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A Century of Missouri Literature
Book about the history of Missouri authors important in the state's literature, starting in 1820 and including a scathing critique of the writings of Mark Twain.
Children's Room: Two Missourians Dear to Children
Article about the Kansas City Public Library's holdings in the children's room of writings of poet Eugene Field and writer Mark Twain, describing both their lives and writings.
Cousin Cyril Remembers "Mahrk"
Photos and biographical article about Cyril Clemens, a distant cousin of and expert on author Mark Twain (1835-1910). Resident of Kirkwood, Missouri and founder of "the International Mark Twain Society"...
Fire Insurance Maps
Article about the history of fire insurance maps in the location of property owners for genealogical and other uses, with fire maps of Hannibal, Missouri, showing the changes over time in the area of Mark...
From Robber Caves to Robber Barons: New South Missouri and the Social Construction of Mark Twain, 1910-1935
Photos, illustrations, and biographical article about author Mark Twain (1835-1910), his upbringing in Hannibal, Missouri in the 1840s, and its influence on his later writings with information on his memorials,...
Full-body photograph of Missouri born author Mark Twain seated in a rocking chair on a porch, location not given.
Folder contains brochures on Twain; an etching entitled "Mark's Twain's Cabin" and a photocopy of the marriage record for Twain's parents.
Photos, illustrations, and information on Mark Twain (1835-1910), a world-famous author of fiction ("Huckleberry Finn," etc.) from Missouri. Born in Florida, Missouri as Samuel Langhorne Clemens and raised...
Head and shoulders portrait, in cap and gown.
Mark Twain Home and Museum
Photos and biographical article about author Mark Twain (1835-1910), his upbringing in Hannibal, Missouri (setting of his novel "Tom Sawyer") in the 1840s, and its influence on his later writings with...
Mark Twain School
Mark Twain State Park
Photos, maps, and information on the 1,192-acre Mark Twain State Park established in 1924 at Florida, Missouri, birthplace of the park's namesake. Description of the historical sites and items at the park...
Sameul Clemens and His ''Civil War'' Campaign
April 1, 2003
Article contains stories concerning Mark Twain's short term with Pro-Southern troops in 1861.
Samuel Clemens: Con Artist
Article describes how in 1854 a young Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) "tapped his inner Tom Sawyer" by tricking an abolitionist group into reimbursing him for a train ride from Missouri to Boston, MA, that...
SC13-1 Missouri Valley Special Collections Postcard Collection Finding Aid
This postcard collection includes a wide variety of subjects such as buildings, parks, streets, people, and festivals. Although the cards cover a wide geographical area, the two major portions of the collection...
SC63 Vertical Files Special Collection Finding Aid
1820-1970 (bulk 1880-1950)
The vertical files in this collection contain items found in the regular vertical files of the Special Collections department that were determined to be too old and fragile to be left in the files. The...
SC7 Missouri Valley Historical Society Records Finding Aid
The Missouri Valley Historical Society (1913-1940) was the successor to the Kansas City Historical Society (1906-1913) and the Early Settler's Society and Historical Association (1896-1906). All these...
Thomas Hart Benton's Huck Finn Illustrations Commemorate Mark Twain
Article about the illustrations done by artist Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) in 1942 for limited editions of Mark Twain's (1835-1910) novel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," with brief biographical sketches...
Thomas Hart Benton's Original Illustrations for Mark Twain Classics
Article about the illustrations done by artist Thomas Hart Benton in 1939, 1942, and 1944, for limited editions of Mark Twain's books "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," and...
Three Missouri Towns
August 29, 1914
Article describing the sights and scenes in three Missouri towns along the Mississippi River: Hannibal, Saint Louis, and Louisiana, Missouri. Illustrations and descriptions of their unusual characteristics,...
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