Carroll County Manuscript Collections

Carroll County was organized in 1833. The county seat is Carrollton. These collections deal in some manner with Carroll County, Missouri. This list is not comprehensive, so be sure to browse Manuscript Collections by subject.

*Collections marked with DIGITIZED MATERIALS have additional digitized items available.

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Adkins, Katie Marie, Postcard Collection, (P0260)
3 postcards
Three postcards showing interior of the Carroll County Historical Museum in Carrollton and interior view of the Bank of Tina display in Carroll County Historical Museum.

Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service Aerial Photographs, (P0335)
107.5 linear feet
Missouri county aerial photographs produced by the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service.

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 Revolution Bicentennial Commission of Missouri, Papers, 1973-1977, (C4259)
0.4 cubic feet (19 folders)
The papers contain letters, notes, scrapbooks, programs, events and some photographs which focused on the American Bicentennial, which was celebrated by a number of Missouri counties in 1976.

Austin, Dr. Peter, Letter, 1852, (C1728)
1 folder
To Willard P[reble ]Hall, [House of Representatives, Washington, D. C.], from Carrollton, Missouri March 30, 1852. Hall, (1820-1882), was United States Representative from Missouri 1847-1853 and Governor of Missouri 1864-1865. Austin requests information about admission to the U.S. Navy Medical Department. On April 16 Hall recommended Austin as a gentleman and skillful physician to be interviewed by the Navy's Board of Examiners.


Baker, Thomas Frazier, III (1918- ), Papers, 1959-1967, (C2465)
716 folders, 8 volumes, 8.4 cubic feet
Papers of a state representative from Stoddard County, 1961-1967. Campaign correspondence and publicity, correspondence with constituents in regard to legislation and welfare assistance, political correspondence on such matters as gubernatorial succession, reapportionment, conflict of interest legislation, and ouster of House Speaker Graham.

Brand, Daniel A., Photograph Collection, (P0477)
22 photographs
Copy photos of Carrollton, MO, including several images relating to the Meeks family murder.

Brown, Robert C., Photograph Collection, (P0004)
51 photographs
Photographs of Missouri railroad depots, primarily for the Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy Railroad. Photographs relating to A.F. Schliecker of Kansas City, Missouri.

Brown, Ruth Winifred, Collection, (CA4011)
0.2 linear feet
History of Norborne, MO, etc.


Calvert, Harold N., Photograph Collection, (P0478)
57 photographs
Copy photos of Calvert family and Carrollton, MO, ca. 1870s-1940s. Originals in Harold Calvert Collection, Carrollton, Missouri.

Chew, Dr. Joseph, Special Orders, 1863, (C1490)
1 folder
Orders, September 1863, forbidding Dr. Chew of Kansas City, MO, to reside in Platte, Clay, or Carroll Counties during the Civil War.

Coppage, A. Maxim, III, Photograph Collection, (P0492)
4 photographs
South Methodist Episcopal Church and First Christian Church, Hale, MO. Images of prize-winning poultry, and Tom Bowlware.

Courts, J. B., et. al., Letter, 1862, (C1749)
1 folder
To Charles Sterne, Carroll County, MO, from camp near Holly Springs, MS, No. 1, 1862. Six members of Lt. John Sterne's company relate the details of his death to his father. Lt. Sterne was mortally wounded in the Battle of Corinth, 4 October 1862, and died 17 October 1862.


Duncan, Herbert E., Architectural Records, (K0722)
31.18 cubic feet (276 rolled items)
The architectural records of Herbert E. Duncan consist of 276 architectural drawings drafted between 1937 and 1992. These buildings were primarily built in Kansas and Missouri and were designed and constructed by Herbert E. Duncan. The bulk of the collection consists of residential buildings.


Freeman, R.W., Papers, 1960-1961, (C3784)
1 folder
The papers of R.W. Freeman contain a letter to Freeman from Lafayette Moore of the Pershing Park Association in Laclede, MO, and a proposed budget for the Carroll County, MO, Baptist Association.


Grand Army of the Republic, Stephen Estle Post 178, 1885-1912, (C4245)
0.25 cubic feet (3 folders)
The Grand Army of the Republic collection consists of the roster and meeting minutes of Post 178 located in DeWitt, Missouri.

Guitar, Sarah (1892-1963), Collection, n.d., (C3391)
1.5 cubic feet, 5 card boxes
Card file compiled by Sarah Guitar, reference librarian of the State Historical Society of Missouri, as a guide to county boundaries of Missouri, 1812-1929; Missouri congressional district boundaries, 1845-1933; Missouri senatorial districts, 1820-1931; and Missouri judicial circuits, 1815-1915.

Guitar, Sarah (1892-1963), Papers, 1931-1944, (C3563)
1.2 linear feet
Correspondence and miscellaneous information on Missouri compiled by Guitar during her employment, under the direction of Floyd C. Shoemaker, as Reference Librarian for the State Historical Society of Missouri. Includes one card box of reference notes.


James, David A. (1937- ) Papers, 1790-2008, (C4126)
5 cubic feet
The research material of a hotel management instructor whose work resulted in the publication Historic Hotels of Missouri: Hotels, Inns, and Taverns of 19th Century Missouri.


Kilgore, Debbie, Photograph Collection, (P0155)
52 photographs
Approximately 52 35mm color negatives and prints showing scenes around Macon, Missouri during the mid 1990s. Additional photo album, assembled by Ken Fryer, DOT district manager, showing the 1993 Missouri River flood in Cole, Carroll, Howard, Saline, and Livingston counties.


Lee, Richard L. (1925-2011), County Courthouse Photographs, ca. 1955, (P0003)
210 photographs
The collection includes photographs of county courthouses for the state of Missouri, taken in the mid-twentieth century by Richard L. Lee.

Lozier Family, Papers, (CA6450)
1 cubic foot
Correspondence, political material, and miscellaneous material of a family from Carroll and Randolph Counties, Missouri. Largely concerns Ralph F. Lozier, a U.S. Congressman, and his son, Lue Lozier, an attorney and judge.


Miller, Henry C. (1858-1944), Papers, 1896-1898, (C2072)
1 folder
The papers of Henry C. Miller contain fifteen letters to Miller, a Mercer County court clerk in Princeton, MO, about Republican Party affairs and appointments in Missouri's 3rd Congressional District. The Chauncey I. Filley faction, support in Missouri of William McKinley for president in 1896, state and local Republican conventions and meetings, and factional fights are discussed.

Missouri Extension Homemakers Association, Inc., "Sacred Stones and Stained Glass Windows," Project, 1977-1980, (C3723)
7.1 cubic feet
Statewide documentation of local churches by county. Includes cultural arts reports, church histories, floor plans, architectural details, clippings, slides, photographs, and miscellany.

Moentmann, F.A., "The History of the Cherry Valley School District," n.d., (C3689)
1 folder
The collection contains a typescript history of an area in Carroll County, MO, which included Cherry Valley School near the town of Miles Point.

Morrow, Lynn, Papers, (R1000)
21 cubic feet (964 folders, 4 oversize)
The papers of Lynn Morrow contain correspondence and research papers, with an additional significant collection of late twentieth-century promotional and advertising items. The papers reflect major areas of Morrow’s research on the southwest Missouri region; Iron, Shannon, and Washington counties; Theodore Pease Russell and his writings; and the writings of Silas C. Turnbo. The collection also includes a large selection of promotional publications and ephemera associated with late 20th century tourism in Missouri and Arkansas.


Presbytery of Missouri, Minutes, 1920-1943, (C1353)
0.2 linear feet
The records contain official copies of minutes of the Presbytery of Missouri. Minutes for 1920-1939 are bound; others are in pamphlet form.

Presbytery of Missouri Records, 1817-1920, (C1354)
1.4 linear feet, 6 oversize volumes
The records of the Presbytery of Missouri contain minutes, reports, and other records of an organization composed of ministers and representative elders of Presbyterian churches in Missouri. Volumes 1-6 have been microfilmed. Volume 7 is available onsite. See also collection C1353.


Ramsay Place Names File 1928-1945, (C2366)
12 cubic feet
Card file of origins of Missouri place names, compiled by students of Robert L. Ramsay, University of Missouri professor of English.


Shields Monument Association, Record Book, 1880-1881, (C1254)
1 volume
Association formed to raise $10,000 for monument at grave in Mount St. Mary's Cemetery, Carrolton, MO, of General James Shields, U.S. Senator from Illinois, Minnesota, and Missouri. Also some loose papers.

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.


Tabernacle Separate Baptist Church Carroll County, Missouri, Minutes, 1849-1861, (C1324)
1 volume
Minutes of meetings and list of original subscribers.

Tina Presbyterian Church, Tina, Missouri, Records, 1886-1917, (C1368)
1 volume
Minutes of organizational meetings and meetings of sessions. In 1887 the Stokes Mound Congregational Church voted to disband and join the Tina Presbyterian Church as a body.

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.

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. Work Projects Administration, "Church Bibliography, Baptist Bodies of Missouri, Associational Minutes," 1941, (C1312)
1 volume
The collection contains a list of the various Baptist associations in Missouri and the dates for which their records are in existence.

U.S. Work Projects Administration, Historical Records Survey, Missouri, 1935-1942, (C3551)
302 linear feet; also available on 817 rolls of microfilm
Correspondence, records, and working files. Originally designed to survey and inventory all county government records, the survey finally included inventories of church records, manuscript collections, vital statistics, American imprints, and federal archives. Incorporates records of the Federal Writers Project for Missouri.


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.


Wade, J.D. (1894-1966), Papers, (CA6386)
1 cubic foot
Papers of an employee of Service Pipeline Company from Odessa and Carrollton, Missouri, largely consist of personal account ledgers detailing daily expenses. Also included is a small amount of Service Pipeline and Standard Oil material and miscellaneous material.

Walker, Alexander Warfield, "Memories of My Life," 1914, (C3163)
9 folders
Autograph and typed manuscripts of autobiography, and revision.

Wilcoxon Family Papers, 1819-1883, (C3047)
1 reel
Correspondence, deeds, financial records, and miscellaneous items of the Wilcoxson family of Fayette and Carrollton, MO.

Wilcoxson, Hiram, Ledgers, 1836-1860, (C4334)
3 oversize volumes
The volumes consist of one cash account ledger and two merchandise ledgers.