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Adair County Public School District Documents

Identifier: MS A1

Scope and Contents

Ledgers of sub-districts of the Adair County School District for 1866-1881, as well as a compilation of district attendance statistics for 1880-1976 (incomplete).


  • 1866-1976


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Historical Note

The Adair County (Missouri) School District was created in 1853 under the Kelly Act which established the country district system in Missouri. By 1968, consolidations had left the county with only three sub-districts so the County District was dissolved and three independent districts were created: Novinger R-I, Brashear R-II and Kirksville R-III.


0.2 linear feet

Language of Materials



Records in a few ledgers and some data from the Adair County, Missouri, Public Schools.


This collection is organized into a single series - Adair County, MO Public School District records, 1866-1976.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The district documents in this collection were acquired after dissolution of the District; source is unknown.

Related Materials

Photographs of Adair County school buildings, classes, teachers and administrators, from the late 19th to early 21st centuries, are in the photo archives in Special Collections and University Archives at Pickler Memorial Library.

Special Collections also houses a manuscript collection from the Kirksville public schools - Kirksville Public School Documents.

Adair County Public School District Documents, 1866-1976
Finding aid prepared by Elaine Doak.
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Repository Details

Part of the Truman State University, Pickler Memorial Library, Special Collections Manuscripts Repository