Archer, George L., Papers, 1918-1919 (C0198)
World War I letters from an army private in Waco, Texas; England; France and Germany. French currency. German propaganda. Calendar for 1919 with the 5th Division insignia. Welcome from King George V of England to American troops.
Armory Theatre Association, Stock Certificate, 1908, (R1118)
This is certificate number 20, dated 22 October 1908, for twenty shares of stock in the Armory Theatre Association at Aurora in Lawrence County, Missouri. The shares were sold to N. B. Pearman, who also signed as secretary of the corporation, along with N. V. H. Walker, president.
Army Corps of Engineers, Photographs, (P0098)
0.2 linear feet
Photographs of historic sites and construction sites, 1956 and 1978-1979. Includes images of bridges, dams, roadways, churches, businesses, and other buildings.
Asbury, Samuel L., Diary, 1862-1864, (C0206)
4 folders, photocopies
Samuel L. Asbury was a Confederate first lieutenant in the 45th Mississippi Regiment. He was wounded and captured at the Battle of Murphreesboro, Tennessee. The diary was written while he was a prisoner at Fort Delaware, Peapatch Island, and describes the trip to Fort Delaware, his treatment by the “Yankees”, and the perils of prison life. The diary includes hospital lists, addresses, poems, and other miscellaneous papers.
Ashurst, R.E., The Watch on the Rhine by Moonlight, 1919, (C3310)
Autobiographical writings covering author's childhood, adolescence, and adult life, but centering on World War I experiences in the Canadian Army. Preface, foreword, and completed manuscript, as well as preliminary drafts of some chapters.
Atchison, David Rice (1807-1886), Papers, 1837-1953, (C0071)
MICROFILM (Volumes only)
0.4 linear feet, 5 volumes
Correspondence, miscellaneous papers and clippings and diaries of D.R. Atchison. Includes letters from A.E. Hannegan, C.F. Jackson, James H. Birch, Jeff Davis, Stephen W. Kearney, and J.W. Denver. Material on politics, particularly the slavery issue and Thomas Hart Benton, as well as personal and family correspondence. Diaries primarily contain daily accounts of weather and farming.
Attebery, James, Papers, 1844-1966, (C2398)
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.
Attebery, James D., Letters, 1962, (C3374)
The collection contains letters between Attebery and the commanders of the U.S.S. ST. CLAIR COUNTY. A photograph of the ship is located in the editorial office of the State Historical Society of Missouri.
Audsley, Francis Fairbank (1835-1922) and Harriet Elizabeth (1840-1924), Papers, 1862-1912, n.d., (C2374)
0.2 linear feet
The papers of Francis Audsley, a farmer in Saline and Carroll counties in Missouri and a Union soldier during the Civil War, and his wife Harriet E., consist of the Audsleys's correspon-dence during the Civil War, 1863-1865; letters from Francis's cousins, Sarah Ann Audsley, living in Australia, and Mary Ellen Harding, living in England, 1876-1903; and miscellaneous.
Austin, James, Letter, 1846, (C0910)
To his brother from Mexico, Oct. 23, 1846. Concerning the trip to Mexico and conditions there during the Mexican War.
Austin, Dr. Peter, Letter, 1852, (C1728)
To Willard P[reble ]Hall, [House of Representatives, Washington, D. C.], from Carrollton, Missouri March 30, 1852. Hall, (1820-1882), was United States Representative from Missouri 1847-1853 and Governor of Missouri 1864-1865. Austin requests information about admission to the U.S. Navy Medical Department. On April 16 Hall recommended Austin as a gentleman and skillful physician to be interviewed by the Navy's Board of Examiners.
Austin, R. A., Papers, 1846-1897, (C2118)
The papers contain an autobiography of the Reverend R.A. Austin, a Missouri Methodist minister and circuit rider and covers the Austin family's migration from Kentucky to Missouri, education, conversion, Civil War, Indians, trip west from Chillicothe, Missouri, to Montana, activities of Montana circuit ministers. Seven letters from Austin to his wife, 1859-1866.
Ayer, Edward Everett (1841-1927), Reminiscences, 1924, (C2694)
The collection contains reminiscences of his first trip away from home, and itinerary across the plains to California, and descriptions of people met, work in the mines, enlistment in the army and subsequent service, and the return home in 1864.
Ayres, Nellie F., Collection, 1860, 1948, (C2752)
The Nellie F. Ayres collection consists of a typescript done by Ayres of a diary of Lavinia Priest, written while on a visit to Kentucky in 1860; and a letter to "LOML" from Ayres describing a bus trip to Idaho and Yellowstone Park in June 1948.
Backlar, Joseph, Letters, 1944-1945, (C2011)
The collection contains letters written during World War II by an army medical officer stationed in Greenland and Iceland to his son, Byron Backlar, PhM 3/c aboard the U.S.S. SANBORN.
Backus, Elijah, (1759-1811), Diary, 1777 (C0214)
A diary kept by a Yale student during the year 1777. Revolutionary war, rumors of the battles, counterfeiters, the housing problem for students, a complete account of smallpox vaccination, and General Arnold. The last third of the diary is written in Latin.
Bailey, Alfred K. (1835-1926), Autobiography, n.d., (C0222)
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.
Bailey, Stephen, Papers, 1865-1890, (C2611)
The papers of Stephen Bailey contain a discharge from the Civil War of Stephen D. Bailey, Pierce City, MO, 1865. Also included are miscellaneous papers relating to a veteran's pension, 1890, and information explaining Missouri military organizations.
Baker, J.H.P. ( -1913), Civil War Diary, 1864-1865, (C1449)
The diary of J.H.P. Baker, dated October 16, 1864-June 17, 1865, discusses the war in Missouri, Price's retreat, the Southern cause, Lee, Johnston, Beauregard, Price, Shelby, Sherman, guerrillas, Lee's surrender, Lincoln's assassination, and Johnson's inauguration. Baker, a doctor with General Shelby, was in charge of a Texas Confederate hospital.
Baker, Neil A., Papers, 1861-1863, (C2234)
Letters from Neil A. Baker, Confederate soldier, to his wife, Sarah Jane Baker, and his daughter, Emma, Chatham County, NC, November 1861 to February 1863.
Ball, Hampton B., Papers, 1918-1919, (C3935)
0.1 linear foot
The papers of Hampton B. Ball of Troy, Missouri, while in the United States Armed Forces in 1918-1919, consist of letters and a postcard addressed to family members and a brief history of his battalion during the Meuse-Argonne offensive.
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.
Banning, Ephraim P., Letters, 1898-1899, (C3735)
The collection contains letters from a Brookfield, MO, man who served in the 6th Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Company A, during the Spanish-American War. The letters describe army camps in Florida, Georgia, and Cuba; military training; the weather; widespread illnesses; friends with him in the service; and trips taken to Jacksonville and St. Augustine, FL, and Savannah, GA.
Barber, John, Letter, 1861, (C2578)
To George Barber from a camp near Murfreesboro, TN, June 10, 1861. Written to his father during the Civil War.
Barclay, Thomas Swain (1892-1993), Papers, 1912, 1915-1925, 1935, (C3938)
1 linear foot
Papers of Thomas Swain Barclay, a professor of political science, member of the American Red Cross during World War I, and member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at the University of Missouri. The papers consist of personal and professional correspondence, a wartime diary, overseas duty related papers, newsletters and programs, three dimensional items, photographs, oversized visual items, and miscellaneous material collected from his various associations.
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, J.K. Letter, 1873, (C1871)
To J.M. Glover, House of Representative, Washington, D.C., from Surgeon General's Office, War Department, December 9, 1873. Letter from J.K. Barnes, Surgeon General, U.S. Army to J.M. Glover stating that there are no volumes of the first part of the Medical and Surgical History of the War available.
Barrett, Jesse William (1884-1953), Papers, 1905-1953, (C0009)
21.75 linear feet, 11 volumes, 2 card files
The papers of a St. Louis lawyer and politician; attorney general of Missouri, 1921-1925; Republican candidate for governor in 1936; commander of the Missouri Department of the American Legion, 1932-1933; and president of the Missouri Bar Association, 1933-1934. The collection includes material about the American Legion, Methodist Episcopal Church, Culver-Stockton College, Barrett’s St. Louis Law practice, his term as attorney general, Missouri Bar Association, his business and family, and Republican Party campaigns and elections.
Barth Family, Papers, 1852-1907, (C0997)
The papers of the family of Moses Barth, a Rocheport, Boone County, Missouri, merchant, contain correspondence, deeds, and financial statements. The bulk of the material is correspondence between family members concerning their general welfare and business matters. Several letters written during the Civil War describe economic conditions and confrontations with Confederate guerillas in the Rocheport area.
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.
Bauer, Royal D.M. (1889-1983), Papers, 1895-1919 (C0072)
0.4 linear feet
Correspondence of a naval yeoman, 1916-1919, primarily to his sister, Gladys Bauer, and friend, Helen Elizabeth Clark, and diary documenting his service at Great Lakes, Illinois, and Brest, France.
Bean, William E., (1833-1883), Papers, 1864-1881, (C0207)
Letters to Bean from family while in Union army. One on election of 1864. Two from Nashville hospital complaining of illness; two from Evansville, Indiana, hospital, and two from Camp Dennison, Ohio. Discharge paper, teacher report, Masonic Lodge receipt; and biographical sketch by daughter, Mary E. Maxwell.
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.
Bedell, Ralph C., Papers, (CA5084)
14.4 linear feet
Addition of papers relating to the South Pacific Commission, the National Defense Education Act, U.S. Naval Flight Preparatory Schools, the University of Missouri, and other topics. Includes photos and slides.
Bedford Family, Papers, 1849-1870, 1940s, (C2610)
0.2 linear feet
Correspondence of the Bedford Family of Andrews County, Missouri, Southern sympathizers during the Civil War.
Bell, Charles C., Photograph Collection, (P0657)
Photos of Charles C. Bell of Boonville, the Firmin Desloge family, engravings of notable Missourians, and composite of Missouri National Guard, Veteran Company A, 3rd Infantry.
Bell, Ovid (1875-1953), Collection, 1824-1950, (C3805)
Papers of, and materials collected by, a Fulton, Missouri, resident relating to the history and residents of Callaway County. The collection comprises correspondence, copies of speeches and lectures given by Bell on historical topics, and documents including a typescript 1849 diary of James Tate, tax rolls for Callaway County, Callaway County Agricultural and Mechanical Society membership lists, and a regimental history and troop roster of Company B, 1st Missouri Cavalry, C.S.A.
Belwood-Ezell Family, Papers, 1850-1935 (C0073)
0.6 linear feet
Correspondence, diaries, and miscellaneous items of families living in Saline and Pettis Counties, Missouri. Much of the correspondence pertains to news of family members and friends. Most of the letters are to and from family members, including children, of Mary Belwood Ezell and Francisco Ezell.
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.
Benjamin, John Forbes (1817-1877) and Diana, Papers, 1850-1876, (C1382)
Papers of John Forbes and Diana Benjamin. The papers consist of letters written to family in Liverpool, New York.
Bennett, Lyman G., Collection, 1857-1865, (R0274)
These are diaries and topographic maps of a civil engineer, member of the 36th Illinois Infantry, and civilian employee of the U. S. Army. The materials concern homesteading in Minnesota in 1857; campaigning in Missouri and Arkansas with the Army of Southwest Missouri, 1861-1862; mapping in Kansas and Colorado in 1865; and the Powder River Indian Expedition in Nebraska and Wyoming in 1865.
Bennitt, Rudolf, Letters, 1942-1946, (C0210)
Copies of newsletters sent out from Missouri Cooperative Wild Life Research Unit to former members at Missouri University who were in the armed services. Excerpts from letters received pertaining to all phases of training; general news of the university, Wild Life Commission, research unit assignments, resume of state and national meetings; and discussion of post-war curriculum.
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.
Benton, Thomas Hart (1782-1858), Letter, 1838, (C1847)
The collection contains a letter concerning the censure of Gentry's Missouri troops in the Seminole War and the appointment of Gentry's mother as a postmistress.
Bess, Jacob, 1830-1908, Journal, 1864-1865, (R1330)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
This is a typescript of a journal by Bollinger County, Missouri native Jacob Bess during service with the 7th Missouri Cavalry (Confederate), September 26, 1864—June 22, 1865. Brief daily entries note the succession of camps in Arkansas and Louisiana, acquiring horses, and personal expenses.
Beveridge, John L., Special Orders, 1865, (C2197)
The collection contains positive photostats of Special Orders No. 144 to investigate complaints of Dresden, Pettis County, MO, citizens against Captain Devohue and the Pettis County Volunteers Militia for alleged interference with citizens (rebels who had taken the oath) and their property.
Billman, John Irwin (1870-1934) Collection, 1916-1932, (K0126)
Scrapbook of clippings, letters, photographs, and memorabilia related to Billman and his work with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) for which he served as the national historian for at least fourteen terms.
Birch, James H., Memoirs, (C2010)
The collection contains memoirs of Birch, who enlisted in the Santa Fe Battalion, left Ft. Leavenworth in May 1848, and was attacked by Indians, June 18, 1848.
Birkhead, Laura E., Papers, 1917-1920, (C1707)
Five letters written by Miss Birkhead from Paris, France, to Isabelle Stark of Neosho, MO. Miss Birkhead was involved with refugee work and providing clothing for children. Her letters describe devastated areas, evacuation and camps for refugees, expenses, rationing, and mail service. She also describes the volunteer groups, sponsored agencies, and military units assisting soldiers and civilians.
Bishop, William (1817-1879), Papers, 1839-1891, (C3894)
0.4 linear feet
Papers of a commander of a Union cavalry unit in northeast Missouri during the Civil War, and State Treasurer of Missouri following the war. The papers consist of personal and military correspondence and miscellaneous documents, and State Treasurer records.
Black Family, Letters, 1861-1878, (C1898)
The collection contains Civil War correspondence of George W. and Alexander Black of Company E, 21st Regiment, Missouri Volunteers, with members of their family; the correspondence concerns their deaths; family news and business letters.
Blackwell, John A. (1834- ), Papers, 1852-1940, (C3732)
2.3 cubic feet
Contains the correspondence, diaries, writings, Civil War papers, and medical practice records of a doctor from Bedford, IN, who later lived in Foristell and Wellsville, MO. Also included are family letters, Woman's Christian Temperance Union records, and a history of the Clover family.
Blue Star Mothers of America, Sturgeon, Missouri, Scrapbook, 1943-1945, (C1383)
Letters and cards of thanks for gift boxes and letters to the Blue Star Mothers of Sturgeon, MO, from men of that area serving in World War II. Scrapbook contains notations identifying the soldier and noting whether he was wounded or killed or imprisoned. Includes rosters of servicemen.
Bohm, Frederick, Letter, 1849, (C2203)
To William H. Bell, St. Louis Arsenal, from St. Louis Arsenal, January 8, 1849. Request for a discharge because his wife's poor health is adversely affected by undesirable living quarters. Detailed description of crowded, damp, unfinished living units.
Bollinger, George Frederick, Letter, 1839, (C2956)
To Charles Welling, Jackson, MO, from Jefferson City, MO, Dec. 20, 1838. Concerns the purchase of pork, election of officers in the Missouri legislature, and the Mormon War.
Bolton, Joel M., Memoir, 1930, (C1801)
A 1930 memoir of Confederate soldier Joel Monroe Bolton of Jefferson City, MO, who served as a sergeant in a cavalry regiment in the West throughout the Civil War.
Bond, T.B., Papers, (C1747)
The papers of T.B. Bond contain blank forms of the Confederate States Army; a certificate of disability for discharge; a report of the sick and wounded; a register of surgical cases; and a valentine.
Boulware, W.C. Letter, 1861, (C1959)
To Family from Lexington, MO, Sept. 28, 1861. Letter describing the battle of Lexington, in which the author participated, and its aftermath.
Boxley, Joe, Wilson Creek Battle Account, 1905, (C2390)
The collection contains an account of the Battle of Wilson's Creek near Springfield, MO, 1861, and events leading up to it, as told by Joe Boxley to William E. Connelley. According to Connelley's interview, Boxley was a Negro slave whose master insisted Joe ride with him to General Price's camp and fight the Yankees.
Boyd, John R., Handbill, n.d., (C2832)
Handbill addressed to the men of Buchanan and adjoining counties, calling for men to fight against Fremont.
Boyd, Semphronius Hamilton (1828-1894), Letter, 1865, (C1481)
The collection consists of a letter in which Boyd, emancipationist representative from Missouri, condemned secession as "a spiritual malady" and opposed recognition or admission into the Union of the seceded states.
Bradford, Moses J. ( -1865), Letters, 1863-1865, (C2727)
The collection contains Photostats of letters from Moses J. Bradford to his wife in Rolla, MO, from various Union prison camps expressing fears about the war and about the safety of his family and describing prison life and conditions.
Bradley, Melvin (1920-2003), Papers, 1855-2003, (C3026)
13.4 linear feet, 167 audio cassettes, 1 audio tape, 1 video cassette
This collection covers Bradley’s work as a livestock specialist in the Cooperative Extension Office of the University of Missouri from 1968 through the 1990s. The papers consist of research materials, correspondence, clippings, photographs, drafts for books, articles, exhibits, and speeches, and interviews on audio cassette conducted for the Missouri Mule History Project.
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, Robert Kirk, Letters, 1917-1919 (C0077)
0.2 linear feet on 1 roll of microfilm
World War I letters of Robert Kirk Brady of Richmond, Ray County, Missouri, from Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and France. Scenes, customs, and people of France. Army life. Argonne, Verdun, battles, and Richmond and Ray County news.
Brannock, Lizzie E., Letter, 1864, (C0224)
To brother Edwin from Chapel Hill, Missouri, January 13, 1864. Desolate conditions of Missouri during the Civil War, her husband's imprisonment in St. Louis by the Union army, and her attempts to support her family. Original in donor's possession.
Branson, Edwin Bayer (1877-1950), Papers, 1892-1954, (C2404)
1.1 linear feet
The papers of Edwin Bayer Branson contain correspondence, memorabilia, field books, and miscellaneous papers of a University of Missouri geologist (1910-1947), including information on the development of the Department of Geology during the 37 years he served as chairman.
Branson, William W., Diary, 1861-1862, (C0218)
Branson was a member of an Iowa regiment during the campaign of 1861 in Missouri. He fought in the Battle of Wilson’s creek, 10 August 1861.
Breckenridge, Thomas E. (1825-1897), Papers, 1894, 1950, (C0691)
The papers contain a petition for pension, 1894; family notes, and "The Breckenridge Memoirs" by John Mitchell, 1950.
Breckenridge, William Clark (1862-1927), Papers, 1752-1927, (C1036)
4.75 linear feet, 21 volumes, 3 rolls of microfilm
The papers of the St. Louis businessman, writer, and historian contain correspondence, scrapbooks, book sale announcements, and miscellaneous materials, with an emphasis on St. Louis and Missouri history.
Breese, Sidney A., Papers, 1863-1867, (C3429)
The papers contain letters and official papers to and from the quartermaster's office and the chief of ordnance and ordnance stores. Breese was captain of the 6th Missouri Volunteer Cavalry in charge of ordnance and ordnance stores during the Civil War.
Bridgewater, Jane, Oath of Allegiance, 1863, (C0473)
A test oath sworn before C.S. Moore, 22 May 1863.
Bright, Clarkson Joel (1888- ), Papers, 1856, 1892-1966, (C3719)
1.1 cubic feet
Correspondence, diaries, photographs, and related materials of a career U.S. Navy officer. Includes items on family history.
Brookfield, Dutton (1917-1979), Papers, 1844-1979, (C2732)
72.4 linear feet and 5 audio cassettes
The papers of Dutton Brookfield contain the business, political and personal papers and photographs of a Kansas City, MO, community leader. Brookfield was President of Unitog Company (1953-1979), a mayoral candidate (1963, 1971), and on boards of numerous corporations and educational and civic organizations. Family papers include letters from the Civil War, World War I and II, and Vietnam.
Brown, Bergun H. (1839-1922), Papers, 1861-1972, (C3798)
1 volume, photocopied
A collection of letters, diary, service documents, short histories, anecdotes, maps, excerpts from books, and newspaper articles compiled by Guy M. Brown and entitled Bergun H. Brown's Civil War Days. Material concerns Bergun Brown's Civil War service as a private in the 29th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry; some family history material is also included. Includes photocopies of Brown's manuscript letters and diary, with typescript copies. The annotations, short histories, and anecdotes were written by Guy M. Brown, Bergun's son.
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, William (1837- ), Quantrill Raid Account, 1909, (C2391)
The collection contains an account by William Brown, who was an observer of Quantrill's raid on Lawrence. According to the accounts, his house was burned by the guerrillas.
Bryan, Columbus and Bennet, Letters, 1862-1863, (C0209)
From two brothers, who were Union soldiers in southern Missouri and Arkansas, to their family in Caledonia, Missouri. Troop movement, camp life, and general topics. Originals in the possession of R.H. Wilcox.
Bucklew, Leslie Leroy, Collection, 1897-1979, (S0625)
5 Folders, 7 Photographs, 4 Audio Tapes
The collection includes biographical material on Leslie LeRoy Bucklew. It also contains correspondence between Bucklew and military men he served with in the Spanish-American War and in World War I and letters from President Harry S. Truman and Bess Truman. Various documents provide information about servicemen and activities during and after the Spanish-American War and World War I. The photographs include World War I servicemen in 1917 from Camp Doniphan and Fort Sill. On the audio tapes, Bucklew tells where he lived and attended church and school in St. Louis, his mom's friendship with Mary Todd Lincoln's sister, and about his experience in the Spanish-American War.
Buckner, John, Papers, n.d., (C1878)
The papers contain information concerning John Buckner and his slave, Abe, their service in the Civil War, and settlement in Scotland County, Missouri, in the 1870s.
Buegel, John T., Civil War Diary, 1861-1864, (C1844)
The collection contains a diary, in German, with translation by William G. Bek, 1945. The diary documents Buegel's career as a soldier in Company F, 3rd Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, including battles of Camp Jackson, Wilson's Creek and Springfield, and Sherman's march to the sea.
Bull, William, "Reminiscences of War Between the States," 1904, (C1060)
Personal experiences of William Bull during his military career, 1860-1880, especially the period of the Civil War.
Bundy, S.G. (1836-1917), Autobiography, 1912, (C2985)
1 reel of microfilm
The collection contains an autobiography of a farmer, pioneer, rural school teacher, Union soldier, and Methodist missionary and minister.
Burks, Isham, Pension Claim, 1829, (C1482)
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.
Burnsides, Maggie, Letter, 1863, (C0560)
Letter from Maggie Burnsides to Matilda Girdner of Alexandria, Ohio, March 21, 1863. The letter describes sugar making and raising money and provisions for Union soldiers with a “Soldier’s Supper.” Also describes resistance to the conscription bill.
Burt, Richard W. (1823-1911), Papers, 1817-1911, (C0226)
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.
Burtnett, Washington, (1825-1862), Papers, 1855-1862, (C2146)
Photograph and biography of Burtnett, 1861 Union Army discharge, 1855 Sons of Temperance membership, 1856 record book fly leaf, and two 1862 letters to his wife and children. Burtnett wrote about the war, McClellan and Pope outside Richmond, army marches, communications, and his duties as acting clerk for his commander, Captain McDonald.
Buse, John J. Jr (1864-1933) Papers, 1860-1931, (S1083)
228 Folders, 2001 Photographs
The John J. Buse, Jr. Collection consists of photographs, scrapbooks, historical notes, correspondence, and personal reminiscences of a St. Charles, Missouri, historian and collector. Photos by St. Charles photographers Rudolph Goebel, John Gossler, and A. Ruth are included.
Bush Family, Papers, 1819-1923, (C3887)
0.2 linear feet on 1 roll of microfilm
Journals, farm records, and correspondence of a Boone County, Kentucky, family who settled in southeastern Arkansas. The papers detail 1819-1820 steamboat trips up the Missouri River to Council Bluffs and 1850s farm operations.
Butcher, David, Papers, (SA1166)
News clippings and letter concerning David Butcher who flew combat missions for the 384th Bombardment Group of the 8th Air Force during WWII. He was shot down and served with the French resistance for months before escaping into Spain and back to England. Many of the documents are in French but have been translated into English by UMSL professor Anne Sophie Blank's Language class. The collection also contains two audio cassettes and one video cassette.
Camp Carry-on, Linn Creek, Missouri, Brochure, 1919, (R1186)
This is a brochure for Camp Carry-on near Linn Creek in Camden County, Missouri, for the 1919 season. Located on the Big Niangua River, the camp offered "military training for girls" in three-week sessions under the direction of Natalie Wilson and Delle B. Corum.
Campaign Posters, 1875-1920, (C3871)
Posters, handbills, and newspaper advertisements for Democratic and Republican candidates running for various Missouri state offices. Also one poster advocating Champ Clark for President.
Campbell, R., Letter, 1832, (C4149)
Letter written to William D. Waldo from R. Campbell during the Black Hawk War.
Cansler, Loman D. (1924-1992) and Laura M. (1931-2007), Collection, 1820-2005, (C4018)
10.5 linear feet, 203 audio tapes, 41 audio cassettes, 2 video cassettes, 35 audio discs
The Loman and Laura Cansler Collection represents a lifetime of collecting on Missouri's folk song and folklore tradition. Cansler recorded and collected folk songs, proverbs, jokes, and home remedies, primarily in Missouri, but also in Kansas and Illinois. In addition to this large body of folk song and folklore material, the collection includes information on Cansler's early life in Dallas County, Missouri, his WWII service, and his career as a school counselor at the Fayette and North Kansas City High Schools. The collection also includes slides and prints of Laura Cansler's abstract expressionist artwork.
Cantonement Bellefontaine Pictures, 1894, (C0787)
Pictures of remains of officers' quarters and tombstones of Major Russell Dissell, William Sears, and the infant of Zebulon M. Pike.
Carpenter, John C., Letters, 1868-1870 (C0236)
Written from Alleghany County, Virginia, discussing politics and local and family affairs.
Carpenter, William Weston (1889-1968), Scrapbooks, 1948-1963 (C3407)
.2 linear feet
Professor of Education at the University of Missouri, Carpenter served as educational advisor to General MacArthur during post World War II occupation of Japan. Scrapbooks of news clippings, photos of Japanese schools, miscellaneous photos, maps, and posters.
Carter, Larkin G., Commission, 1824, (C1598)
Commission as lieutenant, 15th Regiment, Missouri Militia. Signed by Alexander McNair.
Carter, R.C., A Short Sketch of My Experiences During the First Stages of the Civil War, (C2911)
The collection contains a memoir describing experiences of a Confederate lieutenant. He includes the battles of the Hemp Bales, Wilson's Creek, Pea Ridge, and Boonville in his reminiscences.
Carter, Thomas J., Loyalty Oath, 1862, (C3781)
The collection contains a photocopy of an oath of loyalty to the United States sworn by Carter, a resident of Glasgow in Howard County, MO. Original document retained by the donor.
Carver, Roy L. (1904-1984), Papers, 1920-1984, (C3849)
0.8 linear feet
Papers of Roy Lee Carver of Columbia, Missouri, director of the Missouri Division of Veterans' Affairs, 1953-1973; and active member of the American Legion for 39 years. The papers consist of correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, speeches, reports, programs, and miscellaneous material relating to his activities in behalf of veterans and veterans' organizations.
Carvill, George W., Letters, 1834-1868, (C2697)
Letters written by Carvill, his wife Kate and daughter Eliza, living in the United States and Canada, to his sister Eliza and, later, brother-in-law William Boyle in England. The letters discuss family and political matters and economic problems.
Catherwood, William L., Papers, 1859-1873, (C3799)
Papers pertaining to the 8th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia, which Catherwood commanded during the Civil War. The papers also include incorporation papers, deeds, and correspondence of the Lander Hill Tunnel and Silver Mining Company of New York and Nevada, and a detailed report and drawing for a New York City rapid transit system, 1873.
Catlin, Florence, Photograph Collection, (P0482)
Photos of Air Force Appreciation Night for personnel of Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base, Memorial Park, Belton, Missouri. August 22, 1957.
Chariton River Blockhouse, Photograph, n.d., (C0789)
Photograph of blockhouse guarding the Chariton River, Macon County, on Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad.
Chase, Charles Monroe (1829-1902), Papers, 1861, (C2371)
4 folders, 1 roll microfilm
Letters, Civil War diary, and musical composition book of a band director from DeKalb County, IL. Chase enlisted in the 13th Illinois Regiment in July 1861 and was sent to Camp Rolla in Phelps County, MO. The diary describes camp life, the routine and practice that the band followed, military engagements, and Chase's opinions on the war. The letters to him were written by friends from Sycamore, IL.
Chew, Dr. Joseph, Special Orders, 1863, (C1490)
Orders, September 1863, forbidding Dr. Chew of Kansas City, MO, to reside in Platte, Clay, or Carroll Counties during the Civil War.
Chouteau, Auguste P. (1786-1838), Commission, 1818, (C2194)
The collection contains Chouteau's commission as major of the 1st Battalion, 1st Regiment, Missouri Territory Militia.
Christy, E.A., Letter, 1863, (C1834)
To J.H. Marmon, Liberty, MO, from Platte City, MO, Feb. 24, 1863. Written to her father, the letter discusses the Civil War, particularly jayhawkers and marauding bands. Mentions conscription and health of various family members.
Civil War Claims, 1865-1874, (C1493)
Claims by Elizabeth Givens of Callaway County for supplies taken by Maj. H.C. Caldwell, Third Iowa Cavalry; William J. Bedsworth of Callaway County for horses taken by White, Enrolled Missouri Militia; and Henry Larimore of Callaway County for supplies furnished and services rendered the Union Army.
Civil War Commemorative Envelope, 1961, (C2811)
Envelope commemorating the Civil War battles of Wilson's Creek, Springfield, and Oak Hill.
Civil War, Diaries, 1864-1867, (C3988)
Two diaries of Sgt. Frances M. Gordon, who served with Company D, 2nd Colorado Cavalry. The diaries describe escort duty and encounters with bushwhackers in Jackson and Cass Counties, Missouri, and Sterling Price's raid in September and October 1864. Miscellaneous notes and account figures are included in the back of both volumes.
Civil War Documents, 1861-1865, (C4274)
0.2 cubic feet (2 folders)
Photocopies of miscellaneous papers including discharges, enlistments, Confederate bills and notes, stamps, insignia, orders, mustering out papers of soldiers, including officers, mostly from Missouri.
Civil War Documents, 1862-1904, (C2654)
The papers contain drafts of proposed inscriptions to be placed in the Vicksburg National Military Park for four of the five Confederate Missouri batteries engaged in the campaign and defense of Vicksburg in 1863; a printed record of the organizations engaged in the campaign, siege, and defense; a blue print of a topographical survey for the park; four muster rolls and a muster and pay roll of Dawson's 3rd Missouri Battery; and a Confederate Order Book of Captain Emmett MacDonald's Battery with General and Special Brigade orders of the Army of the West.
Civil War Documents, Missouri, 1863-1867, (C2671)
0.2 linear feet
The collection contains oaths of loyalty; reports of E. Anson More, quartermaster general of Missouri; and special orders from the adjutant general's office. All concern members of the Missouri Militia from various regiments and companies.
Civil War, Engagements Fought in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, 1861-1865, (C3513)
The papers contain dates, losses and casualties of approximately 225 military engagements fought in Missouri, Kansas and parts of Arkansas.
Civil War Envelopes, c.1860s, (C4316)
0.2 cubic feet (14 folders)
The Civil War envelopes consist of mailing envelopes used during the Civil War which express pro-Union sentiment in the form of artistic caricatures.
Civil War Letter, 1862, (C2587)
The collection contains a personal letter to his wife, written from Campbell Hospital, Washington, D.C., Dec. 31, 1862.
Civil War Letter, 1862, (C1835)
To his wife from "Thomas" Nov. 14, 1862. Discusses guerrilla activities, bushwhacking, and the possibility of enlisting in the Missouri Militia, as well as family affairs and future prospects.
Civil War Letter, 1862, (C0511)
To mother and father from Camp Muligan, Lexington, MO, Nov. 21, 1862. Tells of scouting trips, daily activities, and the election in Pleasant Hill.
Civil War Letter, 1863, (C0465)
To "Hattie," from Charleston, SC, Sept. 3, 1863. Written by a Civil War soldier to his wife, the letter mentions lack of anything to do and seeing the Monitor and Ironside in the bay. Unidentified photo of a soldier.
Civil War Letters, 1860-1862, (C2236)
Civil War letters by Union and Confederate soldiers, battle report, 1861, and directive, 1860.
Civil War Letters, 1862, (C2008)
The collection contains two letters written to his parents in Wisconsin about skirmishes at Chalk's Bluff, AR, and Kennett and Hornersville, MO, and capture of steamer DANIEL B. MILLER.
Civil War Letters, 1864, (C2457)
Three letters from ""Roger"" in Washington, D.C. They concern Sherman's march to the sea, G.K. Warren's failure to destroy important railroad connections, and other military news. His information is from southern newspapers and U.S. Grant's telegrams.
Civil War, Letters, 1864, (C3196)
Two letters to a woman named Caroline, one from Francis M. Froth, the other from George Smith, both writing from Memphis, TN, and telling of army life and their hopes for the future.
Civil War Muster Rolls, 1861-1864, (C1853)
The collection contains a fragment of muster roll of men from Caldwell County, MO, 1861; a penciled list of names, July 1864, of Caldwell County militia, possibly those pursuing Thraillkill (Confederate) Raiders; and a letter from Bertha Booth explaining the muster rolls.
Civil War Orders, 1861, (C1495)
The collection contains orders signed by John Bryner, commander of the 47th Regiment, Illinois Volunteers, and by E.B. Eno, acting provost marshal.
Civil War Passes, 1862-1863, (C2807)
Five railroad passes and one hospital pass.
Civil War Regimental Histories, Missouri, n.d., (C3500)
Organization, orders, campaigns, mustering out, and casualties of ten Missouri regiments in the Civil War.
Civil War Relief Meeting Notice, 1864, (C2804)
Broadside announcing mass meetings in Kirksville, county seat of Adair County, to provide widows, orphans and families of active soldiers with necessities for winter.
Civil War Reminiscences, n.d., (C0760)
Account of the battle of Springfield, MO, 1861, by Robert A. Austin, Carrollton, MO. Experiences of Isaac Cruzen in Lexington, MO, 1862-1864. Incidents in Richmond, MO, as told by a daughter of L.K. Kinsey. Notes on Cruzen genealogy.
Civil War Round Table of St. Louis (1954- ) Newsletters, 1958-1967, (S0324)
1 Microfilm Roll
Volumes 1-3 of Bushwacker, the official publication of the Civil War Round Table of St. Louis, containing information on the association's activities and the history of the Civil War.
Civil War Scrapbook, Missouri, 1823-1868, (C1379)
The papers contain a collection of newspaper clippings on Missouri, 1823-1868, from New York and Boston newspapers, primarily the New York Daily Tribune. Most of the items pertain to the Civil War in Missouri, 1861-1862, and include maps and diagrams of the war in the west.
Civil War Scrapbook, 1850-1865, (C0923)
The Civil War Scrapbook comprises newspaper clippings from unidentified newspapers of the Civil War period containing material on the Buchanan-Fillmore election, slavery problem, states' rights, speeches, and other issues of the time.
Civil War Special Orders, Missouri, 1863-1864, (C3160)
Special order from Office of the Provost Marshal General, Department of the Missouri, paroling Richard B. Keeble, and special order from the Adjutant General's Office, State of Missouri, calling George C. Gaddy's Company, Enrolled Missouri Militia, into active service.
Clapp, Fayette, (1824-1864), Diary, 1862-1863, (C2430)
Diary consists of 'letters' written to Clapp's wife during service in the Mississippi Fleet of the Union. As a surgeon, Clapp participated in Grant's campaign to take Vicksburg, the Yazoo Pass Expedition, and the Battle of Grand Gulf. Provides glimpses of shipboard life, comparisons of army and navy, observations on slavery, and familial concerns.
Clark, Charles W., Papers, 1854-1911 (C0083)
0.6 linear feet
Letters of a Vermont Congregational minister to his wife, nee Harriet Lucretia Calton, describing several churches he served. Letters to him from his brother Edward P., who served in the Civil War and later was a traveling book salesman working out of St. Louis. Diaries and death records of the minister.
Clark, Mary Jane Vaughn, Letter, 1862, (C2365)
1 folder, photocopy and transcript
A letter from Clark of Unionville, Missouri, to her sister-in-law Mary Clark Joiner, Clifford, Indiana, describing Clark’s husband’s suicide after he was wounded at the Battle of Pittsburg Landing.
Clark, N.H. Letters, 1848, (C2709)
To John D. McKown, St. Louis, MO, from Vera Cruz, Mexico. Clark marched with General Scott during the Mexican War; he describes the assault on Vera Cruz.
Clark, Stephen, "A History and Description of Persia, Missouri," 1964, (C2897)
The collection contains a history describing the location, businesses, and early settlers of Persia, MO. The collection also includes a copy of the FRANKLIN INTELLIGENCER, April 1, 1820, photographs, and maps of the town site.
Clark, Victor E., Collection, 1968-1969, (S0014)
Correspondence, clippings, and photographs of Lieutenant Colonel Clark's attempt to create a museum of the former home of Adolph Hitler in Berchtesgaden, Germany.
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, Green, Journal, 1861-1862, (C0955)
4 folders, photostats
Green Clay, a member of the U.S. foreign service, served as secretary of legations in St. Petersburg and later in London. His journal primarily contains description of various places in Russia and England. Clay also refers to "Lincoln's fratricidal war" and gives a lengthy description of Czar Alexander II.
Clay, W.A., Papers, 1917-1926, (C0481)
Letter to his daughter Grace enclosing an earlier letter from Theodore Roosevelt regarding the dismissal of his volunteer forces.
Cleghorn, Daniel B., Family, Papers, 1848-1892, (C0252)
The Daniel B. Cleghorn Papers consist of a diary, scrapbook, correspondence and accounts primarily documenting Cleghorn's business dealings and travels.
Closson, C. Godfrey, Letter, 1916, (C3150)
The collection contains a letter to his mother, Mrs. A.V. Closson, Salt Lake City, UT, from Laredo, TX, Oct. 22, 1916, written while in the armed services during World War I.
Coale, Stephen D., Letters, 1864-1865, (C2712)
Letters from a confederate soldier concerning the war, Johnson's Island, and conditions of prisoner exchange and release.
Cockran, William Bourke (1854-1923), Papers, 1895-1915, (C2524)
1 reel of microfilm
The papers of William Bourke Cockran primarily contain letters to Congressman William Bourke Cockran from Moreton Frewen, Irish member of Parliament, concerning politics in Ireland and the U.S., 1895-1915 and the first years of World War I. Also included are newspaper articles about Irish politics.
Cockrell, Francis Marion (1834-1915), Letter, 1907, (C3181)
To Mr. Mudd, from Spring Lake Beach, NJ, Aug. 17, 1907. Regards the military campaigns of Thomas Jackson during the Civil War.
Coghill, James L., Letters, 1861-1862, (C0245)
Written to his wife Molley in Virginia by a Confederate soldier stationed in Tennessee and Kentucky with Floyd's Brigade, 50th Regiment, Company F. Describe camp life, army movements, officers, and health. Originals in the possession of W. Coghill.
Cole, Abraham, Muster Roll and Report, 1864, (C2136)
Muster role of Captain Cole's vigilante company that patrolled Hickory and St. Clair Counties during the Civil War. The company was composed of St. Clair County citizens. Report by Cole to the commander at Warrensburg about the Citizen Guards and their efforts to combat bushwhackers.
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.
Collins, A. Loyd, "The Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, 1862," 1949-1950, (C1081)
Vol. 1, Correspondence with Senator J.W. Fulbright, Governor Sid McMath and interested citizens about establishment of a national military park on the battlefield site of Pea Ridge, and a history of the battle. Vol. 2, Correspondence and materials relating to the Battle of Pea Ridge.
Collins, A. Lloyd, Diary, 1943, (C2622)
The papers contain personal experiences in Red Cross work at the Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, army camp.
Collins, Lewis H., Papers, 1861-1915, (C2522)
1 folder, photocopies
The Collins Papers include records of Collins’s service in the 2nd regiment, Missouri Volunteer Cavalry, Merrill’s Horse, Company E. There are also applications of Collins and his wife Emily C. Collins for Civil War pensions.
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, Lyceum, Petition, 1847. To the Boone County Court, [Columbia], Missouri, November 22, 1847, (C1505)
Petition requesting use of the Boone County Courtroom as a meeting place for the Columbia Lyceum.
Columbia Military Service Center, Columbia, Missouri, Records, (CA6313)
0.2 cubic feet
Board minutes, correspondence, and articles of incorporation of a Columbia, Missouri, servicemen's center, 1970s-2000s.
Confederate Memorial List, 1897, (C3560)
1 oversize folder
The collection contains an oversize poster with names and photographs of Confederate Civil War generals, and Jefferson Davis.
Confederate Proclamation, n.d., (C2820)
Proclamation urging Southerners to force abolitionists and Union sympathizers out of southern towns. Issued in response to Lincoln's call for 75,000 men.
Confederate States of America, Bond, 1864, (C0971)
Confederate States of America, Money, 1864, (C0466)
Confederate Money, 1864, (C1950)
The papers contain one Confederate fifty-dollar bill.
Confederate States of America. Army, Missouri Cavalry, Wood's Battalion, Company C, Papers, 1865, (C1846)
The collection contains a muster roll and oath of allegiance and parole of honor of Captain Paul F. Thornton.
Connaway, Dennis Harper (1819-1889), Papers, 1858-1888, (C0248)
Correspondence, Civil War papers, and miscellaneous papers. County collector book of Cedar County.
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.
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.
Courts, J. B., et. al., Letter, 1862, (C1749)
To Charles Sterne, Carroll County, MO, from camp near Holly Springs, MS, No. 1, 1862. Six members of Lt. John Sterne's company relate the details of his death to his father. Lt. Sterne was mortally wounded in the Battle of Corinth, 4 October 1862, and died 17 October 1862.
Cowgill, Donald O., Papers, (CA5619)
0.4 linear feet
Addition of materials primarily concerning Rhodesia in the 1960s; Thailand; and Cowgill's professional certificates and World War II classification cards.
Craghead, Harry, Letter, 1918, (C0480)
To Mrs. Harris Wells, Bachelor, MO, from France, Oct. 20, 1918. Written to his cousin by an infantryman during World War I, the letter describes one of his battle experiences.
Cramer, Buell B., History of the 138 Field Hospital, (C3544)
The collection contains a history written by a former member of World War I unit, the 138 or 2nd Missouri Field Hospital Company, organized June 23, 1917, in Chamois, MO. Gives the company's movements in the U.S. and France until discharge in 1919.
Crawford, Henry Clay (1838- ) and William H., Letters, 1857-1865, (C0239)
Copies of letters to their family from Union soldiers operating in southwest Missouri. Originals in the possession of M. Knight.
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.
Crider, Joseph, Letters, 1862-1865, (C2724)
Twenty-five letters from a Union soldier in Company I, 6th Missouri Cavalry, to his family describing heavy fighting, hardships, and battle of Vicksburg.
Crossen, Dr. Henry S., World War II Scrapbooks, 1936-1945, (S0672)
47 volumes, 40 folders
Dr. Crossen served on the faculty of Washington University School of Medicine and compiled the scrapbooks during the course of the war. The scrapbooks provide a view of the war as it was seen during the period. Collection of newspaper and magazine articles, and publications relating to the war.
Crow, Carl (1883-1945), Papers, 1913-1945, (C0041)
5 linear feet, 6 volumes
Bills, accounts, speeches, notes, correspondence and book and article manuscripts on a wide range of subjects. Crow was a resident of China for a number of years and most of his writing was about China or related subjects. The collection includes a diary of a trip over the Burma Road, the diary of a Japanese soldier, and notes and articles on the Japanese opium trade.
Crowder, Enoch H. (1859-1932), Papers, 1884-1942 (C1046)
27 linear feet
Correspondence and other papers of judge advocate general who administered Selective Service in World War I, served as ambassador to Cuba, and, after his retirement from public life, advised sugar interests.
Culver, Romulus E., (1810-1847), Papers, 1846-1886, (C2612)
The papers of Romulus E. Culver contain letters from Culver, who marched with Doniphan in the Mexican War, from the New Mexico Territory, and from individuals gathering information about Culver's death at the hands of Mexican insurgents in Mora, NM. Also included are miscellaneous documents, an interview with William Matney, and receipts.
Cunningham, Samuel W. (1822-1863), Letters, 1861-1863, (C3006)
1 roll of microfilm
The Samuel W. Cunningham Letters consist of the correspondence of Cunningham to his wife Nancy during the Civil War. Cunningham was a private in the 22nd Illinois Infantry.
Daetwyler, Wallace K. (1915-1974), Papers, 1942-1945, (C3998)
0.4 linear feet
The papers contain the World War II correspondence of Wallace “Wally” Daetwyler of Lamar, Missouri, to his wife, Ruth A. Daetwyler. Wallace Daetwyler served as an information technician with the U.S. Army Medical Corps in the European Theatre from 1943 to1945.
Daniel, Burdett Leroy, Diary, 1865, (C3427)
The papers contain a fragment of diary written while in the Missouri Volunteers, January 11 - April 25, 1865. Describes searches for food, swampy marches, diseases, guard and picket duty, and scouting. Writes about the daily weather and names friends with whom he corresponded.
Daniel, Henry Clay, Papers, 1846-1920, (C1002)
0.6 linear feet
Correspondence, miscellaneous papers, Civil War claims, printed materials, and account books.
Daughters Of The American Revolution, St. Louis Chapter (1895- ), Records, 1895-1985, (S0204)
7 Folders, 32 Volumes (On Microfilm)
The Daughters of the American Revolution, St. Louis Chapter Records, document the chapter's activities from 1895-1985. The collection is divided into five series: 1) Minute Books, 1895-1970; 2) Treasurer's Book, 1895-1904; 3) Scrapbooks, 1896-1985; 4) Correspondence, Reports and Programs, 1901-1985; 5) Artifacts and Photographs, 1895-1980.
Davidson, Arretta, Letters, 1862-1867, (C2653)
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 Jr., Robert L. (1893-1968), Papers, 1915-1919, (C3154)
The papers of Robert L. Davidson contain letters written by 1st Lieutenant Robert L. Davidson, Jr., to his family during World War I, most of which were published in the Sedalia Democrat newspaper; typewritten descriptions of some incidents occurring during his training period, and later in France, and two copies of the Stars and Stripes, the army newspaper published in France during the War.
Davidson, Robert L., Jr. (1893-1968), Scrapbook, 1918, (C0869)
The collection contains one scrapbook of newspaper clippings kept by Davidson’s parents of Sedalia, Missouri, about his experiences while a 1st Lieutenant during World War I. Also includes articles about Davidson's father, pastor of the First Baptist Church, who did YMCA work in France.
Davis, A. F., Letter, 1862, (C0561)
1 folder, photostats
To F.D. Davis, from Pittsburgh Landing, TN, Apr. 21, 1862. Describes the Battle of Shiloh.
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, James J., Pension File, 1879, (C3271)
Military and pension records from U.S. Adjutant General's Office. Davis enrolled in the Missouri State Militia at Cameron, MO, in 1862.
Davis, Jefferson, Letter, 1853, (C1892)
The papers contain a letter to Luther M. Kennett, St. Louis, Missouri, from Washington, D.C., War Department, November 8, 1853. Letter to president of the St. Louis and Iron Mountain Railroad, regarding the right of way through the government grounds at Jefferson Barracks.
Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889), Letter, 1889, (C2183)
The papers contain a letter to [Lynn] Samuels, [Sugar Tree, Carroll County, Missouri], from Jefferson Davis, Beauvoir, Mississippi, April 10, 1889. Answers Samuel's inquiries about why he opposed a Confederate pursuit at the Battle of Bull Run and why he was not tried for treason. Also typed copy in collection 995, Vol. XXVI, 711.
Davis, Lewis C., Permit, 1918, (C2254)
Military motorcycle permit.
Davis-Vandiver Family, Letters, 1864-1872 (C0299)
Typed copies of letters from Clay and Ray Counties, Missouri, discussing family affairs, trouble with bushwhackers, and politics in 1872.
Day, Joseph M., Loyalty Oath, 1866, (C1618)
The records contain Joseph M. Day's loyalty oath as Second Lieutenant, Company F, Seventy-seventh Regiment, Missouri Militia, Cornelia, Johnson County, Missouri, December 13, 1866. Signed by Lieutenant W. E. Chester, Enrolling officer.
Deatherage, John G., Memoir, 1916, (C3268)
Civil War reminiscences of a Union soldier who went with men from his neighborhood at Talbert Ferry on White River to Salem, AR, to fight with Colonel Marshall of the 1st Illinois Cavalry.
Dee, James P., Papers, 1949-1950 (C0093)
0.2 linear feet
Correspondence, book reports, reading lists, and University of Missouri M.A. thesis, a rhetorical study of a speech by Nebraska Senator George W. Norris, March 4, 1917, on the "armed ship filibuster."
Denslow, William, Photograph Collection, (P0023)
Photographic prints of events from ca. 1900: University of Missouri Agriculture and Engineering student activities, St. Louis World's Fair including construction of various buildings and people, Macon and Trenton scenes and scenes of Washington, D.C.
DeWitt, Melvin C. Papers (R1418)
0.5 cubic foot (18 folders)
These are the personal military papers and photographs of Melvin C. DeWitt who served in the United States Army from 1966 until his retirement in 1986. Also included are DeWitt's papers related to his employment with the Missouri Department of Corrections.
Dietrich, Karl D., Papers, 1917-1918, (C2581)
The papers of Karl D. Dietrich contain foreign and domestic newspaper articles on the World War I armistice, and a personal diary from September 8, 1918 to January 31, 1919.
Disabled American Veterans of the World War, Chapter No. 9, Columbia, Missouri, Scrapbook, 1922-1923, (CA6364)
0.2 cubic feet
The scrapbook of a chapter organized by A.J. Westing includes history of the organization, photographs, writings, and clippings, 1922-1923.
Dixon, Ben F. (1892-1970), Papers, 1941-1958, (C3749)
The papers of Ben F. Dixon contain press releases detailing the events which led to the Battle of Athens, MO, on 5 August 1861; the battle itself; and the aftermath. The papers also include biographical sketches of the leaders of the opposing forces. The articles were written in the 1940s on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the battle.
Dodge-Melick, Papers, 1838-1922 (C0096)
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.
Doniphan, Alexander W. (1808-1887), Letter, 1861, (C1935)
The collection contains a letter to Doniphan’s nephew John, from Washington, D.C., Feb. 22, 1861. The letter discusses Lincoln, the state of the union, and the position of border states. Also included is a negative photostat of the letter.
Donnelly, Phil M. (1891-1961), Papers, 1944-1957, (C2151)
91.6 linear feet, 10 volumes
Papers relating to Donnelly's two terms as Democratic governor of Missouri.
Donnelly, Robert T., Papers, 1924-1999, (C4246)
2.0 cubic feet (41 folders), 2 oversize items
The Robert T. Donnelly papers document the life of Robert Donnelly, who served as an infantryman in World War II, and a Supreme Court Justice in Missouri for twenty years. The collection contains the letters, postcards, and newspapers he sent home during the war as well as numerous documents, newspapers, and letters from his Supreme Court days. The collection also features pictures and books about his regiment and Supreme Court Cases.
Dornbusch, C.E., Missouri Civil War Bibliography, (C2126)
The collection contains annotated bibliographies of published materials available in the New York Public Library on Missouri and the Civil War.
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.
Dotson, W.M., Letter, 1864, (C0972)
Background on the prisoner George Ring, arrested in connection with cotton smuggling. Explains where his belongings can be found.
Drake, Charles D. (1811-1892), Letter, 1866, (C1524)
To J.R. Winchell, Hannibal, MO, from St. Louis, MO, Dec. 13, 1866. Drake, aspirant to the U.S. Senate, inquired about George L. Hewitt's support of Thomas Clement Fletcher for senator.
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.
Drescher-Weatherly Memoirs, 1933-1954 (C0151)
Memoirs of a mother, Bennie Howell Drescher, and a daughter, Rose Drescher Weatherly. The Drescher memoir briefly recounts Civil War events in Paris, MO. The Weatherly memoir is the longer and describes growing up in Hannibal, MO, around the turn of the twentieth century.
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.
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, John N. (1822-1905), Journal, 1847 (C0306)
Part of a journal kept by a doctor during the Mexican War. Describes nature, climate, health, war, and peace activities, traveling conditions, and his companions.
Dunn, W. J., Letter, 1864, (C3895)
In an 1864 letter from Russellville, KY, to his grandfather in Missouri, Dr. John A. Pegg, Union soldier W.J. Dunn relates his plan to form a company of cavalry to fight Confederate guerrillas in Missouri.
Dwight, James E., Papers, 1864, (C1956)
Muster roll of Capt. James E. Dwight, 4th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry; expense voucher for Dwight and a servant.
Dyer, Randolph Harrison, Letter, 1861, (C3193)
The collection contains a copy of a letter from Harrison, a Confederate officer, to his sister, from Springfield, MO, Aug. 12, 1861, concerning the Battle of Wilson's Creek. Also included is a brief sketch of the Dyer family by Monroe F. Cockrell.
Dyer, W.R., Letter, 1866, (C0514)
To Freeman Hall, Matinicus, ME, from St. Louis, MO, Sept. 9, 1866. Describes St. Louis in 1866-working conditions, climate, farming, and arrival of President Johnson, Seward, Wells, Grant, and Farragut. Comments on Johnson’s administration.
Dyson, Bell, and Sans Souci Families Papers, (S0016)
0.2 cubic foot (21 folders, 1 roll of microfilm)
The papers contain 83 letters written by or to Absalom Roby Dyson (1832-1864) and his wife, Louisa Johnson Dyson (1833-1898), between 1850 and 1880 regarding their life in Steelville and Franklin County, Missouri, before the Civil War and Absalom Dyson’s service as a Confederate soldier. Also included are various teaching contracts, business and employment records, and other documents related to Absalom Dyson’s work as a farmer, postmaster, and teacher.
Edwards, John Newman (1839-1889), Letters, 1865-1866, (C1973)
The collection contains letters from Mexico, where Edwards went with Shelby and other Confederates after the Civil War. Edwards invested in land and published the MEXICAN TIMES, a Confederate English paper.
Edwards, Robert, Letters, 1902, (C0479)
Letters to Flora Hixon, Webb City, Missouri, from a private stationed in the Philippines with the cavalry. Comments on his activities and descriptions of trips to old forts on the islands. Comments on marriage.
Eggen, Jacob, Papers, 1833-1875, (C2698)
The papers of Jacob Eggen contain notes and reminiscences of the history of Highland, IL, as well as notes of an artillery soldier. Manuscripts are written in German script.
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.
Elson, Margaret F., Papers, 1897-1920, (C2210)
Pension papers of the widow of Lewis P. Elson, a private in Company I, 49th Missouri Volunteer Infantry.
Emmons, F[rancis] M[arion] (1837-1905), Civil War Letters, 1862-1864, (C2375)
Written by a member of Company I, 7th Missouri Volunteer Cavalry, in southern Missouri and Arkansas to his parents and sister Cassie at LaPlata. Mentions his brother Riley, supplies, prices, morale, Indian regiments and rebel forces, burning of steamboats and gun boat, and duel of General Marmaduke and Colonel Walker.
Epler-Gillhour-Morrison Family, Papers, 1835-1886 (C0424)
1 folder, typed copies; also on 1 roll of microfilm
General store account of Jacob Epler, 1836; affidavit of men of Company D, 101st Illinois Volunteer Infantry; letters and papers concerning Springfield, Missouri, land manipulations and transfers; letter describing Civil War military service of J.E. Gillhour. Originals on microfilm; typed copies in folder.
Everhart, Jesse, Letter, 1864, 1913, (C0467)
Written by a Confederate soldier during Sherman’s March to the Sea, to his sister in Williamsburg, Missouri. Also included is a 1913 letter to Jesse Maughs of Fulton, Missouri, enclosing Everhart’s letter.
Ex-Confederate Association of Missouri, Broadside, 1887, (C2861)
Poster announcing reunion of the Ex-Confederate Association of Missouri at Mexico, MO, September 14 and 15, 1887.
Ex-POW Bulletin, Collection, (CA5970)
Publication written by and for former prisoners of war. Includes stories on legislation, reunions, and reminiscences of veterans from World War II and other conflicts.
Falkenhainer, Berthold, Scrapbook, 1907-1928, (R1281)
1 volume, oversize
This is a scrapbook concerning activities at the State Federal Soldiers' Home at St. James in Phelps County, Missouri, created by Berthold Falkenhainer, official press representative of the Home. It contains newspaper articles written by Falkenhainer, correspondence, and photographs.
Fantel, Hans (1922-2006), Papers, c. 1925-2006, (C4003)
3.2 linear feet, 5 video cassettes, 1 DVD, 565 MB of digital files
The papers of Fantel, a freelance writer, contain the articles he wrote for the New York Times and many other publications about high fidelity, home electronics, and music. Correspondence, photographs, and audio-visual materials make up the remainder of the collection.
Faris Family Books, 1850-1925, (C1102)
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.
FBI Bulletins, 1942-1943, Circa 1970, (S0808)
The first five folders of this collection consist of memoranda sent from FBI Headquarters in Washington and other FBI offices in 1942 and 1943. Topics range from personnel matters, to national security matters, to protocol for enforcing laws and ways to file paperwork. Some memos cover several subjects. Nearly all are marked strictly confidential. cover the year 9 and 9. The sixth folder is a list of FBI files apparently related to civil rights, peace and left-wing groups from the Vietnam War era in St. Louis.
Fifth Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Company I, Reunion Papers, 1946-1958, (C2647)
The papers contain lists of members and their activities, issued annually by John E. Norton.
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.
Finley, E.J., Letter, 1866, (C1727)
To [Francis] Rodman, Jefferson City, MO, from Texas County, MO, Nov. 8, 1866. Finley charged violation of the registry law in Texas County, protested the election of Confederate rebels and requested a new election, criticized specific rebels, and praised radicals.
Fitzgerald, W. Lyle (1922-1967), Papers, 1918-2003, (C3538)
2.6 linear feet, 1 audio cassette
The W. Lyle Fitzgerald Papers contain the correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, books, pamphlets, awards, announcements, and miscellaneous material of a soldier who fought in the Pacific Theatre during the Second World War.
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.
Fletcher, Thomas Clement (1827-1899), Proclamation, 1865, (C1532)
The collection contains a draft of the Governor of Missouri’s Emancipation Proclamation; positive and negative photostats of printed proclamation are in OVERSIZE.
Floyd Snelson WWII Photographs, 1945-1985, (R1372)
.1 linear feet, 4 folders
The Floyd Snelson WWII photographs are a collection of 100 photographs taken in the Pacific Theater by Floyd Snelson. Additional biographical material and many documents from Japan during the War period are included in the collection. Some of the photographs document the Japanese surrender at Okinawa.
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.
Fort Leonard Wood Photograph, (SP0030)
0.5 cubic foot (1 oversize photograph)
The collection consists of a photograph of the members of Company B, 44th Armored Infantry Battalion, stationed at Fort Leonard Wood in 1953.
Foree, Rudy, 1934-1997, Miscellaneous Papers, 1913-1997, (R1289)
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.
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Letter Book, 1861-1863, (C1103)
Copies of letters written from an army post during the Civil War, August 12, 1861-June 4, 1863.
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, Photograph, ca. 1941, (R1337)
1 oversize item
The photograph of 'Martine's "Gang" Painters – Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri is an image of over 100 men with assorted painting materials taken in front of buildings at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri ca. 1941.
Fort Osage Records, 1808-1815, (K0147)
4 microfilm rolls
Correspondence, reports and other documents found in the National Archives pertaining to the establishment and operation of Fort Osage, near what is now Sibley, Missouri.
Foster, W.T., Diary, 1864-1865 (C0450)
1 folder, typed copy
Diary written during the Civil War by a Union soldier with Merrill's Cavalry. In 1864 the troops were in Arkansas pursuing Price's army, in 1865 they were in Tennessee. There are comments about officers and women. Original in the possession of Ralph Foster.
Fraker, Robert Wilhelm (1901-1956) Papers, 1920s-1950s, (K0378)
2 cubic feet
Fraker played coronet, was a music teacher, and conductor of the Third Missouri Infantry Band. Consists of handwritten music manuscripts, sheet music, correspondence, photos, and scrapbooks relating to his training and career.
France, Charles B. (1835-1895), Papers, 1856-1890, (C1012)
Correspondence, diaries, and papers of Charles B. France, a St. Joseph, Missouri, banker, and his family. Contains letter book of Overland Stage Lines.
Franklin, Paul W., Tapes, (CA4090)
Recorded recollections of Franklin about his service in the Army Corps of Engineers. He explains what he witnessed near Dachau, Germany and other places. Franklin, a former professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Missouri, was interviewed by Peggy Johnson.
Freshour Family, Papers, 1843-1911 (C0102)
A group of bills and checks ; maps of Missouri and Mexico ; 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.
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.
Fristoe Family, Papers, 1812-1867, (C0317)
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.
Frost, Anita (1931- ), Papers, 1953-1984, (S0154)
Photographs and military history of first St. Louis black woman in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. She joined the St. Louis Marine Reserves on July 17, 1953, was discharged a year later and re-enlisted into the regular Marine Corps on September 17, 1954. She retired July 31, 1975 as a gunnery sergeant (E-7).
Fry, Thomas, Letter, 1862, (C0945)
To Mary Fry from "Camp in the Wilderness," Aug. 21, 1862. To his wife concerning personal matters and expressing the hope that the war will be over soon.
Gaines, James A., Papers, 1842-1876 (C0425)
3 folders, typed copies; 1 roll of microfilm
Letters to Lou Bell and Jennie Bell Gaines from relatives and Confederate prisoner at Johnson's Island, Ohio, describing St. Louis, freed Negroes, and cholera epidemic; U.S Army Argus-Extra with Price-Fremont letters on exchange of prisoners and protection of civilians; biography of Mortimer Gaines. Microfilm has over 300 receipts of Dr. Gaines, 1850s and 1860s.
Gally and Johnston Company Papers, 1858-1900, (C0322)
Papers of Toledo, IA, merchants. Promissory notes, tax receipts, general receipts, miscellaneous papers and letters, mortgages, bills of sale and labor, abstract of title for construction of Johnston's house, and Mexican land grant.
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.
Garrett, Charles, Collection, 1918-1920, (S0888)
1 folder, 1 oversize map
The collection contains pamphlets published by the William Simmons Service Bulletin that focused on the global events that took place after the end of World War I in 1918. In addition, the collection contains a photocopy map of the St. Charles, Missouri Waterfront.
Garrett, Ruby Dwight (1882-1968), Papers, c. 1910-1968, (C2558)
1.6 linear feet, and 1 reel of microfilm
The Dwight Ruby Garrett collection contains papers and photographs of Garrett, a Kansas City, MO, lawyer. Garrett commanded the 117th Field Signal Battalion, 42nd (Rainbow) Division, U.S. Army, American Expeditionary Force. The collection concentrates on his World War I and postwar veterans activities. The clipping scrapbook is on microfilm.
Garriott, John W., Letters, 1861-1864, (C2652)
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.
Gentry Family, Papers, 1828-1977, (C4026)
4 linear feet, 1 volume
This collection contains the papers of the Gentry family, prominent lawyers in the St. Louis and central Missouri areas. The papers consist of correspondence, photographs, newspaper articles, genealogical documents, certificates, poetry, and miscellaneous materials of the Gentry, Estes, Denny, and Althouse families from 1828 through 1977.
Gentry Family Papers, (CA6514)
3 cubic feet
Addition of papers of a prominent family from St. Louis and central Missouri includes correspondence, news clippings, genealogical material, and miscellaneous material.
George, B. James, Collection, 1832-1965 (C3361)
2.2 linear feet, 1 volume
Correspondence and clippings regarding Jesse James, Cole Younger, and Homer Croy. Also minute books and histories of churches in Jackson County, and a three-volume history of the George family. The photographs collected by B. James George were separated from the manuscript portion of the collection and are stored in the State Historical Society of Missouri Photograph Collection.
George, B. James (1896-1975), Collection, 1864, 1956, (C3384)
Two letters containing historical information about the Battle of Spoonville, AR, and one contemporary letter describing it.
George, B. James (1896-1975), Collection, 1887-1975, (C3564)
2.6 linear feet
The collection contains correspondence, clippings, photographs, diaries, and bound material on the George family, Quantrill, William H. Gregg, and civil rights, compiled and authored by a native of Jackson County, MO, whose father served in the Civil War under Quantrill.
Gerstenker, J. G., Memorabilia, 1890-1920, (S0601)
Ribbon of Third Annual Re-Union of Madison County Soldiers' and Sailors' Veteran association, 1890; From Sumter to Appomattox! YMCA Hall playbill, April 28, 1899; Illinois Central Railroad Company card of police lieutenant J. G. Gersteneker, 1920; John (Jack) Mellon, Clerk of Circuit Court in Madison County, campaign card, November 2, 1920.
Greek American World War II, Oral History Project, 2000, (S0644)
27 Cassette Tapes
Interviews with Greek-American men of St. Louis who fought in World War II, conducted in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Greece's entry into the war.
Gigous Family, Papers, 1875-1877, (C0325)
Letters written to George and Mary Gigous by M.E. Wagner, sister of Mary; Amos Castle, friend of George; and Daniel Stull, cousin of George. The letters describe farming, agricultural prices, immigration, rural education, and rural life in Otter Creek, IA, and Maryville, MO. Includes typed notes on the family.
Gillaspie, William R., Papers, 1851-1886, (C0679)
Letter from James C. Hamilton of Fulton, MO, to his brother William in Washington City, IA. He talks of the weather, crops, the prosperity of the country, a revival meeting and their need of a preacher. Brief biography of Ben Butler, legislator, governor, Union general, senator, and presidential candidate, who ran as a Republican, Democrat, and Greenback.
Gillaspy, James C., Books, 1855-1936, (C0875)
8 folders and 2 oversize volumes
Autograph book from Howard Seminary for Women, Fayette, MO, 1855; account books of Gillaspy and of general store; 1877 merchant's tax book; horse breeding record book; Gillaspy's diary, 1864-1865; scrapbook with articles about the Civil War, poems, stories; DEBORAH, A TALE OF THE OVERLAND ROAD, 1865, by Barnett C.M. Farthing, telling of a trip from Nevada to Missouri.
Gilliam, Charles Wesley, Diary, 1856-1876, (C3272)
Daily account of a Lincoln County, MO, farmer's life. Marriages and deaths, activities of friends and relatives, election returns, prices paid for household goods, farm life, and Civil War experience.
Glenn Family, Papers, 1845-1930, (C0107)
3.8 linear feet, 6 oversize volumes
The personal and business papers of John H. Glenn and his sons Addison N. Glenn and Robert C. Glenn include account books of the Mound City, Missouri, general merchandise, furniture, and drug stores run by John and Robert Glenn and the farm implement store managed by Addison Glenn for the McKeeson & Rinker Company in Falls City, Nebraska. The collection also includes correspondence between family members, wedding invitations, the Glenns’ lending library circulation records, and a minute book for the Mound City G.A.R. post.
Glover, J.M., Handbill, 1874, (C2837)
Handbill setting forth Glover's treatment of southern sympathizers.
Gold, Samuel C. (1840-1925), Papers, 1862-1868, 1900, 1925, (C3653)
The papers contain Civil War correspondence, military forms, photographs, and newspaper clippings regarding Samuel C. Gold, Union officer, commissioner of the Freedman's Bureau, and prominent citizen of Sedalia, Missouri. Certificates of appointment, discharge papers, letter written during the siege of Corinth, Mississippi, in 1862, obituaries, and copy of manual of military science are included.
Gooch Family, Papers, 1853-1905 (C0108)
Civil War letters from James, William, and Thomas Gooch to their family in Missouri. Primarily letters from James Gooch to his cousin John, with many complaints about never getting answers to his letters. There are also several army documents belonging to John Gooch.
Gooding, Robert, Letters, 1861-1864, (C0323)
Letters written by a second lieutenant in the 59th Illinois Regiment to his brother in Illinois while serving with the Union Army in southern Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia. Descriptions of the territory, attitudes of the people, battles, and general camp conditions.
Goodman, Jack, Travel Account, 1944, (C3124)
Account of a journey from Hoboken, NJ, to Wimborne, England, in June 1944 on the troop ship LOUIS PASTEUR. Describes discomforts and crowded conditions of ocean voyage.
Gore, William T., Letters, 1861, (C0468)
Written by a Union soldier during the Civil War to his wife and children, the letters comment on his activities and describe fighting in Missouri.
Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Missouri Stephen Estle Post, No. 178, Records, (CA2774)
0.2 linear feet
Minute book, 1884-1906, and membership records of the G.A.R. post in DeWitt, MO.
Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Missouri, A. Lincoln Post No. 5, List, n.d., (C2027)
List of dead members of A. Lincoln Post, Moberly, MO.
Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Missouri, Aldrich Post No. 536, Records, 1892-1897, (C3529)
The records contain a list of members and their service records, minutes of meetings, and cash expenditures of a post in Aldrich, Polk County, Missouri.
Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Missouri, O.P. Morton Post No. 14, Records, 1882-1943 (C0141)
1.5 linear feet
Correspondence, accounts, financial and membership records, and minutes of meetings of a post organized in Joplin, Missouri, in 1882.
Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Missouri, Smithton Post No. 417, Records, 1889-1904, (C3739)
The collection contains photocopies of minutes, membership and attendance lists, an account book, and miscellaneous items of a Pettis County, MO, post of the Grand Army of the Republic founded in 1889.
Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Mo., John A. Hayn Post No 240, Record Books, 1885-1922, (C1112)
Records of a Boonville, MO, Post.
Grand Army of the Republic, Missouri, Record Book, 1883-1905, (C2469)
The records contain a membership record book of the Grand Army of the Republic post at Meadville, Missouri.
Grand Army of the Republic, Stephen Estle Post 178, 1885-1912, (C4245)
0.25 cubic feet (3 folders)
The Grand Army of the Republic collection consists of the roster and meeting minutes of Post 178 located in DeWitt, Missouri.
Green, A.P. (1875-1956), Letters, 1941-1942, (C3103)
The collection contains correspondence of a Mexico, MO, fire brick manufacturer with Forrest C. Donnell, Hugh Stephens, vice-chairman of Missouri State Council of Defense, and Keith Martin, discussing industrial camouflage program of Missouri Council of Defense. Green resigned from the Council shortly after his appointment.
Green, Austin O., Diaries, 1862-1867 (C0451)
Diary of a soldier from Edwardsville, IL, who served in the 10th Illinois Infantry. Record of daily action in Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee, 1862; attack on Atlanta, GA; and mustering out, 1864. Miscellaneous entries and accounts, 1866-1867.
Green, James Stephen, (1817-1870), Letter, 1858, (C1544)
Letter to secretary of the Navy from a senator from Missouri recommending James Harding for appointment to a naval pursership.
Gregg, William H., "A Little Dab of History Without Embellishment," , (C1113)
0.1 linear foot
William H. Greggs "A Little Dab of History Without Embellishment," written in 1906, is a memoir of his service under Confederate guerrilla William Clarke Quantrill from December 1861 to 1864, and includes a description of the sack of Lawrence, Kansas.
Guffey, Benjamin, Letters, 1862-1864, (C2615)
The papers contain six Civil War letters to his wife from a member of the 18th Missouri Regiment. Photocopied and typed copies.
Guitar, Odon (1825-1908), Collection, 1836-1906, (C1007)
0.4 linear feet and 13 oversize volumes
The Guitar collection comprises correspondence, military papers, accounts books and ledgers, and a scrapbook of Union Army General Odon Guitar.
Guitar, Odon (1825-1908), Papers, 1832-1865, (C0882)
Correspondence of Odon Guitar, including love letters to Kate Leonard in 1865; letters from his mother, Emily Guitar, while Odon was in the Army; correspondence of John and Emily Guitar, 1832-1846, and letter from Odon to his parents from Fort Leavenworth, 1843. Also copy of letter of J.H. Ellis criticizing Odon's conduct as provost in St. Joseph, 1863.
Gunther, Charles, Papers, n.d., (C0695)
Reminiscences of incidents of his father's trips West in search of gold and return trips, once via Panama and once via Cape Horn. Incidents recalled in connection with the family house in Lexington, MO, during the Civil War. Poem by Gunther, "The Cat Came Back."
Hager, Archibald Little (c. 1814-c.1887), Diary, 1844-1887, (C0896)
0.4 linear feet
Photocopy of a diary kept by a farmer in a rural community in Perry County, Missouri. Diary records daily events such as births, marriages, and deaths, the weather, social occasions, and agricultural tasks. Gaps may exist in diary.
Haley Family, Papers, 1864-1867, (C0337)
Letters from Wade Hampton Haley in Oregon, to relatives in Missouri, telling hazards of Oregon travel and travel in Missouri during the Civil War and describing mill and life in small settlement around mill.
Hall, William H., Discharge, 1865, (C2006)
Discharge from United States Army.
Halleck, Henry Wager, (1815-1872), Letter, 1862, (C2571)
To H.R. Gamble, St. Louis, MO, from Corinth, MS, July 7, 1862. Halleck assures Gamble that the 18th Missouri Infantry has not been consolidated after the Battle of Shiloh. Also typed copy.
Hampshire, Albert D., "History of Company C," , (C1114)
History of Company C, 23rd Missouri Infantry, Volunteers, organized August 26, 1861, and mustered out July 18, 1865. The author's father, William W. Hampshire, and two uncles, Henry C. and Francis M. Selsor, served in the company.
Hanson, Wilson O. (1913-1974), Papers, 1945-1946 , (C4010)
0.4 linear feet
The collection contains the World War II correspondence of Wilson O. Hanson to his wife and family in Webb City, Missouri. Hanson served with the 21st Ordnance Company (Medium Maintenance) as part of the American occupation forces in Japan.
Hardeman, Glen O. (1825-1905), Collection, 1777-1922, (C3655)
3.6 linear feet
The papers of the Hardeman family, who moved to Howard County, Missouri, from Tennessee, developing Fruitage Farm and a botanical showplace called Hardeman’s Garden on the Missouri River include correspondence, financial records, and scrapbooks. The correspondence includes letters from such prominent persons as Henry Clay and Thomas Hart Benton.
Hardin, I., Veteran's Records, 1823-1857, (C2400)
Application for transfer of pension funds and original claim of Thomas Hardin, Howard County, MO, veteran of the Revolutionary War, who served in a Virginia regiment and Virginia militia, 1776-1800; also pension application papers of heirs of John Long, who served in the North Carolina militia.
Harding, E., Scrapbook, 1872-1888, (C1403)
Newspaper clippings from Confederate newspapers of battle descriptions, military reports, speeches, human interest stories, Battle of Fredericksburg, and the support of the South by the British Commonwealth.
Harris, James (1798-1882), Papers, 1806-1918, (C2669)
0.2 linear feet
Papers of James Harris, farmer and justice of the peace, Clay County, MO, and family. Contains personal correspondence from friends and family and miscellaneous financial and legal documents such as receipts, contracts, court orders, inventories, land deeds, and wills.
Harrison, C. (1820-1871), Letter, 1847, (C0922)
To Mr. and Mrs. William Cave, Columbia, Missouri, from Chihuahua, Mexico, April 4, 1847. A soldier with Colonel Doniphan's expedition into Mexico during the Mexican War describes army activities and general conditions. Also typed copy.
Harrison, John (1790-1874), Commission, 1818, (C1551)
Commission as major of the 2nd Battalion, 12th Regiment, Missouri Territory Militia.
Israel Defense Forces Commanders Poster, 1967, (K0883)
3 cubic feet
The collection contains a single poster pertaining to the Israel Defense Forces Commanders.
Harvey, Thomas, Jr., Papers, 1852-1865, (C0336)
Letter to Harvey from a friend, describing happenings and dangers of a trip from New York to California by way of Isthmus of Panama, conditions in California, and advantages of working there. Letters from relatives concerning family matters. Letter from brother Richard to brother Warren commenting upon attitude of Texans toward the Confederate Army.
Hassebrock Correspondence, 1942-1946, (S1079)
The letters in this collection were written by members of the Henry Hassebrock family of Mascoutah, Illinois. The correspondents include: Benjamin Keck, son-in-law of the Hassebrocks; Mona Hassebrock Keck, wife of Ben; and Hassebrock sons Walter, Henry (Hank), and Elmer.
Hayden, Jacob J., Letter, 1868, (C1554)
From Scotland County, MO, June 7, 1868. Hayden wrote an army buddy about his return home after the Civil War . His property was claimed by his brother, a Union man. Family news, marriage, birth of children, farming, county fair, crops, and Hayden family genealogy.
Hecker, Friedrich (1811-1881), Papers, 1825-1987, (S0451)
81 Folders, 2 Oversize Boxes, 7 Microfilm Rolls
Friedrich Hecker was a man who "traveled light" for much of his life, and it comes as no suprise that much one might expect to find in his papers is not there. While there is a dossier of professional credentials (b.1, f.2), the draft of a Romantic play (b.4, f.39), and some student notes (b.1, f.1), there is virtually nothing from his political life before 1848 other than one certificate of election (b.1, f.3, 14.7.1842) and a petition protesting his resignation from the Baden Assembly in 1847 (b.1, f.3, 16.4.1847). It is probable that most of his sensitive political letters were destroyed or seized when he fled in 1848. The undated draft of a German constitution (based ostensibly on that of the United States) is the only important political statement from the period before March, 1848, though it is of great significance indeed (b.1, f.4).
Helm, John B. (1797-1872), Papers, 1818-1868, (C0589)
0.5 linear feet
Papers of a merchant, lawyer, judge, and builder in Kentucky and Hannibal, MO. Consists of correspondence relating mainly to business interests; financial and legal documents such as receipts, promissory notes, contracts and legal briefs; and account books.
Henderson, Orval L., Jr. (1930- ), Papers, 1904-2015, (C4130)
15.2 cubic feet, 1 DVD, 3 CDs, 1 audio cassette, 5 video cassettes
The papers of Orval Henderson contain records of the Missouri Society for Military History, Missouri Militia/National Guard research files and articles, other materials relating to Missouri military history research and historical organizations, and personal papers. Henderson was a Missouri Department of Natural Resources employee who served in the Missouri National Guard from 1948-1990.
Henderson, Orval L., Jr. (1930- ), Papers, (CA6425)
1.7 cubic feet
Addition of military research material, photographs, and miscellaneous material.
Hendrix, Charles G. (1834-1862), Letter, 1862, (C0469)
Tells his wife about fighting at Manassas and the march through Leesburg to the Potomac.
Hensler, Capt. John E. (1820-1907), Papers, 1860-1910, (S0833)
Captain John E. Henseler was born in Opladen, Germany on February 2, 1820. He was a carpenter and served as an engineer in the Prussian Army prior to immigrating to the United States in 1854. He became a naturalized citizen in April 1860. Capt. Henseler enlisted in the 35th Mo. Vol. Inf. in 1861, at the age of 41. He performed engineering tasks such as overseeing the construction of fortifications until his discharge in 1863. He lived for many years in Peoria, IL, and served for a period as an Internal Revenue Service Storekeeper.
Herndon, Booton, (1916-1995) Papers, 1950-1965 (C3355)
4.1 linear feet
5 audio tapes, 4 volumes, 1 audio disc
The papers of Booten Herndon contain Herndon’s collaboration with Vic Obeck in writing How to Exercise Without Moving a Muscle, a volume about isometric exercises; papers relating to Herndon’s compilation and publication of The Humor of J.F.K., a collection of Kennedy quotations; and material related to Military Air Transport Service used in writing Over the Hump with William H. Tunner.
Hickman Family, Papers, 1827-1890, (C1009)
0.2 linear feet on 2 rolls of microfilm
This collection contains the business accounts, tax receipts, correspondence, legal documents, deeds, and miscellaneous papers of the Hickman family of Boone County, Missouri.
Hickok, Estelle, Scrapbooks, 1927-1945, (C1405)
Clippings about Charles A. Lindbergh's career, marriage, flight to Paris, subsequent world trips, kidnapping of son, the Hauptman trial, life in England, World War II neutrality speeches, opposition to Lend-Lease Bill and involvement in various commercial and military aviation projects.
Highley, Lyndell Thomasson (1919-1958), Papers, 1941-1944, 1978, (C3654)
0.1 linear foot
Letters from Highley to his family in Elvins, Missouri, while serving with the 375th Squadron of the 308th Heavy Bomb Group, Army Air Corps, in China and India during World War II. The papers also include an edited version of his letters by his son J. Scott Highley.
Hill, William E. and Bettie Redding, Letters, 1851, 1865-1866, (C3831)
0.2 linear feet
The papers contain correspondence between husband and wife concerning Civil War ravages of home and property in Keytesville, Chariton County, Missouri. Hill, a Southern sympathizer, returned to Keytesville to locate and rescue his property, but decided to reopen his mercantile establishment and bring his family home. Relates hazards, sectional animosity, loss of property, Reconstruction politics, friends and neighbors.
Hiller Family Papers, 1785-1993, (C3856)
7.2 linear feet, 2 volumes
Papers of a family of farmers, lawyers, bankers, doctors, and business people of Kahoka, Clark County, Missouri. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, genealogical records, estate records, diaries, personal account books, deeds, military records, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, manuscripts, and miscellaneous material.
Hinrichs, Charles F. (1828-1902), Papers, 1862-1902, (C0335)
2 rolls of microfilm
Papers and records of a German American who lived in Cape Girardeau and Butler Counties in Missouri. Records concern Hinrichs's Civil War service in Company L, 10th Missouri Volunteer Cavalry. Other papers document his agricultural interests, the Seventh Day Adventist Church, and his efforts to establish a German colony at Carola, Butler County, Missouri.
Holman, John H., ( -1883), Papers, 1861-1876, (C0334)
Papers and letters of Brig. Gen. John H. Holman. Holman was a colonel during the Civil War, and was one of the first men to command colored troops in the war. In 1865 he was promoted to the rank of Brig. Gen of Volunteers. Papers include correspondence regarding his command; a map of the “Seat of War”; two Sam Grant letters; one John C. Fremont letter; official documents: discharges, promotions, and ordinance reports; and personal letters.
Holsapple Family Civil War Papers, 1864-1865, (C2630)
Invoice of clothing issued to Captain C.L. Holsapple, 1865, and letter written to Victoria Holsapple from S.W. Hull, Camp Reno, WI, 1864.
Holt, Ivan Lee, Jr., (1913-1997), Papers, 1937-1981, (C0823)
11.25 linear feet
The collection contains materials collected by William R. Denslow, including his father's memoirs, articles on local history, letters (1859-1861), written by a young boy working on a whaling ship, and a typescript copy of an 1898 diary describing the Yukon gold fields.
Horney, Leonidas, and Meredith, Henry H., Affidavit, 1863, (C1511)
Certified statement by Horney and Meredith of Company H, 10th Regiment, Missouri Infantry, that Meredith was commissioned as first lieutenant by Missouri governor on January 27, 1863, and performed duties since that date, but could not be mustered as lieutenant as no mustering officer available.
Hoskin, William N. (1841- ), Civil War Diary, 1862-1865, (C1121)
2 folders; also available on 1 roll of microfilm
Diary of a Confederate soldier from Palmyra, MO, who served under Sterling Price and fought in battles in Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Hoskin's diary describes these battles and the mundane routine of military life. Includes original and typescript of diary.
Howlett, R.E., Reminiscences, 1916, (C0699)
Civil War reminiscences of a Confederate doctor, dictated to George Zollinger.
Huber, Robert L. (1922-1944), Papers, 1943-1953), (C2425)
7 folders, 2 volumes
The papers contain correspondence and booklets of a bombardier in the Army Air Force, relating to his training, army life, personal news, awards, death, and memorials.
Hudson, John G., Papers, 1850-1867, (C3553)
0.6 linear feet on 2 rolls of microfilm
Correspondence, official reports, and personal papers of a Civil War officer stationed in Arkansas with the 60th U.S. Colored Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th A.C.
Hughes, John Taylor (1817-1862), Monument Dedication, Independence, Missouri, 1963, (C3494)
The papers contain an account by Ethel Milton Hughes of the ceremony dedicating a new monument at the grave of Brigadier General John Taylor Hughes, C.S.A. (1817-1862), in Independence, Missouri. Also address delivered on the occasion by Henry A. Bundschu. Hughes was killed in 1862 at the first battle of Independence.
Hughes, Sarah F. Hickman, Reminiscences, 1942, (C1889)
The papers contain reminiscences of Sarah Hughes of Stahl, Missouri, regarding family history, the Civil War, and a journey west by wagon train in 1865.
Hume, John Robert, World War I Diary, 1917-1918, (C2084)
The papers of John Robert Hume contain a diary, dated September 6, 1917-February 14, 1918, describing the war in France, medical facilities and staff, troops, battles, living conditions and rations, German submarine and troop maneuvers, and John J. Pershing. Hume was an army surgeon with the 23rd U.S. Infantry Medical Detachment in the Second Division, A.E.F.
Hunt Family, Papers, 1847-1937 (C3956)
0.4 linear feet
The papers of Sanford Conley Hunt and his wife, Margaret Bright Hunt, include correspondence, genealogy, military records, Civil War histories, organizational memberships, probate documents, wills, land patents, and deeds.
Hutchinson, Marvin, Collection, 1857-1904, (C1791)
Letters, poetry, Civil War documents, and other papers pertaining to the Hagen and Sasse families of Chariton County, Missouri. This collection is part of the German Heritage Archives.
Indiana. Infantry, 43rd Regiment, Company B, Volunteers, Muster-Out Roll, 1861, (C2735)
The collection contains a muster-out roll of the company commanded by Captain F. Marian Darnall.
Inness, Alexander, Letter, 1865, (C3190)
The collection contains a letter to Captain Poillon, from Alexander Inness, Chicago, Apr. 26, 1865, concerning the Battle of Fort Blakely. Inness inquires about dead and wounded friends in the 68th Regiment, and mentions the death of President Lincoln.
Irwin, Virginia (1908-1980), Collection, 1934-1963, (S0084)
1000+ Index Cards
The annotated index cards, from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Reference Library, cover articles published by or about Virginia Irwin from 1934-1963. Most of the cards document her feature articles for the "Everyday" section of the Post and range from national political conventions to the annual get-together of the hoboes of America. In 1944 she was accredited as a war correspondent to cover the European front. Her biggest newspaper coup came in April 1945 when she was one of three Americans to enter Berlin ahead of the American Military Forces and was able to send back eyewitness accounts of the siege.
Jackson, Claiborne Fox, (1806-1862), Letter, 1861, (C1786)
The collection contains a letter from Jackson, of Jefferson City, Missouri, April 9, 1861, to David Walker. Discusses Jackson’s position on slavery and secession.
Jackson, Claiborne Fox, (1806-1862), Letter, 1861, (C1788)
To H.K. Craig, Washington, D.C., from Jefferson City, MO, Jan. 16 1861. Encloses a requisition for Missouri's quota of guns for that year and a carriage without a gun as a model for mounting others.
James, Andrew Jackson, Papers, 1863, (C3568)
The papers of Andrew Jackson James contain a history of Company M, 6th Cavalry Regiment, Missouri State Militia; and an order to James to return to his company after being captured and released by Confederate forces.
James, Lucy Wortham, Collection, 1801-1895, (C0001)
23 linear feet, 234 oversize volumes (volumes also available on 58 rolls of microfilm)
The records of the Maramec Iron Works in St. James, Missouri, and the papers of the James family, who owned the iron works, includes financial records, correspondence, and account books. The correspondence discusses the hiring of slaves, prices, banking and financial conditions, transportation costs and railroads, political conditions, immigration, and the Civil War.
Japanese Occupation Money, 1946, (C2289)
The collection contains three bills for use in Japan during American occupation following World War II.
Jefferson Barracks Engineering Plans, Collection, (CA6011)
0.8 linear feet
Engineering specifications, plans, and photographs of the construction of various buildings and infrastructure at Jefferson Barracks in 1941.
Jefferson Davis Griffith Chapter-Association of Military Surgeons of the United States Records, (K0112)
0.03 cubic feet (3 folders)
The collection pertains to the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS), Jefferson Davis Griffith Chapter. The records primarily consist of correspondence to and from Major E.H. Trowbridge, who was president of the Jefferson Davis Griffith Chapter. The correspondence mainly deals with members trying to gain support to have the 1937 national meeting held in Kansas City, Missouri, and in the formation of the local Kansas City Chapter. In addition, there are regional and national membership rosters for the association.
Jennings, Elisha Middleton, Civil War Letters, 1863, (C2619)
The papers contain eight letters Jennings wrote to his fiancée while stationed at Corinth, Mississippi.
Jewel Family Civil War Letters, 1859-1878, (S0017)
The Jewel Family Civil War letters span the period 1859-1978 and describe camp conditions, military campaigns, and daily life in the Confederate Army and Georgia. The collection contains 150 letters written by James, Sallie, William, Eliza and their cousins, and family genealogy.
Jewish Veterans Museum Association Records, 1944-2007, (K1010)
5 cubic feet
Organizational records of the Association including business and financial records, books, veterans' questionnaires, exhibit photographs, artifacts, and plaques.
Jewish War Veterans Mo-Kan #605 Post and Auxiliary Records, (K1089)
0.45 cubic foot (4 folders, 1 oversize box)
The Jewish War Veterans Mo-Kan #605 Post and Auxiliary Records contains three photograph albums, a burial flag, a commander’s hat, and seal stickers.
Johnson, M.W., Affidavit, 1863, (C2703)
Concerns stores lost when he was forced to retreat.
Jones Family, Papers, 1839-1923, (C2523)
The papers of the Jones Family contain military papers of Charles A. Adams, a Civil War officer in the Vermont Cavalry Volunteers and father of state representative Charles F. Adams and Carrie Adams Jones. Also included are family land deeds and business transactions.
Jones Family, Papers, 1861-1862, (C2235)
Correspondence between three Confederate soldiers, their father, Allen K. Jones of Jacks Creek, TN, and friends in Tennessee.
Jones, William F. (1823-1901), Papers, 1819-1928, (C0831)
Letters written primarily by William F. Jones from his home in Bloomingburg, Ohio, to cousins living in Montgomery County, Missouri. Jones describes the national political scene, elec-tion results, his family, local weather and crops, his Civil War experiences, and the Spanish-American War. The collection also includes the account book (1844-1928) of Wilson P.H. Jones. See also collection 995, #626. A brief genealogy of the Jones family follows this inventory.
Joplin Chamber of Commerce, Aviation Committee, Air Show Program Booklet, 1971, (R0871)
This is a program booklet for an airport terminal dedication and air show sponsored by the Joplin Chamber of Commerce at Joplin Municipal Airport in Jasper County, Missouri, on 29-31 May 1971.
Kavanaugh, William H., Papers, 1861-1939, (C4251)
0.2 cubic feet (4 folders)
The Civil War memoir written by William H. Kavanaugh describes battles and events he witnessed or participated in with Company E, 1st Regiment, Infantry and Company D, 2nd Regiment, Infantry Volunteers, C.S.A., in addition to descriptions of his time in military prisons. Also includes genealogical material on the Kavanaugh family.
Kaylor, Wesley ( -1863), Papers, 1857-1863 (C0349)
Letters of a Union soldier in Missouri to his family in Newark, Missouri. Also letters telling of his death in Ironton, Missouri, of improper vaccination.
Keeble, Richard B., Papers, 1862-1863, (C2014)
The papers of Richard B. Keeble contain a statement by citizens of St. Charles County, January 24, 1862, attesting to Keeble's loyalty and recounting attack on his house (fragment). Also included are charges of disloyalty against Keeble, n.d., and parole of Keeble.
Kemper Military School, Boonville, Missouri, Collection, 1920-1947, (C4174)
5 folders, 4 oversize photographs
This artificial collection of Kemper Military School material combines several small acquisitions from various individuals. Included are photographs, a yearbook, and miscellaneous papers. For the school's official records, please see C4005.
Kemper Military School, Boonville, Missouri, Records, c.1910-2001, (C4005)
225 linear feet, 1 videocassette
The papers of Kemper Military School, the oldest military school west of the Mississippi River, include student records and transcripts, applications, commencement material, diplomas, grade cards, and miscellaneous material.
Kensinger Family Papers, 1856-1910, 1920, (C3712)
0.2 linear feet
Correspondence of members of an Ohio family that began settling in western Missouri in the early 1850s. The collection also contains property tax receipts and miscellaneous family papers.
Keyte, James, Collection, 1818-1876, (C1011)
0.8 linear feet; also available on 2 rolls of microfilm
Land records, correspondence, and miscellaneous papers of James Keyte, Missouri pioneer, founder of Brunswick and Keytesville in Chariton County, Methodist preacher, and merchant.
Kiefner, John, Collection, 1819-1912, (C0352)
The collection contains photostats of a miscellany of Perry County documents; legal papers concerning real estate; training and apprehension of slaves, taxes, Civil War, loyalty of public officials; politics, 1850, 1896-1912; Missouri military orders during the Civil War.
Kimmel, Cyrus T., Diary, 1865-1870, (C1131)
Primarily 1865 entries during Civil War service, recorded at Ironton, Whitewater, Cape Girardeau, Bloomfield, Brunswick, Bowling Green, and St. Louis, MO, and Millers Station, AR. Scattered entries for 1866-1870. Also invitation to New Year's Union Ball, Brunswick, MO, December 30, 1865, and poem. Kimmel served as an assistant surgeon in the 2nd Missouri State Militia Cavalry.
King, Eleanor Ann (1839-1884), Papers, 1856-1898, (C1862)
The papers of Eleanor Ann King contain letters written to Eleanor Ann King after she was arrested as a Confederate Spy, and imprisoned in the Female Prison at St. Louis, MO. The collection also contains photographs of Eleanor Ann, her first and second husbands--J.M. King and William Pennington Ferrell--and her children.
Kingsbury, Lilburn A. (1884-1983), Collection, 1816-1983, (C3724)
9.2 linear feet; 16 oversize volumes, 6 card files
The personal papers and collected materials of Lilburn A. Kingsbury of Howard County, Missouri. Kingsbury was an insurance agent, farmer, orchardist, bank clerk, local historian, writer, genealogist, musician, and antique collector.
Kirby, James M., Civil War Material, 1862-1896 (C0203)
1 roll of microfilm
Union army muster roll, 1862, Dade County, Missouri; solicitation by G.A.R. Department of Missouri for membership, 1886; certificate of service in the Union army issued by Adjutant General's office, 1896; and ordnance inventory, 1864.
Klinge, Henry (1844-1915), Papers, 1859-1915, (C4323)
0.2 cubic feet (3 folders)
Civil War diary, photograph, pension papers, marriage certificate, and passport of Henry Klinge. Also history of the 49th Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry.
Kloeckner, Louis O., Papers, 1864-1937, 1964-1965, (C1797)
The Louis O. Kloeckner papers consist of photographs and awards pertaining to his career as a pharmacist. The Papers also included Civil War military service and pension records of his father, who had the same name. These papers are part of the German Heritage Archives.
Knight, Curtis F., Certificate, 1864, (C1873)
The papers contain a certificate of appreciation presented to Knight for his service in the Iowa Volunteer Infantry, 47th Regiment, Company C, during the Civil War. Printed form includes signatures of Abraham Lincoln and Edwin M. Stanton.
Koonse, April and Michael, Photograph Collection, (P0883)
Photos of Bill See and Battery B, 128th Field Artillery Battalion, Missouri National Guard, at Fort Leonard Wood and Columbia, MO, 1948-1950.
Kuck, Henry, Papers, 1861-1865, (S0242)
According to the internal evidence of the letters, which are entirely in German, Henry Kuck was a private soldier who enlisted for service in the 31st Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Infantry, in St. Louis, though his family lived somewhat outside Carondelet in a house owned by a Mr. John Eggers. He served in the siege of Vicksburg, where he saw serious action, and he was then moved into action in upper Alabama, Tennessee, and the highlands of Georgia. After service in the Battle of Atlanta, Kuck's unit remained in upper Alabama while Sherman's main army marched to Savannah. The regiment was disbanded in 1865 following the triumphant march of General Sherman's army through Washington, DC (which Walt Whitman saw and described in his diaries).
Kutzner, Edwin A., Special Order, 1863. To Captain John D. Meredith, Mexico, Missouri, from Headquarters, Second Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia, Hannibal, [Missouri] August 30, 1863, (C1508)
Special Order No. 42 to discharge William O. Bartrum, a private in Company A, 2nd Provisional Regiment, E.M.M., by order of Col. Kutzner, Commander.
Ladd, Asa V., Letters, 1864, (C2710)
Letter to wife when under sentence of death, and from Chaplain Philip McKim telling of the execution. Copy of letter from Ladd to father with postscript from chaplain. See ST. LOUIS DEMOCRAT, 31 October 1864, for biographical information.
Lademann, Otto, Commission, 1862, (C1857)
The collection contains Lademann’s commission as 2nd lieutenant, Company F, 3rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry, signed by H.R. Gamble.
Ladenson, Paul W., Letter, 1970, (C2683)
To Nancy C. Prewitt, Columbia, MO, from Ely, VT, May 6, 1970. Dartmouth College senior requesting letters to congressmen in opposition to the involvement of U.S. troops in Cambodia.
Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Missouri, Record Books, 1898-1937, (C1143)
Records of the group from the time of its organization in 1898.
Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Missouri, Secretary's Book, 1898-1910, (C1144)
Records of Department of Missouri, beginning with its organization in 1898.
Ladies’ Union Aid Society Reports, 1862-1863, (C1936)
Reports of visits to wards 1 and 2, Benton Barracks, St. Louis, MO, with notations of items distributed.
Lail, J. Sam, Papers, 1839-1911, (C0700)
Reminiscences of Civil War days and historical sketch of the Christian Church at Liberty, MO. Lail lived in Shamrock, Callaway County, MO.
Lamy, John E. Collection (C4356)
0.2 cubic feet (5 folders)
Memoir, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous material related to a Missouri physician captured in the Philippines by the Japanese during World War II. Also World War I scrapbook created by John E. Lamy's mother, Marie Elsie Lamy.
Lance, Donald M. (1931-2002), Papers, 1938-2002, (C3992)
11.3 linear feet, 144 audio cassettes
The papers of a University of Missouri English professor, well-known for his lectures on the pronunciation of "Missouri" and other dialect research, contain extensive professional correspondence, research data, articles, presentations, teaching materials, and materials related to his work with professional organizations. Audio cassettes include interviews with Germans in Missouri and with decorated U.S. Army Special Forces veteran Byrl D. Taylor, Missouri folk musicians, and examples of English language dialects.
Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority, Columbia, Missouri, Papers, 1860s-1962, (C3877)
0.4 linear feet
Minutes, resolutions, maps, reports, and legal documents concerning the urban redevelopment project in Columbia, Missouri, for the area known as Flat Branch and/or the Douglass School Urban Renewal Area.
Lavinder, O.A., Letters, 1919, (C0353)
From a soldier with the A.E.F. in France to his cousin E.M. Douglas of Benton City, Missouri. Discusses the country, weather, and army life.
Lawrence, Bertram I., The Story Of The 138th Infantry Regiment-St. Louis' Own, (S0315)
History of the 138th Infantry, Missouri National Guard by one of its officers. The Regiment was deployed in the defense of Alaska during WWII
Lazear, Bazel F., (1823-1894), Papers, 1851-1904, (C1014)
Correspondence to wife while on duty with Missouri State Militia during the Civil War; encounters with guerrilla forces; battle descriptions; and personal relations with fellow soldiers. Also letter to wife from California gold fields, 1851; letters about his dismissal from job with Railway Mail Service; and letters about his Civil War pension claim.
Lee, Robert Edward, (1807-1870), Letter, 1866, (C1580)
The papers contain one letter to Emma S. Ringo, of Mexico, Missouri, from Lexington, Virginia, June 23, 1866. In answer to question, "What point in the South would a few thousand dollars do the most good?" Lee said the southern cities were in greater distress, and to contact Mrs. Benjamin Howard, president of Southern Aid Society.
Lee, William Fitzhugh, Papers, 1861-1863, (C0471)
From Edwin J. Lee, aide-de-camp of Stonewall Jackson, to his aunt, November 1861. Description of the Battle of Manassas, Wm. F. Lee being wounded, and his subsequent death. From J.E.B. Stuart, to Wm. F. Lee's widow, 1863. Expresses friendship, concern for her welfare, and confidence in a confederate victory.
Lehmer, Donald, J., Civil War Typescript, n.d., (C3580)
The papers contain Lehmer's hypothesis is that Ulysses S. Grant and his staff were largely responsible for the ultimate victory of the North in the Civil War. The manuscript consists of Chapter 1, "Command Decision" and Chapter 9, "Victory in Tennessee." All twelve chapters are summarized.
Lehnoff, Albert (1897-1965), Papers, 1894-1965, (S0529)
Lehnhoff was a World War I veteran and coal miner in Campbell Hill, IL. He was possibly involved in labor organizing that resulted in gunshots being fired at his house. Lehnhoff also worked a musician at a local tavern and eventually became a restaurant owner. Includes coins issued by the coal mine for spending in the company store; photocopies of Lehnhoff's WWI military record; and newsclippings on his family and and a tornado that hit Campbell Hill in 1951.
Leonard, Abiel (1797-1863), Papers, 1782-1932, n.d., (C1013)
16.4 linear feet
Abiel Leonard of Fayette, Missouri, was a lawyer, landowner, and prominent Whig, who began his law practice in Missouri in 1819 and served on the Missouri Supreme Court in the 1850s. His papers consist of personal and business correspondence of the Leonard family, as well as deeds, contracts, wills, depositions, bills, receipts, account books, some military documents, photo-graphs, maps, and miscellaneous material.
Leonard, Nathaniel (1799-1876), Papers, 1800-1896, 1927 (C2525)
1 folder, 2 reels of microfilm
Papers of Nathaniel Leonard, a prominent Cooper County, Missouri, stock breeder and farmer, and his family. Consist of land papers, account and other record books, correspondence, Civil War papers, and 1824 fur memorandum, and an 1875 diary of Lon V. Stephens.
Lesieur Family, Papers, 1795-1866, (C3449)
The papers of the Lesieur family contain copies of promissory notes, receipts, accounts, letters, indentures, and miscellaneous papers concerned primarily with Godfrey Lesieur, but also with other members of the family. They migrated to the New Madrid District from Canada in 1785.
Leslie, O., Diary, 1899-1901 (C0454)
1 folder, typed copy
Diary begins with enlistment at Parsons, KS, and continues through service in the Philippines with 40th Regiment.
Lester, Thomas Bryan (1824-1888), Diary, 1847-1848 (C0452)
1 folder, photostat
Diary of trip with 1st Regiment of the Illinois Volunteer Infantry from Fort Leavenworth to Santa Fe, NM. Served as acting assistant surgeon to the Illinois Regiment in Santa Fe during the Mexican War.
Lewis, William Emmerson (1828-1863), Civil War Letters, 1862-1863, (C1150)
Letters written to his wife and children while serving in Company I, 26th Regiment, Missouri Volunteers, during the Civil War. Edited by William T. Miller.
Lincoln, James E., Papers, 1878-1919, (C0364)
Diary and scrapbook concerning movements of the U.S.S. NEW ORLEANS, from 30 April-30 June 1898; Spanish-American War clippings; printed copy of 1878 address; THE U.S.S. SAINT LEWIS WEEKLY; naval academy chapel bulletin; and short story.
Lincoln War Production Bulletin, 1943-1944, Newsletters, 1943-1944, (S0793)
World War II era employee newsletter of the Lincoln Engineering Company, St. Louis, MO.
Lindsey, John W., Diary, 1863-1865, (C0453)
Lindsey was a member of Company K, 2nd Illinois Cavalry, during the Civil War. Account of camp life in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama; a few skirmishes, and his trip back to Illinois after being mustered out. Also pictures, paper currency, and other miscellaneous items.
Linn, Lewis Fields, (1796-1843), Letter, 1841, (C1583)
The papers contain a letter to James K. Paulding, from Washington, February 6, 1841. Linn sent Paulding, secretary of the Navy, a petition from prominent Missourians requesting the appointment of Robert C. Minor as midshipman.
Lister, John W., Papers, 1818-1911, (S0830)
Capt. John W. Lister served in the Mississippi River Brigade, United States Navy, as a carpenter. His squadron was under the command of Admiral Porter. He enlisted on August 11, 1862, and received his discharge on November 19, 1865. Lister worked aboard several vessels as ship's carpenter. These were the Queen of the West, Dekalb, and Lafayette. Lister served in multiple engagements which included the Siege of Vicksburg, Red River Campaign, capture of Jackson, MS, and a skirmish at Cypress Bend. He also witnessed the burning of Prentiss (a town on the Mississippi River) by Federal gunboats.
Litherbury/Beck Family Letters, 1857-1964, (K0781)
0.3 cubic foot
Letters written among the members of a farm family in Atchison County, MO concerning family matters such as farming, activities of children, the weather, and news of extended family. Some letters are from family men to home while they were in the military during war. Also genealogy and family history files.
Little, Tho[ma]s, Invoice, 1863, (C1510)
Invoice of transportation listing horses, mules, harness and wagon, given to Captain John D. Meredith, Company A, 2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia.
Lockmiller, David A. (1906-2005), Papers, 1880-1964, (C0405)
0.2 linear feet
The papers of the biographer of General Enoch H. Crowder, administrator of the Selective Service during World War I and ambassador to Cuba, primarily consist of correspondence from the 1940s and 1950s pertaining to the biography. The papers also include correspondence written to Crowder from prominent political and military figures, publicity materials, book reviews, and miscellaneous records. See also C1046, the Enoch H. Crowder Papers.
Loesch, Charles Gustavus (1843-1944), Collection, 1862, 1864, 1935-1944, 1996, (C3931)
Newspaper clippings, photographs, and a memoir of Missouri Civil War veteran Charles G. (Gus) Loesch.
Logan, John A. (1826-1866), Letter, 1865, (C2198)
The collection contains a letter to the Officers and Soldiers of the 15th Army Corps congratulating them on the close of the successful march to the sea during the Civil War. The letter discusses the battles at Resaca, Atlanta, Marietta, Nickajack Creek, Kenesaw Mountain, and Jonesboro.
Lomax, John (1812-1877), Papers, 1862-1865, (C2635)
The papers of John Lomax contain Civil War letters and letters re family genealogy.
Lomax, Victor W., "Oh Yes, Some Called Him 'Black Jack'," n.d., (C3078)
The collection contains recollections of John J. Pershing by a native of Laclede, MO, Pershing's home town.
Lomax, Victor W. Papers, 1910-1938, (C4270)
0.5 cubic feet (8 folders), 1 oversize map
The papers of Victor W. Lomax contain correspondence, clippings, questionnaires, and photographs related to John J. Pershing and the Pershing Memorial State Park that Victor Lomax was instrumental in creating.
Long, William C., Papers, 1859-1891, (C2624)
Nineteen Civil War letters; letters to and from Irwin Walley, Long's son-in-law; miscellaneous family papers; and photographs of the opening of the Oklahoma Territory, 1891.
Longan, Rufus E. ( -1936), Papers, 1879-1936, (C0358)
Miscellaneous papers of a brigadier general in the U.S. Army, who was a member of a pioneer family of Pettis County, MO. Papers include a school report; marriage license and certificate; will; several letters; messages of sympathy and news clipping of Longan's funeral; and "The Dirigible," an army newsletter edited by Longan.
Longan, Rufus Estes (1873-1936), Papers, (CA6451)
2.3 cubic feet
The papers of a U.S. Army General from Sedalia, Missouri, who attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point from 1893 to 1897, include photographs, scrapbooks, correspondence, certificates and awards, and miscellaneous material.
Lonsdale, Meron G. Mayhew, Papers, 1847-1927 (C0130)
0.2 linear feet
Family letters; bills; Boone County tax receipts for the Civil War period; Missouri University commencement programs, 1880-1881; Christian College catalogue; and newspaper clippings pertaining to family.
Lunceford, Adrian F., Photograph Collection, (P0359)
Co. C.,114th Infantry Regiment, 44th Division Parade, Labor Day, 1943, Ft. Lewis, Washington; group photo, Co. C, 114th Infantry Regiment taken at Ft. Lewis
Lynch Family, Papers, 1765-1929, (C4117)
0.1 cubic feet
The papers of the Lynch Family of Howard County, Missouri, contain correspondence, photographs, land records and other legal papers, financial documents, genealogical data, and Civil War service papers. The correspondence within this collection is primarily between members of the Lynch family.
Lynch, James Lewis, Memoirs, 1923 (C0132)
0.7 linear feet
Memoirs written by Lynch about his family in Howard and Saline Counties. Genealogy from Austria to Virginia to Missouri, farm life, education, Civil War experiences, and tobacco exporting, 1864. Essays for children on citizenship, study, and the Christian life.
Lynch, William H., Diaries, 1864-1865, (C1153)
William H. Lynch of Houston, MO, served as commissary sergeant in the 32nd Regiment, Infantry, Missouri Volunteers, 3rd Brigade, 1st Division. Vol. I Civil War, 1864, Vol. II Civil War and University of Missouri, 1865.
Lyon, Nathaniel (1818-1861), Letter, 1861, (C0470)
To Col. Sigel, from Huffman's Crossing of the Osage River, July 10, 1861. Discussion of the military strategy in southern Missouri in chasing Jackson.
Machir, John, Papers, 1791-1899, (C2893)
0.6 linear feet
The papers of John Machir, a businessman and landowner who lived in St. Louis and Columbia, Missouri, consist of the legal papers of his father, Henry Machir, business correspondence, slave bills of sale, deeds, tax bills, surveys, personal correspondence, and account books.
Madill Family Correspondence, 1866-1867, (S0634)
There are two letters in the collection. In 1866, William Madill wrote H. J. Madill about H. J. running for political office for the Republican Party. William also wrote of his bout with cholera during the epidemic. In 1867, George Madill wrote H. J. about asking H. J. to loan him some money for Billy for an undisclosed reason.
Males, Solomon, Papers, 1861-1863, (C1952)
Certificate of promotion to 1st lieutenant in the 6th Regiment, Missouri Volunteers, 1861; certificate of promotion to captain in same outfit, 1863; and mustering-out papers, 1863.
Mann, Clair V. (1884-1974), Collection, 1821-1973, (C3556)
12.4 linear feet, 5 volumes
Papers pertaining to the Meramec Iron Works, James family, Frisco Railroad, School of Mines and Metallurgy at Rolla, engineering education, testing of students, and other subjects of interest to Mann as an historian and engineer.
Marbut, Curtis Fletcher (1863-1935), Papers, 1852-1963, (C3720)
4.4 linear feet
The personal and professional papers of C. F. Marbut, a geology professor at the University of Missouri, 1895-1910, and soil scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1910-1935, includes correspondence, estate and financial records, photographs, publications, manuscripts, and maps. The personal correspondence received by Louise Marbut Moomaw and a short series of Civil War letters are also included in the papers. See also collection 3721, the Curtis Fletcher Marbut Papers, 1901-1943, 1981-1983.
Marine Corps League, Smedley Butler Detachment of Missouri, Columbia, Papers, (C2506)
The papers contain minutes, correspondence, bank statements, canceled checks, receipts, membership rolls, and state and local officers' lists; national, state and local publications; ritual book; copy of constitution and by-laws; and miscellaneous paraphernalia of a Columbia, Missouri, chapter.
Mase, Adam (1798-1865), Record Book, 1832, (C0492)
1 folder, photocopies
A record book of Adam Mase from Pike County, Missouri, captain of the 1st Company Pike Volunteers. The record book consists of letters, company orders, a company roster, a daily log, a provisions list, and receipts.
Matthews Family, Papers, 1862-1863, n.d., (C3816)
Papers of the Matthews family of Columbia, MO. Includes a reminiscence written by Mary Matthews Maupin in memory of her father, James L. Matthews, and two letters written during the Civil War by James L. Matthews.
Matthews, Robert Pinckney (1837-1891), Souvenir of the Holland Company Home Guards and “Phelps” Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Infantry, ca. 1890, (C1160)
Robert Pinckney Matthews' "souvenir" is a memoir of his time in the Home Guards and "Phelps" regiment, 1861-1862.
Maurer, Joe and Dodie, "Frank James and the Battle of Centralia," 1966, (C3102)
The collection contains an account of the Battle of Centralia, 1862, with reminiscences of Edgar B. Rodemyer, then editor of the CENTRALIA FIRESIDE GUARD and of Frank James thirty years after the incident.
Maxwell, A.L., Papers, n.d., (C0745)
Pamphlets dealing with the siege and battle of Lexington, MO, and a horse, Lady Wonder, who answers questions. Picture postcard of Seybold Tavern, Excelsior Springs, MO.
May, Capt. Jacob, Diary, 1863, (C2426)
1 reel microfilm
Diary concerning U.S. military action in the Shenandoah Valley and West Virginia. References to marches, scouting parties, guard duty, grand review and inspection, prisoners, Union and Confederate deserters, traitors, pay allowances, food rations, weather, West Virginia's constitutional election, colleagues, and military action elsewhere.
McCausland, Nathan H., Papers, 1858-1864, (C2013)
The papers of Nathan H. McCausland contain a receipt for share of estate of Nathan Heald; an oath of loyalty, 1862; and two letters from Gratiot Street Prison, St. Louis, 1864.
McClurg, J[oseph] W[ashington] (1818-1900), Telegram, 1869, (C1746)
The collection contains a telegram to Charles Dougherty, Independence, MO, from Jefferson City, MO, Dec. 24, 1869. Dougherty was sheriff of Jackson County, and the telegram gives instructions for organizing a militia to aid in the capture or killing of Frank and Jesse James.
McCormick, Julia McMichael, Letter, 1861, (C2623)
To Thomas McMichael, Evansburg, PA, Aug. 8, 1861. Letter to her father telling of her living conditions and what it is like to live in an area where fighting is continually going on. Describes Battle of Athens.
McCraw-Turner Family, Papers, 1837-1919 (C0145)
0.1 linear feet
Letters, deeds, land surveys, tax receipts, and several miscellaneous items of the McCraw and Turner families of Tennessee and Greene County, MO.
McCutcheon, Welton M., Papers, 1918-1919, (C3821)
The papers contain letters from McCutcheon to his parents during his service in World War I. Topics include camp life, training, service with the 22nd Railroad Transportation Company in France, Red Cross and YMCA services, descriptions of Cincinnati, Ohio, Washington, D.C., and a trip to Paris, Reims, and Soissons describing war damage and an uncleared battlefield.
McDeanum, W.N., Receipt, 1863, (C1617)
The papers contain a receipt for military stores, i.e., corn and hay, to Captain Edward Harding, assistant quartermaster, U.S. Army, from agent for North Missouri Railroad Company, St. Charles, June 5, 1863, and promise to deliver goods to Lieutenant James O. Newlee, Company C, Ninth Regiment Cavalry, Missouri State Militia, Mexico, Missouri.
McGee Family, Papers, 1838-2000, (C4271)
3.0 cubic feet (60 folders), 6 oversize items, 15 film reels, 1 video tape
Genealogical material in the form of correspondence, notes, photographs, slides, obituaries, histories, marriages, and funerals of the McGee and other related family members. Also includes Civil War muster rolls.
McGready, William E., Papers, 1817-1875, (C1018)
Correspondence, legal papers, bills, receipts, and other miscellaneous items of the McGready Family of Potosi, MO.
McKay, Ann Bryan Mariano (1932-2009), Papers, c. 1892-2009, (C4009)
MICROFILM (Newspapers only)
16.25 linear feet, 26 audio cassettes, 1 16 mm film, 10 rolls of microfilm, 1 computer disc
The papers of Ann Bryan Mariano McKay, a journalist and Vietnam War correspondent, consist primarily of material relating to her work on the independent newspaper, Overseas Weekly, and include newspapers, newspaper copy, photographs, correspondence, and legal materials regarding a lawsuit over distribution of the newspaper in Vietnam. Other materials in the collection document her work with Vietnamese orphanages, as well as various aspects of both her personal and professional life, including a return trip to Vietnam in 1995 with her adopted daughter.
McKean, [Thomas J.], Special Order No. 8, 1862, (C2433)
The collection contains an order issued by Major General McKean, Headquarters, 6th Division, Army of West Tennessee, concerning Major Belknap commanding the 18th Wisconsin, signed by William T. Clark, April 18, 1862.
McKown, John D., Papers, 1851-1897, (C2335)
The papers of John D. McKown contain personal correspondence, business papers, Civil War military papers, and documents concerning construction of Saline County, MO, courthouse.
McLane, William H., Papers, 1836-1893 (C1020)
1 linear foot
Personal and business correspondence of a merchant in Appleton and Clinton, Missouri, who also served as a representative in the Missouri General Assembly, curator of the University of Missouri, deputy U.S. marshal, and colonel in the Civil War.
McMahan, Robert T., Papers, (C3575)
0.6 cubic feet (17 folders, 4 oversize items)
Five diaries written by Robert T. McMahan, a seminary student from Canfield, Ohio. He enlisted in the Second Ohio Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Company E, on September 3, 1861, and was mustered out on September 18, 1864. He served as a cavalry soldier and gunner in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, and was promoted to corporal on 29 October 1862. Additional material includes letters written to and from Robert T. McMahon, discussing Civil War and family matters. Also included are various certificates and other military papers, pre and post-Civil War newspapers, and some photographs.
McRoberts, A.J., Papers, 1859-1876, (C0375)
Primarily letters written by A.J. McRoberts to his wife Mollie during the Civil War, and her replies. McRoberts was a Union sympathizer living in Saline County, MO. His wife had returned to her family in Ohio. They describe conditions in their respective locales. Other letters discuss family affairs.
McTillston, Henry, Special Orders, 1865. To Commanding Officer, Missouri Infantry Volunteers, Thirty-ninth Regiment, Company D, Benton Barracks, Missouri, from Headquarters, Camp of Instruction, Benton Barracks, Missouri, July 3, 1865, (C1509)
To Commanding Officer, Missouri Infantry Volunteers, 39th Regiment, Company D, Benton Barracks, MO, from Headquarters, Camp of Instruction, Benton Barracks, MO, July 3, 1865.
Mee, Thomas, Papers, 1863-1864, (C0550)
The papers contain one letter from Thomas Mee to his wife. Mee was a soldier with the 2nd Regiment, East Tennessee Volunteers, stationed near Murphreesboro, Tennessee. He talks of the horrors of the battle near Murphreesboro and predicts a greater one in Chattanooga, where he expects to be sent. Also included is a certificate of service showing Mee died at Andersonville Prison in 1864.
Mendenhall, Willard H. (1832- ), Diaries, 1853-1864, n.d., (C3866)
4 volumes, 1 folder
The diaries of Willard H. Mendenhall record his life on a farm near Lexington, MO, during the Civil War.
Meng, Warren Douglas, Scrapbooks, n.d., (C1436)
The scrapbooks of Warren Douglas Meng contain newspaper clippings compiled by W.D. Meng, newspaperman and editor of Missouri Blue Book, 1933-1934. Volumes one and two contain miscellaneous newspaper clippings of Civil War articles, poems, and photographs. Volume three contains newspaper clippings on the Blue Book.
Meredith, John D., Commission, 1864, (C1492)
Commission as captain, Company D, 39th Infantry, Missouri Volunteers.
Methodist Episcopal Church South, Versailles Circuit, Records, 1859-1901, (C1864)
Register includes names of members and probationers in the Versailles Circuit, Jefferson City District, Missouri, how and when received and disposed of--whether by death, certificate, withdrawal, or expulsion--and some baptism and marriage records.
Mexican War, Map of Battles, 1847, (C0784)
1 folder, oversize
Survey of operations of the U.S. Army under Major General Whitfield Scott, August 19-20, 1847. Locale of battle in which General James Shields participated.
Miller, Elihu L., Diary, 1863-1865, (C2634)
The collection contains a diary recording movements of the 10th Missouri Cavalry, Company R.
Miller, L. C. “Memoirs of the Life of Lee Caruth Miller, M.D.,” 1903, (C2718)
The papers contain a personal history relating his trip west for the California gold rush and back to Missouri by boat, and his experiences with Quantrill's raiders.
Miller, Robert D., WWII Correspondence, 1945, (S0777)
The Robert D. Miller, correspondence spans from October 14, 1945 to October 30, 1945. The letters are written by Miller, a member of the U.S. Coast Guard, to Miss Geneva Rhoads in Middletown, Ohio while Miller was stationed in the Warwick Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. The collection contains 13 letters which describe Miller's love for Geneva Rhoads and his time spent in St. Louis after the end of the war.
Milner, Duncan C. ( -1928) and James R. ( -1916), Letters, 1863-1865, (C0365)
The collection contains typed copies of letters from soldiers in Sherman's army to relatives in Ohio describing army life. Telegram to Sherman from Henry Halleck, 1864, announcing victory over enemy in battle. Letters pertaining to James R. Milner's assignment in the army.
Mink, Charles R., Letters, 1968, (C2740)
Two letters from government officials explaining the tools of measurement used in the pacification of the Vietnamese countryside.
Minter, John A., Papers, 1864-1871, (C0472)
Commission as colonel from the Confederate States of America War Department and notice of ordination as minister by Corinth United Baptist Church, Lewis County, Missouri.
Miscellaneous Manuscripts, 1781-1892, (C2293)
Poems, receipts, documents, newspapers and correspondence concerning business, law, appointments, teaching, politics, insurance, pensions, land, health, cholera, medicine, weather, news of friends and relatives, degrees, autographs, letter of introduction, and the Civil War: secession, orders and battles.
Missouri Association of Mexican War Veterans, Reunion Notice, 1904, (C3267)
Announcement of a reunion of the National Association of Mexican War Veterans by the president of the Missouri Association, Odon Guitar, to be held in St. Louis, 16-17 September 1904.
Missouri, Defense Warrants, 1864, (C3382)
Defense warrants issued by the State of Missouri for five, ten, twenty and fifty dollars.
Missouri Ex-POWs Oral History Project, Records, 2000-, (C3975)
Interviews with ex-prisoners of war (POWs). The records include audio cassettes, compact discs, and transcripts.
Missouri Farm Bureau Federation Reports, 1915-1922, (C0135)
0.7 linear feet
Reports of county and home demonstration agents. Some describe the beginnings of the farm bureau and county agent in a given county. Some contain summaries of individual farmer’s work to further the cause of the Allies in World War I.
Missouri Hybrid Corn Company, Fulton, Missouri, Records, 1932-1981, (C2966)
5 linear feet
The business records of the first hybrid corn company in Missouri include early company histories, scrapbooks, Italian POW labor records, and extensive financial records.
Missouri Mule History Project, Records, 1980-1993, (C3954)
2 linear feet, 148 audio cassettes
Records produced by a University of Missouri project to document the history of the state’s mule industry. The records consist of oral history recordings and transcripts of interviews with men and women concerning their experiences with the Missouri mule, project produced publications, and promotional materials.
Missouri National Guard, Photographs, (P0076)
0.2 linear feet
Images of Charles Lindbergh, aerial photos of Columbia, MO, Fort Riley (KS), Lambert Airfield, 35th Division Aviation, Digital images of Fort Riley, national guard officers under Gov. Wm. J. Stone.
Missouri Peace Society Papers, 1912-1919, (C1805)
The papers of the Missouri Peace Society contain a bank pass book and three vouchers for the Missouri Peace Society.
Missouri Ruralist Collection, 1951, (C1917)
Four letters submitted to MISSOURI RURALIST Old Letters Contest.
Missouri Veteran Stories, Collection, 2007-2010, (C4089)
934 DVDs, 230 DAT tapes
The collection of veteran's stories contain interviews on DVDs and DAT tapes with Missouri veterans.
Missouri Veterans History Project, Oral History Records, 2010- (C4052)
4.7 cubic feet
The records of the Missouri Veterans History Project contain the local copy of veteran oral history interviews recorded for the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress. The records include audio, video, interview logs, and some transcripts. The former Western Historical Manuscript Collection, a joint collection with the State Historical Society of Missouri, was a founding partner of the Veterans History Project in 2001.
Missouri Veterans Oral History Project, 2006-, (C4020)
Interviews with Missourians who served in the armed forces. The collection includes compact discs, audio cassettes, DVDs, and transcripts of the interviews, as well as biographical information on the interviewees.
Missouri, Cape Girardeau County. Oaths of Loyalty, 1865-1866, (C1062)
Abstract of oaths filed in conformity with requirements of 7th section of 2nd article of the new constitution.
Missouri, Cass County, Enrollment Notice, 1866, (C2876)
Notice of enrollment by Rush G. Leaming, lieutenant and enrolling officer of Cass County, Missouri, of all able-bodied male inhabitants between the ages of 18 and 45. OVERSIZE.
Missouri, Cedar County. Assessment Lists, 1861-1864, (C1070)
Lists consist of property, slaves, cash, and notes held by those assessed.
Missouri, Clark County. Papers, 1842-1846, (C3543)
The Clark County papers contain a record of names of voters and votes cast for all candidates in the August 1842 primary election in Clark County; and a muster order to the 75th Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 14th Division of Clark County Militia, May 8, 1846.
Missouri, Cooper County. Papers, 1819-1905, (C1034)
1.25 linear feet
The papers contain oaths of loyalty, 1862-1866, and miscellaneous papers, 1819-1905.
Missouri, Hannibal, Order of Provost Marshal, 1864, (C2819)
Order of the Office of Provost Marshal, 18 January 1864, legitimizing citizens arrests and seizure of bushwhackers and horse thieves.
Missouri, Henry County. Council for Civilian Defense, Minutes, 1941-1943, (C3690)
The collection contains minutes of meetings of the Henry County branch of the Missouri Council for Defense, set up to prepare citizens for emergency situations.
Missouri, Holt County, Papers, 1862-1893, (C2894)
The papers of Holt County Missouri contain four oaths of loyalty to the United States and the State of Missouri, by Daniel Ganghan, George P. Hedrick, and Phillip W. Shambaugh, in the presence of the Holt County clerk in 1862. Also included is a ferryman's bond giving Olney Graham authority to keep a ferry across the Missouri River at Boswell, NE, 1893.
Missouri, Independence, Notebook, 1961, (C2192)
The collection contains a notebook compiled by the citizenship classes of Mrs. Ruby Akers Gerrard and William Chrisman, Division II, Independence, MO, on Civil War history of Independence and Jackson County, MO.
Missouri, Kingsville, Massacre, 1865, (C3516)
1 folder, typescript
Description of robbing, killing and burning by guerrillas in the Johnson County town of Kingsville, MO, near the close of the Civil War. Author unknown.
Missouri, Lafayette County. Board Proceedings, 1862, (C1145)
Proceedings of the county board, which convened on the order of the Military Department to investigate the murder of loyal citizens, 14 August-22 October 1862.
Missouri, Linn County, Broadside, 1863, (C2815)
Printed broadside announcing that Linn County men between 18 and 45 years of age were subject to fine for not enrolling in some military company and reporting for duty according to Orders No. 19 and 24. Notice is dated 18 July 1863.
Missouri, Monroe County, Provost Marshall, Papers, 1862-1865, (C3161)
Correspondence and military papers of William M. Houston and William McIlrath, provost marshals of Monroe County, MO.
Missouri, Ralls County. Supervisor of Registration, Ledger, 1866, (C2060)
Volume kept by Samuel Megown, supervisor of registration, listing names of citizens who either refused to take the oath of loyalty after the Civil War or had been loyal to the Confederacy and were thus disenfranchised. Also includes names of citizens considered loyal who were permitted to vote. Birth and death dates for some Megown family members are included at the end. Some pages are missing.
Missouri, Wayne County, Collection, (CA3132)
Audio recording of Wayne County, MO residents concerning the settlement, education, business, transportation, religion, Civil War, and other aspects of the history of the county.
Missouri. Artillery (Confederate), King's Battery, Historic Roll, n.d., (C1498)
The collection contains photostats of a historic roll of Captain Houston King's Battery, originally known as the Clark Battery, 2nd Missouri Artillery, Little's Division. An abstract of information in the roll is also included. The original of roll is in the Missouri Adjutant General's office.
Missouri, Artillery, Order Book, 1862-1869, (C1167)
The collection contains Civil War orders for the 2nd Regiment, Company B.
Missouri. Artillery, 2nd Regiment, Order Book, 1861-1862, (C1166)
Civil War order book for southwestern district headquarters, under the command of General Samuel R. Curtis."
Missouri. Cavalry, 10th Regiment, Volunteers, Morning Reports, 1864-1865, (C1169)
The collection contains Civil War morning reports written from Memphis, Tennessee, by M.H. Lusk, Commander.
Missouri Cavalry, First Battalion, United States Reserve Corps, Record Books, 1861-1865, (C2493)
Vol. 1 Company orders, 1 March 1862-1 February 1863. Vol. 2 Company clothing, 1 September 1861-1 October 1865. Three companies of the 1st Battalion, USRC, consolidated with other troops to form the 5th Missouri Cavalry in 1862.
Missouri, Cavalry, 1st Regiment, Missouri State Militia, Company K, Reports, 1864-1865, (C2069)
Morning reports and remarks.
Missouri. Cavalry, 2nd Regiment, Volunteers, Missouri State Militia, Company L, Papers, 1865, (C2871)
The muster-out roll of Company L, and a brief history of Civil War service of that company. OVERSIZE.
Missouri Cavalry. Fourth Regiment, Missouri State Militia, Company K, Muster-Out- Roll, 1865, (C2706)
Muster-out roll and payroll for this company.
Missouri. Cavalry, 8th Regiment, Volunteers, Company L, Muster-Out Roll, 1863, (C2872)
Muster-out roll. OVERSIZE.
Missouri. Cavalry, 9th Regiment, Volunteers, Mo. State Militia, Company F, Muster-Out Roll, 1865, (C2736)
The collection contains a Civil War muster-out roll of Winfield S. Wood's Company.
Missouri, Confederate Home, Higginsville, History and Cemetery Records, n.d., (C3498)
Account of formation of the Confederate Home Association, building of the home, cost, dedication, and takeover by the state. List of inmates and list of men and women buried in the cemetery.
Missouri. Confederate Home, Higginsville, Records, 1897-1944, (C0066)
2.6 linear feet, 12 volumes; also available on 7 rolls of microfilm
The records of the Confederate Home at Higginsville, Missouri include blueprints, correspondence, contracts, financial records, minutes, photographs, and reports. They also contain 18 volumes including cash books, farm accounts, general records, journals, ledgers, and voucher registers.
Missouri. Constitution, 1865, (C2866)
German edition, published by Westliche Post, 1865. OVERSIZE.
Missouri. Council of Defense, Papers, 1917-1919, (C0575)
The papers of the Missouri State Council of Defense contain reports on the organization and activities of the Council on relief, home defense, aliens, industry, labor, engineering, publicity, and supply and conservation of food. There are copies of correspondence and bulletins published by the Council. Topics discussed are recruits, farm labor, food, Patriotic Day, crops, loans and war funds, collecting waste junk, insurance, and posters.
Missouri Council of Defense, Papers, 1917-1919, (C2797)
13.6 linear feet
The papers of the Council of Defense contain correspondence, bulletins, circulars, and posters.
Missouri. Council of Defense, Records, 1940-1945, (C0011)
42 linear feet
Records dealing with the organization, and with participation of individual citizens in the organization. Bulletins, letters, budgets, plans, applications forms, maps, insignias, mailing lists, minutes, newspaper clippings, and other material showing how the Council operated.
Missouri. General Assembly (Confederate), Archives, 1861, (C2722)
Bills, resolutions and amendments for the Confederate General Assembly, November 1861, under the governorship of Claiborne Fox Jackson. Includes a letter from C.F. Jackson, the act withdrawing Missouri from the Union, an act to provide for electing representatives to the Confederate States of America Congress, and other acts.
Missouri, General Assembly, House of Representatives (Confederate), Journal, 1861, (C2502)
The records contain the Journal of the Rebel House, sitting at Neosho, 21 October 1861, in pursuance of the proclamation of Governor C.F. Jackson calling for secession. Also a printed copy of the Journal of the State session dealing with the same proclamation.
Missouri Infantry (Confederate). [Levin M.] Lewis’ Regiment [16th Missouri], Company C, Muster Roll, 1863, (C1920)
Muster roll, August 31, 1863, for Captain Samuel Smith's company of Lewis' Regiment.
Missouri. Infantry, 17th Regiment, Volunteers, Company G, Muster-Out Roll, 1864, (C2869)
Muster-out roll of Company G, Missouri 17th Volunteer Infantry, or Western Turner Rifle Regiment; mustered 25 September 1861 and discharged 27 September 1864. OVERSIZE.
Missouri, Infantry, 1st Regiment, Rifle Battalion, Companies A and B, Muster Roll, 1861, (C1964)
Muster roll of Missouri Volunteer Infantry, 1st Regiment, Rifle Battalion, Companies A and B.
Missouri Infantry, 21st Regiment, Volunteers, 1861-1969, (C4255)
0.5 cubic feet (17 folders)
The papers contain copies of pension records, military records, and memoirs of members of the Missouri Infantry, 21st Regiment, Volunteers, and other material pertaining to Civil War soldiers.
Missouri. Infantry, 21st Regiment, Volunteers, Company C, Muster-Out Roll, 1862, (C2870)
Muster-out roll of Company C, which was mustered into service 1 February 1862 by Lt. E.A. Moore. OVERSIZE.
Missouri. Infantry, 21st Regiment, Volunteers, Company D, Muster-Out Roll, 1863, (C2873)
Civil War muster-out roll of Missouri Infantry, 21st Regiment, Volunteers, Company D. OVERSIZE.
Missouri. Infantry, 2nd Regiment, Volunteers, Order Book, 1859-1869, (C1173)
Orders and equipment issued at headquarters to members of the regiment, 1859-1869. Also contains sales book of William Sicher, 1867-1869."
Missouri. Infantry, 39th Regiment, Volunteers, Company D, Muster-Out Roll, 1864, (C2868)
Civil War muster roll of Company D, 39th Infantry Regiment, Missouri Volunteers. OVERSIZE.
Missouri. Infantry, 39th Regiment, Volunteers, Company E, Muster-out Roll, 1865, (C1503)
The collection contains a muster-out roll of a detachment of Lieutenant Colonel S[amuel] M. Wirt's company, organized September 1864, commanded by Lieutenant G.W. Weldy, and mustered-out at Macon, MO, by Captain B. Sharp.
Missouri. Infantry, 45th Regiment, Volunteers, Company I, Sick Report, 1864-1865, (C3860)
Sick report kept by Sgt. Richard B. Corson, listing soldiers in General Hospitals in Jefferson City and Nashville, TN, or confined to quarters.
Missouri, Infantry, 49th Regiment, Company G, Muster-Out Roll, 1865, (C2632)
Muster-out roll of company organized at Warrenton, MO, September 23, 1864, and discharged at Benton Barracks, St. Louis, August 2, 1865.
Missouri. Militia, 26th Regiment, Fine Assessment Book, 1824-1830, (C1174)
Annual records of the court for the assessment of fines for the Missouri Militia, 26th Regiment. Also contains a membership list of the Magnolia Literary Society, 1874, and recipes."
Missouri. Militia, 2nd Regiment, Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia, Co. A, Muster Roll, 1863, (C1499)
The collection contains a muster roll of Captain John B. Meredith's Company, 1-April-30 June 1863.
Missouri. Militia, 2nd Regiment, Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia, Co. A., Muster Roll, 1863, (C1500)
The collection contains a muster roll of Captain John B. Meredith's Company.
Missouri. Militia, 2nd Regiment, Provisional Enrolled Mo. Militia, Co. A, Muster-In Roll, 1863, (C1496)
The collection contains a muster-in roll of Captain John D. Meredith's company.
Missouri. Militia, 4th Regiment, Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia, Co. D, Muster Roll, 1863, (C1504)
The collection contains a muster roll of David P. Whitmer's company, 2 May-30 June 1863.
Missouri. Militia, 50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia, Company D, Muster Roll, 1862-1863, (C1501)
The collection contains a muster roll of Captain Charles McQuoid's company, 9 August 1862-30 April 1863. Colonel Samuel M. Wirt, inspector and mustering officer.
Missouri. Militia, 51st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia, Company F, Muster-In Roll, 1862, (C1506)
Muster-in roll of Captain David P. Whitmer's company, 29 July-25 December 1862.
Missouri State Militia, 82nd Regiment, Company L, Muster Roll, 1863, (C2714)
The records contain a muster-out roll of a regiment commanded by Captain Robert P. Clark, organized 20 October 1863 at Platte City, Missouri.
Missouri. Militia, 9th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry, Reunion Notice, 1900, (C3266)
Notice of a reunion of the 9th Missouri Cavalry to be held at Moberly, 13-14 September 1900. Signed by Odon Guitar.
Missouri. Militia, Boone County, General Order No. 1, 1862, (C2879)
General Order No. 1 requiring all persons subject to military duty in Boone County to report for enrollment. OVERSIZE.
Missouri. Militia, Enrolled Missouri Militia, 4th Military District, Order Book, 1862-1863, (C1099)
Order book, Enrolled Missouri Militia, 4th Military District, Springfield, MO, General C.B. Holland, commanding officer. Includes genealogical index compiled by Justus R. Moll.
Missouri. Mounted Volunteers, 3rd Regiment, Company D, Muster Roll, 1847-1848, (C1684)
Mexican War muster roll and letter from Lewis M. Means, Adjutant General, 10 May 1939, listing biographical information on Augustus Jones. Original in the Missouri Adjutant General's files.
Mixer Family, Papers, 1935-1959, (C3989)
0.2 linear feet, oversize
The Mixer family papers consist of correspondence, photographs, pamphlets, certificates, and military insignias relating to Tech. Sgt. John J. Mixer’s military service in World War II, his death in Germany and burial in the Netherlands in 1945, and the subsequent adoption of his grave by a Dutch family.
Moe, Roger (1933-2012), Letters, 1953-1955, (CA6445)
0.1 cubic feet
Letters to his family from a man who served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines and Japan. Contains copies of letters and transcriptions. Moe was originally from Iowa and moved to Columbia, Missouri, later in life.
Moll, Justus R., Maps, 1870, 1915, (C3211)
Negative photostat of a map of Greene County, MO, showing roads, Indian trails, villages and mounds, and narrative regarding Indians in Greene County, 1915. Also a copy of a map of the battlefield at Lexington, MO, September 1861, as drawn during court of inquiry in the 1870s.
Montgomery, Samuel (1810-1885), Papers, 1863-1866, (CG0014)
0.2 cubic feet (3 folders, 1 volume)
The papers of Samuel Montgomery contain letters, military documents, and family genealogy information from copied pages and the bound genealogy “My Ancestors and Kinfolk.”
Moore, George, Civil War Discharge, 1865, (C3535)
The papers contain the honorable discharge for George Moore, private, Missouri Cavalry, 15th Regiment, Volunteers, Company H.
Moore, Lafayette, Papers, (CA2607)
17 linear feet
Correspondence, clippings, printed material, photographs, and miscellany primarily concerned with Moore's role in establishing the General John J. Pershing Memorial State Park in Laclede, Missouri.
Moore, Meredith Tarlton, Papers, (K0202)
0.1 cubic foot (3 folders)
The collection consists of a transcript, trip accounts, and notes written from an interview taken of Meredith Tarlton Moore by William E. Connelley, a Kansas City historian, focusing on Moore's service in the Mexican American War and his two trips to and from California.
Mumford, Frederick B. (1868-1946), Papers, 1893-1947, (C0040)
2 linear feet
The papers of Frederick B. Mumford, instructor and dean of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, include correspondence, speeches, articles, reports, and statistics concerning the College of Agriculture, Association of Land Grant Colleges and Universities, Missouri Council of Defense, U.S. Food Administration, and Mission Americaine de Rapproachment to France.
Munday-Henderson Papers, 1827-1891, 1946 (C0144)
0.2 linear feet
Personal letters, business papers, and newspaper clippings pertaining to members of the Munday family. Letters to David P. Henderson about the ministry, the Civil War, and Christian University at Canton, Missouri, which he founded in 1856.
Murphy, Matthew, Letter, 1862, (C3948)
Murphy writes a short, February 1862 letter from New York City to a friend and Union prisoner of war relaying news of family and friends, the possibility of a prisoner exchange, and mentioning recent Federal victories and the prospect of England supporting the South.
Mussman, Albert H., “Implications of Land Use Adjustments in Connection with the Defense Program,” 1941, (C1188)
Report on activities of agencies concerned with the assisting in the relocation of families disturbed by the construction of Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Includes photographs and case studies."
Nagel, Elsa Louise (1896-1973), Papers, 1905-1973, (C3910)
3 linear feet
The papers of Elsa Louise Nagel, Associate Professor of German at the University of Missouri from 1926 to 1966, includes correspondence with family, friends, and soldiers during World War I and World War II. The correspondence from World War II is with former Univer-sity of Missouri students at domestic armed forces bases and in the European and Pacific theaters of war. Also present are newspaper clippings, photographs, and miscellaneous items related to the Nagel and Meusch families.
Neighbors, Charles H. (1892-1969) and Chester V. (1896-1959), Papers, 1917-1919, (C3614)
0.6 linear feet
Correspondence of two brothers, their parents, and other relatives while the brothers were in military service in World War I.
Nelson, Charles Orville, Letters, 1943-1945, (C2031)
The papers contain letters to his grandmother from New Guinea and the Philippines.
Nelson, Earl F. (1884-1945), Papers, 1862-1945 (C0148)
0.2 linear feet
Two Civil War letters; World War II letters; miscellaneous correspondence of Nelson family; speeches by Nelson on U.S. Constitution, history of Sullivan County, and proposal of new Missouri constitution; University of Missouri Law School Foundation bulletin; notes; and other miscellaneous material.
Newbrandt, Jacob F., Papers, 1863-1905, (C3685)
The papers of Jacob F. Newbrandt contain documents of a former Union soldier concerning money lawfully due him for twenty-one months imprisonment by the Confederates.
Newlee, James O., Commission, 1862, (C1616)
The papers contain the commission of James O. Newlee as Second Lieutenant, Company C, Ninth Cavalry Regiment, Missouri State Militia.
Norton, N.L., Letters, 1864-1865, (C3236)
1 folder, photocopies and typescripts
Correspondence between Confederate Colonel N.L. Norton and Confederate Army officers and a friend.
Oakes, Edmund C. (1916-1986), Papers, 1943-1987, (S0593)
Illinois native who served in the US army at the World War II Battle of the Bulge, where he received disabling wounds; became Illinois state commander of Disabled American Veterans. Includes emergency war-time teaching certificate of his wife Catharine, and correspondence with political figures Otto Kerner and John F. Kennedy.
Oaths of Loyalty, 1861-1862, (C1958)
Loyalty oaths of James M. Collins, 1861, Robert Wilson, 1862, and James M. Parsons, 1861, Holt County, MO.
O'Donnell, John, Papers, 1945, (C0902)
The papers contain copies of his sports column, which was written in the form of letters to servicemen and women during World War II. O'Donnell also printed letters from them.
O'Gorman, Paul J. (1893-1978), Papers, c.1911, 1917-1919, (C1057)
0.1 linear foot
Papers of Paul J. O’Gorman, who served in the 128th Missouri Field Artillery, Battery B, 60th Brigade, 35th Division during World War I. The papers consist of correspondence, a pocket diary, a pay book, and a 1919 photograph of O’Gorman.
Odon Guitar Photographs, (P0270)
Copy photos of a carte de visite of Odon Guitar and an older woman, standing, and a carte de visite of Odon Guitar, bust view in uniform. Photographer: N. Brown, St. Louis.
Ohio. Cavalry, 5th Independent Battalion, Volunteers, Return, 1863, (C1502)
The collection contains a return of Major John F. Ijams' battery, October 1863. The return is signed by Ijams, 2 November 1863. Michael Holm, W[illia]m H. Garrett, John N. Cherry, and James B. Rusk, company commanders.
Palmer, H.D., Letter, 1862, (C0512)
To Isaac Feback from Independence, MO, Dec. 20, 1862. Letter from a Unionist telling of the distrust between North and South.
Palmer-McCauley Family, Papers, 1858-1915, (C3952)
0.2 linear feet
Papers of the Palmer-McCauley family of Missouri. The papers consist of Civil War correspondence, a daguerreotype, and miscellaneous tax, financial, and other family documents.
Parberry, Henry E., Papers, 1829-1865, (C3147)
The papers of Henry E. Parberry contain copies of a receipt for sale of an African American slave and child to James Parberry, 1829; Civil War letters concerning conditions in prison camps in New York and Maryland; and other miscellaneous letters and letter fragments.
Parmenter, William E. (1915-1987), Journal, 1944-1946, (R1334)
The photocopied journal contains the writings of William Edward "Ted" Parmenter dated May 1944 to January 1946 during his tour of duty with the United States Navy in World War II.
Patterson, W.E., Civil War Memoir, n.d., (C3292)
The memoir relates activities of the 38th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Company K, from 27 July 1861, when it was mustered into service at Newton, Jasper County, IL, to its mustering out at Chattanooga, TN, 15 September 1864.
Patton-Scott Family, Papers, 1836-1983, (C3710)
1.2 linear feet
The correspondence, financial and legal documents, genealogy, poetry, prose, and mis-cellaneous volumes of the Patton and Scott families describes agriculture, economic conditions, overland travel, daily life, family activities, and tragedies. The papers contain irsthand accounts of the Civil War's influence on civilian life in Missouri, Mississippi, and Indiana.
Pattrick, John H. (1888-1970), Papers, 1885-1999, (C1291)
24.5 linear feet, 5 oversize volumes, 1 audio cassette
The John H. Pattrick Papers include photographs and miscellaneous material related to Pattrick’s experiences while stationed in France during World War I, as well as correspondence and scrapbooks documenting his life and the lives of his family before and after the war. An extensive postcard and greeting card collection, which belonged to his daughter, is also included.
Paxton, William McClung (1819-1916), Papers, 1760-1915 (C1025)
1 linear foot
Business and personal correspondence, miscellaneous papers and genealogical material.
Payne, John W. (1912-1956), Papers, (CA6106)
0.25 linear feet
In December 1941, Lt. j.g. John W. Payne was stationed in the Philippines commanding the U.S.S. Isabel, a yacht converted to a destroyer. When Manila Harbor was attacked by Japanese forces, the Isabel along with the remains of the U.S. fleet, eventually retreated to Australia. Engineer officer Daniel P. Griffin compiled this 60 page reminiscence to honor his commanding officer upon Payne's death in a plane collision over the Grand Canyon in 1956.
Payne-Broadwell Family, Papers, 1803-1903, (C0983)
4.8 linear feet, 11 volumes
The Payne-Broadwell Family papers contain the business, personal, and legal papers of Moses U. Payne and his nephew Moses M. Broadwell. Moses U. Payne resided in Boone County, MO, from 1823 to 1895. Moses M. Broadwell's papers contain significant family letters and revealing correspondence from the Civil War and from the Reconstruction era. Also present are miscellaneous papers of the Oliver C. Roby family.
Peers, Edward J., Letter, 1839, (C2957)
To Lilburn W. Boggs, Jefferson City, MO, from Troy, MO, Dec. 10, 1839. Letter requesting equipage for a 200-mile march ordered of Peer's brigade by Major General D. Willock.
Peirce City Guards, Records, 1883-1888, (R0544)
1 folder, photocopies
This collection consists of a "Secretary's Record" and miscellaneous papers of the Peirce City Guards, a local company of state militia at Peirce (now Pierce) City in Lawrence County, Missouri. Included are minutes of meetings and some membership data.
Peltier, Eugene Joseph (1910-2004) Papers, 1934-1991, (K0417)
19 cubic feet
Rear Admiral Peltier Chief of Civil Engineers of the U.S. Navy and prominent Public Works civil engineer. Includes scrapbooks, photographs, personal and professional correspondence and related papers.
Pendleton, George, Papers, 1860-1875, (C0386)
Receipts, five-day furlough for Pendleton during the Civil War, judgment against Caldwell and Mitchell, and page of accounts with a general store.
Perkins, Adam (1834-1891), Journal, 1861-1871, (R1335)
The typescript copy of Adam Perkins' journal, a farmer from Bollinger County, Missouri, is dated from January 1861 through December 1871. The journal was discovered in 1990 in Plainfield, Illinois. It was then transcribed by Jean Scott of Orlando, Florida and sent to Lorena S. Eaker of Bollinger, Missouri for editing.
Perris, Ben, Letters, 1917-1919, (S0668)
The Ben Perris Letter describe his experience with the 30th Army Engineers in France during the first World War and include his observations of Army life, the French and English, and problems at home with his two daughters. Perris enlisted in 1917 and was discharged in June 1919.
Perry, Elias, Civil War Diary, 1864-1865, (C2470)
The papers contain the diary of Elias Perry of Dewitt, Missouri, a 2nd lieutenant in Sherman's army on the march to the sea. Diary covers the period 12 November 1864 to 24 March 1865.
Pershing, General John, Photograph, (P0232)
Black and white photo, Pershing addressing troops at Colorado State Rifle Range in Golden, Colorado in 1924. Renamed to Camp George West in 1934.
Pershing, John J. (1860-1948), Letters, 1917-1918, (C1624)
The papers contain letters to Floyd C. Shoemaker, Secretary of the State Historical Society of Missouri, from France. Pershing thanked Shoemaker for the biographical sketch in the MISSOURI HISTORICAL REVIEW and agreed to send the "Stars and Stripes" to the Society.
Peyton, Thomas E., Papers, 1865, (C1966)
The papers of Thomas E. Peyton contain an oath of allegiance and a photograph
Phalen William J., World War I Diary, 1917-1919, (S0837)
The diary covers Phalen's diary covers his military service from September 22, 1917 to May 25, 1919, when his regiment returned to the United States for demobilization. The diary follows Phalen through basic training, shipment to France, combat on the Western Front, and occupation duty in Germany after the war ended. It includes some photographs and printed material related to the 89th Division's combat service.
Phelps, John Smith, (1814-1886), Letter, 1854, (C1626)
To Jas. C. Dobbin, from Springfield, MO, Sept. 20, 1854. Phelps recommended the appointment of St. Louisan Antoine R. McNair, Jr., as midshipman in the Navy to Dobbin, secretary of the Navy.
Phelps, John S. (1814-1886), Scrapbook, 1876-1937, (C3058)
The scrapbook of John S. Phelps contains newspaper clippings and biographical information on the former governor and his family. Some correspondence and photographs of family residences are also included.
Phillips, Edward D., Papers, 1865-1938, (C3091)
The papers contain teaching certificates, grade reports, and Civil War reminiscences of a prominent Kansas City educator. Newspaper clippings about Phillips, including his obituary. Also a diary.
Phillips, Sidney, Papers (1896 -1979), 1916-1941, (C4303)
0.5 cubic feet (15 folders)
The papers contain photographs of the 4th Missouri Infantry Machine Gun Company of the National Guard during their service along the Mexican border in Laredo, Texas, in 1916. Sidney B. Phillips served with the 4th Missouri Infantry from 1916-1918. The papers also include army manuals issued to soldiers in 1913 and 1941.
Pike, J.A., “Statement of Captain J.A. Pike Concerning the Quantrill Raid,” 1917, (C2704)
A personal reminiscence of Quantrill's raid on Lawrence, KS, August 1863.
Pollock, David Wilson, (1841-1910), Letters, 1861-1863, (C2569)
Letters from an enlisted man and officer of the 18th Missouri Infantry. The letters comment on the Civil War in Illinois, Mississippi, and Tennessee, as well as personal family matters.
Pollock, Thomas (1805-1879), Letters, 1862-1863, (C2570)
Letters from the first wagonmaster of the 18th Missouri Infantry, to the members of his family. Letters deal with the Civil War in the South.
Pomeroy, E.W., Letter, 1847, (C2042)
The collection contains a letter to Robert Aull, Mexico, MO, from E.W. Pomeroy, Santa Fe, May 29, 1847. The letter discusses Doniphan's expedition and Santa Fe trade.
Pompey, Sherman Lee, "Fall in For Muster," n.d., (CA0305)
List of Civil War veterans buried in Kansas, Arkansas, and Missouri.
Pompey, Sherman Lee, Manuscript of "Keep the Home Fires Burning", (CA0140)
A history of the 7th Regiment State Militia Cavalry, in the Civil War.
Pompey, Sherman Lee, Collection, n.d., (C3493)
The papers contain articles by Pompey on Ozark people, their religions and folk music. Lines and verses of songs are included.
Porrine, Lewis, Letter, 1882, (C1609)
The collection contains a letter to Isaac R. Deuman, Newark, NJ, from Trenton, NJ, June 7, 1882, with orders for submission of transportation requisitions.
Porrine, Lewis, Papers, 1882, (C1608)
The papers of Lewis Porrine contain instructions written by Porrine for submitting inspection bills and an enclosed corrected statement of pay due D.B. Murphy as annual inspector of the 2nd Brigade, National Guard.
Powell, Gene, Papers, (CA0971)
Miscellaneous materials relating to the Battle of Wilson Creek.
Powell, John Benjamin (1886-1947), Papers, 1910-1952, (C3662)
2.9 linear feet
The papers of a journalist include correspondence, literary works, printed material, pho-tographs, and a scrapbook. Drafts for My Twenty-Five Years in China and Powell's articles (1941-1947) predominate. Information on China, Japan, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Central Asia, India, Philippine Islands, World War II, and the Washington Conference.
Powers Museum, Carthage, Missouri, Collection, 1836-1916, (C3052)
Collected papers of the Powers Museum. Principally Wright family genealogical research done by Curtis Wright of Carthage and Wright family correspondence. Also includes Captain George W. Roby, U.S. Army Commissary of Subsistence documents, 1864-1865; and manumission documents from St. Louis, MO, 1836-1854.
Poyntz, John, Order, 1863, (C1955)
Headquarters of District of the Border, Kansas City, MO, orders John Poyntz out of the state for the duration of the war, 19 September 1863.
Prewitt, Reuben C. (1915-1958), World War II Notes, 1945, (C3326)
Notes on Air Force experiences. Cross-country trip to Seattle and description of voyage from Seattle to Iwo Jima and situation at Iwo Jima.
Price, James A. (1829-1916), Papers, 1861-1890, (C3639)
The papers contain copies of correspondence and official documents of a Missourian who served in the Civil War as captain, major and colonel in Union regiments. Included is correspondence concerning a pension Price requested for an injury sustained during the war.
Price, James A., Letters, 1864-1890, (C2617)
The papers contain seven letters concerning Price's role at the Battle of Shiloh.
Price, Sterling, (1809-1867), General Orders, 1861, (C1494)
General Order No. 8 from Headquarters, Missouri State Guard, for procurement of equipment for the State Guard within the individual military districts. Chart of equipment allowances. Directives about flags, drummers, and buglers.
Price, Sterling (1809-1867), Papers, 1861-1866, (C0483)
Proclamation assuring southern sympathizers in Missouri of General Price’s protection. Letter from Price to his son Edwin discussing raids made on the outskirts of the colonies and comments on the Mexican government.
Price, Sterling (1809-1867), Proclamation, , (C1748)
Proclamation to the people of central and north Missouri. Price pleads for the enlistment of 50,000 men to defend the southern cause; also requests blankets, clothing, and guns.
Priest Family, Letters, 1863-1864, (C3591)
The collection contains letters written by B.E. Priest and W.M. Priest to their sister while they were federal prisoners during the Civil War.
Pritchett Family, Papers, 1753-1984, (C4013)
0.6 linear feet
The Pritchett Family Papers consist of correspondence, published volumes, genealogical information, legal documents, and various miscellaneous materials of Carr Waller Pritchett, Henry Smith Pritchett, and Ida Pritchett.
Project Cavern Report Records (R1437)
0.2 cubic foot (2 folders)
The Project Cavern Report Records contains the evaluation and survey of voids within a fifty-mile radius of Rolla, Missouri, for use as a jet propulsion laboratory or industrial and civilian defense use.
Prokes, Albert J., World War II Letters, 1942-1946, (C3466)
1.2 linear feet
Letters received by Reverend Albert J. Prokes, administrator of St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church in St. Louis, Missouri, from parishioners serving in the armed forces during World War II.
Purnell, William R., Papers, 1908-1913, (C2258)
Mock initiation certificate of the Order of the Deep; U.S. Naval Academy graduation diploma; two U.S. Navy commission certificates; and photograph of U.S. ships WYOMING, UTAH, and DELAWARE.
Pyne, James M.,"My Lark," 1911, (C0702)
Description by a volunteer infantryman of his part in subduing the insurrection on the Philippine Islands, his fights against disease, and his experiences as he worked his way around the world as a seaman.
Quesenberry, John P., Books, 1859-1865, (C1210)
4 volumes and photocopies
The war diary of a Confederate officer of Company H, 11th Missouri Infantry. Quesenberry sketches the activities of the regiment, which spent the entire war in Arkansas and participated in most of the major engagements in the state as well as the Red River campaign in Louisiana. The diary also contains miscellaneous notes and jottings concerning his activities, and lists of company officers and men and acquaintances.
Rains, James S., Letter, 1865, (C2201)
To Thomas C. Reynolds, from Quitman, TX, Apr. 2, 1865. Discussion of a possible Confederate rally around General Rains north of the Arkansas River, comments about Jeff Thompson's promotion, Confederate recruiting policies, and weather.
Ravenel, Mazÿck Porcher (1861-1946), Papers, 1884-1958, (C0578)
1.7 linear feet, 1 card file
Papers of a bacteriologist and teacher, including correspondence, notes, and other material. Information on disease research, health organizations, other scientists, World War I army life, the University of Wisconsin in 1914, and effects of World War II on Columbia, Missouri.
Ray, E. Lansing (1884-1955), Journal, 1918, (C2168)
The collection contains the journal of E. Lansing Ray, editor and publisher of the St. Louis GLOBE DEMOCRAT. Ray was a member of a delegation of American newspapermen invited to visit the Allied Western Front, September-November 1918. The journal includes a record of events and observations of conditions in England, Ireland, Scotland and France, and describes tours, social and political events, and attitudes of the people.
Ream, Mary, Letter, 1862, (C0932)
To B. Frank Venable, Jefferson City, MO, from Washington, D.C., June 1, 1862. Expresses concern over brother Robert, who is under the command of General Beauregard; speaks of daily visits of James S. Rollins, friend of her sister Vinnie; and refers to lack of gaiety and dances in Washington.
Reese, A.W. (1828-1905), Personal Recollections of the Late Civil War in the United States, 1870, (C3627)
0.2 linear feet
Recollections of a surgeon who served under Sherman in Georgia. Describes army life, battles, impressions of the South, and the war in Missouri. Recalls Indiana childhood. Comments on experiences at Post Hospital, Warrensburg, after the war, including vigilante action against former rebels.
Reppy-Frissell-Drake Family, Papers, 1860-1930 (C0155)
0.1 linear feet
Personal correspondence of a DeSoto, Missouri, family concerning the Civil War, relatives in the East, and family news. Additional family papers are available at the Missouri Historical Museum in St. Louis.
Reynolds, John (1788-1865), Letter, 1840, (C2780)
To the Secretary of the Navy, Mar. 30, 1840. Letter recommending William W. Reynolds for appointment as midshipman in the U.S. Navy.
Reynolds, Thomas Caute (1821-1887) Papers, 1862-1866 (C2459)
1 roll microfilm
Official and private correspondence, diary, and memorandum of Confederate lieutenant-governor of Missouri, concerning military and political affairs of Missouri and of the Confederacy in the southwestern, trans-Mississippi area. 998 pages. Originals in the Library of Congress.
Rexford, Mary Metcalfe, Doughnuts A La Clubmobile, From Letters Of Mary Metclafe Rexford, (S0180)
161 Page Typescript
Memoirs of an American Red Cross Clubmobile worker stationed in England, Scotland, and Europe from 1943-1945, compiled from her letters to her mother, by Oscar Whitelaw Rexford.
Rhoades, Marcus Morton, Diary, 1865, (C3215)
Diary kept by Rhoades while he was adjutant of the 9th Regiment, Missouri Infantry. Concerns a boat trip from New Orleans to Ste. Genevieve, MO, after being paroled from the army.
Rice, Herbert Francis (1901-1963), Papers, 1944-1963, (C2903)
The papers of Herbert Francis Rice contain personal correspondence with friends and business associates, largely concerning the Civil War in Missouri; manuscripts of articles by Rice on various Missouri history subjects; newspaper clippings from the Kansas City Times; Rice's obituary; and miscellaneous handbills and programs.
Rice, John and William J., Papers, 1861-1865, (C2450)
The collection contains a furlough, discharge papers, and parole certificates.
Rice, Montana, Papers, 1836-1867, (C0396)
The papers contain positive photostats of the following: two letters from John Y. Rankin, Confederate soldier, describing the last two years of the Civil War; two letters to John Rice of Palmyra, Missouri, one of which is from Thomas Marlin; deeds of gold claims in Utah Territory and Montana for William Rice.
Richards, Channing, Papers, 1835-1863, (C2167)
The papers of Channing Richards contain correspondence between Channing Richards and his wife Lydia Williamson Richards, 1835-1842. The letters discuss social and family activities in New Jersey and Ohio; business as a grain merchant; transportation; and weather. Also included is a letter from Channing Richards, Jr., Union soldier, 1863.
Richardson, William H., Diary, 1846-1847, (C0899)
Diary of a volunteer under the command of Alexander Doniphan in the Mexican War. Richardson left Carrollton, MO, in August 1846 and reached Monterey in May 1847. By July he had returned to his home in Maryland.
Rieger, Wray M. (1902-1975), Papers, 1942-1972, (C4315)
0.4 cubic feet
The papers of a former military officer and dean emeritus of faculties and professor of chemistry at Northeast Missouri State Teachers College consist of military papers containing special orders, memos, reports, forms, separation papers, physical exams, Rieger’s Missouri National Guard service record, staff lists, and photographs of Rieger and other military officers. The other portion of the collection consists of letters of recognition upon Rieger’s retirement from Northeast Missouri State Teachers College.
Riley, Lewis ( -1863), Papers, 1857-1875, (C0326)
Letters of a Union Cavalryman to his wife describing battles and scrimmages in the South, particularly Vicksburg, MS, near Memphis, TN, and Little Rock, AR, and concerning the buying of property. Letters from Lewis' friends to their relatives; deed for land in Miller County; receipts and pension certificate issued to Riley's survivors.
Rine, Russell Robert (1903-1978) Papers, 1974, (K0348)
0.01 cubic feet
The papers consist of a manuscript entitled, "The Snow Fox." The manuscript tells the fictionalized history of the Rine family before and during the American Revolutionary War.
Ringo, Andrew H., Papers, 1834-1870, (C1867)
Memorandum book; notes on MISSOURI vs. MOSES MC LELLAN; tax receipts; accounts; notice of sheriff's sale of land and slaves in Richmond, Ray County, MO; oath of loyalty of Ringo, exemption from military duty, 1862; military passes; and promissory notes.
Riordan, John F. Papers, (CA6187)
.4 linear feet
Correspondence of U.S. Army soldier John F. Riordan of Tarkio, Missouri, to his family, 1943-1945. Riordan served in the Pacific Theatre. Includes some postwar correspondence.
Ritter, Richard, (1832-1903?), Papers, 1856-1920, (C3473)
Commission as clerk of circuit court; commission as captain of Company A, 28th Regiment, Illinois Infantry Volunteers; subsequent commissions as lieutenant-colonel and colonel; mustering out rolls, limited correspondence, tax receipts and various land deeds. Two diaries, will, and correspondence.
Robertson, George A.S. (1894-1939), Papers, 1919-1987, (C4312)
0.2 cubic feet (5 folders)
The papers of a former World War I fighter pilot and later deputy superintendent of insurance contain biographical and genealogical data on George A.S. Robertson and the Robertson and related family.
Robinett, Oliver Eugene (1918-1945), World War II Letters, 1936-1948, (C2219)
The papers contain letters written to Major Robinett's family during World War II, while he served with the 3rd Division, Marine Corps, in New Zealand and the Pacific. Also includes a biographical sketch.
Robinett, Paul McDonald (1893-1975), "Salt," n.d., (C2169)
The collection contains a document describing inhabitants of the Missouri Ozarks, their opinions about slavery, secession, and the Civil War. Guerrilla warfare, confiscation of salt by Major General Samuel R. Curtis as economic warfare, and experiences of the Perry Upton-Elizabeth Simmons Lee family during the Civil War are discussed.
Robinett, Paul McDonald (1893-1975), Scrapbooks, 1897-1974, (C3620)
0.8 linear feet
Correspondence, clippings, writings, speeches and notes pertaining to Brigadier General Robinett of Mountain Grove, Missouri, who, with his brother Frank, compiled material on his army career.
Rockwood, Rhoderick R., Diary and Record Book, 1864-1914, (C2658)
Diary of service with the Missouri Infantry, 18th Regiment (Morgan's Rangers), during the Civil War, 24 August 1864-1 June 1865. Financial records of the United Moderns, 1902-1903. Records of J.E. Rockwood, referee in bankruptcy for the District of Montana, 1907-1914. Farm accounts, 1868, 1870.
Rodman, Francis, Letter, 1866, (C1726)
To F[rancis] Rodman, Secretary of State, [Jefferson City, Missouri] from "A Union Soldier who served during the war," New Madrid, [Missouri]. Bitter protest about the 1866 election of "Rebels" in New Madrid, MO. Violations of the registry law governing election procedures. List of reliable Union supporters to verify charges.
Rogers, Ferdinand Arthur, Letters, 1862, (C2934)
1 folder, photocopies
The three letters from Ferdinand Arthur Rogers, a Confederate soldier who was a prisoner of war, to his sister Ann Elizabeth Lientz who lived in Rocheport, Missouri, describe the conditions in the three prisons he was in in 1862: McDowell College in St. Louis, Alton Penitentiary in Alton, Illinois, and Camp Chase near Columbus, Ohio.
Rogers, J.T., Paymaster's Roll, 1861, (C2451)
The collection contains a Confederate paymaster's roll submitted by Captain Rogers and approved by C.F. Jackson.
Rogers, Noble Harvey, (1836-1918), Papers, 1904-1918, (C1954)
Obituary; photograph of Rogers; affidavit from official records compiled by the Soldiers and Sailors Historical and Benevolent Society about Rogers' Civil War service; biographical sketch.
Rogers, W.F., Letter, 1947, (C1856)
The collection contains letters to Historical Society, Columbia, MO, from St. Joe, AR, Feb. 16, 1947, recalling a conversation between his father, John Wesley Rogers, and a soldier guarding the body of General Nathaniel Lyon who was killed 10 August 1861 at Wilson's Creek.
Rolla USO Council, Rolla, Missouri, Papers, 1970-1971, (R0638)
This collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs and miscellaneous materials concerning the USO center at Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri, on the occasion of its thirtieth anniversary.
Rollins, James S. (1812-1888), Papers, 1546-1968, (C1026)
3.3 linear feet; 10 rolls of microfilm
The papers of James S. Rollins, a Boone County, Missouri, lawyer, politician, businessman, and curator of University of Missouri include correspondence with family, business and political associates, and George Caleb Bingham and other friends. The papers covers state, national, and Whig party politics from 1830 through the 1880s, the Civil War in Missouri, internal improvements and the North Missouri Railroad, and education at University of Missouri.
Rottmann, Larry, Collection (CA5858)
107.35 cubic feet, audiovisual material, oversize material
Compilation of correspondence, subject files, manuscripts, publications, newspaper clippings, teaching material, production material, organizational records, and audio and video recordings related to Vietnam, the Vietnam War and anti-war activity, veterans, and conflict literature.
Routh, Roberta M., "The Army Comes to the Ozarks," 1941, (C1224)
Establishment of U.S. Army troops at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, as seen through the eyes of the county director of Pulaski County Social Security Assistance. Includes illustrations, diagrams and case histories of displaced persons.
Rowland Family, Papers, 1844-1893, (C2244)
Copies of letters from Robert A. Rowland to his wife Olive in Howard County, MO, while he was enroute (1849) and in California (1850) and during his imprisonment and banishment to Illinois during the Civil War. Also includes miscellaneous letters from other family members and newspaper article describing death of and memorial services for I.N. Rowland (1893).
Ruark, Ozias, Papers, 1864-1865, (C2651)
The papers contain a Civil War diary dated February-August 1864, and muster-out roll of a captain in Company L, 8th Regiment, Missouri State Militia.
Rumbold, Frank M. (1862-1934), Papers, 1854-1937, (S0181)
64 Folders On 5 Microfilm Rolls
The Frank M. Rumbold collection is divided into three series: (1) Business Papers (2) Military Papers and (3) Personal Papers.
Rusk, Howard A. (1901-1989), Papers, 1937-1991, (C3981)
24 linear feet, 13 audio tapes, 23 audio cassettes, 1 video tape, 7 video cassettes
The papers of Dr. Howard A. Rusk, considered to be the father of rehabilitation medicine, contain Rusk’s correspondence and writings, publicity clippings, photographs, speeches, awards, and other materials concerning his groundbreaking work with the injured and disabled.
Russell, Theodore, Speech, 1868, (C1568)
Address given to the Ironton Library Association on the history of Ironton, MO. Settlement, iron companies, public officials, settlers, businesses, churches, Arcadia Seminary, lodges, civic organizations, and the Civil War.
Rustemeyer Family, Papers, 1884-1953, (C4017)
0.3 linear feet, 1 computer disc
The Rustemeyer Family papers contain correspondence written to Bernard Rustemeyer by friends and family in Germany after his immigration to America in 1882. The collection also includes newspaper clippings and photographs of the Rustemeyer, Alteköster, Stöckebrand, and Giese families, and Rustemeyer’s hometown, Körbecke, Germany.
Ryan, N.W., Letter, 1917, (C0482)
To Ann Ellen Smith, Cameron, MO, from Houston, TX, Dec. 19, 1917. Discussion of morale of the soldier, and mail and packages as a morale builder. Written by a member of the field artillery stationed at Camp Logan.
Sabourn, Frank C., Letters, 1898, (C2687)
Written to Cornelia Vernatti, Montgomery City, MO, by a clerk in Company L, 5th Regiment, Missouri Volunteers, from Camp George H. Thomas, Georgia, and Camp Hamilton, Kentucky. Descriptions of camp life and his duties.
Salisbury, Philander, Papers, 1843-1880, (S0527)
The collection includes correspondence from Salisbury to his wife Mary between 1843-1846 when he was serving as a captain in the Mexican American War. The collection also includes other family correspondence, genealogies and records.
Sammons, Edward C., Papers, 1918-1919 (C0403)
Two letters written by E.C. Sammons to Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Cortelyou, Kansas City, Missouri, describing his activities in World War I; two postcards; and two clippings giving a history of Sammons' military career.
Sandusky, Oliver A., (1832- ), Petition, 1865, (C2055)
Appeal to Abraham Lincoln for pardon of his brother, James M. Sandusky, a prisoner at Rock Island, IL, barracks; endorsements; and directive, signed A. Lincoln, that James take the Oath of 1863 and be released.
Sappington Family, Papers, 1819-1895 (C0159)
0.8 linear feet
Papers of Dr. John Sappington of Arrow Rock, Missouri, and his family. Business letters about Sappington's pills and book for the treatment of malaria. Letters and papers from family and friends; supplies; notes. Legal case of Coffee & Blacke vs. Sappington & Sons. Miscellaneous personal record and account book.
Sasse, David Blake, Collection, 1940-1993, (C4107)
The collection of David Blake Sasse contains mostly correspondence between Sasse and military veterans describing their experience with Missouri National Guard units. Sasse also collected military unit histories and political campaign materials.
Saults, Dan, ""Let Us Discuss A Man,"" 1962, (C2133)
The collection contains a speech about John Newman Edwards (1839-1889). Edwards was a Missouri Confederate, newspaper editor, author, and friend of Joseph Shelby, Quantrill, and the James Brothers. Saults discusses Edwards' friendship with Shelby, their Civil War experiences, the fiasco in Mexico after the war, and Edwards' newspaper career and drinking problems.
Sawyer, Henry Harrison, (1840-1936), Civil War Diary, 1864-1865, (C2179)
Diary of a soldier with the 18th Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Company C, in Sherman's Atlanta campaign, the March to the Sea, and the Carolina campaigns. Weather information, and location and dates of camps and battles.
Schaberg Family, Papers, 1894-1974, (C3665)
3 linear feet
The personal and professional papers of Benjamin F. Schaberg, Sr., who worked as an engineer on the Panama Canal, St. Louis sewer projects, World War II army post construction, and Missouri Public Service Commission studies, includes family correspondence between Schaberg and his wife, sisters, and sons. Ben Jr. and John George Schaberg were in China during and after the 1937 Japanese invasion.
Schermerhorn, John Freeman (1787-1859), Papers, 1809-1909 (C0160)
0.4 linear feet
Letters and papers of Schermerhorn and his heirs, located in New York (1809-1840), Indiana (1840-1858), and Missouri (1858-1909). Schermerhorn was a frontier preacher, peacemaker with the Indians, and landowner.
Schrader, William Henry (1844-1921), Reminiscences, n.d., (C1519)
The reminiscences describe slavery in Missouri, including treatment of slaves, punishment, education, desire for freedom, fugitives, and character sketches of individual slaves. Also described are the Kansas-Missouri border conflicts, the Civil War in Missouri, bushwhackers, Claiborne Fox Jackson, the 1856 and 1860 presidential campaigns, German immigrants, Missouri Republicans, and Linneus and Brunswick, MO.
Schrantz, Ward Loren, Memoirs, ca. 1909-1946, (R0361)
These are memoirs of military service by a resident of Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, who served in the Missouri National Guard and the U.S. Army before World War I. He was a captain of a machine gun battalion in Europe, 1917-1919, a reserve officer, 1920-1942, and a U.S. Army troopship commander during World War II.
Schroeder, Richard E., Papers (CA6060)
0.5 cubic feet
Versions, both digital and print, of Schroeder's manuscript entitled "Missouri At Sea: Warships With Show-Me State Names." Includes correspondence, index, and illustrations. Also materials pertaining to the book "The Foundations of the CIA: Harry Truman, the Missouri Gang, and the Origins of the Cold War."
Scott Family, Papers, 1841-1936, (C3033)
0.3 linear feet
The Scott Family Papers consist of correspondence, photographs and miscellaneous documents relating to the Lindsey-Kemp-Reeder family of Ohio and the Scott family of Columbia, Missouri, including the Civil War correspondence of William L. Kemp and the World War I correspondence of future University of Missouri professor D.R. Scott.
Scott, Elvira Ascenith Weir (1821-1910), Diary, 1860-1887, (C1053)
0.2 linear feet
Typescript photocopy of diary of a woman from Miami, Missouri, including descriptive observations on the themes of home, family, and religion, as well as the impact of the Civil War on life in her own community and region.
Scott, Thomas A., Loyalty Oath, 1864, (C2452)
The collection contains a loyalty oath taken at Rock Island Barracks, IL, by a private in the 45th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry.
Scott, Thomas A., Prisoner of War Discharge, 1864, (C0475)
Discharge from Rock Island Barracks, Illinois, for a private in the 45th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry.
Selby, P.O., "Adair County's War Record from Pioneer Days to and Including 1942," 1943, (C1251)
Compiled by Selby for the MacDougall-Lowe Post No. 20, American Legion, Kirksville, MO.
Seyffert, Wilhelm and Augustus, Papers, 1854-1905, (C2888)
The papers of Wilhelm and Augustus Seyffert contain a copy book of poems in German (vol. 1), a history of Missouri State Militia, Company E, 13th Cavalry, and an account book of Augustus Seyffert, 1869-1889 (vol. 2).
Shackelford, John C., Family, Papers, 1847-1911 (C0404)
Clippings, poems of Civil War and Confederacy, and correspondence. Letter from Warrensburg, August 25, 1861, mentions early Civil War events in Missouri.
Shackelford, Thomas (1822-1908), Papers, 1820-1908 (C0163)
0.6 linear feet
Personal and business letters, documents and memoirs of a lawyer and politician of Glasgow, Missouri. He was a member of the Missouri Convention of 1861 and of the Constitutional Convention of 1875. Includes family letters and letters relating to his legal practice and politics, a few of them pertaining to the Constitutional Convention of 1875.
Shafer, Walter, World War I Diary, 1918-1919, (S1080)
Walter Shafer of Ferguson, Missouri, served in Company H, 138th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, in World War I. Shafer's diary details his war experience from the time when the 35th Division left for France until it returned to the United States once the War ended. The diary covers the dates May 2, 1918 through May 13, 1919. Shafer notes at the end of his diary that he wrote entries when he could and not always at the time when events occurred. "No matter how others look at this diary," he wanted them to remember that "it was not written in a comfortable living room and with all the bright side of life surrounding me at the time."
Shaw, Ralph J. (1902-1987), Papers, (CA5955)
World War II letters and photographs and miscellaneous papers of labor organizer, Ralph J. Shaw.
Shelby, Joseph Orville (1830-1897), Letter, 1885, (C0521)
To Mr. Lankford, Marshall, MO, from Audrain, Bates County, MO, Aug. 2, 1885. Letter from a Confederate brigadier general to a friend, giving his reasons for the Civil War.
Shelby, Joseph Orville (1830-1897), Scrapbook, 1865-1932, (C3558)
The collection contains clippings about the military career of a Civil War general from Missouri, newspaper accounts of his death in 1897, tributes and correspondence.
Sheppard Family, Papers, 1844-1887 (C0429)
6 folders, typed copies; also on 1 roll of microfilm
Miscellaneous letters from Philadelphia; Tennessee; Cincinnati; Springfield and St. Louis, Missouri; and England. A letter from Paris, TN, describes local preaching techniques. Originals on microfilm; typed copies in folders.
Shield America, 1941, (C2548)
Six issues of paper of the America First Committee, Kansas City, MO, August-November 1941.
Shockley, Joseph M., "Captain William Farley Carter, Model for a Monument," n.d., (C2132)
The collection contains a biography of Carter (1843-1930) and history of the Confederate cemetery and monument at Springfield, MO.
Shoemaker, Ralph J., (1906-1980), Papers, 1920-1964, (C3350)
2 linear feet, 2 volumes
The papers contain correspondence, transcriptions of speeches, and pamphlets about newspaper libraries; correspondence and news coverage about publication of The President's Words; reports; copies of Subject Classification for Clipping and Picture Files by Shoemaker; and World War II photographs.
Short, Dewey (1898-1979), Papers, (CA5944)
97.25 linear feet, 3 audio discs, 8 rolls of microfilm
Papers of U.S. Representative from Missouri's 7th District (1929-1930; 1935-1956) and Assistant Secretary of the Army (1957-1961). Includes materials on campaigns, Table Rock Dam and Reservoir, and the U.S. Army during World War II and the Cold War.
Shumley, James, Letter, 1878, (C2376)
To N.W. Scott, Canal Dover, O., from Fairfield, KY, Nov. 30, 1878. Fairfield postmaster writes in reply to an inquiry from Scott regarding the death of William Quantrill (1837-1865), who was born in Canal Dover and died in Louisville, KY.
Sidner, Noah, Letter, 1862, (C1895)
The collection contains a Photostat of a farewell letter to relatives in Paris, MO, from Palmyra, MO, Oct. 18 and 19, 1862, written from the federal military prison in Palmyra on the eve and morning of the day he was to be executed.
Silliman Family Letters, 1862-1865, (C1831)
Two letters written by Mrs. Silliman to relatives from Warrensburg, MO, during the Civil War. She describes social conditions at the time and how [her son] evaded the draft.
Simmons, Claiborne, Letter, 1863, (C3273)
To Mary Ann Simmons, from Tennessee, Dec. 6, 1863. Written while in the Union army. Describes the weather and inquires after her health.
Simpson, Avington Wayne (1834- ), Diary, 1861-1865, (C2993)
1 roll of microfilm
This diary, kept by a Polk County, Missouri, resident, contains short concise entries dealing with the daily events of a Confederate Missouri State Guard unit organized in July 1861. Simpson participated in the 1864 summer campaign through the Kennesaw Mountains, including the fall of Atlanta.
Sitton, John James (1842-1915), Collection, 1860-1913, (R1286)
6 volumes, 2 folders
The collection consists of a three-volume journal, scrapbooks, miscellaneous papers, and photographs, 1860-1913 of a Missouri Confederate soldier and postwar resident of Oregon County, Missouri. The journal, 1860-1882, documents service in the Missouri State Guard and other Confederate units in Missouri, Arkansas, and Mississippi during the Civil War, wounding and capture at the Battle of Big Blue in 1864, and imprisonment at Kansas City, St. Louis, and Johnson’s Island, Ohio. Postwar entries concern teaching subscription schools, office holding and electioneering, social affairs, and church matters in Alexander County, Illinois, Boone County, Arkansas, and Oregon and Dent counties in Missouri. Three scrapbooks, miscellaneous papers and photographs, ca. 1896-1913, include newspaper clippings about the Battle of Wilson’s Creek, Johnson’s Island prison, and other Civil War events, United Confederate Veterans activities, and other aspects of Sitton’s life.
Skelly, James W[illiam], Papers, 1919, (C2379)
Pamphlets, blueprints, photographs, reports, correspondence and notes concerning Rhine River installations. Major Skelly, a native of Mexico, MO, served in World War I with the 12th Engineers, American Expeditionary Force.
Slack, William Yarnel (1816-1862), Papers, 1847-1880, (C0398)
Letters, newspaper clippings, and other items concerning the death of a Confederate general in the Battle of Elk Horn, MO, and the removal of the remains to Fayettville, AR.
Slusher Family, Papers, 1874-1974, (C4028)
1.7 linear feet
The Slusher family papers consist of personal correspondence and account books of the Slushers of Lexington, Missouri, and their extended family who lived in Missouri and Virginia.
Smith Civil War Letters Collection, 1859-1863, (S1140)
1 box, 16 folders, 1 DVD
The collection contains reproductions of correspondence written during the Civil War era and a DVD that contains digitized versions of the documents.
Smith, Eunice J., "An Escape from Union Soldiers," n.d., (C3165)
The collection contains a paper describing the escape of John Reid Jones, a Confederate soldier who fought in the battle of Pea Ridge and had come home on leave. He escaped being captured by General Lane by digging a camouflaged pit to hide in.
Smith, Harold, Papers, 1952-1954, (C4260)
0.5 cubic feet (15 folders)
The Harold Smith papers consist of the letters Harold Smith sent to his family while serving in the Korean War. The collection includes his letters, documents he found interesting, and special messages he included on some of the envelopes.
Smith, Henry Ackerman (1837-1907), Papers, 1861-1907 (C0431)
2 rolls of microfilm
Papers of a teacher and Methodist minister who lived in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Indiana, and Missouri. Includes letters written to his wife, 1861-1862, while in the Union army; autobiography, genealogical information; record of marriages performed, 1884-1905; diary, 1882-1907; a newspaper article; and photographs.
Smith, I.V., Memoirs, 1902, (C0705)
Civil War experiences of a Confederate soldier from Missouri, who retreated south to Mississippi with General Sterling Price.
Smith, Merrill Neville (1893- ), Papers, 1918-1919, (C2268)
The papers of Merrill Neville Smith contain World War I military papers of a member of the U.S. Army Medical Reserve Corps.
Smith, Merrill Neville (1893- ), Papers, 1918-1919, (C2268)
World War I military papers of a member of the U.S. Army Medical Reserve Corps.
Smith, Thomas Adams (1781-1844), Papers, 1798-1864, (C1029)
1 linear foot on 2 rolls of microfilm
Correspondence, letterbooks, and official papers of Brigadier General Thomas Adams Smith, a professional soldier who served in Florida during the War of 1812 and on the Canadian front protecting civilians.
Snead, Thomas L. (1828-1890), Papers, 1861-1862, (C2453)
The papers of Thomas L. Snead contain correspondence and orders of Snead, who was adjutant general of the Missouri State Guard (Confederate) and then assistant adjutant general of the Confederate Army. The papers mention the 5th Military District, reporting number of forces and quartermaster's duties.
Snell, Robert L., Collection, 1870-1966, (C3488)
1.2 linear feet, 1 volume
The papers contain American Legion records, World War II letters and miscellaneous items concerning residents of the El Dorado Springs, Missouri, area. World War II veteran Snell, an officer of Koca-Reeder-Giddens Post No. 233, was in charge of securing financial aid for veterans and their families.
Sons of Confederate Veterans, Sterling Price Camp #145, St. Louis, Missouri, Records, 1990s, (CA5801)
2 linear feet
Correspondence, press releases and other promotional material, meeting minutes and other administrative records, newspaper clippings, research materials, event programs, photographs, and miscellaneous records of the organization of male descendants of Confederate veterans; 1990s.
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Dept. of MO, William T. Stewart .... No. 7. Minute book, 1920-1929, (R1287)
This is a 152-page minute book Auxiliary No. 7 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the United States of America (SV), William T. Stewart Camp No. 14 (Cape Girardeau, Mo.).
Sons of the American Revolution, Missouri Society, Records, (CA3056)
16.5 cubic feet, 1 computer disc, 6 rolls of microfilm
Applications, correspondence, minutes, membership lists, publications, financial records, convention and program materials, chapter records, photographs, and other material of the organization, 1890s-2010s.
Sosey, Mrs. Frank, Collection, 1822-1865 (C0406)
Three letters: A Confederate soldier to his sister; to William D. Bates concerning lead deposits around Hannibal; and to "Sarah" from J.W. Thompson, 1865.
Southwood, Virginia, Family Papers, 1861-1904, (C0974)
0.4 linear feet
This collection contains the genealogical record of Virginia Southwood’s family, the diaries of George Ward Litts, and the Civil War correspondence between teacher Susan Griggs and some of the Union soldiers who had attended her school in Wolcottville, Indiana.
Spanish-American War History, c. 1948, (C0773)
The collection contains a brief family history, including an account of the wedding of Joseph and Mary S. Roy at St. Charles, Missouri, 1813; their places of residence during their lifetime; and the names of their daughters and their daughters' husbands and children.
Spanish-American War Recruiting Poster, 1898, (C2843)
A poster to recruit men for service in the Spanish-American War. OVERSIZE.
Spanish-American War, Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Company I, Papers, 1938-1954, (C3456)
0.2 cubic feet
Photographs, biographies, newspaper clippings and correspondence compiled by John A. Norton concerning surviving members of a Spanish-American War company comprising University of Missouri students.
St. Louis Protestant Orphans' Asylum (1834- ), Records, 1834-1940, (S0058)
70 Volumes On 8 Microfilm Rolls
The collection includes records of the St. Louis orphanage and child care center including bylaws; histories; annual reports; managers' board minutes; matrons' day books; admissions and departures records; visitors' records and financial registers. Collection includes records of the Girls' Industrial Home and School (1853-1978) which merged with the St. Louis Protestant Orphans' Asylum in 1978 and also, the Visiting Committee Records of the Old Soldiers' Orphan Home (1865-1869) which merged with the St. Louis Protestant Orphans' Asylum in December 1869,, and Civil War veterans' orphans records of admissions and discharges.
Standard Extra, Columbia, Missouri, 1861, (C4224)
Request for 50,000 volunteers from Civil War General Sterling Price from the Standard Extra, Columbia, Missouri, newspaper, 1861.
Stark, Lloyd Crow (1886-1972), Journal, 1904, (C3582)
Journal describes life as a Midshipman 4th Class, 2nd Company, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. Journal also used for math by William Reynolds Purnell (1886-1955). News clippings, photographs, calling cards, and name index for 2nd Company.
Stark, Lloyd Crow (1886-1972), Papers, 1941-1972, (C0293)
1.9 linear feet
Personal and business papers of a prominent Louisiana, Missouri, nurseryman and former Democratic governor of Missouri, 1937-1941. These materials include personal correspondence, nursery and agricultural business papers, family correspondence, and miscellaneous photographs.
Stark, Lloyd Crow (1886-1972), Papers, (CA6134)
Addition of two scrapbooks compiled by Gov. Stark. Scrapbook one while a cadet at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. Contains Naval Academy and athletic memorabilia including, most notably, a program for a track meet in which Jim Thorpe competed. Scrapbook two during his tenure as Missouri governor.
Starr, Frederick, Jr. (1826-1867), Papers, 1850-1863, (C2073)
Starr was a colonizationist, free soiler, and Presbyterian clergyman in Weston, MO, 1852-1855. The collection contains correspondence, broadsides, pamphlets, and clippings on settlement of the Kansas-Nebraska Territories, border conflicts, abolitionism vs. slavery, local politics, Indian affairs, public land sales, claims, and prices, popular sovereignty, squatters’ rights, and religion on the frontier.
State Historical Society of Missouri, Typescript Collection, (C0995)
774 items on 14 rolls of microfilm
The State Historical Society of Missouri Typescript Collection consists of typescripts of articles and manuscripts donated over the years to the Historical Society.
Steele, William C., Certificate, 1904, (C2874)
Certificate containing description, history, composition, and map of operations of the Army of the Tennessee, 1861-1865, and certifying that Steele, of Company A, 24th Regiment of the Missouri Infantry was a part of the Army of the Tennessee. OVERSIZE.
Steen, A[lexander] E., Papers, 1861-1862, (C2454)
The papers of Alexander E. Steen contain correspondence of a Confederate brigadier general of the 5th Division, Missouri State Guard, concerning a military engagement near Fort Scott, September 1, 1861; John E. Pitt's attempt to organize troops in the 5th Military District; and the discharge of soldiers.
Steichen, Clara Smith, "An Ozark Childhood," n.d., (C3819)
1 folder, typescript
Autobiographical writings covering author's childhood in the Ozark region of Missouri. The work delves into the Civil War, family life, and the regions idiosyncrasies such as "feuding."
Stephens, Blanche L. Howard (1874-1931), Papers, 1917-1919, (C0060)
1.5 linear feet
The letters and papers of Blanche L. Stephens, a Columbia, Missouri, woman, reflect her activity in all types of women’s work during World War I. She was Fourth District Chairman of the Woman’s Committee, Council of National Defense and these papers pertain to all work carried on by that organization: Liberty Loan, Red Cross, food conservation, child welfare, patriotic education, and related problems.
Stephens Family, Papers, 1850s-1875, 2008, (C0169)
0.4 linear feet
The Stephens Papers consist of positive photostats and typescripts of a diary and battle descriptions written by a volunteer in Company K, Indiana Infantry, 20th Regiment, which was part of the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War. A bound typescript copy of his diary and those of his brother, Thomas White Stephens, with background information and commentary is also included, along with a biography James Stephen’s grandson, James, Jr., who served in World War II. See also the diaries of Stephens’s brother, the Thomas White Stephens Diaries, (C 2282).
Stephens, Margaret Nelson (1862-1929), Papers, 1823-1927, (C0311)
0.8 linear feet
The diaries of Margaret Nelson Stephens, the wife of Missouri Governor Lon V. Ste-phens, 1897-1901, document her daily life from 1876 to 1927. Genealogy notes describe Margaret’s ancestry and other documents cover a wide range of topics pertaining to relatives through her sister Nadine’s marriage to Charles E. Leonard. Most deal with Charles E. Leonard himself, and his brothers Leverett and Abiel. Two Missouri Militia muster rolls, 1862-1863, and a bill of sale for slaves, 1849, are most notable.
Stephens, Thomas White (1839-1922), Diaries, 1861-1864, 1912-1913, (C2282)
0.3 linear feet
Eight diaries and various diary pages of a corporal in Company K, Indiana Infantry, 20th Regiment. The last diary contains entries about life Topeka, Kansas in 1912 and 1913. See also C169, Stephens Family, Papers, 1863-1875, 2008.
Sterett, Smith A. ( -1887), Papers, 1861-1899, (C2074)
The papers of Smith A. Sterett contain letters from business associates, friends, and family; business papers; Sterett's Confederate Army discharge; and an elementary spelling book. Sterett was a Montana Territory prospector, Helena, MT, merchant, and Nevada, MO, hardware merchant.
Stevenson, Crotia and Alvin Haggard, Papers, 1837-1899, (C3523)
0.5 linear feet
Correspondence, souvenir programs, student publications and business receipts of Crotia Stevenson and her cousin Alvin Haggard, both of Boone County, Missouri, and their relatives in Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee. A few letters describe conditions at home and on battlefields during the Civil War.
Stewart, Townsend (1814-1860) and Sarah Carter (1820-1902), Family Papers, 1836-1875, (C3930)
0.2 linear feet
Papers of the Stewart family, other relatives, family friends, and businessmen. The papers consist of a small group of genealogical documents prepared by twentieth century family members, and a larger, incomplete body of correspondence of family members, family friends, and a small number of businessmen.
Stewart, William S., Papers, 1861-1864, (C2991)
1 roll of microfilm
Letters and reports by the captain of Company K, 11th Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Infantry, describing troop movements, engagements, and camps from January 1861 to December 1862. The papers include ordnance reports from Iuka, Corinth, Vicksburg, and St. Louis.
Strain, W.P., Letter, 1865, (C3233)
The collection contains a letter to John Strain, Greenfield, MO, from W.P. Strain, Limestone, TN, June 26, 1865, discussing the effects of the Civil War on his area, business and farming conditions, an Independence Day celebration, and family news.
Stratton, Pauline H., (1814-1887), Diary, 1846-1870, (C0842)
The collection contains a diary of Mrs. Stratton's life in Virginia and Missouri. She writes of spinning, weaving, soap making, rearing her children, trouble with black servants, the Civil War, and business difficulties after her husband’s death. Also included is a letter written by her to her husband in 1841 before their marriage.
Straub, David, Certificates, 1890, (C0474)
Certificates of Civil War service in the Missouri State Militia Cavalry, 6th Regiment, and Volunteer Cavalry, 13th Regiment, 1861-1866.
Stuart, J.E.B., Letter, 1860. (C0476)
To [William Fitzhugh] Lee, from camp 10 miles above Bent’s Fort, July 16, 1860. Account of raid on small band of Indians in which warriors were killed and a number of squaws, children and pack animals were captured and several soldiers were wounded with arrows. Rumors of other army skirmishes with the Kiowas and Comanches. Cheyennes and Arapahoes very friendly.
Suderow, Bryce A., Collection, 1976, (C3862)
1 folder, photocopies
Correspondence concerning the compilation of lists of Sterling Price's Confederate troops taken prisoner in Missouri in 1864.
Sullivan News Collection, 1918-1920, (C2020)
Letters written by servicemen at the end of World War I, from the files of the SULLIVAN NEWS.
Sullivan, Amos H. (1841-1934), Papers, 1850-1939 (C0273)
Papers of a Miami, Missouri, doctor containing clippings about weather, an eclipse, comet in 1910; Miami history and personalities, patients' case histories and accounts; diary about his family, and complete weather register with maximum and minimum temperature recordings.
Sumner, H.M., Letter, 1862, (C0510)
To [Benjamin F.] Loan, Lexington, MO, from Jefferson City, MO, Oct. 29, 1862. Reporting succession speech of Sample Orr and requesting approval of Sumner’s action in restricting Orr to Jefferson City.
Sweeney, John, Papers, 1820-1821, (C1597)
Muster rolls for the 42nd L.J. Infantry, 1820, and Light Infantry, 1821, John Sweeney, captain.
Switzler, Lewis M. (1841-1925), Papers, 1834-1936, (C3420)
2 folders, 3 volumes
The papers of Lewis M. Switzler contain news clippings, photographs, and correspondence on the Civil War, Boone County, Missouri history, and national events; poetry; anecdotes; and family announcements.
Switzler, Lewis M., Papers, 1862, (C2705)
Enrollment certificate dated September 22, 1862, and a provost marshal pass dated December 5, 1862, for Lewis M. Switzler.
Symington, James W. (1927- ), Papers, 1964-1976, (S0433)
3849 Folders, 24 Tapes And Films, 72 Rolls Of Microfilm
Symington ran for Congress and won in 1968, 1970, 1972, and 1974. His campaign files contain speeches, newsclippings, press realeases, correspondence, issues files, radio ads, schedules, brochures, news reviews of press coverage, films, video and audio tapes, and biographies of Symington. The 1968 campaign is documented most thoroughly. In 1976 Symington ran for Senator from Missouri and lost in the Democratic primary. The Senate campaign includes issues files and general correspondence on redistricting, Missouri politics, and national politics. Scrapbooks of newsclippings on Symington's opponents in the Senate primary were discarded.
Symington, W. Stuart (1901-1988), Papers, 1918-1995, (C3874)
316.25 linear feet, 86 ephemera items, 41 audio discs, 11 audio cassettes, 64 audio tapes, 32 reels of 16mm film, 2 reels of 35mm film, 3 video tapes, 2 video cassettes, 2 CDs, 5 DVDs
The papers of William Stuart Symington, U.S. Senator from Missouri (1953-1976), include constituent correspondence, family and personal correspondence, limited genealogical and family materials, appointment books and calendars, audio and video recordings, campaign materials, editorial cartoons, select invitations and itineraries, limited pre-senatorial materials, photographs, photographic negatives and slides, press files, scrapbooks, selected Congressional testimonies, speeches, staff memoranda, voting records, and miscellaneous ephemera.
Tandy, Charlton H. (1836-1919), Papers, 1868-1967, (S0135)
Charlton H. Tandy was born to free black parents on December 16, 1836, in Lexington, Kentucky. Tandy Moved to St. Louis in 1857 and worked as a porter, coachman and waiter until the Civil War. He enlisted in Company B of the 13th regiment of the Missouri State Militia and at the end of the war, was honorably discharged as a captain In 1870 he was appointed a messenger in the U.S. Customs House, the first of eleven commissioned positions in federal, state and municipal government. Tandy was a persistent fighter for black civil rights and active in Republican politics. He helped establish Lincoln Institute (Lincoln University) in 1870, the first school of higher education for blacks in Missouri. He successufully worked to get black educators into the St. Louis public school system. In 1870 he organized a boycott against the segregated St. Louis streetcar lines and , after time in jail and litigation, integrated the streetcars. During the "Colored Exodus" from the South in 1879, he assisted 2, 000 refugees who were stranded in St. Louis. Appearing before a U.S. Congressional committee he urged Congress to provide aid for these refugees and to investigate and stop the violation of Negro rights in the South. He was known as a great orator and spoke on behalf of many white politicians. A loyal Republican he did not hesitate to criticize the party for neglecting the needs of Negroes. Tandy organized Negro political clubs to encourage Negroes to vote, run for office and become involved in political parties. He predicted the decline of Republicans in St. Louis politics if they continued to ignore Negroes. His predictions came true. Hed died in September, 1919.
Taylor, I. L. ( -1863), Diary, 1862-1863, (C1199)
A diary of a Civil War soldier, I. L. Taylor, in the 1st Minnesota Infantry, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac, killed at Gettysburg.
Taylor, Irene S. (1902-1989), Papers, 1891-1986, (C1220)
1.4 linear feet
The papers of Irene S. Taylor, a journalist from St. Joseph, Missouri, who worked for several news organizations in Paris, France, in the 1930s, consist of correspondence, photographs, and articles, and records from her service in the U.S. Army in the 1940s and 1950s.
Tebbetts, Jonas M., Emancipation Deed, 1863, (C1527)
Emancipation deed freeing William Harris, a Negro slave, September 29, 1863.
"The Battle of Pilot Knob by One Who Was There," n.d., (C3425)
1 folder, photocopy of a typescript
Memoir of an unknown observer (actually Theodore Pease Russell, see the biographical sketch on finding aid) of the 1864 Battle of Pilot Knob. He describes weapons used, skirmishes, regiments, officers, and casualties.
THE DAILY CITIZEN, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1863, (C2164)
The collection contains a souvenir copy of the final issue, July 2, 1863. Articles concern Confederate and Union military news, and the fall of Vicksburg. Printed on wallpaper.
The Missouri Collection (C3982)
17.9 cubic feet, 9 audio cassettes, 3 audio discs, 9 CDs, 1 computer disc, 1 film, 6 film strips, 3 DVDs, 2 video cassettes (791 folders, 21 oversize ite The Missouri Collection is an artificial collection combining miscellaneous small acquisitions related to Missouri places, individuals, organizations, and events.
The Zouave Register, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, 1861, (C0802)
Fragment of a newspaper dated 4 September 1861 and published by the Missouri Infantry, 8th Regiment, Volunteers (also known as the American Zouaves). Lists field and staff officers and reports on battles.
Thias, Edward J. (1924- ) Papers, 1954-2002, (S0742)
The Thias Papers (1954-2002) contain books written and/or illustrated by Thias, including works about his participation is World War II, Missouri architecture, Thias family genealogy, and collected pencil sketches. In addition, this collection contains many unbound, original pencil sketches of various St. Louis and Missouri landmarks and attractions.
Third Regiment Missouri National Guard (Kansas City, MO) Records, 1900-1910, (K0368)
Records of a local regiment of the Missouri National Guard. Includes log and copies of correspondence and muster rolls and general and special orders.
Thomas, David E. (1878-1935) and Horace E. (1910-2001), Papers, 1904-1985, n.d., (C4002)
2 linear feet
The papers of David E. Thomas, Congregational minister and professor of religion, and his son, Horace E. Thomas, a Columbia, Missouri, surgeon who spent World War II in military hospitals in the South Pacific consist of correspondence, manuscripts, class notes, research notes, photographs, printed articles and pamphlets, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous materials related to their careers, including research for Horace’s medical school thesis, Chronic Radiation Poisoning in Rats. See also two oral history interviews with Dr. H.E. Thomas in C3963 SHS Audio Cassette Collection, a.c. 19-20.
Thompson, Elinor, P., Letter, 1941, (C0559)
Letter from Elinor P. Thompson of New Orleans, Louisiana, to John C. Westover, of Camp Clairborne, Louisiana, November 7, 1941. The letter describes the activities of M. Jeff Thompson after his settlement in New Orleans. It also provides a description of New Orleans and describes the Thompson family papers.
Thompson, Lizzie, Letter, 1864, (C2208)
To Beverly [Thompson], [Arrow Rock, MO], from Boonville, [MO], Nov. 1, 1864. Horror of war in Missouri, ""a bone of contention."" Fire destroyed a block on Main Street in Boonville. General Price camped in Boonville, stripped town and country of cattle, forage, and staple goods. Best citizens have fled, friends joining both armies. Family information.
Thompson, Meriwether Jeff (1826-1876), Papers, 1854-1935, (C1030)
0.25 linear feet; also on 1 roll of microfilm
Civil War memoir, correspondence, business and legal papers, family genealogies, and miscellaneous papers of M. Jeff Thompson. Thompson was a civil engineer, a railroad and real estate promoter, mayor of St. Joseph, Missouri, and a brigadier general in the Confederate Army.
Thompson, Stephen W., World War I Letter, 1918, (C1729)
To Squire H. Anderson, New York City, from France, Mar. 18, 1918. Thompson, A World War I pilot, wrote about mail censorship, sightseeing in Paris, Parisian street system and architecture, entertainment, and weather. Description of a bombing raid and a "Boche attack."
Thornton, Alvin J. (1919-2003), Papers, 1940-2001, (C4041)
2 linear feet, 1 audio disc
The papers of Alvin “Jack” Thornton, a former World War II B-24 pilot and POW, include photographs, correspondence, diaries, and miscellaneous materials relating to his military service and family.
Thuma, Valentine (1839- ), Papers, 1861-1864, (C3020)
The Thuma Papers include a typescript copy of Valentine Thuma’s Civil War diary from 23 April to 5 August 1861. He was in the 8th Indiana Volunteer Infantry and fought in West Virginia. There are also typescripts of six letters; one from Solomon Bechtel, the brother of Thuma’s wife, Mattie, four from Thuma to Mattie after her re-enlisted and was in Alabama, and one from Mattie to Thuma that he never received.
The diary includes typical entries about setting up and striking camp, discipline, the movement of the regiment, and the Battle of Rich Mountain Pass in West Virginia.
Thurber, Charles H. (1842-1891), Papers, 1861-1866, (C2573)
The papers of Thurber, a Union officer, include letters to his family while serving in a Missouri artillery unit in northeastern Mississippi, and photocopies of military papers relating to Thurber’s military career.
[Thurmond], Nic[holas], Letter, 1865, (C2143)
Description of Sterling Price's engagement at Boonville, MO, October 6-7, 1864. Price's retreat from Missouri, Oct. 1864. Army camps in Arkansas, the Federals, horror and grandeur of war, news of friends. Thurmond's wounds and his position teaching school on a Choctaw Indian reservation since November 28, 1864.
Todd, Thomas M. (1917-1987), Papers, 1938-1950, (C3790)
0.8 cubic feet
Papers of Thomas McCutcheon Todd, a World War II soldier from Nevada, Missouri, comprised primarily of letters written to Todd's family. Many of the letters were written while Todd was in military training and during his enlistment in the U.S. Army; they detail issues of work, family, war, and death during the 1940s.
Tojo, Hideki (1885-1948), Medical Records, , (C0565)
Medical charts for premier of Japan for period after attempted suicide upon Japan's surrender. Photographs.
Tong, Marvin E., Papers, 1878-1947 (C0177)
0.9 linear feet
Bar dockets of Ozark County circuit court; case briefs before courts of appeals in Missouri; minutes of meetings of Missionary Baptists; case briefs before U.S. and Missouri Supreme Courts; pamphlets of Civil War recollections; and memorial addresses on life of Champ Clark.
Tracy, Albert (1818-1893), Journal, 1861, (C1273)
Copy of a Civil War journal in the manuscript division of the New York Public Library. It was edited by Roy W. Irwin and published in the MISSOURI HISTORICAL REVIEW, 51 (1956-1957).
Trefts, George Wesley, (1919-1994), Papers, 1936-1962, (C1422)
Papers of a photographer and member of the United States 79th Fighter Group stationed in northern Africa and Italy during World War II. Includes correspondence, clippings, and photographs.
Trenholme, William Maclaren (1925-2008), Letters, 1931-1963, (C3357)
1.25 linear feet
The collection contains personal letters written by Trenholme to his mother, Louise Trenholme Stephens. Trenholme was a naval officer and later a nuclear physicist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. There are also letters from Trenholme’s wife, mother-in-law, and other relatives.
Tucker, D.M. and J.H., Papers, 1833-1902 (C0178)
0.8 linear feet, 1 volume
Records of a mercantile firm in Fulton, Missouri. Business, the Civil War, state insane asylum, and politics are discussed. Records of the Tucker and Harris mercantile firm, later the D.M. and J.H. Tucker firm.
Tucker, E.W. (1899-1985), Papers, 1920-1980, (C4000)
1.2 linear feet
The papers of Colonel Eugene W. Tucker, staff member and later executive officer of Kemper Military School. The papers include lecture material, articles, speeches, correspondence, school catalogs, financial reports, and miscellaneous items.
Tyler, John, Jr., Letter, 1862, (C0477)
To William L. Yancey, Montgomery, AL, from Holly Springs, MS, Oct. 15, 1862. Describes battles of Corinth and Hatchee River. Written by a Confederate major, the son of President Tyler, who served as an aide-de-camp on the staff of General Sterling Price. See collection 2401 for another copy.
Tyler, John Jr., Letter, 1862, (C2401)
To William L. Yancey, Montgomery, AL, from Holly Springs, MS, Oct. 15, 1862. Describes battles of Corinth and Hatchee River. Written by a Confederate major, the son of President Tyler. At the writing of the letter, Tyler was an aide-de-camp on General Sterling Price's staff.
U.S. Army, 3196th Signal Service Company Roster, 1945, (C3682)
"A History of the 3196th Signal Service Company" including roster of name, address, nickname, and date for each member. The group served in Italy during World War II.
U.S. Army, 35th Division, 60th Artillery Brigade, 110th Ammunition Train, Co. F, Papers, 1917-1919, (C2931)
The collection contains a roster of Company F from organization at Camp Doniphan, OK, 24 October 1917, to 5 May 1919. Also included are passenger lists of organizations and casuals returning to the United States.
U.S. Army, Air Force College Training Program, University of Missouri, Papers, 1943-1944 (C0058)
1.1 linear feet
Course schedules, outlines, flight and class roles, grades, and instructions for teachers concerning policies of Air Corps and teaching methods. Tests for History and Americanism. Correspondence of Rogers Whitmore and Thomas A. Brady.
U.S. Army, Division of the Missouri, Special Order No. 42, 1865, (C3566)
The collection contains an order for a board of three army officers to meet at Keokuk, IA, on May 5, 1865, to inspect the general hospitals and post in that city, and to report results to headquarters at St. Louis, MO.
U.S. Army, Quartermaster's Department, Papers, 1827-1856, (C2239)
Papers of Quartermaster's Department, Philadelphia, PA.
U.S. Army, Quartermaster's Stores Report, 1863, (C2437)
The collection contains quarterly reports of quartermaster's stores made by John H. Doolittle, 31 March 1863.
U.S. Army, Specialized Training Program, Foreign Area and Language Study, University of Missouri, Papers, 1943-1944 (C0057)
2.25 linear feet
Correspondence, army directives, student records, and other material pertaining to the program and staff of the ASTP Unit at the University of Missouri. Also includes material concerning a study of ASTPs made by Thomas A. Brady for the Rockefeller Foundation.
U.S. General Land Office, Papers, 1819-1859, (C1901)
The collection contains certificates of bounty land in Missouri granted for military service.
U.S. Military Government, Detachment B-5, Diary, 1944-1945 (C0445)
Diary kept by a Military Government Detachment unit sent to Okinawa. All activities are recorded en route to Okinawa, and duties of the organization are described in detail. Also a short history of Okinawa and descriptions of the cultural exhibit, historic spots, and burial customs.
U.S. Naval V-12 Program, University of Missouri, Papers, 1943-1945, (C0964)
Memoranda and correspondence concerning the establishment of the naval V-12 program at the University of Missouri during World War II.
U.S. Selective Service System, Missouri, Records, 1917-1918, (C2681)
8.7 linear feet
Lists of persons by county and district selective service boards whose cards were held by those boards. Arranged alphabetically by county.
U.S. Work Projects Administration, Historical Records Survey, Missouri, 1935-1942, (C3551)
302 linear feet; also available on 817 rolls of microfilm
Correspondence, records, and working files. Originally designed to survey and inventory all county government records, the survey finally included inventories of church records, manuscript collections, vital statistics, American imprints, and federal archives. Incorporates records of the Federal Writers Project for Missouri.
Umphraville, Angus, Letter, 1819, (C1655)
To Smith Thompson, Washington, D.C., from Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 21, 1819. Umphraville submitted descriptions and illustrations of naval weapons and military engines; described his War of 1812 experiences in the West Indies and Puerto Rico; wrote poem, "The Siege of Baltimore;" and desired a clerkship in Washington.
United Confederate Veterans, Camp No. 662, Nevada, Missouri, Minute Book, 1908-1927, (C1275)
Minutes of meetings and miscellaneous papers.
United Confederate Veterans, Camp No. 662, Nevada, Missouri, Record Book, 1895, (C1276)
List of members, constitution and bylaws, and minutes of meetings.
United Confederate Veterans, Committee on History, Record Book, 1897, (C1277)
Proceedings of a committee formed for "the preparation and publication of a correct history of the part borne by Missourians in the Confederate Army." Also contains copies of two stories, one attempted in black dialect.
United Daughters of the Confederacy, Confederate Dames Chapter, Records, (CA2986)
1.5 linear feet
Records of a chapter in St. Louis consisting of minutes of chapter and board meetings, 1918-1988, state annual convention programs, 1980s by-laws, membership lists, 1980s-1990s, HISTORY OF THE UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY, 1894-1955, and miscellaneous publications concerning the Civil War.
United Daughters of the Confederacy, John S. Marmaduke Chapter, Scrapbook, 1935-1936, (C1431)
Newspaper clippings, photographs, and miscellaneous articles depicting Missouri history, Civil War, Robert E. Lee, Confederate veterans, history of Columbia, University of Missouri, Stephens and Christian Colleges, and other miscellaneous topics collected by Mrs. G.F. Troxell, historian of the chapter.
United Daughters of the Confederacy, John S. Marmaduke Chapter, Scrapbooks, 1927-1929, (C2996)
The collection contains newspaper articles regarding events of the Civil War and members and activities of the chapter.
United Daughters of the Confederacy, Missouri Division, Records, n.d., (C3188)
9.2 linear feet; also available on 33 rolls of microfilm
Records of Missouri Confederate veterans, compiled for the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Missouri Division, by local chapters. Records include four page record forms of biographical and historical data, arranged alphabetically by veteran's name; copies of rosters and muster rolls; and miscellaneous lists and records.
University of Missouri, Missouri State Military School, Records, 1889-1965, (C3554)
2 linear feet, 36 volumes
Photographs; military manuals and pamphlets; newspaper clippings; letterbook; records of marksmanship, merits and demerits, cadet appointments, cadet rosters, orders, and company morning reports; and scrapbook of newspaper articles and photographs of military training program at the University of Missouri.
USS Schley Oral History Project, Records, 1997-1998, (C4068)
0.1 linear feet, 7 audio cassettes, 1 CD, 1 computer disc
The records of USS Schley Oral History Project contain the audio files and transcripts of interviews with four veterans of the USS Schley. The crew of the USS Schley consisted largely of Missourians. Also included is related documentation on the USS Schley.
Van Dorn, Earl (1820-1863), Orders, 1862, (C2456)
Special orders issued by Major General Van Dorn, Headquarters, Army of the West, concerning Confederate forces. March on enemy, rations, artillery, preparedness to fight and orders by officers.
Van Horn, Robert Thompson (1824-1916), Papers, 1855-1907, (C1032)
The papers of Robert Thompson Van Horn contain correspondence and miscellaneous papers of a Kansas City journalist who served as a lieutenant colonel with the 25th Regiment of Missouri Volunteers, as mayor of Kansas City, and as a U.S. congressman.
Van Ravenswaay, Charles (1911-1990), Collection, 1820-1971, (C2668)
1.2 linear feet
Material relating to the Trigg family of Boonville, MO; the papers of Harvey Bunce, Cooper County civic leader and vice-president of the Tebo and Neosho Railroad; and Charles Van Ravenswaay's correspondence and research notes on various families, institutions, historic sites and events in Cooper and Howard Counties, and miscellaneous material related primarily to Boonville, MO.
Van Ravenswaay, Charles (1911-1990), Papers, 1841-1990, (C3873)
21.8 linear feet, 1 audio cassette
Correspondence, research notes, photographs, and literary manuscripts of historian and author Charles van Ravenswaay, former director of the Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis; Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts; and the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum and Gardens, Wilmington, Delaware.
Vanmeter Family, Papers, 1836-1948 (C0414)
Business papers, tax receipts, real estate documents, and World War I letters of a Saline County, Missouri, family. Farm record books kept by A.J. Vanmeter, 1859-1871; bank checkbook; and travel diary of a motor trip from Missouri to California and back in 1922.
Varney, Cassius and Obadiah, Letters, 1862-1865, (C1960)
Letters to their family from brothers in the Union army who spent time in Washington, D.C., and North Carolina.
Veterans History Project, Cass County, Missouri, Collection, (CA5974)
1.2 linear feet, 42 audio cassettes, 1 video cassette
Taped oral history interviews and transcripts of Missouri veterans conducted as part of the Veterans History Project in Cass County, Missouri. Collection also includes some photographs.
Veterans Newsletters, (SA1005)
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.
Vietnam War Moratorium, Papers, 1969 (C3325)
These records contain pamphlets and newspapers gathered during student strike and anti-war moratorium at University of Missouri-Columbia, October 15, 1969. Materials present various views and positions regarding U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia and student attitudes toward this involvement.
Vietnam War Photographs, 1968 (C3324)
Collection includes photographs of Vietnamese villages, Marine artillery and water buffalo.
Voelkner, Henry, Letters, 1861-1862 (C0436)
Letters written in German by a Union soldier fighting in Missouri during the Civil War, including description of the battle of Sugar Creek. Also typed translations.
Von Phul, Benjamin, Letter, 1891, (C3265)
To William P. Barlow, St. Louis, MO, from St. Louis, MO, Nov. 5, 1891. Regards lieutenants in Von Phul's Battery, Missouri Artillery, Confederate States of America.
Votaw, Maurice E. (1899-1981), Papers, 1909-1978, (C3672)
The papers of a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism primarily pertain to his years as professor of journalism at St. John's University, Shanghai, China, and adviser to the Nationalist Chinese Ministry of Information. Included are transcripts of oral interviews, correspondence, literary productions, minutes, printed materials, maps, lists, photographs, and books. Contained is information on Votaw's life; writers, missionaries, political and military leaders, and events in China (1922-1977); U.S. China policy; Chinese and American journalism and newspapers; Shanghai Short Story Club; and St. John's University and University of Missouri School of Journalism.
Wade, Charles A., Papers, 1854-1920, (C3237)
The papers of Charles A. Wade contain letters, commissions, and miscellaneous material of a captain in Company C, 25th Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Infantry, who was killed at the Battle of Pittsburgh Landing, April 10, 1862. The letters urge his wife to sell out and join him.
Wadsworth, Henry, Papers, 1849-1864, (C1916)
Letters from relatives in Maryland and Illinois regarding collection of debts, scarcity of money, politics and war.
Walden, Fred H., Letter, 1791, (C0909)
To a friend in Philadelphia, PA, from Stockholm, Sweden, Apr. 12, 1791. Description of a naval battle in which the Swedish fleet was victorious over Russian ships.
Walker, Alexander Warfield, "Memories of My Life," 1914, (C3163)
Autograph and typed manuscripts of autobiography, and revision.
Wallace, Gene Ray, Letters, 1946-1947, (C0421)
Written to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawman Wallace, Bogard, MO. by a platoon sergeant in Tokyo, Japan. The letters tell of his activities as a military policeman attached to the war criminals trials. Mention of Tojo.
War of 1812, Muster Roll, 1814, (C1582)
The records contain one muster roll of a company of mounted volunteers commanded by Sarshel Cooper. Includes names in company, rank, length of service, general remarks, and numbers of horses, arms, and equipment.
War of 1812, Scrapbook, 1812-1815, (C2160)
1 volume, 1 photograph
The collection contains newspaper clippings from American newspapers and reprints from British and Canadian newspapers relating to the War of 1812. A group photograph of a woman with three little girls, c. 1910, was included inside the back cover.
Ward, D.K., Check, 1871, (C1507)
Ward's check for $400 to C.O. Godfrey, on the First National Bank of Hannibal, MO, April 3, 1871.
Warrenton, Missouri, Telegram Register, 1863, (C2341)
The records contain U.S. military telegrams sent from Warrenton, Missouri, 1 May-14 December 1863. Concern supplies, materials, troop movements, and other military orders.
Washburne Family, Papers, 1825-1900, (C4047)
0.6 linear feet
The papers of the Washburne family consist of personal and business correspondence concerning their wool business in Lockhart, Texas, advertisements, receipts, and account information. The correspondence deals extensively with family affairs, slavery, the Civil War, and politics. The collection also includes several slave bills of sale.
Watson-Westlake Papers, 1813-1947 (C0186)
0.2 linear feet, 3 volumes
Correspondence, receipts, legal documents, and miscellaneous items of the Watson family of Boone County. Memoir by Thomas W. Westlake of his Civil War and post-Civil War experiences.
Weaver Correspondence, Letters, 1941-1943, (S1168)
The collection includes descriptions of Jack Weaver's time in the army both in the United States and in Alaska. He includes detailed descriptions of his daily life and the training he goes through at OCS. Ruth's letters to Jack include descriptions of life in St. Louis during the war. She includes detailed descriptions of her activities in a social sorority, church functions and work at United Motors as a secretary.
Weber, Alan, Civil War, Missouri: "The Road to Secession," 1966, (C3084)
The collection contains a paper written for a school project by a 17-year-old high school student.
Welch, William, Letter, 1846, (C1913)
To John M. Samuel, Columbia, MO, from Walbourn, KY, May 29, 1846. Letter about the effects of the Mexican War and the relations with England on mule business.
Wells, Robert W. (1795-1864), Letters, 1826-1863, (C1998)
Primarily letters written by Wells to his daughter containing family news and description of conditions in Missouri prior to and during the Civil War.
Werly, Stephen, Diary, 1862-1864, (C1949)
The papers contain a Civil War diary of the movements of the 21st Regiment of Missouri Volunteers, Company K. The original was written in German.
Werner, Merle McDougald “Doug” (1913-2004), Interview, 2000, (C3034)
1 folder, 4 audio cassettes
The collection contains cassettes and a transcript of an interview with a war correspondent and foreign service officer who was one of twenty journalists to land at Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Wessel\Schaefer Family, Papers 1907-1974, (S0522)
49 Folders 43 Photographs
The collection contains correspondence received by both Lillian Schaefer and Emil Wessel before their marriage as well as diaries kept by Lillian Schaefer during the same period. The remainder of the collection is the contents of two scrapbooks which were disposed of after the contents were removed. Of special interest may be some theater and symphony programs from the 1916-1920 period. The Photographs are almost entirely unidentified.
Western Historical Manuscript, St. Louis, Vertical File, 1968-2004, (S0694)
The collection documents a variety of subjects relating to St. Louis' history. It contains single files with a small amount of general information on a variety of topics. Arranged alphabetically.
Westover, John G., Collection, 1910-1946, (C3733)
1.1 cubic feet
Correspondence between members of a Missouri family, including three sons in the service, during World War II. The letters deal largely with family matters, but also include descriptions of military bases, a soldier's daily routine and training, and people, cities, and countries in Africa and Europe. Also included are letters from an uncle who was in the service during World War I and in the 1920s.
Westover, John G., Papers, n.d. (C0442)
Notes, pictures, and clippings assembled by Westover for a master's thesis in the University of Missouri Department of History editing General M. Jeff Thompson's memoirs. Includes working drafts of memoirs.
White, Green Bery (1844-1930), Letters, 1862-1864, (C3001)
1 folder, typescripts and photocopies
Six letters from a Union soldier in Co. D, 21st Regiment, Missouri Volunteers, from camps at Vicksburg, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Georgia to his parents.
White, Richard Drace (1877-1953), Papers, 1895-1953, (C3624)
0.5 linear feet
Unpublished autobiography, correspondence, photographs and newspaper clippings of a Missourian who graduated from the United States Naval Academy, spent forty years on active duty in the Navy, was made a Rear Admiral, and served in the diplomatic corps.
White, Robert M., II (1915-2008), Interview, 1965 (C3398)
2 folders, 1 audio tape, 2 CDs
Audio and transcripts of an interview with the editor of Missouri's Mexico Ledger.
Whitehorne, J.E., Letter, 1862, (C0478)
To his sister, from Cockado Barracks, Mar. 10, 1862. Relates witnessing the naval battle at Newport News, VA, between the MERIMAC and the Union steamers CUMBERLAND, CONGRESS, MONTICELLO, and PATRICK HENRY. Describes the damage to the vessels, and casualties.
Whiteman Air Force Base Dedication Collection, 1955, (K0338)
0.01 cubic feet
Correspondence and clippings regarding the invitation of guests to the Whiteman Air Force Base Dedication. There are also newspaper articles referencing the event and the presence of B-47 bombers at the base at that time.
Wickens, Lewis, Collection, (CA5371)
20 linear feet, 17 video cassettes
Published works, videocassettes, and personal papers primarily relating to World War II fliers and prisoners of war.
Wiggins, Eliza Johnston, "John Brown, 1855-1858," n.d., (C0775)
Sketches of John Brown's activities in Kansas from 1855 to 1858, compiled from writings of G.W. Brown, M.D. Also a description of Pottawatomie massacre.
Wiker, E.M., Letters, 1885-1887, (C2929)
Three letters to W.S. Fultz of Muscatine, IA, discussing the Company D reunion and some of the men in the company during the Civil War.
Wilferth, Estella (1896-1978), Papers, 1912-1962, (C3035)
0.2 linear feet
The papers of Estella Wilferth consist of correspondence written to Estella Wilferth from friends and family members, the majority of the letters date from the World War I period. The letters cover topics concerning local events, weather, daily activities, and feelings about the war from the perspective of both soldiers and civilians.
Wilkins, Reginald P., Photograph Albums, (CA5699)
Photographs collected by Wilkins during 1943 and 1944 while a Civil Air Patrol instructor. Includes photographs of students, aircraft, air fields, friends and numerous communities: including Columbia, MO, and Pittsburg, KS.
Wilkinson, James L., Papers, 1877-1913 (C0187)
Papers of a Franklin County, Missouri, area teacher. Includes personal account books, 1884-1911; Grange Mutual Aid Society account book, 1877-1885; Missouri teaching certificates, 1878-1905; a "Manual of Ironton Public Schools;" a pamphlet entitled "Silver Nuggets" by Lon V. Sephens; and miscellaneous pamphlets and essays.
Williams, John M., Autobiography, n.d., (C3367)
The collection contains recollections of Williams' Civil War experiences. A sergeant in an Ohio division, he enlisted at age 18 after teaching school in Elizabethtown, OH.
Williams, Orsono Ayers (1835-1903), Papers, 1860-1903, (C3135)
This collection contains the Civil War correspondence between Orsono Ayers (O.A.) Williams, a Confederate Army surgeon, and his friends and relatives. The correspondence contains information on family and local news. Additional correspondence may be found in the collections of the Missouri State Museum.
Williams-Shaw Papers, 1796-1904 (C0189)
Papers of a Virginia family who moved to Rutherford County, Tennessee, in the 1830s and to Cass County, Missouri, in the 1860s. Includes tax receipts, legal documents regarding land purchases, accounts, and plans and lists of materials for building a barn, 1867.
Wilson Family, Papers, 1898-1926 (C0438)
4 folders, typed copies
Biographical sketches, 1898, of John Wilson and R.P.C. Wilson, Platte County, Missouri, politicians; resolution about Platte County delegates to constitutional convention; letter, 1926, with Civil War reminiscences of Confederate troops under Sterling Price.
Wilson, Andrew J. (1824-1897), “The Twenty-four Presidents,” n.d., (C0484)
Poem by a member of a Missouri regiment in the Civil War.
Wilson, Elias V., Papers, (CA5452)
0.1 linear feet
Papers of E.V. Wilson of Edina, Knox County, MO. Primarily relates to Wilson's Civil War service as Major of North East Missouri Home Guards; including correspondence, muster rolls, commission papers and provision reports. Includes few earlier and later documents. Also QUINCY IN THE CIVIL WAR by Carl A. Landrum.
Wilson, James, Papers, 1864-1951, (C1994)
The papers of James Wilson contain documents pertaining to the death of Major Wilson, U.S. Army, who was shot by Confederate forces near Union, MO, in 1864.
Wisconsin, Eighth Infantry Regiment, "Old Abe" Mascot, 1865, (C4150)
The papers contain card image of "Old Abe," the live Eagle, which was the mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Regiment and carried through a three year campaign during the Civil War.
Women’s Christian Temperance Union, Columbia, Missouri, Minute Book, 1884-1888, (C0262)
Book contains the constitution and by-laws of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. Minutes of meetings, roll of members, and activities of the organization. A copy of the by-laws and constitution of the Philalethean Society of the University of Missouri is enclosed in the volume.
Wood, Gordon R., Papers, (CA5416)
3 linear feet, A/V material
Papers and research materials of an English language dialectologist and teacher. Also includes family history and World War II papers.
Woodall, Viola (1902- ), Papers, 1942-1946, (S0481)
The servicemen addressed all letters in this collection to Mrs. Woodall, most of them using the salutation "Mom". Mrs. Woodall was 39 years old in 1941. The largest single set of letters came from her son, Paul Arthur Woodall, usually referred to in the other men's letters as "Artie". The correspondents also frequently mention Mrs. Woodall's other son, Calvin. Calvin remained in St. Louis, employed in defense work, after the Army classified him 4-F, ineligible for the draft due to physical reasons. The GIs primarily wrote about their experiences in the service, their relationships with women and their desires to return home. Only one issue of the Immanuel Baptist church bulletin remains, located in folder 25. The ledger book provides a good overview of the letter-writing effort. It lists the names of each correspondent, the dates of the letters sent and the index is divided into groups by the name of individual service mothers. The collection includes two series: 1. Correspondence, 1942-1946, folders 1-22; 2. Lists and Ledger, 1944-1946, folders 23-24; and 3. Church Bulletin, 1945, folder 25.
Woods-Holman Family Papers, 1805-1906, (C0191)
0.25 linear feet
Letters, documents, notebooks, accounts, and receipts of two southeast Missouri families. Papers concern family news, business, farming, livestock, religion, teaching, Indians, fur trade, economics, politics, Gold Rush, and Civil War and descriptions of California, Iowa, Kansas, and Texas.
Woodson, Richard Goodrich, Newspaper Clipping, 1863, (C3092)
The papers contain a newspaper clipping from the Missouri Democrat, reporting the capture of General Jeff Thompson and his staff by Colonel Richard Goodrich Woodson of the 3rd Cavalry, Missouri State Militia, at Pilot Knob, Missouri.
World War I Collection, 1917-1921, (C3223)
1.4 cubic feet
Clippings largely from Kansas City and St. Louis, MO, newspapers regarding World War I soldiers from Missouri; the 35th, 89th, and Rainbow Divisions; and the Red Cross and hospital work. Also includes political cartoons, war statistics, and county casualty lists.
World War II, 1939-1945, Addenda, 1942-1993, (S0573)
37 Folders, 2 Audio Cassettes, 561 Photographs
The material includes photographs, correspondence, artifacts and manuscripts of World War II veterans. All theaters of war are represented.
World War II 1939-1945, Colletion 1944-1988, (S0515)
4 Folders, 2 Audio Cassettes
The collection includes two books and a written manuscript dealing with the experienced of men serving in the army during the war. The collection also contains a scrapbook of news clips and sympathy correspondence compiled by Blance M. Pfusch concerning her husband Robert who was killed in action in Italy in 1945. Finally an oral history with Marjorie Lawson Bauer describes her life in Scotland during the war.
World War II Engineer's Photograph Collection, 1941-1944, (S0796)
The World War II Engineer's Photograph Collection consists of 194 black and white photographs taken from 1941-1944. The collection includes images of several bridge and railroad construction projects in Italy and France. It also contains personal photographs of Paris, camping, and skiing. The collection was donated by Esley Hamilton on May 17, 2001.
World War II, Ephemera, Missouri, 1941-1948, (C3530)
1.2 linear feet
Data on Missouri industries’ and civilian and military participation in World War II, collected by the State Historical Society and used for a series of articles in the Missouri Historical Review entitled “Missouri in the War.”
World War II, Letters, 1940-1946, (C0068)
14.6 linear feet
Letters written by servicemen during the war to friends and relatives throughout the United States. Arranged alphabetically by writer’s name.
World War II Letters, 1941-1945, (C3222)
2 cubic feet
This collection of World War II letters was collected by W.W. Gillespie for publication in the Memphis Revielle, a weekly newspaper in Scotland County, Missouri, and by Frederick Tainter for publication in the Bugle, published monthly in St. Charles, Missouri. Also included are letters collected by the State Historical Society of Missouri in 1946 from various donors. Most are concerned with acknowledging receipt of the letter.
World War II, Letters, c. 1944, (C1329)
Family letters to a Japanese soldier found on a battlefield in Guam by an American soldier and transcripts of the letters. One of the letters is written on rice paper. There is also a brochure that shows naval flag symbols and a postcard depicting Japanese children.
World War II Veteran Survey, Addenda, 1943-1988, (S0649)
The material in the addenda relates to women who served in World War II (see collection S0647).
World War II Veteran's Survey Correspondence, 1991-1993, (S0761)
13 Folders, 2 Photographs, 1 Audio Cassette
Series 1, folders 1-10, includes correspondence to Harry Levin, writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. These letters reflect personal accounts of civilian or military personnel during the bombing of Pearl Harbor or the D-Day invasion. The letters provided Mr. Levin with material from which he could write articles commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of these events. Thus the correspondence was written in 1991 and 1994. The series also includes newspaper clippings regarding Levin's article. The collection includes one cassette of personal recollections of person during the campaign at Iwo Jima in 1945. Series 2, folders 11 and 12, includes correspondence written by Joe Garvin to his family. The letters range from 7 January 1943 to 26 September 1943.
World War II Veteran Survey (1939-1945), Records, 1943-1995, (S0647)
The collection contains the administrative records of the project, some items that were donated and the survey forms from 83 veterans.
Wykoff, Roy A., Jr., Papers, 1860-1955 (C0437)
Miscellaneous material collected by Wykoff. Missouri University, Stephens College and Christian College programs; letters of Eugene Field, Daniel Read and Homer Croy; and Civil War articles.
Wymore, William, Papers, 1864 (C0416)
Letters by Wymore to his wife and children from camp at Bridgeport, AL, and to Wymore from his wife, probably from Brazil, IN.
Young, Lot Dudley, "Reminiscenses of a Soldier of the Orphan Brigade," 1918, (C3363)
The collection contains reminiscences of Lieutenant Young, C.S.A., of Paris, KY, recounting the battles of Shiloh, Vicksburg, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Dalton, Dallas, Atlanta and Jonesboro.
Younger, Cole, (1844-1916), Papers, 1915, (C1670)
The papers contain Younger's application for Confederate veteran's pension, data on his Civil War service, correspondence between Missouri and U.S. adjutant's general about Younger, and newspaper clipping about John McCorkle's book, Three Years with Quantrill. Younger was a member of Quantrill's Raiders and the James Brothers' outlaw band.
Younker, George, Papers, 1862-1863, (C2100)
Promotions of Younker to 2nd Corporal and 5th Sergeant. Broadside with names of personnel and memorandum of action of Illinois Infantry, 51st Regiment, Volunteers, Company G, from 14 February 1861 to 20 November 1863.
Zackman, Daniel, Civil War Diary, 1863 (C0462)
5 folders, typed copy
Diary of a Union soldier stationed at Strafford, VA, and in skirmishes in Maryland and Pennsylvania and the battle of Gettysburg. Describes religious, recreational, and military activities of the 4th Ohio Regiment; health; weather; correspondence; a review for President Lincoln and General Hooker; and reading of the Emancipation Proclamation to the troops.
Zogbaum, Margaret Montgomery, “The Life of Mary Anne Phelps Montgomery, 1846-1943,” 1967 (C2114)
Reminiscences of Mary Anne Phelps Montgomery, daughter of John Smith Phelps, Missouri congressman and governor. Recorded by her daughter, the reminiscences cover Montgomery's childhood on a plantation near Springfield, Missouri; her marriage to James Montgomery, a railroad entrepreneur and early Portland, Oregon, settler; her travels in Europe; and her friendship with Ulysses S. Grant.