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Missouri State University

Copenhaver Collection

Copenhaver Collection

Contributed by: Missouri State University Special Collections and Archives Department

Papers of the brothers James Albert and H. H. Copenhaver, union members who worked in Springfield, Missouri's milling industry in the 1920s-1930s. The collection mainly documents the Missouri Farmers Association (MFA) Milling Company in Springfield, Missouri. This collection was scanned in its entirety. See the finding aid for more information.

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Dallas Bartley, Small Town Boy

Dallas Bartley, Small Town Boy

Contributed by: Missouri State University Special Collections and Archives Department

This exhibt presents life of Dallas Bartley. From his earliest days in Springfield through his years performing with some of the most notable jazz musicians of his time, Dallas Bartley was an accomplished performer and composer.

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Frisco Travel Exhibit

Frisco Travel Exhibit

Contributed by: Missouri State University Special Collections and Archives Department

Selection of ephemera, documents, postcards, photographs, and artifacts documenting the Saint Louis-San Francisco Railway. The items were used in creating the MSU Archives and Special Collection's Frisco Travel Exhibit in 2008.

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Fruitful Heritage

Fruitful Heritage

Contributed by: Paul Evans Library of Fruit Science, Missouri State University

The Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station was established in 1899. Station directors and staff documented their work on 873 glass photographic plates. The collection displays the unique heritage of Ozark pomology (fruit culture). The collection documents fruit varieties, disease, insects, orchard equipment, and harvesting methods from the first half of the twentieth century.

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Greene County Aerial Photography

Greene County Aerial Photography

Contributed by: Missouri State University

Aerial photography for Greene County, Missouri, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture taken in 1936, 1938, and 1953.

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Guides to Missouri State University Special Collections and Archives

Guides to Missouri State University Special Collections and Archives

Contributed by: Missouri State University

Guides to the MSU Special Collections and Archives Department's collections, both processed and unprocessed, digitized and not.

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Max Hunter Collection of Ozark Folk Song

Max Hunter Collection of Ozark Folk Song

Contributed by: Music Department, Missouri State University

An archive of almost 1600 Ozark Mountain folk songs recorded between 1956 and 1976.

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Missouri Small Fruit and Vegetable Conference Proceedings

Missouri Small Fruit and Vegetable Conference Proceedings

Contributed by: Missouri State University

Proceedings for the annual Missouri Small Fruit and Vegetable Conference (previously called the Missouri Small Fruit Conference and the Small Fruit Growers Conference) held in Springfield, Missouri. Sponsored in part by the Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station on the Southwest Missouri State University (later Missouri State University) campus in Mountain Grove.

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MSU Student Newspaper - The Standard

MSU Student Newspaper - The Standard

Contributed by: Missouri State University

The Standard, Missouri State University's student newspaper, began publication in 1912 and continues today. See The Standard's website for the most recent newspapers and for most issues dating back to September 1998.

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MSU Theatre and Dance Collection

MSU Theatre and Dance Collection

Contributed by: Missouri State University

Select items from the archival holdings of the university's Theatre and Dance Department, including programs, fliers, photographs, correspondence, and clippings. The digitized materials focus on the United Service Organizations (USO) performances and represent a small sampling of the collection.

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MSU Yearbook - Ozarko

MSU Yearbook - Ozarko

Contributed by: Missouri State University

The Ozarko is Missouri State University's yearbook, published 1909-1992 (with the exceptions of 1918-1921 and 1944-1946). See the finding aid for more information.

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Otto Bowles Collection

Otto Bowles Collection

Contributed by: Missouri State University

Papers of Otto Bowles, which focus on the Western Missouri and Kansas District Laborers' Council, as well as memorabilia related to Bowles, who served on the Council for many years. This collection was scanned in its entirety. See the finding aid for more information.

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Shannon County Film Project

Shannon County Film Project

Contributed by: Missouri State University

Forty-five streaming video files focusing on the rural Ozarks, specifically Shannon County, Missouri, and covering politics, education, lost skills, the role and importance of kinship, timberwork, hunting, religion, isolation, journalism, law, health, and the significance of "place."

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Springfield Transportation Photos

Springfield Transportation Photos

Contributed by: Missouri State University; The History Museum for Springfield-Greene County

Selection of digitized images, dated 1910-1952, from black and white negatives held by The History Museum for Springfield-Greene County. The images document public transportation in Springfield from streetcars to city buses and show progress and changes within the Springfield community.

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Unofficial MSU Student Newspapers

Unofficial MSU Student Newspapers

Contributed by: Missouri State University

Examples of unofficial "underground" newspapers published by Missouri State University students.

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Where the Wilson Meets the James

Where the Wilson Meets the James

Contributed by: Center for Archaeological Research, Missouri State University and the Missouri Humanities Council

This virtual museum uses archaeological research, artifacts and historic documents to tell the story of the people, cultures, and events where Wilson Creek flows into the James River southwest of Springfield, Missouri, the area commonly known as Delaware Town.

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