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Higher Education

Truman State University

Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections

Big Fire

Big Fire

Contributed by: Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections/Archives, Truman State University

An exhibit shows two "big fires" in the history of Truman State University which occurred in 1918 and 1924. A recorded narrative by Professor Emeritus Pauline Dingle Knobbs about her memories of the1924 fire for the Adair County Bicentennial Committee's oral history project is also included.

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Central Wesleyan College Archives

Central Wesleyan College Archives

Contributed by: Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections, Truman State University

A collection of documents and ledgers containing correspondence; business, legal, and financial records; student organizations' records; college publications; and institutional histories of Central Wesleyan College and Orphan Asylum and merging institutions, Mt. Pleasant German College and Ozark Wesleyan College.

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Chariton Collector

Chariton Collector

Contributed by: Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections, Truman State University

A magazine focused on local history and folklore that was produced bi-annually by the Kirksville High School Local History class between Fall 1980 and Spring1989.

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Harry H. Laughlin Papers

Harry H. Laughlin Papers

Contributed by: Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections, Truman State University

Laughlin's professional files include institutional correspondence, memoranda, and reports; general correspondence; correspondence and printed materials related to the eugenical organizations; working manuscripts; notes; some photographs; and miscellaneous collected printed materials.

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Kirksville Cyclone

Kirksville Cyclone

Contributed by: Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections, Truman State University

Centennial photo exhibit of the destruction wrought by Kirksville's April 1899 tornado.

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Kirksville Photos by Drake

Kirksville Photos by Drake

Contributed by: Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections, Truman State University

An album of 35 photos of Kirksville buildings, businesses and people created by “Drake, Fotografer” in Jan-April 1893 and originally owned by Clifford Elmore Henry.

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Leon Karel Business Forms Collection

Leon Karel Business Forms Collection

Contributed by: Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections, Truman State University

A collection of primarily late 19th and early 20th century illustrated letterheads and business forms.

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Lincoln and the Dome

Lincoln and the Dome

Contributed by: Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections/Archives, Truman State University

The creation and restoration of Allyn Cox's cartoon for a segment of "The Hall of Capitols" mural in the United States Capitol

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Papers of James Mickleborough Greenwood 1874 - 1914

Papers of James Mickleborough Greenwood 1874 - 1914

Contributed by: Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections, Truman State University

Finding aid to personal and professional papers of James Mickleborough Greenwood.

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Thomas Hart Benton: Murals in the Missouri State Capitol

Thomas Hart Benton: Murals in the Missouri State Capitol

Contributed by: Truman State University Art Department; Missouri State Museum

An exhibit which focuses on the Thomas Hart Benton murals at the Missouri State Capitol. This exhibit includes an image gallery, an analysis of the mural, biographical information about Benton, a history of Regionalism, and educational resources for the classroom.

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Welcome to 1890s Kirksville

Welcome to 1890s Kirksville

Contributed by: Truman State University, Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections/Archives

Photographs of Kirksville in 1890s including Adair County's New Court House and other buildings, city map and street guide, 1899 Cyclone and portraits of Kirksville residents.

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