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Books and Pamphlets

Published books, monographs and selected Missouri yearbooks

35th and 89th Division World War I Unit Histories

35th and 89th Division World War I Unit Histories

Contributed by: National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial

Divisional histories related to the services of Missourians during World War I, including rosters listing names of soldiers.

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Botanicus

Botanicus

Contributed by: Missouri Botanical Garden

Portal to historic botanical literature from the Missouri Botanical Garden Library.

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Bureau of Labor and Statistics - The Red Book

Bureau of Labor and Statistics - The Red Book

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

First published in 1879, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics Annual Report provides information about Missouri's history of industry and labor. The annual report became known as "The Red Book" due to the red cover of the early volumes, although the later editions are much smaller and are no longer bound with red covers.

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Carthage Picture Booklet

Carthage Picture Booklet

Contributed by: Joplin Public Library

Carthage, Missouri: The Most Beautiful City in the West is a promotional picture booklet created in 1906 by the Newell family to solicit investments in the family's various business enterprises including the Carthage Building Stone Co., Venango Royalty Co., Newell, Morse Royalty Co., and the Trinity Zinc, Lead and Smelting Company.

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Centuries of Civil Engineering: A Rare Book Exhibition Celebrating the Heritage of Civil Engineering

Centuries of Civil Engineering: A Rare Book Exhibition Celebrating the Heritage of Civil Engineering

Contributed by: Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology

An exhibit draws upon highlights from the Linda Hall Library collections to focus on the historical accomplishments of both American engineers and their European predecessors and counterparts.

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Civil War in Missouri - Monographs

Civil War in Missouri - Monographs

Contributed by: University of Missouri - Columbia

Books about the Civil War in Missouri from several University of Missouri libraries.

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Classics and Landmarks Collection

Classics and Landmarks Collection

Contributed by: Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology

This collection brings together publications in science and technology that have become recognized for their seminal influence, groundbreaking ideas, or presentation of initial discoveries. The collection presents two editions of Galileo’s Sidereus Nuncius; Tycho Brahe's discovery of a Nova; the first published description of the Copernican system; and more.

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Connor Brochure

Connor Brochure

Contributed by: Joplin Public Library

Joplin’s Connor Hotel was constructed in 1906-1908 at the northwest corner of Fourth and Main Streets and served as the anchor of downtown Joplin for half a century. This brochure documents many of the building’s architectural elements and interior design.

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Cook Bros. Carriage Co. (Jewish Federation-Women's Division), 1897-1904

Cook Bros. Carriage Co. (Jewish Federation-Women's Division), 1897-1904

Contributed by: St. Louis Jewish Community Archives

In 1897 two brothers from the Missouri bootheel who had found their way to St. Louis formed the Cook Bros. Carriage Co. The deeds, catalogs, biographical information and albumen photographs that illustrate their work crew and assembly line process, are part of this collection.

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Face of the Moon: Galileo to Apollo

Face of the Moon: Galileo to Apollo

Contributed by: Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology

A collection of moon maps chronologically arranged by their publication date. This is an online version of an exhibition catalog that was originally published in 1989.

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Fourth of July Speeches

Fourth of July Speeches

Contributed by: University of Missouri-Columbia Special Collections

A collection containing published pamphlets of addresses made on Independence Day from 1791-1925. The speeches explore topics central to the developing United States in the first 150 years of its existence.

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Johann Leonhard Rost. Atlas Portatilis Coelestis, 1723

Johann Leonhard Rost. Atlas Portatilis Coelestis, 1723

Contributed by: Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology

This portable atlas follows the style of Johannes Hevelius by the inclusion of constellations invented by Hevelius. There are fourteen hand-colored plates, each one usually divided into three panels, to present forty-one constellation maps.

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Joplin 1902 Picture Booklet

Joplin 1902 Picture Booklet

Contributed by: Joplin Public Library

This book is one of the most complete photographic records of Joplin, Missouri at the turn of the 20th century. By 1900, Joplin had become a city of both millionaires and miners and one of the most important cities in Missouri. The 125 photographs include more than three dozen pictures of the private homes of these self-made men, as well as photographs of the businesses and industries that sprung up to support the mining industry.

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Joplin 1913 Picture Booklet

Joplin 1913 Picture Booklet

Contributed by: Joplin Public Library

This 1913 booklet of Joplin devotes the majority of its 44 photographs to businesses, manufacturing facilities, and other commercial enterprise in Joplin.

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Joplin Tornado of 1971

Joplin Tornado of 1971

Contributed by: Joplin Public Library

On May 5, 1971, a tornado struck Joplin, Missouri. It was near dusk. The tornado stayed on the ground for almost 40 blocks through the center of town, killing one man and injuring almost 50 people.

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Kansas City Sheet Music Collection

Kansas City Sheet Music Collection

Contributed by: Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Over 660 titles published from 1874 to 1966 including prominent works such as Euday L. Bowman's "Twelfth Street Rag," published by J.W. Jenkins' Sons Music Company, the most significant Kansas City publisher of sheet music.

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Key Resources on 1904 St. Louis World's Fair

Key Resources on 1904 St. Louis World's Fair

Contributed by: Missouri History Museum

Digital copy of the 1913 publication of David R. Francis’s The Universal Exposition of 1904, the standard primary narrative of the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair and its official final report.

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Klondike of Missouri

Klondike of Missouri

Contributed by: Joplin Public Library

This small booklet, published in 1898 by the Kansas City, Fort Scott, and Memphis Railroad Company, paints an enticing and extravagant portrait of Joplin, Missouri, at the turn of the 20th Century.

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Lincoln University Yearbooks (1915-1975)

Lincoln University Yearbooks (1915-1975)

Contributed by: Lincoln University

Yearbooks of Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri from 1915-1975.

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Livingston County History

Livingston County History

Contributed by: Livingston County Library

Collection of resources of Livingston County history.

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Louisiana Purchase Exposition: The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair

Louisiana Purchase Exposition: The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair

Contributed by: University of Missouri - Columbia

A collection of materials produced in connection with the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis in 1904, including broadsides; lithographic views; photographic view books; The World’s Fair Bulletin, a monthly publication running from 1900 through 1904; and James Buel’s eleven-volume Louisiana and the Fair: An Exposition of the World, Its People and Their Accomplishments.

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Mining Health Study

Mining Health Study

Contributed by: Joplin Public Library

Report by the Federal Bureau of Mines investigators in 1914-1915 documenting mining operations and the health and safety dangers present in Joplin's zinc and lead mines.

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Missouri Constitutions, 1820-1945

Missouri Constitutions, 1820-1945

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

This collection contains digitized copies of the Missouri Constitution from 1820, 1865, 1875, and 1945. Also included is the 1845 proposed Missouri Constitution which was not ratified.

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Missouri County Histories

Missouri County Histories

Contributed by: Various institutions

Numerous institutions around the state contributed books for digitization to the Missouri State Library's County History project. These books detail the history of the majority of Missouri's counties.

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Missouri House and Senate Journals, 1820-1899

Missouri House and Senate Journals, 1820-1899

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

This collection contains 19th Century Journals of the Missouri House of Representatives and the Missouri Senate. These Journals record the proceedings of the state legislature.

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Missouri: Its History, Geology, Culture

Missouri: Its History, Geology, Culture

Contributed by: University of Missouri Libraries

Digital book collection of Missouri's history, geology, literature and agriculture at University of Missouri Libraries.

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MSU Yearbook - Ozarko

MSU Yearbook - Ozarko

Contributed by: Missouri State University

The Ozarko is Missouri State University's yearbook, published 1909-1992 (with the exceptions of 1918-1921 and 1944-1946). See the finding aid for more information.

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Natural History Books

Natural History Books

Contributed by: Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology

This collection features works encompassing the pursuit of knowledge regarding natural objects from the 17th to the early 20th century. Topics covered include zoology, botany, geology and associated fields.

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Northwest Missouri State University Civil War Books

Northwest Missouri State University Civil War Books

Contributed by: Northwest Missouri State University; Missouri State Archives

Collection of eight monographs dating from 1867-1920. Two are novels about the Civil War, while the rest are personal accounts and histories of various battles and events during the Civil War. Several are about Missourians or take place in Missouri.

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Official Manual of the State of Missouri - The Blue Book

Official Manual of the State of Missouri - The Blue Book

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

The Official Manual of the State of Missouri, more commonly known as the "Blue Book," is a biennial publication of the Missouri Secretary of State's Office. First published in 1878, the series of volumes serves as a historical resource, providing information about Missouri's government, culture, and history. This collection consists of sixty-two volumes of Official Manuals dating from 1878 to 2000.

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Old Grubstake Days in Joplin

Old Grubstake Days in Joplin

Contributed by: Joplin Public Library

This story is a semi-factual ramble through the rags-to-riches saga of Joplin's mining industry.

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Ozarks Digital Library - Black Families of the Ozarks, Volumes 1 and 2

Ozarks Digital Library - Black Families of the Ozarks, Volumes 1 and 2

Contributed by: Springfield-Greene County Library District

Digital copy of Greene County Archives Bulletin Number 45: Black Families of the Ozarks with information missing for some pages.

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Ozarks Digital Library - Greene County Missouri, History

Ozarks Digital Library - Greene County Missouri, History

Contributed by: Springfield-Greene County Library District

Collection of full text resources about histories of Greene County, Missouri.

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Palmyra Massacre Collection

Palmyra Massacre Collection

Contributed by: Marion County Library Subdistrict #1; Gardner House Museum – Heritage Seekers of Palmyra, Missouri

The Palmyra Massacre occurred in 1862 in Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri, when 10 Confederate prisoners were shot in retaliation for the abduction of a local Union sympathizer. This collection includes letters containing personal recollections of the Palmyra Massacre, as well as a booklet, “The Palmyra Massacre: A Short, Concise but True History of the Execution of Ten Confederate Soldiers, at Palmyra, Mo., October 18, 1862.”

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Pioneering Days by Bud Belden

Pioneering Days by Bud Belden

Contributed by: Joplin Public Library

Memoir of Bud Belden about his father's Belden Electric Company, electrical industry, wiring houses and businesses and the immense Schifferdecker Electric Park, family stories and anecdotes about Joplin's citizens.

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Polk City Directories 1859-1925, Hannibal, MO

Polk City Directories 1859-1925, Hannibal, MO

Contributed by: Hannibal Free Public Library

Polk City Directories 1859 - 1925.

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Powerful Grace Lies in Herbs and Plants

Powerful Grace Lies in Herbs and Plants

Contributed by: Bernard Becker Medical Library, Washington University ; Missouri Botanical Garden Library

A joint exhibit between Becker Medical Library and the Missouri Botanical Garden Library that showcases works on herbal medicine dating from the 15th to the 19th centuries.

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Progressive St. Charles 1916

Progressive St. Charles 1916

Contributed by: St. Charles City-County Library District, Kathryn Linnemann Branch

Digital copy of the book containing historical images of St. Charles County.

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Savitar - The University of Missouri Yearbook (1895-1903, 1905-2005)

Savitar - The University of Missouri Yearbook (1895-1903, 1905-2005)

Contributed by: University of Missouri - Columbia

The Savitar is the University of Missouri yearbook, which began publication in 1894 and continues to the present.

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Spiritual Journeys: Books Illustrating the First Two Centuries of Contemplation and Action in the Society of Jesus

Spiritual Journeys: Books Illustrating the First Two Centuries of Contemplation and Action in the Society of Jesus

Contributed by: St. Louis University

Featuring early Jesuit works from Pius Library's rare book collection, this exhibit explores the evolution of Jesuit identity over the first two centuries of the Society's existence.

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Springfield, Missouri, and Surroundings 1889

Springfield, Missouri, and Surroundings 1889

Contributed by: Springfield-Greene County Library District

35-page illustrated booklet containing numerous engraved prints of Springfield scenes and notable individuals as they appeared at the time of publication.

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St. Charles County in the World War

St. Charles County in the World War

Contributed by: St. Charles City-County Library District, Kathryn Linnemann Branch

Materials documenting men in military and naval service, war activities at home, and a brief chronology of the Great War.

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St. Charles Rugby School of Technology

St. Charles Rugby School of Technology

Contributed by: St. Charles City-County Library District, Kathryn Linnemann Branch

The 1906 Calendar for the Rugby School of Technology, St. Charles, Missouri. The directory provides an introduction to the military preparatory school, its class structure, faculty, dorm facilities, and a register of students for the 1905-1906 school year.

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Star Atlases

Star Atlases

Contributed by: Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology

The collection of Star Atlases encompasses atlases and maps from 1482 to the 19th century. The materials range from the rudimentary, to some of the most beautiful and accurate scientific books ever published, finishing with late pictorial atlases for the general public.

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State Historical Society - Civil War eBook Collection

State Historical Society - Civil War eBook Collection

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

This collection contains various documents related to the Civil War in Missouri.

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Stephensophia

Stephensophia

Contributed by: Stephens College

The Stephensophia, the yearbook of Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, highlights life and community at one of the state’s preeminent women’s colleges.

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Stillwell Murder or A Society Crime by Minnie T. Dawson

Stillwell Murder or A Society Crime by Minnie T. Dawson

Contributed by: Hannibal Free Public Library

Digital copy of the book's 2000 reprint with biographical notes.

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Tatler - The William Jewell College Yearbook

Tatler - The William Jewell College Yearbook

Contributed by: William Jewell University

This collection contains the 1906, 1961, and 1995 yearbooks. The yearbook was originally published by the junior class.

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Tycho Brahe. Astronomical Coniectur [A New Star], 1632

Tycho Brahe. Astronomical Coniectur [A New Star], 1632

Contributed by: Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology

English translation of Tycho Brahe's De nova stella, in which he described his observations of a new star that had appeared in the constellation Cassiopeia in 1572.

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UMKC's Book of Gregorian Chant

UMKC's Book of Gregorian Chant

Contributed by: Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Manuscript of Gregorian chant from the Middle Ages compiled from several sources and bound together in a single volume. Fashioned in its present form probably during the 16th century, the book also contains original chants written by scribes centuries earlier.

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University High School Yearbooks

University High School Yearbooks

Contributed by: University Archives, University of Missouri-Columbia

Tiger Claw, yearbooks of the University High School at the University of Missouri-Columbia from 1923 through 1973.

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University of Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station Publications

University of Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station Publications

Contributed by: University of Missouri-Columbia

Special reports, research bulletins, circulars, and other bulletins published by the Agricultural Experiment Station from 1888 to 2005. The subjects covered range from agricultural education, legislation, agribusiness, and farm management to livestock, insects, soil research, crops, and orchards.

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William Jewell College Histories

William Jewell College Histories

Contributed by: William Jewell College

This collection contains two histories of William Jewell College published in 1893 and 1967 and a memoir draft covering 1903 to the 1950s.

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Zinc and Lead Mining District

Zinc and Lead Mining District

Contributed by: Joplin Public Library

A concise history of mining in the Missouri-Kansa-Oklahoma-Arkansas district. The booklet contains more than 100 scenes of mills, methods and machinery employed in zinc and lead mining, as well as street scenes, public buildings, manufacturing plants and residences of some of the leading cities and towns.

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