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Adair County Historical Collection

Identifier: MS A5

Scope and Contents

A wide-ranging collection comprised of letters, newspaper clippings, photographs, maps, and more. The contents are gathered from various collections and are related to Adair County, Missouri, primarily Kirksville, Missouri, and surrounding areas.


  • 1832-1998


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1.3 linear feet

Language of Materials



Focused on Adair County, Missouri, including Kirksville and surrounding areas, this collection includes a wide variety of materials from businesses, churches, and organizations. It includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, maps, and more.


This collection is organized into eight series.

  1. Kirksville Bicentennial Celebration, 1974-1976
  2. Miscellaneous, 1845-2007
  3. Advertising and Promotional Materials, 1919
  4. Businesses, 1832-1976
  5. Churches, 1894-1994
  6. Programs and Events, 1884-1974
  7. Organizations, 1870-1979
  8. Osteopathy, 1900-1992

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This is a created collection of materials. The majority were transferred from the E.M. Violette Museum Collection, Pickler Memorial Library; other items are from other sources and have been added over the years.

Adair County Historical Collection
Finding aid prepared by Kelly Keener.
Language of description
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Repository Details

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