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Cultures and Communities

Documents regarding Native Americans, African Americans, immigrant groups, urban and rural neighborhoods, and regional cultures of Missouri.

Adair County Porter School House

Adair County Porter School House

Contributed by: Adair County Public Library

This collection depicts the architecture, school programs, and student lives at Porter school in the early days in Adair County, Missouri.

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African American Portrait Collection

African American Portrait Collection

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Collection of 129 photographic portraits of African Americans primarily from the Moberly area, but also from Hannibal, Louisiana, Macon, St. Joseph, Jefferson City, St. Louis, and Kansas City. The portraits date from approximately 1880 to 1920. Few are identified by name.

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African Americans in Northeast Missouri

African Americans in Northeast Missouri

Contributed by: Hannibal Free Public Library

Hannibal Free Public Library received a grant to preserve and document the history of the African American Community of Northeast Missouri. Collections shown here are held by the library and also by others in the community.

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Assorted Images of Kansas City

Assorted Images of Kansas City

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

This collection, drawn from many smaller collections, consists of images of people and Kansas City places including schools, houses, churches, hospitals, street scenes, historical monuments, etc.

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Bland Courier

Bland Courier

Contributed by: Scenic Regional Library; State Historical Society of Missouri

The Bland Courier started its long history on May 6, 1904 with W. F. Phelps as its editor and proprietor. The paper is still currently being published. This collection covers issues published from 1914-1924.

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Bolivar Free Press

Bolivar Free Press

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

The Bolivar Free Press was a weekly newspaper published at Bolivar, Mo. It was first published on June 04, 1868. This collection includes issues from 1868-1875.

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Boonville Weekly Observer

Boonville Weekly Observer

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

The Boonville Weekly Observer was a weekly newspaper published at Booville, MO. The paper ceased publication in 1861, ending its run due to the Civil War. This collection includes issues from 1854-1856.

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Border Star Newspaper [also Weekly Border Star]

Border Star Newspaper [also Weekly Border Star]

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library; State Historical Society of Missouri

This collection includes issues of the Border Star newspaper published weekly in Westport, Missouri from the years 1858 to 1860, covering various concerns of Westport, especially slavery.

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Brookfield Gazette

Brookfield Gazette

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

The Brookfield Gazette was first published on April 23, 1867 and continued its run until January 20, 1927 when it merged with the Linn County Budget to form the Linn County Budget-Gazette. This collection includes issues from 1867-1874.

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Brunswick Weekly Brunswicker

Brunswick Weekly Brunswicker

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

The Weekly Brunswicker was published from 1853 to 1857. It was preceded by "The Brunswicker" and succeeded by "The Central City and Brunswicker". This collection includes issues from 1854-1857.

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Buck Clayton Collection

Buck Clayton Collection

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

A collection of over 1500 photographs and some sound recordings documenting Buck Clayton's life and musical career from 1929-1991. In addition to portraits of Clayton and other musicians, the photos document musical performances, tours and venues, and Clayton's experience as a music educator.

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Buffalo Reflex

Buffalo Reflex

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

The Buffalo Reflex began publication in August 1869. Although it changed hands and politics often over the years, the Reflex maintained its presence in Buffalo, Mo. This collection includes issues from 1869-1873.

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Butler Bates County Record

Butler Bates County Record

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

The Bates County Record, the first paper established post-Civil War in Bates county, Missouri, presented its inaugural issue in 1866. This collection covers issues from 1868-1878.

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Cape Girardeau Argus

Cape Girardeau Argus

Contributed by: Southeast Missouri State University

A weekly newspaper for Cape Girardeau, Missouri, published by W. H. Hamilton. The paper runs from June 18, 1863 through June 1, 1871, covering the Civil War era. The physical issues were bound into four volumes. Please note that there are two missing issues (May 26, 1864 and September 16, 1869) and that the issues from June 15, 1865 to July 27, 1865 have received conservation treatment.

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Chariton Collector

Chariton Collector

Contributed by: Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections, Truman State University

A magazine focused on local history and folklore that was produced bi-annually by the Kirksville High School Local History class between Fall 1980 and Spring1989.

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Charles Elliott Gill Photographs

Charles Elliott Gill Photographs

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Photographs documenting the Ozarks (especially Dent County) and the travels of Charles Elliott Gill.

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Columbia Missourian

Columbia Missourian

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri; University of Missouri School of Journalism

This collection includes issues of the Columbia Missourian daily newspaper for the years 1908, 1909, 1929, 1966, and from January 2, 1966 through December 31,1985.

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Community and Conflict: the Impact of the Civil War in the Ozarks

Community and Conflict: the Impact of the Civil War in the Ozarks

Contributed by: Springfield-Greene County Library District

Documents and artifacts that depict life in the Ozarks between 1850 and 1875. The collection contains first hand perspectives of the Civil War through the eyes of soldiers, civilians, merchants and farmers, as told through letters, maps, diaries, court records and photographs.

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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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Daily Evening Herald and Commercial Advertiser

Daily Evening Herald and Commercial Advertiser

Contributed by: St. Louis Mercantile Library, University of Missouri - St. Louis

The Daily Evening Herald was an early newspaper in St. Louis, Missouri. The materials in this collection cover June-October of 1835.

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Dred Scott Case

Dred Scott Case

Contributed by: Washington University Libraries

Collection of one hundred and eleven documents, over 400 pages of full-text searchable resource that represents the full case history of the Dred Scott Case.

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Edgar Gleim Maclay Glass Plate Negatives Collection

Edgar Gleim Maclay Glass Plate Negatives Collection

Contributed by: Maclay Home

The 243 photographs in this collection were taken largely by Edgar Gleim Maclay. Maclay's photographs document his family, and include portrait and candid images of the Maclay Home, camping trips, and ferry rides.

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Far West

Far West

Contributed by: William Jewell College

The Far West newspaper was published weekly in Liberty, Missouri from August 11, 1836 to October 6, 1836.

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Franklin County Observer

Franklin County Observer

Contributed by: Scenic Regional Library; State Historical Society of Missouri

The Franklin County Observer began publishing in 1861 in Washington, Mo. and ended 1926 when it was succeeded by the Washington Missourian. This collection covers issues published from 1893-1926.

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Franklin County Tribune

Franklin County Tribune

Contributed by: Scenic Regional Library; State Historical Society of Missouri

Dr. William Moore started the Franklin County Progress, which later became the Franklin County Tribune, in Union, Missouri on May 15, 1865. This collection covers issues published from 1899-1916.

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Frenchtown Postcards

Frenchtown Postcards

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

Collection of postcard views of buildings at 2nd, 3rd, 5th streets of Frenchtown, Missouri.

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Gasconade County Republican

Gasconade County Republican

Contributed by: Scenic Regional Library; State Historical Society of Missouri

The Gasconade County Republican printed its first issue in 1905 in Owensville, Mo. This collection covers issues published from 1905-1922.

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Greenwood Cemetery Funerary Art

Greenwood Cemetery Funerary Art

Contributed by: William Woods University

Grave markers and funerary art displayed here is from the Greenwood Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. This collection is of special interest for those researching African-American lineages.

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Guadalupe Center Scrapbooks

Guadalupe Center Scrapbooks

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

The Guadalupe Center in Kansas City began in 1919 when the Catholic Diocese asked the Agnes Ward Amberg Club for Women to establish a settlement house primarily for Mexican immigrants. Photographs include the Guadalupe Center Building, events like festivals and fairs, band concerts, athletic teams, camping and outdoor activities, folk festivals, and family activities.

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Hannibal Clipper

Hannibal Clipper

Contributed by: Hannibal Free Public Library

The issues from this daily Hannibal, Missouri newspaper are from 1874-1875 and 1877.

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Hannibal Courier-Post

Hannibal Courier-Post

Contributed by: Hannibal Free Public Library

These images are from the October 1935 issues of this daily newspaper published in Hannibal, Missouri.

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Hermann Advertiser and Advertiser-Courier

Hermann Advertiser and Advertiser-Courier

Contributed by: Scenic Regional Library; State Historical Society of Missouri

The Advertiser-Courier printed its first issue in 1873 under the name of The Hermann Advertiser. This collection covers issues published from 1875-1922.

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Historical Images of St. Charles Postcards

Historical Images of St. Charles Postcards

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

Postcards documenting St. Charles County, Missouri. The images document bridges, transportation, buildings, and industry in the area.

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Historical Postcards of Jefferson City

Historical Postcards of Jefferson City

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

298 postcards of Jefferson City, Missouri that date from 1898-1960. Images include government buildings, street scenes, stores, banks, courthouses, schools and colleges, and residences.

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Historical Postcards of Springfield, Missouri

Historical Postcards of Springfield, Missouri

Contributed by: Springfield-Greene County Library District

A collection of 113 postcards displaying a variety of themes and periods in Springfield, Missouri.

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Immigrant Community of Ilasco, Missouri: Cement Company Town 1901-1965

Immigrant Community of Ilasco, Missouri: Cement Company Town 1901-1965

Contributed by: Hannibal Free Public Library

Photographs depicting history of the immigrant Community that resulted from the opening of the Atlas Portland Cement Company in 1901

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Index to Selected Missouri Newspapers

Index to Selected Missouri Newspapers

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

Index to selected Missouri newspapers, compiled by The State Historical Society of Missouri. With the exception of the Liberty Tribune, which is available on Missouri Digital Heritage, the newspapers are not available online. Index entries include newspaper title, subject, description, and notes.

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Jesse James Brings Hollywood to the Ozarks

Jesse James Brings Hollywood to the Ozarks

Contributed by: McDonald County Library

Collection of photographs and memorabilia from the 1938 shooting of the film Jesse James. These items document the arrival of Hollywood stars and production teams, the filming of the movie in Pineville Missouri and elsewhere in McDonald County, and involvement of locals. Included are candid shots of movie stars, including Tyrone Power and Henry Fonda.

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John Albert Undertaking Ledger, Ironton, Missouri

John Albert Undertaking Ledger, Ironton, Missouri

Contributed by: Iron County Historical Society

Ledger of funeral records kept by undertaker John Albert, who operated his business in Ironton, Missouri from July 1, 1878 to June 6, 1921. Ledger is bound with pages from Wilson's History and Directory for Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois, 1875-1876.

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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 Historical Postcards

Joplin Historical Postcards

Contributed by: Joplin Public Library

These postcards show the development of Joplin from rough mining camps into the mid-1900s. Pictured are mines and miners, extravagantly landscaped parks and public recreation areas as well as souvenir postcards of the little motels and motor courts that sprang up along the path of America's most famous highway, Route 66.

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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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Journal-Post Photographs

Journal-Post Photographs

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

The Kansas City Journal and the Kansas City Post merged in 1928 to form the Kansas City Journal-Post. The paper ceased publication in the 1940s. In 1998 Richard Zeldin donated about 400 glass negatives that his grandmother had purchased from the sale of the newspaper’s assets. This digital collection of some of the prints showcases sports figures, numerous celebrities, aerial views, aviation, and the Bennett bridge game murder trial.

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Judge Elmo M. Hargrave Photograph Collection

Judge Elmo M. Hargrave Photograph Collection

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

These images, taken circa 1920s-1940s, were used to document accident sites in Kansas City. They provide a unique perspective on the traditional views of streetscapes, businesses, residences, parks, and other locales.

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Kansas City 1940 Tax Assessment Photographs

Kansas City 1940 Tax Assessment Photographs

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

Over 40,000 images of 1940 tax assessment of Kansas City residences and buildings by Jackson County Tax Assessor's office. Each photographic print is approximately 1"x1.5", mounted on 12"x18" cards, and organized by block. The collection does not include all photographs of the 1940 tax assessment project. Several hundred block cards are missing from the original survey.

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Kansas City Churches

Kansas City Churches

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

Comprised primarily of photographs from Olive Hoggins' Centenary History of the Churches and the Westminster Congregational Church Records, this group highlights many of Kansas City's churches and their pastors.

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Kansas City Deaconess

Kansas City Deaconess

Contributed by: Saint Paul School of Theology; State Historical Society of Missouri

The Kansas City Deaconess was published by the Kansas City National Training School for Deaconesses and Missionaries (KCNTS) monthly from 1908 to 1943. The newsletter contains stories of young women who brought educational and social services to poor and immigrant populations of Kansas City in the early 20th century. Also Included are reports of the ministries of graduates of KCNTS in other parts of the United States and the world.

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Kansas City Journal-Post's Diamond Jubilee Section

Kansas City Journal-Post's Diamond Jubilee Section

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

Digital Version of the Kansas City Journal-Post Diamond Jubilee Section of December 29th, 1929.

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Kansas City Photographs

Kansas City Photographs

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

Brookings Montgomery was a local Kansas City photographer who owned and operated Montgomery Foto Service for over 50 years during the twentieth century. Photographs are continually added to this collection that features people and places in Kansas City.

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Kansas City Postcards

Kansas City Postcards

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

For some years, Mrs. Ray wrote a weekly column based on the some 16,000 postcards she owned for The Kansas City Star and The Kansas City Times called "Postcards from Old Kansas City." About 700 of these cards with their accompanying historical articles have been digitized here.

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Kansas City: Paris of the Plains, the Jazz Age in Kansas City, 1920-1940

Kansas City: Paris of the Plains, the Jazz Age in Kansas City, 1920-1940

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

Photographs examining the social, cultural, literary, and political heritage of Jazz Age Kansas City and highlighting personalities of the era.

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Kirksville Cyclone

Kirksville Cyclone

Contributed by: Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections, Truman State University

Centennial photo exhibit of the destruction wrought by Kirksville's April 1899 tornado.

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Kirksville Photos by Drake

Kirksville Photos by Drake

Contributed by: Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections, Truman State University

An album of 35 photos of Kirksville buildings, businesses and people created by “Drake, Fotografer” in Jan-April 1893 and originally owned by Clifford Elmore Henry.

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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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Lasting Impressions: German-Americans in St. Louis

Lasting Impressions: German-Americans in St. Louis

Contributed by: St. Louis Public Library

An ongoing exhibit of pictures, family histories, recommended websites, suggested readings, and other resources highlighting German-Americans' contributions to life in the St. Louis area.

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Liberty Banner (March 3, 1844)

Liberty Banner (March 3, 1844)

Contributed by: William Jewell College

March 3, 1844 issue of a Liberty, Missouri newspaper.

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Liberty Tribune

Liberty Tribune

Contributed by: William Jewell College

A newspaper from Clay County, Missouri covering the years 1846-1848, 1852-1867, 1869-1878, 1880, 1882, and 1883.

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Life in St. Louis: The Matthews Family 1811 - 2000

Life in St. Louis: The Matthews Family 1811 - 2000

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

Life of Leonard Matthews (1828-1931) and his family in St. Louis at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries through letters, autobiographies, journals, and newspaper articles.

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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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Local Historical Societies Newsletters

Local Historical Societies Newsletters

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

Local historical and genealogical societies in Missouri provide a wealth of information about the history and culture of the people in their communities.

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Louise and Omar Putman Collection

Louise and Omar Putman Collection

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Amateur photographers Louise and Omar Putman spent their married life traveling primarily through Kansas and Missouri capturing images of the people they encountered and the places they loved.

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Main Street

Main Street

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

These photographs show main streets in Calhoun, Henry County; Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County; De Soto, Jefferson County; Fulton, Callaway County; Greencastle, Sullivan County; Irondale, Washington County; Knox City, Knox County; Poplar Bluff, Butler County; Savannah, Andrew County; and Weston, Platte County.

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Maps from the Kansas City Public Library

Maps from the Kansas City Public Library

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

Digital images of maps in the public domain held by the Missouri Valley Room include state, county, and city maps as well as road, railroad, river, and other areas such as trails.

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Marthasville Record

Marthasville Record

Contributed by: Scenic Regional Library; State Historical Society of Missouri

The first issue of the Marthasville Record was published in 1898 and the newspaper is still published today. This collection covers issues published from 1901-1922.

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Mary Alice Hansen Postcard Collection

Mary Alice Hansen Postcard Collection

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Collection of 200 postcards from the early 20th century featuring Missouri buildings, industry, and culture.

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Max Hunter Collection of Ozark Folk Song

Max Hunter Collection of Ozark Folk Song

Contributed by: Music Department, Missouri State University

An archive of almost 1600 Ozark Mountain folk songs recorded between 1956 and 1976.

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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 County Plat Books

Missouri County Plat Books

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library; University of Missouri-Columbia Special Collections; State Historical Society of Missouri

The Missouri County Plat Books collection is a selection of county atlases and plat books from all over the state published from 1875-1930.

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Missouri Mormon War

Missouri Mormon War

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Gateway to state records concerning the Missouri-Mormon conflict, 1838-1841. Includes finding aids and some digitized records.

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Missouri Platbooks, circa 1930

Missouri Platbooks, circa 1930

Contributed by: University of Missouri - Columbia

In 1930 W.W. Hixson and Co. of Rockford, Illinois published plat books of townships in counties throughout Missouri. These volumes document the ownership and locations of plots of land in Missouri counties, plot sizes, and the owner's name for each plot of land within the townships.

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Missouri-Kansas Conflict: Civil War on the Western Border, 1854-1865

Missouri-Kansas Conflict: Civil War on the Western Border, 1854-1865

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

Documents related to the hostilities that shook the Missouri-Kansas border region before and during the American Civil War. The collection includes photographs, letters, diaries, maps, and military records from over 25 contributing institutions.

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Museum Archives Catalog

Museum Archives Catalog

Contributed by: History Museum for Springfield-Greene County

Searchable catalog of photographs in the archives of History Museum for Springfield-Greene County.

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New Haven Leader

New Haven Leader

Contributed by: Scenic Regional Library; State Historical Society of Missouri

The New Haven Leader has a long history, the first issue was published in 1895 and it is still being published today. This collection covers issues published from 1903-1918.

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Nineteenth Century Kansas City

Nineteenth Century Kansas City

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

These late nineteenth-century images of early Kansas City provide views of the Board of Trade building under construction, exterior and interior views of the glass Exposition Building, unusual weather events, hotels, and businesses. Early transportation is depicted by bridges, street cars, trains, railroad stations, etc.

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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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Old Stagecoach Stop

Old Stagecoach Stop

Contributed by: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation

Images of Pulaski County and the historic structure in Waynesville, Missouri known as the "Old Stage Coach Stop"

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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 - Regional Periodicals - Bittersweet

Ozarks Digital Library - Regional Periodicals - Bittersweet

Contributed by: Springfield-Greene County Library District

Digital copies of Bittersweet volume 1-10 (1973-1983).

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Ozarks Digital Library - Regional Periodicals - OzarksWatch

Ozarks Digital Library - Regional Periodicals - OzarksWatch

Contributed by: Springfield-Greene County Library District

Digital copies of OzarksWatch volume 1-9 (1987-1996) with some issues missing.

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Ozarks Digital Library - Regional Periodicals - White River Valley Historical Quarterly

Ozarks Digital Library - Regional Periodicals - White River Valley Historical Quarterly

Contributed by: Springfield-Greene County Library District

Digital copies of White River Valley Historical Quarterly volume 1-37 (1961-1998) with some issues missing.

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Ozarks Digital Library - The Turnbo Manuscripts

Ozarks Digital Library - The Turnbo Manuscripts

Contributed by: Springfield-Greene County Library District

Collection of approximately eight hundred short tales, stories and vignettes by Silas Claiborne Turnbo that reflect life along the White River Valley in northwest Arkansas and southwest Missouri during the latter half of the 19th century.

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Pacific Transcript

Pacific Transcript

Contributed by: Scenic Regional Library; State Historical Society of Missouri

The Pacific Transcript is a weekly newspaper published at Pacific, Mo. This collection covers issues published from 1895-1921. Like most newspapers during World War One, the Pacific Transcript supported the war effort.

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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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Pegram Ozark Life Collection, Ozark Folklife Project

Pegram Ozark Life Collection, Ozark Folklife Project

Contributed by: F. W. Olin Library, Drury University

Collection of 308 photographs depicting life in Ozark.

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Phelps County New Era

Phelps County New Era

Contributed by: Missouri University of Science and Technology

Issues of the Phelps County New Era for 1875-1878.

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Photographs from the Joseph K. Redmond Jr. Collection

Photographs from the Joseph K. Redmond Jr. Collection

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

Collection of 148 black & white and color images collected by Joseph K. Redmond about theaters, both movie and stage, primarily in Kansas City from 1900 to 1982, with the majority dating from 1930 to 1945.

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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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Plat Books of Jackson County, Missouri

Plat Books of Jackson County, Missouri

Contributed by: Mid-Continent Public Library

This collection includes four Kansas City and Jackson County, Missouri plat books. The plat books in this collection are held by the Midwest Genealogy Center of the Mid-Continent Public Library. These heavily used plat books have been digitized to prevent further deterioration and to make them available to a wider audience.

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Preserve Louisiana's Images

Preserve Louisiana's Images

Contributed by: Preserve Louisiana’s Images Organization

The collection focuses on Louisiana (Missouri) downtown buildings, street scenes and businesses, local businesses outside the downtown business district, historic homes, river scenes, and key citizens.

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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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Register of the First Presbyterian Church of Marion College

Register of the First Presbyterian Church of Marion College

Contributed by: Marion County Library Subdistrict #1

Marion College was incorporated in 1831 in Philadelphia, Marion County, Missouri, for the purpose of educating young men for the ministry. The registry contains the church’s membership and baptisms from 1836 to 1853. The ledger also includes the names of slaves and often states their owner’s name.

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Robert Askren Photograph Collection

Robert Askren Photograph Collection

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

Photographer Robert G. Askren purchased the Harkin Commercial Photography Company. Images include the company’s as well as ones he took. They depict Kansas City buildings, parks, streets, important events, local personalities, and aerial views of Kansas City. The bulk of the collection dates from 1950s-1980s, although there are some early aviation photos.

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Rolla Express

Rolla Express

Contributed by: Missouri University of Science and Technology

The Rolla Express newspaper was published from1860 through 1875 in Rolla, Missouri. The bulk of the papers are from October 1860 through May 1863 and November 1872 through December 1873, with some missing issues. Issues are also available for July 17, 1865; June 17, 1867; June 27, 1868; and February 25, 1875.

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Rolla New Era

Rolla New Era

Contributed by: Missouri University of Science and Technology

Intermittent issues of the Rolla New Era from April 10, 1880 to March 13, 1897.

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Shannon County Film Project

Shannon County Film Project

Contributed by: Missouri State University

Forty-five streaming video files focusing on the rural Ozarks, specifically Shannon County, Missouri, and covering politics, education, lost skills, the role and importance of kinship, timberwork, hunting, religion, isolation, journalism, law, health, and the significance of "place."

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South Central Business Association

South Central Business Association

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

The South Central Business Association, organized in 1919, was a business group located in the area of 31st and Troost in Kansas City. This digital collection of 900 photographs includes portraits of local business, civic, educational, and church leaders as well as famous entertainers.

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Southern Presbyterian Review Project

Southern Presbyterian Review Project

Contributed by: Archives of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)

Table of contents of The Southern Presbyterian Review, volume 1 through volume 36, 1847 - 1885 with name/ title and subject indexes.

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Sprague Funeral Home Ledgers

Sprague Funeral Home Ledgers

Contributed by: Marion County Library Subdistrict #1

The Sprague Funeral Home operated in Palmyra, Missouri, from 1922-1974; the ledgers span most of this time. Funeral record entries include detailed biographical information about the deceased, names and places of birth of the father and mother, and information about funeral arrangements.

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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 Historical Society Archives and Photo Gallery

St. Charles County Historical Society Archives and Photo Gallery

Contributed by: St. Charles County Historical Society

Photographs, objects and archives documenting people, wars, African-American culture, agriculture and many other subjects from St. Charles County history. Also includes genealogical indexes.

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St. Louis Area Civil War Digitization Project

St. Louis Area Civil War Digitization Project

Contributed by: Missouri History Museum

Gathered from the Civil War collections of twenty-five historical and archival institutions across Missouri and the U.S., this database contains many unique documents that tell the story of St. Louis during the Civil War.

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St. Louis Christian Advocate

St. Louis Christian Advocate

Contributed by: Central Methodist University

The St. Louis Christian Advocate Newspaper was published weekly by a committee of ministers for the Methodist Episcopal Church South in St. Louis. This collection covers August 22, 1857 through October 22, 1879.

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St. Louis Circuit Court Historical Records Project

St. Louis Circuit Court Historical Records Project

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives; St. Louis Circuit Court; Washington University

This project features digitized collections of court files relating to Lewis & Clark, Native Americans, the fur trade, and slave freedom suits. Includes a database of all court cases processed, beginning in 1804.

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St. Louis Daily Missouri Republican, 1854-1872

St. Louis Daily Missouri Republican, 1854-1872

Contributed by: Missouri History Museum, University of Missouri - St. Louis, St. Louis Public Library, State Historical Society of Missouri, Missouri State Library

The Daily Missouri Republican was one of the few daily Missouri newspapers publishing continuously through the Civil War. A leading urban newspaper, it covered developments in St. Louis as well as major state news items and national politics.

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St. Louis Globe Democrat Images

St. Louis Globe Democrat Images

Contributed by: St. Louis Mercantile Library, University of Missouri - St. Louis

This vast collection covers the history, culture and life of the St. Louis region and the state of Missouri. The newspapers which eventually merged to form the St. Louis Globe-Democrat were staunch advocates of freedom and anti-slavery in Missouri. The Globe-Democrat eventually became the most widely-read morning paper in St. Louis.

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St. Louis Palladium

St. Louis Palladium

Contributed by: Lincoln University

Issues from this African-American newspaper document St. Louis in 1904.

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St. Louis Views

St. Louis Views

Contributed by: St. Louis Mercantile Library, University of Missouri - St. Louis

The history of St. Louis though various printed media--photographs, lithographs, engravings, maps, postcards, advertisements, broadsides, and posters, as well as some original drawings. The materials are from the 1760s to the 1970s, with the bulk from the nineteenth century.

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St. Louis Walk of Fame

St. Louis Walk of Fame

Contributed by: St. Louis Walk of Fame

A website to provide a showcase for the cultural heritage of St. Louis and to advance the knowledge, awareness and appreciation of great St. Louisans and their accomplishments. Each star features the name of an honoree; an accompanying plaque contains a brief biographical summary.

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State Historical Society of Missouri Images of Missouri Collection

State Historical Society of Missouri Images of Missouri Collection

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

The Photograph Collection consists of thousands of images of Missouri's people, urban and rural communities, transportation, and industry digitized from collections of print, negative, and glass plates.

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Sullivan News

Sullivan News

Contributed by: Scenic Regional Library; State Historical Society of Missouri

On June 10, 1910 Thomas E. Dotter published the first issue of the Sullivan News. This collection covers issues published from 1910-1950.

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Sullivan Sentinel

Sullivan Sentinel

Contributed by: Scenic Regional Library; State Historical Society of Missouri

Thomas E. Dotter purchased the Sullivan Sentinel on January 1, 1899 from its founder, E. A. Pigg. In 1914 Sullivan Sentinel consolidated with Sullivan News. This collection covers issues published from 1901-1914.

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Union Republic Headlight

Union Republic Headlight

Contributed by: Scenic Regional Library; State Historical Society of Missouri

The Union Republican Headlight commenced on March 4, 1904 and was published every Friday. The paper ran from 1904 to 1919 when it consolidated with the Franklin County Tribune and became the Republican Tribune. This collection covers issues published from 1904-1919.

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Union Republican Tribune

Union Republican Tribune

Contributed by: Scenic Regional Library; State Historical Society of Missouri

The first issue of the Republican Tribune was published on March 7, 1919. The new paper was a consolidation of The Republican Headlight and The Franklin County Tribune. This collection covers issues published from 1919-1922.

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University City Delmar Loop Photograph Collection

University City Delmar Loop Photograph Collection

Contributed by: University City Public Library; Historical Society of University City

A collection of photographs documenting the history of the Delmar Loop, a neighborhood in University City near St. Louis. The collection includes images of Delmar Loop events, buildings, and street scenes from throughout the 20th century.

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University City Image Collection

University City Image Collection

Contributed by: University City Public Library

Photographs from newspapers, magazines and promotional materials published by Edward Gardner Lewis including the Winner (1899, renamed the Woman's Magazine in 1902), the Woman's Farm Journal (1901), the Woman's National Daily (1906), Beautiful Homes (1909), the St. Louis Star (1909), and the Woman's National Weekly (1911).

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Urban League of Kansas City Photograph Collection

Urban League of Kansas City Photograph Collection

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Collection of 91 photographs documenting the early years of the Urban League of Kansas City, a community-based organization promoting civil rights and educational, personal and economic development for African Americans.

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Ward Parkway "A Grand American Avenue"

Ward Parkway "A Grand American Avenue"

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

History of the Ward Parkway in Kansas City including its land donors, development process participants, and landmarks and nearby houses, businesses and churches.

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Warrenton Banner

Warrenton Banner

Contributed by: Scenic Regional Library; State Historical Society of Missouri

The Warrenton Banner was one of the first papers in the area and it is still published today. The paper started in 1857 as The Nonpareil. It changed publishers and names several times before becoming the Warrenton Banner in 1890. This collection covers issues published from 1902-1924.

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Washington Citizen

Washington Citizen

Contributed by: Scenic Regional Library; State Historical Society of Missouri

The Washington Citizen presented its inaugural issue on August 25, 1905. The paper was published on Fridays and ran for almost 80 years. This collection covers issues published from 1905-1923.

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Welcome to 1890s Kirksville

Welcome to 1890s Kirksville

Contributed by: Truman State University, Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections/Archives

Photographs of Kirksville in 1890s including Adair County's New Court House and other buildings, city map and street guide, 1899 Cyclone and portraits of Kirksville residents.

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Westhoff Photo Collection

Westhoff Photo Collection

Contributed by: Boone County Historical Society

A collection of over 700 photographs from glass plate negatives taken from before 1910 to 1936 by Joe Douglass, Henry Holborn, and Wesley Blackmore. These photographs provide a unique glimpse into the people and culture of Columbia, Boone County and Missouri in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

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Where the Wilson Meets the James

Where the Wilson Meets the James

Contributed by: Center for Archaeological Research, Missouri State University and the Missouri Humanities Council

This virtual museum uses archaeological research, artifacts and historic documents to tell the story of the people, cultures, and events where Wilson Creek flows into the James River southwest of Springfield, Missouri, the area commonly known as Delaware Town.

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Willis Castle Memorial Photographs

Willis Castle Memorial Photographs

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

Primarily from the 1940s-1950s, these 340 photographs contain shots of the Kansas City market, municipal auditorium, street scenes, city officials, aerial views, and parks.

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