Lindenwood University, Mary Ambler Archives
Established in 1993, the Mary Ambler Archive at Lindenwood University is the central repository for all official records and special collections of the college. Our collection focus is on the Early American Frontier and Antebellum Missouri, Women's Colleges, George and Mary Sibley, and historical material originating within a 75 mile radius of St. Charles County, and St. Louis City and County, including material from Illinois.
Highlights from the Mary Ambler Archive include a majority of the personal papers of George and Mary Sibley, the scientific field notes of biologist Mary Talbot, the 1945 Missouri Constitutional Convention papers of Franc McCluer (committee chairman), and the personal library of U.S. Senator James Reed.
The House of Bethany journal is significant in that it gives a glimpse into post Civil War conditions in St. Louis, and the development of charitable organizations by progressive minded individuals. The House of Bethany was a non-denominational Christian group founded by philanthropist James E. Yeatman. Members of the group consisted solely of women who made a vow to devote one year of their life to helping the sick and indigent, along with rehabilitating prostitutes into respectable citizens.
Please visit Lindenwood University's Mary E. Ambler Archives Website for digitized yearbooks, newspapers, alumni publications, and the Lindenwood University Virtual Museum.