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Tickets for the 1900 Democratic National Convention and the 1928 Republican National Convention. Both took place in Kansas City.

Tickets for the 1900 Democratic National Convention (top) and the 1928 Republican National Convention (bottom). Both took place in Kansas City. [Convention Halls and Municipal Auditorium Scrapbook, 1899-1954, (K0938)]

Manuscript Collections Processed, Finding Aids Now Available

May 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 Legion, Herbert Williams Post 202, Records, 1919-2009, (C4257)
2.0 cubic feet, (27 folders)
The papers of the American Legion Post 202 in Columbia, Missouri, chronicle the actions of the veteran organization from 1919-2009. This includes yearly meetings, as well as the different events they hosted and attended. The collections contains letters, documents, photos, financial documents, newspaper clippings and two scrapbooks.

Bangert Family, Papers, 1923-1994, (SP0008)
0.5 cubic feet (17 folders)
The Bangert family papers chronicle two generations of the Bangert Family. They consist mostly of the personal papers of Nell Mabrey Bangert and the genealogy and family photographs of her husband's family.

Bitner, Robert I. (1918-1995) and Esther L. Gottlieb Bitner (1918-2012) Family Papers, ca. 1932-2000, (K1292)
0.25 cubic feet
The papers contain materials relating to the history of their childhood, education, marriage, and children, as well as their religious and community activities in Kansas City, Mo. Materials documenting Robert Bitner's service in the U.S. Army during World War II are also included.

Bradshaw, William (1896-1964) and Doris Crump (1896-1994), Papers, 1917-1979, (C4268)
1.4 cubic feet (63 folders)
Correspondence, research material, announcements, photographs and postcards of Doris Crump Bradshaw, and her husband, William L. Bradshaw, a professor in the Department of Political Science and later Dean of the School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri.

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

Cowan, Donna Kay, Papers, 1855-2013, (SP0007)
0.5 cubic feet (10 folders)
The Cowan family papers are composed of pamphlets, programs, photographs and materials relating to the history of the Golden City High School, which was attended by Frank Cowan in the class of 1933, and his daughter, Donna Cowan in the class of 1958.

Estevez, Victor, Collection, 1982-1996, (C4261)
0.5 cubic feet (17 folders), 1 oversize scrapbook
The papers of Victor Estevez contain material from organizations Estevez was a member of, newspaper clippings related to HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ+ activism, and personal papers. It also contains the papers of Carl Megl, a friend of Estevez and the first student at the University of Missouri, Columbia, to die of AIDS related complications.

Gottlieb, Dorothy, Papers, ca. 1938-1985, (K1338)
0.08 cubic feet
The papers contain news clippings, certificates, and photographs related to the life of Dorothy Gottlieb.

Grand Army of the Republic, Stephen Estle Post 178, 1885-1912, (C4245)
0.25 cubic feet (3 folders)
The Grand Army of the Republic collection consists of the roster and meeting minutes of Post 178 located in DeWitt, Missouri.

Harber, Warren G. (1922- ), Papers, 1942-2012, (CG0009)
0.2 cubic feet (4 folders)
The papers of Warren G. Harber contain 121 black and white photographs and 4 color photographs. The majority of the photographs span from 1942 to 1946 and represent the donor's military service during World War II, with many of them taken while stationed in Italy. The color prints, dated from 1992 to 2012, are more current images of Harber and his wife.

Kinder, A. Aven (1902-1986), Papers, 1918-1967, (CG0005)
0.2 cubic feet (3 folders)
The papers of A. Aven Kinder contain 29 photographs dating from the early 1900s to 1967, yearbook pages from Central High School's "The Giradot," Southeast Missouri State University's "The Sagamore," and University of Missouri's "The Savitar," correspondence, and miscellaneous papers.

Levitan, Andrea (1970- ) Papers, ca. 1978-2011, (K1293)
0.25 cubic feet
The collection contains materials related to the youth, education, community leadership, and extracurricular activities of Andrea Levitan. Also includes material relating to Levitan family history.

Lomax, Victor W. Papers, 1910-1938, (C4270)
0.5 cubic feet (8 folders), 1 oversize map
The papers of Victor W. Lomax contain correspondence, clippings, questionnaires, and photographs related to John J. Pershing and the Pershing Memorial State Park that Victor Lomax was instrumental in creating.

O'Dell, Charles A. (1933- ), Collection, 1825-1997, (C4265)
4.0 cubic feet (138 folders)
The papers of a medical librarian for the Ellis-Fischel State Cancer Center, a public school and college instructor in literature, music, and performing arts, and amateur genealogist. The papers focus on genealogical research material, correspondence, notes, publications, newsletters, newspaper clippings, family group sheets, name lists, scrapbook material, photographs, slides and other miscellaneous genealogical material.

Proffer, Marvin E. (1931- ), Scrapbooks, 1941-1949, (CG0006)
0.2 cubic feet (2 folders)
The scrapbooks of Marvin E. Proffer contain one scrapbook consisting primarily of newspaper clippings from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Southeast Missourian, and St. Louis Star Times newspapers. The clippings are reporting World War II events and the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. The second scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, postcards from California, and memorabilia personally related to Proffer, such as St. Louis Cardinals' score cards and programs, ticket stubs, and a program from the 1948 World's Championship Rodeo held in Los Angeles featuring Roy Rogers as the grand marshal.

Relaford, Ruth Olive (Dean) Papers, 1927-1933, (K1351)
0.06 cubic feet
The papers contain items related to Ruth Olive (Dean) Relaford's activities with the Methodist Episcopal Church and her schooling.

Reynolds Family, Collection, 1875-1997, (CG0007)
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.

Schewe, Elenore, Collection, 1920-2002, (C4266)
1. 8 cubic feet (39 folders), 3 audio cassettes, 5 oversize items
The collection of Elenore Schewe contains material of her research into refractory companies in Missouri, including both institutional records of the companies themselves and the personal papers and records of various important figures in the refractory companies. This collection was created as part of Schewe's work assisting in the research for the book Refractories: the Hidden Industry by Corinne Azen Krause.

Smith, Harold, Papers, 1952-1954, (C4260)
0.5 cubic feet (15 folders)
The Harold Smith papers consist of the letters Harold Smith sent to his family while serving in the Korean War. The collection includes his letters, documents he found interesting, and special messages he included on some of the envelopes.

Stein, Weldon (1911-1964), Papers, 1928-2016, (CG0008)
0.6 cubic feet (8 folders)
The papers of Weldon Stein contain correspondence, military service records, a personal diary, high school and college graduation programs, and genealogical information.

University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri Folk Arts Program, Records, 1982-2012, (C4035)
32 cubic feet, (1000 folders), 2132 audio cassettes, 65 audio tapes, 32 video cassettes, 3 volumes
The records of a black college student organization, consisting of conference material, newsletters, guides, pamphlets, newspaper articles, applications, election ballots, questionnaires, flyers, notes and artifacts.