Collections containing primary materials on railroads.
*Collections marked with DIGITIZED MATERIALS have additional digitized items available.
Alderman, James R., Papers, 1838-1876, (C3153)
Miscellaneous documents and notes, largely concerning real estate transactions, licensing of lawyers and preachers, indentures, government appointments, and elections, and railroad charters. Arranged chronologically.
Allonby, Charles, Photographs, (P0053)
Photographs of Thomas Hart Benton, the Newton County Courthouse, L. Carroll Gum, the Herman Jaeger property (near Neosho, MO), and relating to the Kansas City Southern #805 train wreck.
Alvord, Clarence W. (1868-1928) and Idress Head (1873-1962), Collection, 1759-1962, (C0970)
21.2 linear feet and 1 oversize volume
Correspondence, writings, and collected materials of Clarence Walworth Alvord, founder of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association, editor of the Mississippi Valley Historical Review, and professor of history at the universities of Illinois and Minnesota; and his wife, Idress Head Alvord, writer and former curator of the Missouri Historical Society in St. Louis. Mrs. Alvord's private manuscript collection includes territorial documents and Ste. Genevieve records; Liberty Tribune papers; Missouri state and county records; and Civil War and military papers.
Ambrose, George H., Papers, 1858-1924, (R0641)
These are personal and business papers of George H. Ambrose, a county judge of Lafayette County, Missouri, and president of the Lexington & St. Louis Railroad Company. The collection includes correspondence, legal and business papers, memoranda books, and bank account books.
Atlantic & Pacific Railroad Co., Ledgers, 1870-1880, (R0086)
These are indexed accounts of operating expenses and revenue of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company. The road became part of the St. Louis and San Francisco Railway Company main line in 1876, and is now part of the Burlington Northern system.
Atlantic & Pacific Railroad Co., Quitclaim Deed, 1870, (R0095)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a quitclaim deed by which the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company sold forty acres of land in Dallas County, Missouri, to William Miller. The deed was executed on 29 December 1870 and was filed for record on 12 January 1904.
Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company, Record Book, 1876-1877, (R1288)
1 volume, oversize
This Atlantic and Pacific Railroad volume is a register of warranty and quitclaim deeds by the for lands sold by the company in Barry, Franklin, Gasconade, Greene, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Phelps, Pulaski, Stone, and Webster counties in Missouri.
Babcock, Jean Coover (1944-2012) Papers, 1944-1996, (K0740)
7 cubic feet
Family, personal, and professional materials of Babcock, a ballerina and dance instructor. Family papers include photographs, printed materials, ephemera, and material regarding her father's his job as a railroad engineer. Personal and professional papers include correspondence; photographs; clippings; programs from dance and theatre performances; material documenting her ballet career in Germany and Canada; and administrative and financial records of her Kansas City dance schools.
Baker, Thomas Frazier, III (1918- ), Papers, 1959-1967, (C2465)
716 folders, 8 volumes, 8.4 cubic feet
Papers of a state representative from Stoddard County, 1961-1967. Campaign correspondence and publicity, correspondence with constituents in regard to legislation and welfare assistance, political correspondence on such matters as gubernatorial succession, reapportionment, conflict of interest legislation, and ouster of House Speaker Graham.
Barber, Leslie S. (1885-1966) Papers, 1950-1966, (K0118)
Research notes and writing relating to biographical sketches of postal clerks who worked on the Kansas City and Pueblo Railway Post Office line. Also included are lists of postal clerks who served on other lines as well as reminiscences about Barber's family and friends. Genealogical notes on the Barber family and assorted newspaper clippings is included.
Beemer, Mary Alice, Photograph Collection, ca. 1885-1955, (R0496)
These are photographs of the town of Newburg and vicinity in Phelps County, Missouri. included are views of employees, equipment, and facilities of the "Frisco" railroad, businesses, buildings, and street scenes, and miscellaneous photographs of locations near Newburg including the Dana Lead Mine and Stonydell Swimming Pool.
Benecke Family Papers, 1816-1989, n.d., (C3825)
90.8 linear feet, 62 volumes, 3 audio tapes, 3 records, 413 glass plate negatives
Correspondence, business and law firm records, civic, political, legislative, and personal papers of a German American family of Brunswick, Missouri.
Benecke, Louis, Photographs, 1873, (CA5315)
Fourteen photographs taken by Benecke of Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway bridges, depots, roundhouses in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Includes views of Parsons and Ft. Scott, Kansas and Denison, TX.
Bennett, Marion Tinsley (1914-2000), Papers, 1941-1948, (C1043)
14 linear feet, 69 audio discs
Congressional papers and correspondence of Philip Allen Bennett (1881-1942) and his son and successor, Marion T. Bennett. M.T. Bennett served from 1943 to 1948. His committees were Census, Territories, Veterans, and Foreign and Interstate Commerce.
Binger, Thomas M., Collection, (CA5812)
26 cubic feet, 8 audio discs
Collection of U.S. railroad timetables, publications, promotional material, photographs and miscellaneous material, and newsletters of Missouri railroad enthusiast organizations, Mid-Missouri Railfans and the St. Louis chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. Also includes some personal and family material.
Blodgett, Wells Howard, (1838-1929), Letter, 1916, (C1586)
The papers contain To [Benjamin McAllister] Anderson, [Columbia, MO], from St. Louis, MO, March 3, 1916. Blodgett sent Anderson a copy of the "Act to incorporate the Louisiana and Columbia Railroad," approved January 27, 1837.
Blount Family, Papers, 1861-1947, (C0047)
4 linear feet, 15 oversize volumes
Business papers recording farming, mining, and mercantile activities in southeast Missouri, particularly Potosi and Washington County. The collection contains family correspondence, legal and financial records, as well as medical notebooks from Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.
Boles, Ashleigh P. (1887-1976), Papers, 1886-1960, (C2431)
10 linear feet
The papers of Ashleigh P. Boles contain correspondence, photographs, and publications of horticultural agent and director of Agricultural Development Department of the Missouri Pacific Lines. The collection also contains similar materials relative to his participation in short courses on railroad transportation of agricultural products and membership in Friends of the Land Society, Civitan Club, and American Railway Development Association.
Boone County and Jefferson City Railroad Company Petition, 1866, (C1472)
The collection consists of a petition for condemning land which James E. Johnson refused to convey to the railroad. Petition to G.H. Burckhartt, Judge of the Boone County Circuit Court, and summons to James E. Johnson to appear at the Columbia Courthouse.
Botts-Lewis Family, Letters, 1837-1877, (C0213)
Letters from the Botts and Lewis families in Virginia to the Peyton and James Botts families in Missouri. Farm crops, operations, land conditions, prayer meetings, collection of debts, slave prices, family matters, and other miscellaneous topics.
Breckenridge, William Clark (1862-1927), Papers, 1752-1927, (C1036)
4.75 linear feet, 21 volumes, 3 rolls of microfilm
The papers of the St. Louis businessman, writer, and historian contain correspondence, scrapbooks, book sale announcements, and miscellaneous materials, with an emphasis on St. Louis and Missouri history.
Brinkerhoff and Smith Land Agency and Loan Company, Papers, 1867-1878, (C0055)
2.7 linear feet
The papers contain correspondence of Brinkerhoff and Vial, land agents in Clinton, Missouri, later Brinkerhoff and Smith Land Agency. The materials cover renting and selling land, paying taxes on property for non-resident owners and checking titles, and loans on property in southwestern Missouri, particularly Henry County.
Brookfield, Dutton (1917-1979), Papers, 1844-1979, (C2732)
72.4 linear feet and 5 audio cassettes
The papers of Dutton Brookfield contain the business, political and personal papers and photographs of a Kansas City, MO, community leader. Brookfield was President of Unitog Company (1953-1979), a mayoral candidate (1963, 1971), and on boards of numerous corporations and educational and civic organizations. Family papers include letters from the Civil War, World War I and II, and Vietnam.
Brown, Robert C., Photograph Collection, (P0004)
Photographs of Missouri railroad depots, primarily for the Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy Railroad. Photographs relating to A.F. Schliecker of Kansas City, Missouri.
Burlington Northern Railway Company, Seniority Rosters, 1956-1988, (R1368)
0.5 cubic feet (5 folders)
Burlington Northern Railway Company Seniority Rosters consist of lists of employees ranked by their seniority within the company.
Butler County, Missouri, Interviews, 1968, (R0318)
1 folder, photocopies
These are typescripts of historical interviews with residents of Butler County, Missouri, by Robert Manns of Poplar Bluff. Topics include life along the Black River and in the communities of Hamtown, Qulin, and Rombauer, logging and railroads in Butler County, and the tornado of 1927.
Cairo and Fulton Railroad Company, Papers, 1857-1866, (C1785)
The papers contain letters about the exchange of railroad land certificates for land; includes $650 in certificates, a blank bond bearing coupons, and samples for redesign of land certificates.
Cairo and Fulton Railroad Company, Seals, 1853, (C3247)
The papers contain examples of two kinds of seals to be used on wax or paper, and handwritten description of one seal.
Carey, Scott (1884-1963), Papers, 1917-1961, (C2336)
The papers of Scott Carey contain correspondence, reports of arrests, affidavits, and photographs pertinent to Carey's work as a private detective and Frisco Lines agent in Scott and Pemiscot Counties. A private detective for more than fifty years, Carey was also a special officer for the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad in the Missouri Bootheel region.
Carpenters' District Council of Greater St. Louis, AFL-CIO, Records, 1892-1979, (C3696)
118 volumes and 290 folders on 34 rolls of microfilm
Minutes, correspondence, financial records, labor contracts, and apprenticeship records of the St. Louis District Council, one of four in the state of Missouri, which worked to unionize carpenter shops, provided benefits for members, and mediated jurisdictional disputes between unions.
Carr, Charles L. (1890-1966) Papers, 1915-1951, (K0909)
2 cubic feet
Carr was an attorney in Kansas City, MO and the General Solicitor for the Kansas City Public Service Company. Includes the personal and professional papers of Carr: correspondence, printed materials from various organizations, files related to the streetcar company and the Missouri State Supreme Court..
Carr, John C., Papers, 1914-1920 (C0082)
0.5 linear feet
Papers of a Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad claim agent located in Cameron, Missouri, concerned with injury claims and law cases.
Carthage Horse Railway Company, Record Book, 1883-1891, (R0734)
This volume contains corporate minutes of the Carthage Horse Railway Company and a predecessor firm, the Carthage Railway Company. The company operated a horse-drawn transit system in Carthage in Jasper County, Missouri.
Cassville & Exeter Railway Company, Papers, 1909-1976, (R0421)
5 folders, photocopies
These are papers concerning a short-line railroad which connected the towns of Cassville and Exeter in Barry County, Missouri, begun as the Cassville & Western Railway in 1896 and reorganized as the C&E in 1919. The collection includes letters, documents, clippings, and photographs.
Champlin, J. D., Letter, 1867, (R0952)
This is a letter dated 15 September 1867 from J. D. Champlin of Champlin, Balch & Company, "railroad contractors," in St. Louis, Missouri, to his son, John. The letter concerns construction of the Iowa Central railroad and some family matters.
Chariton River Blockhouse, Photograph, n.d., (C0789)
Photograph of blockhouse guarding the Chariton River, Macon County, on Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad.
Chester, Perryville, Ste. Genevieve & Farmington Railroad Company, Stock Certificate, 1894, (R0861)
This is a numbered, blank, stock certificate for the Chester, Perryville, Ste. Genevieve & Farmington Railroad Company. Organized in 1894, the company was part of Louis Houck's railroad network in southeastern Missouri.
Chicago and Alton Railroad Plat Maps, 1880-1890 (K0195)
The collection contains plat maps of towns and cities in Illinois and Missouri through which the Chicago and Alton Railroad ran.
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, Brookfield, Missouri, Records, 1884-1940, (C4216)
0.4 cubic feet (13 folders)
Records of the freight station in Brookfield, Missouri, including train agents and conductor's records of trains on hand and trains passing through; their contents, destination, etc., 1884, 1885, 1891. Also includes the Veteran's Association Annual Reports of the Burlington Lines for 1938 and 1940.
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company, Promotional Booklet, ca. 1910, (R0424)
1 folder, photocopies
This is "Health and Pleasure in the Missouri Hills Along Rock Island Lines," a promotional booklet featuring hotels, rooming houses, resorts, and recreational opportunities along or near the CRI&P Railway between St. Louis and Versailles, Missouri.
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company, Promotional Booklet, 1916, (R0815)
This is A Good Dairy Country: Central Missouri, Along Rock Island Lines, a booklet published by the "Rock Island" railroad to promote dairy farming and other agricultural pursuits along its route between Kansas City and St. Louis in Missouri.
Chillicothe and Des Moines City Railroad Company Papers, 1868-1903, (C2564)
1 volume and 1 folder
The papers of the Chillicothe and Des Moines City Railroad Company contain miscellaneous records, including stock certificates and transfers.
Chillicothe and Des Moines City Railroad Company Stock Certificates, 1868-1880, (C2121)
The papers contain certificates for three $50 shares issued to George W. Moberly, and transfer of one share to James Burrows.
"City of Kansas City" Records, 1947, (K0093)
Press kit distributed prior to the inaugural run of the "City of Kansas City" rail service between Kansas City and St. Louis. It contains facts about the train and its schedule, as well as photographs of the train's interior.
Christisen, Donald M. (1920-2005), Papers, 1870-2003, (C4054)
18.1 linear feet, 2 audio tapes, 27 audio cassettes
Donald M. Christisen was a field biologist for the Missouri Department of Conservation who specialized in the study of native prairies, prairie chicken and squirrel populations, along with the study of mast (forage nuts). Christisen was also a railroad enthusiast. The papers include correspondence, reports, daily field diaries, clippings, newsletters, publications, maps, railroad timetables, railroad employee work logs, railroad brochures, audio tapes, and photographs and slides.
Civil War Passes, 1862-1863, (C2807)
Five railroad passes and one hospital pass.
Clark, Champ (1850-1921) and Bennett Champ (1890-1954), Papers, 1853-1973, (C0666)
25 linear feet, 4 oversize volumes
Political and personal papers of a Democratic U.S. congressman from Missouri, 1893-1895 and 1897-1921, and his son, a Democratic U.S. senator from Missouri, 1933-1945. Also includes materials of other family members. Collection contains correspondence, financial and legal documents, journals, photographs, speeches and writings, and clippings and scrapbooks.
Cole, William C. (1897-1965), Papers, 1942-1947, (C0013)
8 linear feet
Correspondence of Republican congressman from Missouri's 3rd District dealing with topics as varied as World War II, agriculture, legislation on labor and the atom bomb, education, foreign relations, immigration, flood control, labor, housing, socialized medicine, politics, and the postal service.
Committee for Historic Preservation, Papers, 1983-1985
.25 linear feet, 7 folders
The Committee for Historic Preservation Papers documents the projects of a committee that makes up part of the Phelps County Historical Society. Detailed records of meetings and projects, including a two-year long fight to save a railroad depot, are included in the collection.
Conley-Myers Bank and Gillespy & Conley Lawyers, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1893-1925, (C4042)
12.8 linear feet
The collection contains business correspondence, land contracts, court appeals, share-holding certificates, payment receipts, record books, warranty deeds, and other documents produced by the Conley-Myers Bank and Gillespy & Conley Lawyers through their real estate transactions in Missouri and Texas.
Coontz, Joanne, Photographs, (P0283)
Photographs include: wreck of train, Engine #313 Missouri Pacific; the Gehlken Mill in Morgan County; the Curry Farm and farmhouse in Morgan County; the Gehlken Store in Pettis County, and the Gehlken and Penning families.
Corder-Thomas Family, Papers, 1867-1961, (C3697)
56 volumes and 9 folders on 11 rolls of microfilm, 1 oversize folder
The Corder-Thomas Family Papers consist of diaries of Leslie Walker Corder, a Waver-ly, Missouri, farmer and civic leader; his wife Nellie Perry Buck Corder; and her aunt Susan Buck Cooper Thomas. The papers also include family letters, newsclippings, and miscellaneous items.
Cortelyou Family Papers, 1826-1964, (C2463)
Real estate leases, New Jersey, 1826-1846, and records of estates administered by James and Peter Cortelyou, New Jersey, 1842-1882. Personal correspondence received by Kansas banker Luther M. Cortelyou, Jr., 1895-1964; his high school papers and memorabilia; and diaries kept by him and his father, 1869-1900.
Creamer, Thomas Francis (1881-1958) Papers, ca. 1910-ca. 1941, (K1220)
1 cubic foot
Creamer was a railroad fireman. Includes family photographs, correspondence, and papers relating to the Creamer family in Illinois and Missouri. Also materials related to his work with the Baltimore and Ohio/Chicago and Alton Railroad.
Criswell, J. H., Handbill, ca. 1902, (R0662)
This is a handbill by J. H. Criswell at Owensville in Gasconade County, Missouri, soliciting ties for the St. Louis, Kansas City, and Colorado Railroad.
Crowder, Enoch H. (1859-1932), Papers, 1884-1942 (C1046)
27 linear feet
Correspondence and other papers of judge advocate general who administered Selective Service in World War I, served as ambassador to Cuba, and, after his retirement from public life, advised sugar interests.
Cunningham, Mr. and Mrs. Joe, Collection, (P0195)
Two real photo postcard views of train wreck near Sedalia, MO 1908 (August 21, 1986) and postcards of mid-Missouri. Photo of El Dorado Springs.
Curtis, Thomas B. (1911- 1993), Papers, 1950-1969 (C3300)
906 rolls of microfilm
The Thomas B. Curtis Papers contain constituent correspondence and congressional committee material during Curtis' terms as a Republican U.S. representative from Missouri. The bulk of committee material pertains to Ways and Means and Joint Economic Committees. The papers are filed chronologically by topic within each year. Originals discarded.
D. B. Axtell & Company, Ledger, 1878, (R0442)
1 oversize volume
This is an indexed account ledger of a grocery, general store, and tie-buying firm in southeastern Missouri. D. B. Axtell and J. P. Gabriel were the proprietors, based in Poplar Bluff and doing business in Butler and Stoddard counties in Missouri. The volume includes accounts receivable, lists of payments for ties, and expense accounts, and collections.
Dalton, John M. (1900-1972), Papers, 1921-1965 (C2417)
130.3 linear feet, 1 CD
Personal and official papers of a Democratic governor of Missouri, 1961-1965. Includes some material from his term as Missouri attorney general.
Dare, Charles E., 1938-2014, Papers, 1964-1993, (R1326)
14 folders (.4 cubic feet)
These are professional papers and printed matter of a civil engineer and highway transportation specialist. Most of the material concerns traffic patterns, parking studies, and road planning around Rolla, Missouri, including the U.S. 66 By-Pass and the North-South Arterial Road. The collection includes Dare's work, reports of consultants, and publications of Missouri State Highway Department planners.
Davis, James Adam (1905-1988), Papers, 1937-1975, (C3666)
23.5 linear feet
Papers of a state labor leader. State CIO Industrial Union Council, State Labor Council, Political Action Committee, Missouri Valley Authority, Governor's Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation, United Labor Committee of Missouri, State Environmental Improvement Authority and Executive Review Committee materials. Personal records.
Davis, Jefferson, Letter, 1853, (C1892)
The papers contain a letter to Luther M. Kennett, St. Louis, Missouri, from Washington, D.C., War Department, November 8, 1853. Letter to president of the St. Louis and Iron Mountain Railroad, regarding the right of way through the government grounds at Jefferson Barracks.
Dearmont, Russell L. (1891-1967), Papers, 1929-1965, (C2665)
72 linear feet
Personal, business, and family correspondence of a St. Louis lawyer and Democratic politician who was counsel and later president of the Missouri Pacific Railroad and was active in civic affairs.
Donnell, Forrest C. (1884-1980), Senatorial Papers, 1945-1950, (C0796)
100 linear feet
Papers of a Republican senator from Missouri, 79th through 81st Congresses. Contains correspondence and notes about such post-World War II subjects as economic adjustments, displaced persons, labor, civil rights, atomic energy, and the spread of communism.
Draper-McClurg Family, Papers, 1838-2009, (C3069)
3.9 linear feet; folders 1-134 also available on 5 rolls of microfilm
The Draper-McClurg family papers are comprised of correspondence, photographs, Civil War diaries and records, and other personal papers of the families of Philander Draper and Joseph W. McClurg. The papers document the families' involvement in politics, farming and orchards, lead mining and smelting, the Civil War, and frontier life in Missouri, the Dakota Territory, and several western states.
Dwyer, Huntington and Company, Letter Book, 1887, (C0645)
The letter book contains orders for supplies, dynamite, tools, clothing, and food. Reports on progress and financial problems of a construction company doing work for the Chicago, Minneapolis, and St. Paul Railroads.
Eisenmayer Milling Co., Books, 1890-1902, (C2326)
Books recording railroad freight rates, grain prices, shipping records and wheat purchases.
Elder, Raymond S., Collection, (K1141)
3 cubic feet
Elder is historian for the Kansas City Fire Museum. Includes reproductions of maps of the Kansas City area. Also books and articles written by Elder about the Kansas City, MO Fire Department and the history of the 8th Street Tunnel.
English, W. Francis (1903-1981), Papers, 1838-1956 (C3358)
1.5 linear feet
As educator and administrator at the University of Missouri, English served as director of the Western Historical Manuscript Collection, dean of the College of Arts and Science, and professor of history. The papers include personal correspondence and topical materials.
Fairbanks, Jonathan, Papers, 1850-1929, (R0075)
1 folder, 4 volumes
This collection consists of correspondence and notebooks of Jonathan Fairbanks, an educator and businessman who came to Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, from St. Marys, Ohio, in 1866. The correspondence consists primarily of letters received from friends and family in Massachusetts and Ohio. The notebooks generally concern personal business and financial matters.
Fike, Henry C., (1832-1919), Diaries, 1851-1919, (C2215)
0.1 linear feet, 43 volumes
Diaries written by Fike while a student in McKendree College, IL; while a soldier in the Civil War; and about his migration to and life in Warrensburg, MO, and his work in Kansas City, MO, and various cities in the West.
Flucom, Missouri, Railroad Depot Photograph, n.d., (R1336)
This collection contains an undated, 3½" x 4 ½", sepia photo is of the depot which was located at the historic town of Flucom, Jefferson County, Missouri. It is a small, square building, serving as a depot for passengers and a drop location for mail in the Flucom area.
Frisco Heights Townsite Company, Receipt, 1911, (R1110)
This is a receipt dated 13 March 1911 from the Frisco Heights Townsite Company of Sulphur in Murray County, Oklahoma to E. Jeffries of Monett in Barry County, Missouri, for $5.00 payment on lots 23-24 in block 13. The receipt is signed by J. N. Wilson, Secretary-Treasurer.
Frisco Railroad Survey, n.d., (C0765)
Chronological survey of construction and acquisitions by the Frisco Lines, 1849-1940.
Frisco Travelers, Souvenir Programs, 1915-1921, (R0456)
These are illustrated souvenir programs of annual meetings of the Frisco Travelers, a businessmen's association, at Rolla, Union, and St. James, Missouri, in 1915, 1920, and 1921. The programs include rosters of members, photographs of officers, schedules of events, articles on the host towns, and advertisements.
Frisco-Santa Fe Land and Development Company, Certificate, 1906, (R1004)
This is a certificate dated 4 September 1906 for "one unit interest in the lands and towns located in Montgomery county, Texas, on sale by the Frisco-Santa Fe Land and Development Company." The company was based at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri. The President was Maurice H. Meyers.
Gauldin, M.A., Papers, 1879, 1899, (C1724)
The papers of M.A. Gauldin contain a certificate of one share common stock in the Kansas City, St. Louis, and Chicago Railroad Company to M.A. Gauldin, July 17, 1879, and stock transfer to M.A. Gauldin, January 14, 1899.
Gentry, Daniel, Deposition, ca. 1903, (C0663)
Group depositions on behalf of the plaintiff, Gentry, in a legal case involving floods on the Grand River. Ira B. Hyde was attorney for the plaintiff. The defendant was the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company, represented by Orton & Orton.
Gentry, North Todd (1866-1944), Papers, 1837-1947 (C0049)
4.2 linear feet
Papers of a Columbia, Missouri, lawyer and amateur local historian. Anecdotes, articles, speeches, and biographical sketches about events, people, and places in Columbia, Boone County, and Missouri. Family papers, correspondence, and some legal and business material.
Gideon-Anderson Lumber & Mercantile Co., Papers, 1901-1938, (R0290)
This collection consists of correspondence and business papers of the Gideon-Anderson Lumber & Mercantile Company concerning the lumber trade in southeastern Missouri and northeastern Arkansas. Based in Gideon, Missouri, the company operated primarily in Dunklin, New Madrid, and Pemiscot counties in Missouri. The collection includes papers from two subsidiary operations, the Gideon Cooperage Company and the Gideon & North Island Railroad Company.
Gideon-Anderson Lumber & Mercantile Company, Papers, 1901-1985, (R0449)
This is an addition to the business records of the Gideon-Anderson Lumber & Mercantile Company (see also R0290), which operated at Gideon in New Madrid County, Missouri. Most of the papers concern operations in 1901-1919, but there are also papers of a subsidiary operation, the Gideon and North Island Railroad Company, 1903-1932, and historical materials on the firm to 1985.
Gillham, Robert (1855-1899) Papers, 1887-1890, (K0056)
Notebook of drawings and field notes pertaining to the construction and design of the Kansas City Cable Car system by Gillham, a civil engineer, one of the principle designers of the system.
Glaab, Charles Nelson (1927-2009) Papers, 1956-1991, (K0038)
2 cubic feet
Correspondence, research materials, working papers, and drafts relating to the operation and research of the Kansas City History Project and to Glaab's research into the Kansas City railway systems
Glover, J[ohn] M. (1822-1891), Letter, 1884, (C1540)
The papers contain one letter to Solon McCoy, of White Sulphur Springs, Montana Territory, from Quincy, Illinois, Feb. 27, 1884. Glover thanked McCoy for his condolences; praised deceased brother, St. Louisan Samuel T. Glover; and discussed the possibilities of a livestock business with J. Miller in territories or a beef slaughterhouse on the Northern Pacific Railroad.
Grant, H. Roger, Postcard Collection, (P0696)
Photo postcards of railroads and related images, primarily in Novinger and Adair county. Additional images of Bethel Colony, railroad depots, and locomotives.
Green, A.P. (1875-1956), Papers, 1926-1958 (C2960)
29 linear feet
Business and personal papers of a Mexico, Missouri, fire brick manufacturer. Correspondence with family members; business associates in U.S., Europe, and South America; as trustee of Westminster College and member of Board of Visitors of University of Missouri; and with miscellaneous business and charitable organizations.
Greene, Flora Hartley (1865-1948), Papers, 1905-1931, (C0050)
2.75 linear feet
Papers of a prominent club woman of Columbia, Missouri, pertaining to the work of Missouri Federated Clubs, Eugene Field Foundation, Missouri Society for Crippled Children, and Council for National Defense. Also includes her M.A. thesis submitted in 1909 at the University of Missouri.
Griffitts, Russell G., Photograph Collection, (P0185)
0.125 linear feet
Series of 9 8x10 b/w glossy photos of flood damage to railroad bridges and tracks from the 1957 Mississippi River flood, 22 5x7 b/w glossy photos of railway accident with burning tank car, 13 3x5 b/w glossy photos of road machinery and miscellaneous outdoor scenes
Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company, Papers, 1929-1970, (C3659)
1.3 linear feet
Records taken from the abandoned station of the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad at Cairo, Illinois in 1975. The records include correspondence, waybills, reports of traffic, blueprints tariff information, timetable and pamphlets of work rules and rates.
Hadley, Herbert Spencer (1872-1927), Papers, 1830-1943, (C0006)
15.2 linear feet, 35 volumes on 58 rolls of microfilm
The papers of a Missouri Republican lawyer, politician, educator, and author include correspondence, letterbooks, scrapbooks, manuscripts, photographs, cartoons, and miscellaneous material. Originals in storage.
Hannibal Railway and Electric Company, Hannibal, Missouri, Records, 1917-1939, (C0577)
1 folder, 3 volumes on 1 roll of microfilm
Minutes of directors and stockholders meetings, 1971-1927, for an electric street railway system. Adjudged bankrupt in 1927, it operated under the Referee in Bankruptcy. The company was sold by order of the Federal Court in 1930 and ceased operation. Includes a record of loans, a scrapbook, and information on final court actions in 1931.
Harris, George B. (1848-1918) Papers, ca. 1901, (K0213)
0.16 cubic feet
The collection contains three notebooks compiled by or for George B. Harris, president of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, and provide railroad statistics and information about railroad contracts.
Hatch-Green Family Letters, 1902-1934, (C3426)
The papers contain autobiographical letters from [Henry] Hatch to his grandson, Henry Green. Letters contain information about William Henry Hatch, father of the writer, who lived in Maine in the early 1800s, and the business career of the writer in Missouri, Boston, California, Peru, and Australia.
Hennings, Thomas C., Jr. (1903-1960), Papers, 1901-1960 (C3000)
190.5 linear feet, 6 audio tapes, 5 films, 5 rolls of microfilm, 25 records, 1 oversize volume
Personal and political papers of a Democratic congressman, 1934-1940; St. Louis circuit attorney, 1940-1941; naval officer, 1941-1944; lawyer, 1944-1950; and U.S. senator, 1950-1960. Collection focuses on senatorial years, the bulk consisting of constituent correspondence, and is arranged topically.
Henry R. Marnett (1917-2014) Railroad Collection, 1899-2012, (K0734)
6 cubic feet
The Henry R. Marnett (1917-2014) Collection contains materials related to the life and interests of Henry R. Marnett. The collection consists of various materials including photographs, negatives, slides, postcards, and ephemera representing Marnett’s family and his favorite hobby, trains.
Hill, Commodore Perry, Collection, 1885-1982, (R0125)
101 folders, 3 volumes, 91 photographs
These are newspaper clippings, maps, miscellaneous items, and photographs pertaining to lead mining and related railroad development in the Old Lead Belt, principally of St. Francois and Madison counties in southeastern Missouri. The material is arranged in topical and biographical series.
Hoad, William C., “Some Episodes in the Early History of the Santa Fe Railroad, 1951”, (C2419)
Paper read by W. C. Hoad at the Dunworkin Club concerning the early organization and construction of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. Discusses difficulties, race to Colorado state line, federal land grant, campaign to colonize land, and Kansas.
Holladay-Klotz Land and Lumber Company, Account Book, 1906, (R1256)
1 volume, oversize
This is an internal cost accounting record for activities of the Holladay-Klotz Land and Lumber Company in Wayne County, Missouri, for the year 1906. Included are figures for the closely-related Williamsville, Greenville and St. Louis Railway Company.
Hood, Harry C., Collection, n.d., (R0035)
These are photocopies of unpublished manuscripts by Harry C. Hood, Sr., on lead and zinc mining in southwestern Missouri and the Southwest Missouri Railroad. There are also clippings of local histories written by Hood for the Webb City Sentinel.
Hornbeak, William C. (1835-1902), Papers, 1860-1873, (C0118)
0.3 linear feet
Business correspondence, bills, receipts, ledger, daybook and account book of Springfield, Missouri, general merchant.
Hyde, Ira B. (1838-1926), Papers, 1856-1924, (C2406)
0.4 linear feet
The papers of Ira B. Hyde contain school, speech, law and political materials of Hyde, a Princeton, MO, lawyer who attended Oberlin College and was prosecuting attorney for Mercer County, congressman (1873-1874), and a promoter of railroads and banks.
Hyde, Laurance Mastick (1892-1978), Papers, 1869-1966, (C3390)
16 linear feet
The papers of the Missouri Supreme Court Justice, 1942-1966, relate to his activities in the American Bar Association, Conference of Chief Justices, and Missouri Bar Association, and in promulgating the Missouri Court plan, Missouri Constitution of 1945, and the Missouri Code. The collection also contains limited Hyde family papers and genealogical materials.
J.J. Cruikshank Lumber Company Books, 1885-1893, (C2322)
Records of a Hannibal, MO, lumber company.
Jackson, Claiborne Fox, (1806-1862), Letter, 1861, (C1789)
Discusses railroad finances, especially in relation to the state, in letter to president of Pacific Railroad.
James, Lucy Wortham, Collection, 1801-1895, (C0001)
23 linear feet, 234 oversize volumes (volumes also available on 58 rolls of microfilm)
The records of the Maramec Iron Works in St. James, Missouri, and the papers of the James family, who owned the iron works, includes financial records, correspondence, and account books. The correspondence discusses the hiring of slaves, prices, banking and financial conditions, transportation costs and railroads, political conditions, immigration, and the Civil War.
Jeffery, T. B., "Descriptive Circular ... ," n.d., (R0042)
This is a photocopy of a brochure advertising a manually powered railroad handcar, patented in August 1883.
Johnson, Waldo Porter (1817-1885), Letters, 1839-1872, (C3185)
The collection contains letters to his family and friends concerning family news; law practice; county court sessions; land speculation; service in the Mexican and Civil wars; national, state and local political campaigns; and financial difficulties during reconstruction.
Jones, Paul C. (1901-1981), Papers, 1943-1969 (C3604)
60.6 linear feet
Constituent and legislative correspondence from Jones's years as a Democratic congressman from Missouri's 10th district, 1948-1969. Jones's major committee assignments included the Agriculture and the House Administration Committees.
Joplin Railroad Company, Ledger, 1877, (R0087)
This is a construction ledger of the Joplin Railroad Company, ca. January--April 1877. This line, between Joplin, Missouri, and Girard, Kansas, was completed in 1877. The St. Louis and San Francisco Railway Company purchased it in 1879.
Kansas City Southern Railway Company, Collection, 1894-1968, (R1314)
The collection consists of papers, photographs and miscellaneous items pertaining to the Kansas City Southern Railway assembled by a father and son who had long careers on the line. Many of the photographs show wrecks and derailments in the northern and southern divisions, ca. 1955-1968.
Kansas City Southern Railway Company, Records, (CA5004)
Minute book of the company, 1899-1900. Includes incorporation papers.
Kansas City, Clinton & Springfield Railway Co., Records, 1892-1918, (R0091)
These volumes are a cash book (1892-1899) and a journal (1916-1918) of the Kansas City, Clinton and Springfield Railway Company, an independent line with close ties to the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis system. The "Clinton" line came under control of the St. Louis and San Francisco ("Frisco") Railroad Company in 1898.
Kansas City, Fort Scott, and Memphis Railroad Company Records, (R1425)
0.1 cubic feet (1 folder)
The collection contains one ledger of receipts and expenses for the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railroad Company for the period 1906-1908.
Kansas City, Fort Scott, and Memphis Railroad Company, Booklet, ca. 1890s, (R1071)
This is Snap Shots in South Missouri, a promotional booklet to encourage land sales along the Kansas City, Fort Scott, and Memphis, and Kansas City, Clinton and Springfield railroads in Missouri. The area is presented as ideal for fruit-culture and raising livestock.
Kansas City, Ft. Scott & Memphis Railroad Co., Records, 1869-1895, (R0088)
These are financial records of the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railroad ("Memphis Route") and its corporate predecessors. The line became part of the St. Louis and San Francisco Railway Company in 1901.
Kansas City, Galveston, and Lake Superior Railroad Company Note, n.d., (C1906)
Blank stock note.
Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Co., Ledger, 1917-1946, (R0098)
The Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham Railroad operated between Memphis, Tennessee, and Birmingham, Alabama. It was created by consolidation in 1887, and was leased to the St. Louis and San Francisco ("Frisco") Railroad Company in 1903. This ledger contains records of lease and income payments made by the Frisco.
Kansas City, Nevada, and Fort Smith Railroad Company Papers, 1890, (C3205)
List of subscribers to the proposed railroad.
Kansas City & Memphis Railway & Bridge Co., Ledgers, 1888-1894, (R0090)
These are financial records of the Kansas City and Memphis Railway and Bridge Company. Organized in 1887 to bridge the Mississippi River at Memphis, Tennessee, this company was controlled by the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railroad system.
Karsten, Frank M. (1913-1992), Papers, 1943-1968,
54 linear feet, 2 rolls of microfilm
Constituent correspondence and congressional committee material from Karsten's terms as Democratic congressman from Missouri's 1st District, 1947-1968.
Katy Trail State Park, Collection, (CA6007)
13.4 cubic feet, 2 audio cassettes
Records concerning the creation and development of the Katy Trail State Park. Includes legal documents, newspaper clippings, promotional materials, and correspondence. Please see also Katy Trail State Park, Collection, 1986-1994 (C0003).
Katy Trail State Park, Collection, 1986-1994, (C0003)
2 linear feet
Newspaper clippings and ephemera concerning the creation and development of the Katy Trail State Park in Missouri.
Kelley, Max L., Historical Essays on Southeast Missouri, n.d., (C0779)
Five articles including "The Heel of Missouri," "Consolidated School District Number 8," "Louis Houck, the Father of Southeast Missouri," "The Execution of Tewanya," and "The Awakening of the Big Swamp."
Kem, James Preston, (1890-1965), Papers, 1946-1952, (C2700)
157 linear feet on 550 rolls of microfilm, 2 audio discs
The Kem Papers document the term of a Republican United States Senator from Missouri. The bulk of the material is constituent correspondence.
Kingsbury, Lilburn A. (1884-1983), Collection, 1816-1983, (C3724)
9.2 linear feet; 16 oversize volumes, 6 card files
The personal papers and collected materials of Lilburn A. Kingsbury of Howard County, Missouri. Kingsbury was an insurance agent, farmer, orchardist, bank clerk, local historian, writer, genealogist, musician, and antique collector.
Laas, Frederick H., 1935-2001 Collection, 1940s-2001, (R1323)
197 folders (4 cubic feet)
The collection of railroadiana consists primarily of printed memorabilia such as timetables, station maps, ticket stubs, and other memorabilia. Most pertains to passenger operations in the United States and Canada, especially those by Amtrak, but there are also brochures and printed materials from passenger railroads in Europe and Asia. The bulk of the material dates from the 1960s to the 1990s.
Leonard, Abiel (1797-1863), Papers, 1782-1932, n.d., (C1013)
16.4 linear feet
Abiel Leonard of Fayette, Missouri, was a lawyer, landowner, and prominent Whig, who began his law practice in Missouri in 1819 and served on the Missouri Supreme Court in the 1850s. His papers consist of personal and business correspondence of the Leonard family, as well as deeds, contracts, wills, depositions, bills, receipts, account books, some military documents, photo-graphs, maps, and miscellaneous material.
Lewis, Eugene R. (1853-1901) Papers, 1853-1901, (K0326)
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings about the medical field, railroads, politics, and items Kansas City physician Lewis personally found interesting. Topics include the University of Kansas City Medical department (not to be confused with UMKC), various medical associations, historical sketches of people, papers written by Dr. Lewis, and the Women's Medical College of Kansas City, MO.
Lexington, Lake and Gulf Rail Road Company Bond, 1871, (C1992)
The collection contains a $1000 bond issued in Cass County, MO.
Louisiana and Missouri River Railroad, Certificate, 1871, (C3155)
Blank stock certificate in the South Branch of the railroad.
Louisiana Central Lumber Company, Clarks, Louisiana, Records, 1901-1956, (C3660)
MICROFILM (Volumes only)
2 linear feet and 2 oversize volumes; also available on 4 rolls of microfilm
Records of the Louisiana Central Lumber Company and associated companies. The papers include correspondence, 1901-1945, financial records, company reports, maps, photographs, and other materials related to the southern lumber industry.
Lowe, Joshua George (1869-1954) Papers, 1908-1911 (K0380)
1 cubic foot
The papers consist of correspondence to and from Joshua George Lowe, General Agent for the Union Pacific Railroad, covering the period 1908-1911.
Lozier, Ralph F., (1866-1945), Papers, 1855-1945, (C2655)
65.75 linear feet, 5 volumes
The papers contain correspondence, pamphlets, speeches, and news clippings related to Lozier's legal, agricultural, and political careers. Also included are research notes for and copies of Lozier's two historical novels and campaign papers of Lue C. Lozier.
Lyon, M. Fred, Collection, 1870-1991, (C3853)
34 linear feet; 43 volumes on 16 rolls of microfilm
A collection of Missouri-Kansas-Texas (M-K-T or KATY) Railroad operating papers, equipment records, promotional materials, photographs and slides, publications, and newspaper clippings concerning the company. The collection also contains similar but less extensive materials of other American and foreign railroads, American railroad industry publications, and railroad enthusiast periodicals.
Lyon, M. Fred, Collection, (CA5792)
7 cubic feet
Addition of Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad operating papers, photographs, and memorabilia; and photographs, promotional material, railroad publications, and miscellaneous material related to American railroads. See also: Lyon, M. Fred, Collection, C3853.
Mann, Clair V. (1884-1974), Collection, 1821-1973, (C3556)
12.4 linear feet, 5 volumes
Papers pertaining to the Meramec Iron Works, James family, Frisco Railroad, School of Mines and Metallurgy at Rolla, engineering education, testing of students, and other subjects of interest to Mann as an historian and engineer.
Marlam Construction Company Records, ca. 1908, (K0384)
1 cubic foot
Engineers' field books and documents relating to the surveying and construction of the Kansas City & Kansas Southwestern Railway, and electric interurban between Independence, KS, Topeka, KS and Kansas City, MO.
McCutcheon, Welton M., Papers, 1918-1919, (C3821)
The papers contain letters from McCutcheon to his parents during his service in World War I. Topics include camp life, training, service with the 22nd Railroad Transportation Company in France, Red Cross and YMCA services, descriptions of Cincinnati, Ohio, Washington, D.C., and a trip to Paris, Reims, and Soissons describing war damage and an uncleared battlefield.
Memphis, Kansas & Colorado Ry. Co., Journals, 1880-1888, (R0089)
These are construction and operating journals of the Memphis, Kansas and Colorado Railway, a narrow gauge branch line of the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Gulf Railroad. The branch was consolidated with other lines in 1888.
Meyer, Walter E. (1882-1957), Papers, 1889-1958, (C2638)
54.4 linear feet
The papers of Walter E. Meyer contain materials collected and used by Meyer in several suits on behalf of the minority stockholders of St. Louis Southwestern Railroad (Cotton Belt).
Minneapolis, Little Rock and Gulf Railway Company, Map, 1902, (R0849)
This is a "Map of Part of Dent County, Mo. showing route adopted by the Minneapolis, Little Rock and Gulf Railway Co., 27 August 1902." Lewis S. Reed was president of the company; Wellington B. Johnson was chief engineer.
Missouri & Illinois Mineral & Land Co., Papers, 1834-1900, (R0058)
These are records of the acquisition and disposition of lands in a speculative industrial development scheme in Jefferson, Ste. Genevieve, Perry, Cape Girardeau, and Madison counties in Missouri.
Missouri Central Railroad Company, Articles of Association, 1868, (C1719)
Articles of association of a railroad to run from Laclede to an intersection with the Brunswick and Chillicothe Railroad in Chariton County. Amount of capital, stock, list of directors, and stockholders.
Missouri Central Railroad Company, Resolutions, 1869, (C1718)
Resolutions to dissolve the Missouri Central Railroad Company, adopted by the stockholders. Company organized to build a railroad from Boonville to Arrow Rock. Cooper and Saline Counties and Arrow Rock failed to cooperate.
Missouri, Inland and Southern Railway Company, maps, 1910, (R0850)
These are route and profile maps for the Missouri, Inland and Southern Railway Company in Dent County, Missouri. The company was a short-lived organization formed to build an electric railway southward from Rolla, Missouri.
Missouri Lumber and Mining Company Records, 1853-1945, (C2557)
82.3 linear feet, 110 oversize volumes and documents, 1 reel of microfilm
The records of the Missouri Lumber and Mining Company contain Correspondence, minutes of board of directors' meetings, and financial and operating records of a Grandin, MO, land and lumber company, which operated in Butler, Carter, Reynolds, Ripley and Wayne Counties.
Missouri Lumber and Mining Company, Photographs, 1906-1916, (C3875)
Photographs of various Missouri Lumber and Mining Company operations in and around the Ozark town of Grandin, MO. Taken and collected by Harry M. Griffith, a company physician.
Missouri Pacific Railroad, Records, 1905-1945, (CA6365)
4.7 cubic feet
Records of the railroad largely consist of field books containing survey information. Also includes valuation notes.
Missouri Pacific Railroad Company, "Arcadia Country," ca. 1920, (R0156)
1 folder, photocopies
This is an illustrated promotional booklet that describes the Arcadia Valley in Iron County, Missouri. Historical text and advertising material are included, along with schedules and rate information to the Arcadia Valley on the Missouri Pacific and Iron Mountain railroads.
Missouri Pacific Railroad Company, White River Division, Brochure, 1929, (R1209)
This is an illustrated promotional brochure advertising the White River Division of the Missouri Pacific Railway. It includes a route map showing towns and features along the line from Crane, Missouri, to Diaz and Newport, Arkansas, a montage entitled "Outdoor Life is Pleasant in The White River Country of the Ozarks," and a listing of representatives of the railroad's passenger and agricultural departments.
Missouri Pacific Railway Company, Booklets, ca. 1911, (R0459)
These are illustrated promotional booklets advertising railroad lands for sale in northeastern and central Arkansas. The booklets include descriptions and photographs of twenty-one counties, with information on agricultural production, stock raising, and railroad connections in the region.
Missouri Pacific Railway Company, Summer & Winter Health & Pleasure Resorts, 1888, (R1001)
1 folder, photocopies
This is an illustrated promotional booklet published by the passenger department of the Missouri Pacific Railway. It concerns resorts along the rail lines in the western and southwestern states, especially those in Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and Texas.
Missouri Pacific Women's Club of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Scrapbooks, ca. 1946-1990, (R0433)
4 folders, photocopies, photographs
These are scrapbooks of the Missouri Pacific Women's Club of Poplar Bluff in Butler County, Missouri. The club was composed of the relatives of Missouri Pacific Railroad employees. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, photographs, minutes of meetings, and miscellaneous material concerning the club's activities.
Missouri Railroad and Township Map, 1874, (C0783)
Map of Missouri showing railroad lines throughout the state.
Missouri Railroad Records, 1837-, (C2358)
39.3 linear feet
The Missouri Railroad Records consist of reports, bulletins, pamphlets, proceedings, and other materials of railroads and related organizations in Missouri or its contiguous states.
Missouri Railway Map, 1888, (C2444)
Commissioners' official railway map of Missouri completed to 1 January 1888.
Missouri State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Records, 1891-1975 (C0216)
21.6 linear feet
Correspondence, convention proceedings, financial and membership records, minutes, reports, and other records of the Council and its Committee on Political Education, the Missouri State Federation of Labor, and Labor's League for Political Education. Subject file on topics of interest to labor including the right to work movement. Materials generated through political, legislative, and civic activities of Council executive officers.
Missouri, Adair County, Railroad Bond Election Notice, 1870, (C2877)
Notice of election held March 29, 1870, in Adair County on bond issue to subscribe $100,000 to the capital stock of the Quincy, Missouri, and Pacific Railroad Company. OVERSIZE.
Missouri, Centralia, Centennial Celebration, 1957, (C3162)
Research notes and typed drafts of histories of many of Centralia's clubs, businesses, institutions, and prominent citizens, compiled for the city's centennial celebration in 1957.
Missouri, St. Clair County. Bond, 1870, (C1641)
The collection contains a $1000 bond issued by St. Clair County to aid construction of the Clinton and Memphis branch of the Tebo and Neosho Railroad. The bond is signed by Wm. A. Mitchell, presiding justice, and Thos. J. Monroe, clerk, St. Clair County court.
Missouri. Board of Public Works, Railroad Report, 1859, (C2850)
Report to Governor Robert M. Stewart on six railroads in Missouri: Pacific Railroad, southwest branch of the Pacific Railroad, Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, Cairo and Fulton Railroad, St. Louis and Iron Mountain Railroad, and North Missouri Railroad. OVERSIZE.
Mitchell, Ewing Young, Jr. (1873-1954), Papers, 1840-1949 (C1041)
0.4 linear feet
Papers of a Springfield, Missouri, lawyer active in Democratic Party politics, who served as assistant secretary of commerce in Franklin Roosevelt's first administration. Material concerns family affairs, law practice with emphasis on county indebtedness, Ozark land speculation, and Democratic politics on the state and national levels.
Morgenthaler, Charles A. (1893-1980), Papers, 1870-1981, (C3004)
3.4 linear feet
The papers of Charles A. Morgenthaler, a commercial artist and illustrator from Halls-ville, Missouri, consist of photographs, sketches, scrapbooks, account books, and correspondence relating to his artwork. Family papers and photographs are also included in this collection.
Newburg, Missouri, Photographs, ca. 1870s-1910s, (R1203)
These are copies of stereoviews, photographs, and postcards from the collection of the William H. Harris family, proprietors of railroad hotels at Dixon in Pulaski County and Newburg in Phelps County, Missouri. Included are views of hotels, businesses, street scenes, and Frisco railroad roundhouses and turntables at Dixon and Newburg.
Norbeck, Peter (1870-1936), Papers, 1921-1936 (C0149)
0.1 linear feet
Letters to and from Peter Norbeck, senator from South Dakota from 1921 to 1936. Written mostly to fellow Republicans, the letters discuss national and state politics, with special emphasis on the farm vote and problems.
North Missouri Railroad Subscription Books, 1853-1854, (C1193)
Boone County, MO, books listing subscribers to stock in the North Missouri Railroad. V. 1, 1853-1854; V. 2 1854. Includes appointment by the Boone County court of James S. Rollins as agent for the county to make subscription of $100,000 in the railroad, 8 March 1854."
Oklahoma, Vinita, Article, n.d., (C3431)
The papers contain an article titled, "Downingville, Vinita or The Junction." Excerpt from the book, Vinita, I. T., The Story of a Frontier Town of the Cherokee Nation. Contains references to Vinita Ream.
Orr, William J., Papers, 1899-1940, (R0857)
These papers deal mostly with the conviction, appeal, and later death of J. F. Kennedy, a train-robber. William J. Orr was an attorney for the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis and later the St. Louis-San Francisco railways, who prosecuted Kennedy in 1899. Also included is an obituary for Orr from the Springfield (Mo.) News Leader.
Overland Mail Centennial Scrapbook, 1958, (C3457)
Clippings, photographs, brochures, and miscellaneous records which marked the hundredth anniversary of the first overland stage route in the U.S.
Overton, Richard Cleghorn (1907-1988), Address, 1944, (C0735)
"Railroad Records and Local History," a talk given on 6 November 1944 in Harrisburg, PA, before the American Association for State and Local History. The effect of railroads on the history of Harrisburg, giving sources for railroad history.
Ozark Land and Lumber Company, Records, 1887-1933, (C0037)
8 linear feet, 100 oversize volumes
The business papers and record books of a Shannon County, Missouri, lumber company consists of correspondence, financial records, minutes of directors’ and stockholders’ meetings, store records, cutting and other lumber records, land records, and survey maps.
Pacific Railroad, Southwestern Branch, Lands Book, n.d., (C1177)
Description and maps of 220,000 acres of iron, lead, copper, and farming lands on the southeast branch of the Pacific Railroad in Missouri. Township maps show the route of the railroad."
Park, Guy Brasfield (1872-1946), Papers, 1932-1937, (C0008)
24.2 linear feet
Official and personal correspondence and papers of Guy B. Park, Democratic governor of Missouri from 1933 to 1937.
Parsons, Charles K. (1886-1978) Papers, 1904-1983, (K0117)
Material related to Parsons' career as a railway mail clerk. It includes photographs of a train derailment in 1914, copies of postal laws, regulations, and schemes, as well as some railroad passes and correspondence related to his retirement in 1950.
Paxton, William McClung (1819-1916), Papers, 1760-1915 (C1025)
1 linear foot
Business and personal correspondence, miscellaneous papers and genealogical material.
Payne-Broadwell Family, Papers, 1803-1903, (C0983)
4.8 linear feet, 11 volumes
The Payne-Broadwell Family papers contain the business, personal, and legal papers of Moses U. Payne and his nephew Moses M. Broadwell. Moses U. Payne resided in Boone County, MO, from 1823 to 1895. Moses M. Broadwell's papers contain significant family letters and revealing correspondence from the Civil War and from the Reconstruction era. Also present are miscellaneous papers of the Oliver C. Roby family.
Phillips, L. N., Letter, 1871, (R0863)
This is a holograph letter dated 31 March 1871 from L. N. Phillips in Dubuque, Iowa, to D. Lansing in New York, New York. In the letter Phillips tries to interest Lansing in the St. James and Little Rock Rail Road Company and lead mining opportunities in Missouri and Iowa. Included is a hand-drawn map of existing and proposed rail lines.
Quirk, Patrick J. (1845-1921), Diary, 1865, (C3943)
The diary of Patrick J. Quirk relates the details of a trip made in 1865 by railroad and steam-boat from Springfield, Massachusetts, to Yankton, South Dakota, on the way to the Montana Territory.
Railroads Unimproved Land Association, Certificate, 1914, (R1202)
This is "Full-Paid-Up Certificate" number 6763 AA in The Railroads Unimproved Land Association, which had a "development office" at Fruit City in Reynolds County, Missouri. The certificate was issued to Mrs. C. Border of Union, Ohio, on 28 May 1914.
Raut, Irwin, Papers, 1871-1927, (C2410)
8 folders, 1 volume
The papers of Irwin Raut contain miscellaneous material, including price lists for trunks (1874-1879), railway schedules, information on Sedalia and St. Louis, and a scrapbook of poetry.
Rehkop, Leonard D. and Marie H. Collection of Algert T. Peterson Photographs, (C3888)
40.4 cubic feet, 18 rolls of microfilm (8670 glass plate negatives, 95 film negatives, 63 photographic prints. Access copies on 18 rolls of microfilm)
The Rehkop/Peterson Collection consists of studio portraits of groups, families, and individuals; and scenes of the Higginsville and Concordia areas in western Missouri. The negatives date from the 1860s to the 1930s.
Rice, Edwin Stanton, Papers, 1851-1947, (C0397)
John Dubois' membership in the Methodist Episcopal Church, April 7, 1851; Little Miami and Columbus and Xenia Railroad Company, freight ticket, 1863; letter, 1900, concerning Springfield, MO, freight office; and letter to a Springfield daily newspaper from Rice, 1947, with early Missouri historical notes.
Ritchie, Letitia, Diary, 1878, (C1216)
The diary, written between May and August 1878, describes Ritchie's travels from London to Chicago and back. The volumes include daily entries, ship log readings, photographs, postcards, and newspaper clippings. The ocean voyage was made aboard the Steamer Alsatia.
Roberts, C.C., Railroad Collection, 1866-1922, (C4212)
1.5 cubic feet (65 folders)
Stock transfers; receipts; meeting minutes; vouchers; invoices; certificates; business proposals; court cases; agreements; construction specifications; articles of incorporation; accounts; reports; balance sheets, etc. of numerous railroad companies. Also material from the Missouri and Arkansas Lumber and Mining Company and a builder/general contractor.
Rogers, Harry, Photograph Collection, (P0197)
0.17 linear feet
Copy photos of Chillicothe, ca. 1890-1900. Particular emphasis on the railroad and related structures, and the State Industrial Home for Girls.
Rollins, James S. (1812-1888), Papers, 1546-1968, (C1026)
3.3 linear feet; 10 rolls of microfilm
The papers of James S. Rollins, a Boone County, Missouri, lawyer, politician, businessman, and curator of University of Missouri include correspondence with family, business and political associates, and George Caleb Bingham and other friends. The papers covers state, national, and Whig party politics from 1830 through the 1880s, the Civil War in Missouri, internal improvements and the North Missouri Railroad, and education at University of Missouri.
Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, Photographs, ca. 1880s-1920s, (R0338)
These are thirteen black and white views of the Beauvais, Bolduc, Gregoire, Janis, Rozier, and Valle houses in Ste. Genevieve, ca. 1880s; the Catholic Church, built in 1834; the John Garretson family, ca. 1900; the wooden-hulled railroad ferryboat Ste. Genevieve, 1912-1918; and the steel-hulled vessel which bore the same name, ca. 1920s.
Sampson, Francis Asbury (1842-1918), Collection, 1796-1958, (C3813)
12.9 linear feet
This collection, compiled by Sampson, includes Democratic and Republican party campaign literature for national and Missouri elections, 1838-1958; speeches and pamphlets concerning national and state political issues; materials concerning the history of Boone, Schuyler, Pettis, and Ste. Genevieve counties and Sedalia; papers of Garland C. Broadhead and William Switzler; and speeches, notes, bibliographies, and personal papers of Sampson.
Sapulpa & Oil Field Railroad Co., Ledger, 1918-1925, (R0096)
This is a monthly record of revenues and expenses of the Sapulpa and Oil Field Railroad. The nine-mile long branch ran from a junction with the St. Louis-San Francisco ("Frisco") Railway at Depew, Oklahoma, to Shamrock, Oklahoma. The Frisco purchased the line in 1917.
Seacat, Lester G., "Memorandum on Provisions Relating to Railroads in the Constitution of Missouri of 1875," n.d., (C0518)
A brief statement of the circumstances leading up to the adoption of the provisions relating to railroads in the constitution of 1875 by the assistant counsel, Missouri Public Service Commission. Written in the early 1940s for the Constitutional Convention.
Short, David W. (1954- ) Collection, ca. 1900-1975, (K0690)
4 cubic feet
Short is a collector of materials relating to interurban railroad and streetcar systems. Includes mechanical drawings, magazines, posters, maps, and photographs.
Smith, Forrest (1886-1962), Papers, 1940-1953 (C2220)
72.6 linear feet, 11 volumes
Papers of a Democratic governor of Missouri, 1949-1953. Includes correspondence, reference material, speeches, and miscellaneous material.
Smith, George R. (1804-1879), Papers, 1835-1899, (C1028)
The papers of George R. Smith contain correspondence, miscellaneous personal and business papers, and speeches of a Sedalia, Missouri, lawyer and businessman. Smith was influential in the establishment of the Missouri Pacific Railway.
Smith, Lee Clarence (1888-1985) Papers, 1889-1954, (K1045)
Correspondence, photographs, clippings, and printed/published materials concerning the Highway Post Office, Katy Railroad, and mail routes.
Sortore, Abram, Memoirs, 1909, (C2357)
The collection contains photocopied memoirs of Abram Sortore, in which he describes trips west from Scio, NY, to Keokuk, IA, 1845; from Keokuk to California, 1850; and back to Iowa via South America, Jamaica, and New York, 1851-1852. There are comments on Mormons, Indians, cholera, weather, the Black Hills, alkali water, Brigham Young, gold rush, mining, religion, U.S. mint, and railroads.
South-West Railroad, Papers, ca. 1914-1916, (R0516)
These are notes, maps, and draft of a pamphlet concerning construction of a railroad from St. Louis, Missouri, to Lewisville in Lafayette County, Arkansas. Included are notes on grades, mileage, prominent individuals, and Congressional lands available along the proposed line. There are also notes on the Ozark Railroad, proposed from Liberty, Arkansas, on the White River, to St. Louis.
Southwest Missouri Railroad Company, Records, 1891-1941, (R0052)
5 volumes, 1 folder
This collection consists of miscellaneous papers and corporate minute books of the Southwest Missouri Railroad Company and its predecessors, the Joplin & Galena Electric Railway Company, and the Southwest Missouri Electric Railway Company.
St. Francois County Railroad Company, Mortgage Bond, 1914, (R1123)
This is certificate number 319 for $100 for a "5% First Mortgage Gold Bond" issued by the St. Francois County Railroad Company on 1 July 1912 and due on 1 July 1914. It is stamped "cancelled" on 12 October 1914. Edward A. Rozier, secretary, and F. J. Thomure, vice-president, sign the bond.
St. Joseph and Denver Railroad Company, Certificate, 1873, (C2441)
Certificate of indebtedness for $100 issued to T.M. Hamilton by St. Joseph and Denver City Railroad Company, and transferred to John D. Hill.
St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad, Letter Book, 1879-1883, (C1229)
Letters concerning the Mississippi River and Bonne Terre Railroad. R.L. Van Sant, assistant engineer. Largely illegible.
St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad Company, Passenger Traffic Dept., Rate Circulars, 1905, (R1139)
These are "rate circulars" concerning special passenger fares and other matters concerning fare collection and routing issued in March, April, and May of 1905 by the Passenger Traffic Department of the St. Louis and San Francisco ("Frisco") Railroad Company. For the most part they dealt with special rates for meetings, conventions, and "homeseekers' excursions."
St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company, Records, 1859-1980, (R0362)
635 items in 56 cartons
These are corporate minutes and financial account books, and other records of the St. Louis-San Francisco ("Frisco") Railway Company (1916-1980) and predecessor, subsidiary, and constituent companies, most notably the St. Louis & San Francisco Railway (1876-1896) and the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad (1896-1916). The "Frisco" operated in Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. It became part of the Burlington Northern Railroad in 1980.
St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company, Promotional Booklets, 1925, (R0816)
These are Dairying in the Ozarks and Fruit Growing in the Ozarks of Missouri and Arkansas along the Frisco Lines, published by the St. Louis-San Francisco ("Frisco") Railway Company to promote economic development along its routes in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas.
St. Louis Southwestern Railway Company, Booklet, 1913, (R0460)
This is an advertising booklet on the "Cotton Belt Route" in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, and Texas. The booklet includes timetables, a map of the system, and material on the passenger, freight, and agricultural services of the railroad.
Stark, Lloyd Crow (1886-1972), Papers, 1931-1941, (C0004)
170 linear feet, 3 oversize volumes, 2 card boxes
The papers of the Democratic governor of Missouri, 1937-1941, relates to official business, campaigns, and personal affairs.
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.
Symington, W. Stuart (1901-1988), Papers, 1918-1995, (C3874)
316.25 linear feet, 41 audio discs, 11 audio cassettes, 64 audio tapes, 32 reels of 16mm film, 2 reels of 35mm film, 3 video tapes, 2 video cassettes, 2 CDs, 5 DVDs
The papers of William Stuart Symington, U.S. Senator from Missouri (1953-1976), include constituent correspondence, family and personal correspondence, limited genealogical and family materials, appointment books and calendars, audio and video recordings, campaign materials, editorial cartoons, select invitations and itineraries, limited pre-senatorial materials, photographs, photographic negatives and slides, press files, scrapbooks, selected Congressional testimonies, speeches, staff memoranda, voting records, and miscellaneous ephemera.
Taubert, A. G., Photograph Collection, (P0184)
Series of four original photos showing aftermath of train wreck on Frisco Railroad, circa 1920. Additional postcards of Cape Girardeau and Southeast Missouri State University, and photos of Ha Ha Tonka.
Tedrow, Joseph Herbert (1885-1951) Transportation Collection, ca. 1850-ca. 1980, (K0754)
9 cubic feet
Collected data on transportation, particularly railroads operating in the Mid-west. Includes photographs, time-tables, notes, and other items.
Thompson, Henry C., Papers, 1884-1970, (R0047)
These are papers of a trustee of the State Historical Society of Missouri, genealogist, and a historian of mining in St. Francois County and the operations of the St. Joseph Lead Company. The collection includes research notes and correspondence, and a group of lead company records, 1884-1902.
Thompson, J.G. (1890-1951), Collection, (CA6334)
0.2 cubic feet
The collection contains five time books (1920-1951) of a railroad conductor from Hannibal, Missouri, who worked for the Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad. Also included is a Thompson family history based on the time books written by Thompson's son.
Tlapek, John, Correspondence, 1897-1935, (R0037)
This is business correspondence addressed to John Tlapek as general manager of Louis Houck's Chester, Perryville, Ste. Genevieve and Farmington Railroad, 1897-1902. Tlapek also was a partner in the Southeast Missouri Telephone Company, 1909-1911.
Trail, E.B. (1884-1965), Collection, 1858-1965, (C2071)
4.2 linear feet, 62 volumes
Correspondence, bills of lading, notes, photographs, clippings, periodicals, scrapbooks, account books, freight books, cabin registers, and portage books of E.B. Trail, Berger, Missouri, dentist and collector of the history and memorabilia of steamboating on the Missouri River and its tributaries.
Tranquille, Dante O. (1905-1981), Photographs, 1949, (P0148)
This collection consists of 104 images taken by Dante O. Tranquille, a photojournalist who worked at the Utica [New York] Observer-Dispatch in the mid-twentieth century. He visited Missouri in May 1949, likely to attend the Missouri Photo Workshop, and photographed areas in St. Louis, McBaine, and Columbia.
Trefts, Charles, Photographs, (P0034)
This collection contains images from 1900 to 1963 depicting St. Louis City and County people, public buildings, riverfront scenes, bridges, churches, catastrophes, houses and parks. Trefts photographed many historic events such as the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition; the 1934 World Series; and aviation in St. Louis including the Wright brothers at Kinloch Field in 1908 and Charles Lindbergh's return from Paris in 1927. A number of images focus on Crawford and Iron Counties and the Lake of the Ozarks region in the early 1930s.
U. S. Interstate Commerce Commission, Papers, 1910, (C3134)
The papers contain correspondence, memorandums of allowances, and examiner's reports of the St. Louis Iron Mountain and Southern Railway and the Missouri Pacific Railway. Names connecting subsidiary lines, lists of Industrial Railroads connecting with the Missouri Pacific Railway and information from examiners reports concerning relations with carriers.
U.S. Work Projects Administration, Historical Records Survey, Missouri, 1935-1942, (C3551)
302 linear feet; also available on 817 rolls of microfilm
Correspondence, records, and working files. Originally designed to survey and inventory all county government records, the survey finally included inventories of church records, manuscript collections, vital statistics, American imprints, and federal archives. Incorporates records of the Federal Writers Project for Missouri.
University of Missouri, School of Mines and Metallurgy Papers, 1870-1948, (C3110)
8.2 linear feet
Records of the school from the formative years, including financial, student, political, and executive papers. Also contains papers documenting the school's relationship with the U.S. Public Works Administration and U.S. Work Projects Administration.
Van Ravenswaay, Charles (1911-1990), Collection, 1820-1971, (C2668)
1.2 linear feet
Material relating to the Trigg family of Boonville, MO; the papers of Harvey Bunce, Cooper County civic leader and vice-president of the Tebo and Neosho Railroad; and Charles Van Ravenswaay's correspondence and research notes on various families, institutions, historic sites and events in Cooper and Howard Counties, and miscellaneous material related primarily to Boonville, MO.
Violette, Eugene Morrow (1873-1940), Collection, 1806-1921, (C1033)
0.4 linear feet
The papers of Eugene Morrow Violette contain papers collected by a professor of history in Missouri and Louisiana concerning land claims in the Louisiana Territory, 1806-1808; transcript of the inquest of the 5th Circuit Court of Missouri into charges against Joseph Smith, Jr., and other Mormons in Missouri, 1838; papers concerning the Missouri and Mississippi Railroad; and miscellaneous note cards.
Voss, Ernst F., Receipt, 1854, (C1697)
Receipt for railroad tax.
Wabash Railway, Maps, (CA4907)
Maps of Wabash Railway right of way and track between Centralia and Columbia, MO, 1919.
Wade, Charles George, Papers, (K0908)
3 cubic feet
Wade was the assistant engineer on the construction of the Railway. Includes a booklet and drawings relating to the Kansas City Cable Railway.
Wallower, Frank C., Papers, 1877-1966, (R0057)
6 folders, 219 photographs
These are papers of a mine owner and operator at Joplin, Missouri, and manager of the Southwest Missouri Railroad Company. The collection includes rough drafts of his unfinished autobiography, "A Review of Sixty Years," correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs of lead and zinc mines in Jasper County, Missouri.
Wheeler, James Henry (1831- ), Diaries, 1874-1916, (C3861)
14 volumes, 1 folder
The diaries of James H. Wheeler date from 1874 to 1886, and 1916. They contain his writings on social, business and church events in Hannibal and Kansas City, Missouri. There is one folder containing miscellaneous letters, programs and receipts.
Whitledge, Thomas B., Papers, 1874-1916, (R0276)
These are letters to Thomas B. Whitledge, an attorney and politician in St. Marys, Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri. Correspondents include Edward A. Rozier, Benjamin B. Cahoon, and Richard C. Kerens. Subjects include levee districts, railroads, oil exploration, and the Republican Party. Topics in the latter category include patronage, religious toleration, and the Taft/Roosevelt split of 1912.
Wilson, Francis M. (1867-1932), Papers, 1853-1946, (C1039)
27.4 linear feet, 14 volumes
Papers of a U.S. district attorney, receiver for the Kansas City Railways Company, and Democratic nominee for governor of Missouri in 1928 and 1932, who died a month before the election of 1932. Also papers concerning his father, R.P.C. Wilson, I.
Wilson, Frank LaFayette, Papers, 1868-1884, (C1035)
The papers contain the correspondence and business papers of a Bowling Green, Missouri, school teacher, county official, postmaster, and civil engineer.
Wilson, William Henry (1935- ) Papers, 1909-1963, (K0046)
Personal incoming and outgoing correspondence of a historian and educator, including that related to Wilson's work on the Kansas City History Project, proposals for a history of the J.C. Nichols Company, and progress on his dissertation on the City Beautiful Movement. Also included are research notecards and early printed material related to the Kansas City Terminal Railway Company.
Woods, Robert Patterson (1870-1958) Papers, 1870s-1963, (K0788)
11 cubic feet
Personal and professional life of Woods, civil engineer, and former Kansas City Street Railway Commissioner. Includes correspondence, project notebooks, newspaper clippings, residential inventories, genealogical files, and photographs. Also files pertaining to the history and growth of Research Hospital.
Wright, Herbert Perry (1865-1945) Papers, 1896-1945, (K0013)
5 cubic feet; 16 microfilm rolls
Scrapbooks compiled by H.P. Wright, a Kansas City banker, pertaining to friends, institutions, and events in which Wright was interested.
Zackman, Daniel, Civil War Diary, 1863 (C0462)
5 folders, typed copy
Diary of a Union soldier stationed at Strafford, VA, and in skirmishes in Maryland and Pennsylvania and the battle of Gettysburg. Describes religious, recreational, and military activities of the 4th Ohio Regiment; health; weather; correspondence; a review for President Lincoln and General Hooker; and reading of the Emancipation Proclamation to the troops.