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HUBERT GORDON COLLETT PAPERS

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Record Class: Textual, Photographs, Sheet Music

Date Range: 1874-1973

Creator: Hubert Gordon Collet (1928-2007)

Provenance: Collett Estate

Organization: Subject; Box 1 of 3 (12/11): Miscellaneous Documents

Language: English

Abstract:
These materials was collected by Gordon Collett (1928-2007) and acquired by Pickler Memorial Library at the Gordon Collett estate sale in December 2011. This portion of the collection contains approximately 760 documents of various sorts pertaining to the family history of the Collett family, and the personal life of Gordon Collett, in the Kirksville, MO area. The collection ranges in date from 1874-1973, and consists of a wide variety of document types, including photographs and negatives, sheet music, financial records, land deeds, correspondence, and event programs. Because these documents were acquired in various lots at the estate sale, some folders maintain their original order (as in the photos and negatives), while other folders have been organized alphabetically, chronologically, or otherwise.

Biographical Information:
This collection includes several letters written by Ira Collett (1862-1944) to Emma Grimm (1863-1934), before the two were married on July 2, 1889. Most of the collection, however, pertains to the life of Hubert Gordon Collett (1928-2007), who went by the name Gordon Collett. He graduated from Kirksville State Teachers College (now Truman State University) with a B.S. degree in 1950 and an M.A. in 1951. Gordon Collett married Mary Kerr (1926-2006), who also graduated from N.M.S.T.C., on July 31, 1959. Also includes Hubert Gordon Collett (1928-2007),  Mary Kerr Collett (1926-2006),  Ira Collett (1862-1944), Emma Grimm Collett (1863-1934),  Hubert Collett (1890-1963), Ezra Grim (1874-1943), George W. Cain (1833-1919), and Asa K. Collett (1821-1898).

   
  Preface Files
1:01 Founding Families of Adair County – Collett and Cain Families
1:02 Cain Family History, courtesy of Adair County Historical Society
   
 

Series 1: Deeds, Real Estate Records

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Warranty Deed of land purchase by Ira Collett from John and Emily Kibler, October 30, 1909. ▪▪ Deed of Sale from J. C. Kibler of a lot in Kirksville to Ira R. Collett, October 29, 1909

Legal description: Lot 7 Block 1 Kirksville, MO

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“1014 N. Ost. Keep; Hubert L. Collett, Kirksville, MO” envelope: Warranty Deed of land purchase by Hubert and Alice Collett from Fred Kriner, June 12, 1950 

Legal description: Lot 10 Block 3 Porters Sub Division to Kirksville, Missouri

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 Warranty Deed of land purchased by Emma Collett from Ezra and Dorothea Grim, November 16, 1907

Legal description: All of Lots 7 and 8 in Block 5 of Richter’s Addition to the City of Kirksville

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General Warranty Deed of land purchase by Ira Collett from William and Susan Six, July 1, 1909. ▪▪ Warranty Deed of land purchase by Ira Collet from William and Susan Six, April 29, 1910. (“this deed is made to correct the description in a former deed between the same parties herein, dated June 17, 1909, and recorded in Book 72, page 315, wherein the land above described was inadvertently omitted from said former deed.”) ▪▪ Record of land suit by Ira Collet against Joseph Adkins, January 19, 1912. (portion of same tract of land in above contract: land commencing 9’-9” W of the NW corner of Lot 5 in Block 10… running thence S 108 feet, thence E 20’-3”, thence N 108’, thence W 20’-3” to the place of beginning)

Legal description: A PART OF Lots 5 and 6 in Block 10 in the Original Town (Now City) of Kirksville Missouri – commencing 6 ft 9 in W of the NW corner of Lot 5, thence S 108 ft, thence E 20’-3”, thence N 45’-3”, thence W 1’, thence N 62’-9”, thence W 19’-3” to the place of beginning

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 General Warranty Deed of land purchase by George W. Cain from George and Sarah Pulliam, December 28, 1881

Legal description: E ½ of Block 11 in Marris Addition to the Town of Kirksville

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General Warranty Deed of land purchase by Anna O. Grim from Ezra C. Grim, October 23, 1897

Legal description: NE ¼ of Block 11 in Morrises Addition to the Town now City of Kirksville Missouri

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“Harry Jonas Lease” envelope: Lease contract between Ira Collett and renter Auto Sales Company of Kirksville, June 1, 1931

Legal description: 215 W. Washington Street, Kirksville, Missouri

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“Prayton Deed; Novinger, MO” envelope: Warranty Deed of land purchase by Hubert and Alice Collett from Ira Collett, November 6, 1935; Loan Receipt for Hubert and Alice Collett, November 1, 1951; Warranty Deed of land purchase by Lillie Prayton from Samuel and Ellen Dear, December 20, 1898; Warranty Deed of land purchase by Ira Collett from Ransford and Lillie Payton, September 6, 1924

Legal description: SW ¼ of NE ¼ of Section 34, except that which lies W of the public road; and NW ¼ of NE ¼ of Section 34, lying E of public road; and NW ¼ of SE ¼ of NE ¼ of Section 34; all in Township 63 of Range 16

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 “40 Acres From W. Mills” envelope: Warranty Deed of land purchase by Hubert Collett to Mary and Warner Mills, September 29, 1960

Legal description: NW ¼ of SW ¼ of Section 35, Township 63, Range 16

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“Sohn Deed for 60 acres more or less” envelope: Warranty Deed of land purchase by Hubert and Alice Collett from Grace Opal Sohn, June 12, 1935. ▪▪ Bank of Kirksville personal check with note on back: “Grace Opal Sohn, Receipt on John(?), Tax of Edward A Grim estate

Legal description: E ½ of SW ¼ of NW ¼; and NE ¼ of SW ¼ of Section 35 of Township 63

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“Abstract Home Place; quit- claim Deed from Mr. Small on 6, 8 acres on homeplace” envelope: Quit-Claim Deed of land from Clair S. Small to Gordon Collett, December 21, 1968

Legal description: Portion of SW ¼ of SW ¼ of Section 34, Township 63, Range 16
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General Warranty Deed of land purchase by Asa K. Collett from John W. Robertson, December 14, 1872. (some of the same land as in June 1, 1871 deed – Folder 1:20)

Legal description: SW ¼ of SW ¼ and E ½ of SW ¼ and E ½ of Section 4 and W ½ of Lot 2 and Lot 1, NW ¼ and NW ¼ of SW ¼ and SE ¼ of the Se ¼ of Section 3 – All in Township 62, Range 16. Also the E ½ of SE ¼ of Section 33 and W ½ of SW ¼ of Section 34, Township 63, Range 16

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Warranty Deed of land purchased by Asa K. Collett from John and Ruth Ely, June 15, 1867. ▪▪ Special Warranty Deed of land purchase by Asa K. Collett from John and Palmoney Fowler, June 26, 1867. ▪▪ Warranty Deed of land purchase by Asa K. Collett from James and Melisa Jones, August 30, 1867

Legal Description: E ½ of Lot 1 of NW ¼ and SE ½ of SE ¼ and W ½ of Lots 1 and 2 of NW ¼ and NW ¼ of SW ¼ of SE ¼ of SW ¼ and SW ¼ of SE ¼ of Section 3 and SE ¼ and SE ¼ of SW ½ of E ½ of Lot 1 of NE ¼ and SW ¼ of NE ¼ of NE ¼ of SW ¼ and W ½ of Lot 2 of NE ¼ of Section 4, also the E ½ of Lot 2 of NE ¼ of Section 4 – All in Township 62, Range 16, and E ½ of SE ¼ and SE ¼ of NE ¼ of Section 33, Township 63, Range 16 (in all 894.04 acres)

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Quit-Claim Deed of land purchase by Asa K. Collett from George, Christina, and Philip Cain, February 12, 1873

Legal description: NW ¼ of the SW ¼ and the S ½ of the NW ¼ and the W ½ of Lot 2 of the NW ¼ all of Section 3 also the SE ¼ of the SE ¼ and the NE ¼ of the NE ¼ and the E ½ of the NE ¼ of the SE ¼ and the E ½ of the SE ¼ of the NE ¼ - all in Section 4 of Township 62 of Range 16. Also the W ½ of the SW ¼ of S 34 also the E ½ of the SE ¼ of Section 33 all in Township 63, Range 16

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Deed of land purchase by John Cain from the State of Missouri, July 5, 1862

Legal description: W ½ of Lot 2 – NE ½ (being the same land as the NW ¼ of the NE ¼), Section 4, Township 62, Range 16

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Trustee’s Deed Under Sale of land defaulted on by George and Ellen House, purchased by George Cain and Asa Collett, July 24, 1875. ▪▪ “William Six deed. Novinger MO” envelope: Sheriff’s Deed for land lawsuit ruled in favor of George Cain and Asa K. Collett, and against William Bowers and George Ann Bowers, July 9, 1894. (SW ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 27 and the SE ¼ of the SE ¼ of Section 28 in Township 63 of Range 16) ▪▪ Trustee’s Deed Under Sale of land defaulted on by Sorenzo and Mary Crowder, purchased by George Cain and Asa Collett, January 28, 1895. (The N ½ of the NE ¼ of Section 33 and the NW ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 34 all in Township 63 of Range 16 in Adair County, Missouri) ▪▪ General Warranty Deed for land purchase by Ira Collett from George and Christina Cain, November 2, 1898. (SW ¼ of SW ¼ of Section 27 also the SE ¼ of the SE ¼ of Section 28 all in Township 63 of Range 16) ▪▪ Correspondence from Hubert Collett to Schuyler County State Bank, May 4, 1935; Correspondence from Schuyler County State Bank to Hubert Collett, May 6, 1935; Correspondence from Charles E. Murrell, JR. of Murrell & Murrell Law Offices to Ira Collett, January 7, 1941. (all regarding taxes on land lying in the SW ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 27, Township 63, Range 16)

Legal description: N ½ of the NE ¼ and the SE ¼ of the NE ¼ of Section 33 and the NW ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 34 and the SE ¼ of SE ¼ of Section 28 and the SW ¼ of SW ¼ of Section 27, all in Township 63 of Range 16 in Adair County, Missouri
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Missouri Trust Deed of land trust from James A. Griffith to J. E. Burnham, with H. M. Henley, beneficiary, December 17, 1898. ▪▪ Trust Deed for a land mortgage between James A. Griffith and Arthur Patterson, December 28, 1898. ▪▪ Abstract of Title to land (the W ½ SE & E ½ SW & NW SW of Section 27 of Township 63 of Range 16, Adair County, Missouri);  listings of various grantors in said 200 acres; Neal Peyton note, January 30, 1894; Will of David A. Ely; Notarized note regarding John Cain and Tho[ma]s Dockery, April 24, 1894; Court record for hearing between David Ely, plaintiff, and Nancy Ely, defendant, January 11, 1889; Affidavit of Identity attested by Thomas Dockery, for Ulysses G. Gaines, to whom land was conveyed by George Patterson et al, February 3, 1894; Affidavit of Payment, and Loss or Destruction of Note for James  Adams as legal representative of Robert and Carrie Griffith, December 27, 1898. ▪▪ Missouri Trust Deed for land and the cash loan thereon by James A. Griffith to H. M. Henley, November 25, 1898 (to be paid by November 25, 1905). ▪▪ Assignees Deed of land sale to Ira Collett from John Mills (for Edwin Hilbert), September 7, 1905

Legal description: W ½ of the SE ¼, and the E ½ of the SW ¼, and the NW ¼ of the SW ¼, all in Section 27, Township 63, Range 16, Adair County, Missouri

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Quit-Claim Deed of land purchase by Ira R. Collett from Tho[ma]s  and Julia Dockery, May 25, 1892

Legal description: NE ¼ of NW ¼ of Section 3, Township 62, Range 16

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General Warranty Deed of land purchase by Ira Collett to Charles B. Palley, March 27, 1896

Legal description: W ½ of the SE ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 34, Township 63, Range 16

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Quit-Claim Deed of land purchase by Asa K. Collett from Mortimer A. Parker, August 3, 1871. (some of the same land as in December 14, 1872 deed - Folder 1:12 )

Legal description: S ½ of the SE ¼ and SE ¼ of the SW ¼ and NW ¼ of the SW ¼ Lot 1 and W ½ of Lot 2 of the NW ¼ of Section 3 and the E ½ and the S ½ of the SW ¼ and the NE ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 4, all in Township 62 of Range 16; and the E ½ of th SE ¼ of Section 33 and the W ½ of SW ¼ of Section 34, Township 63, Range 16

   
 

Series 2: Financial Transactions  (Business and Bank Correspondence; Estate Records)

1:21 Witte Engine Works to Hubert Collett: Correspondence on products from Witte Engine Works to Hubert Collett, November 6, 1935. (2 pages) ▪▪ Envelope with penciled note: “coat 30 plates on side, 2, 60, 2, 120 Bolts 7/16 x 3” long
1:22 The Citizens National Bank to Hubert Collett, 1935-1936: September 10, 1935; regarding $100 note and deficit. ▪▪ August 21, 1936; regarding check to Montgomery Ward, Kansas City ▪▪ “Keep 1938” envelope from The Citizens National Bank: correspondence from The Citizens National Bank to Hubert Collett, December 31, 1937; three handwritten lists (inventories?) from June 18, 1938. ▪▪ “January 26, 1939; Keep” envelope: Correspondence from The Citizens National Bank to H. L. Collett, January 17, 1939; inventory note, January 26, 1939. ▪▪ Jan 15, 1940; Keep” envelope: inventory of livestock and real estate assets, January 15-16, 1940; Correspondence from The Citizens National Bank to Hubert Collett, January 5, 1940.
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H. M. Henley and James Griffith finance correspondence: Correspondence from H. M. Henley of The National Bank regarding “the J. A. Griffith Commission Note for Ira Collett,” November 22, 1905. ▪▪ Cancelled promise of payment from James Griffith to Arthur Patterson, December 17, 1898 (cancelled May 27, 1905). ▪▪ Cancelled promissory note from James A. Griffith to H. M. Henley, November 25, 1898 (cancelled November 28, 1905).

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Inventory, December 30, 1940: Empty envelope with livestock inventory penciled on it, December 30, 1940.

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Appraisal of Emma J. Collett Estate: Appraiser’s notice of Hearing to Hubert Collett for appraisal of the deceased Emma J. Collett’s estate, Februrary 25, 1936.

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Empty Envelope, postmarked January 25, 1950, with note written on it: “Mary – you may have this stamp.”

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“Water Analysis of well on Bottom 80” envelope: certification that the water is safe for drinking purposes, August 26, 1936. (penciled on back of envelope: “8957”)

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 Misc. notes, receipts and maps: Note of payment from Ira Collett to Missouri Hassaw Paving Co., July 10, 1913. ▪▪ Small card with disorganized notes and poems, mentions Emma Grimm, written by Ira Collett?, July 31, 1877. ▪▪ Copy of a map showing Novinger and northern Kirksville. ▪▪ Note of receipt from Asa Collett, November 1868.

1:29 Tax Receipts: Assessment List of taxable property of A. K. Collett, Benton Township, August 10, 1874. ▪▪ Tax Receipt from I. R. Collett, No.791, May 28, 1892. ▪▪ Tax Receipt from Ira Collett, No. 71, November 4, 1892. ▪▪ Tax Receipt from Ira Collett, No. 73, November 4, 1892. ▪▪ Tax Receipt from Ira R. Collett, No. 1592, November 19, 1894. ▪▪ Tax Receipt, I. R. Collett, No. 1157, November 8, 1895. ▪▪ Tax Receipt from A. K. Collett, No. 3675, November 8, 1895. ▪▪ Tax Receipt from Ira Collett, No. 29, October 14, 1897. ▪▪ Tax Receipt, Collett & Sam Six, No. 3994, November 5, 1898. ▪▪ Tax Receipt from Ira Collett, No. 1784, December 27, 1901. ▪▪ Tax Receipt from Ira Collett, No. 1599, December 23, 1902. ▪▪ Tax Receipt from Ira Collett, No. 1612, December 16, 1904. ▪▪ Tax Receipt from John Mills, No. 707, June 12, 1905. ▪▪ Tax Receipts (3) from Ira Collett, No. 1558, 5689, and 5004, December 30, 1905. ▪▪ Tax Receipt from Ira Collett, No. 1541 and 1542, December 7, 1907. ▪▪ Tax Receipt from Ira Collett, No. 3005 and 3006, December 23, 1919. ▪▪ Tax Receipt from Ira Collett No. 3208, December 28, 1921. ▪▪ Tax Receipt from Ira Collett, No. 2985 and 2986, December 10, 1927.
1:30 4 Bank Record Booklets: Maude Foster, 1928-1930 (Photo of two young men inside) ▪▪ Mrs. Maude Foster, 1931-1935 ▪▪ E. Drury, 1933-1934 ▪▪ Ira Collett Estate, Anna Pavolich (sp?) & Hubert R. Collett, Executors, 1944-1945.
   
 

Series 3: Personal Correspondence

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13 letters: January 16, 1876 letter to “Dear Cousin” (Ira Collett?) from Mrs. E. Shneller(?), envelope postmarked Jul. 10, 1934; discusses her “little girl” growing tall, Mr. Eligha Court (sp?) death, Emma Sorsush (sp?) married, “Old Mr. Murry” death, Laura Milten and her daughter in St. Louis, Aunt Ruth, Carrie Shreeve, “Lizzie Forsith told me something to tell you and I forgot it entirely.”  ▪▪ September 30, 1887 letter to Emma Grimm from Ira Collett (3 pages), Postmarked Oct. 1; mentions the St. Louis fair ▪▪ October 23, 1887 letter to Emma J. Grimm from Ira? (3 pages), envelope postmarked Oct. 24, 1887; mentions Jack Turner & [his] wife, “Stuh” Eckert & “girl”  ▪▪ November 3, 1887 letter to Emma J. Grimm from Ira (3 pages), envelope postmarked Nov. 18 ▪▪ January 12, 1888 letter to Emma J. Grimm from Ira Collett (2 pages), envelope postmarked Jan 14; mentions Mrs. McLillard (sp?), Alice Otto, Annie Kiber (sp?), Flora Sotesteer (sp?), “Be a good girl & when I see you again I’ll promise to be half-way interesting.” ▪▪ March 3, 188 letter to Emma J. Grimm from Ira Collett (2 pages), envelope postmarked Mar. 3; discusses upcoming wedding, "be good to my girl, Lulu.”  ▪▪  March ?, 1888 letter to Emma J. Grimm from Ira Collett (2 pages),  envelope postmarked March 22; Ira writes about being upset that Emma did not attend a social event, but encouraging her to come visit when she can. ▪▪ May 12, 1888 letter to Emma J. Grimm from Ira Collett (1 page), envelope postmarked May 14, 1888; mentions Cain, Sommels (?), and Rev. McIntosh ▪▪ May 18, 1888 letter to Emma J. Grimm from Ira Collett (1 page), envelope postmarked May 10, 1888 ▪▪ May 21, 1888 letter to E. J. Grimm from Ira Collett (1 page), envelope postmarked May 21, 1888; discusses plans to visit on Sunday eve[ning] May 27th ▪▪ June 13, 1888 letter to Emma J. Grimm from Ira Collett (1 page), envelope postmarked Jun. 13, 1888; “something has happened & I desire to have a long chat with you before hearing our final good byes.” ▪▪ August 22, 1899 letter to Emma and Ira from Alice Patterson (3 pages), includes a business card for H. E. Patterson (note on the back dated 1897 and signed “Henry”), envelope postmarked Aug. 24; mentions a “fat round little baby,” Lee (writer’s daughter), Mattie “(my sister)”, Washington City, “Lee sends love to Hubert & Ruth.” Mr. & Mrs. Collett, Henry, “unbounded faith in Osteopathy,” Mattie, Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Cain, Rosa & family ▪▪ Marriage announcement for Beluah Coffey and James Llewellyn Clark, envelope postmarked Nov. 22, 1915

   
 

Series 4: Photographs and Negatives

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Photographs and Negatives (2 folders):

Negatives: 1914-1957 known date (guess: 1890’s-1970’s); landscapes, hunted bear, deer, coyote, Collet Freezer and Locker Service, farm life, babies and children, horses and livestock, pets, group photos, winter landscapes, houses, gravestone, Collet Springhouse (?), hunting, Collet house and The Cabins historic marker, etc. ▪▪ Photographs: 1913-1981; sports, farm scenes, winter landscapes, butchering deer, Nazi Parade (printed 1945), Indian mound removal (1981), etc. ▪▪ Slides: 1945, landscape, Nazi parade (printed 1945)

   
 

Series 5: Sheet Music Manuscripts

1:33 Handwritten sheet music on printed staves: “I Don’t Know Why I Love You,” words by Gordon Collett, music by Johnny Goetz, 1948; note on front: “This song may be used by Bill Coustin for broadcast and arranged for his use by Special permission of Writer – Gordon Collett” ▪▪ “Lil Missy Sunshine,” (3 copies) ▪▪ “Moonbeams” male quartet, music by Johnny Goetz, words by Gordon Collett, arr. by Ken Gleason, 1949 ▪▪ “No Time For Love,” words by Gordon Collet, music by Johnny Goetz, 1956; stamped on back: “Look…. ‘a new hit’;” address written on sheet: “38th & Urbandale, 3608 Davidson Rd.”
   
 

Series 6: Genealogical Documents

1:34 Stamper Family Charts: 1771-1973; Sarah Grim Stamper, William Riley Stamper, Henry Judson Stamper
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William Cross of Botetourt Co., VA, and His Descendants, 1733-1932: Also a Record of the Related Families of McCown, Gentry-Blythe, Cain-Robertson, Harris-Martin, and Conner, of Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois and Missouri, by John Newton Cross and Mary Cross Cole, 1932. (Photocopy of the entire book)

   
 

Series 7: Programs

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Church Bulletins: 66 bulletins, ranging in date from 1949-1966, mostly from First Presbyterian Church of Kirksville, also including First Baptist Church of Kirksville, First Christian Church of Kirksville, Kirksville Ministerial Alliance, The Masonic Temple of Kirksville, The Presbyterian Church of Macon, First Methodist Church of Kirksville, The Methodist Church of Wyaconda MO, Community Christian Church

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Commencements: 9 programs, ranging in date from 1917, 1944-45, 1950-52, 1960-61: First District Normal School, Convocation Exercises, May 20, 23, 1917 ▪▪ Commencement Program, Kirksville Senior High School, May 19, 1944 (2 copies) ▪▪ Commencement Program, Kirksville Senior High School, May 19, 1945 ▪▪ Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, The Senior Class of May, May 25, 1950 ▪▪ Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, The May Division of the Class of 1951, May 24, 1951 ▪▪ Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, The May Division of the Class of 1952, May 22, 1952 ▪▪ Graduation Program of the One Hundred Twenty-Fourth Senior Class, Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery, May28-30, 1960 ▪▪ Commencement Program, Kirksville Senior High School, May 26, 1961

1:38 Concerts: 85 programs, ranging in date from 1929-1967, alphabetically by show’s title or headliner’s surname: The Aeolian Trio ▪▪ Anahid and Maro Ajemian  ▪▪ American Piano Trio  ▪▪ Annual Christmas Musicals ▪▪ Assembly Program ▪▪ Eula Beal (signed by Eula Beal and Shibley Boyles) ▪▪ Agnes Marie Bothne, Robert D. Wolff, and Georgia Lou Johnson ▪▪ Students of J. T. Bybee ▪▪ Charles Harlan Clarke and Wilyah Graves ▪▪  Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra ▪▪ Irene Daily, Herbert Levinson, Barbara Elfenbein  ▪▪ The Dubuque Choir ▪▪ Jose Echaniz (2 copies, one is signed) ▪▪ Faculty Recital (Northwestern University School of Music) ▪▪ Ferrante & Teicher ▪▪ Amelia Galli-Cucci ▪▪ Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale (2 copies) ▪▪ Boris Gregory and Rod Strong ▪▪ Charlotte Helsell and Irwin Umlauf ▪▪ Mary Henderson (2 copies) ▪▪ Jerome Hines ▪▪ Immortal Musicals ▪▪ I Musici ▪▪ Ballet Intime ▪▪ La Boheme (2 copies) ▪▪ Raymond Lewenthal ▪▪ Wilma Lipp (handwritten note on the back from G. Biggerstaff?) ▪▪ Josef Marais and Miranda ▪▪ Pupils of Mrs. Flora Downing Margreiter  ▪▪ Frederick Marvin (signed) ▪▪ Lauritz Melchior ▪▪ James Melton (2 copies) ▪▪ The Men of Song ▪▪ Yehudi Menuhin (includes a handwritten note from J. L. J. ?) ▪▪ Morley Meredith ▪▪ Bertha McGuire ▪▪ Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra (2 copies) ▪▪ The National Male Quartet ▪▪ Jeanne and Joanne Nettleton (2 copies) ▪▪ An Old Fashioned Mother ▪▪ Piano and Piano Accordion Recital ▪▪ Piano Recital (2 copies) ▪▪ Carl Palangi ▪▪ Program ▪▪ Ezra Rachlin (includes newspaper clipping) ▪▪ The Reginald Kell Players ▪▪ Margaret Roberts ▪▪ Josette and Yvette Roman ▪▪ Aaron Rosand ▪▪ Robert Rounseville ▪▪ Rubinoff and His Violin (2 copies) ▪▪ Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (2 copies, one signed by Vladimir Golschmann) ▪▪ The Salzedo Concert Ensemble (2 copies) ▪▪ Bidu Sayao (signed) ▪▪ Bakaleinikoff Sinfonietta (2 copies) ▪▪ St. Olaf Lutheran Choir  ▪▪ Marjorie Priebe  ▪▪ Hugh Thompson (2 copies, one signed by Hugh Thompson and Wendel Miebel?) ▪▪ Lawrence Tibbett ▪▪ Trieste Trio (2 copies) ▪▪ Claramae Turner (2 copies, one signed) ▪▪ Tuskegee Choir Series ▪▪ The Unites States Navy Band ▪▪ The Vienna Choir Boys ▪▪ Dorothy Warenskjold ▪▪ Gilbert R. Wiehe and Roy E. Norton
1:39 Miscellaneous: 4 programs ranging in date from 1947-1960, alphabetically by title: “The Chorus and Orchestra Present The Chimes of Normandy” 1947 ▪▪ “International Relations Club and Geography Club” 1960 ▪▪ “Josef Marais & Miranda” ▪▪ “Stairway to Success”
1:40 N.M.S.U./N.M.S.T.C. : 80 programs, ranging in date from 1943-1967, chronological order, with unknown dates at the back: James de la Fuente and Thomas Richner,  July 13, 1943 (signed by both, with photos of both) ▪▪ The Hart House Quartet, February 27, 1945? (signed by several parties) ▪▪ Winter Term Recital, February 20, 1947 ▪▪ Gilbert & Sullivan’s H. M. S. Pinafore, March 27, 1947 (2 copies) ▪▪ H. M. S. Pinafore or “The Lass that Loved a Sailor,” March 27 ▪▪ Spring Term Recital, May 14, 1947 ▪▪ Spring Term Recital, May 15, 1947 (penciled notes: “Jane is Mad Because she just missed A note, Beth R.,” “Her Playing Denotes Anger,” and “Her Mother Been Talking with Mrs. Dailey 1 quarter” ▪▪ Fall Term Recital, November 20, 1947 ▪▪ Christmas Music sung by The College Chorus, December 17, 1947 ▪▪ Winter Term Recital, February 27, 1948 ▪▪ Martha, a Comic Opera in Five Acts, April 29, 1948 (2 copies) ▪▪ Jane Young and Lorraine Pletsch recital, May 16, 1948 ▪▪ Spring Term Recital, May 24, 1948 ▪▪ “Pirates of Penzance,” March 30, 1949 ▪▪ Elsie Jean Collett and Gordon Collett, May 18, 1949, (2 copies, one signed “To my very good friend with my very best wishes, Steve M.” and “E. Jean Collett”) ▪▪ Spring Term Recital, May 20, 1949 ▪▪ Senior Recital, August 2, 1949 (2 copies) ▪▪ Gordon Collet, Senior Recital, November 17, 1949 ▪▪ Fall Term Recital, November 18, 1949 ▪▪ Winter Term Recital, February 23, 1950 (2 copies) ▪▪ Winter Term Recital, February 24, 1950 ▪▪ The Bartered Bride, April 3, 1950 (2 copies) ▪▪ Willard MacGregor, April 13, 1950 ▪▪ Sterling Mische, July 27, 1950 ▪▪ El Capitan, April 20, 1951 (2 copies) ▪▪ Chamber Music Recital, May 4, 1951 ▪▪ Jack Acuff, May 15, 1951 ▪▪ Mary Jane Goeke and Raymond Goeke, May 16, 1951 ▪▪ Spring Quarter Recital, May 18, 1951 ▪▪ Emma Lou Diemer and Dallas Draper, July 10, 1951 ▪▪ Stephen Melvin, July 26, 1951 ▪▪ Frederic Kirchberger, October 25, 1951 (2 copies) ▪▪ Naughty Marietta, April 18, 1952 ▪▪ The Concert Band, May 13, 1952 ▪▪ The Messiah by George F. Handel, December 13, 1953 ▪▪ Erlinda Faustino von Heiland, July 27, 1955 ▪▪ Northeast Missouri State Teachers College Orchestra, February 12, 1956 ▪▪ Elmer Schoettle, March 18, 1956 ▪▪ John Hart, May 3, 1956 (2 copies) ▪▪ The Concert Band and NEMO Singers on Annual Spring Tour, 1956 ▪▪ Jack Acuff, July 22, 1958 ▪▪ Raymond Goeke, July 24, 1958 ▪▪ Ervin Neff, Francetta Trainer, and Katie Brown, July 27, 1958 ▪▪ Forrest John Fowler, July 29, 1958 ▪▪ Showboat, April 15-16, 1959 (2 copies) ▪▪ Official Opening of the College Auditorium, April 26-May 1, 1959 ▪▪ Oral Interpreters (present) The Book Worm, 1960(?) ▪▪ Don Walker, Leland Bland, David Miles, and Virginia Roberson, July 27, 1961 ▪▪ Jonean Ratliff and Leland Bland, January 11, 1962 (2 copies) ▪▪ Northeast Missouri State Teachers College Baccalaureate Service, May 19, 1963 ▪▪ St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, November 18, 1963 ▪▪ Risë Stevens, January 9, 1964 ▪▪ The College Symphony Orchestra and The College-Community Oratorio Chorus, February 16, 1964 ▪▪ The Norman Luboff Choir, November 6, 1964 ▪▪ The Robert Shaw Chorale and Orchestra, “Messiah,” April 19, 1966 ▪▪ The Spanish Club presents A Latin American Folkloric Show, April 1, 1967 ▪▪ Centennial Celebration, Spanish Latin-American Day, April 1, 1967 ▪▪ Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, April 14, 1967 ▪▪ Centennial Homecoming Alumni Banquet, October 27, 1967 ▪▪ Carousel, April 16 and 17, (unknown year; program torn) ▪▪ Velda Linder and Mary Jane Linder, July 26, (unknown year) ▪▪ Irene Drennan and Zolene Perry, March 23, (unknown year)
   
  Series 8: Scrapbooks
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“Adair County” scrapbook by Gordon Collett (Grade Six): 52-page scrapbook about various aspects of Adair County, Missouri, including information handwritten in pencil, newspaper articles, and photos. Section titles: I. General Characteristics (A. Location, B. Size and Population, C. Surface and Drainage, D. Temperature and rainfall), II. Early History (A. First Inhabitants, B. Early Settlements, C. Life of pioneers, D. Trouble with Indians), III. Resources and Industries (A. Resources: coal, soil, timber; B. Industries: agriculture, dairying, manufacturing, mining), IV. Education and Religious advantages, V. Recreational Facilities, VI. Points of Historical Interest, VII. Persons who have made worth-while contributions, VIII. Chief cities and towns. ▪▪ preservation photo copies of all pages

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Mr. & Mrs. Gordon and Mary (formerly Kerr) Collett Wedding Scrapbook, July 31, 1959: 16 page scrapbook filled with materials related to the Collett wedding including greeting cards, letters, and invitations: 86 greeting cards and congratulatory notes ▪▪ The First Presbyterian Church, Kirksville, Missouri, October 9, 1960 bulletin (note penciled inside) ▪▪ The International Relations Club and The Geography Club Annual Alumni Banquet program, March 23, 1962 ▪▪ International Relations Club and Geography Club program, including place card for Mrs. Gordon Collett, March 20, 1961 ▪▪ 3 sealed envelopes (wedding invitations?) ▪▪ Correspondence from Barrett Stout to Gordon Collett, March 12, 1951 ▪▪  Correspondence from Barrett Stout to Gordon Collett, March 29, 1951 ▪▪ Correspondence from “Yer old Auntie” to Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Collett, July 31, 1960 ▪▪ Wedding announcement for Mary Rose Kerr and H. Gordon Collett, July 31, 1959, Kansas City, Missouri ▪▪ preservation photo copies of all materials

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Mary Kerr [Collett] Scrapbook: 17 page scrapbook filled with various notes, cards, and event programs, ranging in date from 1946 to 1951: includes a Northeast Missouri State Teachers College Freshman Handbook, 1946-1947 ▪▪ Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, The Christmas Music sung by The College Chorus, December 17, 1947 ▪▪ Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, The May Division of the Class of 1951 commencement program ▪▪ Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, Commencement, May 26, 1949 ▪▪ Ballet Intime program ▪▪ Hugh Thompson (signed by Hugh Thompson and Wendel Miedel (sp?) ▪▪ preservation photo copies of all materials

 

K. S. T. C. Homecoming button (housed in separate, smaller box with the Mary Kerr [Collett] Scrapbook - C7 1:43)

 

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