Richard S. Brownlee Grant

The State Historical Society of Missouri honors a long-time former Executive Director, Dr. Richard S. Brownlee, by making grants available in his name to help Missouri cultural heritage institutions preserve and provide access to local history.

About Richard S. Brownlee and the Brownlee Fund

The Brownlee Endowed Fund is a memorial to longtime Executive Director Richard S. Brownlee 1960-1985.

During his tenure, Richard S. Brownlee built The State Historical Society of Missouri into a major specialized research library. SHSMO's holdings of newspapers, reference materials, and manuscripts tripled in size. With Sidney Larson, art curator, Brownlee expanded SHSMO's unrivaled collection of Missouri genre paintings, featuring the works of George Caleb Bingham and Thomas Hart Benton; developed a contemporary art collection; expanded the editorial cartoon collection; and, widely loaned SHSMO's artworks for exhibition. He edited the Missouri Historical Review and numerous historical publications and wrote articles and essays.

When Brownlee retired in 1985, Representative Francis "Bud" Barnes III, Society president, called him "the finest public historian the state of Missouri has ever known." SHSMO honored him with the Distinguished Service Award and Sidney Larson painted his portrait.

Historically the Brownlee Fund was presented as grants to individuals and organizations proposing to publish or otherwise document Missouri and its citizens.

Brownlee Fund Grant Recipients

  • 2019
    • Historic Florissant, Inc. , $500 — Local history preservation grant
    • Ste. Genevieve County Library, $500 — Local history preservation grant
    • Cole County Historical Society and Museum, $500 — Local history preservation grant
    • Sappington-Concord Historical Society, $500 — Local history preservation grant
    • St. Joseph Public Library, $500 — Local history preservation grant
    • Clay County Museum and Historical Society, $500 — Local history preservation grant
    • Lawrence County Historical Society, $500 — Local history preservation grant
    • Jackson County Historical Society, $500 — Local history preservation grant
    • St. Louis Genealogical Society, $500 — Local history preservation grant
    • Randolph County Historical Society, $500 — Local history preservation grant
  • 2018
    • Cape River Heritage Museum, Cape Girardeau, $500 — Local history preservation grant
    • City of Marthasville, Rusche Park Board, $500 — Local history preservation grant
    • Friends of Historic Boonville, $500 — Local history preservation grant
    • Hallsville Historical Society, $500 — Local history preservation grant
    • Harrison County Genealogical Society, $500 — Local history preservation grant
    • Historical Society of Lee's Summit Museum, $500 — Local history preservation grant
    • Macon County Historical Society Museum, $500 — Local history preservation grant
    • Missouri Pacific Historical Society, Saint Louis, $500 — Local history preservation grant
    • Reynolds County Museum, $500 — Local history preservation grant
    • Stone County Historical & Genealogical Society, $500 — Local history preservation grant
  • 2012
    • Frank James Bank Museum, Missouri City, MO, $300 — Print booklet on Frank James and his involvement in a May 19, 1863, murder in Missouri City.
    • Newtonia Battlefields Protection Association, Neosho, MO, $475 — Commemorate the sesquicentennial of the First Battle of Newtonia.
    • Springfield-Greene County Library District, Springfield, MO, $427 — Publicity for commemoration of the sesquicentennial of John S. Marmaduke’s 1863 raid in Missouri, the battles of Springfield and Hartville, and the Emancipation Proclamation.
    • Reynolds County Genealogy and Historical Society, Ellington, MO, $175 — Publicity for March 3, 2013, talk by Thomas F. Curran on “The Confederate Women and the Civil War Military Justice System in the St. Louis Area.”
    • Clay County Millennium Historical Board, Liberty, MO, $500 — Erect a marker at the site of the Liberty Arsenal.
    • Native Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, $500 — Erect a marker at the site of the Liberty Arsenal.
    • Missouri’s Civil War Heritage Foundation, St. Louis, MO, $500 — Promote the Gray Ghosts Trail, a tourist driving trail.
    • Excelsior Springs Museum and Archives, Excelsior Springs, MO, $500 — Construct and promote a display marketing Missouri’s role in the Civil War.
    • Powers Museum, Carthage, MO, $500 — Honorariums for interns working on a Civil War digitization project.
    • Florissant Valley Historical Society, Florissant, MO, $50 — Honorarium for Steve Platt’s discussion on the Civil War in Missouri, April 2013.
  • 2011
    • The Puppetry Arts Institute, Independence, MO, $500 — Touring marionette theater production of “Trouble on the Border—Order No. 11”
    • Friends of Fort D, Cape Girardeau, MO, $500 — Six interpretive signs to be added at Fort D
    • Dade County Historical Society, Greenfield, MO, $500 — 2011 Civil War Days
    • Lexington Library and Historical Association, Inc., Lexington, MO, $400 — Lexington Civil War sites driving tour brochure
    • Friends of the Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, MO, $500 — Civil War-version of Archives Alive!
    • Springfield-Greene County Library District, Springfield, MO, $480 — Publicize Civil War Virtual Museum and Community and Conflict Digital Archive
    • Jackson County Historical Society, Independence, MO, $450 — Research National Archives Civil War veteran pension records concerning Jackson County taxpayers for a forthcoming book
    • Montgomery County Historical Society, Montgomery City, MO, $500 — Mark the grave of William H. H. Pease, first Union soldier killed in action and buried in Montgomery County, and purchase seventy flags to mark Civil War graves in Montgomery City Municipal Cemetery
    • Camden County Historical Society, Linn Creek, MO, $500 — Exhibit about Camden County towns in existence during the Civil War
    • South Broadway Merchants Association, St. Louis, MO, $500 — Purchase a replica of an ironclad cannon for exhibition in South St. Louis Square Park
    • Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, Kansas City, MO, $500 — Teachers’ seminar on African Americans and the Civil War in Missouri
    • St. Louis Mercantile Library, St. Louis, MO, $500 — Civil War exhibit during month-long sesquicentennial commemoration sponsored by the Mercantile Library and Missouri Center for the Book
    • Civil War Roundtable of Western Missouri, Independence, MO, $500 — Publish a second volume about Civil War monuments and memorials in the Greater Kansas City Area
    • The Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve, Ste. Genevieve, MO, $500 — A plaque commemorating removal of funds from the Ste. Genevieve Bank during the Civil War
    • Wayne County Historical Society, Piedmont, MO, $500 — Living history event, “Civil War Days,” at Fort Benton in Patterson, Missouri
    • Florissant Valley Historical Society, Florissant, MO, $500 — Research members of Mullanphy family with ties to the Civil War, particularly Lily Graham Frost, Daniel Frost, and William Harney
    • Bates County Historical Society, Butler, MO, $500 — Construct a permanent exhibit about the Battle of Island Mound
    • Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO, $500 — Host public conference on the era of the Border Wars
    • Civil War Reenactment 2011, Crawford County, Cuba, MO, $450 — Print a book on the Battle of Leasburg and the history of town and county during the Civil War period
  • 2008
    • Michael Les Benedict, Columbus, OH, $1,120.00 — Travel to research Western Historical Manuscript Collection holdings for a study of the constitutional politics of Reconstruction
    • H. Jason Combs, Kearney, NE, $706.16 — Research travel for a journal article on David Rankin
    • Sylvia Forbes, Fayette, MO, $300.00 — Travel and copying costs for research on young adult book with the working title “Floods, Earthquakes and Tornadoes: Missouri’s Worst Disasters”
    • James N. Giglio, Springfield, MO, $1,700.00 — Research travel for a book-length biography of Thomas F. Eagleton
    • George S. Grazier, Jefferson City, MO, $500.00 — Printing and distribution of And Then It Happened: The Historical Chronicle of Sergeant Ben Booth and Sheriff Roger Wilson
    • Historic City of Jefferson, Jefferson City, MO, $320.70 — Training and equipment for oral history program
    • Mary Penner, Tijeras, NM, $500.00 — Research travel for a journal article on Joshua Brant
    • Kenneth Winn, Jefferson City, MO, $800.00 — Reproduction costs for book with the working title “Breach of Promise: Henry Shaw and the Trials of Courtship in Victorian America”
  • 2007
    • Valerie E. Altizer, Arrow Rock, MO, $200 — Travel to Washington, DC, to study prehistoric artifacts from Gourd Creek Cave in Phelps County, MO.
    • Megan Boccardi, Columbia, MO, $470 — Research travel for dissertation, “Remembering the Civil War: Women’s Memorialization in Missouri.”
    • Michael E. Dickey, Arrow Rock, MO, $450 — Research for book on the history of the Missouria Indians.
    • Alison Clark Efford, Columbus, OH, $270 — Research travel for dissertation, “New Citizens: German Immigrants, African Americans, and the Reconstruction of Citizenship in Missouri and Ohio, 1865-1877.”
    • Kristen K. Epps, Lawrence, KS, $300 — Research travel for dissertation, “Bound Together: Masters and Slaves on the Kansas-Missouri Border, 1830-1865.”
    • John C. Fisher, Kennett, MO, $300 — Research travel for proposed book with working title of “Swampland to Farmland: The Little River Drainage District and the Development of the Southeast Missouri Lowlands.”
    • James N. Giglio, Springfield, MO, $750 — Research travel for book-length biography of Thomas F. Eagleton.
    • Carol Grove, Columbia, MO , $300 — Illustrations for forthcoming book with working title of “Great Houses of Missouri, 1880-1940.”
    • Matthew W. Hall, Haverford, PA, $300 — Research travel for book-length biography of Jesse Burgess Thomas.
    • Gregory Kupsky, Columbus, OH, $200 — Research travel for dissertation on German American organizations and foreign policy, 1933-1941.
    • Cydney E. Millstein, Kansas City, MO, $300 — Illustrations for forthcoming book with working title of “Great Houses of Missouri, 1880-1940.”
    • Missouri Symphony Society, Columbia, MO, $300 — Historic photo exhibit in Missouri Theatre, Columbia.
    • Monroe County Historical Society, Paris, MO, $250 — Research and illustrations for “Florida History.”
    • Linda C. Morice and John W. Hunt, Edwardsville, IL, $300 — Research travel for proposed book on late nineteenth-century Missouri legislation impacting African American schools and students.
    • Mary Mac Ogden, Asheville, NC, $250 — Research travel for conference paper, “The Mystery of Sadie Waters: Miniatures, Misfortune, and Material Representation.”
    • Jay Marsh Price, Wichita, KS, $400 — Research travel for proposed book with working title of “Temples for a Modern God.”
    • Linda G. Smith, Higginsville, MO, $500 — Research on Mt. Muncie Cemetery, an African American cemetery near Higginsville, MO.
    • Still National Osteopathic Museum, Kirksville, MO $250 — Multimedia exhibit on late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century medical procedures.
    • Cherié L. Weible, Urbana-Champaign, IL, $200 — Research travel on selected Missouri military units during the Civil War for proposed book with working title of “Swords and Plowshares.”
    • Daniel J. Wescott, Columbia, MO, $450 — Research travel on nineteenth-century burial customs and the undertaker system in Missouri.
  • 2006
    • Kristen Layne Anderson, Iowa City, IA, $700 to assist with research on dissertation topic, German Americans and African Americans in mid-nineteenth-century St. Louis.
    • Adam Arenson, New York City, NY, $500 to assist with research on dissertation, “The Barometer at St. Louis: A Cultural History of Civil War and Reconstruction, 1848-1877.”
    • Jenny Barker-Devine, Ames, IA, $300 to assist with research on dissertation, “‘Our Cherished Ideals’: Rural Women’s Activism in the Midwest, 1950-1990.”
    • Joe G. Dillard, Columbia, MO, $250 to conduct oral history interviews related to Blue Mound, Missouri.
    • Heidi L. Dodson, Charlottesville, VA, $400 to assist with documenting early twentieth-century African American history in the Missouri Bootheel.
    • John M. Foster, West Lafayette, IN, $460 to assist with research on dissertation, “Defenders of the Home Front: Northern State Militias and the Civil War.”
    • Lani Marie Kirsch, Overland Park, KS, $645 to assist with research on dissertation on German Saxon Lutheran immigrants to Missouri in 1839.
    • Missouri Association of Local Public Health Agencies, Jefferson City, MO, $750 to assist with publication of a history of local public health agencies in Missouri.
    • James McGrath Morris, Annandale, VA, $550 to assist with research for biography of Joseph Pulitzer.
    • Museum Associates, Columbia, MO, $1,200 to assist with publication of exhibition catalog, The Art of the Book: Illustration and Design, 1650 to Present.
    • Pettis County Historical Society, Sedalia, MO, $415 to purchase display panels for exhibit on World War I in Pettis County.
    • Matthew T. Popovich, Chicago, IL, $300 to assist with research for dissertation about city annexation campaigns, including St. Louis division into city and county in 1876.
    • Randolph County Historical Society, Moberly, MO, $750 to index Ralph Gerhard notes on Moberly newspapers.
    • Ellen M. Ryan, Cape Girardeau, MO, $1,000 to continue documentation of murals and sculptures created for and installed in Missouri post offices, 1936-1942.
    • Geraldlyn R. Sanders, Independence, MO, $468 to assist with research for biography on Sarah Rector.
    • Thomas Sullivan, Conception, MO, $450 to assist with a study of the Benedictine monks and nuns living at Conception, Missouri, in 1880.
  • 2005
    • Timothy E. Baumann, St. Louis, $500 to help with archival research, material culture analysis, and report production on a study of the Prairie Park plantation in Saline County.
    • Diane Mutti Burke, Kansas City, $1,400 to prepare the Paulina Donald Stratton diary for publication by the University of Missouri Press.
    • Cass County Historical Society, Harrisonville, $940 to develop a traveling exhibit on Cass County history.
    • Central United Church of Christ, Jefferson City, $150 to purchase conservation supplies for the church’s archives.
    • Brooke V. Heagerty, Chicago, IL, $500 to assist with research into the lives of Robert Newsom and his slaves.
    • Phillip Douglas Howerton, Columbia, $450 to assist with research for dissertation, “Reality Delayed: Myths of Frontier, Arcadia, and Backwoods in the Local Color Writings of the Missouri Ozarks.”
    • Pete Kingery, Kearney, $300 to help with printing a book of oral interview transcriptions about the history of Kearney.
    • Old Munichburg Association, Jefferson City, $400 to assist with oral interviews of older residents of Old Munichburg area of Jefferson City.
    • Timothy N. Pinnick, North Aurora, IL, $420 to assist with research on African American coal miners in Missouri.
    • Joel P. Rhodes, Cape Girardeau, $700 to assist with research on a biography of Louis Houck.
    • Ellen M. Ryan, Cape Girardeau, $500 to assist with documentation of murals and sculptures created for and installed in Missouri post offices, 1936-1942.
    • Carlynn Trout, Columbia, $1,100 to produce biographies appropriate for fourth-grade students for The State Historical Society Famous Missourians Web site.
  • 2004
    • American Association of University Women, Columbia Branch, to assist with the writing of biographies of ten Missouri women for use in fourth-grade curriculum in Columbia Public Schools.
    • Timothy G. Anderson, Westbury, New York, to assist with travel to conduct research on John G. Neihardt.
    • Jeff Bremer, Lawrence, Kansas, to assist with research on dissertation, “Frontier Capitalism: The Antebellum Market Revolution in the Lower Missouri River Valley, 1803-1861.”
    • Concerned Citizens for the Black Community of Boonville, to assist with the creation of a bronze bust of James Milton Turner for Boonslick Outdoor Arts Project in Boonville.
    • Joan Gilbert, Hallsville, to assist with expenses of printing a second volume of Missouri Horses.
    • Debra F. Greene, Jefferson City, to assist with research and expenses of transcribing Ann Washington Pittman’s handwritten notes, recipes, and stories.
    • Johnson County Historical Society, Warrensburg, to assist with creation of local history booklet for distribution to Johnson County fourth graders.
    • Old Munichburg Association, Jefferson City, to assist with oral history interviews of older residents of the south side of Jefferson City.
    • Christopher Phillips, Glendale, Ohio, to complete final preparations for forthcoming book, The Border on Trial: The Political Journals of William Barclay Napton.
    • Jarod H. Roll, Mount Vernon, to assist with writing of dissertation, “Road to the Promised Land: From Vigilante Protest to Social Movement in the Southeast Missouri Delta, 1890-1945.”
    • Matthew Sherman, St. Louis, to assist with research on “Interesting Ideologies: Conservatism, Anticommunism, Isolationism, and Senator Forrest Donnell of Missouri, 1945-1951.”
    • Christopher Schnell, Cape Girardeau, to assist with research on “Missouri’s Governors and the New Deal: Guy B. Park and Lloyd C. Stark.”
    • Jane Smith and Lowell Handler, Rhinecliff, New York, to assist with The Vanishing, a photo exhibition and book project about the socioeconomic decline of Madison, Missouri.
    • Still National Osteopathic Museum and A. T. Still University of Health Sciences, Kirksville, to assist with computerization and digital inventory of the museum’s three collections.
    • Tri-County Genealogical Society, Nevada, to assist with the publication of seven Vernon County marriage record indexes, covering the period 1855-1897.
    • University of Missouri Curators, to assist with the archival research, material analysis, and report production on the Sibley’s Fort site.
  • 2003
    • The Amen Society of Bates County, Raytown, to assist with placement of a monument to commemorate the actions of the First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry at the Battle of Island Mound, 1862, in Butler, Missouri.
    • American Association of University Women, Columbia Branch, to assist with “Notable Women of Missouri,” a pilot project to enhance the teaching of Missouri history and to highlight the contributions of women in the fourth-grade curriculum.
    • Mary Sue Anton, Seabrook, Texas, to assist with the research of book, Tales Beyond the Levee: New Madrid, Missouri and Its Connections to Famous People.
    • Petra DeWitt, Houston, Missouri, to assist with travel for research on dissertation, which investigates the causes of persecution of German Americans and the meaning of loyalty in Missouri during World War I.
    • Linda Fisher, Annandale, Virginia, to assist with the preparation of a book with the working title American Frontier City Life: The Diary of Joseph J. Mersman.
    • Friends of Arrow Rock, to assist with printing a new history of Arrow Rock and a self-guided tour brochure of the town.
    • Gary Kremer, Jefferson City, to assist with travel to the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., to examine the papers of William J. Thompkins.
    • Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Task Force, Jefferson City, to assist with funding for Lewis and Clark monument.
    • Barbara Schmitz, Bonnots Mill, to assist with research on and to copy photos by Charles F. Weeks and the Weeks Photography Studio in Linn.
    • Second State Capitol Commission, Jefferson City, to assist in the publication of an illustrated book about the history and art of the Missouri State Capitol.
  • 2002
    • Andrew County Museum and Historical Society, Savannah, to help defray costs associated with producing an exhibit featuring Nellie Tayloe Ross
    • Cass County Historical Society, Harrisonville, to purchase recording equipment for oral histories to be submitted to the Library of Congress Veterans’ History Project
    • Friends of Arrow Rock, to produce an updated history of Arrow Rock
    • Jerena East Giffen, Jefferson City, to assist in travel and research expenses for an article on Mary Whitney Phelps, wife of Governor John Phelps
    • Aaron Ketchell, Lawrence, Kansas, to help defray research expenses for dissertation, “Holy Hills: Religion and Leisure in the Southern Ozarks”
    • Rebekah Mergenthal, Chicago, Illinois, to help support research and writing of dissertation, “The People of the Lower Missouri River Valley and the Expansion of the United States, 1803-1855”
    • Tom Miller, Columbia, to assist with travel expenses to St. Louis and Springfield to conduct interviews for the Missouri Ex-POWs Oral History Project
    • Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, to help support transportation costs of Lewis and Clark historic map traveling exhibit
    • Greg Olson, Columbia, to help defray travel expenses to complete research on an article-length biography of Mahaska, an Iowa Indian chief
    • A. E. Schroeder, Columbia, to produce a catalog to an exhibit commemorating the one-hundredth anniversary of George Husmann’s death
  • 2001
    • Adair County Historical Society, Kirksville, to reprint 1,000 copies of And There Arose a Mighty Wind
    • Bushwhacker Museum/Vernon County Historical Society, Nevada, to publish 200 copies of a history of the rural schools of Vernon County
    • Kate Drowne, Rolla, to help defray travel costs to present a paper at the Langston Hughes Centennial Conference in Joplin
    • Angela Firkus, Nevada, to aid in travel expenses for research on a project concerning Oregon/OverlandTrail “returnees”
    • William E. Foley, Warrensburg, to help support continuing work on a biography of William Clark.
    • Robert W. Frizzell, Maryville, to help defray travel expenses for research on the history of the German American community in the southeast corner of Lafayette County, Missouri
    • Mark Geiger, Columbia, to assist in travel expenses to research the means pro-Southern Missourians employed to finance taking Missouri out of the Union in 1861
    • Patrick Huber, Rolla, to help defray travel costs associated with research for a monograph about the 1930 race riot in Ste. Genevieve
    • Gary R. Kremer, Jefferson City, to cover the cost of copying material pertaining to Dr. William J. Thompkins for an article-length essay
    • Máire Agnes Murphy, Charlottesville, Virginia, to help offset the cost of transportation and photocopying for research on St. Louis after World War II
    • Randolph County Historical Society, Moberly, to transfer a 16-millimeter film titled Moberly Is to VHS tape
  • 2000
    • Adair County Historical Society, Kirksville, to reprint 1000 copies of Sergeant John Shaver’s The Last Roll Call - Company I – 7th Cavalry Missouri Volunteers
    • William E. Foley, Warrensburg, to survey and assess holdings pertaining to William Clark for a biography for publication in the Missouri Biography Series
    • Patrick Huber, Rolla, to help defray travel costs for archival and field research for a monograph on the 1930 race riot in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri
    • Lawrence H. Larsen, Kansas City, to complete the research on A History of Missouri, Vol. VI, 1953-2000
    • Christopher Phillips, Cincinnati, Ohio, to help defray travel and living expenses for researching and editing William Barclay Napton’s diary for publication
    • David E. Richards, Springfield, to assist in conducting a survey of oral history collections for publication in A Guide to Oral History Collections in Missouri
    • Missouri Symphony Society, Columbia, to help start publication on a history of the Missouri Theatre
  • 1999
    • Boone County Historical Society, Columbia, to help defray costs of researching and documenting the “lost” and little-known towns and settlements of Boone County
    • John F. Bradbury, Jr., Rolla, to assist with travel to the Arkansas History Commission to examine the W. L. Skaggs Collection and Arkansas Confederate pension files
    • Gladys Coggswell, Frankford, to assist with transcription of tapes, photographs, photocopying, and printing of “Missouri African Americans in Their Own Words”
    • Cooper County Historical Society and Research Center, Pilot Grove, to assist with reprinting of Discover Cooper County by Looking Back
    • Lawrence H. Larsen, Kansas City, to assist in completing A History of Missouri, Volume VI, 1953-2000
    • J. Christopher Schnell, Cape Girardeau, to help defray research and travel expenses on “The New Deal in Missouri: 1933-1940”
    • Stars & Stripes Museum/Library Association, Bloomfield, to update promotional brochure and to purchase books written by “Stripers”
    • Vernon County Historical Society/Bushwhacker Museum, Nevada, to assist in publishing a volume of compiled short writings on regional and local history
  • 1998
    • Lawrence O. Christensen, Rolla, to assist with expenses for a weekly radio series on Missouri biography
    • Friends of Arrow Rock, to assist in renovating the exhibits in the Sappington Medical Museum
    • Mark L. Gardner, Cascade, Colorado, to help defray travel expenses to do research for a biography of William Bent
    • Glasgow Community Museum, Glasgow, to make one negative and one print of sixty-two endangered photographs for public viewing at the museum
    • William K. Goodrick, Columbia, to assist with further study of the Irish Wilderness
    • Higgerson School Historic Site, New Madrid, to produce and print a brochure on Higgerson School
    • Lawrence H. Larsen, Kansas City, to support research for A History of Missouri, Volume VI, 1953-2000
    • William E. Lass, Mankato, Minnesota, to conduct research on the history of Missouri River steamboating
  • 1997
    • Dennis Boman, Columbia, to assist with research for a biography of Abiel Leonard
    • Friends of Arrow Rock, to assist with funding the Bingham Exhibit and Education Project
    • Mark Geiger, Columbia, to help further research on Confederate money
    • James Giglio, Springfield, to assist with travel costs for research in completing a book on Stan Musial
    • Alex Primm, Rolla, to assist with expenses of the USS Schley Oral History Project
    • Mary Ellen Rowe, Warrensburg, to help with travel expenses to complete research for a book on the militia tradition in the antebellum United States
    • Bonnie Stepenoff, Cape Girardeau, to assist with costs of research trip to study the life and career of Thad Snow
    • Western Historical Manuscript Collection, St. Louis, to help defray expenses associated with the Lift Every Voice and Sing: The St. Louis African-American Heritage Project
  • 1996
    • John F. Bradbury, Rolla, to assist with travel expenses to conduct research in Civil War military records at the National Archives
    • Bushwhacker Museum, Vernon County Historical Society, Nevada, to assist with publishing a booklet about notable people buried in the Deepwood Cemetery
    • William E. Foley, Gary R. Kremer, Lawrence O. Christensen, and Kenneth H. Winn, to support Dictionary of Missouri Biography
    • Friends of Arrow Rock, to aid in black history research project
    • Lewis O. Saum, Seattle, Washington, to help finish research on a biography of Eugene Field
    • J. Christopher Schnell, Cape Girardeau, to assist with travel and research expenses on “The New Deal and the Politics of Relief in Missouri, 1933-1940”
  • 1995
    • Judy Yeager Jones, St. Paul, Minnesota, to continue research for a biography of nineteenth-century journalist Laura C. Redden
    • Virginia Laas, Joplin, to further research on writer and politician Emily Newell Blair
    • Christopher Phillips, Emporia, Kansas, to facilitate research for a book on Claiborne Fox Jackson
    • Mark Stauter, Rolla, to research the history of the metal trade in Missouri
  • 1994
    • R. Douglas Hurt, Ames, Iowa, to assist with research and writing of a biography of Nathan Boone
    • Thomas S. Baskett, Jr., Tulsa, Oklahoma, to complete research for Building a Navy in Missouri: The Story of the First Federal Ironclad, 1856-1888
  • 1993
    • Jeff Hearne, Holts Summit, to assist with research on LaForge Farms resettlement project in southeast Missouri
    • Carl J. Ekberg, Normal-Bloomington, Illinois, to assist with researching and writing a history of the Valle family of Ste. Genevieve
    • William E. Foley, Lawrence O. Christensen, Gary R. Kremer, and Kenneth H. Winn, to support Dictionary of Missouri Biography
    • Vernon County Historical Society, Nevada, to assist with publishing Self-Guided Historical Tours of Vernon County
    • Henry Lewis Suggs, Atlanta, Georgia, to advance research and writing of a book on Chester A. Franklin and the Kansas City Call
    • Kirkwood Historical Society, Kirkwood, to enhance library at Mudd’s Grove
  • 1992
    • Western Historical Manuscript Collection, Columbia, to support the 1993 Missouri History Day
    • William E. Foley, Lawrence O. Christensen, Gary R. Kremer, and Kenneth H. Winn, to support Dictionary of Missouri Biography
    • Bonnie Stepenoff, Jefferson City, to support research on deforestation in Missouri Bootheel, 1890s-1930s
    • James N. Giglio, Springfield, to support research on book-length study of Stan Musial
    • Ann Morris and Henrietta Ambrose, Webster Groves, to help fund publication of a history of North Webster Groves
  • 1991
    • Western Historical Manuscript Collection, Columbia, to support the 1992 Missouri History Day
    • William Foley and C. David Rice, Warrensburg, to continue work on history of the second generation of the Chouteau family
    • American Association of University Women, Missouri Division, to help with costs of Show Me Missouri Women, Vol. 2
    • Dick Steward, Jefferson City, to complete research on history of dueling in Missouri
  • 1990
    • Western Historical Manuscript Collection, Columbia, to support the 1991 Missouri History Day
    • Alan Havig, Columbia, to assist with book on Columbia in the early twentieth century
    • Lewis O. Saum, Seattle, Washington, to assist with research on Eugene Field
  • 1989
    • Western Historical Manuscript Collection, Columbia, to support the 1990 Missouri History Day
    • John Crighton, Columbia, to assist with book on the history of health services in Missouri
  • 1988
    • Robert G. Bailey, Missouri Humanities Council, to support the 1989 Missouri Humanities/History Day
    • Audrey Shafer, to support the Missouri Women’s History Project
  • 1987
    • Lawrence O. Christensen, Rolla, and Gary R. Kremer, Jefferson City, to support research and publication of A History of Missouri, Volume 4, 1875-1919
  • 1986
    • Lawrence O. Christensen, Rolla, and Gary R. Kremer, Jefferson City, to support research and publication of A History of Missouri, Volume 4, 1875-1919