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Gibson Coat of Arms, 1892

Gibson Coat of Arms, 1892. [Gibson, Charles, Scrapbooks, 1852-1899, (C4282)]

Manuscript Collections Processed, Finding Aids Now Available

December 14, 2016

Intent on providing access to an ever-growing number of resources, the State Historical Society of Missouri creates a description of the contents you may discover in manuscript collections through online finding aids. SHSMO recently processed the following collections of personal papers, photographs, oral histories, correspondence, diaries, and journals.

Challis-Dysart Family, Papers, 1905-1956, (C4293)
0.2 cubic feet (2 folders)
The papers contain letters, expense entries, photographs, receipts, licenses and genealogical material related to the Challis-Dysart-Forbis-Wilcox families.

Coale, Sr., Lloyd H. (1913-1995) Collection, n.d., (K0615)
0.07 cubic feet
The collection contains a total of 464 photographic negatives. These photographic negatives are all unidentified and undated. Images include, a graduation, a wedding, a military hospital, various scenic images possibly related to travels, and various unidentified family gatherings, individuals images, and family pets.

Copher and Stidham Family, Records, 1784-1974 (C4290)
0.2 cubic feet (1 folder)
The records of the Copher and Stidham families contain dates of births, deaths, and marriages, wills, and military records. The volume contains both original records and transcriptions created by J.H. Stidham.

Crawford County (Mo.) School District No. 79, Carr School/Cook Station, 1873-1927, (R1338)
0.5 linear feet 4 oversized 4 volumes
The collection includes the records of School District No. 79. It consists of four volumes, including the Public School Register, District Clerk's Record and two volumes of attendance records.

Dingeldein, Otto F. (1906-1991), Papers, 1944-1990, (C4291)
1.0 cubic feet (19 folders), 8 oversize items
The papers contain photographs and information relating to silver products created by silversmith, Otto F. Dingeldein.

Dunklin County, Missouri, Marriage Records, 1899-1908, (R1332)
1 folder
The records of Dunklin County, Missouri Marriage Records, 1899-1908 contain a photocopy of the book Records of Marriages, for Dunklin County, recorded by R.M. Harris, Justice of the Peace.

Flucom, Missouri, Railroad Depot Photograph, n.d., (R1336)
1 folder
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.

Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, Photograph, ca. 1941, (R1337)
1 oversize item
The photograph of 'Martine's "Gang" Painters – Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri is an image of over 100 men with assorted painting materials taken in front of buildings at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri ca. 1941.

Gibson, Charles, Scrapbooks, 1852-1899, (C4282)
2 oversize volumes
The papers of Charles Gibson contain two scrapbooks that cover the travels and career of St. Louis attorney, Charles Gibson. Both volumes chronicle Gibson's legal career in the late 1800s and his European travels, specifically dealing with his interactions with imperial families of Germany and Austria-Hungary. The scrapbooks include correspondence between Gibson and German nobles, documents from the German imperial family, an appointment from Abraham Lincoln, photographs of his home and of his travels abroad, and newspaper clippings from the 1890s.

Interfaith Council, Columbia, Missouri, Papers, 1969-1977 (C4296)
0.2 cubic feet (3 folders)
The Interfaith Council papers contain monthly newsletters, meeting minutes, annual reports, and announcements.

Iron Mountain Camp, Photo Album, ca. 1899, (R1333)
1 folder
The photo album is a souvenir piece with photographs that depict the Iron Mountain Camp in St. Francois County, Missouri ca. 1899.

Minkin Family History Collection, 1991-2010, (K0775)
2 cubic feet
The Minkin Family History Collection (1920-2010), contains 13 typed manuscripts broken down into 12 parts. Rodney Minkin began writing the history in 1991 and finished in 2010. The Minkin family was a prominent Jewish family in the Kansas City, Missouri, area and were active within that community. The history looks at the Minkin family, the Kansas City Jewish community, and historically significant events that happened throughout the twentieth century.

Missouri Council on the Arts, Records, 1962-1967, (C4292)
0.4 cubic feet (10 folders)
The papers contain correspondence, reports, newspapers, special studies, projects, and meeting minutes on the passage of a National Arts Council bill and creation of the Missouri Council of the Arts.

Missouri Senate, Equal Rights Amendment Testimony, Records, 1975-1980, (C4295)
0.2 cubic feet (3 folders)
The records of the Missouri Senate Equal Rights Amendment Testimony contain papers relating to the Missouri Senate's hearing on the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment from 1977. Testimony was taken before the Missouri Senate Committee on Constitutional Amendments on February 2, 1977. The Missouri House of Representatives had already passed the Equal Rights Amendment at this point, and the ERA had already been ratified in 35 of the 38 states necessary for it to become law.

Missouri Veteran Stories, Collection, 2007-2010, (C4089)
934 DVDs, 230 DAT tapes
The collection of veteran's stories contain interviews on DVDs and DAT tapes with Missouri veterans.

Moulder Family, Papers, 1873-1987, (CG0012)
0.2 cubic feet (7 folders)
The papers of the Moulder family contain photographs, letters, postcards, and family papers. The materials were primarily produced while residing in Morley and Crowder, Missouri.

Patton, Dale Thomas (1922-2000) Papers, 1944 (K1309)
2 cubic feet
This donation contains the personal files of Dale Thomas Patton, former Deputy Director, Regional Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, U.S. Department of Labor, Kansas City, Missouri. Included are correspondence, certificates and awards, a photograph, and two publications related to World War II activities.

Parmenter, William E. (1915-1987), Journal, 1944-1946, (R1334)
1 folder
The photocopied journal contains the writings of William Edward "Ted" Parmenter dated May 1944 to January 1946 during his tour of duty with the United States Navy in World War II.

Peak, Bettie, (1838-1858), Papers, 1857-c.1925, (C4294)
0.2 cubic feet (3 folders)
Two scrapbooks, one with assorted newspaper clippings dealing with local news, humor, marriages, and obituaries. The clippings include some genealogical material, including John L. Peak, former United States minister to Switzerland, prosecuting attorney of Jackson County, and deacon of Calvary Baptist Church, and Mattie Lee Peak, who was John L. Peak's niece and adopted daughter. The other scrapbook contains assorted handwritten poetry. In addition, there are nine images, which consist of cartes-de-visite, and tintypes of unidentified men, women, and a child, along with a photograph of downtown Palmyra, Missouri.

Pearman, Floyd (1892-1955), Papers, 1935-1947, (C4289)
0.3 cubic feet (10 folders)
The papers of Floyd Pearman contain correspondence and other papers related to his employment with the Farm Security Administration and other New Deal programs. Pearman worked in central Missouri assisting farmers in purchasing and maintaining land during the Depression and World War II.

Perkins, Adam (1834-1891), Journal, 1861-1871, (R1335)
1 folder
The typescript copy of Adam Perkins' journal, a farmer from Bollinger County, Missouri, is dated from January 1861 through December 1871. The journal was discovered in 1990 in Plainfield, Illinois. It was then transcribed by Jean Scott of Orlando, Florida and sent to Lorena S. Eaker of Bollinger, Missouri for editing.

Pulaski County, Missouri Tax Books, ca. 1936-1944, (R1331)
0.1 cubic feet (2 folders)
These undated books contain data pertaining to land owners in Pulaski County, They were created by William C. White (1896-1990), assessor of Pulaski County, Missouri, between the years 1936-1944.

Ray, Joseph L. (1842-1933) Pension Application Papers, 1911-1928, (R1339)
1 folder
This collection consists of pension claim papers for Joseph Lafayette Ray (1842-1933) a veteran of the Civil War. In 1911, Joseph L. Ray began the process of applying for a pension for his service during the Civil War.

Schweitzer, Paul, Certificate for United States Citizenship, 1872, (C4298)
one oversize document
Certificate of United States Citizenship.

Sewell, Betty "Kennedy (1930- ), Genealogical Collection, 1964-2016, (CG0011)
2.6 cubic feet (45 folders), 9 film reels
The collection of the Reynolds family of Morehouse, Missouri contains correspondence and papers, guest and autograph books, postcards, barbershop business ledgers, educational awards and diplomas, photographs, and films for John Clayborn, Louella (Harmon), Charles Baker, Thelma, and Nell Reynolds.

Stevens, Anna Frike Foster (1899-1983), Papers, 1910-1917, (C4297)
0.2 cubic feet (3 folders)
The Stevens papers consist of examination papers, workbooks, and a high school teacher training guide.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Missouri, Cornerstone, Records, 1883-1887, (C4288)
0.2 cubic feet (3 folders), one oversize folder
The records of the Trinity Episcopal Church contain artifacts recovered from the Kansas City church's cornerstone. These include architectural sketches and timelines of the church's construction as well as Kansas City newspapers from the day the cornerstone was laid.

Walker, Paris M., Funeral Home, Records, 1898-1934, (C4279)
1.2 cubic feet (9 volumes)
The records of the Paris M. Walker Funeral Home, Marshall, Missouri. Volume one is an expense book/ledger, 1898-1904, and 1928-1934. It contains Paris M. Walker receipts listing materials or services provided, and costs. Volumes 2-9 contain funeral records of individuals covering the years 1902-1920.

Wetzel, Aaron Miles, Papers, 1864, (R1340)
1 folder
The Aaron Wetzel papers consist of photocopies of two letters written during the Civil War by Aaron Wetzel, a Union soldier.

Wilbur, Russel (1877-1940), Papers, 1856-1919, (C4283)
0.25 cubic feet (4 folders)
The papers of Russel Wilbur contain minute books and correspondence from St. Louis organizations attended by Reverend Russel Wilbur. Other volumes include personal diaries and poetry books that belonged to Wilbur's mother, Charlotte Wilbur.