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1992-232.1851
Two black and white frames of a Springfield High Staff member of 1949-1950.

1999-337
Black and white photograph of the Springfield Trailer Company; 500 and 600 Blocks of Sherman Avenue. This plant used to be the Springfield Wagon Factory; H. F. Fellows president. Was later taken over by Harry Cooper Supply. There are two sets of railroad tracks in the foreground. There appears to be a overhead crane in the background. All of the buildings are of brick construction.

 1994-15-3
Paperback book, Springfield Before the White Man Came, by Ruth Marshall. Written originally for the author's children and for friends, then for the library story hour.

 1998-455-11
Map book of Springfield, MO in 1927. Brown cover.

2006-60
The book "Springfield The Beautiful" from 1906 highlighting the good parts of Springfield, Mo. The book itself is paper bond with silver and gold inlays on the front.

1983-7-7
Color postcard photo of the house at the southwest corner of Jefferson Ave. and Walnut St. that was used as the Springfield Club. The building was later used as the Springfield Chamber of Commerce.

1997-175
Black and white photo of the Springfield Baptist Hospital School of Nursing on Mt. Vernon Ave. The hospital, which was originally Springfield Hospital, was on Market Ave. and had the first school of nursing in Springfield.

 1990-59
Handwritten autobiography of Charles A. McCann, b. 1845. Written in a plain ledger, brown and red cloth and brown leather cover. Donor is granddaughter of Charles McCann. Tells the story of his life and business accomplishments.

1992-232.1783
A black and white photo of an aerial view of Springfield.

2004-14
A clipping about the Colonial Hotel, remembered by Springfield 175th, and Preservation Springfield with a print of Bill Wright's pen and ink of the Colonial. A collection of nine black and white photos of the Colonial is included, along with negatives.

1992-232.1766
A black and white photo of a Springfield School building on fire while firefighters are attempting to control fire.

 1994-26-13
Invitation to commencement exercises for the Springfield Hospital Training School for Nurses, held at the Springfield Club on the southwest corner of Walnut St. and Jefferson Ave. Graduates were Luella Helvey, Nelle Dunkeson, Fanny Mallory, Sophia Beck, Ethel Bly, Helen Davies, Lucille Deffenbaugh.

1991-25-9
Black and white photo of the Springfield Orchestral Society (which later became the Springfield Symphony). The orchestra is seated on stage at Clara Thompson Hall, Drury College. Conductor James Robertson is standing at the podium near the center. The donor, Martha Delange Scharpf, played in the Springfield Symphony for many years.

 2003-43
131 issues of Keys to Springfield, published between 1958 and 1974 by Verlene Franson. These were printed monthly and distributed to locat hotels, motels, etc. The March, 1958 edition says, "Official publication of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce", the others do not have have that statement, but on the front cover say, "Visitors and Newcomers Guide". Each issue has special events, Springfield information and lots of advertising.

2001-568
A portrait of a middle aged man with a handlebar moustache wearing a bow-tie. On the front under the photo is written in white ink in a flowery script: H.C. Morgan, Springfield, MO. Since H.C. Morgan was a Springfield photographer it was probably one of his early photographs in Springfield and not the name of the man in the photograph.

2000-123
Black and white photo of Springfield Hospital, 440 S. Market, site of the city's first School of Nursing. Printed from booklet 1988-50, found in Springfield documents, box 1.

 2000-132
Wooden yardstick marked on one side Springfield Mill & Lumber Co. phone 4-2502, 216 S. Central, Springfield, Mo., on the other side Dutch Boy Paints.

1981-41
Sepia tone photo of the Springfield Hat Co.,at the northeast corner of Boonville Ave. and Water St. This business was probably followed in this building by the Springfield Grocer Co. Streetcar tracks visible in photo.

 1990-33
dunhams city directory of springfield,mo published by dunham directory co, holland building, springfield ,mo ,1920-1921, brown cloth covered hard back book, cover torn and soiled, many pages loose

1992-232.1776
A black and white photo of one male and one female student holding up a class project with a male adult. The subject of the project is "Industry in Springfield--Producers Creamery."


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