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Anchor Travel Village Postcard, ca. 1950s. [Branson, Missouri, Lodging Postcards, 1937-1972, (SP0010)]

Manuscript Collections Processed, Finding Aids Now Available

September 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.

American Revolution Bicentennial, Missouri Committee for Agriculture, Papers, 1974-1976 (C4276)
1.2 cubic feet (42 folders), 1 audio tape
The papers of the committee contain correspondence, newsletters, reports, updates, events awards programs, lists of elected members, historical information on "Centennial Farms," and "Liberty Trees," meeting minutes, announcements, newspaper clippings, and audio-visual material for a slide presentation entitled "The Spirit of 76."

"As I Recall" Oral History Project, Records, 2006, (C4280)
0.2 cubic feet, 11 CDs, 13 audio cassettes, 1 c.d.
The "As I Recall" Oral History Project records contain audio recordings and some transcripts from a collaborative project between KBIA-FM and the State Historical Society of Missouri. Most oral histories in this collection were conducted by Gary Kremer, Director of the State Historical Society, in 2006.

Bisman, Roy (1909-1985) Photograph Collection, 1905-1967, (K1364)
0.25 cubic feet
The photograph collection of Roy Bisman contains personal photographs of Roy Bisman and his wife, Sarah (Sally) Magazine Bisman and their family, as well as oversize photos of the National Association of Waste Material Dealers meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, and Ararat Ceremonial, Walter C. Guy class.

Branson, Missouri, Lodging Postcards, 1937-1972, (SP0010)
0.25 cubic feet (3 folders)
The Branson Lodging Postcards collection includes postcards and a travel brochure from several motels and lodges that existed in Branson during its emergence as a tourist destination. The collection focuses on the Anchor Travel Village.

C. H. Blackman and Son Funeral Home Records, 1971-1978, (K1358)
0.12 cubic feet
The records provide information about decedents and document funerals arranged by C. H. Blackman and Son Funeral Home in Kansas City, Missouri.

Civil War Documents, 1861-1865, (C4274)
0.2 cubic feet (2 folders)
Photocopies of miscellaneous papers including discharges, enlistments, Confederate bills and notes, stamps, insignia, orders, mustering out papers of soldiers, including officers, mostly from Missouri.

Cooperation of Christian Churches, Boone County, Missouri, Records, 1908-1966, (C4273)
0.4 cubic feet (17 folders)
The records contain minutes, programs, church reports and some histories of individual churches, correspondence, financial records, resolutions, and newsletters. The material concerns churches located in Boone County, but includes other Missouri counties as well.

Cowan, Donna, Scrapbooks, 1957, (C4277)
0.2 cubic feet (4 folders)
The Donna Cowan collection includes two scrapbooks - one on conservation in Missouri, and one on Missouri Girls State, 1957. The Missouri Girls State was sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Missouri, which provided Missouri girls citizenship training in order for them to better understand and participate in the functioning of the government. 1957.

Hinton Funeral Home Records, 1992-1995, (K1359)
0.1 cubic feet
The records contain a record book providing biographical information on decedents and documenting funerals arranged by Hinton Funeral Home.

Howerton, Charles Henry, Oral History, 1911-1950, (SP0011)
2 DVDs
The Charles Howerton oral history contains an oral interview with Charles Howerton conducted by his daughter, Sue Howerton Victoria and son-in-law, Doug Victoria. The interviews took place on June 30, 1995, July 4, 1995, and July 6, 1995.

Kansas City Realty and Insurance Publications Collection, 1925-1926, (K0438)
0.02 cubic feet
The collection contains realty and insurance publications related to Kansas City, Missouri.

Loire-Kuzmich, Family, Papers, 1916-2006, (C4267)
0.5 cubic feet (10 folders)
The Loire-Kuzmich family papers consists of items collected by Barbra Kuzmich, such as photos and letters, as well as documents chronicling the lives of Genevieve Loire and the Kuzmich family.

Matthews, Sherman, Papers, 1923-1930, (C4275)
0.4 cubic feet (16 folders)
Kansas City Bridge Company business correspondence of Sherman Matthews and H.M. Jopling. Also Jopling's Nelson High School Physics Experiment workbooks and a standard two-week time book to calculate wages owed, 1923-1930.

McDonald County Secession, Papers, 1961-1962, 2011, 2015, (SP0013)
0.2 cubic feet (4 folders)
The papers of McDonald County Secession contain photocopied newspaper articles dealing with the publicity surrounding the McDonald County secession hoax from Missouri in 1961.

McGee Family, Papers, 1838-2000, (C4271)
3.0 cubic feet (60 folders), 6 oversize items, 15 film reels, 1 video tape
Genealogical material in the form of correspondence, notes, photographs, slides, obituaries, histories, marriages, and funerals of the McGee and other related family members. Also includes Civil War muster rolls.

Municipal Photograph Collection, 1930s-1960s, (K0116)
1 cubic foot
The collection contains photographic prints and negatives depicting activities of Kansas City, Missouri, municipal departments, mayors and councilmembers, city events, city buildings and parks, and other sites in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

People's Association for Better Municipal Government, Columbia, Missouri, Records, 1951-1957, (C4278)
0.2 cubic feet (8 folders)
Constitution, minutes, correspondence, membership lists, committee reports, financial records and miscellaneous papers of a group formed soon after the Charter-City Council form of city government began in Columbia.

St. Joseph Typographical Union No. 40, St. Joseph, Missouri, Records, 1905-1991, (C4272)
4.0 cubic feet (98 folders), 2 oversize items
The records of St. Joseph Typographical Union No. 40 consist of correspondence, meeting minutes, contracts and agreements, convention materials, financial records and miscellaneous materials of a printers' trade union.

Trimble Family, Papers, 1876-1948, (C4269)
0.25 cubic feet (4 folders)
The papers of the Trimble family contain clippings related to the Trimble and Duncan families, correspondence between the families, and the diary from 1876 to 1879 of Susan Duncan, the mother of Martha Duncan who married into the Trimble family.