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Archives and Historical Societies

Missouri State Archives

African American History Collection (Guide)

African American History Collection (Guide)

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Guide to African American history resources at the Missouri State Archives

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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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Bagnell Dam Construction Photographs

Bagnell Dam Construction Photographs

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

This collection of 845 photographs documents all phases of the Bagnell Dam construction project, including the workers, the buildings erected for housing and other needs, and of areas around the dam site. The construction of Bagnell Dam led to the creation of the Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the United States and a popular tourist destination.

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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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Camp Crowder Photograph Collection

Camp Crowder Photograph Collection

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Established in 1941, Camp Crowder was a military installation near Neosho, Missouri named in honor of Major General Enoch H. Crowder. By 1942, the first soldiers arrived at the Signal Corps Replacement Training Center for training in forty different military communications specialties. The post also trained medical-corps soldiers and ground-force troops, established an Officer Candidate Preparatory School, and held a large prisoner of war camp.

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Capitol Construction Photographs

Capitol Construction Photographs

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

In 1913, workers broke ground for the construction of the current capitol in Jefferson City. Local photographer, Thomas Garfield Cooper photographed the construction process using a glass-plate camera. Cooper photographed the construction from the top of the Missouri Supreme Court building.

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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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Civil War Collection (Guide)

Civil War Collection (Guide)

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Guide to Civil War records and resources at the Missouri State Archives.

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Domino Danzero Family Photograph Collection

Domino Danzero Family Photograph Collection

Contributed by: Missouri State University, Special Collections

This collection of 1056 images is part of a collaborative effort between the Missouri State Archives, which digitized the Missouri and Ozarks images, and the Missouri State Universityís Special Collections and Archives Department, which houses the entire collection.

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Frank and Jesse James Circuit Court Documents

Frank and Jesse James Circuit Court Documents

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Documents from the Daviess County Circuit Clerk reveal many of the James brothersí activities during the late 19th century and include indictments showing criminal charges ranging from grand larceny to murder. The records also provide a glimpse into the life of other prominent Missourians of the time, such as Confederate Brigadier General Joseph Shelby.

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Historic "Blue Book" Photograph Collection

Historic "Blue Book" Photograph Collection

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

The Secretary of State Publications Photographs Collection is primarily a compilation of images considered for, or published in, the Official Manual of the State of Missouri. The images in this collection cover a wide range of subjects, including historic buildings and sites, college and university buildings, parks, bridges, and state government buildings.

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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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Lewis & Clark Across Missouri

Lewis & Clark Across Missouri

Contributed by: Geographic Resources Center, Department of Geography, University of Missouri; Missouri State Archives

Specific campsite maps, photo-realistic images of important river landmarks, animated virtual Missouri River travel, and an interactive map server offering various layers of geographical data on the Expedition's outward and homeward journeys joined with the natural and cultural history of the Missouri River corridor.

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Lewis & Clark Expedition

Lewis & Clark Expedition

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Gateway to websites and curricula concerning the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

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Little River Drainage District

Little River Drainage District

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Collection of over 3000 photographs documenting the construction of the Little River Drainage District in Southeast Missouri, including the Headwater Diversion Channel and levee. The District was built to create usable land from Mississippi River floodplains.

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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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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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Missouri Birth & Death Records Database Pre-1910

Missouri Birth & Death Records Database Pre-1910

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Abstracts of Missouri birth, stillbirth, and death records recorded before 1910.

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Missouri Census Schedules from 1830-1940

Missouri Census Schedules from 1830-1940

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Index to federal and state census records, 1830-1940, available on microfilm at the Missouri State Archives.

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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 Coroner's Inquest Database

Missouri Coroner's Inquest Database

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Index of coroner records from seven Missouri counties and the City of St. Louis, dates range from 1842 to 1932.

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Missouri County & Municipal Records on Microfilm

Missouri County & Municipal Records on Microfilm

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Listing of microfilm reels, by county, office, and municipality, held by the Missouri State Archives.

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Missouri Death Certificates

Missouri Death Certificates

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Index of death certificates, linked to digital images of the original death certificate. Updated annually.

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Missouri Division of Tourism Photograph Collection

Missouri Division of Tourism Photograph Collection

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Collection of over 10,000 photographic slides that document Missouri's tourism industry from 1967-1999.

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Missouri Governors Records, 1837-1897

Missouri Governors Records, 1837-1897

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Official records of 19th century Missouri governors. Records are currently online for the years 1837-1893. Topics include the expulsion of Mormons, railroads, slavery, violence along the Kansas border, guerilla bands, vigilantes and the outbreak of the Civil War.

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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 Judicial Records

Missouri Judicial Records

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

This database of circuit and probate court files is currently searchable by name, county and year for Greene County Circuit Court, Jasper County Circuit Court, New Madrid County Probate Court, St. Charles County Circuit Court, and St. Louis Probate Court.

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Missouri Land Records 1820-1969

Missouri Land Records 1820-1969

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Description of categories of land records available at the Missouri State Archives.

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Missouri Local Records Inventory Database

Missouri Local Records Inventory Database

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

This growing database is a compilation of inventories of local government records identified as having permanent or enduring value and housed primarily in county and municipal offices, but includes some libraries, museums, and historical and genealogical societies that maintain government records.

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Missouri Memories: A History in Photographs

Missouri Memories: A History in Photographs

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Exhibit of 63 images from the Missouri State Archives on the broad themes of transportation, the Lake of the Ozarks, and rural Missouri, along with highlights from the Louise and Omar Putman Collection.

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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 Naturalization Records Database (1816-1955)

Missouri Naturalization Records Database (1816-1955)

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Abstracts of citizenship records from 22 Missouri counties.

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Missouri Soldier's Database: War of 1812 - WWI

Missouri Soldier's Database: War of 1812 - WWI

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Database presents the service cards of over 576,000 Missourians who served in twelve wars and military engagements in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Missouri State Archives Photograph Collections (1850-present)

Missouri State Archives Photograph Collections (1850-present)

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Guide to photograph collections compiled by state agencies, local government and private citizens, which are available at the Missouri State Archives.

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Missouri Supreme Court Historical Database

Missouri Supreme Court Historical Database

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

This database contains abstracts of territorial and state supreme court files, 1790-1880, available at the Missouri State Archives.

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Missouri Union Provost Marshal Papers 1861-1866

Missouri Union Provost Marshal Papers 1861-1866

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Index to Provost Marshal records relating to Missouri, available on microfilm at the Missouri State Archives.

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Missouri Veterans Home (St. James) Inmate Registers

Missouri Veterans Home (St. James) Inmate Registers

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Admission registers and application files of the Federal Soldiers Home of Missouri, now called the Missouri Veterans Home (St. James). The collection, which currently consists of Volumes 1-3, includes registers for residents from June 25, 1897 through August 12, 1930. Additional volumes will be added to the collection as they become available.

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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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Quest for the Cure:  Care and Treatment in Missouri's First State Mental Hospital

Quest for the Cure: Care and Treatment in Missouri's First State Mental Hospital

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Exhibit traces the history and development of Missouri's first mental hospital from 1844.

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Registre d'Arpentage

Registre d'Arpentage

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

The Registre díArpentage was created between 1798 and 1806 by surveyor Antoine Pierre Soulard (1766-1825). The purpose of the Registre was to certify and locate grants made by the French and Spanish governments. Some well-known settlers in Soulardís Registre include Daniel Boone, Moses Austin, Jacques Clamorgan, and Auguste and Pierre Chouteau.

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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 Mechanics Liens

St. Louis Mechanics Liens

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives; St. Louis Circuit Court Mechanics Liens

The St. Louis Mechanic's Liens collection consists of 5,129 liens filed in the St. Louis court system between April 21, 1824, and December 31, 1875. The documents provide a snapshot of the people living and working in the St. Louis area, as well as the costs of materials and the growth of the city over time.

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St. Louis Probate Court Digitization Project 1802-1900 (now a part of Missouri's Judicial Records)

St. Louis Probate Court Digitization Project 1802-1900 (now a part of Missouri's Judicial Records)

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Digitized collection of St. Louis probate files, 1804-1900

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Ticket to the Past:  The First 25 Years of the Missouri State Fair

Ticket to the Past: The First 25 Years of the Missouri State Fair

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Exhibit highlights several aspects of the State Fair, begun in 1901.

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Upset! Truman's Whistle Stop Campaign Remembered

Upset! Truman's Whistle Stop Campaign Remembered

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Collection of memorabilia and records recounting Truman's nomination, the Whistle Stop campaign, election, and inauguration in 1948-1949.

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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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