Social Reform and Welfare Manuscript Collections

Records of individuals and organizations involved in meeting social welfare needs, such as charities and orphanages, or those promoting reform through lobbying, neighborhood coalitions, church groups, and other advocacy groups. Can include social service organizations which promote social welfare.

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49/63 Neighborhood Coalition Records, 1971-2001, (K0061)
19 cubic feet
Organizational records of a neighborhood association in midtown Kansas City, MO.


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

AdHoc Group Against Crime Records, 1986-2000, (K0856)
6 cubic feet
The records consist of minutes, reports, financial records, printed and published materials, clippings, and photographs.

Allen, Donna (1920-1999), Papers, 1920-1992, (C3795)
18.6 linear feet, 18 audio cassettes, 1 audio disc
The papers of the director of the Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press and editor of Media Report to Women include professional correspondence and printed materials on sex and race discrimination cases, media stereotypes, public broadcasting, women's news, national and international women's conferences, and women in management. The papers also document Allen’s involvement in labor, civil rights, and anti-war activism.

Alpha Chi Omega–Mu Mu Chapter Records, 1947-1997, (K0870)
4 cubic feet
Chapter of a national women's fraternity that enriches the lives of members through lifetime opportunities for friendship, leadership, learning, and service. Organizational records of the chapter includes Minutes, presidents' files, treasurers' files, annual reports, committee files, publicity, newsletters, correspondence, and scrapbooks.

Alpha Delta Pi Parents Club Scrapbooks, 1953-2009 (K0871)
2 cubic feet
The scrapbooks contain photographs and clippings of club members, events, and activities. Also included are correspondence, programs, rosters, club history, by-laws and constitutions, and other documents.

Alumnae Panhellenic Association of Greater Kansas City Records, 1925-2002, (K0824)
6 cubic feet
The Association is a social group for college sorority alumnae engaged in philanthropic work. Organizational records including minutes, financial records, rush materials, committee reports, and photos and newspaper clippings. Also information on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its effect on sororities.

American Association of University Women, Missouri Division, Committee on Equal Pay, Scrapbooks, 1958-1963, (C1442)
2 volumes
Correspondence with club women, professional women, legislators and businessmen; background material on equal pay; newspaper clippings; and photographs of governor signing legislation. Photographs and negatives of presentation of collection to SHS are located in Editorial Office.

American Civil Liberties Union Pamphlets, 1913-1937, (C2537)
1.6 linear feet
The papers contain printed pamphlets and reports on issues involving civil liberties, published by the American Civil Liberties Union and such related organizations as the Free Speech League and the League for Industrial Democracy. Also included is miscellaneous socialist and communist literature.

American Civil Liberties Union Posters, (CA4479)
1 folder
ACLU posters from the 1970s.

American Civil Liberties Union, Mid-Missouri Chapter, Records, 1968-1984, (C1735)
0.4 linear feet
The records of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Mid-Missouri Chapter, con-sist of case files, correspondence, and meeting minutes.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)-Western Missouri Records, 1960-2008, (K0398)
64 cubic feet
Organizational records of the regional chapter including administrative files, case files, and position files.

Americans For Democratic Action, St. Louis Chapter, (1947- ), Records, 1948-1983, (S0045)
18 Folders, 2 Audio Cassettes
The bulk of the ADA records are from 1960 to 1969, during the term of chapter presdient, Jack Pierson. There is one folder of material from 1948 to 1959 and another from 1977 to 1983. There is only one letter from 1983. The collection mainly documents the endorsements, resolutions and activities of the St. Louis ADA chapter during the 1960s. It includes correspondence on arrangements for Roosevelt Day dinner speakers, letters to newspaper and television editors and memoranda to and from the national group, mailing lists, board meeting minutes, legislative newsletters, endorsements and resolutions.

Americans for Israel and Torah (AMIT) Collection, 1930-2007, (K0875)
17 folders
AMIT educates and cares for Israel's youth, including the most vulnerable children in Israel. Organizational records for the Kansas City, Missouri Nitzanim chapter of the Mizrachi Women's Organization of America and its evolution into the Americans for Israel and Torah (AMIT) organization. Includes reports, manuals, newspaper clippings, programs, newsletters, booklets and pamphlets, correspondence and speeches, banners, and photographs.

Archives Sociétaire, 1832-1882, (C0233)
208 letters on 2 rolls of microfilm
Selected letters from the Archives Sociétaire, housed at the Archives Nationales, Paris, France. The Archives Sociétaire are the records of the followers of Charles Fourier. Included is correspondence of Victor Considérant, founder of the Fourierist colony at Réunion, Texas, and Albert Brisbane, Fourierism's foremost advocate in the United States.

Artley, A. Sterl (1907-1998), Papers, 1940-1998 , (C3955)
1.8 linear feet
The papers of A. Sterl Artley, a professor at the University of Missouri School of Education, consist of correspondence, his autobiography, publicity and newspaper clippings, photographs, lecture notes, and publications. Artley was one of three authors of the children’s “Dick and Jane” primers and an expert in the field of reading education.

Artley, A. Sterl (1907-1998), Papers, (CA6392)
0.2 cubic feet
Addition of publications, clippings, bibliographies, and miscellaneous professional material.

Association Of Community Organizations For Reform Now (ACORN), Records, 1972-1980, (S0040)
52 Folders
The collection is arranged in four series with the bulk of the material relating to issues around which ACORN was organized.

Association Of Family Women, St. Louis, Missouri, Newsletters, 1975-1979, (S0102)
1 Folder
The Association of Family Women is a group concerned with the problems faced by wives and mothers. From 1973 the Association of Family Women has offered a hotline service 24 hours a day. The newsletter, In Perspective, is published irregularly.

Auroran Club, Phyllis Wheatley Branch, YWCA (1940-), Scrapbooks, 1958-1981, (S0391)
4 Volumes
Scrapbooks of programs, histories, photographs, newsclippings, and invitations of the employed Black Women's Club of the Phyllis Wheatley branch of the YWCA. The third volume includes the memorial program for Mrs. Percy R. Gentry, principal fund raiser for the YWCA.


Balsam Domestic Violence Collection, 1995-1997, (SA1182)
3 boxes
Files on domestic violence.

Bell, C. Jasper (1885-1978), Scrapbook, 1935-1936, (C3226)
0.4 cubic feet
Newspaper clippings pertaining to the Townsend Plan, a pension plan for the elderly sponsored by Dr. Francis Townsend in the mid-1930s, and the U.S. House of Representatives' investigation of it which Congressman Bell instigated and chaired. Clippings are from papers throughout the country. December 17, 1935 to July 26, 1936.

Berkowitz, Walter J. (1892-1966) Papers, 1924-1965, (K0104)
3 cubic feet
Personal papers and materials collection and generated by Berkowitz, a prominent businessman and civil leader in Kansas City.

Berndt, Harry Edward, Papers, (S0851)
8 cubic feet (183 folders)
The papers of Harry Edward Berndt (1926- ), a former sociology professor at St. Louis Community College, Florissant Valley, and executive director of Metro Housing Resources, a housing advocacy agency for low-income and minority individuals. The materials consist of correspondence, research articles, essays, and working and subject files, documenting his research interests in urban sociology, intercultural and interracial relations, and organizational analysis. Other items of interest include drafts and correspondence of his books New Rules in the Ghetto: Community Development and Urban Poverty (1977) and Only a Priest (2010), a biography of Monsignor John Alexander Shocklee, a civil rights and labor activist.

Birkhead, Leon Milton (1885-1954) Papers, 1893-1980, (K0280)
5 cubic feet
Papers of Birkhead, popular, progressive figure in religious and civic affairs documenting his professional and public career. Birkhead was pastor of All Souls Unitarian Church in Kansas City from 1917 until 1939 when he resigned to begin the Friends of Democracy, an “anti-propaganda” organization.

Bland, Mary Johnson (1892-1977) Papers, 1821-1964, (K0139)
3 cubic feet
Photocopy of, Bits and Pieces from the Mary Johnson Bland Files on The Cox, Harris and Johnson Families of St. Clair County, MO, 1700-1925. Also included is research on the Bland family and a Mrs. Bland's journal kept while in England and France with the Red Cross in 1944. Other materials concerning her work with the Red Cross and other organizations.

Block, Susan, Papers, (SA0853)
17 boxes
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.

Bradshaw, Doris Crump, Papers, 1930-1962 (C3303)
3 linear feet
The civic, professional, and social organization papers of Doris Crump Bradshaw include: League of Women Voters, Missouri Library Association, Fortnightly Club, Columbia Garden Club, and Daughters of the American Revolution. Active in American Association of University Women, Mrs. Bradshaw served as state legislative chairman, 1945-1949, and state social studies chairman, 1950-1951.

Bragg, Raymond Bennett, Papers, (K0468)
9.4 cubic feet
This collection contains material related to the career of Raymond B. Bragg, a prominent Unitarian minister of the 20th century. Included are the materials from local organizations he was involved in, his ecclesiastical research, personal writings, newspaper clippings, humanist journals, and records and correspondence from the various positions he held throughout his career. In addition, there is a large collection of sermons written by Bragg, primarily from his time as minister at All Souls Unitarian Church in Kansas City, Missouri.

Brand, Hyman (1891-1977) Papers, 1935, (K0480)
0.01 cubic feet
The papers consist of two photographs related to Hyman Brand and his family.

Brown, Esther Swirk (1917-1970) Collection, 1994, (K0971)
0.01 cubic feet
The collection contains a memorandum by Paul Brown summarizing the life of Esther Swirk Brown and her involvement in civil rights activities during the years 1948-1951.

Brush Creek Community Partners Records, ca. 1995-2014 (K1323)
20 cubic feet
Organizational records of a community-based nonprofit organization whose work centered on urban core redevelopment and neighborhood revitalization along the Brush Creek Corridor of Kansas City, Missouri, from 1995-2014. The records include Board of Directors notebooks, meeting minutes, news clippings, financial statements, the organizational plan, corridor reference materials, correspondence, and photographs. Also included are materials relating to FOCUS KC.

Bureau For Men (1925-1982), Records, 1920-1981, (S0176)
328 Folders, 3 Volumes
The collection is divided into eight series: (1) bylaws, charters and histories; (2) board of directors; (3) financial records; (4) correspondence; (5) agencies, committees, and subjects; (6) studies and surveys; (7) scrapbooks; and (8) case files. The collection is a combination of the Bureau's administrative files and the professional files of two of its four directors, Isaac Gurman and Charles Mann. The records document the founding of the Bureau until its demise in 1982 and the change of its focus from beggars, transients, and homeless men in the 1930s to ex-convicts in the 1950s-1980s.


Cady, Lee D. (1896-1987), Papers, 1937-1941, (C2892)
0.8 linear feet
The papers of Lee D. Cady contain Cady's correspondence with doctors, legislators, and businessmen in Missouri, and state health officers of other states; copies of premarital examination and prenatal blood test bills; and various promotional publications and magazine and newspaper clippings regarding premarital examination and prenatal blood test bills.

Cape Girardeau County Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Inc. Records (R1413)
1 cubic foot (15 folders, 1 volume)
These are the records for the Cape Girardeau County Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Inc. a location of the National Easter Seal Society originally known as the National Society for Crippled Children.

Childbirth and Parent Education, Inc. of Kansas City Records, 1968-1980, (K0911)
1 cubic foot
Organizational records include correspondence, newsletters, other printed/published materials, convention files, and questionnaires.

Childbirth Education Association of Greater Kansas City Records, 1966-1985, (K0676)
2 cubic feet
Organizational records of the Association including minutes, correspondence, public relations files, photographs, clippings, financial records, teaching manuals, and publications.

Children's Grove, Columbia, Missouri, Records, (CA6447)
1 folder
Records of a organization dedicated to fostering mental health in youth include meeting minutes and a proclamation for Kindness Week, 2016.

Chorlton, Tom (1946-2014), Papers, (CA5803)
37.75 cubic feet, 29 video cassettes, 2 audio cassettes, 1 audio tape
Papers of an educator, political activist, and gay rights advocate. Includes correspondence, meeting and event material, clippings, and miscellaneous records and personal papers, 1960s-2010s. Also included is research material and drafts for Chorlton's book The First American Republic.

Christian Civic Foundation of Missouri, Papers, 1948-1957, (C0978)
5 folders
Copies of letters and clippings concerning the Christian Civic Foundation of Missouri, formerly called the Temperance League of Missouri. They deal primarily with the liquor issue raised in the Missouri gubernatorial race in 1956.

Christian Temperance Union, Sedalia, Missouri, Record Books, 1878-1879, (C1073)
2 volumes
Temperance society organized in 1878. Vol. 1, Constitution and signers, 1878; Vol. 2, Record book, 1878-1879.

Christian Women’s Benevolent Association Records (S1235)
3 cubic feet, 12 oversize volumes
The Christian Women’s Benevolent Association Records contain Christian Women Benevolent Association (CWBA) Board Meeting Minutes (1899–1952); Christian Old People’s Home Ledgers and Meeting Minutes (1915–1949); Christian Hospital of St. Louis Board Meeting Minutes (1923–1959); and scrapbooks, photographs, videotapes, and ephemera relating to the CWBA’s activities from 1899 – 2011.  Most notably, the records include admittance ledgers from the Christian Orphan’s Home as well as the Mothers and Babies Home of St. Louis from 1899 to 1933. The admittance ledgers are a particularly rich source of genealogical information, as they contain applications for entry into the home. Details such as date and place of the child’s birth; vaccination records; parents’ full names, birthplace and occupation, and nationality and religion; and location of the nearest living relative are listed.

Citizens For Missouri's Children, (SA0861)
78 boxes
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.

Civil Research Institute Records, 1920-1966, (K0071)
15 cubic feet
Working papers for the Institute, whose purpose was to study problems in the Kansas City area with regard to politics, health, police, city budgets, charters, and state reorganization, independent of influences of local governments. The work involved preparing in-depth studies of the specific problem, its causes and possible solutions. These records contain much of the raw data collected during the research process.

Clearinghouse for Midcontinent Foundations (CMF) Records, 1973-1993, (K0680)
30 cubic feet
The Clearinghouse was established for use by foundations and other funding institutions to exchange information and research requests for money. Includes correspondence and other planning materials for CMF conferences and meetings, publications and printed materials used by attendees, and photographs.

Cohen, Myrl A. (1916-2005) and Florence W. Cohen (1921- ) Papers, ca. 1967-ca. 1977, (K1272)
0.03 cubic feet
The papers consist of newspaper clippings and articles, programs, publications, and other items relating to Congregation Beth Shalom. The papers also include materials relating to the Shifra Gabra Fund, i.e. trust agreement, financial notes, correspondence, and articles

College Club Of St. Louis (1901- ), Scrapbooks, 1916-1943, (S0230)
9 Volumes On 1 Microfilm Roll
Scrapbooks contain press clippings and programs of activities and benefits of the College Club of St. Louis whose membership consists of women graduates of accredited colleges.

Columbia Council on Religion and Race, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1963-1970, (C3841)
0.4 linear feet
These records were maintained by a Columbia Council on Religion and Race, Housing Committee member and are not the official records of the council. They consist of minutes, committee reports, correspondence, conference materials and housing surveys. The major emphasis is on racial discrimination in housing within Columbia, Missouri, but also includes information on the entire state. There is an extensive clipping file.

Columbia Industrial School, Columbia, Missouri, Minute Book, 1894-1910, (C0601)
1 folder
Minutes of board meetings. Covers formation, operation, and finances of the school. Purpose of school was to give young girls a means of gaining a livelihood by sewing or other appropriate work. School was organized and operated by church women.

Columbia Safety Council, Records, (CA2489)
0.2 linear feet
Newsletters, minutes, programs, and correspondence of a local affiliate of the National Safety Council, 1977-1983.

Committee For Free Choice, Records, 1969-1982, (C3707)
3.2 linear feet, 2 oversize volumes
The Committee For Free Choice (CFFC) Records consist of policy statements, corre-spondence, program plans, political lobbying information, and newsletters. CFFC is an affiliate of the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL). Much of the collection is information from NARAL and affiliates and related organizations.

Communications Consortium Media Center, Records, (CA5661)
7.5 linear feet
Materials, compiled, collected, and distributed which relate to women's news issues. Topics include abortion, human reproduction, media, politics, and others.

Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO) Records, ca. 1977-2009, (K0914)
14 cubic feet
Organizational records of a faith-based, grass roots organization focused on community issues such as healthcare, foreclosure, and pay day loans. Includes board minutes, financial records, public relation files, training, research, and newsletters.

Community Action Partnership, Records, (CA6054)
4 linear feet
Executive skills portfolios prepared by community action leaders from across the country. Submitted to the national association, the portfolios document a variety of accomplishments by community leaders in pursuit of CCAP [Certified Community Action Professional] designation. Includes correspondence, work samples, and essays.

Community Backed Anti-Drug Tax (COMBAT) Records, 1999-2001, (K0913)
2.5 cubic feet
COMBAT was a Jackson County supported anti-drug program. Includes administrative records, grant materials, notes, reports, printed and published materials, and newspapers clippings.

Community Development Society, Records, 1969-, (C3880)
15 linear feet, 3 audio cassettes
Records of a professional association of academics and practitioners of community development in the United States and Canada, which promotes the effective practice of commu-nity development through advancement of education and research in the field. The records consist of correspondence and memoranda of officers; board meeting minutes; committee records; annual meeting materials; issues of the Journal of the Community Development Society and other publications; membership brochures, directories, newsletters, and surveys; and other assorted organizational records.

Community Development Society, Records, (CA5579)
0.2 linear feet
Addition of Board of Directors meeting minutes for 1995; an annual conference program for 1995; and nomination materials for CDS awards for 1995.

Community Development Society, Records, (CA5641)
0.6 linear feet
Addition of correspondence, reports, publications, minutes, committee files, and miscellaneous records.

Community Development Society, Records, (CA5697)
0.5 linear feet
Addition of minutes, annual meeting materials, publications, scholarship files, and miscellany.

Community Development Society, Records, (CA5708)
0.2 linear feet
Addition of awards committee files, certified community developer files, and January 1997 board minutes.

Community Development Society, Records, (CA5728)
16.75 cubic feet, 10 computer discs
Addition of material relating to the Journal of the Community Development Society and Vangaurd, financial records, board meeting minutes, committee materials, handbooks, photographs, and miscellaneous material, 1990s-2000s.

Community Survey for Kansas City Foundations Report, 1948, (K0196)
10 folders
Report of Community Surveys, Inc.'s study evaluating the social, health, recreational, and educational needs of Kansas City and to develop a prioritized blueprint for philanthropic support in the community anticipating creation of Kansas City Association of Trusts and Foundations (KCATF).

Confluence St. Louis, (SA0866)
2 boxes
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.

Congregation Beth Shalom Records, (K0602)
37 cubic feet
Organizational records including minutes, financial records, correspondence, commemorative booklets, brochures, speeches, photographs, VHS cassettes of rabbinical lectures, religious activities, and various school programs.

Congress of Racial Equality (C.O.R.E.), Columbia, Missouri, Papers, 1959-1964, (C2508)
0.5 linear feet
The Congress of Racial Equality Papers contain constitutions of the national and local C.O.R.E., minutes, membership lists, clippings, and correspondence. There is also information on integration in Columbia, the arrest of John D. Schopp, and projects sponsored by the national organization.

Convention Halls and Municipal Auditorium Scrapbook, 1899-1954, (K0938)
0.25 cubic feet
The collection consists of a scrapbook of documents and photographs related to the Kansas City Convention Hall and Municipal Auditorium from 1899-1954.

Coordinating Council of Synagogue and Temple Sisterhoods of Metropolitan Kansas City Collection, 1965-1976, (K0685)
1 volume
The Council fostered inter-institutional outreach and collaboration between Jewish and non-Jewish women's religious organizations. Includes a scrapbook documenting the Council's activities.

Council for Democracy Bulletins, 1944-1946, (C0912)
4 folders
Bulletins entitled "Write Now," dealing with current problems and distributed by a nonprofit organization located in New York City.

Council of Clubs of Kansas City, Missouri, Records, 1901-2005, (K0686)
2 cubic feet
Organizational records of the Council including minutes, constitution and bylaws, correspondence, programs, printed materials, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and yearbooks/directories of member organizations.

Crusade Against Crime, (SA0869)
9 boxes
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.


Davis, Ilus Winfield (1917-1996) Papers, 1925-1995, (K0375)
200 cubic feet
Mayoral, personal, and professional papers documenting Davis' political, legal, and civic contributions. Davis is considered the most important Kansas City, MO mayor of the 20th century.

Decker, Perl D. (1875-1934), Papers, 1897-1935, (C0092)
0.7 linear feet, 5 volumes
Speeches, news clippings, correspondence, and similar items of a Missouri Democratic Congressman, 1912-1919. Prohibition, Ku Klux Klan, women’s suffrage and campaigning are some of the important topics discussed. Decker also practiced law in Joplin, Missouri.

Dismas House (1959- ), Records, 1919-1978, (S0192)
238 Folders, 2 Volumes (On Microfilm), 10 Tapes
The Dismas House Records, 1919-1978, document the activities of the Dismas House from 1959 to 1978. The collection is divided into four series, arranged chronologically: (1)Records, 1919-1978; (2) Scrapbooks, 1956-1961; (3) Artifacts and Photographs, 1959-1978; (4) Tapes, 1961-1967.

Dooley, Thomas A. (1927-1961), Papers, 1932-1988, (S0464)
222 Folders, 5 Volumes, 88 Tapes, 10 Videotapes, 531 Photographs
The Thomas A. Dooley papers document his family history and education, his work in Vietnam and Laos, and his role as a shaper of American public opinion about Southeast Asia. The collection also documents Dooley's cancer operation, his death, posthumous honors and efforts to have him canonized.

Dooley, Dr. Tom, Commemorative Stamp Collection, 1966-2014, (S1170)
1 box
Dr. Tom Dooley belonged to an affluent St Louis family. He joined the Navy after finishing his medical degree. Seeing the horrors in Vietnam, especially in Laos, Dooley became inspired to dedicate his life to helping the Vietnamese with medical aid. He established hospitals and visited those who could not seek medical attention. Dooley founded MEDICO, which would provide medical care to those in developing countries. Dooley continued in work even after being diagnosed with cancer, only returning to the United States for surgery. Dr. Thomas Dooley died in New York City in 1961.

Dorsey, Carolyn, Papers, (CA5558)
3.4 linear feet
Papers of University of Missouri educator. Concerns affirmative action, student affairs, and minority programs.

Drey, Kay, Addenda (SA4316)
35 boxes
The addenda to the Kay Drey Papers contains material pertaining to Kay Drey’s activism. Topics include, but are not limited to, Transportation of Hazardous Waste, Mallinkrodt Workers, Hematite, Union Electric Callaway Nuclear Power Plant Construction, and Risk Assessment.

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

Downtown (Kansas City, Missouri) Kiwanis Club Records, 1918-2002, (K0364)
12 cubic feet
Organizational records of the Club including minutes, correspondence, publications, financial records, programs, scrapbooks, and photographs. The mission of Kiwanis is to serve the children of the world. Our members help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged and care for the sick.

Dubansky, Bettyann Papers (C4353)
2.0 cubic feet (103 folders)
Papers of a faculty member of the University of Missouri School of Social Work and Director of Undergraduate Studies include correspondence, publications, committees, and reports, with the bulk of material dealing with the White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals, which was held in Washington, D.C. in 1977, and also material from the Mid-Missouri Regional Conferences.


Eastern Star Of Missouri, History, 1976, (S0103)
30 Page Typescript
Includes history of the St. Louis Jurisdiction, a black masonic order.

Eastman, Roger D., Collection, (CA5477)
8 linear feet
Materials relating to Eastman's work with Missouri Opinion Analysis which conducted a variety of public opinion polls and surveys. Also contains a variety of Missouri maps, several photographs, and materials relating to development on the Meramec River.

Ellinger, Rory Vincent (1941-2014), Collection, 1951-1973, (C3555)
3.4 linear feet
Papers of a student activist at the University of Missouri-Columbia, 1966-1972, who served as president of the Columbia branch of Students for a Democratic Society and was active in the New Democratic Coalition and numerous other organizations. SDS papers and SDS New Left Notes are included.

Ess, Phoebe Jane (1850-1934) Foundation Records, 1934-1939, (K0064)
0.3 cubic foot
Reports of Recording Secretary and membership lists, minutes, treasurer's reports, and information on the dispersal of Foundation funds which were among others contributed to the Crippled Children's Fund, the Gold Star Scholarship Fund, the Phoebe Jane Ess Scholarship, and to the purchase of books for the University of Kansas City Library.

Eugene Field Foundation, St. Louis, Missouri, Minute Book, 1928-1931, (C1100)
1 volume
Records of organization founded for the relief of crippled children.

Everyday People, Inc., Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1970-1986, (C3809)
3.5 linear feet, 4 audio cassettes
Records of a non-traditional, alternative social service organization which specialized in drug counseling and education, crisis intervention, and emergency food and shelter. The organization served primarily university-aged individuals. Includes grant applications, financial records, minutes, training manuals, posters, surveys, statistics, and correspondence concerning funding, recruitment and training of volunteer staff, and development of counseling procedures and programs.


Family And Children's Service Of Greater St. Louis, Records, 1861-1960, (S0174)
13 Folders, 10 Rolls Microfilm
The collection provides a comprehensive view of the history of Family and Children's Service for Greater St. Louis and its predecessor organizations. Although it contains board meeting minutes from the early years of the Provident Association and the Children's Aid Society, the records of the Family Service Society (also called the St. Louis County Welfare Association) date only from 1932. The collection includes the first annual report of the Provident Association. Records of the Children's Aid Society date from 1910.

Family Service of Columbia, Inc., Records, 1900-1978, (C0868)
3.25 linear feet
The records of the oldest social service agency in Columbia, Missouri. Name changes include Charity Organization Society, 1901-1922; Public Welfare Society, 1922-1934; Social Service Society, 1937-1957; Family Service of Columbia, 1957-1984; and Family & Children's Services of Mid-Missouri, 1984 to the present. Contains financial records, administrative records, casework files, correspondence, proposals and publicity materials.

Faxon, Frank A. (1848-1912) Papers, 1900-1911, (K0074)
0.3 cubic foot
Speeches Faxon, a wholesale drug businessman and civic leader in Kansas City, MO, wrote and delivered. Also included is an unfinished autobiography of James C. Horton, a business partner of Faxon.

Fellowship House Association of Greater Kansas City Records, 1948-1979 (K0974)
0.12 cubic feet
The records contain information concerning the organizational structure and activities of the Fellowship House Association of Greater Kansas City, primarily covering the period 1971-1979.

Folk, Joseph Wingate, Speech, 1910, (C3251)
1 folder
The papers contain a bound copy of a speech, "The Limitations of Reform" printed in the Saturday Evening Post, February 12, 1910.

Freedom of Choice Council of Greater St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, Records, (CA5584)
0.6 linear feet
Financial records, minutes, newsletters, press releases, membership records, and miscellaneous records, ca. 1977-1990.


General Joe Bailey Women's Relief Corps (WRC) #15-Nevada, Missouri Records, 1885-1918, (K0408)
12 volumes
The WRC was an auxiliary of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) who raised money to assist the poor in their community. Minute books, volumes of cash books, and membership ledgers. Also includes cemetery records.

Goldstein, Rhetta Turkin (1920-2013) Papers, 1940-1998, (K1145)
4 folders
Goldstein was active in B'nai B'rith and the Jewish War Veterans, Missouri-Kansas, No. 605 Post and Auxiliary, among other Jewish organizations. Includes photographs, programs, clippings, correspondence, and publications.

Goller, Shirley Stolowy (1931-1999) Papers, 1924-1992, (K1189)
2 cubic feet
Goller was an prominent Jewish civic leader in Kansas City, MO photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, and other documents related to Goller's life and many community activities.

Goode, Malvin R. (1908-1995), Papers, 1911-2001, (C1706)
8 linear feet, 277 audio cassettes, 88 audio tapes, 11 video cassettes, 6 film reels
Malvin Russell Goode, Sr. was the first African-American broadcast journalist at ABC News. The collection consists of letters, speeches, photographs, audio cassettes, reel-to-reel tapes, awards, and other miscellaneous items documenting his life, career, and African-American culture.

Grace Hill Settlement House, Records, 1906-1973, (S0554)
766 Folders, 306 Photographs, 59 Rolls Of Microfilm
The collection provides an overall view of the history of Grace Hill House from the late 1930s to the early 1970s. It is divided into two categories: Administrative Records and General Information. The Administrative Records contain Administrative including history, followed by board minutes, budgetary information, statistics, a small collection of Nancy Owens who was a program director in the late 1960s to early 1970s and a large grouping of cases, clubs, camps, Model Cities, and the meals program.

Greater Kansas City Chapter of Hadassah Records, 1916-2010, (K0593)
20 cubic feet
Organizational records of a Jewish women's organization dedicated to strengthening the relationship between the United States and Israel.

Greater Kansas City Heart Association 1951 Heart Fund Scrapbook, (K1247)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Greater Kansas City Heart Association 1951 Heart Fund Scrapbook is a single volume created by W.F. Shoemaker, campaign director of the 1951 Heart Fund and staff member of the Kansas City public relations firm Cumerford, Inc. The scrapbook includes clippings, printed material, and fundraising correspondence.

Greater Kansas City Section, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Records, 1893-2004, (K0145)
30 cubic feet
Organizational records of the Greater Kansas City Section, including administrative, financial, membership, committee, publications, and public relations files.

Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus Records, 1974-1983, (K1243)
2.5 cubic feet
Organizational records including general and working files, newsletters, financial records, subject files (including ERA), and printed/published materials, many concerned with the Equal Rights Amendment.

Grimaldi, Frank (1924-2010) Architectural Records Collection, ca. 1920-2010, (K1252)
385 cubic feet
Architectural drawings, plans, renderings, construction documents, books and journals, records and work papers of Frank Grimaldi Architecture and its predecessor entities, including Bower and Grimaldi Architecture, and Shaughnessy, Bower and Grimaldi Architecture.

Guillot, Lawrence B. (1936- ) Papers, 1978-1980, (K0798)
2 cubic feet
Materials related to the international ombudsman movement, and in particular, the International Ombudsman institute and the Jackson County, MO Ombudsman office.


Haith, Rickie Schere (1938- ) Papers, 1940s-2008, (K1151)
1 cubic foot
Haith has been a member and officer of a number of Jewish women's organizations in Kansas City including Midwest Branch of Women's league for Conservation, Beth Shalom Sisterhood, and Hadassah. Personal papers contain DVDs, photographs, booklets, and scrapbooks for these activities.

Hardy, David R. (1917-1976) Papers, 1965-1976, (K0319)
1 cubic foot
Hardy served as chairman of the Mayor's Commission on Civil Disorder, appointed by Mayor Ilus Davis to study the city's disturbances of 1968. includes correspondence, reports, interviews and statements, clippings, and printed and published materials, the final report and recommendations.

Harman, Moses (1830-1910), Papers, 1858-1984, (C3802)
13 folders
Papers of Moses Harman, founder and publisher of Lucifer, the Light-Bearer, later the American Journal of Eugenics. He was a proponent of women's rights and the eugenics movement during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The papers include typescript copies of speech and articles by Harman, a photograph, articles about Harman, and issues of Lucifer, the Light-Bearer, 1896-1907. A microfilm copy of the collection is also available for use.

Hay, Charles Martin (1879-1945), Papers, 1919-1933, (C0039)
7 linear feet and 1 oversize volume
Correspondence, legal cases, speeches, clippings, and political material of a St. Louis at-torney, politician, prohibitionist, and leader in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Several cases concern prohibition enforcement or lead companies in southeastern Missouri. Hay was three times an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for U.S. senator.

Health Planning Agency Of St. Louis, (SA0898)
2 boxes
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.

Health And Welfare Council Of Metropolitan St. Louis (1911-1975), Records, 1911-1977, (S0434)
308 Folders
The bulk of the collection contains reports, studies, and statistical data developed and collected by HWC to provide member agencies with information on health, social service and recreational needs of the community. These include reports on child and family welfare, chronic disease, community organization, crime, education, employment, integration, problems of the handicapped, health care, immigration, institutional care, juvenile delinquency, neighborhoods, population, public housing, recreation facilities, religion, social research, senior citizens, transportation and veterans. This material contains early studies of charitable work, illegitimacy, immigration and other social concerns in St. Louis from the 1920's and 1930's. Reports on the Pruitt-Igoe housing project from the late 1960's and reports on other St. Louis neighborhoods are also included.

Health And Welfare Council Addenda, (SA0897)
2 boxes
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.

Heaney, Sister Ruth (1914-2006), Papers, (CA6138)
2.4 linear feet
Papers of Ruth Boylston Heaney, Benedictine sister of Our Lady of Peace Monastery in Columbia, Missouri. Widow of Larry Heaney (founder of the Milwaukee Catholic Worker) and a social activist, Heaney raised her six children on a Catholic Worker farm in Starkenburg, Missouri. She volunteered with the Benedictine sisters and eventually joined the order in 1979. Includes correspondence with prisoners, notebooks, and limited photographs.

Henderson, Morris, (1926 - ), Scrapbooks, 1930-1965, (S0132)
4 folders
The collection includes scrapbooks of the prominent civil rights leader who was the president of the St. Louis County chapter of the NAACP, (1955-59, 1963-64) and director of Peoples' Hospital, 1960-64.

Heroines Of Jericho, St. Louis, Missouri, History And Proceedings, 1891, 1903, (S0105)
Heroines of Jericho was a black women's masonic organization. Collection contains History of St. Mary's Court No.1 Heroines of Jericho, 1863-1902; and official proceedings of the Grand Court of the Heroines of Jericho, 1891.

Hill, Dr. Robert Lee (1952- ) Papers, ca. 1970s-2010s (K1352)
23 cubic feet
Dr. Robert Lee Hill served as minister of the Community Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Kansas City, Missouri for thirty years. The papers include sermons, books, speeches, correspondence, photographs, awards and additional materials relating to his long career and numerous activities within and outside of the church and the Kansas City community.

Hirsch, Irma Lou (1934- ) Papers, ca. 1967-ca. 1975, (K0729)
4 cubic feet
Hirsch was Assistant Director, Missouri Regional Medical Program, Kansas City Area Planning Office. Includes studies, surveys, various training programs, curriculum samples, committee reports, and articles that reflect the education and career mobility opportunities for students and professionals engaged in the allied health professions.

Historic Kansas City Foundation Records, 1974-1995, (K0207)
65 cubic feet
Operational records and programming and research materials for a historic preservation agency in Kansas City, MO.

History Senior Seminar Papers, Collections, 1992-1993, (S0723)
12 Folders
This collection contains the academic papers of 12 students of the 1992 and 1993 History Senior Seminar 393, taught by Dr. Gerda Ray of the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Topics vary from broad historical perspectives to studies of specific St. Louis ethnic communities.

Hoffman, Clara C., Notice, 1908, (C3210)
1 folder
Notice of temperance and prohibition conference, called for Sedalia, MO, March 17, 1908, by state W.C.T.U. president.

Home Health Care Alliance, Inc. Records, 1994-1999, (K0966)
7 cubic feet
The Alliance recruited, trained, and placed in-home care providers with cooperating agencies. Organizational records includes financial records, contracts, educational programing, minutes, and case files.

Home Of The Friendless, St. Louis, Missouri, (1853- ), Annual Reports, 1931-1973, (S0125)
15 Reports In 1 Folder
Annual reports of the Trustees of the Home of the Friendless, 1931-1973 (incomplete), a home for destitute women in St. Louis, established and governed by women. The name was changed in 1978 to The Charless Home, in honor of its founder, Charlotte Charless.

Homes, Emmaus, Papers (S1234)
20 display panels
The Emmaus Homes Papers contain 20 display panels depicting photographs, artwork, and documents and created by clients and staff of Emmaus Homes on the St. Charles and Marthasville campuses. Emmaus Homes is a faith-based, nonprofit organization providing full-time care services to more than 300 adults with developmental disabilities in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Hosmer, Kent, Collection, (CA5815)
5 cubic feet
Newsletters, meeting material, promotional and educational material and other organized records of the US Committee In Solidarity With the People of El Salvador (CISPES), and similar records, including Spanish language material, related to revolutionary movements in central America; 1980s.

Housing Authority of the City of Columbia, Missouri, Records, (CA6359)
26 cubic feet
Records of the organization include home surveys and photographs of urban renewal areas, disposition of properties, HUD board minutes, hearings, retreats, audio cassettes, newspaper clippings, and correspondence.

Human Resources Development Institute, (SA0903)
11 boxes
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.

Humane Society of Missouri (1870- ), Collection, (S0262)
1 Folder
Charter, constitution, amendments to articles of association, petitions, history, annual reports, brochures, flyers, and publications of an organization "dedicated to the prevention and alleviation of suffering among the children and animals."

Huselton, Howard E. (1871-1948) Papers , 1883-1924, (K0467)
2 cubic feet
Photographs, musical and stage performance programs, and materials for the Turkey Creek Tax Exhibit, by Huselton, music and drama critic of the Kansas City Star, and partner in Baird and Huselton, real estate business.


Institute for Community Studies, Inc. Records, 1950-1971, (K0507)
23 cubic feet
Reports of studies on various issues undertaken by a community think-tank. Also correspondence, research data, and other administrative files.

International Institute Of Metropolitan St. Louis, Papers, 1919-1960, (S0422)
399 Folders, 14 Rolls Microfilm
The Papers of the International Institute of St. Louis were deposited in the Immigration History Research Center in August 1976. They were secured through the efforts of Rudolph J. Vecoli, Professor of History at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Immigration History Research Center, and Margaret G. Richards, formerly of the International Institute of St. Louis. An agreement reached in May 1976 between the International Institute of St. Louis Board of Directors and the Immigration History Research Center stipulated that all casework records will be excluded from the depository collection until such time that a policy statement on this material has been issued by the American Council for Nationalities Service (New York), with which the St. Louis International Institute is affiliated. The microfilm copy, however, does not include all published or near-print materials issued by national organizations (e.g. the Interpreter Releases from the Common Council for American Unity). The microfilm copy is selective in its inclusion of other printed material (largely newspaper clippings and magazine articles) as well as various club and group activity records found under Series 17 in the collection's organizational framework.


Jackson, Sarah Belle (1928-1999), Papers, 1942-1999, (C4103)
0.5 cubic feet
The papers of Sarah Belle Jackson contain high school and college diplomas, extensive documentation on Sarah Belle's role as a community leader within Columbia, Missouri, and many church programs, songs, and choir booklets. The papers also contain news articles regarding the racial tensions in Columbia, including police reports and social response to the Kimberly Linzie case in 1985.

Jefferson Barracks National Register, (SA1066)
9 boxes
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.

Joint Community Board Records, (S0100)
0.1 cubic foot (2 folders)
The records contain meeting minutes, memos, evaluations, and reports of the Joint Community Board, a community service organization that was located in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri. The board was comprised of three Central West End churches—Trinity Episcopal, Second Presbyterian, and First Unitarian—and oversaw the administration and funding of after-school and summer programs for neighborhood youth, as well as neighborhood revitalization projects.

Jordan, Mary Ranken (1896-1962) Collection, 1936-1980, (S0216)
1 Folder
The collection includes a short history of the St. Louis Women's Chritian Association and its Branches, a small booklet on Memorial Home, a short biography of Mary Ranken Jordan, and some newsclippings.

Junior Kindergarten, St. Louis, Missouri, Records, 1966-1968, (S0042)
7 Folders
The Junior Kindergarten was organized to improve the school readiness of educationally disadvantaged children before their entrance into a public kindergarten. Collection includes correspondence, reports, memos, flyers, and articles of incorporation.

Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri Records, 1914-2000, (K0365)
35 cubic feet
Organizational records of this philanthropic and service organization. Includes minutes, newsletters, directories, yearbooks, information on various community agencies supported by the organization through the work of its members.


Kansas City Area Missouri Equal Rights Amendment Coalition Records, 1974-1982, (K0515)
8 cubic feet
Administrative records for the Kansas City Regional office relating to the effort to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in Missouri. Includes minutes, bylaws, correspondence, newsletters, clippings, financial documents, speeches, reports and other materials.

Kansas City Consensus Records, 1984-2003, (K0761)
30 cubic feet
Consensus provided a citizen voice in public policies discussions. Organizational files dealing with the method and content of the various initiatives explored and undertaken by Kansas City Consensus. Included are Executive Committee and other committee minutes, reports, and working data; information on task forces that focused on topics; background research data; and financial reports and working papers.

Kansas City Convention Hall Records, 1897-1937, (K0269)
7.63 cubic feet
The records contains administrative, financial, and event records related to the construction, maintenance, and business of the Kansas City Convention Hall. The records also include scrapbooks and photographs providing information about the variety of events held at the building.

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

Kansas City Interfaith Peace Alliance Records, 1981-2004, (K0552)
11 cubic feet
Correspondence, publications, membership information, financial records, event information, photographs, audio recordings, and educational materials for an organization devoted to interfaith cooperation and peace.

Kansas City Photo View Company Photographs, ca.1912, (K0460)
0.3 cubic foot
Large format negatives from the Company relating to low income and status groups and individuals in Kansas City, MO.

Kansas City Turner Society (Socialer Turnverein) Records, 1867-1988, (K0771)
11 cubic feet
Organizational records of the primary German social club in Kansas City. Includes minute books, ledgers, correspondence, photographs, and membership records, and national and local printed material and publications, programs, and songbooks Also records of the Turner Development Company and the administration of Turner Park.

Kansas City University Extension Center Records, 1905-1930, (K1035)
0.2 cubic foot
The Extension Center was an adult education program sponsoring national speakers on contemporary political and social issues. Includes the financial secretary's reports and programs.

Kansas City Youth Political Collective Records, 1981-1991 (K0304)
0.25 cubic foot
Printed material, correspondence, clippings, writings, publications and ephemera concerning the Collective, a left-leaning political activist organization begun at Penn Valley Community College in the late 1980s.

Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association Holiday House Tour Scrapbook, (K0645)
0.24 cubic feet (1 volume)
The collection consists of a single scrapbook pertaining to the Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association of Kansas City, Missouri's Annual Holiday House Tour dated 1972-1977.


Lawrence, Sidney (1907-1976) Papers, 1965-1972, (K1191)
0.5 cubic foot
Lawrence was long-time executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Bureau, in Kansas City. Includes letters sent to Lawrence on the occasion of his retirement. Also newspaper clippings, personal correspondence, photographs, awards and citations, and plaques.

League Of Women Voters Of St. Louis, Addenda, 1916-1977 , (S0530)
143 boxes, 1,744 folders, 289 photographs, 4 film strips
9 audio tapes, 3 16mm films, 6 phonograph records
The collection contains a wide variety of materials including publications, correspondence, newsclippings, artifacts, photographs, films, tapes and records. In processing the records the original categorization used by the League was maintained. One of the most interesting aspects of the collection revolves around the Leagues habit of collecting information on both sides of a issue even if the material was unflattering to the organization or its position. In addition to records relating to the St. Louis area, the collection also contains a series on the Missouri League of Women Voters and the National League of Women Voters. These series contain communications between the St. Louis League and the state and national offices. It should be noted that information on a given subject may be found in several different series, thus an extensive index has been included.

Leawood Women’s Club Records, (K0428)
7.6 cubic feet (44 folders, 15 photographs, 60 negatives, 14 oversize volumes)
The collection consists of the records of the Leawood Women’s Club of Leawood, Kansas. Materials primarily consist of annual reports from the board, meeting minutes, chapter yearbooks, event flyers, and a small selection of photographs and negatives. The bulk of the collection consists of scrapbooks documenting the activities of the organization.

Levin, Emelie, Papers, (K0363)
0.11 cubic foot (8 folders, 10 photographs, 2 oversize photographs) 
The Emelie Levin Papers contain materials related to Emelie Levin’s career in social services, her experience as the executive director of Jewish Family and Children’s Services, and her affiliation with the National Council of Jewish Women.  Also included in the collection are unidentified photographs and obituaries for Samuel Sosland.

Literacy Action Corps of Columbia, Missouri, Records, (CA6232)
0.8 linear feet
Administrative records of the organization including minutes, correspondence, newsletters, promotional materials, and membership lists.

Literacy Investment for Tomorrow-Missouri, Records, (CA6354)
4.1 cubic feet, 2 DVDs, 5 video cassettes
The records of an organization devoted to developing and promoting adult and family literacy resources include meeting minutes, reports, newsletters, publications, and miscellaneous administrative material. The organization ceased operation in 2012 after more than twenty years of providing training programs and technical assistance throughout Missouri.

Locke, Linda M. (1953- ), Papers, 1969-1982, (C0839)
1.4 linear feet
Papers of a Missouri National Organization for Women chapter coordinator and assistant state and state coordinator, 1978-1982; Adult Abuse Remedies Coalition lobbyist, 1979-1980; delegate to 1980 Democratic National Convention; and Missouri Equal Rights Amendment Countdown Campaign project director, 1981-1982.

Lorsch, Serina Levin (1906-1997) Papers, 1963-1991, (K0094)
4 cubic feet
Personal and family papers as well as materials related to various organizations of which Mrs. Lorsch was a part, including the Temple B'nai Jehudah Sisterhood, the Kansas City Chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women, her work to secure ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in Missouri.

Luhnow, Jeanette McVey (1899-1987) Collection, 1934-1979, (K0045)
0.3 cubic foot
Collected materials including notes, correspondence, and clippings gathered by Jeanette McVey Luhnow, niece by marriage, to William Volker relating to her activities, that of her mother Mary Lottie Moses McVey, to Volker, and the Ina Calkins Trust and William Rockhill Nelson.


Marceline Coordinated Welfare Council, Marceline, Missouri, Records, (CA2848)
5 volumes
Record books of the Council, 1950-1980, include minutes of meetings, financial records, correspondence, and newspaper clippings; and a 1952 scrapbook documenting activities of Council organizations.

Masonic Home Of Missouri, Annual Reports, 1887-1907, (S0648)
1 Bound Volume

Mathews-Dickey Boys' Club (1960- ), Records, 1957-1984, (S0189)
49 Folders, 1 Microfilm Roll, 1 Tape
The Mathews-Dickey Boys Club Records, 1957-1984, primarily document the growth of the club from its incorporation to the construction of its $2.5 million sports complex. Most of the material is from the mid-1970s to early 1980s. One newsclipping from 1957 appears in the first volume of the scrapbook series. Only the club's certificate of incorporation dates from 1962. One annual banquet program dates from 1965 and some correspondence and newsclippings are from the mid-1960s.

Mayor's Advisory Commission on Human Relations Records, 1957-1975, (K1216)
1 cubic foot
Commission's purpose was to maintain inter-group harmony and bring about equal rights for the city's citizens. Includes newspaper clippings, minutes of meetings, brochures, reports, pamphlets, correspondence, and other items. Also information on the Office of Citizens Complaints.

Mcauliffe, Harold J., S.J., "Monsignor Timothy Dempsey-An Historical Study Of Charitable Enterprise In Saint Louis", 1940, (S0207)
1 Box
Master's thesis, Graduate School, Saint Louis University.

Metro Housing Resources, Records, 1970-1982, (S0772)
540 Folders
Arranged alphabetically. Folder 539 contains MHR director Pete Berndt's 1978 displacement study; folder 540 includes an oral history conducted with Berndt in August 2008 and a local television documentary from 1982 containing comments from Berndt. Box 24 contains files, folders 517-524, printed on 8x14 paper, separated from the rest of the collection for space convenience, arranged alphabetically. The collection also includes a card file on apartment complex addresses maintained by MHR in Box 25.Boxes 25 and 26 contain files on various litigation pursued by the group, folders 525-538.

Metro Housing Resources, Addenda, 1976-1981, (S0785)
4 Microfilm Rolls
Newsclipping scrapbooks on housing in St. Louis.

Metro Housing Resources (1970-1982), Addenda, 1970-1983, (S1044)
76 folders
The addenda contains information about the daily operations of Metro Housing Resources that includes correspondence, financial records, newspaper clippings and articles about its efforts to ensure fair housing practices in the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County. Berndt's book about urban renewal published in 1977 is in the addenda. The collection contains subject files about organizations that worked alongside Metro Housing Resources, census records and maps of communities throughout the St. Louis region.

Metropolitan Kansas City Chapter-Older Women's League (OWL) Records, 1984-2006, (K1115)
3 cubic feet
Organizational records of the Chapter concerned about the problems of midlife and older women. Includes minutes and agendas, financial records, photographs, clippings, and printed and published material concerning the Metropolitan Kansas City OWL and the national organization. "Administrative Records" folders are set up in the manner of scrapbooks, so most of these types of materials will appear in each of those folders.

Metropolitan Youth Commission Of St. Louis City And County 1956-1966, Records, 1945-1966, (S0387)
16 Folders
The MYC was created in 1956 by joint action of St. Louis City and County officials as a planning organization for research, study, and coordination of juvenile agencies. The MYC consulted on juvenile problems in the city and various county municipalities on a wide area of problems: gangs, curfew laws, truancy, police techniques with youth, etc. The MYC used police apprehension data and juvenile court records to develop a standard analysis for identifying deliquent youth and planning prevention and control programs. The MYC also served as the administrative agent for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Juvenile Officers' Association. The MYC was absorbed by the Health and Welfare Council of Metropolitan St. Louis in January, 1966.

Mid-Continent Life Services Corporation Records, 1975-1978, (S0050)
82 Folders
The Mid-Continent Life Services Corporation records document the founding and development of the group, its incorporation, application and approval of IRS tax exemption status, corporate organization and by-laws, correspondence, surveys, publications, and mailings from 1975 to 1978. Included with the collection is the log of MLSC's telephone hotline, including the time, nature and types of referrals for calls received from October, 1975, to October, 1978. Mailings and publications from other local, state and national groups, from 1975-1978, are contained in the records.

Mid-Missouri Alternatives to Violence Project, Columbia, Missouri, Records, (CA6234)
4 linear feet
Records of the Columbia, Missouri, branch of the anti-violence organization. Includes workshop materials, grant files, newsletters, financial records, and administrative files.

Midwest Coalition for Responsible Investment Records (SA4405)
3 cubic feet
This accretion to the Midwest Coalition for Responsible Investment (MCRI) Records contains correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, resolutions, and news articles pertaining to the group’s mission to influence major companies to become responsible corporate citizens by purchasing stocks in these companies.  Included in this accession are files on Ameren, Arch Coal International, Boeing, Monsanto, and Peabody Energy. Materials of interest include MCRI resolutions calling for Peabody Energy to adopt sustainable water efforts at its coal mining facilities. The materials in this accession date from 1998 to 2018.

Midwest Coalition for Responsible Investment Records (SA4436)
4 cubic feet
This addenda to the Midwest Coalition for Responsible Investment (MCRI) Records consists of histories, correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, and news articles pertaining to the group’s mission to influence prominent corporations to become responsible corporate citizens by purchasing stocks in these companies. Included in this access are files on Ameren, Boeing, and Monsanto. Materials of interest include a complete set of MCRI’s meeting minutes, documenting the group’s evolution from 1977 to 2019.

Miller, Helen Guthrie, Letter, 1933, (C1599)
1 folder
To [Carolyn] Meyer from Kalispell, MT, July 19, 1933.

Miller, Richard Lawrence (1957- ) Papers, 1959-1991, (K0327)
25 cubic feet
Research materials, manuscript drafts, correspondence, interviews and other recordings for historian and author Miller's work, including his book, Truman: The Rise to Power. Also personal files including on William Jewell College at which he was a student leader, and other projects and topics he researched and wrote upon.

Missouri Alliance for Choice, Records, (CA5633)
5 linear feet
Addition of financial records, minutes, correspondence, publications, administrative records and other materials.

Missouri Alliance for Choice, Records, (CA5719)
3 linear feet
Addition of minutes, newsletters, committee files, project records, publications, and other materials.

Missouri Alliance for Choice, Records, (CA5440)
2 linear feet
Records of a state-wide, coordinating organization for various pro-choice groups. Includes administrative and collected records.

Missouri Association For Health Physical Education And Recreation, Records, 1937- 1977, (S0010)
56 Folders
MAHPER is a voluntary professional organization made up of individuals representing schools, health and recreation agencies and other institutions interested in the development of these three fields. Its membership consists of teachers in health education, physical education, coaches, recreation leaders, nurses, health coordinators, supervisors, and administrators in these three fields and major students. Founded in 1936 as the Missouri State Physical Education Association, the name was changed two years later to reflect their broader interests. MAHPER was instrumental in revising statewide Health & Physical Education curricula.

Missouri Association for Social Welfare, "Official Welfare Services in Missouri, Their Development and Correlation, 1821 to 1936", (C2083)
1 folder
The papers contain a report compiled by MASW on state welfare services, particularly correctional and eleemosynary institutions, their historical development, organization, and functions.

Missouri Association for Social Welfare, Papers, 1908-1971, (C3475)
79 linear feet, 23 volumes, 6 boxes
Correspondence, minutes, committee records, membership lists, background material on legislation, newsletters, treasurers’ reports, and conference materials of the Missouri Association for Social Welfare (MASW).

Missouri Association for Social Welfare, Records, (CA4086)
18 linear feet
Addition of material on the organization’s divisions, committees, annual conferences, and miscellaneous, 1960s-1970s.

Missouri Association for Social Welfare, Records, (CA4405)
42.4 cubic feet
Addition includes board of directors' minutes, executive correspondence, and various task forces' files. Material mainly dated 1970s.

Missouri Association for Social Welfare, Records, (CA5068)
11 linear feet
Addition of records of the organization and of various board members. Includes correspondence, reports, board records, photographs, publications, annual meeting materials and records of divisions.

Missouri Association for Social Welfare, Records, (CA5204)
8 linear feet
Addition of correspondence, financial statements, publications, reports, committee files and subject files.

Missouri Association for Social Welfare, Records, (CA5448)
15 linear feet
Addition of association records, ca. 1988-1994. Includes correspondence, task force and committee files, membership and financial records, annual conference files, regional division files, and Missouri Dept. of Corrections files.

Missouri Association for Social Welfare, Records, (CA5500)
3.5 linear feet
Addition to records of the organization. Most materials pertain to the subjects of housing and homelessness. Also includes personnel records and materials relating to Amendment 7 (Hancock II).

Missouri Association for Social Welfare, Records, (CA5552)
8 linear feet
Addition of materials including correspondence, membership records, task force and chapter records, publications, and miscellaneous, c. 1983-1994.

Missouri Association for Social Welfare, Records, (CA5644)
8 linear feet
Addition of correspondence, committee and task force records, publications, and other collected materials, ca. 1990-1995.

Missouri Association for Social Welfare, Records, (CA5720)
69 cubic feet, 1 video cassette, 2 audio cassettes
Addition of correspondence, reports, annual conference material, board materials, publications, and subject files relating to aging, health, children, housing, criminal justice, membership, finances, and miscellaneous.

Missouri Association For Social Welfare (MASW), St. Louis Branch, Records, 1943-1979, (S0693)
305 Folders, 13 Photographs, 2 Audiotapes
The MASW Papers contains information concerning MASW and the St. Louis Area Division of MASW. This information includes by-laws, board meeting minutes, annual conference information, committee information, workshop information, correspondence, newsletters, newspaper clippings, brochures, membership lists, and financial information. Together they chronicle the interests of the St. Louis Area Division of MASW from 1943-1979.

Missouri Coalition for Correctional Justice, Records, 1973-1982, (C3911)
1 linear foot
The Missouri Coalition for Correctional Justice (MCCJ) was organized on 14 June 1975, as an expansion and replacement for the Missouri Citizens for Corrections which was active from 1973 through 1974. The coalition's purpose was to educate the public on prison conditions and promote programs of education and rehabilitation in cooperation with the Missouri State Division of Corrections. Grants from the Missouri Committee for the Humanities sponsored classes and tutoring sessions at the Missouri State Prison and the Renz Correctional Facility in Jefferson City, and the Women's State Correctional Prison in Tipton. Later grants funded panel discussions across the state. The narrative grant proposals and final reports, which detail the programming, are within the collection. MCCJ was a cooperative effort of many organizations and individuals but Dr. J. Noel Heermance, professor of English at Lincoln University, Jefferson City, was the director and driving force.

Missouri Commission on Human Rights, Papers, 1958-1968, (C4193)
0.8 cubic feet
Conferences, a legal brief, reports and publications used for research by the Missouri Commission on Human Rights.

Missouri Community Action Network, Records, (CA6460)
2 cubic feet
The records of Missouri CAN, a statewide association of community action agencies, allies, and supporters who work to end poverty in Missouri, include newsletters, reports, correspondence, brochures, training materials, new releases, and project material, 1979-2016. The organization was originally called Missouri Association for Community Action (MACA).

Missouri Council for Exceptional Children, Records, (CA6084)
6.5 linear feet
Records of the state federation of the national professional special education organization. Includes conference and membership materials, awards, brochures, correspondence, strategic plans, minutes, newsletters, proclamations, publications, photographs and slides, treasurer's reports, financial records, and unit resource handbooks.

Missouri Council of Churches, Records, (CA4558)
20 linear feet
Files of organization concerned with legislation and social welfare programs in addition to religious concerns.

Missouri Council of Churches, Records, (CA4567)
9 linear feet, 1 volume
Addition of convention materials, committee files, and miscellaneous material, largely 1970s-1980s. Also includes some early record books, minutes, and publications, 1890s-1910s.

Missouri Council of Churches, Records, (CA5430)
1 folder
Addition. A copy of the articles of association of the Missouri Sunday School Association, 1893, and Secretary of State's certificate.

Missouri National Organization for Women, Records, 1967-1982, (C0781)
5.5 linear feet, 2 video cassettes
Records of Missouri state chapter of the National Organization for Women. Contains financial records, conference materials, meeting minutes, city chapter materials, membership lists, correspondence, newsletters, publicity materials, and project files.

Missouri National Organization for Women, Records, (CA5377)
5 cubic feet
Records created and collected by Mary Mosley, Missouri NOW state coordinator and legislative director, c. 1985-2013. Includes correspondence, publicity, newsletters, project and subject files, and materials from the national organization.

Missouri Public Interest Group (MoPIRG), Addenda, 1972-2000, (S0620)
707 Folders, 36 Videotapes
From 1982 to 2000, MoPIRG continued its campaigns to protect consumer interests and the environment. This addenda documents that activity.

Missouri Social Hygiene Association (1909- ) Scrapbook, 1928-1933, (S0089)
1 Volume
MSHA was formed in 1909 by doctors, social workers and others interested in the dissemination of knowledge and concerning social hygiene. Their educational campaign included public lectures, college courses, meetings with allied groups and surveys of prostitution, social settlements and venereal disease in St. Louis. From 1928-1933 MSHA advocated sex education, child welfare, the playground movement, the appointment of policewomen and a visiting teachers' program.

Missouri State Council of the International Reading Association, Records, (CA6402)
7.6 cubic feet, 1 volume
The records of an organization devoted to promoting literacy throughout the state of Missouri include scrapbooks, minutes, yearbooks, president's notebooks, and miscellaneous material, 1950s-2000s.

Missouri Temperance Union, Prathersville, Missouri, Records, 1887-1888, (K0109)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Missouri Temperance Union, Prathersville, Missouri, Records contains photocopies from a ledger consisting of a member list and meeting minutes for the Missouri Temperance Union of Prathersville, Missouri.

Missouri White House Conference Committee on Children and Youth, Records, (CA4582)
9 linear feet
Records of a group involved with the White House Conferences on Children and Youth, 1950-1970s.

Missouri White House Conference Committee on Children and Youth, Records, (CA4892)
11.25 linear feet
Reports, public hearing testimony, and office files of a child and family welfare agency.

Missouri, Department of Social Services, Division of Family Services, Community Services Block Grant Unit, Records, (CA5813)
224 linear feet, 8 video cassettes
Records from 1976 to 2000 of the state office responsible for the administration of federal funds provided for poverty assistance in Missouri, consisting of correspondence, contracts, reports, and financial records of participating social service agencies, and miscellaneous material.

Missouri. Senate, Equal Rights Amendment Testimony, (CA4382)
0.4 linear feet
Xerox copies of testimony before Senate Constitutional Amendments Committee, 1975-1980.

Mitchell, Frances Pearle (c. 1864- ), Papers, 1858-1919, (C1703)
0.3 linear feet
The papers of a Rocheport, Missouri woman consist of appointments, certificates, correspondence, invitations, programs, and dance cards. Mitchell, a graduate of Stephens College, was involved in many civic and women’s organizations, including the Missouri Women Farmers’ Club.

Montague, Samuel A. (1912- ) Papers, ca. 1930-ca. 2000, (K0441)
25 cubic feet
Research, correspondence, meeting minutes, notes and other materials relating to the variety of public relations and fund raising campaigns as well as other organizations with which Montague was associated in Kansas City, MO. Also a complete set of KC Downtown magazine of which Montague was the publisher,

Morantz, Shirley Rae Tranin (1923- ) and Stanley Aaron (1919-2010) Papers, 1922-2010, (K0648)
4 cubic feet
Personal papers of Shirley Morantz, Administrative Secretary for the National Office of the Panel of American Women, and Stanley Morantz, board member of numerous religious and civic groups. Also programs, clippings, military papers, speeches and writings by and organizational publications and awards received Stanley Morantz.

Morris, Rebecca Papers, 1972-1980, (K0313)
1 cubic foot
News clippings, correspondence, state voting records, campaign materials, and speeches about the Equal Rights Amendment collected by Morris, field coordinator for the Missouri Equal Rights Amendment Coalition and vice president of the Kansas City Chapter of the Women’s Political Caucus.


National Liberal Orphans Home, Papers, 1882-1891, (C1733)
1 folder
Constitution, amendments, letters, petitions for incorporation, and court records for the National Liberal Orphans' Home, Liberal, MO. Institution organized in 1882 by the Freethinkers of America, who also established the Free Thought University in Liberal.

National Panel of American Women Records, 1957-1986, (K0619)
3 cubic feet
Organizational records of the national office of the Panel of American Women, an organization dedicated to thoughtful examination and discussion of social issues. Includes correspondence, financial and legal records, newsletters and printed material, minutes, and scrapbooks.

Naturalization Council Metropolitan Area Kansas City Collection, 1938-1986, (K0832)
8 cubic feet
The organizational records of the Council includes monthly reports, statements, minutes, educational materials, correspondence, awards, office files, scrapbooks, and photographs related to its activities to assist immigrants to the city.

Nelson, Oscar David (1895-1981) Papers, 1914-1980, (K0069)
58 cubic feet
Personal, including his philanthropic work, his personal investments, travel and general correspondence, and professional papers of former chairman of the board of Butler Manufacturing Company.

New Life Evangelistic Center Records (S1236)
20 cubic feet
The New Life Evangelistic Center (NLEC) Records contain correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and photographs documenting NLEC’s mission to provide Christian hospitality to the poor through social service programs and spiritual care.


Office of Economic Opportunity, Community Action Agency, Manual, (CA5639)
0.2 linear feet
Guidelines, instructions, and other materials documenting the origins of Community Action services.

O'Hara, Edwin Vincent (1881-1956) Papers, ca. 1902-ca. 1956, (K0091)
16 microfilm rolls
The papers of Catholic Archbishop O'Hara begin with his ordination as priest, and conclude with his death as the Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph.

O’Hare, Kate Richards, Letters, 1919-1920, (C3118)
2 volumes, typed and xerox copies
Kate O’Hare’s letters to her family, April 20, 1919, to April 8, 1920, published in newspapers, and reproduced in book form April 14, 1920. Mrs. O’Hare, a Socialist reformer, wrote the letters from the Missouri State Penitentiary, where she served a 14 month term for opposing the draft for World War I. They acknowledge gifts and letters, and discuss the Socialist movement, diseases, prison food, heat and ventilation, and mental disturbances of inmates.

Oldham, Charles and Marian O’Fallon, Papers (S1112)
2 cubic feet (38 folders, 179 photographs, 10 oversize items, 2 cassette tapes) 
his collection contains correspondence, photographs, court transcripts, and newspaper clippings pertaining to the lives of Civil Rights activists Charles and Marian Oldham. Charles Oldham was instrumental in organizing picket lines and demonstrations that helped open college admission for African Americans at Washington University in St. Louis in 1948. The Oldhams were also active members of the St. Louis chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and participated in the Jefferson Bank protests in 1963. Other subjects of interest include Marian O’Fallon Oldham’s tenure as a member of the University of Missouri’s Board of Curators and Charles Oldham’s time as the National Chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality. The materials in this collection date from 1913 to 2004.

Oliver, John W. (1915-1990) Papers, 1936-1990, (K0751)
25 cubic feet
Speeches, writings, correspondence, photographs, and personal files of Oliver, Senior U.S. District Judge of Western Missouri. Also personal papers of his wife, Gertrude Field Oliver (1916- ).

Oscar David Nelson (1895-1981), Papers, 1914-1980, (K0069)
58 cubic feet
This collection consists of the personal papers, including the philanthropic work, of Oscar David Nelson. Materials within this collection include personal investments in real estate, farms, oil corporations, and stocks; interest in the Republican Party; correspondence regarding education, health services, churches, and travel; and professional papers from his time as the chairman of the board of the Butler Manufacturing Company.


P.E.O. Reciprocity Group of Greater Kansas City Records, 1916-2013, (K0604)
3.5 cubic feet
The collection consists chiefly of the minutes and reports of the Kansas City PEO. Also included is a history of PEO, lists of presidents and officers, membership directories, state convention programs, and slides and program notes of Cottey College.

Pachter, Regina Entin (1915- ) Papers, 1946-2006, (K1142)
3 cubic feet
Pachter was owner with her husband, Meyer Pachter of the Pachter Garment Company. she was also a talent pianist who performed widely. Includes correspondence, clippings, photographs, programs, scripts, and sheet music pertaining to Pachter's involvement in various Kansas City Jewish organizations.

Panel of American Women-Kansas City Branch Records, 1963-1991, (K0618)
5 cubic feet
Organizational records of the Kansas City branch, an organization dedicated to thoughtful examination and discussion of social issues. Includes treasurers' files, program Committee information, correspondence, miscellaneous articles, workshop and panel information, cassette tapes, and historical information on the branch establishment.

Paraquad, Records, (SA0956)
17 boxes
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.

Patricia Youmans Wagner (1925- ) Papers, 1959-1962, (K0037)
.25 cubic feet
The papers contain a series of working papers that Patricia Wagner prepared from 1959-1962 regarding voluntary associations in Kansas City, Missouri, from the 1870s through the early twentieth century.

Pener, Shirley Fishman (1929- ) Papers, 1939-1948, (K1188)
3 folders
Photographs of Pener's Men's Wear, Boy Scouts of America, Troop #53, the Talmudic Academy of Greater Kansas City, B'nai B'rith Youth, and the Ciechanowcer Aid Society.

Penn Valley Meeting of Friends Records, 1943-1998, (K0077)
5 cubic feet
Organizational records of the Penn Valley Meeting of Friends including minutes, correspondence, photographs, periodicals, political and social issues literature, and other records of the Quaker organization.

Pierson, Elmer F. (1896-1982) Papers, 1938-1981, (K0084)
0.5 cubic foot
Photocopied scrapbooks compiled following Pierson's retirement from the Vendo Company, a manufacturer of vending machines. They are items Pierson felt to be of greatest personal interest dealing with Vendo and Pierson philanthropic and civic activities.

Planned Parenthood Association Of St. Louis Records, Addenda, 1932-1997, (S0711)
19 Folders, 2 45 RPM, 2 16mm, 2 VHS
Planned Parenthood Records, document board minutes, correspondence, newsclipings and historical information.

Presidents and Past Presidents General Assembly of Greater Kansas City Records, 1917-2009, (K1131)
8 cubic feet
Minutes, financial reports, programs, correspondence, clippings, yearbooks, financial records, and a small number of photos. The minutes include information about a variety of world, national, municipal, social, and cultural issues.

Prisoner Advocacy and Education Project, Records, 1971-1982, (C2636)
6 linear feet, 2 audio cassettes
The Prisoner Advocacy and Education Project was a Columbia, Missouri, organization, sponsored by KOPN Radio, which advocated prison reform and prisoner rights and sought to educate the public on prison conditions. The collection includes the records of the Zebra Sunrise radio program, correspondence from inmates, inmate periodicals and literary journals, and subject files on prisons, prisoners, and the criminal justice system. See also Collection No. 3111.

Prisoner Advocacy and Education Project, Records, 1980-1985, (C3111)
0.8 linear feet
The papers of a Columbia, Missouri, organization which advocated prison reform and prisoner rights and sought to educate the public on prison conditions. Includes correspondence of the project and from inmates in Missouri prisons and subject files on prisons, prisoners, and the criminal justice system. See also collection 2636.

Provident Association Collection, 1880-1944, (K1284)
1 folder
Document prepared by R.F. Townley entitled: "A History of the Provident Family and Children's Service of Kansas City, Missouri. Est.1880."

Provident Counseling, Records, 1909-1990, (S0360)
27 Volumes On 6 Microfilm Rolls
In 1986 Family and Children's Services of Greater St. Louis (see collection S0174) changed its name to Family and Personal Support Centers and again three years later to Provident Counseling. Provident Counseling is a therapeutic resource for St. Louis families. Records include a St. Louis charity directory, 1909; history of children's aid society; board and executive committee minutes and annual reports.


Rainwater, Beatrice Papers (R1445)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Beatrice Rainwater Papers contain documents concerning education during World War II. It contains mail encouraging educators to support the war effort by supporting the Missouri War Chest Program and other items pertaining to teaching.

Red Bridge Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Congregation Records, 1879-2016, 1879-2016, (K1361)
2 cubic feet
The records contain materials documenting the history of this Kansas City, Missouri-based congregation from its early beginnings in the 1910s as Agnes Avenue Mission, to its establishment as Oak Park Christian Church in 1914, to its move and renaming as the Red Bridge Christian Church in 1960-61, and its eventual dissolution in 2015.

Reform Organization of Welfare (ROWEL), 1971-1995, (S0757)
85 Folders, 15 Audio Recordings, 5 Audio Visual Recordings
The ROWEL collection covers the period between 1971 and 1998. It specifically contains correspondence written to members and legislators requesting action pertaining to state AFDC legislation. In addition, the collection contains education tools, such as fact sheets meant to explode myths about welfare. ROWEL also used an education tool called the "Welfare Simulation", designed to demonstrate the difficultly of living on an extremely narrow welfare-based budget. Other pieces of the collection include evaluation of ROWEL education programs, as well as newsletters and Actions Alerts designed to keep members updated on the progress of legislation and the organization's legislative goals. The final component of the collection includes organizational documents, such as meeting minutes, reports, and membership information.

Reform Organization Of Welfare, (SA1035)
9 boxes
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.

Richardson, Hayes Ayres (1901-1971) Papers, ca. 1933-1971, (K0278)
5 cubic feet
Richardson was Director of Welfare for the City of Kansas City, MO 1940-1959 and most of the papers pertain to this period: newspaper clippings, correspondence, reports, and photographs. Also his campaign for the Kansas City Council and his interest and work in government and economics which he taught at the University of Kansas City.

Rollins, James H. (1940- ), Papers, 1961-1981 (C3056)
3 cubic feet
James Henry (Jimmy) Rollins was a black civil rights activist and University of Missouri law student who was convicted of dispensing marijuana in 1968, jumped bail to avoid prosecution and was subsequently caught and imprisoned in 1974 for that and other crimes. The papers consist primarily of letters from the imprisoned Rollins to one of his supporters, and of notes, newspaper clippings, case files, and other printed material related either to his case or to contemporary political and racial conditions in Columbia and at the University of Missouri.

Rosenwald, Dorothy Shubart (1916-2012) Papers, 1929-2000, (K0628)
13 cubic feet
Personal papers of civic leader, educator, and an active member of the Jewish Community in Kansas City. Includes correspondence, pamphlets, clippings, information, booklets, papers on organizations with which Rosenwald was involved such as the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), UNESCO, Missouri Association for Social Welfare, and Conference on Families. Rosenwald was prolific traveler and included is material she gathered from across the globe over their many decades.

Rotary Club Of Clayton, Records, (SA0966)
10 boxes
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.

Rotary Club of St. Louis, Missouri (1910- ), Records, 1948-1977, (S0067)
34 Folders
Organized as the 11th club in the nation, Rotary of St. Louis is a service organization comprised of business and professional men. Rotarians promote community welfare and international understanding through student exchange programs and by supporting libraries, vocational training and help for the handicapped. Collection includes correspondence, reports and rosters from St. Louis and local area rotaries.

Rotary Club Of St. Louis, Missouri, (1910- ), Records, Addenda, 1978-1990, (S0680)
17 Folders
The Rotary Club documents their correspondence, newsclippings, pamphlets, reports, and scholarship applications.


Schmidt, Liz, Collection, (CA4702)
9 linear feet
Clippings and printed material pertaining to elections, schools, and Columbia and Boone County issues during the 1970s and 1980s gathered by Schmidt in the course of her work with the League of Women Voters and other groups.

Schmidt, Liz, Collection, (CA4705)
8 linear feet
Addition. League of Women Voters material, fair housing material, and elections.

Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis (1920- ), Addenda, 1923-1985, (S0502)
35 Folders
This collection is a continuation of a previous one, Collection number 83. The records in the addenda appear to be more complete than the original donation. The scholarship meeting minutes and those of the Board of Directors are complete for the years listed. The student correspondence from the 1940s also adds a great deal of information, especially about young men who were fighting in the World War, is particularly enlightening. Besides the aforementioned topics, however, the collection's material is incomplete and therefore not exceptionally informative. The annual reports for the few years which are listed are helpful to document the Foundation's activities, but too few of these reports were donated with this collection. Information on the organization's goals and purpose can, however, be found here.

Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis Records, 1928-1981 , (S0083)
33 Folders
The collection is arranged in two record series. Series 1 contains papers of all kinds dated before 1979, and Series 2 encompasses current publications and board minutes which will be continually added to the collection.

Schwabe, Max (1905-1983), Papers, 1927-1971, (C4019)
0.8 linear feet and 1 scrapbook
The papers were created by Max Schwabe, who served the Second Congressional District of Missouri in the United States House of Representatives from 1943 to 1948. The collection includes political files, newspaper clippings, published materials, photographs, and a scrapbook that outlines Schwabe's political career.

Shepherd's Center-Central Kansas City, MO Records, 1972-2011, (K0600)
8 cubic feet
Organizational records of the local chapter, the first for the life-long education and support services for the aging national organization. Includes board of directors' minutes, annual reports, photographs, news clippings, and scrapbooks.

Shepherd's Center of America Records, 1972-2006, (K1183)
29 cubic feet
The Center provided life-long learning and other services for older people so they could maintain independence. The organizational records of the national office of the Center includes history files, Board of Directors and committee files, newsletters and mailings, planning and program files, national and regional conference files, leadership training materials, photographs, cassette, floppy discs, and video tapes.

Short, Beth Campbell (1908-1988), Papers, 1927-1968, (C3994)
0.6 linear feet
The papers of Beth Campbell Short, a journalist from Oklahoma who primarily worked in Washington, D.C. covering Eleanor Roosevelt for the Associated Press, consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, speeches, reports, and photographs.

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

Socialist Party of Missouri Collection (S0090)
4.6 cubic feet (103 folders, 10 rolls of microfilm, 1 audio disc, 1 oversize photograph)
The Socialist Party of Missouri Collection contains correspondence and official proceedings of the Socialist Party, records of activities and interactions with other organizations, and literature related to socialism. The collection documents internal party history, local and national politics, and the labor movement. The collection also includes a sound recording of an interview with presidential candidate Norman Thomas.

Sons of Temperance Broadside, 1848, (C2830)
1 folder
Description of 4th of July celebration of the Sons of Temperance in Fulton, MO.

Smithson, Rosemary L. (1931- ) Papers, 1970-1982, (K0307)
4 cubic feet
The organizational records of the Missouri Equal Rights Amendment Coalition for which Smithson was an active leader. Includes correspondence, minutes, reports, working papers, and tape recordings.

Soroptimist International of Kansas City Records, 1926-2010, (K0253)
27 cubic feet
Organizational records of a local professional and businesswomen's service organization, including correspondence, business and financial papers, obituaries of its members, and newsletters.

Spielman, Ruth A. (1921- ) Papers, 2000-2010, (K1170)
1.5 cubic feet
Spielman was historian for the Greater Kansas City Chapter of Hadassah. Includes scrapbooks kept to document the activities of the Chapter.

St. Louis Abused Women's Support Project Inc., Collection, 1977-1981, (S0118)
1 Folder
Newsletters, flyers, and circulars of an organization which established a shelter for abused women and their children.

St. Louis American Red Cross Scrapbook, (S0047)
0.1 cubic foot (1 scrapbook, 1 microfilm reel))
The scrapbook contains newsletters and newspaper clippings pertaining to the St. Louis Chapter of the American Red Cross's 1955 Fund Campaign. Also included in the scrapbook is a letter from Whitelaw T. Terry, Chairman of the St. Louis Chapter's 1952 Red Cross Fund to Fred W. Gardner, Chairman of the chapter's Special Gifts Division, regarding the 1952 fund raising campaign in St. Louis.

St. Louis Association Of Colored Women's Clubs, Collection, 1901-1980 , (S0218)
9 Folders
Collection includes minutes, photographs, histories, convention programs, yearbooks, pamphlets, and publications of the Informal Dames, the Auroran Club (of the YWCA), the Prudence Crandall Club, and the association.

St. Louis Department of Public Welfare, Scrapbook, 1923-1934, (S0193)
1 Volume Microfilm
Newsclippings, brochures and reports of the St. Louis Department of Public Welfare under the direction of Nelson Cunliff. Topics include conditions of St. Louis hospitals, disease and hygiene, racial tensions over the use of local parks, crime, recreation, poverty and calls to reform the public welfare system.

St. Louis Emergency Aid Association, Records, 1908-1918, (C1240)
2 folders, 1 volume
Papers of a women's organization dedicated to providing the poor and unemployed with necessities if employment could not be found. This was accomplished in part through the donation of money to various St. Louis charities. The papers include correspondence, minutes of special and annual meetings, and treasurer's reports.

St. Louis Philanthropic Organization, (SA0974)
1 box
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.

St. Louis Protestant Orphans' Asylum (1834- ), Records, 1834-1940, (S0058)
70 Volumes On 8 Microfilm Rolls
The collection includes records of the St. Louis orphanage and child care center including bylaws; histories; annual reports; managers' board minutes; matrons' day books; admissions and departures records; visitors' records and financial registers. Collection includes records of the Girls' Industrial Home and School (1853-1978) which merged with the St. Louis Protestant Orphans' Asylum in 1978 and also, the Visiting Committee Records of the Old Soldiers' Orphan Home (1865-1869) which merged with the St. Louis Protestant Orphans' Asylum in December 1869,, and Civil War veterans' orphans records of admissions and discharges.

Stark, Nathan Julius (1920-2002) Papers, 1948-1992, (K0459)
7 cubic feet
Scrapbooks of correspondence, photographs, and other documents compiled by Stark, an executive with Hallmark Cards and Crown Center Redevelopment Corp., concerning his activities including leader of a civic group that helped Kansas City General Hospital become a nonprofit corporation, a founder of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, and board chairman of Truman Medical Center.

Statland, Suzanne (1931-1990) Papers, ca. 1950-1978, (K0841)
3 cubic feet
Statland was involved in several Kansas City area historical, social and educational groups in Kansas City. Includes organizational files for the UMKC Friends of the Library, Historic Kansas City Foundation, Landmarks Commission, and Future Alternatives. Also research and speeches relating to human resources and relations, as well as various issues, such as parking and the environment.

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.

Step Up St. Louis, Inc., Records, 1986-1991, (S0754)
13 Folders, 1 Audio Tape, 2 Videocassettes, 7 Photographs
Step Up St. Louis established partnerships of local businesses, civic and community groups, private foundations, and individuals in order to implement neighborhood-oriented programs and services. Its projects included park improvements, beautification efforts, cultural activities, health and human services. It provides support for St. Louis City neighborhoods and regional communities by providing volunteers to make a positive impact and improve the quality of life.

Sumner, Patrick Walker (1966- ) Papers, 1979-2013, (K1120)
1.1 cubic foot, oversize
The papers of Patrick Walker Sumner contain topical files, speeches, correspondence, newspaper clippings, ephmera and photographs from this social and political activist in Metropolitan Kansas City.


The Junior League of St. Louis Records, 1914-2000, (S0628)
332 folders, 2406 photographs
The collection contains board minutes and committee minutes. Also included in material relating to the many programs and projects the League has sponsored over the years. The Leagues publications including Topics, League Letter, and membership directories are in the collection. A large collection of photographs depicts all aspects of the organization. The collection also contains material from Variety Club Women Tent #4

The Life Seekers, (1963- ), Collection, 1973-1974, (S0130)
1 Folder
Correspondence and flyers of a women's organization devoted to preventing infant mortality

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.

The Wesleyan, (SA1059)
1 Folder
Issues of The Wesleyan, published by Wesley House, 1931-1933

Threatt, James Irving (1923-2005 ) Papers, 1971-1999, (K0732)
41 cubic feet
Personal files kept by Threatt concerning his many activities and interests while in public office. Topics include housing, city development, revitalization of the urban core, education, minority businesses and historical agencies. Contains correspondence, reports, photographs, clippings, books and magazines. Also his wife, Doris Elizabeth Threatt (1932-2000), professional and community activities.

Trillin, Edyth Zelda Weitzman (1908-1989) Papers, 1921-1963, (K1210)
2 folders
Edyth and husband Abe Trillin owned Trillin's Restaurant. Includes Kansas City's Central High School graduation "Memory Book" containing announcements, invitations, autographs and writings by fellow students and teachers. Also photographs of the Old Age Home Celebration (1963).


U.S. Office of Defense Health and Welfare Services, Kansas City, Missouri, Reports, 1941-1945, (C0917)
0.3 linear feet
Mimeographed reports prepared in cooperation with other agencies on various areas in Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Arkansas. Reports include descriptions of communities including population, facilities, and services available.

United Brothers Of Friendship And Sisters Of The Mysterious Ten, Records, 1908, 1980, (S0127)
1 Folder
Articles of incorporation and bylaws of a fraternal, benevolent association of black men and women in Missouri and reminiscence of lodge, 1908.

United Way, AFL-CIO Community Services, (SA1002)
29 boxes
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.

University City Residential Trust (1968-1990), Records, 1968-1990, (S1031)
128 folders, 23 photographs
The first series contains correspondence, bank and tax records, meeting minutes, newsclippings and notes documenting the work of the UCRT. Arranged alphabetically. Series two includes certificates of legal compliance, title insurance records, general warranty deeds and salescontracts of the trust properties. Arranged alphabetically by street name.

University of Missouri-Columbia, History of Women Research Seminar Papers, (CA4154)
1 folder
Research papers on the National American Woman Suffrage Association Parade, 1913, and Religion and Feminism in 19th Century America: Matilda Joslyn Grace and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

University of Missouri-Columbia, History of Women Research Seminar Papers, (CA4236)
1 folder
Correspondence and printed materials primarily concerned with women's issues.

United States Army Mothers National Association Records, (K0260)
16 cubic feet, 4 microfilm rolls
World War II era organization of mothers of men in the U.S. Army established to provide social support for each other and their sons. Scrapbooks, financial ledgers, post reports and minutes, photographs, yearly convention material, newsletters, correspondence, by-laws, roll books, various paraphernalia, and many other items relating to its everyday operation.

Usher, Florence Wyman Richardson (1889-1968), Scrapbooks, 1909-1913, (S0059)
3 Volumes On One Microfilm Roll
Florence Wyman Richardson Usher helped found the Equal Suffrage League of St. Louis in 1910. She chaired the League's lecture committee for six years and was a member of the board of governors in 1912. The scrapbooks document suffrage activities both nationally and in St. Louis. They include newsclippings, correspondence, public notices, programs, leaflets, and Usher's annotations.


Village Shalom Collection, 1900-2005, (K1315)
14 cubic feet
The collection contains scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, minutes of various committees, membership account books, photos, slides, and architectural drawings of the buildings of Village Shalom.


Wadsworth, Homer Clark (1913-1994) Papers, 1949-1982, (K0724)
8 cubic feet
Personal and professional correspondence of Wadsworth, civic leader, director of the Kansas City Association of Trusts and Foundations, and president of the Kansas City school board with foundations, trusts, special projects, and universities with which was associated. Also his speeches.

Wagner, Patricia Youmans (1925- ) Papers, ca. 1959-ca. 1962, (K0037)
0.3 cubic foot
A series of working papers Ms. Wagner prepared in the late 1950s and early 1960s regarding voluntary associational life in Kansas City, MO, in the period 1870 to the early years of the twentieth century.

Weiner, Mary Beth (1941- ) Papers, 1991-1993, (K1072)
1 folder
Weiner was president of the Kansas City chapter of the Women's American Organization for Rehabilitation Training (ORT), an organization which building technical schools for underprivileged areas in Israel and the United States. Includes ORT flyers and newspaper clippings on the biennial ORT convention representing their Kansas City chapter.

Weitzel, Carla (1953-2000), Papers, 1970-1999, (C2154)
1.8 linear feet, 6 audio cassettes
The papers of Carla Weitzel, a sociology graduate student at the University of Missouri-Columbia, consist of newspaper clippings, magazine articles, correspondence, posters, pamphlets, photographs, and miscellaneous materials. The materials document civil rights issues, particularly the anti-apartheid and divestment movement that occurred on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus during the mid-1980s.

Wells, J.W., Papers, 1867-1884, (C3561)
6 folders
The papers of J.W. Wells contain a diary and miscellaneous items of a minister in St. Louis, MO, and Buffalo, NY, who helped alcoholics and the needy.

Wesley House, Records, 1900-, (S0675)
5 Boxes, 399 Photographs
Wesley House Records, document board minutes, budget, newsclippings, newsletters and photographs.

West County Democrats Records, (S1218)
1.5 cubic feet
The records of the West County Democrats contain agendas, board and general meeting minutes, bylaws, correspondence, directories, and reports collected and maintained by previous co-chairs of the organization. Former Senator Harriet Woods and Jo Ann Fox Hughes were among the founding members of the West County Democrats and held the club's first meetings in the summer of 2001. Since its founding, the West County Democrats have grown to a membership of nearly 170 individuals, who continue to meet monthly and invite guest speakers to lecture on a variety of political issues affecting Missouri and the United States.

Westport Tomorrow Records, 1907-1989, (K0831)
38 cubic feet
Organizational records of a business and neighborhood association coalition in Kansas City, MO. includes correspondence, business and financial papers and newsletters. also newspaper and historical articles concerning the Westport area as well as newsletters, correspondence and articles relating to other neighborhood associations.

Western Historical Manuscript, St. Louis, Vertical File, 1968-2004, (S0694)
508 Folders
The collection documents a variety of subjects relating to St. Louis' history. It contains single files with a small amount of general information on a variety of topics. Arranged alphabetically.

Wheeler, Maurice (1907-1993) And Doris (1907-1985), Papers, 1906-1989, (S0599)
469 Folders, 32 Photographs
The collection reflects the membership of these two social activists in the Reform Organization of Welfare, the American Federation of Technical Engineers, the Eighth Ward Independent Democrats, the New Democratic Coalition, the Compton Heights Neighborhood Association, the Socialist Party and the Cooperative movement. The collection includes correspondence, newsletters, publications, minutes and reports. It is divided into series for each organization.

White, Shirley Copaken (1927- ) Papers, 1937-2007, (K1187)
2 cubic feet
White is very active in cultural, philanthropic, and social organizations, including those of Beth Shalom Synagogue and Hadassah. Includes publications; White and Copaken family photographs and printed materials; Beth Shalom Synagogue and Hadassah materials; Paseo High School reunions; the grand opening of the Lewis and Shirley White Theatre at the Jewish Community Campus; Jewish Community Foundation programs; and newspaper and magazine clippings about Sandi White, Rita Blitt, the AT&T Building, and miscellaneous other subjects.

Willens, Sidney L. (1926- ) Collection, 1976-2010, (K1190)
25 folders
Willens was an attorney specializing in civil liberty issues in Kansas City, MO. includes correspondence, news articles, Jackson County Office of Human Relations and Citizen Complaints Reports, and Willins' writings on the value of humor.

William Volker and Company Records, ca.1893-1964, (K0059)
14 cubic feet
The William Volker Company provided William Volker with the means to become a major philanthropist in Kansas City, MO. Included is limited correspondence, Company records pertaining to sales, accounts, employee policies, and photographs of employees. Also included are requests for financial assistance from the William Volker Fund.

Williams, Robert C. Collection, 1981-1984, (S0191)
1 Folder
Letters from African evangelists to Williams, a St. Louis pastor in the Church of God in Christ. The letters from Reverend Israel Eddie Wuanka in Ghana depict drought, famine and power outages. Williams' Church sent aid to African congregations.

Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, Auxvasse, Missouri, Records, 1907-1920 (C0446)
2 folders
Minutes, letters, and handbook.

Woman's City Club Records, 1917-1987, (K0257)
38 cubic feet, 27 microfilm rolls
Organizational records, including minutes, financial records, membership information, scrapbooks and associated materials of a major women's club that served as a vehicle for civic, philanthropic, and cultural activities to benefit the Kansas City community.

Women’s Christian Temperance Union, Columbia, Missouri, Minute Book, 1884-1888, (C0262)
1 volume
Book contains the constitution and by-laws of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. Minutes of meetings, roll of members, and activities of the organization. A copy of the by-laws and constitution of the Philalethean Society of the University of Missouri is enclosed in the volume.

Woman's Christian Temperence Union Photographs, (P0907)
4 photographs
Photos of Missouri state delegates for annual conventions of the Woman's Christian Temperence Union, 1913-1914. Clara Cleghorn Hoffman, president.

Wood, Jenny R., Papers, (CA6132)
0.25 linear feet
Camp Rainbow for Exceptional Children was started in Chillicothe, Missouri in 1963 by the parents of a mentally challenged daughter so that she and others like her could attend summer camp. Collection includes a camp history [written by the donor], camp buttons and a counselor's handbook, photographs and clippings, program schedules, and official incorporation and camp business records.

Wood-Smith Family, Papers, 1864-1987, (C3857)
5.2 linear feet, 5 DVDs, 1 audio tape
Correspondence, scrapbooks, newspaper articles, photographs and films of two Missouri families with roots in Jasper and Pike counties. Guy M. Wood was First Associate City Counsellor for the city of St. Louis in the early 1930s. Roy G. Smith served nearly fifty years with the Young Men's Christian Association in the Philippines, Peru, and the United States.

Wyandotte Association for Child Care Services, Inc. Records, 1976-1982, (K0513)
58 cubic feet
Administrative records of a social service agency which operated in Kansas City, KS. Includes correspondence, financial records, board of directors' materials, personnel files, program files, and related material.


YMCA Addenda, 1853-2003, (S0835)
34 Boxes, 588 Folders, 44 Volumes, 30 Videos, 513 Audio Reels And Cassettes, 2 Microfilm Reels, 6104 Photographs, 7 Oversize Volumes
The St. Louis YMCA Addenda Collection consists of documents, videos, photos & negatives, slides, books, and ephemera. The collection is divided into 15 series organized by branch. Each folder is organized chronologically. The first series is subdivided into 13 subseries which all constitutes the St. Louis Metropolitan YMCA and encompasses all of the areas branches. Each subsequent branch is provided with its own series which are organized in alphabetical order. The collection covers important topics such as the Great Depression, African Americans, World War I & II, and reaches from 1876 to 2003.

YMCA Addenda, (SA1126)
6 boxes
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.

YMCA Indian Guides, Records, 1926-1939, (S0801)
10 Folders

YMCA Triangle Club, (SA1026)
1 box
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.

Young Man's Christian Association, Book Collection, 1898-1957, (S0602)
37 Volumes
Books published primarily by the Association Press in New York, the publishing house of the YMCA. Includes yearbooks.

Young Men's Christian Association, Pine Street Branch, The Pine Torch Newsletters, 1924-1948 , (S0697)
351 Issues On 3 Microfilm Rolls
The newsletters give a good account of the early years of this important YMCA branch as well as a glimpse of the African-American community of the time. Each issue has been assigned a folder number to enhance indexing. The newsletters were separated from the rest of the addenda because of their fragile condition.

Young Men's Christian Association, St. Louis Chapter (1853-), Records, 1853-1979 , (S0473)
334 Folders, 1 VHS Videotape, 1 Oversize Scrapbook
The St. Louis Young Mens' Christian Association Papers, document the organization's growth and activities as a Christian fellowship association and its subsequent expansion to include job training, counseling, and physical fitness programs between its founding in 1853 and 1979.

Young Women's Christian Association, Metropolitan St. Louis, 1905-1972, (S0343)
1485 Folders, 566 Photographs, 13 Rolls Microfilm
The YWCA collection covers the organization's activities from its inception in 1904 to the late 1970s. The constitution and bylaws along with revisions and complete financial records are included. The St. Louis YWCA was divided into several branches, including a segregated club for black girls and each of these groups is represented in the records which include documentation on programs, summer camps and clubs maintained by the various branches. The collection also includes a record of programs for which the YWCA shared responsibility with similar organization's, such as the USO, American Red Cross and the YMCA.

Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), Metropolitan St. Louis, Addenda, (1905- ), (S1025)
639 folders, 3,509 photographs, 1 video tape and 1 DVD
The YWCA Addenda papers cover the organization's activities from its inception in 1904 to the early 1990s. The constitution and bylaws along with revisions and complete financial records are included. The St. Louis YWCA consisted of several branches, which included a segregated club for African American girls and women. Each of these groups held documentation on programs, summer camps and clubs maintained by the various branches. The collection contains a record of programs for which the YWCA shared responsibility with similar organizations that included the USO, the American Red Cross and the Young Man's Christian Association (YMCA).

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