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James Merrill: Other Writings

James Merrill: Other Writings

Contributed by: Washington University Libraries Special Collections

An exhibit depicting James Merrill's literary archives housed in Washington University's Modern Literature Collection.

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Japanese Ivory Carvings

Japanese Ivory Carvings

Contributed by: University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology

An exhibit presenting a selection of netsuke, okimono, and other Japanese ivory carvings that depict archery-related themes.

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Jesse James Brings Hollywood to the Ozarks

Jesse James Brings Hollywood to the Ozarks

Contributed by: McDonald County Library

Collection of photographs and memorabilia from the 1938 shooting of the film Jesse James. These items document the arrival of Hollywood stars and production teams, the filming of the movie in Pineville Missouri and elsewhere in McDonald County, and involvement of locals. Included are candid shots of movie stars, including Tyrone Power and Henry Fonda.

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Johann Leonhard Rost. Atlas Portatilis Coelestis, 1723

Johann Leonhard Rost. Atlas Portatilis Coelestis, 1723

Contributed by: Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology

This portable atlas follows the style of Johannes Hevelius by the inclusion of constellations invented by Hevelius. There are fourteen hand-colored plates, each one usually divided into three panels, to present forty-one constellation maps.

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John Albert Undertaking Ledger, Ironton, Missouri

John Albert Undertaking Ledger, Ironton, Missouri

Contributed by: Iron County Historical Society

Ledger of funeral records kept by undertaker John Albert, who operated his business in Ironton, Missouri from July 1, 1878 to June 6, 1921. Ledger is bound with pages from Wilson's History and Directory for Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois, 1875-1876.

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John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library

John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library

Contributed by: St. Louis Mercantile Library, University of Missouri - St. Louis

Established in 1984, the John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library stands today as one of North America’s largest and finest railroad history collections. Named after the noted twentieth century railroad executive, John W. Barriger, III (1899-1976), whose collection forms its heart, the Library has grown to become a major resource for the history of railroad business and technology as well as for the study of railroading’s multidimensional influence on the American economy, society and culture.

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Joplin 1902 Picture Booklet

Joplin 1902 Picture Booklet

Contributed by: Joplin Public Library

This book is one of the most complete photographic records of Joplin, Missouri at the turn of the 20th century. By 1900, Joplin had become a city of both millionaires and miners and one of the most important cities in Missouri. The 125 photographs include more than three dozen pictures of the private homes of these self-made men, as well as photographs of the businesses and industries that sprung up to support the mining industry.

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Joplin 1913 Picture Booklet

Joplin 1913 Picture Booklet

Contributed by: Joplin Public Library

This 1913 booklet of Joplin devotes the majority of its 44 photographs to businesses, manufacturing facilities, and other commercial enterprise in Joplin.

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Joplin Historical Postcards

Joplin Historical Postcards

Contributed by: Joplin Public Library

These postcards show the development of Joplin from rough mining camps into the mid-1900s. Pictured are mines and miners, extravagantly landscaped parks and public recreation areas as well as souvenir postcards of the little motels and motor courts that sprang up along the path of America's most famous highway, Route 66.

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Joplin Tornado of 1971

Joplin Tornado of 1971

Contributed by: Joplin Public Library

On May 5, 1971, a tornado struck Joplin, Missouri. It was near dusk. The tornado stayed on the ground for almost 40 blocks through the center of town, killing one man and injuring almost 50 people.

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Journal of Reverend Benjamin Stevens

Journal of Reverend Benjamin Stevens

Contributed by: Hannibal Free Public Library

Reverend Benjamin Franklin Stevens kept a journal of his trip to California by covered wagon during the 1849 gold rush.

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Journal-Post Photographs

Journal-Post Photographs

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

The Kansas City Journal and the Kansas City Post merged in 1928 to form the Kansas City Journal-Post. The paper ceased publication in the 1940s. In 1998 Richard Zeldin donated about 400 glass negatives that his grandmother had purchased from the sale of the newspaper’s assets. This digital collection of some of the prints showcases sports figures, numerous celebrities, aerial views, aviation, and the Bennett bridge game murder trial.

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Judge Elmo M. Hargrave Photograph Collection

Judge Elmo M. Hargrave Photograph Collection

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

These images, taken circa 1920s-1940s, were used to document accident sites in Kansas City. They provide a unique perspective on the traditional views of streetscapes, businesses, residences, parks, and other locales.

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