Phelps County Manuscript Collections

Phelps County, named for congressman John S. Phelps, was organized in 1857. The county seat is Rolla. These collections deal in some manner with Phelps County, Missouri. This list is not comprehensive, so be sure to browse Manuscript Collections by subject.

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3rd Missouri Volunteer Calvary, Records, 1861 and 1864, (R1376)
.1 linear feet, 1 folder
The records contain papers from two members of the 3 rd Missouri Volunteer Calvary. The records contain papers related to Francis M. Poore and John Harris. The two individuals are not connected and did not serve at the same time. The records of John Harris include a military court document listing charges and findings against Harris.


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

Allison, Jimmie Papers, (R1444)
0.5 cubic feet (9 folders, 3 CDs)
The Jimmie Allison Papers contain materials related to the bluegrass career of Jimmie Allison and his bands. This includes bluegrass event and festival fliers, photographs, news articles, and song lists and lyrics.

American Zinc, Lead & Smelting Company, Records, 1901-1965, (R0010)
154 boxes
The American, Lead and Smelting Company (commonly known as "American Zinc") was a large nonferrous metals firm which mined, processed, smelted, and marketed basic zinc and lead products. It had major mining and milling operations in Missouri, Wisconsin, and Tennessee, smelters in Kansas and Illinois, and interests in ore processing machinery. Founded in 1899, the company became a leader in the zinc industry. By 1965 it controlled the largest zinc ore reserves in the United States, and ranked second in zinc ore production and third in smelting capacity. By that time controlling interest in the firm had passed to Consolidated Gold Fields, Ltd., a mining investment company. James D. Norris's AZn: A History of the American Zinc Company (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1968), based in large part upon this collection, is an excellent general history of the firm.

Arthur, George Clinton, Papers, ca. 1914-1939, (R0244)
3 folders
These are reminiscences and miscellaneous papers assembled in connection with Arthur's work on "Bushwhacker" Bill Wilson during the Civil War in Phelps County, Missouri. There is also genealogical information concerning the Arthur and Turnure families, and correspondence regarding Arthur's books, Backwoodsmen and Bushwhacker.

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.

Atlasta Service Station, Saint James, Missouri, Road Map/Calendar, 1934-1935, (R0592)
1 oversize item
This is a road map of Missouri and calendar published for the Atlasta Service Station on Route 66 in St. James, Phelps County, Missouri. The front features a photograph of the Atlasta station, a highway map of Missouri, and fragments of a calendar for 1934-1935. The reverse bears an "Aeronautical and Topographical Map of the United States," and census data for the state of 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.

Bardsley, Clarence E., Road Surveys, 1928-1932, (R0859)
2 folders
These are survey reports, field notes, and plats regarding relocation of the Old St. Louis-Springfield Road near Arlington in Phelps County, Missouri. The surveys were performed by Clarence E. Bardsley, Special Highway Engineer and Deputy Surveyor of Phelps County.

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.

Barnitz, George Alan (1936- ), Barnitz family photographs, ca. 1910-1980s, (R1296)
43 photographs (1 folder)
This collection consists of twenty-three black and white and twenty color photographs that were loaned for scanning. The photographs include agricultural activities and rural farm life from the early 1910s to 1980s in Phelps and Dent counties. The photographs include subjects such as cattle and hog raising, baling hay, showing livestock and the Lake Spring Homemaker's Club in 1953.

Beaumont, H.C., Photographs, (P0783)
15 photographs
Photos of the State Trachoma Hospital, Rolla, 1948.

Beaver Creek United Baptist Church, Records, 1866-1888, (R0219)
2 volumes
These are minutes of meetings and membership records of the Beaver Creek Baptist Church in Phelps County, Missouri. The church was founded in 1866 as Willow Spring Baptist Church, and was relocated and renamed in 1874.

Beemer, Mary Alice, Photograph Collection, ca. 1885-1955, (R0496)
These are photographs of the town of Newburg and vicinity in Phelps County, Missouri. included are views of employees, equipment, and facilities of the "Frisco" railroad, businesses, buildings, and street scenes, and miscellaneous photographs of locations near Newburg including the Dana Lead Mine and Stonydell Swimming Pool.

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.

Bledsoe, Wayne Papers, (R1355)
0.1 cubic feet (1 folder, 1 DVD)
The Wayne Bledsoe Papers contain materials related to Bledsoe's career in bluegrass. A noted host and program producer of Bluegrass for Saturday Night, KUMR. This collection includes bluegrass festival program booklets from Dixon, Missouri, and a DVD containing the KMST radio station 40th anniversary show introduced by Wayne Bledsoe.

Blooming Rose School, Phelps County, Missouri, Photograph, 1916, (R0577)
1 item
This is a copy photograph of a class group in front of Blooming Rose School in Phelps County, Missouri, 29 November 1916.

Bolon, Leonard Valentine, Papers, 1865-1866, (R0313)
1 folder, photocopies
These are two Civil War letters, from Rolla and Benton Barracks in St. Louis, written by Leonard V. Bolon of Co. F, 49th Wisconsin Infantry. Also included is verse written at Cuba, Illinois, Bolon's home town, in 1866.

Boulson, Charles E., Papers (R0404)
2.5 cubic feet (57 folders, 3 VHS)
The Charles E. Boulson Papers contain the personal and professional papers of an electrical engineer in Missouri. Boulson was the general manager of the Sho-Me Power Corporation from 1954 to 1974 and a member of the Board of Directors of Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. The collection includes correspondence, scrapbooks, professional and historical writings, speeches on rural electrification in Missouri and corporate manuals and annual reports of Sho-Me Power Corporation and Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Bourbois Baptist Association, Annual Report, 1877, (R0221)
1 folder, photocopies
These are minutes of the twenty-fifth annual meeting of the Bourbois Baptist Association. The Association included rural churches in Phelps, Crawford, Maries, and Osage counties. The minutes include statistics from the constituent churches.

Bradford, Louise, Collection, 1919-1985, (R0468)
28 folders
This collection includes correspondence, printed material, and ephemera collected by Louise Bradford (1898-1986), and Eva Ann Bradford (1900-1966), during their careers as teachers in Missouri schools. Included are letters from former pupils, and printed materials from education and teachers associations, schools in Berkeley, Rolla, St. James, Salem, and Sullivan, Missouri, and women's clubs and service organizations in Dent and Phelps counties.

Bradford, Moses J. ( -1865), Letters, 1863-1865, (C2727)
2 folders
The collection contains Photostats of letters from Moses J. Bradford to his wife in Rolla, MO, from various Union prison camps expressing fears about the war and about the safety of his family and describing prison life and conditions.

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.

Bradford Family, Papers, 1722-1998, (R0647)
8 boxes
These are papers collected by Dr. Vance A. Bradford while conducting genealogical research on the Bradford family. Included are six boxes of correspondence with and about descendants of Samuel Bradford of Snow Hill, Maryland, and two boxes of papers from the Duncan homestead in southern Phelps County, Missouri.

Bradley, George, Letter, 1863, (R0566)
1 item, photocopies
This is a letter from Little Rock, Arkansas, 13 April 1863, by a Confederate soldier from Phelps County, Missouri. George Bradley served in the 10th Missouri Infantry (formerly Col. Alexander E. Steen's regiment) in Mosby Monroe Parsons's brigade. Bradley commented on camp life, changes in command of the army, fellow soldiers from Phelps County, and the course of the war in Arkansas.

Bristol Shoe Company, Stock Certificate, 1928, (R0939)
1 folder
This is a certificate for six shares of capital stock in the Bristol Shoe Company at Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri. The certificate was issued to E. H. Kraft on 18 August 1928 and was signed by William Pennington, president, and Hazel E. Knapp, secretary.

Brown, Joseph, Records of Marriages, 1886-1920, (R0168)
1 folder, photocopies
These are records of marriages performed by an itinerant Baptist minister. Most of the marriages recorded took place at Newburg in Phelps County, Missouri, and involved residents of Phelps, Pulaski, and Dent counties.

Bürki, Christian Johann Papers (R1416)
0.1 cubic foot (4 folders)
The papers of Christian Johann Bürki contain materials related to his service during the Civil War. Born in Bern, Switzerland, Bürki moved to the United States prior to the Civil War and enlisted at St. Louis in the Missouri Volunteer Infantry, 15th Regiment, known as the 'Swiss Rifles,' where he rose to the rank of captain.

Bushnell, Douglas Ritchie, Letters, 1861-1866, (R0675)
1 folder, photocopies
These are the letters of an officer of the 13th Illinois Infantry, written during campaigns in Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. Bushnell was killed in action at Ringgold, Georgia, in November 1863. There are also a few letters from his wife, Emily, and other correspondents.


Campbell, Love and Company, Ledger, 1868-1869, (R1266)
1 volume
This is "Petty Ledger B" of Campbell, Love & Company, a general merchandise firm at Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri. Joseph Campbell and Robert A. Love were the principals. The entries show the accounts of various individuals for groceries, tobacco, spirits, dry goods, hardware, and lumber, circa July 1868-August 1869.

Carnahan, Robert Huston, Letter, 1861, (R0627)
1 item
This is a letter from an officer in the 3rd Illinois Cavalry at Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri, 3 December 1861. Carnahan commented on winter quarters and camp life.

Carnahan Family Oral Histories, (SP0050)
0.5 cubic foot (8 folders, 11 cassette tapes)
The Carnahan Family Oral Histories consists of eleven cassette tapes featuring interviews with family members of Governor Mel Carnahan. They were interviewed by Alex Primm two to four months following the Governor’s death in a plane crash on October 16, 2000.

Chase, Charles Monroe (1829-1902), Papers, 1861, (C2371)
4 folders, 1 roll microfilm
Letters, Civil War diary, and musical composition book of a band director from DeKalb County, IL. Chase enlisted in the 13th Illinois Regiment in July 1861 and was sent to Camp Rolla in Phelps County, MO. The diary describes camp life, the routine and practice that the band followed, military engagements, and Chase's opinions on the war. The letters to him were written by friends from Sycamore, IL.

Christ Church Episcopal, Rolla, Missouri, Records, 1899-1985, (R0161)
26 folders
These are records of Christ Church Episcopal in Rolla, Missouri, and its women's auxiliary, St. Margaret's Guild. Included are records of church services, minutes of committee meetings, and financial records, 1899-1970, the records of St. Margaret's Guild, ca. 1910-1983, and miscellaneous historical materials, ca. 1910-1985.

Church Baseball League, Rolla, Missouri, Rule Book, 1909, (R1144)
1 folder
This single-sheet pamphlet contains the rules, schedule, and list of officials adopted on 22 June 1909 by the Church Baseball League at Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri. Teams representing the Catholic, Christian, Presbyterian, Baptist, Episcopal, and Methodist churches participated in the league.

Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.), Company 1732, Blooming Rose, Missouri, Newsletters, 1935, (R1089)
1 folder
These are five copies of The Oak Tree, the weekly newsletter of the Civilian Conservation Corps's Company 1732 at Blooming Rose in Phelps County, Missouri. The issues are dated between 17 October and 12 December 1935.

Coleman, Elizabeth C., Coleman Family, Correspondence, 1862-1865, (R0619)
1 folder
These are letters written to Elizabeth C. Coleman and her parents during the Civil War, by relatives and friends in the 6th Missouri Infantry. Included are letters from Otterville and Rolla, Missouri, and Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1862-1863; one from Washington, D.C., in 1865; and two from Pilot Knob, Missouri, in 1865. The letters contain camp news and information on mutual friends. The letters from Pilot Knob concern postwar employment.

Committee for Historic Preservation, Papers, 1983-1985 , (R1380)
.25 linear feet, 7 folders
The Committee for Historic Preservation Papers documents the projects of a committee that makes up part of the Phelps County Historical Society. Detailed records of meetings and projects, including a two-year long fight to save a railroad depot, are included in the collection.

Condray, Deleta, Letter, 1933, (R1094)
1 folder
This is a letter dated 27 March 1933 from Deleta Condray of Bangert in Dent County, Missouri, to the Directors of the Adams School District in Phelps County, Missouri. In the letter Condray applies for a teaching job at the school.

Coombs, Kenneth E., Papers, (CA5865)
5 linear feet
Project files of a Kansas City architect related to historic restoration projects in Missouri. Includes correspondence, photographs, survey material, planning documents, financial records, and architectural drawings, 1960s-1970s.

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.

Cree, Alfred B., Letters, 1862-1863, (R0301)
2 folders
These are Civil War letters of Capt. Alfred B. Cree of Co. F., 22nd Iowa Infantry. Cree wrote of family matters, camp life, and regimental politics from Benton Barracks at St. Louis, and from camps at Rolla, Salem, Iron Mountain and Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.

Cullison, James S. Photograph Collection, (R1462)
0.25 cubic foot (5 folders, 109 photographs)
The James S. Cullison Photograph Collection is comprised of images of geological formations produced by James S. Cullison. The photographs were used in geological papers produced by James S. Cullison during his work as a professor of geology at the Missouri School of Mines now (Missouri University of Science and Technology) in the 1930s and 1940s.


Dare, Charles E., 1938-2014, Papers, 1964-1993, (R1326)
14 folders (.4 cubic feet)
These are professional papers and printed matter of a civil engineer and highway transportation specialist. Most of the material concerns traffic patterns, parking studies, and road planning around Rolla, Missouri, including the U.S. 66 By-Pass and the North-South Arterial Road. The collection includes Dare's work, reports of consultants, and publications of Missouri State Highway Department planners.

Daughters of Rebekah, Cuba Lodge No. 739, Cuba, Missouri, Records, 1888-1984, (R0968)
24 volumes, 7 folders
These are the record books and miscellaneous papers of the Rebekah lodge in Cuba, Crawford County, Missouri. The Cuba Lodge's collection includes earlier records of Martha Lodge No. 19 at St. James in Phelps County, which consolidated with the lodge at Cuba in 1978.

Daughters of Rebekah, Damaris Lodge No. 20, Rolla, Missouri, Records, 1888-2003, (R0969)
32 volumes, 7 folders
These are the records of Damaris Lodge No. 20 at Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri. They consist of minutes of meetings, membership records, financial records, and miscellaneous papers beginning with the institution of the lodge in 1888 and continuing through 2003.

Daughters of the American Revolution, Phelps County, Missouri, Records, 1909-1984, (R0291)
10 volumes, 46 booklets
These are minutes of meetings, scrapbooks, and yearbooks of the Noah Coleman Chapter of the DAR. Members from Phelps County organized the chapter at Rolla in 1909.

De Forest, Sarah Ann Reed Sturgeon, Scrapbook, ca. 1920-1950, (R0073)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a scrapbook of genealogical information on residents of Phelps and Texas counties in Missouri. The scrapbook includes clippings of obituaries, wedding announcements, and biographical notes from the Rolla and Licking newspapers. The collection is indexed.

Debo, Bruce, Collection, ca. 1930s-1950s, (R1011)
1 folder
These are photographs of Newburg, Arlington, Hooker, and Waynesville in Phelps and Pulaski counties in Missouri. Also included are a printed map showing "Float Stations on the Gasconade and Big Piney Rivers," n.d., and the business card of Roubidoux Woodworkers of Devils Elbow, Missouri.

Denny, Franklin Spilman, Papers, 1853-1917, (R0548)
3 folders, photocopies, typescripts
This collection contains family correspondence, a Civil War diary, and military service and pension records of Franklin S. Denny of Company C, 1st Missouri Cavalry. The correspondence includes letters from relatives in California, Nevada, and Wisconsin, 1853-1874. The Civil War diary covers operations around Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Independence, Missouri, and Little Rock, Arkansas, 1862-1864.

DeWitt, Melvin C. Papers (R1418)
0.5 cubic foot (18 folders)
These are the personal military papers and photographs of Melvin C. DeWitt who served in the United States Army from 1966 until his retirement in 1986. Also included are DeWitt's papers related to his employment with the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Dixon Baptist Association, Annual Report, 1884, (R0220)
1 folder, photocopies
These are minutes of the tenth annual session of the Dixon Baptist Association. The Association was composed of churches in Phelps, Osage, Maries, and Pulaski counties. The tenth annual session was held at the Mount Zion Church in Osage County, 9-11 October 1884.

Doolittle, Missouri, Home Movie, 1946, (R0799)
1 video cassette
This is a brief home movie, transferred to VHS videocassette, featuring the dedication of Doolittle in Phelps County, Missouri, on 12 October 1946. The highlight of the dedication was the visit by Lieut. Gen. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, the town's namesake.

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.

Dressel, Waldemar M. Papers, (R1490)
0.5 cubic feet (19 folders)
he papers of Waldemar M. Dressel contain publications, photographs, and maps from his years working for the U.S. Geological Survey based in Rolla, Missouri.

Dry Fork Regular Baptist Church, Lake Spring, Missouri, Records, 1834-1903, (R0406)
1 volume, 1 folder, typescripts
These are a record book and papers of the Dry Fork Regular Baptist Church in the Lake Spring community of Dent County, Missouri. The volume includes the rules of decorum, articles of faith, membership records, and minutes of church business meetings, 1834-1879. The papers include letters of dismission and church correspondence.

Duncan, J. J. H. Letter, 1864, (R0655)
1 folder
This is a Civil War letter from Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, written by J. J. H. Duncan, Co. C, 145th Illinois Infantry. Written to a cousin, the letter discusses the death of Duncan's father and contains miscellaneous camp news.

Dunham, Herschel E. Papers (R1399)
0.03 cubic feet (3 folders,  25 photographs)
The Herschel E. Dunham Papers contain photocopies of programs from Japan and the Philippines as well as copies of photographs Herschel Dunham took while serving in the Pacific during World War II. 

Dyer, Walter W., Letters, 1918, (R0041)
14 items
These are photocopies of fourteen letters from Walter W. Dyer during his military service in World War I. Dyer was an Army teamster stationed at Camp McArthur and Waco, Texas.


Elgin, Robert L., Collector, Travel and Tourism Collection, ca. 1930s-1960s., (R0623)
15 folders
This is a miscellaneous collection pertaining to travel and tourism in Missouri. The collection consists of maps, postcards, and ephemera, and a series of promotional booklets produced by the Missouri State Division of Resources and Development.

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.

Elgin, Robert L., Photographs, (P0414)
19 photographs
Photos of Rolla and St. Joseph areas, Charles Van Ravenswaay, ca. 1961, and Elizabeth (Mrs Joseph O.) Shelby. Also, Missouri postcards.

Elgin, Robert L., Research Collection, 1960-1993, (R1261)
65 folders
These are the research files of a civil engineer, surveyor, and historian from St. James in Phelps County, Missouri. The collection includes reports, scale sketches, and photographs concerning the restoration of various historic sites in Missouri, charcoal iron furnace sites in Missouri, and prehistoric petroglyph and pictograph sites in the Missouri Ozarks.


Falkenhainer, Berthold, Scrapbook, 1907-1928, (R1281)
1 volume, oversize
This is a scrapbook concerning activities at the State Federal Soldiers' Home at St. James in Phelps County, Missouri, created by Berthold Falkenhainer, official press representative of the Home. It contains newspaper articles written by Falkenhainer, correspondence, and photographs.

Findley Campaign, Paper, (R1346)
0.25 cubic feet (7 folders)
The Findley Campaign Papers document the contested Ward 5, Rolla City Council election of April 1, 1980, between Susan H. Findley and Jim Waterman. The collection includes materials on the campaign, election, and resolution of the election results. Circuit Court Records, sample election materials, newspaper articles, and Susan Findley’s personal notes are among the items included in the collection.

Findley, Susan H., 1930-2010, Papers, 1953-2010, (R1317)
50 folders (3 cubic feet)
These are the personal papers of Susan H. Findley and her husband, Marshall E. Findley, a chemical engineer at the University of Missouri-Rolla and USAID teacher in South Vietnam. The papers include correspondence from South Vietnam and Malaysia, descriptions of southeast Asia, the Vietnam War and USAID program, family news, information regarding the Chemical Engineering Department and international student exchange at UM-Rolla, and papers from Susan's work with the Democratic Party in Phelps County, Missouri.

First Baptist Church of Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri, Record Book, 1886-1954, (R1227)
2 folders, original, typescript
This is the record book and accompanying transcript of the First Baptist Church of Edgar Springs in Phelps County, Missouri, containing minutes of business meetings and membership records, ca. 1894-1954. Also in the volume are earlier records of the Corn Creek Baptist Church in Phelps County, 1886-1887.

First Baptist Church, Rolla, Missouri, Collection, 1938-1974, (R0493)
2 folders
This collection includes minutes of the Business Women's Circle (1938-1944), a capital campaign booklet (1954), a "Centennial Record" (1970), directories (1960, 1970), other printed material, and items concerning member Sadie Goggin (1884-1965), including three Sunday School class records (1952-1955), and an obituary.

First Christian Church, Rolla, Missouri, Collection, 1954-ca. 1960s, (R0670)
1 folder
This collection consists of a building dedication program (1954) and brief history (ca. 1960s) of the First Christian Church at Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri.

First Presbyterian Church of Rolla, Missouri, Records, 1864-1997, (R0668)
15 volumes, 2 folders
These are records of the First Presbyterian Church at Rolla, Missouri. Included are minutes of meetings of the church Session, membership and marriage records, minutes of meetings of the Board of Deacons and the Board of Trustees, and church bulletins.

First United Methodist Church, Rolla, Missouri, Records, 1899-1969, (R0570)
5 volumes, 8 folders
These are historical records of the First United Methodist Church of Rolla, Missouri. Included are a general history of the church, membership rolls and vital records, and records of the Official Board and Quarterly Conferences.

Flanner, Henry Beeson, Collection, 1856-ca. 1936, (R0139)
2 folders, photocopies
This is a typescript of a diary by Henry Beeson Flanner describing his travels between Mount Pleasant, Ohio, and Lake Spring in Dent County, Missouri, where he purchased land. There is also a pamphlet, ca. 1936, by Anna Flanner Buchanan concerning the Flanner family.

Floyd Snelson WWII Photographs, 1945-1985, (R1372)
.1 linear feet, 4 folders
The Floyd Snelson WWII photographs are a collection of 100 photographs taken in the Pacific Theater by Floyd Snelson. Additional biographical material and many documents from Japan during the War period are included in the collection. Some of the photographs document the Japanese surrender at Okinawa.

Foree, Rudy, 1934-1997. Miscellaneous Papers, 1913-1997, (R1289)
6 folders
These are personal papers, photographs and miscellaneous items of Rudy Foree, a resident of Washington County, Missouri, and U.S. Army veteran of the Pacific campaigns of World War Two. The collection contains genealogical material compiled by Esther M. Ziock Carroll of Potosi, Missouri, including Foree's birth and death certificates and a family history.

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.

Freemasons, Arlington Lodge No. 346, Dixon, Missouri, Booklet, 1948, (R1258)
1 folder
This is a booklet containing the bylaws of the Masonic Lodge at Dixon in Pulaski County, Missouri, adopted on 21 September 1944, with amendments through 1 April 1948. Included are lists of the organizing members, Worshipful Masters, and current members.

Freemasons, Rolla Lodge No. 213, Rolla, Missouri, Register and Bylaws, 1905, (R0729)
1 folder
This is a booklet containing the "Register and By-Laws of Rolla Lodge, No. 213, A.F. & A.M. Rolla, Missouri. 1905." It was published by "Herald-Democrat Print." of Rolla on 8 September 1905.

Frisco Travelers, Souvenir Programs, 1915-1921, (R0456)
1 folder
These are illustrated souvenir programs of annual meetings of the Frisco Travelers, a businessmen's association, at Rolla, Union, and St. James, Missouri, in 1915, 1920, and 1921. The programs include rosters of members, photographs of officers, schedules of events, articles on the host towns, and advertisements.

Frontier Iron Illustrations (R1421)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)
The collection includes the illustrations, maps and photographs which appeared in the book Frontier Iron written by James D. Norris and published in 1964.

Frost, Archie Patrick "Jack", Frost family photograph collection, ca. 1930-1970s, (R1294)
31 photographs (1 folder)
This collection consists of twenty-nine black and white and two color photographs showing scenes and businesses in Rolla, Missouri from the 1930s into the 1970s.

Fuller, Harold Q., Papers, 1950-1987, (R0611)
14 folders
These are the personal papers of a physics professor and community leader in Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri. The papers concern Fuller's work with the Rolla School Board, the Phelps County Nutrition Program, the Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging, and the family farm.


Gasconade Writers' Guild, Anthology, 1941-1942, (R0563)
1 volume
This pamphlet contains poems by members of the Gasconade Writers' Guild. The Guild, founded in 1941 by Carl B. Ike, was composed primarily of authors from Phelps County, Missouri, but also included members from Pulaski County, Dent County, Carthage, and Bolivar, Missouri. In addition to poems, the anthology contains biographical sketches and photographs of the authors.

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.

Guffey, Robert H. Papers (R1398)
0.01 cubic feet (1 folder)
The Robert H. Guffey Papers contain the history and of the USS LST-670 during its service in World War II.

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.


Haggard, Edna Housden, Papers, 1905-2000, (R1379)
1.5 cubic feet (36 folders), 1 oversized
The papers of Edna Housden Haggard contain the personal papers, scrapbooks, and photographs of Edna Lucille Housden Haggard of Houston, Missouri.

Happy Hatters Club, Rolla, Missouri, Records, 1960-1970, (R0770)
1 folder
These are records of the Happy Hatters Club, a women's club dedicated to hat-making at Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri. The records include minutes of meetings, membership records, and miscellaneous papers

Harrison, Samuel A., Genealogical Records, n.d., (R0078)
1 folder, photocopies
This is "Samuel Aaron Harrison, 1842-1940; His Ancestors and Descendants," by S[amuel] Claude Null. Null was a grandson of Samuel Aaron Harrison. It is an account of the life of Harrison, with detailed genealogical information. Included is an "Insert on the Ancestry of Presidents Harrison," and a general history of the surname of Harrison.

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.

Henninger, Mary Adalaide, Poems, 1935, (R0564)
1 folder
This is a pamphlet containing poems by Mary Adalaide Henninger, a resident of Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri. The pamphlet was published posthumously by her daughter, Edith Henninger Hess (Mrs. C. A. Hess).

Holm, Anton, 1834 -1911, Holm family papers, 1873-1920, (R1311)
1 folder
The collection consist of Anton Holm's declaration to become a United States citizen at Manitowoc County, Wisconsin in 1873, and a receipt to Holm regarding a Phelps County civil court case in 1905. There is also a letter from an attorney for the University of Missouri regarding a sale of sixty acres to the University by Anton J. Holm in 1920.

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.

Hughes, John Calvin, Papers, 1862-1863, (R0309)
2 folders, photocopies
These are typescripts of the Civil War letters of John C. Hughes, a native of Washington County, Missouri, and member of Co. I, 33rd Missouri Infantry. He wrote to his wife from camps at St. Louis, Rolla, Salem, Houston, and Hartville, Missouri, Columbus, Kentucky, and Helena, Arkansas. Folder 2 contains genealogical data and copies of military service and pension papers from the National Archives.


Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Frisco Lodge No. 871, Newburg, Missouri, officers roll book, 1923-1929, (R0966)
1 volume
This is a record of attendance of officers of the Odd Fellows Lodge at Newburg in Phelps County, Missouri. The records are for meetings beginning on 31 December 1923 and continuing through 31 December 1929.

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Rolla Lodge No. 416, Rolla, Missouri, Records, 1928-1958, (R0962)
10 volumes, 1 folder
These are records of the Odd Fellows Lodge at Edgar Springs, later (1936) at Rolla, in Phelps County, Missouri. Included are minute books, membership records, roll of officers, abstracts of semi-annual reports to the Grand Lodge of Missouri, a visitors register, and a letter (30 January 1958) concerning consolidation with the lodge at St. James, Missouri. Until 1948 the chapter was known as Spring Creek Lodge No. 416, after which it became Rolla Lodge No. 416.

Ingram, Edd, Photographs (P0279)
1.71 cubic feet (396 glass plate negatives, 13 photographs)
Photographs by Edd Ingram of Edgar Springs, Missouri, primarily in glass plate negative format. Ingram captured early twentieth-century individual and group portraits, school portraits, and images of rural activities, industries, and agriculture. Identified locations pictured are in south central Missouri and cover portions of Phelps, Pulaski, Dent, Texas, and Crawford counties.


James Foundation, Papers, 1912—1980s, (R1316)
109 folders
These are papers, photographs, news items, and other materials concerning the estate of Lucy Wortham James, creation of the James Foundation in Missouri, administration of Maramec Spring Park, and community betterment projects in St. James, 1930-1980s.

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, Allen Bolles, Papers, 1860-1861, (R0289)
2 folders, photocopies, typescripts
These are letters from Rolla and St. Louis, Missouri, by a native of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. They include descriptions of rail travel from Binghamton, New York, to Missouri, the controversy over secession at Rolla, and the Camp Jackson affair and civil unrest in St. Louis.

Johnson-Stephens & Shinkle Co., Scrapbook, 1938-1938, (R0146)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a scrapbook containing "Factory Facts," a column with news of the personnel at the Johnson-Stephens and Shinkle shoe factory at Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri. The column was written by Ann Ralston and was published in the Rolla New Era. Also included in the scrapbook are miscellaneous items concerning the Rolla area.

Jones, Mona Darlene Collection, (R1343)
3 cubic feet (33 folders, 1 DVD, 14 audio tapes, 8 vinyl records)
This collection contains awards, plaques and certificates; playbills, fliers, programs, magazine and newspaper articles; photographs including pictures of featured performers, bands on stage, of the crowd, and of impromptu jam sessions; 17 photo albums; audio recordings on reel-to-reel, vinyl, and a 90 minute DVD, "Dixon Bluegrass Festival; Bluegrass Picking' Time: Through All These Years," 2012, by Mona Jones.


Kentucky-Tennessee Light and Power Company, Industrial Survey of Rolla, 1931, (R0661)
1 volume
This is a survey of Rolla, Missouri, by the Industrial Development Department of the Kentucky-Tennessee Light and Power Company of Bowling Green, Kentucky. The report contains narrative and statistical information on businesses, professional services, civic organizations, schools, and public buildings in Rolla, as well as natural attractions of the surrounding area in Phelps County. Photographs of many of the sites are tipped in.

Killian, Ralph D., "M.S.M.," 1965, (C2920)
1 folder
Recollections of life as a student at the Missouri School of Mines, c. 1910.

Knapp, Lucy Russell Letter, 1903, (R0069)
1 folder
This is a letter from Lucy Russell Knapp, Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, dated 13 December 1903, to Asa Stoddard of Kalamazoo, Michigan. The letter contains a general description of Rolla and information about members of the Knapp family. A cover letter by the donor includes comments about Rolla in 1941.

Knights of Columbus, Rolla Council 2627, Rolla, Missouri, Collection, 1936-2000, (R1119)
4 folders
These are newsletters, printed materials, and miscellaneous papers of the Knights of Columbus council at Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri.

Kullman, Frederick A., Papers, 1855-1980, (R0120)
3 folders, photocopies
These are miscellaneous papers and a Civil War diary of Frederick A. Kullman, a resident of Cole Camp, Benton County, Missouri, and a soldier in the 13th Missouri Cavalry. His papers include confirmation and emigration certificates from Bavaria, military service records, correspondence, photographs, and genealogical information on the Kullman family. The wartime diary covers service at Rolla and Licking, Missouri, in 1865.


Ladd, George E., (R1493)
0.5 cubic foot (5 volumes)
The George E. Ladd Papers include photograph albums containing images and engineering reports of landslides and property destruction caused by soil erosion including images of failed railroad lines and train wrecks in Missouri, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, California, Tennessee, New York, Ohio, and southern Italy.

Lake Spring Mercantile, Records, 1866-1941, (R0171)
7 volumes
These are account ledgers and daybooks of a general store at Lake Spring in the northwestern corner of Dent County, Missouri. The business was operated, first, by John Hyer and John R. Flora, and, then, by Alexander C. Donnan.

Larson, Sidney, Photograph Collection, (P0210)
1 folder
A collection of photographs of and relating to the work of Sidney Larson, art curator for the State Historical Society of Missouri. 15 b/w photos, photocopied news clipping feat. Thomas Benton, artist (MO State Fair 1990). b/w photo of Truman, Benton, and Larson (artist; donor) (with negatives). 3 35mm b/w slides, State Capitol restoration. b/w of Rolla mural. b/w Shane Drawings exhibit, 1964. 2 b/w photos of paintings with notes on figures depicted. 4 colour photos of Larson's artwork shown at Columbia College, August 1999.

Ledgerwood, Samuel, Memoranda Book, ca. 1851-1853, (R0401)
1 folder, photocopies, typescript
This is a memoranda book of an early resident of Relfe in southern Phelps County, Missouri. The entries concern the operations of a general store and mill.

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.

Little Piney Baptist Association, Minutes, 1837-1935, (R0283)
90 folders
These are minutes of annual meetings of the Little Piney Association, which was composed of churches in Camden, Cole, Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Miller, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski, Shannon, and Texas counties in Missouri. At various times, the organization had also been titled a "United" and "Primitive" Baptist association.

Lynch, William Henry, Papers, 1859-1905, (R0202)
16 volumes, 8 folders
These are diaries and miscellaneous papers of an educator in southern Missouri. Lynch was a native of Houston in Texas County, Missouri. He served in the 32nd Missouri Infantry during the Civil War, and was principal of schools in Steelville, St. James, Salem, West Plains, and Mountain Grove, Missouri, following the war.


Maggi, Esther, Collection, ca. 1910, (R1010)
1 folder
This is an undated postcard view showing Esther Maggi and a group of young women in a drawing class in front of the Phelps County Courthouse in Rolla, Missouri. Also included are copies of the funeral card and obituary of Maggi, who died of burns suffered at St. Louis in 1912.

Mann, Clair V. (1884-1974), "A Tour with Alladin's Lamp," 1944, (C1159)
1 volume
A history of the Meramec Iron Works, St. James, MO.

Mann, Clair V. (1884-1974), "The Story of Dunmoor," 1963, (C0985)
1 folder
Speech delivered at the reenactment of the marriage of Lucy James and William A. Rucker, held at the Federal Soldiers' Home in St. James, MO, which was formerly the James family mansion, Dunmoor. Refers to the James family, the Maramec Iron Works, and the establishment of Dunmoor as the Federal Soldiers' Home.

Mann, Clair V. (1884-1974), Cemetery Records, 1942-1949, (C2667)
0.1 linear feet
Tombstone inscriptions compiled by Clair V. Mann from cemeteries in Crawford, Dent, Maries, Phelps, Pulaski, and Texas Counties in Missouri.

Mann, Clair V. (1884-1974), Collection, 1821-1973, (C3556)
12.4 linear feet, 5 volumes
Papers pertaining to the Meramec Iron Works, James family, Frisco Railroad, School of Mines and Metallurgy at Rolla, engineering education, testing of students, and other subjects of interest to Mann as an historian and engineer.

Maries County, Missouri, Photograph Collection, ca. 1880s-1930s, (R0587)
These are photographs copied from Volumes 1-9 of the scrapbook collection at the Old Jail Museum at Vienna, Missouri. They feature significant locations, buildings, events, and individuals, mostly in Maries County, Missouri. Many of the views are of Vienna, but there are also photographs of Belle, Paydown, Safe, Summerfield, Vichy, the Gasconade River, St. James in Phelps County, Meta in Osage County, and Dixon in Pulaski County. The views have been copied on 35mm black and white film.

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.

Martin Family Papers, (R1472)
0.02 cubic foot (2 folders)
The Martin Family Papers contain an autobiographical account of Paris Clark Martin’s life. The autobiographical stories include events leading up to and after the Civil War, information about southeastern Missouri, and Tom How’s (Howe’s) Mill. The collection also includes the memoirs of Paris Clark Martin’s son, William Lawrence Martin, which discusses his father. 

McPherson, George, "History of Friends Meeting of Rolla," 1997, (R0798)
1 folder
This is a brief history of the Friends' Meeting of Rolla, written by one of its members. The Society of Friends (Quakers) began meeting in Rolla in 1973.

McPherson Family Papers (R1304)
4 cubic feet (56 folders)
These are diaries and personal papers of Elizabeth J. McPherson, her daughter, Constance McPherson, and son, George McPherson Jr. They include Elizabeth's diaries of daily life in Ohio and Rolla, Missouri from 1930 to 1977; correspondence and diaries by Constance regarding her travels and Peace Corps service in the Philippines from 1960 to 1964; and George's scrapbook and personal papers regarding his family, extended circle of friends, community activities, and career at the University of Missouri-Rolla from 1969 to 1988.

Maramec Iron Works, St. James, Missouri, Scrip, 1869, (C1515)
1 folder
The collection contains ten cent merchandise certificate No. 1463 issued by the Maramec Iron Works, 1 February 1869.

Meramec Regional Planning Commission, Historic Site Surveys, 1980-1989, (R0454)
8 boxes
These are historic site surveys, with accompanying photographs and research materials, for Crawford, Dent, Gasconade (southern portion only), Maries, Phelps, and Washington counties in Missouri. Included are houses, churches, schools, bridges, businesses, and other structures.

Meteorite Postcard, 1909, (R1365)
1 folder
The Meteorite Postcard Collection consists of a postcard written by Dr. Samuel B. Rowe to Dr. C.A. Peterson. The postcard concerns fragments of a meteorite in Rowe’s possession.

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.

Millard, A. M., Letter, 1886, (R1216)
1 folder
This is a letter of 2 October 1886 from A. M. and C. R. Millard, dealers in dry goods at Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri, to Eagle & Phenix Manufacturing Company of Columbus, Georgia. The letter concerns an order for cotton yarn.

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 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.

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.

Modern Woodmen of America, Camp No. 6670, Norman, Missouri, Record Book, 1907-1930, (R0518)
1 volume
This is the record book for the Modern Woodmen camp at Norman in Phelps County, Missouri. Included are minutes of meetings, membership records, assessments, and accounts of the benefit and cash funds.

Montgomery, Lee Diehl (1910-1997), Papers, ca. 1929-1999, (R1298)
160 photographs, 1 folder
This collection consists of high quality scans of various paper and photographic materials of a former pilot and prominent businessman in Rolla, Missouri. The papers, circa 1929-1999, include a promotional brochure for Rolla and news clippings from the Rolla Daily News featuring Montgomery. There are thirty-nine images of the Montgomery family, businesses and buildings in Rolla, and 118 photographs of the Parks Air College in St. Louis, 1928-1932.

Morrison, Ruth Papers (R1446)
0.1 cubic foot (2 folders)
The Ruth Morrison Papers is a collection of newspaper clippings documenting the class of 1927 at St. James High School.

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.

Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm, Alhambra Grotto, Booklet, 1933, (R1253)
1 folder
This is the "20th Anniversary Souvenir -- 1913-1933" booklet for Alhambra Grotto of the Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Alhambra Grotto maintained a "country club" on the Frisco Railway west of Newburg along Little Piney Creek in Phelps County, Missouri.


National Congress of Parents and Teachers, Rolla Circle, Rolla, Missouri, Minute Book, 1927-1930, (R0492)
1 volume
This is a minute book of the Rolla chapter of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers. Within the volume the chapter refers to itself as the "Rolla Parent-Teacher Association" and similar variants. Included are minutes of meetings from 1 April 1927 through 13 May 1930.

Newburg, Missouri, Photographs, ca. 1870s-1910s, (R1203)
These are copies of stereoviews, photographs, and postcards from the collection of the William H. Harris family, proprietors of railroad hotels at Dixon in Pulaski County and Newburg in Phelps County, Missouri. Included are views of hotels, businesses, street scenes, and Frisco railroad roundhouses and turntables at Dixon and Newburg.

Newburg, Missouri, School Photographs, 1928-1937, (R0998)
1 folder
These are five black and white photographs of grade and high school classes at Newburg in Phelps County, Missouri. Included are views of the 1st Grade (1928), 2nd Grade (1929), 3rd Grade (1930), 8th Grade (1935), and High School (1937) classes. Students and teachers are identified on the backs of the photographs.

Newburg High School, Newburg, Missouri, Collection, 1921-1939, (R0629)
1 folder
This is a collection pertaining to the Newburg High School in Phelps County, Missouri. Included are a photograph of the Newburg High School girls' basketball team (1921), a program for a theatrical performance at the Lyric Theatre (1930), and commencement programs (1935, 1939).

Null, S. Claude, Family Papers (R1390)
1.75 cubic feet (57 folders, 3 volumes, 203 photographs)
The S. Claude Null Family Papers contain the personal and family papers for Claude Null of Rolla, Missouri. These papers include personal correspondence, genealogy research, and photographs for the Null, Harrison, Headrick/Hedrick, and connected families.


Oak Grove Congregation of the Church of Christ, Phelps County, Missouri, Record Book, 1888-1926, (R0803)
1 volume
This is the record book of the Oak Grove Church, north of St. James in Phelps County, Missouri. The records consist primarily of a roster of members, 1888-1902.

One-room Schoolhouse Oral History Project, Records, 2008- (C4051)
0.9 cubic feet, 58 CDs
The collection consists of interviews with people who attended or taught at one-room schoolhouses. The collection consists of digitally recorded interviews and transcripts of the interviews, photographs, textbooks, as well as some biographical information on the interviewees.

Ousley, Mayme Hanrahan, Papers, 1889-1967, (R0173)
42 folders
This collection consists of correspondence and miscellaneous papers of a civic leader and mayor of St. James in Phelps County, Missouri. She was the first woman to be elected to the mayoralty of a city in Missouri. The papers include material regarding city business, her position on the board of Missouri State Training Schools, and her activities with the Rebekah Lodge (I.O.O.F.).


Peace Lutheran Church, Records, ca. 1884-1984, (R0199)
5 volumes
These are records of Peace Lutheran Church at Elk Prairie in Phelps County, Missouri. Included are the constitution, membership rosters, minutes of quarterly meetings, and the centennial history of the church. Records to 1924 are in German.

Pennington-Gilbert Shoe Company, Papers, 1925-1930, (R1131)
1 folder
These are stock certificates and correspondence from the Pennington-Gilbert Shoe Company sent to Robert L. and Louise D. Ayers of Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri. The papers concern the shoe industry, the Pennington-Gilbert shoe factory at Rolla, and the Bristol Shoe Company.

Perkins, James, Death Certificate, 1864, (R1265)
1 folder
This is a report of the death of Pvt. James Perkins of Co. G, Ninth Missouri State Militia Cavalry. Perkins died 3 November 1864 of acute bronchitis at the U. S. Army General Hospital at Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri.

Phelps County, Missouri, Booklet, 1925, (R0678)
1 folder, photocopies
This is "A Message to the Homeseeker," advertising the towns and principal businesses of Newburg, Rolla, and Saint James in Phelps County, and Salem in Dent County, Missouri. The booklet contains brief descriptions of businesses and illustrations of commercial establishments and public buildings.

Phelps County (Mo.), Collection, 1921-2012, (R1303)
15 folders
This is a collection of miscellaneous printed materials and other ephemera regarding the history of Phelps County, and promotional and advertising items from late twentieth and early twenty-first century. Most of the collection concerns Rolla, but there are also folders for St. James and Arlington, and individual items for rural areas of Phelps County.

Phelps County, Missouri, Financial Statement, 1901, (R0036)
23 pages
This is a photocopy of a detailed statement of the financial affairs of Phelps County, prepared by B. H. Rucker, county clerk, and published by public subscription for general distribution. It includes advertisements for local businesses, fraternal societies, and churches.

Phelps County, Missouri, Financial Statement, 1913, (R0277)
1 folder
This is a pamphlet containing an itemized account of the financial affairs of Phelps County, prepared by F. A. Germann, county clerk. The statement was published as a supplement to the Rolla Herald, 9 April 1914, and includes advertisements by local businesses.

Phelps County, Missouri, Hospital Bond Campaign Leaflet, 1946, (R0337)
1 folder
This is a leaflet promoting a bond issue for construction of a public hospital in Phelps County, Missouri. The proposition was accepted by voters in the general election of 5 November 1946. The Phelps County Memorial Hospital opened at Rolla in 1951. It is now (1988) known as the Phelps County Regional Medical Center.

Phelps County, Missouri, Ledger, 1869-1923, (R0013)
1 folder
The author of the ledger is unknown, but may have been Jonathan Marber. Two receipts were enclosed inside the ledger, made out to Marber in April and July 1928. The author may have been the owner of a mill or general store, indicated by sales of hardware and dry goods. The first entry, dated 1869, is listed as "cost of building" and details the cost of construction and labor.

Phelps County, Missouri, School District No. 2, Big Bridge School, Record Book, 1894-1908, (R0596)
1 volume
This is the district clerk's record book for School District No. 2 (Big Bridge School), located west of Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri. Included are minutes of annual meetings of the district and the board of directors, teachers' contracts, estimates of expense, records of warrants, and enumeration of tax payers and students.

Phelps County, Missouri, School District No. 2, Bridge School, Record Book, 1895-1910, (R0508)
1 folder, photocopies
This is the district record book for Bridge School, a few miles west of Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri. The records include the minutes of annual meetings, proceedings of the Board of Directors, teachers' contracts, financial records, and enumeration of taxpayers and children in the district.

Phelps County, Missouri, School District No. 3, Harrison School, Records, 1909-1939, (R0585)
6 volumes
These are records of Harrison School in northeastern Phelps County, Missouri. Included are the clerk's minutes of annual meetings of the district and regular meetings of the directors; the clerk's register of warrants issued; teacher's registers of students, visitors, public programs, and grades; and teacher's reports to the county superintendent.

Phelps County, Missouri, School District No. 44, Fairview School, Records, 1901-1966, (R0595)
28 volumes
These are the records of the district clerks and the teachers of Fairview School, a rural school near Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri. The records include minutes of meetings, annual enumeration of students, reports to the county superintendent, financial records, and teachers' reports.

Phelps County, Missouri, School District No. 62, Colon School, Booklet, 1911, (R1103)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a souvenir booklet for the school year 1910-1911 for Colon Public School in Liberty Township in Phelps County, Missouri. Charles E. Brown was the teacher and A. C. Gabel was president of the district school board.

Phelps County Memorial Hospital, Rolla, Missouri, Scrapbook, 1949-1950, (R1293)
1 volume
The collection consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and black and white photographs documenting construction of the Phelps County Memorial Hospital in Rolla, Missouri, 1949-1950. Newspaper accounts include coverage of the ground breaking ceremony on 1 July 1949 and completion of the building's exterior in October 1950. The bulk of the scrapbook consists of over a hundred "Kodak" views (nearly all 3 ¾ by 5 ¾ inch prints) showing sequential progression of showing site preparation and completion of the hospital's exterior. Clair V. Mann made the photographs for architect Friton; Mann's typed index and a description of the photographs are tipped in at the beginning of the scrapbook.

Phelps County Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, Records, 1950-2001, (R1262)
32 volumes
These are minutes of meetings, printed newsletters, and scrapbooks of the Phelps County Regional Medical Center Auxiliary at Rolla, Missouri. Organized in 1950 as a women's auxiliary to the Phelps County Memorial Hospital, the Auxiliary grew to coordinate a number of programs including volunteer services, fundraising, programs for youths, and nursing scholarships.

Phelps County School District No. 54 (Greenbush School), Records, 1927-1947, (R1310)
2 volumes and 1 folder
These are the teacher's register, district clerk's record book, and miscellaneous papers of the Greenbush School, a small rural school in Phelps County, 1927-1947.

Phillips, L. N., Letter, 1871, (R0863)
1 folder
This is a holograph letter dated 31 March 1871 from L. N. Phillips in Dubuque, Iowa, to D. Lansing in New York, New York. In the letter Phillips tries to interest Lansing in the St. James and Little Rock Rail Road Company and lead mining opportunities in Missouri and Iowa. Included is a hand-drawn map of existing and proposed rail lines.

Plemmons, Greta, Collection, (P0784)
1 folder
Images of Phelps County historic sites and notable residents

Pratt, Benjamin Franklin, Letters, 1861-1862, (R0329)
1 folder, photocopies
These are Civil War letters written at Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri, by Benjamin F. Pratt of the 13th Illinois Infantry. Pratt commented on the march to and skirmish at Linn Creek in Camden County, camp life, rations, and sickness.

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.

Project Cavern Report Records (R1437)
0.2 cubic foot (2 folders)
The Project Cavern Report Records contains the evaluation and survey of voids within a fifty-mile radius of Rolla, Missouri, for use as a jet propulsion laboratory or industrial and civilian defense use.

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.

Ray Family Papers (R1356)
6 cubic feet (91 folders, 15 oversize)
The collection of the Ray family contains genealogical information on the Ray and Housden families, photographs of the family and Licking, Missouri.

Reeder, Walter V., Letters, 1861, (R0512)
1 folder, photocopies, typescripts
These are Civil War letters of Walter V. Reeder, 36th Illinois Infantry, written from Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri, 2 October—6 November 1861. The letters contain inquiries after family and friends, comments on the journey from Aurora, Illinois, and camp news from Rolla.

Rhea Church, Phelps County, Missouri, Records, 1844-1900, (R0123)
2 folders
These are letters of recommendation for individuals joining Rhea Church in southern Phelps County, Missouri. Baptist churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Missouri issued most of the letters.

Roberts, William George Papers (R1386)
0.25 cubic feet (11 folders, 23 photographs)
The William George Roberts Papers contain early correspondence between Sarah, Carrol, Emma, and Andrew Roberts. The collection also includes correspondence and papers involving William G. Roberts during his service in World War II. Also included are photographs from his military service and personal papers involving William G. Roberts’ life before and after the war.

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.

Rogers, Nelson F., Papers (R1318)
1.75 cubic feet (79 folders, 9 volumes, 231 photographs)
The Nelson F. Rogers Papers contain the professional papers of Nelson F. Rogers, a forester with the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Research Center. He conducted research at the Sinkin Experimental Forest and Central States Forest Experiment Station, studying reforestation of strip-mined areas and experiments involving the cultivation of shortleaf pine. The collection also includes personal papers and Rogers family genealogical material.

Rolla, Missouri, Photographs, ca. 1885-1945, (R0205)
2 folders
These are photographs and postcard views of Rolla and Phelps County, Missouri, from the family collection of Margaret Isabelle Rauch. Included are views of businesses, public buildings, and street scenes in Rolla, the Phelps County Fairground, and U.S. Highway 66. The photographs have been copied on 35mm black-and-white-film.

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, Missouri, Photographs, 1950, (R1145)
1 folder
These are three black-and-white photographic prints of views along Rolla Street at Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri. Two views show the Ritz Theater while the third shows the west side of Rolla Street, south of Eighth Street. The photographs were taken on the fifth or sixth of March 1950.

Rolla, Missouri, Photographs, ca. 1950s, (R0913)
1 folder
These are five black and white photographs of Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri. They include views of the interior of the Pennant Tavern, the parts department and employees of the Ford dealership, the delivery trucks of Tucker Dairy, and a parade on Pine Street.

Rolla, Missouri, Promotional Recording, 1980, (R0118)
1 item
This is a promotional phonograph recording entitled "The Good Life Is Here In Rolla, Missouri." It was recorded by Sinkin' Creek, and produced on a 45 rpm phonodisc by the American Bank of Rolla.

Rolla, Missouri Local Council of Girl Scouts, Records, 1936-1975, (R0608)
7 volumes, 6 folders
These are the records of the Rolla Local Council of Girl Scouts. Included are minutes of meetings, financial records, and miscellaneous papers. The collection begins with the organization of the local council in 1936 and continues through its reorganization in 1968 as part of the Dogwood Trails Council of Missouri.

Rolla Chamber of Commerce, Rolla, Missouri, Booklet, ca. 1931, (R1212)
1 folder
This is a promotional booklet for Rolla, the seat of Phelps County in south-central Missouri. Although undated, it includes data from the 1930 census and a view of the Edwin Long Hotel, which opened in 1931. Also included is a poem, "In the Ozark Hills of Old Missouri," by Dr. J. Curtis Lyter.

Rolla Civics Club, Rolla, Missouri, Yearbooks, 1938-1977, (R0902)
1 folder
These are yearbooks of the Rolla Civics Club, a women's club founded in 1912. The year-books contain listings of officers, members, and committee assignments, and programs for the monthly meetings.

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.

Rolla Saturday Club Records (R0901)
3 cubic feet (52 of folders, 13 volumes, 7 oversized scrapbooks)
These are the records of the Rolla Saturday Club, a women's club organized to promote individual, social, and civic improvement. The records consist of minutes of meetings, financial records, yearbooks, and scrapbooks.

Rolla USO Council, Rolla, Missouri, Papers, 1970-1971, (R0638)
1 folder
This collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs and miscellaneous materials concerning the USO center at Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri, on the occasion of its thirtieth anniversary.

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.

Rolla, Missouri, Home Rule Charter Commission, Papers, 1981-1982, (R1350)
0.25 cubic feet (3 folders)
The Rolla Home Rule Charter Commission, Papers, documents the issue of whether or not the city of Rolla, Missouri, should adopt a home rule charter.

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.

Rotoscope Collection (R1499)
11 cubic feet (23 folders, 50 reels 35mm film)
The Rotoscope Collection contains the personal papers of Rowe Carney, Jr., photographs, patents, schematics and design materials, promotional material, and 35mm reels of film related to the Rotoscope. Invented by Rowe Carney, Jr. of Rolla, Missouri, and Tom Smith of Urbana, Missouri, the Rotoscope is a single camera, single projection system capable of taking and projecting a scope of 180 degrees on one reel of film. The collection also includes film scripts written by Rowe 'Doc' Carney and correspondence related to the production of two of his films.

Rucker Family Papers, (R1429)
1 cubic foot (20 folders, 1 oversize folder)
The Rucker Family Papers contain correspondence and newspapers relating to family history, significant events, and architecture in Rolla, Missouri’s history.

Rush, Leonard R. Papers (R1400)
0.01 cubic feet (1 folder)
The Leonard R. Rush Papers contain of photocopies of a pamphlet recording the history and deeds of the 273rd Regiment, 64th Infantry Division of the United States Army in which Leonard Rush served during World War II.


Sailer Family Papers, (R1405)
0.04 cubic foot (4 folders, 25 negatives)
The Sailer Family Papers contain copies of the personal papers and photographs of the Sailer family of Cape Girardeau, Missouri. This collection includes images of the Sailer family and extended family, correspondence, newspaper articles, land records, birth records, and local history research for Cape Girardeau and Rolla, Missouri.

Saint James Civics Club, Scrapbooks, 1928-1972, (R0479)
2 volumes
These are scrapbooks of a women's club at St. James in Phelps County, Missouri. The club was organized in 1928 for "civic improvement and social enjoyment." The scrapbooks include newspaper clippings, yearbooks, correspondence, and miscellaneous materials pertaining to the activities of the club.

Saint James Public School, Saint James, Missouri, Photograph, ca. 1905, (R0576)
1 item
This is a photograph of a class in front of the public school building at St. James, Phelps County, Missouri. The photograph was produced by Philip Kraher, a commercial photographer at St. James.

Sands, William D., Photograph collection, ca. 1900-1930s, (R1291)
3 photographs (1 folder)
This collection consists of three black and white photographs loaned for copying. Two images show the historic building that now houses Sands Farm and Home Center at 107 East 6th Street in Rolla. The third photograph is a birds-eye view of Rolla, circa 1930, showing downtown Rolla from the railroad tracks looking southwest along West 7th Street.

Schowalter, Ruth Baxter Papers (R1488)
0.25 cubic feet (6 folders)
The papers of Ruth B. Schowalter contain the personal papers of Norma Ruth Baxter Schowalter and genealogical materials related to the Schowalter, Bickey, and Bradford families.

Scott Family, Papers, 1874-1957, (R0453)
25 folders
These are photographs and miscellaneous papers of the Scott family of Rolla, Missouri. included are the personal papers and memorabilia of John W. Scott (1870-1950), a businessman and musician who directed the Rolla town band and other local ensembles, catalogs of the Western Conservatory of Music operated by Ephraim H. Scott at Rolla, Missouri, and Chicago, Illinois, and other materials pertaining to the Dean and Morris families, and the town of Rolla.

Self, Jesse N., Letters, 1860-1863, (R0304)
1 folder, photocopies
These are letters to his family by Jesse N. Self, a schoolteacher at Irondale, Missouri, and captain of Co. F, 32nd Missouri Infantry. The collection includes letters from Irondale, 1860, and from camps in Rolla and Benton Barracks in St. Louis, 1861-1862. Capt. Self died of erysipelas at Memphis, Tennessee, on 25 February 1863.

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.

Silhavy, Robert C. Papers (R1393)
0.01 cubic feet (1 folder)
The Robert C. Silhavy Papers contain the episode script of the show “Story of Lieutenant Robert C. Silhavy” from the Kay Kyser’s Kollege of Musical Knowledge radio program. The episode aired on July 22, 1942. It featured the heroic actions of Silhavy, a member of the United States Army Corp of Engineers and discussed the actions of the engineers in the rearguard of the retreating United States Army during the Battle of Bataan in December 1941.

Skyway Airlines, Timetable, 1977, (R1219)
1 folder
This is a schedule effective 24 April 1977 for Skyway Airlines, a commuter carrier that served Columbia, Fort Leonard Wood, Lake of the Ozarks, and Rolla in Missouri, with gateway connections at St. Louis and Kansas City.

Soren, Noelle Louise, Papers, (K0525)
3.84 cubic feet (260 folders, 4 rolled items)
The papers contain research notes, photographs, correspondence, architectural drawings, and other materials related to Noelle Soren's research into the theater building careers of Carl and Robert Boller, known as the Boller Brothers. The results of her research culminated into her two-volume book, Windows to Wonderland: The Cinespace Creations of the Boller Brothers, Architects.

Southern and Central Missouri Collection (R1442)
4.5 cubic feet (194 folders, 1 VHS, 6 CDs, 1 45 record, 1 cassette)
The Southern and Central Missouri Collection is an artificial collection combining acquisitions related to individuals, places, organizations, and events. The Southern and Central Missouri Collection continues to have material added. New additions are added at the end of the collection.

Southworth, LaRue P. Letter (R1424)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)
The collection contains one letter written November 26, 1861 by L.R.P. Southworth to his sister Mrs. Caroline Jane Orton Verbeck.

Sowers, Edward W., Papers, 1942-1980, (R0135)
107 folders
This collection consists of correspondence, business papers, and miscellaneous printed material of a newspaper editor and publisher at Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri. Topics include the Sowers family, journalism and the newspaper business, the University of Missouri, and United States politics and foreign relations.

Spilman, James Andrew, Photograph Collection, (R1009)
0.03 cubic foot (3 folders, 18 photographs, 3 oversize photographs)
The James Andrew Spilman Photograph Collection contains images of James Spilman, his wife Mae, scenes from Rolla, Missouri, Phelps County, and Jerome, Missouri. Also included are views of the Spilman hardware pavilion at the Phelps County fairgrounds and a parade in Rolla, Missouri during a campaign stop by William Jennings Bryan in 1900.

Spring Creek Baptist Church, Phelps County, Missouri, Records, 1880-1991, (R0445)
6 volumes
This collection includes minutes of meetings, 1880-1987, and membership records, 1880-1991, of the Spring Creek Baptist Church in northern Phelps County, Missouri. Volume 1 includes records of two earlier organizations: the Corinth Baptist Church, 1880-1891, and the Macedonia Baptist Church, 1881-1883.

St. James Grade School, Saint James, Missouri, Papers, 1935, (R0723)
1 folder
This collection includes a commencement program for the "Class of 1935" at St. James Grade School in St. James in Phelps County, Missouri, and a diploma issued to Eunice Giesler, a member of the class.

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.

St. Patrick Church, Rolla, Missouri, Records, 1918-1921, (R0144)
7 volumes
These are records of income and expenditures of St. Patrick Church in Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri. Included are entries for collection offerings, miscellaneous donations, operating expenses, and outstanding indebtedness. There are annual financial summaries for 1918-1920.

St. Patrick Church, Rolla, Missouri, Seventy-Five Years in Rolla, 1862-1937, (R0665)
1 folder
This is a pamphlet written by Father Sidney P. Stocking and committee members of St. Patrick Catholic Church at Rolla, Missouri. It contains photographs and brief historical sketches of the parish, early pastors, nearby churches established as missions, and lists of baptisms and marriages.

Staggs, Reba, comp., Scrapbook, ca. 1928-1933, (R0586)
1 folder, photocopies
This is the scrapbook of Reba Staggs of Newburg, Phelps County, Missouri. The scrapbook includes newspaper clippings, photographs, programs for theatrical productions and other events, and miscellaneous materials concerning Newburg High School, and Drury College in Springfield, Missouri.

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.

Sutter, John Jacob, Collection, 1865-1871, (R0624)
2 folders, photocopies
These are a notebook and travel journal by John J. Sutter, a native of Germany and resident of St. Louis, Missouri. The memoranda book covers Sutter's service as inspector of artillery in the Department of the Missouri in 1865, and inspections at Cape Girardeau, Macon, Rolla, and Springfield, Missouri; and Fort Leavenworth, Fort Scott, and Paola, Kansas. The journal, in German, covers a trip from St. Louis to Germany and return in 1871.


Tilford, Carolyn Parry (1947- ), Parry-Tilford family photograph collection, ca. 1900-1930s, (R1295)
14 photographs (1 folder)
This collection consists of fourteen black and white photographs loaned for copying by Carolyn Parry Tilford. The photographs include images common to rural and agricultural life from early 1900 to the 1920s such as a barn-raising, church construction, cattle and mules, steam-powered farm equipment, and a gasoline-powered sawmill. Most of the images are from the Elk Prairie neighborhood of Phelps County, but there are also three views of cattle ranching at the Rhinehart Ranch in Shannon County. Rhinehart Ranch, also known as Spring Valley Ranch, is located northwest of Eminence in Shannon County, Missouri. It was most active 1900-1924. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its agricultural and architectural significance.


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 Service Organizations (U.S.), USO Club, Rolla, Missouri, Booklet, 1943, (R1084)
1 folder
This is a dance card booklet for the "First Anniversary Military Ball" held at the USO Club at Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri, on 6 February 1943. Included are the names of the club's managers, the staff, and the officers of the "Hostess Corps".

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.

United States Army Air Forces, Observation Squadron, 14th, Photographs, 1942, (R1036)
1 folder
These are five black-and-white photographic prints concerning the 14th Observation Squadron (later the 14th Liaison Squadron) and its training base at Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri. There are two aerial views of the camp and training field, a view of the main building, and two views of a "Formal Dance" held at the Rolla USO in August 1942.

United States Bureau of Mines, Rolla Research Center Records (R1321)
17 cubic feet (372 folders, 4 maps, 3,238 photographs, 68 negatives, 936 slides, 3 volumes) 
The United States Bureau of Mines, Rolla Research Center Records contain the records of the Bureau of Mines office and research facility established in Rolla, Missouri, in 1915. The records include correspondence, operational reports, project reports, photographs, newspaper articles, program materials, and maps.

United States. Post Office, Rolla, Missouri, Letterbook, 1913-1915, (R0399)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a letterbook containing correspondence regarding the construction of the U.S. Post Office at Rolla, Missouri, 15 September 1913 -- 13 March 1915. Included are letterpress copies of letters from F. W. Pease, superintendent of construction at Springfield, Missouri, to the contractor, Robert McCaw, Jr., at Rolla.

University of Missouri, Board of Curators, Mining School Committee Minutes, 1870, (C2277)
1 folder
Minutes of committee of six members of the Board of Curators appointed to select the location of the proposed School of Mines and Metallurgy, 6 October-9 December 1870.

Upton, Lucile Morris (1898-1992), Papers, 1855-1986, (C3869)
1 linear foot; 25 rolls of microfilm; 1 video cassette
The personal and professional papers of a Springfield, Missouri, journalist and writer consisting of newspaper clippings, correspondence, research notes, manuscripts, pamphlets, photographs and scrapbooks. The papers are especially strong in the history of Springfield and the Ozarks region, and in Ozark folklore.


Walker, Charles P., Daily Express, Rolla, Missouri, 1861, (R0649)
1 folder
This is Volume 1, No. 29 of the Daily Express, published 11 December 1861 at Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri. Charles P. Walker, editor of the weekly Rolla Express, published the daily sheet for the military market during the Civil War. It contains an address to Congress by President Lincoln, camp news, and official notices.

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.

Wenger, Ronald R., Photograph Collection (R1397)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder, 25 negatives)
The Ronald R. Wenger Photograph Collection contains photographs and negatives taken by Ronald Wenger during his service in the Philippines and New Guinea during World War II. Also included is a brief description of his service.

Wheelock, Edwin D., Papers, 1862-1901, (R0654)
1 folder, photocopies
These are the Civil War letters of Edwin D. Wheelock, Co. G, 17th Illinois Cavalry, written from camps at Alton, Illinois; St. Louis, Rolla, and Pilot Knob, Missouri; and Fort Scott, Kansas. There is also a letter from Boonville, Missouri, from a friend in the 37th Illinois Infantry, a copy photographic print of Wheelock in uniform, postwar information on veterans of the unit printed by the Nunda (Ill.) Herald, and a brief family record.

Williams, Matthew Z., Williams family papers, ca. 1861-1990, (R1308)
10 folders, 121 images
These are photographs, business papers, genealogical materials, and other items from the Williams, Sturgeon, Watson and allied families of Phelps County, Missouri. Included are papers concerning pyrite mining in Phelps County and a rare view of the village of Beulah around 1906. High quality scans of the images are available.

Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Walter, Photograph Collection, (P0535)
45 photographs
Copy photo of Presbyterian Church, ca. 1871, Boonville. Photos of Phelps, Franklin, Carter, Greene, and Crawford counties, focusing particularly on caves and other natural features.

Williamson, Jacob P., Letter, 1862, (R0664)
1 folder
This is a Civil War letter written 27 February 1862 from Camp Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri, by a soldier in the 13th Illinois Infantry. The letter notes the Union capture of Springfield, Missouri, by soldiers who had marched from Rolla, and rumors of future movements.

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.

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.


Young Americans for Freedom, Rolla High School Chapter, Rolla, Missouri, Papers, (R0639)
1 folder
These are papers concerning the Rolla High School Chapter of the Young Americans for Freedom. They consist of the constitution, by-laws, and charter, newspaper clippings concerning the chapter's events and activities, and printed materials from the national headquarters.