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Western Historical Manuscript Collection

Columbia, MO

Western Historical Manuscript Collection
23 Ellis Library
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65201-5149


Bauer, Royal D.M.
Papers, 1895-1919

Correspondence of a naval yeoman, 1916-1919, primarily to his sister, Gladys Bauer, and friend, Helen Elizabeth Clark. Diary of his service at Great Lakes, Illinois, Guipavas Finistere, and Brest, France. Copies of the Great Lakes Bulletin and Great Lakes Recruit, 1918. 1895 photograph of Franklin County, Missouri, officials.

200 items


Bright, Clarkson J.
Papers, 1856-1966

Correspondence, diaries, photographs, and related materials of a career U.S. Navy officer.

39 folders


Clapp, Fayette
Papers, 1862-1863

A diary consisting of "letters" written to Clapp's wife during his service in the Union's Mississippi River fleet. As a surgeon, Clapp participated in the Vicksburg campaing, the Yazoo Pass expedition, and the Battle of Grand Gulf, Mississippi. The diary provides glimpses into shipboard life, comparisons of Army and Navy life, observations on slavery, and Clapp's concern for his family.

8 folders


Curtis, Thomas B.
Papers, 1950-1969

Constituent correspondence and congressional committee material during Curtis' terms as a Republican U.S. representative from Missouri. The bulk of the committee material pertains to Ways and Means and Joint Economic Committees. Material is filed chronologically by topic within each year.

28,157 folders


Symington, Stuart
Papers, 1940s-1970s

Congressional and personal papers of Democratic Senator Stuart Symington, term of office 1953-1976. The papers include correspondence, campaign materials, speeches, scrapbooks, motion picture film, sound recordings, memorabilia, and photographs.

650 feet


Trenholme, William M.
Papers, 1931-1963

Naval officer and physicist.

98 folders


U.S. Naval Academy, Board of Visitors
Records, 1917-1921

In the University of Missouri President's Office Papers.

22 folders


U.S. Naval Diesel Training School
Records, 1942-1943

In the University of Missouri President's Office Papers.

9 folders


U.S. Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps
Records, 1945-1952

In the University of Missouri President's Office Papers.

12 folders


U.S. Navy Correspondence
Records, 1932-1962

In the Papers of Frederick A. Middlebrush, President, University of Missouri.

75 folders


White, Richard D.
Papers, 1895-1953

Unpublished autobiography, correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings of a Missourian who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, spent 40 years on active duty in the Navy, was made a Rear Admiral, and served in the diplomatic corps.

42 folders


World War II Letters
Collection, 1940-1946

Letters written by servicemen during the war to friends and relatives throughout the United States. Arranged alphabetically by writer's name. Includes about 300 items from Radioman Roe L. Johnson, Lieutenant (jg) Ralph C. Patterson, and Radio Technician Joseph P. Powell.

Published: Thu Jun 26 12:40:18 EDT 2014