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100 Years of History: The State Historical Society of Missouri Celebrates Its Centennial
Article about the history and collections of the State Historical Society of Missouri in Columbia on the society's centennial in 1998. Description of its vast holdings, including "the largest state newspaper...
Mention of a gift by Mrs. Murray Montgomery to the State Historical Society of Missouri of a bible record of Missouri Civil War officer and Jackson County official Lilburn Boggs (1817-1905).
Hearts West: Mail-order Brides Seeking Romance
February 1, 2007
Article is an excerpt from the book Hearts West: True Stories of Mail-Order Brides on the Frontier by Chris Enss. Kansas City was the home of a publication called Matrimonial News which came out once a...
Historic Westport: Scarritt House to National Registry
Story about the preservation of the Nathan Scarritt residence, "what the State Historical Society of Missouri calls the oldest house in the Westport area--and one of the few early buildings remaining,"...
Historical Notes and Comments: "I'm from Missouri"
Brief history of the Missouri state "show me" slogan by "Dr. Walter B. Stevens, president of the State Historical Society of Missouri," claiming its true origin as uncertain.
Making Him Fresh Again: On Writing Yet Another Mark Twain Biography
January 1, 2007
Author Ron Powers explains why he added another biography, "an atom in the stream" to the many already written about Mark Twain. Powers believes that his subject is such a complex person, his work so brilliant...
Persephone's Shade Tree: An Important Thomas Hart Benton Study Drawing Acquired by The State Historical Society of Missouri
The State Historical Society of Missouri recently acquired a Thomas Hart Benton pencil, ink, and wash sketch entitled "Oak Tree." This same tree is included in Benton's 1938 painting named "Persephone."...
Show Me Missouri History: Celebrating the Century, Part 1
First installment of excerpts from a video project by the State Historical Society of Missouri (in Columbia) on the history of Missouri in the 20th century dealing with the years 1900-1918. Photos and...
Show Me Missouri History: Celebrating the Century, Part 2
Second installment of excerpts from a video project by the State Historical Society of Missouri on the history of Missouri in the 20th century dealing with the years 1918-41. Photos and description of...
Show Me Missouri History: Celebrating the Century, Part 3
Third and final part of a series of articles by about the history of Missouri in the 20th century, this part covering the period from World War II to the end of the 1960s. Photos and descriptions of general...
The Missouri Historical Review and the Civil War
July 1, 2006
This review article cites and describes articles about the Civil War from the Missouri Historical Review that will appear in a forthcoming anthology. It also serves as an overview of key events that defined...
The State Historical Society of Missouri, 1898-1973: A Brief History
Article about the history of the Missouri State Historical Society (as opposed to the Missouri Historical Society in Saint Louis), founded in Columbia in 1898 through the Missouri Press Association in...
The Work of Art
Part 1 of a transcript of an interview with artist Thomas Hart Benton, conducted May 6, 1962 by a group of academics from Kansas State College of Pittsburg (now Pittsburg State University). Benton discusses...
Traveling in Bingham's Footsteps
The author follows or traces artist George Caleb Bingham's footsteps in Missouri, including The State Historical Society of Missouri in Columbia, Arrow Rock, St. Louis, Rocheport, Stone County, and Boonville...
Why the Civil War Still Lives
Speech given at a State Historical Society of Missouri meeting about the continuing interest in the Civil War, with references to Missouri and illustrations and photos.
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