Laclede County Manuscript Collections

Laclede (pronounced luh-CLEED) County, named for Pierre Laclede, the founder of St. Louis, was organized in 1849. The county seat and largest city is Lebanon. These collections deal in some manner with Laclede County, Missouri. This list is not comprehensive, so be sure to browse Manuscript Collections by subject.

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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."

Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. Records, (R1406)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. Records contain the book Win-Win: A Information History of Associated Electric Cooperative Inc., written by Russ Holt and published in 1997.

Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company, Record Book, 1876-1877, (R1288)
1 volume, oversize
This Atlantic and Pacific Railroad volume is a register of warranty and quitclaim deeds by the for lands sold by the company in Barry, Franklin, Gasconade, Greene, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Phelps, Pulaski, Stone, and Webster counties in Missouri.


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.

Barr, Thomas Akers, Papers, 1861-1919, (R0270)
63 items
This collection consists of correspondence and papers of a native of Illinois and physician who began practice in Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri, about 1869. Included are letters from Illinois soldiers serving in Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina, 1861-1865, from physicians in Illinois and Missouri, and from Harry Woodson Barr at Camp Bowie, Texas, 1918-1919.

Bennett, Lyman G., Collection, 1857-1865, (R0274)
10 folders
These are diaries and topographic maps of a civil engineer, member of the 36th Illinois Infantry, and civilian employee of the U. S. Army. The materials concern homesteading in Minnesota in 1857; campaigning in Missouri and Arkansas with the Army of Southwest Missouri, 1861-1862; mapping in Kansas and Colorado in 1865; and the Powder River Indian Expedition in Nebraska and Wyoming in 1865.

Bradford, Moses Jasper, Letters, 1861-1865, (R0360)
1 folder, photocopies
These are printed minutes of the ninety-second annual session of the Howell County Baptist Association, a Southern Baptist organization composed of churches in Howell County, Missouri. The minutes include the constitution, by-laws, and articles of faith, reports on church programs and finances, and statistical information.


Capen, Lucy, Postcard Collection, (P0508)
19 postcards
Postcards of Missouri scenes: Lake of the Ozarks, Boone County, Kansas City, Hardin College, and Lebanon, MO.

Civil War Documents, 1861-1865, (C4274)
0.2 cubic feet (2 folders)
Photocopies of miscellaneous papers including discharges, enlistments, Confederate bills and notes, stamps, insignia, orders, mustering out papers of soldiers, including officers, mostly from Missouri.

Civilian Conservation Corps, Camp 3737, Collection, 1935-1983, (R0177)
3 folders, photocopies
This collection contains correspondence, camp newspapers, and a scrapbook pertaining to the CCC camp near Lynchburg, Laclede County, Missouri. There are also a few items from camps in Winona and Sumner, Missouri, and newspaper clippings regarding reunions in 1983 of former CCC trainees in Missouri.

Conway Public Schools, Conway, Missouri, Booklet, 1912, (R0915)
1 folder
This booklet provides information concerning the 1912-1913 school year for the Conway Public Schools at Conway in Laclede County, Missouri. The principal was Lonnie S. Haymes.

Conway, Missouri Cyclone Photographs, (R1431)
0.1 cubic feet (1 folder)
The collection consists of one photograph of the showing the destruction of Charles A. Garrison's property by a tornado on November 23, 1908, northeast of Conway, Missouri.


Domestic Science Club, Lebanon, Missouri, Yearbooks, 1908-1943, (R0297)
1 folder
These are pamphlet yearbooks of a women's club in Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri, organized in 1898 as the Home Economics Club. The yearbooks include the constitution and by-laws, rosters of officers and members, and committee assignments.

Draper, Arthur Clinton, Collection, 1899-1944, (R0112)
2 volumes, 5 folders
This collection contains scrapbooks, correspondence, advertising material, scripts, and memorabilia of Arthur Clinton Draper of Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri. Clint Draper produced minstrel shows in the central and western states for over thirty years. He specialized in benefit performances at Elks lodges.

Draper, Arthur Clinton, Photograph Collection, ca. 1890-1935, (R0847)
9 folders
These are the photographs of Arthur Clinton Draper, a producer of minstrel shows. Draper produced minstrel shows in the central and western states for over thirty years, specializing in benefit performances at Elks lodges.

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.


Ehrlich, Nancy, Collection, (P0013)
0.63 linear feet
Original photos taken from "Frank James Photo Album", and photos of Marmaduke Military Academy buildings and students.

Elgin, Robert L., Photograph Collection, ca. 1950s-1990s, (R1015)
36 folders
These are black and white photographs, color slides, plans, and detail drawings of historic structures in the northern Ozarks of Missouri. Several counties are represented, but especially Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade, Maries, Phelps, Osage, and Washington. The primary topics are vernacular architecture, log structures, churches, and cemeteries.


Fite, Paul, 1900-1997, Papers, 1937-1940, (R1325)
13 folders
These are programs, copies of newspaper clippings and other papers from a scrapbook compiled by Paul Fite, head of Lebanon High School music department,1937-1940. Fite was a graduate of the State Teachers College at Springfield, Missouri, where he met and married Marjorie E. Fite. He had been music director at high schools in Granby and Walnut Grove, Missouri before taking the position at Lebanon High School. While in Laclede County, Fite led students to district, regional, state and national awards. He died in 1997.

Franklin and Binkley Families Papers, (R1492)
0.06 cubic foot (6 folders, 27 negatives)
The Franklin and Binkley Families Papers contain photocopies of correspondence, family papers, and photographs. Also included is genealogical information for the Franklin, Binkley, Myers, Herrman, Bray, and other connected families.


George, Mrs. Vincent, Correspondence, 1941, (R0808)
1 folder
This collection consists of three letters to Mrs. Vincent George of Lynn, Massachusetts, from her newlywed daughter, Mary, who was on her honeymoon road trip to the Grand Canyon. One letter was written from Lebanon in Laclede County, Missouri.

Gilmore, Lizzie C., Correspondence, 1861-1865, (R0346)
1 folder
These are letters by Lizzie C. Gilmore, a Union soldier's wife, at Lebanon and Rolla, Missouri, and from her relatives in Keosauqua, Iowa, and Crittenden County, Kentucky. The letters note political differences among family members, events preceding the battle of Memphis in Scotland County, Missouri, guerrilla activity in Kentucky, and depredations by bushwhackers in Laclede County, Missouri.

Gleason, Frances E., Photographs, (P0721)
3 photographs
Photos of the former Phil Donnelly home, Bland home, and Colonel Miles Vernon home, Lebanon, MO, ca. 1958.

Grand Army of the Republic, Lebanon, Missouri, Records, 1882-1937, (R0081)
3 volumes, 1 folder
These are ledgers, a minute book, and miscellaneous papers of a Grand Army of the Republic post at Lebanon in Laclede County, 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.


H & H store, Daybook/Journal, 1853-1854, (R0099)
1 volume
This volume is a daybook/journal from one of the earliest general stores in Lebanon, the seat of Laclede County, Missouri. The proprietors were John B. Harrison (1809-1860) and Joseph Thomas Hooker (1831-1894).

Harrison Family, History, 1980, (R0143)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a compilation of historical and genealogical material concerning the Harrison family of Phelps and Laclede counties in Missouri. Assembled by Florence J. Malaney, the material includes copies of family papers, 1860-1865, genealogical research on the family by Clair V. Mann, n.d., and correspondence with Robert K. Hooker, 1980.

Hickory Valley Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Petition, 1868, (R0080)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a petition by members of the Hickory Valley Cumberland Presbyterian Church to be admitted as a congregation into the Springfield, Missouri, Presbytery. Thirteen members of the congregation signed the petition.

Hidden Valley Lake, Laclede County, Missouri, Brochure, n.d., (R1156)
1 folder
This is a brochure for Hidden Valley Lake, a privately managed recreation site east of Lebanon in Laclede County, Missouri. The proprietors were Bill and Rhea Casner.

How, Russell A. (1906-1996) and Bernadine M. (1910-2001), Collection, 1927-1989, (C4023)
5 linear feet, 4 card files
The Russell and Bernadine How collection contains photographs, maps, printed materials, and notes on grist mills in the Ozarks region of Missouri and Arkansas. The collection also includes materials related to Missouri tourism.


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.

Johnson, M.W., Affidavit, 1863, (C2703)
1 folder
Concerns stores lost when he was forced to retreat.


Knights of Labor, Phillipsburg, Missouri, Records, 1888-1896, (R0198)
1 volume, 1 folder
This collection consists of a minute book and miscellaneous papers of the local chapter of the Knights of Labor at Phillipsburg in Laclede County, Missouri. The records include minutes of meetings, membership information, miscellaneous correspondence, and circulars.


Laclede County, Missouri, School District No. 36 (Keck School), souvenir booklet, 1920, (R0709)
1 item
This is a small souvenir booklet presented by Effie B. Stephens, teacher, to the students at Keck School in Laclede County, Missouri, at the close of the school year in April 1920. Included are the names of the pupils and the directors of the school district.

Laclede County, Missouri, School District No. 56 (Ivey School), Souvenir Program, 1912, (R0697)
1 item
This is a small souvenir booklet presented by "Prof. H. C. Clark, Teacher," to the students at Ivey School in Laclede County, Missouri, at the close of the school year in 1912.

Laclede County, Missouri, Superintendent of Schools, Directories, 1943-1946, (R0855)
1 folder
These are four Laclede County, Missouri, school directories, published in consecutive years (1943-1944 through 1946-1947) by County School Superintendent Hazel Ponder. Included are district numbers and names, teachers' names and salaries, total assessed valuations and tax rates, enrollment and average attendance, and names of members of the School Board for each district.

Laclede County, Missouri Collection, (R1474)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Laclede County, Missouri Collection contains an official program and souvenir booklet from the Laclede County Centennial, which took place August 7 to 13, 1949, at Lebanon, Missouri. Included in the program is a schedule of events, photographs of event coordinators and entertainers, and a brief history of Laclede County.

Lawrence County Historical Society, Missouri, Baptist association minutes, 1882-1933, (R0644)
15 folders
These are printed minutes of annual meetings of Primitive Baptist associations in Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Ohio, and Oklahoma. The most complete series are for the Center Creek and Ozark associations of Missouri. The minutes include the proceedings of the associations, lists of churches, officers, and representatives, the articles of faith and rules of decorum, and correspondence with other associations.

Lebanon Chamber of Commerce, Lebanon, Missouri, booklet and pamphlet, 1928-1934, (R1060)
1 folder
This collection consists of a booklet (1928) and a pamphlet (1934) promoting Lebanon in Laclede County, Missouri, as a location for industry, agriculture, and residence.

Lebanon Chamber of Commerce Photograph Collection, (P0722)
13 photographs
Photos of Lebanon, MO

Lebanon Nature Club, Newsletters, 1934-1940, (R0298)
1 folder, photocopies
These are newsletters of a natural history club in Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri. The newsletters include information on club activities, local sightings of flora and fauna, and species counts.

Lebanon Shakespeare Club, Records, ca. 1882-1982, (R0300)
23 folders, 4 volumes
These are records of a women's literary club at Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri. The collection includes minute books, financial reports, attendance records, annual programs, scrapbooks, photographs, and miscellaneous papers.

Lebanon Study Club, Records, 1965-1976, (R0296)
4 folders
This collection includes a cash book, minutes of meetings, yearbooks, and miscellaneous papers of a women's club in Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri. Organized in 1919, the club disbanded in 1976.

Lebanon Woman's Club, Yearbooks, 1935-1964, (R0299)
1 folder
These are pamphlet yearbooks of the Lebanon Woman's Club at Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri, 1950-1964. The yearbooks include lists of officers and members, the constitution and by-laws, committee assignments, and program topics. With the collection is a yearbook of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Lebanon, 1935-1936.

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.

Liberty Association of Free Will Baptists, Booklets, 1971-1978, (R1200)
1 folder
These are five booklets containing the minutes of the annual sessions of the Liberty Association of Free Will Baptists for the years 1971, 1974, 1976, 1977, and 1978. The Association met at the Niangua Youth Camp near Niangua in Webster County, Missouri.

Liberty Freewill Baptist Church, Laclede County, Missouri, Minutes, 1869-1874, (R0364)
1 folder, photocopies
These are minutes of meetings and a roster of members of the Liberty Freewill Baptist Church near Phillipsburg in Laclede County, Missouri. The minutes deal primarily with the admission and exclusion of members.

Libra Club, Lebanon, Missouri, Scrapbooks, 1950-2003, (R1153)
4 volumes
These are the scrapbooks of the Libra Club, a women's club at Lebanon in Laclede County, Missouri. The scrapbooks include newspaper clippings, annual booklets, photographs, and miscellaneous papers.

Lions Club, Lebanon, Missouri, Booklet, 1931, (R1247)
1 folder
This is a program booklet for "Charter Night" for the Lions Club at Lebanon in Laclede County, Missouri, on 5 January 1931. Included are a list of "charter members," the program, the menu, and a "Short History of Lebanon." E. L. Vernon was the first President of the club.

Lomax, Victor W., "Oh Yes, Some Called Him 'Black Jack'," n.d., (C3078)
1 folder
The collection contains recollections of John J. Pershing by a native of Laclede, MO, Pershing's home town.


Mann, Henry Perrin Civil War Diaries, 1862-1865, (R0455)
1 folder, photocopies
These are typescripts of the Civil War diaries of Henry P. Mann, Co. B Cavalry, 36th Illinois Infantry. The company was later assigned to the 15th Illinois Cavalry as Co. K. The diaries cover the Pea Ridge campaign in Missouri and Arkansas, the occupation of Corinth, Mississippi, the battle of Chickamauga, the siege of Chattanooga, and the Atlanta campaign. The entries for 1865 concern personal business and finances.

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.

McComb, James, Papers, 1852-1926, (R0238)
8 folders
These are papers of Dr. James McComb, an early physician of Laclede County, Missouri. The papers include medical notebooks and treatment records, Civil War papers, McComb's autobiography, and family correspondence following his death.

McFall, Anderson, Journal, 1898-1914, (R0365)
1 folder
These are transcripts of the journal of a resident of Phillipsburg in Laclede County, Missouri. The brief entries note marriages, births, injuries, illnesses, and deaths in the community, and contain news on fires, weather conditions, visitors, and residents moving away from or returning to the Phillipsburg area.

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.

Missouri Federation of Women's Clubs, Sixth District, Secretary's Record Book, 1932-1943, (R1175)
1 volume
These are the secretary's minutes of the annual meetings of the Sixth District, Missouri Federation of Women's Clubs. The record book includes minutes of the twenty-ninth through fortieth annual meetings, 1932-1943.

Missouri Forestry, Records, 1929-1994, (R1341)
2.25 cubic feet (53 folders)
The records of Missouri Forestry contain materials from the administration of directors George O. White (1938-1960), Osal B. Capps (1960-1977), and Jerry Presley (1977-1986). This includes materials related to Smokey Bear, fire safety, and the promotion of science, practice, and standards of forestry.

Missouri Place Names Study, 1927-1928 (C3459)
0.6 linear feet
Correspondence, term papers, and information collected by graduate students at the University of Missouri during a study of the origin and history of place names in forty-two Missouri counties.

Mitchell, Ewing Young, Jr. (1873-1954), Papers, 1840-1949 (C1041)
0.4 linear feet
Papers of a Springfield, Missouri, lawyer active in Democratic Party politics, who served as assistant secretary of commerce in Franklin Roosevelt's first administration. Material concerns family affairs, law practice with emphasis on county indebtedness, Ozark land speculation, and Democratic politics on the state and national levels.

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.

Murray, Thomas, Correspondence, 1862-1867, (R0522)
2 folders
These are letters addressed to Thomas Murray of Davenport, Iowa, by relatives serving in the Union army during the Civil War. Included are letters from a brother, William Murray, and a cousin, Thomas Murray, both of whom served in Company C of the 20th Iowa Infantry in Missouri and Arkansas. There are also postwar letters regarding the grave of William Murray, who was killed at Prairie Grove, Arkansas.


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.


Ozark Association of Primitive Baptists, Missouri, Minutes, 1904-1941, (R0995)
1 folder
These are published minutes of annual sessions of the Ozark Association of Primitive Baptists, which consisted of member congregations in Dallas, Greene, Polk, Webster, and Wright counties in Missouri. Minutes are available for meetings in 1904, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, and 1941.


Philia Club, Lebanon, Missouri, Records, 1961-2004, (R1190)
2 volumes, 3 folders, 25 booklets
These are minutes of meetings, a scrapbook, and miscellaneous papers of the Philia Club, a women's club at Lebanon in Laclede County, Missouri.

Politics in Missouri Oral History Project, Records, 1996-, (C3929)
2.2 linear feet
Interviews with Missouri legislators, politicians, aides, and other participants in Missouri politics. The records include audio cassettes, compact discs, and transcripts of the interviews.

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.

Pyle's International Transcontinental Foot Race, Programs, 1928-1929, (R0094)
1 folder, photocopies
These are programs from Charles C. Pyle's first and second annual transcontinental foot races. The 1928 race was from Los Angeles to New York; the 1929 race was from New York to Los Angeles. Through Missouri the runners followed U.S. Highway 66.


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.

Rice, Mr. and Mrs. Harry, Postcard Collection, (P0497)
18 postcards
Postcards of Missouri scenes: St. Joseph, Gallatin, Lebanon, Slater, Maryville, Branson, Jefferson City, Sedalia, St. Louis, and Kansas City.

Rogers, James S., Papers, 1862-1863, (R0249)
2 folders, photocopies
This collection includes a Civil War diary and letters of James S. Rogers, a resident of Corydon, Iowa, and member of Co. M of the 3rd Iowa Cavalry. The diary and letters cover his departure from home, enlistment and training at Davenport, Iowa, and cavalry service in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas.

Rubey, Charles W., Papers (R0200)
0.25 cubic foot (15 folders, 2 rolls of microfilm)
The Charles W. Rubey Papers contain the personal, business, and military papers of Charles W. Rubey, a businessman and militia officer from Lebanon, Missouri. Included are personal, family, and business papers, and records from militia organizations raised in Laclede County during the Civil War. The military records include correspondence, orders, equipment, and ordinance returns, certificates of enrollment and exemption, and muster rolls.


Samuel Barr, Notebook, 1858-1861, (R1360)
1 folder
The Samuel Barr papers contain the notebook of Dr. Samuel Benjamin Franklin Caldwell Barr. The notebook was used to record business and financial information.

Shepard, Edward Martin, Lantern Slides, n.d., (R1184)
41 slides
These are lantern slides showing springs, natural bridges, and caves in the Ozarks region of Missouri. They were produced for teaching purposes by Edward M. Shepard, a professor of geology at Drury College in Springfield, Missouri.

Spencer, George A. (1906-1997), Papers, 1931-1963, (C2466)
4.6 cubic feet
Correspondence, publicity, and legislative papers of a Boone County, MO, Democrat. Spencer's election campaigns and positions as city attorney, prosecuting attorney, and state representative and senator, and candidacy for Democratic nomination for attorney general. Activities of the Columbia, MO, Chamber of Commerce.

Spiller, Willis A., Collection, 1863-1955, (R0147)
1 folder, photocopies
These are personal papers, newspaper clippings, and genealogical material concerning Willis A. Spiller, a businessman and county official in Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri. There is also genealogical information on the Stinson family.

St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company, Records, 1859-1980, (R0362)
635 items in 56 cartons
These are corporate minutes and financial account books, and other records of the St. Louis-San Francisco ("Frisco") Railway Company (1916-1980) and predecessor, subsidiary, and constituent companies, most notably the St. Louis & San Francisco Railway (1876-1896) and the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad (1896-1916). The "Frisco" operated in Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. It became part of the Burlington Northern Railroad in 1980.

St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company Maps, (R1486)
0.5 cubic foot (3 folders, 5 maps)
The St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company Maps contain six plat maps featuring St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company land, railroad lines, stations, and buildings, located in Fort Leonard Wood, Lebanon, Newburg, and Rolla, Missouri.

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.

Stewart Funeral Home, Lebanon, Missouri, Records, 1931-1943, (R0079)
2 volumes
These are records of funerals conducted by the Stewart Funeral Home at Lebanon in Laclede County, Missouri. The entries include vital statistics and genealogical information, the cause of death, the date and place of burial, and the cost of the funeral. The volumes are indexed.


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.


U.S. Selective Service System, Missouri, Records, 1917-1918, (C2681)
445 folders negative Photostats, 8.7 cubic feet
Lists of persons by county and district selective service boards whose cards were held by those boards. Arranged alphabetically by county.

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.

United States. Army. Missouri Infantry Reg't, Phelps's, Account Book, 1862, (R0272)
1 volume
These are accounts of Lt. Robert B. Owen, Quartermaster of Phelps's Regiment at Rolla, Lebanon and Springfield, Missouri, January—May 1862. Included are records of receipt and issue of food, forage, clothing and camp equipage, lists of civilians employed by the army, and notes on wagon trains in quartermaster service.


Walker, James Blaine, "The Unmuffled Voice in the Ozark Tourist Region," 1950, (R0929)
1 folder
This is a newsletter for two African American Methodist churches of which James Blaine Walker was the pastor. They were Mount Lebanon Methodist Church at Lebanon in Laclede County, Missouri, and Elkins Methodist Church at Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri. Included are church calendars and news items, inspirational articles, and advertisements for local businesses.

Watts, John J., Collection, 1874-1912, (R0038)
38 volumes
These are manuscript notebooks of genealogical records kept by a circuit-riding Baptist minister in the northern Ozarks. The records cover Phelps, Pulaski, Texas, and parts of Maries, and Dent counties in south-central Missouri. An index is included.

Welch Family, Correspondence, 1839-1854, (R0391)
1 folder, photocopies
These are typescripts of letters to and from members of the Welch family in Pulaski and Dade counties in Missouri, and Scott County, Illinois. Topics include family news, acquaintances, health, crops, and the weather.

Wobus, Paul A., Papers, 1918-1989, (R0008)
52 folders, 89 notebooks
The Rev. Paul A. Wobus was born in St. Charles, Missouri, on 14 February 1893. His father, Reinhard Wobus, was pastor of the Evangelical Church there. Paul Wobus died on 11 December 1982 in Concordia, Missouri.

Woodward, R. R., Letter, 1909, (R0931)
1 folder
This is a form letter dated 15 February 1909 from R. R. Woodward at Lebanon in Laclede County, Missouri, to Ralph V. Callaway at Atlanta, Illinois. In the letter Woodward encouraged Callaway to invest in real estate in Missouri.

Wright, Clark, Papers, 1861-1863, (R0523)
2 folders
These are the Civil War papers of Clark Wright, a resident of Polk County, Missouri, and a Union cavalry officer. The collection includes an order to Wright from John M. Schofield, letters from St. Louis and Rolla to his wife, Sarah Jane Wright, newspaper clippings, rosters of the field and staff officers of the 6th Missouri Cavalry, and a list of signs and countersigns for the post at Lebanon, Missouri.