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Adair County (Mo.) -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Adair County Historical Collection

Identifier: MS A5
Scope and Contents

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

Dates: 1832-1998

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).

Dates: 1866-1976

Adair County Women's Committee National Council of Defense Volunteer Registrations

Identifier: MUSDP W1
Scope and Contents More than 325 registration cards from women volunteering for the Adair County (Missouri) Women's National Council of Defense. These registration forms of Adair County women "who desire to help win the war" provided the Council of Defense with a roster of those willing to help in the war effort if a need arose. Data on the registration card includes: name; address, telephone, age, marital status, race, dependents, country of birth, citizenship status, current occupation and level of education...
Dates: 1917

Captain Harris House Collection

Identifier: MS H7
Scope and Contents Photographs, architectural plans and drawings, wallpaper samples, correspondence, newspaper clippings, invoices, checks, and paint and varnish samples detailing the restoration of the Captain Harris House, also known as the Parrish House and Parrish Place, a historical residential building in Kirksville, Missouri. The contents were gathered from the Italianate house at 101 Burton Street in Kirksville, Missouri, during renovations and from records kept by Mary Childers Slone, the owner of the...
Dates: 1869-2008

E. M. Violette Museum Documents of Unknown Origin

Identifier: MUSDP U2
Scope and Contents

Letters, military records, receipts, slave and land sales, political memorabilia and other documents received as individual pieces or in small groups into the E. M. Violette Museum collection.

Dates: 1807-1965

E. M. Violette Papers

Identifier: MS V1
Scope and Contents

Eugene M. Violette's papers, approximately 8 linear feet plus 18 volumes, include draft versions of his books and articles; professional papers, primarily from his years in Kirksville, Missouri, 1900-1923; and personal and family papers including diaries, scrapbooks and photos from childhood to shortly before his death.

Dates: 1875-1940

Linder Family Manuscript Collection

Identifier: MS L3
Scope and Contents Diaries and ledgers dating from 1902 through 1992, which are significant to the history of rural Adair County, Missouri, and the Linder family. The collection also contains letters dating from 1968 through 1974 written by Christa Linder to family in Germany, and letters dating from 1964 through 1981 from Merle and Oran H. Linder to Harold Linder. Oran (Hubert) Linder wrote all but one diary that is included, with the other written by O. R. (Bob) Linder, as well as the farm ledgers....
Dates: 1902-1992

Paul Owen Selby Papers

Identifier: MS S1

Personal papers, research notes and writings of Paul Owen Selby, consisting of the files and records he gave during his lifetime as well as those cleared from his campus office after his death. Many are concerned with Kirksville and Adair County history, genealogies of Adair County families, and Mark Twain. Also includes his personal scrapbooks from 1890-1979.

Dates: 1890-approximately 1995

Quentin C. Smith Albums

Identifier: MS S7
Scope and Contents Copies of album scrapbooks created by Quentin Cabell Smith to "publish" his family history. The albums are about the histories of the Smith, Patterson, Shibley, Link and related families of Adair County, Missouri. They contain copies of photos, letters, newspaper clippings and documents Mr. Smith, his mother and other relatives accumulated, shared and organized while doing genealogical research. Some of the captions and pages of text came from information provided by the diary of his...
Dates: 1862-2003