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Missouri Historical Records Advisory Board (MHRAB)

November 2009

Butler County Archives, Poplar Bluff: $622 to purchase a microfilm cabinet to provide preservation and storage for circuit and probate court case files that are being indexed and microfilmed.

City of Independence, Independence: $5,157 to purchase two dehumidifiers to stabilize humidity in the basement of city hall where historical records are stored.

City of Republic, Republic: $5,337 to provide archival supplies, shelving, and a microfilm reader/printer to begin an archives program for all city departments and funds for preservation microfilming of the city council’s agendas, minutes, and ordinances.

Friends of Historic Boonville, Boonville: $4,295 to organize, preserve, and inventory the archives collection of the Friends of Historic Boonville, which includes rare local maps, family papers, photographs, and business records.

Gasconade County Historical Society, Hermann: $1,257 to purchase archival document storage supplies for records related to the history of Gasconade County, including maps, land patents, and photographs.

Jewish Federation of St. Louis, St. Louis: $5,200 to provide a consultant and archival supplies to survey, preserve, and organize items associated with St. Louis area Holocaust survivors.

Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department, Kansas City: $7,500 to provide preservation microfilming for architectural drawings from 1933 to 2008.

Lawrence County Historical Society, Mt. Vernon: $712 to purchase two dehumidifiers, a thermo hygrometer, and silica to help stabilize humidity in the Society’s facility where thousands of items related to Lawrence County history are stored.

Lincoln University, Jefferson City: $4,875 to provide temporary archives staff to organize and describe the faculty alumni collections of Eugene Haynes, Jr., Carolyn V. Atkins, and Armistead S. Pride..

Phelps County Genealogical Society, Rolla: $3,840 to provide proper shelving for Phelps County record books containing circuit and probate court records from 1857 to 1985.

St. Charles County Historical Society, St. Charles: $4,000 to purchase a microfilm reader/printer/scanner in order to provide access to nineteenth century records that have undergone preservation microfilming.

St. Joseph Museums, Inc., St. Joseph: $5,590 to purchase archival supplies for storage of architectural drawings and glass negatives from the Edmund Eckel/Otto Brunner Collection.

Still National Osteopathic Museum and International Center for Osteopathic History, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, Kirksville: $1,042 to purchase a hygrothermograph with accessories that will monitor environmental conditions in the facility housing the Museum’s historical osteopathic records, journals, books, and artifacts.

Special Collections, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau: $6,573 to provide archival housing and better environmental conditions for ledgers relating to the Little River Drainage District. 

TOTAL AWARDS: $56, 000