Elaine "Tommie" Davis and Mary "Miss Jane" Barnett in front of their store, Co-op Cut Rate, in Cape Girardeau, MO, ca. 1938. [Barnett, Mary Jane (1908-1997), Papers, 1913-1997, (CG0004)]

Manuscript Collections Processed, Finding Aids Now Available

March 31, 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.

American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of Missouri, Papers, 1973-1977, (C4259)
0.4 cubic feet (19 folders)
The papers contain letters, notes, scrapbooks, programs, events and some photographs which focused on the American Bicentennial, which was celebrated by a number of Missouri counties in 1976.

Barnett, Mary Jane (1908-1997), Papers, 1913-1997, (CG0004)
2 cubic feet (24 folders)
The collection of Mary Jane Barnett contains correspondence, photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, business-related trade journal materials, a Narcotic Register, and miscellaneous papers for Mary Jane "Miss Jane" Barnett and her life and business partner, Elaine "Tommie" Davis.

Bay, J. Christian Collection, Scrapbook, 1942, (C4256)
0.2 cubic feet (2 folders)
The papers contain photographs, newspaper clippings and letters concerning the acquisition of the J. Christian Bay Library by the State Historical Society of Missouri in 1942.

Donnelly, Robert T., Papers, 1924-1999, (C4246)
2.0 cubic feet (41 folders), 2 oversize items
The Robert T. Donnelly papers document the life of Robert Donnelly, who served as an infantryman in World War II, and a Supreme Court Justice in Missouri for twenty years. The collection contains the letters, postcards, and newspapers he sent home during the war as well as numerous documents, newspapers, and letters from his Supreme Court days. The collection also features pictures and books about his regiment and Supreme Court Cases.

Kavanaugh, William H., Papers, 1861-1939, (C4251)
0.2 cubic feet (4 folders)
The Civil War memoir written by William H. Kavanaugh describes battles and events he witnessed or participated in with Company E, 1st Regiment, Infantry and Company D, 2nd Regiment, Infantry Volunteers, C.S.A., in addition to descriptions of his time in military prisons. Also includes genealogical material on the Kavanaugh family.

King's Daughters and Sons, Missouri Branch, Records, 1890-1979, (C4254)
2.4 cubic feet (33 folders)
The records of the King's Daughters and Sons, Missouri Branch, contain scrapbooks of the Missouri branch of the International Order of King's Daughters and Sons. They also have the records of the Missouri Branch's retirement home in Mexico, Missouri, including scrapbooks, applications, minute books of meetings for building expansion, and financial records.

M. M. M. Club, Fayette, Missouri, Records, 1893-1989, (C4250)
0.7 cubic feet (16 folders)
The records of the MMM Club of Fayette, Missouri, contain minute books, book lists, yearbooks, and other organizational materials for the club. The collection includes information related to individual meetings and the club's long term planning related to finances, membership, and future topics of discussion.

Missouri Infantry, 21st Regiment, Volunteers, 1861-1969, (C4255)
0.5 cubic feet (17 folders)
The papers contain copies of pension records, military records, and memoirs of members of the Missouri Infantry, 21st Regiment, Volunteers, and other material pertaining to Civil War soldiers.

Petty, James Harvey (1830-1888), Records, 1871-1939, (C4252)
0.4 cubic feet (2 folders)
The records of a medical doctor in Jacksonville, Missouri. The records consist of two ledgers, one is a commercial ledger, listing individuals and amounts of merchandise in Jacksonville, Missouri, 1871. The other lists patients and services kept by Dr. Petty from 1881-1939.

McKinney, T. Thistle, Travel Logs, 1928-1929, (C4262)
0.2 cubic feet
The records of T. Thistle McKinney contain two travel logs, one of an automobile trip taken in 1928 through the northeastern states, Canada, and the eastern states. The other was made in 1929, through parts of northeast Missouri and into some Ozark counties. The volumes include numerous postcards and some photographs of places visited.

Missouri, Slater, City Records, 1878-1891, (C4262)
0.3 cubic feet (15 folders)
The records of the first Board of Trustees of the City of Slater, Missouri, and meetings of the Board of Aldermen, which contain the meeting minutes.

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.

Saunders Family, Papers, 1877-1973, (C4248)
0.1 cubic feet (13 folders)
The Saunders family papers contain family photographs, correspondence to and from Eva Pearl and Ed Saunders and other documents related to the Saunders and Danner, families of Cass County, Missouri.

Theater, Mexico, Missouri, Scrapbooks, 1902-1924, (C4253)
1.0 cubic feet (3 volumes)
Three scrapbooks of newspaper clippings from the Mexico Ledger, Mexico, Missouri, about shows and performances in that town from 1902-1924.

Tindall, Virginia (1907-1998), Papers, 1931-1990, (C4258)
0.4 cubic feet (9 folders), 1 oversize volume
The records of Virginia Tindall contain information about the Women's International Auxiliary to the International Typographical Union, photographs, convention materials, and other information pertaining to Tindall's activities working in labor rights.

White, Edgar, Collection, 1921-1935, (C4264)
0.3 cubic feet (3 folders)
The papers of a member of the editorial department of the Macon Chronicle-Herald, Macon, Missouri, contain newspaper clippings of local individuals and events, receipts, poetry, grocery bills, automobile license tax receipts, and other miscellaneous items.