Agriculture Manuscript Collections

Farm records, papers of individual farmers, including records of family and corporate farms, co-ops, sales and service companies of farm implements, marketing groups and organizations of farm products, and personal and professional papers of foresters, horticulturalists and others involved in the study and research of agriculture.

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Ackerman, Frank (1884-1974), Papers, 1942-1972, (C3443)
14.2 linear feet, 2 records
The Frank Ackerman Papers contain extensive documentation of his work on behalf of the mentally retarded in Missouri. This includes his research materials on services offered to the mentally retarded nationwide and his work for various organizations in Missouri. A lesser amount of material covers his farming business in Pike County, Missouri, and the funeral of Viola Ackerman. Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, printed materials, organizational records, and handwritten notes.

Agricultural Articles, 1823-1911, (C0799)
5 folders
The collection contains articles from The Country Gentleman, 1856-1911; The Cultivator, 1838-1864; American Farmer, 1823-1832; Southern Cultivator, 1851; The Cultivator and Country Gentleman, 1866; The Journal of Agriculture, 1870. The articles deal with agriculture and the advantages of the country, primarily in Missouri.

Agricultural Campaign Literature, Presidential Elections, 1928-1936, (C0884)
2 volumes
EQUITY FOR AGRICULTURE: AN ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR SMITH, 1928, prepared by Ferry and Hanly Advertising Company. Newspapers and periodicals, advertisements, pamphlets, and some statistics on the distribution. AGRICULTURE IN THE 1936 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, prepared by Critchfield and Company.

Agricultural Wheel No. 657, High Gate, Missouri, Records, 1880-1890, (R0396)
2 folders, photocopies
These are records of the local chapter of the Agricultural Wheel at High Gate in Maries County, Missouri. The records include the constitution, by-laws, membership roster and minutes of meetings, and a pamphlet containing the constitutions of the National Farmers' and Laborers' Union of America, and the Farmers' and Laborers' Union of Missouri.

Alfred Fenton and Brother Records, 1849-1884 (K0062)
10 volumes
The records of Alfred Fenton and Brother contain day books and ledgers for their mercantile business in Rushville, Buchanan County, Missouri, with information on the hemp industry, including data on volume and prices.

Allen, Maynard Dale, Autobiography, (K1074)
0.02 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Maynard Dale Allen Autobiography consists of a single spiral bound notebook outlining the Allen family’s genealogy as well as Allen’s life from 1893 to 1937.  Allen recalls his first interactions with automobiles and telephone service, visiting Kansas City as a teenager, moving, the Great Depression, politics, and war.

Allen, O.E. (1900-1983), A Soil Improvement Program for Cass County, Missouri, 1928, (C2676)
1 volume
The collection contains a paper submitted to the contest of the Soil Improvement Committee of the National Fertilizer Association.

Allen-Derbius Papers, 1877-1888 (C0197)
1 folder
Material from Monticello, Iowa. Two letters; 1885 farmer's diary; two promissory notes; receipts; two compositions; poem; and miscellaneous items.

Alley, H.J., Short Horn Cattle Sale Catalog, 1902, (C0782)
1 folder
Dispersal sale of Alley's herd at Princeton, MO.

American Legion Gideon-New Madrid Post No. 324, Cotton Festival Program, 1967, (R0705)
1 booklet
This is a program booklet for the "21st Annual Cotton Festival and Homecoming," sponsored by Gideon-New Madrid American Legion Post No. 324 and its Auxiliary, held at Gideon in New Madrid County, Missouri, 1-3 September 1967.

American Revolution Bicentennial, Missouri Committee for Agriculture, Papers, 1974-1976 (C4276)
1.2 cubic feet (42 folders), 1 audio tape
The papers of the committee contain correspondence, newsletters, reports, updates, events awards programs, lists of elected members, historical information on "Centennial Farms," and "Liberty Trees," meeting minutes, announcements, newspaper clippings, and audio-visual material for a slide presentation entitled "The Spirit of 76."

American Royal Records, ca. (1899-1991), (K0265)
161 cubic feet, oversize materials, 17 scrapbooks (microfilmed)
Organizational records of a premier livestock and horse show, parade, rodeo, and barbeque contest. Contains correspondence and working files, photographs, scrapbooks, magazines, programs, ledgers, motion picture film, videotape, and other items.

Anchor Milling Company Records, (CA4785)
6 cubic feet
Journals, ledgers, and other business records of the company.

Anchor Milling Company, Papers, 1882-1937 (C3351)
18.5 linear feet, 32 volumes
The papers of the Anchor Milling Company contain some correspondence, invoices, cancelled checks, bank deposit slips, sales receipt books, time books, cash books, order books, day books, and ledgers of the Anchor Milling Company in Tuscumbia, Missouri. The records are arranged chronologically within subdivisions.

Anderson, E.G. (1891-1973), Papers, 1905-1975, (C4046)
5.7 linear feet, 30 lantern slides
The papers of E.G. Anderson, a plant geneticist who spent most of his career researching corn genetics, including studying the effects of high energy radiation on corn, mainly contain professional material. The collection largely consists of correspondence, research material, and publications.

Appleby, John (1814-1852), Letter, 1848, (C0498)
1 folder
To his parents, Berlin, TN, from Dade County, MO, January 2, 1848. Local prices of land, Negroes, stock, and grain; national and local politics. Sketch of Appleby by his great-nephew, A.B. Appleby. Typed from a copy in the possession of L. Grimes.

Armour and Company Report, (K0051)
0.07 cubic feet
The Armour and Company Report contains a bound account produced by the Kansas City Power and Light Company on the steam and electrical requirements of Armour and Company’s plant at 18 Central Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas.

Armstrong, O.K., Papers, (C4056)
50.75 cubic feet, 2 audio discs, 1 film strip, 9 oversize items
The papers of O.K. Armstrong, a journalist, author, and politician from Springfield, Missouri, contain correspondence, manuscript drafts, subject files, speech material, research notes, and political material.

Atwood, Frank Ely (1878-1943), Papers, 1888-1943, (C3131)
21 linear feet
Correspondence, reports, case records, judicial opinions, speeches, articles, and news-clippings, covering Atwood’s professional and political careers and his work as an active layman in the Southern Baptist Church.

Auction Notices, 1852-1869, (C2856)
1 folder
Miscellaneous handbills announcing public sales or auctions of stock, farms, agricultural implements, and household goods. OVERSIZE.


Babb, H. B., Notebook, 1872-1875, (C0653)
1 folder
Notes on the cultivation of small fruits, soil, and chemistry. Rolls of elementary school classes in back.

Baker, Henry, Farm Record Book, 1862-1883, (C0861)
1 folder
Farm breeding records, farm sales, purchases, and general account book and farm ledger of Henry Baker, St. Joseph, MO. Photographs enclosed.

Baldwin, Mark and Mary K., Papers, (CA6032)
0.4 linear feet
Diaries, writings, photographs, and miscellaneous papers of soil scientists, Mark and Mary K. Baldwin. Mark worked with Curtis Marbut at the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and Mary taught at the University of Missouri.

Ballard, James, Letter, 1842, (R0672)
1 item
This is a letter from James Ballard near Mine La Motte in Madison County or St. Francois County, Missouri. The letter concerns acquisition of apple, pear, and plum trees, and other business matters.

Baltzer Photograph Collection (S1223)
0.25 cubic feet
The Baltzer Photograph Collection contains approximately 450 photographs and negatives chronicling the lives of two brothers who were born in St. Louis, Victor and Arwed Baltzer.

Bankert, Zetta E. (1905-1979), Collection, 1945-1976, (C4060)
0.75 linear feet
The Zetta E. Bankert collection consists of photographs and her manuscript about vacant houses in Missouri entitled, "This, My House." The collection also contains research material, letters to publishers, personal photographs, negatives, maps of Missouri counties, and miscellaneous material.

Barnds, William Fletcher (1840-1926), Papers, 1900s-1920s, (C3444)
0.2 linear feet
The Barnds Papers consist of an undated memoir and a scrapbook from the 1900s through the 1920s.

Barnes, Charles Merlin (1873-1966), Papers, 1892-1965, (C2802)
8 linear feet
The Charles M. Barnes Papers consist of the diaries, correspondence, photographs, financial records, and miscellaneous material of a Marston, Missouri, businessman and University of Missouri graduate. The Barnes family owned and operated a series of successful business enterprises in southeastern Missouri during the early twentieth century.

Barnitz, Franklin Hoke, Papers, 1860-1894, (R0164)
5 folders, 2 volumes
This collection consists of correspondence and miscellaneous papers of Franklin H. Barnitz of Lake Spring, Dent County, Missouri. He was a native of Pennsylvania and freighter who operated from the railhead of the Southwest Branch of the Pacific Railroad in Phelps County before moving to Lake Spring. The collection includes letters from his family in York, Pennsylvania, and from friends and business associates in Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri.

Barton County Work Farm Ledger, 1899-1903, (K0361)
0.04 cubic feet
The ledger contains a financial record of produce grown and sold at the Barton County Work Farm in Lamar, Missouri. The ledger also includes a list of inmates working at the farm.

Bass, Derby, Family Expense Books, 1877-1918, (C3461)
3 folders
Three ledgers containing listings of items such as livestock, feed, wages, and other expenses involved in maintaining the household and farm of Derby Bass in Boone County, MO. Records of the Deer Park Red Cross Society, 1917-1918, kept by Mrs. Bass.

Bass, W. H., Receipt, 1884, (C3283)
1 folder
The papers contain a receipt for hay from Frank Thompson to W.H. Bass, who received payment of $1.50 in Columbia, Missouri, May 21, 1884.

Bedell, William (1795-1844), Day Book, 1834-1844, (C1454)
1 folder
Bedell was a Clark County, MO, farmer. Day book contains diary notes, articles of agreement, court summons, and farm and household accounts paid and received.

Bell, C. Jasper, (1885-1978), Papers, 1934-1948, (C2306)
102.4 linear feet
Correspondence and other papers of a Missouri Democratic congressman. Material on Townsend Plan, legislation, and political campaigns.

Belle Fair, Belle, Missouri, Booklets, 1951-1952, (R1079)
1 folder
These are booklets for the 1951 and 1952 fairs held at Belle in Maries County, Missouri. Typical "county" fairs, they included agricultural exhibitions, entertainment, and carnivals. The fair in 1951 also celebrated Belle's fiftieth anniversary with a historical pageant.

Belwood-Ezell Family, Papers, 1850-1935 (C0073)
0.6 linear feet
Correspondence, diaries, and miscellaneous items of families living in Saline and Pettis Counties, Missouri. Much of the correspondence pertains to news of family members and friends. Most of the letters are to and from family members, including children, of Mary Belwood Ezell and Francisco Ezell.

Bender, Charles, Bills of Sale, 1870, (C0719)
1 folder
The collection contains bills of sale for cattle, listing their brand insignia, sold to Charles Bender, Mountain City, Hays County, Texas.

Bennett, Marion Tinsley (1914-2000), Papers, 1941-1948, (C1043)
14 linear feet, 69 audio discs
Congressional papers and correspondence of Philip Allen Bennett (1881-1942) and his son and successor, Marion T. Bennett. M.T. Bennett served from 1943 to 1948. His committees were Census, Territories, Veterans, and Foreign and Interstate Commerce.

Benton, Mrs. L.H., Account Book, 1913-1932 (C0285)
1 folder
Itemized sales and expense records for dairy and poultry products, Lexington, Missouri.

Benton County Agricultural and Mechanical Society, Cole Camp Fair, Premium List, 1942, (R0842)
1 folder
This is the Premium List booklet for the Cole Camp Fair, held on 17-19 September 1942 at Cole Camp, Missouri, under the auspices of the Benton County Agricultural and Mechanical Society.

Beth Shalom Nursery Cookbook, 1999, (K1021)
0.1 cubic feet
The collection contains the Beth Shalom Nursery Cookbook, a collection of recipes contributed by members of Congregation Beth Shalom.

Billings, Missouri, Fair Programs, 1906-1966, (R0717)
1 folder
These are eight program booklets for annual street fairs and livestock/agricultural shows at Billings in Christian County, Missouri. Included are booklets for 1906, 1910, 1931, 1933, 1935, 1938, 1939, and 1966.

Blount Family, Papers, 1861-1947, (C0047)
4 linear feet, 15 oversize volumes
Business papers recording farming, mining, and mercantile activities in southeast Missouri, particularly Potosi and Washington County. The collection contains family correspondence, legal and financial records, as well as medical notebooks from Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.

Boles, Ashleigh P. (1887-1976), Papers, 1886-1960, (C2431)
10 linear feet
The papers of Ashleigh P. Boles contain correspondence, photographs, and publications of horticultural agent and director of Agricultural Development Department of the Missouri Pacific Lines. The collection also contains similar materials relative to his participation in short courses on railroad transportation of agricultural products and membership in Friends of the Land Society, Civitan Club, and American Railway Development Association.

Bolivar Creamery Company, Record Book, 1889-1892, (R0411)
1 folder, photocopies
This collection includes the articles of association, certificate of incorporation, and minutes of meetings of directors and stockholders of the Bolivar Creamery Company in Bolivar, Polk County, Missouri, 1889-1891. Also included are records of a subsequent firm, the Bolivar Milk Company, organized in 1892.

Bollinger-Dolle Mill and Store, Records, 1867-1935, (R0092)
11 volumes, 1 folder
These are journals, ledgers, and miscellaneous material from the Bollinger-Dolle mill and store on the Big Whitewater River near Sedgewickville, Missouri. The mill was built in the early 1800s and operated until the 1930s.

Bootheel Project, Records, 1993-1997, (C3928)
3.2 linear feet, 161 audio cassettes, 9 records, 2 video cassettes
The records of the Bootheel Project document the art, culture and heritage of the Missouri Bootheel. The records include photographs, color slides, audio cassettes, transcripts, and video cassettes of interviews with Bootheel residents. Sound recordings, planning documents, field workers’ notes, and miscellaneous items collected throughout the project are also included.

Bradley, Melvin (1920-2003), Papers, 1855-2003, (C3026)
13.4 linear feet, 167 audio cassettes, 1 audio tape, 1 video cassette
This collection covers Bradley’s work as a livestock specialist in the Cooperative Extension Office of the University of Missouri from 1968 through the 1990s. The papers consist of research materials, correspondence, clippings, photographs, drafts for books, articles, exhibits, and speeches, and interviews on audio cassette conducted for the Missouri Mule History Project.

Branson, Edwin Bayer (1877-1950), Papers, 1892-1954, (C2404)
1.1 linear feet
The papers of Edwin Bayer Branson contain correspondence, memorabilia, field books, and miscellaneous papers of a University of Missouri geologist (1910-1947), including information on the development of the Department of Geology during the 37 years he served as chairman.

Broadhead, Garland Carr (1827-1912), Papers, 1853-1908, (C1000)
0.6 linear feet, 3 volumes
The Broadhead Papers consist of correspondence and miscellaneous notes of an engineer, geologist, and professor at the University of Missouri. Scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings relating to the history of Missouri and Texas, and obituaries of prominent Missourians.

Broadside, 1908, (C2140)
1 folder
Broadside advertising a $1000 Saddle Ring at an unknown location in Missouri. All nine horses entered are sired by Rex McDonald, a famous Missouri stallion. The broadside includes the horses' names, owners, and the owners' places of residence.

Brock, A.L., Papers, 1923-1965, (C2191)
1 folder
The papers of A.L. Brock contain personal reminiscences of A.L. Brock; Wyoming Masonic history; Brock family genealogy; a history of Wyoming, 1868-1933; and cattle, sheep, and horse herding history.

Bronaugh-Bushnell Family, Papers, 1852-1930, (C0079)
1.2 linear feet
The papers consist of personal and business correspondence of the Bronaugh and Bushnell families, landowners and business operators near Clinton, Henry County, Missouri.

Brown, P.A., Stud Horse Advertisement, 1871, (C0720)
1 folder
The collection contains one poster advertising a thoroughbred stallion named Winfield as being available for stud service at the farm of P.A. Brown at Miami, Saline County, Missouri. Prices are listed for various types of service. A description of the horse and of its pedigree is also given.

Bruton, C. F., The Modern Promised Land, 1919, (R0701)
1 item, photocopy
This is a promotional booklet published by a real estate agent in Sikeston, Scott County, Missouri. It praises the agricultural opportunities in "Southeast Missouri" generally, and the Sikeston area in particular.

Bundy, S.G. (1836-1917), Autobiography, 1912, (C2985)
1 reel of microfilm
The collection contains an autobiography of a farmer, pioneer, rural school teacher, Union soldier, and Methodist missionary and minister.

Burt, Franklin (1809-1873), Papers, 1843-1905, (C0228)
5 folders, 3 volumes
Land records, miscellaneous papers, tax assessment book, and diary of Callaway County, Missouri, farmer. Diary (1859-1872) includes brief daily entries on weather, wind direction, farming and family activities, and visitors.


Camden County Fair Association, Booklets, 1953-1956, (R0715)
1 folder
These are "premium list" booklets for the "1st Annual Camden County 4-H Club and Open Livestock Show," held on 8 August 1953, and the "Camden County 4-H Club and Open Livestock Show and Dairy Day" held on 25 August 1956 at the J Bar H Rodeo Arena in Camdenton, Missouri.

Cannon, Clarence (1879-1964), Papers, 1896-1964, (C2342)
37.6 linear feet, 124 volumes
Public and private papers of a Democratic congressman from Missouri’s 9th District, 1923-1964. The collection is arranged alphabetically by topics and contains correspondence and other material relating to his life and congressional career.

Carthage Fair and Horse Show, Booklet, 1948, (R1087)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a "premium list" and "program of events" for the third annual Carthage Fair and Horse Show, held at Carthage in Jasper County, Missouri, on 23-25 September 1948. James M. Miller served as manager of the event.

Cannon, W.W., Diary, 1886 (C0449)
1 folder
A daily account of the work done by a Dent County farmer. The entries are written in a memorandum book advertising patent medicine.

Cattle Feeders of Missouri, Book, 1900, (C0859)
1 folder
Lists of leading cattle feeders in Missouri. Counties listed are Barry, Barton, Benton, Bollinger, Cole, Henry, Lawrence, Mercer, Miller, Moniteau, St. Clair, and Vernon. Lists were compiled with a view to securing results of an experiment in steer feeding.

Caverno, Xenophon (1865-1941), Papers, 1917-1941 (C0059)
1.4 linear feet
Personal correspondence and information about cotton organizations, farm organizations, and transactions concerning his plantation and plantation store. General expenses of the plantation, purchase of cotton seed, and records of accounts.

Central Industrial District Records, ca. 1920-2000, (K0671)
17 cubic feet
Organizational records of the business association for Kansas City's industrial district in the West Bottoms. Includes minutes, membership information, studies, reports, and research data relating to the District and Kansas City generally. Also included are documents relating to historic preservation.

Central Ozark Aberdeen-Angus Breeders Association, Booklet, 1961, (R1206)
1 folder
This is a booklet published for the Central Ozark Aberdeen-Angus Breeders Association's "15th Consignment Show and Sale," held near Salem in Dent County, Missouri, on 13 March 1961. Forty-one head of registered cattle were offered at the event. The auctioneer was Wes Hays and the show judge was Vic Gray.

Chariton County Exchange Bank Papers, 1819-1922 (C0067)
1.5 linear feet
Bank accounts; documents; pamphlets; correspondence and bills having to do with the tobacco industry in Chariton and Carroll Counties and Chariton County Wool Growers Association; miscellaneous clippings. Account book of bank includes bills and receipts from various business concerns.

Chesmore Seed Company, St. Joseph, Missouri, Records, 1895-1998 , (C4045)
2.2 linear feet
The Chesmore Seed Company was founded in 1878 by Alfred M. Chesmore as a seed, farm implement, wagon, and buggy business in St. Joseph, Missouri. The collection contains historical documents, business papers, company correspondence, seed catalogs, advertisements and price lists, sales receipts, and photographs of the Chesmore Seed Company, as well as photographs and personal items of the Chesmore family.

Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune, Photographs, (P0084)
0.75 linear feet
Photographs of Chillicothe, MO, and Livingston County, including area businesses, farming activity, schools, clubs, homes, and churches.

Chinn, Eugene, Account Book, 1845-1882, (C0862)
1 folder
Scattered personal accounts, 1845-1847 and 1878-1882, probably kept by a Howard County, MO, farmer.

Christeson, Robert P. (1911-1992), Collection, 1808-1995, (C3971)
36 linear feet, 1387 audio discs, 133 audio tapes, 152 audio cassettes, 112 wire recordings, 3 film reels
The Christeson Collection comprises sheet music, song books, and other publications related to square dancing and folk dances, publications on the history of violins and fiddlers, catalogs of instruments and musical recordings, correspondence, photographs and family papers, fiddle organization newsletters, fiddling contest flyers, folk festival information, and the working papers of volumes I and II of The Old-Time Fiddler's Repertory. In addition, this collection contains Christeson's original wire recordings, audio tapes, and audio discs of fiddle tunes, jam sessions, fiddle contests, and other folk genres.

Christian County Stock and Agricultural Show and Home Coming Association, fair Program, 1920, (R0716)
1 booklet
This is a booklet containing rules, program, advertisements, and other information concerning the "Christian County Stock & Agricultural Show & Home Coming," held at Ozark, Missouri, from 29 September through 2 October 1920.

Citizens Committee for Soil, Water, and State Parks, Records, 1983-1989, (C3916)
0.8 linear feet
The records of a committee that campaigned for the passage of a sales tax to provide funds for soil conservation and Missouri’s state parks system. The records include bank statements, campaign reports, lists of contributors and contributions, ledger sheets, publicity releases and clippings, treasurer's reports, correspondence, contracts, and miscellaneous material of the committee.

Clarkson Family, Papers, 1810-1870, (C1705)
0.2 linear feet
This collection contains Clarkson family correspondence primarily between Colonel Charles S. Clarkson, his wife, Charlotte, and their children, originating from Ohio, Kentucky, St. Louis, and other locations, concerning family news and business matters. Correspondence from friends and extended family members is also included.

Clay Family, Papers, 1838, (C2434)
1 folder
The papers of the Clay Family contain two letters, one from Henry Clay to J.S. Snead and one from his son to an unknown person concerning the sale of cattle.

Coe, Edward H., Papers, (CA4221)
2 linear feet
Correspondence and journal articles of a corn geneticist.

Coleman, O.T. (1891-1965), Papers, 1918-1962, (C3353)
9 folders
The papers of O.T. Coleman contain clippings; World War I envelopes with censor stamp; biography; reports on limestone grinding, soil, work for farmers on relief; letters about book reviews, articles, Missouri State Extension Service, nomination as fellow of American Society of Agronomy, awards; letters of commendation; appointment as extension professor emeritus.

Coleman, O.T. (1891-1965), Papers, 1946-1961, (C2266)
9 folders
The papers of O.T. Coleman contain speeches and articles by a soil specialist with the Agricultural Extension Service of the University of Missouri and director of Missouri county soil testing laboratories.

Coleman, W. S., Collection, n.d., (R1012)
1 folder
These are labels for cans of "Rosan" blackberries and "Pal-O'-Mine" green beans, packed by W. S. Coleman at his cannery at Willow Springs in Howell County, Missouri.

Colman, Norman J., Pictures, 1889-1922, (C0790)
1 folder
Photographs and negatives of office of COLMAN'S RURAL WORLD, c. 1900; Colman when secretary and commissioner of agriculture, from AMERICAN AGRICULTURALIST, March 1889; Colman with harness horse, from NEW BREEDER'S GAZETTE, 1922.

Columbia Brick and Tile Company, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1907-1986, n.d., (C3854)
12.8 linear feet
Business, financial, and manufacturing records of the Edwards Brick and Tile Company, 1927-1930, the Edwards-Conley Brick and Tile Company, 1930-1946, and the Columbia Brick and Tile Company, 1947-1986. The collection covers such subjects as industrial health and safety, natural gas supply regulation, legislation, energy and environmental concerns and includes advertising literature, blueprints, correspondence, photographs, maps and plats, books, and miscellaneous material.

Connaway, John Waldo (1859-1947), Papers, 1878-1944, (C0052)
2.2 linear feet
The papers of John W. Connaway contain personal and professional correspondence, research notes and writings, and brief personal material regarding his family. Connaway was Professor of Veterinary Science and Comparative Medicine at the University of Missouri Agri-cultural Experiment Station from 1888 to 1947 where he made significant findings in controlling Texas fever, hog cholera, brucellosis or Bang's disease, and other farm animal diseases.

Connaway, John Waldo, Scroll, 1937, (C1512)
1 folder
Scroll presented to Connaway in recognition of his service to the University of Missouri in agricultural education and research.

Connor, Thomas ( -1907), Papers, 1893-1909, (C0244)
1 folder, 1 volume
Connor's will and other papers connected with his estate. Lead and zinc ore register, 1893-1909, from Joplin, Missouri.

Conyers, Thomas W. (1795-1879), Papers, 1817-1903, (C0755)
0.2 linear feet, 1 oversize volume
The papers of a Monroe County, Missouri, landowner, merchant, soldier, and politician include diaries, an account book, genealogical materials on the Conyers family, and miscellany regarding the daily activities of the Conyers family and their slaves. Particular emphasis is given to everyday farming operations and accounts.

Corder-Thomas Family, Papers, 1867-1961, (C3697)
56 volumes and 9 folders on 11 rolls of microfilm, 1 oversize folder
The Corder-Thomas Family Papers consist of diaries of Leslie Walker Corder, a Waver-ly, Missouri, farmer and civic leader; his wife Nellie Perry Buck Corder; and her aunt Susan Buck Cooper Thomas. The papers also include family letters, newsclippings, and miscellaneous items.

Cornett Family, Papers, 1847-1981, (C3808)
5.1 linear feet
Papers of the Cornett family of rural Linn County, Missouri, including William and Martha; their children, Bracy, Winifred, Jo Lee, and Carl; and Martha's family, the Moores and Roots. Letters, household and farm records, photographs, and other family papers, along with the early records of the Moore School near Linneus, document the social, cultural, and agricultural life of a northern Missouri family and the teaching careers of two of their daughters.

Cox, James Napoleon, Records, 1887-1926, (R0724)
2 volumes, 1 folder
These are the personal and official records and papers of James N. Cox, a farmer and justice of the peace of North Dillon Township in Phelps County, Missouri. The first volume primarily contains various business accounts; the second concerns various official matters such as stray livestock, poll taxes, and civil and criminal complaints. The folder contains miscellaneous papers removed from the volumes.

Creamer, Benjamin H., Papers, 1890-1969, (R0476)
10 folders
These are papers of a farmer and stock raiser in Maries County, Missouri. The collection includes family correspondence, obituaries and funeral home cards, election poll books, and records pertaining to Creamer's work with the Maries County office of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service and the Maries County Highway Commission.

Cuba Community Fair, Booklet, 1948, (R0895)
1 folder
This is a program booklet for the second annual Cuba Community Fair, held at Cuba in Crawford County, Missouri, on 8-11 September 1948. The fair was sponsored by the Cuba Civic Club and its Auxiliary.


Darby, Harry (1895-1987) Papers, ca. 1938-1986, (K0719)
22 cubic feet
Darby was a businessman, politician, and civic leader. Includes scrapbooks, correspondence, photographs, meeting minutes, reports, committee notes, fund raising records, and clippings concerning Darby's association with the American Royal and related activities—Kansas Day, Future Farmers of American (FFA), BOTAR (Belles of the American Royal) and 4-H.

Davidson, James Franklin (1839- ), Papers, 1868-1917, (C0089)
0.4 linear feet
The diaries and miscellaneous papers of a lawyer and farmer who lived in Chicago, Illinois, and Hannibal, Missouri.

Davis, Chester Charles (1887-1975), Papers, 1917-1953, (C0014)
6 linear feet and 17 oversize volumes; also available on 20 rolls of microfilm
Correspondence, minutes, proceedings, literary productions, lists, printed material, financial and legal documents pertaining to the farm parity movement led by George Peek and Chester C. Davis. The photographs and the volumes, mainly newspaper clippings, deal almost exclusively with Davis’ career, 1933-1953.

Davis, James Adam (1905-1988), Papers, 1937-1975, (C3666)
23.5 linear feet
Papers of a state labor leader. State CIO Industrial Union Council, State Labor Council, Political Action Committee, Missouri Valley Authority, Governor's Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation, United Labor Committee of Missouri, State Environmental Improvement Authority and Executive Review Committee materials. Personal records.

Denney, Arthur Hugh, Papers, (CA4980)
15.4 cubic feet
Correspondence, publications, and research materials of a University of Missouri professor of community development and consultant on economic planning. Addition of genealogy client files containing correspondence, family charts, and other research materials related to Missouri families. Also research materials regarding Missouri post offices and Postmasters.

Doane, D. Howard (1883-1984), Interviews, 1963, (C2248)
0.2 linear feet
Recollections of formative work in developing farm management at the University of Missouri and in the county extension service. Account of the development of the Doane Agricultural Service, of Doane's work for the Hoover Commission, and of the investigation of federally supported research.

Doane, D. Howard (1883-1984), Papers, 1906-1969, (C3121)
4.2 linear feet
Correspondence, speeches, articles, and photographs pertaining to farm management and rural appraisal.

Doane, D. Howard (1883-1984), Papers, (CA4360)
0.8 linear feet
Correspondence and photographs of a pioneer in the farm management field. Addition to collection.

Doane, D. Howard (1883-1984), Papers, (CA4561)
0.4 linear feet
Addition. Correspondence, photographs, and newsclippings pertaining to a prominent agriculture leader.

Doane, D. Howard (1883-1984), Papers, (CA4592)
1 linear foot
Addition to papers of a pioneer in farm management.

Doane, D. Howard (1883-1984), Papers, (CA4593)
13.8 cubic feet, 9 oversize volumes, 2 audio discs
Addition to papers of a pioneer in farm management.

Donnelly, Phil M. (1891-1961), Papers, 1944-1957, (C2151)
91.6 linear feet, 10 volumes
Papers relating to Donnelly's two terms as Democratic governor of Missouri.

Douglass Family, Collection, 1838-1990, (C3978)
1.4 linear feet, 13 audio cassettes
The Douglass Family Collection consists of land deeds, personal and business correspondence, oral history transcripts, photographs, volumes, and other miscellaneous items dealing with farm life and agriculture in McBaine, Missouri. There are also records dealing with a flourmill belonging to Northcutt & Brothers in Mexico, Missouri, and an account book for the Oakdale Graveyard in Shelby County, Missouri.

Draper-McClurg Family, Papers, 1838-2009, (C3069)
3.9 linear feet; folders 1-134 also available on 5 rolls of microfilm
The Draper-McClurg family papers are comprised of correspondence, photographs, Civil War diaries and records, and other personal papers of the families of Philander Draper and Joseph W. McClurg. The papers document the families' involvement in politics, farming and orchards, lead mining and smelting, the Civil War, and frontier life in Missouri, the Dakota Territory, and several western states.

Drought Relief Campaign Records, 1930-1932, (K0334)
0.3 cubic foot
Reports, correspondence, clippings, and photographs for the Campaign, an activity of the American Red Cross to relieve farmers affected by drought in the 1930s. Among other items and services, the Red Cross provided seed, food, school lunches, and cash.

Drymon, Ira, "Prosperity Through Soil Building: A Soil Improvement Program for Jackson Co., Mo., 1927", (C2675)
1 volume
The collection contains a paper submitted to the contest of the Soil Improvement Committee of the National Fertilizer Association.

Dunlap, Frederick (1881-1968), Papers, 1891-1937, (C2602)
8 linear feet
Papers of a Missouri state forester and professor of forestry at the Universities of Wisconsin and Missouri, who served with the U.S. Forest Service as an industrial examiner in forest products during World War I. Includes his pamphlet library on forest preservation.


Eagleton, Thomas F. (1929-2007), Papers, 1944-1987, (C0674)
Papers of a Democratic Circuit Attorney for the city of St. Louis, 1956-1960; Attorney General of Missouri, 1960-1964; Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, 1964-1968; and U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1969-1986. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, speeches and press releases, audiovisual materials, microfilm, and newspaper clippings.

East Perry Community Fair, Altenburg, Missouri, Booklet, 1957, (R1167)
1 folder
This is a souvenir booklet for the East Perry Community Fair which was held at Altenburg in Perry County, Missouri, on 20-21 September 1957. Included are categories for prize competitions, a schedule of events, a roster of fair officials, and many advertisements for area businesses. Howard Fiehler served as President of the fair board.

East Prairie Farm Club, Morgan County, Missouri, Record Book, 1916-1923, (R0426)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a record book of a farm club which met at East Prairie School in eastern Morgan County, Missouri. An affiliate of the Missouri Farmers' Association, the club provided educational and social programs for the area's residents. It met in conjunction with the East Prairie Literary Society, 1921-1923. The records include the constitution and bylaws, minutes of meetings, and membership lists.

Edwards & Knisely, Correspondence, 1895, (R0948)
1 folder
These are two items from Edwards & Knisely, "dealers in staple and fancy groceries," at Clinton in Henry County, Missouri, to A. J. Stillwell in Hannibal, Missouri. They concern the purchase of smoked and salted meat, and lard.

Estes, Joseph (1820-1893), Papers, 1816-1907 , (C4198)
0.5 cubic feet, (20 folders)
The Joseph Estes Papers document the life of a cattle breeder from Boone County, Missouri. The papers consist of financial documents such as receipts, deeds, indentures, and slave claims.


Falor, Crabb, and McGennis Family Papers, ca. 1850-1985, (K0707)
11 cubic feet
Business records relating to the operation of the families' farms in Hopedale, IL; Sprague, MO; and Rich Hill, MO. Includes financial records for goods and services purchased; account books; commissions on livestock and crops; other legal documents; and business correspondence on a variety of subjects. Also personal correspondence, chiefly the Crabb family, and diaries kept by Mary Ann McGennis.

Farmer, Frank, Ozarks Grapes of Joy, 1971, (R0789)
1 folder
This is a booklet on grape-growing and its advantages as a cash crop in the Ozarks. It briefly examines the history of grape cultivation, wine-making, and methods of cultivation.

Farmer, Val Papers, (CA6557)
5.7 cubic feet, 1 oversize item, 1 video cassette
The papers of a clinical psychologist and syndicated columnist who specialized in rural mental health include correspondence, research materials, and miscellaneous material pertaining to the Midwest farm crisis in the 1980s. The majority of the correspondence is letters from readers.

Farmers Bank, Mt. Vernon, Missouri, Papers, 1844-1931, (C0044)
5 linear feet, 28 volumes
Records of a bank organized in 1890 and liquidated in 1930. Also records of local businesses and schools.

Farmers Cooperative League, Booklet, 1909, (R1154)
1 folder
This is a booklet containing the "National Constitution and By-Laws" of the Farmers Cooperative League, an organization dedicated to improving the economic condition of farmers. W. R. Noble of Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri, served as Secretary.

FarmHouse Fraternity International, Papers, 1950-1970 (C3304)
5.7 linear feet
State, national and interfraternity correspondence of a national organization founded in 1905 in Columbia, Missouri, regarding establishment, development and expansion of FarmHouse Fraternity; chapter information including charter petitions; invoices; organization manuals; pledging handbooks and initiation procedures; miscellaneous materials.

FarmHouse Fraternity International, Papers, (CA4345)
0.4 linear feet
Addition of chapter histories, issues of Pearls & Rubies, and history of organization.

FarmHouse Fraternity International, Papers, (CA5015)
1.2 cubic feet
Primarily the papers of Earl Wilson Rusk, 1885-1968. Includes correspondence, radio program materials, agricultural publications, and clippings. Also mailing list materials and issues of Pearls and Rubies, 1970s-2010s.

Faurot, Frederick Winslow (1870-1965), Interview, 1963, (C2607)
1 folder
Personal account of life as a child and youth on farms and ranches in northern Michigan, Nebraska, Kansas, Texas, and New Mexico. Discussion of a horse drive he was part of in the fall of 1887.

Ferguson, H. N., Booklet, 1920, (R0971)
1 folder
This is a real-estate promotional booklet by H. N. Ferguson of Warsaw in Benton County, Missouri. Ferguson was a representative of the E. A. Strout Farm Agency. The brochure extols the virtues of Benton County's agricultural economy and describes specific farms that are for sale.

Finke, Elmer L. and Emma Mae, Farm Records, (CA4890)
12.7 linear feet
Financial records and other records of the Finke farm in Montgomery County, Missouri, 1940s-1980s.

Finkel, J. P., Farm Diary, 1876-1882, (R0093)
145 pages, photocopy
This is the diary of J. P. Finkel, a farmer in Amanda Township, Fairfield County, Ohio. Topics include agriculture, animal husbandry, family affairs, and rural life. Periods covered are 1 January 1876--7 October 1876 and 1 January 1879--7 January 1882.

Fitzgerald, W. Lyle (1922-1967), Papers, 1918-2003, (C3538)
2.6 linear feet, 1 audio cassette
The W. Lyle Fitzgerald Papers contain the correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, books, pamphlets, awards, announcements, and miscellaneous material of a soldier who fought in the Pacific Theatre during the Second World War.

Forest Land Use Conference Proceedings, 1961, (C2246)
1 folder
Booklet of the proceedings of the Forest Land Use Conference, held in Washington, D.C.

French, William A. E., Papers, 1877-1967, (R0175)
26 folders
These are the papers of an author and newspaper publisher at Eminence in Shannon County, Missouri. Included are hunting and fishing diaries, journals, teaching notebooks, lists of published works, short stories, and family correspondence.

Fruitland Grange No. 611 Record Book (CG0016)
0.1 cubic feet (1 folder)
The Fruitland Grange No. 611 record book contains detailed by-laws and minutes of the meetings held by members from 1873 to 1876. The fraternal organization focused on agriculture and local farmers. The group’s goal was to promote agriculture and provide a unifying voice to farmers against capitalism. Men and women were eligible for membership and officers were given ranks and titles to establish order and responsibilities.

Fruitville Farm, Pamphlet, ca. 1910, (R0009)
1 item
Col. Jay L. Torrey of West Plains, in Howell County, Missouri, promoted Fruitville Farm and Torreytown around 1910. Small farms were to be purchased by individuals, who would live in the "ideal village" of Torreytown. The advertising brochure included testimonials by agricultural experts as to the excellent productivity of the land. Also included in the pamphlet are endorsements of the enterprise by leading citizens of West Plains and Howell County, including the Mayor of West Plains and officers of the West Plains Bank and the Ozark Commercial Congress. Farms of varying sizes were to be grouped around the "ideally planned village of Torreytown, ... where the purchaser can live in town and farm his nearby land."

Future Farmers of America, West Plains Chapter, Scrapbooks, 1955-1978, (R0658)
11 folders
These are scrapbooks of the FFA chapter at West Plains in Howell County, Missouri. The scrapbooks include photographs, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous printed material on the chapter's activities, 1955-1966. There is also a printed history of the FFA in Missouri, 1928-1978.


Garr, Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” Slusher (1844-1927) and Alice Marion (1866-1957), Papers, 1875-1896, 1991, (C3987)
0.2 linear feet
The Mollie and Alice Garr Papers consist mostly of letters written from 1875 to 1896 by a mother and daughter from Lafayette County, Missouri, to relatives in Virginia- primarily to William Benjamin Plunkett of Greene County. Also included are photocopies of various explanatory materials, such as obituaries, death certificates, printed articles, and genealogical lists of the Garr and Slusher families, compiled by the donor of the papers in 1991.

George Muehlbach & Sons Grocery Records, (K0643)
4 cubic feet
Organizational records including employee policies, legal agreements, publications and advertising materials, photographs of the grocery stores, and architectural drawings of a Kansas City area grocery store chain.. Also photographs of the family.

George, Harrison H. (1858-1929) Photograph Collection, ca. 1900-ca. 1903, (K0377)
0.16 cubic feet
The collection contains photographs of livestock, people, and buildings in the Kansas City Stockyards and sites in Kansas City, Kansas.

Gigous Family, Papers, 1875-1877, (C0325)
1 folder
Letters written to George and Mary Gigous by M.E. Wagner, sister of Mary; Amos Castle, friend of George; and Daniel Stull, cousin of George. The letters describe farming, agricultural prices, immigration, rural education, and rural life in Otter Creek, IA, and Maryville, MO. Includes typed notes on the family.

Glasgow, Nathan, Papers, 1820-1871, (C3430)
9 folders
The papers contain correspondence, receipts, promissory notes, receipts for sale of slaves, land surveys, deeds, indentures, and a book of mathematic examples of John A. and Nathan Glasgow of Columbia and Millersburg, Missouri.

Glenn Farm, Records, (CA6087)
7 volumes
Farm ledgers kept by the Edward Glenn family in Pike County, Missouri from 1943 to 1995.

Glover and Odendahl Papers, 1895, (C2688)
1 folder
Papers pertaining to shipment of yellow corn from Kansas to New Orleans.

Glover, J[ohn] M. (1822-1891), Letter, 1884, (C1540)
1 folder
The papers contain one letter to Solon McCoy, of White Sulphur Springs, Montana Territory, from Quincy, Illinois, Feb. 27, 1884. Glover thanked McCoy for his condolences; praised deceased brother, St. Louisan Samuel T. Glover; and discussed the possibilities of a livestock business with J. Miller in territories or a beef slaughterhouse on the Northern Pacific Railroad.

Godsey, Roy, Papers, 1921-1967, (C3435)
11 folders
The papers contain newspapers and other articles, mostly about agriculture and small towns in Missouri, by Roy Godsey, journalist and early air travel promoter; letters to Godsey from national and state officials; original manuscript of his novel, Aunt Betty; and miscellaneous items of interest to Godsey.

Golden Valley Horse Show, Program Booklet, 1945, (R0943)
1 folder
This is a program booklet for the Golden Valley Horse Show, held on 11-12 September 1945 at Clinton in Henry County, Missouri. The Clinton Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event, which was held at Artesian Park Stadium.

Grawe, Oliver Randolph (1901-1965), Papers, 1930-1962, (C3578)
6 folders
The papers contain miscellaneous papers of a professor and author of University of Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy at Rolla. Included are manuscripts about minerals and ores of Missouri, and a copy of Noel Hubbard's history of Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy and duplication of engineering education in Missouri in 1938.

Green Oak Farms, Maples, Missouri, Booklet, 1961, (R1208)
1 folder
This is a booklet for a registered Angus cattle sale at Green Oak Farms near Maples in Texas County, Missouri, on 7 October 1961. Fifty-three cattle, plus five "calves at foot" were to be sold by proprietor E. E. Martin and "guest consigner" Paul Woods.

Gunn, Frederick C. Papers, (K0305)
2.5 cubic feet (55 folders, 19 photographic images)
The collection contains the papers of the Kansas City architect Frederick C. Gunn. These papers generally consist of personal papers and diaries, family papers relating to Gunn’s parents, Major Otis Gunn and Mary Gunn, and papers related to Gunn’s architectural business.


Harris, Fran (1909-1998), Papers, 1930, 1943-1976, (C1201)
1.4 linear feet
Papers of Fran Harris, journalist, broadcaster, and president of Women In Communica-tions, Inc. (WICI). The papers consist of correspondence, organizational records, conference materials, and photographs pertaining to Harris’s tenure as WICI vice president and president.

Harrison, Charles Lewis (1857-1912), Papers, 1847-1921 (C0112)
0.3 linear feet
Papers of a New York City consulting engineer, horse breeder, and club member. Harrison assisted in the construction of the East River tunnels and the Cheesman Dam, Denver, CO.

Harrison, Jack S. (1866-1941), Papers, 1882-1941, (C0048)
7 linear feet
Papers of an Equine Research Specialist on the staff of the Missouri State Museum and former horse breeder. The papers consist of research materials gathered for a history of Missouri livestock, the bulk of which concern horses. A small quantity of personal papers is included.

Harrison, Thomas (1817-1912), Papers, 1860-1894, (C0329)
4 folders
General account and stud book, 1860-1873; stud book, 1876-1894; weight certificate, 1889; check, 1890; and three miscellaneous items.

Hechler, William R., Papers, (CA6407)
0.1 cubic feet
Letters written to a University of Missouri graduate who worked as a professor of Agriculture at Iowa State College in Ames. The letters are largely from colleagues and friends in Missouri.

Heinkel, Fred V. (1897-1990), Papers, 1914-1988, (C4105)
28.4 linear feet
The papers of Fred V. Heinkel contain materials documenting the political and business activities of a former long-time president of the Missouri Farmers Association (MFA). A small amount of personal material is also included.

Heinrich, C., pub. "The Experiences....of the Stephanites who emigrated from Saxony, 1839," n.d., (C2085)
1 folder
The papers contain one publication titled, Journey of the Stephanites from Saxony to St. Louis, 1838, and settlement in Perry County, 1839. Describes difficulties of ocean voyage to New Orleans and riverboat travel to St. Louis; Economic conditions, prices, religious beliefs, organization of colony, and impressions of Martin Stephan.

Henderson, Russell Papers, (C4342)
0.25 cubic feet (3 folders)
The notebooks of a horticulturalist for the Fulton State Hospital in Fulton, Missouri. The years covered are 1946-1948. Please note that these are purely notes pertaining to the business of horticulture. There is no material on the state institution.

Hennings, Thomas C., Jr. (1903-1960), Papers, 1901-1960 (C3000)
190.5 linear feet, 6 audio tapes, 5 films, 5 rolls of microfilm, 25 records, 1 oversize volume
Personal and political papers of a Democratic congressman, 1934-1940; St. Louis circuit attorney, 1940-1941; naval officer, 1941-1944; lawyer, 1944-1950; and U.S. senator, 1950-1960. Collection focuses on senatorial years, the bulk consisting of constituent correspondence, and is arranged topically.

Hickam, Ezekiel Comer (1804-1876), Papers, 1835-1904, (C3610)
0.2 linear feet
Papers of a Boone County, MO, farmer and mule trader, including several ledgers of mule breeding and sale records. Also contains a book of Lycurgus P. Hickam, his son, listing construction workers on a Boone County road, 1868-1869.

Hickman-Bryan Papers, 1796-1920, (C0045)
2.8 linear feet
This collection contains the papers of two families named Hickman, one of Boone County, Missouri, and the other of Alexandria, Louisiana. Related by marriage, the families had business dealings in slaves, agriculture, and livestock. The papers of the Bryan family, related to the Boone County Hickmans by marriage are also in this collection.

Hickok, B. H., Papers, 1913-1926, (C3138)
1 folder
The papers contain copies of the farm advisor law and the nursery inspection law; list of donors contributing to the portrait of Henry J. Waters presented to the agriculture library, 1926; remarks of speakers at the presentation; newspaper clippings and photograph of the portrait.

Hinrichs, Charles F. (1828-1902), Papers, 1862-1902, (C0335)
2 rolls of microfilm
Papers and records of a German American who lived in Cape Girardeau and Butler Counties in Missouri. Records concern Hinrichs's Civil War service in Company L, 10th Missouri Volunteer Cavalry. Other papers document his agricultural interests, the Seventh Day Adventist Church, and his efforts to establish a German colony at Carola, Butler County, Missouri.

Hirth, William (1875-1940), Papers, 1925-1934, (C0042)
3.5 linear feet
The papers of William Hirth, a farm leader, organizer, and president of the Missouri Farmers Association (MFA), consist of correspondence, newspaper articles, and radio speeches. The material pertains to Missouri Farmers Association business activities, state and national politics, and The Missouri Farmer, official publication of the Missouri Farmers Association.

Hollenbeck, Arch Talcott Papers (R1414)
0.5 cubic foot (28 folders)
The Arch Talcott Hollenbeck Papers include the personal and business correspondence and papers of Archie Hollenbeck who served as the Howell County postmaster during the early 20th century. He was appointed chairman of the Missouri Prison Board in 1921 and lived in Jefferson City during his appointment before returning to West Plains, Missouri.

Home Economics Council and Chorus, Greene County, Missouri, Booklet, 1948, (R1073)
1 folder
This is a program booklet for a banquet honoring the Home Economics Council and Chorus of Greene County, Missouri, sponsored by the "chain store managers of Springfield" and held on 23 September 1948 at the Kentwood Arms Hotel. Gaylord L. Durkee was the banquet chairman and Mrs. Felix Russell was chairwoman of the Home Economics Council.

Howard, John, Account Book, 1872-1908, (C0864)
1 folder
Records of wages paid, money expended for lumber and supplies, and other accounts. Also reports on the weather and the breeding of jacks. Probably from Jackson County, MO, area.

Howell County Fair Association, Booklets, 1946-1948, (R0888)
1 folder
These are programs for the Howell County Fair and Stock Show held at Peoples Park in West Plains in Howell County, Missouri. The booklets are for "county fairs" held on 4-7 September 1946 and 1-4 September 1948.

Humphreys, Thomas (1836-1886), Diaries, 1857-1886, (C2473)
11 volumes
The papers contain a daily business and farming record including weather information and occasional references to contemporary social and political events. Provides a case study of farm management in southern Ohio and Saline County, Missouri, during the nineteenth century. Diaries are not comprehensive for the period.

Hunter, Andrew, Letter, 1831, (C1760)
1 folder
The papers contain a letter to Matthew Pilson, of Augusta, Virginia, from Andrew Hunter of Point Pleasant, Missouri, June 22, 1831. He writes his nephew about colts and horses; asks Pilson to sell some land in Virginia for him; mentions the prospects of a good corn crop that year; and refers to Janie Thompson's school near Caledonia.

Hunter, Joseph ( -1825), Record Book, 1818-1824, (C1125)
1 folder
The records contain personal accounts of a planter and those of his tenants and farm hands with the firm of Stallcup and Houts, in Winchester, Missouri.

Hyde, Arthur Mastick (1877-1947), Papers, 1913-1954, (C0007)
20.8 linear feet
Papers of a Republican governor of Missouri, 1921-1925 and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1929-1933, consisting of correspondence, clippings, printed material, photographs, and personal items. Major topics include agriculture, conservation, roads, Republican politics, labor disputes, law enforcement, prohibition, and Missouri state institutions and politics.


Ingham, W. Smith, Letters, 1859-1866, (C2368)
1 folder
Three letters to William Titus, Moravia, NY, from Hannibal, MO. Concern shipping and prices of hides, crops, politics, and personal news.


Jennings, Thomas Jefferson (1843-1922) Diary, 1843-1922, (K0285)
1 volume
Photocopied typed transcript of Jennings diary, a farmer near Greenwood, Cass County, MO. Brief monthly and daily entries mostly about farm operations: crops, livestock, going to market, weather, hunting, etc. Also his life: attending church, traveling, and family news. Occasionally on larger events, i.e. presidential elections, San Francisco earthquake, and World War I.

Johannsen, Chris J., Papers, (CA6029)
14.5 linear feet
Papers of noted soil scientist who taught at UMC from 1972 to 1985 and specialized in geographic information systems and remote sensing. Includes files of organizations and committees with which he was involved. Also includes correspondence files from the College of Agriculture, Courses, University Departments, and Laboratory for Applications of Remote Sensing (LARS).

Johnson, O.R. (1887-1966), Papers, 1910-1959 (C3483)
25.4 linear feet
Professional and administrative correspondence related to the departments of Farm Management and Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri, and civic and personal correspondence. See also collection 10, Agricultural Economics Department Papers, 1906-1966.

Jones, John W., Receipt, 1858, (C2922)
1 folder
Receipt showing payment of $40 for 320 acres of land at Jackson, MO.

Jones, Paul C. (1901-1981), Papers, 1943-1969 (C3604)
60.6 linear feet
Constituent and legislative correspondence from Jones’s years as a Democratic congressman from Missouri’s 10th district, 1948-1969. Jones’s major committee assignments included the Agriculture and the House Administration Committees.

Jopling Family, Papers, 1810-1991, (C3927)
0.5 linear feet, 1 volume
Papers of the Jopling family from Pettis County, Missouri. The bulk of the papers date from the 1810s through the 1940s and consist of personal papers and business records and corre-spondence, including genealogical information, financial and legal papers, cattle records, patent records, and medical recipes.


Kansas City Board of Trade Records, 1873-1978, (K0063)
297 cubic feet
Administrative records including minutes, correspondence, transportation files, membership, public relations, legal files, reports, "The Grain Market Review" and associated materials from the Kansas City Board of Trade.

Kansas City College of Veterinary Medicine Records, 1905, (K1029)
3 folders
Includes diplomas and class composite photographs.

Kansas City Dietetic Association (KCDA) Records, 1947-1988, (K0763)
1 cubic foot
KCDA promotes the dietetic profession, the science and education of dietetics, and improving human nutrition. Includes minutes, correspondence, treasurers' reports, policy manuals, membership lists, Constitutions and Bylaws, and newsletters.

Kansas City Food Circle Records, 1981-2004 (K1031)
2 cubic feet
The records contain membership lists, research materials, publications, organizational records, and newspaper clippings.

Kansas City Stockyards Photograph, (P0987)
1 photograph
Photograph of stockyards

Kansas City, Fort Scott, and Memphis Railroad Company, Booklet, ca. 1890s, (R1071)
1 folder
This is Snap Shots in South Missouri, a promotional booklet to encourage land sales along the Kansas City, Fort Scott, and Memphis, and Kansas City, Clinton and Springfield railroads in Missouri. The area is presented as ideal for fruit-culture and raising livestock.

Keathley, Clarence, Photograph Collection, (P0177)
0.125 linear feet
Photos of mining from Ken magazine (1939), the Berryman CCC Camp No. 3733, agriculture, the Palmer Project, and the University of Missouri (ca. 1932-1934).

Keefe, James F. (1923-1999), Papers, 1915-1998, (C3834)
17.4 linear feet, 62 audio cassettes
This collection, compiled by Sampson, includes Democratic and Republican party campaign literature for national and Missouri elections, 1838-1958; speeches and pamphlets concerning national and state political issues; materials concerning the history of Boone, Schuyler, Pettis, and Ste. Genevieve counties and Sedalia; papers of Garland C. Broadhead and William Switzler; and speeches, notes, bibliographies, and personal papers of Sampson.

Kelleter, Paul Delmar (1881-1950), Speeches, 1935-1940, (C2249)
6 folders
Speeches and miscellaneous reports by Kelleter, forest supervisor of Clark National Forest, MO, concerning the U.S. Forest Service in Missouri, with emphasis on the Clark National Forest and rehabilitation of the Ozark region.

Kem, James Preston, (1890-1965), Papers, 1946-1952, (C2700)
157 linear feet on 550 rolls of microfilm, 2 audio discs
The Kem Papers document the term of a Republican United States Senator from Missouri. The bulk of the material is constituent correspondence.

Kemper, Edward J., Collection, (C4388)
0.9 cubic feet (9 folders, 4 oversize items, 207 glass plate negatives)
This collection documents the activities of Edward J. Kemper, particularly Hermann Grape Nurseries and his other business ventures, and his local German-American community in Hermann, Missouri, and surrounding Gasconade County in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Kempster, Harry L. (1883-1962), Papers, 1916-1960 (C3404)
4.7 linear feet
The papers Harry L. Kempster contain correspondence about poultry husbandry in Missouri and United States, including egg and poultry marketing and inquiries concerning poultry diseases, nutrition and housing. Also included is academic correspondence about courses, jobs, research, conferences, and World Poultry Congresses; poultry production during World Wars I and II; and University of Missouri’s Agricultural Extension Service.
Papers filed chronologically. Pages having different letters on both sides are filed as arranged in original boxes. Years having incomplete correspondence are noted as such.

Kempster, Harry L. (1883-1962), Papers, (CA5050)
0.2 linear feet
Addition to papers of former chairman of poultry husbandry department at the University of Missouri. Includes articles written by Kempster and images used in various publications.

Keystone View Company, Stereoview, ca. 1914, (R1099)
1 folder
This is a stereoscopic photographic view of apple harvesting in the Ozark region of Missouri published by the Keystone View Company of Meadville, Pennsylvania.

Kinderpost, Missouri, Collection, ca. 1910-1982, (R0107)
3 folders
This is material on the post office and community at Kinderpost in Texas County, Missouri. Included are two photographs, ca. 1910; an illustrated article by Priscilla Bradford; and a three-page memoir on the postal system in Texas County by Ellery P. Bradford, 1982.

King, June K., Papers, 1890-1898 (C0126)
5 folders
Letters and other papers of a livestock dealer in Marshall, Missouri. Correspondence concerns the sale of cattle and hogs. Several letters of the American Berkshire Association are in the collection.

Klemme, Arnold W., "A Soil Improvement Program for Lawrence County, Missouri," 1926, (C2673)
1 volume
The collection contains a paper submitted to the contest of the Soil Improvement Committee of the National Fertilizer Association.

Klinefelter, Howard E. (1902-1956) Papers, 1924-1966, (C3858)
1 linear foot
Papers of Howard E. Klinefelter, editor of The Missouri Farmer, the Missouri Farmers Association (MFA) magazine. The papers consist of correspondence and miscellaneous material such as newspaper clippings, photographs and publications.

Kuemmel, George Frederick (1833-1914), Record Book, 1873-1875, (C1139)
1 volume
Contains weather records, garden and egg accounts, and expenses for chickens.


Lake of the Ozarks Angus Association, Booklet, 1964, (R1210)
1 folder
This is a booklet published for the Lake of the Ozarks Angus Association's "3rd Annual Fall Sale," held at Eldon in Miller County, Missouri, on 3 October 1964. Sixty head of registered cattle were offered at the event. The auctioneer was Max Atkinson.

Landwehr Family Papers, (CA6558)
4.6 cubic feet, 4 oversize items
The papers of a German Catholic family from Cole County, Missouri, that owned the Landwehr Dairy, contains correspondence, Christmas cards, recipes, financial records, religious material, and miscellaneous family material. The collection includes material concerning Sister Mary Gabriel Landwehr.

Langenbacher, R.A., "A Soil Improvement Program for St. Charles County," 1929, (C2677)
1 volume
The collection contains a paper submitted to the contest of Soil Improvement Committee of the National Fertilizer Association in a National Soil Improvement Program contest of the American Society of Agronomy.

Langenbacher, R.A., "St. Charles County in the Agricultural Limestone Contest," 1928, (C2678)
1 volume
The collection contains an entry prepared by a St. Charles County extension agent.

Lay, Hubert E., Booklet, 1961, (R1217)
1 folder
This is a booklet published for the dispersal sale of Hubert E. Lay's herd of Aberdeen-Angus cattle at Houston in Texas County, Missouri, on 30 September 1961. Fifty-two head of cattle were offered, with Col. Wesley Hays serving as the auctioneer.

Leawood Garden Club Records, 1952-2002, (K0427)
5 cubic feet
Scrapbooks relating to the activities of the club, minutes of meetings and membership yearbooks of the Club in Leawood, KS.

Leonard, Nathaniel (1799-1876), Papers, 1800-1896, 1927 (C2525)
1 folder, 2 reels of microfilm
Papers of Nathaniel Leonard, a prominent Cooper County, Missouri, stock breeder and farmer, and his family. Consist of land papers, account and other record books, correspondence, Civil War papers, and 1824 fur memorandum, and an 1875 diary of Lon V. Stephens.

Litherbury/Beck Family Letters, 1857-1964, (K0781)
0.3 cubic foot
Letters written among the members of a farm family in Atchison County, MO concerning family matters such as farming, activities of children, the weather, and news of extended family. Some letters are from family men to home while they were in the military during war. Also genealogy and family history files.

Lozier, Ralph F., (1866-1945), Papers, 1855-1945, (C2655)
65.75 linear feet, 5 volumes
The papers contain correspondence, pamphlets, speeches, and news clippings related to Lozier's legal, agricultural, and political careers. Also included are research notes for and copies of Lozier's two historical novels and campaign papers of Lue C. Lozier.


Maize Genetics Cooperation Newsletter Records, (CA4222)
6 linear feet
Correspondence, submitted articles, and journal copies, 1920s-1980s.

Maize Genetics Cooperation Newsletter Records, (CA4299)
0.1 cubic feet
Addition of photocopied correspondence from 1932-1933; mailing list material, 1980; maize linkage map; and journals, 1984-1985.

Manley Inc. Records, 1922-2012, (K0621)
0.26 cubic foot
The records of Manley Inc. contain photographs of the company's products, offices and manufacturing plants. Additional materials include a sales manual, price lists and publications used for sales and reporting the latest news in the popcorn industry.

Manning, C. A., Letter, 1902, (R1207)
1 folder
This is a letter dated 26 September 1902 from C. A. "Chess" Manning of Bagnell in Miller County, Missouri, to James E. Millstead at Montreal in Camden County, Missouri. There is an accompanying letter from "Mollie" to "Josie," presumably the wives of Manning and Millstead. The letters concern sowing forage seed and household matters.

Manring, Maschel (1825-1905) Papers, 1858-1880, (K0291)
3 volumes
Manring was a businessman/farmer in Daviess and Gentry Counties, MO and also commissioned officer in the Union Army. Bound volumes used for multiple purposes including. record book of Gentry County, MO School District #3; account book/ledger for livery business; Civil War diary; "A Trip to Kansas" describing nature of the land and soil, towns, and people; and general notes and personal financial records.

Marbut, Curtis Fletcher (1863-1935), Papers, (CA4778)
2.15 linear feet
Addition of correspondence, family papers, lectures, and miscellaneous papers of a geology professor at the University of Missouri, 1895-1910.

Marbut, Curtis Fletcher (1863-1935), Papers, 1852-1963, (C3720)
4.4 linear feet
The personal and professional papers of C. F. Marbut, a geology professor at the University of Missouri, 1895-1910, and soil scientist for the U.S. Department of Agricul¬ture, 1910-1935, includes correspondence, estate and financial records, photographs, publications, manuscripts, and maps. The personal correspondence received by Louise Marbut Moomaw and a short series of Civil War letters are also included in the papers. See also collection 3721, the Curtis Fletcher Marbut Papers, 1901-1943, 1981-1983.

Marbut, Curtis Fletcher (1863-1935), Papers, 1901-1943, 1981-1983, (C3721)
0.5 linear feet
The personal and professional papers of C. F. Marbut, a geology professor at University of Missouri, 1895-1910, and soil scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1910-1935, include correspondence, estate and financial records, photographs, notes, architectural drawings and specifications, and ephemeral materials. See also collection 3720, the Curtis Fletcher Marbut Papers, 1852-1963.

Marbut, Curtis Fletcher (1863-1935), Papers, (CA4664)
0.4 linear feet
Addition of publications and manuscripts.

Mark Twain National Forest, Historical Photographs, ca. 1900-1985, (R0485)
These are photographs copied from holdings of the Mark Twain National Forest in Rolla, Missouri. Topics include National Forest facilities and projects; forest and wood industries; water mills; lakes, rivers, and springs; mines; dams; and the Civilian Conservation Corps and Youth Conservation Corps.

Mark Twain National Forest, Local History Collection, 1930s-1980s, (R0471)
109 files
This collection was selected from unofficial files on miscellaneous historical topics, including local histories, the CCC, the YCC, the "Irish Wilderness," and the Eleven Point River. There are transcriptions of interviews with "old-timers" and Forest Service retirees.

Marshfield Lions Club, Booklet, 1947, (R1150)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a program booklet for the "14th Annual Jersey Show" sponsored by the Marshfield Lions Club at Marshfield in Webster County, Missouri, on 30 July 1947. The show was held under the auspices of the American and Missouri Jersey Cattle Clubs.

Marshfield Saddle Club, Booklet, 1961, (R1149)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a program booklet for a horse show sponsored by the Marshfield Saddle Club at Marshfield in Webster County, Missouri. The show was held at the club's arena on 29-30 September 1961.

Martin, James W., & Jerry J. Presley, Ozark Land & Lumber..Organization & Operations, 1887-1923, (C0958)
1 folder
Paper prepared for Professor R.C. Smith of the School of Forestry, University of Missouri. Includes photographs.

Massie, Gerald R. (1911-1989), Photographs, (P0016)
0.83 linear feet
Photographs of scenes across Missouri, many taken as part of Massie's work as Missouri's state photographer. Events highlighted include Winston Churchill's visit to Fulton, Governor Hearnes' inaugural celebrations in 1965 and 1969, and the Battle of Pilot Knob Centennial commemoration in 1964. The collection includes extensive coverage of the Missouri State Capitol building. Geographically, the collection covers much of Missouri, with particular focus on tourist destinations: St. Louis, Kansas City, Hannibal, Ste. Genevieve, and the Ozarks.

Maxwell, A., Letterbook, 1857-1859, (C1161)
1 volume
Letter copy book of A. Maxwell, Alexandria, MO, records purchase of hogs. Maxwell was apparently a professional buyer. Some letters are signed Maxwell and Roe.

Maxwell, A., Record Book, 1853-1856, (C1162)
1 volume
Record of hogs purchased by A. Maxwell and Maxwell and Johnson, Alexandria, MO, 1853-1856. Includes date, number, and weight of hogs; name of seller; and price."

McArron, R. E., "The Ozarks of Missouri," ca. 1931, (R0083)
1 folder, photocopies
This is an illustrated promotional pamphlet by R. E. McArron extolling the productivity of the Ozarks region and predicting a land boom in the area. It contains testimonials by residents of Long Lane in Dallas County, Missouri.

McAtee, Stephen T., Stray [Cattle] Certificate, n.d., (C2063)
1 folder
Certificate of appraisal of cattle taken up as strays. Appraisal made by Daniel Emerson and Zovak Perkins.

McClurg, Mike W. (1948- ) Photograph Collection, ca. 1895-1915, (K0847)
0.3 cubic foot
Glass plate negatives taken in the Rockville, Bates County, MO area and the Kansas City area. Primarily document rural and agricultural activities.

McCormack Family Papers, 1777-1873, (C2338)
10 folders
Letters from John Burgoyne to Horatio Gates about treatment of wounded and noncombatants during the Revolutionary War, 1777. Correspondence about immigration to Texas from Missouri, 1842-1844, economic conditions, politics, J. Cox estate in Jefferson County, MO. 1841-1852 business accounts, weather and farm labor journal, marriage and death records, and diary of James McCormack.

McDonald County Fair Board, Booklets, 1976-1994, (R1024)
1 folder
These are a McDonald County Fair Queen contest booklet from 1976 and McDonald County Fair booklets from 1978, 1981, and 1994. The fairs were held on the grounds of McDonald County High School near Anderson, Missouri.

McDowell, Douglas E., "The Ginseng Garden," 1909, (R1062)
1 folder
This is the issue for August 1909 of The Ginseng Garden, edited by Charles E. McDowell at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. This quarterly publication promoted the cultivation and marketing of ginseng, a medicinal root.

Meisner, Joseph C., Papers, (CA4354)
9.7 linear feet
Correspondence and informational files of an agricultural economist active in extension work at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Meisner, Joseph C., Papers, c. 1960s-1970s, (CA4340)
4 linear feet
Research data for dissertation and correspondence of former professor of agricultural economics active in extension work.

Mermoud, Willa, "History of Barry County's Home Economics Clubs," n.d., (C2128)
1 folder
The collection contains a brief history of 4-H and women's clubs in Barry County, MO, 1914-1958, including organization, services rendered, and a list of extension service officers, 1928-1958.

MFA/Shelter Insurance, Scrapbooks, (CA4834)
6 volumes
Scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, 1971-1983, pertaining to the employees and business activities of MFA and Shelter Insurance companies.

Mid-Missouri Angus Association, Booklet, 1967, (R1213)
1 folder
This is a booklet published for the Mid-Missouri Angus Association's "show and sale" of Aberdeen-Angus cattle at the fairgrounds near Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri, on 16 September 1967. Forty-eight head of registered cattle were offered, with Nick Iman serving as the auctioneer.

Milgram Food Stores, Inc. Collection, (K0325)
4.5 cubic feet (264 folders)
The collection contains papers and photographs related to the Milgram family and Milgram Food Stores, Inc. The personal papers primarily focus on the personal interests of Nat, the founder of Milgram Food Stores, and Lester, his son. The materials consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs. The materials related to the Milgram Food Stores contains correspondence, newsletters, reports, and information regarding the company. The bulk of the business materials pertains to photographs of individual Milgram stores and Milgram sponsored events.

Miller, Merritt F. (1875-1965), Collection, 1906-1927, (C3921)
682 photographs and 14 negatives (.4 linear feet)
Photographs, negatives, and caption notebook of a University of Missouri professor of soils, 1904-1938, and dean of the College of Agriculture, 1938-1945, depicting scenes of the Ozarks, European landmarks and agriculture, a North American tour of the International Society of Soil Science, and various Missouri, Columbia, and University of Missouri scenes.

Missouri Association of the Future Farmers of America, Records, 1928-1980, (C3644)
4 reels (2 folders, 3 volumes, 16 scrapbooks), 1 filmstrip
Records of the state organization of affiliated high school FFA chapters. Papers include constitution and bylaws, applications for and articles of incorporation, minutes of meetings, and scrapbooks on state and local chapter activities.

Missouri Broiler Festival and Barbecue, Crane, Missouri, Scrapbook, 1952-1954, (R0667)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a scrapbook concerning the annual poultry festivals at Crane in Stone County, Missouri. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, correspondence, programs, and miscellaneous printed material.

Missouri Century Farm Program, Records, 1975-2017, (CA6498)
15 cubic feet
The records of the Missouri Century Farm Program contain applications, programs, clippings, and miscellaneous material. The program was created in 1975 to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial. Beginning in 1986, the program was administered by the University of Missouri Extension. The Missouri Farm Bureau became a co-sponsor in 2008.

Missouri Equine & Equestrian Collection of Photographs, (P0993)
0.5 linear feet
Photographs of mules, horses, and equestrians. Many of the photographs were taken in mid-Missouri, but images of notable race horses of the early to mid-20th century are also included. Broadacres Farm in Liberty, Missouri, is heavily featured. Shows include the National Belgian Horse Show and the International Livestock Exposition.

Missouri Farm Bureau Federation Reports, 1915-1922, (C0135)
0.7 linear feet
Reports of county and home demonstration agents. Some describe the beginnings of the farm bureau and county agent in a given county. Some contain summaries of individual farmer’s work to further the cause of the Allies in World War I.

Missouri FarmHouse Library Papers, 1906-1971, (C2959)
2.2 linear feet
The papers of the Missouri FarmHouse Library contain minutes of the organization, 1913-1971; histories of the fraternity in speeches and excerpts of diaries of prominent members. Also included are constitutions and bylaws of the organization, 1922-1971, and correspondence of the organization and associated auxiliary groups (e.g. FarmHouse Foundation and FarmHouse Alumni Association).

Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association, Programs, 1966-1997, (R0726)
29 volumes
These are programs for the annual "show and celebration" of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association, held at Ava in Douglas County, Missouri. The illustrated booklets include schedules, rules, and many advertisements for horse breeding services and local businesses.

Missouri Hybrid Corn Company, Fulton, Missouri, Records, 1932-1981, (C2966)
5 linear feet
The business records of the first hybrid corn company in Missouri include early company histories, scrapbooks, Italian POW labor records, and extensive financial records.

Missouri Lives, Oral History Project, Records, 2014-, (C4249)
0.1 cubic feet, 13 CDs, 1 DVD
The collection consists of interviews with a wide array of Missourians who have had an interesting personal history and life. The collection consists of digitally recorded interviews, transcripts, and ephemera.

Missouri Mule History Project, Records, 1980-1993, (C3954)
2 linear feet, 148 audio cassettes
Records produced by a University of Missouri project to document the history of the state’s mule industry. The records consist of oral history recordings and transcripts of interviews with men and women concerning their experiences with the Missouri mule, project produced publications, and promotional materials.

Missouri National Forests Association Books, 1933-1935, (C1175)
2 volumes
History and records of national forest movement in Missouri compiled by Robert Good, president of the association. V. 1, Newspaper clippings, 1933-1935; V. 2, Minutes and correspondence, 1933-1934."

Missouri Rural Area Development Committee, Records, 1957-1967, (C2583)
1.8 linear feet
The records of the Missouri Rural Area Development Committee are organized into four sections: organization, policy, projects, and progress reports. The Missouri Rural Area Development Committee, directed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was designed to coordinate efforts to revitalize agricultural and natural resources in the rural areas.

Missouri Ruralist Photographs, (P0030)
6.67 cubic feet (480 folders)
Photos from the agriculture magazine "Missouri Ruralist."

Missouri Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Records, (CA5915)
7 cubic feet
The records of an organization devoted to full-time or part-time farm management, rural appraisal, and other field activities related to farm management and appraisal include correspondence, meeting minutes, annual conference material, financial records, and membership directories, 1950s-2000s.

Missouri State Agricultural Society, Fair Program, 1853, (C2816)
1 folder
Program of the first Missouri State Agricultural Society fair held on the Boonville, MO, fairgrounds in October 1853.

Missouri Women's Progressive Farmers' Association, Friendly Neighbors Club, Phelps County, Missouri, Minute Book, 1952-1955, (R0506)
1 folder
These are minutes of meetings of the Friendly Neighbors Club of the MWPFA, made up of women in the rural community around Dean School in Phelps County, Missouri. Included are minutes of meetings from 14 November 1952 through 21 July 1955. Meetings featured discussions of topics of rural concern, charitable contributions for needy children, and support for the fair board.

Missouri, Cape Girardeau County. Stray Cattle Listings, 1820-1843, (C1063)
2 volumes
Description of stray cattle with no markings, appraised, valued, signed by justices of the peace, and recorded by deputy clerks for those claiming the cattle.

Missouri, Cooper County. Stray [Cattle] Books, 1819-1833, (C1085)
2 volumes
The collection contains a description of stray cattle with no brands, appraised, valued, signed by justices of the peace, and recorded by deputy clerks for those claiming the cattle.

Missouri, Madison County. Stray Book, 1826-1856, (C1158)
1 volume
Includes description and appraised value of stray cattle and horses and names of those claiming the animals.

Missouri, Nodaway County. Stray Book, 1845-1850, (C1191)
1 volume
Includes description and appraised value of animals and names of persons taking up the strayed livestock.

Missouri, Scotland County. Justice of the Peace, Docket, 1841-1848, (C1245)
1 volume
The collection contains a justice of the peace docket from Maidenkirk Township, Scotland County, Missouri. Includes names of defendants and plaintiffs and outcome of the cases. Some stray livestock records.

Missouri, Ste. Genevieve County. Justice of the Peace, Docket and Stray Book, 1825-1838, (C1236)
1 volume
Justice of the peace court docket, 1822-1825, and stray records, 1825-1838, for Ste. Genevieve County, MO.

Missouri, Ste. Genevieve County, Stray Cattle Notices, 1855-1856, (C2000)
1 folder
Notices of stray cattle in Ste. Genevieve County, MO.

Monett Chamber of Commerce, Monett, Missouri, Dairy Show Booklet, 1950, (R0911)
1 folder
This is a booklet for the Lawrence and Barry Counties Second Annual Dairy Show, held at Monett in Barry County, Missouri, on 15-16 September 1950. Included are names of officers, the schedule, rules and regulations, and a list of premiums.

Monsees, Louis M., (1858-1947), Papers, 1900-1947 (C0139)
0.1 linear feet
Advertisements from various periodicals for some champion jacks and jennies; clippings describing honors taken by Monsees' stock; correspondence concerning the purchase of jacks; and guest book. Monsees' farm was located in Pettis County, Missouri.

Mount Olive Grange No. 859, Webster County, Missouri, Records, 1873-1879, (R1152)
1 folder, photocopies
These are records of Mount Olive Grange No. 859, a local chapter of the Patrons of Husbandry, or National Grange, in Webster County, Missouri. Included are minutes of meetings, a cash account book, and membership rolls.

Mullinax, Charles I., Account Book, 1907-1914, (C2393)
1 volume
The collection contains a record of farm labor for Paradise Valley Farm, Princeton, Mercer County, MO.

Mumford, Frederick B. (1868-1946), Papers, 1893-1947, (C0040)
2 linear feet
The papers of Frederick B. Mumford, instructor and dean of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, include correspondence, speeches, articles, reports, and statistics concerning the College of Agriculture, Association of Land Grant Colleges and Universities, Missouri Council of Defense, U.S. Food Administration, and Mission Americaine de Rapproachment to France.

Murphy, Augustus, Papers, 1813-1859, (C0366)
3 folders
Papers of a tobacco plantation owner who moved from near Louisville, KY, to Callaway County, MO, about 1828. Family affairs and farming are discussed.

Muster, James A., "A Soil Improvement Program for Vernon County, Missouri, 1925", (C2672)
1 volume
The collection contains a paper submitted to the contest of the Soil Improvement Committee of the National Fertilizer Association.


Nagel, Werner O., (1905-1974), Papers, 1931-1988, (C2544)
3.7 linear feet, 2 volumes
Papers of a University of Missouri pioneer wildlife student, zoologist, noted conservationist, technical writer for the Missouri Conservation Commission, and philosopher/poet. Material on conservation, pollution, land management, wild game cookery, and technical writing.

Nagel, Werner O. (1905-1974), Papers, (CA5724)
0.4 linear feet
Addition of manuscripts, awards, published stories and poems, photographs, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous.

National Broadcasting Company, "America United," Radio Program, 1945, (C3872)
1 audio cassette
An audio recording of the 10 June 1945 "America United" radio program produced by the National Broadcasting Company and hosted by the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Nebel and Son, High Hill, Missouri, Records, 1867-1899, (C4231)
0.2 cubic feet (2 folders)
The records of Nebel and Son, of High Hill, Missouri, contain bee-keeping supplies price lists, land leases, ledgers, and miscellaneous papers from the family business of John and E.F. Nebel.

Nelson Family, Collection, 1879-1973, (R0252)
5 volumes, 8 folders, 104 photographs
These are scrapbooks, miscellaneous papers, and photographs of the Nelson family of Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri. Absolom, Arthur T., and Frank R. Nelson operated a commercial apple orchard and a tavern and motel along U.S. Highway 66. Arthur T. Nelson served on various Missouri state commissions and boards. The photographs in the collection have been copied on 35mm negatives and slides.

Neth, Mary C. (1954-2005), Papers, 1927-2004, (C4040)
8 linear feet, 15 audio cassettes, 4 card files
The professional papers of Mary C. Neth, created during her research of rural women’s history of the Midwest and the history of American tap dance consists of research material, essays, newspaper clippings, photographs, conference materials, professional correspondence, and other papers. The collection also includes various documents related to the activities of the Rural Women's Studies Association, of which Neth was a founding member.

Neville, Sharp, and Simon Architectural Records, ca. 1933-ca. 2000, (K1105)
150 cubic feet
Architectural drawings, job specifications, and photographs of buildings designed by the firm.

Newland, W. H., Letter, 1859, (R0758)
1 folder, photocopy, typescript
This is a letter of 2 June 1859 from W. H. Newland at Leavenworth, Kansas Territory, to his wife, Jane. Newland was in Leavenworth to sell a drove of cattle.

Norbeck, Peter (1870-1936), Papers, 1921-1936 (C0149)
0.1 linear feet
Letters to and from Peter Norbeck, senator from South Dakota from 1921 to 1936. Written mostly to fellow Republicans, the letters discuss national and state politics, with special emphasis on the farm vote and problems.


Oglesby Coal Company Papers, 1865-1931 (C0150)
0.5 linear feet
Deeds, abstracts, and correspondence referring to the sinking of a vertical mine shaft for the Oglesby coal mine, Oglesby, La Salle County, IL. Includes a will of Preserved Smith, Dayton, Ohio, January 5, 1887.

Old Settlers Reunion and Texas County Fair, Houston, Missouri, Program, 1956, (R0637)
1 folder
This is a program from the 46th Annual Old Settlers Reunion and Texas County Fair, 8-11 August 1956, at Houston in Texas County, Missouri. The program includes the schedule of events, rules and officials of competitions, and advertisements.

O’Neill, Mary H.(1875- ), Diary, 1899, (C3945)
1 volume
A diary of Mary H. O’Neill, a resident of DeKalb County, Missouri, kept during 1899.

Onstot, Perry O. (1922-2013), Papers, (CA6362)
0.2 cubic feet
The professional papers of a University of Missouri graduate and marketing consultant specializing in agricultural chemicals include clippings, photographs, correspondence, and miscellaneous material concerning his work in China with Canpotex Limited.

Ozark Empire Fair, Booklets, 1947-1971, (R0809)
1 folder
These are two programs (1947 and 1951) and three "premium lists" (1964, 1969, and 1971) for the annual Ozark Empire Fair, held at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri, on 9-15 August 1947, 11-17 August 1951, 13-19 August 1964, 7-13 August 1969, and 11-18 August 1971.

Ozarks Steam Engine Association, Souvenir Programs, 1964-1974, (R0795)
9 booklets
These are souvenir program booklets from the Ozarks Steam Engine Association's "annual reunions" near Billings, Missouri. These events featured working "live steam" tractors and other agricultural steam engines.


Packing House sterling silver souvenir spoon, ca. 1903 (K1348)
0.1 cubic feet
The collection consists of a sterling silver souvenir spoon commemorating Kansas City packing houses.

Paquin, Paul (1860- ), Papers, 1889-1892 (C1024)
16 folders
Contains correspondence and papers of Paul Paquin, Missouri State Veterinarian and founder of the pathology and hygiene laboratories in the Missouri State University before the main building burned in 1892. Includes letters to and from his assistants as well as stock-raisers and personal acquaintances.

Palmer, Ernest Jesse (1875-1962), Papers, 1891-9162 (C3405)
7 linear feet
The papers of Ernest Jesse Palmer contain correspondence between Palmer and his associates in fields of botany, geology and archaeology. Most of collection deals with identification of plant species, especially the hawthorn (Crataegus). Also included is correspondence with his family in Webb City, Missouri, and W.D. Rush, a life-long friend.

Papineau, Quintin, Photographs, (CG0034)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
Thirty-five photographs of agricultural machinery harvesting cotton, rice, and potatoes. Also included in this collection are photographs of natural springs, steamboats, ferry, and buildings in southeast Missouri, Oregon County and Marion County, Missouri.

Parks, Pliny, Farm Account Book, 1800-1823, (C0867)
1 folder
The collection contains farm, purchase, milling and general household accounts kept by Pliny Parks. Early entries are listed in English pounds. The book was probably kept while the owner lived in New England.

Patrons of Husbandry, Boone County Council, Minute Book, 1873-1882, (C1196)
1 volume
Minutes of grange organized November 3, 1873. Includes some loose inserts.

Patrons of Husbandry, Mount Zion Grange No. 921, Record Book, 1874-1888, (C1198)
1 volume
Minutes of meetings, 1880-1888; by-laws; and financial statements, 1881-1887, of a Liberty Township, Schuyler County, MO, grange. Also some loose items.

Patrons of Husbandry, Mount Zion Grange No. 921, Record Book, 1879-1888, (C1197)
1 volume
Record of dues and membership of a Liberty Township, Schuyler County, MO, grange.

Paul, Randolph Casey, Diary, 1888 (C0456)
1 folder, typed copy
Diary of a farmer in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Weather, crops, and family affairs are mentioned. Financial record at the end of the diary, and record of crops and breeding of livestock.

Pearman, Floyd (1892-1955), Papers, 1935-1947, (C4289)
0.3 cubic feet (10 folders)
The papers of Floyd Pearman contain correspondence and other papers related to his employment with the Farm Security Administration and other New Deal programs. Pearman worked in central Missouri assisting farmers in purchasing and maintaining land during the Depression and World War II.

Peek, George N. (1873-1943), Papers, 1900-1947 (C2270)
34.6 linear feet
Personal and public papers. Emphasis is on John Deere and Company, agricultural problems and legislation in the 1920s and 1930s, and foreign trade policies of the New Deal. Also material concerning America First, Republican Party politics, and Peek’s post-World War I reconstruction activities.

Perkins, Adam (1834-1891), Journal, 1861-1871, (R1335)
1 folder
The typescript copy of Adam Perkins' journal, a farmer from Bollinger County, Missouri, is dated from January 1861 through December 1871. The journal was discovered in 1990 in Plainfield, Illinois. It was then transcribed by Jean Scott of Orlando, Florida and sent to Lorena S. Eaker of Bollinger, Missouri for editing.

Pleasant Grove Grange Records, 1873-1893 (K0303)
0.08 cubic feet
The records contain correspondence, membership records, brief minutes, voting results, financial reports and receipts, store inventories, and a book of rituals related to the Pleasant Grove Grange Patrons of Husbandry in southern Jackson County, Missouri.

Pleasant Hope Community Fair, Booklet, 1936, (R0947)
1 folder
This is the "Catalog and Premium List" for the Fourteenth Annual Pleasant Hope Community Fair, also called the Pleasant Hope Educational and Agricultural Fair. The event was held on 5-7 November 1936 at Pleasant Hope in Polk County, Missouri.

Poe, A. H., Letter, 1912, (R0926)
1 folder
This is a letter dated 5 August 1912 from A. H. Poe in Blodgett, Scott County, Missouri, to J. Freeman Suttle in Felix, Alabama. The letter concerns Poe's future plans and employment prospects.

Poehlman, Rose Kentner, Papers, (CA5683)
3.5 linear feet
Correspondence, travel materials, and other papers. Includes papers of University of Missouri agronomist John Milton Poehlman. Mostly correspondence with family and friends.

Poirot, Eugene M., Papers, 1923-1989, (R0385)
231 folders
These are papers of a farmer and environmentalist of Lawrence County, Missouri. Topics include agriculture, fish-culture, soil conservation, and farm legislation. Included are family papers, correspondence, writings, speeches, photographs, and motion pictures on videocassette. In part, on microfilm.

Poultry Production Notes, 1903, (C0938)
1 volume
The collection contains notes on poultry production, probably from an agriculture course.

Preston, William E., Collection, (CA3081)
0.4 linear feet
Addition of publications related to mules.

Preston, William E., Collection, (CA2985)
1.25 linear feet
A compilation of books, periodicals, newsletters and journals of organizations, newspaper clippings, articles, illustrations, postcards, photographs, and other materials concerning the history of mules in Missouri and the United States.


Ragsdale, Arthur Chester, (1890-1969), Papers, 1961-1968 (C3330)
5 folders
The papers of Arthur Chester Ragsdale contain his notes and writings on the Department of Dairy Husbandry at University of Missouri. Included are listings of chairmen and staff plus teaching/research programs and very detailed explanation of various research projects. Also included are History of the Dairy Extension Project, Dairy Production Data for Missouri and the United States, and one miscellaneous list of publications.

Rahm, John Edwin (1875-1950) Family Collection, 1921-1983, (K1136)
8 cubic feet
Correspondence, legal documents, rosters, procedures/instructions, scripts, programs, clippings, photographs, ephemera relating to the Jewel Ball, a social and fundraising event held in Kansas City MO. also records from the E.D. Fisher Commission Company/J.E. Rahm Grain Company, including Stock certificate books and financial and transfer ledgers.

Redmon and Hurst Farms, Papers, 1898-1913, (C4243)
0.25 cubic feet (5 folders)
Three farm account ledgers from the Redmon and Hurst farm near Tipton, Missouri; Redmon and Hurst Farms, correspondence; official Postmaster's account and record book from Tea, Missouri.

Reed Family, Papers, 1894-1996, (C4065)
2.2 linear feet
This collection includes the agricultural records, diaries, autobiographies, genealogical materials, letters, photographs, military records, and miscellaneous papers of the Reed family of Stanberry, Missouri.

Reese, Madge J. (1894-1955), Papers, 1887-1962, (C2405)
1.3 linear feet
The papers of Madge J. Reese contain publications, reports, and statements on Reese's career with the U.S. Agricultural Extension Service, 1914-1955. The collection emphasis is on home demonstration work.

Rhea, William A., Jr., "Dairy Improvement Program of Ralls County, Missouri, 1925-1931," 1931, (C2679)
1 volume
The collection contains Rhea's entry in the National Dairy Improvement Contest, 1931. Includes photographs, pamphlets, and correspondence as well as text.

Rider, William E. (1875-1952) Papers, 1893-1953, (K0014)
0.3 cubic foot
Correspondence which Rider, a farmer in Pettis County, MO., received from family and friends concerning farming and personal matters.

Riggs, Zadok, Stray Notice, 1840, (C1476)
1 folder
Stray notice posted by Zadok Riggs before Y.E. Hicks, justice for Rocky Fork Township, Boon[e] County, MO. Stray steer appraised at $12 by James Bryson and Samuel Riggs.

Rippey, J.R., (1843-1909), Papers, 1898, (C4186)
0.2 cubic feet
The papers of the secretary to the Missouri Board of Agriculture, consisting of letters written to Rippey regarding the prevention and quarantine of livestock with infectious diseases.

Ritter Family, Papers, 1850-1956, (R0100)
50 folders, 9 volumes
This collection consists of correspondence, legal records, business papers, and miscellaneous material of the Ritter and Howard families of Jasper County, Missouri. Included are mining leases and drill records, 1883-1911, and records of the Stone School District, 1903-1940.

Robinett, Frank A., Papers, 1961, (C0954)
1 folder
Letter in response to an article, "Cowboy and Cattlemen," by Lewis Atherton in the MONTANA MAGAZINE, 1961. Robinett relates stories of early cattlemen he knew in Texas, particularly of one Bill Washington. Also Atherton's response.

Robinson, Solon (1803-1880), Cattle Report, n.d., (C2778)
1 folder
Transcript of New York cattle market report appearing in the New York Tribune, 4 July 1854. Description of cattle drive from Texas to Illinois by Jas. Gilchrist, T.C. Ponting, and W. Malone, 1853. Prices, route, profit, and cattle breed included.

Rodelander, John (1890-1969) Papers, ca. 1909-1955, (K1015)
1 cubic foot
Rodelander was the head chef at the Hotel Phillips. Includes menus and other printed materials concerning the Hotel Phillips and various Kansas City restaurants.

Rolla, Missouri, Photographs, ca. 1910s, (R0663)
These are two photographs made at Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri. One view is of the booth of James A. Spilman, a merchant and dealer of Studebaker farm wagons, at the Phelps County Fair in Rolla. The other is a panoramic collage of the Missouri School of Mines at Rolla, taken from the school's water tower.

Rolla Friendship Homemakers Club, Rolla, Missouri, Records, 1946-1994, (R0994)
6 folders
These are the record books, yearbooks, correspondence, and miscellaneous papers of the Friendship Homemakers Club in Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri. The home economics club for adult women was organized in 1946 under the auspices of the University of Missouri Agricultural Extension Service.

Rosati, Missouri, Collection, 1918-1983, (R0181)
2 folders, photocopies, audio cassette
This is material on the Italian community at Rosati (formerly Knobview) in Phelps County, Missouri. The collection includes the business notebook of Antonio M. Piazza, 1918-1931; a tape-recorded interview with Jodie Donati, 1982; and a research paper by Francesco Brogi, 1983.

Rosati, Missouri, Labels, ca. 1930s-1940s, (R1013)
1 folder
These are two unused labels for strawberries packed by the Knobview Fruit Growers Association at Knobview and Concord wine made by R. M. Cardetti & Sons at Rosati in Phelps County, Missouri.

Rose, Mark H. (1942- ) Papers, 1975-1991, (K1063)
6 cubic feet
Professional papers of Rose, Ph.D. in History, with specialties in cities, technology, business, and public policy. Includes correspondence; subject files concerned with conferences, meetings and symposia; the writing, publishing and presentation of articles and papers; and special projects; and grant applications he was asked to evaluate.

Rosier, Russell J., Papers (C4376)
3.0 cubic feet (104 folders)
Correspondence, photographs, genealogical, and other miscellaneous personal papers, and assorted organizational material of a secretary of the Missouri Farmer’s Association (MFA), Columbia, Missouri, and his wife, Bessie Rosier, and related family.

Roy Nelson Canning Company, Records, 1907-1993, (R1029)
1 volume, 42 folders
These are records of the Roy Nelson Canning Company, a large tomato-canning concern especially active in Stone, Taney, and Douglas counties in Missouri. The collection consists of land records, deeds, financial statements, insurance papers, and records for individual factories, mostly for operations in Stone County, Missouri.

Rural Sociological Society of America Papers, 1910-1973 (C3305)
9.6 linear feet, 2 volumes, 2 audio tapes, 27 rolls of microfilm
The papers of the Rural Sociological Society of America contain presidential and committee correspondence and includes accounts of how some of the first rural sociologists became interested in the profession. Microfilm is available for Rural Sociology, the official quarterly.

Rural Sociological Society of America, Records, (CA3948)
5 cubic feet
Addition of committee materials, president's files, publications, and miscellaneous records of the Society, 1960s-1980s.

Rural Sociological Society of America, Records, (CA3999)
1 linear foot
Addition of Publications Committee correspondence; council minutes; annual meeting programs, 1975; Sociological Abstracts; Rural Sociology on microfilm; and Newsline.

Rural Sociological Society of America, Records, (CA4097)
2 linear feet
Addition of Olaf Larson materials, including committee materials and correspondence, 1950s. Also Newsline, and directories, 1950s-1970s.

Rural Sociological Society of America, Records, (CA4099)
1 linear foot
Addition of papers of president Olaf Larson, 1958.

Rural Sociological Society of America, Records, (CA4358)
1.7 linear feet
Addition of correspondence, committee material, and miscellaneous material, 1970s-1980s.

Rural Sociological Society of America, Records, (CA4463)
2.5 linear feet
Addition. Correspondence, committee and council meeting minutes, and printed material from Society.

Rural Sociological Society of America, Records, (CA4585)
2 linear feet
Addition to records includes material from Daryl Hobbs, Willis J. Goudy, 1983 program materials, and copies of publications.

Rural Sociological Society of America, Records, (CA4618)
2 linear feet
Addition. Development Committee materials, presidential papers of C. Milton Coughenour, and Rural Sociologist manuscripts for volume 4.

Rural Sociological Society of America, Records, (CA4655)
2 folders
Addition of membership directories and annual meeting materials, 1983-1984, as well as issues of volume 4 of Rural Sociologist.

Rural Sociological Society of America, Records, (CA4734)
6 linear feet
Addition of records includes material from Glenn Fuguitt, Willis J. Goudy, Peggy Ross, and C. Milton Coughenour, as well as program materials, photographs, and publications.

Rural Sociological Society of America, Records, (CA4971)
0.8 linear feet, 1 roll of microfilm
Addition to the correspondence, records, and publications of the Society.

Russell, Cornelia, Papers, 1866-1871, (C3080)
1 folder
The papers of Cornelia Russell contain letters concerning farming and family life, and a price list of grocery items.

Rural Sociological Society of America, Records, (CA4787)
7.9 linear feet, 2 video cassettes
Publications, directories, programs, pamphlets, conference files, video cassettes, photographs, and minutes of the society.

Rural Sociological Society of America, Records, (CA5071)
1 linear foot, 1 roll of microfilm, 1 audio disc
Addition to records of the Society. Includes correspondence, photographs, meeting materials, publications, and records of the International Rural Sociological Assn.

Rural Sociological Society of America, Records, (CA5233)
0.5 linear feet
Addition of annual meeting materials, administrative records, publications and other materials.

Rural Sociological Society of America, Records, (CA5646)
16 cubic feet
Addition of research project files; committee files; presidential papers; secretarial papers; annual meeting records; publications; endowment committee materials; audio and visual materials; histories; and miscellaneous, 1980s-2000s.


Sampson, Francis Asbury (1842-1918), Collection, 1796-1958, (C3813)
12.9 linear feet
This collection, compiled by Sampson, includes Democratic and Republican party campaign literature for national and Missouri elections, 1838-1958; speeches and pamphlets concerning national and state political issues; materials concerning the history of Boone, Schuyler, Pettis, and Ste. Genevieve counties and Sedalia; papers of Garland C. Broadhead and William Switzler; and speeches, notes, bibliographies, and personal papers of Sampson.

Sanborn, John A., Diaries, 1899-1908, (C1242)
10 volumes
The collection contains the diaries of a Mound City, Missouri, farmer who sold his farm and moved to Corning, Kansas, in 1902. He sold his Kansas farm and moved to Macon, Missouri, in 1903. Diaries include cash accounts and memoranda for the ten-year period 1899-1908.

Saunders, John, Letter, 1853, (C1977)
1 folder
To Robert E. Saunders, Clinton County, MO, from Bedford County, VA, May 24, 1853. Writes his son about local prices of tobacco, wheat, corn, land, horses, and Negroes, and the wreck of a train crossing the Potomac.

Schweitzer, Paul (1840-1911), Papers, 1893-1902, (C0417)
5 folders
Papers of a professor of chemistry at the University of Missouri. Early letters mention the agricultural experiment station and its problems. Correspondence from 1895 to 1902 is with the Armour Packing Company and discusses problems in the manufacture of oleomargarine.

Sears, Ernest R. (1910-1991), Papers, 1928-1991, (C3892)
19.6 linear feet
The professional papers of Ernest R. Sears, world-renowned wheat cytogeneticist associated with the University of Missouri from 1936 until his death in 1991. The papers consist of correspondence, reprints of his publications, reports, manuscripts, research notes, speeches, photographs, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous items.

See, Noah, Papers, 1889-1890, (C2928)
1 folder
Records of farm hands and their wages.

Sefrit, Amy Bradfield (1948- ) Letters, 1976-1993, (K0876)
0.3 cubic foot
Sefrit's letters document the life of a rural Missouri farm family in Atchison County, MO. She writes about the daily life of her family, her husband's work and the activities and development of her children. Also her work as a substitute teacher in the local schools, condition of the crops, weather, and news of other family members.

Serda, Daniel, Papers (K0687)
21 cubic feet
The papers contain research materials gathered by Daniel Serda, a local historian, city planner, and faculty member in the Department of Urban Planning at the University of Kansas. The papers include Kansas City bibliographic research on the Kansas City Stock Yards and the 1951 Flood.

Shackelford, George Carlisle, Papers, 1898-1902 (C0433)
3 folders
Papers of a Glasgow, Missouri, lawyer, the son of Thomas Shackelford, who was proprietor, along with G.H. Bowles of St. Louis, of the Elm Grove Stock and Grain Farm in Maywood, Missouri. Papers primarily concern the farm.

Shannon & Shannon, Booklet, ca. 1925, (R1134)
1 folder
This is South Central Missouri: "The Land of Opportunity," published by the real estate firm of Shannon & Shannon at Mountain Grove in Wright County, Missouri. The booklet promoted Mountain Grove as the heart of a diversified agricultural area.

Sharp Family Papers, 1845-2002, (K0553)
26.5 cubic feet
Personal correspondence, financial records, scrapbooks, slides, photographs, and records of the Sharp and Wells family of Kansas City, Missouri, and Johnson County, Kansas.

Shepard, Edward Martin (1854-1934), Papers, 1844-1939 (C0164)
0.6 linear feet
Notes, correspondence, clippings, and pamphlets of Shepard, a geologist and professor at Drury College, Springfield, Missouri.

Shinn, George W., Papers (CG0015)
0.11 cubic feet (1 folder)
This collection contains Civil War correspondence from Private George Shinn to his family in Canton, Illinois. Shinn writes about camp life, picket duty, and friends he met while stationed in Cape Girardeau. Shinn enlisted in the Union Army in Company H of the 17th Illinois Infantry. This collection also contains a letter from Solomon Kittrell to his mother and friends. The Kittrell letter was purchased by the donor and included with Shinn letters. There is no known relationship between the two.

Shrader, William, Collection, (CA4893)
1 folder
INVENTORY. Videotape showing farming practices; written account of life on grain, livestock, and cotton farms in 1920s and 1930s.

Slusher, H.E. (1893-1982), Papers, 1936-1980 (C3077)
17 linear feet
Papers of H.E. Slusher during the period he served as president of Missouri Farm Bureau Federation. Also includes some materials from period following his retirement in 1958.

Smith, Forrest (1886-1962), Papers, 1940-1953 (C2220)
72.6 linear feet, 11 volumes
Papers of a Democratic governor of Missouri, 1949-1953. Includes correspondence, reference material, speeches, and miscellaneous material.

Smith, Micah Pearce, "Dr. Emmet Starr," 1930, (C2106)
1 folder
Biographical sketch of a Cherokee Indian educator, physician, Indian expert and clerk at the Book World, a second-hand book store in St. Louis, MO.

Snow, Thad Papers, (CG0027)
1.31 cubic feet (90 folders, 1 oversize box, 2 microfilm reels)
The Thad Snow Papers include writings, correspondence, scrapbooks, memorabilia and photographs. Snow was a prolific writer during his life. He is best remembered for his column, “Letters from the People” for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch beginning in the 1930s. The topics covered in this collection include politics, foreign affairs, farming, Snow’s family, economics and human nature.

Soil Conservation Society of America, Show-Me Chapter, Records, (CA4713)
2 linear feet
Records of a non-profit scientific and educational organization founded in 1950 as Alfalfa Brome Chapter. In 1955 reorganized as Show-Me-Chapter.

Southeast Missouri District Fair Association, Booklets, 1949-1976, (R0925)
1 folder
These are a "Program, Premium List and Catalog" (1949) and a souvenir booklet (1976) for the "SEMO District Fair," which was sponsored by the Southeast Missouri District Fair Association and held on 12-17 September 1949 and 14-18 September 1976 at Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. Included are schedules of events, admission prices, and advertisements for area businesses.

Southeast Missouri District Fair Association, Horse-Show Program, 1950, (R0782)
1 booklet
This is the program booklet for the "Horse Show" at the Southeast Missouri District Fair, held at the fairgrounds in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, on 11, 13, and 14 September 1950.

The Southwest, Springfield, Missouri, Magazine, 1900-1903, (R0760)
1 folder
These are nineteen issues (January-October 1900) of The Southwest magazine, a semi-monthly publication devoted to commercial fruit-growing, published at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri. There is also a single issue of Practical Fruit Grower (1903), a successor to The Southwest.

Sparks, John Nathan (1876-1954), Papers, 1901-1947, (C2798)
3.1 linear feet
The John Nathan Sparks Papers consist of the business and personal correspondence of an employee of the Missouri Lumber and Mining Company of Grandin, Missouri.

Spencer, George A., (1906-1997), Papers, 1948-1960, (C0969)
9 linear feet, 1 volume
Letters, reports, and legislative papers of a Democratic state representative from Boone County, 1949-1952, and state senator, 19th district, 1953-1960. In the 1960 Democratic primaries Spencer was an unsuccessful candidate for the attorney general nomination.

Spengler Family, Papers, 1850-1870, (C4034)
0.25 linear feet
Correspondence to Daniel H. Spengler, of Bentonsville, Virginia, from his brothers Philip and Samuel and other relatives and friends living in Missouri and Virginia, covering the period 1856 to 1860 and 1865 to 1870. Also included are a map of New York City, a photocopy of the Warren County, Virginia census of 1850, a railroad advertisement, two train tickets, and accounts of travel expenses.

St. Francois Agricultural and Mechanical Association, Records, 1872-1895, (R0481)
2 volumes
These are a daybook, 1872-1873, and livestock entry book, 1882-1895, of the St. Francois Agricultural and Mechanical Association. Organized in 1872, the Association sponsored the annual St. Francois County fair at Farmington, Missouri.

St. Francois Agricultural and Mechanical Association, Booklet, 1891, (R1273)
1 folder
This is a booklet containing the program, premium list, and regulations of the twentieth annual fair of the St. Francois County Agricultural and Mechanical Association, held 8-11 September 1891 at Farmington, Missouri.

St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company, Promotional Booklets, 1925, (R0816)
1 folder
These are Dairying in the Ozarks and Fruit Growing in the Ozarks of Missouri and Arkansas along the Frisco Lines, published by the St. Louis-San Francisco ("Frisco") Railway Company to promote economic development along its routes in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas.

Stacy, Frank H., Farm Account Books, 1924-1925, (R0509)
2 folders
These are the account books of a farmer at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri. The books include itemized accounts of income and expenditure from 1 January through 1 May 1924, and estimated budgets for May 1924--February 1925. Record categories include poultry, garden and fruit, improvements, vehicles, and personal expenses.

Stadler, Lewis John (1896-1954), Papers, 1927-1955, (C2429)
7.4 linear feet
Correspondence, notes and manuscripts, and miscellaneous papers of a corn geneticist in the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Field Crops at the University of Missouri, who did pioneering research on the effects of X-rays upon mutation in plants.

Stadler, Lewis John (1896-1954), Papers, (CA4125)
9 cubic feet
Addition of papers of a University of Missouri agricultural geneticist. See also C2429.

Stadler, Lewis John (1896-1954), Papers, (CA4769)
0.4 linear feet
Addition of field notes, personal memoranda, and grade book, c. 1921-1939.

Stadler, Lewis John (1896-1954), Papers, (CA4969)
0.85 cubic feet
Addition of correspondence of agricultural geneticist. Also lecture and seminar notes and research material.

Staggs, Reba, Papers, 1938-1990, (C3970)
1 linear foot
Papers of Reba Staggs, a graduate of Drury College and the University of Missouri and Director of the Department of Home Economics of the National Live Stock and Meat Board in Chicago, Illinois. The papers consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and miscellaneous materials.

Standard Egg Farms, Booklet, 1929, (R1126)
1 folder
This is a promotional/sales booklet for chicks marketed by Standard Egg Farms at Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. Included are descriptions of the varieties offered, shipping arrangements, and prices. Victor H. Drumm was the owner and manager of the firm.

Staples Family Papers, (K0227)
.03 cubic feet
The papers of the Staples family consist primarily of correspondence to and from the family, as well as legal documents relating to the purchase of land.

Stark Brothers Nurseries and Orchards Company Records, (CA4111)
105.8 cubic feet, 12 oversize volumes
Business records of a Louisiana, MO, company include correspondence, reports, catalogs, printed materials, photographs, and miscellaneous material, 1890s-1960s. Also included is material pertaining to varieties of fruits and plants developed by Luther Burbank.

Stark Brothers Nurseries and Orchards Company, Records, (CA4257)
0.4 linear feet
Correspondence with J.H. Hale, 1910s, and catalog, 1915.

Stark Brothers Nurseries and Orchards Company, Records, (CA4369)
1.4 linear feet
Catalogs, 1899-1969 (not complete run).

Stark Brothers Nurseries and Orchards Company, Records, (CA4377)
1 linear foot
Advertising material, including plates of fruit and vegetable illustrations.

Stark, Lloyd Crow (1886-1972), Papers, 1931-1941, (C0004)
170 linear feet, 3 oversize volumes, 2 card boxes
The papers of the Democratic governor of Missouri, 1937-1941, relates to official business, campaigns, and personal affairs.

Stark, Lloyd Crow (1886-1972), Papers, 1941-1972, (C0293)
1.9 linear feet
Personal and business papers of a prominent Louisiana, Missouri, nurseryman and former Democratic governor of Missouri, 1937-1941. These materials include personal correspondence, nursery and agricultural business papers, family correspondence, and miscellaneous photographs.

Stark, William H., Letter, 1912, (R0578)
1 item
This is a letter from William H. Stark of Stark Nursery Co. at Chester, Newton County, Missouri, to C. E. Stoddard, Washington, D.C. The letter concerns the introduction of a new variety of peach and its potential for profitable cultivation.

State Historical Society of Missouri, Audio Cassette Collection, 1976-2000, (C3963)
0.3 linear feet, 34 audio cassettes
The State Historical Society of Missouri Audio Cassette Collection is a collection of miscellaneous interviews, lectures, and speeches collected over the years.

State Historical Society of Missouri, Typescript Collection, (C0995)
774 items on 14 rolls of microfilm
The State Historical Society of Missouri Typescript Collection consists of typescripts of articles and manuscripts donated over the years to the Historical Society.

State of Missouri Collection, (P0018)
486 photographs
Over 400 original photos created for the 1904 publication on Missouri at the time of the World's Fair by Walter Williams; shows all aspects and counties in Missouri.

Stockwell, Ryan, Collection, (CA6110)
0.25 linear feet
Oral history interview of Richard M. Collins, active member and employee of the Missouri Farmers Association. The interview was conducted by Ryan Stockwell in 2005 as part of the Farming in Missouri After WWII Oral History Project. Includes transcript and biographical information sheet.

Stover Fruit Growers Association, Morgan County, Missouri, Record Book, 1928-1931, (C2560)
1 volume
The collection contains minutes of annual meetings, lists of officers and members, and a brief history of the organization.

Symington, Stuart (1901-1988), Papers, 1953-1976, (C3562)
292 rolls of microfilm
Carbon copies of letters sent from Stuart Symington's office while he was a Democratic senator from Missouri. The files are arranged alphabetically by year.

Symington, W. Stuart (1901-1988), Papers, 1918-1995, (C3874)
316.25 linear feet, 86 ephemera items, 41 audio discs, 11 audio cassettes, 64 audio tapes, 32 reels of 16mm film, 2 reels of 35mm film, 3 video tapes, 2 video cassettes, 2 CDs, 5 DVDs
The papers of William Stuart Symington, U.S. Senator from Missouri (1953-1976), include constituent correspondence, family and personal correspondence, limited genealogical and family materials, appointment books and calendars, audio and video recordings, campaign materials, editorial cartoons, select invitations and itineraries, limited pre-senatorial materials, photographs, photographic negatives and slides, press files, scrapbooks, selected Congressional testimonies, speeches, staff memoranda, voting records, and miscellaneous ephemera.


Talbert, Thomas J., (1880-1967), Papers, 1900-1939, (C1433)
10 folders
The papers of Thomas Talbert contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and miscellaneous material of Thomas J. Talbert, horticulturalist and chairman of the department of horticulture, University of Missouri, 1922-1950.

Tandarich, John P., Collection, (CA6051)
6.9 linear feet, 5 video cassettes, 4 films
Photographs, biographies, and select collected works of several noted soil scientists. Also some University of Missouri bulletins and reports from the early 1900s. Includes abstracts and articles, correspondence, field tour logs, photographs [primarily soil scientists, Universities of Illinois, Missouri], maps, newsletters, notebook by soils scientist James Thorp of Australia, posters, symposium and conference proceedings, reports, and related materials, and miscellaneous papers. Also includes limited family photographs [C.C. Logan].

Taney County Fair, Program Booklet, 1938, (R0805)
1 folder
This is the "Premium List and Program" for the second annual Taney County Fair, held at Forsyth, Missouri, on 22-24 September 1938.

Tedrow, John C. F., Papers, 1941-2010, (CA6296)
2 cubic feet
The John C. F. Tedrow Papers includes his research, writings, and correspondence regarding the history of soil sciences in America while working as a professor in the Soils Department at Rutgers University. The bulk of the papers include information on the soils of New Jersey and the arctic region.

The Missouri Collection (C3982)
17.9 cubic feet, 9 audio cassettes, 3 audio discs, 9 CDs, 1 computer disc, 1 film, 6 film strips, 3 DVDs, 2 video cassettes (791 folders, 21 oversize ite
The Missouri Collection is an artificial collection combining miscellaneous small acquisitions related to Missouri places, individuals, organizations, and events.

Thomas-Browning Papers, 1850-1909, (C0975)
2 folders
Miscellaneous financial papers, 1874-1909, primarily pertaining to C.S. Browning's activities as a cattleman transferring livestock between Texas and Missouri. The account book, 1850-1908, was kept by C.M. Thomas, an auctioneer in Wellington and then Warrensburg, MO.

Thompson, Elbert and Mollie, Papers, 1888-1914, (CA3096)
0.4 linear feet
Ledgers and other financial records concerning the operation of the Thompson farm in Mississippi County, MO.

Thrasher, Benjamin R. (1818- ), Diaries, 1877-1891, (C3048)
1 reel, 4 volumes
Four diaries written by a Macon County, Missouri, farmer. His daily entries, spanning almost fifteen years, describe farm life, livestock breeding, social activities, transportation, illness, death, and daily changes in the wind and weather. Also detailed personal and business expenses.

Torrey, Jay Linn, Scrapbook, 1893-1920, (R0218)
1 volume
This is a scrapbook of Jay L. Torrey of Howell County, Missouri. Torrey was a rancher, politician, veteran of the Spanish-American War, and promoter of southern Missouri. The scrapbook includes material on the Missouri Immigration Society, the State Fruit Experiment Station, the "Good Roads" movement, relocation of the state capitol, Fruitville Farm and the proposed village of Torreytown, and the campaign for the U.S. Senate in 1918.

Trefts, Charles, Photographs, (P0034)
3126 photographs
This collection contains images from 1900 to 1963 depicting St. Louis City and County people, public buildings, riverfront scenes, bridges, churches, catastrophes, houses and parks. Trefts photographed many historic events such as the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition; the 1934 World Series; and aviation in St. Louis including the Wright brothers at Kinloch Field in 1908 and Charles Lindbergh's return from Paris in 1927. A number of images focus on Crawford and Iron Counties and the Lake of the Ozarks region in the early 1930s.

Triplett, John E. M., Papers, 1882-1920, (C2213)
1 folder
Chattel mortgage for stock and farm machinery to Triplett of Triplett, Chariton County, MO, from Jeff Pennington, Carroll County, MO, 5 August 1899, and thirty-eight promissory notes to Triplett.


U.S. Commissioner of Patents, Papers, 1849-1858, (C0588)
5 folders
The papers contain letters to the U.S. Commissioner of Patents about various agricultural subjects in Missouri. Most of the letters were written by Henry Ancrum in 1849. Also includes article on grape culture in Missouri by George C. Swallow, 1857.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Questionnaires, 1923-1935, (C0179)
0.2 linear feet
Questionnaires sent out by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Agricultural Economics, Division of Agricultural Statistics, seeking information on farm prices in the past. One group was sent in 1923, the second in 1925, and the last in 1935.

U.S. Soil Conservation Service, Collection, (CA4719)
7.4 linear feet
1 volume
Photographs and textual materials documenting soil conservation history, primarily in Missouri. Includes information on Civilian Conservation Corps camps in the state.

University of Missouri, Agricultural Assistance Programs, Records, 1951-1966, (C3187)
15.1 linear feet
The records of the Agricultural Assistance Programs include participant records, foreign visitor calendars, papers and correspondence relating to program arrangements, and miscellaneous materials collected by Joseph C. Caldwell while supervisor of foreign agricultural trainees and home staff coordinator for the International Cooperation Administration-Land Grant College System India contract.

University of Missouri, Agricultural Experiment Station, Records, 1888-1918, (C2563)
4 volumes
Records and data of agricultural experiments on the University of Missouri campus.

University of Missouri, Agricultural Extension Service, Records, 1908-1963, (C2513)
1.5 linear feet
The records of the University of Missouri Agricultural Extension Service contain histories, letters, reports, memoranda, speeches, maps, publications, newspaper articles, and pictures concerning Missouri Agricultural Extension Service and U.S. Department of Agriculture policies; agricultural, home economics, and 4-H extension work; and the College of Agriculture.

University of Missouri, Agricultural Extension Service, Records, 1915-1952, (C2247)
3 folders
Papers concerning policy and programs of Agricultural Extension Service. Includes history of the Agricultural Extension Service and statement of policy and function of the College of Agriculture, University of Missouri.

University of Missouri, College of Agricultural Bulletins, 1883-1923 (C3386)
3.3 linear feet
The records of the College of Agriculture include the Agricultural Extension Service and Agricultural Experiment Station bulletins and circulars on agricultural, horticultural, and home economics topics. Also included are annual reports, announcements, and short course and Farmers' Week materials.

University of Missouri, College of Agriculture Short Course Club, Minute Books, 1911-1932, (C2562)
2 folders and 4 volumes
The collection contains minutes of weekly meetings of Short Course Club, on the University of Missouri campus.

University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Committee for Review of Research and Education Programs, 1956-1957, (C2351)
8 folders
The records contain reports of the subcommittees on extension, outlying field research and teaching of the Committee for Review of Research and Educational Programs. Also copies of articles and bibliographies for members' consideration.

University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Memorial Necrology, 1962, (C2232)
1 folder
Necrology presented as part of the program of recognition by the College of Agriculture faculty honoring former employees, 20 November 1962.

University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Papers, 1957, (C2350)
1 folder
The papers contain a letter from J.H. Longwell, director of the Division of Agricultural Sciences, to selected faculty members inviting them to a meeting re the development of an ""agribusiness"" curriculum. Also a memorandum from Elmer R. Kiehl, chairman of the Committee for Review of Research and Educational Programs, urging attendance at the meeting.

University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Records, 1879-1948, (C0921)
50 rolls microfilm
The records of the University of Missouri, College of Agriculture includes correspondence and reports of students, faculty, and the administration mostly during the tenure of Dean Frederick B. Mumford.

University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Records (C3471)
10.75 cubic feet (553 folders, 179 lantern slides, 2 volumes)
Office correspondence of Henry J. Waters, who from 1895 to 1909 was dean of the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, professor of agriculture, and director of the experiment station at the University of Missouri. Also includes records of the University of Missouri Agricultural Club, lantern slides, and photographs.

University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Records, 1953-1963, (C2228)
0.7 linear feet
Minutes of Advisory Council meetings and reports from Scope Committees and Advisory Council board of directors relating to enrollment, curriculum, budget, and research, 1953-1960. Correspondence and bulletins on agricultural programs and alumni awards.

University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Records, (CA0242)
0.4 linear feet
Reports and correspondence of the Agricultural Experiment Station, 1890s, and other miscellaneous documents of the College of Agriculture.

University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Scrapbook, n.d., (C2657)
1 volume
The collection contains news clippings about the University of Missouri College of Agriculture and Experiment Station, undated but probably from ca. 1900-1910.

University of Missouri, Co-Operative Extension Service, Records, 1920-1963, (C2512)
1.5 linear feet
The records of the University of Missouri Cooperative Extension Service contain materials relating to the activities of the Co-Operative Extension Service, including the training and supervision of county extension workers, services performed, planning and management of extension program, and conferences on extension work. Materials include newsletters, circulars, bulletins, reports, studies, correspondence, and a history of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture.

University of Missouri, Cooperative Extension Service, Records, (CA5880)
4 linear feet
Records of the University of Missouri's Cooperative Extension Service. Includes minutes, data on personnel and students involved in the programs, newsletters, and studies and research on extension services, 1946-1970.

University of Missouri, Department of Agricultural Economics, Records, 1906-1966, (C0010)
26 linear feet
The records of departments of farm management (1910-1919), rural life (1919-1926), and agricultural economics (1926-1966), chaired by D. Howard Doane and O.R. Johnson.

University of Missouri, Department of Botany, Papers, 1894-1956 (C3453)
28.8 linear feet
Materials related to departmental courses, university committees, job placement, and research, as well as to cooperative efforts among university state and federal agencies to control plant and crop diseases, establish conservation groups, and expand agricultural facilities and programs in Missouri.

University of Missouri, Extension Service Records, 1912-1979 (C1042)
Annual reports of county and district agents of the Extension Service, 1912-1969, and annual reports of extension activities of UMC, UMKC, Lincoln University, UMR, UMSL, and university-wide offices, 1960-1979.

University of Missouri, School of Forestry, Records, 1936-1968 (C3359)
4.4 linear feet
The records of the School of Forestry contain correspondence from the Westveld and Duncan administrations and are retained in the original filing system of six major sections: Extension, Forestry School Administration, Personnel, Research, Teaching, and University Administration for the years 1936-1968.


van Ravenswaay, Charles (1911-1990), Papers, 1841-1990, (C3873)
21.8 linear feet, 1 audio cassette
Correspondence, research notes, photographs, and literary manuscripts of historian and author Charles van Ravenswaay, former director of the Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis; Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts; and the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum and Gardens, Wilmington, Delaware.

Vanmeter Family, Papers, 1836-1948 (C0414)
3 folders
Business papers, tax receipts, real estate documents, and World War I letters of a Saline County, Missouri, family. Farm record books kept by A.J. Vanmeter, 1859-1871; bank checkbook; and travel diary of a motor trip from Missouri to California and back in 1922.

Vaugh, Mason (1894-1978), Papers, 1928-1969, (C2639)
2 linear feet
The papers of Mason Vaugh contain correspondence and reports. Vaugh was the second person to receive a degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Missouri and for thirty-six years served as a Presbyterian lay missionary in India.

Vaugh, Mason (1894-1978), Papers, 1928-1970, (C3130)
0.9 linear feet
Papers of the second person to receive a degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Missouri, who for thirty-six years served as a Presbyterian lay missionary in India. Biographical material, index to publications, correspondence, articles, research materials, and miscellaneous pamphlets.

Volkmer, Harold L. (1931- ), Papers, 1960-1996, (C4022)
16 linear feet
The professional papers of Harold L. Volkmer, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri's 9th District, include correspondence, bills and resolutions, press releases, hearings, subcommittee briefs and reports, research and studies, pamphlets, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, speeches, and testimonials. Also included is material on the McClure-Volkmer Bill, also known as the Firearm Owner's Protection Act, the 1993 flood disaster, dioxin contamination, hazardous and radioactive waste material at Weldon Spring, Missouri, and farmer's claims resulting from the Cannon Dam Flood in 1982.


Waddell Canning Company, Label, n.d., (R1014)
1 folder
This is a label for Nancy Jane Justice brand tomatoes packed by the Waddell Canning Company at Ash Grove in Greene County, Missouri.

Ward Parkway Estates Garden Club Records, 1957-1992, (K0331)
0.5 cubic foot
Organizational records of a now disbanded Garden Club in Kansas City, MO. Includes board and regular meeting minutes, financial records, attendance lists, a small amount of correspondence, yearbooks, and photographs.

Washburne Family, Papers, 1825-1900, (C4047)
0.6 linear feet
The papers of the Washburne family consist of personal and business correspondence concerning their wool business in Lockhart, Texas, advertisements, receipts, and account information. The correspondence deals extensively with family affairs, slavery, the Civil War, and politics. The collection also includes several slave bills of sale.

Weathers Family, Papers, (CA6216)
32 linear feet, 3 audio tapes
Addition of family papers, primarily from Gene Weathers (1936-2008) of Fayette, Missouri. Includes correspondence, 1970s-2000s, and teaching materials for the blind. See also C4014.

Weathers Family, Papers, 1868-1991, (C4014)
3 linear feet, 1 audio cassette
The Weathers Family Papers document the lives of Virginia “Kate” and Benton H. Weathers of Howard County, Missouri, and the lives of their children and grandchildren. In addition to genealogical materials on the Weathers, Duncan, and Grigsby families, the collection includes some materials on the Weathers Lumber and Hardware Store in Fayette, Missouri, and the Missouri Polled Hereford Association Records.

Westveld, Ruthford H., (1900-1985), Papers, 1956-1965, (C2416)
2.9 linear feet
The papers contain information relating to the background, passage and enforcement of the McIntire-Stennis Act for Cooperative Forestry Research, correspondence of state forestry officials, representatives and senators, U.S. Department of Agriculture and other concerned people and agencies. Westveld was a leading advocate of forestry research.

Wheaton Fruit-Growers Association, Booklet, n.d., (R1155)
1 folder
This is a small booklet containing the constitution and by-laws of the Wheaton Fruit-Growers Association at Wheaton in Barry County, Missouri. L. W. Gardner was president and A. C. Johnson was secretary-treasurer of the Association.

White, T.E., Notebooks, 1892-1897, (C0988)
2 folders
Notebooks kept by a state veterinarian listing calls and symptoms of cattle examined.

Wilson, Thomas Earl (1889-1964), Papers, 1928-1965, (C4164)
0.2 cubic feet, 4 folders
Journal of a Holt County, Missouri, farmer spanning the years 1928-1965. Entries detail family life and farm operation. Includes two photographs and a preface written by his grandson, Thomas Soapes, in 2012.

Women's Progressive Farmers Association of Missouri, Inc., Records, 1921-1985, (C3726)
5.5 linear feet
Records of an organization dedicated to the improvement of rural life and the support of its counterpart, the Missouri Farmers Association. The association was affiliated with Associated Country Women of the World. The records consist of correspondence, meeting minutes membership lists, newsletters, and account books.

Wyoming Stock Growers Association Round-Up Schedule, 1884, (C2881)
1 folder
List of round-ups of Wyoming Stock Growers Association for 1884.


Yost, T.F., "Alfalfa in Bates County, Missouri," 1927, (C2674)
1 volume
The collection contains a report on promotion of alfalfa planting in Bates County.

Young, Raymond A. (1912-1993), Scrapbooks, c. 1940-1981 (C3076)
1 roll of microfilm
Scrapbooks of a Columbia, Missouri, oil company executive and community leader. Material on the development and growth of Missouri Farmers Association.

Young, Raymond A. (1912-1993), Papers, (CA4510)
15 linear feet
Personal and professional papers of an officer of the Missouri Farmers Association.


Zeigler, McCurdy Company, Letter, 1867 to H.G. Lewelling, Ill., from St. Louis, Mo., May 6, 1867, (C2004)
1 folder
To H.G. Lewelling, from Chicago, IL, May 6, 1867. Letter offering Lewelling an agency for sale of "The American Farmer's Horse Book."

Zuber, Marcus S. (1912-1998), Papers, (CA4076)
3 linear feet
Papers of a corn geneticist at the University of Missouri.

Zuber, Marcus S., Papers, (1912-1998), (CA4722)
1 linear feet
Addition to papers of a geneticist.

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