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Clyde Family Letter Collection

by Clyde, EthelClyde, Jane Leslie "Jennie"Clyde, Leslie M.Clyde, Robert A. (1916 – 1919)

9 folders (0.1 linear feet)

The Clyde Family Letter Collection documents the lives of Leslie Clyde and Robert A. Clyde as they served in France during the First World War. The letters date from 1916 to 1919 and describe the men's experiences as they trained at Fort Monroe, Virginia and served with the 2nd Trench Mortar Battery, 2nd Division throughout France. Most of the letters were written by Leslie and Robert to their mother, Jane "Jennie" Clyde, and their father, Robert S. Clyde, as well as their younger siblings: Margaret, Alexander "Sander," Jennie, and Marion. While most of the correspondence contains details about daily life, some mention national and worldwide events such as the Spanish influenza epidemic, Daylight Savings Time in the US, prohibition, the Chicago race riot of 1919, unions and the Railroad Brotherhood, and Charlie Chaplin. Some of the letters include racist slurs and sentiments.

Identifier: SC2023.010
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Johnson County, Missouri Board of Health Minutes

by Johnson County Board of Health (1901 – 1911)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The minutes of the Johnson County Board of Health details a group of doctors who met in Warrensburg, Missouri between 1901 and 1911 to share what families they had visited and treated, noting the racial background of the families.

Associated Subjects: Minutes (Records) • Medical History
Identifier: SC2016.099
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Journal of Spirit Manifestations

by Benson, Wilmer (1852 – 1854)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

Wilmer Benson's Journal of Spirit Manifestations documents the phenomenological occurences of the Booneville, Missouri photographer from 1852 to 1854. Writings in this journal were not only recorded by Benson, but purportedly the spirits that visited him. Most of Benson's encounters were with his 12 year old daughter, Jane; he relates experiences with alphabet answering by the spirits, levitation of a table and unscrewing of the table top, and visits from family and non-family members. The transcribed journal is attached.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Spirituality • Family Life
Identifier: SC2013.010
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: View Attachment

Lankford Family papers

by Lankford, BenjaminLankford, Scott, and Porter families (1683 – 1975)

10 boxes,  1 oversize box (7.75 linear feet)

The Lankford Family Papers document the Somerset County, Maryland family's activities through extensive correspondence, land records, photographs, newspaper clippings, genealogical notes, and other materials. While the collection dates between 1683 and 1975, the majority dates between 1812 and 1897. Much of the correspondence revolves around Benjamin Lankford (1798-1886), who served in the Maryland General Assembly between the 1840s and 1870s, as well as his wife, Susan, and her sister Mary Jane Guillet. The correspondence in the collection is described at the item level.

Associated Subjects: Farm Life • Lankford Family • Personal Correspondence • Politics • Slavery
Identifier: 2000.002
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Mental Photographs Journal (Woodlandville, Missouri)

by Mitchell, Josephius (1893 – 1897)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This Mental Photographs Journal was compiled between 1893 and 1897 by Josephius Mitchell of Woodlandville, Boone County, Missouri. Each "mental photograph" consists of two pages of questions and answers that offer rich personal details about the respondent. There are 37 individuals who answer the 40 questions listed, one of which includes a photograph.

Associated Subjects: Country Life • Questionnaires • Youth
Identifier: SC2013.033
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment