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Eugene Morrow Violette Papers
(1875-1940)

Ms Collection V1


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Eugene Morrow Violette, the eldest son of Thomas Henry & Julia (Horn) Violette, was born September 4, 1875 on his Grandfather Violette’s farm near Pittsfield, MO.  He died March 26, 1940, at his home in Baton Rouge, LA. 

Eugene grew up in Clinton, MO, where he worked in his father’s shoe store while attending Clinton High School and Clinton Academy.  In 1892, while a student at the Academy, he joined a group of friends (“the gang” in his diaries) to become one of the six founding members of Phi Lambda Epsilon fraternity.  In 1895, he entered Central College (now Central Methodist University, Fayette, MO,

and three years later was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree.  He then moved on to the University of Chicago for an MA in History the following year.  After teaching several years, he twice took sabbaticals to work on his PhD at Harvard; he completed the course work but was unable to finish the degree program.

Violette began his long teaching career as an Assistant in History during his senior year at Central.  Upon completion of his Master’s, he was appointed Acting Associate Professor of History at the University of Missouri for one year, then accepted a permanent position as Professor of European History and Head of the Department of History and Government at the First District Normal School (now Truman State University) in Kirksville.  Except for a year’s leave to teach at Washington University, St Louis, 1920-21, he remained in Kirksville from 1900 until 1923 when he went to Louisiana State University as Associate Professor of History.  He was Professor of English History there at the time of his death in 1940.

Although Violette’s professed areas of interest and training were British and medieval European history, he became one of Missouri’s premiere state historians.  His extensive works on Missouri history include A History of Missouri (1918), the standard public school textbook for many years.  While in Kirksville, he created the Normal School archives and began collecting artifacts for what would eventually become the campus historical museum, later named the EM Violette Museum in his honor.  Off campus, he initiated the drive for an Adair County Historical Society, was a founding Trustee of the State Historical Society of Missouri, served on the Mississippi Valley Historical Association’s editorial board, was on the Missouri Centennial Commission, and was a very active member of the American Historical Association, the Missouri Teachers’ Association and numerous other professional organizations.

In 1902, Eugene married Miss Hallie Hall (1870-1935), the daughter of George and Rachel Abbott (Smith) Hall of Trenton, MO, and an English instructor at the Normal School.  The couple had two children, Homer Newton (1903-1982), and Rachel Eugenia  (1905-1992).  His second wife was long-time family friend and Kirksville school teacher, Mrs Elizabeth “Bessie” (Smith) Starr (1886-1938).  She died during their honeymoon voyage to Europe, only two months after their Christmas 1937 wedding.

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When Eugene Violette died in March 1940, his children donated his personal library and papers to the two schools where he had spent the major portion of his career, Northeast Missouri State Teachers College (the old “Normal School”) and Louisiana State University.  The LSU library was to select the documents and books related to Louisiana that they wanted for their collection and the rest, including personal diaries and scrapbooks, were to come to Pickler Memorial Library at Northeast. 

EMV’s extensive library of rare and out-of-print books on Missouri government and history forms the core of the Violette-McClure Missouriana Library (identified as “MO Collection” on the library catalogue).   His papers, approximately 8 linear feet plus 18 volumes, include numerous draft versions of his books and articles, professional papers primarily from his years in Kirksville, 1900-23, and personal and family papers which are all inclusive of his life.

Researchers using these materials might also be interested in the Eugene M Violette Collection at LSU.

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Note: (1) All newspaper clippings in this collection have been photocopied on acid-free archival paper and the originals, most of which were brittle beyond salvage, have been discarded. (2) Violette will be referred to as “EMV” from here forward
V1/10   Administrative/Biographical
  0:1 Correspondence re Donation of Violette’s Papers & Missouriana Library, 1940-41
    Ethel Hook, College Librarian, with ◙ Rachel (Violette) Campbell, New Orleans (27), Apr 1940-Sept 1941; ◙ Homer Newton Violette, Bowie, MD (2), May, Oct 1940; ◙ Homer Hall, St Louis (5), May-Sept 1940; ◙ Floyd C Shoemaker, State Historical Society of Missouri (2), May 1940; ◙ Claude M Wise, Louisiana State University (3), Jul-Sept 1940
  0:2 Memorials & Documents Re Death of Eugene Morrow Violette
   

◙ “Eugene Morrow Violette” by Walter H Ryle, typescript; ◙ “Eugene Morrow Violette – An Appreciation” by Lucy Simmons, typescript; ◙ Floyd C Shoemaker to Homer Hall, 24 May 1940, transmitting Resolution of Appreciation, Executive Committee, State Historical Society of Missouri (cc); ◙ “EM Violette, Teacher and Friend”; funeral oration by CM Wise (2c); ◙ Teachers College Index, 3 May 1940 tributes & articles re death; ◙ Obituaries from Kirksville Weekly Graphic, Kirksville Daily Express, Teachers College Index, Clark County Courier and an unidentified Baton Rouge(?) paper; ◙ Teachers College Index, 25 July & 1 Aug 1923; articles re EMV at time of his resignation

  0:3 Other Documents & Correspondence
    ◙ Rachel Campbell obit, Kirksville Daily Express, 16 Jun 1992; ◙ Correspondence with Louisiana State University Archives re transmittal of LSU photo that should have been included in their share of the Violette papers, Feb 2004
     
V1/1   Normal School/ Northeast Missouri State Teachers College
  1:1 Employment Correspondence, 1900
    ◙ President John R Kirk acknowledging receipt of application and requesting additional information; ◙ JW Martin, Secretary, Board of Regents; notification of election to Chair of History [note: EMV’s letter of application is in the Kirk Presidential Papers, University Archives]
  1:2 Correspondence with President John R Kirk
    ◙ Kirk to EMV re history department business, including budgetary items, salaries & book purchases (3) ▪ 1902 ▪ 1906 ▪ 1907 ◙ EMV to Kirk re book Life Begins at Seventy, 1937
  1:3 Debate & Oratory Contests (Judging Invitations), 1918-19
    ◙ Perry-Mexico High Schools Debate Contest, 1918; ◙ Missouri Collegiate Oratorical Association Contest, 1919 (3); ◙ Kahoka-Edina High Schools Debate Contest, 1919; ◙ Bucklin-Kahoka High Schools Debate Contest, 1919
  1:4 School Songs & Yells
    ◙ “Songs of the State Teachers College”, Fall 1919; lyrics typed (mimeographed) & distributed by the Commerce Dept;  ◙ “Songs for July 4, 1917 on the State Farm, KSNS”;  ◙ “Kirksville Normal School Anniversary Song” (Written by Mary Elizabeth McCool for Fortieth Anniversary Celebration, 18 Oct 1907); ◙ “KSTC Fight Song” (by Armon Adams); ◙ Cards printed with song lyrics, all-school yells & literary society yells (13), 1908, 1913, 1922 (most undated); lyrics included (some on more than one list or card) ▪ Kirksville Will Shine Tonight ▪ Loyalty Song ▪ Old Mizzou (original & revised); The Purple and the White (original title of Old Mizzou) ▪ Hello There ▪ When You Come Back ▪ Championship Song ▪ Hail, Hail, the Gang’s All Here ▪ Fight On, Bulldogs ▪ The Song of KSNS (by Ida Jewett & Johannes Goetze) ▪ Keep the Home Fires Burning ▪ There’s a Long, Long Trail ▪ America ▪ The Star-Spangled Banner ▪ Columbia the Gem of the Ocean ▪ Hail, Columbia! “Fling out the dear old flag …” (1st line, untitled lyrics); ◙ Kirksville High School Yells and Songs, 1920
  1:5 War Activities & Memorials
    ◙ World War I Gold Star Memorial ▪ fund solicitation & pledge form, 1919 (2c) ▪ Letters (2) from Willis J Bray, US War Department (faculty member on active military duty), re regulations for service flag stars & list of KSNS casualties, Nov-Dec 1918; ◙ Folder of songs & yells dedicated to memory of Sedric Dye, Captain-elect, 1917 football team (died in Service June 1917); ◙ “Books for Soldiers” broadside; ◙ Olin Templin, United States Food Administration, to John R Kirk re text books for recommended foods courses, Aug 1918; ◙ Query regarding shipment of books from War Department Quartermaster, St Louis Depot, Aug 1918
  1:6 Student Army Training Corps ”War Aims” Course, 1918
    ◙ SE Davis, Fifth District Normal, Maryville, re SATC program regulations (and First District Normal faculty salaries), 1918; ◙ Correspondence re materials for the course ▪ MA Romjue, US House of Representatives ▪ Office of the Provost Marshal, War Dept ▪ United States Publishing Co ▪ American Association for International Conciliation ▪ Michigan Historical Commission ▪ National Security League; ◙ List of books on war checked out to faculty members, nd 
  1:7 Miscellaneous
    ◙ State Teachers College Student Boarding House Rules; rules for students & landlords, nd
     
V1/2   Normal School/NMSTC Faculty Committees
  2:1 Committee on Recommendations, 1916-23
    ◙ Barton Morgan, Burlington, IA, requesting recommendation of a Science & Bookkeeping teacher, 1916; ◙ Report of the Committee containing 1918 data; ◙ Clipping from 28 June 1920 Index re teacher placements reported to the Committee, Jan-Apr 1920; ◙ The Commercial Enterprise 1:2 (May 1920) & 2:1 (Sept 1922) (multigraphed newsletter of the College’s Commerce Department); ◙ List of Teacher Placements, August 1923; ◙ Questionnaire re sources of information about school’s reputation, nd
  2:2 Committee on Summer Schools, 1902-04
    ◙ Summer school announcements ▪ Early summer school lecture courses in Ancient History by EM Violette & History of Education by John R Kirk, Apr-Mar, 1902 ▪ Branch summer school, Monroe City, MO, June-July 1902 ▪ Summer school, June-Aug 1904; ◙ Faculty recommendations for summer schools labeled “Exhibit A” & “Exhibit B”, nd (virtually the same, slight difference in wording)
  2:3 Committee on Credentials and Graduation, 1914, 1917-22
    ◙ Statement re make-up and mission of committee, Fall 1914; ◙ Graduation lists ▪ 1917 ▪ Summer 1918 ▪ Aug 1919 ▪ 1920 ▪ 1921 ▪ 1922;  ◙ Roster of history students who are candidates for diplomas ▪ Summer 1918 ▪ Summer 1922; ◙ Names & Programs of Students Pursuing Five Studies Requiring Preparation, nd
  2:4 Committee on Correspondence and Extension Work, 1918-19
    ◙ Report of the Committee for 1918-19; ◙ List of correspondence students, 1918-19; ◙ Questionnaire Concerning Correspondence Work, with responses (26), nd; ◙ Letters from other MO Normal Schools in response to query re fees charged for correspondence work, July 1918; ◙ Letters from County School Superintendents re organization of Reading Circles, Oct 1918; ◙ Letters from Normals, Colleges & Universities in other states re correspondence work offered, Oct 1918-Feb 1919; ◙ Postcard from Chai-Hsuan Chuang, New York City, requesting bulletin on correspondence courses, 21 Nov 1919
  2:5 Library Committees
    ◙ Report of the Committee on Qualifications Desired in a Librarian, Dec 1915; ◙ Form letter from Committee on Distribution of Library Funds requesting data on which to base apportionment, ca 1915; ◙ Report of Committee on Apportionment of Library Funds, nd;  ◙ Normal School Library book marks (3) printed with library rules; ◙ Magazine List (2), 1916-17 & undated;  ◙ List of Text Books Used, 1904-05 (2c); ◙ List of Books Received in the Library (3), Jan 1909-Jan 1915; ◙ Library Brochure (Rules), Dec 1909; ◙ Children’s Reading Book List, nd (2c); ◙ Reference Books (history) for High School Libraries recommended by EM Violette; ◙ Work sheets/order lists for history book orders (3), nd; ◙ Quotations from AC McClurg & Company re history books, noted as to orders & receipts (4), Oct 1900-Nov 1901; ◙ Responses to requests for annual reports of Missouri State agencies, Summer 1918 ▪ Food & Drug Dept ▪ Highway Dept ▪ Bureau of Geology & Mines (2) ▪ Federal Fuel Administration for Missouri ▪ Bureau of Mines & Mine Inspection ▪ Public Service Comm ▪ Dept of Factory Inspection
  2:6 Other Faculty Committees
    ◙ Report of the Committee on Faculty Advisors for Students, Fall 1914; ◙ Report of the Committee on Social Life in the School, draft & final versions, nd [1913-14]; ◙ SCEC Committee Report, Oct 1919; ◙ Questionnaire: What Can We Do to Make Our School Better, nd; ◙ Report of the Committee on Junior & Senior College Courses, 11 June 1920; ◙ Committee on Nominations’ list of duties for each faculty committee, with handwritten notes nd [ca 1918-19]; ◙ Faculty Baseball Team; invoices (2) & receipts (6) for equipment & advertising, Normal-ASO game, Spring 1901
     
V1/3   Normal School/NMSTC History Department
  3:1 Letters of Application for Teaching Position in History, Jul 1918-Jan 1919
    ◙ HN Sherwood; ◙ Edith Gray; ◙ Earl G Fuller; ◙ Arthur H Hirsch (photo); ◙ J Freeman Pyle; ◙ GB Hatfield; ◙ GF Zimmerman; ◙ Oren A Barr (photo); ◙ EL Stockton; ◙ RS Cotterill; ◙ AO Craven; ◙ Alfred P James; ◙ Mr Collier; ◙ Mr Armstrong; ◙ Mr Blegen; ◙ Mr Swank; ◙ WM Gewehr; ◙ AT Vollweiler; ◙ EM Coulter; ◙ HT Nightingale; ◙ Lycurgus Ellis; ◙ John A Lesh (photo); ◙ HJ Thorstenburg; ◙ EC Griffith; ◙ Mr Kull; ◙ EE Zook; ◙ Edward A Brinton; ◙ Albert J McCulloch; ◙ Ella Lee Moulton; ◙ Morris W Hancock [note: file may just contain letter from agency re availability or may include letters of application, recommendation, resume, etc]
  3:2 Historical Society
    ◙ EMV’s Certificate of Membership, 1 Jun 1907
  3:3 Correspondence with Students & Former Students, 1917-19
    ◙ Reba Polson, Muncie, IN & Berkeley, CA; ◙ AJ Newman, Berkeley, CA; ◙ AP Shibley, El Centro, CA; ◙ Laura W White, Laramie, WY; ◙ Roy L Keller, Monticello, MO; ◙ Martha B Thompson, Eveleth, MN; ◙ Sarah Gunnels, Edina, MO; ◙ Mamie Sharp, La Belle, MO; ◙ Orofina Rothwell, Moberly, MO; ◙ EA Funkhouser, Stephenville, TX; ◙ RW & Mrs Powell, Linneus, MO; ◙ Nannie C Eagan, Salisbury, MO; ◙ W Everett Meals, Moberly & Unionville, MO; ◙ Eugenia F Nolen, Webster Groves, MO; ◙ Mary Mussetter, Frankford, MO; ◙ Anna E Pearson, Columbia, MO; ◙ RJ Mulford, Spickard, MO; ◙ Estelle Gibson Paul, Elsberry, MO; ◙ Delia Hale, Macon, MO; ◙ HB Mason, Temple, TX; ◙ Grace Bridges, Decatur, IL; ◙ Nina L Rowland, Centralia, MO; ◙ Maurice Waxehauser, St Louis, MO; ◙ Rachel Vogel, St Louis, MO; ◙ Walter H Ryle, Holden, MO; ◙ John F DeVolld, Spickard, MO; ◙ Guy S Allison, San Francisco
  3:4 Correspondence re History Correspondence & Extension Courses, 1917-19
    ◙ Bessie T Blackwell, Wellsville; ◙ Georgia N Cadogan, Macon; ◙ Jene B Patton, Richmond; ◙ Pauline Everett, Lewistown; ◙ Hermia Fields-Adams, Browning; ◙ Lewis Clevenger, Brashear; ◙ L Fay Knight, Milan; ◙ OG Sanford, Palmyra; ◙ Gertrude Gentry, La Plata; ◙ DW Whitaker, Milan; ◙ Pearl Osborn, Spickard; ◙ Edith Jordan, Kahoka; ◙ PP Callaway, Moberly Superintendent of Schools (3); ◙ W Everett Meals, Unionville
  3:5 History Museum
    ◙ Correspondence re war posters for Museum, 1917-18 ▪ Edgar Archer, Clay County Court Clerk ▪ Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd, Toronto, Canada ▪ US Marine Corps, St Louis ▪ US Food Administration, MO Div; ◙ “Historical Museum of the Kirksville State Normal School”, reprint from History Bulletin 2, Mar 1914; ◙ EMV’s accessions list (reprint from Bulletin with notations and typed & handwritten additions); ◙ Donor acknowledgement card [blank]
  3:6 Requests for History and Government Series, Normal School Bulletin, 1916-20
    ◙ Maud Hulse, Topeka, KS; ◙ Edith E Burnett, Kansas City; ◙ M L Wilson, Bozeman, MT; ◙ Margaret Irons, Rhode Island Normal School; ◙ E C Griffith, William Jewell College; ◙ F W Collins, Boyers, CO; ◙ CW Alvord, Illinois Centennial Commission;  ◙ George P Young,  Dix, NE; ◙ William Mathard, Boyertown, PA (2); ◙ Theona J Bunnell, Washington, DC (2); ◙ AE Copeland, Plumerville, AR; ◙ Albert F Bassford, Seattle, WA; ◙ Naomi Bausman, Lancaster, PA (2); ◙ RA Mackie, Seattle, WA; ◙ Minnie M Davis, Montgomery, AL; ◙ Laura A White, University of Wyoming; ◙ George H Gaston, Chicago Normal School (2); ◙ Richard H Piatt, San Luis Obispo Jr College; ◙ George Malcolm, Stratford [Ontario] Collegiate Institute (3);  ◙ Carl G Hibbs, Parsons, KS (2); ◙ EC Christoferson, Gowrie, IA (3); ◙ Walter Dyson, Howard University; ◙ WM Jones, Mississippi Woman’s College; ◙ Delia J Ovitz, State Normal School, Milwaukee, WI; ◙ Edwin B Smith, State Teachers College, Greeley, CO; ◙ FP Tillman, Kirkwood, MO; ◙ Mary H Cutler, Mills College; ◙ RL Matz, Bloomfield, NJ
  3:7 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1916-19
    ◙ Re summer school positions in history ▪ George R Poage (2), 1918 ▪ Albert J McCulloch, 1919 (5) [note: see correspondence from McCulloch re permanent position, 3:1);  ◙ Carl E Pray, Michigan State Normal, re EMV’s syllabus on Medieval & Modern History, 1918; ◙ Sign-up sheet for those intending to take Third Quarter English History, Aug 1916; ◙ Eugene Fair, in school at George Peabody College, re courses he will teach 1917-17 academic year, 1916; ◙ James Elliott Walmsley, Winthrop Normal & Industrial College, re organization of department & enrollment figures, 1919; ◙ Edgar J Banks, re availability for lectures, 1916; ◙ Benjamin Terry, University of Wisconsin, declining speaking engagements (2), 1916, 1918; ◙ WS Dearmont, President, Normal School, Cape Girardeau, re reference for EC Griffith, 1919; ◙ Richard H Piatt, San Luis Obispo, CA, re collateral reading lists for high school history students, 1918  
     
V1/4   Adair County Historical Society
  4:1 Programs and Brochures
    ◙ Annual meeting programs ▪ 1917 ▪1918 ▪ 1919 ▪ 1922 ▪ 1923 ▪ 1936 ▪ 1937; ◙ Membership brochure containing Constitution & By-laws, Officers & Historical Sketch ▪ 1917 ▪ 1918 (one copy has hand corrected date misprint on front) ▪ 1919; ◙ Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, YE 1920 (2c of most items in this file)
  4:2 Newspaper Clippings
    ◙ Articles (9) re first annual dinner meeting to be held 9 Feb 1917 (some from Kirksville Daily Express; others clipped without paper name); ◙ “VJ Howell New President of the Historical Society”, KDE, 29 Apr 1922; ◙ “Markers for Adair County’s Historic Spots”, KDE, [ca1922]; ◙ Historical Society Plans Annual Dinner”, KDE, 30 Jan 1924; ◙ “Historical Society Banquet Feb. 22”; KDE, 6 Feb 1924; ◙ “Prof. Violette is Speaker at Banquet Here”, KDE, 12 Oct 1937
  4:3 Adair County Soldiers Memorial, 1918-20, 1935
    ◙ “Editorial” re memorial for Adair County soldiers, KDE, 23 Nov 1918; ◙ Loyalty Banquet in honor of Adair County’s Drafted Men, 20 Sept 1917 ▪ Program ▪ “Selective Draft” lapel ribbon; ◙ Program for Memorial Sunday, 6 Apr 1919 (2c); ◙ Minutes of Committee Meeting 27 Oct 1919; ◙ Program for Art Exhibit & Sale in benefit of memorial fund, George A Still residence, 9-11 July, 1918; ◙ Minutes of Mass Meeting to discuss Memorial, 5 Nov 1919 w/list of contacts & call for organizational representatives to committee; responses from ▪ Kirksville BPOE ▪ Women’s Relief Corps ▪ Paulville Lodge AF&AM ▪ American School of Osteopathy ▪ Dix Post, GAR ▪ Kirksville Lodge AF&AM ▪ Kirksville Commercial Club ▪ Kirksville Methodist Episcopal Church; ◙ Correspondence ▪ Edwin S Anston, MO Adjutant General’s Office ▪ JJ Wells, Novinger, MO ▪ George A Still, American School of Osteopathy ▪ FE Miley, Greencastle, MO ▪ Ralph R Campbell, Gibbs, MO ▪ Missouri Historical Society ▪ Effie Ridge, Brashear, MO; ◙ Gold Stars (2) for Adair Co Service Flag; ◙ Letter from Grace Kriner, Novinger, re men wounded in France, 23 Dec 1918;  ◙ News articles re men in service, including wounded in action ▪ James W Conley ▪ Walter Deaton ▪ Ralph Eggert ▪ Waldo Howe ▪ Samuel B Imbler ▪ Sam Kennedy (4) ▪ William H Kent ▪ Roy Neff ▪ Felix Rothschild ▪ Roy Edward Seitz ▪ Charles Seaver (YMCA) (3); ◙ Official casualty lists (missing, injured, killed) with names of area men reported in newspapers (16), Dec 1918; ◙ Newspaper articles re Recipients of Distinguished Service Cross ▪ Missouri lists (2) ▪ Adair Countians JD Heiny, Ben E Turner & Levi Griswold; ◙ “Roll of Honor” mimeographed list of casualties by Lowe-MacDougall Post, American Legion (2c, one w/ EMV’s handwritten additions & corrections); ◙ “Roster of Officers Commissioned Second Lieutenants … Camp Pike, Ark., August 26, 1918”, press release by Committee on Public Information; ◙ Monument manufacturers’ brochures (5)
  4:4 Swaney, Katherine Harrington and EM Violette. Memorial Sketches of the Adair County Soldiers and Sailors (Kirksville: Adair County Historical Society, 1920)
    ◙ Copy of the booklet; ◙ Correspondence with families of deceased soldiers re pictures for publication, 1919 ▪ Rena Munn ▪ Lettie McAninch [Griswold] ▪ Dee Anderson ▪ Mrs Thomas E Barnett ▪ William G Bibee ▪ George W Newton ▪ FE Miley (employer of Pvt William H Gauer); ◙ Unidentified list of names (persons to be contacted?); ◙ Obituaries & news articles re men killed in action or who died of other causes while in service ▪ James Anderson ▪ Paul Bibee (2) ▪ Fred Brokaw ▪ Paul Connor ▪ Calvin Croson ▪ Dale Geoghegan ▪ Ray Hartsock ▪ Ivy Glen Lowe ▪ Hubert MacDougall (2) ▪ Wilford W Martin (2) ▪ Elmer Morris ▪ Orville W Newton ▪ George W Reynolds ▪ George P Riley ▪ Clarence Edgar Thompson (2) ▪ Guy McFadden (Normal student from Knox Co) ▪ Mark Wilt & FL Titsworth (ASO graduates, not from Adair Co)
  4:5 Documents for County War Effort Activities
    ◙ Financial Statement of United War Work Campaign, nd; ◙ Adair County War Finance Record, nd; ◙ Kirksville Food Producing Committee ▪ Planting Bulletin ▪ Poster for lecture by Rev AF Zeigel, “War Crops or the Sin of Waste” ▪ Press Release, “Missouri Crops, May 1918”;  ◙ Rationing by Federal Fuel Administrator for Missouri ▪ window sign for early Saturday store closings (fuel conservation) ▪ “Order Restricting Coal Distribution”; ◙ Liberty Loan Organization, US Treasury ▪ Letter of Appointment to Liberty Loan General Committee addressed to Newton Winn, 4 Sept 1918 ▪ Certificates issued to Kirksville Savings Bank for participation in 3rd & 5th drives ▪ Broadside for state-wide War Savings Meetings, 28 June 1918 ▪ “The Hun—His Mark: A Prisoner’s bit toward the Fourth Liberty Loan”, poem by William McColgan ▪ Promotional brochure, “Kann Amerika Entscheidend in den Krieg Eingreifen” (2c) ▪ “Today is the Date” broadside for 4th drive, 28 Sep 1918 ▪ Victory Bond broadside for Volunteer Bank Day, 26 Apr 1919; ◙ Salvation Army Funds ▪ Soldiers’ food & gift fund solicitation letter, George A Still, 4 Sept 1918 ▪ Reconstruction Fund poster; ◙ US Army Recruiting Office broadside; ◙ Posters, broadsides & programs for community events, drives & fund raisers ▪ Books for Soldiers campaign ▪ Fund raising exhibition drill by Company D, 356th Infantry, 20 Apr 1918 (with handwritten note that there was also a base ball game with the Normal School Bulldogs) ▪ Address by French Army Lieutenant Paul Perigord, 10 Dec 1917, sponsored by the County Council of Defense ▪ Free War Exhibit arriving by train, 1 May [year?] ▪ Musicale Benefit for War Relief Fund, Princess Theatre, 16 Dec [year?] ▪ Armistice Dance, Moose Hall, 11 Nov 1919 ▪ Army Day Field Meet & Baseball Game, Kirk Athletic Field, 22 Jun 1918 ▪ Patriotic Program, Normal School Campus, 18 May 1918 ▪ Mass Meetings (2) to hear veterans on their war experiences, High School Auditorium, 18 & 23 Mar 1920; ◙ War Camp Community Service patriotic song sheet; ◙ US Government publications ▪ “Prices and Cost of Living”, reprint from Monthly Labor Review (Mar 1919) ▪ “Women’s Employment Number”, U.S. Employment Service Bulletin 1:37 (Oct 1918)
  4:6 John W Tinsman Correspondence & Contributions
    ◙ “Some recolections [sic] of Adair County prior to 1860 by John W Tinsman”, manuscript, 1918; ◙ Correspondence (9), Feb 1918-Sept 1919; ◙ Unidentified photo of 6 men & a boy standing by dilapidated building (possibly Webber’s Mill at Yarrow); ◙ Newspaper articles (2) ▪ “Contribution to Society”, re Tinsman’s painting of Webber’s Mill, 15 Nov 1918 ▪ “Mike Webber Sells Old Mill at Yarrow”, 17 Aug 1920 (both clipped without paper name)
  4:7 Society Correspondence, 1916-20
    ◙ Josie Bell; ◙ ME Derfler, MD; ◙ JJ Wells; ◙ Samuel Reed, St Louis; ◙ Walter Williams, Univ of Missouri; ◙ Edgar White, Macon Daily Chronicle-Harold; ◙ Walter B Stevens, St Louis; ◙ George A Still, American School of Osteopathy; ◙ EM Violette, Baton Rouge, LA, with response from Tennie Selby Burk; ◙ Paul W Brown, editor of West at Work, St Louis; ◙ Louis Houck, Cape Girardeau; ◙ Marie Turner Harvey,  Porter Rural School; ◙ Homer Hall, St Louis; ◙ Raymond F McNally, St Louis; ◙ Gov David R Francis; ◙ Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis; ◙ Oscar H Webber, MO House of Representatives; ◙ H Schooling Gashwiler, Novinger, MO; ◙ AB Warner, Millard, MO; ◙ Floyd C Shoemaker, State Historical Society of Missouri; ◙ George Pohlman, Warrensburg; ◙ CMC Willcox, Kirksville;  ◙ Dan R Hughes, Macon; ◙ FR Moore, Brashear News; ◙ WW Lewelling,  Adair County Agricultural Agent; ◙ Charles E Still, American School of Osteopathy; ◙ Lyman A Kingsbury, Howard-Cooper Historical Society
  4:8 Minutes & Business Documents
    ◙ Notice of Membership Committee Meeting & letter to committee members (drafts), Jan 1917; ◙ Report of the Committee on Nominations, Jan 1917; ◙ Ballots for Nominating Committee (4) completed by M/M NE Warner & M/M JH Vanlaningham, Spring 1922; ◙ Report of the Historical Committee (handwritten) by Katherine Harrington Swaney, 22 Oct 1924; ◙ Note from Presiding County Judge GW Newton authorizing EMV to take State publications from the Court House for the Historical Society; ◙ “The Adair County Historical Society and The Present War by Judge JA Cooley, Feb 8, 1918” by OD Ellis (re Cooley’s address to the 1918 annual meeting); ◙ Houghton Mifflin brochure for Kendall and Mirick’s How to Teach the Special Subjects (includes chapter by Marie Turner Harvey)
  4:9

Organizational Petitions & Potential Membership Rosters [1917]

    Sign-up sheets (18) for individuals interested in forming and joining an Adair County Historical Society containing 200 signatures (some names may appear more than once)
  4:10 Membership Certificates
    ◙ Eugene Morrow Violette; ◙ Hallie Hall Violette (issued at First Annual Meeting, 9 Feb 1917)
     
V1/5   State & Community Activities
  5:1 War Activities (World War I)
    ◙ EMV’s Military Service ▪ Registration Certificate, 12 Sept 1918 ▪ Honorable Discharge, Co K, 4th Infantry, Missouri Home Guard, 17 Apr 1919;  ◙ Window sign: “We Have Planted a Tree in Honor of Adair County’s Gold Stars”; ◙ Liberty Loan drives ▪ pocket badge, “I Am a Liberty Loan Volunteer” ▪ broadside for Liberty Bond meeting, Brashear, MO, 15 Oct 1917; ◙ 4-Minute Men, President’s Committee on Public Information ▪ Note from EH Henry, City Chairman, asking EMV to speak, nd ▪ Lantern slide announcing speech, “4 Minute Men / The United States Government Presents / Prof Violette / Who will speak four minutes”
  5:2 Correspondence re Community Organizations & Activities, 1917-21
    ◙ Form letters re pledge payments, Mulanix Street Methodist Church (MECS) (2); ◙ Missouri Anti-Saloon League ▪ re membership, 1918; ▪ “continue the fight" form letters (2), nd; ◙ Invitation to US Vice President Thomas R Marshall to stay with Violettes while opening Democratic campaign in Missouri, 1918; ◙ National Committee for the Prevention of Blindness, membership solicitation; ◙ State YMCA membership renewal letter; ◙ County Committee to raise funds for YMCA work at US Army camps, 1917; ◙ Letter from Henry Ford’s secretary transmitting 6 copies of Ford’s booklet The Case Against the Little White Slaver (anti-smoking literature); ◙ Missouri Centennial, 1921 ▪ Missouri Pageant of Progress, Director’s Script ▪ St Louis Missouri Centennial Association, Publicity Committee Bulletin No 2 ▪ McClure, CH “The Missouri Centennial”, removed from The School and Community (ca1920) ; ◙ Federation of Missouri Commercial Clubs, resolutions & reports of June 1919 annual meeting.
  5:3 Promotion of New State Constitution, 1916-21
    Report of Committee Upon the Question of the Advisability of Adopting a New State Constitution (St Louis:  Bar Association of St Louis, 1920); ◙ Atkinson, John M, To the Members of the Bench and Bar of Missouri: Proposed Revision of Article on Judiciary (St Louis: State Bar Association, 1921); ◙ “Some Reasons Why Missouri Needs a New Constitution” (undated, unsigned typescript); ◙ “Need for a New State Constitution”, typescript (cc), New Constitution Association, nd; ◙ “A.B.C. of a New Constitution”; reprint from Cassville Republican, 9 Sep 1920; ◙ “New Constitution League of Missouri”; broadside; ◙ Letter from New Constitution Association of Missouri transmitting copy of Senate Bill 314 / House Bill 470 to create bi-partisan commission on constitutional amendments and revision, 1921; ◙ Newspaper articles (22) clipped from various state newspapers (mostly St Louis Post-Dispatch) re Constitutional change issue; one by EMV; ◙ Responses (16) from public school superintendents to EMV & to William P Evans, re request to distribute circulars promoting new constitution, Jan 1919; ◙ Promotional pamphlets (2) ▪ “The Need of a New Constitution” (Missouri State Teachers’ Association: nd) ▪ “For a New State Constitution” (np:nd); ◙ New Constitution Association Circulars 1 & 2; ◙ Correspondence from William P Evans, New Constitution Association (18), 1916-19; ◙ Draft or cc of unsigned letter from EMV[?] to Representative OH Webber, Jefferson City, on behalf of Kirksville Commercial Club, 1919; ◙  “Constitution in a Nutshell”, reprint of article from Columbia Tribune, 9 Dec 1923
  5:4 Area Chautauqua Programs, 1906-07
    ◙ Hannibal, 1906; ◙ Chillicothe, 1907 (5); ◙ Macon, 1907; ◙ LaBelle, 1907; ◙ Carrollton, 1907; ◙ Unionville, 1907; ◙ Moberly, 1907 (2)
     
V1/6   Professional Activities & Organizations
  6:1 Mississippi Valley Historical Association Correspondence, 1916-19
    ◙ Annual meeting programs ▪ 1913 ▪ 1922; ◙ Frederick L Paxon, President, re ▪ Death of Secretary-Treasurer Clarence S Paine & appointment of his wife as temporary replacement (4), 1916 ▪ Discharge of EMV’s Committee [on Place of Normal Schools in Preparing High School Teaches of History], 1916; ◙ Howard C Hill, Teachers’ Section Secretary, re ▪ EMV’s presentation at 1919 annual meeting (2) ▪ Committee on Standardizing Library Equipment in High Schools (3), 1918-19; ◙ Clarence W Alvord, Managing Editor, & his secretary, Mississippi Valley Historical Review, re book reviews (6) 1916-19; ◙ Pelogius Williams, Kansas State Normal, re Committee report, 1916; ◙ Harlow Lindley, President, re 1918 annual meeting program (2); ◙ Clara S Paine, Secretary-Treasurer, re ▪ Miscellaneous business items (8), 1916-17, 1919 ▪ Dues & other financial matters (6), 1918-19 ▪ 1918 Annual Meeting (6), 1918; ◙ St George L Sioussat, President, re dinner at 1918 annual meeting (2); ◙ Program, Thirtieth Annual Meeting, St Louis, 29 Apr-1 May 1937
  6:2 American Historical Association
    ◙ Receipt for 1906-07 Annual Dues; ◙ Correspondence from Albert E McKinley, Editor, The History Teacher’s Magazine and The Historical Outlook, re articles to be published (6), 1917-19; ◙ 1911 Handbook & Directory; ◙ 1921 Membership Directory
  6:3 Missouri Teachers’ Organizations, 1916-18
    ◙ Missouri State Teachers’ Association ▪ Correspondence (4) re annual meeting & proposed amendment to the Constitution, 1917 ▪ Roland G Usher, Washington University, St Louis, (6) re address at 1918 annual meeting;  ◙ Missouri Society of Teachers of History and Government ▪ Correspondence re 1916 annual meeting (3) ▪ Study re standardization of history & government in high schools, 1917 ▪ Responses from history department of State Normal Schools (5) to questionnaire re changes in high school history courses, nd ▪ Notice of EMV’s appointment as representative to National Security League Conference, 1918;  ◙ Missouri School Journal ▪ re EMV’s “History & Political Sciences Department” (8), 1917-19 ▪ Requests (2) for copies of EMV’s article “The History Teacher and the Present War”, 1917
  6:4 State Historical Society of Missouri, 1916-21
    ◙ Correspondence with Floyd C Shoemaker, Secretary, re various Society matters, including ▪ 1918 annual meeting ▪ Loan of State flag made by Normal Historical Society for exhibit ▪ Articles on General Enoch Crowder & Admiral Arthur Willard for Missouri Historical Review  ▪ Cancellation of 1919 annual meeting due to flu epidemic ▪ Missouri Centennial Celebration & ideas for a Missouri Centennial History ▪ Formation of Missouri War History Commission ▪ State appropriations & other budgetary items ▪ Donation of Normal School Index & Biennial Reports to the Society ▪ Locating back issues to complete Normal School’s run of Missouri Historical Review; ◙ Program for 15th Annual Meeting, January 1918 (2c)  [Note: Shoemaker & EMV were long-time close personal friends as well as former student & teacher, so some of these letters also contain personal comments, remarks & advise on historical research & writings of both men and quite a bit of teasing & joking]
  6:5 Other Professional Organizations, Correspondence 1917, 1919
    ◙ HB Wilson, Chairman, National Council of Education, Committee on Problem Attack (8), 1917 ▪ Minutes of Dec 1917 meeting ▪ “Guiding Principles in American History Teaching” [by Wilson?], cc typescript ▪ Wilson’s “The Problem Attack in Teaching”, reprint from Elementary School Journal 17:10 (June 1917); ◙ National Board for Historical Service ▪ Evarts B Greene re Report on American History for Bureau of Education Bulletin, 1917 ▪ Daniel C Knowlton re Committee on Americanization and History of the Schools, 1919; ◙ Academy of Political Science, invitation to membership, 1919; ◙ Missouri Writers Guild ▪ Invitation to join (2) ▪ Receipt for 1919-20dues with letter of transmittal; ◙ Missouri Valley Historical Society of Kansas City, Constitution and By-laws, 1913
  6:6 Correspondence with other Missouri Historians, 1917-19, 1921
    ◙ William Clark Breckenridge, St Louis (7) 1917-19, 1921; ◙ Rollin J Britton, Kansas City (4), 1918; ◙ Jonas Viles, University of Missouri (4), 1917; ◙ HA Trexler, University of Montana, 1918; ◙ WS Dearmont, Cape Girardeau, 1939; ◙ FF Stephens, University of Missouri, 1919
  6:7 Missouri Department of Education [Dept of Public Schools] Correspondence, 1917-19
    ◙ Uel W Lamkin, State Superintendent of Schools, (9), 1917-18; ◙ Raymond Shoop, State High School Inspector, re history curriculum for high schools (6), 1919; ◙ Arthur A Hoech, State High School Inspector, re American History course, 1919
  6:8 Washington University, Student Papers for History 35, Fall 1920
    ◙ “Map of German Population in MO” [based on 1910 Census data], Opal Unger; ◙ “A Discussion of Early Lead Mining in Missouri Suitable for a High School Text Book”, Harry Barth; ◙ “Lead Mining in Southeastern Missouri – A Brief History”, Rachel Vogel [note: EMV took a leave of absence from the Normal School and taught at Washington University, St Louis during the 1920-21 academic year]
     
V1/7   Personal Files
  7:1 Central College, Fayette, MO
    ◙ May 1938 Baccalaureate & Commencement Programs; ◙ Letter of Paul H Linn, President, re Central College banquet at State Teachers’ Association meeting, 1916; ◙ Letter from Professor RT Bond, 1917; ◙ “Would That He Were Here Now”, memorial tribute to Bond written by EMV, nd; ◙ Receipts (4) for contributions to College Endowment Fund, 1917-18; ◙ Form letter from Paul H Linn, re pledge to Endowment Fund, nd; ◙ Class Book, Class in Middle Ages, 1897-87  
  7:2 Personal Correspondence – Friends & Teaching Colleagues, 1916-19, 1939
    ◙ Rev Joseph N Boyd (4), Hannibal, & Chillicothe, MO, 1917-19; ◙ Robert N Halbert, Bentley, KS, 1916; ◙ Flora Snowden, Lake Crystal, MN, 1918; ◙ Charles W Proctor, Buffalo, NY, nd [1919]; ◙ [Claude Merton] Wise, Kirksville, nd; ◙ Byron T Johnson, Center, MO, re help in obtaining US Army commission, 1917; ◙ Andrew Otterson, [1919]; ◙ Rev H McNamee, Hamilton, MO, 1921; ◙ Rev Ward M Baker, Salisbury, MO, 1917; ◙ Elsbery W Reynolds, Chicago, returning letter (not attached) EMV sent to wrong EW Reynolds, nd; ◙ Rev Charles C Grimes, Mexico, MO, 1919; ◙ Joseph Lyman Kingsbury, New York (3), 1918-19; ◙ J B Prosser, nd [late 1890s; addressed to Fayette]; ◙ Gertrude Longenecker Randall, San Francisco, 1917; ◙ Fred B Owen, Oklahoma City, 1919; ◙ MM [Minnie] Brashear, Columbia, 1939; ◙ AT Olmstead, Urbana, IL, 1918; ◙ Requests for letters of reference (2) for William G Aertker from Universities of Illinois & Minnesota, Feb 1939
  7:3 Personal Correspondence – Jacob Heyd
    ◙ Heyd to EMV re his experiences as a German soldier in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71, May 1922; ◙ EMV to Heyd on the occasion of his 90th birthday, Dec 1936; ◙ Articles clipped from Kirksville Daily Express re local men who fought in F-P War ▪ “Jacob Heyd Has Been Resident Here 50 Years”, 9 June 1922 ▪ “Soldier in Franco-Prussian War 80 Years Old Here Jan 1”, 29 Dec 1932, [Ferdinand Rothschild]
  7:4 Personal Library Book Orders, 1906, 1918-19
    Quantrill and the Border Wars by William Connelley; ◙ Missouri’s Hall of Fame: Lives of Eminent Missourians by Floyd C Shoemaker [note: these books are now part of Pickler Library’s Missouri Collection (formerly, Violette-McClure Missouriana Library); ◙ Invoice & foreign currency remittance receipt for book purchased from Librairie Alphonse Picard, Paris, 1906 [illegible handwritten book title]
  7:5 Job-Hunting Correspondence, 1918-19
    ◙ MH Moore, Liberty, MO, re opening for President of Texas Woman’s College, 1918; ◙ Draft to FW Shepardson requesting information re openings, 1919; ◙ Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, instructions for listing in directory of job seekers, 1919
  7:6 Invitations, Announcements and Miscellaneous Documents, 1896-97, 1917
    ◙ Invitations to parties & other social events ▪ Jeannette Leonard, nd ▪ Sadie E Simpson, nd ▪ Edna Erwin, 1896 ▪ Josephine Tindall, 1896 ▪ Mary Hendrix, 1896 ▪ Mary Prosser, 1897 [note: although locations are not given, EMV was a student at Central College, Fayette, MO, when these were written];  ◙ Appointment of Witness to inventory Estate of Ambrose Porter Settle, Adair County Probate Court, 27 Sept 1917; ◙ Wedding invitations & announcements ▪ Chauncey India Davis & Jesse Cyrus Omo, 22 Sept 1917 ▪ Vera Asher & Merritt Manville Meredith, 26 Sept 1917 ▪ Olive Regar Rusk & Frank Curtis Fay, 24 Oct 1917 ▪ Lela Irama Elson & HUG Turnmire, 26 Nov 1917; ◙ Birth announcements ▪  Emma Matilda Miller, daughter of M/M JA Miller, 20 Oct 1917 ▪ Margaret Jean Phipps, daughter of M/M Paul E Phipps, 7 Sept 1917; ◙ “WT Baird’s Will Filed; $1500 Goes to Church Here” clipped from 22 Mar 1912 Kirksville Daily Express
  7:7 Correspondence re 1932 Trip to Europe
    ◙ Roosevelt Steamship Company, general agents for United States & American Merchant Steamship Lines, re schedules, rates & reservations (20); ◙ Southern Railroad Company, re rates & schedules, New Orleans to New York & return
  7:8 Miscellaneous
    ◙ Re Rachel (Violette) Campbell’s book, Why Babies. (New York: Macmillan, 1939) ▪ EMV to Mrs EE Bohrer transmitting bio sketch of his daughter Rachel, 1939 ▪ articles (2) re publication & Mrs Bohrer’s review clipped from Kirksville Daily Express; ◙ Hand-painted bookmark; script “E.M.V.” and flowers on red silk ribbon; ◙ Correspondence (3) from Chase Brothers Company, Rochester, NY re replacement of unsatisfactory flower bulbs, 1912; ◙ Jewelry inventory on New York Underwriters Insurance Company letterhead, 18 Feb 1946 [note: although not labeled as such, this was likely an inventory for the Estate of Byrd Mabel Hall (Hallie’s sister) who died in 1946; 2 pieces have BMH monogram]; ◙ Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis re Liberty Loan account balance, 1918; ◙ Program, “Al Fresco Opera” season, St Louis Municipal Theatre Association, Summer 1922; ◙ Kansas City Public Schools: A Guide for Visitors (Kansas City: Public School System, nd); ◙ Correspondence with Bishop William Lawrence, Boston, MA, re Old North Church, 1921
  7:9 Sojourner’s Club, 1919-11, 1916-23 (Hallie's File)
    ◙ Minutes Book, 18 Mar 1916-28 Apr 1917, Hallie Hall Violette, Secretary; ◙ Yearbooks (7) ▪ 1915-16 ▪ 1916-17 ▪ 1917-18 ▪ 1918-19 ▪ 1919-20 ▪ 1921-22 ▪ 1922-23; ◙ Program for Benefit Concert, 23 Feb [1922] (2c); ◙ Anniversary Luncheon programs (2) ▪ 12th Anniversary, 30 Oct 1909 ▪ 13th Anniversary, 21 Oct 1911 [note: the anniversary numbers and dates are printed as shown]
  7:10 Ann Haynes Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (Hallie's File)
    ◙ Hallie’s certificate of membership, 17 Jan 1911 [note: oversize document, stored flat in scrapbook box V1/11:13]; ◙ Yearbooks (4) ▪ 1912-13 ▪ 1915-16 ▪ 1916-17 ▪ 1920-21; ◙ “Four Patriotic Societies to Hold Meetings This Week at Kirksville”, St Louis Post-Dispatch, 7 Oct 1929
  7:11 Diplomas and Certificates
    ◙ EMV’s Diplomas ▪ Clinton [MO] High School, 24 May 1889 ▪ Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Central College, 17 June 1898 ▪ Master of Arts, University of Chicago, July 1899; ◙ Hallie’s Diplomas ▪ Trenton [MO] High School, 21 May 1887 ▪ Bachelor of Philosophy, DePauw University, 11 June 1891 ▪ Master of Liberal Arts, DePauw University, 13 June 1894; ◙ EMV’s certificate of membership, American Flag House & Betsy Ross Memorial Association, 1902; ◙ Hallie’s certificate of appointment, Missouri Minimum Wage Commission, 6 Mar 1922;  [note: all oversize documents, stored flat in scrapbook box V1/11:13]
  7:12 Hallie’s Poetry
    A Song to Death and Five Other Poems (Baton Rouge: EM Violette, 1937); typescript & published pamphlet (2c); includes ▪ “A Song to Death” ▪ “Love Lights the Way” ▪ “My House of Life” ▪ “The Wood” ▪ “Where the Tree Falls” ▪ “The Evening of Life”; ◙ “His Book”; typescript & cc (2c); ◙ Untitled poem read to Social Science Club, Baton Rouge; typescript (2c)
     
V1/8   Trip to England, Mar-Aug 1914
  8:1 Documents
    ◙ Correspondence & materials re schools for Rachel & Homer Newton ▪ Gabbitas, Thring & Co (scholastic agency) (3) suggesting possibilities, Mar 1914 ▪ Ruth E Hewetson, Headmistress, East Putney Girls’ High School (2) ▪ The Misses Spackman & Stone, Principals, Southboro’ House School for Girls ▪ E Cole, Principal, Beechcroft High-Class School for Girls, Richmond ▪ Arch’d S Grant, Headmaster, Willington School (for boys), Putney ▪ Willington Faculty/Student Rosters (2), Christmas Term 1913 & Summer Term 1914; (all of above include prospectus or fee/class schedules) ▪ Prospectus for Chelverton School (girls), Putney ▪ Frank E Scott, St Catherine’s School (for sons of gentlemen), Richmond; ◙ Bank book for account at London County and Westminster Bank, Ltd, Putney Branch; ◙ Application for death certificate for Thomas Haggard [Allen Dodge Towne’s great great uncle; see Diary 3:44]
  8:2 Materials from National Union of Teachers Conference, Lowestoft, Apr 1914
    ◙ Members’ information booklet; ◙ Programme; ◙ Agenda; ◙ Daily programs for private & public sessions (4), 13-16 Apr; ◙ “Desirable Amendments in the Education Act, 1902”, paper read by WA Brockington; ◙ Benevolent and Orphan Fund Annual Meeting Agenda; ◙ Pamphlet re Teachers’ Provident Society, 1914; ◙ Broadside re Amendment on Parliamentary Franchise for Women
  8:3 Maps
    Nouveau Paris Monumental Avec le Parcours de Métropolitain (Paris: Librairie Garnier Frères]; ◙ Folding map of Paris, including Versailles & southern suburbs; ◙ The Enlarged Pictorial Plan of London: London in 1912 (London: Chas Baker Co, Ltd); ◙ Plan of the City of Salisbury (Salisbury: Frank Highman, 1904)
  8:4 Programs, Tourist Brochures & Guides
    ◙ Membership brochure, London Central YMCA; ◙ Tourist guides ▪ Stratford-Upon-Avon historic sites & Shakespeare Festival, 20 Apr-2 May 1914 (8) ▪ Waltham Abbey ▪ Borough of Ipswich & Museum plus Lithograph of Corn Hill, Ipswich ▪ City of Chester ▪ Bristol International Exhibition, 22 June-4 July 1914 ▪ Old Sarum ▪ Salisbury ▪ Hampton Court;  ◙ Church schedules, programs & publications ▪ Monthly Magazine, St Stephens’s, Ipswich (May 1914) ▪ 1914 Holy Week Schedule, Westminster Cathedral ▪ Notices for week of 5 July 1914, Marylebone Presbyterian Church ▪  Monthly Magazine, Marylebone Presbyterian Church ▪ Order of Service, Central Hall, Westminster, 10 May 1914 ▪ Notice for Westminster Brotherhood Service, Central Hall, 10 May 1914 ▪ Temple Church Services, Anthems, etc for Mar 1914; ◙ Programme for Seventh Annual People’s Palace Musical Festival, 18-19 May 1914; ◙ Ticket envelope (empty), Martyn’s Railway, Steamship & Tourist Agency
  8:5 Willesden Petty Session
    ◙ Roster of Justices, County of Middlesex, Willesden Petty Sessional Division, 1913; ◙ Docket for Monday, 23 May 1914; ◙ Photo of Justices, Clerks & Bailiffs posed as if in session, May 1914 [note: photo dated May by EMV, but his diary indicates it was actually taken 25 June]
     
V1/9   Family Correspondence and Documents
  9:1

Violette-Horn Family History

    ◙ Will of John Violett, Loudon County, VA, 1814 [typed copy]; ◙ Correspondence re murder of Wiley Horn [EMV’s great grandfather], 1930-31 ▪ Aunt Mary [Mary (Violette) Fletcher) re murder of her grandfather & 1835 marriage of her parents, Edward Violette & Rachel Horn ▪ OG Boisseau, Holden, MO ▪ Reprint of newspaper article re Blackwater Cemetery Association reunion, including information about Violette family & Wiley Horn murder ▪ EMV to OG Boisseau (cc) requesting verification of Violette family “lore” ▪ Joseph L Ferguson, Warrensburg, MO re his article on the murder (not enclosed);  ◙ B V Bernhard, Rockville, MD, to “Cousin” EM Violette re early Violette history, 1939 (copy typed by Rachel Violette Campbell, with her added notes, 1959); ◙ Eugene Smith, St Louis, re his Violette-Smith line, 1919; ◙ Rachel Campbell, New Orleans, to Ethel Hook listing dates from the family Bible, 1941; ◙ Transcript of Hallie Hall Violette’s entry, Class of 1891, in DePauw University’s Alumnae Record (1910); ◙ Transcript of Charles Bruce Wood’s (husband of Lee Horn, EMV’s aunt) obit written by Col Trollope; ◙ Horn family tree & notes in EMV’s handwriting; ◙ EMV to John M Dean, Holden, MO requesting copy of title abstract of his property (Violette homestead) ▪ response from OG Boisseau, 1930; ◙ Deposition re Revolutionary War service, Nathan Horne, Simpson Co, KY, 22 May 1833; handwritten transcript (or abstract) & notes by unknown transcriber; ◙ W Samuel, Murie, ID, to brother William Samuel, 1884 [note: this letter was with family correspondence but identity of the Samuel brothers and their relationship to the Violettes or Halls is not indicated]
  9:2 Hall-Smith Family Genealogy
    ◙ Notarized Affidavit of Marriage signed by S Ella Smith, witness to marriage of Rachel A Smith & George Hall, 15 Apr 1869; ◙ Birth pages (photocopies) from Bible of Homer Hall showing births of George & Rachel (Smith) Hall & their children; ◙ “Sketch of the Smith Family” by S Ella Smith, handwritten original and typed copy; ◙ “George Hall”, GAR obituary (typescript)
  9:3 Family Correspondence: Eugene, Hallie, Homer, Rachel
    Letters to the family at home while away on business or vacation trips ◙ Eugene ▪ from Chicago (3), 1914-15 ▪ to the children in Trenton (1), 1915; ◙ Hallie ▪ from St Joseph (3), 1915; ▪ from Trenton (2), 1919; ◙ Homer from Trenton (4), 1915; ◙ Rachel from Trenton (2), 1919; enclosing two stories she wrote: “Marys and Bobbys Thanksgiving Day” & “The Sirprise Party”
  9:4 Family Correspondence: Thomas H, Julia (Horn) & Jennie Bell (Horn) Violette (EMV’s Parents), 1881, 1906, 1915-21
    ◙ Julia, Clinton, MO, to Lillia Horn, 1881; original and copy typed by Rachel Violette Campbell; ◙ TH Violette, Clinton, MO, 1906; ◙ “Aunt Jennie”, Clinton, MO (some sent from vacation sites) ▪ 1915 (5) ▪ 1917 (9) ▪ 1918 (4) ▪ 1919 (3) ▪ 1921 (1) [note: Julia, EMV’s mother, died when he was a child; Thomas then married her sister, Jennie]
  9:5 Family Correspondence: Newton W Violette & Lee A Violette (EMV’s Brothers)
    ◙ “Newt”, Springfield MO (one written “on the road” in Salt Like City), 1919, (3); ◙ “Lee”, Minneapolis, MN (2), 1915
  9:6 Family Correspondence: Violette & Horn Aunts & Cousins, 1916-19
    ◙ Cousin Leila Britt, Harrisonville, MO, 1916; ◙ Aunt Lillia M Horn, Clinton, MO (5), 1917-19; ◙ Cousin Gertrude (Fletcher) Doan, on vacation in Lake Placid, NY, nd [1917]; ◙ Cousin Violette (Fletcher) Clark, Cincinnati, OH, 1917
  9:7 Family Correspondence: The Halls (Hallie’s Parents & Brothers)
    ◙ George Hall, Trenton, MO, 1916; ◙ To Homer Newton from “Grandmother” [Rachel (Smith) Hall], 1916;  ◙ Frank & Jura Hall, San Francisco, telegram, 1916; ◙ Homer Hall, St Louis (6), 1919, 1921 ▪ to Homer, 1939
  9:8 Memorials to Hallie & Bessie  
    ◙ Hallie Hall Violette ▪ “In Memoriam: Hallie Hall Violette, 1870-1935”; typescript & printed copies (2) ▪ “Mrs EM Violette Passed Sunday at Family Home Here”; typescript of obit that appeared in Baton Rouge State-Times, 7 Oct 1935; ◙ “In Memoriam: Bessie Smith Starr Violette, 1886-1938” 
     
V1/10   Photographs
  10:1 Eugene Morrow Violette & Hallie (Hall) Violette
    ◙ Eugene ▪ at about one year of age ▪ formal portrait around 10 yrs of age ▪ formal portrait in his early 20s ▪ at Washington, MO, in his 30s ▪ standing outside unidentified house (Clinton?), 1904, “from the Widow Brown” ▪ with Class of 1889, Clinton High School ▪ formal portrait, Chicago, ca 1899 ▪ with unidentified friend ▪ with 2 unidentified friends ▪ seated beside a fireplace (wearing a moustache) ▪ at office desk, Normal School, ca 1900 ▪ in wedding tux, Dec 12, 1902 ▪ at office desk, Louisiana State University, 1930s ▪ formal portrait, 1930; ◙ Hallie ▪ formal portrait, Washington, DC, 1890s ▪ formal portrait, ca 1900 ▪ in wedding dress, Dec 12, 1902 ◙ Eugene & Hallie ▪ formal portrait, 1930s
  10:2 Violette Family
   

◙ Thomas H Violette Family, Clinton, MO, 29 Dec 1907; Front row from left: Hallie (Mrs Eugene), Thomas, Jennie (Mrs Thomas); Back row: Mae (Mrs Newton), Newton, Eugene, Lee, Florence (Mrs Lee) ◙ Jennie Horn Violette, formal portrait ◙ Violette brothers from left: Newton W, Lee A & Eugene M ◙ Violette home, Clinton, MO; 2 unidentified women standing on walk ◙ Edward Violette farm, Johnson County, MO (2c of 4), taken by EMV 26 Aug 1930 ▪ house & barn in stand of trees in the distance (2c) ▪ the house ▪ original site of old house ▪ the old house (Eugene’s birthplace) being used as grain shed (2c) ◙ Violette & Son Shoe Store, Clinton, Thomas & Lee(?) standing either side of front door ◙ Row of businesses, Clinton, MO; including Frowein Bro Provisions, Mrs E Bush Millinery, [Violette] Boots & Shoes, AP Frowein & Bro (clothing store) ◙ Thomas & Lee Violette (leaning against counter) in Violette & Son Shoe Store with unidentified customer ◙ Three generations: Thomas H, Eugene M & Homer Newton Violette, ca 1904 ◙ Thomas H Violette, formal portrait, 1908 ◙ Julia Horn Violette (charcoal sketch)

  10:3 Hall-Smith Family 
    ◙ George & Rachel (Smith) Hall with children Hallie, Byrd & Homer, ca 1874 (tintype); ◙ Hall children from left: Mabel Byrd, Hallie, Frank (seated) & Homer, ca 1877 (tintype); ◙ S Ella Smith, Denver, ca 1890; ◙ Tour bus in front of Colorado State Capitol, 11 Sept 1905; Homer Hall in front seat next to driver(?) (caption is in Homer’s handwriting along with note that “mama is better”); post card mailed to Hallie 23 Sept 1905
  10:4 Phi Lambda Epsilon Fraternity
    ◙ “Hokey Pokey Party”, Founders Night, Jan 1895; from Clinton Academy: Uel Walter Lamkin, Charles Fackler Lamkin, Frank Young Nichols, Frank Marvin Salmon, Marshal Nesbit Ferguson, EMV, Charles Dwight Nesbit; from State Normal School, Warrensburg: Charles Bliss, Joe Whipple, Samuel Syllvanus Stark, Samuel Bailey Houx, Robert Lewis Zoll [names on back but not in relation to their location in the shot]; ◙ Central College Chapter, Phi Lambda Epsilon Hall, Fayette, 17 Dec 1895: From left on floor: Todd, Violette, Wilson, Miller, E Kingsbury; in chairs or standing: Sevier, Boyd, Hughes, North, Rankin, W Kingsbury, Halbert; ◙ Central College members, nd; Seated from left: EMV, David McAnally Key, James Henry Porter; unidentified; standing; James Romeo Hughes Jr, John Harvey Wilson, George Minor Anderson; ◙ Studio portrait of 15 men, unidentified except for EMV (2nd from right, back row), but several are in other Central chapter pictures; ◙ Kirksville Chapter, nd; From left, top row: Everett Hamilton, Charles Hereford, Charles Dixon, Francis Gibbons, LD(?) Thompson, Bert Dunnington, EM Dorsey; middle row: Eugene Funk, unidentified; EMV, Horace Ivie, Harry Laughlin, unidentified; front row:  Hodges, Roy West cott, LD Roberts, Ralph W Reynolds, Wat Arnold, Crockett, Harry Hall [ID tentative as to group; names in unknown handwriting added to back ca 1944]; ◙ Formal portraits ▪ Roy Westcott ▪ Charles Hereford [tentative IDs from Kirksville Chapter group picture]; ◙ Missouri Convention, Pertle Springs, 3 Aug 1896; EMV at right on top step of gazebo; ◙ First Grand Conclave, Clinton, MO, 20-22 June [1894]; RL Zoll, Charles Bliss, FB Owen, RH McKee, CD Nesbit, Harry Harper, MK Salmon, MN Ferguson, William [the] Goat [names on back but not in relation to their location in the shot; picture was cropped removing six names]; ◙ Studio portrait of 8 young men, EMV at left, 2nd row, others unidentified; probably early fraternity members at Clinton Academy
  10:5 Central College, Fayette, MO
    ◙ Student body on lawn & steps of Science Hall, June 1896; ◙ Student body on entry steps of Science Hall, nd (EMV 2nd from left, 2nd row)
  10:6

Normal School, Kirksville, MO

    ◙ James Edward Weatherly, Prof of Chemistry & Physics, seated on railing outside Baldwin Hall, ca 1902; ◙ Bible class, 21 Mar 1908; Miss Henderson, Miss Sharp, Miss Powell, Miss McCool, Miss Kelly, Miss Noel, Mr Newman, Mr Jamison, Mr Smith, Mr Corporan, EMV [accompanying card has list of those pictured but not in relation to their location in the shot]; ◙ Class in American History, Spring Quarter 1917-18, standing on Baldwin Hall steps; photo taken by Emma Adcock; ◙ Unidentified group standing outside doors to a gymnasium with wire covered windows [Science Hall?], ca 1911-12; identified faculty: Marie Turner Harvey (front row, white dress, umbrella), EMV (seated center front row, bowler hat on lap), Benajah P Gentry (standing on grass, extreme right), Lewis S Daugherty (right end, 3rd row from top)
  10:7 Miscellaneous
    ◙ Original Clinton Academy Building, Clinton, MO; ◙ Sunday School picnic, Barnesville, MO, ca 1868; ◙ Epworth League, Perle Springs, MO, 14 July 1894; ◙ University of Missouri campus (4), ca 1900 ▪ Jesse Hall ▪ Francis Quadrangle taken from tower of Jesse Hall with Ionic columns in foreground ▪ Francis Quadrangle looking down center pathway to Ionic columns & Jesse Hall in background, Chalybeate Spring gazebo at right in foreground ▪ From left: The Museum, Jesse Hall, Mechanical Arts & Engineering buildings; ◙ Studio shot of 5 young women & 7 young men, EMV seated left side; probably Clinton High School Class of 1889 [basis for tentative ID: EMV & others look to be right age; photo taken by Clinton photographer; size & make-up of group is correct]
  10:8 Unidentified Photos
    ◙ EMV with 3 men & 2 women on lawn of stone house; EMV (probably in his 20s) & another man wearing “___ Reception” ribbons on their lapels; ◙ EMV with group of 7 women & 2 men seated outside white frame house, early 1900s; ◙ EMV & Hallie with family consisting of older couple, two young (teenage) women & young boy (2c); ◙ EMV with 5 young men (the “gang”?), August 1892; ◙ 1911 high school football team; “PBHS” on some jerseys; “11” on football; ◙ Large group of students on steps & porch of building with arches and white wood columns; “Evening School” on fanlight window over door; ◙ Gothic church with tree lined walkway to front door; tomb on lawn at left   
     
V1/11   Diaries, Albums & Scrapbooks
  11:1 Index to Scrapbooks
  11:2-6 Diaries, 1902-1940
    Five (5) 300-page volumes of [more-or-less] daily entries, beginning on EMV’s wedding day and ending just a few days before his death [note: there were originally six volumes, but only five are a part of this collection; the volume covering 17 Jan 1936 – 25 Mar 1939 was not with the others received from his family] ◙ Vol 1: 18 Sep 1902 – 30 Oct 1904; ◙ Vol 2: 3 Nov 1904 – 20 May 1913; ◙ Vol 3: 25 May 1913 – 10 Sept 1924; ◙ Vol 4: 14 Sep 1924 – 16 Jan 1936; ◙ Vol 6: 26 Mar 1939 – 17 Mar 1940
  11:7 Violette-Hall Photo Album
    All formal, studio portraits unless otherwise noted ◙ Thomas Henry, Eugene Morrow & Homer Newton Violette, 1904; ◙ Eliza Ann (Stevens) Smith, Rachel Abbott (Smith) Hall, Hallie (Hall) Violette & Homer Newton Violette, 1904; ◙ Hallie & Homer Newton, 1904; ◙ Hallie ▪ ca 1888 ▪ ca 1895 ▪ in her wedding dress, 1902; ◙ Byrd Mabel Hall ▪ ca 1880 ▪ ca 1881▪ ca 1890 ▪ 1903; ◙ Homer Hall ▪ ca 1880 ▪ 1891▪ ca 1910s ▪ in Army uniform, 1917; ◙ Frank Hall ▪ ca 1890 ▪ 1912; ◙ Eugene Morrow Violette ▪ in his wedding tux, 1902 ▪ ca 1910; ◙ Rachel Eugenia Violette, 1907; ◙ Homer Newton & Rachel Eugenia, 1906; ◙ Smith Family, Pittsburgh, PA, 1876 ▪ Homer Lindel Smith ▪ Homer J Smith ▪ Helen Arcadia Smith; ◙ Sasseen Family, Memphis, MO; ◙ Rita Smith, Beverly, OH, with 2 unidentified friends; ◙ Rachel Abbott (Smith) Hall ▪ ca 1869 ▪ ca 1920; ◙ Homer Hall holding infant Homer Newton Violette, 1902 (snapshot); ◙ Eliza Ann (Stevens) Smith ▪ 1894 ▪ (tentative ID) nd; ◙ Violette home, Kirksville, 1911; ◙ Lillia Horn, Seattle, WA, ca 1935; ◙ General Enoch Herbert Crowder; ◙ Homer Eugene Violette, 1930; ◙ Charles Argyll Campbell, 1930; ◙ George Wright, Will Wheelock, Sam Smith, St Joseph, MO; ◙ Unidentified ▪ young man, Kansas City, 1890 “Photo taken Oct. 26 1890/Died At Denver, Colo Jan’y 8 1894 at 10am” ▪ middle-aged man “looks like a Reverend at ME Church but person & date unknown”, Trenton ▪ elderly man, Trenton ▪ young man, Trenton ▪ elderly lady, Trenton ▪ elderly lady, Warsaw, IN ▪ young woman, Trenton ▪ middle-aged woman, Chicago ▪ middle-aged woman, Trenton ▪ two young women, Trenton ▪ young man, Pittsburgh ▪ young woman in riding habit, Trenton ▪ young man “reproduction made in St Louis, reason & date unknown”; ◙ Unidentified tintypes ▪ group of 5 men ▪ small girl ▪ Civil War soldier ▪ small boy ▪ infant (boy?)
  11:8-13 Scrapbooks, 1881-1925
    Twelve (12) volumes of documents, clippings, pictures & memorabilia in somewhat chronological order from EMV’s grade school days through his first two years in Baton Rouge ◙ Vol 1: July 1881-Sept 1902 (also contains items connected with family or Missouri friends during Baton Rouge years, apparently inserted where there was room);  ◙ Vol 2: Sept 1902-Dec 1903;  ◙ Vol 3: Feb 1904-Aug 1907;  ◙ Vol 4: Sept 1907-Aug 1911;  ◙ Vol 5: Aug 1911-Feb 1914; ◙ Vol 6: Feb-Aug 1914 (primarily trip to England & France);  ◙ Vol 7: Sept 1914-Mar 1917;  ◙ Vol 8: Apr 1917-Aug 1920;  ◙ Vol 9: Sept 1920-June 1921;  ◙ Vol 10: June 1921-Sept 1923; ◙ Vol 11: Sept 1923-Oct 1925; ◙ Vol 12: 1894-1933  (miscellaneous, non-chronological)
     
V1/12   History of Adair County (Kirksville: Denslow History Co, 1911)
  12:1 “The Battle of Kirksville” Chapt 7, Sec 3
    ◙ Typescript with handwritten corrections ◙ Research notes from pg 551of unidentified source ◙ Print of John W Tinsman’s painting of “Sham Battle of Kirksville” (reenactment at the Soldiers’ Reunion, 3 Sept 1880) ◙ Correspondence re battle ▪ Dr Abraham P Willard [signed "A P W"], Kirksville, 3 July 1912, re number of men wounded & killed ▪ Fred E Patrick, Butler, MO, 10 Dec 1918, transmitting George Polhman’s signed statement re return of Peter T Pennewill’s body to Putnam County a few days after the Battle
  12:2 The Published Book  
    Author’s unsewn, unbound copy (complete)
     
V1/13   History of Missouri (Boston: DC Heath, 1918)
  13:1 Research Correspondence, 1916-18 
    ◙ Recent Developments (Chapt 23) ▪ Missouri Anti-Saloon League re dry/wet towns & counties (4), includes list of dry cities of at least 2,500 population ▪ Uel W Lamkin, State Superintendent of Public Schools, re list of state high schools ▪ CF Enright, State Banking Commissioner, re condition of banks (2); ◙ The Mormons ▪ Heman C Smith, Historian, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (4) ▪ Andrew Jenson, Asst Historian (business card) ▪ William Southern Jr, President, The Independence Examiner; ▪ Rollin J Britton ▪ Arthur H Clark Company;  ◙ Railroads ▪ William Clark Breckenridge; ◙ Civil War ▪ Floyd C Shoemaker (3); ◙ River & Overland Trails ▪ AW Mackie, Kansas City Missouri River Navigation Company ▪ HA Trexler, University of Montana ▪ Frank W Buffum, Missouri Highway Department ▪ Cora Hundon Painter, Missouri DAR; ◙ Struggle for Statehood ▪ Floyd C Shoemaker; ◙ Slavery ▪ Floyd C Shoemaker (4); Spanish Laws ▪ Gamble Jordan, Law Library Association, St Louis; ◙ Early Periods ▪ Jonas Viles, University of Missouri (1910) ▪ “Old Franklin: A Frontier Town of the Twenties” by Viles (typescript) ▪ John M Gibson, Elsberry; ◙ Locating, loans of & permission to use photos ▪ Louis & Giboney Houck, Cape Girardeau, MO (7) ▪ Herald Publish House, Lamoni, IA ▪ Nettie Harvey Beauregard, Missouri Historical Society (6) ▪ Father John Rothensteiner, Catholic Historical Society, St Louis (2) ▪ John W Million, Hardin Jr College, Mexico ▪ Robert J Rombauer, St Louis (2) ▪ Walter B Stevens, Louisiana Purchase Historical Association (2) ▪ Floyd C Shoemaker, State Historical Society (4) ▪ William Clark Breckenridge, St Louis (3) ▪ James W Shannon, State Normal School, Springfield ▪ TC Lowe, Springfield
  13:2 Documents & Newspaper Articles
    ◙ Maps ▪ Brochure & samples, The Sanford American History Maps (AJ Nystrom, 1915) ▪ Missouri counties outline map (2c) ▪ The Compromise of 1850 as Applied to Texas and the Mexican War Territory (EG Foster, 1904) ▪ New States Projected in the West, 1772-1789 (Frederick J Turner, 1895); ◙ Typed notes re population statistics, 1791-1890; ◙ Donlin, A Lyman, comp., Commercial Organizations in Missouri (Federation of Missouri Commercial Clubs, nd
  13:3 Correspondence re Adoption of Proposed Book by Missouri Reading Circle & State Normal Schools, 1916-19
    Correspondence with State Superintendent of Schools, Reading Circle members, Missouri Teachers Association President and other Missouri educators re ◙ Adoption of proposed book as official Missouri history text book for use by reading circles & state high schools (42); ◙ Readoption for 1919 Reading Circles (5)
  13:4 Correspondence with Potential Publishers, 1916-17
    Correspondence re submittal & potentials of publication ◙ Houghton Mifflin (8), Dec 1916-Mar 1917; ◙ Ginn and Co (2), Mar 1917
  13:5 Correspondence with Publisher, 1917-20
    Correspondence (84), Mar 1917-Jan 1920 re ◙ Pre-publication, publication & post-publication issues from submittal of abstract through royalty payments; ◙ Adoption by Reading Circle & sales & distribution to Circle & state high schools  [note: publication by Heath was dependant upon Circle’s adoption of the book for use by the public schools]
  13:6 Pre-publication Critiques, 1916-18
    Correspondence re structure & content ◙ Lucy Simmons, Macon, MO (2); ◙ Judge Walker B Douglas, St Louis; ◙ William Clark Breckenridge, St Louis; (11) [note: EMV was sending chapters to Breckenridge for critique as he got them written]
  13:7 Reviews, 1918-20
    ◙ Typescript for publisher’s circular “Suggestions to Teachers Concerning Violette’s History of Missouri”; ◙ Publisher’s reprint of review in St Louis Post Dispatch (2c) with letter of transmittal; ◙ Typed transcripts of reviews ▪ American Historical Review (Jan 1919), Walter C Douglas ▪ Mississippi Valley Historical Review (Mar 1919), FC Shoemaker ▪ Kansas City Times (9 Oct 1918) ▪ St Louis Globe-Democrat (19 Sept 1918); ◙ Reviews clipped from ▪ Rural School Messenger (Sept 1918) ▪ Missouri School Journal (Dec 1918), Lucy Simmons ▪ St Louis Post-Dispatch ( 3 Aug & 24 Aug 1918) ▪ Missouri School Journal (June 1918) ▪ St Louis Star (8 Feb 1919) ▪ St Louis Republic (22 Jul 1918); ◙ Comments, congratulations and requests for copies (34) ▪ Floyd C Shoemaker, State Historical Society (4) ▪ AL Threlkeld, Chillicothe Public Schools (2) ▪ RS Douglass, Cape Girardeau ▪ Jonas Viles, Washington University ▪ George N Fuller, Michigan Historical Commission ▪ Mrs JS Waugh, Bosworth, MO ▪ OG Boisseau, Holden, MO (2) ▪ Tennessee Historical Society ▪ William Clark Breckenridge, St Louis (5) ▪ HA Trexler, University of Montana (2) ▪ Heman C Smith, RLDS Historian ▪ CW Alvord, Illinois Centennial Commission ▪ J Richmond, Maplewood Public Schools ▪ David W Eaton, US Surveyor’s Office, Helena, MT (2) ▪ William G Bek, University of North Dakota ▪ Louis Houck, Cape Girardeau ▪ Reba Poulson, Muncie, IN ▪ Isador Loeb, University of Missouri ▪ May Alderson, Cadet, MO ▪ Henry A Foster, State Normal School, Maryville ▪ R Shoop, State Superintendent’s Office, Jefferson City (2); ◙ Solicitation letter & forms, Henry Romeike’s Author’s Clipping Service
  13:8-30 Manuscript
    Title page, preface & 23 chapters (bibliography, appendices & most illustrations not included); ◙ Final as submitted to publisher, with final editing & directions to printer; ◙ Several versions of most chapters (including original handwritten version of some) with handwritten notes & corrections
     
V1/14   History of Missouri (1940)
    This book was in production by Prentice-Hall but, according to EMV’s diary, chapters were still being written, submitted & revised at the time of his death in 1940; there is no indication it was ever completed & published
  14:1 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1936-39
    ◙ To Lucy Simmons, Kirksville, re the new History of Missouri & transmitting table of contents; ◙ Sam T Bratton, University of Missouri, re review of Chapt 1 (7)
  14:2

Illustrations (Maps & Photos)

    Documents & correspondence re location & permission to publish ◙ Photo of Mary Easton Sibley, founder of Lindenwood College ▪ Correspondence (4) with Lindenwood, 1939-40 ▪ Photo of oil portrait [note: photocopy in file; original photo has been moved to Photo Archives, Lindenwood College file];  ◙ Map of the Town of St Louis (James B Musick, 1936) ▪ 10x13” original ▪ Engraver’s proof of reduced copy with letter of transmittal from Prentice-Hall; ◙ Missouri State Planning Board Correspondence (3), 1938, with outline data maps re ▪ Farming (3) ▪ Topograhic & Natural Resources (3) ▪ Population Trends ▪ State Parks & Historic Sites (3) ▪ Transportation Systems (5); ◙ Missouri Railroad Map (CS Hammond & Co, nd); ◙ Graphic Map of Missouri (np:nd); ◙ Cram’s Outline Map of Missouri (George F Cram Co, nd) with statistical data hand noted by EMV ▪ Election Statistics & Data, 1824-1921 (14) ▪ Railroad Companies & Routes, 1836-75 (6) ▪ Slavery Statistics & Data, 1850-50 (5) ▪ Population, 1820 & 1860 (2); ◙ St Louis Chamber of Commerce re pictorial map of Missouri (3); ◙ Argosy Book Stores Americana Catalogue 105 listing historic Missouri maps for sale; ◙ Permission to use previously published items ▪ Father Gilbert J Garraghan, Loyola University, re Montigny’s plan of Fort Orleans (2); ▪ Chicago Tribune, re McCutcheon’s “Mysterious Stranger” cartoon (2)
  14:3-20 Research, 1936-39
    Filed by chapter; primarily correspondence but also a few pamphlets, newspaper clippings and other resources; ◙ State of Missouri ▪ Adjutant General’s Office ▪ Commission for the Blind ▪ Conservation Commission ▪ Dept of Agriculture ▪ Dept of Finance ▪ Dept of Liquor Control ▪ Dept of Public Schools (State Superintendent’s Office) ▪ Fish & Game Dept ▪ Geological Survey ▪ Labor & Industrial Relations Inspection Dept ▪ Library Commission ▪ Public Service Commission ▪ Secretary of State ▪ State Auditor ▪ State Grange ▪ State Highway Dept ▪ State Penitentiary ▪ State Planning Board ▪ Training School for Boys ▪ Workmen’s Compensation Commission; ◙ United States of America ▪ Army Medical Corps ▪ Bureau of the Census ▪ Dept of Agriculture ▪ Dept of State ▪ Ex-Confederate Home, Higginsville, MO ▪ Federal Communications Commission ▪ Federal Soldiers’ Home, St James, MO ▪ Senate Library ▪ War Dept ▪ Weather Bureau; ◙ Schools, Colleges & Libraries ▪ Central [Methodist] College ▪ Central Missouri State Teachers College ▪ Central Wesleyan College ▪ Culver-Stockton College ▪ Drury College ▪ Kansas City Public Library ▪ Lindenwood College ▪ Missouri Historical Society ▪ Missouri Valley College ▪ Municipal Reference Library, St Louis ▪ New York Public Library ▪ Park College ▪ St Joseph Public Library ▪ St Louis Board of Education & Superintendent’s Office ▪ St Louis Mercantile Library Association ▪ St Louis Public Library ▪ St Louis University ▪ School District of St Joseph ▪ Southeast Missouri State Teachers College ▪ State Historical Society of Missouri ▪ Tarkio College ▪ University of Kansas City ▪ University of Missouri ▪ University of Missouri College of Agriculture ▪ University of Missouri Library ▪ Washington University, St Louis ▪ William Jewell College; ◙ Religious Organizations ▪ The Christian Advocate, Nashville ▪ Diocese of St Joseph ▪ Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Missouri ▪ Evangelical Synod of North America ▪ First Unitarian Church, St Louis ▪ Historical Foundation of the Presbyterian and Reformed Churches ▪ Salem Methodist Episcopal Church, St Louis; ◙ Transportation Companies ▪ Burlington Lines ▪ Chicago Great Western Railroad ▪ Chicago, Milwaukee, St Paul and Pacific Railroad ▪ Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway ▪ Inland Waterways Corp, New Orleans ▪ Kansas City Southern Railway ▪ Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad ▪ Missouri Pacific Line ▪ St Louis & Hannibal Railroad ▪ St Louis-San Francisco Railway; ◙ Newspapers ▪ Hannibal Courier-PostSt Charles Cosmos-MonitorSt Louis Post-Dispatch; ◙ Other Organizations ▪ Arkansas Power & Light ▪ Fouke Fur Company, St Louis ▪ Governmental Research Institute, Hartford, CT ▪ Illinois Geological Survey  ▪ Illinois State Museum ▪ Kansas City Board of Election Commission ▪ Missouri State Poultry Association ▪ St Louis Chamber of Commerce ▪ St Louis Union Trust Co ▪ Southwestern Bell Telephone ▪ Union Electric Company ▪ William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art ;  ◙ Historians & Other Individuals ▪ William G Bek, Univ of North Dakota ▪ Thomas Hart Benton [the artist] (form letter) ▪ J Brewton Berry, Univ of Missouri ▪ Ralph P Bieber, Washington Univ ▪ William L Bradshaw, Univ of Missouri ▪ Minnie M Brashear, Univ of Missouri ▪ Sam T Bratton, Univ of Missouri ▪ SA Burgess, RLDS Church Historian ▪ Father Gilbert J Carragan, Loyola Univ ▪ Henry S Caulfield, St Louis ▪ E Merton Coulter, Univ of Georgia ▪ FA Culmer, Central College ▪ Alexander N DeMenil, St Louis ▪ Louis Dodge, Redondo Beach, CA ▪ WA Dorrance, Univ of Missouri ▪ RS Douglas, Southwest Missouri State ▪ J Breckenridge Ellis, Plattsburg ▪ FV Emerson, Louisiana State Univ ▪ Ben L Emmons, St Charles ▪ Father J Manual Espinosa, St Louis Univ ▪ North Todd Gentry, Columbia ▪ McCune Gill, St Louis ▪ Archbishop John J Glennon, St Louis ▪ Homer Hall, St Louis ▪ Isidor Loeb, Washington Univ ▪ George T Kay, Univ of Iowa ▪ Bishop Charles Hubert LeBlond, St Joseph ▪ JR McClain, Independence ▪ Rev George L Peters, Culver-Stockton College ▪ Laura L Porteous, New Orleans ▪ John Putz, Jackson, MO ▪ Robert L Ramsey, Univ of Missouri ▪ Floyd C Shoemaker, State Historical Society ▪ Bishop Robert N Spencer, Kansas City ▪ Juanita Terry, Louisiana State Univ ▪ David Y Thomas, Univ of Arkansas ▪ Jonas Viles, Univ of Missouri & Washington Univ; ◙ Primary Documents ▪ Abstract of Warranty Deed, Peter Chouteau to Justus Post, St Charles, 1818 ▪ Original handwritten deed (in French) ___ Trudeau to ____, Village de St Charles, 1796 ▪ Copy (EMV’s handwriting) of transcript of proceedings, Criminal Court of Enquiry, Missouri Fifth Judicial Circuit Court, Richmond, MO, 12 Nov 1838 ▪ To Bess [Blackwell] from Polly re family history & Civil War, 1922 ▪ Transcript of letter from Edward Bates, Attorney General to Jacob L Sharp re pardons for Wister, Fitzhugh & Graham, 1861; ◙ Brochures, Maps, Charts & Other Publications ▪ Munn, Roscoe, Annual Meteorological Summary,1933 (St Louis: US Dept of Agriculture, 1934) ▪ Reconnaissance Erosion Survey Data (US Dept of Agriculture, 1935 rev) ▪ DeMenil, Alexander N. Madame Chouteau Vindicated, 3rd ed (St Louis: The William Harvey Miner Co, 1921) ▪ Tribes of North America, University of California Map Series, No 8 (Dept of Anthropology, 1919) ▪ Espinosa, J Manual, “Spanish Louisiana and the West”, Paper read before Mississippi Valley Historical Asscn, Apr 1937 (cc typescript) ▪ Cook, Francis E, “William Torrey Harris and the St Louis Public Schools” (cc transcript from Annual Report of St Louis Board of Education, 1910) ▪ Administration roster, 1935-36 enrollment statistics & history time line, St Louis University ▪ Program, Missouri College Union, 1937▪ Typed transcripts of newspapers articles re “Mormon Troubles” (9) from Missouri Argus (St Louis), Western World, (Warsaw, IL), The Jeffersonian (Independence, MO), Southern Advocate (Richmond, MO), Jeffersonian Republican (Chariton County, MO), 1833, 1838-1840 ▪ Britton, Rollin J, Gen Alexander W Doniphan. Address of Rollin L. Britton at the Eighth Annual Banquet of the Gallatin Commercial Club (the author, 1914) ▪ Map Showing the Disputed Boundary of [Missouri & Iowa Territory] (np:nd); ▪ Native Population by State of Residence and State of Birth (Washington: Bureau of the Census, 1932) ▪ Keokuk Iowa (Keokuk Chamber of Commerce, nd) ▪ Osage Hydro-Electric Project: Bagnell Dam (St Louis: Union Electric Light & Power, nd) ▪ Wabash “Triangle” Service (map & schedule) (St Louis: Wabash Railway Company, nd) ▪ “The ‘Belt Line” Grown Up” Kansas City Southern Magazine (Spring 1938) ▪ The ABC’s of Proposition No 6: Missouri’s New 10-Year Road Program (Jefferson City: Citizens’ Road Association, ca1938] 
  14:21-24 “Original” Manuscript 
    Typed working draft of five (5) chapters labeled “Original”;  ◙ Table of Contents, Bibliography & Appendix; ◙ Chapters ▪ (1) The Land and the Earliest Inhabitants ▪ (2) Early Explorations & First French Settlements ▪ (3) The Spanish Period ▪ (4) The Territorial Period ▪ (5) The Second Missouri Compromise and the Admission of Missouri into the Union
  14:25-50 Manuscript
    Typed working copies ◙ Table of Contents, Bibliography, “Appendices”; ◙ Thirty-five (35) chapters from prehistory through early 20th Century with handwritten changes, rewrites & editing notes; multiple versions of entire chapters & individual pages
     
V1/15   “The Missouri and Mississippi Railroad Debt”, Missouri Historical Review 15:3-16:1 (1921)
  15:1

Research 

    ◙ Correspondence ▪ Walter B Stevens, Louisiana Purchase Historical Association ▪ Thomas K Skinker, Attorney, St Louis (2); ◙ Original documents ▪ John B Temple, etal vs St Clair County & William Temple vs St Clair County, File Nos 2073 & 3139, US Circuit Court, Western District of Missouri; court documents & correspondence among parties (8), 1896-1916 (provided by Skinker, Attorney for the Plaintiffs) ▪ Transcript of County Court Proceedings (certified), Cass County, Grand River Township Bond Compromise of 1883 & Notice to Holders of County & Township Bonds; ◙ Newspaper articles ▪ “Bates County About Rid of Old Railroad Debt”, St Louis Globe-Democrat, 8 Dec 1920
  15:2 Manuscript
    Preliminary version (typescript) of 3-part article with handwritten notes and corrections
     
V1/16   “An English Bye Election”
  16:1 Manuscript
    Unpublished typescript re Ipswich bye election of 23 May 1914, [26 May 1914] [note: EMV attended the election then wrote the article on his return to London; see Diary 3:53-57]
  16:2 Newspaper Articles
    Articles (54) re the Grimsby, Derbyshire, Ipswich & Oxford bye elections, clipped from London Times, London Telegraph & other British papers, 8 May – 9 July 1914
  16:3

Documents & Campaign Literature, Ipswich Election

    ◙ Pamphlets, broadsides & other campaign literature; ◙ Samples of official election documents (ballots, election certifications, entry tickets, etc); ◙ Ward Roll and Registers of Parliamentary & Parochial Electors for the First or St Clement’s Ward (A), First Polling District (Ipswich: Town Clerk, 19 Oct 1912); ◙ Letters re election rules & procedures ▪ WJ Marshall, Librarian, National Unionist Association, 14 May; ▪ Edwin J Booty, Ipswich Town Clerk, 3 June
  16:4 Liberal Party Literature
    The Work of Liberalism Since the Great Reform (London: Liberal Publication Department, 1905); ◙ What Liberalism Has Done for the People (Belfast: Ulster Liberal Association, 1913); ◙ Lloyd George: A Man of the People by David Williamson (New York: George H Doran Company, nd)
     
V1/17   Great Men of the Church of England
  17:1

Research

    ◙ Handwritten notes & outlines; ◙ Book reviews by students & historians; ◙ Other newspaper articles
  17:2-13 Manuscript (incomplete)
    Typed working copies; multiple versions with handwritten changes, rewrites & editing notes ◙ Table of Contents, Preface, Bibliography; ◙ 11 of 29 proposed chapters ▪ Augustine ▪ Aiden ▪ Wilfred & Theodore ▪ Cuthbert & Bede ▪ Dunstan & Ethelwold ▪ Lanfranc ▪ Anselm ▪ Becket ▪ Langton ▪ Grosseteste & Bacon ▪ Wycliffe
     
V1/18   Six Stuart Statesmen
  18:1 Correspondence
   

◙ Longmans, Green and Co (8), re possible submittal & permission to quote from one of their publications, 1935; ◙ Roland G Usher, Washington University, St Louis re manuscript review (5), 1933-35; ◙ Louise Fargo Brown, Vassar College, re manuscript review, 1937

  18:2-8 Manuscript (incomplete)
    Typed working copies, multiple versions with handwritten changes, rewrites & editing notes; ◙ Preface; ◙ Chapters 2-5 ▪ Sir Edward Coke ▪ Sir John Eliot ▪ John Pym ▪ John Hampden ▪ First Earl of Shaftsbury (Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper) [note: planned chapter on First Marquis of Halifax (Sir George Havile) not included]
     
V1/19   English Constitutional Documents Since 1832 (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936)
    This book was originally planned as an enlarged & updated revision of Select Documents of English Constitutional History by George Burton Adams & H Morse Stephens (Macmillan, 1901), but when permission to revise was withdrawn by an author’s heir, it was issued as a supplement, beginning where the earlier book had left off.
  19:1 Contract with Macmillan
   

◙ Contract for “a book of documents in English Constitutional History from 1885 to 1935”, 1935; ◙ Letter from Macmillan with amendment to clause re export royalties due to reduction in price for foreign sales, 1940

  19:2 Correspondence with Macmillan, 1929-37
    ◙ Approximately 110 letters between EMV & the editors from initial proposal through publication editing process and post-publication promotion & sales; ◙ Publisher’s brochure announcing publication (3c)
  19:3 Correspondence with Others, 1929-37
    ◙ Charlie [Charles Campbell], re locating Public Acts of Parliament in New Orleans libraries, 1934; ◙ Norbert Wilberforce, British Library of Information, re location of Public Acts of Parliament in southern libraries, 1934; ◙ G Propst, University of Chicago Law Library (8), re loan of Public Acts of Parliament volumes, 1935-36; ◙ Yale University Press re address of Ruth Adams, daughter of George Burton Adams, 1936; ◙ Letter to Miss Adams, 1937
  19:4-10 Manuscript
    Typescript as submitted to publisher with editor’s & typesetter’s added notes; ◙ Title Page, Preface, Table of Contents & EMV’s instructions to typesetter; ◙ 114 of 116 Acts of Parliament, 1832-1935 [note: The 114 Acts listed in the transcript of the Table of Contents are in file but there are 116 in the published book; the acts creating the Ministry of Health & the Ministry of Transport, nos. 89-90 in the book, are lined thru on the typescript and are missing from the file]
  19:11-16 Additional Materials
    ◙ Acts (6) deleted from manuscript at final submission [note: the two missing acts (above) are listed on folder contents page but are not included in this file either]; ◙ Acts transcribed but not selected for use, 1834-1934; primary topics ▪ Poor Laws ▪ County Courts ▪ Municipal Governments ▪ Education
  19:17-20 Materials Collected for Revised Edition of Select Documents …
    ◙ Proposed outline; ◙ Acts of Parliament relating to India & East India Company, 1600-1935
     
V1/20   EMV’s Books and Articles (Various)
  20:1 “Preservation and Dissemination of Missouri History”, Missouri Historical Review 32:3 (Apr 1938)
    Typescript of article written at request of Secretary of the State Historical Society from an address before the Adair County Historical Society, 11 Oct 1937 
  20:2 History of the First District Normal School (Kirksville: Journal Printing Co, 1905)
    ◙ Form letter to alumni requesting materials and information to be included; ◙ William T Harris, US Commissioner of Education, re book & information it contains on Joseph Baldwin (2), 1905; ◙ Claude A Phillips, Warrensburg, requesting copy and reciprocating with a copy of his book (2), 1919 [A History of Education in Missouri (1911)]; ◙ William S Leaned, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, re verification of facts & sources, enclosing correspondence with William M Oakerson, Jefferson City Supt of Schools (2), 1919
  20:3 “Methods Used in British Political Campaigns and Elections Compared with Those of the United States” 
    ◙ Article as printed in St Louis Post-Dispatch, 19 Nov 1922; ◙ Article as printed in New Orleans Times-Picayune under title “British Election System Differs from American”, 2 Dec 1923; ▪ typescript (original title) submitted to Times-Picayune; ▪ letter re payment for article, Jan 1924; ◙ “The Recent Election of the Speaker of the English House of Commons”; ▪ manuscript submitted to St Louis Post-Dispatch, June 1921; ▪ letter of rejection; ◙ Research documents ▪ London Times articles re elections; ▪ chief provisions of New Reform Act, 1918 (transcript of London Times article)
  20:4 The Problem Method in Teaching History (incomplete)
    Proposed 7th-8th grade American History textbook prepared for submission to University Publishing Co with handwritten notes & corrections; ◙ Abstract; ◙  Chapters 1-8 (Ch 8 incomplete at 34 pages per note in abstract): Christopher Columbus through Colonial Life
  20:5 The Origins of Feudalism (unpublished)
    ◙ Typescript (cc), [July 1907*]; ◙ Review comments from Charles H Haskins, Harvard University, 8 Feb 1908 [*See Diary Vol 2]
  20:6 Addresses Delivered to Various Organizations (manuscripts)
    ◙ “Recent Social Progress", Central College Alumni Association, Fayette, MO, 10 June 1913; ◙ “Washington as a Man”, Normal School Chapel, 22 Feb 1909; ◙ “The College YMCA’s Opportunity”, typescript, [Normal YMCA, 31 July 1910*]; ◙ “Value of Organization”, Layman’s Meeting, Kirksville ME Church South, 21 Mar 1909; ◙ “Some Observations on the Book of Job”, [Sunday morning sermon*], Kirksville ME Church South, 14 June 1908  [*per Diary Vol 2]
  20:7 “Castles” (unpublished paper)
    ◙ Typescript; five (5) chapters of untitled paper on castles, with handwritten notes & corrections; ◙ Publisher’s brochure and order form for Castles: A Short History of Fortifications from 1600 B.C. to A.D. 1600 by Sidney Toy, nd
  20:8 Labor and Politics in England, 1850-1867 (abstract)
    Book proposal; typescript of partial chapters 1-8, & 10 apparently prepared as abstract for submission to publisher
  20:9 Some Chapters in the History of Missouri (Kirksville: Journal Printing Co, 1914)
    Pre-publication critiques by historians ◙ William Clark Breckenridge, St Louis; ◙ Walter B Douglas, St Louis; ◙ Louis Houck, Cape Girardeau; ◙ Frederic L Paxson, University of Wisconsin; ◙ AC McLaughlin, University of Chicago; ◙ Albert H Lanford, La Crosse, WI; ◙ Edward Channing, Harvard
  20:10 Early Settlements of Missouri (Chicago: University of Chicago, 1899)
    ◙ Master’s thesis (typescript cc) with handwritten corrections; ◙ Correspondence ▪ Perry S Rader, Reporter, Missouri Supreme Court (2), one transmitting letter from ▪ VM Hobbs, Clerk, Office of the Secretary of State
  20:11 The Constitutional Convention of 1865 and the Struggle Over Ratification (unpublished paper)
    Typescript; seven (7) chapters
  20:12 Spanish Land Claims in Missouri (Washington University Studies 8, Humanistic Series 2, 1921)
    ◙ Typescript, 2 versions; ◙ Correspondence ▪ Library of Congress ▪ Missouri Secretary of State ▪ Louis Houck (2) ▪ Eugene Fair
  20:13 Unpublished Papers in Missouri History
    Typescripts of short papers which may have been written as newspaper or journal articles or were read before an educational or historical association ◙ The St Louis Legion and the Mexican War; ◙ The First White Man in Missouri; ◙ The Presidential Election of 1824 in Missouri
  20:14 Supplement to Guitteau’s Preparing for Citizenship, 1916-17
    Correspondence with Houghton Mifflin (12) re EMV & Eugene Fair providing the Missouri history & government supplements to William Backus Guitteau’s Preparing for Citizenship: An Elementary Textbook in Civics (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1913)  
  20:15 Correspondence re Proposed Books & Articles, 1917-19, 1921
   

◙ Biography of Thomas Hart Benton ▪ DC Heath & Company (5) ▪ The Macmillan Company (11) ▪ Charles Scribner’s Sons (3) ▪ Various members Missouri Reading Circle (6); ◙ Series of 52 weekly articles on Missouri & Missourians for Centennial Celebration (title list attached) ▪ St Louis Post-Dispatch (2) ▪Kansas City Star (2); ◙ Missouri in 1821▪ AC McClurg & Co; ◙ History of Europe, 1870-1914 ▪ Ginn and Company (2) ▪ US War Department, Committee on Education and Special Training; ◙ English Parliamentary Government ▪ The Macmillan Company (2) ▪ Houghton Mifflin ▪ Scott Foresman & Co

     
V1/21   Hallie’s Book Adventures on the Santa Fe Trail
    This manuscript was revised & edited by Missouri children’s author Ada Claire Darby after Hallie’s death & published with Darby as co-author: On the Santa Fe Trail (Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 1941)
  21:1 Research & Correspondence
    ◙ Articles (3) clipped or transcribed from Kansas City newspapers about events on the Trail (photocopies); ◙ Handwritten notes (8); ◙ Correspondence between EMV& Howard R Driggs, World Book Co (24), 1921-22, 1926-29, re editing suggestions & possible publication 
  21:2-3 Manuscript  (partial)
    Typed & handwritten ms with corrections in both EMV’s & Hallie’s handwriting; appx 40 chapters not sequentially numbered or in accordance with table of contents
     
V1/22   History of England
    EMV began working on this manuscript after his return from England in 1914 and was still working on it the night he died in 1940; it was never finished or published
  22:1 Research & Correspondence
    ◙ List of source materials; ◙ Graham W___ [Walker? Weber?], London, declining EMV’s request to review & correct his manuscript, 1916; ◙ Houghton, Mifflin re submittal of sample chapters, 1921
  22:2-7 Illustrations
    Pictures of British Royalty, Statesmen & Churchmen clipped from several published histories of England; pasted to card stock
  22:8-35 Manuscript
    Typed working copies; sixty-six (66) chapters arranged chronologically from prehistory through late 19th Century in different stages of completion; multiple versions with handwritten changes, rewrites & editing notes; outlines, chapter titles & numbers often vary with different versions of same material
     
V1/23   British History Clippings Files
    Subject oriented research files; a few picture postcards, pamphlets, brochures & other publications, but primarily articles & book reviews clipped or transcribed from contemporary (1910s-30s) British & American newspaper & journals, collected for use in both classroom lectures and book research                  [*Biographical file]
  23:1-2 England
    ◙ Environment ▪ Topography ▪ Climate ▪ Flora & Fauna; ◙ Population
  23:3-12 Historical Periods
    Political, social & cultural structures ◙ Prehistory; ◙ Roman; ◙ Saxon; ◙ Viking; ◙ Medieval ▪ Normans; ◙ Tudor; ◙ Stuart ▪ Commonwealth/Protectorate; ◙ Hanovarian
  23:13-19 Royal Families (*)
    ◙ Saxon & Danish Kings; ◙ Plantagenets; ◙ Lancasters & Yorks; ◙ Tudors; ◙ Stuarts; ◙ Hanovers; ◙ Windsors
  23:20-30 Government
    ◙ Constitution & Laws ▪ Magna Carta; ◙ Parliament ▪ 18th-19thC Politics; ◙ Taxes & Finance; ◙ Courtiers, Politicians & Statesmen by century(*) ▪ 12th-15thC ▪ 16th-17thC ▪ The Cromwells ▪ 18thC ▪ 19thC ▪ 20thC   
  23:31-53 The British Empire (Colonies, Protectorates, Territories, Dominions, etc)
    ◙ Imperialism ▪ Exploration & Expansion ▪ Explorers(*); ◙ British Isles ▪ Ireland ▪ Scotland ▪ Scottish & Irish Nationalists(*) ▪ Wales; ◙ North America ▪ Canada ▪ Canadian Statesmen(*) ▪ American Colonies (USA) ▪ American Colonists & Patriots(*); ◙ Asia ▪ India ▪ East India Company ▪ British Officials(*) ▪ Indian Nationalists(*) ▪ China, Singapore, Burma, Ceylon; ◙ Africa ▪ South Africa & Rhodesia ▪ South African Statesmen(*) ▪ Egypt; ◙ Australia & New Zealand; ◙ Atlantic-Caribbean ▪ West Indies & Falklands ▪ Newfoundland & Labrador; ◙ Mandated Territories (League of Nations)
  23:54-63 Wars & Military
    ◙ Hundred Years War; ◙ War of the Roses; ◙ War with Spain (The Armada); ◙ Civil War (Great Rebellion); ◙ American Revolution & War of 1812; ◙ Peninsular (Napoleonic) War & French Revolution; ◙ Crimean War; ◙ Great War (World War I); ◙ Military Leaders(*); ◙ Miscellaneous
  23:64-68 Religion
    ◙ Catholic Church ▪ Medieval Church ▪ Dissolution of Abbeys ▪ Clergy(*); ◙ Church of England ▪ Creation of ▪ Church & State ▪ Clergy(*); ◙ Other Protestants ▪ Puritan ▪ Methodist ▪ Salvation Army ▪ Quaker ▪ Presbyterian ▪ Protestant Clergy(*); ◙ Other Religions ▪ Tolerance ▪ Judaism ▪ Islam ▪ Druid ▪ Witchcraft
  23:69-71 Social Services / Political & Social Reform
    ◙ Services ▪ Foundling Hospitals ▪ Human Society; ◙ Reform ▪ Temperance ▪ Labour Laws ▪ Anti-Slavery ▪ Chartism ▪ Poor Relief; ◙ Reformers(*); ◙ Women’s Suffrage [note: EMV was in London in 1914 when Emmeline Pankhurst & the Women’s Social & Political Union were involved in some of their most militant & destructive activities; these articles clipped from the 1914 London Times & other local papers provide an almost daily chronicle of what was happening around the country & in Parliament; includes some broadsides announcing suffrage meetings)
  23:72-78 Cultural & Scientific
    ◙ The Arts ▪ Theatre ▪ Literature ▪ Music ▪ Visual Art ▪ Crafts ▪ Authors & Playwrights(*); ◙ The Press & Printing; ◙ Universities & Schools; ◙ Philosophers & Academics(*); ◙ Science & Medicine ▪ Plagues
  23:79-86 Business & Industry
    ◙ Agriculture; ◙ Merchants & Trade; ◙ Industry ▪ Mining ▪ Manufacturing; ◙ Banking; ◙ Transportation; ◙ Class Structure; ◙ Cities ▪ London ▪ Others
     
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